The Roommate Program

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An off-beat comedy about an even odder couple. THE ROOMMATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

ABOUT THE STUDIO THEATRE™ TIERRA DEL SOL:

Tierra del Sol was formerly a Country Club with performances as a backdrop to the outstanding food and impeccable golf course views. It has since transitioned, bringing the performances to the forefront by evolving into a new Black Box Theatre. The Studio Theatre is now a flexible theatre with 120 seats and options for Thrust, Round, or Proscenium style seating. The Studio Theatre's season runs from late September through April each year with four productions running approximately 120 total performances.

The Studio Theatre is an extension of The Sharon® L. Morse Performing Arts Center, located in The Spanish Springs Town Square®, in The Villages® community. The Sharon is primarily a touring house hosting a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from concerts and comedians to dance, musicals, and operas. The Sharon seats just over 1,000 guests in a multi-level theater offering state of the art audio, visual, and theatrical rigging systems to create an entertainment experience second to none.

The Studio Theatre is led by Producer Jason Goedken and Artistic Director Whitney Morse; Associate Artistic Director, Angel Creeks; Resident Set and Props Designer, Joshua E. Gallagher; Lighting Supervisor, Collin Hall; Audiovisual Supervisor, Kimber King; Production Manager, Leslie Becker; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Company Manager/Videographer, Ryan Loeckel; Resident Production Stage Manager, Madison Youngblood; Resident Stage Manager, Jess Mahoney; Duchess of Carpentry, Alison Madison; Carpenter, Verna McIntyre; Literary and Casting Associate, Jordan Gregson; Marketing Director, Taylor Adkins; House Manager, Alec Speers; Assistant House Manager, Nichole Pollack; and Assistant House Manager, Mark Kirschenbaum.

All shows produced by SignificantProductions.org

Significant Production, Inc. is a nonprofit production company that operates The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in The Villages.

THE STUDIO THEATRE TIERRA DEL SOL

acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the Seminole and Timucua People. We honor the rich cultural history of the Peoples who lived on this land prior to European colonization. This acknowledgment does not replace authentic relationships with indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the living legacy of the People and the land.

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THE ROOMMATE

THE ROOMMATE was produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2017 Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director World premiere in the 2015 Humana Festival of New American Plays at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

THE ROOMMATE was developed in part with assistance from SPACE on Ryder Farm (www.spaceonryderfarm.com)

THE ROOMMATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Producer Jason Goedken

Director Anne Hering

Lighting Designer & Lighting Supervisor Collin Hall

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Production Stage Manager Jess Mahoney

Duchess of Carpentry Alison Madison

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Set & Props Designer Joshua E. Gallagher

Sound Designer & Audiovisual Supervisor

Kimber King

Literary & Casting Associate Jordan Gregson

Deck Stage Manager Stefany Sosa

House Manager Alec Speers

Associate Artistic Director Angel Creeks

Costume Designer Kat Henwood

Production Manager Leslie Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Swing Stage Manager Madison Youngblood

Marketing Director Taylor Adkins

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THE ROOMMATE

Previews: MAR 26-28 | $20

Performances: MAR 29-APR 27 | $35

An off-beat comedy about an even odder couple. With a recent divorce and her son living across the country, 50-something Sharon posts a listing for a roommate to fill the empty space of her Iowa home. Enter Robyn also in her mid-fifties, a fascinating woman who needs a place to hide and the chance to start over. Sharon is Walmart and white bread, book clubs, and leaving your door unlocked. Robyn is black leather boots, a motorcycle jacket, and cigarettes she’s trying to quit. When Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to abandon her comfort zone and live a life of danger and adventure. Come along for this wild ride of a comedy that can only be described as The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad. The Roommate cleverly navigates the rocky roads of change and hilariously examines what happens when the wheels come off.

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An off-beat comedy about an even odder couple. THE ROOMMATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Trust your instincts.
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Mini Summer Vacation

DON’T FEED THE PLANTS!

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)

Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

Previews: MAY 29-30 | $30

Performances: MAY 31-JUN 29 | $45

Don’t feed the plants!

