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Finding Neverland

  • JULY 23, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: Two hours and thirty minutes and one intermission.

Doors open 6:45PM

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Book by James Graham | Music and Lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy

Directed by Diane Paulus | Choreography by Mia Michaels

Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein.

Need to know

Finding Neverland is recommended for grades 2 and up due to the themes of loss and grief and use of special effects in the show.

Please note: this production contains fog, flashing lights, and smoke.

Radio Boston: Local Revolutionary Diane Paulus Strives For Out-Of-The-Box Theater


Finding Neverland WBUR Artery Interview


Finding Neverland Preview Audio with Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy

Notable dates

ASL Dates:

Sep. 9, 7:30PM
Sep. 14, 2:00PM

Audio Described Dates:

Sep. 10, 7:30PM*
Sep. 13, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

Discussions

Post-performance discussions took place after the following matinee performances:
8/16, 8/20, 8/23, 8/27, 8/30, 9/3, 9/6, 9/10, 9/13, 9/17, 9/20, 9/24, 9/27

Linda Hammett and Andy Ory

#FindingNeverlandART
@americanrep

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Press

Credits

Creative team

Book

James Graham

A.R.T.: Debut. James Graham is a British playwright and screenwriter. His work has been staged throughout the UK. His plays include: Privacy, Donmar Warehouse; This House, National Theatre (nominated for an Oliver ‘Best Play’ Award and broadcast to cinemas globally as part of NT Live), The Whisky Taster, Bush Theatre; Tory Boys, Soho Theatre; A History of Falling Things, Theatr Clwyd; The Man, Sons of York and Albert’s Boy, Finborough Theatre. Film: X+Y, BBC Films and Origin pictures (due for release this year). TV: Prisoners’ Wives, BBC; Caught in a Trap, ITV. He is currently working on screenplays for The Weinstein Company and for BBC Films.

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Music and Lyrics

Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy

Director

Diane Paulus

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Director

Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paulus is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, The White Card, Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the WorldWaitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the West End at the Adelphi Theatre, and US National Tour), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin), Finding Neverland (currently on US National Tour), Witness Uganda, Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Gloria: A Life at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in the US, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, and The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”

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Choreography

Mia Michaels

Choreography

Mia Michaels

A.R.T.: Debut. Mia Michaels is an American choreographer best known for her judging and three-time Emmy Award-winning contemporary choreography on the Fox TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” She has choreographed tours from Madonna's Drown World Tour to Cirque du Soleil's Delirium. Mia’s stage-craft started in the concert dance arena with her own New York based dance company RAW — of which she was founder, artistic director and choreographer. Mia continues to inspire and teach master classes from young professional dancers, to prestigious dance institutions all over the world. In 2013, Mia was named by Variety Magazine as one of the most innovative women. Mia is very honored to be part of this project.

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Scenic Design

Scott Pask

Scenic Design

Scott Pask

A.R.T.: Finding NeverlandPippin, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show, and design of OBERON. Selected Broadway: Finding NeverlandSomething Rotten! (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Pippin (Tony nomination); The Book Of Mormon (Tony Award); The Pillowman (Tony Award); The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Hewes); Pal Joey (Tony nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); I’ll Eat You Last with Bette Midler; Promises, Promises; Speed The Plow; The Vertical Hour; Urinetown; Take Me Out; NINE; A Behanding in Spokane; La Cage aux Folles. Metropolitan Opera: Peter Grimes. He is a longtime collaborator with Diane Paulus, and their many projects together include HAIR, Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Amaluna for Cirque du Soleil.

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Costume Design

Suttirat Larlarb

Costume Design

Suttirat Larlarb

A.R.T.: Finding Neverland. Broadway: Finding Neverland, Of Mice and Men. Other theater: Frankenstein, Royal National Theatre; The Killer, Theatre for a New Audience; Macbeth, Hartford Stage; Tape, The Lively Lad, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Humana Festival. TV/Film: Costume & Production Designer: “London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony” (Emmy Award); 127 Hours (Art Directors Guild nomination); Slumdog Millionaire (Costume Designers Guild Award); Trance; Sunshine; The American; The Extra Man; “Cinema Verite” (Emmy nomination); 10,000 Saints; The Good Lie, The Walk (upcoming), Steve Jobs (upcoming). Faculty, Carnegie Mellon. MFA, Yale.

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Lighting Design

Philip S. Rosenberg

Lighting Design

Philip S. Rosenberg

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Off Broadway: Explorers Club, Cactus Flower. Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Hartford Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Two River Theater, George Street Playhouse, and Westport Country Playhouse. In years past, Philip has served as Associate Lighting Designer of over 35 Broadway plays and musicals.

