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Act 1 (“Just One Q”) book & lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, with music by Ted Shen

Act 2 (“Ruby”) book & lyrics by Harrison David Rivers, with music & additional lyrics by Ted Shen Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (

The last year has brought more change than any of us could have predicted. Amid the huge impact of the pandemic there were also protests on street corners and marches all over the country. People were standing up for their beliefs, as is our right as Americans. Some of these movements resulted in tangible change and every one of them was started by a single person; One person saw something they didn’t agree with and decided to do something about it. This season we’ve curated four stories that unpack what it means to adapt to the changing world and also what to do when adapting isn’t the answer. When is it time to change the world rather than just yourself? Each of the productions we selected for this season features characters who witness injustice and decide to start their own tiny revolution of one. That small act of bravery in just one person ripples out to others who join the fight. As Alice Walker said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” I am so grateful to present Season 6 at The Studio: Tiny Revolutions, Big Changes. —Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

ABOUT THE STUDIO THEATRE™: 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 at Tierra del Sol's season runs from late September through April each year with four productions running approximately 130 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. Resident Director, Nathaniel Niemi; Resident Musical Director, Gary Powell; Scenic Designer, Kenneth Constant; Lighting Director, David Krupla; Assistant Lighting Director, Lindsey Young; Sound Designer, Nick Erickson; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Production Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Stage Manager, Madison Youngblood; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Literary Manager, Rachel Whittington; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson and Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #BroadbendArkansas


BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Act 1 (“Just One Q”) Book & Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, with Music by Ted Shen Act 2 (“Ruby”) Book & Lyrics by Harrison David Rivers, with Music & Additional Lyrics by Ted Shen The World Premiere of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS was produced by Transport Group Theatre Company, New York, New York, Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director, Lori Fineman, Executive Director. “Just One Q”, the Act I story of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, was originally commissioned, developed, and presented by PREMIERES in New York City, Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director. “Ruby”, the Act II story of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, was originally commissioned and developed by THE PUBLIC THEATER in New York City, Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, Patrick Willingham, Executive Director. Orchestrations by Michael Starobin Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights.

Producer Jason Goedken

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Director Toma Tavares Langston

Music Director Bert Rodriguez

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant

Costume Designer Trenell Mooring

Lighting Designer David Krupla

Audio/Projections Designer Nick Erickson

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Literary Manager Rachel Whittington

Stage Manager Madison Youngblood

House Manager Doug Montgomery

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Horn

Assistant House Manager Sierra Baggins

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BROADBEND, ARKANSAS How can I protect them from the whole damn world? This beautiful jazz-infused two-person musical reveals a short insightful history of a family whose stories parallel our current social issues. Benny is a Black orderly at a white nursing home in 1961 raising his twin daughters alone. He befriends his boss Julynne as they bond over missing scrabble tiles and plucking chin hairs. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Benny joins the Freedom Riders in the Deep South.Twenty-seven years later, his daughter Ruby is living through similar racial injustice while struggling to understand an incident of police brutality against her 15-year-old son. This exquisite and stunning musical spans three decades and three generations. In Broadbend, Arkansas, Benny and Ruby ask us to contemplate the cycles of violence in this country, and how we will find hope and create change against the backdrop of systemic racism. Runtime: 90 minutes

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.


SONG LIST: ACT I: JUST ONE ‘Q’1961, BROADBEND NURSING HOME 1 Scrabble 2 I Cain't Take Sides 3 I Mean T' Be in That Grave 4 Brood Sow 5 Greene Cotton 6 Groomin' 7 Gunsmoke 8 Children 9 Revlon Tweezers 10 Truer Words 11 The Park Hotel 12 I Gotta Be in That Grave 13 Only One Queen 14 Goin' Along on a Ride 15 Justice Got No Color 16 A Funny Kinda Trespass 17 Such a Comfort 18 What's Next for a Man

ACT II: RUBY 1988, BROADBEND CEMETERY 1 Broadbend Cemetery 2 They Useta Ask Us 3 In My Dreams 4 In Her Dreams 5 Mouse in the Corner 6 It's a Wonderful Life 7 Talkin' 'bout Our Mama 8 The Woman on the Porch 9 More Than We Can Handle 10 Father's Day 11 You Shouldn't Be in That Grave 12 Outrage 13 Just One 14 Some Kinda Sign 15 What Did I Know? 16 He Knows You as His Mother 17 To Be a Good Mom 18 Moving Forward

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: THE CAKE THE CAKE Bekah Brunstetter By Bekah Brunstetter By

Previews: NOV 22-24 Opening: NOV 26 | Closing: DEC 18 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances Is it ok to stray from the recipe?

