“Unmuted” premieres online!

UNMUTED, part of First Stage Milwaukee’s new Amplify BIPOC Virtual Short Plays Series, is a lively new musical by First Stage Playwright in Residence Alvaro Saar Rios, with Music and Lyrics by composer Deborah Wicks La Puma and directed by Anna Skidis Vargas, Producing Artistic Director for Theatre Nuevo in St. Louis. This Amplify production …

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DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS cast recording released!

Enjoy 30 minutes of funky silliness with the original cast from the Kennedy Center Premiere! Available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music.

NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: The Rock Special coming to HBO Max!

Just announced: A CGI animated version of our favorite rockin’ mole show is in production! Released date on HBO Max TBD.

SHE PERSISTED: The Musical wins Off-Broadway award for Best family Musical!

Thank you to the Off Broadway Theatre Alliance and congrats to the whole team at the Atlantic Theater!

WE ARE IN A PLAY Jr debuts at JTF

Congrats to Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas, on your New Works Showcase performance of “Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play’ Jr” at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta. What a joy for Mo and I to introduce you and watch you shine! Congrats to Marty Johnson, Tim McDonald, and the whole iTheatrics …

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The most produced TYA Artist for a second year in a row!

In the season preview article by TYA/USA, the National Organization for practitioners of Theatre for Young Audiences, I am listed as the most produced TYA artists of the 19-20 Season!  It really helps when you work with amazing playwrights like Karen Zacarias and Mo Willems… “For the second year in a row, Deborah Wicks La Puma is …

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SHE PERSISTED: The Musical opens at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

This weekend audiences in Berkeley, California got to see the premiere of SHE PERSISTED: The Musical (based on the book by Chelsea Clinton with illustrations by Alexandra Boiger), and hear the inspiring story of American Women who changed the world! Book and Lyrics by the wonderful Adam Tobin and directed by the amazing Khalia Davis. …

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The Most Produced TYA Artist of 18-19!

In a recent article by TYA/USA, the National Organization for practitioners of Theatre for Young Audiences, it appears I am the most produced TYA artists of the 18-19 Season.  Crazy, right?!? Most Produced TYA Artist: Deborah Wicks La Puma is the most produced TYA artist of the upcoming season. As the composer of Elephant and …

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“OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist” published by Dramatic Publishing

Our musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic novel set on the street of Rio de Janeiro is now available through the good folks at Dramatic Publishing!

ELLA ENCHANTED wins Helen Hayes Award!

ELLA ENCHANTED wins “Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation” for its Adventure Theatre premiere in the DC area!   My third nomination and first win.  🙂  Congrats to all those who made it possible!

Vocal Work Out! CD

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