Urinetown Program

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

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


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; Resident Sound Designer, Nick Erickson; Properties Designer, Joshua Gallagher; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Literary Manager, Rachel Whittington; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson; Production Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Stage Manager, Madison Youngblood; Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #Urinetown

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URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL Music & Lyrics By Mark Hollmann Book & Lyrics By Greg Kotis URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell URINETOWN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Producer Jason Goedken

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Director/Choreographer Nathaniel Niemi

Music Director Gary Powell

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant

Costume Designer Indigo Leigh

Lighting Designer David Krupla

Sound Designer Alexander Sovronsky

Properties Designer Joshua E. Gallagher

Production Manager/Assistant Choreographer Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Literary Manager Rachel Whittington

Production Stage Manager Grace Zottig

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Assistant Stage Manager Madison Youngblood

Any video and/or recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL It’s a privilege to pee. 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.

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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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. www.concordtheatricals.com

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

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SONG LIST Act I Prelude.............................................................................................................. Orchestra Urinetown..................................................................................................Full Company Privilege to Pee............................................................................. Pennywise and the Poor Privilege to Pee (Lockstock's Reprise)................................................Lockstock and the Poor Mr. Cladwell................................. Cladwell, Hope, Mr. McQueen, and the Staff of UGC Cop Song...............................................................................Lockstock, Barrel, and Cops Follow Your Heart...................................................................................Hope and Bobby Look At The Sky................................................................................. Bobby and the Poor Don't Be the Bunny........................................................... Cladwell and the Staff of UGC Act One Finale...................................................... Bobby, Cladwell, Hope, and Company Act II What is Urinetown.......................................... Little Becky Two Shoes, Hot Blades Harry, Cladwell, Bobby, Little Sally, Lockstock, and the Poor Snuff That Girl............................Hot Blades Harry, Little Becky Two Shoes, and the Poor Run, Freedom, Run............................................................................. Bobby and the Poor Follow Your Heart (Reprise).......................................................................................Hope Why Did I Listen to That Man?.......Pennywise, Fipp, Lockstock, Barrel, Hope and Bobby Tell Her I Love Her..................... Little Sally, Bobby, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, and Josephine We're Not Sorry.........Little Sally, Hot Blades Harry, Josephine, Soupy Sue, and Company I'm Not Sorry (Reprise).................................................................Cladwell and Pennywise I See A River.....................................................Hope, Little Becky Two Shoes, Josephine, Lockstock, Little Sally, and Company

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BOBBIE BELL (Senator Fipp) is a playwright, composer, actor, and director. His most recent acting work has been at Timucua Arts Foundation in The Woman in Black directed by Jeremy Seghers. Acting work for The Studio includes: The Mayor in Lysistrata, Mr. Burgess in Candida, and Henry Peters in Trifles. He has also performed in The Villages with Victory Productions as Arvide in Guys and Dolls and Henry in The Fantasticks. His directing work with The Studio includes Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune and Other Desert Cities. As a writer his play The Gospel of John B was part of this past year’s Scripts from Scratch. The Studio also produced streaming versions of two of his translations/adaptations Lysistrata and Tartuffe with original music. He has twice won the Florida Playwright’s Festival for his plays Pascua De Flores and Of: A Play of Artemis. LORENA COHEA (Soupy Sue, Cladwell's Secretary, Cop) is excited to be back at The Studio Theatre. She was last seen in The Studio's production of The Cake. Originally from Memphis, TN, Lorena has traveled around the world observing art and performing whenever and wherever she can. Some of her credits include The Three Musketeers (Kitty/Fight Captain) and Macbeth (Lady Macduff) at Orlando Shakespeare Theater; Unto These Hills (Cofaltechequi) at Mountainside Theatre; Everybody Black (Aunt Jemima) as an independent show study. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, a Minor in Dance, and a Certificate in Apparel Construction and Design. Lorena has a passion for movement-based theatre, dance, and yoga; and is certified in four weapons with the Society of American Fight Directors. ROBIN DUNAVANT (Little Becky Two Shoes, Mrs. Millenium, Cop) is thrilled to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre in Urinetown. She was last seen in Wagon Wheel Theatre’s production of Elf this past December with fellow Urinetown castmate, Lauren Echausse. Some of her favorite regional credits include: Grease (Sandy), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), and Mamma Mia (Tanya). Robin graduated from Wright State University in 2020 with a BFA in Musical Theatre and has since moved to NYC. Many thanks to her family and friends for supporting her in all of her artistic endeavors. @robindunavant

