- Book by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson
- Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall
- Scenic Design Collin Ranney
- Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
- Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
- Music Direction Gabriel Mangiante
- Choreography Karma Camp
- Directed by Eric Schaeffer
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- Discussion: September 12 & 18
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The Tony Award®-Winning Musical Comedy!
It was the nicest little…whorehouse you ever saw.
Miss Mona’s Chicken Ranch brothel comes to life in this rollicking new production of the award-winning musical. When crusading television watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe ogles the whorehouse as his next moral target, Miss Mona, her bevy of working girls and Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd must buck the muckraker to keep the ranch open. A gritty satire about moral hypocrisy and media sensationalism, this musical is the perfect election-year event!
Grab your partner because this show will have you two-steppin’ and boot-scootin’ in the aisles with a score that includes, “Twenty Fans,” “Girl, You’re a Woman,” “Twenty-Four Hours of Lovin’” and “Hard Candy Christmas,” along with the new musical number “A Friend to Me.”
“A lot of raucous, ribald fun!” – Los Angeles Times
This production is intended for mature audiences and contains adult situations and nudity.
Sherri L. Edelen
David C. Jennings
Tracy Lynn Olivera
Nova Y. Payton
Stephen F. Schmidt
Thomas Adrian Simpson
Stephen Gregory Smith
Jay Adriel (Ensemble) REGIONAL: CPCC : Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, The Producers, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Cats, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Seussical, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast. Actors Theatre: A Chorus Line.
Christopher Bloch (Melvin P. Thorpe) SIGNATURE: Chess, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, Urinetown (Helen Hayes nomination), Twentieth Century, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. NATIONAL TOUR: The Buddy Holly Story. DC AREA: Ford’s: 1776, State of the Union, Meet John Doe, Shenandoah, Big River, Christmas Carol; Arena: Christmas Carol 1941 (Helen Hayes nomination), Damn Yankees, Black No More; Everyman: ART, Uncle Vanya, Jaques Brel…, Light Up the Sky; Olney: Cinderella, Carousel. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theatre, Virginia Stage, ACT (Seattle), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Indiana Rep., Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre, 2012 Lunt Fontanne Fellowship. FILM/TV: West Wing (Final Episode), Butler MN, Dakota Conflict & Great Northfield Raid (PBS), Fast Food Films (FX), Damascus Road, WCBDC!, Star Wars audio (Lucas Productions).
Madeline Botteri (Shy) SIGNATURE: Revenge of the Understudies Cabaret, Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960s, Brother Russia (u/s), The Boy Detective Fails (u/s), The Hollow (u/s), Side by Side by Sondheim (u/s), Sunset Boulevard, [title of show] (u/s). DC AREA: Keegan Theatre: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Man of No Importance; Kensington Arts Theatre: Rooms!; Kennedy Center: Page-to-Stage The Greenwood Tree. COLLEGE: Sunday in the Park with George, Nine, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jason Robert Brown Cabaret: Journey. Studied at the Catholic University of America.
Brianne Camp (Ensemble/Associate Choreographer) SIGNATURE: Gypsy (Balloon Girl). Choreographer credits: Signature Theatre: Hairspray (Co-Choreographer), Xanadu (Associate Choreographer); Folger Theatre: Taming of the Shrew; Interlochen: Carousel, Aida; Disney Cruise Line: Aladdin (Associate Choreographer). Assistant Choreographer: Kennedy Center: First You Dream; Ford’s Theatre: Parade; Shakespeare Theatre: Boys from Syracuse. Mid-Continent Instruments Flash Mob for Silly Boy Productions (Choreographer). Dancer: Broadway Showstoppers at Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center; Salute to the 1940’s and Monster Mash – National Symphony Orchestra/Kennedy Center. Special Events: A Holiday Spectacular choreographed by Maurice Hines.
