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|"Dust and Dreams" a Reality for Musical's Creators
|The cast of a play which made its worldwide debut over the weekend in Galesburg made it a point to honor those who made the play possible.
"Dust and Dreams" -- a musical based on the poetry in Carl Sandburg's work "Cornhuskers" -- was put on by the Prairie Players Civic Theatre and ended a three-day run Sunday. But performers used the Saturday performance to give special recognition to lyricist Dave Hudson and composer Paul Libman, who were in attendance to see their work performed for the first time.
Hudson tells WGIL he really loved seeing his work performed on stage for the first time. "It was terrifically thrilling," Hudson said. "The cast did such a wonderful job. The fact that it was fully realized -- the sets and costumes and on such a beautiful stage and in Galesburg -- I couldn't have been more thrilled."
Hudson says the next step is having the musical officially published, which then alllows for it to be marketed. He tells WGIL marketing the musical might be difficult given how different the presentation is, but he believes it will be worth it. "If you think about trying to describe this, 'It's Sandburg poetry, then people wrote songs in response,' it's a tough thing to encapsulate," Hudson said. "But once people come in, they really love it."
Libman -- who is best known for a number of commercial jingles including the famous Kellogg's Rain Bran "Two Scoops" jingle -- told us after Saturday's performance the work was beyond his expectations.
The cast presented the two with autographed framed posters.
|08 11 08 by Newsroom
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