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Sweeney Todd

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Musical Adaptations by DeVotchKa
Apr 8 - May 15, 2016
The Stage Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
COMEDY • MUSICAL • DRAMA
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $35 - 40; pricing varies by date
Age Recommendation: 12+
Advisory: Some gory scenes and adult themes. Theatrical haze, fog and loud sound effects are used in this production.

DeVotchKa, the Grammy-nominated, Denver hometown music heroes, take on the legendary demon barber of Fleet Street, serving up a delicious reinvention of Sondheim’s magnificent musical thriller. Hell-bent on revenge, Sweeney Todd takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a devilish plot to slice their way through London’s upper crust. Justice will be served — along with audacious humor, bloody good thrills and DeVotchKa’s lush brand of gypsy punk.

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Producing Partner: June Travis

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Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Apr 8 | 6:00pm
Free • Conservatory Theatre at 1101 13th Street
Get an exclusive insider's perspective of Sweeney Todd when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company's creative team.
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Apr 17 | 3:30pm
Free
Participate in a topical discussion of Sweeney Todd led by members of our academic community.
Theatre & Theology Talkback
Theatre & Theology Talkback
Apr 19 | 9:00pm
Free
Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Sweeney Todd through a theological lens.
Theatre Thursday
Theatre Thursday
Apr 21 | 5:30pm
Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby
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Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
May 1 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Sweeney Todd after the show.

Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
May 1 | 1:30pm

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6:30pm Student Matinee Benefit Performance
6:30pm Student Matinee Benefit Performance
May 15 | 6:30pm
Tickets to this performance include a $25 tax-deductible donation to send one child to the theatre next season.

Over 2,000 Denver area students will attend a performance of Sweeney Todd as a part of our student matinee program. For many, this will be their first exposure to live theatre. Next season our goal is to reach more than 10,000 students from 250 schools in 20 counties through this program, but we can only do it with the support of our donors.

