'Producers,' 'Spelling Bee' to highlight 2008 for North Shore Music Theatre

Theresa DeFranzo

It’s three cheers for Susan Stroman. Actually, it’s three productions she was involved with that will make up part of the North Shore Music Theatre’s 2008 season.

Incoming artistic director and executive producer Barry Ivan said when planning upcoming seasons, he wants to pay tribute to one artist — whether it be a director, choreographer or producer, for example. This year Ivan will be paying tribute to fellow director/choreographer Stroman, perhaps the most renowned woman in musical theater today, by presenting on the NSMT stage three of the shows she turned into hits.