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Julie Weiner, City of Light lyricist

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am without NMI’s help. The Core Curriculum program introduced me to wonderful book writers and composers and gave me the chance to pitch several ideas I had for musicals to my cohort, and out of that came my collaboration with Jan Roper and Gabi Wagner. The NMI staff’s guidance has helped bring our musical “City of Light” to fruition, and I will be forever thankful that someone told me about NMI!”

Julie Weiner

Member Since 2011

Since completing Core and the Full Length Curriculum, I have been focused on revising and improving my current musical project, “City of Light” with my collaborators, Jan Roper (composer) and Gabrielle Wagner (book writer). We’ve had the great fortune of being selected for the 2015 ASCAP Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz, so we are hard at work on revisions to prepare for that presentation, and looking at next steps after that.

I have several new projects ideas in mind, and will start to investigate those more deeply after the ASCAP presentation.  Those projects are based on existing source material, whereas “City of Light ” was an original idea but I hope to keep working with Jan and Gabi as much as possible; we have an amazing team!


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City of Light Concert Reading: Colony Theatre, Burbank

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