TriArts Sharon Playhouse
The Way You Wear Your Hat... The Music of George Gershwin June 7 – 9, 2013 Our popular mainstage revue – gets a fresh new look! Talented area performers of all ages (this year including men) will take the mainstage in a celebration of one of the finest composers the world has ever known. A live orchestra and incredible local talent will celebrate musical theatre through the eyes of the one and only George Gershwin. Last year was the 75th Anniversary of the death of this American composer and pianist – and it is our honor to celebrate his life and music to lead off the 2013 Season.

 

Production Staff

Directed by John Simpkins
Choreography by MK Lawson
Musical Direction by Eric Kang

Scenic Designer: Erik Diaz
Lighting Designer: Chris Dallos
Costume Designer: Michelle Humphrey
Sound Designer:  Brad Berridge
Production Stage Manager: Carolyn Day

Cast

The Women
Nancy Auffarth
Louise Brown
Francine Ciccarelli
Camilla Cloney
Sarah Day
Rosalee DeHuff
Cara Frisina
Morgan Grambo
Susan Hackel
Elizabeth Harris
Terre Lefferts
Christy Olson
Louise Pillai
Emily Soell
Kathleen Seabrooks

The Men
Larry Berger
Malcolm Brown
Dave Cadwell
John Champion
Mark Courtney
Duane Estes
David Fanning
Bob Gunther
William Kinsolving
John Miller
John Neufeld
Peter Reyelt
Jeff Savage
Sam Everett

The Youth
Caleigh Burchfield
Tessa Fountain
Skyler Fountain
Georgia Horelick
Peter Kiewra
Elizabeth Barnes Schwartz
Taylor Slonaker
Giaco Traggio
Maggie Everett



Nancy Auffarth appeared on Broadway and in National Tours of Back Country (Sister), Annie (Grace), Barnum (Jenny Lind) and On the Twentieth Century. Regional performances include St. Louis Muni Opera (Promises, Promises), Actors Theatre of Louisville (In Fashion), Papermill Playhouse (Jane Eyre), Indianapolis Starlight (Baby), Pennsylvania Stage Co (The Club), Royal Palm DT and Canal Fulton DT. Artistic Director Of River Valley Rep at Marist College- God of Carnage (Veronica), The Light in the Piazza (Margaret), Sondheim’s Putting it Together and Eleemosynary (Artie). Resident actor with Queen City Stage Co- favorite roles- Taming of the Shrew (Kate), The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan), 110 in the Shade (Lizzie), My Fair Lady (Eliza), She Loves Me (Amalia), Nunsense (Sister Amnesia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). Past roles at Tri Arts include Steel Magnolias (Truvy), Annie (Grace), several Divas Concerts and readings. Nancy has an extensive directing resume as well as she has a private acting and voice studio where she has trained actors and singers for over twenty years.      


Larry Berger is very happy to be performing at TriArts this summer.  Recent credits include Judge Roan and the Old Soldier in Parade at the Ridgefield Theater Barn, the Bird Seller in Sweeney Todd and Andrew MacLaren in Brigadoon at Musicals at Richter, and the Coroner in City of Angels at County Players.  He has also been a member of the Putnam Chorale for the last two years, performing Brahms’ Requiem and Handel’s Samson, among other works.


Louise Brown has performed in the ensemble at TriArts in productions of Carousel, Oklahoma and last year, The Sound of Music.  Off-season, she sings locally with Crescendo and the Berkshire Choral Festival. She was in the ensemble of the Light Opera Company of Salisbury for its entire run.  Thanks to her father singing around the house when she was a child, she knows the words to everything.


Malcolm Brown has been in two TriArts shows in recent years and had a wonderful time:  Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music.  His wife prepared, and they performed a spoof of  “I am Sixteen Going on Seventeen” from SOM, which was put on at a Cabaret evening (you can still find it on YouTube!)  Prior to that his wife and he appeared in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with the Light Opera Company of Salisbury for 10 years.  He has been an amateur chorister for many years in many choirs and choruses.     


