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Making Broadway Musicals:
Artists and Scholars in Conversation
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A symposium about creating Broadway musicals with some of the leading artists working today, including composers, lyricists, orchestrators, designers, directors, and choreographers on musicals such as Jersey Boys, Company, Lysistrata Jones, Urinetown, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Drowsy Chaperone, and In the Heights.  Princeton undergraduate students, along with theater scholars and graduate students from across the country, will interview and moderate roundtable discussions.  Organized by Princeton Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf and Harvard Professor of Music Carol J. Oja.  Free and open to the public. 


Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Orchestrator
Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer
Dan Knechtges, Director & Choreographer
Alex Lacamoire, Orchestrator
Lisa Lambert, Lyricist & Composer
John Rando, Director


Lynn Garafola (Barnard), Liza Gennaro (Princeton),
Raymond Knapp (UCLA), Jeffrey S. Magee
(UIllinois Urbana-Champaign), David Savran
(CUNY Graduate Center ), Dominic Symonds
(UPortsmouth, UK), Tamsen Wolff (Princeton),
Elizabeth Wollman (Baruch College), plus graduate
and undergraduate students.


Stacy Wolf, Princeton University
Carol Oja, Harvard University

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE (as of March 22, 2012)

  • 10-10:15 a.m:  Welcome by Stacy Wolf and Carol Oja (organizers) and Michael Cadden, Acting Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts
  • 10:15-11 a.m.:  Interview with Lisa Lambert on writing music and lyrics
  • 11-11:45 a.m.:  Interview with Dan Knechtges on directing and choreography
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:  Interview with Jess Goldstein on costume design
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.:  Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m.:  Interview with John Rando on directing and conceiving musical theatre
  • 2:15-3:30 p.m.:  Roundtable conversation with orchestrators Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Alex Lacamoire
  • 3:30-4:00:  Wrap-up facilitated by graduate students from Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, CUNY, UCLA, UIllinois

Sponsored by Lewis Center for the Arts, David A. Gardner ’69 Fund, Department of Music, Department of English, Center for African American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Program in American Studies, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street

Symposium is free and open to the public.



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