From Inspiration To Stage
Ep4 - Which Comes First: Music Or Lyrics?

Ep4 - Which Comes First: Music Or Lyrics?

March 2, 2019

It's the age-old question: which comes first?  In this episode, Drew calls on four of Australia's musical theatre composers to answer it, including Cal Siberstein, Caitlyn Burt, Peter J Casey and Jye Bryant.  Together they explore the role of music and lyrics and the process in how a song comes to be created.  The podcast also features songs from "Fairybread", "Ferdinand", "The Things I Could Never Tell Steven", "The Bubble", and an exclusive unreleased track from Drew. 

Ep3 - The “I Want …” Song

Ep3 - The “I Want …” Song

February 9, 2019

In this episode, Drew explores the role of the classic "I Want" song in a musical and is joined by several special guests!  The podcast features songs from several new Australian musicals including Staffroom, Melba, Stalker: The Musical, A Postcard From Coney Island, and Drew's own Electric Dreams: The Musical   We also hear from some of their creators, writers and composers, as they give their perspective on writing the "I Want" song. So join Drew along with Sophie Loughran and Ned Dixon, Nicholas Christo, Alex Giles, and Cal Silberstein, as they explore this classic musical structure.

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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