Matt Conner (Mayor Rufus/Senator Wingwoah/Melvin u/s) SIGNATURE: Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard (Manfred), Sweeney Todd (Bird Seller/Jonas Fogg), Show Boat (Windy), Les Misérables (Thenardier, Pimp), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Aurelio), Merrily We Roll Along (Scottie), The Witches of Eastwick (Toby), Into the Woods (Steward), My Fair Lady (Cockney), Assassins (Hinckley), Pacific Overtures (Tamate, Lion Dancer), A Funny Thing...Forum (Protean). COMPOSITIONS: Signature: The Hollow, Nevermore, Partial Eclipse, The Girl from No Man’s Land (Incidental music), Crossing (workshop, concert), NightoftheLivingDead (Richmond Shepard Theatre, KAT); GMCW: A Carol Christmas; Creative Cauldron, inc.: Martin: The King of Pizza, Eddie Allan Poe. OTHER: Olney Theatre: West Side Story (Riff); Synetic Theatre: Oscar Wilde’s Salome (Page of Herodias); ATW: Naked Boys Singing; Open Circle Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). RECORDINGS: Winter (2010), Snow (2011), Baby Conner (2012), Nocturne (2012) (all available on itunes). EDUCATION: BFA, Shenandoah University.
Erin Driscoll (Angel) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia, Hairspray, [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins (Helen Hayes Award, Best Musical), Urinetown (2006 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Actress). DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Parade, A Christmas Carol; Olney Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Anything Goes; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; Kennedy Center: Regina with Patti LuPone (Alexandra cover). REGIONAL: Arden Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide; John W. Engeman Theatre, Long Island: Jekyll and Hyde. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM. AWARDS: 2006 Roger Sturtevant Award.
Jamie Eacker (Ensemble/Dance Captain) SIGNATURE: Xanadu (Euterpe, u/s Kira, dance captain), Hairspray (Tammy, u/s Amber), Chess (Ensemble/Assistant Choreographer), Revenge of the Understudies Cabaret. NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TOUR: The Kennedy Center: The Phantom Tollbooth; Phoenix Entertainment: Grease (China). DC AREA: Teatro101: The Wild Party (Queenie); Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Jerry Springer: The Opera; Kennedy Center: NSO POPS with Marvin Hamlisch; Washington Savoyards: The Music Man; Olney Theatre: Joseph…, Fiddler On the Roof; Keegan: DMLRR – The Oresteia; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Hairspray, Aida, The Wizard of Oz, George M!, Footloose, Grease; Imagination Stage: Miss Nelson Is Missing. EDUCATION: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NYC.
Sherri L. Edelen (Mona Stangley) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, Hairspray, Side by Side by Sondheim, Walter Cronkite is Dead., Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award), Urinetown, Elegies (Helen Hayes nomination), Side Show (Helen Hayes Award). DC AREA: Kennedy Center/Sondheim Celebration: Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along; Shakespeare Theatre: Design for Living; Olney Theatre: She Loves Me (Helen Hayes nomination); Rep Stage: Kimberly Akimbo; Round House Theatre: The World Goes ‘Round, The Diary of Anne Frank; Arena: Cabaret (Helen Hayes nomination); REGIONAL: NY Fringe Festival: Citizen Ruth; Arden Theatre: Our Town, Caroline, or Change (Barrymore nomination); Philadelphia Theatre Co.: The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award), Elegies (Barrymore nomination); Stages St. Louis: The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun.
Nadia Harika (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: CROSSING (performed at Shenandoah Conservatory). REGIONAL: Flat Rock Playhouse: Once On This Island, Hairspray; Richmond Area: Rent. COLLEGE: A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, The Wild Party (Lippa), Anything Goes, Anton in Show Business, Peer Gynt. EDUCATION: Shenandoah Conservatory, 2012, BFA Musical Theatre.
Davis Hasty (Ensemble) DC AREA: Studio Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Rock’n’Roll; Arena Stage: Ah, Wilderness!; Adventure Theatre: Charlotte’s Web, The Little Engine that Could; Bay Theatre: Becky’s New Car; Round House: A Wrinkle in Time; Forum: One Flea Spare. Upcoming appearances at Round House and Theater J. EDUCATION: Duke University, 2008, and The National Theatre Institute at the O’Neill Theatre in CT.
