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October 2010

Performances:
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Andrea Spitz, Diego Prieto
Music Direction by Arielle Bayer
Choreography by Diego Prieto
Produced by Craig Pettinati


Synopsis

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.


Press

What’s Up Wheaton | ShowBizRadio.Net | The Kensington Patch


Cast

Erin McNerney (Velma Kelly) SYRACUSE STAGE: West Side Story (Velma, Jet Swing), A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice); NYC: The Great White Way (Ensemble), SLC: Dance Co Member (choreo., Katrina Phillip); CHICAGO: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fairy); REGIONAL:Anything Goes (Hope); Fiddler on the Roof (Fiddler); A Chorus Line (Ensemble); Evita (Ensemble);Music Man (Pick-a-Little-Lady); The Gondoliers (ensemble); Juvie (Joan). BFA Musical Theater, Syracuse University. What an honor, what a great cast + crew! Thank you to my family and friends; my beautiful support system (Paul, for covering my shift). I feel blessed!
Dani Stoller (Roxie Hart) OFF-BWAY: SAGE THEATRE: Room on Fire (Moira), SIGNATURE: Ain’t Got No: A pop/rock cabaret, UNDERGROUND THEATRE: Three Sisters (Masha), Woyzeck (Marie), ITHACA COLLEGE: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Hedda Gabbler (Julle), Hello Again (The Whore), Last Night of Ballyhoo (Reba), Top Girls (Louise), Dance: No Translation Needed (Moss) ON THE VERGE: The Vibrator Play (Mrs. Daldry), Playboy of the Western World (Susan Brady),Hayavadana (Nata), FWF: Comedy of Errors (Luciana), The Crucible (Abigail Williams), BKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE: The Dancer’s Workshop (Featured Dancer), Louder Every Moment (Female Soloist).
Michael Cropper (Billy Flynn) is excited to be back on stage and performing his first show with KAT! Recent theater credits include TAP: Saturday Night (Artie); RMT: The Will Rogers Follies (Will Rogers), CAST: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic); Gypsy (Tulsa); MTA: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel Pontipee). He has also been seen in some local independent films by Scott2BGreat Productions and Dobbler’s Pen Productions. He wants to thank his friends and family for their support, and his wife Amy for her inspiration!
Josh Doyle (Amos Hart) is extremely excited to finally be performing at KAT. Favorite roles include Man 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (RCP), Charles Lindbergh in Flight of the Lawnchairman (TFT), Michael in tick, tick...BOOM! (ESP), Noel Coward in Red, Hot and Cole (MTC), Eddie in Blood Brothers (ESP), and Finch in How to Succeed... (MTC). Thanks always to Heather and Nathaniel for allowing him and inspiring him to do theater, and for their unconditional love. It’s a blessing to have such a family. Also, thanks to Diego, Andrea, Arielle and Craig for this opportunity!
Karen Plummer (Matron Mama Morton) FtP: Annie (Miss Hannigan),Suessical the Musical (Sour Kangaroo),Clue the Musical (Mrs. Peacock);Loch Raven Stage: Hello Dolly (Dolly Levi),Arsenic and Old Lace (Aunt Abby),Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). MP: The Boys Next Door (Stage Manager), You’re a Good Man...(Stage Manager); Baltimore Opera Comp: Carmen (ensemble), La Boheme (ensemble). KAT Debut! Lots of love and thanks to my beloved hubby and son for their endless support. A HUGE thank you to KAT for allowing me to participate in this outstanding production among such amazing cast and crew members.
Quentin Nash Sagers (Emcee) PTP: The Producers (Carmen Ghia); HBP: The Good Doctor (The Sneezer/Seducer/Sailor); Capital Fringe 2008: Bear Beach (Smokey/Rusty/Cubby); NobleHeart:Pippin (Ensemble); FCT: Private Lives (Victor); Godspell (Herb). EDUCATION: BFA in Theatre Performance from Utah State University. Thanks to the wonderful cast & crew and all of my fabulous friends & family for their love & support.
Christina Addabbo Prete (Annie / Dance Captain / Asst. Choreographer) RMT: West Side Story(Margarita). KENNEDY CENTER: Millennium Stage with Jazzdanz/dc (featured dancer). MBT:Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, soloist in Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Marzipan);Swan Lake, Coppelia, The Firebird, and other ballets (soloist). Virginia Civic Ballet (Cinderella). Jazzemotion (featured guest artist). Ballroom at Maryland (competitor & formation team choreographer). Corinne Phelps Robertson School of Dance (director). BlackRock Center for the Arts (dance instructor). Many thanks to KAT for the opportunity to live out one of my dreams and to my husband Mike for encouraging me to go for it!
