In early 2014, April was still just a character in WYSIWYG the Musical, a composer trying to connect with the world through her music. Prior to the Musical's premiere, her character, who is transgender, would venture into the real world in search of happiness, but to no avail. Today, April and her Musicals are delighting audiences around the globe.

A computer graphics wunderkind, April worked at MAGI, the company that produced the computer animations in the original movie TRON for Disney. She was instrumental in bringing the technology to the CAD/CAM industry where it revolutionized the way companies design products. An Internet pioneer, she founded Viewmark, Colorado's first web design firm, but soon thereafter the World Wide Web becomes her conduit to log in and live out her dreams, albeit in cyberspace. Inevitably, she makes her way back to her musical roots as a board member for the beloved Central City Opera.

After the premiere of WYSIWYG, April leaps off the pages of the script and the web to assume her life in the real world. Today she lives in Denver, where she works as a composer, producer and technology innovator for the performing arts community. In 2017, she premiered, The Age of Sisyphus at the Aurora Fox Theater and is currently in the development phase of The Burgess and the Laird, a piece set on the Isle of Eigg, a small Scottish island in the Hebrides.

In 2018, April debuted her new 90 minute production of WYSIWYG at the Vintage Theater in Denver. It was a sneak peek and photo op before heading off to New York City to participate in the 10th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. It was a whirlwind for sure, but along the way the show accumulated 12 award nominations for music theatre excellence, including: five Off-Broadway Awards and seven Regional Broadway World Awards.

April Alsup playing accordion at the Cheeseman Park Pavilion

April Alsup

Denver, Colorado
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