My Far Eastern Christmas

I enjoyed by December directing in China and as every show turns into a family, patient even if they only speak Mandarin
. So I thought I would share with you this year’s holiday family!

Santa was a bit more mean than usual…and wore blue! Also note that he pulled around the gold reindeer, rather than the reindeer pulling him.
Mrs. Clause was calm and cool in gold!

Enjoy our documentary film – see below our friend Alan Stein critique

Hey!I watched Road to Fame last night and was absolutely floored. It truly demonstrates that astounding balance between hope and fear, anxiety, doubt, and passion that I witnessed first-hand during my time in China. At around 21:30 there is this amazing discussion between Chen Lei and her family about that struggle to go study abroad vs
. “what’s wrong with China?” mentality that TOTALLY captures the struggle I saw so many times in the young people I worked with and still stay in touch with.

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Sailing on the High Seas!

Town Square Productions and Princess Cruises have just finished a successful collaboration on exciting new classes for Chinese passengers – two hours of content in Mandarin! We taught passengers how to entertain at home, some fun English phrases, and even a dating game
. It was a great pleasure working with the team and we know the passengers had lots of fun – just look at the photos!

Happy sailing to Princess Cruises!

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Remembering Ms Angelou

In the fall of 2000, I had the assignment and nerve to direct Ms Angelou (and 11 other celebrities) in her appearance at… get this..
. Madame Tussaud’s Grand Opening on 42nd street.

She was to make an appearance and two wonderful Broadway female dancers would pull the curtain apart and escort her to her place on the stage. So I said in the presence of everyone assembled, “And Ms Angelou, the girls will then open the curtain for you“.

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