ABOUT

Dimitri Toscas is a founding Artistic Director of Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, CA. A well established, award-winning director of theatre, musical theatre and opera, his most critically acclaimed Los Angeles productions include:

 

Master Class (Ovation Nominated: Best Play, Ovation Winner: Best Actress, Carolyn Hennesy), a new production of The Spitfire Grill and Ovation Recommended plays Buyer & CellarBunny Bunny, Scott & Hem and Laurel And Hardy. Toscas garnered national attention for writing and directing two contemporary versions of beloved operas: Verdi's La Traviata and Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, both featuring new English librettos and translations and both commissioned by Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, WI). Toscas also garnered recognition from the Los Angeles Times for writing, directing and designing family productions for the Falcon Theatre: an original musical adaptation of "Cinderella!" (based on the opera Cenerentola), the MAGIC flute (based on Mozart’s comedic opera, which starred Paul Vogt of MADtv and Broadway’s Hairspray and Chicago), and The Little Mermaid (set in ancient Greece, featuring Jessica Rush from Broadway's Gypsy, Jersey Boys and Summer), each show commissioned and produced by celebrated film director Garry Marshall (Pretty WomanPrincess DiariesValentine’s Day & Happy Days 

 

Besides stage directing for the theatre, Toscas served on a Special Entertainment Task Force, which developed new shows for Walt Disney World’s EPCOT -- and has directed and developed improvisational, interactive and immersive shows for both Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.

 

His film and television credits include "additional screenplay" credit for the animated feature Igor, writer/researcher on the Universal/Imagine film Playboy (a bio-pic of Hugh Hefner's life), and Toscas worked briefly as a freelance writer for the Development Department of Aardman Feature Animation Studios in London.

BUNNY BUNNY

play by Alan Zweibel

directed Dimitri Toscas

Falcon Theatre, CA

MASTER CLASS

Terrence McNally, directed Dimitri Toscas at Garry Marshall Theatre

LITTLE MERMAID

family musical written & directed Dimitri Toscas

Falcon Theatre, CA

LA TRAVIATA

modern opera, written &

directed Dimitri Toscas

Skylight Opera, WI

LA BOHEME

opera

directed Dimitri Toscas

Piedmont Opera, NC

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