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Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, The Heart of Robin Hood. Past non-A.R.T. work includes: The Tempest, War of the Worlds, Corteo Arena, LOVE (Refresh), Red Velvet, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony nomination), A Second an Chance, Carrie (Drama Desk nomination), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spiderman, La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Young Frankenstein, The Pirate Queen, Lestat, Taboo, Follies, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Parade, Candide, Ragtime. His work with Cirque du Soleil ncludes: Michael Jackson ONE, LOVE, KA, Believe, Zumanity, O, Mystère, La Nouba, OVO, Corteo, Kooza, Saltimbanco, Viva Elvis. Jonathan also consults, developing future products for live theater.

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Projection Designer

Gilles Papain

Projection Designer

Gilles Papain

A.R.T.: Debut. Opera: Tannhäuser, Aïda, Il Trovatore, Die Walküre, Othello, Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, King Roger, Follies. Other work: Symptoms of Development, Nederlands Dans Theater and Cedar Lake; KDO (dir. Franco Dragone), Belgium; World Of Color, Disneyland California; "Got To Dance" (Paula Abdul), CBS; Céline Dion (2011, dir. Ken Ehrlich), Las Vegas; Crazy Horse (Christian Louboutin), Paris; India Circus; Adam & Eve, Dracula, Palais des Sports; Romeo & Juliet, Gran Teatro Roma.

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Air Sculptor

Daniel Wurtzel

Air Sculptor

Daniel Wurtzel

A.R.T.: Debut. Performance work: Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony; Smithsonian Museum National Portrait Gallery; A Midsummer’s Night Dream (dir. Julie Taymor), Theater for a New Audience; Amaluna (dir. Diane Paulus), Cirque du Soleil big top touring show; Spades (dir. Robert Lepage), Ex Machina; In the Eye of the Storm, (dir. Michel Laprise), Cirque du Soleil; "Latin Grammy Awards”; Jonas Brother Concert; Peter Pan World Tour (dir. Luc Petit). Selected corporate clients: Louis Vuitton, Mercedes Benz, Samsung, Cisco Systems, Audi AG, Loewe S.A., Canali S.P.A., Eiffage, Natura, Pfizer, Airbus, Ogilvy and Mather, Moooi BV, Natura, Bundesliga, Luc Petit Creations, Music Hall of Belgium, Univision, RTL Television.

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Illusions

Paul Kieve

Illusions

Paul Kieve

A.R.T.: Pippin. Broadway: Pippin, Matilda, Ghost The Musical (Drama Desk Award), The Woman in White. West End: The Invisible Man, Zorro, The Lord Of The Rings (also Toronto), Our House, The Witches, The Witches Of Eastwick, Scrooge. Other theater: Sideshow, Kennedy Center; Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth, Park Avenue Armory; Zorro, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta; Arabian Nights, A Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The Mysteries, Spring Awakening, Royal Shakespeare Company; Theatre of Blood, La Grande Magia, The Seagull, National Theatre, UK. Other: L’Heure Espagnole, Royal Opera; Alice in Wonderland, Royal Ballet. Film: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Paul has worked as a consultant to Radio City Music Hall and with magicians including David Copperfield and David Blaine. Winner of 2013 Magic Castle (Hollywood) Creative Fellowship. www.stageillusion.com

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Music Supervisor

David Chase

Music Supervisor

David Chase

Harvard, Loeb Drama Center: Candide (Maximillian), 1985. Since then, he has been Music Director, Supervisor and/or Arranger for over 30 Broadway and West End productions. Also many arrangements for the Boston Pops including The Twelve Days of Christmas. Television: Music Director for NBC’s The Sound of Music and the upcoming Peter Pan. Musical training: Biology degree from Harvard.

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Orchestrations

Simon Hale

Orchestrations

Simon Hale

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Spring Awakening, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk Award nomination). Others: Company (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Whisper House (Old Globe, San Diego). He has worked as arranger/orchestrator for Gary Barlow, George Benson, Björk, Sarah Chang, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Josh Groban, Jamiroquai, Lang Lang, George Michael, Oasis, Sade, Duncan Sheik, Simply Red, Sam Smith and won a BAFTA award for the soundtrack to the video game L.A. Noire. www.simonhale.co.uk

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Vocal Designer

AnnMarie Milazzo

Vocal Designer

AnnMarie Milazzo

A.R.T.: Prometheus Bound. Vocal Designer: If/Then, Spring Awakening, Next To Normal, Bright Lights Big City, Dangerous Beauty, Some Lovers, The Marc Pease Experience, Carrie, A Little More Alive. Lyricist: Le Reve, Cirque du Soleil; Carmen, The La Jolla Playhouse. Current Project: Writing music and lyrics for Dedication the musical produced by the ARACA group. Grammy nominated AnnMarie is the female vocalist for Aria Electronica and The East Village Opera Company on Decca/Universal Records.

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Music Director/Conductor

Mary-Mitchell Campbell

Music Director/Conductor

Mary-Mitchell Campbell

A.R.T.: The Shape She Makes. New York: Company (Drama Desk Award- Orchestrations); Big Fish; The Addams Family; Sweeney Todd; Road Show; Next to Normal; Hello Again (Drama Desk nomination-Orchestrations). Founder: ASTEP-Artists Striving to End Poverty (www.asteponline.org) and is passionate about arts education and poverty reduction. She has served on the faculties of NYU, Boston College, and Juilliard.

