From Inspiration To Stage
Ep12 - How Did You Begin?

Ep12 - How Did You Begin?

March 8, 2020

In this revealing podcast, Drew talks about the inspiration and journey he took as a young budding musician and how he started writing musicals.  The episode features previously unheard songs from Drew's earliest years, including his first attempts at songwriting and for composing for the stage.  It's "warts and all" - but after all, we all started somewhere, and that somewhere is part of who you are as a creative person today.

Composer Spotlight #2: Meet Vidya Makan

Composer Spotlight #2: Meet Vidya Makan

January 26, 2020

In this second Composer Spotlight, Drew interviews Vidya Makan; Australian composer, writer, actor, and singer!  Vidya talks about her journey as a musical theatre composer, and what inspires her to write.  You'll also hear exclusive live recordings from her song-cycle "My Home Too", and the behind-the-scenes stories of her other works and stage performances.

Ep8 - Overcoming Writer’s Block

Ep8 - Overcoming Writer’s Block

November 5, 2019

As a writer, there are times when you just seem stuck - no matter how hard you work, nothing seems to be coming out, or in the way you want it to.  The flow isn't there, the inspiration is missing, or it's just a case of everything seems "bleugh".  In this podcast, Drew gives 7 tips on what to do when you're faced with the dreaded Writer's Block, and how you can find your way out of it.  The podcast also features three songs from Drew's own catalogue, two of which never made it to a musical and came out of his own struggles with writing.

Ep7 - What Does Being “Successful” Actually Mean?

Ep7 - What Does Being “Successful” Actually Mean?

September 10, 2019

It all began as a totally different podcast, but what came out was a question that seems to permeate our creative life - what does being successful actually mean?  In this podcast, there's no songs and no insights into the writing process.  Rather, it's a honest exploration of the concept of success, and how failure is vital to discovering our own version of success.

Composer Spotlight #1: Meet Jye Bryant

Composer Spotlight #1: Meet Jye Bryant

June 23, 2019

Welcome to a new branch of From Inspiration To Stage, where we get to meet some of the great up and coming/established composers of the Australian Musical Theatre scene!  In this first "Composer Spotlight" podcast, Drew interviews Jye Bryant, a composer based in Sydney, who has found success with his musicals The Things I Could Never Tell Steven and The Velveteen Rabbit.  Hear exclusive songs from Jye's shows and get behind the mind of this amazing Aussie theatre composer.

Ep2 - Planning Out Your Story

Ep2 - Planning Out Your Story

January 13, 2019

In this second episode, Drew explains a simple way to help flesh out your idea.  After all, before you get writing, you need to know where you're going with your story!  This episode also features songs from his youth musicals "A Different Normal" and "Disconnected", as well as tracks from "The Impossible Princess" and the award-winning "Marking Life".

Ep1 - Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

Ep1 - Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

December 30, 2018

Welcome to the 1st episode of "From Inspiration To Stage", a podcast which focuses on the process of writing musical theatre. Ep #1 looks at the question: Where do you get your ideas from?  Join award-winning Aussie composer, Drew Lane, as he talks through his process and offers tips and advice.  Also featured are songs from the youth musicals "Somewhere To Fight For" and "The Tree Of Life", a special live track, and a remix of a song from "Cafe Latte", created just for this podcast!

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