eLove - a musical.com/edy

Book, Music and Lyrics by Wayland Pickard

A new musical from Samual French Publishing !

For more information visit www.samualfrench.com

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About eLove - a Musical.com/edy

Cast: 1 male, 1 female of any matching ages from 30-60+. Simple set.

This funny and charming two-person musical is a contemporary love story based around the modern world of internet dating. A man and a woman search for that 'special someone' in cyberspace and find that romance is only a mouse click away, but discover more that they ever anticipated.

Two lonely singles at home on their laptop computers have signed up with an internet dating site called "eLove.com." We hear their innermost thoughts about love and relationships as they correspond in a cyber chat room searching for their perfect soulmate. When one of them shares a unique personal moment that’s too coincidental, they discover they’ve been "perfectly matched" ...with their former lovers! The newly reunited couple rediscover their love as they start to clear the air of misunderstandings through the safe distance of cyberspace, finding true love where they least expected it…where they last left it!

This delightful and touching musical comedy is easy to produce needing only one set and a cast of two of any age. CD music background tracks are included. A modern "I Do, I Do" meets "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change." A delightful musical romp!

For licensing performance rights and information visit www.SamuelFrench.com


Book, Music & Lyrics

Wayland Pickard

writer, director, composer, lyricist

This award-winning Instrumentalist, Singer, Entertainer, and Humorist is a true “Renaissance Man”. Piano Recording Artist, Stage Performer, Songwriter, Composer, Actor, Author, Director, Lecturer and Film Maker.

Wayland is a Television “Ace” Award Nominee for HBO, Cine Golden Eagle Award Winner, Silver Microphone Award Winner, Billboard Song Finalist and 2006 Los Angeles Theatre ADA Award Winner for “Best Actor”. LA Metro Magazine recently called him “the new Mr. Entertainment”. top

He has been featured in recordings, film and television. Wayland has appeared on the Tonight Show, HBO and Carnegie Hall. He’s also appeared in such films as “Beethoven’s 5th” and The Great Santini. His television credits include a recurring role in the CBS television series, “Capitol”. As a composer, he’s scored music for film & television.

As an entertainer, Wayland has been featured with Symphony Orchestras and at Performing Arts Centers around the country performing his one-man, “Victor Borge” comedy show.

He recently won the 2006 Los Angeles “Best Actor” ADA Award for his portrayal of Liberace in “Liberace - Back from Heaven”. Wayland has acted in numerous shows and also served as musical director for dozens of Broadway book touring shows.

In 2005, he wrote an original musical comedy, “Is This Any Way To Start a Marriage ?”, which won rave reviews in Los Angeles and was nominated for 4 Los Angeles Theatre ADA Awards including “Best New Musical”. top

This year, he has just released 2 new piano music CDs (with Deborah Johnson) and will be opening 2 new musicals in the Fall, “eLove” and “Polyester” (with Phil Olson). He’s produced albums, award-winning commercials and even authored a best selling book.

Please visit his website at www.WaylandPickard.com for more information.


Director / Choreographer

Wayland Pickard

director & choreographer

Cate Caplin has produced, directed and choreographed over 100 productions and her work has been seen on television, in films, music videos, commercials and in theatrical venues world wide from the Paris Opera House to the Broadway Stage.

She most recently directed and choreographed “Rocky Horror” for Ray of Light Theatre in San Francisco and choreographed the Rubicon Theatre’s Family Xmas Show – Next up she will be directing and choreographing “Sound of Music” in Telluride Colorado.

Cate received an Ovation award for her performance in the Westcoast premier of “SWING!” (Musical Theatre West), a Garland Award for her choreography in “Grand Hotel” (Colony Theatre) and a “Red Carpet Award” from Women in Theatre for her work as a director/producer. She has also won 34 first place titles including five “US Open” , three World Titles and Multiple Gold Medals in Theatrical ShowDance with dance partner Gary Franco. top

Cate’s Production company, Night & Day Entertainment, co-founded with Creative partner Vernon Willet, custom designs entertainment for private parties, corporate events and industrial trade shows. Cate is also a published writer and a dance coach - She wrote and directed her first feature film, MATING DANCE which is currently playing the festival circuit and scheduled for release later this spring.

Please visit her website at www.catecaplin.com for more information.



Lloyd PedersenLLOYD PEDERSEN (eBoy)

Lloyd Pedersen has sung professionally for years, first as soloist with Chicago's famed Wayne King's Orchestra, then as a member of the Lamplighters Sextet, and eventually with his own '70s show band "Daybreak", playing clubs and concert halls throughout the country.  He has sung with Bob Hope, Gordon MacRae, JoAnn Worley, Kathleen Freeman, Michael Feinstein, Thelma Houston and the U.S. Marine Corp Band.  Lloyd appeared with Bobbi Stamm in Tony Tanner's "Second Thoughts".  He also played Sir Joseph in the national tour of "H.M.S. Pinafore", Fred/Petruchio in "Kiss Me Kate" (Chicago), Harold Hill in "The Music Man" (Seattle), Salieri in "Amadeus" (Los Angeles), Mel in "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" and Ben in "The Sunshine Boys" (2005 ADA Award Winner).  His film and television work includes the recent horror movie "November Son", the award-winning short, "What's So Funny?" and episodes of NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries".  Lloyd is thrilled and honored to be introducing Wayland Pickard's wonderful new musical. top


Bobbi StammBOBBI STAMM (eGirl)

Bobbi Stamm is so excited to introduce this fabulous, new show!  Her favorite stage roles include Lina Lamont in "Singin' In the Rain", Sally Bowles in "Cabaret", Tony Tanner's "Second Thoughts" (which first brought her together with her eBoy, Lloyd) and the Broadway revival of "Boys From Syracuse".  She has appeared on screen with Emilio Estevez, Chris Cooper, Ann Bancroft, Jo Beth Williams, Shelley Berman and Mickey Rourke, and has enjoyed working with directors Robert Wise, Brian De Palma and Carl Reiner.  Bobbi has also traveled the night club/resort circuits as a singer, dancer, burlesque sketch artist and stand up comedian. She can be seen every day on network television "On the Riviera - reupholstering that is!".  Bobbi thanks her husband for his loving support and she thanks Elisabeth Howard for her talent in bringing her a new voice!


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Sherry has been writing and performing comedy since the 6th grade. No stranger to song writing, check out www.myspace.com/missukelele for samples from her album of comedy songs, Songs of a Misanthrope. Watch for the revival of her solo show, “Did the National Geographic Make Me a Lesbian: The Musical.” Thanks to Wayland for his enthusiastic mining of my life’s misery in working on some of the lyrics for this show. top


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Deborah Johnson, vocalist, pianist and composer is a National Recording Artist who has written hundreds of songs and two musicals, One Little Kiss and Tsarina, and will be premiering her third this summer '08. Her music is currently being licensed for radio, TV and film projects worldwide. She presently performs with Wayland Pickard in the duo, Double Grandé in concert halls around the world.

Please visit:
www.DoubleGrandePianos.com & www.DJWorksMusic.com