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Signature Seminar - Full Steam Ahead: The Making of an Epic Musical

November 16, 2016

Creating a musical is like constructing a ship. You start with the blueprints. A captain takes the helm and the event culminates in a voyage filled with spectators. See what makes the musical Titanic as epic as the boat itself in an intimate, five-part seminar. Meet director Eric Schaeffer, take a special in-depth dive into the design concepts and see it all come together when cast meets orchestra for the first time.

Embarkation: The Production Team

November 16, 6:30 – 7:30PM

Signature’s Artistic Director, Eric Schaeffer, directs this world premiere musical featuring some of the most immersive and imaginative designs ever made for a Signature production. Join Eric and members of the design team as they talk about creating the world-famous Titanic in Signature’s intimate MAX Theatre.

Anchors Away: The Music

November 30, 7 – 8:30PM

James Moore provides music direction for Maury Yeston’s sweeping, Tony Award®-winning score. Mr. Moore and members of the cast will talk about Yeston’s stunning work and perform selections from the show.

Port of Call: Tech Rehearsal

December 7, 7 – 9PM

The sets, props, lights, costumes, and actors all come together to bring life to this lush and unforgettable production. Watch a technical rehearsal as all the elements are integrated into “the production.”

Port of Call: Sitzprobe

December 9, time TBD (daytime hours) The first rehearsal where the actors and the orchestra meet and make music together.

Debarkation: Final Dress Rehearsal

December 11, 7:30PM

You’ve discussed the show, you’ve watched rehearsal, you’ve heard the music. Now, join as a part of the company’s first audience at the “invited dress rehearsal.” See how the production comes together as the final element – the audience – is added.