(1.09) Director Choreographer - Valerie Easton
Every musical needs a steady hand at the wheel, a leader that can shape and guide the production through rehearsals and tech and make opening night a success. The director of the show must wear many hats. Sometimes calm, sometimes fierce, sometimes both, but ultimately they must gather the people onboard the ship, and be responsible for the journey and destination. But there are also directors that add choreography to their plates and have to successfully do the work of 2 people in a production. Today on March 27th, World Theatre Day, we talk about this process with one of Vancouver's most well known director/choreographers Valerie Easton. We will talk about the challenges and rewards of directing and choreographing musical theatre, and also talk about her next show "Anything Goes" with Royal City Musical Theatre, where she must literally get the cast onboard the ship and successfully to opening night April 8th. So join us because there's no cure like travel from the pit.