October 27, 2017 - November 19, 2017
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Music by Nancy Ford
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Orchestrations by Dave Hab
Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and SSR is proud to present the musical adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's timeless classic. The Cuthberts, expecting to adopt a boy, receive a wide-eyed, red-haired, girl named Anne. As she explores her new surroundings, the inquisitive Anne Shirley develops a penchant for finding trouble. With her irrepressible spirit and imagination, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of Prince Edward Island. It's a heartwarming story for the whole family. Photos by Michael Brunk | NWlens.com
Emily Brooks (Anne) is thrilled to be making her SSR debut playing her favorite literary character ever! Favorite credits include The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Once Upon a Mattress (Winifred), Seussical (The Cat in the Hat), Wonderland (Asst. Choreographer) at Studio East; the 10 Minute Musical Project and the Rising Star Project productions of The Pajama Game (Dance Captain/ Mary), How To Succeed…, and Carousel at the 5th Avenue Theatre; Boston Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Dance Intensive. Many, many thanks to Kim Maguire and this amazing cast and creative team! 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Christina Masson Ronquillo (Mrs. Barry/Ensemble) is proud to mark her 8th onstage appearance and 26th production at SSR; she's been performing, stage managing, and choreographing here since 2011. She has also performed with Seattle Musical Theatre, Leavenworth Summer Theater, and most recently with the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society. You'll see her onstage next at SSR as Rose 'Rosie' Alvarez in "Bye Bye Birdie" in March! Love, as always, to Dan & Cody.
Jeff Church (Matthew) was last seen at SecondStory as Georges in La Cage aux Folles. Other recent work includes Sir Joseph in HMS Pinafore with Seattle G&S Society, Judge Turpin in ArtsWest’s Sweeney Todd and Mr. McClam in Fly By Night at Reboot. He has also worked with Village Theatre, SMT/CLO, 5th Avenue, React and Bitter Single Guy Productions. Thank you for supporting the Arts and for sharing in our story.
Britt Boyd (Mrs Lynde) is delighted to return to SecondStory's mainstage, where she most recently performed as Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Other favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Seattle Public Theatre) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater). She has also performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT, Living Voices, Theater Schmeater and STAGEright. Cheers!
Lacey Krueger (Josie Pie/Minnie May) Lacey is very excited to be in her first SecondStory Rep production. Recent credits include: Featured Dancer (Big Fish) at Village KIDSTAGE, Jemima Potts (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Susan Waverly (White Christmas) at ManeStage Theatre Company, and Angela Robson (Billy Elliott) at Village Theatre. Thank you to Mom & Dad, Jay & Brenda, Daniel, Erin & Chuck, and to this wonderful cast and production team!
Pat Sibley (Marilla)
Danny Lacker (Mr.Phillips/Postmaster)
Sam Bennett (Gilbert)
Zoe Foster (Diana)
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for SecondStory Repertory (Evita, Chess: the Musical, The Lion in Winter, etc.), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Mrs. Warren's Profession, Titus Andronicus, Richard II), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Treasure Island, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Anna Karenina), Wooden O, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Vashon Opera, Youth Theatre Northwest, and others. She is the recipient for the 2016 Gregory Award in Outstanding Costume Design. Upcoming work can be seen in A Civil War Christmas at Taproot Theatre and Once Upon a Mattress at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry
Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!