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SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 15, 2017 CREATED BY SARAH JANE HARDY & JOHN ELLINGSON Art Credit: Lee Moyer


The Starlings Present:

Amelia Earhart’s First Flight! Conceived and created by Sarah Jane Hardy and John Ellingson Music and lyrics by Reece Marshburn and Marianna Thielen DIRECTOR: Sarah Jane Hardy PUPPET DESIGN AND FABRICATOR: John Ellingson MUSIC DIRECTORS: Reece Marshburn & Marianna Thielen

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ORIGINAL DESIGN CONCEPT: Mary Rochon Eggers (Costumes), Patrick Larsen (Set) LIGHTING DESIGN: Paul Brown

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A WORD FROM

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Songs BIRD’S EYE VIEW The Starlings I’LL SOAR Young Amelia Earheart, Pidge DRAG & GRAVITY Rosa the Engineer Bird HOW TO FLY The Starlings THIS FLIGHT Amelia Earheart UP HERE Amelia Earheart

WHEN SARAH JANE AND I SAT DOWN TO DISCUSS THE STARLINGS’ FALL SHOW, WE KNEW THAT GOING BIG WAS OUR ONLY OPTION. AFTER ALL, WE WERE PLANNING NWCT’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER! Flying always helps me think, so I spread my wings for a swift lap around the building. Inspiration struck and Sarah Jane suggested we create a show about flight. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first (flying is “old hat” for us birds). But she persisted and, after some convincing, I saw the appeal for our human friends. And what better way to explore the skies than with the legendary Amelia Earhart, and stories from other aviators, astronauts, and pioneers in human flight?

QUEEN BESSIE Molly and friends CONSTELLATION Little One, The Starlings BIRD’S EYE VIEW The Starlings

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Amelia Earhart ��������������������������������������� Camille Trinka Young Amelia Earhart ��������������������������������� Kaylee Bair Big Boss Guy ���������������������������������������������� Sam Burns Rosa the Engineer Bird ��������������������������� Janette Alonso Little One ���������������������������������������������� John Ellingson Who-Who Owl ������������������������������������������ Henry Martin Who Owl.............................................. Verónika Núñez The Mighty Reds ���������������������������������Claire Churchill* Noelle Hughs Sam Majors Ellie Smith* Billy Birds ������������������������������������������������� Kaylee Bair Molly Cogburn Frary Colette Mayer Minna Sneed Camille Trinka Max Young

Recorded Musicians Producer, Arranger, Performer.............. Reece Marshburn Mixer, Additional Drum Programming...... .......Kyle Owen Woodwinds ����������������������������������������������� John Nastos Trumpet ��������������������������������������������������� Tom Barber Trombone ��������������������������������������������������� John Moak Guitar �������������������������������������������������������� Kyle Smith Cello........................................................ Dylan Rieck Violin....................................................... Casey Bozell Approximate production run time: 60 Minutes. There will be no intermission.

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Cast Bios JANETTE ALONSO

ROSA THE ENGINEER BIRD NWCT welcomes Janette to the stage! Janette has previously appeared in the ensemble of Love and Information with the Portland Community College Theater Arts Crew, where she also studied acting with Patrick Tangredi. She sends special thanks to the production staff and everyone at NWCT for this opportunity.

KAYLEE BAIR

YOUNG AMELIA EARHART Kaylee is delighted to return to the NWCT stage after performing as Rose Red in Snow White and Jane in Mary Poppins. Kaylee is a senior at Tigard High School, a Young Professional at OCT, and an alumnus of the Staged! Conservatory.

SAM BURNS

BIG BOSS GUY

Sam is thrilled to return to the directing perch as Big Boss Guy. NWCT audiences have enjoyed Sam’s many performances over the seasons including: Wizard of Oz (Hunk/Scarecrow), Shrek (Donkey), The Sun Serpent (Anahuac), The Jungle Book (Monkey), Mary Poppins (Policeman, Park Keeper, Von Hussler), Sherlock Holmes (The Great Grigori), Goodnight Moon (Clarabelle/Tooth Fairy), Peter Pan (Cecco), James and the Giant Peach (Earthworm), The Big Friendly Giant (Fleshlumpeater), Busytown (Farmer Alfalfa), and the title role in the premiere of Robin Hood. Sam is also an NWCT teaching artist, and enjoyed his directorial debut in Robin Hood last season.

