Staging Revivals: Marcia Milgram Dodge and Chet Walker
At the SDCF 2013 Emerging Artist Symposium on Musicals on May 20, 2013, internationally-acclaimed director/choreographers Chet Walker and Marcia Milgrom Dodge shared their expertise of applying a fresh perspective to the revival of a musical subsequent to an iconic production. They share their personal artistic processes, the questions they ask of a piece, and their thoughts on casting actors’ familiar with prior productions. This candid and humorous conversation, with personal anecdotes from past productions led by Bob Fosse and others, offers an enlightening glimpse into the world of revivals. Listen as these deeply knowledgeable artists proffer advice on interpreting a classic piece of musical theatre as if it were a new work, using innovative research techniques, and breaking popular character preconceptions when casting a revival.