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VintAGE:  Celebrating Women Artists Over 40
Thalia Theater, NYC, March, 2010
Rise Clemmer, Diane Finlay, Terry Baughan, Melinda Tanner & Kathy Conry (who also directed).
Photo by Sue Coflin
Photo by Lisa Paulette Silberman

Telling our story on the stage
JOHN KRONER    
Composer       
1952 - 2012     

Leaving a legacy for all our Rehearsal Club women, John attended the debut of his 3 songs, Good Girls Only, One Dress and Jimmy, written in collaboration with Charles Leipart - 2 days after his 60th birthday.  He died from heart complications 2 weeks later.  Rest in peace and know we LOVE YOU.

CHARLES LEIPART
Lyricist/Author
IN MEMORIUM
It began with only one song, "Good Girls Only". . .
Union Women @ Work:  Inspiration in Motion
The York Theatre, NYC, March, 2012
Awards: The Kleban Award for Outstanding Librettist. Excellence in Writing Lyrics (Frog Kiss) NYMF 2010; Finalist for the Fred Ebb Award 2005, 2006 & 2008. With John Kroner, the original musical, The Showgirl of 52nd Street. Swimming at the Ritz, National UK Tour Spring/Summer 2011. Frog Kiss, World Premiere Musical, Virginia Stage Company, Jan-Feb 2013. www.charlesleipart.com
"VintAGE" served as the inspiration for two more songs, "One Dress" and "Jimmy," all three composed by the late John Kroner, showcased in celebration of Women's History Month, March, 2012, produced in association with Boockvor Productions for Equity's EEO Committee. 
"Good Girls Only:  The Rehearsal Club Musical." 
Rise Clemmer
Grace Kiley as "Eliza"
Donna Brooks & Amanda Tree
WANNA BE A PRODUCER?
Check out our demo songs
Staged reading, March 13, 2013 
Professional Children's School
Standing l to rt:  George Lee Andrews, Eric Scott Reed (composer), Charles Leipart (writer), Larry Spivack (Musical Director/Composer), Jamey Grisham, Kathleen Conry (Director), Ernestine Jackson, Denise Pence Boockvor (Producer); 
Seated l to rt:  Jane Summerhays, Victoria Mallory, Randy Graff, Mary Lou Barber
Award-winning pianist and composer, his credits include Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle and others.  Visit www.ericreed.net
ERIC SCOTT REED 
Special Material
​JAMEY GRISHAM 
Composer
Opening Number
Naughty Mamas
Completed Musical Available for Production
Contact:  Charlies Leipart, Writer
Original music: Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (x3), The Maids, Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Vieux Carré, and Look Homeward, Angel. As an actor, Jamey is a resident company member of The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan and Blessed Unrest in NYC. He also serves as director for The Youth Shakespeare Initiative of Pied Piper Playhouse in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Visit: www.jameygrisham.com 
ONE DRESS
Mary Alice Ryan
Who We Are Today
LUCKY TOM