Paul Gurgol, Director

Contemporary

Dear World
Kalliope Stage 2007
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"In the very capable hands of Kalliope artistic director Paul F. Gurgol this show offers an abundant cache of lunacy that is nothing but delightful. Mr. Gurgol has a keen eye for the absurd and is willing to go the extra mile to emphasize the fantasy that permeates his tale. 'Dear World' is a unique show that is very rarely done as well as the current offering at Kalliope Stage."
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Nite Club Confidential
Kalliope Stage 2006
Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre 1995
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"'Nite Club Confidential' is receiving a right-on-the-money production by the Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre. Paul Gurgol obviously shares the creators' love for this era; his direction and choreography is exactly right, briskly paced and tight as a drum. He's also assembled a top-notch cast, with standout performances. 'Nite Club Confidential' is just too much fun to miss."
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Wild Party
Kalliope Stage 2006
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"You'd be a damn fool to forego the Kalliope Stage production of Andrew Lippa's 'Wild Party.' There's no compromise in Paul F. Gurgol's electric staging. It'd be hard to imagine a better company to bring this work to decadent life - this is a bash not to be missed."
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Coming To America
Kalliope Stage 2006
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"What makes it entertaining is the creative staging of Paul F. Gurgol, Kalliope's artistic director; terrific performances by a quintet of actors who sing, dance, and switch characters and costumes with chameleonlike speed; and the theatre's size, in which a small musical like this finds a perfect fit. 'Coming to America' is a nostalgic journey that never fails to move."
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Opal
Kalliope Stage 2005
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"The production, directed by co-founder Paul F. Gurgol is excellent. He is an absolute wizard at moving twelve actors around Kalliope's small stage area. He does this by using nearly all of them in a sensible fashion as scenery, scenery changers, and props as well as people. You could go to a lot of theater and not see better. Kudos to Kalliope Stage for bringing it to our attention."
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Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Opal by Robert Nassif Lindsey
Christmas Carol Rag
Kalliope Stage 2004
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it's a pure pleasure to report that at Kalliope Stage, 'The Christmas Carol Rag' not only works beautifully, it even improves in several ways upon the original - everything about the production glows."
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Summer of '42
Kalliope Stage 2004
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"At Kalliope Stage, director Paul F. Gurgol gets the tone exactly right with a luminous production of 'Summer of '42.' Staging the area premiere of the musical adaptation of the 1971 movie, Gurgol makes theatrical magic with impeccable casting and direction that is both delicate and deep. He takes a big risk - staging a story about teens at a professional theater and putting real teens in the roles - and it's a risk that pays huge dividends. The cast is funny, touching and very real."
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Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Summer of 42 by David Kirschenbaum and Hunter Foster Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Summer of 42 by David Kirschenbaum and Hunter Foster Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Summer of 42 by David Kirschenbaum and Hunter Foster Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Summer of 42 by David Kirschenbaum and Hunter Foster Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Summer of 42 by David Kirschenbaum and Hunter Foster
Pete 'n' Keely
Kalliope Stage 2004
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"The first-rate production is as professional as musical theater can be. Director Paul F. Gurgol, artistic director of Kalliope Stage, doesn't miss a beat. Nothing is shortchanged in this entertaining production. If first impressions matter, I can hardly wait for the second season."
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Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Pete 'n' Keeley by Jim Hindman, Patrick Brady, and Mark Waldrop Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Pete 'n' Keeley by Jim Hindman, Patrick Brady, and Mark Waldrop Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Pete 'n' Keeley by Jim Hindman, Patrick Brady, and Mark Waldrop Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Pete 'n' Keeley by Jim Hindman, Patrick Brady, and Mark Waldrop Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Pete 'n' Keeley by Jim Hindman, Patrick Brady, and Mark Waldrop
Rags
Berea Summer Theater 1993
Jewish Community Center 1993
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"Rarely is a theatrical experience so profoundly touching, so immensely entertaining and so richly portrayed as is 'Rags'. Director Paul Gurgol has crafted a theatrical thing of beauty for both eye and ear. There isn't one weak performance in the mix. Staging, costuming and scenic design are superior. If it had played like this in its relatively short run on Broadway, it might still be playing the Big Apple."
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Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Rags by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, and Joe Stein Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Rags by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, and Joe Stein Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Rags by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, and Joe Stein Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Rags by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, and Joe Stein Cleveland musical theater director Paul Gurgol directs Rags by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, and Joe Stein