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April 15 - May 20, 2017 , Allen Theatre

Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel “Freaky Friday” by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

Run time: 2 hours 15 minutes (includes intermission)
Advisory: No advisory necessary

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

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From left to right: Jeannette Bayardelle (Journalist), Alet Taylor (Torrey), and Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine) in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

From left to right: Emma Hunton (Ellie) and Chris Ramirez (Adam) in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

From left to right: David Jennings (Mike), Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine), Jake Heston Miller (Fletcher), and Emma Hunton (Ellie) in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

From left to right: Emma Hunton (Ellie) and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

Cast members in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

From left to right: Emma Hunton (Ellie) and Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine) in La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo credit: Jim Carmody.

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Artists

Jeannette Bayardelle

Jeannette Bayardelle

(Ms. Meyers/Journalist/Officer Sitz/Ensemble) Broadway: Hair, The Color Purple. Off-Broadway: Shida, Best of Both Worlds. National Tours: The Color Purple, Deaf West’s Big River, Rent. Regional: Sister Act (North Shore/Theatre By The Sea); The 12 (DCPA); Shida, Best of Both Worlds (A.R.T). Film: Disney’s Little Mermaid III. Awards: NAACP Theater Award more(Ms. Meyers/Journalist/Officer Sitz/Ensemble) Broadway: Hair, The Color Purple. Off-Broadway: Shida, Best of Both Worlds. National Tours: The Color Purple, Deaf West’s Big River, Rent. Regional: Sister Act (North Shore/Theatre By The Sea); The 12 (DCPA); Shida, Best of Both Worlds (A.R.T). Film: Disney’s Little Mermaid III. Awards: NAACP Theater Award (Best Lead Actress in a Musical) for the role of Celie in The Color Purple, AUDELCO Award (Best Performance) for Shida. jeannettebayardelle.com.

Tommy Bilczo

Tommy Bilczo

(Understudy: Fletcher) is thrilled and honored to be returning to the stage at Cleveland Play House. Most recently seen as Ralphie in A Christmas Story here at CPH, Tommy began acting in third grade with TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center as Randy in A Christmas Story, The Musical. Now in the more(Understudy: Fletcher) is thrilled and honored to be returning to the stage at Cleveland Play House. Most recently seen as Ralphie in A Christmas Story here at CPH, Tommy began acting in third grade with TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center as Randy in A Christmas Story, The Musical. Now in the fifth grade at Brookside Intermediate School, Tommy has enjoyed roles in a number of local productions including Young Josh in BIG, The Musical (Beck Center for the Arts); Gavroche in Les Miserables, School Edition (MAD* Factory); Peter Pan in Shrek, The Musical (Olde Towne Hall); and a variety of TrueNorth Cultural Arts and French Creek productions. Tommy has sung the national anthem at local sporting events, most recently for the Lake Erie Crushers. Recently, Tommy trained with Broadway Artists Alliance in NYC. When he’s off stage, Tommy studies voice and trumpet, plays sports, reads, and enjoys time with family and friends.

Heidi Blickenstaff

Heidi Blickenstaff

(Katherine) Ms. Blickenstaff appeared on Broadway in Something Rotten! (Bea Bottom, Outer Critics nomination), [title of show] (original creative team and cast), The Addams Family (Alice Beineke), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ursula), and The Full Monty. Other New York credits include The Most Happy Fella (Cleo) at City Center’s Encores! more(Katherine) Ms. Blickenstaff appeared on Broadway in Something Rotten! (Bea Bottom, Outer Critics nomination), [title of show] (original creative team and cast), The Addams Family (Alice Beineke), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ursula), and The Full Monty. Other New York credits include The Most Happy Fella (Cleo) at City Center’s Encores! and Now. Here. This. and [title of show] at The Vineyard Theatre. Her regional credits include Next to Normal (Diana) at Weston Playhouse, Elf (Emily Hobbs) at Paper Mill Playhouse, Dog and Pony (Jane/Bonnie) at The Old Globe, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb at The Kennedy Center and Meet John Doe (Ann Mitchell, Helen Hayes Award) at Ford’s Theatre. TV credits: PBS: First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb. Education: Duke University.

