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March 29-April 21, 2024


Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.



David Naber (Franklin Shepard) is thrilled to return to the SSR stage with a Sondheim piece! Some of his favorite roles include Orin the Sadistic Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Princeton in Avenue Q, Billy Flynn in Chicago, and Charles Guiteau in Assassins. He received BroadwayWorld Seattle Award nominations for his roles as Roger in Rent and Gabe in Next to Normal. When he's not on stage, he enjoys burning the roof of his mouth on oven-baked pizza, engaging in staring contests with his overweight cat, and helping his small army of houseplants develop a sentient hivemind.

Britt Boyd (Mary Flynn) As a child Britt dreamed of playing Mary Flynn from the moment she heard this record, and she's so grateful to old friends Mark, Jen and Doug for proving to her that "dreams don't die, so keep an eye on your dreams". Audiences will remember Britt from scores of SSR shows, both on the mainstage and with Theater for Young Audiences. An avid Sondheim fan, she has appeared onstage in SSR's productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins and A Little Night Music and directed Into the Woods. Other favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mayor/Ma Ferd in The Toxic Avenger (Burien Actors Theatre), Paulette in Legally Blonde (SecondStory Repertory), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Twelfth Night Productions) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater). She has also performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT and Seattle Public Theatre, as well as touring nationally with Living Voices and Theaterworks. Cheers!

Christian Bolduc (Charley Kringas) is a Pacific Northwest based theater artist, vocalist, and friend of most coffee products. He is thrilled to sing some of Sondheim’s best work in the rarely produced Merrily! Recent professional credits: Hedwig u/s in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy in Fun Home (Harlequin Productions). He will return to Harlequin this summer as Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret. Other favorite work: Orin in Little Shop of Horrors (Auburn Community Players), George in Sunday in the Park with George, and Jeff in [title of show] (SPSCC Theatre Collective), and Tony in West Side Story (Centralia College). He enjoys cooking, painting, and studying language. (Usually not at the same time). Insta/Tiktok: christian.boldly (he/him)

Alyssa Hope Maas (Gussie) is so happy to be back at SSR! Alyssa’s past roles include Kate Monster (Avenue Q), Lucy (Jekyll and Hyde), Amneris (Aida), Fraulein Kost (Cabaret), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), and Gabriella (Boeing Boeing). Most recently she was seen as Catherine (Pippin) and Vicky (Full Monty). Alyssa earned her BFA in Musical Theater from Central Washington University, and works as the Education Associate for Youth Theatre Northwest. Alyssa is also a freelance baker and spends a good deal of time concocting new creations with her business Bit Part Bakery (Instagram @bitpartbakery). All my love to Matthew, Mom, and family and friends on and off the stage <3

Steven Rigaux (Joe/Terry) is excited to be making his SSR debut! Originally from Bethesda, MD, his previous roles include Chip in Spelling Bee (Red Curtain Foundation); Princeton in Avenue Q (USC); Ernst in Spring Awakening (USC); and Roger in Rent (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He'd like to thank his friends and family for attending so many productions over the years -- enjoy the show!

Emily Courcy (Beth/Dory/Bunker) is thrilled to be making her SSR debut in her first Sondheim show! She was previously seen in The Full Monty (Georgie), RENT (Ensemble) and Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear) at RCT. Before moving to the PNW, she lived and performed in Michigan where favorite credits include: Next to Normal (Natalie), Heathers: The Musical (Veronica), Now. Here. This (Heidi), and Hairspray (Penny). You can also catch her in SSR’s upcoming production of Ride The Cyclone. Much love to her friends, the cast, and her partner Ross!

Graham Arhur Blair (Tyler/Newsman) is filled with merriment to be back at SecondStory Repertory, working with an absolutely killer cast and crew! He last appeared at SecondStory last year in Sunday in the Park With George, and is excited to mark another Sondheim show off his checklist. Other recent appearances include Princeton in Avenue Q (Renton Civic Theater), Vice Principal Panch in Spelling Bee (Twelfth Night Productions), and Snail in A Year With Frog and Toad (Twelfth Night Productions). He’d like to thank his fellow cast and crewmates for all their hard work and for being awesome. He would also like to wish much love to his family; his friends; his four-legged, furry amigos; and his partner, Val. Be kind to every kind!

