Running Away with the Circus (or, "Now is the Winter of our Missing Tent")

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Running Away With the Circus (or - "Now is the Winter of Our Missing Tent"), an is full of both humour and intrigue, as you will see by its opening sentence: If some clairvoyant had told me that I'd be spending my nights in a shipping container in Taiwan, guarding seven tigers, six Chihuahuas, five bears, four sea lions, three geese, two horses and a "killer dog" named Ludwig, I'd have said "You're supposed to read the tea leaves, not smoke them." This book takes a look at what happens when people of radically different cultures try to work together. Acclaimed television producer (and composer of the musical Anne of Green Gables) Norman Campbell said, "Your lively prose astounds me. . . It is really great writing and observing

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Mel Atkey has been writing musicals ever since he was in high school in his native Vancouver. He was a finalist for the Musical of the Year competition in Aarhus, Denmark, and his work has been short-listed for the Vivian Ellis Prize, the Quest for New Musicals, the Ken Hill Prize and Musical Stairs. His first musical, Shikara, was produced on radio in Canada. A single was released by singer Janice Jaud of one of the songs, "Far Away", and received airplay across Canada and the U.S.
Mel spent two years as a theatre critic in Vancouver before moving to Toronto to pursue his career as a musical theatre writer. He was commissioned to write songs for CBC Radio, and was a member of the Guild of Canadian Musical Theatre Writers' Lehman Engel Workshop. He was a director of the Cabaret and Musical Theatre Alliance until he moved to London in 1991. He made his New York debut in April 2001 with an off-off-Broadway showcase of O Pioneers! with book by Robert Sickinger. This show was then a finalist for "Stages 2002" at the New Tuners theatre in Chicago. Their second musical, A Little Princess was presented at Wings Theatre in New York in 2003, and his two character musical Perfect Timing, for which he wrote the book as well as music and lyrics, was showcased in 2005 to great acclaim as part of Greenwich Theatre (London)'s Musical Futures series. He wrote the opening number for Janie Dee's critically acclaimed one-woman show. He has also lectured internationally on the subject of musical theatre.  His books include When We Both Got to Heaven, Broadway North: The Dream of a Canadian Musical Theatre, A Million Miles from Broadway -- Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London and Running Away with the Circus (or, "Now is the Winter of our Missing Tent").

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I was on this tour with Mel and when I got wind of this book I couldn't wait to get a copy. Having read it I can now at last laugh about it. It was safely the worst tour I have ever been on (I've been touring all over the world with shows from rock to ballet for nearly 25 years). Mel has written very accurately and humorously on, what at the time, was far from funny. Believe it or not what follows actually happened and indeed is only about half of it" A must read for all touring folk. -- Al Buchan (from Lulu.com)

Excellent lay out of the book with creative headings and potent pictures. Bits of history flowed with the true story. Unique true life storytelling! -- Jennifer King (from Goodreads)

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