Duran Duran’s social media posted this picture yesterday:
The tweet that went along with the photo was, “Happy Friday! Nick and John in the studio in London” After I saw the photo, I texted Rhonda to ask, “Know why they are in the studio?” as I figured that I missed some statement due to my insane schedule. Rhonda said that she figured that they were working on the little musical those two are writing. After all, Nick mentioned their goal to finish a second draft before shows started, which made sense to me. This got me thinking. Dangerous, I know. Here’s the conclusion I came up with… (Just a heads up…what you are about to read is supposed to be funny, a joke. No hate mail. Thankyouverymuch.)
Dear Nick and John,
It has come to my attention that you two have been working on a Broadway musical. In fact, based on the most recent Katy Kafe, which took place in January 2017, the first draft of this musical is done. You have finished writing it. Now, you are working on perfecting your ideas by completing a second draft. Obviously, your fans are thrilled to hear of the progress of this exciting project. More than that, we are all anxious to be able to see and hear the musical ourselves in person. Yet, we recognize that the process is lengthy and that there are many steps in between idea to completion.
One of the many steps that needs to be completed is to play the musical for a selected audience in order to receive necessary feedback of a project of this size. After all, the intention of the musical is to be actually seen and heard by an audience, by people. You would need to know what people think about it, right?
Therefore, I am writing to you to offer Rhonda and myself as your guinea pigs, so to speak. We are putting ourselves out there as a potential focus group. You can then plan to play your musical for us and we would be pleased to provide some feedback, offering both much praise (we are sure!) and any potential suggestions for changes, adjustments, etc.
The perfect time for this feedback session to happen would be in March, specifically surrounding the weekend of the shows at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, California as we will all be in the same place at the same time. In fact, my flight will arrive in Los Angeles late on Thursday, March 16th. We could then schedule a listening session for that Friday, March 17th before the show. We would be available all day for such purposes. Of course, during the day on Saturday and Sunday would work as well since my return flight does not take place until Monday morning.
In conclusion, both Rhonda and I myself wish you the best of luck in completing that second draft and hope that you will consider our offer to listen and give necessary feedback in order to reach your end goal with the musical successfully. You can reach us here through our social media as well as through our email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Amanda and Rhonda
If you are still reading, hopefully you understand that we don’t really expect this letter to be read or responded to (although we would be open if we did get a response!). I wrote it just for fun. That said, how cool would it be to get to hear this musical while they are in the process of writing it!?!