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Pippin

  • DECEMBER 5, 2012 - JANUARY 20, 2013

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 1/2 hours with one intermission

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A bold new staging of the dark and existential musical you thought you knew. Pippin, on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky,” must choose between a life that’s ordinary or a flash of singular glory.

Need to know

We recommend Pippin for grades 6 and up as it contains mature themes, sexually provocative scenes, and some cursing, but a really fun score. Parental discretion is advised.

 

Notable dates

We recommend Pippin for grades 6 and up as it contains mature themes, sexually provocative scenes, and some cursing, but a really fun score. Parental discretion is advised.

ASL Dates:

January 8, 7:30PM
January 13, 2:00PM

Audio Described Dates:

January 9, 7:30PM*
January 12, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

Discussions

There will be post-show discussions with the cast after the 2:00PM performances:

Saturday, 1/5; Wednesday, 1/9; Saturday, 1/12; Wednesday, 1/16; Saturday, 1/19

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Photos & Videos

Pippin at the A.R.T. Video

Press

Credits

Creative team

Book

Roger O. Hirson

Mr. Hirson has written extensively for the theater, movies and television. His Broadway credits include Pippin, Walking Happy, which starred Norman Wisdom, and Darling of the Day, featuring Patricia Routledge. He won the Emmy for his six-hour television mini-series A Woman Named Jackie. Mr. Hirson’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which starred George C. Scott, was honored by a Royal Command performance. He wrote the film Demon Seed, starring Julie Christie and the story for The Bridge at Remagen.

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Music and Lyrics

Stephen Schwartz

Music and Lyrics

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working (which he also adapted and directed), Rags, Children of Eden, My Fairytale, and the current Broadway hit, Wicked. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s Mass and wrote the title song for the play and movie Butterflies are Free. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, Captain Louie and My Son Pinocchio. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, as well as the animated features Pocahantas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. He has released two CDs of new songs entitled “Reluctant Pilgrim” and “Uncharted Territory.” His first opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, premiered with Opera Santa Barbara in the fall of 2009 and was recently produced by New York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying Gravity,” has recently been released by Applause Books. Under the auspices of the ASCAP Foundation, he runs musical theatre workshops in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently the President of the Dramatists’ Guild. Mr. Schwartz has recently been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.

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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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Circus Creation

Gypsy Snider of Les 7 Doigts de la Main

Choreography

Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse

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

Dominique Lemieux

Costume Design

Dominique Lemieux

A.R.T.: Debut. One of the original costume designers for Cirque du Soleil, credits include: Saltimbanco, Mystère, Alegria, Quindam, O, La Nouba, Corteo, Zaia, Banana Schpeel. Additional credits: Céline Dion’s A New Day, Las Vegas; The Nutcracker, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Her work has been exhibited in Montreal, Quebec City, Canada; Paris, France; and Monterrey, Mexico.

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Lighting Design

Kenneth Posner

Lighting Design

Kenneth Posner

A.R.T.: Pippin. More than 50 Broadway play and musical theater credits. He designs extensively off-Broadway, for resident theatres and touring productions throughout the United States as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: Finding Neverland, If/Then, Kinky BootsPippin, Cinderella, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck, The Frogs, Side Man, and Wicked. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and OBIE Awards.

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Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

A.R.T.: Pippin, The Lily’s RevengeAs You Like It, Once, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Award), Cabaret, Alice vs. Wonderland, Paradise Lost. Sound Design credits: Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award nomination). New York: Soul Doctor, Once (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), New York Theatre Workshop. London: BBC: “Dancing With The Stars,” “Later with Jools Holland,” “The Sound of Musicals,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.” ITV: “Parkinson.” Music: Radiohead, Jamiroquai, Paolo Nutini, Orbital, Sparks, The Waterboys, Glastonbury Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music. Woodhouse Players: The Dresser, Wyrd Sisters, Dracula—The Vampire Strikes Back. He has worked on numerous shows including work at: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Royal Festival Hall, Avignon Festival.

