Featured Project: Production of Wanda’s Monster

WINTER 2022: Collaborating with Professor Tracey Laird of the Department of Music at Agnes Scott College, I directed the musical for young audiences, Wanda’s Monster. The show ran in the Winter Theatre in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the Agnes Scott campus in late February. With a book by Barbara Zinn Krieger, artistic director of the New York City Children’s Theater, and lyrics and music by superstar singer/songwriter and recording artist Laurie Berkner, the play is based on the children’s picture book of the same title by Eileen Spinelli. It tells the story of five-year-old Wanda and the monster who comes to live in her closet. At first Wanda is afraid of Monster, but with the help of her rock star Granny, she learns that often someone who seems scary can turn out to be not so scary after all.

Wanda’s Monster, directed by Toby Emert, with musical direction by Tracey Laird, played in the Winter Theatre at Agnes Scott College in February 2022.

Published by Toby Emert

Dr. Toby Emert is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Agnes Scott College near Atlanta, Georgia.

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