Author: Steve Cuden

10 Tips for Creating Successful Collaborations

Have someone in mind that you’d like a potential collaboration partnership with? Don’t enter that relationship lightly. Steve Cuden, co-creator of the musical Jekyll and Hyde and author of Beating Broadway shares tips on successful collaborations.

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Ways to Make Scenes and Moments Memorable

Just about every popular show offers enough “special moments” that many patrons will walk away with the perception that the entire work was both magical and memorable. So, what is that magic, and how can a writer achieve it?

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Helping Characters Land Through Song

Audiences need to discover a unique protagonist to whom they can attach themselves and follow as he pursues a powerful goal. The goal is the hook. Pursuing it is what keeps the audience invested in the protagonist and his story.

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Writing Lyrics: With a Song in Their Hearts

Steve Cuden offers his perspective on the kinds of storytelling suited to show tune lyrics. For anyone refining their lyric writing skills, or for those newly exploring how to write lyrics for musicals, Cuden brings up some important considerations.

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