Eean Cochran

Eean Cochran

(Parker/Ensemble) is excited to make his Cleveland Play House debut with this production! Previous credits include the international tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On; Mamma Mia! national tour. Regional: A Bronx Tale (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Wiz (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Hairspray (Casa Mañana); Joseph…Dreamcoat and Tarzan (The Legacy Theatre). more(Parker/Ensemble) is excited to make his Cleveland Play House debut with this production! Previous credits include the international tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On; Mamma Mia! national tour. Regional: A Bronx Tale (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Wiz (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Hairspray (Casa Mañana); Joseph…Dreamcoat and Tarzan (The Legacy Theatre). Mr. Cochran is a recent graduate of Abilene Christian University receiving a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Much gratitude and thanks to God, his family and close friends for their support, Sofia and CESD, also to Eric Woodall and the creative team for this opportunity. Follow him @eeeeeanc. Psalm 149:3.

Joseph Dellger

Joseph Dellger

(Grandpa George/Mr. Blumen/Señor O’Brien/Ensemble) is delighted to make his debut at Cleveland Play House. Broadway: Father in Ragtime and The Coroner in the Tony Award winning Porgy and Bess. He originated the roles of Magnus in Lestat and William Randolph Hurst in Scandalous. Off-Broadway: Mr. Dellger played Bellomy and Hucklebee more(Grandpa George/Mr. Blumen/Señor O’Brien/Ensemble) is delighted to make his debut at Cleveland Play House. Broadway: Father in Ragtime and The Coroner in the Tony Award winning Porgy and Bess. He originated the roles of Magnus in Lestat and William Randolph Hurst in Scandalous. Off-Broadway: Mr. Dellger played Bellomy and Hucklebee in The Fantasticks. Regional Theater: Andre in The Phantom of the Opera (Curran Theater, San Francisco), Jacques Brel…Paris (Alliance Theater), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Arvada Ctr.), Father in Ragtime (Ford Theater, Chicago), Inspector Hanke in The Visit (Goodman Theater), General Waverly in White Christmas (Fulton Theater), Padre in Man of La Mancha (Goodspeed Opera House), Ben in Follies (Signature Theater), Tom Watson in Nerds (world premier) at (Philadelphia Theater Co.), The Bishop in Les Miserables (TOTS). A proud member of Actors Equity! For Cenie and the Chief.

Jessie Hooker

Jessie Hooker

(Savannah/Ensemble) National Tours: Legally Blonde: The Musical. Off-Broadway: Tamika in SISTAS The Musical. Regional: Savannah in Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Dorothy in The Wiz (SSMT); Rusty in Footloose (PCLO); Squeak in The Color Purple, Sarah in Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep); Jenny in Company (Geva Theatre); Annie in It Shoulda Been more(Savannah/Ensemble) National Tours: Legally Blonde: The Musical. Off-Broadway: Tamika in SISTAS The Musical. Regional: Savannah in Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Dorothy in The Wiz (SSMT); Rusty in Footloose (PCLO); Squeak in The Color Purple, Sarah in Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep); Jenny in Company (Geva Theatre); Annie in It Shoulda Been You (Stages St Louis). She has also performed in numerous readings/workshops of new upcoming musicals in NYC. Ms. Hooker would like to thank: her family, friends, the Freaky Friday team, as well as her incredible agents at KMR. Love to her fiancé, Gil. Education: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory.

Emma Hunton

Emma Hunton

(Ellie) Ms. Hunton’s Broadway cred­its include Spring Awakening and Next to Normal. She appeared Off-Broadway in RENT and in the national tours of Wicked, Next to Normal and Les Misérables. Her regional credits include Cruel Intentions, The Big Lebowski, Clueless at Rockwell. more(Ellie) Ms. Hunton’s Broadway cred­its include Spring Awakening and Next to Normal. She appeared Off-Broadway in RENT and in the national tours of Wicked, Next to Normal and Les Misérables. Her regional credits include Cruel Intentions, The Big Lebowski, Clueless at Rockwell.

