Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: WEST SIDE STORY
on Wednesday, November 4
This special panel discussion spotlighting Asolo Rep’s upcoming production of WEST SIDE STORY will feature the show’s director/choreographer, two-time Tony® nominee Joey McKneely, and scenic designer Lee Savage. These theatre artists will shed light on their creative processes and what it takes to bring this theatrical masterpiece to Asolo Rep’s stage. The discussion will be moderated by Asolo Rep’s Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso. Coffee and pastries will be served in the theatre’s lobby at 10am.
Wednesday, November 4
Asolo Rep’s Mezzanine
5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Panel discussion tickets are just $5 for the general public and are free for all donors and Asolo Rep Guild members. To reserve your tickets, call the Asolo Rep Box Office at 941.351.8000 or visit www.asolorep.org.
About WEST SIDE STORY
Previews for WEST SIDE STORY are November 10-12, opening night is November 13 and the production runs through December 27.
About the Panelists
JOEY McKNEELY FIRST SEASON (Director and Choreographer) has directed/choreographed West Side Story throughout the world including London’s Sadler’s Wells (Olivier Nom/Best Musical Revival), Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet and Milan’s La Scala Opera. On Broadway, Joey’s choreographic debut was Smokey Joe’s Café, followed by The Life, Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, The Wild Party, The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, and West Side Story. He has earned 2 Tony Award Nominations, 2 Outer Critics Circle Nominations, an NAACP Image Award and an LA Ovation Award. He has also directed/choreographed US National Tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy For You and Smokey Joe’s Café. Internationally, The Beautiful Game in Japan; the world premiere of Love U, Teresa, and Ah, Kuling! in China; and Evita and Dusty in London.