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Bear Snores On Q&A with costumer : Stephanie Harmon

Get to know the CREATIVE TEAM of Bear Snores On with our Q&A as we Journey to the Cave.

Stephanie Harmon is back at Stages for her 13th production with us as choreographer! She has worked and performed nationally and we’re thrilled to have her back.

 The official definition of a  CHOREOGRAPHER is a person who creates dance compositions and plans and arranges dance movements and patterns for dances.

Q&A with : Stephanie Harmon (Choreographer for Bear Snores On)


Q: Please tell us a little bit about your working process

A: I tend to just listen to the music a number of times to let it soak in before I do any official choreography work.  I always come in to rehearsal with finished choreography, but also with an open mind in case something doesn’t work, or someone has a really brilliant idea that works better. 

Q: What is a particularly interesting or unusual challenge on this project and how are you setting out to solve it?

A: It is basically the same show that I did last spring in design and substance, so it is a challenge for me to not fall back on what I did before.

Q: What in your childhood got you to where you are today?

A: My mom’s station wagon…but seriously, my mother signed me up for dance lessons and it just all stuck:)

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job in this production?

A: I find Stages to be a home, not just a job, and it makes me feel good just to work out here.  There is a feeling of everyone working together toward a common goal that is not always present at other theaters.

Q: Favorite Color

A: Green 

Q: Favorite  Quote

A: Get outside…it’s a lovely day…and I still do it!

Q: Favorite Book You Remember from Growing Up

A: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Q: Favorite Winter Activity (either as a kid or now)

A: Hmmmm… (EDITORS NOTE: Stay tuned… we’ll let you know!)

Come see Stephanie’s work on the loveable characters of BEAR SNORES ON!

Bear Snores On

JANUARY 22, 2016 – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 • All Ages

Adapted from the book by Karma Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas.

Bear-snoresWorld Premiere

Warm-up this winter as Bear and all his friends cozy up in our imaginative new musical! On a cold, stormy winter night, one by one, a whole host of animals venture into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! Come see what happens when he finally wakes up and finds them having a party!

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CAST: Teagan Bowar, Nick Cecchi, Nicholas Dekker, Sophie Farrell, Ki’Shaya Graham, Emma Kempf, Sara Magnuson, Greta Nackerud, Camille Norman and Brent Teclaw


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
CHOREOGRAPHER – Stephanie Harmon
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Samantha Fromm Haddow
SET DESIGNER – Tiffany Fier
STAGE MANAGER – Becca Buntjer

Based on the Book, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.  Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby.  Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas.  Copyright © 2002 by Karma Wilson
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