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LAUREN ECHAUSSE (Hope Cladwell) is so happy to be returning to The Studio Theatre family. You may have seen her debut as Doralee in 9 to 5 in last year’s season, and Lauren is so excited to dodge another New Jersey winter to perform down here for all of you! Lauren graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Penn State University in 2019, and some of her favorite roles include Sandy in Grease, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Jovie in Elf, and Little Sally in Urinetown. She feels so lucky to jump back into this hilarious show through a new lens. Much love to Whitney for welcoming Lauren into this incredible community with open arms. @lauren_echausse ALYSON E. JOHNSON (Old Man Strong, Josephine Strong, UGC Exec, Cop) has performed for nearly 20 years in Central Florida regional and community theatres. Some favorites include 9 to 5, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, A Doll’s House, and Stop Kiss (The Studio Theatre); Bonnie and Clyde (Garden Theatre); Young Frankenstein, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha (Moonlight Players); Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Noises Off (Bay Street). University of Central Florida graduate (twice!). She is thrilled to be returning to The Studio for a sixth season, and thanks her family for their love and support, and to all of you for keeping the arts alive! MARK KIRSCHENBAUM (Caldwell B. Cladwell) is delighted to rejoin The Studio Theatre for Urinetown. Most recently, Mark was seen in The Studio's productions of Elegies and Assassins as Sam Byck. He has been seen all over the world as an actor, educator and director. In 2007, Mark received critical acclaim from the New York Times for his portrayal of The Padre in the off-Broadway production of Man of La Mancha. Regional credits include Sancho (Man of La Mancha), Sam Posner (Crossing Delancy), Mal Beineke (Addams Family: The Musical) and Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol). He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. Mark is delighted to be performing in The Villages where Mom and Dad, now, call home.

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WHITNEY MORSE (Penelope Pennywise, 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. www.whitneymorse.com CANTER O'MAY (Officer Barrel) has been performing regionally and in the DMV area for over a decade now. They are so excited to be making their debut at The Studio Theatre here in beautiful Florida. Some recent work includes Woman 2 in Songs for a New World with The Fredericktowne Players, Eddie/ Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show with Iron Crow Theatre and Actor 1 in All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 with The Waterfront Playhouse. Next up you can see them as Nostradamus in Something Rotten also with The Waterfront Playhouse. They have received training from The University of Tampa, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the studio of Shouvik Mondle. CHRISTIAN QUINTO (Bobby Strong) is thrilled and honored to be making his Florida theatre debut at The Studio Theatre in this hilarious and timely production! He was born and raised in the Philippines, then immigrated to Hawai’i, but now calls Seattle home. In 2018, he earned his BFA in Theatre at Cornish College of the Arts. Select credits: The Odyssey, As You Like It, Twelfth Night (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Office Hour, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, Jane Eyre (ArtsWest); Filipino Folktales & Fables (Honolulu Theatre for Youth); Next To Normal (Chaminade Theatre); Daddy Long Legs (Taproot Theatre). “Huge mahalo to Nathaniel for this opportunity, and for my family and friends for their endless love and support!” www.christianquinto.com | @cjquinto

