OF MICE AND MEN
by John Steinbeck
October 10 - 28, 2012
DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Alfred Uhry
December 5 - 23, 2012
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by Ron Hutchinson
January 23 - February 10, 2013
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
by Woody Allen
March 6 - 24, 2013
stop/time dance theater
April 24 - May 5, 2013
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander,
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
June 12 - July 21, 2013
Lights up on the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy cabaret in late 1920's Berlin. The Master of Ceremonies introduces us to a world where outside troubles do not matter and problems can be left at the door.
Directed by Sean Harris,
Music Direction by Colin Britt,
Choreography by Darlene Zoller
JUNE 12 - JULY 21 *Extra Show added 7/21 at 7:30pm*
Previews: June 12 & 13, Opening Night: June 14
These performances are suggested for audiences aged 16 years and up due to explicit sexual content and mature subject matter.
REVIEWS are in for CABARET: Hartford Courant, CT Wit, Teddy Love, Wannabe Blogger
AboutLights up on the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy cabaret in late 1920's Berlin. The Master of Ceremonies introduces us to a world where outside troubles do not matter and problems can be left at the door. Through the eyes of young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw; the nightclub singer, Sally Bowles; and the people of Berlin, this ground breaking musical uniquely explores an era in which history is truly being made. In the 1998 revival version, this Tony Award-winning musical features notable musical numbers including, It Couldn't Please Me More, Willkommen, Cabaret, Don't Tell Mama and Two Ladies.
"A polished black diamond of a show, flashing with wild exuberance as
undertones of danger peep through."
- The New York Times
"But it was the unexpected resonance of the story, set in tumultuous times more extreme than our own but by no means unrelatable, that made this revival seem so fresh and urgent."
- LA Times
ArtistsBRENDAN NORTON (Emcee) Playhouse on Park: Sir Mullet (TRAPEZIUM), Antipholus/Antipholus (THE COMEDY OF ERRORS); 11th Hour Theatre Company: Rapunzel's Prince (INTO THE WOODS [concert]); Arden Theatre Company, Dr. Fine/Madden [u/s, performed] (NEXT TO NORMAL); EgoPo Productions, Alfred Dussel (THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK); Bristol Riverside Theatre, Steve/Ensemble (RENT); Plays & Players Theatre, Gordon Schwinn (A NEW BRAIN), James Monroe/Ensemble (BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON). Endless gratitude to Sean, Darlene, & Colin; the cast, crew, & band; and Teddy, Lucy, Patty, Mary, & Maggie.
*ERIN LINDSEY KROM (Sally Bowles) is thrilled to be making her Playhouse on Park debut! Selected credits include: Everyman Theatre (PRIVATE LIVES), The Secret Theatre (SIDE SHOW), Tuacahn Amphitheatre (PETER PAN, SOUTH PACIFIC), Totem Pole Playhouse (IT COULD BE ANY ONE OF US), The Visit (Pittsburgh REP Company), Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE), Pittsburgh Playhouse (ANYTHING GOES) and Rhinoceros (DOG & PONY SHOW-Best Supporting Actress-Pittsburgh Post Gazette). Many thanks to Sean for this opportunity! For more info: www.erinlindseykrom.com
*KATHLEEN HUBER (Fraulein Schneider) is making her Playhouse on Park debut. New York Stage: TAMARA, HARVEST, THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, HAMLET, CORIOLANUS, RICHARD III, and THE QUEEN & THE REBELS. Regional: Pasadena Playhouse, Caldwell Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Paper Mill Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Two River Theatre, Stamford Theatre Works, Opera Cleveland, and the Alabama, Orlando and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals. Directing: Boston Light Opera, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Forestburgh Playhouse, Wayside Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and aboard luxury cruise ships. Most recent: Mammy O'Dougal in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at Centenary Stage in New Jersey, and Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at White Plains Performing Arts Center.
