Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares observations, insights, and updates relating to South Florida's musical environs. This week, a moving musical from a local attorney.
Most people wouldn't think of lawyers as the most tender of souls. Indeed, to succeed at their profession, they often have to be somewhat cold and calculating. So it comes as something of a surprise -- a shock actually -- to find a local attorney trying his hand at musical theater. And not only that, coming up with a tremendously touching effort at that.
The attorney, David Berman, a partner in the local tax law firm of Berman and Berman, has never had any experience in writing, composing, performing, or even playing a musical instrument. However, because the premise is drawn from real life experiences, Berman was inspired to exercise his ambitions in ways he never imagined. When his wife Marcee was battling terminal cancer a few years ago, even as their grandson was diagnosed with a form of the same disease, Berman was moved to tell the story of their life together, from their initial courtship up through his wife's ultimate passing.