The original musical was written by award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin and is about pre-teen Magnolia Donovan who "sees things", much to the dismay of her father Leo. Along with her Nana, Magnolia and Leo head to an old inn in Vermont for a getaway. There they encounter two families who have been chosen by world renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn to get specialized on-site training. After Nana convinces Skylar to let Magnolia join, the psychic kids develop their skills while helping a separated ghost family lost in the afterlife. To face her demons, Magnolia must believe in herself to exorcise the Shadow Man and save the ghost family.
How it was filmed
Filmed during Covid-19 Lockdown
After Covid canceled three different productions of my work plus a London concert, I was thrilled to partner with The Prep and figure out how to turn my original musical PSYKIDZ into a film, but done digitally and remotely. I knew that the Prep talent would be top-notch as many of the students there have been on Broadway/tour or done extensive TV/film/voiceover work. I also knew that the students needed an outlet to perform, to be in a show as many of them had their school or professional shows canceled, too. So we have embarked on a brand new journey of musical theatre storytelling and the process has been so uplifting."