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Curtain Up: Celebrating Music Theater at Princeton

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James M. Stewart '32 Theater

185 Nassau Street

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On October 8, 2016, Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music celebrate the launch of a new Program in Music Theater with a day-long symposium organized by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf, Director of the new Program in Music Theater, and a committee of faculty, alumni, students, and staff.

Join Princeton alumni, faculty, and student music theater performers, directors, writers, composers, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers, dramaturgs, and music theater historians for a series of panels on Princeton’s music theater past, present, and future.

Symposium Schedule:

10:00 a.m. | WELCOME

10:15-11:00 a.m. | HISTORY OF MUSIC THEATER AT PRINCETON
Moderators: Katie Welsh ’15, Abby Jean-Baptiste ’18, Joe Fonseca, Program Associate for Music Theater

  • Paul Anthony Stewart ’89
  • Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. ’09
  • Catherine Cohen ’13
  • Izzy Kasdin ’14
  • Ethan Heard, Lecturer in Theater

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. | “WHY MUSIC THEATER?”
Moderators: AJ Jones ’17, Kathy Zhao ’17, Emma Watkins ’18

  • Robert Lee ’92
  • Pete Mills ’95
  • Cara Reichel ’96
  • Sam Kaseta ’15

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | KEYNOTE: Jordan Roth ’97 Interview/Q & A with Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theater

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | LUNCH

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | VOCAL STYLES IN MUSIC THEATER
Instructor: Martha Elliott, Performance Faculty, Department of Music
Participants: Alex Daniels ’17, Zach Levine ’17, Jared Hopper ’18, Emma Watkins ’18
Accompanist: Marc Fishman ’17

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | COLLABORATION + DESIGN
Moderators: Sydney Becker ’17, Hillel Friedman ’18

  • Alex Mannix ’12
  • Wesley Cornwell ’16
  • Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theater
  • Anya Klepikov, Lecturer in Theater

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | CHOREOGRAPHY
Moderators: Pilar Castro ’10, Sam Gravitte ’17

  • Marlo Hunter ’99
  • Whitney Mosery ’08
  • Adam Hyndman ’12
  • Adin Walker ’16
  • Emily Libresco ’17

5:00 p.m. | RECEPTION


The Program in Music Theater is a collaboration of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater, Program in Dance, and the Department of Music.

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