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Director’s Brief: “Cagney” and Concert Productions

Happy Opening Night!


Wow. I have been delinquent in my blogging. So sorry.


Cagney opens tonight. It has been a whirlwind—rehearsing and refining this charming piece. The technical elements are incredible. Twelve actors and more than 150 costumes?! You kind of have to see it to believe it, and I hope you will.


All the while, work on the rest of the season continues. We have completed casting for The Lifespan of a Fact, and almost completed casting for our concert musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.


Speaking of the concert… I have been scolded of late for mis-describing our “Concert Production.” It is more than a concert, yet not a full production. But if you are imagining chairs and evening gowns, think again. The actors are up on their feet, singing and dancing just like a “regular” show; it’s just that they sometimes have their scripts in their hands. Hmm, how does that work? Well, come and join the fun and find out for yourself.


I have also begun casting for The Play That Goes Wrong and Mary Stuart. I head to New York next week for auditions and meetings with playwrights for this season’s Play-by-Play new-play reading series. Obviously, there is much more to tell, but I have to get ready for opening night!


More next week!


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