Where did you come up with the idea for the show?
MM: THE IDEA FOR THE SHOW was born years ago when Scott (my son who is the co-writer of this musical) was just a little boy. Then, in 2014 we took that idea and started expanding on it and wrote a book that was published that year and then we went further and wrote the musical of FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS that is part of this year's New York Fringe Festival.
Was Fairy Tale Christmas the Musical ever performed anywhere else?
MM: This is the FIRST TIME EVER this show has been staged and performed. We wanted the Fringe Festival audiences to fall in love with the show and the songs in it so we went to Nashville and recorded the instrumental tracks that the actors could sing to and asked the illustrator of the book to create the backdrops we could project on a screen.
What else have you written?
As a songwriter I've written and produced 30 albums of my songs. As an author I've written 6 books. And as a playwright I've written 5 musicals.
Have any of your plays been produced on stage?
MM: About a decade ago a musical I wrote with my friend Kevin Kelly had a limited run Off Broadway (at 37 ARTS). The idea behind that musical, THE ARK, is that the inside of the theatre is Noah's Ark and the audience are the animals. It's a really fun family show.