In this gleefully gruesome sci-fi musical a florist's assistant, Seymour, lives on skid row, home to broken dreams and dead ends. Seymour’s green thumb blessing becomes a curse when he inadvertently brings home a flesh eating plant that he names Audrey Two. Named after Seymour’s secret crush, the carnivorous plant uses their rhythm and blues style to tempt Seymour with promises of love, fortune, and greener horizons. This deviously delicious Broadway smash hit follows Seymour as he plays nursemaid to the predatory plant’s growing demand for more, more, MORE. Scored with witty sixties inspired music composed by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), this horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter. Just remember, whatever they offer you, DON’T FEED THE PLANTS!

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com Book & Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN Music by ALAN MENKEN Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

EXIT LAUGHING

Previews: JUL 30-AUG 1 | $25

Performances: AUG 2-24 | $40

When friendship is truly “urned.”

Meet Connie, Leona, Millie, and Mary, a fabulous foursome akin to the Golden Girls. These sassy southern ladies have gathered for the past thirty years for giggles, gossip, and girl-time at their weekly bridge soiree. When Mary passes away the group wants to honor their dearly departed with one more unforgettable escapade. In a moment of spirited spontaneity, they decide to borrow her ashes from the funeral parlor for one last card game together. What follows is an evening filled with laughter, unexpected surprises, and a newfound appreciation for the joy of living life to the fullest. Have a cocktail with your friends and make a toast to life while you enjoy this hilarious heartwarming comedy that will have you dying from laughter.

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When friendship is truly “urned.”
Laughing

Longing to Belong. SEASON 9

In Search of Latinidad.

THE VOTE

Previews: SEP 24-26 | $25

Performances: SEP 27- OCT 19 | $45

In Search of Latinidad.

From award winning playwright Bernardo Cubría (Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement) comes a new satirical comedy The Vote. University Professor Paola Aguilar wants to become a mother and desperately needs money for...well, she’ll tell you. So when THE Political Party offers her a substantial paycheck to help them understand the Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx/ Latine Vote, she reluctantly takes the job. Can she help these political strategists understand all of the nuances of her community to save the election? Come help Paola make the biggest decision of her life. Will her own journey ultimately be more important than pinché politics?

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WHEN WE WERE Young & Unafraid

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & UNAFRAID

Previews: NOV 12-14 | $25

Performances: NOV 15-DEC 14 | $40

Fresh breakfast, warm bed, new beginnings.

In the early 1970s before women had places to turn in times of distress, they had to rely on a secret network of good samaritans. In When We Were Young and Unafraid, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where abused women can seek refuge. But to Agnes’ dismay, her latest young runaway, Mary Anne, is having a profound and questionable influence on Penny, Agnes’ teenage daughter. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she’s been trying to help. Deeply moving and beautifully rendered, When We Were Young and Unafraid explores the cycle of abuse, the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities.

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Fresh breakfast, warm bed, new beginnings.

PIPPIN

PIPPIN Book by Roger O. Hirson and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow

Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse 2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus Theo Ending Originally Conceived In 1998 By Mitch Sebastian

Previews: JAN 21-23 | $30

Performances: JAN 24-MAR 1 | $45

We’ve got magic to do!

PIPPIN is a captivating and surprising romp of a musical. This dark-comedy tells the story of King Charlemagne’s son, Pippin, as he embarks on a quest to find his true identity and purpose. This magical musical features an infectiously unforgettable score from fourtime Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz. Follow Pippin on his journey to be extraordinary and find his “Corner of the Sky.” Along the way he seeks the “Glory” of the battlefield, the “Morning Glow” from the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. His enthralling odyssey explores the realms of good and evil, reality and fantasy. “Join us… we’ve got magic to do, just for you.”

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BOOK BY
O. HIRSON MUSIC & LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON THE BROADWAY STAGE BY STUART OSTROW DIRECTED ON THE BROADWAY STAGE BY BOB FOSSE 2013 BROADWAY REVIVAL DIRECTED BY DIANE PAULUS THEO ENDING ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED IN 1998 BY MITCH SEBASTIAN
ROGER

QUALIA a post-nuclear play by Ashleigh Ann

Previews: APR 1-3 | $25

Performances: APR 4-26 | $40

A Radioactive Love Story

Qualia, a post-nuclear play by Central Florida playwright and veteran of The Studio Theatre, Ashleigh Ann Gardner, is a dystopian story set 100 years in the future. The world has been decimated by toxic radiation save a few lingering humans. Alex lives alone safely tucked away in a bunker made by her doomsday prepping parents. Her only companion is Dom, a compassionate AI program engineered by her late mother. Alex and Dom are the only sentient creatures for miles. Until one day a knock outside the bunker door turns their safe world upside down. This intelligent and modern play explores the formula for being human. Is using logic, expressing emotion, and feeling love enough; or is a traditional corporeal form also required? Join us for this funny and honest science fiction play about finding what it means to be human in an isolated world.