Benjamin Horen (Ensemble) DC AREA: Shakespeare Theatre: The Boys From Syracuse, Cymbeline; Studio Theatre 2nd Stage: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Jerry Springer: The Opera; Metro Stage: Cool Papa’s Party, The Stephen Schwartz Project; Adventure Theatre: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…; Spotlight Communications: Gay: Accept ME If You Love Me; TRAINING: Bowling Green State University.
David Christopher Jennings (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia. DC AREA: Toby’s Dinner Theater: All Shook Up, Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, Aida, Joseph…; Olney Theatre Center: Anything Goes. REGIONAL: NSMT: Footloose; Ogunquit Playhouse: Hello, Dolly!. TOURS/CRUISES: NETworks: Oklahoma!; Windwood Theatricals: Copacabana; Disney Cruise Line: Hercules the Muse-ical, The Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Disney Dreams, The Golden Mickeys.
Vincent Kempski (Ensemble) DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Grease (Teen Angel), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Asher); Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening (Melchior Gabor). Kennedy Center: The Greenwood Tree (reading); Wasington Savoyards: Pirates of Penzance (Pirate/Cop); CUA: Cabaret (Clifford Bradshaw). TRAINING: Catholic University.
Dan Manning (CJ Scruggs/Governor) SIGNATURE: 110 in the Shade, Allegro; BROADWAY: Ragtime. OFF-BROADWAY: Lamb’s Theatre: Smoke on the Mountain; St. Peters Citicorp: The Majestic Kid. REGIONAL and DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Ragtime, The Golden Age; Ford’s Theatre: Big River, 1776; Studio Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Round House Theatre: Camille, Murder, Mystery, and a Marriage; Maryland Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Center Stage: The Murder of Isaac; Rep Stage: Lie of the Mind, A Shayna Maidel; Court Theatre (Los Angeles): Ray-Bud (Dramalogue award), Dearly Departed; National Symphony Orchestra: Narrator, Le Histoire du Soldat. Film credits include Gods and Generals, State of Play, Renaissance Man, Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Marie. TV credits include roles on The Wire, West Wing and X-Files.
Amy McWilliams (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), The Happy Time, The Witches of Eastwick, Sex Habits of American Women, Nevermore, Urinetown, Zander’s Boat, In the Garden, The Fix, Working, Cabaret. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth: Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Maria/Stuart; Round House Theatre: Charming Billy; Forum Theatre: Scorched; Theatre Alliance: Bread of Winter, Ambition Facing West; Theater J: Shlemiel the First; Kennedy Center: Sondheim Celebration (Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along), Tennessee Williams Revisited (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie); Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Grapes of Wrath, Inherit the Wind. Other appearances at Arena Stage, TFA, Charter Theatre, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre, American Century Theater, and the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.
Gannon O’Brien (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Hairspray, Chess, Glory Days (Andy u/s). DC AREA: Olney Theatre Center: Grease; Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening, A Man of No Importance; 1st Stage: The 3 Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk. REGIONAL: Circle Theatre: Jane Eyre. EDUCATION: The Catholic University of America, 2011.
Tracy Lynn Olivera (Doatsy Mae) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia, The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, Les Misérables (Fantine, Helen Hayes nomination), Anyone Can Whistle in Concert, ACE, The Happy Time, Merrily We Roll Along (Helen Hayes nomination), Allegro (Helen Hayes nomination), Follies, Side Show, Sweeney Todd, Mack and Mabel in concert, and many concerts and cabarets. BROADWAY: Ragtime (2009 revival). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Ragtime, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along; Shakespeare Theatre: Candide; Ford’s Theatre: Liberty Smith, Meet John Doe, Shenandoah, A Christmas Carol, Songs from the Tall Grass; Folger Theatre: Comedy of Errors; MetroStage: Closer Than Ever, The Last Five Years; Olney Theatre: The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Grease, Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination); Rorschach: company member, Rough Magic, J .B., God of Vengeance. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: Bachelorette; Goodman: Candide. EDUCATION: Catholic University.
Nora Palka (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening; Landless Theatre: Carrie Potter at the New Moon Prom, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe; COLLEGE: CUA: Cabaret, Nine, Thoroughly Modern Millie. EDUCATION: Catholic University of America, 2012, London Dramatic Academy.
