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.
A computer graphics wunderkind, April worked at MAGI, the company that produced the computer animations in the original movie TRON for Disney. 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 when Central City Opera asks her to join their board of directors.
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 Hebrides island off the northwest coast of Scotland.
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 has accumulated 12 award nominations for music theatre excellence, including: five Off-Broadway Awards and seven Regional Broadway World Awards.
April AlsupDenver, ColoradoSpring 2019