Cast of Characters

THE DESIGNER & BUILDER: Thomas Andrews…………………...Paul Sandberg
THE OWNER: J. Bruce Ismay……………………………………….Chance Blakely

OFFICERS AND CREW:
Captain E. J. Smith……………………………………………………Dale W. Given
First Officer Murdoch………………………………..……………Geoffrey Karnish
Second Officer Lightoller…………………...……………………………Diego Diaz
Third Officer Pitman………………………...………………………...John E. Elliott
Fourth Officer Boxhall……………………..…….……………..…...Roy Richardson
Quartermaster Hitchens……………………....……………………...Brian Walters

Stevedore.................................................................................................Jason Pintar
Harold Bride, Radioman……….……………..….....…………………....Alex Arroyo
Frederick Barrett, Stoker………..……………..……..……………….John E. Elliott
Frederick Fleet, Lookout……….…………………....………….....Nathaniel Burich
Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer……………………………………………..Todd Tucker
Henry Etches, Senior first-class Steward………….……………………Ricky Pope
Bellboy…………………………………………………….…………..Andreas Wyder

 

PRINCIPAL PASSENGERS
FIRST-CLASS
Isidor Straus……………………………………………...Robert John Biedermann
Ida Straus………………………………………………..Jacqueline Whelan Heron
John J. Astor………………………………………………………….David Discenza
Madeline Astor…………………………………………………………..Jackey Good
Benjamin Guggenheim…………….…………………………………...Jason Pintar
Mme. Aubert…………………………..………………………………...Taylor Coriell
John B. Thayer…………………………….……………………….....Roy Richardson
Marion Thayer………………………………………………………Morgan Springer
Jack Thayer…………………………………………………………...Andreas Wyder
George Widener………………………………………………………...George Platis
Eleanor Widener……………………………………………………...Brittany Jeffery
Charlotte Cardoza………………...………………………………...Sophia Swannell
J. H. Rogers…………………………….……………………………Geoffrey Karnish
The Major………………………………..………………………………..Todd Tucker

 

SECOND CLASS
Alice Beane…………………………………..…………………………Angela Shultz
Edgar Beane…………………………………..…………………………..Todd Tucker
Charles Clark………………………………………………………….Sam Sherwood
Caroline Neville…………………………………….………………..Ashlie Roberson

 

THIRD CLASS
Jim Farrell………………………………………………………………Brian Walters
Kate McGowan………………………………………...…………….Brittany Jeffery
Kate Mullins……………………………………………………………..Jackey Good
Kate Murphey………………………………………….………………..Taylor Coriell

 

OTHER CREW
Andrew Latimer, Steward…………………………….…………..Nathaniel Burich
The Damicos Dance Team………………….Nathaniel Burich & Ashlie Roberson

 

THE BAND
Bandmaster Wallace Hartley………………..…………………………...Diego Diaz
Bandsman Taylor……………………………..……………………...Sam Sherwood
Bandsman Bricoux…………………………..………………………Andreas Wyder

 

TITANIC ORCHESTRA TOURING MUSICIANS

Conductor/Keyboards......................................Michael McAssey

Violin................................................................Morgan Bartholick

Trumpet.............................................................David Pomerantz

Trombone.................................................................Derek Kwong

 