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Orchestrations

Larry Hochman

Orchestrations

Larry Hochman

A.R.T.: Debut. Selected Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award); The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination)Fiddler on the Roof (2004 Revival, Tony nomination); A Class Act (Tony nomination); The Addams Family; Chaplin; Jane Eyre. Regional and Off-Broadway: 25 shows including: Death Takes a Holiday (Drama Desk nomination, Maury Yeston); The Nutty Professor (Marvin Hamlisch). Film: 17 films including: The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch); Lady and the Tramp II, Disney; Little Mermaid II, Disney. Television (as composer): “The Wonder Pets!” (Five Emmy Awards). Other composer credits: Little Mermaid II (add’l music); Amazing Stories (Spielberg); In Memoriam (symphonic poem, publ. E.B. Marks). Recordings & Concerts: Sir Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Eric Idle, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, The Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, The Big Apple Circus. www.larryhochman.net

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Music Supervisor

Nadia DiGiallonardo

Music Supervisor

Nadia DiGiallonardo

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater credits include: Diane Paulus’s production of HAIR (Music Director), Delacorte Theatre and Hirschfeld Theater; Harps & Angels (vocal arrangements), Mark Taper Forum; The 101 Dalmatians Musical (arrangements with music by Dennis DeYoung; Nerds (arrangements), Philadelphia Theatre Company; The Calgary Stampede (vocal arrangements); Monica! The Musical; Mario Cantone’s Laugh Whore. Television credits: on-air pianist/sidekick for ABC’s “The Tony Danza Show” original music for the syndicated game show “Temptation” and various commercials. Nadia continues to supervise touring companies of HAIR. She is currently the music supervisor for the upcoming production of Nerds: A Musical Software Satire at North Carolina Theatre. As a singer, Nadia was recently seen at the 92nd Street Y with her sisters, as part of the Lyrics & Lyricists series. The DiGiallonardo Sisters are frequent guests on “A Prairie Home Companion” and will be with them at Town Hall this December. They will be recording a new CD this May from a live performance at the Virginia Arts Festival. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a degree in Urban Planning.

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Music Director

Charlie Alterman

Music Director

Charlie Alterman

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway credits include: Godspell (Musical Director); Next to Normal (Musical Director); Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Musical Director/actor); Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor). Tours: Next to Normal (Music Supervisor); Grease (US/Asia). Off-Broadway: Silence: The Musical!; Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, MUNY, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, The Huntington Theatre, and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.

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Associate Music Director

Sonny Paladino

Associate Music Director

Sonny Paladino

A.R.T.: Pippin (Associate Music Director). Broadway: The Last Ship (written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting; Associate Music Director); Pippin; (Assistant Conductor/Keys): Jesus Christ SuperstarBilly ElliotGreasePriscilla, Queen of the Desert; Keyboards: Guys and DollsMama MiaPromises, PromisesAddams FamilyWomen on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney's High School Musical, Milan/Italy Tour.First National Tours: Disney's High School MusicalDirty Rotten ScoundrelsGrease. Work with Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison. As composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve). TV: The X-Factor (Australia), The Next Big Thing. Sonny is also the music director and arranger for The Doo Wop Project. BFA in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College. 

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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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Casting

Duncan Stewart and Co.Duncan Stewart CSA/Benton Whitley CSA

Associate Director/PSM

Nancy Harrington

Associate Director/PSM

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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Cast

Lewis

Erik Altemus

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Lewis

Erik Altemus

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Fantastiks (Matt). Regional: Hairspray (Link Larkin), Drury Lane, Chicago; And the Curtain Rises (George), Signature Theatre, DC; Parade (Frankie Epps), Musical Theatre of Los Angeles; Yeast Nation; My Fair Lady; The Music Man; Phantom. Workshops: Carrie, Far From Heaven. Film: HBO's Miraculous Year, The Newman Shower (AFI). BFA in Musical Theater from College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

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Andrew Cekala

Theo

Andrew Cekala

A.R.T.: Pippin (Theo), Marie Antoinette (Dauphin, I.R.N.E. Award). Broadway: Pippin (Theo). Regional: All My Sons (Bert), Huntington Theatre Company; The Life of Galileo (Andrea Sarti), Underground Railway Theatre; A Christmas Story (Ralphie, I.R.N.E. Nomination), New Repertory Theatre; Ragtime (Edgar), Berklee College of Music; The Full Monty (Nathan), Turtle Lane Playhouse; Oliver (Oliver), Wellesley Players. He also has performed in numerous Watertown Children’s Theatre productions and with Revels.

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Fastrada

Charlotte d'Amboise

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: A Chorus Line (Cassie, Tony nomination); Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Tony nomination); Sweet Charity; Contact; Chicago; CompanyCan Can; Company; Damn Yankees; Cats. London: Carrie (Chris). National tour: Chicago (Roxie, Winner of LA Ovation Award and LA Drama Critics Circle Award). Regional theater: Parade; Tonight at 8:30; Speed the Plow; Italian American Reconciliation. Film: The Preacher’s WifeThe In Crowd, Every Little Step, Frances.

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Catherine

Rachel Bay Jones

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Catherine

Rachel Bay Jones

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: HAIR (Mother, Buddhadalirama); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (standby/performed Lucia [Patti LuPone]); Meet Me in St. Louis (Lucille). National Tour: A Christmas Story (Mother); Grand Hotel (Trude); Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel); Rent (Berlin Company, in German). Off-Broadway: Hello Again (The Actress; Drama League nomination), Transport Group. Regional: Sylvia (Sylvia), A Thousand Clowns (Sandra Markowitz), Berkshire Theatre Festival; The King and I (Anna, opposite Lou Diamond Phillips); Evita (Eva, in Spanish and English). By day, Rachel is the mother of Miranda, a nine-year-old girl. Solo Album: ShowFolk. www.rachelbayjones.com

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King Charles

Terrence Mann

Terrence Mann

King Charles

Terrence Mann

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Pippin. Broadway: Pippin (Charles, Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination, Best Actor), Les Misérables (Tony Award nomination), CATS (Rum Tum Tugger), Barnum (Ringmaster), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Rocky Horror Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off-Broadway: Promises, Promises; Assassins. Film/TV: “Sense8” (Whispers), A Chorus Line, “30 Rock,” “Instinct,” “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns” (Emmy nomination). Professor, Musical Theater, Western Carolina University; Director, Triple Arts Musical Theater Workshop; Artistic Director, Connecticut Repertory Theater Nutmeg Summer Series.

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Berthe

Andrea Martin

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Berthe

Andrea Martin

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Exit the King (Juliette; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Award nominations); Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher; Tony, Drama Desk nominations); Oklahoma (Aunt Eller; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations); Candide (Old Lady; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations); My Favorite Year (Tony, Drama Desk, Theatre World Awards), Lincoln Center. Regional: Betty’s Summer Vacation (IRNE, Elliot Norton Award), Rose Tattoo, Huntington Theatre. Film: Wag the Dog, The Producers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (SAG nomination—Best Ensemble). TV: "SCTV” (2 Emmy awards for writing and an Emmy nomination for acting); "Sesame Street" (Special Emmy Award); “Nurse Jackie”; “30 Rock.” Miss Martin tours with her one woman show: Andrea Martin “Final Days: Everything Must Go.” www.iamandreamartin.com.

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Leading Player

Patina Miller

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Leading Player

Patina Miller

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier; Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). West End: Sister Act (Olivier Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Lost in the Stars, Encores!; Hair, The Public Theater; Romantic Poetry, Manhattan Theatre Club. Regional: First You Dream, Kennedy Center; Sister Act, Alliance Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse; Being Alive, Philadelphia Theater Company. Workshops: Book of Mormon; Nightingale; American Idiot. TV: “All My Children.” Musical theater B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon.

