Oregon Theatre Staging Musical by Nancy Ford '57 & Gretchen Cryer '57
September 30, 2011
September 30, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — A story previewing the October 6 opening of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road at the Camelot Theater in Talent, Oregon, points out that the musical's creators, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, "met at DePauw University in Indiana and eventually became the only female composer-lyricist team in New York theater. The two collaborated again on the sequel Still Getting My Act Together, which ran in June at the York Theatre." (photo, l-r: Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford)
The Mail Tribune of Southern Oregon reports that I'm Getting My Act Together "was first produced by Joseph Papp in 1978 at the Public Theater in New York City. It was such a hit that it was moved to the Circle in the Square Theatre in Greenwich Village and ran for almost 1,200 performances. Set during the feminist movement of the '70s, the show attracted such stars at Betty Buckley, Carol Hall, Virginia Vestoff and Phyllis Newman to play the lead role ... [It] was produced in 1981 in London's West End and, eventually, around the world. It was recorded in five languages."
Access the complete text at the newspaper's website.
Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer were featured in the New York Times in April 2007. Their recent collaborations include Anne of Green Gables, Einstein and the Roosevelts (which was premiered at DePauw) and The American Girls Revue.Back