|The cast of 'Enter Love'|
Although she spends her time behind the scenes, Lynn Lupold’s life is on the stage under the bright lights and in front of the entire audience. As the composer, lyricist and co-director of the musical ‘Enter Love,’ she watches as actors bring her songs and, ultimately, her own experiences to life at The Blue Theater.
|Lynn Lupold, composer, lyricist and|
co-director of 'Enter Love'
“I told [the actors] that my life is out there on the stage through these songs,” says Lupold, who’s also the founder of the theater company, Red Boat Productions. “‘Enter Love’ was by no means meant to be autobiographical but each song has meaning to me – these are my own experiences so it’s very personal.”
And indeed it should. A former principal at Lawrence North High School and Lafayette Jefferson High School, the Indiana-based composer’s enthusiasm for academia seems rivaled only by her passion for music. Despite her formal training as a professional musician at Butler University, Lupold eschews the rigors of classical music for another form of performance art: cabaret. “The classical style was never something I enjoyed but as an educator I certainly enjoyed being a part of musicals,” she recalls.
|Jason Bowen, actor and founding member|
of Quest Theatre Ensemble