CLAIRE CHURCHILL

MIGHTY RED

Claire is delighted to return to the NWCT stage after appearing in the Ensemble of The Wizard of Oz, Helena in Interns NW production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Judy Turner in Studio NW’s A Chorus Line. She also played Mark Antony in OCT Young Professionals’ production of Julius

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Caesar. A junior at Grant High School, Claire is a second year intern at NWCT and a Young Professional at OCT. She is passionate about waffles, and thanks her friends, family, and NWCT for all their support.

MOLLY COGBURN-FRARY

BILLY BIRD

Excited to make her Mainstage debut, Molly has previously performed the title role in Mulan at Willowbrook Arts Camp, and as a Bird Girl in Seussical at Jackson Middle School. A Kids Co. alumnus, frequent NWCT Playlab student, and member of her middle school ensemble choir, Molly also enjoys dancing at the Beaverton Dance Center.

JOHN ELLINGSON

LITTLE ONE

Last season, John delighted NWCT audiences as Little One in The Tail of Sleeping Beauty and Cat in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Previously, he received a Drammy for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Bert in Mary Poppins. Other memorable roles include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, Pigeon in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and Cat Jack the Thief in Pinocchio for which he received a Portland Area Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor.

NOELLE HUGHS

MIGHTY RED

The Starlings are glad to have Noelle rejoin their flock after her appearance as a Fairy in The Tail of Sleeping Beauty. She has also been seen as Enid in Robin Hood (NWCT), Christie in The Worth of a Soul (Sunset High School), Venus the Mermaid in Peter Pan (NWCT), and Papa Bear in Shrek (NWCT). Noelle is an OCT Young Professional, and a member of the Sunset High Chamber Choir. Special thanks to her “partners in crime,” Karin, Doug, and Alex.

SAM MAJORS

MIGHTY RED

Sam is thrilled to make his NWCT debut! Previous roles include Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Animaté Voice Studios), a Gypsy Dancer in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jesuit High School), a Seagull/Tap Dancer in The Little Mermaid (Young People’s Theatre Project), and The Big Bad Wolf in Shrek the Musical Jr. (West Sylvan Middle School). A sophomore at Jesuit High School, Sam thanks his family, friends, and previous directors for their support in helping to reach his dreams.

HENRY MARTIN

WHO-WHO OWL

Henry is glad to be back at NWCT with this amazing artistic team and in front of the best audiences in Portland. He is a senior at Skyview High School. His shows at NWCT include The Starlings Present: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty, Goodnight Moon, Seussical, Busytown, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. Henry is a fan of the KC Royals, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Timbers (RCTID!)

COLETTE MAYER

BILLY BIRD

Colette is excited to return to the NWCT stage after appearing in the ensemble of Shrek and in Studio NW productions of Spamalot (Knight of Ni) and Brave New World (Director). She was also seen in the ensemble of Godspell with Broadway Rose. Colette is in the eighth grade at Gilkey International Middle School and enjoys playing the harp. She thanks her mom, dad, Sarah Jane, and her wonderful friends.

VERÓNIKA NÚÑEZ

WHO OWL

NWCT is delighted to welcome Verónika back to the Starlings company after appearing in The Tail of Sleeping Beauty. She also appeared as Esperanza in the world premiere of


Cast Bios El Zorrito. More recently, she appeared in the ensemble of Nine (Lakewood Theater), played Lala in Contigo Pan y Cebolla (Teatro Milagro), and played Portia in Julius Caesar (Post5 Theatre.) A 2009 graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory, she performed the role of Ana in Living Out. Verónika also enjoys salsa dancing! She thanks her family and friends for their support.

