Resident Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch: Transforming Musical Ideas into Reality

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Resident Musical Director Jon Kalbfleisch in rehearsal. Photo by Christopher Mueller

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Jon Kalbfleisch has been the resident music director of the Signature Theatre since it opened its doors in 1989. In this role, he's been at the center of the theater's creative whirlwind, and has the awards to prove it: nine Helen Hayes awards for best musical direction and 29 nominations. With Signature Theatre’s production of Crazy for You, Kalbfleisch’s ear and precision have never been more crucial. Set in the 1930s, the story moves from Broadway to Deadrock, Nevada—with songs and dances for both cowboys and chorus girls. Kalbfleisch is the man who brings all the musicians, singers, and dancers together to form a musical whole. Listen to what he does and how he does it.