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Famous musical stars DREW SARICH and ANN MANDRELLA recorded two songs from "VINCENT" in Vienna: "RED" and " SUNFLOWERS".

Il nostro musical "Casanova" è stato rappresentato per il Carnevale di Venezia a Palazzo Albrizzi il 6 febbraio 2016. Nello stesso anno è stato anche finalista al Premio PRIMO.

 Il 15 aprile il nostro musical "VINCENT" ha vinto il premio della critica del Premio Italiano del Musical Originale della rivista Gli Amici del Musical. Showcase il 29 giugno a Torrita di Siena

On April 15th our musical "VINCENT" has be awarded the prize of the jury of the Italian Award for New Musicals of the magazine Gli Amici del Musical. Showcase on June 29th in Torrita di Siena.

PRIMO PREMIO! "Violet & Mussolini" , rappresentato nella nuova versione italiana il 4-5-6 ottobre 2012 durante la rassegna teatrale "Schegge d'autore" al teatro Tor di Nona di Roma è stato premiato come migliore atto unico. Gaia Bellunato (Constance) ha avuto una menzione speciale come attrice non protagonista.

Big success in Covent Garden March 22nd 2012: "Gorgeus pasta" with Monica Salvi and Simone Douani

Unique event: ""Violet and Mussolini"" performed in Villa Torlonia ( Rome) 23rd Oct. 2011

 "Violet and Mussolini", minimusical performed in London July 2011

Violet and mussolini

In April 2011 Kimberly Blake performed the song "Free from Tyranny" from the musical "Violet and Mussolini" at the King's Head Theatre London (A Stage Kindly Production).On March 23rd  2010 our musical  "Don't cry Butterfly" has had a staged reading in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the West End, London, sponsored by "Mercury Musical Development".

- The April Revue Free From Tyranny -Video

- Don't Cry, Butterfly - Video - The Legend Of Mata Hari - Video - Sunflowers - Video

SUSAN RIGVAVA DUMAS recorded songs of “Don’t cry Butterfly”.

Famous musical singer Susan Rigvava Dumas , star in Michael Kunze’s hit musical “Rebecca” (in the role of Mrs.Danvers) recorded in Vienna three songs of “Don’t cry Butterfly”. You can hear "The Legend of Mata Hari" and her German version of Illusion”, the last song of Mata Hari before her execution.

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"Don't cry Butterfly" has been performed as a "reading" at the international Midtown Festival in New York in July 2008.



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ill titleWelcome !            

Hi everybody, welcome to our website.  We hope you enjoy the contents.

Here you’ll find details of our creative team, all specialists in the making of musicals and all experts in producing texts, music, arrangements and scores.

You will discover that our team of top-notch  practitioners has achieved work of the highest standard both in the field of musical comedy and intense drama.  We are a small company with big ideas.


Don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, criticisms or (most appreciated) compliments!


Anna and Raffaele


ill titleHow Did it Begin?

A chance encounter between an Italian composer and a Dutch writer: “Why don’t you write a song text for me?” The day after the text is ready, one day later the music too. The title is “Red”; the song describes the dramatic moment in which the painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his ear in a fit of madness.“It’s a pity to leave that song apart.”

So the authors decide to write a musical around it. The ideal way to pass a hot Roman summer, kept at home by a foot operation and knee harm.

Then a stroke of luck: looking in the internet for a production they find the site of the Nederlands Musical Ensemble. Their director Ivo van Leeuwen is just looking for an interesting new work for his talented group. After a first contact they hit it off at once. In  2005 Vincent the Musical has six performances in various theatres in Holland, uniting Dutch and Italian talents in the name of the most cosmopolite painter, the great Vincent van Gogh.















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