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A Radioactive Love Story
a post nuclear play
By Ashleigh Ann Gardner

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CAST

AVIS-MARIE BARNES (Sharon) is in her very first production at The Studio Theatre. Her theatrical roles include Sweetwater Taste, Oh Lord What a Night and The Best of Enemies (The Orlando Shakespeare Theater). Television roles include Lodge 49 on AMC as Anita Jones, Oprah Winfrey's series Greenleaf, Misty Williams, and roles in the television shows Will Trent, Doom Patrol, Stranger Things, and Atlanta. Movie roles include Pain Hustlers, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, Girlfriendship, R.A.D.A.R, The Dirt and Jeepers Creepers. She is originally from Montclair, NJ and an alumnus of Howard University School of Fine Arts. Bloom where planted. www.Avis-MarieBarnes.biz

REBECCA FISHER* (Robyn) is delighted to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre. Recent Central Florida credits include Bella in, The Sound Inside, with Florida Theatrical, her one-woman cabaret, Make Someone Happy, at Orlando Shakes, and Mrs. Lovett in New Generation Theatrical’s, Sweeny Todd Other New Generation credits: Meredith Parker in, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Margery in Hand To God. As a frequent cast member in the National Tour of Menopause The Musical, Rebecca has performed the role of Soap Star across the United States, in Canada and Singapore. Rebecca earned a BFA in Theatre at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Grateful to her family and friends, Rebecca is a Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Learn more at www.TheRebeccaFisher.com

BILLIE THATCHER (Swing for Robyn) is celebrating her 40th year in theatre. Although she began performing in grammar school talent shows, she didn't do her first community theatre production until age 32. Since then, she has acted in musical theatre in roles from chorus to leading lady. Some of her favorite leading roles are Mama Rose, Golde, Auntie Mame, Dolly Levi, Miss Hannigan, Pistache and Nellie Forbush to name a few. She was seen previously at The Studio as the Understudy for Fräulein Schnieder in Cabaret. Billie also performs in The Villages resident shows as well as her own one-woman show for area clubs and organizations. She recently appeared as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof with The Villages Musical Theatre at Savannah Center in March.

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ROSE LAMARRE (Swing for Sharon) is delighted to be making her debut with The Studio Theatre. A Massachusetts native, Rose has performed in theatrical and commercial projects both here in Central Florida and nationwide. Favorite roles include Rita in The Lyons (The Ensemble Company), Dora Strang in Equus (Wildfire Players), and The Queen of Hearts in The Alice Experience (Viral Ventures). TV and movie credits include Project Artemis, Heels, and Spilled Paint. Her fondest theatre memory is performing Lady Anne in Bancroft Gardens in London, nearly 35 years ago.

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JEN SILVERMAN (Playwright) is a New York-based playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Jen’s plays include Spain; Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; The Moors; The Roommate; Witch and Highway Patrol. They have been produced off-Broadway, regionally across the US, and internationally in Australia, the UK, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Spain. Jen is the author of the debut novel We Play Ourselves and the story collection The Island Dwellers; Jen’s next novel is forthcoming from Random House in 2024. Jen wrote The Miranda Obsession as a narrative podcast for Audible, starring Rachel Brosnahan. Jen is a three-time MacDowell Fellow and a member of New Dramatists. Honors include the Yale Drama Series Award and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim. Jen also writes for TV and film.

ANNE HERING* (Director) Directing credits include Steel Magnolias (Flat Rock Playhouse), Every Brilliant Thing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Christmas at Pemberley, The Great Gatsby, The Turn of the Screw and Yankee Tavern (Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Cabaret, Into the Woods, and Bat Boy (Valencia College) and Defying Gravity, Sylvia and All in the Timing (Orlando Theater Project). As an actor, has appeared in many Orlando Shakespeare Theater productions, including Noises Off, Sweet Water Taste, Henry V, The Three Musketeers, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Richard II, Bakersfield Mist, Bad Dog, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Sense and Sensibility, Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, God of Carnage, Pride and Prejudice, All’s Well that Ends Well, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night and The Winter’s Tale. Anne is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and is Director of Education at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. www.AnneHering.com

ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages and working conditions, and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension. Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. #EquityWorks

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, appearing under a special agreement with Actors' Equity Association.