Caleigh Burchfield is 14 years old and will be in the 9th grade at Indian Mountain School. She is very excited to be returning to the TriArts stage this summer. This past summer, she appeared in Divas do the Decades and in The Sound of Music as Brigitta. Favorite roles include: Brigitta, The Sound of Music; Artful Dodger, Oliver; Loazi, Mulan; Charlie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Caleigh would like to extend huge thanks to John Simpkins, her family, and the cast and crew.


Dave Cadwell lives in Cornwall, and has played various roles with the Town Hall Players there the past 13 years. He works here in Sharon running the non-profit EMS Institute at Sharon Hospital that supports the 16 volunteer ambulance squads that provide emergency care and transportation to the hospital. This marks the 9th production that Dave has been a part of here at TriArts. and he wants to thank everyone here for the chance to sneak out of the parking lot and audience and up on the stage to have so much fun!


John Champion is thrilled to be returning to TriArts in the role of Joe Boyd, after having  made his debut in the 2011 season as Pat Denning in 42nd STREET as well as cameos in Hairspray.  In the 2012 season, John played the Governor in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.  He has performed two cabarets at “Don’t Tell Mama’s” in New York – Halfway Through Life, Just Beginning and Love Is Friendship Through Music.  He is currently taking classes in musical performance and acting at HB Studio in New York.


Francine Ciccarelli is happy to be returning for her third season!  Francine has acted and sung for 26 years all over the East Coast.  You may have seen her in TriArts The Sound of Music (Nun/Frau Zeller/Saengurbund) and Hairspray (Female Authority Figure).  Her favorite shows also include King John (Elinor), The Foreigner (Betty), Marcus is Walking (Jay/Queenie/Ruthie), Laundry and Bourbon (Elizabeth), and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth).  She would like to thank Goddess, her peeps, her family - especially her parents, and Triarts for having her back :-)


Camilla Cloney has brought her songs and stylings to thousands of delighted fans, from the cabarets of NYC to “down-home” Dallas barbeques, from Nantucket to Palm Beach. A musical prodigy, Camilla taught herself to play the xylophone as a child and progressed to classical study at the Universities of Oklahoma and Michigan and the University of Munich on a Fulbright Scholarship. Influenced by the music of George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, she made the move from classical to the popular repertory. Her musical variety show at a Dallas television station led to appearances on the Lawrence Welk and Arthur Godfrey Shows. Camilla was the lead singer on the Kraft Music Hall TV program, a member of the Ed Sullivan Singers, has played venues such as the Cafe Carlyle and has been much admired as a NY studio singer/musician. Her cabaret performances continue to be in demand at supper clubs, private parties, and benefits.


Mark Courtney is happy to be back on the TriArts stage this summer, having previously sung in the River City School Board Barbershop Quartet for The Music Man in 2009, and made an encore cameo performance with the quartet for TriArts’ Divas Do More Broadway in 2010.  In “real life”, Mark is an engineering professor and lives with his wife Kate in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Sarah Day is a recent transplant to Sharon, having moved here from New York City in 2011. This is her first TriArts show. Sarah was very much involved in community theatre in the Boston area as actor, producer, and stage manager before moving to New York in 1999. She has been “Florence Unger” in The Odd Couple—Female Version and “Margot Wendice” in Dial M for Murder, among others. In New York she studied acting technique at HB Studio in the West Village and actually auditioned for what was to be a Broadway play, but she had a horrible audition. The play never made it to Broadway. Serves them right.


Rosalee DeHuff is thrilled to be performing at TriArts again this season! Past TriArts productions include Oklahoma!, High School Musical 2, Diva’s Do It All! and Diva’s Do Broadway. Other credits include The Matchmaker (Minnie Fay), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), 1776 (Martha Jefferson), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) and Grease (Rizzo). Rosalee will be a Junior at SUNY College at Oneonta where she is majoring in Theatre. She also enjoys working at The Studio: School for Dance and Theatre Arts. Much love and thanks to her friends and family.


