FRAN CHARNAS (Conception, The All Night Strut!) has directed theatre at various commercial, regional, and college theaters across the country.

The All Night Strut! has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe, and was nationally broadcast on PBS. She also conceived and directed Too Marvelous for Words: The Magic of Johnny Mercer and co-authored and directed a new 60's musical, Sheboppin’, which premiered at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. She is currently preparing a musical based on the life of Ethel Waters. 

Fran is the former Administrative Director of The Boston Conservatory Summer Institute in Musical Theater, and she is a graduate of Ohio University and Emerson College.

March, 2011