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A New Musical Revue Conceived by

Prince & John Bucchino Daisy John Bucchino Music & Lyrics by

IT'S ONLY LIFE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com


It's Only Life is a vibrant collection of songs from composer John Bucchino. Woven into a theatrical arc and performed by an ensemble of five, the songs are at times hilarious, other times simple and poignant. This uplifting musical revue explores loss, triumph, wisdom and longing for connection. In a world of isolation and striving, Bucchino's songs remind us that small moments of kindness matter, love takes time and life is full of blessings. Time broadens our perspective and when we embrace it, gives way to wisdom and gratitude. —Nathaniel Niemi, Director

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; Resident Director, Nathaniel Niemi; Resident Musical Director, Gary Powell; Scenic Designer, Kenneth Constant; Resident Sound Designer, Nick Erickson; Resident Properties Designer, Joshua E. Gallagher; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson; Production Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Stage Manager, Madison Youngblood; Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn; Audio Engineer, Jessica Kearney; and Lighting Supervisor, Mason Shell. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #No6

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It's Only Life Music & Lyrics by John Bucchion Conceived by Daisy Prince & John Bucchion IT'S ONLY LIFE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Producer Jason Goedken

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Director Nathaniel Niemi

Music Director Gary Powell

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant

Lighting Designer Mason Shell

Sound/AV Designer Nick Erickson

Properties Designer & Set Dressing Joshua E. Gallagher

Costume Coordination Stephanie Bezio

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Stage Manager Madison Youngblood

Swing Stage Manager Grace Zottig

Second Swing Stage Manager Stephanie Bezio

Audio Engineer Jessica Kearney

Master Carpenter Alison Scharvella

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists (352) 751-7799

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IT'S ONLY LIFE A musical revue about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom. John Bucchino's songs have been recorded and performed by Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkel and many others. Conceived by director Daisy Prince and the award-winning songwriter, John Bucchino. It's Only Life is a musical revue about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately, wisdom. This song cycle was the winner of LA's 2008 Ovation Award for Best Book/ Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical. Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission

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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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY By Sarah Ruhl REGIONAL PREMIERE Previews: SEPT 27-29 Opening: SEPT 30 | Closing: OCT 22 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances A HYSTERICAL COMEDY ABOUT MARRIAGE, INTIMACY, AND MEDICINE.

A hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine.

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine. In 1880 at the dawn of electricity, Dr. Givings has invented an extraordinary new device to treat "hysteria" in women (and some men): the vibrator. This treatment, administered in his private home office, involves draining "emotional excess" by inducing a paroxysm. In the next room, his young and energetic wife, Catherine, wonders how her husband helps his patients while she tries to tend to their newborn daughter. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring their own complicated relationship and a wet nurse into the doctor's home, the Givings couple must confront the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone. With a revolving door of amusing characters, In the Next Room is never campy or lurid. This discreetly sensual comedy shares the heartbreak, humor, and humanity in our closest relationships.

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THE CHINESE LADY By Lloyd Suh REGIONAL PREMIERE Previews: NOV 15-17 Opening: NOV 18 | Closing: DEC 17 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances The true story of the first Chinese woman in America. THE TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST CHINESE WOMAN IN AMERICA. THE CHINESE LADY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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"Hello, my name is Afong Moy; I came to America in 1834, when I was fourteen years old…" Brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province, China, Afong Moy is put on display as the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil. Although Afong believes that she is an ambassador for Chinese culture, in reality she is a sideshow exhibit. Spanning a half-century, this two-person play depicts her daily life as a touring museum attraction. She performs for a paying audience showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh is a poetic, whimsical play inspired by the true story of Afong Moy's life.

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Book By Harvey Fierstein Music And Lyrics By Jerry Herman Based On The Play By Jean Poiret Previews: JAN 31-FEB 2 Opening: FEB 3 | Closing: MAR 4 $20 Preview Performance $40 Performances

THE HILARIOUS AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE THE BIRDCAGE! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

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The hilarious award-winning musical that inspired the movie The Birdcage! Welcome to La Cages Aux Folles, the Pride of Saint Tropez, the Envy of the Cabaret World, the Jewel of the Riviera. This dazzling nightclub is run by Georges and stars his partner Albin as The Queen of Drag herself, "Zaza". Hijinks ensue when Georges's son, JeanMichel, brings home his fiancée's disapproving parents. With a hilarious supporting cast, sparkling musical numbers, and glitzy dancing, these birds of a feather flock together. This zany adventure by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein won 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features the hit songs "I am What I am" and "The Best of Times". This Broadway stunner that inspired The Birdcage is uproariously funny and endlessly heartwarming.

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THESE SHINING LIVES By Melanie Marnich Previews: MAR 28-30 Opening: MAR 31 | Closing: APR 29 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances Based on the true story of the spirited women who worked at the Radium Dial Company.

BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF THE SPIRITED WOMEN WHO WORKED AT THE RADIUM DIAL COMPANY. THESE SHINING LIGHTS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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In 1922 Catherine joins Charlotte, Frances, and Pearl to work at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois. They are hired to paint glow-in-the-dark watch faces with the newly discovered element, radium. The company pays by the watch, encouraging them to be as efficient as possible while disregarding potential risks. Over the next decade, mysterious problems arise that threaten their health. Bonded by years of friendship, they decide to fight against the corporation that kept them in the dark about the true risks of working with a radioactive material. Based on the true story of the "Radium Girls", These Shining Lives shares their spirit, energy, and verve. Moving but never dreary, this lovely imaginative play tells their story of persistence, friendship, and justice that inspired lasting change.

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WHITNEY MORSE (Woman 1, Artistic Director) was most recently seen playing the beloved Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast at Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. Morse won Broadway World's award for Best Supporting Actress in the Inaugural Season of The Studio Theatre for her performance in Proof. For her role of Rosemary in Mad Cow Theatre’s Outside Mullingar, she was selected as a Leading Actress in Comedy on Orlando’s Theatre Best of 2019 List. Whitney’s past appearances at The Studio Theatre include: Urinetown, 9 to 5 The Musical, Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, Songs for a New World, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Company, Now. Here. This, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Tell Me On a Sunday, Elegies, as well as A Doll's House. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com | IG handle: @whitneyalicemorse KRISTIN YATES (Woman 2) Kristin was last seen at The Studio Theatre, as Little Sally in Urinetown. 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!

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CRAIG SMITH (Man 1) is excited to be back at The Studio Theatre for their production of It's Only Life! 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 Studio Credits: Elegies, 9 to 5, John and Jen, Urinetown: The Musical. Select Regional Credits: Mamma Mia! (Destination Productions, WV), It’s a Wonderful Life, Beauty and the Beast (Greenville Theatre, SC), She Loves Me (Regional Theatre of the Palouse, WA) Film/TV: “The Plymouth Period”, “Respect”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Dynasty”. Love to friends, family, & Christopher! @actcraigsmith OMAR MULERO (Man 2) is excited to be making his debut at The Studio Theatre. He was recently seen as Drew in Rock of Ages with Athens Theater, Adam in the Orlando Rep's production of Freaky Friday, and Nick in Garden Theater's Big the Musical. Omar studied Vocal Performance at Roosevelt University, where he received his MA and the Hartt School of Music where he received his BM. More about him can be found at omarmulero.com. He wants to thank his friends and family for their constant love and support. Love y’all! Instagram: omarmulero FB: facebook.com/omar.mulero EASTON J. CURTIS (Man 3) This is Easton's Florida debut! Recent credits: The SpongeBob Musical (Nashville Children’s Theatre), Camelot and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Studio Tenn Theatre Co), Urinetown and Grease (Okoboji Summer Theatre), As You Like It (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), and Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Grand Ole Opry/National Tour). Easton frequently records studio reference vocals for theatrical licensors Music Theatre International, Concord Theatrical, and other educational licensors. Studio credits include Tony in West Side Story: Student Edition, Javert in Les Miserables: Student Edition, Elmer in Newsies, Mike in A Chorus Line: School Edition, and many more. Voiceover credits include CMT’s Nashville, The Veggie Tales Show, and Dead Sea Squirrels. Musical Theatre BFA, Lipscomb University. For Liz. WEB: EastonJCurtis.com IG: @eastonjcurtis

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STEFANIE DIAZ (U/S Woman 1 & 2) joins us as a recent transplant from Savannah, GA. She has worked as a professional singer/actress for the past ten years in New York, Los Angeles and Savannah. Recent Credits: Beauty and the Beast and On Your Feet with the Garden Theatre, Sound of Music with Central Florida Vocal Arts. Stefanie was also a studio singer on the original recording of First Wives Club for Broadway with Motown producers HB Barnum, Edward Brown, Gary Garrett and Holland/Dozier/Holland; and lead alto for Disneyland’s a capella group WESTBEAT. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and thanks new husband Gary for his endless support. Instagram: @stefaniegracediaz LOGAN LOPEZ (U/S Man 1, 2 & 3) is excited to be involved in his first production at The Studio Theatre! Logan has recently been seen in The Garden Theatres production of On You’re Feet as Ensemble, Beauty And The Beast as LeFou, and as Male Ensemble Swing. Logan is excited to share yet another moment in theatre with you and is thankful to be involved with this beautiful production of It’s Only Life.