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Associate Music Director

David Gardos

Associate Music Director

David Gardos

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Big Fish, Chaplin. National Tour: In The Heights, 1st National. Regional: Animal Crackers, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Workshops: Finding Neverland; Ever After; Becoming Chaplin; The Great Pretender. M.Mus in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati (CCM) and B.Mus in Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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Music Copying

Emily Grishman Music Preparation

Associate Director

Nancy Harrington

Associate Director

Nancy Harrington

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and BessPrometheus BoundDeath and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Children of Herakles. Broadway/National Tour: Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, HAIR, The Full Monty, I Am My Own Wife. Other projects with Diane Paulus include: Capeman; Turnadot: The Rumble For The Ring; Collaborator of Bill Irwin for 28 years, one of the creators of the Tony Award-winning Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Regard of Flight.

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Casting

Telsey + Company

A.R.T.: Finding Neverland, The Heart of Robin Hood, All The WayThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Broadway/ Tours: Fiddler on the RoofThe Color PurpleChina DollMiseryAllegianceOn Your Feet!SylviaSpring AwakeningHamiltonSomething Rotten!An American in ParisFinding NeverlandThe King and IHand to GodKinky BootsWickedThe Bridges of Madison CountyIf/ThenThe Sound of MusicLove LettersNewsiesPippinMotownRock of AgesMillion Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, LAByrinth, MCC, Second Stage, Signature. Regional: Goodspeed, La Jolla, New York Stage and Film, Paper Mill, Westport, Williamstown. Film: Fun HouseIthacaThe InternRicki and the FlashFocusThe Last Five YearsSong One, A Most Violent Year, Into the Woods. TV: “Flesh and Bone,” “Masters of Sex,” commercials. telseyandco.com 

 

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Production Stage Manager

Chris Zaccardi

Production Stage Manager

Chris Zaccardi

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Vanya, Sonya, Masha & Spike; The Anarchist; One Man Two Guvnors; HAIR Summer of Love; In The Heights; 9 to 5; Wicked; Lestat; A Chorus Line; All Shook Up. Thank you Diane, Mia, Sharika, Ray and especially Nancy H. Love to Niall and Monty.

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Cast

Miss Jones

Courtney Balan

Courtney Balan

Miss Jones

Courtney Balan

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: [title of show], Cry-Baby, In My Life. Off-Broadway: Rated P for Parenthood; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Marvelous Wonderettes; I Love You Because. Recent Regional: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Riverside Theater; Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Alliance Theater; Company (Amy), Pittsburgh Public; The Music Man (Marian), CT Rep; Urinetown (Pennywise), Theater Raleigh. BFA, University of Michigan Musical Theatre. For my family and husband always.

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Mrs. du Maurier

Carolee Carmello

Carolee Carmello

Mrs. du Maurier

Carolee Carmello

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: City of Angels, Falsettos, Parade (Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award), 1776, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown, Lestat (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Mamma Mia!, The Addams Family (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Sister Act, Scandalous (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: john and jen, Das Barbecu, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Hello Again (OBIE Award), A Class Act, The Vagina Monologues, Elegies. TV: “Smash,” “Law & Order,” “Frasier,” “Ed,” “Remember W.E.N.N.” (SAG Award nomination).

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Miss Potter

Dana Costello

Dana Costello

Miss Potter

Dana Costello

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (Nellie). National Tour: Jekyll & Hyde. Off-Broadway and regional credits include: Miss Saigon (Ellen), Riverside Theater & Cohoes Music Hall; One, Sonnet Rep Theater NYC; Little Women (Jo), Secret Theater NYC; Beauty & the Beast (Belle), A Little Night Music (Anne), PCPA Theaterfest; RENT (Maureen), Weathervane Theater. Many thanks to the superstars at The Roster, and my number one: Mikie C. www.dana-costello.com, @Dana_Coz

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Mary Barrie

Jeanna de Waal

Jeanna de Waal

Mary Barrie

Jeanna de Waal

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Kinky Boots (Lauren - Jeanna will return to the role in fall 2014); American Idiot (Heather). Off-Broadway: Carrie (Chris Hargensen). West End: We Will Rock You. National Tour: Wicked (Glinda). Other theater: The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), The Old Globe, San Diego; Just So (Giraffe), Edinburgh Fringe UK. Film/TV: “The Devil’s Bitch,” B Side. Cast Album Recording: Carrie. Training at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park and BA(hons)Acting from The Liverpool Institute for The Performing Arts.

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Mr. Turpin/Sir Edward

Rory Donovan

Rory Donovan

Mr. Turpin/Sir Edward

Rory Donovan

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Elf (Buddy Standby). National Tour: Young Frankenstein (The Monster). Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Who’s Tommy, Finian’s Rainbow, Oklahoma!. Workshops: Finding Neverland. Musical Theatre B.F.A. from The University of the Arts. All my love to Kati, August, and Theodore.

