Edit:Undo is a student-written musical. To write it, The
Cappies selected a creative team of nine students—three composers, three
lyricists, and three book writers—from high schools in Virginia and
Maryland. Their members include:
Sam Klein, Winston Churchill High School (MD)
Wes Noyes, WT Woodson High School (VA)
Austin Powell, George Marshall High School (VA)
Natalie Bamdad, Winston Churchill High School (MD)
Ben Bissell, Robinson Secondary School (VA)
Kat Funkhouser, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA)
K-K Bracken, George Mason High School (VA)
Robert Rome, Robinson Secondary School (VA)
Chelsea Stickle, Flint Hill School (VA)
The Creative Team was selected in October 2005 and given
the task of writing a musical comedy about high school and technology.
They completed the storyboard in December. The book writers completed an
initial script by the end of January. Lyricists did much of their work
in February and March, composers in March and April. Through May and
June, the book, lyrics, and score were revised on numerous occasions.
The title was selected in May.
The Cappies hosted three
script readings: a nonmusical reading (by students at WT Woodson High
School) in February, a second nonmusical reading (by students from
throughout the National Capital Area) in March, and a musical reading
(by students from Glenelg Country School and River Hill School of
Baltimore Cappies) in May. Following each reading, the script and score
were substantially revised.
The creative process has been advised and edited by playwright and
Cappies co-founder William Strauss, and their musical compositions were
assisted by Brant Challacombe, musical director for Baltimore Cappies.
The director team will be the following:
Director: Jessica Speck, Theater Director, Winston
Churchill High School (MD)
Musical Director: Brant Challacombe, Musical
Director, Glenelg Country School (MD)
Choreographer: Jen Koonce, Choreographer, Fairfax
County Public Schools (VA)
Company Director: Chris Gillespie, Theater Director,
Wakefield High School (VA)
Technical Director: R.L. Mirabal, Theater Director,
Lake Braddock Secondary School (VA)