I didn't write my first "serious" original work for the stage until 1980. It was a comedy/drama anthology called Doubles, which traces the history of humankind from 5000 BC to 5000 AD. It calls for four actors to play 25 characters, as each scene was a different time and place.

I also wrote and composed my first original musical in 1980. Raisin' Cane is a sequel (of sorts) to Damn Yankees. I had just directed Van Johnson and Bobby Van in a production of the baseball musical and discussed the idea of Van Johnson reprising his Applegate role in the original show.

Click on some of the titles below to read a little more about each work for the stage. Some pages feature photos from various productions.


Who are these guys?


The Musical Calvin and Hobbes


Clue, the Play

Parlour Games

Golden Gates

Raisin’ Cane