- Carthage College
Professor Magdalene Spanuello is a Chicago-based theatre director and choreographer, and a visiting assistant professor of music theatre at Carthage. Prof. Spanuello directs for the Music Theatre Workshop and teaches music theatre history and writing intensive courses.
Selected regional credits include work at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, Brightside Theatre, and Hope Summer Repertory. She was the associate director on the U.S. tour of the original West End production of The Woman in Black (Royal George Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Rep), directed by Robin Herford in 2018-19, as well as the Posner/Teller productions of The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Smith Center in Las Vegas, South Coast Repertory), and Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).
At Carthage, Prof. Spanuello has directed productions of Evita, Pal Joey, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Godspell, and the world-premier musical My Real Mother.
Prof. Spanuello received her M.F.A. in directing from Western Illinois University, and is a proud alumna of Carthage where she earned her B.A. in music theatre and political science.
Magdalene Spanuello Ellsworth is a Chicago-based theatre director and adjunct faculty member at Carthage College. Her U.S. credits include works such as The Tempest directed by Aaron Posner and Teller of Penn & Teller (Smith Center; Las Vegas, A.R.T., South Coast Repertory), A Christmas Carol, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Forever Plaid (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mary Dyer (Prologue Theatre Company, Chicago); and Arms and The Man (Ten Chimneys).
Adjunct Assistant Professor
- M.F.A. — Western Illinois University
- B.A. — Carthage College