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Colin Alexander
Colin Alexander, Ensemble/Understudy Pirelli, Beadle
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Noel Coward and Friends, Live in Las Vegas (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Man of No Importance, Tarzan, Curtains, Miracle on 34th Street, Chess, The Mousetrap, Importance of Being Earnest, A Christmas Carol (Arvada Center); The Explorer’s Club, Guys and Dolls (Lonetree Arts Center); Scarlett Letter (PACE Theater); How Green Was My Valley (Central City Opera); 1776 the Musical (Fine Arts Center); Sweet River County (National Tour). Marriage of Figaro, Merry Widow, Elijah (London). TV/Film: Emmy-nominated “The Hiding Place.” Special Awards/Training: Henry Award, True West Award, Marlow Award and Silver Angel Trophy Winner. Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK.
Jefferson Behan
Jefferson Behan, Swing
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre, The Lion Theatre, Theatre 20/20, Pearl Theatre, and Ars Nova. Regional: Oliver!, Les Misérables, The Producers, Cabaret, Titanic, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mame, Carousel, Hello Dolly, Show Boat and Funny Girl. Tenor Soloist: The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Cathedrals of St. John the Divine and St. Francis of Assisi. A native of Davenport, IA, Jeff received his training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Daniel Berryman
Daniel Berryman, Anthony Hope
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Theatre Center). Regional credits include West Side Story (Finger Lakes MT Festival); Hello, Dolly! (MUNY); The Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed); Les Misérables, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Theatre Aspen); A Little Night Music (Indiana Repertory Theatre), and Rent (The 5th Ave Theatre).
Samantha Bruce
Samantha Bruce, Johanna
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks. Regional: The Royal Family (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Gypsy (Symphony Silicon Valley and Harbor Lights Theatre Co.), Boeing-Boeing, Carousel (Sierra Rep).
Kevin Curtis
Kevin Curtis, Tobias Ragg
At the Theatre Company: Debut. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Second Stage); Daniella Uses Dirty Words (Abingdon Theatre Company). Regional: Hairspray (Arvada Center); Witness Uganda (ART); A Chorus Line (TUTS Houston); A Chorus Line, Hairspray, The Student Prince (Pittsburgh CLO); Hairspray, High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre). TV/Film: “Take Care,” “Newlyweeds,” “Live from Lincoln Center: Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.” Graduate of AMDA NY and The Baltimore School for the Arts.
Dwelvan David
Dwelvan David, Beadle Bamford
At the Theatre Company: Debut. First national tour: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. NYC: Standby (NYMF 2013). Regional: Sister Act (Tuacahn); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (STAGES/Riverside); The Wiz (TATC); Caroline, or Change (Human Race); Ragtime (Drury Lane); Cats (Carousel); Treasure Island (Fulton); Show Boat (Lyric Opera Chicago); The Nativity (Goodman); Hot Mikado (Marriott Lincolnshire). Film/TV: “Gotham,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Codes of Conduct.” Nominations: BTAA, Louie, Joseph Jefferson. BFA Millikin University. AEA Proud. Instagram: @dwelvandavid
Tia Deshazor
Tia Deshazor, Ensemble/Understudy Johanna
At the Theatre Company: Debut. NY: Marie Christine. Regional: Phoenix Theatre (Felicia Farrell in Memphis); Fiddlehead Theatre (Sarah in Ragtime); Little Theatre on Square (Hair, Showboat, Hairspray); Light Opera Works (Oklahoma!). National Tour:
Junie B. Jones (Lucille). Film: Underneath the Grey. tiadeshazor.com
Michael Brian Dunn
Michael Brian Dunn, Pirelli
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Amazing Grace, Cats, The Life, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, Sweeney Todd. Off-Broadway: Death of Von Richthoffen, Lenny & the Heartbreakers (N.Y. Shakespeare Fest); Perfect Crime, Kennedy’s Children, Gifts of the Magi, Secrets Every Traveler.., Love in Two Countries. National/Intl Tours: Amadeus, H.M.S. Pinafore (also Stratford Festival Canada); My Fair Lady, and more. Regional: The Underpants (Syracuse Stage); The Music Man (Arena Stage); Radio Gals (Cape Playhouse); Crazy for You (Maltz Jupiter); Aspects of Love (The Walnut St); Sunset Blvd (Portland Center Stage); Reckless (Cincinnati Playhouse). Film/TV: Julie & Julia, “Ivan Cousins,” “Law & Order SVU,”  “Law & Order: CI.”
Donterrio Johnson
Donterrio Johnson, Ensemble/Understudy Anthony Hope, Tobias Ragg
At the Theatre Company: Lookingglass Alice. Other Theatres: Lookingglass Alice (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Jesus Christ Superstar Jeff Award (Theo Ubique); Ain’t Misbehavin’ Jeff nominated, Golden Boy (Porchlight Music Theatre); The Color Purple, Avenue Q (Mercury Theatre); Rent (Brightside Theatre); Under A Rainbow Flag (Pride Films and Plays); Hairspray The Musical ITL Award winner (SRO Productions); Urinetown, Aladdin The Musical, Into The Woods and Kennedy The Musical (Broadway Workshop). Artistic Ensemble Member of Pride Films and Plays. Film/TV: USA’s “Sirens.” Commercials: McDonald’s McPick Two. Training: AMDA Los Angeles.
Elissa Myers Casting
Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Foquet, CSA
Three Emmy nominations and one win, and one Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. Over 15 films for PBS. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows and 26 Off- Broadway shows. Current regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”
Charlie Korman
Charlie Korman, Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Shadowlands, A Christmas Carol (six seasons), and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: Oliver! (Denver School of the Arts); Bye Bye Birdie (StageDoor Manor); Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan (Kids Theatre West); Annie Jr. (Catchpenny Theatre); I Am Alive. Training: Sweatshop Dance, Vocal Training with Bob Downard, Denver School of the Arts Theatre Major. Awards: 2016 NYCDA regional Junior Outstanding Dancer first runner-up.

