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Robert McQueen

  • Director, Artistic/Stage


Robert McQueen's other recent opera productions include:  LA BOHEME for The Canadian Opera Company: "Director Robert McQueen, making his mainstage COC debut, shines right off the bat when a quartet of male bohos dance and sing in light mockery of their own poverty. Puccini would surely have appreciated the sumptuous design, superb acting and deft direction." (Gord McLaughlin, Toronto Sun), and IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Arizona Opera: "McQueen's non-stop whirlwind of comedic activity lent the production a Marx Brothers  zaniness."   (Tucson Citizen, Daniel Buckley)  as well as productions of L'ELISIR D'AMORE, and TURANDOT.  In workshop Robert recently served as dramaturge during the development of Vancouver Opera's adaptation of the Joy Kogawa novel NAOMI'S ROAD. In the theatre Robert's most recent productions have included:  I AM MY OWN WIFE for The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, AS YOU LIKE IT for Bard on the Beach in Vancouver, THE SPITFIRE GRILL for the Grand Theatre in London Ontario, as well as a production of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU for the 40th anniversary of his alma mater Studio 58 Theatre School in Vancouver.  Other recent productions include THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, PAL JOEY, HAIR and CABARET.

Additionally Robert was the Associate Director for the Broadway, U.S. national, Toronto and Las Vegas companies of the musical juggernaut MAMMA MIA, and was Resident Director on the Hal Prince, Susan Stroman production of SHOW BOAT. Recent and up-coming productions include: CAROUSEL at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo, Japan and the California premiere of a new Cambodian music theatre work entitled WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP.