Ilana Ransom Toeplitz

Director ᐧ Choreographer ᐧ Theatre Person

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Upcoming Projects

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AND ALL THAT JAZZ….

Ilana directed and choreographed a reimagined production of Kander, Ebb & Fosse's classic musical, Chicago, on Hilton Head Island in June. 

THE CRITICS SAID: 

Director and choreographer Ilana Ransom Toeplitz has taken this show to the very heights and you will be thrilled with her astonishing, totally inspired and shockingly fresh outcomes.
— NANCY WELLARD (THE ISLAND PACKET)
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Can you keep a secret?

Well Ilana’s got some exciting announcements she can’t wait to make, but a lady never tells.

….Unless you give her a few martinis. Then she’ll probably tell you everything.

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ILANA IS GOING TO THE PROM!

Ilana is honored to be named the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s (SDCF) 2018 Mike Ockrent Directing Fellow.

This annual award puts one emerging director/choreographer on a large-budget musical with a master in the industry.

This year, Ilana is thrilled to be working on Jack Viertel’s big new Broadway musical comedy, The Prom, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-Winner Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, Spamalot!, Something Rotten!).

The Prom starts previews October 23 and opens November 16 at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.

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 PIANO SLAM 11  Ilana is directing the 11th Annual PIANO SLAM, produced by the Dranoff Foundation.   The mission of Piano Slam is to utilize music as a tool and inspiration to give our youth a voice through artistic expression. Piano Slam is a poetry writing competition that asks students to compose works of poetry inspired by their reactions to a selection of music, and, if they become a finalist, to perform their composition at our Piano Slam event at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  This year’s  Piano Slam  will feature the work of composer MARTIN BEJERANO’s ”Fantasia de Tres Mundos”.  Read Martin’s biography here.

PIANO SLAM 11

Ilana is directing the 11th Annual PIANO SLAM, produced by the Dranoff Foundation.

The mission of Piano Slam is to utilize music as a tool and inspiration to give our youth a voice through artistic expression. Piano Slam is a poetry writing competition that asks students to compose works of poetry inspired by their reactions to a selection of music, and, if they become a finalist, to perform their composition at our Piano Slam event at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

This year’s Piano Slam will feature the work of composer MARTIN BEJERANO’s
”Fantasia de Tres Mundos”. Read Martin’s biography here.

 
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I make musicals. 

I'm a highly-collaborative director, choreographer and theatre person who specializes in new work, musicals and comedy.

I help writers turn ideas into scripts and then I make those scripts into productions. I love actors, designers, composers, producers, stage managers, and creating an unforgettable experience.  

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