Meet The Directors

Paula Hammons Sloan   (Director and Choreographer)
Ms Sloan’s work as Director/Choreographer and Master Teacher has been recognized nationally for over 30 years starting in the Houston, Texas area.  She recently choreographed the Opening Ceremonies of the 100 Anniversary Convention of Girl Scouts held this past November. Ms. Sloan has directed or choreographed numerous National tours including: Miracle on 34th Street, Music Man, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, Titanic, Little Women, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers among others. She recently was privileged to set an original piece on the Atlantic City Ballet entitled “Wait”.  Ms. Sloan has Directed/Choreographed Hairspray at the ElDorado hotel and Casino, Reno and Miracle on 34th Street at the Tropicana Resort and Casino Atlantic City for Jersey Shore Entertainment, and served as Director and/or Choreographer of the productions of 42nd Street also at the Tropicana as well as at The ElDorado Hotel and Casino, Reno and Resorts, Atlantic City. She was choreographer for Jekyll and Hyde for the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Broadway Series in Atlantic City.  Ms. Sloan has directed and choreographed regionally including, Ocean Professional Theatre Company (Christmas of Swing, Titanic), Kansas City Starlight (The Producers, Anything Goes), Casa Manana (Oklahoma), West Virginia Public Theatre, Surflight Theatre (On Your Toes, Lady Be Good, Ragtime, Joseph, Will Rogers, White Christmas, Ebenezer), Gateway Playhouse, Plan B Productions (The Producers, Footloose),  Theatre Under the Stars (Houston) (Guys and Dolls, Urban Cowboy, 110 in the Shade, Wonderful Life, Disney’s When You Wish),  the Houston Symphon, the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as Oklahoma City University and Louisiana State University.  She served as the Resident Choreographer/Director of Galveston Island Musicals, Texas from 1997-2007 having directed/choreographed well over 50 musical productions for Galveston. Since 1992, Ms. Sloan served as faculty in the Dance and Theatre Department of the nationally acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas and has also held the position of Assistant Director of Dance at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and served as resident choreographer for all main stage theatre productions at the University. Ms. Sloan serves as the Director of Apprentices and Assistant Production Supervisor at Ocean Professional Theatre Company in New Jersey. Love to ms and p.

Michael McAssey  (Conductor/Musical Director)

Mr. McAssey spent two years on the road as conductor and musical director of the Broadway National Tour of AVENUE Q. Based in NYC, he has musical directed at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Theater Barn and Cohoes Music Hall in NY, The Bickford, Surflight and Ocean Professional Theatres in NJ, and Arizona Broadway Theatre in Phoenix. Productions include CHICAGO, MAN OF LaMANCHA and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (all starring John Davidson), CAROUSEL, SUNSET BOULEVARD, Disney’s TARZAN, WHITE CHRISTMAS, I DO! I DO!, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, RAGTIME, MACK & MABEL, VIOLET and many more. At the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City he music-directed and appeared in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. He spent five years in Aspen, CO, as musical director and entertainer at the famous Crystal Palace, and toured with Donny Osmond playing piano for Livent’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. As an actor, he was featured on Broadway in LATE NITE COMIC, Off-Broadway in A HARD TIME TO BE SINGLE and IN GAY COMPANY and at Surflight Theatre, NJ as Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY. Soap fans may remember Michael as blind pianist/singer George Baldwin on CBS-TV’s GUIDING LIGHT. He appeared with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone in Paris and toured with Ms. LuPone in her nightclub act, THE ARGENTINA TURNER REVUE. In Chicago, Michael starred in the hit comedy SHEAR MADNESS and co-starred as Banjo in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER with Andre de Shields. He is a winner and three-time nominee of New York City’s MAC Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist, and numerous other awards in cabaret. A proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1977, Michael spent last summer in Sullivan, IL starring as Max Bialystock in THE PRODUCERS at The Little Theatre On The Square. Visit www.michaelmcassey.com.

 

Meet The Cast

 

Alex Arroyo (Harold Bride) Alex is honored to join the hardworking cast and crew of Titanic! Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat National Tour (Joseph u/s), Broadway's Rising Stars at NYC's Town Hall, Cinderella (The Herald) at the Fireside Theatre in WI, Altar Boyz (Juan/Abe u/s) at The Hanna in Cleveland, Unlock'd with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and Charlie Brown (Snoopy), along with other NYC and regional theatre credits. Alex is a proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Robert John Biedermann  (Isidor Strauss),  I look forward to this my 10th National Tour (Unsinkable Molly Brown, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Urban Cowboy, Little Women, 3 Tours and 193 Cities of Wizard Of OZ, South Pacific Based on Lincoln Center Production) and seeing more of our beautiful country.  A Vietnam Vet, I have enjoyed the last 34 years Performing, Directing, Choreographing (Helen Hayes Nomination), and Tutoring Children in the Creative Art of Acting.  Laugh First, Don't Wait To Laugh Last.  To the 3 Ladies in my Life...Mother, Lauraine and Nives.