“The Cake” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Jen and Macy are getting married! Macy comes from a Black progressive liberal New England family, while Jen’s upbringing is from the white conservative south. When Jen returns home to get married locally she wants to hire her mother’s charming best friend and Great American Bake-Off competitor, Della, to make her wedding cake. As a Christian woman, Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to God and her blue-collar husband, Tim. For the first time in her life Della has to think for herself. Her indecision about making a wedding cake for two women leaves Della and Jen at a crossroads covered and smothered in a mess of icing. This funny heartfelt play written by Bekah Brunstetter shows us how we all change when those we love bring us new perspectives.

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL Music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis Previews: JAN 25-27 Opening: JAN 28 | Closing: FEB 26 $20 Preview Performance $40 Performances It’s a privilege to pee.

URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell

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Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of capitalism, populism, corporate mismanagement, and musical theatre itself. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. So when nature calls the citizens must pay to use the amenities. These public potties are regulated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent megacorporation that profits off of humanity’s most basic needs. A hero emerges from the oppressed masses and decides that he’s had enough. Our hero plans a revolution, restores Hope, and leads them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown’s wickedly modern wit sustains its ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.


No. 6 By T.J. Young

NO. 6 By T.J. Young Previews: MAR 29-31 Opening: APR 1 | Closing: APR 30 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances Can we weather the unknown together?

“No. 6” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

In 2001, the death of an unarmed Black man by the police has put the city of Cincinnati on edge. This incident has incited a five-day riot setting the citizens against the police force. During these violent protests, twins Felicia and Felix hunker down with their mother in their apartment. In lockdown, Felicia fine-tunes her natural history thesis while Felix, protective of his mother and sister, takes care of the family’s needs. Returning from a risky grocery run, Felix brings home more than just dinner; he drags an unconscious white man into his family’s apartment. The family attempts to find out who this man is and why Felix brought him home, while the riots grow and move closer. As we learn more about the strange man, this play asks us to confront the changes we all must make in order to avoid Felicia’s hypothesis of extinction event No. 6. “The question’s not if we will weather this unknown, but how we will weather the unknown together.” -Amanda Gorman


PATRECE BLOOMFIELD (Ruby) is excited to bring this story to life here at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. When not working on a production for theater or her craft as an actress in film and TV, you can find her casting spells as Celestina Warbeck, the singing Sorceress in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. Patrece has co-starred on HBO’s The Outsider, portrayed Delores Van Cartier in Sister Act, and her favorite role to date, portraying the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Patrece is grateful to the support of her loving family and friends. RALEIGH MOSELY II (Benny) Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Raleigh earned his BFA in musical theatre from the University of Central Florida. He is currently a troupe member at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe where he had roles in Soul Man, In the Heights, A Motown Christmas, and Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul. He continues to perform around Florida. He was last seen in the Central Florida area at the Garden Theatre as Flick in Violet. When he isn't performing he enjoys eating, Netflix, and the beach. TOMA TAVARES LANGSTON (Director) is a Chicago freelance theater director. Notable works include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theo Ubique – 2020 Jeff Nomination, Production - Musical) and The Light (The New Colony – 2018 Jeff Nomination, Director – Play). Toma was awarded a 2015 Victory Gardens Theater Director Inclusion Initiative fellowship. Other Chicago works include Sucker Punch (Victory Gardens, Assistant Director), 1980 or Why I'm Voting for John Anderson (Jackalope Theatre, Assistant Director), The Last Five Years, The Shadow Box, For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. He is currently completing his MBA in Public Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. Toma would like to give a special thanks to Whitney, Gary, and The Studio crew for the opportunity to tell this timely, impactful story.