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Michael Llewelyn Davies

Alex Dreier

Alex Dreier

Michael Llewelyn Davies

Alex Dreier

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Assembled Parties (Timmy), Billy Elliot the Musical (Small Boy). Off-Broadway/NYC: Appropriate, Signature; Dinner With Friends, Roundabout; Lies My Father Told Me, Nat’l Yiddish; And A Child Shall Lead, KOTA; The Seven Little Foys, York; Oliver, Irish Rep. TV: “68th Annual Tony Awards,” “Unforgettable,” “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” “Royal Pains.” Other: The Sleeping Beauty, NYC Ballet; New Voices, Paper Mill Playhouse. Studies ballet, tap, other dance, and karate. Loves science! Love to Mom, Dad, Missy and Allie. Thanks Shirley Grant Management.

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Peter Llewelyn Davies

Aidan Gemme

Aidan Gemme

Peter Llewelyn Davies

Aidan Gemme

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Waiting for Godot (Boy), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks). Off-Broadway: The Cradle Will Rock (Cop/Professor Mamie/ Steve), Encores!. Film/TV: Deliver Us From Evil (Mario), Santa Pups (Noble), Treasure Buddies (Babu), “The Colbert Report” (Flight 370 Messenger), “Dora the Explorer” (Benny). Concerts: Broadway Battles Bullying (Jojo); William Finn’s Ridiculously Talented 2 (Marjoe), 54Below. Thanks to Lisa at Icon Entertainment, Rachel and Ellen at Paradigm, family and friends for helping me believe.

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Miss Bassett

Gaelen Gilliland

Gaelen Gilliland

Miss Bassett

Gaelen Gilliland

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, Wicked. National Tours: The Addams Family, Seussical. Off-Broadway: Little Me, Encores!; Guys & Dolls, Carnegie Hall. Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas, Paper Mill Playhouse; Legally Blonde, North Shore Music Theatre; Guys & Dolls, Riverside Theatre; Hairspray, Houston TUTS; 9 to 5, Ahmanson Theatre; Beauty and the Beast, St. Louis MUNY; Casper, Pittsburgh CLO, Fox Theatre, Kansas City TOTS; The Sound of Music, Tommy, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre. BFA Syracuse University. Many thanks to family and Andy. www.gaelengilliland.com

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Porthos/Dancer

Thayne Jasperson

Thayne Jasperson

Porthos/Dancer

Thayne Jasperson

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway Original Cast: Newsies (Astaire Award nomination), Matilda. Tours: West Side Story (1st National), Oz (Scarecrow). Regional: Footloose (Ren), Tarzan (Tarzan cover, 1st regional premiere). Film: High School Musical (Brainiac), HSM 2, MTV’s American Mall. TV: “So You Think You Can Dance Season 4.” @thaynejasperson

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J.M. Barrie

Jeremy Jordan

Jeremy Jordan

J.M. Barrie

Jeremy Jordan

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Newsies (Jack Kelly, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde Barrow, Theatre World Award), West Side Story (Tony), Rock of Ages. TV/Film: “Smash” (Jimmy Collins), Joyful Noise, “Elementary,” “Law & Order: SVU.” He will be seen next in the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Last Five Years, starring opposite Anna Kendrick. Jeremy can be heard on the cast recordings and soundtracks for Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Smash: Season 2, Joyful Noise, and others. BFA: Ithaca College. @JeremyMJordan

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Sylvia Llewelyn Davies

Laura Michelle Kelly

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Sylvia Llewelyn Davies

Laura Michelle Kelly

A.R.T.: Debut. London's West End: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical), The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (Paula), The Lord of the Rings—The Musical (Galadriel), Speed The Plow (Karen), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Les Misérables (Eponine), Peter Pan (Wendy), Mamma Mia! (Sophie), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Whistle Down the Wind (Swallow). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Mary Poppins. Film/TV: Goddess (2012 Cannes Film Festival premiere), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Her own album, The Storm Inside, and her latest album soon to be released. @lauramkelly

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Mr. Cromer

Josh Lamon

Josh Lamon

Mr. Cromer

Josh Lamon

A.R.T.: Debut Broadway: HAIR (Dad/Margaret Mead), Elf. National Tours: Wicked, Hair (Helen Hayes Award). Off Broadway: Little Me; Little Miss Sunshine (Larry/Buddy), Second Stage; Into The Woods (Steward), February House, Public Theater. Regional: A Year With Frog & Toad (Snail, Barrymore Award), Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour), Batboy (Rev. Hightower/Mrs. Taylor- Barrymore nomination), Man Of La Mancha (Sancho), TUTS. TV/Film: “30 Rock,” “The Standbys,” “Steve Phoenix.” For everyone I love already in Neverland. @JoshLamon

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Charles Frohman

Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Charles Frohman

Michael McGrath

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award), Born Yesterday, Memphis, Is He Dead, Spamalot (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Wonderful Town, Little Me, Swinging On A Star (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination), The Goodbye Girl, My Favorite Year. City Center Encores series: DuBarry Was a Lady, The Boys From Syracuse, Follies. Off Broadway: The Cocoanuts, Forbidden Broadway, Game Show, The Butter and Egg Man. TV/Film: "The Martin Short Show," Changing Lanes, The Interpreter, Ira and Abbey.