Duane Estes is privileged to be in a TriArts show once again. During his thirteen seasons on the TriArts stage, his favorite roles have included Jacob in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun, Erronius in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Squeegie Man in Rent. During retirement, Duane continues to serve his church and coach at Salisbury School.  He thanks John and M.K. for their unending support.


Maggie Everett is thrilled to be making her TriArts debut after years of watching from the audience! A talented singer and instrumentalist, Maggie was recognized for her achievement in music at Kent Center School. Now at Marvelwood School in Kent, Maggie participates in chorus, a capella, orchestra, and jazz band. She is also a member of the jazz and Dixieland bands at Kent School. Recent performances include Almost, Maine and Once Upon a Mattress. Maggie hopes to pursue a career as a singer and actor, and is grateful to John Simpkins for this opportunity.


Sam Everett is thrilled to be back at TriArts for two shows this summer, The Way Your Wear Your Hat and Damn Yankees.  He has appeared in other TriArts shows (Camelot, Oklahoma!) and many Youtheatre productions, at the Sherman Playhouse (Anne of Green Gables, Opera Comique), and with Kent Players (George Washington Slept Here, Radio Waves).  Recent productions include Almost, Maine and Once Upon a Mattress at Marvelwood School in Kent.  Sam was selected to Connecticut’s 2013 All-State Chorus and has earned several awards for excellence in theatre. He says he can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be an actor!


David Fanning is honored to be a part of this year’s TriArts season.  The Way You Wear Your Hat will mark his first TriArts production and he closes out the season playing Coach Van Buren in Damn Yankees.  What a great summer!  He has spent the past 20 years performing at The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson, Arizona playing a variety of characters from Gnatman to The Phantom in over 50 productions.  He also performs as a guest singer for The Manhattan Dolls and produces his own concerts, singing his favorite songs.  David is looking forward to staying on his farm in Millerton this year with his wife, Melinda, and their animals. Enjoy the shows!


Skyler Fountain is a fourth grader from Millbrook, NY, and is thrilled to be cast in the 2013 Summer season at TriArts.  She was seen on the main stage last summer as Marta Von   Trapp in The Sound of Music.  Past TriArts performances include Imagine That, Divas Do the Decades, Happy Holidays!,  Divas Do the Red Carpet, Seussical Jr., Musical Milestones, Alice in Wonderland Jr. (young Alice), and Divas Do More Broadway. Skyler takes tap, jazz and voice, and Musical Theatre with Heather Holohan at The Studio on 22 in Amenia, NY.   She is also on a competitive tap team.  When Skyler is not on the stage, she enjoys doing cartwheels, playing lacrosse and sheep 4H. Many thanks to my family, teachers and TriArts for giving her this wonderful summer!


Tessa Fountain is a fifth grader from Millbrook, NY, and is delighted to be cast in the 2013 Summer season at TriArts.  Past TriArts performances include Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Imagine That !, Divas Do the Decades, Happy Holidays, Divas Do the Red Carpet, Seussical Jr.(Mayzee La Bird) Into the Woods Jr. (Jack), Musical Milestones, Alice in Wonderland Jr.,  Divas Do More Broadway, Annie Jr.(Molly). Tessa was recently seen in Annie Get Your Gun (Jessie) at The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, NY.  She takes tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet and voice, and competitive tap team with Heather Holohan at The Studio 22 in Amenia, NY. When Tessa is not acting, singing and dancing, she enjoys playing piano, flute, and being with her friends. Thanks to my family, teachers and TriArts for giving her this fun summer!


Cara Frisina is thrilled to be back at Triarts Sharon Playhouse, she was previously seen here last summer in The Sound of Music. She is a sophomore Theater major at Ithaca College. Favorite roles include Norma in Carrie the Musical, Nadia in Bare, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Rona Lisa in Spelling Bee. She would like to thank the cast and crew as well as her parents Lee and Charles.


