March 7, 2020
6:00 pm

Tickets $0

Running time: 1 hour

Ever wonder what it takes to create a new musical? With our second new musical under our belt, we’ve set up this Broadway Panel Series to tell you how!

Space is limited!

Doors open at 6 PM to Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S Stolp Ave in Aurora. Event will be held in the Joanne McKee Studio Theatre.

Join us for the new Broadway Panel Series. We’re inviting Broadway artists and distinguished guests to delve deeper into the topics that make up some of our favorite stories.

the secret of my success

Learn the process of creating a new musical.


Michael Mahler
Composer and lyricist for Paramount’s New Musical The Secret of My Success

Michael Mahler is a Jeff award-winning composer/lyricist whose work was featured on Broadway in Cameron Mackintosh’s Tony-nominated new production of Miss Saigon (additional lyrics.) Current projects include stage adaptations of The Secret of My Success (Universal; co-music & lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, book by Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rosen), Monster (co-music & lyrics by Schmuckler, book by Chelsea Mercantel), and Jonestown (book by Randall Colburn). Michael’s shows include: October Sky (Universal; book by Aaron Thielen; Marriott Theatre, Old Globe), Hero (book by Thielen; Marriott, Asolo Rep), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Fox Theatricals & Alchemation; co-music and lyrics by Schmuckler, book by Kevin Del Aguila; Minneapolis Children’s Theater), Miracle (book by Jason Brett; Royal George Theatre), Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (book by Rachel Rockwell), The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes (co-music & lyrics by Julie Shannon, book by John Reeger), How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? (co-book, music, and lyrics by Schmuckler; premiere at Chicago Shakespeare), Something in the Game (co-lyrics by David H. Bell, book by Buddy Farmer), The Main Street Kids Club (book & lyrics by Scott Ferguson), the premiere translated production of Boublil & Schönberg’s La Révolution Française, and others. With Schmuckler, Michael co-wrote music and lyrics and (with Blake Silver and Jarrod Zimmerman) co-developed musical pilot Boyfred for Shoe Money Productions, Sony Television and ABC.

Michael’s songs have been featured in various concerts and showcases around the world, including the NAMT festival of new works and an evening at the Kennedy Center, and his work is available for licensing through MTI and Dramatic Publishing. His lyrics can also be found on Russell Watson’s album, Only One Man. Michael is a Jeff-winning actor and musical director. He plays guitar and sings with his band, The Lincoln Squares whose debut EP is available online at

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