Music and Lyrics by Gary Gimmestad
Book by Rob Dorn
May 5 – June 9, 2018
Presented by Three Cat Productions
More information at
the Three Cat Productions website
Several years ago, Gary Gimmestad and I met during the run of the Minneapolis company of “Forever Plaid.” Gary was writing a song for the Special Olympics and needed a lyricist. And with that not only was a new song born, (“Keep On Reaching”) but an artistic collaboration spanning more than two decades (did you hear that Gary?) Our collaborative projects included my first solo cd, “I’m Wishing” and Gary provided musical arrangements and musical direction for “Three Hits and a Miss,” a vocal group in which I was the Artistic Director and the Tenor!
More recently I worked with Gary on original songs that were part of Three Cat’s successful “Hang Your Hat at Mr. Kelly’s.” When Jason Paul Smith approached me to write the book to a new musical Gary was composing, I jumped at the chance not only because it was something I had always wanted to do but for many years Gary and I always discussed doing just that!
“Spark” receives it’s world premiere on May 5, 2018 and will feature a great cast!
This has already been such a rewarding experience and the best is yet to come!