Janet Yates Vogt and her writing partner Mark Friedman are the authors of several musicals, ranging from their critically acclaimed Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical to their nationally toured young audience musicals including Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and How I Became a Pirate. Janet traces her love of
musicals back to a young age when she accompanied her father singing love songs to her mother – and her composing back to the first grade when her teacher taught Janet’s first compositions to the class to sing. Janet, a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, is also the composer of numerous educational keyboard books and choral music published worldwide. She lives in Cincinnati and is married to her husband, George, who drove Janet to her piano lessons when she was a teenager (she owes a lot to George!)
Janet and Mark are a unique writing team, with each of them writing together the book, music and lyrics for their musicals. They are proud to have been commissioned by several theatres, including The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), The Columbus Children’s Theatre (Columbus, Ohio), Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (Kalamazoo, Michigan), and Casa Manana Theatre (Fort Worth, Texas). Their works have played at numerous theaters – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; The Old Log Theatre, Excelsior, MN; Center REP Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA; Orlando REP; Merry-Go Round Playhouse, Auburn, NY; Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers; Red Barn Theatre, Key West; Wimbledon Studio Theatre, UK; Erith Playhouse, Erith, Kent; Dallas Children’s Theatre; Omaha Theatre Company; SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem, Utah; San Diego Junior Theatre; Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA; Plaza Theatrical Productions, Lynwood, NY; Altarena Playhouse, Alameda, CA; Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT; Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT; and many others.
Janet and Mark’s shows also include The Magical Adventures of Merlin; Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale; Alice in Wonderland; Anne of Green Gables; Jingle ARRGH the Way; Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Crown Jewel; and Snow White & the Prince, which have appeared in 49 states (one more to go!) as well as Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, China, Canada, the Philippines and England. Janet and Mark are thrilled to represented by Concord Theatricals and hope you will explore their whimsical telling of the story of the Princess with the long, long, long hair – or jump into the youthful adventures of Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere as they forge their friendships and find their unique paths in a mysterious and medieval land! Janet and Mark’s literary representation is with Jonathan Mills, Paradigm Agency. Please check out their website, vogtfriedmancomposers.com, for more information.
Janet Yates Vogt, Mark Friedman
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