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Gwen Arment

Director of Musical Theatre Development

Abingdon Theatre Company Inc

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Abingdon Theatre Company Inc

Background Information

Employment History

Artistic Director and Producer

Hell's Kitchen Musicals

Artistic Director

Musical Mondays Theater Lab Inc

Piano and Voice Teacher

Valparaiso University

Associate Producer

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Education

master classes

musical theater

Indiana University

undergraduate degree

Indiana University School

Web References (33 Total References)


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Gwen Arment

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Gwen Arment (Director of Musical Theatre Development)
Gwen Arment studied for her undergraduate degree in music at Indiana University School of Music and her masters in theater at Hunter College in Manhattan.She has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, at regional theaters and on TV with such artists as Tammy Grimes and Howard Keel (Unsinkable Molly Brown), Dolores Gray (Gypsy), Bob Hope (opening for him twice), Don Porter (How to Succeed in Business...), Eva Gabor (Applause), William Christopher (Run For Your Wife), Avery Schreiber (Showboat), Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ann Miller, Dionne Warwick, Carol Lawrence, and Helen Gallagher.She performed in two tours of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Susan Hartley and one with Jan Buttram.On the tour starring Barbara Eden, she met her husband Steve Belida.They still sing and dance together - Gwen and Steve, that is.She also performed (as a child) for USO in the Pacific Command during the Vietnam War.Gwen has been directed and/or choreographed by Gower Champion, Christopher Hewitt, Ron Lagomarsino, George Faison, Peter Masterson, and Peter Gennaro.When she played Lola in Damn Yankees, directed by Bick Goss, she danced Bob Fosse's original choreographey and was supervised by Gwen Verdon.For her portrayal of Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing, Gwen received a Carbonnell nomination.
Among the shows Gwen has directed and/or choreographed are George M, Little Me, Good News, Sugar (Some Like It Hot), Bell, Book, and Candle, I Do!I Do!, Milk and Honey, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Babes in Arms, The Fantasticks, and Dirty Blonde.She taught piano and voice at Valparaiso University and theater history at Hunter College as well as storytelling classes for young tutors through Hunter's English department.Gwen has been a teaching artist in the New York City public schools and has worked with Alzeimer patients in Brooklyn using creative storytelling.She has taught creative drama for her own Shakespeare workshops, which she produced.Her guest teachers have included Selina Cadell, Michael Thomas and Jack Murphy from the National Theatre and RSC, and Americans Bill Metzo, Bick Goss, Tony Randall, B.H. Barry and professor Patricia Sternberg of Hunter College.
Gwen has served as associate producer for Ensemble Studio Theater and as artistic director for Musical Mondays Theater Lab.


Those who haven't seen the movie ...

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Those who haven't seen the movie can still find plenty of laughs in the stage show, but director Gwen Arment encourages people to see the movie if possible.

"I saw the musical first, then saw the movie," Arment said.
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Arment said that the musical's action "doesn't stop."
"Every one of those muses are dancing around," she said.


Director Gwen Arment and the ...

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Director Gwen Arment and the cast paid homage to Newton-John, who played Kira in the movie.


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Director Gwen Arment and the cast paid homage to Newton-John, who played Kira in the movie.


Director and choreographer: Gwen ...

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Director and choreographer: Gwen Arment

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