The Remarkable Career of a Theatrical Visionary
A Life in Stages provides a window into the remarkable career of Des McAnuff, one of the theatre’s most prolific and versatile artists.
The director of such hits as Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, and recognized for his artistic leadership of La Jolla Playhouse in California and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Des is also an accomplished writer and musician who began his career writing plays and composing scores.
A Life in Stages showcases music from The Who, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Des McAnuff and the Red Dirt Band. Featuring interviews with The Who’s Pete Townshend, Billy Crystal and Christopher Plummer and Colm Feore, the documentary follows Des on a whirlwind schedule around the world.