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JOHN BUCCHINO (Playwright) John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn), artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, London's O2 Arena and The White House. Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT'S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song "Better Than I"), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award. He has written music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A CATERED AFFAIR with a book by Harvey Fierstein (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Tony awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical), as well as the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, the new Danish musical ESAURA, the revue IT'S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and the lyrics for the children's musical SIMEON'S GIFT with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser. Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS, the Australian release DAVID CAMPBELL SINGS JOHN BUCCHINO which reached number one on the Australian jazz chart, the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of IT'S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR, and two recordings of solo piano improvisations: ON RICHARD RODGERS' PIANO (performed on the composer's own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and BEATLES REIMAGINED. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John's song, called "Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks"which was awarded the Parents' Choice Gold Award. For more information, and to purchase CDs, songbooks or download sheet music or accompaniment tracks, please visit www.johnbucchino.com

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DAISY PRINCE (Conceived by/Originally Directed by) Director Daisy Prince’s previous work includes direction of both original productions of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in N.Y. She also directed IT’S ONLY LIFE: THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO at the first New York Summer Play Festival and American Songbook at Lincoln Center, and PENTIMENTO with Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, Christine Ebersole and Frank McCourt. Daisy’s performing credits include MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on Broadway, THE PETRIFIED PRINCE at New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater; FOLLIES IN CONCERT at Lincoln Center; PAL JOEY at Encores! City Center and a concert with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Her recording credits include all of the above and John Bucchino’s "Grateful." On film, she has appeared in "Everyone Says I Love You," "Deconstructing Harry," and "Celebrity." Daisy is a graduate of Brown University. 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, Elegies, The Cake, and Urinetown. 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) Gary 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.

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HEATHER ARD (Assistant House Manager) has been performing professionally for over 25 years. Heather’s career started as a musical theatre performer and has grown include voice over/commercial work, sound operator, props master, stage manager, production manager, choreographer, and director. Currently, she is the House Manager and Events Coordinator for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and is active in The Villages community. Locally Heather can be seen performing at The Sharon for events such as Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series, and The Opera Club’s Three Tenors Plus One and is a cantor for St. Timothy Catholic Church. Heather’s biggest role is mother to her 3 beautiful children Paulie, Ella, and Joey. Heather would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support and most importantly the audience, who make live theatre possible. SIERRA BAGGINS (Assistant House Manager) joins The Sharon and 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. She also 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!

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STEPHANIE BEZIO (Costume Coordination/Second Swing Stage Manager) hails from Johnson City, TN, and has been with The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and the Studio Theatre since 2016. She started in The Sharon Box Office and explored different jobs in the theatre before joining The Stage Management Team in 2018. Her favorite Studio shows include: Stop Kiss, Assassins, and Ada and the Engine. 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. 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. NICHOLAS ERICKSON (Sound & Projections Designer/ Engineer) 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, ActionAdventure 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. JOSHUA E. GALLAGHER (Properties Designer/Set Dressing) 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

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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. JESSICA KEARNEY (Production Engineer/Audio Operator) 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. RYAN LOECKEL (Company Manager) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. He has been heard at The Studio during Urinetown, the Musical, 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. www.loeckel.com | @loeckelmusik 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) 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. 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.

ALLY SOUTHGATE (Electrician) was until recently a Michigander. She’s moved down to Florida to continue her career in theatrical lighting and electrics. Ally graduated from Michigan Technological University in spring of 2022 with a BS in Theater and Entertainment Technology and a Minor in Theatrical Performance. Even though she spends most of her time backstage now, Ally started her life in the theater performing onstage from the age of 8 and continued through college. Ally would like to thank her family, friends, and loved ones for their continued support even from over 1000 miles away. 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.

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MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Stage Manager) is excited to work with The Studio Theatre! Florida SM credits include: Broadbend, Arkansas, No. 6 (The Studio), 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 (Swing Stage Manager) is stoked to be part of The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol team for another season. Grace has been with The Studio since Fall 2018 and some of her favorite titles from previous seasons include Assassins, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, Stop Kiss, Pipeline, and Urinetown. In addition to stage management, Grace has directed multiple productions for the Virtual Play Series and Assistant Directed No. 6 for The Studio. Rollins College ‘17 graduate, Grace is thankful for the support from her friends, family, and mentors which helped her become the young professional she is today. Art is a vehicle for change. Thank you for supporting the arts.

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CAST in order of appearance Woman 1 ............................................................ Whitney Morse Woman 2 ................................................................. Kristin Yates Man 1 .......................................................................Craig Smith Man 2 ....................................................................Omar Mulero Man 3 .................................................................Easton J. Curtis Understudy for Woman 1 & 2................................. Stefanie Diaz Understudy for Man 1, 2, & 3................................. Logan Lopez

DIRECTION Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Director............................................................. Nathaniel Niemi Music Director...........................................................Gary Powell

PRODUCTION Producer................................................................ Jason Goedken Production Manager..........................................Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager................................Leslie Munson Technical Director.................................................Clayton Becker Company Manager...................................................Ryan Loeckel Stage Manager............................................. Madison Youngblood Swing Stage Manager................................................Grace Zottig Second Swing Stage Manager...............................Stephanie Bezio

SCENIC Set Designer.....................................................Kenneth Constant Set Dressing/Scenic Charge............................Joshua E. Gallagher Master Carpenter............................................... Alison Scharvella

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COSTUMES Costume Coordinator..........................................Stephanie Bezio

LIGHTING Lighting Designer/Master Electrician........................ Mason Shell Electrician..............................................................Ally Southgate AUDIO VISUAL Sound/AV Designer............................................... Nick Erickson Production Engineer............................................. Jessica Kearney

PROPS Prop Designer/Supervisor...............................Joshua E. Gallagher

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

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