David Jennings

David Jennings

(Mike) Broadway: After Midnight, Hands on a Hardbody, Mary Rodgers’ Once Upon a Mattress (with Sarah Jessica Parker), The Genius of Ray Charles (West End). 1st National Tours: Simon Sr. in Kinky Boots, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Curtis in Dreamgirls (opposite Jennifer Holliday), Andre in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Grammy Award nominee for more(Mike) Broadway: After Midnight, Hands on a Hardbody, Mary Rodgers’ Once Upon a Mattress (with Sarah Jessica Parker), The Genius of Ray Charles (West End). 1st National Tours: Simon Sr. in Kinky Boots, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Curtis in Dreamgirls (opposite Jennifer Holliday), Andre in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Grammy Award nominee for 30th Anniversary Recording). Regional: Ted in the original Sara Bareilles production of Waitress, Eddie in Sister Act (Pasadena Playhouse); Jake in Side Show (Colony Los Angeles); Porgy in Porgy & Bess, Clopin in Notre Dame de Paris (Paris Las Vegas). TV: Blue Bloods, The Shield, Last Week Tonight, Christmas at The Grove.

Storm Lever

Storm Lever

(Ensemble/U/S: Torrey/Savannah/Gretchen/Hannah) Off-Broadway: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). Regional: Savannah in Freaky Friday (Signature Theater, VA); understudy in Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep); Siren in Kansas City Choir Boy (Arsht Center, FL). Other New York Theater: Jade in Fashion Academy (Vital Theater); Meredith in Good Swimmer (Prototype Festival). Workshops: Duckling more(Ensemble/U/S: Torrey/Savannah/Gretchen/Hannah) Off-Broadway: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). Regional: Savannah in Freaky Friday (Signature Theater, VA); understudy in Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep); Siren in Kansas City Choir Boy (Arsht Center, FL). Other New York Theater: Jade in Fashion Academy (Vital Theater); Meredith in Good Swimmer (Prototype Festival). Workshops: Duckling Donna, The Donna Summer Project (Signature Theater, NY). Educational: Emmie in Caroline, or Change; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Little Red in Into the Woods. Education: B.F.A. University of Michigan. She’d like to thank her family, BRS/Gage and her BFAmily, MT15 for their constant love and support.

Mary Jo McConnell

Mary Jo McConnell

(Grandma Helene/Mrs. Luckenbill/Mrs. Time/Ensemble)

National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), All Shook Up, Sister Act. Off-Broadway: Soap Star, Menopause, The Musical (original cast). Regional highlights: original San Francisco productions of Forbidden Broadway, Nunsense, Sunday in the Park with George. TV: Pan Am,

more(Grandma Helene/Mrs. Luckenbill/Mrs. Time/Ensemble)

National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), All Shook Up, Sister Act. Off-Broadway: Soap Star, Menopause, The Musical (original cast). Regional highlights: original San Francisco productions of Forbidden Broadway, Nunsense, Sunday in the Park with George. TV: Pan Am, Masters of Sex, One Life to Live. M.F.A., American Conservatory Theater. Her longest running engagement to date is three years in the US Army Nurse Corps in the role of Captain. maryjomcconnell.com

Jake Heston Miller

Jake Heston Miller

(Fletcher) New York: Radio City Music Hall, Rockette’s Summer Spectacular. Tour: The School of Rock Promotional Tour. Regional: Fletcher in Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse); Oliver in Oliver (Arena Stage); Tiny Tim in Scrooge No More! (Busch Gardens); Eep the mouse in Mother Goose Club (voice over). Jake more(Fletcher) New York: Radio City Music Hall, Rockette’s Summer Spectacular. Tour: The School of Rock Promotional Tour. Regional: Fletcher in Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse); Oliver in Oliver (Arena Stage); Tiny Tim in Scrooge No More! (Busch Gardens); Eep the mouse in Mother Goose Club (voice over). Jake has also made a special appearance as a soloist for the USTA US Open.

