Director's Note Simple. This was my vision for our production. Charles Schulzs gang of Peanuts range from ages six to nine and yet they make such candid observations about the world around us as to make us laugh at life and even ourselves. The beloved characters help us step back and see things as a child would: simply. I have loved working with this gang of Peanuts! Each rehearsal was filled with a lot of laughter. We have taken You're a … [Read more...] about You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Director's Note Shakespeare's plays have been with us for 500 years because he understood the human condition. Whether it was the conflict in his great tragedies and historical dramas or in this case his delightful electric comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, his narratives are still relevant. Tonight's production is an exploration of the absurdities of love and attraction... "Lord, what fools these mortals be." ~Kevin Dudley A Midsummer … [Read more...] about A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Director's Note The story of The Secret Garden is beautiful, timeless, and beloved by millions of people. At first, the characters are hard and miserable but through working and learning to love and care, they change right before your eyes into beautiful people. This musical version is my personal favorite rendition of The Secret Garden. It has been a joy to work with this amazing cast and crew and implement my vision for this production. I … [Read more...] about The Secret Garden
Director's Note How true is the story of Aladdin in our own lives! We have all followed the journey of finding ourselves and being true to that person within. I remember as a youth how hard it was to do just that. As many other young people, I wanted to be popular and fit in. I also remember how quickly that road became stale and eventually I had to face that who I was, was just fine. Once I figured that out, how free and happy I felt because at … [Read more...] about Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Director's Note "All I want, more than anything in the world, is to be like other kids... with folks of my own." Annie's optimistic journey to find her parents in the face of pessimistic times is one of the most beloved stories in musical theatre. How relevant her story is today! She continually finds the silver lining in her trials and never gives up. I love Warbuck's discovery that "Something was Missing" is his life that seemed to have … [Read more...] about Annie, 2009