THE PASS, a musical

London Premiere THE PASS The Playground Theatre September 29, 2018
 THE PASS is an honest and intimate look at the ups and downs of a musician working in the music business through four decades. Unwilling to compromise her ideals and vision of success, singer-songwriter Denise Marsa tells her story through 18 vignettes with her original music intertwined.    Travel with Denise as she starts her career towards the end of the 70’s through the highly volatile and emotional 80’s continuing on through the start of the tech driven 90’s into the 21st century.  From her start in her West Village studio apartment dating from 1810, to London to West Hollywood and back again, Denise shares her stories. Meet Denise the explorer, innovator, a woman drenched in tenacity; unwilling to play the game by anyone else’s rules but her own.  

Running time: 80 minutes  
Themes: Artistic Survival, Empowerment, Not Giving Up, Self-Acceptance, Self-Expression 
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Top Theory Productions Named Executive Producer for the NYC Launch of THE PASS

New York, New York— Friday, June 21, 2019 —Top Theory Productions and Denise Marsa Productions announce their collaboration on the New York production of The Pass, a musical.  Scott Finlayson, principal of Top Theory Productions, is best known for his work first as the Senior General Manager and then as the Chief Operating Officer of the Off-Broadway long-running production of Blue Man Group in the East Village. Prior to that Finlayson was the Director of Entertainment Operations at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Finlayson will prepare all finances, and handle expectations relating to budget, potential audience and earnings, as the team set out to engage a production company and investors. The goal is to book a 4-8 week run in a downtown Off-Broadway theater. (read full release on