AVENUE Q

I am the new Resident Director of this long-running off-Broadway show, currently at New World Stages in NYC. Honored to be able to be a part of this Tony-winning musical.



GOLD MOUNTAIN

In May, I will have the honor of directing Jason Ma's Gold Mountain in Utah for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

"Utah's commission for the Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration has announced that Gold Mountain, the original musical by Jason Ma, will be presented as one of the cultural events commemorating the landmark anniversary. Alan Muraoka will direct three evenings and a matinee of staged concert presentations, performed by a New York cast of Asian American actors, including the following who are currently slated to appear: Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera) as Mei, Jonny Lee Jr. as Lit, Alan Ariano (LCT's The King and I) as Ba, Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day) as Chu, Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes, 2011 revival) as Jiang, Lawrence-Michael Arias as Wong, Steven Eng (CSC's Pacific Overtures) as Loong, and Eric Bondoc (Pacific Overtures, 2004 revival) as Lo . Music direction will be provided by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld and choreography by Billy Bustamante. Production will be spearheaded by Spike 150 in partnership with the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association.

Performances in Salt Lake City are currently set for the Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9, 2019, both at 8:00 p.m. Performances in Ogden will take place at Peery's Egyptian Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and a matinee on Saturday, May 11, curtain time TBD. "

For more info, visit goldmountainthemusical.com.



SESAME STREET

I will once again have the honor of directing segments for the upcoming Season 50 of Sesame Street. So excited to be a part of this educational institution.



HUMANS OF SESAME STREET

After a sold-out show at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC, The Humans of Sesame Street is ready to visit your city or town! Perfect for theatres, museums, colleges, and other performance venues, this show pays tribute to the human cast of the iconic children's television series Sesame Street. Join cast members Bob McGrath (Bob), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Alan Muraoka (Alan), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Allison Bartlett (Gina) as they share their unique stories. (Cast members may vary depending on availability)

Through classic clips, music photographs, and live performance, you will understand the humor and the heart that has made Sesame Street the world's most beloved and revered children's show. A beloved memory is priceless, and Sesame Street has been creating these memories for 46 years (and counting!). Click here for more information on booking.







MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON NBC

For the 6th year, I choreographed the performance for the Sesame Street cast float for the NBC Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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SOUTH PACIFIC

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER
I had the honor and pleasure of returning to the Olney Theatre Center to direct this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The themes of prejudice and diversity, love and acceptance, which seemed ahead of its time in 1949, still have a deep resonance and impact in today's current climate. Choreography by Darren Lee.

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SESAME STREET MONSTER FOODIES

In 2017 we began this new segment on Sesame Street called Monster Foodies, pairing the beloved Cookie Monster with a Muppet named Gonger (from the British children's show Furchester Hotel) working in their own food truck and fielding orders from live children via video message. To complete their recipe, the monsters drive the truck to a specific location and learn about where certain foods originally come from. I had the honor of directing a few of these, and will be directing another batch of episodes this spring.

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SESAME STREET

I had the honor of directing some scenes for the current season of “Sesame Street” with Tony-winning actor Bill Irwin. Bill is back portraying “Mr. Noodle,” and the fact that I got to be in a room with him and share ideas was definitely a highlight of my directing career. 



THE REPORT

Martin Casella's haunting play, The Report just completed its run at NY International Fringe festival, and was met with full houses and critical success. Here's what the critics said:

"Huge kudos to director Alan Muraoka for wringing the best out of his actors and his staging, and… last but not least, here's hoping that the show will move, get booked for a run. It's well worth seeing again and again."
- Julia Polinsky, Theatrescene.com

"The play unfolds as a mystery story. Director Alan Muraoka plunges the audience into the terror and confusion of inciting disaster… This is a verbal play that asks the audience to lean forward and listen closely, but the theatricality of Muraoka's production holds our attention"
- Jason Jacobs, nytheaternow.com

"Director Alan Muraoka does a splendid job keeping things well-paced and accessible for the audience, despite the numerous characters who are being portrayed, the back-and-forth movement of time, and the layers of information we need to sift through." –
- Howard Miller, upstage-downstage.blogspot.com

"The Report is exceptionally well staged by director Alan Muraoka"
- Roark Littlefield, Stagebuddy.com

"4 STARS! "Gripping."
- Dana Varinsky, Time Out

"Director Alan Muraoka marshals the 12-person ensemble through a barrage of overlapping scenes jumping across time and space…Muraoka thrillingly succeeds in not only keeping everything straight, but adding the little details that one would expect from a particularly good mystery novel."
- Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania





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