Griffin, Tom Playwrights/The Boys Next Door Wade Bradford, M.A., is a playwright and theatrical director who has won several awards. He developed and directed seven shows for the juvenile theater of the Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera. Tom Griffin wrote The Boys Next Door in the early 1980s. It was originally called A School Is Not a Home, but later changed to its current title.
He grew up in Southern California, the son of a lawyer and a teacher. His family had a close-knit group of friends that included girls. As a teenager, he used to ride his bike to the local movie theater to watch John Wayne movies with his father. Later, he would work as a carpenter while writing plays for the civic light opera.
In 1978, when he was 21 years old, Griffin received a Master's Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Two years later, he went to New York City to try and find success as a playwright. However, it wasn't until the mid-1980s that his first play was produced off-off-Broadway. Since then, he has gone on to write more than 30 plays, including several film adaptations. One of his scripts, Babes in Toyland, was turned into a film starring Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, and Natasha Richardson.
Meet the cast of Channel 7's two-part television series, Peter Allen: The Boy Next Door: Joel Jackson as Peter Allen Image courtesy of Tony Mott/Channel 7 provided source Joel Jackson, an NIDA graduate and singer/songwriter, is on a similar road to the character he plays, Peter Allen. Like Peter, Joel has had success in the music business, selling out major venues across Australia.
He also shares with his character traits that made Peter Allen such a popular figure throughout the 80s and 90s. Joel admits to being a bit of a heartthrob when he was growing up, so it isn't surprising that women loved singing for him. He also claims to be a good friend who will always stand by you. And like Peter, he is married with children.
Joel originally wanted to be a dentist but after working in some stage shows he decided to try his hand at singing. It wasn't long before he landed a role in a musical production called "Chicago" and from there he never looked back.
In 2014, Joel released his first solo album titled "Songs From The Film Score Collection". The album includes songs that have been used in movies including "Desperate Housewives", "Clueless", and "Shrek".
His second album is set to be released later this year. In the meantime, watch this talented singer live performance one of his own songs on YouTube.
Brian Flemming, Keythe Farley The Musical/Playwrights of Bat Boy: A New Musical, based on the comic book series by Bryan Hitch and John Paul Leon.
The script is by Brian Flemming with additional material by Keythe Farley. The music and lyrics are by Jeff Bogard and Keythe Farley.
Bat Boy has been praised for its portrayal of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The play is aimed at an adult audience, but some scenes include references to childhood autism that might be difficult for younger audiences to understand.
Flemming has said he used his own son as a model for Bat Boy, who is also autistic. The composer has also stated that he drew inspiration from other people's children while writing this story.
Farley has also written songs for Blood Stained Sweatshop, the musical group formed by Ed Bolton of Devo when he left that band before it became famous.
He has been called "one of the most important musicians in Chicago" by Rolling Stone magazine.
Character Descriptions for The Lost Boy
The Lost Boy/Author Dave Pelzer is an American author and activist who has written a number of books for young readers. The first book was titled The Adventures of Auggie Dogger: A New York City Police Department Detective which was published in 1993.
He is known for his memoirs about his life as a foster child in Chicago who was adopted by two different families. He describes how he was sent from home to home, never knowing where he would be the next day. This made him feel like there was no real family left for him, just temporary parents who could have sent him back anytime they wanted to. This experience caused him to question why people did this to other people and made him want to help children in need of homes and families.
After writing several more books about his experiences as a foster kid, Auggie Dogger became famous and now travels around the world helping abused and neglected children. He has been invited to speak at many events about his experiences and how others can help children in need.
Dave Pelzer was born on August 4th, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. His adoptive mother was a nurse while his adoptive father was a police officer.
Dixon, Franklin W. Hardy Boys/Authors of Hardy Boys novels by Franklin W. Dixon, David L. Robbins, was unaware of the modifications. A Toronto reporter informed Hardy Boys ghostwriter Leslie McFarlane about the revisions more than three decades after he penned the majority of the novels. McFarlane then contacted Dixon who denied writing many of the scenes that appeared in later editions.
He explained that his friend and business partner Franklin W. Dixon had a heart attack in 1963 and died before he could read the latest edition of their bestselling series. The publisher asked him to review the new material to make sure it wasn't too controversial or embarrassing. He told them not to worry about that because everything would be okay as long as they kept selling books like the old one. That's all the information McFarlane was able to get from Dixon.
They decided to use this excuse on why some parts were removed from the novel. However, others were changed quite significantly. For example, the original book has Frank and Joe going to a baseball game with several other kids. While there, they see an armed robbery being committed and help the police arrest the criminals. This scene was apparently too controversial for some people so it was removed from future editions.
However, this didn't stop certain websites from claiming that Ernest H. Shepard wrote these parts of the story under the name Franklin W. Dixon.