My collaborators and I have thrown ourselves into our next musical based on a true-life crime. I am loving the massive amounts of research we are doing and writing for characters who were real life people who pulled off impressive (albeit illegal) acts.

Can't wait to share more with you once we've completed our first draft!

Speed dating

A.B.M. Musicals was selected to attend an upcoming Writer-Producer Speed Date facilitated by Theatre Resources Unlimited.

Becca Anderson and Julian Blackmore will be attending and pitching their holiday musical SNOW WAY OUT (written with Dan Marshall). We are grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to meeting the other writers and producers who will be in attendance.

In SNOW WAY OUT, four strangers rent a rustic cabin each hoping for a solitary holiday. Blair, heavily pregnant, is trying to avoid her parents. Divorcee Charlie didn’t get invited to Christmas this year. Sherry, a pantheistic new-age spiritualist only wants to be with the ashes of her beloved Roger. And Colin, a product of the foster care system, always spends Christmas alone. But everyone’s antisocial plans are frozen when an AirBnB glitch and unforeseen blizzard leave them trapped in the same cabin. They have to overcome differences and work together if they want to get the Christmas they were hoping for.

SNOW WAY OUT is an off-beat, 4-actor, 90-minute holiday comedy performed on a unit set with a small band (piano, drums, bass & wind). It’s great for date nights, office parties, and audiences seeking holiday entertainment that isn’t aimed at children. A relentlessly tuneful pop score pairs up with a side-splitting, farcical book and snappy lyrics by an award-winning creative team.

A blackout, holiday spirits, and mysterious body bag converge to prove that even if you do escape your family, no one escapes Christmas. There’s SNOW WAY OUT!


Becca has written several educational songs for FunKiddzTV, an online educational series. Becca's lyrics can be heard in many of their videos, and she frequently gets to work with collaborator Julian Blackmore on these songs.

You can follow FunKiddzTV on YouTube here

Here's a little bit more about FunKiddzTv:

"FunKiddzTV is designed to engage and educate kids from all over the world through a series of upbeat animated Music Videos, stories and interactive learning. Here, your child can learn everything under the sun, from ABC to Animals, colors to shapes, and so much more! Our programming is among the best at helping children learn education basics in an entertaining way Here we house one of the internet’s largest collections of educational resources, nursery rhymes for children, and cartoons for the whole family. Our content is intended help grow with your child. Enjoy our huge collection of nursery rhymes for your children, that you and baby can sing together. Make sure to subscribe today so you don't miss any of the fun!"

Femme Chose

I've been collecting my thoughts on feminism/life in urban America on a separate website I'm calling Femme Chose. At Femme Chose, I've also been interviewing female writers and sharing those conversations via a podcast called Shakespeare's Sisters (a Virginia Woolf tip of the hat). You can check it out on the site or subscribe through iTunes. Check it out, and if you like it, be sure to write a review!

If you're a female writer who'd like to be interviewed, send me an email at becca at whynotbecca dot com.


Bedtime at The Blank

My full-length play will receive a workshop reading at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood on May 4th as part of their Living Room Series presentations of new works.

I'm thrilled for this opportunity to hear this play in front of an audience for the first time and to work with theatre-makers on the West Coast.

If you're in LA, come check it out for free at 8pm on Monday, May 4th at the Blank's Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. I'd love to see you there!

Mahalo to 'Iolani School

Dan Marshall and I just returned from an incredible week as the Tam & Young Arts Chair guest teachers at 'Iolani School in Honolulu.

We taught twelve classes ranging from Finding the Writer's Voice to Quiet Subversion: Musicals of the 1960s, and we worked with over 100 students in the Upper School. The students were attentive, involved, endlessly creative, and open to dive outside of their comfort zones. For that, we'd like to say, "mahalo!"

Additionally, Dan and I were lucky enough to get to take in some of the beautiful sights of Oahu. We enjoyed surfing The Seconds, swimming in the Makapu'u Tide Pools, checking out the swap meet at Aloha Stadium, and even running the Hapalua Half-Marathon!

Ke Akua pu a hui hou!