Thursday, December 18, 2008

Florodora Production Details

The details have been finally worked out and I can tell you that Florodora will be presented August 1st and 2nd 2009 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts downtown on Castro Street in the SecondStage theater space. I will be stage directing and Neil Midkiff will be Music Director. As a celebration of reaching the 10th Discovery show, Florodora will be presented with a new orchestration accompanied by the Lyric Theatre Salon Orchestra.

We are working on a Discovery performing edition, with a new modern vocal score and orchestra parts based on the original score and parts with matching midi files. We are working hard to get the performing materials finished so we can cast Florodora as early as possible - and especially so cast members can start to learn the music well in advance.

We'll begin rehearsals approx June 29th with a full week of music rehearsals. Because of the addition of the orchestra, we've scheduled the luxury of an extra full week of rehearsals AND there will also bean in-venue dress rehearsal on the evening of Friday July 31st - as well as orchestra rehearsals and a sitzprobe in the Lyric warehouse.

Florodora will be a lot of fun and, naturally, the Greatest Show Ever.

Audition dates and other details soon. Watch this space!


  1. How can I write to the Floroblog blogger? Is there an email address I can have? I would like to discuss "Florodora." Please write to me at Thank you.

  2. Is it possible to get a copy of the music for"O My Dolores, Queen of the Eastern Sea" from the show "Floradora"?

    Thanks you for any help you can givve me.


  3. For any responses to the post above from Jim, please use my google account. Thank you.