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Matthew James Thomas

Pippin

Matthew James Thomas

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Pippin (Pippin). Broadway: Pippin (Pippin), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Peter Parker). West End: Oliver! (Kipper); Whistle Down the Wind (Clarence); Dorian Gray (Dorian); Fame (Schlomo); Popcorn (Wayne), Landor Fringe. Regional/Concert: Diner The Musical (Fenwick), West Side Story Hollywood Bowl (Riff). Film: Billy Elliot; About a Boy; Possession; Bare. TV: Series regular: Stephen Poliakoff’s “Summer Of Rockets” (Nicholas), BBC (March 2019); “The Devil You Know” (Henry Paine), HBO Pilot; “Salvation” (Dr. Sam Carnahan), NBC/Sony Pilot; “Believe NBC” (Morgan); “Britannia High ITV” (Jez Tyler); “Trevor’s World of Sport;” “The Blind Date Murder Mysteries;” “The Lost Prince;” Guest lead: “Casualty,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Bad Girls,” “Genie in the House,” “Doctors,” “The Bill,” “Hero to Zero.”

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Player

Gregory Arsenal

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Festival mondial du cirque de demain (Bronze medal)Paris; Sol y circo festival (Bronze medal), Germany; Dummy, GOP Variété Theatre, Germany; Friedrichsbau Variété, Germany; Olympic Games, Vancouver, Les 7 Doigts de la Main; Cabotinage, Vague de Cirque Tent, Canada; C’est Assez Pour Aujourd’hui, Crime, Ou Est le Chef, La TOHU, Canada; Variété et Cetera, Germany; PSY, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Colombia; Planetary Carnival of Circus Stage Direction, Grand State Circus of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

Gregory Arsenal appears with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

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Lolita Costet

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Lolita Costet

A.R.T.: Debut. Credits: Seuls avec vous: Festival Deltebre Dansa, Spain; Caravanes en cirque, La Grainerie, France; Festival Trapezi, Spain; Convention acrosport, Holland; Pôle cirque de Montpellier, France; Theater op de Markt, Festival de Neerpelt, Belgium; Festival d’Watt, Gödör Klub, Hungary; Glanzlichter, Shortcut, GOP Variété Theatre, Germany; Festival Sol y Circo (“New Talent” prize), Germany; Circus Monti, Switzerland; Gala Federation de Gymnastique Francophone, Belgium; Crece’09, Spain; una storia nella storia, Scola di circo Flic, Italy; Sta onira mas, Greece. TV: “Millow”; RTBF; “Le Tailleur de Neve,” Franco Dragone.

 

Lolita Costet appears with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

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Colin Cunliffe

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Evita starring Ricky Martin; The Addams Family; Cry Baby. National Tours: Sweet CharityThe Boyfriend (dir. by Julie Andrews); Fame; Cats. Regional/Other: The Human Comedy, Barrington Stage; Grease, Paper Mill; Annie, Paper Mill; Rocky Horror Picture Show, Le Poisson Rouge. He was also the director and creator of Broadway Loves San Miguel in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. He would like to thank Gypsy, Diane and Chet for bringing him into and letting him run away with the circus. A special high five to his pal Tyrone J- From P.A. to the Circus Ring my friend, much love.

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Andrew Fitch

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Andrew Fitch

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Monty Python’s Spamalot. New York: Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project, Queens Theatre; Follies, Girl Crazy, City Center Encores!; Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Sinatra, Radio City Music Hall. National Tour: Billy Elliot; Monty Python’s Spamalot; Victor/Victoria; Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof, North Shore Music Theater; Gypsy (Tulsa), Damn Yankees (Rocky), Stages St. Louis; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Evita, TUTS, Houston; Guys and Dolls, North Carolina Theater.

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Orion Griffiths

A.R.T.: Debut. Performances: Circus Los Muchoso’s, Circus Funder Plunder, The Shrine Circus, Arnold Classic Sports Festival. Born into a circus family, he has been performing since he was four. He is training with his family in San Francisco to create their own show. He hopes to one day compete in the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.