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JOSE RIVERA (Hot Blades Harry, UGC Exec, Cop) could not be more excited to work his first show at The Studio! He fell in love with musical theatre in 2017, spending many of his formative years at the Ocala Civic Theatre performing in shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Addams Family (Lucas) among others. Some favorite Orlando credits include Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Wildfire Players), Roy in Fun Home (Theater West End), and Jean-Michel in Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Orlando Repertory Theatre). "Thanks for peeing with us!" CRAIG SMITH (Officer Lockstock) is delighted to be performing again at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in Urinetown. Craig is a SC native and a graduate of the SC School of the Arts at Anderson University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous credits at The Studio: 9 to 5, Elegies, John and Jen, Negotiating the Elusive Perfect One Night Stand. Regional Credits: Mamma Mia!, Oliver!, It’s a Wonderful Life, When Herod Came to Georgia, Beauty and the Beast. Film/TV: “The Plymouth Period”, “Respect”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Dynasty”. Love to friends, family, & Christopher! @actcraigsmith CODY TAYLOR (Mr. McQueen, Cop) is an actor, musician, and clown/physical comedian hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, and is thrilled to be making his debut with The Studio Theatre. His most recent regional credits include The Little Mermaid, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Twas the Night, The Princess and the Peas (Lexington Children's Theatre); Equivocation (Athenswest Theatre); 4 seasons with the Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama; Lights On for Louie (National Theater for Children); the Sterling Renaissance Festival; POE at the Kirkwood Inn (Skylight Empire Entertainment). He holds a B.F.A. in physical theatre from Coastal Carolina University in association with the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo Italy. Cody would like to thank his family for their undying support. DAN TEIXEIRA (Tiny Tom, Dr. Billeaux, Cop, Dance Captain) is making his debut at The Studio Theatre in this production of Urinetown! Recently he spent a ‘Summer Under the Stars' at the New London Barn Playhouse, NH in their 2021 Repertory Season followed by the 30th Annual production of A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre, MA. He is a proud Penn State graduate from the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program where some of his credits include Carlos in Legally Blonde and Gabriel in Kiss Of The Spiderwoman. Thanks to Whitney and The Studio Theatre staff for welcoming him into the company; as well as his parents, Claudio and Gabriela, for their continued trust and support. www.danteixeira.com

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KRISTIN YATES (Little Sally) is excited to make her Florida debut at The Studio Theatre! Her regional credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), and Caroline, Or Change (Emmie u/s) at Tantrum Theater. Some of her other favorite roles include What Every Girl Should Know (Theresa), and The Defiance of Dandelions (The boisterousness) at Ohio University and her NYC debut in This is How You got Me Naked (Jackie) at Alchemical Studios. Kristin has her B.F.A from Ohio University in Theatre Performance. She would like to thank God for his continued blessings, her family for their support and her mom especially for being her number one fan! LON WARD ABRAMS (Understudy Senator Fipp, Caldwell B. Cladwell) is extremely proud to be a part of The Studio Theatre family and to have been involved in every season since its inception. He played the role of Robert in the award winning production of Proof in the group's premier season and was nominated for a Broadway World Best Actor Award for that performance. Most recently, he was seen as Dr. Rank in A Doll's House as well as Tinsworthy in 9 to 5 the Musical. Thanks to my other half Boon and The Studio founders, staff and patrons. The Villages Rock!!! YAN DIAZ (Understudy Tiny Tom, Hot Blades Harry, Bobby Strong) is excited to be making his debut at The Studio Theatre! Favorite Central Florida credits: Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Henegar Center), Michael Wormwood in Matilda (Garden Theatre), Oscar D’Armano in The Wild Party (Titusville Playhouse), Pablo in Sister Act (Osceola Arts) improv Performer at Teatro Martini. Regional/Professional credits: Angel/Referee in Kinky Boots (Thomaston Opera House, CT), Performer in the Broadway Easter Bonnet Competition (Minskoff Theatre, NY), Houdini in Ragtime (Axelrod Theatre, NJ), Manny the Fanny in Mambo Mouth (Magnet, NY). He is also a Graduate from the American Musical and Dramatics Academy. He wants to thank his family and friends for their continued support. @YanCDiaz_

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MADELINE GILBERT (Understudy Penelope Pennywise, Soupy Sue, Old Man Strong, Ma Strong) is delighted to be back at The Studio Theatre in Urinetown. Her previous roles include Assassins (U/S Squeaky Fromme/Sara Jane Moore/Emma Goldman). She is currently in her final semester at the University of Central Florida and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. She is also a graduate of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Professional Training Program. www.madelinegilbert.com CARLEY HESKETT (Understudy Little Becky Two Shoes, Little Sally, Hope Cladwell) is thrilled to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre! She can be seen performing every week at the Hyperion Theater in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen SingAlong Celebration at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Favorite past credits include: Beth March (Little Women), June (Gypsy), Lead Soloist (Sondheim on Sondheim), Flaemmchen (Grand Hotel), and Val (A Chorus Line). As a 2021 graduate, she just finished earning her BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Tampa. Carley is grateful for the support of AJ, Jovie and her loving family! www.carleyheskett.com ALEC SPEERS (Understudy Officer Lockstock, Officer Barrel, Mr. McQueen, House Manager) is thrilled to work with The Studio Theatre again in Urinetown. He was previously seen in The Studio's production of 9 to 5. Alec recently moved to Florida where he has been working with the Central Florida Lyric Opera in productions like The Magic Flute, as well as a previous position as a Singing Server. His favorite performances include La Traviata and La Boheme performed with the University of Northern Colorado and Opera Classica Europa in Germany. Alec holds two bachelor degrees in Theatre Studies and a BA in Music from the University of Northern Colorado. Alec would like to thank his immensely supportive family, and everybody who gives him a chance to work on what he loves to do most.

