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.
Join us on May 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the Reid Cabaret Theatre for a lecture series with Director, Parker Esse and Executive Producer, Wally Jones. Parker and Wally will discuss how the show came together and answer any questions the audience may have.
About Parker Esse:
Parker is a multi-award-winning, and story-driven director/choreographer. After performing regionally, in national tours, and as a featured performer on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Fosse, he began collaborating exclusively on multiple Regional and Broadway shows as an associate director/choreographer including Broadway’s Tony-Nominated Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities, as well as five Encores! productions (NY City Center). As Choreographer, Parker exploded onto the scene with the groundbreaking/reimagined Oklahoma! (Arena Stage) and Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair directed by John Doyle (NY City Center Encores!). He has directed/choreographed for numerous NYC, Regional and International Theatres. He is an eight-time Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Choreography, winning for Arena Stage’s Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game starring Donna McKechnie and recently for Anything Goes starring Corbin Bleu. This past season: Rags (Goodspeed), La Traviata (The Kennedy Center WNO), pre-Broadway Jukebox Hero featuring Foreigner’s Greatest (Ed Mirvish Toronto) and Lyrics & Lyricists Celebrates Oklahoma! at 75 (92nd St. Y).