Holly Moss

Holly Moss

(Swing/U/S: Officer Sitz/Mrs. Luckenbill/Mrs. Time) is a current musical theatre major in her junior year at Baldwin Wallace University. She most recently worked as Assistant Choreographer/Ensemble Member for the regional premier of Bring It On at The Beck Center for the Arts. Other credits include A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace more(Swing/U/S: Officer Sitz/Mrs. Luckenbill/Mrs. Time) is a current musical theatre major in her junior year at Baldwin Wallace University. She most recently worked as Assistant Choreographer/Ensemble Member for the regional premier of Bring It On at The Beck Center for the Arts. Other credits include A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University), Grease (The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre), and Peter Pan (Timberlake Playhouse).

Tony Neidenbach

Tony Neidenbach

(Ensemble/U/S: Adam/Parker/Wells/Photographer) National Tour: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes. Regional: Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, TUTS, The Muny, Northern Stage, Pioneer Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Seaside Music Theater, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Jacob’s Pillow. New York credits include Off-Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, 65th and 70th annual Tony Awards, New more(Ensemble/U/S: Adam/Parker/Wells/Photographer) National Tour: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes. Regional: Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, TUTS, The Muny, Northern Stage, Pioneer Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Seaside Music Theater, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Jacob’s Pillow. New York credits include Off-Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, 65th and 70th annual Tony Awards, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival and the HBO web series High Maintenance. Special thanks to the entire creative team! For Migs.

Jennafer Newberry

Jennafer Newberry

(Gretchen/Ensemble) Off-Broadway: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Regional: Nemo in Finding Nemo: The Musical (Walt Disney World); Shelley in Bat Boy: The Musical (The Abbey); Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Mad Cow Theatre); Martha in the all-female Production of 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre); Parade, Bye Bye Birdie more(Gretchen/Ensemble) Off-Broadway: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Regional: Nemo in Finding Nemo: The Musical (Walt Disney World); Shelley in Bat Boy: The Musical (The Abbey); Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Mad Cow Theatre); Martha in the all-female Production of 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre); Parade, Bye Bye Birdie and various shows aboard Disney Cruise Line, including Hercules: The Muse-ical. Education: B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts: CAP21. Thanks to Tom, Tara Rubin Casting, and this spectacular creative team. Endless love and gratitude to my family: near and far, blood and chosen. You know who you are. John 13:34-35

Chris Ramirez

Chris Ramirez

(Adam) Off-Broadway: Icon. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage); The Count of Monte Cristo (Pioneer Theater); In the Heights (Speakeasy Stage); Violet (Clarence Brown Theater); Blatantly Blaine (Peoples Improv Theater). Education: The Boston Conservatory and William Esper Studio. Deepest of gratitude to the cast and creative team, Harden-Curtis Associates, more(Adam) Off-Broadway: Icon. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage); The Count of Monte Cristo (Pioneer Theater); In the Heights (Speakeasy Stage); Violet (Clarence Brown Theater); Blatantly Blaine (Peoples Improv Theater). Education: The Boston Conservatory and William Esper Studio. Deepest of gratitude to the cast and creative team, Harden-Curtis Associates, and my loving family.

Julian Ramos

Julian Ramos

(Wells/Photographer/Ensemble) NYC: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall). Regional: Disney’s Freaky Friday (Signature); Josephine (Asolo Rep); MTWichita; RMRT. Education: Indiana University and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Love and Thanks to The Mine, IUMT, EmAbsAl. For Mom. Insta: @_julianramos more(Wells/Photographer/Ensemble) NYC: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall). Regional: Disney’s Freaky Friday (Signature); Josephine (Asolo Rep); MTWichita; RMRT. Education: Indiana University and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Love and Thanks to The Mine, IUMT, EmAbsAl. For Mom. Insta: @_julianramos

Jermaine R. Rembert

Jermaine R. Rembert

(Swing/U/S: Mr. Blumen/Señor O’Brien/Mike/etc.) Broadway: Memphis, La Cage aux Folles, Follies, Oklahoma, Swing, On the Twentieth Century, Funny Girl, and Lindy Hop feature in Chance & Chemistry. Tour: West Side Story (European Tour); Swing, All Shook Up, Memphis (1st National Tour). New York: City Center: The Bandwagon (premiere); Radio City more(Swing/U/S: Mr. Blumen/Señor O’Brien/Mike/etc.) Broadway: Memphis, La Cage aux Folles, Follies, Oklahoma, Swing, On the Twentieth Century, Funny Girl, and Lindy Hop feature in Chance & Chemistry. Tour: West Side Story (European Tour); Swing, All Shook Up, Memphis (1st National Tour). New York: City Center: The Bandwagon (premiere); Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Lincoln Center: Camelot (with NY Philharmonic). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse: Memphis; The Goodspeed: My Paris (premiere, The Story of Toulouse-Lautrec); Gateway Playhouse: Will Rogers Follies.