 

Chance Blakeley  (J. Bruce Ismay) has had the honor to perform with such amazing and talented people in his life. Some of his favorite shows include Backwards in High Heels, Babes in Toyland at Lincoln Center, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and Christmas of Swing with Ocean Professional Theater Company. Chance Graduated with not one but two degrees (B.M. in Musical Theater & B.F.A. in Costume Design) after Oklahoma City University Chance made his way to the Big Apple and has been living like a true performing gypsy ever since! Every week a different Sub-let and every month a different state. Chance would like to thank Erin McCracken Alex Ross and Danny Sue for all there support, his brother Clint and all the troops, and his vivacious mother Lorie his 2 amazing Aunts, and Gail and Steve.

 

Nathaniel Burich (Frederick Fleet, Mr. Damico) hails from Greensboro, PA. National tour debut. Selected credits: PCLO- Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince, PRATHER ENT.- Annie Get Your Gun, OPTC-Man of La Mancha, Titanic, TWV- World Premier of Rocket Boys, PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE- Carousel, Thoroughly Modern Millie. BFA Musical Theatre, Point Park University. Thanks to God, Family, Friends, and Cameron. www.nathanielburich.org

 

 

Taylor Coriell  (Kate Murphey) received her Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Kentucky. Favorite stage credits include The Stephen Foster Story (Jeanie), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Wizard of Oz (Glinda u/s), Scrooge! the Musical (Isabel), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), and The Magic Flute (Papagena). She recently finished an opera outreach tour of Kentucky, playing Little Red Riding Hood in UKOT's production of Little Red's Most Unusual Day! Taylor currently lives in New York, and sends her love to MGPSJMEANMR. www.taylorcoriell.com

Diego Diaz   (Lightoller, Bandmaster Wallace Hartley) is excited to be part of the TITANIC voyage! He grew up in Houston, TX but is originally from Venezuela. Credits include: NY: Alley of Masks, Sing A Merry Madrigal, A Beggar’s Opera. Regional: Tarzan, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 42nd Street, RENT, Hairspray, Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, Lion in Winter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others. A graduate of New School University, he obtained his BFA in Musical Theatre in conjunction with the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He thanks his growing family for the constant love, friends for the constant drinks, and you, the splendid theatergoer, for the constant support.

 

David Discenza (John J. Astor) earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with a concentration in vocal performance, from Georgian Court University where he finished first in his class, was a Dean’s Scholar and the recipient of the Ruth B Cohen Award for excellence in music. David has over thirty years experience in the NJ/NY/PA tri-state area, performing in theater, radio and various bands. His fondest performance memories include the Opening Ceremony of the New Jersey Garden State Games, “Children’s Fairy Tale Theater” on NJ Public Radio, performing “Messiah Refreshed” at Lincoln Center and lead roles in local theatrical performances of “Hair”, (Berger), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, (Joseph), ”GodSpell”, (Judas), and “Tommy”, (Minister). David resides in Toms River, NJ, where he gives private vocal and music theory lessons and is active performing in local church services and celebrations. 

 

John E. Elliott (Frederick Barrett, Stoker) has been involved in theatre for over fifteen years as an actor, director, and music director.  Recently John originated the role of “Erasmus Shue” in the world premiere production of Greenbrier Ghost at the Spirit of Broadway Theater.  Other favorite credits include “Duke” in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (2010 Spirit Award Nominee), “Roy Rogers/Carlos Gardel” in Once Upon a Time in Atlantic City, “Tony” in West Side Story, “Starbuck” in 110 in the Shade, and “Nicely, Nicely Johnson” in Guys and Dolls.  He would like to dedicate this performance to his beautiful sons, Finn and Rowan.