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Servant/Peter Pan/Dancer

Melanie Moore

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Servant/Peter Pan/Dancer

Melanie Moore

A.R.T.: Debut. TV: “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Glee,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “All the Right Moves,” “2014 Tony Awards,” “2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.” Workshops: Finding Neverland, Fighting Gravity. Thank you to my amazing mom, family, and to Mitchell. I love you.

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Servant/Dancer

Mary Page Nance

Mary Page Nance

Servant/Dancer

Mary Page Nance

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Dragons, The York Theatre. Regional: A Chorus Line (Sheila u/s Cassie); Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, Virginia Repertory Theatre; Rex (Katherine Parr/Queen Claude), Joseph... Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Otello, UFOMT. Performed works by: Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Nelly Van Bommel (BAC), Pam Tanowitz, Danièle Desnoyers, among others. BFA in Modern Dance, SUNY Purchase, President’s Award for Dance. Thank you to my beautiful family and The Mine! www.marypagenance.com

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Elliot

Stuart Neal

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Elliot

Stuart Neal

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Macbeth, Park Avenue Armory/Manchester International Festival; Follies, Opera du Toulon; Finding Neverland (Curve, Leicester); West Side Story, Sage, Gateshead/RSC; Pippin, Menier; Little Shop of Horrors, Kilworth House; Cowardy Custard, UK Tour; A Christmas Carol, West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Pros, The Cons and A Screw, Derby Playhouse; La Cage Aux Folles, Playhouse; Piaf, Nine, Donmar; The Lord of the Rings, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Evita, Adelphi; Aladdin, Old Vic; Mary Poppins, Prince Edward; Cats, UK Tour; Oliver!, Palladium. Film: Cinderella, Walt Disney; Les Misérables, Working Title.

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George Llewelyn Davies

Sawyer Nunes

Sawyer Nunes

George Llewelyn Davies

Sawyer Nunes

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Matilda the Musical (Bruce/Tommy, Original Broadway Cast, Original Cast Recording). Regional: The Sound of Music (Kurt), How I Became a Pirate (Jeremy Jacob), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Aladdin (Genie). Workshops/Readings: Radiant Baby (Maurice), James and the Giant Peach (James), Hitting the Ground, a Violent Femmes Musical (Blue), Jonah-999 B.C. (Tiglath). TV/ Film: “Alpha House,” “2014 Tony Awards,” “2013 Tony Awards,” The Breatharians (August). Musical training: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Trumpet.

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Servant/Wendy/Dancer

Emma Pfaeffle

Emma Pfaeffle

Servant/Wendy/Dancer

Emma Pfaeffle

A.R.T.: Debut. International Tour: West Side Story (Shark girl). Companies: Ballet Hispanico (2013) Morphoses (2011). TV: "Flesh and Bone" (girl crying), Starz. B.F.A SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory (2012). Performed in works by Luca Veggetti, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, and Nicolo Fonte among others.

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Servant/Dancer

Jonathan Ritter

Jonathan Ritter

Servant/Dancer

Jonathan Ritter

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero u/s), Sweet Charity. Equity Tours: The Addams Family (Convict, Lucas u/s), Wicked (Boq u/s). Theater: Wicked, LA, San Fran; Tales of the City, A.C.T.; West Side Story (A-rab); Fiddler, North Carolina Theatre. TV/Film: NBC’s “American Dreams,” A Cinderella Story. Youtube: “Bein’ Part of Newsies,” “Kill Me Maybe” (Wrote/Directed). Training: Dance, Edge PAC Scholarship; Acting, William Esper Studio. @jrittercritter For my parents, who’ve always encouraged me to dream big.

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Lord Cannan

Tyley Ross

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Lord Cannan

Tyley Ross

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Miss Saigon (Chris). Regional: The Last Five Years (Jamie; Dora nomination); Merrily We Roll Along (Franklin), Shaw Festival; The Wedding Banquet (Simon); West Side Story (Tony), Stratford Festival; The Who’s Tommy (Tommy; Dora Award). MA Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama, Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. Male lead singer for The East Village Opera Company (Grammy nomination), current music project: Aria Electronica: www.ariaelectronica.com

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Dance Captain/Swing

Julius Anthony Rubio

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Dance Captain/Swing

Julius Anthony Rubio

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Wonderland. National Tour: Come Fly Away. Other theater: Radio City Spectacular; Lifeball, 2011. Film/TV: Annie, 2014; “82 Academy Awards.” Training: New World School the Arts and Dance Attack studios in Miami, FL. Julius couldn't have done any of this without God, his friends, family, and Jared.

