CUPID’S BOW February 23, 2023
Once again the Central School of East Hanover, NJ put on a spectacular production of a Thompson and Russell musical. CUPID’S BOW was on everyone’s mind as the Fifth Grade presented the show on February 23, 2023. Here are just a few pictures… Continue reading
Emily selected to lecture at NJAGC
On March 17, 2023, Emily Clare Thompson will present a lecture to the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children. This year’s statewide conference is being called “The Dream Team, and Emily’s lecture is entitled, “Musicals with Character: Theater and Character Education for Gifted Youth.” About the lecture: “Celebrate storytelling with… Continue reading
CUPID’S BOW returns!
Live theater is truly and fully back! The Fifth Grade of Central Elementary (East Hanover, NJ) is deep into rehearsals for CUPID’S BOW, building sets, working lights and sound, and preparing to take the stage. CUPID’S BOW is the comedy that sees a misbehaving Cupid “punished” by being sent to… Continue reading
New Musical THE LAST POEM premieres Oct. 8
Spoiler alert! “The Last Poem” written by Edgar Allan Poe before his untimely death was “Annabel Lee.” Join him and his young wife, Virginia, as they discuss Poe’s works and strive to find a new artistic direction for Poe to pursue. Presented as part of a three-day Edgar Allan Poe… Continue reading
Welcome NJAGC and teachers everywhere!
New Jersey public schools are now required to incorporate SEL as a key component of their curriculum. This mandate is spreading quickly across the nation. How might a school go about addressing this requirement? Consider one of the musicals featured on this website. Thompson & Russell shows are Musicals with… Continue reading
The 2020 Season is Around the Corner!
If you follow the Thompson & Russell Instagram feed, or the Facebook page, this will serve as a recap for you. (If you aren’t following one of both of these — like the page! Subscribe, join in!) Three encore performances of Thompson & Russell musicals are set for the year… Continue reading
Cupid’s Bow at TRU’s Workshop Part 3
From December 2018 to June 2019, Thompson & Russell have been working with Theater Resources Unlimited’s three-part program, “How to Write A Musical that Works.” The musical being presented was CUPID’S BOW. This past Sunday, June 2, Part 3 of the workshop was offered up: “Reckoning and Resolution” — namely,… Continue reading
CUPID’S BOW performed
February 21, 2019 saw another successful performance of Thompson & Russell’s CUPID’S BOW. Recently, the writing team has been presenting material from this show at workshops in New York. Still, it’s great to return to the original “home” of this show: Central School in East Hanover, NJ. Performed by that… Continue reading
Both Thompson & Russell awarded by ASCAP
Both Emily and Rich received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Award for 2018. Although they write musical theater as a team, they were each recognized individually for book & lyrics (Emily) and for music (Rich). The award is meant to recognize up-and-coming ASCAP members who… Continue reading