“I’m Gone” Delights at San Diego Screening of JUST PRETEND

In honor of Giving Tuesday, here’s a new video just released from the most recent production at Youth Sing Praise–an organization near and dear to us here at 7 1/2 Cents.


Lyricist and Book Writer Bradley J. Behrmann welcomes guests to the San Diego screening of ‘Just Pretend.’ In attendance was long-time choreographer Peggy Quinn.

Just Pretend–the new musical that premiered at Youth Sing Praise last June–recently  screened in San Diego.  The audience listened attentively throughout the opening sequence as they met the key players of both Esther and Ella’s story.  But it wasn’t until the second number–“I’m Gone”–that they started moving.  By the time Queen Vashti started her first chorus, everyone was grooving in their chairs.  Stay tuned for more videos from Just Pretend and expect rights to be available in early 2016.

St. Louis Review features YSP program, new original musical ‘Just Pretend’

Thanks to Youth Sing Praise alumna Colleen Dulle for the feature article of the new musical ‘Just Pretend’ by Bradley J. Behrmann and Orin Johnson in the St. Louis Review.  The article also includes coverage of the Twitter Talk Back Session following the world premiere.  Photos by Weston Kenney.

Link to the full article here.

I mean, sure, we’ve been working on this musical for thirteen months now, but it’s hard to say, “I’m writing a musical,” and have anyone take you seriously unless you have a logo.  So here you go, world:  our new logo.  Many thanks to the incredibly talented–and new father–Mr. Alex Matthews.

Orin and I are gearing up for a workshop performance of the show next weekend.  We are excited–and terrified–to have a number of St. Louis theatre professionals, Youth Sing Praise Board-types, and loved ones see and respond to our work.  Loads more to come from this part of the process.

We also have some social media to unveil.  So connect with us:

Esther on Twitter!

Esther on Facebook!

Esther on Google+!

And as I stated in my last post, here is the Just Pretend website!

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