Spencer Williams - book/music/lyrics
SPENCER WILLIAMS (Book, Music, Lyrics) is a performing arts director and educator based in Monterey, CA. He co-wrote and produced a developmental reading of For Tonight at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival; a hit that sold out and extended in a concert version at the same festival. It was also featured at the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals Musicals in January 2015, and TheatreFest '15 on the Isle of Man, UK in October 2015. "One Step (Don't Forget Me)", was a Top 12 finalist in the 'Drewe & Stiles Best Song Award' and was performed in the West End, at the Garrick Theatre in May 2015. For Tonight was also a recent finalist in the New Horizons Music Festival.
Over the course of his career he has directed/produced over 30 musicals, highlights including: "An Evening with Stuart Brayson" (US Premiere), Duncan Sheik's "Whisper House" (high school premiere), "Les Miserables" and “Stories of Tonight” (upcoming April 2019). Member of: Dramatist Guild, ASCAP, NAMT, Mercury Musicals Development (MMD) and Musical Theatre Network (MTN). Thanks to this amazing team at Queensbury for supporting new work. Love to Thomas and Stephen. www.spencertwilliams.com
Shenelle SALCIDO - book/music/lyrics/orchestrations
Shenelle Salcido (Book, Music, Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, and playwright who writes with the intention of creating work that might convince her former musical theatre loathing self to embrace the power of theatre. Current projects include “The Mark of a Mendelssohn”, a musical which explores the life of Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny, and “The Curtis Christmas Challenge”, a full-length play. As a former music educator and music director, Shenelle has taught everything from Mariachi to Music Theory, but she currently enjoys spending her free time attending law school at the University of Utah. Member of ASCAP.
Whitney Rhodes - book
Whitney Rhodes (Book) is a theater artist & administrator based in Chicago. Favorite onstage credits: She Loves Me (Amalia), DalekoArts; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Jewel), Old Log Theatre; The Full Monty (Joanie), Theater Latté Da; Ragtime (Ensemble), Park Square Theatre. Favorite offstage credits: Carol Fox & Associates (Sr Account Executive) Mixed Blood Theatre (Chief Operating Officer), Arts Ink, Inc. (Director of Strategic Operations), The Catalysts (Artistic Associate), Hennepin Theatre Trust (Spotlight Program Manager). Proud Drake University Alum and homegrown Nebraskan. Endless gratitude to S&S, my family, the artists & believers who have breathed life into our story. www.whitneykayrhodes.com