Pitch-Perfect ‘Next to Normal’ Dazzles at TrueNorth Cultural Arts “Sometimes, this job takes you by surprise. Sometimes, you’re enjoying a pleasant, sunny Sunday afternoon and you walk into a theater to see a matinee rendition of a show you’ve seen done splendidly three other times. So expectations are not very high. And then, you’re blown […]
Considering that it was our inaugural year at Cleveland’s Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute, a pre-professional summer training program, things went exceptionally smoothly. The kids swarmed in, far exceeding my expectations. I suspect that this was due, in part, to the excellent reputations of our staff of instructors, and the work many of us did when […]
Big musicals, by their very nature, often require mass spectacle. But people regularly see productions of great size that leave them walking out of the theatre shaking their heads in puzzlement–they were impressed with the production values…why didn’t they like the show more? (more…)
“It takes guts to stage West Side Story…big challenges, however, never faze director Fred Sternfeld, who moves large masses of people with the decisive precision of Alaric the Visigoth. And Sternfeld is the major domo of this largely successful production at the TrueNorth Theater inSheffield Village.” — Christine Howey, RAVE AND PAN Full article
Listen to Jackie Gerber’s interview of Fred Sternfeld on WCLV 104.9 about West Side Story at TrueNorth Cultural Arts from .
Life Is A Stage For Veteran Director, by Douglas J. Guth
Watch the show trailer for Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s classic musical, COMPANY.
You’re at the first read-through. The director, with a wild gleam in his eye, leaps to his feet:, “This production will be like no Fiddler On The Roof ever seen before in human history!” Do you groan with dismay, or does your heart leap with joy? The Concept. As a theatre director, you gotta have one. […]