We caught up with Robert McQueen to discuss his directing process this season – from Britta Johnson’s new Canadian musical Life After to the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Robert is the Director of New Musical Development at The Musical Stage Company and his directing credits include many of our past productions such as You Are Here, Reframed, The Wild Party, Falsettos, Caroline, or Change, and The Light in the Piazza. Don’t miss Robert’s exquisite take on Fun Home at the CAA Theatre, on stage now!
We sat down with Laura Condlln to discuss the rehearsal process for Fun Home! Laura joins the cast as Alison, a 43-year old lesbian cartoonist and the central character in the musical. Don’t miss Laura in her professional musical debut at the CAA Theatre, on stage now!
By: Robert McQueen
When Britta Johnson contacted me in December of 2015 to say that she had been awarded the Toronto Fringe Festival’s Paul O’Sullivan Award for her new musical Life After I was, of course, thrilled for her. I had first heard Britta’s theatre composition a year earlier when she participated in our annual Noteworthy session, and immediately I had became an ardent admirer of her work; so, when shortly after our first conversation, she rang me again and asked if I would direct the Fringe production, I was thrilled. More
As rehearsals for The Wild Party cruise along, we talked to Stratford Festival veteran and TV star (The CBC’s Book of Negroes) Cara Ricketts about her taking on the powerful character of Queenie and performing in her very first musical. You can even watch her in a sneak peek right here! More