DIRECTING PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Lucky Penny Productions, Napa, CA
Director: James Sasser
Desiree Armfeldt (Dyan McBride)
Frederick Egerman (James Sasser)
Hendrick Egerman (Robert Francis)
Anne (Katie Motter)
Madame Armfeldt (Ellen Brooks)
Petra (Brittany Law)
Carl Magnus Malcolm (Phillip Percy Williams) Charlotte (Jenny Veilleux)
*Winner of an Arty Award
Best Direction of a Musical
Review from Napa Valley Register
MAYA: The Musical
This World Premiere musical, that toured India in 2014, was created in partnership between Teach For India and Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP)
Director: Nick Dalton
Book: Nick Dalton and David Goldsmith
Music and Lyrics: Mary Mitchell-Campbell, Lynn Shankel, Georgia Stitt, Rona Siddiqui, James Sasser, Tim Rosser, Paul Loesel, and more...
*Winner of the 2015 William Drenttel Award for Excellence in Design
* Over 100 Masks & Puppets (Tony Fuemmeler)
Further productions have been mounted in Mumbai (India), Kedah (Malaysia), and Battle Creek (USA)
The film FIND YOUR LIGHT, based on the musical, was released in India on TATA SKY in Fall 2018.
Shrek: The Musical
The Theater School
Director: Libby Oberlin
Choreographer/Musical Director: Nick Dalton
Masks and Puppetry: Nick Dalton
Transcendence Theatre Company
Associate Director, Fantastical Family Night 2016
Co-Creator, Wine Country Speakeasy
As a Resident Artist from 2015-2016, Nick facilitated and directed devised musical pieces through multiple Broadway Under The Stars shows, after-school programs, camps, and workshops. Highlights include:
Cast: 9w, 1m
Duration: 15 minutes
Song: written with Matt Smart (Hamilton) and Shannon O'Bryan (42nd Street, White Christmas)
Created during a 12 week after-school program at Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley with Middle Schoolers, this piece navigates the struggle of millennials in identifying within the continuum of gender and race based on and breaking societal norms.
Cast: 15 people
Duration: 7 minutes
Song: co-written with Will Reynolds (Winner of 2018 Frank Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing)
Created for Fantastical Family Night in the 2016 season, this piece navigates redefining what courage truly is by imagining dual realities around the choices of historical and fictional (s)heroes.
Basquiat the Musical
Director: Paul Stancato
Associate Director: Nick Dalton
Music and Lyrics: Chris Blisset
Additional Lyrics: Matt Uremovich
Book: Larry Tobias
Basquiat is the story of how one man’s desire to be famous eclipsed his own artistic merit. He became famous for being infamous. His paintings drew high praise and his addictions drew higher prices.
On the night Basquiat dies of an overdose, two iconic African-Americans, Jimi Hendrix & Charlie Parker, appear to decide whether or not Basquiat will be remembered as an icon, or a talent who wasted his opportunities.
The piece examines the role he played from 1978 to 1988 in changing the cultural landscape that would become the mid-eighties; with all the teased bangs, parachute pants and eyeliner that went with it.
The music in this piece evokes the time and place in a raw and gutsy no-holds-barred approach in combining Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Rap. It draws us into the thrill and grittiness that was the pre-gentrified New York City of the 1980's.