Dale W. Given (Captain E. J. Smith) Dale is excited to touring with TITANIC.  An Ohio native, Dale most recently spent the summer at Ocean Professional Theatre Company doing 4 shows, including RING OF FIRE and TITANIC. Earlier this year he played Captain E. J. Smith in "Titanic" at LaComedia Dinner Theatre in Ohio.  Over the past several years you may have caught Mr. Given portraying several "iconic" characters in Dollywood, TN during their Christmas season, or in the summer as "Buffalo Dale" the host of the "Medora Musical" in Medora, North Dakota.  Last year he toured nationally as Pastor Gunderson in the hilarious musical comedy "Church Basement Ladies, A Second Helping".  Other regional credits include "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”, "The King & I", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Smoke On the Mountain", and "The Music Man". dalegiven.com

Jackey Good (Kate Mullins) is thrilled to be a part of Titanic! She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt. Favorite roles include Margot in Legally Blonde (Fireside Theatre), Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Brown County Playhouse), Eileen in I Love a Piano (Natl. Tour), Clara in Miracle on 34th Street (Wagon Wheel Theatre), Val in A Chorus Line, Lou-Ann in Hairspray (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Featured soloist in A Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Christmas, and Ensemble/Aurora u/s in Sleeping Beauty (La Comedia Dinner Theatre). Love and gratitude to the most terrific family and friends a gal could ever have!

 

Jacqueline Whelan Heron (Ida Straus; Company Manager) was born in Ireland. She attended Municipal College of Music in Dublin, received a Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music, and studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where she completed a Postgraduate Course in Advanced Singing.  Favourite performances include: Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, The Whitehorse Inn, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, The Gondoliers, Showboat, Fiddler On The Roof and The Music Man. Jacqueline has toured Europe, Asia and North America as a soprano with “The Three Irish Tenors”.

 

Brittany Jeffery  (Kate McGowan) just finished spending the summer performing at the Jersey Shore. She has been spending the summers here with her family since she was a little girl. Before that she just finished a contract at Cohoes Music Hall playing a member of the tribe in HAIR. She is absolutely thrilled to be playing Kate McGowan in TITANIC on tour. Thank you to her family, friends and JPT for their constant support!

 

Geoff Karnish  (First Officer Murdoch, J. H. Rogers) Originally from Wisconsin, is thrilled to be touring the country with this beautiful show. Regional credits: Will Parker in Oklahoma!, Schroeder in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Gad in Joseph...  Love and thanks to family and friends!

 

Jason Pintar  (Stevedore, Benjamin Guggenheim) First national tour! NYC: The Secret Garden (Major Holmes) - APAC, Assassins (Czolgosz) - 5th Floor Productions. REGIONAL: The Music Man (Olin Britt), Camelot (Sir Dinadan) – Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, MO; Avenue X (Ubazz) – New Harmony Theatre, IN; Guys and Dolls (Sky) – Huron Playhouse, OH; Blithe Spirit (Charles) – Howmet Playhouse, MI. BFA - Musical Theatre, Central Michigan University. Love to Mama and Poppie. Thanks to Ryan & Angela.

 

George Platis  (George Widener) is so grateful to be a part of Boebe Productions TITANIC Tour.  George holds a degree in Elementary Education and Music from Monmouth University where he got his first taste of acting and hasn't stopped since!  Favorite credits include: A Year With Frog and Toad (Snail), Into the Woods (Jack), Children of Eden (Cain/ Japheth & Abel/ Ham), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig), and The Full Monty (Ethan). He would like to thank his family for their constant support, his friends for their advice, and you for supporting the live arts. Special thanks to Tina Kaye. Twitter: @GeoPlatis.

 

Ricky Pope (Henry Etches) is very happy to join the cast of Titanic. He played the same role at Ocean Professional Theatre Company, La Comedia Theatre and Lyric Stage in Dallas where he was nominated for a Rabin Award. He spent 3 years on the national tour of ANNIE as Drake and Bert Healy and was also on the national tour of All Shook Up as Sheriff Earl. Originally from Dallas he did many shows there before moving to NY including The Wild Party, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Man of No Importance, Can Can, Forum, Anything Goes and Dirty Blonde. Also a composer, he recently completed his first symphony.

