Directing Resume

Dr. Basil Considine
basilus@gmail.com
617-858-1617

Recent Directing Engagements

YearShowCapacityOrganizationCity
2018 JuneSeussical, KIDSStage Director; Vocal DirectorMorningside Theatre CompanyEdina, MN
2018 JuneShrek, JRStage DirectorMorningside Theatre CompanyEdina, MN
2018A Pickle (Revival)Stage DirectorReally Spicy OperaSt. Louis Park, MN
2017A PickleStage DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN
2017Oxygen is OverratedStage DirectorTesseray ProductionsMinneapolis, MN
2017101 Dalmatians KIDSStage Director; Vocal DirectorMorningside Theatre CompanyEdina, MN
2017OliverMusic Director; Assistant Stage DirectorWaconia High SchoolWaconia, MN
2017Godspell, JrStage Director; Vocal DirectorMorningside Theatre CompanyEdina, MN
2017Game of Thrones: The Musical (Hawaii Tour)Stage DirectorReally Spicy OperaHonolulu, HI; Wailuku, HI
2017Aladdin, JrStage Director; Vocal DirectorMorningside Theatre CompanyEdina, MN
2017Game of Thrones: The Musical (Spring Tour)Music DirectorReally Spicy OperaTampa, FL; Various
2017Amahl and the Night VisitorsStage DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN
2017The Enchantment of Beauty and the BeastStage Director; Music DirectorNorthern Starz Children's TheatreRamsey, MN
2017The Last Five YearsStage Director; Vocal DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; Various
2016RigolettoMusic DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN
2016Game of Thrones: The MusicalMusic DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN
2015The Clever Artifice of Harriet and MargaretVocal DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN
2014The Frat PartyStage DirectorReally Spicy OperaMinneapolis, MN

  • Director for more than 15 new operas, plays, and musicals.
  • Veteran choral, orchestral, pit, and opera conductor.
  • Clinician for high school and college singing and acting master classes.
  • Rehearsal pianist for more 20 additional musicals, concerts, and scene programs.
  • 11 years of post-baccalaureate experience coaching singers and singer-actors.

Related Highlights

  • Conducting studies with Simon Carrington (longtime director of the King’s Singers), Ryan Murphy (Associate Conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), Brian O’Connell, and David Martins.
  • Extensive experience with opera premieres and new works development.
  • Training in Alexander Technique, scenes coaching, and vocal pedagogy.
  • Former manager of Shiley Theater, University of San Diego.
  • Former manager of the Peace and Justice Auditorium, University of San Diego.
  • Excellent with children and actors who act like children.

Selected Other Experience

  • Artistic Director, Really Spicy Opera, 2006-present
  • Co-Director, Morningside Theatre Company, 2017-present
  • Member, Schola Cantorum, Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, MN), 2014-present
  • Bass Section Leader, Cathedral Choir, Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, MN), 2014-present
  • Bass Section Leader, St. Cecilia’s (Boston, MA), 2012-2013
  • Scenes Coach, Boston University, 2007-2011
  • Assistant Director of Music, Catholic Center at Boston University, 2004-2008
  • Assistant Director of Music, Founder’s Chapel, University of San Diego, 2002-2003
  • Head of Chamber Instruments, Founder’s Chapel, University of San Diego, 2001-2002