• April 15, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Four County Players - The Cellar

    5256 Governor Barbour Street
    Barboursville, Virginia 22923
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

This is an in-depth look at the step-by-step process for a director from initial preproduction to casting to rehearsals through to opening. We will be using James Lapine’s and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods as the template for this journey.


In the CELLAR at Four County Players





Peter is a New York based director, writer and educator who works both in new work development, as well as reworking classic American musicals in New York and for some of the most notable regional theaters. 

Peter’s New York directing credits include the off-Broadway premiere of Smart Blonde by Willy Holtzman starring Andréa Burns; the off-Broadway premiere of Curvy Widow by Bobby Goldman & Drew Brody; Rhapsody in Seth starring Seth Rudetsky; Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms; the 75th Anniversary performance of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with Adriane Lenox, B.D. Wong, S. Epatha Merkerson; On the 20th Century with Douglas Sills & Marin Mazzie; Chess with Josh Groban & Julia Murney; Funny Girl with Bebe Neuwirth, Whoopi Goldberg, & Andrea Martin; Skippyjon Jones, and Junie B. Jones (nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards including Best Musical). Other credits include Andrea Martin’s one woman show, Andrea Martin: Final Days Everything Must Go; Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop; Gypsy at the St. Louis MUNY; Kiss Me, Kate for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre where he has also directed Man of LaMancha (Carbonell Award, Best Director & Best Musical); and Into the Woods & Ragtime (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Direction for both productions) for Ford’s Theatre where he is an Associate Artist. Most recently, Peter directed the World Premiere of Calling Us Home in Cape Town, South Africa. Upcoming: directing the Multimedia Symphonic Performance of November: 1918 at Carnegie Hall.

As an educator, Peter is an Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. He is the Founding Director of the Musical Theatre Program at the Stella Adler Studio for Acting where he created two different curricula for singing actors; a five week summer program for developing early career actors and a two week program for burgeoning professionals. He also created a Musical Theatre curriculum for the Perry- Mansfield Performing Arts School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s New Studio On Broadway; Cornell University, Ithaca College, Yale University, Pebblebrook High School, and the North Shore Music Theatre Education Division. He has also taught young actors for Inside Broadway, and led master classes for performing arts teachers in the Broadway Teachers’ Workshop.

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Date & Time

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Four County Players - The Cellar

5256 Governor Barbour Street
Barboursville, Virginia 22923 Four County Players - The Cellar
Four County Players

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s longest continuously operating community theater. A nonprofit organization,  Four County Players prides itself on producing high-quality shows that involve volunteers from the community and keep generations of audiences returning for years.

The Four County Players Mission Statement

To encourage participation in the arts in the Central Virginia community by providing opportunities for performers, designers, students, volunteers, and audiences to engage in high quality theatrical productions and educational offerings