Roy Richardson (Boxhall, John B. Thayer) a graduate from New York University’s Steinhardt School with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.  Originally from Bermuda he obtained his bachelor of music from Acadia University in Nova Scotia Canada. Most recently Roy has been seen in the Cohoes Music Hall Production of In the Heights (Piragua Guy) he has also been previously seen in Libra Theater’s NYIT awarding winning production of 12th Night (Fabian). Favorite roles include Steinhardt’s production of Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Valentine), Candide (Lion/Baron) and King David (Goliath). Regionally Roy has performed at Triarts, Funny Thing…Forum (Marcus Lycus), Arts Center of Costal Carolina’s production of Man of La Mancha (Tenorio) and Ocean Professional Theatre’s productions of Man of La Mancha (Pedro) and Titanic (John Thayer/others). Roy would like to thank his family and friends for allowing him to live his dream. www.roy-richardson.com

 

Ashlie Roberson (Caroline Neville, Ms. Damico) could not be more thrilled to be in this company! Originally from Florence, Alabama and a graduate from the University of Alabama, she is a "Southern Belle" living in the "Big Apple." She has worked at the 2nd oldest theater in the country: the Barter Theater and was a Barter Player, where she was in 20 shows and learned more than she could ever imagine. She was most recently seen in as June in Arthur Laurent’s Time of the Cuckoo (Schoolhouse Theatre). A giant thank you to my parents who have supported my dreams and cheered me on.  

Paul Sandberg  (Thomas Andrews) has performed this role regionally at both Ocean Professional Theater and La Comedia Theater.  Paul originated the role of Joseph in Danny Hamilton's The Child.  Off-Broadway: Phantom: The Real Story (Raul).  New York: Candide (Voltaire/Pangloss), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Warden), King David (Samuel), To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Paul).  MM in Musical Theater from NYU. www.PaulSandberg.net

Sam Sherwood   (Charles Clark) is thrilled to be a part of OPTC’s inaugural season and the tour of TITANIC.  Originally from the small town of Naples, NY in the Finger Lakes, Sam currently is based in New York City where he’s had the pleasure of singing and performing for audiences on subway platforms, in tiny theaters with folding chairs, as well as those in the cushioned seats at Carnegie Hall.  Regionally, Sam has enjoyed performing all over the country.  Favorite shows include The Music Man (National Tour); Anne of Greene Gables (Peterborough Players); Dream a Little Dream (Phoenix Theatre); Candide; Ring of Fire; Buddy and all those in which he’s been permitted to pick up an instrument or two. www.sherwoodsounds.com

 

Angela Shultz (Alice Beane) is the 2010 recipient of the Hanson Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs as well as a 2012 Nominee for Best Female Vocalist for her show Do Overs. NYC musical theatre credits include: Assassins (Sara Jane Moore/Hudson Guild), Falsettos (Cordelia/Wingspan Arts benefit), Coris of Disapproval, Making God (Mother Teresa and others) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Workshops: Wasp Woman (Phyllis Futch) and Halloween Hullabaloo. Favorite regional roles include Closer Than Ever (Miss Byrd). The Secret Garden (Martha), Company (Marta) Bat Boy (Ruthie/Ned), Xunsense (Rev Mo and Hubert), and Godspell (Joanne and Sonia). She holds a Master's in Theatre Education and a Bachelor of Music and is an active teaching artist in voice and cabaret. She is just back from St. Louis where she taught at a musical theatre camp ~ Angela has performed in master classes with Barbara Cook and Sally Mayes. For more info, visit www.AngelaShultz.com

 

Morgan Springer (Marion Thayer) is honored to be aboard the Titanic and touring the US and Candada with one of her favorite shows. She just spent the last year touring as Paulette in Legally Blonde and Meg Brockie in Brigadoon with Prather Entertainment Group. For 4 years, Morgan performed in 14 shows with the Arizona Broadway Theatre. Favorite roles there include: Carlotta in Phantom, Vi More in Footloose, Vicki Nichols in Full Monty, Maria in Lend Me A Tenor, Clairee in Steel Magnolias, Mazeppa in Gypsy, and Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street. Other favorite roles include The Old Lady in Candide, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, and Judy Turner in A Chorus Line. She has also sung with The Pittsburgh POPS!, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. After Titanic, Morgan will be returning to the Arizona Broadway Theatre to play Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and Violet in 9 to 5. She holds her BFA in Opera Performance and is a proud Carnegie Mellon graduate! Special thanks to the entire Boebe Productions team for this great opportunity, and to her family at ABT and amazing mom for always supporting her!