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BERT RODRIGUEZ (Music Director, Piano) is enjoying his debut at The Studio Theatre, though he has worked as a voice teacher and music director in Central Florida for over a decade. He most recently musically helmed Man of La Mancha (The Garden Theatre), working on A Class Act earlier this year. Other recent Central Florida favorites include Always, Patsy Cline (Theater West End), The Fantasticks (The Athens Theatre), Marie and Rosetta (freeFall Theatre), and the professional regional premiere of Matilda (Theatre South Playhouse). He spent 10 years as a music director for Norwegian Cruise Line. Bert holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. FB: @bert.rodriguez.7 | IG: @bert.m.rodriguez ELLEN FITZHUGH (Librettist, “Just One Q”) Musicals: With the inimitable Harold Prince: Grind with Larry Grossman, Diamonds and Paradise Found; Herringbone with Tom Cone and Skip Kennon; Big Blonde with Kennon, developed at Playwrights Horizons and The Public Theater; Paper Moon with Marty Casella and Grossman; Muscle with James Lapine and William Finn; book and lyrics to Los Otros with Michael John LaChiusa, directed at the Mark Taper by Graciela Daniele and at Everyman Theater by Noah Himmelstein. Other: two lyrics within Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns; additional lyrics for Anthony Newley’s Chaplin; songs for sequels of The Brave Little Toaster with Finn; title song for MGM’s That’s Dancing with Grossman and Henry Mancini; songs for Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective with Grossman and Mancini. Member of Dramatists Guild. Emmy, Drama Desk, and Tony nominated. HARRISON DAVID RIVERS (Librettist, “Ruby”) is a St. Paulbased playwright. Selected credits: When Last We Flew (NYFringe, GLAAD Award); Sweet (NBT, AUDELCO nom.); And She Would Stand Like This, Look Upon Our Lowliness (The Movement); the bandaged place (NYSAF, Relentless Award); Where Storms Are Born (Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Award nom.); This Bitter Earth (NCTC/Penumbra/ About Face, Jeff Award nom., MN Theatre Award); Five Points and To Let Go and Fall (Theater Latté Da). Harrison has received fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome foundations, New Dramatists, NYTW and Duke University. He serves on the Board of the Playwrights’ Center. MFA, Columbia.


TED SHEN (Music and Additional Lyrics) is a musical theatre composer, having retired in 1999 from a 30-year business career to return to his music roots developed as a jazz musician and composer in high school and college. In 2002, through The Shen Family Foundation, which he founded and oversees with his wife Mary Jo, he began supporting development of new musical theatre works by a select group of exceptionally original composers, and in 2005 established the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater at Yale University, of which he is a graduate. His own debut musical, A Second Chance, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics, premiered at Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, in 2011 and was produced at The Public Theater in 2014. RYAN LOECKEL (Violin, Company Manager) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. In past seasons he was heard at The Studio Theatre during 9 to 5 the Musical and It Shoulda Been You, featured at The Sharon in Bach To Broadway, fiddled as Joe-Bob in Always...Patsy Cline (Victory Productions), and played the role of Righteous Brother Bill Medley in That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Beefhouse Dinner Theatre). Ryan trained as a violist with Marcia Ferritto, and has shared the stage on tour with Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Barry Manilow, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra among many others. His performances have been heard on syndicated broadcasts, aboard five-star ships, and at venues internationally. Ryan’s duo album A Quiet Christmas was released in December 2019. | @loeckelmusik JAZMINE WHIPPLE (Bass) is a Music Theorist and MultiInstrumentalist from Ocala, Florida. She has been working as a professional musician for 9 years playing all over the southeastern United States in various pit orchestras in over 70 different musicals. She has played Bass with Disney, Universal and with several professional jazz bands across central Florida, also having worked with multiple celebrities including Steven Lang and Snoop Dogg. She was also a Bassist and Mallet Percussion player for the Central Florida Jazz Percussion Ensemble which was invited to play at Fest Bossa & Jazz. Jazmine enjoys most of her time studying old musical scores, linguistics, playing video games and being with her family and children.

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SIERRA BAGGINS (Assistant House Manager) joins The Sharon and The Studio Theatre team with an extensive theatrical background. Sierra earned a BA from California State University, studying Stage Management and assuming many roles including Production Manager, Stage Manager, and backstage crew member. After graduating, she worked as Stage Manager and Internship Leader at Walt Disney World. She also worked for Universal Studios Florida as Entertainment Coordinator for events including Halloween Horror Nights and Mardi Gras. Sierra has volunteered with Give Kids the World Village, helping to provide cost-free vacations for families and children living with critical illness. Sierra is excited to be part of the team and is eager to apply her theatrical and hospitality background to this new adventure. CLAY 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 will be happily married to the LOVE OF HIS LIFE come September of 2022 and is excited to start that wonderful next chapter with Leslie Munson. Clay invites everyone to see the brilliant work our team does at both The Sharon and Studio venues! LUKE BEZIO (Scenic Carpenter) grew up in the wilds of New Hampshire where he once was cast in his elementary school's annual Festivus show as "Stage Hand." It wasn't until years later when he was studying audio engineering at a school in Maine that he was invited to work at the University of Maine's Collins Center for the Arts, and he truly found his love for the theatre. After college, he found his way to The Villages and has worked at The Sharon since 2015. Luke has greatly enjoyed the shows that have toured through the venue and made lifelong friendships along the way.


