Season 13 – 2024

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG CAST
Booth MIKAH THOMAS
Lincoln ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

Standbys
For Booth CHRISTIAN PERKINS
For Lincoln DARION ELIE

ABOUT TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

Opened: January 5, 2024
Closed: January 7, 2024
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Directed by guest artist Alex Hare (Broadway’s School of Rock and Side Show), and starring our hometown hero (and history-maker for being the youngest black director to have a show play on Broadway) Zhailon Levingston, and Mikah Thomas (Harpo in last season’s The Color Purple) Topdog/Underdog, called “The greatest American play of the last 25 years” by The New York Times, is the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2023 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play.

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, Topdog/Underdog tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln (Levingston) and Booth (Thomas), names given to them as a joke by their father. Haunted by the past and their obsession with the street con game, three-card monte, the brothers come to learn the true nature of their history.

Written By | SUZAN-LORI PARKS

Direction | ALEX HARE
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | COURTNEI GABRIEL
Sound Design | BARRY BUTLER

 

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL CAST

SpongeBob Squarepants CHRISTIAN PERKINS
Sandy Cheeks SHAYANNA BEATTY
Patrick Star DARION ELIE
Sheldon J. Plankton KAELON GERARD
Squidward Q. Tentacles DYLAN FREEMAN
Eugene Krabs TREY JACKSON
Patchy the Pirate MARSHALL MERRITT
Perch Perkins JOSUE ESCOBAR
Karen Plankton AMELIA OSBORN
Pearl Krabs SARAH JACKSON
Ms. Mayor KEZIA PIGFORD
Penelope Puff ANGELA LACEY
A vast array of undersea creatures ARMS BROWN, ZOË BROWN, EMORY BLOUNT (Old Man Jenkins), NATE BOKENFOHR (Larry the Lobster), ANNASYN BURLISON, NICHOLAS COSBY, RAY EVANS, JENNIFER JACKSON, EMERSON JONES, CLAIRE KEVIL, MIA KIIHNL, EVA KLEINPETER, BRYANNA LACEY, MILES MAINIERO, McKENNA MARANTO, MORGAN MEYER (Gary), ALYX MUROV, ROSS NUGENT, EVERLY POWELL, ELIZABETH SHOUP, AVA SMITH, TONY SWINNEY, KAT THOMPSON

 

 

ABOUT THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

Opened: May 30, 2024
Closed: June 2, 2024
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg, produced in collaboration with our School of Performing Arts.

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Book by KYLE JARROW
Musical Conceived by TINA LANDAU
Original Songs by YOLANDA ADAMS, STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY of AEROSMITH, SARA BAREILLES, JONATHAN COULTON,
ALEX EBERT of EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, THE FLAMING LIPS, LADY A, CYNDI LAUPER, JOHN LEGEND,
PANIC! AT THE DISCO, PLAIN
WHITE T’s, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, T.I.
And Songs by DAVID BOWIE, TOM KENNY & ANDY PALEY
Additional Lyrics by JONATHAN COULTON / Additional Music by TOM KITT

Logo ©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KAITLYN BROWN
Musical Direction | ROBERT CRUZ
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BARRY BUTLER

JERSEY BOYS CAST

Frankie Valli CHARLIE ROPPOLO
Bob Gaudio SETH TAYLOR
Tommy DeVito ERIC MASON KIRTON
Nick Massi MARSHALL MERRIT
Gyp DeCarlo & Others ROBERT S. BLUE
Bob Crewe & Others JOHN BOGAN
Joe Pesci (Joey) & Others NATE BOKENFOHR
Francine & Others KAITLYN BROWN
Stosh & Others JIM COWLES
Mary Delgado & Others LIESL CRUZ
Norman Waxman & Others JOSUE ESCOBAR
Barry Nelson & Others KAELON GERARD
Frankie’s Mom & Others JENNIFER JACKSON
Lead Angel & Others AMELIA OSBORN
Hal Miller & Others CHRISTIAN PERKINS
Lorraine & Others MADELYN STEWART
Nurse & Others KIMBERLEY TALLEY
Nick DeVito & Others BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON

 

 

ABOUT JERSEY BOYS

Opened: July 18, 2024
Closed: July 21, 2024
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a look, an attitude, and a sound like no other… and the radio just couldn’t get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the scenes — and behind the music — of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the true-life international musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and featuring the legendary hits “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night),” this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Sure, they were born in Jersey. But they were made in America.

Music | BOB GUADIO
Lyrics | BOB CREWE
Book | MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE

Direction | JARED WATSON
Musical Staging | KAITLYN BROWN
Musical Direction | ROBERT CRUZ
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BARRY BUTLER

POTUS CAST

Harriet (His chief of staff) SUSAN KIRTON
Jean (His press secretary) CHARITY SCHUBERT*
Stephanie (His secretary) JAYA McSHARMA
Dusty (His dalliance) ELISE BIRMINGHAM
Bernadette (His sister) SAM ORTIZ
Chris (A journalist) KEZIA PIGFORD
Margaret (His wife, The First Lady) ANGELIQUE FEASTER

*Ms. Schubert is appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

 

ABOUT POTUS

Opened: August 16, 2024
Closed: August 18, 2024
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Selina Fillinger’s brilliant, all-female farce took Broadway by storm in a star-studded production that earned three 2022 Tony nominations. The fifth entry in our exciting Left of Center Series (following 2019’s A Steady Rain, 2021’s I’ll Eat You Last, 2022’s The Little Dog Laughed, and 2023’s Misery), POTUS will be directed by guest artist Lyn Cramer, Endowed Professor of Dance in the School of Musical Theater, and recipient of the Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma.

One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble.

A Farce By | SELINA FILLINGER

Direction | LYN CRAMER
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Production Stage Manger | CANDY HUGGINS