THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: SEASON 13
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The Theater for Young Audiences Series is appropriate for grade school aged children. Families with younger children are encouraged to attend our all-ages shows on Sundays.
Schedule:
Fri at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 1pm & 4pm
Single Tickets:
$10.00 (all ages)
Sunday Discount: $5.00 ages 1 to 3 and FREE for children under 1

 
 









 

May 11-27, 2012
Beauty & The Beast
Book by Charles Way
Music & Lyrics by Kevin Miller and Clay Zambo

Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

After being thrown from his horse, George is offered sanctuary in a strange house; he is told he can take anything he wants but not to pick any of the roses. Glad to be alive and not realizing the true nature of the master of the house - he disobeys. The moment he picks the rose a great beast appears, half man half wolf. The terrified merchant promises to send his daughter to the house in return for his life and thus he returns to London. The deadly promise makes George a sick man and it is Belle who goes to fulfill her father’s promise and save his life.

MEET THE CAST

Angelica Duncan (Belle) is honored to be a part of this magical production. Past roles include Olive in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty, Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice the Cat in Seussical the Musical and Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. She thanks her incredible cast and crew for their outstanding talent, hard work and joy for storytelling, her father, mother and brothers for their love and support and her beloved boyfriend, Tyler for his encouragement and patience. Special shout outs to Kevin Miller, Paul Linnes, Mark Chenovick and Jen Klos for providing opportunities to play on stage and make believe. And above all, thank YOU, the audience, for coming to the theater today. Without you this wouldn't be possible. Enjoy the show!

Cindy Whiston (Housekeeper) Acting in everything from Shakespeare to original works, some of Cindy’s favorite past roles include Justine in The Love List, Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Lin in Cloud Nine, Barbara in Social Security, Regan in Lear, Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Claire in The Visit, Nora in Wrong for Each Other, Hattie in Laundry and Bourbon and The Mute in The Fantasticks. Other Seattle-based productions include 14/48 and Bellevue Civic Theatre’s production of On Golden Pond.  Cindy’s training includes an MFA from UC Davis where she worked with Artists-in-Residence courtesy of Granada Television and the National Theatre of Great Britain; the ACT Summer Training Congress, in San Francisco, CA; Freehold Studio in Seattle, WA; and the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival in Marin, CA.

Sara Trowbridge (Cassandra) is thrilled to be in this rendition of Beauty and the Beast, and to be working with such a large collection of her favorite people.  Great theater, great friends – what more could you ask for?  Sara was last seen as the Downstairs Maid in Princess and the Pea.  Previous shows include A Year with Frog and Toad, Sleeping Beauty, HMS Pinafore, and her all-time favorite, Misery.  She earned her BA in Performance at Central Washington University.  Enjoy the show!

Matthew Gilbert (Daniel/Jan) is so excited to be apart of this amazing cast! Recently, Matthew finished a run of Amadeus here at SecondStory Rep. He has also worked with such companies as: GreenStage, Ghost Light Theatricals, Stone Soup Theater Co. and of course SecondStory Rep.  Check Matthew out this summer as he will be in the parks performing Sebastian in "Twelfth Night" with Seattle Shakespeare's Wooden O. A Big shout out to Mark, Jen, and Sam for all their hard work and dedication for this company and of course Matthew's muse of inspiration, Amelia. Thank You!!

Adrian Cerrato (Beast) is very happy to be returning to SecondStory Repertory after performing in The Dancing Princess! He has been practicing his craft recently in such venues as Seattle Musical Theater, Burien Little Theatre, and Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Ichabod Crane from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Prince Johan and the Sea King in The Little Mermaid, and the several roles including a caterpillar from Book-it Repertory's production of La Mariposa. Adrian earned his BA in drama from the University of Washington.

Sean Mitchell (Godwin) is no stranger to the SecondStory Rep stage.  He was Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Didi in Waiting for Godot, and a fixture in the Complete Works series. Over the past 12 years, Sean has spent time on other Puget Sound stages as well, including Centerstage, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare, and Seattle’s 14/48 theater festival.  He is also a tech geek, husband, and father of three. 

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Kevin Miller (Director, Composer) is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a committed and talented cast and production staff in creating this show. It has been lovely to renew some previous theatrical relationships and create some exciting new ones. Previously for Theater for Young Audiences at SSR, Kevin directed last season’s “Sleeping Beauty” (also by Charles Way) and musical directed “The Princess and the Pea,” "Hansel and Gretel” and “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.” For the mainstage at SSR, Kevin musical directed “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “She Loves Me.” Kevin appreciates very much that directing at SSR involves substantially less ladder climbing than musical directing, and for that reason is even more thankful to Paul than he already would have been for his great work interpreting and teaching a score of new music. Kevin is sorry that he didn’t say, “Hey, dude, let’s write a show together” to Mr. Zambo, say, 31 years ago when they were working on “The Cradle Will Rock” at the Ohio University Theater, instead of waiting until now, but it has been a real privilege to finally get around to it. Love as always to Stephanie and Kathryn.

Clay Zambo (Composer) has written music and lyrics for Greenbrier Ghost (Spirit of Broadway, CT; ASCAP/Disney Workshop, CA); Post Modern Living (La MaMa, NYC; included in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2011); and a dozen musicals premiered at NYC’s Kaufman Center, including the recent Shlemiel Crooks. “A Mother's Carol” (with Scott Ethier) was recorded by VocalEssence and published by Boosey and Hawkes. Forthcoming: Windjammers (American Folklore Theatre, WI); Lost in Staten Island (La MaMa). Member: BMI, Dramatists Guild. Alumnus: Ohio University HTC—where Clay met Kevin in 1979, and though it’s taken this long for them to write a show together, he’s hoping the next one comes faster.  www.clayzambo.com  

Paul Linnes (Music Director) Beauty and the Beast marks Paul's third show with SSR having provided music direction for Click, Clack, Moo: cows that type and Chicago. Other music director engagements have included ArtsWest, the Driftwood Players Summer Teen musical, Youth Theatre Northwest and Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre. He has also been an orchestral programmer (creating entire soundtracks for shows solely inside his computer) for more than 5 years, a job which marries his love of music with his love of technology. Paul was also the only Resident Music Director for Seattle Musical Theatre in its history, a position created specifically for him. Paul currently maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice as part of Roosevelt High School’s drama program. While performing on stage or in the studio is not something he has an opportunity to do much anymore, he loves the “intersection of disciplines” that music direction provides.

Laurie Roberts (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes for eight years.  She began working with SSR in 2009 and has designed more than fifteen shows here. Her latest projects at SSR included The 39 Steps and A Year With Frog and Toad.  She has very much enjoyed working with the cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast.  Thanks to Mark and Jen for their continued support.

Stephanie McBain (Assistant Director) A 15 year veteran of theater in the Seattle area, Stephanie is delighted to be involved in this production of “Beauty and the Beast,” her 23rd with SSR. From SSR’s mainstage series you may remember her as Reba in “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” or Veta Louise in “Harvey,” among others. She has just completed a run as Hannah in Renton Civic Theatre’s production of “Crossing Delancey.” In SSR’s Theatre for Young Audiences series some of her favorite roles have included Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Mama Bear in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Modron (the dark witch) in Sleeping Beauty. This season she directed The Princess and the Pea and she will also be directing “Snow White” for SSR next spring. Congratulations to Kevin and Clay; great work, guys! Love as always to Kevin and Kathryn Grace.



 
   

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