Nova Y. Payton (Jewel) SIGNATURE: Xanadu (Melpomene/Medusa), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle, Helen Hayes Recipient). NATIONAL TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special, DVD and CD); Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). DC AREA: Washington Savoyards: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell); H Street Playhouse: Black Nativity; Adventure Theatre: Happy Elf (Mrs. Claus/Gurt). REGIONAL: Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls (Effie, 2005 Barrymore Nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical); Flat Rock Playhouse: Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). Proud member of AEA.
Maria Rizzo (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Xanadu (u/s). DC AREA: Olney Theatre Center: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Grease!; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Cinderella, Cats, Hairspray. REGIONAL: UDPAC of Philadelphia: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. COLLEGE: Nine, Urinetown, Godspell. EDUCATION: Catholic University of America, 2012, BM, Musical Theatre.
Stephen F. Schmidt (Edsel Mackey/Bandleader/Narrator/Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd u/s) SIGNATURE: Urinetown, A Little Night Music. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: One Destiny, 1776, Parade, A Christmas Carol, Shenandoah; Arena Stage: Death of a Salesman, View from the Bridge, Noises Off, Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls; Center Stage: Arsenic and Old Lace, The Winter’s Tale, The Investigation, As You Like It; Kennedy Center: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Passion. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award: Urinetown (Lockstock). Helen Hayes Nominations: Wonka/Willy Wonka, Wonderful Life (George), Rocky Horror (Brad). FILM: J. Edgar, My One and Only, The Invasion, La Bamba. TV: The Wire, The District, Homicide: Life on the Streets. Associate Artist: Ford’s Theatre.
Thomas Adrian Simpson (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd) SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Les Miserables (Helen Hayes Award), The Witches of Eastwick, My Fair Lady, Pacific Overtures, Urinetown, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade (2004 Helen Hayes Nom.), Floyd Collins, Grand Hotel, Over and Over, Vera, The Raft of the Medusa, Mack and Mabel. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Liberty Smith, Meet John Doe, A Christmas Carol; Arena Stage: The Light in the Piazza, The Fantasticks; Shakespeare Theatre: Candide, The Boys From Syracuse; Kennedy Center: Regina (with Patti LuPone); Olney Theatre Center: Oh, Coward!, 1776, Oliver, Studio Theatre: Adding Machine, A Musical. REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: Candide; Wayside Theatre: Shenandoah, Man of La Mancha; Delaware Theatre Co.: A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage. TRAINING: N.C. School of the Arts.
Stephen Gregory Smith (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia (Prince Felix), Hairspray (Corny Collins) (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble), The Boy Detective Fails (Billy Argo), Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods (Jack), My Fair Lady, Assassins (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pacific Overtures, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower (Billy), Allegro (Charlie), 110 in the Shade (Jimmy, 2004 Helen Hayes Award), A Funny Thing...Forum, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grand Hotel, Gypsy. DC AREA: DCAC: High Fidelity (Rob); Studio Theatre: Adding Machine: A Musical (SHRDLU); MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM! (Jon); Ford’s Theatre: The Civil War, Meet John Doe; Arena Stage: Damn Yankees; Kennedy Center: First You Dream, Regina; Wolf Trap: Street Scene (Dick); Olney Theatre Center: The Secret Garden (Dickon). WRITING: NightoftheLivingDead the musical (Richmond Shepard Theatre, NY, Kensington Arts Theatre Fall 2012), Edgar Allan Poe Academy (Creative Cauldron, 2011, Riverside Theatre, FL October 2012.) www.stephengregory.blogspot.com.
Tamara Young (Ensemble/Jewel u/s) REGIONAL: The Wiz, Aida, Hairspray (Little Inez), Seussical: The Musical (Gertrude McFuzz), Show Boat, West Side Story.
