Author, Sandy Smolen
WORKING SO WORDS FIT THEIR MELODIES RIGHT
HOPING SINATRA RECORDS IT SOME NIGHT?
THEY DO IT ALL FOR A SONG
All For A Song had its premier at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
Produced by John and Janie Chaffin, from July 14, through August 18, 2013.
Set in 1963 at the beginning of the Rock and Roll era, staff songwriter and protagonist Bill Ralich struggles as old and new musical styles collide while his dreams of success fall apart and yet .... enter Frank, Dean, and Sammy Davis Jr. - their life lessons become all the inspiration that Bill needs.
On a personal note....
Writing for theater is a long, arduous journey through the looking glass: research, writing, rewriting and more rewriting. Yet with every edit and every revision the writer (and hopefully the audience!) travels further into a richer, more believable "reality" and a deeper, more intimate relationship with the characters.
In developing this project, there were many occasions where friends from the acting community gathered at my home for readings. During one of those occasions, a most satisfying moment occurred when one of the actors said, “Sandy, these are some of the best songs Frank Sinatra never sang!” I treasure that moment.
Explore the website and discover All For A Song for yourself … and then let's talk.