KENNETH CONSTANT (Scenic Designer) is the Technical Supervisor for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Scenic Designer for The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. He studied scenic design at North Carolina School of The Arts. Prior to graduation, he worked for several theaters including The Hangar Theatre in upstate New York, The Baystreet Theatre in the Hamptons, and Oklahoma State University where he designed, painted, and built a production of Little Shop of Horrors. In 2010 he moved to Houston and worked as a technical director, paint charge, and scenic designer for dozens of productions, where he earned awards for his designs. Kenneth has been with The Sharon since the beginning and has designed all productions for The Studio. JESSICA ELAINE (Dramaturgy) has previously worked with the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX on The Arnett Cobb Project as part of their Alley All New initiative, and is currently working as dramaturg on their upcoming production of Sweat. Jessica has also worked as a dramaturg on Sense and Sensibility at The College of William and Mary, and has worked on multiple shows at the University of Houston including: What We're Up Against, In the Blood, and The Oresteia. She is currently a student at the University of Houston where she is obtaining her Master's in Theatre Studies. Jessica is excited for her first production with the Studio Theatre and is grateful for the opportunity. NICHOLAS ERICKSON (Sound/AV Designer) Born and raised on the west coast, Nick spent his early career freelancing in Portland, OR where he worked at theaters such as Third Rail, H2M, P.E.T.E., Profile Theatre, Action-Adventure Theatre, and Anon it Moves. Nick received his MFA in Sound Design for Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 and has been the resident sound and projections designer at The Studio Theatre since 2018. 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 Tierra del Sol 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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STEPHANIE HORN (Assistant Stage Manager) hails from Johnson City, TN, and has been with The Sharon and The Studio Theatre since 2016. She started in The Sharon box office and explored different jobs in the theatre before settling into the role of Assistant Stage Manager. Stephanie has been involved in theatre both onstage and off since 2012. You can find her running around in the dark, backstage wings of The Studio with a headset, a cup of coffee, and a Kindle in her back pocket. DAVID KRUPLA (Lighting Director /Designer) is the Lighting Director at The Sharon and Resident Lighting Designer at The Studio. The Studio Theatre design credits include Pipeline, 9 to 5, Assassins, and Neighbors. Other design credits: Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, King John and Much Ado About Nothing (Nebraska Shakespeare); She Loves Me, Hansel & Gretel, Iago’s Plot, Dream Girls, In the Blood (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); The World Goes Round (Porthouse Theatre). He has also worked with The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, The Santa Fe Opera, and Great Lakes Theatre. David holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA from Kent State University. DOUG MONTGOMERY (House Manager) is a lifelong fan and participant of the performing arts. Their work has included numerous experiences collaborating with actors and productions throughout their career in Marketing. Doug is excited to bring their experience, hospitality, and passion for theatre to The Villages residents through The Sharon and The Studio Theatres. TRENELL MOORING (Costume Designer) is excited to be given the opportunity to costume this production. She is a graduate of the University of Florida (BS in Advertising) and The Stella Adler School of Acting Conservatory program. As a performer, she has always loved the costuming process. For several years, Trenell has been an avid cosplayer and has recently been asked to collaborate with Cassandra's Closet for created her own line: Miss Tre. African Fabrics, Regency Silhouettes. Trenell is an Orlando based actor, performing across the state and theme parks. She was last seen this past April as "Hermia " in The Orlando Shake's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Much love to her family and friends.


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. LESLIE MUNSON (Assistant Production Manager) is happy to join The Studio Theatre in Florida after spending most of her life in northern Illinois. A theatre kid for life, she is honored to be working alongside such a passionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. When not working with The Studio crew you can find Leslie backstage at The Sharon as the resident Artist Liaison.

DANIELLE PACCIONE (Production Manager) has over 25 years professional theatrical experience. As a Production Manager, AEA Stage Manager, and Director, she has collaborated with a variety of theatrical organizations and currently serves on the Orlando Actor’s Equity Association Liaison Committee. Danielle is an original member of the “No More 10 out of 12’s” working group with a goal of providing more equitable working conditions in theatres around the world. She has worked up and down the East Coast wearing many different hats and is happy to call Florida and The Studio Theatre her home. Danielle joined The Studio team in 2017. CHAD PAVLOVICH (Scenic Carpenter) is a production hand for The Studio Theater Tierra del Sol and The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. He has been with The Studio and The Sharon since 2016. Prior to his work at The Studio he worked as a touring guitar technician with bands including Blue October and Miranda Lambert. He is excited for new opportunities to work with lighting and audio.