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Dance Captain/Swing

Jaime Lynn Verazin

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Dance Captain/Swing

Jaime Lynn Verazin

A.R.T. Assistant Choreographer: The Shape She Makes. Performed/Collaborated with: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bartlett Sher, Ben Wright, Crystal Pite, Kelly Devine, Mark Dendy, Michael Grandage, MOMIX, Robert LePage. Non-Vocal Lead/ Aerialist: Armida; The Tempest, The Metropolitan Opera. Dancer: Aida, Don Giovanni, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, The Metropolitan Opera. Regional Associate Choreographer: The Wiz, MSMT; Pippin, Phoenix Theatre. TV: “America’s Got Talent.” Assistant Artistic Director & Associate Choreographer of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre.

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Servant/Dancer

JC Schuster

JC Schuster

Servant/Dancer

JC Schuster

Broadway: Soul Doctor (Holy Beggar, u/s Moisheleh/ Milt/ Timothy Leary). Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (Holy Beggar). Tour: New York Stage Originals Tap Kids. TV: “Nurse Jackie,” “Glee,” “Gossip Girl.” Music Video: Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin.” Film: Annie (Release date Dec. 2014), Mind of It’s Own, The Final. JC thanks God for Finding Neverland and sends his love to his parents for all their support!

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Jack Llewelyn Davies

Hayden Signoretti

Hayden Signoretti

Jack Llewelyn Davies

Hayden Signoretti

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Richard III (Duke of York), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks). Film/TV: Lies I Told My Little Sister (Timmy), Red Robin (Tommy), Teacher of the Year, “Good Luck Charlie,” “Team Umi Zoomi,” “Dora the Explorer,” “The 68th Tony Awards.” Thanks to Pat and Bernie at Telsey & Co., my agents Eddie and Natasha at Take 3 Talent, Coast to Coast Talent, my coaches Kara & Scott, and of course my family.

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Mr. Henshaw

Paul Slade Smith

Paul Slade Smith

Mr. Henshaw

Paul Slade Smith

A.R.T.: Debut. National tours: Wicked (Dr. Dillamond), The Phantom of the Opera. Regional: The School For Lies, Loveʼs Laborʼs Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; The Ballad of Little Jo, Steppenwolf; The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Geva Theatre; Chicago (Amos Hart), The Gameʼs Afoot (William Gillete), Peninsula Players Theatre; Noises Off, Totem Pole Playhouse. Workshops: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Disney Theatricals. Playwright: Unnecessary Farce.

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Servant/Dancer

Ron Todorowski

Ron Todorowski

Servant/Dancer

Ron Todorowski

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Wicked, Come Fly Away, Guys and Dolls (Brandy Bottle Bates), Movin' Out (Eddie), Times They Are A’ Changin, Footloose. West End: Movin' Out (Eddie). Off-Broadway: The Wild Party (Kegs); Chess (White Knight), Actor’s Fund; Cinderella, Madison Square Garden. First National Tour: Come Fly Away (Marty/Chanos, Resident Director), Movin' Out (Eddie, Helen Hayes Award). Regional: Seven Brides... (Assistant Choreographer). Dance Companies: Complexions, Cedar Lake, Parsons, Mia Michaels. Film/TV: Winter’s Tale, “SNL,” “VMAs.”

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Band

Bari Sax/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Bob Bowlby

Bari Sax/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Bob Bowlby

A.R.T.: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Member of Boston Pops since 1981. Toured with: Tommy Dorsey Orch, Artie Shaw Orch, Buddy Rich Band, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Ben Vereen, Rita Moreno, Carol Channing, Avenue Q, Fosse, Star Wars In Concert. Former faculty at Berklee College Of Music. Pit musician in Boston at Citi Wang Theater, Shubert Theater, Boston Opera House, Colonial Theater, North Shore Music Theater. Founding member of John Allmark Jazz Orch. Former member of: Dick Johnson Swing Shift, Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra.

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Trombone/Bass Trombone/Euphonium

Peter Cirelli

Trombone/Bass Trombone/Euphonium

Peter Cirelli

A.R.T.: Debut. Active Boston area player and teacher on low brass instruments, Peter is currently music department chair at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He also maintains a busy performance schedule playing musical theater, symphonic music, and with jazz bands. Performances include the pit orchestras of Boston’s Wang, Colonial, and Shubert Theatres and the Boston Opera House, as well as with Boston’s Lyric Opera and the Boston Ballet. Peter has recorded on the Blue Note, RCA, A&M and Phillips record labels.

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Violin/Viola

Emily Dahl

Violin/Viola

Emily Dahl

A.R.T.: Pippin. Performed with: DJ Premier, Itzhak Perlman, John Eliot Gardiner. Member of The King’s Consort, European touring orchestra. She performs on modern and baroque violin. She spent three years in London, studying and working with many acclaimed artists within the early music field, specializing in historical performance.