Eliza Jane (Mona) WINTHROP PLAYMAKERS: West Side Story (Consuela); CURTAIN CALL THEATRE: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Vibrata); MIT MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD: Crazy for You (Follies Girl); MOON VALLEY THEATRE: The Music Man (Marian Paroo); MOON VALLEY THEATRE: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown).
Emily L. Sergo (June) ASGT: Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (Vi Petty); Copacabana (Gladys Murphy). WLP: RENT (Ensemble/Maureen u/s); Chess (Ensemble). CTA: Beauty and the Beast(Madame de la Grande Bouche) (Ruby Griffith Award – 1st runner-up for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical); Bye, Bye Birdie (Deborah Sue). BHS: The Pajama Game (Babe Williams); Anything Goes (Angel). AACC: Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes).
Tia Dolet (Hell Kitty) American University: Oklahoma!(Aunt Eller), Shared Space (Geenva), The Cast (Auditioner), A Celebration of Lorraine Hansbery and August Wilson (Ruth), PERF-101(Student), The Vagina Monologues (Angry and The Woman Who Liked to Make Vaginas Happy) This it Tia’s first KAT performance and she is thrilled to be amongst such great talent. She would like to thank her mom and friends for all the love and support!
Christina Wolfgram (Veronica) RMT: Eva Peron, Evita; QOT/ENGLAND EXCHANGE: Gertrude McFuzz, Seussical the Musical; QOT: Sandy Dumbrowski, Grease; Queen Aggravain, Once Upon A Mattress; Maria, Twelfth Night; Bea, Up The Down Staircase; RECORDING: CUA’s Take Note Acapella, available on iTunes. Christina is currently working on her BA in English at The Catholic University of America and would like to thank her family for not questioning her when she said she’d be spending most of her nights in the clink this semester.
Laura Gepford (Hunyak) KAT debut! Regional: Godspell(Olney Theatre); Sleeping Beauty with the Royal Ballet(Kennedy Center). Local: Mistress(Evita); Val(A Chorus Line);Fantine(Les Mis);Gabriella(High School Musical);Cinderella(Into the Woods);Hope Harcourt (Anything Goes). Obtaining BA in Performance at the University of Maryland College Park. Thank you to my loving friends and family for endless support.
Jeramiah Miller (Ensemble) SDT: Damn Yankees (ensemble); Evita (ensemble); Beauty and the Beast (carpet); Crazy For You (Custus). MC: Midsummer Night's Dream (ensemble).
Tim Adams (Ensemble) KAT: RENT (Ensemble); One Red Flower (Billy Bridges); Zanna, Don't!(Steve Bookman, WATCH Nomination); A New Brain (Minister, WATCH AWARD-Best Musical). KENNEDY CENTER: San Francisco Ballet's Giselle (Falconer). SIGNATURE: See What I Wanna See(Janitor/Priest u/s). MCP: Red Hot & Cole (Paul). LAZY SUSAN: Shenandoah (James / Nathan);Crazy for You (Bobby Child). MTA: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus); Anything Goes (Billy Crocker). WWT: Astra the Manga Musical (Zonk). AMS: Aida (Radames); Crazy for You (Bobby Child, WATCH Nomination); 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor). RCP: A Chorus Line (Don).
Mark Hidalgo (Ensemble) KAT: The Great American Trailer Park Musical; RMT: West Side Story(Bernardo); LTA: Scrooge (Tom Jenkins); Washington Savoyards: Iolanthe; TAP: The Producers,Sweet Smell of Success, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Pirates of Penzance; RCP: Urinetown,Guys and Dolls; ESP: Side Show; Choreography: The Great American Trailer Park Musical - KAT;Reefer Madness - DS; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - RCP.
Phil McLeod (Ensemble) VLOC: The Grand Duke (Notary), El Capitan (Pozzo), HMS Pinafore (Ensemble); Washington Savoyards; The Mikado (Ensemble); Ohio Light Opera: La Belle Helene (Ajax B), The Desert Song (Hassi), Fiddler on the Roof (Nachum), The Cabaret Girl (Ensemble); The College of Wooster: A Flea in Her Ear (Chandebise/Poche), Cabaret (Emcee) Triumph of Love (Harlequin), Once on This Island (Papa Ge), Frozen (Assistant Director)
Steve Hock (Ensemble) KAT: Assassins (Ensemble), KENNEDY CENTER: Joe! (original ensemble) POINT PARK UNIVERSITY: Streets of America (original Emmit), Arlecchino and the Italian Clowns (Brighella), Parade (ensemble), EDUCATION: BA in Musical Theatre Performance 2010. Thanks to a wonderful cast and brilliant directors. It’s great to be back at KAT!
Other cast membersLiz Harless (Liz), Terry Barr (Mary Sunshine), Chris Galindo (Ensemble)

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