Morgan Grambo is an upcoming senior studying Theatre and English Literature at Salve Regina University. At Salve she has performed in numerous productions, including Catherine in Proof, Edith/Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Li’L Bit in How I Learned to Drive, Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Musical, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was also seen as Diwata in Speech & Debate at Fairfield University and Aggie in Summer of ’42 at the Spirit of Broadway Theatre. Morgan would like to thank the cast and crew for making this show a wonderful experience.


Bob Gunther started his long military career in 1936 as a trooper in the 101st CAVALRY (Horse division). In WWII he was a pilot with the Air Force in the South Pacific. In 1948 he was an Operations Officer with the 7th Geodetic Control Squadron. During the Korean War, he was Chief Pilot with the Air Force in the Far East. He was also a Base Engineer in Etain France, Spangdahlem Germany, and Osan Korea. He was then at the Air Force Headquarters as the Chief of Missile and Space Construction. He then relocated to New York City working as a Head Nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in the ER. He then moved to the Sharon area to work as an RN as a Night Supervisor at the Sharon Hospital. Currently, he is the owner of Millbrook Homes Inc., Treasurer of the National Council on the Aging and is a member of Salisbury Hospice CT.


Susan Hackel is excited to be making her debut at TriArts.  Her theater roots began in college, but she recently rekindled her passion and has appeared in the ensemble of local theaters including the world premier of The Magic Tree House: The Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Sunset Boulevard at the Warner Theater.  There, she also played Grandma Josephine in Willy Wonka.  Additional ensemble roles were Beauty and the Beast at the Thomaston Opera House and Thoroughly Modern Millie at Seven Angels Theater.  Last summer, Susan appeared in South Pacific at The Gary-The Olivia Theater in Bethlehem as Bloody Mary’s Assistant and a servant.  She loves her job as a reading teacher in New Milford where she lives.


Elizabeth Harris is thrilled to be involved in this production. She is a resident of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, but attends Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. At school, Elizabeth is a rising junior, a Resident Advisor and a member of the Theater Association. She is a History and Theater double major. Past memorable roles include Roxie in Chicago, Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors and Rachel in Reckless. Elizabeth would like to thank her family for their endless support of everything she does. She would especially like to thank her father who always taught her to “give ‘em hell,” and “remember I’m a Harris,” two things which have got her through everything.


Georgia Horelick is 15 years old and has always loved theatre. She also rides horses and enjoys reading. She made her first grand scale this year in Michael Berkley’s production of Fiddler on the Roof - playing Hodel and loving every minute of it. She loves to sing and considers herself to be quite artistic. She draws a lot and writes her own original songs. Georgia is very excited to be a part of this TriArts production.


Peter Kiewra is a sophomore at Millbrook High School and is very excited to return to the TriArts stage this summer!  He previously appeared in TriArts productions as Kurt von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Goofus Gladison in Imagine That!, OKLAHOMA!, The Music Man and Kids 2009! Peter also played Joe Cable in South Pacific, as a reporter in Bye Bye, Birdie, and Chip in Beauty and the Beast at Millbrook High School, Papa Ge in Once On This Island, Jr., and Jojo in Seussical, Jr. at Millbrook Middle School. He danced as the Mouse King in Dutchess Dance Theater’s Nutcracker in 2011. Peter has performed singing, dancing and playing piano in several local venues, including The Chance in Poughkeepsie and the Towne Crier Café in Pawling, NY. He would like to thank TriArts for this opportunity and his family for their love and support.


William Kinsolving has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres including Café La Mama, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Dartmouth Repertory, Harvard Repertory, and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he both directed and performed.  He is the author/script doctor of many screenplays for all the major studios and a number of distinctly minor ones. He’s had five novels published, Born with the Century, Raven, Bred to Win, The Diplomat’s Daughter, and Mister Christian. As a cabaret performer, Kinsolving has appeared at the Algonquin’s Oak Room, The Skylight Room, and many other venues, including private parties, galas, and charity events.


