ERIC ANDRIST served as producer, stage manager, box office manager, company manager and many other positions for the Musical Theatre Guild for 4 1/2 years. He made his directorial debut with The Musical Theatre Guild’s hit concert production of FALSETTOS in June of 1998. Eric is a native of Southern California and began his theatrical career in 1980 as a stagehand working for the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera. He quickly moved his way up the ladder working as a production assistant, assistant Stage Manager and Production Stage Manager. He has worked on over 30 musical productions since then also taking on the titles of Prop Master and Season Ticket manager. He began his writing career in 1985 with his partner, Jeff Rizzo, on a children’s revue entitled WHO AM I? They have written several Christmas songs including a 14 minute choral work entitled CANTATA—THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS, a new musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, two children's books "Will You Be My Father?" and "Mom In The Moon" and is currently finishing up a new children's Christmas story.
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by Eric Andrist & Adrea Gibbs (illustrator)
Bullying continues to be an issue for many children. "Lunch Money," based on the real-life experience of the author, tells the story of how finally deciding to ask for guidance becomes a lesson in standing up for one's self. While told in simple language and artwork, the message will not be lost on anyone, child or adult, who reads it. A relevant tale for today about taking control and not lett
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