The perfect combination to Signature’s production of Company, hear songs from the 1970s Broadway musicals that didn’t fare quite so well. Revisit some incredible gems that we’ve dug out of the trunk while savoring the disco groove.
Join Austin Colby, Chelsea Packard (Broadway’s Wicked) and Nova Y. Payton (Hairspray, Dreamgirls) as they light up the disco ball in the ARK!
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Austin Colby SIGNATURE: The Break (21/24 workshop, Mark Lerner), Spin (workshop, Trevor). DC AREA: Olney Theatre Center: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Cinderella (Ensemble, u/s Prince Christopher), Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Hairspray (Link), Legally Blonde (Warner). REGIONAL: Cortland Repertory Theatre: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), White Plains Performing Arts Center: Hair (Claude), Papermill Theatre: On the Town (Gabey), Smokey Joe’s Café (Michael), Altar Boyz (Matthew). JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: Oklahoma! (Curly); Kiss Me, Kate (Bill Calhoun); Songs for a New World (Man 2); Bright Lights, Big City (Jamie); I Love You Because (Jeff). EDUCATION: James Madison University, 2011, Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Vocal Music Education.
Chelsea Packard BROADWAY: Hands on a Hardbody (Kelli/Heather Standby); Wicked (Elphaba Understudy); Promises, Promises. NATIONAL TOURS: Kristin Chenoweth Some Lessons Learned Album Tour (Featured Cast Member), Wicked (Nessarose Understudy). SELECT REGIONAL: Marriott Lincolnshire: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods); Paper Mill Playhouse: A Funny Thing…Forum (Philia); Kansas City Starlight Theatre: Aida (Amneris). EDUCATION: BFA Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.
Nova Y. Payton SIGNATURE: Dreamgirls (Effie Melody White, 2013 Helen Hayes Award nomination), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Jewel), Xanadu (Melpomene/Medusa), Hairspray (Motormouth Mabel, 2012 Helen Hayes Recipient for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Resident Musical). NATIONAL TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special, DVD and CD), Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). DC AREA: 1st Stage: Trav’lin (Roz); Washington Savoyards: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell); H Street Playhouse: Black Nativity; Adventure Theatre: Happy Elf (Mrs. Claus/Gurt). REGIONAL: Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls (Effie, 2006 Barrymore Nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical); Flat Rock Playhouse: Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). Proud member of AEA.