A Musical About Tuberculosis?

You’ve got to be kidding.

We’re not.

Thanks for always asking about what projects I have going on, friends. Makes me feel like a little more than an RV Chicken Daddy. Ha! This next project is going to take up several months. I’m writing the score and co-writing the book for a new musical set in Saranac Lake at the Trudeau Sanitorium. It’s about a really cool guy named John Theodore Dalton, and he’s awesome.

The nifty part is this – I’d love to have your “online company” during the process! It’s only about one-fifth written, and we’re going to be documenting the process (and discussing it with the group of followers and friends) via a video blog which we’ll be updating in real time, as we are writing and rehearsing. Please do jump right in with us – You’ll be totally with us behind the scenes, and “in” on what works, what doesn’t; the joy, despair, songs going in, songs getting cut, choosing a performance site, ranting, raving … the whole deal.

It’s a new musical, it’s a monologue play, it’s a Social Media experiment, it’s a virtual workshop. As for the bizarre subject matter, well … we already have a teaser video up. Check it out! The show has it’s own blog site, and we have some info up already …




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9 responses to “A Musical About Tuberculosis?

  1. As I much as I wait with bated breath for chicken updates, you are a very interesting person and I always enjoy the other tidbits you see fit to throw our way. This is an unexpected windfall! I’m thrilled to be here at the start of this project and that we are going to be allowed to sit in the audience and watch BEFORE the show goes on! Thanks, and AWESOME!

  2. hideawayhill


  3. My great grandmother, Mary stayed at the Trudeau Sanitorium for well over a year in her early 20s. Even though she was sick with TB, she said that staying there was one of the best times in her life. I always loved looking at her old pictures from that time. 🙂

    If the Producers was such a smash hit, why cant Tuberculosis in the Adirondacks be?

  4. ADKtricollie

    I also ditto Carole’s comments. You are such an interesting person!

  5. Talented bunch up there yonder must say!

    It’s always interesting here at Small Pines – whether it be chickens or local color or small houses. It’s all good!

  6. Can’t wait for the show. I have already made a reservation with the north country family!

  7. Can’t wait to watch this unfold!

  8. amy

    I saw a bit about this person and the facility on the history channel. Very interesting.

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