Theater Seminar: Side by Side with the Creative Team of Company
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The last date listed for Signature Seminar Package: Side by Side with the Creative Team of Company was May 1, 8, 15, 17, 19 and 20, 2013.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's Seven Guitars is a haunting exploration of the African-American experience in 20th-century America. The year is 1948, and blues singer Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton has just been released from jail. He's ready to jump-start his life -- in work and in love -- but fate intervenes in disastrous ways. Floyd's tale leads to the stories of other African Americans who share a neighborhood and dreams for a brighter future. Filled with lush language and remarkable characters, this rich, riveting drama is one of Wilson's most beloved -- and unforgettable -- works. No Rules Theatre Company's production of Seven Guitars is directed by Michele Shay, who was nominated for the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in the Broadway production of this very same show. Learn More
Session 1: Revisiting** *_*Company*_* *
May 1, 7:30-8:30pm_
This isn’t the first time Signature’s done Company_. Following Signature’s production of Company_ in 1993, it produced a concert version in 2001. Director Eric Schaeffer will share his vision for _Company: why he’s revisiting it, why this show has proven to be so popular for over 40 years, and how this production will differ from any other production of Company. *
Session 2: The Sound of Sondheim**
*_May 8, 7:30-9:00pm__
Spend an evening with Eric Schaeffer, musical director John Kalbfleisch, and members of the cast to discuss the mastermind behind not only _Company, but Sweeney Todd_, Assassins_, Sunday in the Park with George, and countless others as well. Listen to selections from Company and discuss with others the power of Sondheim’s work and why and how Sondheim has become Signature’s signature. *
Session 3: Tech Rehearsal**
*_May 15, 7:00-9:00pm__
_The sets, props, lights, costumes, and actors all come together to bring this Tony Award®–winning musical to life. Watch a technical rehearsal as all the elements are integrated into “the production.”
Session 4: The Music*
*_May 17, 12:00-1:30pm__
_It’s called a “sitz probe.” This is the first rehearsal where the actors and the orchestra meet and make music together under the direction of Jon Kalbfleisch. *
Session 5: The Final Dress Rehearsal**
*_May 19, 7:30pm__
You’ve heard the music, you’ve seen rehearsal, you’ve discussed the show. Now, join Signature Theatre as a part of _Company’s first audience at the “invited dress.” See how the production comes together as the final element – the audience – is added. Be there front and center.
Session 6: The Finale*
*_May 20, 6:30 – 7:30pm__
Join director Eric Schaeffer in Signature’s Mead Lobby for a bite to eat and share a conversation about the _Company experience. Exchange your comments, questions, and critiques.