*DAMIAN BUZZERIO (Herr Shultz) Playhouse on Park Debut!, Florida Studio Theatre: Don Fermin/Older Eusebio (BOLEROS FOR THE DISENCHANTED), Carousel Dinner Theatre: Vinnie (THE ODD COUPLE), Shakespeare Theater of NJ: Claudius (ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD), Gremio/Vincentio (TAMING OF THE SHREW), Des Moines Playhouse: File (THE RAINMAKER), Mill Mountain: Borachio (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING), Pap Finn (BIG RIVER), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Antonio (TWELFTH NIGHT), Lord Montague (ROMEO & JULIET) Rivers (RICHARD III), Northern Stage: Mushnik (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), Herr Shultz (CABARET), Weathervane Playhouse: Fredrik (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC), The Human Race: Alonso (THE TEMPEST), La Comedia: Ismay (TITANIC)
KEVIN BARLOWSKI (Bobby) Playhouse on Park: MC (THE CLOWNS), Man 2 (SWINGING ON A STAR), Emcee (MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP), Peter (COMPANY), Linus (YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN). Kevin has also directed and music directed MISS NELSON IS MISSING, ALL I REALLY NEED…KINDERGARTEN and BUNNICULA at Playhouse. Education: B.A. Theatre Education from Emerson College and Circle in the Square Theatre School. Kevin is a Theatre Arts instructor at Hall High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Liebe und Dank zu Sharebear, Darlene, Colin, Dawn, Sean und Google Translate.
ZOE FARMINGDALE (Helga) Playhouse debut! WPPAC/Harrison Summer Theatre (LEGALLY BLONDE); West Village Musical Theatre Festival (PRESCHOOL! –Winner, Best Actress WVMTF 2012; GEEKED AND LOADED, THE ZEGEND OF LELDA); The Theatre Company at Debaun, Christmas Past (A CHRISTMAS CAROL); Family Musical Theatre, Kim MacAfee (BYE BYE BIRDIE). FILM/TV: The Onion News Network, IFC, Discovery ID, MTV, various film festivals. COMMERCIALS: Israeli Lottery, UBS Bank, Microsoft. Zoe performs comedy at the PIT and with Story Pirates, and is also a musician/songwriter and other-stuff-writer. Immeasurable thanks to Sean, Darlene, Playhouse on Park and my family and friends for making my dream come true. www.zoefarmingdale.com
ASHLEY FORD (Fräulein Kost/Fritzie) Playhouse on Park Debut! National Tour: Annabella/Margaret/ Pamela u/s (THE 39 STEPS); New York Stage: TWAS, Inc (WAR OF THE ROSES); Altruistic Theatre Co (CIVILIZATION!); Monarch Theatre (MODERATO CANTABILE); Looking Glass Theatre (MAYAN MASK - Best Actress*audience choice award); Regional/Canada: Macduff (MACBETH), Medea (WHEN EROS WOUNDED ME), Janice/Dolly Parton (THE KENNY ROGERS EXPERIENCE), Celeste Romano (TONY N TINA'S WEDDING), Molly Brown (THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN); Stella Adler Studio: Dancer/Actor (M.A.D. AIR), The Actress (LA RONDE), Linda (DEATH OF A SALESMAN).
MACKENZIE LEIGH FRIEDMAN (Rosie, Sally Bowles u/s) Playhouse on Park: Lily (THE CLOWNS: A ROCK OPERA), Dancer/Ensemble (SWINGING ON A STAR), Soloist/Dancer (MAMA D'S OUTRAGEOUS ROMP); The Hartt School: Strange Woman/Counselor Robinson (BIG RIVER), Ruth/Ginger (BOOK OF DAYS), Choreographer/Ensemble (WORKING), Assistant to the Choreographer (NINE). MacKenzie is currently pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at The Hartt School and is a graduate of The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.
CONOR M. HAMILL (Ernst) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Brighella (THE KING STAG) Simon/ Sergeant (CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE), Monomoy Theatre: Lancaster (HENRY IV), Newington High School: Nathan Detroit (GUYS AND DOLLS), Newington Community Theater: Danny (A FEW GOOD MEN), Newington Children's Theatre Company: Jack (INTO THE WOODS), Wethersfield Teen Theater Company: Chuck (FOOTLOOSE). Conor will be a Junior at The Hartt School in the Fall, pursuing his BFA in Actor Training.
