the New Tomorrow
While we had planned to produce The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, JR, and Moana, JR this summer, we have decided to postpone those productions for a time when we feel we can do them justice.
Instead, Pixie Dust Players is thrilled to offer a wide variety of virtual options, including some very special, innovative productions! All of our offerings are specifically tailored to and created for this virtual/social distancing platform as we know we cannot replicate live theater over the internet.
After several successful trials and explorations over the past few months (check out our weekly video postings!), we are very excited to be able
to move forward in what we consider to be
a new branch of theater.
Additional offerings and staff announcements may be added as well! Make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date.
Learn more below!
Q. How will the virtual classes/rehearsals be run?
A. All classes and rehearsals will be held as private Zoom meetings. Each class/production will have a customized Meeting ID and Password that will be given out at the start of the session.
Q. If I auditioned for Little Mermaid or Moana do I have to reaudition?
Yes and no.
We will accept your audition videos from either of those productions, however, we may ask you to prepare material from the new show at callbacks so it may be a good idea to at least look at the show specific songs, even if you don’t want to send them in for your initial audition.
You will need to submit a new audition form.
Do I have to be willing to attend in person for any of the programs or productions?
No, there is no required in-person component for any of our workshops/classes. For the productions, we MAY do some in-person filming (from a distance) if it is deemed safe but if this is not possible for you, we can work out a solution.
Will the productions be virtual or in-person?
People Garden will be a virtual production. The script and score have been adapted specifically for this purpose.
Emma: A Pop Musical and any other productions that are announced will be rehearsed/planned as if they will be virtual productions. There is a chance that, should conditions permit, we may present portions of the show live, most likely in an outdoor setting, but we will not be able to make this decision until a later date.
Are the listed ages strict requirements?
Not necessarily. If you are interested in a production and are a bit outside the listed ages, you are welcome to audition. The ages provided are a rough suggestion of what we are looking for.
If you would like to register for a workshop program that you do not meet the age requirement for, please reach out to email@example.com for director approval.
Q. How will we get materials?
Anything that can be sent virtually will be sent via email. Anything else that you need will be mailed.
Q. What about costumes/props?
We may send you some things but for the most part, we expect you will have what you need in your homes. More specific instructions will be given out after casting.
Q. Will I know my role prior to joining the program?
Yes, role placement will be announced with your invitation to register for the program. We expect you to accept any role you are offered unless you clearly note otherwise on your audition form.
Q. How do I know which show each session of the Musical Theatre Workshops will focus on?
Participants will receive a survey a week or so before the session begins which will offer a chance to vote from a list of shows! All shows in consideration are lots of fun and will feature everyone in the program
Q. How can I make the most of the virtual program?
To participate in any of our virtual summer offerings, you must have a reliable device and internet service to get the most out of the program.
LINDSAY MARON is founder and artistic director of Pixie Dust Players. She has directed/choreographed over 50 productions since 2008. She had the honor and privilege of adapting Children of Eden into a junior version for Stephen Schwartz and Music Theatre International, which is now a licensable title. Lindsay has also worked directly with Music Theatre International, iTheatrics, and several playwrights, composers and lyricists on adapting new titles and workshopping over a dozen new productions. In addition to her work with Pixie Dust Players, Lindsay recently began working as the director and choreographer of the Millburn High School musicals (where she went to school years ago!) As a performer, Lindsay has most recently been seen as Natalie in Next to Normal (Hamilton Stage), Sophie in Mamma Mia (Cranford Dramatic Club, Villagers Theatre), and Maggie in A Chorus Line (Algonquin Arts Theatre). Graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Musical Theatre. During quarantine, Lindsay has been keeping busy writing many parodies and improving her skills at video/audio editing as we gear up for the new virtual world!
JAKE GLUCKMAN is a rising senior at Yale University. He took this past academic year off of school to sing and travel the country with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest collegiate a cappella group. Jake has studied musical theater composition under Tony-nominated composer/lyricists Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, as well as musical theater libretto writing with Marsha Norman. During his junior year at Yale, Jake premiered his first original musical, entitled My World, which was based on his brother’s experience growing up with Autism. This past fall, Jake and the original cast of My World performed an autism-friendly concert version of the show in New York City for kids with autism and their families. This concert was produced through Music For Autism, an organization that provides free and sensory-friendly concerts for kids with autism and their families. When he’s not performing or writing, Jake loves reading, attempting the NYTimes Crossword, and working on his island in Animal Crossing.
ADAM ROTHENBERG is a conductor, pianist, and music director based in New York City. He is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Broadway revival of Company, having recently returned from the national tour of Miss Saigon. Other theater credits include Chicago, Miss Saigon (Broadway), Sweeney Todd (off-Broadway), and West Side Story (Philadelphia Orchestra). As a classical pianist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Tanglewood Music Center, and Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School.
ZACHARY NOAH PISER is currently the Evan Hansen alternate on Broadway (performing Wednesday and Saturday matinees), after originating Dear Evan Hansen’s premiere international production in Toronto. Other Broadway: Wicked (Boq). Off-Broadway: Barrow Street Theatre’s West End transfer of Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Mad Libs Live. Favorite Regional: The Heart of Rock & Roll (The Old Globe, world premiere), Godspell (Marriott Theatre). He is a Bay Area native and Northwestern grad! @zach_piser
GEOFFREY KO is a New York based music director, orchestrator, and arranger. Broadway: Be More Chill (Associate MD/Conductor). Off-Broadway/Regional include: Broadway Bounty Hunter, Other World (Bucks County Playhouse), Billy and the Killers, Generation Me, Renascence, Love in Hate Nation (Two River), The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse), and October Sky (Marriott Lincolnshire). Other NYC work includes: Hear Her Song, The Remarkable Journey to Tianguo, Naamah’s Ark, Little Dancer, Becoming Nancy, The Town Hall, and orchestrations for Symphony Space and The American Pops Orchestra. Projects in development include Punk Rock Girl (The Argyle Theatre), Into The Black, and Pop Goes The World. Born and raised in Jersey. Northwestern University graduate. www.geoffreyko.com @geoffreyhko
CRYSTAL RENEE WRIGHT is a rising senior in the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Montclair State University. She has performed in many productions, including many new works and pilots in which she was a part of the original cast. Most recently she has spearheaded a small but mighty organization that celebrates and advocates for racial diversity in the theatre space called “Live in Living Color."
CARLY MAZER will be graduating from Northwestern University in June with a major in Theatre and minor in Psychology. She is also in the Musical Theatre Certificate Program and has a strong background in English/Creative Writing. On campus, she is very involved in musical theatre performance and is a teaching artist for ImagineU, Purple Crayon Players, and Seesaw Theatre.
Patrick B. Phillips is a versatile music director, arranger, and keyboardist based in the New York – New Jersey metro area. Patrick is a proud Rutgers University alumnus where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in choral music and piano. Aside from music and theatre, Patrick is also passionate about social justice, learning languages, cooking, and having a good time with friends. Past credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Union County Performing Arts Center, and Feinstein's 54 Below. patrickbphillips.com @patrickthepianist