 

Orion Griffiths appears with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

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Viktoria Grimmy

A.R.T.: Debut. Circus and theater: Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus; Cirque du Soliel; Big Apple Circus; Royal Hannaford Circus; Circus Hamid; Busch Gardens Tampa FL; Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale, Goodman Theatre. Live shows: On Tour With Britney Spears World Circus Tour. Competitions: Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival (Bronze Medal, Solo Aerialist To Place); World Circus Festival in Latina Italy (Bronze Medal Winner). Film: Burlesque. Television: “Shake It Up!”; “Switched”; “Glee/Superbowl Commercial.” Fifth Generation Circus performer.

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Olga Karmansky

A.R.T.: Debut. US Tours: Panic! At The DiscoGymnastics Superstars. International: Allora + Calzadilla, Venice Biennale, Italy. Television: “Law & Order: SVU”; “Strange Beauty” (Contortionist). Rhythmic Gymnastics, 2004 US Olympic team Alternate, two-time Pan American Champion.

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Bethany Moore

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Bethany Moore

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway/New York: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (original company); Into the Woods (Florinda, u/s Witch), The Public Theater. Tours: Chorus Line (Judy), 1st National Tour; Cats (Bombalurina). Regional: The Producers (Ulla), Kansas City Starlight; Drowsy Chaperone (Janet); Urinetown (Hope); Legally Blonde (Margot).

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Stephanie Pope

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway/National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy Van Hossmere); Chicago (Velma Kelly); Fosse (Leading Player); Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Gymnasia); Jelly’s Last Jam (The Hunnies); Sweet Charity (Helene); Bob Fosse’s Big Deal. Off-Broadway: The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936; Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party. Regional: Pippin (Fastrada); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Television: “Law and Order: SVU”; “One Life to Live”; “All My Children”; “OZ.”

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Philip Rosenberg

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: TRACES, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Union Square Theatre. Regional: TRACES (touring), Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Saddlers Wells in London, Casino de Paris, The Sydney Opera House; The Birdhouse Factory, The New Pickle Circus, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre; Dummy, GOP Variété Theatre, Germany; Die Boscars, Variété et Cetera Theatre, Germany; Cabotinage, Vague de Cirque Tent, Canada; LA VIE, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, France; C’est Assez Pour Aujourd’hui, Les Feuilles Mortes, Ou Est le Chef, La TOHU, Canada; Vau de Vire Society, The Regency Ballroom; Planetary Carnival of Circus Stage Direction, Grand State Circus of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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Yannick Thomas

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Festival mondial du cirque de demain (Bronze medal), Paris; Sol y circo festival (Bronze medal), Germany; Dummy, GOP Variété Theatre, Germany; Friedrichsbau Variété, Germany; Olympic Games, Vancouver, Les 7 Doigts de la Main; Cabotinage, Vague de Cirque Tent, Canada; C’est Assez Pour Aujourd’hui, Crime, Ou Est le Chef, La TOHU, Canada; Variété et Cetera, Germany; PSY, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Colombia; Planetary Carnival of Circus Stage Direction, Grand State Circus of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

Yannick Thomas appears with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

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Molly Tynes

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Molly Tynes

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: CHIX 6 (Lola Touche), Pre-Broadway Production at the Queens Theatre. Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baroness u/s), 1st National Tour; Pippin (Manson Trio), Goodspeed Opera House and National Tour. Regional: Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), Arvada Center; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baroness), Lyric Theatre of OK; Curtains, Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS; Annie Get Your Gun, Goodspeed Opera House; On the Town, Paper Mill Playhouse; Guys and Dolls, Riverside Theatre. Thanks to the entire artistic team, The Mine, and my family.

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Anthony Wayne

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Player

Anthony Wayne

A.R.T.: Debut. BroadwayAnything GoesPriscilla, Queen of the Desert (Jimmy). Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle, Encores!; Once on this Island (Papa Ge), Gallery Players. Tours: A Chorus Line (Richie, 1st National Tour), The Color Purple (1st National Tour). Fame (Tyrone Jackson). Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Old Globe; Sophisticated Ladies, Arena Stage. www.awayne.com C.E.O./President of awayne Productions, Inc.: FABULOUS, ONE MORE TIME: A SYLVESTER CONCERT (Sylvester). For Kendrell... “You Know How To Love Me.”

