Headlines Into Punchlines
In this workshop we will look at some of the most talked about news stories of the last 12 months and learn how to present them in unique and hilarious way through sketches and songs.
Tom D'Angora has served as lead producer for NEWSical The Musical, the 3rd longest running musical revue in history. Other NY theater credits include: A Musical About Star Wars , Naked Boys Singing! (produced/directed), The Marvelous Wonderettes (produced/directed), and the first family musical about disability, inclusion, and kindness Addy & Uno.
A proud political activist, Tom worked on both of Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic campaigns for President, proudly serving on the Grassroots team, the Advance team, and the LGBT Outreach team.
In 2021, along with his husband, Tom volunteered his time to help several local theaters and businesses in danger of closing due to the pandemic stay afloat. In just six months Tom produced/directed 6 virtual fundraisers, with over 700 notable stars of stage, screen, and beyond and raised 1.5 million dollars and made sure The West Bank Café, Birdland Jazz Club, The York Theater, Stonewall, The Labyrinth Theater, and The Theater World Awards survived the pandemic.
Billy Recce is a billboard charting composer, and songwriter in NYC. One of the most prolific young musical theatre writers of his generation, Billy currently has three musicals running simultaneously Off-Broadway: the return engagement of A MUSICAL ABOUT STAR WARS at the AMT, SINGFELD!: A Musical About Nothing at the Orbach, and LIGHTHOUSE: An Immersive Drinking Musical at Soho Playhouse. Billy has written or co-written songs for Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Laura Benanti and Tituss Burgess. His all star concept album “Little Black Book” debuted at #11 on Billboard. Relentless Award semi-finalist, NAMT finalist, finalist, 2022 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist. billyrecce.com