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MARK HOLLMANN (Music & Lyrics) received the Tony Award®, the National Broadway Theatre Award, and the Obie Award for his score to Urinetown the Musical, which had its start in the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival. It won Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards for best musical in addition to garnering 10 Tony Award® nominations. Other shows as composer/lyricist include Yeast Nation (2011 New York International Fringe Festival, Perseverance Theatre, American Theatre Company, and Ray of Light Theatre), Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls (Atlantic Stage and Perseverance Theatre), The Man in the White Suit (New York Stage and Film), The Girl, the Grouch, and the Goat (University Theatre, U. of Kansas), Alchemist the Musical (Seattle Fringe Festival), Jack the Chipper (Greenview Arts Center, Chicago), Kabooooom! (University Theater, U. of Chicago), I Think I Can and Deal with It! (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and Fare for All (Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, NYC). Actor and/or co-writer for the Cardiff Giant Theater (Chicago) productions The Rack, Theater of Funny, The Mercy Ripper, LBJFKKK, Love Me, All Eight Die, and After Taste, the last of which he also directed. TV: songs for Disney Channel's Johnny and the Sprites. He has served on the Tony Nominating Committee, serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is a member of ASCAP. He is also a member of Sure Foundation Lutheran Church in Woodside, Queens, where he serves as a part-time pianist. He and his wife Jilly live in Manhattan with their sons, Oliver and Tucker. GREG KOTIS (Book & Lyrics) wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics for Urinetown the Musical, for which he won two Tony Awards in 2002. His new play, Pig Farm, opened at The Roundabout Theatre in New York City and at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2006. Currently, he is developing two new musicals with Mark Hollmann: Yeast Nation (the triumph of life), an original story that tells the tale of the dawn of life on Earth, and The Man In the White Suit, a musical version of the 1951 Alec Guiness film. Other plays include Eat The Taste (at New York's Barrow Street Theatre), Jobey and Katherine, Baron von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, and Give the People What They Want. Greg lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ayun, his daughter India, and his son Milo.

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NATHANIEL NIEMI (Director) is the Resident Director at The Studio Theatre and Director of Education at The Sharon. The Studio directing credits: Company, Now. Here. This., Neighbors…, Assassins, 9 to 5, Ada and the Engine, and Elegies. In Hawaii, Nathaniel was an Artistic Associate of Honolulu Theatre For Youth (HTY) directing Pinocchio, Extraordinary Stories of an Ordinary Ohana, and You and Me and the Space Between. As an actor, Nathaniel has performed in Hawaii and Chicago, and on Hawaii 5-O. BA: Theatre, East Texas Baptist University; MFA: Theatre for Young Audiences (Directing), University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Nathaniel is the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Directing Award and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. GARY POWELL (Music Director/Keyboard 1) has been musically directing and staging shows for over 30 years in Texas, Chicago, New York City, and now Central Florida. Select standouts of Gary’s career include Sound of Music, Godspell, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and regionally Sweet Charity and Next to Normal at the Skokie Theatre. He has worked on several world premiere productions including: Tomorrow Morning and Scotch Verdict. While directing in Chicago, Gary was nominated for several Jeff Awards (The Chicago equivalent of the Tony’s) for the following productions: Jerry Springer-The Opera, Thrill Me, Adam’s Family, Opus 1861, The Baker’s Wife, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Evolution/Creation, and Cats among several others. Gary currently serves as the resident Music Director for both The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. RYAN LOECKEL (Keyboard 3, Company Manager) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. Last season he was heard at The Studio Theatre during 9 to 5 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. www.loeckel.com | @loeckelmusik

