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Kristine Fraelich April 22 & 23, 2016

Arden Theatre Company

Hamilton Family Arts Center: Studio Theatre 62 N 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia


About The Arden Cabaret Series The Arden Cabaret Series features live music and performance in the 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Arden’s Hamilton Family Arts Center. Developed to provide an opportunity for artists to perform, develop and present work that is important to them, the Arden Cabaret Series offers a unique and intimate conversation between Arden artists and audiences.

About the Artist KRISTINE FRAELICH Krissy has not done a cabaret in over 15 years. She is thrilled to be doing her brand new cabaret at her home, the Arden. She was last seen as Mama Rose in Gypsy at the Media Theater. Other credits include Theatre Horizon: Witch Into the Woods; Media Theatre: Alice The Addams Family; Walnut Street Theatre: Emily Hobbs Elf, Eva Peron Evita; Eagle Theatre: Diana Goodman Next to Normal; Arden Theatre: Diana Goodman Next to Normal, Dot/Marie Sunday in the Park with George, Nurse Betty Gow Baby Case; Lenape PAC: Ellen Miss Saigon. Krissy made her Broadway debut in Frank Wildhorns The Civil War and played the Narrator for two years on the first national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She had the honor of performing under the music direction of Jason Robert Brown in his musical Songs for a New World at Symphony Space in NYC. She also was a member of the Broadway Gospel Choir and performed at Carnegie Hall.

Kristine Fraelich performing at The Summer Club

Photo by: Frank Scott


Who’s Who PETER HILLIARD (Piano) Peter Hilliard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music composition from the San Francisco Conservatory and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. He is Music Director for Villanova’s Graduate Theatre Program and for the Savoy Company. Peter has written award winning operas and musicals, including The Filthy Habit, which was a finalist in the National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera competition. A new production will be mounted this fall in Chicago’s Fringe Festival. His music has been sung by Christianne Noll, Marla Schaffel, Stephanie Gibson, Alicia Olatuja, and many others. He orchestrated Michael Hollinger and Vance Lehmkuhl’s musical A Wonderful Noise for its Villanova production earlier this year. With Glen Clugston, Hilliard restored a new performing edition of Victor Herbert’s lost 1911 operatic Masterpiece Natoma for a New York reading in 2014. His opera Blue Viola has its second production this fall in Duluth, Minnesota. He is working on a new opera for Urban Arias in Washington D.C. now. JUSTIN YODER (Cello) Justin performs throughout the region as a soloist and collaborative musician. He has appeared as soloist with a wide variety of ensembles, including the Young Musicians Community Orchestra and St. Joseph Valley Camerata. Recent theater credits: Passion (Arden) and Into the Woods (Theatre Horizon), cello; Listening for Grace (Ted & Co. TheaterWorks), cello/ original music. Justin holds a B.A. in music and interdisciplinary studies from Goshen College and is completing a masters in cello performance at Temple University. He serves as the primary cello instructor for Temple’s Community Music Scholars Program and also freelances as a church musician and choral

MATTHEW DECKER (Cabaret Series Director) is the Associate Artis-

tic Director at Arden Theatre Company and Co-Founder and Resident Director of Theatre Horizon. Arden: The Jungle Book, Great Expectations, Incorruptible, Pinocchio, Robin Hood. Theatre Horizon: Into the Woods, Circle Mirror Transformation, Spring Awakening, Kimberly Akimbo, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fat Pig. Matthew is a two time Barrymore Award winner and a graduate of NYU where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Next, he directs Lobby Hero at Theatre Horizon and The Stinky Cheese Man at the Arden.

Cabaret Producer......................................................................Jonathan Silver Stage Manager.....................................................................................JD Stokely Production Manager.............................................................. Courtney Riggar Technical Director.................................................................... Glenn Perlman Master Electrician.................................................................. Martin Stutzman Master Carpenter........................................................................ Justin Romeo Production Assistant..........................................................................JD Stokely Audio Engineer............................................................................John Kolbinski General Manager...........................................................................John Grassey Associate General Manager................................................Mary Beth Simon House Management..................... Bryant Edwards, Matt Falance, TJ Harris


Upcoming Cabaret... Arden Cabaret Series

Tony Braithwaite June 17-18th, 2016 Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center

Continue the Conversation! Today, you are participating in a unique and intimate conversation between an artist and his audience. Our Cabaret Series gives artists the opportunity to perform, develop and present work that is important to them, and invites you into that work. This collaboration is only possible through the support of our generous donors. Only 60% of our costs – for things like supporting the work of Philadelphia artists like Jeff Coon, commissioning the next great new play, designing our costumes and props, even keeping the lights on – are covered by ticket sales. For the rest, we rely on you. Please help us keep the conversation going, and make future cabarets possible, by making a tax-deductible gift to the Arden’s annual fund. Remember, gifts received by December 31 are eligible to count as a deduction on your 2015 taxes. Donate online at www.ardentheatre.org/support.


Krissy Fraelich Cabaret 2015-16 Stagebill