RICK SPARKS   323-708-5392 * sparksmambo@aol.com  Recipient of 20 THEATRE AWARDS
 

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE

DIRECTION / WRITER-ADAPTOR / MUSICAL STAGING
Greenway Court Theatre - Los Angeles *  Broadway Playhouse - Chicago * First National Tour (currently in 2nd year, touring thru end of 2015)
*WINNER -  Broadway World Awards -  Best Director of a Musical
*WINNER - LA StageScene Award - Best Director of a Comedy
*CURRENTLY NOMINATED (2014) Broadway World Awards - Best Director of a Touring Musical 
*NOMINATED - LA Weekly Awards -  Best Director of a Musical   
*NOMINATED - LA Ovation Award - Best Director of a Musical  
 
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?
DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER / CO-ADAPTER / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER Greenway Court Theater LA *WINNER of 7 LA DRAMA CRITIC’S CIRCLE AWARDS Including: Best Director, Best Adaptation, Best Production
*WINNER of 3 LA WEEKLY AWARDS including: Best Director, Best Production
*WINNER of LA OVATION AWARD for Best Adaptation
*WINNER of 6 GARLAND AWARDS including: Best Director, Best Adaptation
 
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER / MUSICAL STAGING / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER Greenway Court Theater LA
*WINNER of LA DRAMA CRITCS CIRCLE Award for “Best Director” (Nominated also for Sound Design)
*WINNER of “Best Sound Design” Backstage West’s Garland Award
Nominated for OVATION AWARD ‘03 for Best Sound Design
 
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / CHOREOGRAPHER / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER St. Genesius Theater LA *WINNER of 3 LA Weekly Awards including: Best Comedy Director *WINNER of 5 Drama-Logue Awards including Best Director, Best Choreography LA Times, and LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice
 
DADDY
DIRECTION
Hudson Mainstage Theatre
Ovation Recommended ! / Go! LA Weekly / Critic's Choice! Backstage

TRIO
DIRECTION
Lounge Two Theatre
Ovation Recommended

DIVORCE! The Musical

DIRECTION/MUSICAL STAGING
Hudson Main Stage Theatre
Multiple Critics’ Choice  
* WINNER of ‘Best Director of a Musical’ for LA Weekly’s, and Nominated for five Ovation Awards including Direction.
www.divorcemusical.com  

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE TOO!
DIRECTION/CHOREOGRAPHY
* NOMINATED for 'Best Choreography' NAACP Awards to be presented 8/30/10
Greenway Court Theatre
Multiple Critics’ Choice

THAT PEFECT MOMENT
DIRECTION
*WINNER of 'Best Director of a Comedy' StageScene Awards
NoHo Arts Center/Little Victory

DON’T TALK TO THE ACTORS
DIRECTION/MUSICAL STAGING
Laguna Playhouse

DEAD BRIDE RUNNING
DIRECTOR / CO-WRITER / CO-PRODUCER
Underground Theater

THE NOTHING BOYS

DIRECTOR/ SOUND DESIGN
Complex Theatre / Asylum Theatre

DOWN SOUTH
DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Flight Theater LA.  / Rattlestick Theater NY
LA Weekly Critic’s Choice
Nominated for Best Director of Comedy LA Weekly Award

CLUTTER

DIRECTOR / MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Colony Theatre Burbank
Critic’s Choice LA Times

STAGE STRUCK
DIRECTOR/ MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Colony Theatre Burbank

WHERE’S MY MONEY?