Terre Lefferts is happy to be on the TriArts stage again, after being in last years Divas Do the Decades. She hasbeen busy earning her massage therapy and Physical therapy assistant degrees this year at Berkshire Community College. Terre has been known locally for her ballet and modern dancing, having run the school “Arts in Motion”. She has choreographed many productions including Annie Get Your Gun, Peter and the Wolf, Coppelia, Midsummer Nights' Dream, How to Succeed in Business, Oklahoma, Peer Gynt, and L'Histoire du Soldat. Currently she is teaching balance classes and Pilates exercise classes in Salisbury, Ct.


John Miller previously appeared in TriArts productions of Oklahoma and Carousel. In addition to a career as a journalist in print and television (NBC News) John is an Emmy-winning documentary writer whose subjects have included Fred Astaire, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Stewart. John is a 52-year resident of Cornwall where he writes for and occasionally edits the Cornwall Chronicle and serves as secretary of the VFD.  For many years he was a participant in the Salisbury Invitational tennis tournament.


John Neufeld is an alumnus of TriArts' production of  Carousel.  He is an award-winning novelist, blogger, NPR commentator, who also weighs in from time to time in the Lakeville Journal. A former "HousaTonic," a member of the choir of St. John's Salisbury, he reports that he can multitask --- sing and walk at the same time.  A resident of the neighborhood for  17 years, he's also served on theboard of SVAS, the Salisbury Rotary Club, and writes great advertising copy.  "Tapdancing in the Hall" is his very popular blog.


Christy Morel Olson is in her first show at TriArts. She has performed in theatrical and musical venues in New York, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Washington, Montana and France. Among her favorite roles are: Lilli/Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Laurey in Oklahoma! (Thespie Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Lansing State Journal). She holds an MFA in Acting from Michigan State University and taught theatre for six years at Western Illinois University. She is currently a stay at home mom, specializing in Pirate Picnics and Bedtime Story Reading.


Louise Pillai has appeared at the Sharon Playhouse in My Fair Lady and The Music Man, as well as in several Diva Concerts.  She’s just finished playing Sister Mary in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.  Favorite past roles include Mrs. Peachum in Threepenny Opera, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Sister Acacius in The Divine Sister, and Delia in The Mound Builders.  The past two summers she’s enjoyed a host of challenging roles at Stageworks, Hudson.  Louise has been performing at varied venues in the tri-state area since 1999. 


Peter Reyelt was born in New Rochelle, NY and attended Colgate University and the Medical College of Virginia.  Following internship in Denver, Colorado, he spent five years of surgical residency at Hartford Hospital.  He began practicing surgery in Sharon, CT, with the Sharon clinic in July, 1966.  He has been a fan of Triarts for years and had a role in Carousel which was great fun.  He has also parked a lot of cars for Triarts! 


Jeff Savage is an actor, singer and voice-over artist residing in Northfield, CT. His last two appearances on the TriArts stage were in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Senex) and The Music Man (Mayor Shinn). He has appeared in numerous regional and local theatre productions, feature films and TV and radio commercials. Among his favorite roles (in addition to those at TriArts) are Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Warner Theatre), Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind (Ivoryton Playhouse) and J. B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Seven Angels Theatre). What a pleasure it is to be back at TriArts!


Elizabeth Barnes Schwartz is a singing, tap dancing equestrian. She has performed in Willy Wonka at TriArts Sharon Playhouse and at Riverside Church in NYC in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. She plays violin with the Indian Mountain School Ensemble and is learning to play the guitar. She loves to sing and studies voice and tap with Heather Holohan. She is an active member of the U.S. Equestrian Federation. She enjoys ski racing and swimming in her free time.


Kathleen Seabrooks is a pastor kid from Chicago, IL, and has been singing since the age of four years old.  She made her debut at TriArts Sharon Playhouse last year in Divas Do The Decades (as Tina Turner – singing “Proud Mary”).  She has performed at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, in an award winning production of Purlie.  She currently sings with Hotchkiss Gospel Choir (with Michael Brown), Berkshire Sings Chorus (with Rob Kelly), is a soloist at Sharon United Methodist Church, sings and drums with the Salisbury Hand Drummers and Harlem Valley Drummers and Friends, and also performs with the Glory Clown Troupe.  Thank you God for all your blessings.