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Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute/Penny Whistle

Peggy Friedland

Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute/Penny Whistle

Peggy Friedland

A.R.T.: Debut. Played with: Boston Symphony Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, Emmanuel Music, New England Ragtime Ensemble. Whether touring Asia as principal flute with the Mantovani Orchestra or wandering the Green Mountains as the piccoloist of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Peggy has had a lively and eclectic career. As a dedicated teacher, she has met with students at Phillips Academy, (Andover and Exeter), Salem State University, College of the Holy Cross, and Clark University. Of note are her recordings of Michael Gandolfi’s flute concerto, “Caution to the Wind” on CRI, and the Grammy nominated “Consortini” by Milton Babbit on GM.

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Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet/Musical Contractor

Rick Hammett

Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet/Musical Contractor

Rick Hammett

A.R.T.: Pippin. Broadway: Chess, Cats, Anything Goes. 1st trumpet: Me and My Girl (Asst. Cond.), Cats, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Dancin’, National Tours; Shirley Bassey at Carnegie Hall; tours with Mel Torme; Frank Sinatra Jr.; Musical contracting for the Tanglewood Jazz Festival Orchestra (with Terrence Blanchard); Aretha Franklin; Frankie Valli; The Temptations. Presently musical contractor for the Boston Opera House, The Huntington Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse, and Worcester’s Hanover Theatre.

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Keyboard Sub/Rehearsal Piano

Tom Hojnacki

Keyboard Sub/Rehearsal Piano

Tom Hojnacki

A.R.T.: Debut. Keyboardist/Conductor with the North Shore Music Theater, BAM Opera, The Colonial Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, and the Big Apple Circus. Appearances with Prague Radio, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestras. Jazz pianist with Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Pierce, Joe Lavano, George Garzone and Larry Coryell. Prolific composer with works performed by the Pittsburg New Music Ensemble, the New World Chorale NH Symphony Chorus, the Berlin Saxophone Quartet and the Solati Trio.

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Acoustic/Electric Bass

Greg Holt

Acoustic/Electric Bass

Greg Holt

A.R.T.: Debut. Performing/recording credits include: Boston Pops; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; The New York Voices; Peter Eldridge; Syncopation; Brookline Symphony Orchestra; Boston Civic Orchestra; Longwood Symphony; blues artists Johnny Adams, Sam McClane, and the Love Dogs. Theater credits include: Wicked, The Addams Family, Annie, West Side Story. M.M. degree from the New England Conservatory and teaches at Berklee College of Music and serves as the co-chair of the music department for the Boston Arts Academy in Boston.

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Guitar

Scotty Johnson

A.R.T.: Pippin. Theater includes: The Lion King, Memphis, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, The Color Purple, Chicago. Scotty has toured with various rock and blues artists and is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music.

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Keyboard

Tom Lamark

Keyboard

Tom Lamark

A.R.T.: Debut. Accompanied: Aretha Franklin, Anthony Newley, The Smothers Brothers, Carol Lawrence, Al Martino, Jack Gilford, Rita Moreno, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Rydell, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Donna Summer, Myanna, Foster Brooks, Robert Merrill. Performed: Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Johnny Hartman. He served as music director on seven consecutive world cruises of the Holland America and Royal Viking cruise lines. In October of 2007, Tom had the pleasure of playing at Carnegie Hall with soprano Karyn Levitt.

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Violin

Tara Novak

Violin

Tara Novak

A.R.T.: Debut. Composer/arranger Tara Novak has devoted the past 15 years of her life to studying music of many genres, specializing in Irish traditional music, jazz, and classical crossover. She works extensively as a soloist, and in 2013 performed the Boston premiere of Irish composer Bill Whelan’s double concerto Inishlacken with fiddler Zoe Conway. She is the solo violinist with both the Three Irish Tenors and Druid, as well as music-directing and leading her own shows, Ishna and Nollaig: An Irish Christmas.

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Drums

Vinny Pagano

Drums

Vinny Pagano

A.R.T.: Debut. Vinny is on the faculty teaching drums at Providence College and Rhode Island College. He has played with Jeffrey Osbourne, Smokey Robinson, Chuck Berry, Boz Scaggs and toured with Burt Bacharach. He currently performs with the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra.

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Percussion/Drums

Nate Tucker

Nate Tucker

Percussion/Drums

Nate Tucker

A.R.T.: The TempestFinding Neverland. Music Director for Mt. Auburn Cemetery's A Glimpse Beyond. Principal Percussionist for Juventas New Music Ensemble and Flamenco Boston. Resident composer for Boston Theater Company, Come On Over Ensemble Theater, Danza Organica, Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. Dance Accompanist for Boston Ballet and Boston Conservatory. New Album Off Gridavailable on iTunes. Percussion Performance degrees from The Boston Conservatory and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Synthesizer Programming

Jeff Marder and Jim Jaywardena

Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Sharika Niles

Raynelle Wright

Assistant Stage Manager

Sharika Niles

A.R.T.: The White Card, Finding Neverland (ASM), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (ASM). Broadway: The Play That Goes WrongThe Color Purple (Revival), Finding NeverlandMotown, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. National Tours: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Without You, The Color Purple. Off-Broadway: The Tempest; Richard III; Well; Take Me OutA Winter’s Tale; Suburbia. The Apollo Theater Production Coordinater/Stage Manager.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Raynelle Wright

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway/1st National Tours: The Addams Family, 9 to 5 The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Miracle Worker, Oleanna, Will Farrell’s You’re Welcome America... Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Company, New York Philharmonic; Classic Stage Company; Public Theater; 59E59; Trinity Repertory Company; Paper Mill Playhouse. Proud AEA Member.

