The Boy in the Boat
Well, hi there! I'm Richard Ford,

Welcome to the website for my new musical, The Boy in the Boat, inspired by my experiences in Hurricane Harvey and inspiring stories from around Houston. What gets us through a 1 in a million flood? Find out how we got through it in this mostly live online event.  (Hint: it's about community.)
Why an online musical event?

With the global pandemic putting live theatre on hold for a while, I had to look at how I'm going to get people to see this work when its August 2020 performances were no longer possible. We're still working out the details, and  online theatre is certainly a brave new world! 

My son and dog as we evacuate in our boat.

Exciting! How will you do it?

So far, what we've some up with is the event will consist of original songs featuring singers from around the country, discussions of the project and the flood, designs, and a Q&A with the creative team.

Featuring Broadway as well as Houston-based performers from their living rooms, this will be a new show in a unique format that is somewhere between World Premiere and your own personal backers' audition. 


Book, music, and lyrics are by me (Richard Ford) a Meyerland/Houston-resident and my favorite collaborator and friend, Mark Wilder. (As a side note, he lives in Seattle...) We've been writing together for a long-time and can't wait to share this with you all. We'll be joined by the other creative team members. We'll post their names as their confirmed. 

This is me.

When and where will it be?

When: September 18, 2020



Where: Zoom
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The Boy in the Boat

Well, hi there! I'm Richard Ford,

Welcome to the website for my new musical, The Boy in the Boat, inspired by my experiences in Hurricane Harvey and inspiring stories from around Houston. What gets us through a 1 in a million flood? Find out how we got through it in this mostly live online event.  (Hint: it's about community.)

Why an online musical event?

With the global pandemic putting live theatre on hold for a while, I had to look at how I'm going to get people to see this work when its August 2020 performances were no longer possible. We're still working out the details, and  online theatre is certainly a brave new world! 

My son and dog as we evacuate in our boat.

Exciting! How will you do it?

So far, what we've some up with is the event will consist of original songs featuring singers from around the country, discussions of the project and the flood, designs, and a Q&A with the creative team.

Featuring Broadway as well as Houston-based performers from their living rooms, this will be a new show in a unique format that is somewhere between World Premiere and your own personal backers' audition. 


Book, music, and lyrics are by me (Richard Ford) a Meyerland/Houston-resident and my favorite collaborator and friend, Mark Wilder. (As a side note, he lives in Seattle...) We've been writing together for a long-time and can't wait to share this with you all. We'll be joined by the other creative team members. We'll post their names as their confirmed. 

This is me.

When and where will it be?

When: September 18, 2020


Where: Zoom
If you sign-up for the mailing list below,

you'll be in the loop for all
of the announcements and news.
Signing-up will get you all the news and details as well some surprises.
SPAM emails are worse than the edible SPAM.
I promise to keep your email address safe and sound.
Community is how we get through the worst.

Help us create the show and share the heart-warming community with as many people as possible. When you buy a ticket below, you'll be listed in the video stream and
recording (includes your free zoom link)

Tickets to the live stream show are FREE! And we're professionals working with professionals. And we'll be donated a portion of the proceeds to ongoing flood relief in Houston (It's gonna flood again!) If you're in a position to "buy" a ticket, that would be HUGE and we'll be forever grateful!

For $25, you get the ticket for everyone in your household and you get mentioned in the video and program (which you can also download), invited to the zoom "Post-Show Party," and some surprise gifts that we're "cooking up. "

For $100, you get the stuff in the $25 group plus we'll send you a printed copy of the show program,a digital download of songs from the show, and a personalized video thank you card.

For $500, you get the stuff in the other groups plus we'll send you a signed copy of sheet music page from the show, a CD of songs from the show, and we will feature you as a "producer" on the video and in the program. To boot we'll take you to a virtual lunch (DoorDashed to your house!) 

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Want to get more involved or offer more support? Do you produce shows on Broadway or a Regional theatre? We'd love to talk to you!
Click "Pick me" below.

Community is how we get through the worst.

Help us create the show and share the heart-warming community with as many people as possible. When you buy a ticket below, you'll be listed in the video stream and
recording (includes your free zoom link)

Tickets to the live stream show are FREE! And we're professionals working with professionals. And we'll be donated a portion of the proceeds to ongoing flood relief in Houston (It's gonna flood again!) If you're in a position to "buy" a ticket, that would be HUGE and we'll be forever grateful!

For $25, you get the ticket for everyone in your household and you get mentioned in the video and program (which you can also download), invited to the zoom "Post-Show Party," and some surprise gifts that we're "cooking up. "

For $100, you get the stuff in the $25 group plus we'll send you a printed copy of the show program,a digital download of songs from the show, and a personalized video thank you card.

For $500, you get the stuff in the other groups plus we'll send you a signed copy of sheet music page from the show, a CD of songs from the show, and we will feature you as a "producer" on the video and in the program. To boot we'll take you to a virtual lunch (DoorDashed to your house!) 

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Want to get more involved or offer more support? Do you produce shows on Broadway or a Regional theatre? We'd love to talk to you! Click "Pick me" below.

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