Taylor MacKenzie Slonaker is thrilled to be back on the TriArts stage this summer. Past TriArts performances include Pirates of Penzance, Jr. (Mabel), Divas Do the Red Carpet, Musical Milestones, and Suessical, Jr. (Jojo). Other performances include Riotous Youth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), The Tapcracker and various dance and vocal performances with The Studio for Dance. Taylor enters 7th grade this fall at Berkshire Country Day School where she is an excellent student, enjoys soccer, hiking, biking, reading, and socializing with her friends. She extends a huge thank you to the TriArts staff and volunteers, Heather Holohan, and love to her family and friends for all their support.


Emily Soell is a member of The Board of Directors of TriArts.  She is so happy to be returning to the TriArts stage as a follow up on past appearances as a member of the cast of The Music Man, The Wedding Singer, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the 2010 Divas show. When Emily is not on the stage you will find her writing fund-raising letters for the theatre, articles for The Lakeville Journal, parking cars, planning events or ushering at TriArts, along with fellow members of the Board.


Giaco Paul Traggio is a second grader at Indian Mountain School. He lives in Sharon, CT with his mom, dad, sister, two brothers and dog.  This is Giaco's first big stage performance.  He has performed in various local and TriArts workshops including Pirates of Penzance Jr.  Giaco is looking forward to beginning his acting career on the TriArts main stage.


Production Staff

John Simpkins (Director) is in his third year as Artistic Director at the Sharon Playhouse, where he has directed Altar Boyz, Rent, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Wedding Singer, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He directed the three-time Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway production of Bloodsong of Love: The Rock and Roll Spaghetti Western (by Joe Iconis). Other New York Off-Broadway: ReWrite (Urban Stages), The Bus (59E59 Theatres), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Lortel Theatre), Things to Ruin (co-conceived and directed at Second Stage), The Black Suits (Public Theatre). Regional: The Black Suits (Barrington Stage), Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre), Damn Yankees and A Wonderful Life (Engeman Theatre), Annie and Cabaret (Sacramento Music Circus), Evita (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). New Works: All The Kids Are Doing It (Thomas/ Contreras), Pool Boy (Tsakalakos/ Allard), Fantasy Football, ReWrite (Goodspeed Opera House), Ripper (NAMT), Party Come Here (David Kirshenbaum/ Daniel Goldfarb), Next Thing You Know (Berkshire Theatre Festival). John is a member of the music theatre faculty at NYU Steinhardt - where he has directed Floyd Collins, Sweet Smell of Success, City of Angels, The Fix, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Violet, Urinetown, Merrily We Roll Along, Parade, Fiorello! and A New Brain. His production of Parade was preserved and is on reserve at Lincoln Center’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. John has a Bachelor of Music from Miami University and a Master of Arts from New York University. Upcoming productions include directing the Center Theatre Group’s LA production of The Black Suits at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.   www.john-simpkins.com

MK Lawson (Choreographer) is happy to spending another summer with TriArts! She has provided choreography for TriArts productions of The Wedding Singer, RENT, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Since she was here last she has choreographed an opera, the premiere of a new work, productions of the classic Fiorello! and a re-imagined City of Angels, directed her first concert at 54 Below for Alan Menken, directed (and choreographed) a production for NYU, traveled up to Rhode Island to choreograph for a new regional theatre's inaugural production, AND she became an aunt. MK couldn't be more excited to be around for this exciting season at TriArts, and is very excited about her upcoming project: NYU's Sweet Smell of Success.

Eric Kang (Music Director) is thrilled to be returning to TriArts this summer for The Way You Wear Your Hat, Spamalot, and Damn Yankees. Recent MD credits: Altar Boyz (TriArts), All the Kids Are Doing It, Beguiled Again (NYU), CabaretCompany (Williams College).  Recent performance credits: City of Angels (NYU), Love and Real Estate (59 E 59). Eric holds a Masters in collaborative piano from New York University.