ELLIE SMITH

MIGHTY RED

Ellie is happy to return to the Mainstage after her debut in the ensemble of The WIzard of Oz. She previously appeared as Nero in Brave New World and the Daughter of Midas in Metamorphoses with Studio NW, and in Diva Evolution and Dream On with Kids Co NW. A first year NWCT intern, Ellie attends Lincoln High School and enjoys writing, horseback riding, and rock climbing. She thanks her family and friends for their support.

MINNA SNEED

BILLY BIRD

Minna is thrilled to join The Starlings after appearing in the ensemble of The Wizard of Oz last season. She is also a member of Neo Company at Polaris Dance Theater, and recently performed as a Bird Girl in Seussical at The Columbia Gorge School of Theater. A sixth grader at A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, Minna loves all forms of dance and sends thanks to her family, teachers, and castmates for all the love, guidance, and support.

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AMELIA EARHART

Camille is so excited to return with The Starlings for their second production! Last season she was Diva Bird/The Evil Fairy in A Tale of Sleeping Beauty with Puppets! She was most recently seen as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Enlightened Theatrics. Camille graduated from The University of the Arts with a BFA in musical theater. Her favorite previous roles include Elle Woods in Legally

Blonde at UArts and Fiona in Shrek the Musical at Northwest Children’s Theater. She thanks her friends and family for their love and support.

MAX YOUNG

BILLY BIRD

NWCT welcomes Max back to the stage after his performance in the ensemble of The Wizard of Oz. Portland audiences have enjoyed his performances

in the title role in The Little Match Girl with the Portland Opera, Ivar in A Doll’s House with Shaking the Tree, and Mauro in Do I Hear A Waltz? with Lakewood Theater. Max loves puppets and is so excited be in a show with them. He is a twelve years old student at Da Vinci Middle School, and thanks his parents.

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creative team Originally from Liverpool, England, SARAH JANE HARDY worked as a dancer and choreographer before turning to theater. She became the Artistic Director of NWCT in 2006 and has led the company through many record-breaking and award winning seasons, including the 22nd season which swept the regional Drammy and PAMTA awards with nine and seven wins, respectively. Always an avid supporter of new works, Sarah Jane has commissioned 18 plays and musicals for NWCT.

JOHN ELLINGSON is NWCT’s Associate Artistic Director. His early training began with clowning under the mentorship of Portland’s own Rusty Nails. Since then, John has developed into a gifted physical performer, musical theater actor, designer, puppeteer and clown. In addition to receiving multiple individual Drammy and PAMTA awards as both a performer and a designer, John’s artistic stamp has been on every NWCT production since 2006.

REECE MARSHBURN, Composer and Lyricist, (whose earliest

musical influence was the piano playing Muppet dog, Rowlf) has his undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies from Western Washington University, where he studied with jazz bassist and arranger Chuck Israels. After moving to Portland, OR, he worked as a pianist and conductor at Portland Center Stage, and provided arrangements to many of the top arts organizations including Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and The Broadway Rose Theatre.

MARIANNA THIELEN, Composer and Lyricist, attended the

University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre with a Voice Emphasis. She has performed in musicals with Lakewood Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre, and works as a guest vocalist in a number of ensembles in Portland. Together Reece and Marianna write and perform under the name The Bylines.

Sarah Jane and John first worked together on a student production of Grease! in 2003. Since then, they have collaborated dozens of times in a variety of different ways— teacher/student, director/actor, producer/director, director/ designer, co-writers, and co-creators. Constantly challenging each other to think further and further outside the box, their creative partnership is the backbone of NWCT’s unique aesthetic. Sarah Jane and John concocted the idea for The Starlings over three years ago as they were looking for more ways to include puppets in the season. The idea caught on and grew quickly and before they knew it, their lives and NWCT was overrun with birds.

