As part of the spring course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim” taught by Stacy Wolf, two guests visit for conversation and a master class. From 1:30-2:50 p.m., musical theatre director Sammi Cannold participates in a conversation with Wolf; from 3:00-4:20 p.m. musical theatre choreographer and director Emily Maltby gives a master class and participates in a conversation with the class.

The master class is open to Princeton students to perform; public welcome for observation and conversation.


SAMMI CANNOLD is a director who is one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019. This winter, she will be directing Celine Song’s Endlings Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop after having helmed the world premier at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in 2019 and development at Playwrights Realm and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in 2018. Other recent credits include Evita at New York City Center, Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus at the A.R.T, and Allegory at La Jolla Playhouse WOW. Associate director credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre… (dir. Rachel Chavkin), In the Body of the World (dir. Diane Paulus/MTC), Lempicka (dir. Rachel Chavkin/Williamstown), and Gloria (dir. Diane Paulus/DRT). Sammi has also served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T., a member of Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University.


EMILY MALTBY is a New York City-based director and choreographer. Upcoming this fall: EVITA at New York City Center and ALLEGORY at La Jolla WOW Festival. Most recently she directed a reimagining of Lerner and Barry’s LOLITA, MY LOVE at the York Theatre Company as well as a new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Singapore. Other credits include: WEST SIDE STORY (Priscilla Beach Theater), PERCIVAL… (Adirondack Theater Festival), and the world premiere of TOAST (Bloomington Playwrights Project). As associate: FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE (The Public Theater), THE LION (Manhattan Theater Club), . She served as a dramaturg for NYMF for three years, as well as the script supervisor for the development and Broadway production of ANASTASIA. Emily holds a Bachelors degree from Northwestern University.

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The Drapkin Studio is located on the second floor of the Wallace Dance Building in the Lewis Arts complex, 122 Alexander Street, Princeton, NJ. View map of Lewis Arts complex


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  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Dance
  • Program in Theater
  • Program in American Studies