Broadway Lecture Series

Broadway Lecture Series

Join us for a chance to visit with and ask questions of the creative staff at each Broadway show. Learn about the show’s history, the director’s vision and concept and other behind-the-scenes information. Held one hour prior to curtain, the first Saturday matinee of a production in the Reid Cabaret Theatre. Free to all patrons. Space is limited! RSVP for each show lecture below.

Next to Normal

Hosted by Director Eric Woodall and Executive Producer Wally Jones

Saturday, November 3, 1:00pm, Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre

About Eric Woodall

Eric Woodall’s lifelong career began as a child performer. For the past two decades, he has traveled the country as a teacher, director and, for the past 16 years, as a successful Broadway casting director with Tara Rubin Casting, casting shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera. In November he will leave the bustling Big Apple to return to his roots in Raleigh, NC, to take on a new role as the Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre. He joins us to talk about Next to Normal.


Hosted by Director Tim Sieb and Executive Producer Wally Jones

Saturday, March 2, 1:00pm, Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre

About Tim Sieb

Tim has worked with companies such as The O’Neill Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. He has spent the last thirteen years as an artistic associate within The November Ten, which produces a summer theatre festival outside of Chicago. Regional directing credits include: Million Dollar Quartet, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Cabaret, The Full Monty, The Wizard of Oz and more. Tim also has a passion for working with children and helped create Two Roads Educational Arts Theatre, and he has taught at Stages on the Sound in Brooklyn, NY. Tim is a graduate of Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, MO.

The Producers

Hosted by Director Tim Bennett and Executive Producer Wally Jones

Saturday, June 1, 1:00pm, Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre

About Tim Bennett

Tim currently serves as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. He has worked with such diverse companies as Disney Theatrical Group, the Boston Pops and the Radio City Rockettes in such celebrated performance venues as The Frankfurt Opera House, Warner Brother’s Studios, The Royal Albert Hall, Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Munich’s Olympic Stadium. With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Tim started as a young actor, dancer, and singer in New York City, quickly finding roles in everything from National and International tours (Steel Pier, Phantom opposite Kristin Chenoweth, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlain) and Emmy Award-winning primetime television (Growing Pains) to feature films, commercials, and Off-Broadway plays & musicals. He received a BFA in musical theatre and dance from The Boston Conservatory, and a Master’s Degree in directing from NYU. He is a proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society, as well as Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA.