Filmed Live Musicals

Spells of the Sea

February 09, 2023 Luisa Lyons Season 1 Episode 55
Filmed Live Musicals
Spells of the Sea
Show Notes

In part two of our special on Metro Theater Company, host Luisa Lyons chats about the brand new musical Spells of the Sea with director Julia Flood and composer Guinevere Govea.

Discover how the magical new musical transformed from a dorm room quarantine project to a podcast and then became a fully fledged state musical! Hear how the University of Texas facilitated the project, the challenges of creating new work in the age of covid, and how actor-musos helped to solve a tricky problem!

The world premier of Spells of the Sea opens at the Metro Theater Company in St Louis on February 10, 2023. The musical will be filmed live during the first week of the run, and will be available to stream on demand February 16 - March 5, 2023. Purchase tickets here!

Julia Flood has directed Digging Up Dessa, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus, The Hundred Dresses, Frida Libre, Bud, Not Buddy, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, Out of the Box, Talkin’ Trash, Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, Unsorted, and Say Something, Do Something! for Metro Theater Company since she moved to St. Louis to become artistic director in February 2014. Julia served on the national board of directors of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA from 2011 to 2019, and brings more than 40 years of experience to her role as artistic director of Metro Theater Company. Learn more at MTC.

Guinevere Govea is an award-winning actress, writer, and composer from Austin, Texas. She is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and dance as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Guinevere’s first musical, Trash! The Musical, was a semi-finalist for the O’Neil National Musical Theatre Conference in 2021. Her second, Spells of the Sea, won Best Original Script at the B. Iden Payne Awards in Austin. Learn more at and follow on Instagram

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