Play by Kevin Kling
Music by Michael Koerner
Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That's where Huckle Cat comes in—he'll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn't it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?
Directed by Dawn Loveland | NOVEMBER 1 - 9, 2014
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“There is much physical humor in “Busytown” and the produc
tion is charming. It is just good theatre.” -Tacoma Weekly
“This world premier radiates with simple, silly joy while bringing to life the impossible physics and interspecies harmony of Richard Scarry’s world.” -Seattle Weekly
BRANDON BEAVER (Huckle) Playhouse on the Park debut! Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Newsboy (GYPSY), Frank (A CHORUS LINE), Dancing Teen (THE MUSIC MAN), Erronius (A FUNNY THING…FORUM); Adrienne Arsht Center: Patrick (GIRLS VS. BOYS); Jerry Herman Ring Theatre: Betty/Edward (CLOUD 9), Edgar (KING LEAR), Lee (FLOYD COLLINS), Protean (A FUNNY THING… FORUM), Ensemble (TOMMY TUNE’S 54 FOREVER), Ensemble (SOUTH PACIFIC). Brandon is a recent graduate of the University of Miami.
ROBYN BELT (Farmer Alfalfa, Jason the Mason, Doctor Lion, Train the Dog, Humperdink) Previous Playhouse on Park credits: Snowbell (STUART LITTLE), Shifty the Rat (MAMA TOMCAT), Goose/Narrator (CHARLOTTE'S WEB); Saratoga Shakespeare Company (TWELFTH NIGHT); WAMC Performance Arts Studio: Madame Armand (IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER). Robyn is a recent Union College grad living in New York, and has a part time publishing job at Marvel Comics. She is a voracious comic book reader
JESSICA MACBETH (Mom Cat, Sawdust Carpenter, Letter Carrier, Nurse Nellie) Playhouse on Park debut! Theatre: Peggy Shippen (BENEDICT ARNOLD: A NEW MUSICAL), Angel Chorus (THE MYSTERIES), and Mary Magdalene (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR). Jessie is a 2013 Muhlenberg College graduate with a degree in Theater, Music, and Africana Studies. She is also a member of the Flea Theater, and part of their residential acting company (The Bats!).
STEVEN MOONEY (Sargent Murphy, Dig Pig, Postman, Captain Salty, Able Baker Charlie) Playhouse on Park: THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (William Barfee), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (Charlie Brown), BUNNICULA (Harold), ICY HOT REVUE; National Tour: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Caveman, u/s Fester), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Mendel); New York: i don <3 u ne mor (FringeNYC), AN AMERICA TRAGEDY (York Theatre); Regional: SPELLING BEE (Strauss Theater, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater) SHREK (Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, ASSASSINS, RAGTIME, KISS ME, KATE!, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. Marymount Manhattan College. www.Stevenmooney.com. Twitter/Instagram: @manonthesmoonz
VICTORIA MOONEY(Betsy Bear/Stitches) Playhouse On Park: Mouse(YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD), Cherry (I'D RATHER BE DANCING), Tobi (MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB), Mouse (GOODNIGHT MOON), Green Dog(GO, DOG. GO!), Mama D's Outrageous Romps; Downtown Cabaret: Vixen (RUDOLPH & THE REINDEER GAMES); Hartford Children's Theatre: Tracy (HAIRSPRAY), Pinkalicious (PINKALICIOUS). Victoria currently teaches at Hartford Stage Education & is also a regular singer at Mainstage Mondays at A.C. Petersen's. She will be performing on the North Pole Express Essex Steam Train this holiday season as Pixie Poinsettia. Originally from Hilton Head, SC; she performed in over 25 productions. through school, regional, & community theatre. "Let's Get Busy!"
MEAGHAN SULLIVAN (Lowly Worm, Blacksmith Fox, Construction Worker) Playhouse On Park: Meg (THE MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB). She also performs at Mainstage Mondays at A.C. Petersen's. She has a BFA in Musical Theater from The University of Arizona and thanks her family for their constant love and support.
DAWN LOVELAND (Director) has directed several shows for young audiences at Playhouse on Park: GOODNIGHT MOON, GO, DOG. GO!, HOMEROOM, IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. Other Playhouse on Park directing credits: THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK, RED LIGHT WINTER, THEATRE UNCUT, DREAM HOUSE. Dawn is the Director of Education at Playhouse on Park. Her additional credits include directing, stage-managing, choreographing, and teaching. Locations include Hebrew High School of New England, Kingswood Oxford School, The Bridge Family Center, Surflight Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, St. Michael's Playhouse, and The Hartt School Community Division. Dawn is a graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in theatre, focused on directing.
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