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Friday, December 31, 2021

I couldn't be more grateful and humbled for these reviews of the "Once Upon A Time Step" CD!  Many thanks to the following critics for finding value in the material.  Click the links below to read the reviews.

Rob Lester of TalkinBroadway.com

Nick Wakeham of Musical Theatre Review

David Clarke of BroadwayWorld.com

Happy New Year, indeed!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Happy Opening Night to the Cast and Crew of Rockland Theatre Company's production of CHRISTMAS IN OZ in Haverstraw, New York!

This is the debut production of the junior "Munchkin Edition" of the show which was officially released last year, but wasn't performed anywhere due to the pandemic.

"Welcome back to the Emerald City!

Break a leg!  Send pictures!

Friday, December 3, 2021

I'm so pleased to announce that my new CD officially "drops" today!  "Once Upon A Time Step -Songs from the Ron Lytle Musical Fairy Tales" contains the eight soundtrack recordings from the OUATS film, but it also includes eight additional bonus tracks. 

As the sub-title suggests, all the songs are from my one-act musicals that are geared toward family audiences.  But honestly, I think this album is something that adult theatre fans will enjoy as much (or more) as kids will enjoy it. 

I'm quite proud of the album and the performances, so please give it a listen!  It's available on Amazon, etc; but why not buy it here, so that all the money goes to your local songwriter?

Sunday, November 7, 2021

As I move my entire website over to a new platform, thus begins the process of porting over eleven years worth of Newsy Bits from the old site to this new one.  This should only take me a month...

At this time, I'm also retiring the Newsy Bits Newsboy.  He's been the announcer of these Newsy Bits for all of those eleven years, and he'll be sorely missed.  Thanks for serving me so well, Newsboy.  See you in the funnies!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Well, it was thrilling.  To see the movie on the big screen, with a big audience (socially distanced and masked) was emotional.  The stage show went over like gangbusters.  The four-person cast really pulled it off, considering we'd only rehearsed remotely--save for one in-person rehearsal.

But the movie was the main event.  The audience loved it.  They actually applauded after *every* number, and when the credits rolled, they applauded throughout the *entire* sequence.  I've certainly never seen anything like it.  It was a heady experience.  Several of the onscreen actors came to the movie, and I had several good friends there as well.  It was a great day, and one I won't soon forget.