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Author, Lyricist and Composer:

Don Magyar

Editor and Consultant:

Kirk Martin

Produced by:

“Foundation To Empower Marriage” (FEM)

Inspired and Guided by Humanology®

(the science of understanding human nature)

© 1997-2016, Don Magyar

(407) 761-4734

don@prosg.com

MagyarMusic.com

Humanology.com

EmpowerMarriage.com

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About…

It's Not About Love

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… a contemporary musical play about marriage.  











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Foundation to Empower Marriage is a non-profit organization dedicated to educate high school seniors on how emotions work and how to use that knowledge to form and maintain successful long term personal relationships including marriage.

It's Not About Love is a musical written for high school and college students. It reveals the secret to success in romance and fulfillment in marriage. It's message is based on the knowledge and discoveries of Humanology®.

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What makes “It's Not About Love” family friendly?

Think Hallmark® and Disney®.

The story is personally and socially empowering.


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What makes “It's Not About Love” contemporary?

The story is about you.

Traditional elements are missing.

Modern elements abound.


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There are Six Forms of Theater

Note: The various forms of theater differ in the way they tell a story.

A “Symphony” tells a story by way of instrumental music. Emotions are conveyed but, without words or movement, the story is vague at best.

A “Ballet” tells a story by way of dance, movement and instrumental music. There are no words, so patrons are required to guess about the details.

An “Opera” tells a story by way of dialogue set to melodies or recited in an unnatural pitch or tone. Characters sing throughout the performance.

A “Musical” tells a story by way of dialogue, dance and “show tunes.” The emphasis is on choreography and fanfare over storytelling and songwriting.

Note: Not all lyric and melody compositions are “songs.” Jingles, ditties, arias, recitative, rap, tunes and “show tunes” have different features and functions.

A “Play” tells a story by way of dialogue. Characters share their thoughts, feelings and desires through soliloquy, monologue or aside.

A “Musical Play” tells a story by way of dialogue. Characters share their thoughts, feelings and desires with the audience through “songs.”

Note: “Songs” have strong melodies, are structured, are sung with precision by vocalists, are not acted out, can stand alone, and have wide (radio) appeal.

See “Summary/FAQs” for more information on nomenclature.


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Alternative Forms of Theater have a Limited Following

Note: The following three forms of theater suffer in popularity because of their respective deficiencies (as cited below). Consequently, they typically need private donations, corporate sponsorship and government funding to survive.

Symphonies” are not popular because the story is unclear. Without words or movement to tell the story, the audience is left unaware and in the dark.

Ballets” are not popular because the story being told is without details. The lack of words leaves the audience guessing, uncertain and unfulfilled.

Plays” are not popular because they are one-dimensional. Music is an inextricable and enjoyable part of life. Why not include music in a play?

Note: Although the following two forms of theater have sponsored many successful works, generally they suffer in popularity for the reasons stated.

Operas” are not popular because singing dialogue feels unnatural, and long unbroken musical orations makes for a trying and tedious experience.

Musicals” are not popular because it is hard to identify with over-the-top characters dancing and moving about the stage belting out “show tunes.”

See “Summary/FAQs” for more information on nomenclature.


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Why the “Musical Play” has Universal Appeal

Musical Plays” enjoy universal appeal for the following reasons:

  1. Unlike “Symphonies,” a specific and substantive story is told.

  2. Unlike “Ballets,” the story told is rounded and embellished with details.

  3. Unlike “Operas,” spoken dialogue provides realism, calm and balance.

  4. Unlike “Musicals,” characters react and respond as do regular people.

  5. Unlike “Musicals,” vocalists sing structured “songs” with precision.

  6. Unlike “Plays,” “songs” connect characters with the audience.

  7. Unlike “Plays,” “songs” break the monotony of continuous dialogue.

Note: Although technically not musical theater, the “Music Concert” is the most popular form of live entertainment. Still, many would-be patrons do not attend them because of a glaring deficiency that is absent in the “Musical Play.”

  1. Unlike “Music Concerts,” patrons do not clap and sing to the music, or dance or stand on their chairs. Civility makes the “Musical Play” an attractive alternative to the typical rowdy and unruly “Music Concert.”

Note: The “Musical Play” is arguably the ultimate form of live entertainment.

See “Summary/FAQs” for more information on nomenclature.


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