I am excited to share that I am putting on my director's hat for a bit these next few months and it started this past weekend!
It was a creatively wonderful whirlwind weekend at Blackfriars Theatre! Beginning Friday night, Blackfriars held the first ever musical theatre festival here in Rochester and I had the pleasure of directing one of the musicals. It was an incredibly rewarding day, surrounded by giving, talented, kind, people.
I am also thrilled to share that I will be co-directing Assassins at Blackfriars Theatre this fall! Here are the details of the show below!
I can't wait to get started on this one!
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Directed by Danny Hoskins & Janine Mercandetti
Musical Direction by Andy Pratt
DATES: September 2 through 24, 2016
“It’s a brilliant show, filled with dark, demented humor.” – Associated Press
Touted as “bold, disturbing, and alarmingly funny,” Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Join us for a gritty, stark and visceral ‘re-imaging’ of this multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force tailored specifically for the Blackfrairs stage!