Anita Cannon (Mrs. Spencer/Scottie/Make-up artist) is thrilled to work with such a talented cast and creative team in her first show at SSR! Recently seen as Shylock in Something Rotten!, Red Curtain and as Twink in Dashing Through the Snow, Phoenix Theater. Favorite roles include: Fiddler On The Roof, Yente, Godspell, Peggy and A Chorus Line, Diana. BA Theater UW. Thank you to Renée G. for putting me back on stage! Love to my family.

Rachel Brinn (KT/Dory/Evelyn) is delighted as all get out to be back at SecondStory with this legendary group of luminaries. She was previously seen on the SSR stage as Susan in [title of show] and Woman 2 in Songs for a New World. Other favorite roles include (but are not limited to) Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show with Bainbridge Performing Arts, Miss Hannigan in Annie with Seattle Musical Theater, Tessa in The Gondoliers and Iolanthe in Iolanthe with the Seattle G&S Society. A super special thank you, as always, to my family.

Danny Miller (Mr. Spencer/Ru) is lucky to have been doing shows at SecondStory since season 4 in 2002 and is grateful to be back. He most recently directed Copenhagen in 2022 but this is his first time back on stage here since the pandemic. He has also served on the Board of Directors since 2004. Most importantly, he met his wife here. Thanks and love to Jill for all her incredible support and inspiration.

Erin Elkins (Meg/Newswoman/Photographer/Audition Singer) was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, but since graduating with her BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Central Florida, she has moved to the west coast to pursue her passions in the performing arts. She recently has been seen in Second Story Repertory’s She Kills Monsters as Tilly. She has also currently been understudying with Taproot Theatre’s Road Company Tour and working with Naomi Morgan Entertainment in their Singing for Seniors and Musical Fitness programs.

Sebastian Floyd Hulburt (Jerome/Minister) is a force that you may or may not choose to reckon with— that’s on you. Dashing, graceful, and 6 foot five in heels, Sebastian has eagerly awaited his return to the SecondStory stage. You may have seen him in Assassins, First Date, or Chess, but his proudest ventures at SecondStory Repertory includes, but are not limited to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe where he performed with one of his besties for the resties, Stephanie Bull. Moreover, it’s a long walk to the Canadian border, but Sebastian is pretty sure he could do it. He’s not going to… But he could… If he wanted to. Sebastian would like to dedicate his performances to his hairdresser.

Franklin Bobek (Frank, Jr.) is excited to be in his first show at SSR! He has been in two school musicals, Seussical and High School Musical Jr. He would like to thank Britt Boyd for recommending him for this show! He would also like to thank his family and friends for their support.

Kim Douglass Keyboard/Conductor
Kelly Paletta Percussion
Gabe Mangiante Keyboard/Synth
Tim Webster Reed 1
Cameron Stedman Reed 2
Mae Kane Reed 3
Anita Wong Reed 4
David Spangler Trumpet 1
Harlan Feinstein Trumpet 2
Kellyn Haley Trumpet 3
Jerry Metcalf Trombone
Cody Clark Reed Cover


Doug Fahl (Director/Choreographer) is delighted to return to the director's chair at SecondStory, having previously directed A Christmas Carol in 2018. Doug has performed onstage for SSR in Chess, Bunnicula, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie and most recently Sunday in the Park with George. He has directed multiple video projects, public access television shows, a YouTube Channel (Augmented Actor) and even a few Virtual Reality Projects. As an actor, he has starred in the feature indie horror film Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010) and has had the privilege of performing on several other Seattle area stages. Favorite shows include Billy Elliot and Beauty & the Beast (Village Theater); Cabaret and Tommy (SMT); Into the Woods (Stage Right); Shipwrecked! (ArtsWest); and Great Gatsby (Seattle Rep). He was nominated for a Gregory Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Pride (Theatre22).

Doug has had a passion for Merrily We Roll Along since discovering the original cast recording back in the mid 80's and is so excited to bring this Sondheim classic to new audiences with an amazingly talented cast. He would like to thank Mark and Jen for allowing this project to manifest. Love and thanks to Scott for supporting me as I journey on this adventure.

Kim Douglass (Music Director)

Mark Chenovick (Production Designer)

Valerie Reid (Stage Manager)


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