I’ve titled it “the NewOld Me” and the disc contains ten songs I wrote with collaborator Kenneth Kacmar.  We were honored to have some of theatre’s most amazing artists sing
on this project.  A few of the extraordinary performers singing my songs are: Lillias White, Judy Blazer, Cheyenne Jackson, Marty Thomas, Shayna Steele and Alysha Umphress.  The CD is NOT for sale and can only be obtained by me by contacting me here.

[posted January 9, 2008]

 
  1.   MY DEMO CD IS FINALLY FINISHED!  YEAH!!

My collaborator, Kenneth Kacmar, and I had TWO songs in the musical revue, ROADKILL (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS).  Ken and I were even asked to write the show’s opening number!  It was called “Everybody Loves a Love Song” and revolves around a dewy-eyed Disney-esque ingénue whose outlook on love is shattered by a group of comically cynical New Yorkers. 
(Everyone can relate to that, right?!)   Roadkill also included our song, “All the Cute Ones,” sung by one of NYC’s fiercest, new diva, April Nixon.  Roadkill (and Other Love Songs) benefited the Wing & Drop Theatre Co., and played on March 26th and 27th at Triad Theatre.  For more info, please visit www.winganddropco.com.

[posted on March 15, 2008]

 
  1.   MORE SONGS, MORE SHOWS!

Ken and I were asked to write songs for several great new projects!  We just completed a funny, new number called “Attitude” for a solo show by the extraordinary April Nixon, 1998 Olivier Award Nominee for Damn Yankees in London.  April, who also
appeared on Broadway in Cats, Tommy and Smokey Joe’s Café, is creating a one-woman show called BREAKTHROUGH, which she will debut at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on May 12th and 19th.  In addition to “Attitude,” April will also be singing another of our songs, “All the Cute Ones,” in BREAKTHROUGH.  Prior to all of this, April is performing “All the Cute Ones” as part of her engagement at The Ritz bar/cabaret on Tuesday evenings during the month of March. 

[posted on March 1, 2008]

 
  1.   WHEN IT RAINS...!!

I have been asked to contribute material for the World Premiere of a new musical!  The show is called HIGH HAIR & JALAPENOS! and they are using my song “Rotten Love” — a personal favorite of mine since it is one of only two songs for which I wrote both music and lyrics! HH&J is being billed as
“a satirically funny, fast-paced romp through all things Texan” and the San Antonio Current praised “Rotten Love” for being “a tribute to quintessential Southern infidelity.” The show is currently scheduled to run through the month of August at the Cameo Theatre in San Antonio.

[posted on August 10, 2008]

 
  1. YEE HAW!  THERE’S ROTTEN LOVE IN TEXAS!!

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BOYS WILL BE BOYS will get TWO productions in California this year! My show will have its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s wonderful New Conservatory Theatre Center as part of its Pride Series starting May 21. The show will then be followed by a second production at the fabulous Theatre Out in Santa Ana opening in October. 
When it played in NYC, BOYS was hailed as “New York’s most OUT-rageous musical revue.”  NEXT MAGAZINE wrote: “BOYS WILL BE BOYS is one of New York’s gayest shows!  The songs are so good, and most notable for the clever lyrics of Joe Miloscia. After playing to packed houses, it should return soon.”  I guess they heard that all the way in California. [posted on December 10, 2009]
 

“BOYS WILL BE BOYS is the gayest show ever! Chock-full of innuendo, Pride flags and can-do spirit, BOYS embraces show-queen stereotypes and sashays right over the top in a campy ninety minutes of song, dance and skits. Stylistically, the songs range from toe-tapping show tunes to power ballads, but it also has some beautiful, quiet moments that reference what it's like to be gay and what is serious about our lives.”              — The SF Chronicle


“BOYS WILL BE BOYS is a delicious piece of taffy, a mouthful of pink cotton candy. And soooo gay! The show is the gayest and the rainbow-proudest program you will come across. It also has the world’s longest opening number. Purposely so.) And filled with so many double-entendres, you’re advised you leave the kiddies and your doddering maiden Aunt Mildred home! BOYS proves to be a charming ensemble piece that people will love.” — Bay Times


“BOYS WILL BE BOYS proves to be great escapism — just the break we all need. Creators Joe Miloscia and Kenneth Kacmar have created a fun little romp that has been adapted to appeal to a San Francisco crowd. A sweet little musical.” 