Alet Taylor

Alet Taylor

(Torrey/Ensemble/Understudy: Katherine) New York Theatre: The Boys from Syracuse, Li’l Abner, Sweet Adeline, One Touch of Venus (Encores! City Center). National Tour: The Producers. Regional: A Sign of the Times (Goodspeed); God of Carnage (Northport Playhouse); Guys and Dolls (Cabrillo); Justin Love (Celebration/Ovation nom, Best Actress); Having It All (Noho more(Torrey/Ensemble/Understudy: Katherine) New York Theatre: The Boys from Syracuse, Li’l Abner, Sweet Adeline, One Touch of Venus (Encores! City Center). National Tour: The Producers. Regional: A Sign of the Times (Goodspeed); God of Carnage (Northport Playhouse); Guys and Dolls (Cabrillo); Justin Love (Celebration/Ovation nom, Best Actress); Having It All (Noho Arts/Ovation nom, Best Actress); The Producers (Vegas/Paris Hotel). TV/Film: Law & Order SVU, The Path, Gotham, San Andreas Quake, First Family, Panty Soldiers (writer/in-production). More at alettaylor.com

Jason SweetTooth Williams

Jason SweetTooth Williams

(Pastor Bruno/Dr. Ehrin/Officer Kowalski/Ensemble) Off-Broadway/New York: Once Upon a Mattress (opposite Jackie Hoffman), Bloodsong of Love, ReWrite, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, The Disappearing Man, Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis. Regional: Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Weston Playhouse); The Trouble with Doug more(Pastor Bruno/Dr. Ehrin/Officer Kowalski/Ensemble) Off-Broadway/New York: Once Upon a Mattress (opposite Jackie Hoffman), Bloodsong of Love, ReWrite, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, The Disappearing Man, Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis. Regional: Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Weston Playhouse); The Trouble with Doug (Theatre Works, Palo Alto); Nine Wives, True Love (Sharon Playhouse). Education: B.F.A. from Emerson College.

Sumi Yu

Sumi Yu

(Hannah/Ensemble/Understudy: Ellie) Regional: Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse); Yvette in Miss Saigon (Flat Rock Playhouse). Education: B.F.A. from Elon University. Thank you to my family, MT15, The Mine, Kona, and my wonderful hus­band Corbin for their endless love and support. more(Hannah/Ensemble/Understudy: Ellie) Regional: Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse); Yvette in Miss Saigon (Flat Rock Playhouse). Education: B.F.A. from Elon University. Thank you to my family, MT15, The Mine, Kona, and my wonderful hus­band Corbin for their endless love and support. sumiyu.com

Christopher Ashley

(Director) has served as Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse since October, 2007. During his tenure, he has helmed the Playhouse’s productions of Hollywood, Come From Away, Chasing the Song, His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Dram of Drummhicit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Restoration, Xanadu and Memphis, which won more(Director) has served as Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse since October, 2007. During his tenure, he has helmed the Playhouse’s productions of Hollywood, Come From Away, Chasing the Song, His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Dram of Drummhicit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Restoration, Xanadu and Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. He also spearheaded the Playhouse’s Without Walls (WoW) series and the Resident Theatre program. Prior to joining the Playhouse, he directed the Broadway productions of Xanadu (Drama Desk nomination), All Shook Up and The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), as well as the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Other New York credits include: Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died and Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award), among others. Mr. Ashley also directed the feature films Jeffrey and Lucky Stiff, as well as the American Playhouse produc­tion of Blown Sideways Through Life for PBS. Mr. Ashley is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, the Drama League Director Fellowship, and an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship.