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Orchestra

Conductor/Keyboard 1

Charlie Alterman

Conductor/Keyboard 1

Charlie Alterman

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway credits include: Godspell (Musical Director); Next to Normal (Musical Director); Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Musical Director/actor); Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor). Tours: Next to Normal (Music Supervisor); Grease (US/Asia). Off-Broadway: Silence: The Musical!; Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, MUNY, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, The Huntington Theatre, and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.

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Keyboard 2

Sonny Paladino

Keyboard 2

Sonny Paladino

A.R.T.: Pippin (Associate Music Director). Broadway: The Last Ship (written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting; Associate Music Director); Pippin; (Assistant Conductor/Keys): Jesus Christ SuperstarBilly ElliotGreasePriscilla, Queen of the Desert; Keyboards: Guys and DollsMama MiaPromises, PromisesAddams FamilyWomen on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney's High School Musical, Milan/Italy Tour.First National Tours: Disney's High School MusicalDirty Rotten ScoundrelsGrease. Work with Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison. As composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve). TV: The X-Factor (Australia), The Next Big Thing. Sonny is also the music director and arranger for The Doo Wop Project. BFA in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College. 

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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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Cello

Kevin Crudder

A.R.T.: Pippin. He received his Master’s Degree from Indiana University, studying with legendary cellist Janos Starker. He has performed in Asia, Europe, throughout the United States and on PBS and National Public Radio. Kevin has served as principal cellist for the touring companies of the Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theater as well as the national touring productions of Evita, Cats, Titanic, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Les Misérables. He regularly performs with the duo ClearVision and is a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

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Bass

Anthony D'Amico

A.R.T.: Debut. Principal bass: The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Boston Philharmonic, Opera Boston. Member: The Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Springfield Symphony. He is a frequent participant with: The Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, New England Camerata. He serves on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, the Walnut Hill School, and Project STEP. He is an alumnus of the Hartt School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music.

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Giotar

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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Reed 1

Mark Pinto

Reed 1

Mark Pinto

A.R.T.: Debut. Jazz Alto Saxophonist/woodwind specialist. Member of: Buddy Rich Big Band, Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra, Greg Hopkins Big Band, John Allmark Jazz Orchestra. Performed with: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Jon Faddis, Jack Walrath, Bill Pierce, Phil Woods, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, Harry Connick Jr., Boston Pops Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. He is featured on the Buddy Rich recording “Mr. Drums, Live on King Street.”

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Reed 2

Rod Ferland

Reed 2

Rod Ferland

A.R.T.: Johnny Baseball. Woodwind doubler on oboe, English horn, flute, saxophone, and clarinet. Performed for Broadway productions in the orchestra pits of Boston’s Wang, Shubert, Colonial, Boston Opera House, and North Shore Music Theater. Besides playing for touring shows in Boston, Rod has performed in the pre-Broadway productions of Dreamgirls, Grand Hotel, Seussical, and Rags. Recent highlights include Candide at the Huntington Theatre and the concert performance of Porgy and Bess with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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Orchestra Contractor/Trumpet

Rick Hammett

Orchestra Contractor/Trumpet

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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Trombone

Walt Bostian

Trombone

Walt Bostian

A.R.T.: Debut. Walt Bostian, trombone, has played the national tours of The Lion King, Wicked, and other shows during their Boston runs. In addition he has performed with the Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, and The Portland Symphony Orchestra, as well as touring with Bim Skala Bim and Roomful of Blues. He is an Honors graduate of the New England Conservatory.

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Percussion

Joe DeMarco

Percussion

Joe DeMarco

A.R.T.: Debut. Worked with: Boston Symphony and Pops orchestras, The Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, The Portland Symphony Orchestra. His expertise spans genres, including orchestra, opera, new music, jazz and theater. He holds degrees in music from Boston University and The Juilliard School. He currently resides in Providence, RI.

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Drums/Percussion

Kenny Hadley

Drums/Percussion

Kenny Hadley

A.R.T.: Debut. Styles: rhythm and blues, rock. Work includes: shows with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, world tours with small jazz groups, clubs, performing concerts. He is active in the educational community, teaching private students, working as a respected clinician and festival adjudicator. Kenny is the leader, for the last twenty years, of his own seventeen-piece big band, which has recorded three CDs, the latest being “Common Thread” in 2009.

