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Spandex recently had its regional debut in May 2017 at the Minnsky Theatre in Minneapolis, home of The Firm and Doug Melroe, original competitor in the 1987 National Crystal Light Aerobics Championship, hosted by Alan Thicke.  Click here for more info on this aerobics-based musical, or here for our review in City Pages, Minneapolis!

"You’ll have to bring your own legwarmers, but the show will take care of warming your heart."  Jay Gabler, City Pages








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IN NOVEMBER 2016, Daniel's musical, Luna Park, for which he wrote the libretto (music and lyrics by Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper) had a staged reading in London, as part of the "From Page to Stage" Festival.

The festival also featured the European premier of litte-known-writer Lin-Manuel Miranda's "21 Chump Street."  Needless to say, he was honored to share the bill!

Luna Park tells the story of the first modern amusement park at Coney Island, dubbed "America's Playground."  The park had a stunning rise and fall at the turn-of-the-century that mirrored the lives of its troubled creators, architect Frederic Thompson and entrepreneur Elmer "Skip" Dundy.  For more info on the festival, visit the Aria Entertainment here.











Nothing Special is a support network blog for people who received too many gold stars growing up and not enough hardship.  Now, unhappy that instead of becoming the next Leonardo they're working in a pizza shop by that name, people suffering from Specialness can sometimes sit in a glassy eyed stare, not knowing exactly what went wrong. There is no known cure for Specialness.  But now there is a blog. Click here to take the first step.

We have already seen results.  Thanks to Nothing Special, more and more people are accepting and embracing their mediocrity.  Hurray!



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