Howell Binkley

(Lighting Designer) Broadway: Hamilton (2016 Tony Award), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed... starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony more(Lighting Designer) Broadway: Hamilton (2016 Tony Award), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed... starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination). Extensive Regional and dance works include The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards, Co-Founder and Resident Lighting Designer for Parsons Dance. Proud recipient of the 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman and the 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards for Jersey Boys.

Beowulf Boritt

(Scenic Designer) Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Therese Raquin (Tony nomina­tion), Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hand to God, On the Town, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two and Only. Off-Broadway: 100 shows, including The more(Scenic Designer) Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Therese Raquin (Tony nomina­tion), Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hand to God, On the Town, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two and Only. Off-Broadway: 100 shows, including The Last Five Years, Little Miss Sunshine and Miss Julie. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

Bridget Carpenter

(Book) A television writer, producer and playwright, Bridget Carpenter cre­ated the event series 11.22.63 for Bad Robot based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, which debuted on Hulu February 15, 2016 and has been nominated for a WGA award. Prior to 11.22.63, she wrote and co-executive produced all five seasons of more(Book) A television writer, producer and playwright, Bridget Carpenter cre­ated the event series 11.22.63 for Bad Robot based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, which debuted on Hulu February 15, 2016 and has been nominated for a WGA award. Prior to 11.22.63, she wrote and co-executive produced all five seasons of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series Friday Night Lights. She also was a co-executive producer on Parenthood, and most recently, was executive producer/showrunner of Sundance Channel’s drama series The Red Road. Carpenter’s plays have been produced by Steppenwolf Theatre, the Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many other theaters across the country. She has written several songs for film, including “Basmati Blues” and “Dear Dumb Diary.” Carpenter received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Princess Grace Award, the Kesselring Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She also received Emmy and WGA nominations for Friday Night Lights. Her plays Fall, Up and The Faculty Room are published by Samuel French. Carpenter is an alum of New Dramatists.

Tara Rubin Casting

(Casting) Selected Broadway: Miss Saigon (upcoming), Falsettos, A Bronx Tale, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Disaster!, School of Rock, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Mothers and Sons, Big Fish, The Heiress, How to Succeed..., A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and more(Casting) Selected Broadway: Miss Saigon (upcoming), Falsettos, A Bronx Tale, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Disaster!, School of Rock, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Mothers and Sons, Big Fish, The Heiress, How to Succeed..., A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, … Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, The Old Globe.

Carmel Dean

(Co-Vocal Arrangements) Broadway: If/Then (musi­cal director), Hands on a Hardbody (musical director/vocal arranger), American Idiot (musical director), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (vocal arranger/associate musical director). Off-Broadway: Everyday Rapture, Emotional Creature, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Belle Epoque. Other: Chita Rivera (musical director); Grammy Awards (performed with Green Day); Vocal more(Co-Vocal Arrangements) Broadway: If/Then (musi­cal director), Hands on a Hardbody (musical director/vocal arranger), American Idiot (musical director), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (vocal arranger/associate musical director). Off-Broadway: Everyday Rapture, Emotional Creature, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Belle Epoque. Other: Chita Rivera (musical director); Grammy Awards (performed with Green Day); Vocal Arranger for Phish (NYE 2013; Halloween 2016); 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies.

Andrew Graham

(Music Director/Conductor) New York: Avenue Q, Wicked. Las Vegas: Spamalot, Avenue Q. National Tours: Wicked, Avenue Q, Pippin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Music Man, Footloose. European Tours: Hair, Grease. Regional: Muny: Aida, Annie, Footloose; NSMT: Aida, Fame; Tuacahn: Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s When You Wish (world premiere). Education: more(Music Director/Conductor) New York: Avenue Q, Wicked. Las Vegas: Spamalot, Avenue Q. National Tours: Wicked, Avenue Q, Pippin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Music Man, Footloose. European Tours: Hair, Grease. Regional: Muny: Aida, Annie, Footloose; NSMT: Aida, Fame; Tuacahn: Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s When You Wish (world premiere). Education: Capital University in Columbus, Ohio; Trinity College of Music in London.