 

Sophia Swannell (Charlotte Cardoza) is SO thrilled to be performing with Boebe Productions again! Originally from London, England Sophia is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dancing where she performed in a number of their productions. Sophia also performed as a soloist with the Tring Arts Chamber Choir for three years singing in such venues as St John's Smith Square in London and St Peter's Cathedral in Rome. Recent credits include: HAIRSPRAY (Lou Ann/Amber Cover), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Quartette Soprano), GUTTER PRESS at the Tete-e-Tete Opera Festival in London (Kiwi), EBENEZER (Belle) and FAME (Ensemble/Iris Cover). She would like to thank Gail, Paula, Steve and her incredible family for their endless support!!

 

Todd Tucker (Edgar Beane/Mr. Bell/the Major) is thrilled to be joining this talented cast!  He portrayed Marcellus Washburn in the 2011 National Tour of THE MUSIC MAN.  Favorite roles include Cowardly Lion/The Wizard of Oz, Cogsworth/Beauty and the Beast, Howard Cunningham/Happy Days, Mr. Mayor/Seussical the Musical, Bert Barry/42nd Street, Grandpa Joe/Willy Wonka, Baloo/Jungle Book, Lazar Wolf/Fiddler on the Roof, and wicked stepsister Joy/Cinderella.  A two-time graduate of West Virginia University, Todd is from Mason, W.Va., and is grateful for the love and support of his family and friends.  BJCDB!  “You’re never too old to pursue your dream!”

 

Brian Walters  (Jim Farrell) is an actor/ singer from New York City. Off-Broadway/ NYC credits: S- 16 Luna Nera, Floyd Collins, Circumvention, Conspicuous, They’re Just Like Us. Regional: Parade, Quest for the West!, The Secret Garden, and West Side Story. Tour: Who Loves You! a Tribute to Frankie Valli. Pace University BFA Musical Theatre, and is an active friend of the SAFD. For Robin. www.brianwaltersonline.com

 

Andreas Wyder (Bellboy/Jack Thayer/Third Class Passenger) is beyond blessed and thrilled to be making his National Tour debut with this beautiful production of Titanic!  Off-Broadway: The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (Brother Bear), Regional: Big River (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Grapes of Wrath (Theater At Monmouth).  Abundant love and thanks to God, his extraordinary mom and dad, and his inspirational friends and family!  Godspeed to thee!

Meet The Creatives

Becky Malkemes  (Production Stage Manager)  Becky is thrilled to be working on this production of Titanic!  She is originally from Mountain Top, PA but will soon be relocating to Indianapolis.  During the school year she tours with American Family Theatre where she has served as PSM on Alice in Wonderland, Ellis Island and will be heading out with Babes in Toyland this December.  She has also had the opportunity to be a part of stage management teams at New London Barn Playhouse, Surflight Theatre and Hangar Theatre.  This past fall she had the amazing opportunity to serve as Production Assistant and then Head Properties on a new Broadway-bound musical Chix6. She would like to thank her family, friends and Joe for all of their love and support.

 

David Esler (Scenic Designer) Based in NYC, David has designed over 100 productions; his recent projects include Next To Normal(Adirondack Theatre Festival), Sweeney Todd (Gateway Playhouse) and Assassins (Pleasance Theatre, London). Other regional: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Stamford Theatreworks, Stage One Wichita, Princeton Rep, Augusta Opera, the Hangar, Surflight and Muhlenberg summer theatres. NYC: P.S.122, HERE Arts Center, Chashama, the Algonquin, Ohio, Westbeth, and Greenwich Street Theatres, Chelsea Playhouse and Theatre Row. Casino productions: Hairspray, Jekyll & Hyde, Miracle on 34th Street, Footloose, and Fame. Film: Pat Metheny’s 3D concert film The Orchestrion Project, coming this fall.

