Join us for An Introduction to Directing Musicals

a workshop presented by the wonderful David Adkins.


Are you a new or experienced director looking to improve your skills?

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experienced and talented David Adkins, with nearly 40

years of experience in directing, producing, and performing.


David Adkins’ directorial credits include “Sister Act” (Amici Trust & G&T Productions – ASB

Waterfront Theatre), “Miss Saigon” (NSMT – The Civic Theatre), “Slice of Saturday Night” (NSMT,

AMT), and currently David is directing “Kinky Boots The Musical – NZ” (Amici Trust & G&T

Productions – The Civic Theatre, Auckland & St James Theatre, Wellington).


An Introduction to Directing Musicals is open as either a one or two day workshop, held at the NSMT

Clubrooms (5 Recreation Drive, Birkenhead) and aimed at both new directors and experienced

directors looking to refresh their knowledge.


Day 1: Conversation and Theory (July 29, 9:30am-4:00pm) is open to all participants and will cover:

– The roles of the management team (Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Production Manager etc)

– What does a director actually do

– The rehearsal schedule

– Preparing and meetings

– Auditions

– Rehearsals

– Blocking

– Common directing errors

– Dealing with Conflict

– And more!

This day is highly recommended for anyone who works with Directors, ie MD’s, Choreographers, Production Managers and Committee Members.


Day 2: Practical Directing (July 30, 10:00am-3:30pm) is limited to 12 participants who must also have attended Day 1. This day will cover:

– Practical exercise with participants directing each other using scripts and exercises provided the day before.  A chance to put in place the learning’s of the previous day.



Attendance of Day 1 is $30 (open to all)

Attendance of both Day 1 and 2 is $50 (strictly limited to the first 12 participants).

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of New Zealand’s leading directors. Book now as spaces will fill up fast!

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