Larry L. King (Book) Perhaps best known for his stage and film musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, King is a novelist, journalist and playwright whose new book, In Search of Willie Morris: The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor (Public Affairs, March 2006), tells the story of his friend and colleague Willie Morris, editor of Harper’s in the 1960s and author of North Toward Home and My Dog Skip. A native Texan, King was working on Capitol Hill when Willie Morris invited him to join the group of writers (including David Halberstam and Norman Mailer) who would make Harper’s the magazine to read for a generation. His new book recalls those years with Morris as well as the troubles and mysteries of the editor’s later life. Morris died in 1999. A longtime member of WIW, King is the author of 14 books, seven stage plays, several TV documentaries, a few short stories and hundreds of magazine articles. He is the only writer to be a finalist for a unique “Triple Crown” of American letters: a National Book Award, a Broadway Tony Award® and a television Emmy. His book None But a Blockhead: On Being a Writer is must reading for anyone contemplating the freelance life. King lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife-lawyer-agent, Barbara S. Blaine.
Peter Masterson (Book) Actor, writer, producer and director Masterson is best known for his adaptation of Larry L. King’s Playboy magazine article The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) into a smash Broadway musical, for which he received two Tony Award® nominations. He also was the screenwriter of the underwhelming 1982 film adaptation that starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. Masterston directed the film The Trip to Bountiful (1985) which was adapted by Masterston’s cousin Horton Foote from Foote’s own play.
Carol Hall (Music & Lyrics) is an American composer and lyricist, born in Abilene, Texas. Hall is best known for composing the music and lyrics for the Broadway stage musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978, adapted as a film in 1982). Her other major works include the unsuccessful Broadway sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994), as well as the stage play To Whom It May Concern (c. 1986). Hall’s career includes singing in clubs and similar venues. She signed to Elektra Records as a singer-songwriter and had two albums released on the label in the early 1970s, If I Be Your Lady and Beads and Feathers. Hall appeared also on the LP Free to Be… You and Me (1972) and the 1974 television special based on the album, having written the songs “Parents Are People,” “It’s All Right To Cry,” and “Glad To Have A Friend Like You.” For the 1977 duet album of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, entitled Together Again, Hall co-wrote the number “The Two Lonely People.” For Sesame Street, Hall along with Sam Pottle co-wrote the song “A Very Simple Dance” (1974). More recently, Hall recorded the final (extra) track on the 2001 revival recording of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, highlighting the newly added song “A Friend to Me,” written for Ann-Margret to use in the show. She is also the composer and lyricist for Theatreworks/USA’s production of Max & Ruby.
Eric Schaeffer (Artistic Director) SIGNATURE:Co-Founder and Artistic Director: Brother Russia, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Chess, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, The Hollow (21/24 Workshop), Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love; and Sondheim musicals Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George (Arena Stage Co-production), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies and Pacific Overtures. BROADWAY: Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. NATIONAL TOURS: Million Dollar Quartet, big, Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. OFF-BROADWAY: Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. LONDON: Noel Coward Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: Follies starring Bernadette Peters, Mame starring Christine Baranski, Sondheim Celebration (artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. NEW YORK: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. REGIONAL: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: Putting It Together (w/ Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles: Disney’s Snow White. EDUCATION: BFA, Kutztown University; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts, Crewe, England. AWARDS: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 2007 Arts Founder Award.
Karma Camp (Choreographer) SIGNATURE: 40 productions, including Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Chess. Recipient and 8-time Helen Hayes Award nominee. BROADWAY: Avery Fisher Hall: Broadway Showstoppers w/ NY Philharmonic, The Graduate w/ Kathleen Turner. OFF-BROADWAY: Never the Sinner. NATIONAL TOUR: Ring of Fire, big. Kennedy Center: First You Dream, Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim Celebration), Phantom Tollbooth; 5 concerts for Marvin Hamlisch with the NSO and over 30 plays at the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Round House, Studio Theatre. REGIONAL: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, The Prince and Wilma Theatre. OPERA: Goya (w/ Placido Domingo); Washington Opera: Vanessa; Wolf Trap Opera Co.: Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. TV: In Performance At The White House - The Motown Sound, The Sounds of WWII (PBS), All My Children (ABC), over 25 international commercials. FILM: I Wanna Know. OTHER: Disney Entertainment: Aladdin, Villains Tonight, Snow White, Twice Charmed. Ms. Camp is a Signature Theatre Artistic Associate.