MEET THE CAST This video was filmed during the 2013 production, when Charlie Korman was playing Tiny Tim. He is now 10 and playing Ebenezer the Child.
Kathleen Mccall
Kathleen Mccall, Beggar Woman
At the Theatre Company: 11 seasons. Kathleen has been a professional actress for over 30 years working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and at regional theatres throughout the country, as well as in television and film. She is an inductee of Marquis Who’s Who of American Women in the Arts and a Lunt/Fontanne Fellowship Recipient. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. www.kathleenmccall.net
Jean McCormick
Jean McCormick, Ensemble/Understudy Mrs. Lovett
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Past regional credits include: A Christmas Carol (Geva Theatre); My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse); Mary Poppins (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Les Misérables (Northern Stage), and Oklahoma! (Tent Theatre). New York credits include: On The Air (York Theatre Developmental Reading Series); ’Til Death Do Us Part (Gallery Players Overtures Series); Silk Stockings (Lost Musicals); Goldilocks, I Love My Wife (Opening Doors Theater Company). Other credits include: Encore (Tokyo Disney Sea), Hairspray (RCCL), and various studio recordings for both Disney and Royal Caribbean Productions.
Kevin McGuire
Kevin McGuire, Judge Turpin
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway, National, international tours of Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Jane Eyre, The Secret Garden. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Hamlet (Classic Stage Company); Romeo and Juliet (The New York Shakespeare Festival); DonnyBrook! (Irish Repertory Theatre); The Seagull, Big Maggie, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Moses Man ( NYMTF 2015). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage Company, Capital Repertory Theatre (Red, Other Desert Cities), The Shakespeare Theatre Company DC (Henry IV Part 1 and 2), Arizona Theatre Company, The Theatre Company Hubbard Hall, The Acting Company (three seasons).
Linda Mugleston
Linda Mugleston, Mrs. Lovett

At the Theatre Company: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Christmas Carol, Quilters. Other Theatres: Broadway credits include: On The 20th Century, Cinderella, Anything Goes, Young Frankenstein, Wonderful Town, Nine, Into the Woods, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town. Off-Broadway/Regional: Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall); Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage); Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music (Muny); Kristina (Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall); Falsettos (Huntington Theatre); Happy End (A.C.T.).

MEET THE CAST
Christopher C. Ewing
Christopher C. Ewing, Production Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (29 seasons) Animal Crackers, Death of a Salesman, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, When We Are Married, Fences, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, Plainsong, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Funny Thing… Forum, The Clean House, Gem of the Ocean, A Flea in Her Ear, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown’s Body, The Skin of Our Teeth, Almost Heaven and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Other Theatres: Colorado Ballet, DCPA Broadway, Bonfils Theatre. Training: BFA in Theatre Design/Technology, Loretto Heights College.
Robert Petkoff
Robert Petkoff, Sweeney Todd
At the Theatre Company: Tantalus, Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Broadway: All The Way (with Bryan Cranston), Anything Goes, Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler On The Roof, Epic Proportions. London: The Royal Family (with Dame Judi Dench) at The Haymarket and Tantalus at the Barbican. Regional Theatre: title roles in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus & Cressida, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, The Importance Of Being Earnest and many others at theaters such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Old Globe and The Mark Taper Forum. Film: Irrational Man (Woody Allen), Milk & Money, Game Day, Vice Versa. TV: “Forever,” “Law & Order, SVU,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” and “Quantum Leap.” Robert is an award-winning audiobook narrator. www.petkoff.com
Jeffrey Roark
Jeffrey Roark, Ensemble/Understudy Sweeney Todd
At the Theatre Company: All The Way, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, Trip to Bountiful, King Lear, White Christmas, Gross Indecency, Hamlet, The Tempest, Dracula. Other Theatres: The Crucible, Evita, Harvey, Man of No Importance (Arvada Center); An Ideal Husband (Papermill); My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore (Berkshire); Sorrows of Stephen (Blue Heron); Drood, Life is a Dream (Creede); My Way, The Doyle and Debbie Show (DCPA Cabaret); The Last Five Years (Modern Muse). TV/Film: “Rainman,” “Little Man Tate.” Training: BFA, Miami University; MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.
Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director

Kent is in his 12th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company. In Denver he directed productions of Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, Amadeus, The Liar and Measure for Measure, among others.

Three of Kent’s major accomplishments since coming to Denver have been the creation of Off-Center (innovative theatrical experiences aimed at millennial audiences), the Colorado New Play Summit (a premier national festival for new American plays), and the Women’s Voices Fund (an endowment that supports the commissioning and development of new plays by women).

Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 seasons. Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project, which commissioned and produced 16 world premieres during his tenure. He served eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Fulbright Scholars Program, The Wallace Funds, The Doris Duke Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.