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Music Preparation

Donald Oliver and Paul Holderbaum/Chelsea Music, Inc.

Keyboards and Programming

Randy Cohen, Cohen Keyboards

Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Julie Baldauff

Stephen R. Gruse

Assistant Stage Manager

Julie Baldauff

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Children of Herakles. Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Color Purple, Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, HAIR, The Wedding Singer, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Foxes, The Rehearsal, Summer and Smoke, Getting Away with Murder. Regional: Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Monaco and Chicago.

 

 

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Assistant Stage Manager

Stephen R. Gruse

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: GodspellWonderlandHAIRGreaseGrey Gardens;The Pajama GameSweet CharityA Christmas Carol, MSG; The Play What I Wrote; Oklahoma!; The Full Monty; Marie Christine, LCT. Off-Broadway: If There Is I Haven’t Found it Yet. Concerts: Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert.

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Voice and Speech Coach

Nancy Houfek

Voice and Speech Coach

Nancy Houfek

A.R.T.: Resident vocal coach since 1997; 70 productions, most recently dialect design for Once, Pippin, and Glass Menagerie. Regional theater coaching: A.C.T., Guthrie. Has worked with directors Diane Paulus, John Tiffany, Sarah Benson, Bill T. Jones, Andrei Serban, David Mamet, Robert Woodruff, among others. A.R.T. Institute Head of Voice & Speech: vocal production, dialects, Shakespeare; heads M.F.A. program in voice pedagogy. National workshops on public speaking and storytelling; Harvard’s Bok Center filmed her work with Harvard faculty: “The Act of Teaching.” Performance credits: A.C.T., California Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theater, San Jose Rep, Alaska Rep & Joyce Theater. B.A. Stanford, M.F.A. American Conservatory Theater, Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

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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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Drama League Assistant Director

Christopher Windom

Drama League Assistant Director

Christopher Windom

A.R.T.: Debut. Directed and Choreographed for Trinity Repertory Company, TheatreWorks, TinyRhino, NYMF, FringeNYC, Young Playwrights Inc., Maples Rep, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Festival 56, NYU, and Temple University. Performing: Broadway, National Tours, West End, and Regional credits. BFA, Webster University. MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. www.christopherwindom.com

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Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain/Male Swing

Brad Musgrove

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Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain/Male Swing

Brad Musgrove

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway (original casts): The Producers(Carmen Ghia, Dance captain); La Cage aux Folles(Hanna from Hamburg); Fosse (Dance Captain, Original choreography reconstruction). Tours: 42nd Street, 1st European tour; CATS, Hamburg, Germany;Anything Goes, Berlin, Germany. Costume Design: Heatwave: The Jack Cole Project, Off-Broadway; Crazy for You, Theatre by the Sea; My One and OnlyA Chorus Line, 101 Dalmations (Kevin Kline Award nomination), Stages St. Louis.

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Assistant Circus Creation

Jeslyn Kelly

Assistant Circus Creation

Jeslyn Kelly

A.R.T.: Debut. Recent choreography credits include: Equus (dir. Tony Walton). Broadway performance credits: War HorseTarzan. Other performance: FuerzaBrutaDe La Guarda; Liars’ Club; Impact Theater. She teaches movement for actor and acting for dancers. B.A. from Vassar College. She is so happy to collaborate with A.R.T. and Les 7 Doigts.

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Assistant Equipment Engineer

Alex LeMay

Circus Rigger

Michael Cecchini

Assistant Rigger

Evan Hyde

Assistant to Gypsy Snider

Katie Naka

Associate Scenic Design

Jeff Hinchee

Associate Scenic Design

Jeff Hinchee

A.R.T Debut. Associate design: Les Liaisons Dangerouses, Blackbird, Howard Katz, and Pig Farm (all with Scott Pask), The Year of Magical Thinking (with Bob Crowley), The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee (with Jennifer Caprio). Selected assistant design: The Addams Family, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Hair, 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Speed the Plow, Cry Baby, November, The Coast of Utopia. Boston Ballet’s new The Nutcracker, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), and Arabella (Opera Australia) all with Robert Perdziola.

