Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2014 Summer Season Creative Team
Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2014 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. This group of Pittsburgh CLO veterans and exciting newcomers will leave audiences singing all summer long with Broadway's best! The season includes Singin' in the Rain (May 30-June 8), Legally Blonde The Musical (June 13-22), Footloose (June 24-29), the National Tour of Evita (July 8-13), CATS (July 18-27) and Monty Python's Spamalot (July 29-August 3).
2014 Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season Creative Team (in alphabetical order):
Linda Goodrich (Director & Choreographer, Singin' in the Rain) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after serving as Choreographer for Singin' in the Rain for the 1995 and 2002 productions. Her Directorial/Choreographic credits include Bat Boy and Smokey Joe's Café at Theatreworks (awards for Excellence in direction and choreography); Seussical!, Music Theatre of Wichita; Jesus Christ Superstar, Side Show, Oklahoma and Cabaret, Univ. of Mich. Choreography credits include world premieres of Henry Krieger's and Bill Russell's Everything's Ducky and the revised Good News! Tours: Cabaret, Europe; Singin' in the Rain, U.S. and Japan; Blue's Clues Live and Dora The Explorer, U.S.; including Radio City Music Hall. Regional Theatre: Company with Carol Burnett, Long Beach CLO; Strike Up The Band, Goodspeed Opera House; Singin' in the Rain and Annie, Paper Mill Playhouse. Other Theatres: Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, North Shore Music Theatre and TUTS.
Tom Helm (Music Director: Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde The Musical, Footloose, CATS & Monty Python's Spamalot) returns for his 19th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, LES MISERABLES, Me and My Girl, CATS and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as "Crazy For You" and the "Today Show." Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.
Barry Ivan (Director & Choreographer, Footloose) has directed and choreographed numerous other Pittsburgh CLO shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Smokey Joe's Café, The Full Monty, A Little Night Music, Company, Anything Goes, and West Side Story. Mr. Ivan's productions of Hairspray and The Full Monty have received Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best Musical and Mr. Ivan has been IRNE nominated as Best Director for his productions of LES MISERABLES and Nine. He previously served as artistic director and executive producer of North Shore Music Theatre.