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In June 2011, Marshburn and Thielen attended in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters’ Project. Shortly after, they recorded and released their first self titled album(The Bylines). In 2013, they won a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant to produce a live video and album which they released in 2014 (The Bylines Live). Meant To Be, a theatrical concert of all original material co-produced with Third Rail Repertory Theatre debuted in August of 2015, and was remounted in July of 2016. They have performed nationwide in venues form Los Angeles to New York City and opened for Randy Newman at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. They made their international debut last summer as featured performers on the Star Clipper, a tall ship that cruised out of Venice, Italy. After working with NWCT on the Starling’s debut show, Sleeping Beauty, last year and winning two Portland Area Music Theatre Awards (PAMTAs) for best original musical and best original song, they are grateful for another opportunity to join this fabulous flock.


creative team MARY EGGERS (ROCHON)

ORIGINAL COSTUME DESIGN

NWCT welcomes Mary back to Portland this season for Cinderella and Chitra: The Girl Prince. She is a recipient of several Drammy Awards for her costume designs for NWCT (Mary Poppins, Snow White, Pinocchio, Wizard of Oz, and Go, Dog. Go!), and for Les Miserables with Broadway Rose Theatre. Other memorable NWCT work includes the premieres of Alice in Wonderland, Hansel & Gretel, Robin Hood, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Prior to moving to Portland, Mary earned a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. Mary left the NWCT Resident Costume Designer position in 2010 to pursue her Master’s degree at the University of California San Diego where she currently resides and works as the Costume Director for the La Jolla Playhouse. Her work as an

Associate Designer under Paul Tazewell has been seen at The Kennedy Center and on Broadway in a production of Side Show.

PATRICK LARSEN

ORIGINAL SCENIC DESIGN Patrick Larsen is an Emmy award winning production designer and creative director. His work includes television, theatre & opera, galleries, and themed environments. Patrick is currently the founder and Principle at Studio Bound Creative, a Singapore based creative and design firm. Patrick holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego and continues to design sets for theaters across the USA and abroad including the La Jolla Playhouse, Utah Festival Opera, the Skylight Opera, the Strovolos Theatre in Cyprus, and Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. Honors include

an Emmy Award (2011), BDA Silver Award (2012), BDA Gold award (2010), Gemini nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (2010).

PAUL BROWN

LIGHTING DESIGN For many years at NWCT, Paul has worked as Technical Director, Designer, Master Carpenter, and a stage manager for many of our Mainstage and Second Stage productions. Highlights include Robin Hood, The Cat in the Hat, Swiss Family Robinson, Frankenstein, Jack and the Beanstalk (2004), A Wrinkle In Time, Arthur & Merlyn, and Amazing Grace. He also supports our education department with designs and fabrication for playlabs. Paul is a graduate of Portland State University. When he isn’t working, Paul loves to go camping with his family.

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Jake recently returned from working as the head audio engineer for the 80th anniversary season of the Tony Award winning outdoor drama The Lost Colony, on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. He has mixed shows at Portland Center Stage, The Newmark Theater, Reed College, and some of his work will be seen this year at Artist Repertory Theatre. He also works as a freelance engineer, and has recorded voiceover projects for OCAC, podcasting, commercials and much more. He holds a B.A. in Audio Engineering from NESCom in Bangor, Maine where he was born and raised. He is thrilled to be back in Portland and starting his 4th season at NWCT!

ROGER MONROE

COMPANY STAGE MANAGER In addition to stage management (for which he has received multiple Drammy Awards) and codirecting NWCT’s Interns NW, Roger designs sets, lights, and properties for Main and Second Stage productions and Playlabs. Previously his work was seen in Sherlock Holmes, El Zorrito, Busytown, Rapunzel Uncut, The Hobbit (2009), The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Seussical, and The Magic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (2002) for which he received a Drammy in Scene Design. Roger holds a B.S. in Theater Arts from Portland State University.

JENNIE SPECTOR

DRAMATURG & PRODUCTION MANAGER

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Jennie is an Interns NW alumnus, and appeared in the original NWCT productions of Pinocchio, Robin Hood, and Snow White. She has trained at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and recently graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in International Affairs and Political Science. A published political columnist and researcher, Jennie has spent the last several years traveling to over 17 countries and couldn’t be happier to be back with her NWCT family.


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