The Workshop, A Dress Rehearsal for Life! (musical) Eleven individuals attend a
personal development workshop with certain expectations and discover that this
experience is way more than they ever imagined.
An original concept: merging personal development with musical theatre creates a
magical and original score which is ready for production!
by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. MCC and Lynn U. Stewart, MCC
Dr. Chérie is passionate about helping people become their best selves by identifying and seeking out their true purpose. She has built her career on delivering the message of emotional safety and self development through multiple channels, reaching people on platforms and in settings that resonate with them.
Because of her experience in the performing arts, Dr. Chérie has brought her message to the big screen with LEAP: The Coaching Movie and now the stage with the touching and compelling story of self discovery in The Workshop, A Dress Rehearsal For Life! musical.
The story follows eleven hopeful participants (four men and seven women), diverse in age, ethnicity, occupation, age, sexual preference, and objectives who gather for a personal development workshop. They all long to obtain something very specific as they share their stories, some comic, some tragic but all are connected to real human challenges. Each story is brimming with pathos, humor, and the universal underlying human connection. The Workshop employs the universal themes of wanting, fearing, risking, loss, breakdown, and breakthrough as the human connectors that touch, elevate, and inspire.
The seasoned workshop leader, Randi, discovers that Nigel, an old flame of hers, is one of the participants in the workshop she is leading. Nigel’s objective is finding his frozen feelings that keep him from having a fulfilling relationship. Their actions and
songs show what they need to do to attain what they lack and want...thinness, boundaries, assertiveness, clarity, recognition, forgiveness, release, peace, and freedom from guilt, sadness, loss, and shattered dreams. The dialog and actions of the participants
show what they need to do to breakout of their personal prisons, start taking risks in order to get what they want.
As The Workshop unfolds bonds build, breakthroughs occur, and for some participants hopelessness surfaces causing hostility, separation, and acting out. The protagonist, Tamara ends Act I with a display of disdain and disgust as she threatens to leave. As the
stories unfold their human connections becomes evident as they establish bonds that make them eager to support each other in changing behaviors and getting what each one of them wants.
The Workshop (musical) uses a personal development workshop as the framework. Since the early 70's millions of individuals worldwide have experienced personal development programs and since the work has become mainstream, Millions can now relate to the experience of transformation.