Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice

Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond and his guest Brett Smock, producing artistic director for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, NY. He'll talk about Austin's Pride, as well as the rest of their season. 

AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE springs to life when the author re-imagines the world of her novel. As the compelling love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy unfolds, Jane Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light. On stage at the Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center through July 24.

Brett Smock (Producing Artistic Director, FLMTF, Director/Choreographer, SDC) was born in Kailua, Hawaii, the son of a state department diplomat, and grew up overseas in such locations as Paris, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Libya, Pakistan, Israel, Singapore and Washington DC – where he received his BA in Theatre from The American University. To date, Brett has over 85 domestic and international director/choreographer credits. Specifically interested in and dedicated to the development of new works, Brett has directed and choreographed over 20 new plays and musicals, including TREASURE ISLAND, A NEW MUSICAL, FLMTF 2016, Arkansas Rep 2013; THE MUDGE BOY, A NEW MUSICAL, NYC workshops w/Donna McKechnie and Sally Mayes; THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY at the Moscow Art Theatre, Russia; STREETS OF AMERICA at Kennedy Center; STARDUST, Regional premieres; THE SANDSTORM, East Coast Premiere play; and BECOMING GEORGE, World Premiere – Metro Stage. In 2005, Stephen Sondheim gave Brett special permission to create a new version of PUTTING ITTOGETHER. Last year, Brett directed and choreographed the world premiere of the new SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and the regional premiere of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. Brett holds teaching and guest artist positions at many colleges and universities across the country and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University and Nazareth College. Director’s Lab/Lincoln Center. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), The Dramatists Guild (DG) and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Brett lives in New York City and Auburn, NY.