 
He is also an illustrator for print, event posters, textiles (for The Brooklyn Haus and Satchel Boutique), albums (Gavin Creel’s “Quiet”), and frequent contributor for Broadway Impact.

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Assistant Scenic Design

Warren Stiles

Assistant Costume Design

Ameera Ali

Assistant Sound Designer

Erik Skovgaard

Mic Tech

Sam Sewells

Music Librarian

Kevin Lin

Music Intern

Haley Bennett

Production Assistant

Sara Sahin

Dressers

Brian Choinsky, Emily Damron

Additional Run Crew

Benjamin Saint Louis

Acrobat Costumes by Costume Works

Liz Perlman (Owner), Therese Beck (Head Draper), Lynn Jeffries, Rita Scavulnos, Erin Butcher, Kendra Bell, Gail Buckley, Heidi Hermiller, Martha Palaza, Susanne Miller

Draper

Caroline Errington

Stitchers

Susanna Brown, Lisa Dezmelyk, Sally Ravitz, April McCoy

Wig and Make Up Artisan

Rachel Padula Shufelt

Assistant Wig and Make Up Artisan

Jason Allen

Crafts

Fabian Aguilar, Jen Bennet, Jill Thibault

Props Craftspersons

Rebecca K. David, Bill Hawkins

Props Painter

Julie Talty

Props Intern

Irene Yee

Scenic Shop Buyer

Ryan Anderson

Carpenters

Sam Cournyn, Evan DelGaudio, Megan Doughty, Tim Jones, George Kane, Keelia Liptak, Dan Lincoln, Adam Medlyn, Matthew Meeds, Kyle Moore, Ray Reyes, Jon Seiler, Nick Shelton

Carpenter Intern

Vinca Merriman

Scenic Painters

Brian Crete, Elizabeth Johnson, Heather Morris

Scenic Paint Intern

Richard Oullette

CASTING
DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY
Duncan Stewart CSA, Benton Whitley CSA,
Andrea Zee

Harvard 2012 Summer Interns with support from the Office of the President and Provost and in partnership with the Office of Career Services: Madeleine Bersin, Rachel Gibian, Heather Mauldin, Civry Melvin, Anise Molina, Benjamin Moss, Ryan Smillie, Susanna Wolk

Original choreography for “Manson Trio” by Bob Fosse
“Spread a Little Sunshine” dance arrangement by Zane Mark

SPECIAL THANKS

Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan
Jill Johnson, Christine Bennett, Marin Orlosky, Harvard Dance Center;
Dana Knox, Andrew Gitchel, Farkas Hall;
Jack Megan, Eric Engel, and the entire Office for the Arts at Harvard University

Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Director of Espana Streb Trapeze Academy at the STREB lab for Action Mechanics. www.BobbyHedglinTaylor.com

Liz Perlman, Costume Works; Larry Lelli, Shannon Ford, Rehearsal Drummers; Stephen Gabis, NYC Dialect Coach; Johnathan Carr, Flame Video; Margaret Cotter, Union Square Theater; Jit Seneviratne, Gibney Dance; Steve Routh, Pearl Studios; Circus Warehouse, Event Illuminations and Cat Entertainment Services; Christi Tisdale, Stephanie Sine, and Polly Solomon, Assistants to Mr. Hedglin-Taylor; Bonnie Baggesen, Emerson College; Tony Robillard, BU Track and Tennis Center; Alecia Parker; B.J. Holt; Clint Bond; Mhari Sandoval; Triney Sandoval; Bryce Gilifillian; Megan Jones.


First performance at the Loeb Drama Center on December 5, 2012
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse

PIPPIN Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), New York, NY. www.MTIShows.com

Matthew James Thomas, Gregory Arsenal, Lolita Costet, Orion Griffiths, and Yannick Thomas are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.  The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.