Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Patti D'Beck

Second Advisor

David S. Leong

Third Advisor

Aaron D. Anderson


In my thesis, I plan to explore the realms of academic, professional and community theatre through the eyes of a director and choreographer. Highlighted themes will consist of the varying approaches to the script, music and choreography. This thesis will also include specific teaching and or non-existent teaching methods for professional, academic and community theatre. Included will be three definitive case studies which will consist of one musical production per academic, community and professional theatrical setting. I will focus on the director/choreographer’s overall approach to the research, rehearsal and final performance processes for the Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of My Fair Lady, Virginia Commonwealth University’s production of Chicago and St. Michael’s Catholic Church production of Starting Here, Starting Now.


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Date of Submission

May 2009