Hi, I’m Christie Koppe, a Sydney-based Theatrical Director.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be the only Director accepted into the prestigious Goodspeed Opera House’s Director’s Observership, USA, 15th August-18th September. There I will have the opportunity to witness the professional musical theatre rehearsal process from day 1 until opening weekend.
Shows produced at Goodspeed often go on to become Broadway hits. This is hopeful for the production that I would be on: Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz.
A two-time Tony Award® winning venue (one for ‘Contribution to American Musicals’ and the other for ‘Outstanding Achievement by a Regional Theatre’), Goodspeed productions have won more than a dozen Tony Awards®. It is also the birthplace for the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah and Annie.
The blurb about Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, from the Goodspeed website, sums up the show but also rings true to my efforts as a Theatrical Director and just how fantastic it would be to have you support me in the early stages of my career.
An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in the inspirational new musical about the bumpy road to "Oz." The future superstar's complicated childhood comes alive with heartbreak, hope and the music that made her famous. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "You Made Me Love You" and "Over the Rainbow" sweeten the story of Judy striving to hold onto her family. A love letter to gifted underdogs who reach high—and how the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Book by | Conceived by Music Adapted by | Scenic Design by Costume Design by Lighting Design by | Sound Design by Wig & Hair Design by Music Direction by | Choreographed by
The way in which the money would be used:
*Accommodation and program at Goodspeed $3300
I will personally cover other incidentals, such as food and insurance.
For more information on Goodspeed, please visit their website: www.goodspeed.org
For previous production images and details about shows that I have directed (this is currently in my maiden name but will be updated in October 2016): www.christiewykes.com
Thank you for supporting me in chasing my rainbow!