Danny Rothman
Danny Rothman, Ensemble/Understudy Judge Turpin
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, Signature Theatre, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, York Theatre Company, Fulton Theatre, Stages St. Louis, Stamford Center for the Arts, The MUNY, K.C. Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, Hangar Theatre among others and has been featured in multiple concerts at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Awards: Received a Drammy Award for his performance in Portland Center Stage’s production of Ragtime. Training: BFA, CMU.
Charles Varin
Charles Varin, Managing Director
Charles Varin and his team are responsible for administrative, financial and business operations related to producing the Theatre Company’s season of productions and other artistic and educational initiatives. Prior to DCPA, Charles was General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and also has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre.
Christine Rowan
Christine Rowan, Ensemble/Dance Captain
At the Theatre Company: Animal Crackers, Ensemble in Quilters; Fezziwig’s Daughter, Wife’s Sister, Street Singer in A Christmas Carol; Tessie in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Essie in You Can’t Take It With You; Philia in A Funny Thing Happened…Forum. Other Theatres: Reluctant Pilgrim–the Lesser Known Songs of Stephen Schwartz (New York Musical Theater Festival), FLOPZ (Joe’s Pub), Embrace! (Westside Theatre), Interborough Repertory Theatre, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Sacramento Music Circus, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Barter Theatre, Sierra Rep, Seaside Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, Ryman Auditorium, toured nationally.Training: New York University. 2014 Henry Award Recipient for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Animal Crackers.
Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production

Jeff is in his fourth season at the DCPA and oversees everything you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Lauren Shealy
Lauren Shealy, Swing
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (Ensemble). At DCPA Cabaret: Forbidden Broadway (Woman 2), The Doyle and Debbie Show (Debbie), I Love You, You’re Perfect... (Lauren). Off-Broadway: Lingoland (Lauren), How to Succeed In Business… (Rosemary). National Tour: South Pacific (Nellie). Other Theatres: The Arvada Center: White Christmas (Betty), A Man Of No Importance (Mrs. Patrick), Curtains (Georgia), Miracle On 34th Street (Doris), 1940’s Radio Hour (Anne). Lone Tree Arts Center: South Pacific (Nellie). Other Theaters: Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), Tick, Tick…Boom (Susan), Phantom (Christine), Oklahoma (Laurie). Training/Awards: NYU, Tisch School of the Arts; named Westword’s best actress in a musical for 2013.
Shannan Steele
Shannan Steele, Ensemble/Understudy Beggar Woman
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (Fred’s Wife), Animal Crackers (Understudy). At DCPA Cabaret: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Colorado Theater Guild Henry Award nomination), The Last Five Years, My Way. Other Theatres: Over 20 productions with the Arvada Center including Kala in Tarzan (True West Award), Ginger Brooks in The 1940s Radio Hour (CTG Henry Award nomination); Pam in Baby the Musical (True West Award nomination) at Cherry Creek Theater, Church (Theaterworks) and most recently, Reunion ’85 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Film: Ink.
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim, Music and Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Assassins, Passion and Road Show as well as lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear A Waltz and additional lyrics for Candide. Anthologies of his work include Side By Side By Sondheim, Marry Me A Little, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, Putting It Together and Sondheim On Sondheim. He composed the scores of the films Stavisky and Reds and songs for Dick Tracy and the television production “Evening Primrose.” His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: “Finishing the Hat” (2010) and “Look, I Made A Hat” (2011). In 2010 the Broadway theater formerly known as Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed in his honor.
Hugh Wheeler
Hugh Wheeler, Book
Hugh Wheeler was a novelist, playwright and screen writer. He wrote more than thirty mystery novels under the pseudonyms Q. Patrick and Patrick Quentin, and four of his novels were transformed into films: Black Widow, Man in the Net, The Green-Eyed Monster and The Man with Two Wives. For films he wrote the screenplays for Travels with My Aunt, Something for Everyone, A Little Night Music and Nijinsky. His plays include Big Fish, Little Fish, Look: We’ve Come Through and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (adapted from the Shirley Jackson novel), he co-authored with Joseph Stein the book for a new production of the 1919 musical Irene, wrote the books for A Little Night Music, a new production of Candide and Meet Me in St. Louis (adapted from the 1949 M-G-M musical), contributed additional material for the musical Pacific Overtures and wrote a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill opera Silverlake, which was directed by Harold Prince at the New York Opera. He received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for A Little Night Music, Candide and Sweeney Todd. Prior to his death in 1987 Mr. Wheeler was working on two new musicals, Bodo and Fu Manchu, and a new adaptation of The Merry Widow.
Gregg Coffin
Gregg Coffin, Music Director
At the Theatre Company: 10 seasons: Animal Crackers, A Christmas Carol, White Christmas, Hamlet, The Liar, Othello, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Pride & Prejudice. Other theatres: Minetta Lane Theatre (Off-Broadway), Stratford Festival of Canada (Canada), Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Guthrie Theatre, Indiana Rep, Pioneer Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, and the Oregon, Utah, Santa Cruz, California, Georgia, Great River, and St. Louis Shakespeare Festivals.
Kevin Copenhaver
Kevin Copenhaver, Costume Designer
At the Theatre Company: (24 seasons) Just Like Us, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Whale, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, A Funny Thing…Forum, Living Out, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, Boston Marriage, Oedipus Rex, Dirty Story, Blithe Spirit, Lobby Hero, Blue/Orange, Almost Heaven, Scapin, The Miser, Jesus Hates Me, Bernice/Butterfly, Pierre, Inna Beginning, Elevation of Thieves, Servant of Two Masters, Tantalus. Other Theatres: Smokey Joe’s Café; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dream a Little Dream; Love, Janis; regional premiere Peter and the Starcatcher (USF). Training: BA in Theatre Design, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali, Padua, Italy.
Erik Daniells
Erik Daniells, Associate Music Director/Conductor
At the Theatre Company: White Christmas, Animal Crackers. Other Theatres: Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, Human Race Theatre Company, Sacramento Theatre Company (A Little Princess, world premiere), Oregon Cabaret, North Shore Music Theatre, Musical Theatre West, Transcendence Theatre Company, national tour of The Music Man with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy.
DEVOTCHKA
DEVOTCHKA, Orchestrations

