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Free Online Forum: The TO-DO’s and DONT’s of RESUME’s w/ Rance Wright, Alison Franck, John O’Neill, Joe Barros and Bob Richards

April 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The TO-DO’s and DONT’s of RESUMES!

Alison Franck and Rance Wright will be offering a class devoted to all things RESUMES! They are excited to be inviting Broadway Musical Director and Composer, John O’ Neill; Broadway Director Joe Barros, Broadway Touring and Regional Choreographer/Director Bob Richards into the conversation to help get real points of view and thoughts from those behind the table.

This forum will last about an hour long. So join on Thursday for what promises to be a very exciting hour about all things RESUMES!

Check out John O’ Neill’s Bio:

John O’Neill is a musical director and composer living in New York City. In addition to writing Sunshine, he has written the musical review Topical Cruise, which was commissioned and performed by the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pa. He has also written several children’s musicals including The Snow Queen, which was performed at Merkin Hall in New York. O’Neill has been a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. As a musical director, conductor and pianist, he has worked on such Broadway and off-Broadway shows as Cabaret, A Chorus Line, The Boy From Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Dream True, Show Me Where the Good Times Are and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In regional theater, O’Neill has conducted and/or musical directed for the North Carolina Theatre for the Arts, New Harmony Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Fulton Opera House and Paper Mill Playhouse. He was also the pianist for the original cast recording of Children of Eden. As a teacher and vocal coach, he has been on the faculty of the Drama Division at The Juilliard School, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and the Collaborative Arts Project 21 in New York.

Check out Bob Richards Bio:

BOB RICHARD (Choreographer) of the Broadway and tour productions of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! for the past 14 years. Off-Broadway he directed and choreographed Inventing Mary Martin: The Revue of a Lifetime (Joe A. Callaway Award nomination) and The Road to Qatar. He has directed at North Shore Music Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Theatre By The Sea, including productions of Peter Pan, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, and Chicago. He just choreographed West Side Story at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, and Pioneer Theatre Company, internationally in Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore.  Bob is a guest master instructor at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. He has received a Footlight Award, Gypsy Rose Lee Award, Ivey Award, Ernie Award, and San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. Most recently his work has been seen in Tokyo, Japan and soon to open the New National Tour of An American in Paris

Check out Joe Barros’s Bio here:

Joe Barros is a New York based director and an award-winning choreographer working on Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Broadway: Gigi with Vanessa Hudgens and Victoria Clark (associate director to Eric Schaeffer). Off-Broadway: The Evolution of Mann (starring Max Crumm and Allie Trimm, cast recording on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon), Cagney (associate director to Bill Castellino), Bastard Jones, Love and Yogurt, A Taste of Things to Come (associate director to Lorin Latarro, also Broadway in Chicago and Bucks County Playhouse), and Sam’s Room. Regional/Int’l: national tours of A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage (Gershwin Entertainment), Beaches (Chicago’s Drury Lane), Aida (Singapore), Bright Star and Tuck Everlasting (SSTI), plus DC’s Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Kaixinmahua (Shanghai), Music Academy International (Italy), NYFA, CAP21/Molloy College, Michigan State University, and The Hartt School. Film Choreography: The Girl Who Left Home (with Paolo Montalbán), Petunia (with Thora Birch, Christine Lahti, Michael Urie), Mangus (with Jennifer Coolidge, Leslie Jordan). Artistic Director: New York Theatre Barn. Recipient: The Drama League’s First Stage Residency, 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Award (Best Choreography), New York Innovative Theatre Award-nominee, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society’s 2018 Standout Moments for the direction of an immersive production of Alice in Wonderland that featured an entire cast of actors with disabilities (also co-writer). Upcoming: Frankie (concept album, with Tony-nominee Caitlin Kinnunen), Mommie Dearest (by Christina Crawford and David Nehls), Shrek (NYADA), Crazy for You (SSTI).


April 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




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