FROM THE WRITER
A grandfather who inspired a dreamer, a mobster who turned out to be the good guy, an incredible band and singer, all that really existed. It was truly a magical journey of innocence and optimism. I always felt that the music, combined with its unique surrounding story, would provide a highly entertaining reminder that although fame and fortune is alluring, regardless of the outcome, following your dreams and passion will lead you to real love.
As a work, Philly and the Dreamer, was written with a number of specific goals in mind:
To be a family-friendly show appealing to multi-generational audiences of both men and women.
To energize, inspire and entertain with a positive underlying message, and for a brief time, provide an escape from the traumas and angst of the real world.
To incorporate presentational styles from three of the most popular forms of visual entertainment: musical theater, live concert performance and cinema.
To provide an "entertainment buffet" that would blend a wide variety of moments (comedy, romance, drama) and music and dance styles so that everyone would find something they deeply enjoyed.
To incorporate contagious music that in itself could be enjoyed beyond the visual performance.