Updated: Aug 11, 2021
During one of our first days of rehearsal for Cabaret in 2020, we were on a break and the Artistic Director came into the office and immediately commented on a female cast mates breasts saying, “did you see the tits on that one?!?!”. There were many in the room that laughed along and joined in including another staff member.
During Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Artistic Director would make comments about the female dancer playing Potiphar’s Wife about how she needed to “sex it up” with his, at the time, 17 year old son. This was not the only professional female performer who was made to feel uncomfortable about performing dances and roles of a sexual nature with his underage son.