Kai Harada

(Co-Sound Designer) Broadway: Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town, First Date, Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk nomina­tions), and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Amélie (Berkeley Rep); Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre); Little Dancer and First You Dream (Kennedy more(Co-Sound Designer) Broadway: Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town, First Date, Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk nomina­tions), and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Amélie (Berkeley Rep); Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre); Little Dancer and First You Dream (Kennedy Center); Zorro (Moscow and Atlanta); Hinterm Horizont (Berlin); Sweeney Todd and Pirates of Penzance (Portland Opera); Head Over Heels and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Rent (5th Avenue Theatre); and Barbie Live!. Associate design credits to Tony Meola include A Christmas Carol; Disney’s Der Glöckner von Notre Dame; Kiss Me, Kate; and Wicked. Audio Consultant for the recent revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Education: Yale University.

Tom Kitt

(Music/Co-Orchestrations/Co-Vocal Arrangements/Danc) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony more(Music/Co-Orchestrations/Co-Vocal Arrangements/Danc) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom., Outer Critics Nom.); High Fidelity (Broadway); Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway); The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public’s NYSF); From Up Here and The Madrid (MTC); Orphans (Broadway) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons). Mr. Kitt was responsible for the music supervision, arrange­ments and orchestrations for Grease Live!; Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway and most recently, The SpongeBob Musical’s pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago. His work with Green Day also includes addi­tional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!. He received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, Bigger. Other Television Songwriting credits include a musical episode of Royal Pains, and songs for Penny Dreadful, and Sesame Street. As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and These Paper Bullets.

Julianne Menassian

(Assistant Stage Manager) New York: Pip’s Island, Peccadillo Theater Co, Active Theatre, Hudson Stage Co. Regional: Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Freaky Friday, Girlstar (Signature Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia! (John W. Engeman Theatre); Bad Jews (Studio Theatre); Yentl (Theater J); Titanic (Hangar Theatre); Water by the Spoonful (Lyric more(Assistant Stage Manager) New York: Pip’s Island, Peccadillo Theater Co, Active Theatre, Hudson Stage Co. Regional: Freaky Friday (La Jolla Playhouse); Freaky Friday, Girlstar (Signature Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia! (John W. Engeman Theatre); Bad Jews (Studio Theatre); Yentl (Theater J); Titanic (Hangar Theatre); Water by the Spoonful (Lyric Stage Co. of Boston); Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun, Circle Mirror Transformation, Shrek (Weathervane Theatre). Tours: Cabaret, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, We the People. Other: The Beautiful Dream (Royal Caribbean). Special Events and Concert Coordinator 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Education: Ithaca College.

Bryan Perri

(Music Supervisor) Broadway: Wicked (current music director/conductor), Chaplin (music director, vocal and dance arranger). Broadway Touring: Next to Normal, Wicked, Altar Boyz. Off-Broadway: Second Stage: Dogfight, Vanities; York Theater: Is There Life After High School?. New York: New York Musical Theater Festival, New York Stage and Film. Other: Princess Cruises: more(Music Supervisor) Broadway: Wicked (current music director/conductor), Chaplin (music director, vocal and dance arranger). Broadway Touring: Next to Normal, Wicked, Altar Boyz. Off-Broadway: Second Stage: Dogfight, Vanities; York Theater: Is There Life After High School?. New York: New York Musical Theater Festival, New York Stage and Film. Other: Princess Cruises: music supervi­sor/co-orchestrator/arranger for Born to Dance; music director/arranger for Aaron Tveit; Ridgefield Playhouse: Resident Music Director for the Broadway and Cabaret series: Tommy, Broadway Backstage, Dancin’ Broadway, An Evening with Stephen Schwartz, Joel Grey in Concert.

