Latest NEWS!

 

Hello and Thanks for visiting.

 

2022 has been full of adventures, personal and professional. Apologies for not updating the website more frequently.

 

We are excited about our students, who are working hard and preparing for number of events this year. Their enthusiam and dedication has been inspiring, and Mrs. Ivanka and I couldn't be more proud. Our teaching schedule is currently full, but feel free to contact us to be placed on the waiting list. Check out the Academic Piano Studio website for more info about our studio. 

 

 Francis Wilson Playhouse is back live and in-person. We are in our 93rd season and very busy putting on shows and concerts. For more info and tickets call FWP Box Office at 727-446-1360.

 

I am still at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City campus, as the music department accompanist. I enjoy teaching, but I LOVE that I get to spend time rehearsing with our students and help them become better musicians. Daily rehearsals, practicing for recitals, competitions, studio classes, and helping with music theory and sight singing. 

 

As you can see, I am busy and loving it. How is your year going?

Current and Upcoming Shows

 

MUSIC DIRECTING for 2022-2023 season at Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater, Florida.
For more info click on the show photo.

Auditions Info - https://franciswilsonplayhouse.org/auditions/

An Old theatre in New York faces the wrecking ball, so a reunion of Follies girls descends for one last night in this musical drama. Ghosts of the past haunt the proceedings, causing many in attendance to reflect on the follies of the past, while questioning the future.

This blend of tuneful nostalgia, showbiz razzle dazzle and emotional regret won 7 Tony Awards, including Best Score for composer Stephen Sondheim. This Clearwater premiere is a haunting, wistful trip down memory late, at times touching, funny, beautiful and melancholy.
 

Tickets for FOLLIES at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical. The Man in Chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical, and it comes to life! Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

 

Tickets for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

Judy Garland grew up on stage, performing since the age of 2 and gaining her the title Miss Show Business! From Vaudeville to Films to Television, Judy had the world’s greatest songwriters creating material especially for unique talents. Celebrate her legacy with songs by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Irving Berlin, Ira Gershwin, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane and more.

 

Tickets for JUDY! JUDY! JUDY! 

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

In this musical version of The Princess and the Pea, Winnifred is a quirky, brash girl competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless, whose domineering mother has declared he must find a princess before anyone else in the kingdom can marry. By turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this spin on the familiar themes of royal courtship and comeuppance will delight the whole family. You’ll never again look at fairy tales quite the same!

 

Tickets for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS 

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

Come celebrate the holidays with your FWP favorites in this fun filled one of a kind concert event! Sing along with a wide array of Christmas songs from Broadway, Hollywood and Popular music. Be a Santa and join in this magical, musical Holiday Party with your favorite Playhouse performers! Great songs, great fun, Christmas Trivia, treats and more will make this a Cast Party to remember!

Sat. December 17 @ 2pm – Sun. December 18 @ 8pm

 

Tickets for CAST PARTY CHRISTMAS 

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

Based on the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.” The brassy musical features the classic songs Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together Wherever We Go and Let Me Entertain You. Theater critic Clive Barnes wrote that “Gypsy is one of the best of musicals…” and described Rose as “one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical.”

 

Tickets for GYPSY

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

A musical celebration of the Gilded Age (1890 -1920) featuring popular songs from the Broadway stage, Vaudeville and Operetta. Sing along and sway to the lilting melodies of Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan and more! From Hello, My Baby to Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life to Give My Regards To Broadway, these classic tunes live on today.

 

Tickets for TURN OF THE CENTURY 

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

 

Based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, the critically acclaimed Oscar nominated family film was transformed to an enchanting Broadway musical in 1991, running over a decade in NYC. We invite you to Be Our Guest and come follow the adventures of Belle, the Beast, Gaston and a lovable household full of magical characters. This singing & dancing musical extravaganza is one not be missed, for it truly is a “tale as old as time”.

 

Tickets for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

at the Francis Wilson Playhouse

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