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PRODUCTION

TAYLOR ADKINS (Marketing Director) was born and raised in Florida, and has been with The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol since 2021. She oversees the internal marketing team for The Sharon and The Studio Theatre venues. She loves being a part of a theatre that pushes audiences to examine relevant issues through the performances produced at The Studio Theatre.

CLAYTON BECKER (Technical Director) is from the DFW area of Texas. Always wanting a career in theatre, he received his BA in Theatre from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. After graduating, Clay worked as the Technical Director at Circa’ 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL before joining The Studio Theatre team in 2018. When not in the theatre, he is out hiking or biking the wonders of mother nature across the country. Clay was happily married to the LOVE OF HIS LIFE in September of 2022 and begins the wonderful next chapter with Leslie Munson. Clay invites everyone to see the brilliant work our team does at both The Sharon and The Studio venues!

LESLIE BECKER (Production Manager) is happy to be at The Studio Theatre working alongside such a passionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. Originally from Illinois, she has worked in all areas of the theatre world from onstage to behind the scenes. A theatre kid for life, she is honored to be a part of The Studio’s mission to bring thought provoking works to The Villages.

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ANGEL CREEKS (Associate Artistic Director) is honored to join this wonderful company with over 30 years of experience as an actor, singer, dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director. A few credits include: Film and television (North Hollywood, Days of Our Lives, Living Single), Broadway (Fosse, Chicago the Musical), national tours and artists (Chicago the Musical, Starlight Express, Michael Jackson, Anne Reinking), regional and theme parks (Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, Frozen-Live at the Hyperion, Romeo and Juliet, Hairspray, Godspell, Seussical). She is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion working with PSPI.org, CFEABlackbook.org, and Blacktheatregirlmagic.org. She has a B.A. in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of California, and a certificate in leadership from University of Notre Dame.

JOSHUA E. GALLAGHER (Set Designer, Props Design, Set Dressing) has been designing imaginary places in real spaces for the past decade. He began working with The Studio Theatre in 2021 creating an assortment of deserts for The Cake, and became a full-time member of the Significant Productions team shortly thereafter. He has also designed scenery for Garden Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, University of Cincinnati, Villanova University, Millbrook Playhouse, and Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, among others. Joshua has a Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. www.joshuaegallagher.com

JASON GOEDKEN (Producer) has been the Operations Manager at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center since its opening in 2015. Prior to his time in Florida, he spent the previous 11 years working in various theatres in NYC and Chicago. Jason helped found both The Sharon and The Studio Theatre and manages the staff from both venues. Although his work is mostly behind-the-scenes, he made a memorable acting debut in The Studio Theatre's Second Season as Harry in Company.

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JORDAN GREGSON (Literary and Casting Associate) grew up within the theatre scene in Jacksonville, FL. He has spent the past five years working in a variety of artistic positions within nonprofit art organizations such as The Performing Arts Project, Apex Theatre Studio, The Acting Living Learning Community, and multiple others. His time spent within these various positions has made him an exciting theatre-maker and skilled artistic collaborator. Jordan is a proud alum of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and of Texas State University where he received his BFA in Theatre. Currently, Jordan is continuing his work within nonprofit art organizations and is thrilled to be working at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol whose mission parallels his own. JordanHoughGregson.com | IG @just_jayhgreg

COLLIN HALL (Lighting Designer & Lighting Supervisor) is a Lighting Designer and Technician from Memphis, TN. She has worked in various technical capacities at the Clarence Brown Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Previous design credits include The Real Inspector Hound (Clarence Brown Theatre), Ghost the Musical (Theatre Aspen), Every Christmas Story Ever Told (Maples Repertory Theatre), The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, and 8x10: A One Act Festival (Flying Anvil Theatre). She has also worked as an Assistant Lighting Designer for the Clarence Brown Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2019, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre at the University of Tennessee. www.collinhall.com | IG @collin.w.hall

KAT HENWOOD (Costume Designer) is delighted to be working with The Studio Theatre. She has been working as a costume and production designer in theater since 2005 and is looking forward to many more years to come. Her work has most recently been seen onstage in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Bay Street Players), The Secret Garden (Montverde Academy) as well as A Raisin in the Sun and The Bodyguard (Garden Theatre). Before moving to the Central Florida area, she designed throughout the Seattle Metro Area including The White Snake (ReAct Theater) and #Adulting (Low Brow Opera Company).

