We are writing a musical with our students right now. The musical, Havoc Marvel, is written from the viewpoint of the protagonist with autism. Most musicals are written from the viewpoint of the doctor, the parent. This point of view will surprise you. The lyrics and the music are intense, challenging and provocative.
We have seven songs written so far. We write the songs on keyboard, record in Audacity, voice is recorded on smartphone and then we convert the sound files from .m4a to .wav. You get good at something when you have to. Learning all these new recording and mixing skills has been a lot of fun.
We are now thinking about rehearsals and auditioning for the different roles. It is important to move forward even when all the songs are not finished. We will learn how to rehearse and addition. How many kids with autism will we find to include in the show? As many as we can. Follow this story as it develops and give us your feedback. Remember, in this new hyper online world, you can audition by Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, Zoom, Webex or any other platform you can think of. Or just make a video of yourself performing and post it on Instagram or YouTube or Vimeo.
We look forward to seeing what you can do.