The Break Up Notebook: A Lesbian Musical
Hunter Bell, Jodi Dominick, Donna English, Ann Harada, Christine Lakin, Beth Malone, Jacqueline Maloney and Kelly Sullivan
Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 1
Number of Principals (Female): 7
Total Cast Size: 8
4: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Genre & Style:
The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian MusicalÂ examines a year in the life of the recently dumped Helen Hill.Â With her family of friends by her side she encounters: two-stepping twelve-steppers, Paxil popping lawyers, dental dams, grrrl bands, hot girl on girl action, and maybeâ€¦just maybeâ€¦ the girl of her dreams.Â The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian MusicalÂ features a book by television and screenwriter Patricia Cotter and music and lyrics by LA composer, Lori Scarlett.
Originally a play by Patricia Cotter, in 2001 The Break Up Notebook premiered at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center earning a GLAAD nomination. In 2005, the musical had its World Premiere at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, produced by Rose Marcario, where it received an Ovation Award for Best World Premiere Musical, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Score, and six Garland Awards, including Best Adaptation. The show has since been workshopped at NAMT Member Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music and produced at San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre, co-produced by Rose Marcario.
Full productions at The Beck Center (OH) in 2008, ReVision Theatre (NJ) in 2011 and Boston Conservatory (MA) 2012.