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FANTASTIC MUSICALS BASED ON CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Batch of Books logoBY DENA AT BATCH OF BOOKS

With school out for the summer, you might be wondering what on Earth you’re going to do with your kids for the next 10 weeks. You’re not alone! My children have had all their summer camps, classes, and activities canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With pools, libraries, and […]

By | July 21st, 2020|

A Calculated Leap of Faith

Beatrice Schwartz, my maternal grandmother, graduated from Hunter College in New York City in 1919 with a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Latin. She spent her career as a teacher of the Pittman shorthand method at Walton High School in the Bronx.

Grandma was a lover of languages, literature, and the arts, a world traveler, and a crossword puzzle whiz, making fast work of The New […]

By | January 8th, 2019|

I WANNA BE A PRODUCER

“I wanna be a producer.
With a hit show on Broadway
I wanna be a producer
Lunch at Sardi’s every day.”

– Mel Brooks
“The Producers”

I admit it. I’m a theatre geek. I’ve wanted to be a producer for as long as I can remember. Sadly, I’ve never had lunch at Sardi’s.

By the time my identical twin brother Mark and I were 17 years old, we […]

By | November 19th, 2018|