Mark Friedman

Playwright, composer, and lyricist Mark Friedman fell in love with musicals as a kid growing up in the Midwest and even built his own theatre in the basement of his home, complete with lighting grid and sound, performing for people in the neighborhood. Paying for college by playing in bands and performing onstage, Mark graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Education and a Master of Arts. After college, he produced free Shakespeare in the Park in Cincinnati; created a family-friendly theatre called Peanut Butter Theatre, helped launch the acclaimed Artreach Touring Theatre, and toured the country himself with The Fountain Square Fools – all in his twenties! He has taught drama and playwriting at high school and collegiate levels, and was a featured faculty member at the Tennessee Arts Academy in Nashville.

Jingle ARRGH! the Way

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.
Based on a story by Melinda Long.

Captain Braid Beard and the gang back to North Beach came to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve the riddle and find the Christmas treasure.

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

In this hilarious fairy tale adventure, princess Rapunzel may indeed find a way to escape the tower and take her rightful place as the ruler of the Kingdom - she will surely find a way inside your heart!