For more than a decade DeVotchKa has been melting its sweeping influences into an authentic and totally original blend of rock ‘n roll. DeVotchKa’s first big break happened when KCRW introduced LA listeners to DeVotchKa on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The directors of Little Miss Sunshine happened to be listening this fateful day, loved what they heard, and hired the band to write the score for their film. A critical and box office smash, the film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and, for DeVotchKa’s soundtrack, a Grammy. The little band from Denver was suddenly known all across the nation, playing large venues and major music festivals, including Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. The love spread to Europe, Asia, and South America which are yearly destinations for the band. DeVotchKa is: Nick Urata: vocals, guitars, theremin, trumpet, piano. Jeanie Schroder: acoustic bass, sousaphone. Shawn King: drums, percussion, trumpet. Tom Hagerman: violin, viola, accordion, piano.
www.devotchka.net

Joel Ferrell
Joel Ferrell, Choreographer
Mr. Ferrell is the Associate Artistic Director of The Dallas Theater Center where his duties include directing and producing. Directing credits for DTC include: Romeo and Juliet, Clybourne Park, Reasons to be Pretty, Dividing The Estate, Cabaret, God of Carnage, Red, The Rocky Horror Show, and eight seasons of Richard Hellesen’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Mr. Ferrell is the former Artistic Director of Casa Manana Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas where he directed more than 40 productions. Regionally, Mr. Ferrell has directed and choreographed for Portland Center Stage, North Shore Music Theater, Papermill Playhouse, and many more.
Jack Greenman
Jack Greenman, Voice and Dialect Coach
At the Theatre Company: All The Way. Other Theatres: Seven summers at the Utah Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV, pt. 1, Measure for Measure, Private Lives, The Secret Garden, Foxfire, The Taming of the Shrew, The School for Wives, Fiddler on the Roof, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Music Man, Noises Off, and Macbeth. Other Theatres: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Roundhouse Theater, Great River Shakespeare Festival, PCPA Theaterfest. Assoc. Prof. of Voice in Theatre Division at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Geoffrey Kent
Geoffrey Kent, Fight Director
At the Theatre Company: (15 seasons) Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, 1001, Skull in Connemara, King Lear, Superior Donuts. Other Theaters: Othello, Henry 4 Part 1, Macbeth, Treasure Island, Three Musketeers (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Cymbeline, Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curious Theatre Company); Carmen (Opera Colorado); Land of the Dead (Creede Rep). Henry Award for Achievement in Fight Direction.

