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Developing Musicals

Date: Jul 23, 2012


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On July 23, 2012, Director Stafford Arima (2012 revisal of Carrie, Altar Boyz) and Director/Choreographer Christopher Windom (Central Avenue Breakdown) spoke with SDCF Producing Director Ellen Rusconi at a Director/Choreographer Network panel hosted by The New York Musical Theatre Festival discussion about developing new musicals. These two artists offer their experiences in developing musicals in a variety of ways - festivals, workshops, regional productions - and share insight into his individual process, including thoughts on what can and cannot be accomplished artistically in the fast-paced festival setting. They discuss the benefits and challenges of presenting a new work in a festival such as NYMF and how a director or choreographer can best use the boundaries of a festival to advantage. Listen to this inspiring, focused discussion to explore the ins and outs of developing new musicals today.