Bob Walton & Jim Walton

After writing and performing in our DOUBLE TROUBLE (A Musical Tour de Farce), a very physically demanding show for two actors in which we played some 12 different characters, we began talking about what to write next. We knew one thing - we wanted there to be more than two people on stage, and hopefully at least one actual female, instead of us in drag. We’d always been drawn to the revue format, but finding a universally appealing topic with comic potential was no easy task. Then, an old adage came to mind: Write what you know. We stared at each other blankly (something we do quite often), realizing we’d stumbled upon the idea of MID-LIFE! Baby boomers growing older, the body changing, medical issues, empty nest, divorce—sounds like a laugh riot, doesn't it? As writers, we were instinctively drawn to heavy and dramatic interpretations of those experiences, but our challenge was to limit them to one or two and make the bulk of the show more comic and upbeat.

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Bob Walton

Bob Walton and his brother, Jim, co-wrote and performed in MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, which received the 1997 Bistro Award for best musical, as well as DOUBLE TROUBLE (A Musical Tour de Farce). Their most recent collaboration is MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, which had its 2006 world premiere at The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Minnesota. Bob was co-author of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway play GAME SHOW and has directed the play in Atlantic City and Toronto. As an actor in New York, Bob has appeared as Bert Barry in the revival of 42nd STREET, THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, SHOW BOAT, CITY OF ANGELS, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK and PREPPIES.

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Jim Walton

Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, originally a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. Jim and Bob went on to collaborate on a two-actor musical, DOUBLE TROUBLE, in which they performed at Goodspeed at Chester and Stage One in Wichita, Kansas. Subsequently, DOUBLE TROUBLE was licensed through R&H Theatricals, and the musical has played in more theaters. This led to their creation of MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, which had its premiere production at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in February of 2006. Due to its great success in theaters across America, Canada and Australia, Bob and Jim wrote MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues), which will have its premiere in the summer of 2014. The brothers also wrote another musical comedy, A DAY IN GLOUCESTER, which awaits its premiere production.

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John Glaudini

orchestrator/dance arranger for DOUBLE TROUBLE

As Musical Director: for Musical Theatre West-- SWEENEY TODD (Ovation nom), ALTAR BOYZ (LA Drama Critics Circle nom), ANDREWS BROTHERS (Ovation Award nom), I LOVE A PIANO; For Musical Theatre Guild-- ASPECTS OF LOVE, STREET SCENE; For California Conservatory Of The Arts-- Andrew Lippa's A LITTLE PRINCESS (West Coast Premiere), DEFYING GRAVITY, A LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, CURTAINS. As arranger/ orchestrator and/or music director: HEAVEN HELP US (Florida Stage; Denver Center), THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Lamb's Theatre), I LOVE A PIANO (Denver Center, Florida Stage), PETE 'N' KEELY (John Houseman). He co-wrote the revues, ARE WE THERE YET?, A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE, and I LOVE NEW YORK (NY Bistro award for best revue) which have been playing throughout the country.

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Jeffrey Finn

original producer & co-author of GAME SHOW

Jeffrey Finn received the 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. He is also a three-time Tony Award nominee. Broadway: I’ll Eat You Last, Dead Accounts, Scandalous, Seminar, American Idiot, A View from the Bridge, Oleanna, Blithe Spirit, On Golden Pond. Off-Broadway: Game Show. Regional Productions: Seminar at the Ahmanson Theatre, Poor Behavior and Oleanna at the Mark Taper Forum, Saving Aimee at The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Subject Was Roses at The Kennedy Center. National Tours: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; On Golden Pond; The Who’s Tommy; Leader of the Pack; Tell Me on a Sunday; Promises, Promises; Company; Chess; and numerous Broadway Songbooks concert tours. In 1992 Jeffrey Finn Productions launched a corporate events company, Hot On Broadway, to produce customized corporate entertainment exclusively featuring current Broadway performers.

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