MEET THE CAST

James Kronzer
James Kronzer, Scenic Designer
At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Other Desert Cities, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: Glory Days (Broadway), Opus (Off-Broadway), The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theater, St. Louis Rep, Arden Theater, Signature Theater, Portland Center Stage. National Tours: Design Adaptation: The Addams Family, Shrek, Spamalot. Television: Over 55 comedy specials for comedians such as Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Cannon among others, Awards: eight Helen Hayes Awards (DC), two arrymore Awards (Philadelphia).

Web site: www.jameskronzer.com
Douglas Langworthy
Douglas Langworthy, Dramaturg
As You Like It, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust, and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama. He is currently working on modern English translations of Shakespeare’s Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3 as part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! Project.
Emily Tarquin
Emily Tarquin, Assistant Director
At the Theatre Company: The Most Deserving; Sense & Sensibility The Musical (Assistant Director). At Off-Center: Cult Following (Director), Lord of the Butterflies (Writer), Drag Machine (Director/Co-Creator). At DCPA Cabaret: Drag Machine (Director/Co-Creator). Select Credits: Fuddy Meers at Phamaly Theatre Company (Director); Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven at Indiana Repertory Write Now Festival (Director); New Works Festival Producer & Director of Theatre, Perry-Mansfield.
Zach Williamson
Zach Williamson, Sound Designer
At the Theatre Company: The 12. Zach is pleased to be working on this musical. Broadway (Associate): Lysistrata Jones, The Ritz, and Pal Joey. Off-Broadway credits: Irish Repertory Theater, Second Stage, American Records, among others. Regional credits: 5th Avenue Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, The Ordway, Westport Country Playhouse, Clarence Brown, Long Wharf, St. Louis Rep, Two River, Syracuse Stage, Vermont Stage, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Virginia Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed and Asolo. He is currently an associate designer for the Broadway and two national tours of Wicked. Member USA-829.
Kenton Yeager
Kenton Yeager, Lighting Designer
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Rep, Round House Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Folger Theatre, Arden Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Rep and the Clarence Brown Theatre. As an educator he heads the master’s program in lighting at the University of Tennessee and has taught master classes and workshops across the US and in Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, France, India, Vietnam, Wales and Holland.
Rachel Ducat
Rachel Ducat, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: Tribes, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Shadowlands, black odyssey, The Most Deserving, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, The Giver, Heartbreak House, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, The Liar, Superior Donuts, The Catch, The House of the Spirits and Grace, or the Art of Climbing. Other Theatres: Twelfth Night, Treasure Island, Richard III (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Curious Theatre Company; Jersey Boys, Wicked, Dirty Dancing (Broadway in Chicago); Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Training: BA Theatre Production, University of Delaware.
Kurt Van Raden
Kurt Van Raden, Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: 35+ productions including Lookingglass Alice, Benediction, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Romeo & Juliet, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Three Musketeers, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, The Liar, Superior Donuts, The House of the Spirits, Othello, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Richard III, Noises Off, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Our House, Pride and Prejudice, Third, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1001, Season’s Greetings, Living Out, After Ashley. At DCPA Cabaret: First national tour of Murder For Two. Other Theatres: Over 48 new plays at The O’Neill Theatre Center (National Playwrights Conference, Cabaret and Performance Conference, Artistic Associate and Production Stage Manager), The Great River Shakespeare Festival.
Bruce K. Sevy
Bruce K. Sevy, Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Development

Bruce K. Sevy has directed such memorable Theatre Company productions as Animal Crackers, When We Are Married, Heartbreak House, Mariela in the Desert, The Voysey Inheritance, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Doubt, All My Sons, Master Class, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Christmas Carol, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes, Molly Sweeney, Amy’s View, Valley Song, Pierre, Dinner With Friends and The Cripple of Inishmaan.

As Director of New Play Development, he oversees both the artistic and practical components of the Theatre Company’s successful Colorado New Play Summit, including commissions from outstanding American playwrights.

He has directed for Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, Lark Play Development Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space and Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. His popular production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands has been seen at more than 20 theatres nationally, including the Theatre Company’s successful 2003 production.

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