What attracted you to the piece and its writer?
I was attracted to the piece initially because the story was not one I had heard before. Even considering that it was based in some ways on an historical account that would seemingly be overly familiar, the plot is in no way formulaic. These were new and compelling characters in situations full of conflict which made for interesting drama. Plus it was a new musical! And finally, I was really intrigued by the fact that the book, music and lyrics were coming from one person.
Why is Creep a good fit for your audience?
Thrillers have always played well with our audience, as have musicals of course. We have had huge success with shows likeSweeney Todd, Drood and Woman in Black. In some ways there are similarities but most importantly, we have a long history of producing new work, several of those world premiere musicals, by local writers. Our audience has always been supportive and excited about new work, so it seemed a continuation of that history.
How does the show fit in to the bigger mission of WaterTower?
WaterTower’s first show was a world premiere (Free Fall starring Sandy Duncan, written by Duncan and Marc Alan Zagoren) and our mission has always been, at least in part, to continue the tradition of finding and developing new work and new voices. Also, WTT has always been highly committed to local artists of all disciplines.
Why should everyone head down to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this fall and catch Creep?
It’s not often you see a new musical with lyrics, music and book by the same writer and we have put together an amazing cast and production team all under the leadership of Kate Galvin. Donald is a new voice in musical theatre and one we feel has great promise. We feel the project has great potential beyond its Dallas premiere this fall. WaterTower is proud to present Creep which we feel certain will be one of the most exciting projects on local stages this fall.