London Calling: Dominick Amendum
What do you do when you come off the high of having worked on the first national tour of the smash Broadway hit production of “Wicked?” Well, you begin work on a high-profile, international stage production of a wildly successful animated film.
This February, the Dominion Theatre in London will play “The Prince of Egypt,” a new musical based on the celebrated Dreamworks Animation film. Dominick Amendum ’01, currently the UNCG Smart-Tillman Artist in Residence in the School of Theatre, is music supervisor for the production. Building upon his New York theater experience, Amendum joins an international all-star production team to bring this new musical to life.
Dominick’s role as an artist-in-residence allows him the time to work on productions such as “The Prince of Egypt,” while still having the opportunity to teach and mentor students at UNCG. This year, Amendum and Musical Theatre faculty Erin Speer have successfully launched the undergraduate major in musical theatre, and they have welcomed the first cohort of seven students this fall. The new program in the School of Theatre offers a BFA in acting with musical theatre focus.
By Matthew Bryant
Photo courtesy of Dominick Amendum