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USF Faculty & Alumni Unite for AI-Powered Pop-Rock Musical in NYC

University of South Florida professors and alumni team up for a groundbreaking pop-rock musical adaptation of "The Vampire." This innovative project features lyrics inspired by artificial intelligence and a captivating score by Dr. Clint Randles, Professor of Music Education and Co-Director of Contemporary Commercial Music at USF. The script adaptation is a team effort by Dr. Patrick M. Finelli, Professor in the School of Theatre & Dance, and Douglas Hall, Assistant Professor of Theatre who also steps into the director's chair for "The Vampire."

Matthew Knight, Ph.D., Curator of the Boucicault Collection at USF, played a vital role by transcribing the original manuscript. This ambitious production exemplifies the College of The Arts' dedication to artistic exploration and features the talents of our esteemed faculty and alumni.

An industry reading of “The Vampire” will happen on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Intrigued by this unique musical and the USF team bringing it to life? Visit BroadwayWorld for the full story!