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JILL MARRESE (Keyboard 2) is a proud Michigander, performing in The Villages since 2011. At The Studio Theatre, Jill played keyboard for 9 to 5, Assassins and It Shoulda Been You. In Michigan, she began accompanying musicals at age 14, sang many roles in community theater, was soprano/French coach in professional opera chorus 20 years, and soloist with a big band. The Villages musical roles include: Marian (Music Man), Irene (Hello Dolly), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), Julie (Carousel) , also music direction/pit for many shows. Jill plays bassoon with The Villages bands/orchestras, and entertains at local clubs with the duo Two Darn Hot. She works extensively with area school students, and is a retired public school teacher of French and Musical Theater. RICH ROESKE (Drums/Percussion) is a retired Chiropractic Neurologist from Atlanta, GA where he and his wife, Dr. Gail Roeske, had their own clinic. As an infant he would beat on his mother’s pots and pans with wooden spoons, so it was inevitable that he began music lessons on the drums at age 8. Thus began a lifelong love affair with the drums. His other career as a musician has included such groups as The Atlanta Seventeen, Peachtree Jazz Band, Etowah Jazz Society, and The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band (where he appeared on “America’s Got Talent”). Rich and his wife reside in The Villages, FL, where he plays golf and performs with The Villages Concert Band, The Villages Swing Band, and The Studio Theatre. His musical duo with fellow resident of The Villages, Jill Marrese, “Two Darn Hot,” performs at numerous venues around The Villages, and wineries in Traverse City, MI, where he spends his summers. 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 The Studio venues! LUKE BEZIO (Production Crew) 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.

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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. WESTON COREY (Lighting Technician) is a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in lighting design. At VCU, he designed the world premiere of Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster, and The Rocky Horror Show. Weston has been a lighting designer and assistant for countless shows in the Richmond, VA area. He has also worked for the Arundel Barn Playhouse, NY Musical Festival, and as the assistant lighting designer for the premier of Hamlet in Bed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City. JON CRONIN (Production Engineer) has been working as a live events professional for fifteen years. After attending Full Sail University, Jon worked with several entertainment production companies and venues. Jon’s professional credits include Stevie Wonder, World Wrestling Entertainment NXT & Monday Night RAW, The Daily Buzz, Universal Parks and Resorts, and The Walt Disney Company, among others. Jon currently serves as Production Manager at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Jon would like to thank everyone at The Studio Theatre for welcoming him to the team and entrusting him with his role in this production. Jon would also like to thank his husband, Jared, for his support and patience on late nights spent getting the show ready. NICHOLAS ERICKSON (Sound Advisor) 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.

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JOSHUA E. GALLAGHER (Properties Designer/Supervisor) has been honing his craft as a scenic designer, scenic artist, and props artisan for the past decade and recently transplanted to central Florida. Previous props design credits have included Big the Musical, Looped, Man of La Mancha (Garden Theatre), Oklahoma!, Little Shop of Horrors, Ragtime, Grease, Sunset Blvd., Curtains, Camelot (MacHaydn Theatre), James and the Giant Peach, Wizard of Oz (Limelight Performing Arts Center). Joshua has a Master’s of Fine Arts in Stage Design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Examples of his work are at 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-thescenes, he made a memorable acting debut in The Studio Theatre's Second Season as Harry in Company. STEPHANIE HORN (Swing 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. JESSICA KEARNEY (Audio Mixer) is the production engineer for The Studio Theatre. She is a music producer as well as a singer-songwriter. She has produced and written for Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Edm tracks. She has experience with managing artists and mixing live events. She is the founder of R.M.E which is a recording company that is based on the progression of music and the appreciation of its history and origins. She is the lead producer for Allaboutentertainment156. In her spare time, she composes for films and games as well as manages social media platforms for artists and companies.

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DAVID KRUPLA (Lighting 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. www.davidkrupladesigns.com INDIGO LEIGH (Costume Designer/Ensemble Swing) is a designer, choreographer, and performer based in Orlando. A graduate of UCF’s Musical Theatre BFA and Dance minor, she is the resident costume designer at Theater West End and Assistant designer with Metropolis Productions. Some of her design credits include Disenchanted!, Fun Home, (both of which she was nominated for the “Best of Costume Design” in Orlando) End of the Rainbow, Always...Patsy Cline (Theater West End); Aida (Osceola Arts); The Woman in Black (dir. Jeremy Seghers). As a performer she has appeared in 9 to 5 (which she also choreographed), Round Table (The Studio Theatre); The Barber of Seville (Gulf Coast Symphony); A Christmas Carol (The Garden Theatre), and many more. www.missindigoleigh.com | @missindigoleigh 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.