DIRECTOR/ MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Hudson Guild Theatre Hollywood CA

A CHARLIE BROWN COMMERCIAL CHRISTMAS

DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER / WRITER / CHOREOGRAPHER
Greenway Court Theater LA
Nominated for two LA WEEKLY AWARDS including: Best Musical

HIGHBALLS AHOY!
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / CO-WRITER / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Luna Park Theater LA
LA Times and LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice 35 weeks

KISS ME KATE

DIRECTOR
Musical Theater West - Long Beach
Critics Choice- Backstage West

INCONCEIVABLE

DIRECTOR / MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK DESINGER
Globe Playhouse - West Hollywood

TALLULAH
DIRECTOR / GHOST WRITER / SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
St. Genesius Theatre LA
LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOLLYWOOD

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
Stella Adler Theater Hollywood
Nominated for 2 LA WEEKLY AWARDS, LA Ovation Awards including: Best Director of a Musical, Best Musical

TWENTIETH CENTURY
DIRECTOR / MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER
Lillian Theatre Hollywood
 
ADDITIONAL DIRECTION:
MUTT HOUSE NoHo Arts Center  Workshop & Staged Reading
RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL  Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles  Workshop & Staged Reading
PART OF THE PLAN  (featuring the music of Dan Fogelburg) Greenway Court/No Ho Arts Center  Workshop & Staged Reading
LOVE QUEST  Workshop/ Dramaturgy focus
TIGER BY THE TAIL  The Blank Theatre Living Room Series 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE Pasadena Playhouse (reading series)
LITTLE WATER Antaeus Theater Company
POET’S GARDEN Equity Musical Workshop
BLITHE SPIRIT Celebration Theater
(Queering the Classics series)
TOUGH CHOICES FOR THE NEW CENTURY Theater 40
DURANG EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU The Artists Collective
THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES The Artist’s Collective
A LIFE IN THE THEATER The Artist’s Collective

additional DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY
WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS Gardenia Room Hollywood / Carmel
GREASE Norwegian Cruise Lines
A SALUTE TO FREDERICK LOWE Annemburg Theater Palm Springs
(Starring Mr. John Raitt)
HEY, MR. PRODUCER!  NCL J.A.R. Cameron Mackintosh Prod.
SUNRIDER INDUSTRIAL San Diego Civic Theater
PHILIP MORRIS INDUSTRIAL Orlando, Florida
SHERATON GRAND OPENING Cerritos California
TORREY PINES GRAND OPENING Torrey Pines California
80’S PROM Greenway Arts Alliance

WRITER
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE  Writer - Stage Adaptation. Productions mounted by Greenway Arts Alliance & Harvard University.
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?  Stage Adaptation.  Multiple Award Wins.
A CHARLIE BROWN COMMERCIAL CHRISTMAS Stage Adaptation Award Noms.
HIGHBALLS AHOY!  Stage Musical
DOWN SOUTH Stage Play Script Doctor
TALLULAH Stage Play Script Doctor
POETS GARDEN Stage Play Script Doctor
INCONCEIVABLE Stage Play Script consultant
80’s Prom Greenway Arts Alliance
WHITE TRASH Video.  Comedy - Award wins.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD Video Comedy - Award wins.
WILDLANDS Video
SUNSET BOYS Video (featured Jerry Lewis)
CAFÉ NUNZIO Video - Promotional
MURDER ON THE PANAMA CANAL Stage Play for NCL Cruise Lines

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY
SHEILA SANDS LIVE AT THE ROXY Roxy Theater LA Lily Tomlin Prod.
RUBY’S BUCKET OF BLOOD San Diego Repertory Theatre
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?  San Diego Repertory Theatre

VIDEO DIRECTION AND EDITING                                                                                                  
THE THREE FACES OF JENNIFER (DEAD BRIDE RUNNING)                                                       
Video Triptych Director
THAT PERFECT MOMENT video segments
GARLAND PROJECT Video Short    Director, Producer, Editor
THE SUNSET BOYS Comedy Short  (With Jerry Lewis, Victor Garber, Patric Stewart) Director, Producer, Writer, Co-Editor
NUMEROUS ACTORS DEMOS Editor
Several Industrial voice over videos Session Director
 

RICK SPARKS

Director/Writer/Producer
  RECIPIENT of 20 Theatre Awards

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