SEAN GRENNAN (book & lyrics)
Sean is very proud of his ongoing collaboration with Leah Okimoto, which began with this piece. Their subsequent works together include A DOG’S LIFE and ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, both of which premiered in 2007. His previous work included PHANTOM OF THE COUNTRY OPERA (’95 MTI), MS CINDERELLA, and RODEO, which was an ASCAP Musical Festival finalist in 2002 (the sole sponsored work to be given a workshop under the guidance of Stephen Schwartz). Sean’s non-musical comedy LUCK won an honorable mention from the National Writer’s Association’s Playwriting Contest and was produced in New York by the Epic Theatre Company. Non-musical shows by Mr. Grennan include NOW AND THEN, MAKING GOD LAUGH, THE TIN WOMAN, BEER FOR BREAKFAST, and AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE.
LEAH OKIMOTO (music)
MARRIED ALIVE! her first show written with the multi-talented Sean Grennan, premiered at the American Heartland Theatre in Kansas City, MO in spring 2006 and is being produced in a wide variety of regional theatres around the country. In addition, they have written A DOG’S LIFE and ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, both of which premiered at AHT in 2007 and will also be seen regionally this year and next. Her family musical, JUST SO (book and lyrics by David Hudson) was produced in 2003 by Open Door Repertory Company (IL). She and her husband live on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.