Jeff Greenberg (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera. His recent credits include Titanic and Man of LaMancha at the Ocean Professional Theatre Company; Questions About Angels and Starry Messenger at Theater for the New City; The Sea Gull at Montclair State University; On Your Toes, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, Lady Be Good, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Stand By Your Man, It’s Only a Play, Dial M for Murder, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Surflight Theatre; The Odd Couple, Clue the Musical, and Oklahoma at the Allenberry Playhouse; and the world premier musical A Girl Called Dusty at the Provincetown Repertory Theatre. Other theatres where he has designed include Blue Heron Performing Arts Center, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey; New Jersey Repertory Company; 12 Miles West, the Penobscot Theatre Company, and Lake George Opera. From 2004-2007 Jeff was the lighting designer and production manager for the international tour of In the Mood, a 1940’s musical review, and prior to that he was the Lighting Supervisor with the American Indian Dance Theatre. In 2005, Jeff was nominated for a Vivian Robinson/Audelco award for outstanding lighting design for his production of Robeson in New York. His lighting for The Brothers Karamazov received the Newark Star Ledger’s Best Lighting award for the 2002-2003 New Jersey theatre season. He has an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Brandeis University, and a BFA in Technical Theatre from Ithaca College. www.jeffgreenberglightingdesign.com

 

Steve Steiner (Producer and Artistic Director, Boebe Productions)
More than 45 years ago his first paying job was in a rock and roll band. After many band jobs and school plays, Steve entered Webster University studying music. His degrees are in music, in Vocal Performance and Instrumental Education. This led to several years in a travelling band, during which time Steve played 11 musical instruments. He still keeps up with about half of them. Deciding to get off the road, Steve then worked for a paint manufacturing company, first as plant manager, then later in sales. During this time he worked first as an avocational actor in theatre and then professionally as both an actor and Musical Director. He also went back to school, gaining a year toward a Masters Degree in Acting. Steve headed to NY at age 30 to give Broadway a try. Over the next 16 years he was fortunate to work almost nonstop in the theatre, including 3 Broadway, 3 Off-Broadway, 2 National Tours and dozens of Regional Productions. As he began to direct the next step was an offer to become the Artistic Director of Surflight Theatre, at the time a semi-professional Summer Stock Theatre on Long Beach Island. During Steve’s tenure, Surflight’s professional profile grew exponentially. Achieving an unprecedented attendance increase averaging over 10% per year for 12 seasons, MainStage attendance increased more that 130%, Children’s Theatre increased more than 35%, a concert series was created, a Touring Educational Theatre Company was created, a school was formed and the Intern/Apprentice program was revitalized to become one of the most sought after programs for theatre students on the east coat. Following a dispute with Surflight’s Board of Directors over the future of the theatre, Steve formed Ocean Professional Theatre Company which is now completing its first full season while planning the second. In 1993 Boebe Productions was formed with Gail Anderson. Concurrent with his other theatrical endeavors Boebe produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, in Atlantic City, NJ, in Reno, NV and a West Coast Tour from 1994 through 2011. In addition to his work in the theatre, Steve is a board member of The South Jersey Cultural Alliance (President), The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, ArtPride New Jersey and Ocean County Tourism (Former Chair). He was part of the County Arts Planning Task Force and served 10 years on the Council (Board) of Actors Equity Association. Steve has been honored many times with the Governor’s Excellence in Tourism Award, and is the proud recipient of The Cultural Access Task Force’s Innovator Award for his forward thinking and hiring practices for Artists with Disabilities.

Boebe Productions LLC (Producer) formed in 1993, was the associate producer for HONKY TONK HIGHWAY, which had an extended run Off Broadway in New York City and at the Goodspeed Opera House second stage in CT and is now licensed often as a small cast musical with the actors serving as the orchestra. Subsequent to HTH, Boebe worked on the development of several new musicals by Bill Mearns and Rosemary Novellino-Mearns, including NANCY WIGGS, THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP and the most successful of the trio EBENEZER, A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL (available for license from Boebe Productions JSE.BOEBE@gmail.com ) Other productions in development include ATLANTIS by Ed Goldschneider and SILVER DOLLAR by Mary Bracken Phillips and Jack Murphy. The Cast Album for HONKY TONK HIGHWAY is available on Boebe Records. Boebe is thrilled to be producing such a beautiful show in this stunning new production to tour America and Canada. Boebe also provides casting and production services for Jersey Shore Entertainment. Together they have worked on more than 15 productions and will collaborate on GREASE for Eldorado Casino and Resort in Reno, NV for Summer 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 CAST & CREATIVE