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KIMBER KING (Sound Designer, Audiovisual Supervisor) recently earned her MFA in acting from UCF, but her roots are in production. She comes from a long line of musicians. Sound was a natural obsession for her from an early age. She studied audio at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. After graduation she engineered for ProAudio in Grand Rapids, MI working for national artists like Heart, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Money, and James Brown. She was a company member and resident sound engineer/designer for The Playhouse at White Lake for nearly 14 years. Whether acting, directing, educating, or producing, Kimber loves all things storytelling. She is fascinated by sound and seizes every opportunity to create a new scape or to learn a new skill.

MARK KIRSCHENBAUM (Assistant House Manager) has been involved in the theatre business for over 30 years. He has worked as an actor, director, production manager, company manager and theatre teacher throughout the state of Florida. Most recently he has been seen on stage as Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles and Cladwell in Urinetown at the Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol, Michael in Elegies at The Sharon Performing Arts Center and as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Savannah Center. Mark is thrilled to be working with this amazing team and looks forward to creating magnificent pieces of performing arts with Significant Productions.

RYAN LOECKEL (Company Manager, Videographer) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. Trained as a classical musician at the Ohio State University, he is a descendant of the Max Aronoff line of violists through studies with Marcia Ferritto, and studied chamber music with the Cavani String Quartet. Ryan has played in Principal positions under numerous notable conductors and composers in addition to sharing the stage with various artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Anne Murray, Ben E. King, Barry Manilow, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. His performances and musical arrangements have been heard on syndicated national broadcasts, aboard five-star ships, and at venues internationally. Ryan is also Artistic Director of an annual summer concert series in conjunction with the Wicker Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District. @loeckelmusik

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ALISON MADISON (Duchess of Carpentry) is the Lead Carpenter for Significant Productions since 2021, helping the creations come to life. Before this Alison worked at UFPA for five seasons. She interned at Shakespeare and Company for carpentry. Alison graduated with her BA in technical theater from UNLV.

JESS MAHONEY (Production Stage Manager) was born and raised in New York and is excited to be in Florida joining the stage management team this season! Jess has lived and worked in Ohio, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky and California. Her favorite past credits include productions of The 39 Steps, Noises Off, Butterflies are Free, and Spring Awakening She earned her BFA in Theatrical Production and Design with a concentration in Stage Management and Lighting Design from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

VERNA MCINTYRE (Scenic Carpenter) was born and raised here in sunny central Florida and is excited at the opportunity to present important and culturally relevant theater to her home community. She's been with The Studio Theatre since 2023 but has been a lover of the performing arts as long as she can remember, and is happy to be able to express that love in the workshop!

WHITNEY MORSE (Artistic Director) is a performer, teaching artist, and Artistic Director in Central Florida. In 2011, she earned her MFA in Acting from Columbia University School of The Arts, where she studied with some of the world’s leading teaching artists including Kristin Linklater, Andrei Serban, Olympia Dukakis, Larry Singer and Anne Bogart. Whitney was a founding member of Prologue Theatre Company in Chicago where she served as Literary Manager and Casting Director. As a performer, her work at The Studio includes Next To Normal, Proof (Broadway World Award), Frankie and Johnny..., Tell Me On A Sunday, A Doll’s House, 9 to 5, Elegies, and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, among many others. Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon. WhitneyMorse.com

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JESSICA NIX (Marketing Assistant) Originally from Illinois with a background in film and photography, she has a passion for telling stories through visual art. She loves being able to use this passion from a marketing perspective. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys singing and playing her electric ukulele at local establishments. As a performer, she cannot imagine a better way to support other artists than to help put an audience in front of their work.

