Season 8 – 2019

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT CAST
Christopher Boone LUCAS MAINIERO
Siobhan / Others SUSAN KIRTON
Ed Boone / Others YOUREE McBRIDE, JR.
Judy Boone / Others EMILY VISE McBRIDE
Mrs. Shears / Mrs. Gascoyne / Others MARY KATE McLAURINE
Roger Shears / Duty Sergeant / Others LOGAN SLEDGE*
Mrs. Alexander / Others RUTH DORECK
Reverend Peters / Uncle Terry / Others JIM COWLES
Mr. Wise / Station Guard / Others ANTHONY CASTILLO
Policeman / Mr. Thompson / Others JOSH TALLEY
No. 40 / Information / Punk Girl / Others KIMBERLY TALLEY

Understudy/Swing TUCKER “PJ” SOUTHER

*Mr. Sledge appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ABOUT THE CURIOUS INCIDENT

Opened: January 3, 2020
Closed: January 5, 2020
Location: The Black Box at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel is brought thrillingly to life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Adaptation | SIMON STEPHENS
Based on a Novel | MARK HADDON
Direction | JARED WATSON
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

NEWSIES CAST
Jack Kelly AIDEN POLING
Crutchie LUCAS MAINIERO
Race CADE OSTERMEYER
Albert CAMERON CASON
Specs PATRICK HAYNES
Henry CONNER NICHOLSON
Finch FORDHAM HAMMOND
Elmer SAIGE WILLIAMS
Romeo JEDIDIAH VOLCHECK
Mush JULIAN FAUST
Tommy Boy ADAM BORN
Jo Jo CHRISTIAN PERKINS
Newsies
JORDAN FARRIS
MEREDITH FISHER
SOPHIA GAPPO
MARY GRACE HUMPHRIES
BELLA MAINIERO
CELESTE MALMAY
MADELINE MULLINS
SELENA SIMMONS
Katherine Plumber MADDISON GILCREASE
Darcy ADAM BORN
Morris Delancey NOLAN TOMASEK
Oscar Delancey CAMERON HUGHES
Wiesel JIM COWLES
Davey LEVI VOLCHECK
Les NATE BOKENFOHR
Joseph Pulitzer BRYAN GRISHAM
Seitz JASON SHIDISKIS
Bunsen MARY KATE McLAURINE
Hannah SARAH LORD
Nunzio LUKE DIGILORMO
Snyder DAVID ALEXANDER
Medda Larkin KEZIA PIGFORD
Stage Manager CAMERON HUGHES
The Bowery Beauties
SARAH LORD, MARY KATE McLAURINE
Mr. Jacobi LUKE DIGILORMO
Mayor CAMERON HUGHES
Spot Conlon CAMERON CASON
Bill PATRICK HAYNES
Governor Teddy Roosevelt JIM COWLES

ABOUT Disney’s NEWSIES

Opened: July 18, 2019
Closed: July 21, 2019
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Nominated for 8 Tony® Awards, including BEST MUSICAL.
Disney’s NEWSIES, based on the 1992 motion picture, is the rousing turn-of-the-century tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Music | ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics | JACK FELDMAN
Book | HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR
Costume Design | ANNE BYRD
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

A STEADY RAIN CAST

Joey
LOGAN SLEDGE*

Denny
BLAYNE WEAVER*

*Mr. Sledge and Mr. Weaver appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ABOUT A STEADY RAIN

Opened: August 9, 2019
Closed: August 11, 2019
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes.

Written | KEITH HUFF
Direction & Design | JARED WATSON
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND

AVENUE Q CAST

Princeton AIDEN POLING
Kate Monster JASEY GILBERT
Nicky SETH TAYLOR
Rod LEE GARRETT
Trekkie Monster & Others LUKE DIGILORMO
Christmas Eve YOON LEE
Brian CAMERON HUGHES
Gary Coleman EMILY MWAKITAWA
Lucy RACHEL HAVIRD
Mrs. T & Others LUCAS MAINIERO

ABOUT AVENUE Q

Opened: September 13, 2019
Closed: September 22, 2019
Location: Central Artstation

Winner of the TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND since we first produced it in our 2013 season, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. It is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named PRINCETON who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Music & Lyrics | ROBERT LOPEZ & JEFF MARX
Book | JEFF WHITTY
Based on a concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Direction & Musical Staging | JARED WATSON
Musical Direction | MARY KATE McLAURINE (R Version) &
SETH TAYLOR (PG Version)
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume & Properties | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM
Animation Design | ROBERT LOPEZ
Puppet Concept | RICK LYON
Puppet Design | MELISSA PATRELLO/STAGEWORTHY ARTS
Orchestrations | STEPHEN OREMUS