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Associate Director

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.   

"Say Yes"

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

(in development)

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.

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