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Ride the Cyclone

June 14-July 7, 2024

Ride the Cyclone

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond

Directed by Harry Turpin

Music Direction by Mark Rabe

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. This popular musical is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived! SHOW SPONSOR: Beth Moursund

 

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes with no intermission. PG-13. This is NOT the "Teen Edition."

 

MEET THE CAST

 

Emily Courcy (Ocean O’Connell Rosenberg) is so excited to bring one of her favorite musicals to life! She was most recently seen on the SSR stage as Beth in Merrily We Roll Along. Other Seattle credits include The Full Monty (Georgie), RENT (Ensemble) and Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear) at RCT. Non-PNW favorites include Next to Normal (Natalie), Now. Here. This (Heidi), Hairspray (Penny), and Heathers: The Musical (Veronica) for which she received a BroadwayWorld Detroit nomination. Much love to the cast, production team, and her wonderful partner Ross. Enjoy the show!

 

Nicolas Main (Noel Gruber) Nicholas is elated to be making his SSR debut and sharing the stage with his best friend Savannah! Recent credits include Whizzer in Falsettos, Tim Allgood in Noises Off (Harlequin Productions), Christopher in The Curious Incident…(SPS Theatre Collective) Inkeepers Christmas (Taproot Theatre) and two tours with Missoula Children’s Theatre. As well as performing Nicholas loves to work behind the scenes as a choreographer and director. Love to his incredible family, KB and Sav, who inspire his work every day! (he/his) 

 

Savannah Lynn (Jane Doe) is thrilled to return to the SSR stage, bringing this role to life....or death...stay tuned. Most recently she was seen in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at Village Theatre (Betty/Ensemble). With SSR her credits include, Sunday In The Park With George (Celeste), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Assassins (Squeaky Fromme), and Reefer Madness (Sally). Savannah would like to thank her friends and family for the continued support. Enjoy the ride! 

 

Ashley Rose Klimper (Constance Blackwood) Ashley is a Seattle based actor, teaching artist, director and friend. She is beyond delighted to be in her first show at SSR! Ashley studied musical theater at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City. Some favorite past credits include Suite Surrender (Murphy), Hairspray (Tracy), The Flick (Rose), and Island Song (Shoshanna). Much love to her life partner Andrew and their kitty Vienna. (she/her) 

 

Tommy Beale (Ricky Potts) is excited to debut at SSR with such a fantastic show. Having just graduated from UW where he majored in History and Drama, he couldn't think of a better way to spend his newly gained freedom. Past favorites include D Vicious in Airness (UW School of Drama), Chip in Spelling Bee (RATA), and of course Jenkins in How to Succeed (UW Stage Notes). When not onstage, you can find him practicing stunts, doing parkour, or infodumping on some weird historical topic. He would like to thank his family and friends for their eternal support on this crazy ride. Cheers!

 

Franco Weaver (Mischa Bachinski) Franco’s love for the stage has been growing exponentially since childhood and he is now working as an artist, theater teacher, and performer. Last summer he performed in “Hello, Dolly!” at Village Theatre, and now is so ecstatic to be joining this cast for the summer. Thank you to his alma mater Cornish College of the Arts, as well as all of his loved ones for the immense support!

 

Marina Rose Pierce (Swing) Marina is thrilled to be joining the cast of Ride the Cyclone in her SSR debut. Former productions include The Fantasticks (Luisa) , The Sound of Music (Liesl) , Pride and Prejudice (Lydia), and Finding Helena- NYC workshop (Sarah, u/s Helena). Upcoming, you can see Marina in Titanish at Seattle Public Theater. IG: @missmarinarose website: marinarosepierce.com

 

Will Ehrlich (Swing) is beyond honored to make his SSR debut.  Back home in Chicago, they have most recently played in The Sound of Music(Beverly Arts Center) and Kinky Boots (Highland Park Players.)  Will is entering her fourth year at Cornish College of the Arts, where you might have seen him in Chess (Frederick Trumper), Cabaret (Bobby, u/s Cliff) and Head Over Heels (Pythio). (any pronouns)

 

And featuring Brian Pechu as The Amazing Karnak

 

Ride the Cyclone

$30.00Price
  • Online Tickets: $30 (inclusive of all fees)

    Box Office Hours: two hours prior to every performance. Please email boxoffice@secondstoryrep.org for all other inquiries. We can be reached on performance days at 425.881.6777. 

  • Mainstage tickets may be exchanged or refunded up to 24 hours prior to the performance in question. Late seating for Mainstage shows may be limited to intermission and appropriate breaks in the action on stage. There are no refunds for unclaimed tickets.

    To cancel or exchange, please email boxoffice@secondstoryrep.org or call us at 425-881-6777 and leave a message. We will get back to you at our earliest convenience. 

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