AMDA alum Mark McDaniels Talks Show Choir! - The Musical
AMDA alum Mark McDaniels and his writing partner Donald Garverick wrote the new musical Show Choir! – The Musical in 2006, a comedic musical documentary that follows The Symphonic Sensations from their small town show choir to big time showbiz success with an explosion of tight harmonies and jazz hands. Show Choir! has had successful runs at the 2007 NY Fringe Festival, where they were the winner of two awards for Overall Excellence, and last year’s New York Music Festival (NYMF). Mark and Don were also honored at the 2010 York Theatre's NEO (New, Emerging, Outstanding) Concert celebrating new musical theatre writers in NYC. More recently, Show Choir! was picked up by The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and will be presented in workshop at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout the month of August. We spoke with Mark McDaniel about his AMDA days and what he’s been up to since.