Sense and Sensibility Shimmers at Summit Playhouse

Review by Liz Keill

"Director Susan Speidel has captured the intricate tale of romance gone awry, along with gossipy characters and intrigue, all in the early 1800s, set in the English countryside and London...It all beautifully conveys the essence of its time, from mannerisms to accents to the perennial appeal of falling in love."

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY THEATER DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

NEW VOICES, Paper Mill Playhouse 

AIN’T IT A KICK, Delaware Stage Company  

GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, Surflight Theatre

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, Surflight Theatre

NUNSENSE, Surflight Theatre              

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Plays-In-The-Park

BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Plays-In-The-Park

ALL SHOOK UP, Plays-In-The-Park              

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Chatham Players

CITY OF ANGELS, Chatham Players    

MAN OF LA MANCHA, Chatham Players

LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS, Chatham Players

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Chatham Players     

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Chatham Players                   

ME AND MY GIRL, Villagers’ Theatre

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Villager’s Theatre

CLOSER THAN EVER, Summit Playhouse

SENSE & SENSIBILITY, Summit Playhouse

ACADEMIC THEATER DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

THE BOYFRIEND, Rutgers University

MARQUI, Rutgers University 

MEN ON BOATS, Seton Hall University

WORKING, Montclair State University

THE APPLE TREE, Montclair State University

GODSPELL, Montclair State University

THE FANTASTICKS, Kean University

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Morristown-Beard School

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Morristown-Beard School

MACBETH, Morristown-Beard School        

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Morristown-Beard School

PIPPIN, Morristown-Beard School                

LITTLE WOMEN, Morristown-Beard School      

BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL, Morristown-Beard School           

PETER PAN, Morristown-Beard School

ANYTHING GOES, Morristown-Beard School

DIRECTING AWARDS

           MONTCLAIR STATE THEATER NIGHT AWARDS:

           Outstanding Direction of a Classic Text - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 

           Outstanding Direction of a Play - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 

           Outstanding Direction of a Play - RADIUM GIRLS 

           Outstanding Costume Design - MACBETH

           PERRY AWARDS:

           Outstanding Musical Production - A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

           Outstanding Choreography - DAMES AT SEA

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