Dan was awarded Broadway World’s Best Musical Direction (Local Production) award for his work on 5 Star Theatrical’s production of Peter Pan which ran in July, 2017. Leading actress Carly Bracco (Peter Pan) and choreographer Cheryl Baxter also won Broadway World awards for their work on the show. Peter Pan ran for 10 performances and was hailed by critics for the inspired direction by Yvette Lawrence and the top notch work of the show’s creative team, cast and orchestra.
Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be presented by 5 Star Theatricals. Featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, this timeless musical will be directed by Misti Wills with music direction by Dan Redfeld (who also conducts the 15 piece orchestra featuring Michael Starobin and Larry Blank’s original orchestrations) and choreography by Michelle Elkin. Starring Will North, Cassandra Murphy and Greg North.
Performance dates are April 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29th, 2018.
Dan Redfeld has begun rehearsals for Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls”. The winner of 5 Tony Awards, an enormous hit in 1951 and numerous revivals, this beloved classic features the timeless hit songs Guys and Dolls, I’ll Know, Luck Be A Lady, Adelaide’s Lament, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and I’ve Never Been in Love Before.
Guys and Dolls will be presented by the Chaminade Players March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18th at the Tutor Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Yvette Bishop (Beauty and the Beast, Blood Brothers) with musical direction by Dan Redfeld and choreography by Bill Burns.
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Resident Companies (5-Star Theatricals, Pacific Festival Ballet and New West Symphony) join forces in a first-time collaboration to perform iconic numbers from the well-loved musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Dan Redfeld will lead theatre stars Susan Egan (Tony award nominee, and Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anthony Crivello (Tony winner for Kiss of the Spider Woman and also the Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular), Kristi Holden (Christine in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular), Laura Dickinson, Adam Hollick, The Pacific Festival Ballet dancers and the New West Symphony.
Music will include the film orchestrations from several of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and original Lloyd Webber rarities such as the Patti Lupone version of With One Look and the Streisand arrangement of Memory.
This concert is the perfect Valentine’s celebration and will take place on February 10, 2018 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat” will be presented by 5 Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre). Dates are October 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2017. Featuring Laura Dickinson, Adam Hollick and Patrick Cassidy, the musical will feature direction by Will North (Managing Director of 5 Star Theatricals), choreography by hip-hop master Dave Scott and musical direction by Cassie Nickols. Starring Patrick Cassidy and Laura Dickinson. Dan Redfeld will conduct the Joesph Orchestra.
The timeless classic, Peter Pan, will be presented by Cabrillo Music Theatre. Dates are July 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2017. Featuring Carly Bracco, Gregory North, Sarah Miller-Crews and a cast of 35, the musical will feature direction by Yvette Lawremce, choreography by Cheryl Baxter, music direction by Dan Redfeld, who also conducts the Peter Pan orchestra. Orchestrations by Craig Barna.
Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 20 in a star-studded gala at the Ahmanson Theatre. As part of the musical theatre portion of the evening, Dan Redfeld has been asked to provide new arrangement/orchestrations for “Feeling Good” from The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd and “Seasons of Love” from Rent. Both selections will be featured alongside music from The Phantom of the Opera. Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and a new overture arranged and orchestrated by Larry Blank for the evening. The Ahmanson Theatre orchestra will be featured on stage and conducted by Richard Kaufman. Mr. Redfeld will also be playing principal keyboard for the event.
“Braveheart: The Film Music of James Horner for Solo Piano” is released by BSX Records. It features Dan Redfeld as piano soloist performing brand new arrangements created specifically for this release by Mr. Redfeld from the original score manuscripts. It’s a testament to the creative genius of the late James Horner and features music from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Braveheart, Titanic, The Rocketeer, Cocoon and several other themes from Horner’s greatest scores.
Available worldwide at iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets.
Dan Redfeld’s “Fantasy for Violin and Piano” will be featured on a chamber concert with violinist Elizabeth Hedman and pianist Robert Thies. Presented by Village Concerts, the program also features works by Beethoven, Debussy and Franck.
The Fantasy was composed in 2008 for Ms. Hedman & Mr. Thies, who gave its premier in 2009. The work was recorded in 2011 and will be released later this year.
The concert is March 25, 2017, at 3 pm. Tickets are $25. Info can be found at http://www.villageconcerts.net. More info on Mr. Thies can be found at http://www.robertthies.org.