Directing Resume

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Representative Credits
(download pdf version of this page here;  full resume [100+ credits] here)

West Side Story, TrueNorth Cultural Arts, 2013
“The results are electrifying”  — Christine Howey, RAVE AND PAN

The Miracle Worker, TrueNorth Cultural Arts, 2013
“Fresh and involving…granular direction…an avalanche of emotion” — Christine Howey, RAVE AND PAN

Gruesome Playground Injuries, Ensemble Theatre, 2012
“Filled with humor, pathos and self-awareness” – Andrea Simakis, THE PLAIN DEALER

The Bluest Eye, Karamu House Theatre, 2012
“A most absorbing evening” – Fran Heller, CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS

Company, Fairmount PAC, 2011
[Company] “bests the New York Philharmonic” [star-studded revival] – Don Rosenberg, THE PLAIN DEALER

A Little Night Music, Fairmount PAC, 2011
“Captivating…Sternfeld captures the show’s swirling beauty” – Don Rosenberg, THE PLAIN DEALER

Baby, TrueNorth Cultural Arts, 2010
“Sternfeld’s direction….makes this a very special evening of musical theatre” – Ray Berko, TIMES NEWSPAPERS

Yellowman, Karamu House Theatre, 2009
“Notable theatrical event…full of joy and sadness and surprise” – Tony Brown, THE PLAIN DEALER

Peter Pan,
Beck Center, 2008
“Extravaganza…a sterling production…amazing…something to crow about” – Fran Heller, CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS

This Is How It Goes, Bang & Clatter Theatre, 2008
“Smart, tenacious, and cleverly staged production that is not to be missed” – Bob Abelman, CHAGRIN VALLEY TIMES

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Beck Center, ‘05-‘07
“Polished … directed with discipline and detail” – Tony Brown, THE PLAIN DEALER

A Shayna Maidel, JCC Theatre, 2007
“Humor and pathos…soul cleansing tears to all eyes” – Tony Brown, THE PLAIN DEALER

South Pacific, JCC Theatre, 2005
“Handsome enough to be a Broadway revival…strong performances” – Linda Eisenstein, THE PLAIN DEALER

Proof, Geauga Lyric Theatre, 2004
“The best show to grace the Geauga Theater stage during our years there.” – Chuck & Stacy Burris, Past Presidents

Ragtime, the musical, JCC Theatre, 2004
“Startling achievement … gorgeously professional and emotionally powerful” – Carolyn Jack, THE PLAIN DEALER

Underneath the Lintel, Caesar’s Forum, 2004
“An obscure gem…witty, insightful…quite funny…expertly helmed” – Christine Howey, CLEVELAND SCENE

Of Mice and Men, Beck Center, 2004
“Powerfully effective and professional” – Linda Eisenstein, THE PLAIN DEALER

Fiddler on the Roof, Cain Park Summer Theatre, 2003
“Exuberant and moving…fresh, endearing” – Carolyn Jack, THE PLAIN DEALER

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,  Dobama Theatre, 2003
“As full of laughs as Zabars is full of lox…[Fred Sternfeld] has a sure hand” – Tony Brown, THE PLAIN DEALER

Saturday Night, Beck Center, 2002
“A model of theatrical craftsmanship…warm and engaging” – Carolyn Jack, THE PLAIN DEALER

Man of La Mancha, Halle Theatre, 2002
“A dream…an engaging night in the theatre…exceptional cast” – Jacqueline Gerber, THE PLAIN DEALER

Conversations With My Father, Halle Theatre, 2001
“A hard-edged comedy bordering on epic” “a finely seasoned cast” – Keith Joseph, CLEVELAND SCENE

Bad Seed, Ensemble Theatre, 2001
“It all pays off in a big way…a chilling second act…pulse-pounding dilemmas” –  Linda Eisenstein, THE PLAIN DEALER

The Sound of Music, Cain Park Summer Theatre, 2001
“Revelatory moments…pure transcendent musical theatre” – Linda Eisenstein, THE PLAIN DEALER

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Dobama Theatre, 2000
“Sparkles under the masterful hand of director Fred Sternfeld…hypnotic” – Tony Brown, THE PLAIN DEALER

Broadway Bound,
Stroum Jewish Community Center, Seattle, 1989  “A vivid, professional production”  –Wayne Johnson, SEATTLE TIMES

Crossing Delancey, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Seattle, 1989  “Quick and bright…and the working out of the romance is touching.” –Wayne Johnson, SEATTLE TIMES


 

 

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