Local News: New York Director to Direct PUMP BOYS at UnityPosted by: bretfrazieron 2004/9/11 15:14:27 2190 reads New York director Steven Yuhasz will begin rehearsals in Brenham this month at Unity Theatre for the Broadway hit country and western musical PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. Mr. Yuhasz recently directed and wrote the musical TUSK for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The past three years he has been assistant director to Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman for Madison Square Gardenâ€™s A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Jim Dale, Tim Curry, and F. Murray Abraham. Last season, Mr. Yuhasz produced the Off-Broadway 70â€™s retro musical STREAKINâ€™! and ESCAPE FROM PTERODACTYL ISLAND, the smash hit of the New York Fringe...
'â€œIâ€™m thrilled to be staging PUMP BOYS & DINETTES for Unity, â€œ Mr. Yuhasz said, â€œbecause Iâ€™ll be co-directing the revival for Broadway with Gabriel
Barre in the spring of 2005. Itâ€™s a great opportunity to explore the music and experiment.â€ Mr. Yuhasz and Unityâ€™s new Artistic Director, Breton Frazier, worked together at the Dallas Theater Center.
Previously, Mr. Yuhasz served as Producing Director at Capital Repertory and National Musical Theatre Network; as Executive Director of New Apollo Theatre; and as General Manager of Paper Mill Playhouse. He has directed for Casa Manana, Manhattan Theatre Club, Flat Rock Playhouse, Signature Theatre, and Goodspeed Opera House.
Open auditions for PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will be
Monday, September 13, from 6-9 p.m. in Brenham at Unity Theatre. Singers and musicians who play guitar are welcome. The show will preview November 4 and run three weekends through November 21. To schedule an audition time or for more information, call 979-830-1460, ext. 12.