These three exclusive Members-Only events will feature an evening of curated, interactive discussion with some of your favorite 11th Hour artists about the most important elements of musical theatre.  Each event will have a different theme, including performative examples of the theme in action, in order to encourage interesting conversation and foster a more intimate relationship between our artists and members.

 

Dec. 9th – THE ART OF WRITING A MUSICAL
Get an intimate look at what it takes to write a new musical from two incredible local writers.

 

Featuring
Alex Bechtel
(The Light Princess – Arden Theatre, This is the Week that Is- 1812, The West)
&
Dan Kazemi
(Tapioca Miracle, Untitled Project 213, Field Hockey Hot (Orchestrator/Arranger))

 

Feb. 3rd – MUSICALS THAT ROCK!
Find out from two 11th Hour favorites what it takes to sing a rock musical and what makes it different from any other show.

 

Featuring
Alex Keiper
(Credits: Lizzie, Field Hockey Hot – 11th Hour, Ring Of Fire – Milwaukee Rep, Bright Lights, Big City – Prince Music Theatre)
&
Michael Philip O’Brien
(Credits: Rooms: A Rock Romance, Field Hockey Hot, Rent – 11th Hour, Godspell – Walnut Street Theatre)

 

March 30th – NEXT STEP: A CLOSER LOOK
Find out from the directors themselves how they strategize, streamline, and sink their teeth into our Next Step Concert Series productions.

 

Featuring
Jennie Eisenhower
(Falsettos, Fun Home (associate director, Arden), Chicago (Media Theatre), & more)

Megan Nicole O’Brien
(Dogfight, The Wild Party, Bonnie & Clyde, The Secret Garden)
&
Steve Pacek
(Into The Woods, Zanna Don’t!, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Hair, Grey Gardens)