— The SF Examiner


“In the Forbidden Broadway vein, Miloscia provides parody lyrics that spin off the original.” — The Bay Area Reporter


“A winner!  Clever, humorous, ridiculous and plaintive lyrics.   It is always a joy to listen.”— Theatreworld Internet Magazine


[posted on June 8, 2010]

  1.   BOYS TO PLAY IN SAN FRAN AND L.A. (ADJACENT)!!

  1.   PRAISE FOR BOYS IN SAN FRANCISCO!!

BOYS a smash at NYMF!!!

BOYS WILL BE BOYS had its SoCa premiere at the amazing Theatre Out under the direction and choreography of Frankie Marrone

and musical direction of Stephen Amundson. With a cast that featured Andrea Dennison-Laufer, Jared Kaitz, Alex Mohadjer, Dustin Thompson and Bryan White, these BOYS (and girl) took SoCa by storm!  [posted on Dec, 2011]

 

“A mixture of Broadway parodies, over-the-top high-jinks, funny tunes with an endless parade of double-entendres, and even a few touching moments. Filled with the fun you might get from a gay, underground sketch comedy troupe… featuring a steady stream of tunes that celebrate (and sometimes expose) the complexities, joys and disappointments of living the modern gay life. The songs are playful and clever, much of them hilarious. The audience erupts in a non-stop avalanche of laughs… And, as silly as this show is, it also has a lot of tender moments, as in the understated ‘Happy and Gay’ and heartbreaking ‘Giant’. Incredibly moving. BOYS, a boastful celebration of gay life, comes in the form of a charmingly sassy musical comedy.” — Broadway World


“BOYS is a heck of a lot of fun! This ‘OUT-rageous New Musical Revue’ now gets its Southern California premiere in an all-around terrific production at Theatre Out. With libretto and lyrics by Joe Miloscia and music by Kenneth Kacmar, the songs are clever takeoffs on musical theater standards… There’s not a weak link in Theatre Out’s production. It’s been a fine season of shows for Theatre Out, including three standout musicals: Tick, Tick…Boom!, Zanna, Don’t! and now, Boys Will Be Boys, thanks to which Gay-D-D sufferer Ishmael Gonzalez has good reason to smile—if he can just stay focused, that is." — StageSceneLA


“This show is hilarious! Great for any musical theater buff & non-theater buff. A truly fun night at the theater!” (Member — 5 Stars) “Clever and smart entertainment…loved it!” (Christopher Becker — 5 Stars) “It was great, great, great!” (Jessica — 5 Stars) “Great show!” (Linda Long — 5 Stars) “Thought it was fantastic!” (MWeaver92630 — 5 Stars) “Loved it!” (Ryan — 5 Stars) “Was a very good show. The cast was excellent. Lots of good music and lots of laughs.” (Roberta Riley — 5 Stars) —— Goldstar Audience Reviews

[posted on Dec, 2011]

  1.   RAVES FOR BOYS IN SO CA!!

  1.   BOYS IN SO CA!!

BOYS WILL BE BOYS was part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival

in NYC this past July 17-26


I am thrilled to report that BOYS was one of only five shows (out of more than 50) to have its run extended, have every performance completely sold out, garner some amazing reviews,

exceed our online fundraising goal, and receive offers to present the show at other venues!


My most heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who made this possible. I couldn’t be happier!!!!


for more info on the show, click here

I was a guest on the wonderful

Music Power Hour

with Austin Marolla & Sloan Wainwright


Two adoring friends.  Two talented performing singer-songwriters and two powerful healers – with one voice! Each week, the Music Power Hour with Austin Marolla and Sloan Wainwright shines a light on all aspects of music and it’s limitless healing possibilities. They interview artists and enjoy songs from the past, present and future — from Boston Pops to Kirtan with Krishna Das, from Broadway musicals to folk songs, from Contemporary Pop to Blues to Jazz.  They discuss hot topics, like art as artistry, harmony as healing and music as medicine. 

On Thursday, October 10th, I was the show’s special guest. The theme of that day’s program was “Transportation” and featured a fantastic song list, which included I Drove All Night, Fast Car, Rock the Boat, Peace Train, Chasing Cars, Big Yellow Taxi — plus a gorgeous new song by Austin called To Your Heart — among others. The set list also included my songs Giant and I Will Make It Through.


Over the course of one hour, we discussed topics ranging from my songwriting process and personal inspirations to my theatre company and recent production of my musical BOYS WILL BE BOYS. I had a blast! You can hear the show by clicking HERE.


It was a true honor and joy to be a part of the program. Huge thanks to Austin for letting me a part of this extraordinary show!!!