Erik D. Diaz (Scenic Designer) is returning for his 10th season at TriArts. His work has been seen regionally and across the country. Erik’s recent designs for Marry Me A Little at New Repertory Theatre and She Kills Monsters at Company One have received much acclaim. He was also just nominated for an IRNE Award for his design of Lumberjacks In Love at Stoneham Theatre. Regional Credits include: Guys and Dolls (NSMT), How to Succeed in Business (Broadway World Award Nominee Best Scenic Design – Seven Angels Theatre Co.), In The Heights (Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Playhouse on the Square), Moonlight and Magnolias (Playhouse on Park), James and the Giant Peach (Omaha Theatre Co), Red White & Tuna (Sierra Rep), Drowsy Chaperone (Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs), The Brother / Sister Plays (IRNE Award Winner Best Production – Company One), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (New Rep). Film and TV: HGTV's Designed to Sell, Melvin’s Kitchen. Beginning this fall, Erik will be the new Assistant Professor of Design at California Lutheran University. Erik lives in Boston with his wife, Holly, and son, Ezra. www.DESIGNBYDIAZ.com

Chris Dallos (Lighting Designer) is designing his eleventh season for TriArts. His design work spans theatre, corporate environments and architectural projects. He recently completed the re-lighting of the interior of the Landmarked Riverside Church in Manhattan. He has lit everyone from James Taylor to Jay-Z, Uta Hagen to the shows of Joe Iconis, from Meg Whitman to Eric Schmidt. His major corporate clients include MillerCoors, Starwood, HP, IBM, Walmart, Hilton and Google. See his work at www.dallosdesign.com.

Michelle Eden Humphrey (Costume Designer)  has designed Altar Boyz, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rent, The Wedding Singer for TriArts Sharon Playhouse.Reginal: Man of La Mancha (NJ Shakespeare), A Wonderful Life, Damn Yankee’s (John Engeman) Academy (Maltz Jupiter Theater, NYMF TBG Theater & Daegu International Musical Festival Korea), Oklahoma (ONU) NYC: The Bus (59E59), Bloodsong of Love, (Ars Nova), Dally with the Devil, Caesar and Cleopatra (Theatre Row), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Things to Ruin (Second Stage), Miss Kim (45th St. Theater), Ghostlight (Signature). NYU Steinhardt Costume Designer & shop supervisor. MichelleEdenHumphrey.com,  BeautyandtheHero.com

Brad Berridge (Sound Designer) First season at TriArts. With John Simpkins, the world premiere of The Black Suits at Barrington Stage. Recent off-Broadway; 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti, Himself and Nora, Cactus Flower Regional: Himself and Nora for the American Theatre Group; The Best of Enemies at George Street Playhouse, The Whipping Man, The Best of Enemies, and Pool Boy (world premieres) at Barrington Stage, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Laramie Project: an Epilogue (composer) and To Kill A Mockingbird also at BSC. Rewind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape, and Testimony, an opera giving a voice to the victims of apartheid at the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Kennedy’s Children, Jacques Brel..., and East O’ West O’ for Williams College Theatre. Brad is the Creative Director for the sound art collective, Push The Button. Their work has been featured at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic and the 2011 Long Beach, CA SoundWalk. PTB will be featured artist at the 2013 World Stage Design in the United Kingdom. Brad lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts with his wife Ashley and children, Emma and Charles. www.bradberridge.com 

Carolyn Day (Stage Manager) is currently studying Dramatic Literature, Communications and Psychology at NYU. Previous credits: West Side Story (SM; Tisch New Theater), City of Angels (ASM; NYU Steinhardt), A Night at the Opera (PSM; NYU Steinhardt), Zanna, Don't (SM; NYU Renegade Theater), Fiorello! (ASM; NYU Steinhardt), FreshPlay Festival (PA; MCC Theater), Political Campaigns (SM; Thirteen
Street Repertory Theater), Rumple Who? (SM; TSRT), and Conversation With a Kleagle (ASM; TSRT). Many thanks to family and friends!

Performances

Friday, June 7 at 8pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8pm
Sunday, June 9 at 5pm

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