NICHOLE POLLACK (Assistant House Manager) has always dreamed of working within the theatre. A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Nichole earned her BA in Technical Theatre, focusing on Stage Management, Costume Design, and Light Programming. She is thrilled to be newly part of the Front of House team at The Sharon and The Studio Theatre and continues to volunteer for Encore! Performing Arts in Orlando. Nichole has worked as a Stage Manager on shows such as Eurydice and Spamalot!, and a costume designer for Love Drunk and Midnight. While most of her work is backstage, she has performed too, including roles in Newsies and Stuart Little. Nichole looks forward to this next step in her career, sharing her passion for the performing arts.

DIO RAQUEL JR. (Associate Lighting Supervisor) hails from Honolulu, HI then relocated to Las Vegas, NV. He received his training from Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts (Las Vegas, NV) and his B.F.A. in Theatre Studies, emphasizing in Lighting and Arts Leadership from Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE).

STEFANY SOSA (Deck Stage Manager) is so pleased to be returning to The Studio Theatre. Some of her previous credits at The Studio include Assassins, The Story of My Life, and Company. Her work can also be seen regularly stage managing with Central Florida Community Arts, most recently in Beauty in the Beast: In Concert, Symphonic Disney, and many others. Stefany is a proud alumnus of Rollins College where she studied theatre, concentrating her specialties in Stage Management. She would like to thank The Studio team for the opportunity to join them once again to make some theatre magic.

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ALEC SPEERS (House Manager) has a long history of working with theatre productions. After over a decade of working on and around the stage, he feels most at home in the theatre and is very proud to be The Studio Theatre’s House Manager. Favorite credits include Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog (Colorado, 2012), La Traviata and La Boheme (Germany, 2017), and Ada and the Engine (The Studio Theatre, 2021). Alec also has experience in set building, stage managing, and directing. It is always a privilege to work in the industry that you love, so Alec would like to thank The Studio family, and his own immensely supportive family for everything they do.

MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Swing Stage Manager) was born and raised in the Central Florida area and has been a member of the resident stage management team at The Studio Theatre since season 6. With nearly a decade of stage management experience, Madison has lived and worked in Central Florida, Philadelphia, and New York. Some of her favorite credits include productions of Urinetown, The Color Purple, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, RED, Collected Stories, Godspell, Mary Poppins, and Blood Brothers. Madison has worked as an intern with WICKED on Broadway and has stage managed for the Arts for Autism Broadway Concerts and the Broadway Green Alliance. She graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production.

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CAST

Sharon ........................................................................ Avis-Marie Barnes

Robyn ............................................................................ Rebecca Fisher*

Swing for Robyn ............................................................. Billie Thatcher

Swing for Sharon Rose Lamarre

Voice of Sharon's Son ..................................................... Jordan Gregson

DIRECTION

Artistic Director ............................................................. Whitney Morse

Associate Artistic Director .................................................. Angel Creeks

Director ............................................................................. Anne Hering

PRODUCTION

Producer .......................................................................... Jason Goedken

Production Manager ........................................................... Leslie Becker

Technical Director .......................................................... Clayton Becker

Company Manager............................................................ Ryan Loeckel

Literary and Casting Associate Jordan Gregson

Production Stage Manager................................................. Jess Mahoney

Deck Stage Manager ............................................................ Stefany Sosa

Swing Stage Manager ............................................ Madison Youngblood

SCENIC

Set Designer Joshua E. Gallagher

Set Dressing/Scenic Artist......................................... Joshua E. Gallagher

Duchess of Carpentry ..................................................... Alison Madison

Additional Carpentry ..................................................... Verna McIntyre

COSTUMES

Costume Designer ............................................................ Kat Henwood

LIGHTING

Lighting Designer & Lighting Supervisor ..............................Collin Hall

Associate Lighting Supervisor ........................................... Dio Raquel Jr.

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AUDIOVISUAL

Sound Designer, Audiovisual Supervisor................................ Kimber King

PROPS

Props Designer ......................................................... Joshua E. Gallagher

HOUSE MANAGEMENT

House Manager ..................................................................... Alec Speers

Assistant House Managers ............ Mark Kirschenbaum, Nichole Pollack

MARKETING

Marketing Director .......................................................... Taylor Adkins

Marketing Assistant ................................................................ Jessica Nix

Marketing Account Manager .............................................. Erika Nelson

Videographer Ryan Loeckel

Graphic Designer ............................................................... Krissi Kugler

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