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ALISON SCHARVELLA (Master Carpenter) is thrilled to be working with The Studio Theatre! She is originally from upstate NY. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to working with The Studio, she was head carpenter at University of Florida Performing Arts.

RACHEL WHITTINGTON (Literary Manager) is thrilled to spend another season with The Studio Theatre! Earning her BA in music from Elon University, she has worked in and around the performing arts for decades. As a performer, she has worked with The Studio Theatre, Athens Theatre, CFCArts, Orlando Fringe, The Gallery Players (NC), BARCLAY Performing Arts, Ben Folds and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. She joined The Sharon/Studio team in 2016 and has worked in a variety of administrative and leadership positions. As Literary Manager, she works with the Artistic Director to ensure that high quality, relevant productions are told with the care and dedication they require. LINDSEY YOUNG (Assistant Lighting Designer) has been working for The Sharon and The Studio since 2018. As Assistant Lighting Designer at The Sharon, Lindsey has worked on many amazing shows including Kansas, The Beach Boys, Linda Eder, REO Speedwagon, and many Broadway Tours. As Lighting Designer at The Studio, she designed for Ada and the Engine, Spike Heels, John & Jen, Now. Here. This., and Virtual Stage Readings Deborah, and Candida. She worked as Assistant Lighting Designer and Master Electrician on 9 to 5, Pipeline, Elegies, Assassins, Neighbors, It Shoulda Been You, and Stop Kiss. Other credits: Master Electrician (The Lost Colony); Lighting Designer (Roanoke Islands Waterside Theatre); Assistant Lighting Director (National Black Theatre Festival); Lighting Designer (Victory Productions at The Studio).


MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Stage Manager) is excited to work with The Studio Theatre! Florida SM credits include: Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers (Ocala Civic Theatre); Once Upon a Mattress, Cabaret, Godspell, RED, Collected Stories (College of Central Florida). Regional SM credits include: The Elementary Spacetime Show, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Guys & Dolls (University of the Arts); ADAPT! (Wilma Theater); The Color Purple (Theatre Horizon). Madison has worked with the Gershwin Theatre in New York City as a member of the Arts for Autism Broadway Concert management team, and as an intern with WICKED on Broadway. Madison graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Directing, Playwriting, & Production. GRACE ZOTTIG (Props Designer/Master, Production Stage Manager) is stoked to be working with The Studio Theatre for another season. Grace has been part of the team since 2018 and some of her favorite productions include: Assassins, Pipeline, Spike Heels, Neighbors…, and Now. Here. This. After graduating Rollins College in 2017, she served as the stage management intern at Orlando Repertory Theatre, and quickly landed in The Villages a year later. You can find Grace on a skateboard, in the rehearsal room with her dog, Noah, or at The Studio wearing a fancy blazer on show nights. Grace is thankful for the support from her friends, family, and mentors who helped her become the young professional she is today.

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CAST Benny................................................................Raleigh Mosely II Ruby............................................................... Patrece Bloomfield MUSICIANS Cello.................................................... Adolphus Antonio Barnes Violin.......................................................................Ryan Loeckel Music Director/Piano............................................ Bert Rodriguez Bass....................................................................Jazmine Whipple DIRECTION Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Show Director.......................................... Toma Tavares Langston Music Director...................................................... Bert Rodriguez PRODUCTION Producer................................................................ Jason Goedken Production Manager..........................................Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager................................Leslie Munson Technical Director.................................................Clayton Becker Literary Manager........................................... Rachel Whittington Company Manager...................................................Ryan Loeckel Production Stage Manager........................................Grace Zottig Stage Manager............................................. Madison Youngblood Assistant Stage Manager.......................................Stephanie Horn Dramaturgy.............................................................. Jessica Elaine SCENIC Scenic Designer................................................Kenneth Constant Master Carpenter............................................... Alison Scharvella Scenic Carpenters....Tony Fairchaild, Chad Pavlovich, Luke Bezio


COSTUMES Costume Designer............................................... Trenell Mooring

LIGHTING Lighting Director/Designer..................................... David Krupla Assistant Lighting Designer/Master Electrician.......Lindsey Young

AUDIO VISUAL Sound/Projections Designer................................... Nick Erickson Audio Mixer..........................................................Jesright Pelemo

PROPERTIES Props Designer/Master..............................................Grace Zottig

HOUSE MANAGEMENT House Manager.............................................. Doug Montgomery Assistant House Manager........................................Sierra Baggins

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