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I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

ABOUT

An Original Musical Based On A True WWII Love Story.

I’ll Be Seeing You is the true love story of Don and Cassie Waful.   An inspiring adventure of two young people who fall in love at the beginning of a world war and struggle, despite all odds, to keep love alive, is not only nostalgic but currently relevant.

In I’LL BE SEEING YOU,  the American spirit of courage and self-sacrifice are the predominant themes of the show, book-ended by the love story of Don and Cassie. Through the eyes of our characters, we explore the vibrant 1940’s, its wit and charm, but most importantly its determination.

With the use of multi-media and vintage sound package, a window of time is created with honest look backs from current eyes.  Vintage photographs and sound bites remind us that this story really happened.  We learn things we never knew before about the war and we are astonished.  This is a living romantic “documentary” that brings us to see – to feel - the stakes of war.  Ultimately, we learn that love cannot be suppressed but valiantly survives to tell the tale.

VIDEO GALLERY

Hallelujah Lou

Tap Dance Break

Suddenly

Grand Ballroom Dance

The Subject of Love

Love For A While

MUSIC

DEMO TRACKS

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      01. Sweet Swing

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      02. And There I Was

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      03. Big Lug

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      04. Streets of Brooklyn

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      05. Strength to Carry On

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      06. I'll Be Right Back!

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      07. NPR Radio Interview Diane Tauser and Don Waful

MEET THE CAST OF CHARACTERS

Cassie

Bob

Pam

Tough, outspoken, loose canon. Came up from the ranks. Despite himself, he feels attachment
to Charlie, who he can’t help but
see him as a younger brother.

Hails from a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn and has no fear of the unknown - a risk taker.  With his courage and open heart, he impacts all around him, including MacDougal.

Curvaceous, sexy woman with a strong head on her shoulders.  There are no stars in her eyes.  She and Cassie are like oil and water
on their views of love

Beautiful, idealistic young nurse who sets out to do her part for the war effort.  A child of the 40’s era, she adores music and dancing. When she sees Don playing swing trombone on the bandstand, her heart melts.

Don’s best friend, band-mate and comic sidekick.  He and Pam have an affair under the umbrella of wartime morality that ultimately breaks his heart.

Lovable funny lady and Cassie's best friend.  She oozes 1940’s charm and wisecracks when ever possible.  Resolving not to let her emotions get the best of her, she rejects her lover Bob

before shipping out.

Handsome leading man with great strength of character. Well educated, he has a deep passion for music.  When he meets Cassie, his fate is sealed and he knows he will love her for the rest of his life, however long that maybe.

 

Don and Cassie

 

 

 

 

 

MacDougal

Charlie

"Chubbie"

PHOTO GALLERY

Creative Team

Diane Tauser

Diane Tauser

Composer/Lyricists

Creator Diane Tauser is an established vocal technique and musical performance coach in New York City working with Broadway, Regional and Anime Voiceover Actors, as well as Modern Dancers/Performance Artists, who for the past three years has been The Davenport Studios Resident Voice Teacher at Davenport Theatricals, Inc.  Her studio currently resides at The National OperaAmerica Center.  www.dianetauser.com

 

In 2002, her original musical play I’LL BE SEEING YOU had its world premiere at the Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA.  Diane has over the past decade developed several original musical theater works including: RIDE! SONGS AT MIDNIGHT and  STONE COLD BEAUTY, holding public Off Broadway readings at The Spoon Theater and at The Workshop Theater.

Bryan Perri

Bryan Perri

Arranger/Supervisor

Current Music Director/Conductor for the Broadway production of WICKED.  Previously as Music Director: CHAPLIN, DOGFIGHT, WICKED (LA Sit-down company & 1st National Tour), ALTAR BOYZ,   BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT (New York Stage & Film), IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? (York Theater-directed by author Craig Carnelia) THE GOOD WAR (York Theater), DECEMBER SONGS (The Encore), LOVE LETTERS (CCM), I'LL BE SEEING YOU  (Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts) and various concerts and benefits in venues across the country.  BM from New York University; MM from Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music.

Jeremy Benton

Jeremy Benton

Choreographer

Jeremy, having extensive directing/choreographic credits in the regional circuit, began an ongoing mentorship with Broadway choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd St. [Tony], STATE FAIR [Outer Critics nomination], AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND [Tony]). Jeremy served as Dance Captain of the 1st National tour of 42nd ST. before joining the Broadway Company in 2004.  There, he understudied and performed the role of Billy Lawlor opposite Shirley Jones (Dorothy Brock).   Other credits include u/s Springtime For Hitler Tapper/recorded tap tracks in THE PRODUCERS film (Susan Stroman, Mel Brooks); Kennedy Center production of MAME starring Christine Beranski.  Jeremy worked with Stephen Schwartz on RELUCTANT PILGRIM, serving as producer/ choreographer/original cast member in the 2005 NYMFestival. Recent credits include: Asst. Choreographer in the world premiere of STORMY WEATHER starring Leslie Uggams; Co-choreographed the world premiere of BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS: The Ginger Rodgers Musical.  Asst. Choreographer of the American Premiere of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK; Asst. to Randy Skinner/Dance Captain of the pre-Broadway production of LONESTAR LOVE starring Randy Quaid. Current cast member of the World Premiere of THE GERSHWIN'S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS previewing at the Alley Theatre in Houston.

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