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DANIELLE PACCIONE (Production Manager/Assistant Choreographer) 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. 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.

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY (Sound Designer) is a NYC based theatre artist, Alexander has written music for numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional theatre productions. Some career highlights include co-composing & performing the live music for the Broadway production of Cyrano De Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, and creating the original music and sound for the world premiere and Off-Broadway premiere of Mother Of The Maid at The Public Theatre starring Glenn Close. Alexander is also an award-winning music director and actor and musician that has performed all over the country. For a good time, check out www.AlexanderSovronsky.com or follow him on IG at @Alexander.Sovronsky

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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. MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to work with The Studio Theatre! Florida SM credits include: Broadbend, Arkansas, 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 (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 Bobbie Bell................................................................Senator Fipp Lorena Cohea...................... Soupy Sue, Cladwell's Secretary, Cop Robin Dunavant......................................Little Becky Two Shoes, Mrs. Millenium, Cop Lauren Echausse.................................................... Hope Cladwell Alyson E. Johnson..................Old Man Strong, Josephine Strong, UGC Exec, Cop Mark Kirschenbaum.....................................Caldwell B. Cladwell Whitney Morse............................................. Penelope Pennywise Canter O'May......................................................... Officer Barrel Christian Quinto..................................................... Bobby Strong Jose Rivera............................. Hot Blades Harry, UGC Exec, Cop Craig Smith.......................................................Officer Lockstock Cody Taylor.................................................. Mr. McQueen, Cop Dan Teixeira.....................................Tiny Tom, Dr. Billeaux, Cop Kristin Yates.................................................................Little Sally Lon Ward Abrams................................ Understudy Senator Fipp, Caldwell B. Cladwell Yan Diaz....................................................Understudy Tiny Tom, Hot Blades Harry, Bobby Strong Madeline Gilbert....................... Understudy Penelope Pennywise, Soupy Sue, Old Man Strong, Ma Strong Carley Heskett..................... Understudy Little Becky Two Shoes, Little Sally, Hope Cladwell Alec Speers....................................Understudy Officer Lockstock, Barrel, Mr. McQueenn Indigo Leigh........................................................ Swing Ensemble

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DIRECTION Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Show Director/Choreographer........................... Nathaniel Niemi Music Director...........................................................Gary Powell Assistant Choreographer....................................Danielle Paccione Dance Captain..........................................................Dan Teixeira

MUSICIANS Music Director/Keyboard 1........................................Gary Powell Keyboard 3...............................................................Ryan Loeckel Keyboard 2..................................................................Jill Marrese Drums/Percussion..................................................... Rich Roeske Bass....................................................................Jazmine Whipple

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 Assistant Stage Manager.............................. Madison Youngblood Swing Stage Manager...........................................Stephanie Horn

SCENIC Scenic Designer................................................Kenneth Constant Master Carpenter............................................... Alison Scharvella Scenic Carpenters....Tony Fairchaild, Chad Pavlovich, Luke Bezio Scenic Paint............................ Kenneth Constant, Tony Fairchild, Joshua Gallagher, Ashleigh Ann Gardner, Chad Pavlovich


COSTUMES Costume Designer.................................................... Indigo Leigh Costume Assistant................................................. Sumalee Eaton

LIGHTING Lighting Designer................................................... David Krupla Lead Electrician................................................. Sabrina Wertman Lighting Technician........................ Chris Baldwin, Weston Corey

AUDIO VISUAL Sound Designer............................................ Alexander Sovronsky Production Engineer...................................................Jon Cronin Sound Advisor ................................................. Nicholas Erickson Audio Mixer.......................................................... Jessica Kearney

PROPERTIES Properties Designer/Supervisor.......................Joshua E. Gallagher

HOUSE MANAGEMENT House Manager........................................................... Alec Speers Assistant House Manager........................................Sierra Baggins Assistant House Manager.......................................... Heather Ard

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