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Assistant Director

Mia Walker

Assistant Director

Mia Walker

A.R.T.: Finding NeverlandWitness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Johnny Baseball. Broadway: Finding NeverlandPippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. National Tour: PippinThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies (Film Production). Mia has been assisting for Diane Paulus since graduating in 2010. Mia was also a Resident Director at The Flea Theater in NYC, where she directed new works by Trista Baldwin and Israel Horovitz. Other credits include: Ensemble Studio Theater, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theater, NYU Tisch, and Vassar Powerhouse.

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Assistant Choreographer

Jaime Lynn Verazin

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Assistant Choreographer

Jaime Lynn Verazin

A.R.T. Assistant Choreographer: The Shape She Makes. Performed/Collaborated with: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bartlett Sher, Ben Wright, Crystal Pite, Kelly Devine, Mark Dendy, Michael Grandage, MOMIX, Robert LePage. Non-Vocal Lead/ Aerialist: Armida; The Tempest, The Metropolitan Opera. Dancer: Aida, Don Giovanni, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, The Metropolitan Opera. Regional Associate Choreographer: The Wiz, MSMT; Pippin, Phoenix Theatre. TV: “America’s Got Talent.” Assistant Artistic Director & Associate Choreographer of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre.

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Dramaturg

Christian Ronald

Hair and Wig Desinger

Charles G. LaPointe

Hair and Wig Desinger

Charles G. LaPointe

A.R.T.: WARHOLCAPOTEJohnny Baseball. Broadway: Of Mice and Men, Violet, After Midnight, Beautiful, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Motown, Jekyll and Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Columnist, Bonnie and Clyde, The Mountaintop, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, A Raisin in the Sun.

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Associate Scenic Designer

Orit Jacoby Carroll

Assistant Scenic Designers

Jeff Hinchee, Jerome Martin

Associate Costume Designer

Martin Schnellinger

Assistant Costume Designer

Elizabeth Donelan

Associate Lighting Designer

Joel Shier

Moving Light Programmer

Alex Fogel

Lighting Design Fellow

Laura Hildebrand

Associate Sound Designer

Brian Hsieh

Assistant Projection Designer

Marie Jumelin

Video Supervisor and Programmer

Matthew Houstle

Video Supervisor and Programmer

Matthew Houstle

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Dialect Coach

Dawn-Elin Fraser

Dialect Coach

Dawn-Elin Fraser

A.R.T.: CrossingFinding Neverland. Broadway: Finding Neverland. National Tour: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Off-Broadway: Passing Strange, Public Theater. Regional: Comedy of Errors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Passing Strange, Fete de la Nuit, Berkeley Repertory Theate; ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, American Conservatory Theater. Awards: Sony/ Tisch NYU Faculty Excellence Award; Joan Eckert Fellowship, American Conservatory Theater; Theatre Bay Area CASH Grant; Maureen McKibben Faculty Excellence Fellowship, American Conservatory Theater; Outstanding Faculty Contribution Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Florida Atlantic University; Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award—Best Ensemble, Five Flights. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater.

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Music Assistants

Haley Bennett, Ian Weinberger

Production Assistant

Sammi Cannold

Child Wranglers

Taylor Adamik, Stephanie Holmes

FINDING NEVERLAND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Makulumy Alexander-Hills, Stanford University ’16, Music
Garrett Allen, Harvard University ’16, Stage Management**
Michelle Betts, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts*
Grace Brakeman, Dana Hall High School ’15, Artistic
Christopher Conway, Amherst College ’18, Props
Christabel Fry, Western Australian Academy of Performing Art*
Matthew Good, Boston College ’14, Sound
Megan Jones, Harvard University ’16, Directing**
Ally Kiley, Harvard University ’15, Choreography**
Cei Lambert, Colorado State University MFA ’15, Costumes
Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, Harvard University ’16, Music**
Max McGillivray, Harvard University ’16, Stage Management**
Sam Pottash, Harvard University ’16, Music**
Jacob Stepansky, Harvard University ’17, Stage Management**
Florence Tudgay, De Montfort University ’15, UK, Costumes
Corey Webster, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, Sound
Mallory Weiss, Harvard University ’15, Dramaturgy**
Susanna Wolk, Harvard University ’14, Directing

**With support from the Harvard University Office of Career Services
*The Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts (JFFPA) and the Minderoo Foundation