Process of creating Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier and UW-Madison Student Org Intermission Theatre.
After seeing the 2009 Star Trek film, Connors and Elmer were inspired to create a musical parody based on the Star Trek franchise.
After establishing a main plot, Connors and Elmer played around with sample lyrics and melodies, eventually creating entire demos of songs.
Within this period of time, the majority of the script was written. Both Connors and Elmer spent significant time crafting lines and writing scenes.
Connors and Elmer tried to find a pre-existing student theatre organization to work with in producing their musical, Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier, but were unsuccessful due to creative differences.
After trying unsuccessfully to find the right organization to work with, Connors and Elmer created their own UW Madison student org dedicated to putting on original student theatrical productions.
Despite having written all the songs to piano accompaniment, Nick Connors also had to orchestrate the entire musical score for the pit orchestra.
Connors and Elmer along with a team of helpful parents and volunteers worked with a set designer to create the set for Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier. The entire set was constructed at Kimberly High School over winter break.
The cast and pit began rehearsals the last week of January.
After eight weeks of rehearsal, Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier premieres March 14-16 at the Bartell Theatre, Madison, WI.