Gabriel Mangiante (Music Director) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, Brother Russia, Hairspray, Sweet Tea, The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, I Capture the Castle (21/24 Workshop), Side By Side By Sondheim, And The Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Chess, Tamar and the River (21/24 Workshop), [title of show], Dirty Blonde, Partial Eclipse, Giant, Signature Sings: 2000-2004, Signature Sings: 1995-1999, The Boy Detective Fails (21/24 Workshop), LaChiusa’s Ladies, Ricky, Joe, and Michael John, December Divas, Lost Songs of Broadway Volumes I and II, Revenge of the Understudies I and II, various other cabarets. DC AREA: Studio: Reefer Madness (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical), This Beautiful City.
Collin Ranney (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: Hairspray, Associate Scenic Designer. DC AREA: Force/Collision: The Nautical Yards, Costume Design; Shape, Scenic & Costume Design; Adventure Theatre: A Year with Frog & Toad, Scenic Design (Helen Hayes Award nomination); Studio Theatre: Richard O’Brian’s The Rocky Horror, Costume Design; SAX Lounge, Resident Costume Designer. Portfolio available at collinranneydesign.com.
Kathleen Geldard (Costume Design) SIGNATURE (selected): Xanadu, God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, The Boy Detective Fails (world premiere), The Hollow (world premiere), Side By Side By Sondheim, Art, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead (world premiere), Chess, Sycamore Trees (world premiere), Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. DC AREA: Studio Theatre: Sucker Punch; Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Olney Theatre, Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Theater J, Rep Stage. REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Centerstage, Vineyard Playhouse, Studio Arena Theatre. DANCE: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. AWARDS: 2012 Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination for Ruined, Berkeley Rep; 2012 IRNE Nomination for Ruined, Huntington Theatre; 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for The Neverending Story, Imagination Stage; named Artistic Associate for Signature Theatre, 2011.
Colin K. Bills (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, Hairspray, Side by Side by Sondheim, As the Curtain Rises, I Am My Own Wife. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Company Member): over 25 designs including Mr. Burns, A Bright New Boise, Clybourne Park, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Round House Theatre: Eurydice, The Book Club Play; Studio Theatre: Lungs, Circle Mirror Transformation, dog & pony dc; Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center, MetroStage, Olney Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, Synetic Theatre, Theatre for the First Amendment, Theater J, The Washington Revels. REGIONAL: The Berkshire Theater Festival: Best Kept Secret; CENTERSTAGE: Crime & Punishment, Working it Out; Intiman Theatre: All the King’s Men; Portland Center Stage: The North Plan; The Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Physicists. AWARDS: 2011, 2010 and 2008 Helen Hayes Awards, 2009 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship. EDUCATION: Dartmouth.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, Hairspray (Helen Hayes nomination), A Second Chance, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Dirty Blonde, Giant, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle in concert, The Visit, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream (Associate Sound Designer), Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!), Nobody’s Perfect.
Kerry Epstein (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, The Hollow (21/24 Workshop), See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, ACE, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Studio, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Assassins, The Sex Habits of American Women, Nevermore, Yemaya’s Belly. SIGNATURE CABARET: Partial Eclipse, December Divas, The Last Garage Hurrah. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: The Snow Queen (New Visions/New Voices), The Trumpet of the Swan, Salute to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts (2010-2012); Arena Stage/Georgetown University: Begotten. INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. REGIONAL: Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. EDUCATION: Dickinson College.
Lacey Talero (Assistant Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway (Dresser), Chess (Young Performer Supervisor), Sweeney Todd, Show Boat (Young Performer Supervisor), First You Dream, See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, The Visit (Dresser), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Witches of Eastwick (Young Performer Supervisor), Saving Aimee. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth: Maria Stuart; Catalyst Theater: The Trial, We Are Not These Hands; Theater J: Shlemiel the First; Studio Theatre: tempOdyssey, Red Light Winter, Caroline, or Change, Fat Pig, A Number; Summer Opera of Washington: Rigoletto, Cendrillon.