DANTE JEANFELIX (Victor) Playhouse on Park: Schroeder (YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN) , Ensemble/singer (THAT HOLIDAY FEELING.) Danté is a junior at NYU studying Drama. NYU credits: Pastor/Judge (RIMERS OF ELDRITCH) , Father/Voice (AUNT LEAF) . Other Credits include: Summer Arts Festival- Seaweed J. Stubbs, (HAIRSPRAY) , Muzzy Boy (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.) He would like to thank Sean, Darlene and Colin for this amazing opportunity and his incredible cast! He would also like to thank his family and friends for all their support.
EMILY KRON (Frenchie) Playhouse on Park debut! New York credits: (SWEET TOOTH) Cherry Lane Theater, (THE EUROPEANS) Atlantic Theater, (LOVE IN A TUB) La MaMa,(THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR) World Premieres, (GARDENPLAYS) 4th Street Theater, (RED LIGHT WINTER) Primary Stages, ESPA.Regional: (TROUBE TALES, MORPHEUS QUARTET) Williamstown Theater Festival,(THE LAST FIVE YEARS) Westchester SB Theater. Film: (IT STARTS WITH YOUR BREATH) Columbia Grad, (EVELYN'S SONG, PUFF) NYU Grad. Emily has a BA from Middlebury College, and hails from NYC. She has also performed in live concert and cabaret events at Off Broadway venues, such as Highline Ballroom, Ars Nova and the Duplex Cabaret Theater. Upcoming: Web Series: Skins and Shornstein.
JAKE LOEWENTHAL (Cliff Bradshaw) Playhouse on Park: Debut! New York: (EXIT CAROLYN) Sans A Productions at the Drilling Company; (BUNKED!) "Best Musical", NY Fringe Festival 2010; (OPEN THE DARK DOOR) New York Musical Theatre Festival, (I GOT FIRED): A Revenge Musical / NYMF. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival. Training: Fordham College at Lincoln Center. @jakeloewenthal.
KATIE LUKE (Texas) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Ensemble (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE), Ruth Hoch (BOOK OF DAYS), A Very Good Day Soloist (WORKING). Other roles Include: Millie Dillmount (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), Fantine (LES MISERABLES) and Rusty (FOOTLOOSE). Katie is a Junior at The Hartt School studying Musical Theatre and is honored to be working alongside such a talented cast as well as some of her best friends.
THAO NGUYEN (Herman) is thrilled to be returning to Playhouse on Park after joining the company for their production of CHICAGO (2011) in the role of Mary Sunshine! A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute: (LA RONDINE, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.) Piedmont Opera: (IL BARBERIERE DI SIVIGLIA, CARMEN.)I UNC School of the Arts: (FORTUNE'S FAVORITES, A GAME OF CHANCE.)He has worked under the baton of many acclaimed conductors like Maestro Willie Anthony Waters /CT Opera and Maestro James Allbritten. Film credits: Knock Down, Drag Out! (RiverRun International Film Festival) Currently attending UNC School of the Arts. Many thanks to Sean, Darlene and Colin!
JAKE OSWELL (Hans) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Underling (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE), Rex Winship (WORKING: THE MUSICAL), Walter (THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH); Appomattox Regional Governorʼs School: King Menelaus (TROJAN WOMEN), Val (BABES IN ARMS), Mr. Brook (LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL). Jake is a rising junior at the Hartt School where he majors in Musical Theatre.
NINA PAGANUCCI (Lulu) Playhouse on Park Debut! Hartt School: Ensemble (ON THE 20TH CENTURY), Thomaston Opera House: Ariel (FOOTLOOSE), Anita (WEST SIDE STORY); Naugatuck Teen Theatre: Ensemble (OKLAHOMA); Pomeraug High School: Titania (MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM). Nina will be continuing her studies as The Hartt School as a Junior Music Theatre Major.
*member of Actors Equity, the professional union of stage actors.
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