Brendan Milburn is the composer of Sleeping Beauty Wakes and a member of GrooveLily, a pop/rock band. The post below is published with permission from Brendan, and courtesy of GrooveLily’s website. For details, visit:
At 12:20 pm yesterday, we turned in script pages for the end of the show, arguing (constructively!) about lyrics and stage directions until the last possible second.
As expected, I turned in sheet music only for the beginning of the end, a piece I titled “Typical Wretchedly Horrible World,” which is what the patients feel about their regular dreams when they’re back to their, well, typical wretchedly horrible nighttime routine.
Now I play catch-up in getting the rest of the finale on the page, and Val rewrites lyrics here and there in both acts, and we work from home.
I am so grateful that I get to do this.