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from Act I, Sc. 1 Workshop

Featured in the March/April 2014 issue of



What’s Upstairs, Isabella? Hungry to be a famous dancer, a high school teen first has to fight her phantom alter-ego, whose hatred of change stops her from winning the coveted prize.

Based on a true story.

wHAT’s uP?

A NEW Musical

Cuckoo’s  Nest
 meets Rent!

Drew Annese

I wish you the best for What’s Upstairs? It is a stunning work. I will follow its progress with great interest and envy. –Cliff Jones, composer

Good ending:

“Totally free. Forever

and ever!” Buona

fortuna! Break a leg!

–Mario Fratti, Nine

So mysterious
until that A-ha moment.

I absolutely loved it!
Patty Wenk

It makes me think

of Tennessee Williams -

the depth, the great deep sadness of life reaching out through struggle.

–Kay Hall