Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
            ~Charles Caleb Colton

Hello, Helen friends!  I know it's been way too long.  Believe it or not, I'm just starting to recover from the past year.  And since I am enjoying reading books, gardening, cooking, sleeping, doing yoga, watching films, working my multiple jobs and writing new shows, I won't be going back to blogging on a daily basis anytime soon.  But, I do do miss this blog...and I miss you...and I miss being able to maintain our connection, so there will be more blogs to come from time to time. 

Especially since the development of Helen on 86th St., and the Stamper & Kempskie writing team's career have only just begun.  Phase 2 is underway and I know there will be exciting news to share and more stories "from the trenches" to enlighten you with as our "baby" continues to mature and grow.

For today, I just HAD to share this with you.  It seems as though this happy little Helen blog and the idea of chronicling the process of "raising" and mounting a show has taken hold in the "industry."  In fact, there is a heavy-hitting producer who has just started his daily blog about the ins and outs of producing a musical that will be opening this fall on Broadway.

Check it out here.

Something tells me this won't be the first time that Helen can be credited with "breaking new ground."  At least, not if I can help it.

Stay tuned for more on Helen's "toddler years" in the next few months (hopefully, we will sail through the "terrible twos")...and for some samples from the awesome DIY "Original Cast Recording"  we made a few weeks ago.

Til' then--Happy Summer!