Emily Rebholz

(Costume Designer) Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen; Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre: Indecent; Second Stage: Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By; Roundabout Theatre: The Robber Bridegroom; Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest, Into the Woods; The more(Costume Designer) Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen; Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre: Indecent; Second Stage: Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By; Roundabout Theatre: The Robber Bridegroom; Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest, Into the Woods; The Civilians: Pretty Filthy; Signature: Our Lady of Kibeho; Apollo Theater: Yardbird; La Jolla Playhouse: Indecent; New York: Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project and many more. DC Area: Shakespeare Theatre: Othello. Recent regional theater and opera: Santa Fe Opera: Don Giovanni; Opera Theater of St. Louis: La Boheme; The Goodman Theater: Another Word for Beauty. Education: M.F.A., Yale University. Emilyrebholz.com

Brian Ronan

(Co-Sound Designer) Broadway: Over 30 designs including Tuck Everlasting; The Last Ship; Beautiful; If/Then; Bring It On; Nice Work; The Book of Mormon; Anything Goes; American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal; Spring Awakening; Curtains; Grey Gardens; and The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway: Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million more(Co-Sound Designer) Broadway: Over 30 designs including Tuck Everlasting; The Last Ship; Beautiful; If/Then; Bring It On; Nice Work; The Book of Mormon; Anything Goes; American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal; Spring Awakening; Curtains; Grey Gardens; and The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway: Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles, Bug. Regional: Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe); Bleacher Burns (Royal George); My Paris (Long Wharf Theatre). Awards: Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony Awards.

Michael Starobin

(Co-Orchestrations) The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Miss Sunshine, Dracula, The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, First Daughter Suite, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Queen of the Mist, People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal, Glorious Ones, Grinch, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, …Spelling Bee, Assassins, Tom Sawyer, A more(Co-Orchestrations) The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Miss Sunshine, Dracula, The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, First Daughter Suite, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Queen of the Mist, People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal, Glorious Ones, Grinch, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, …Spelling Bee, Assassins, Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls, My Favorite Year, Falsettos, In Trousers, Sunday in the Park with George, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked…, Von Richtofen. Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Tangled, Lucky Stiff.

Sergio Trujillo

(Choreographer) Broadway: A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet (Tony Award nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Award), Best Musical Tony Award Winner Memphis, (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Tony/Olivier Award-winning Jersey Boys (OCC/Greenroom/Dora Awards, Drama Desk nomination), Addams Family, Next to Normal, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of more(Choreographer) Broadway: A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet (Tony Award nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Award), Best Musical Tony Award Winner Memphis, (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Tony/Olivier Award-winning Jersey Boys (OCC/Greenroom/Dora Awards, Drama Desk nomination), Addams Family, Next to Normal, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination), All Shook Up. Other theatre: Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre), Invisible Thread (Second Stage), Flashdance (National Tour). International: Tarzan (Disney), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), The Sound of Music and West Side Story (Stratford Festival). Upcoming: Arrabal (ART), The Donna Summer Project (La Jolla Playhouse), The Detroit Project (Berkeley Repertory Theatre).

Wigs and Whiskers

(Wig Master) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations, educational institutions and entertainment companies around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre, Dobama more(Wig Master) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations, educational institutions and entertainment companies around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Cain Park Theatre, Beck Center, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace University, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Opera Cleveland. Regional credits include The Goodman Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Marriott Theatre, Victory Gardens, Theatre at the Center, American Theatre Company, Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences, Lyric Opera Works, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University in Chicago, University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Mary has also built wigs for Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado and Arizona Opera Company.

Brian Yorkey

(Lyrics)

received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. He was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the

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received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. He was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score. He part­nered again with the Next to Normal team on If/Then (Tony Award nominee for Best Score), starring Idina Menzel. Brian co-wrote the libretto for The Last Ship (Outer Critics nomination, with John Logan), with a score by Sting. He is currently working on the original musical Jesus in My Bedroom, with composer Tim Symons, as well as stage musical adaptations of Magic Mike and the Tom McCarthy film The Visitor. He adapted Jay Asher’s bestselling novel 13 Reasons Why for Netflix, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, launching on Netflix this March. Additional theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played off-Broadway and regional­ly, the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet, and the play Book of Jobs with Alex Glover. Brian has directed off-Broadway and region­ally and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre in Washington state, one of the nation’s leading producers of new musicals. He’s a graduate of Columbia University, where he was artistic director of the Varsity Show, an alum of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.

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