CAST

Christopher Brasfield (Male Swing/Dance Captain)

The Beginning: I started performing when I sang at my fifth grade graduation.
College: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Hobbies: I love to reading, bike riding, and baking!!
Desired Superpower: It would so cool if I could fly. Then I'd never have to take the subway!!

Judith Dry (Annie)

The Beginning: Judith was born in Burlington, Vermont, on a hot day in August.
College: She went to Middlebury College in her home town, where her Dad is a professor.
Hobbies: She enjoys archery (shooting with a bow and arrow), plays guitar, writes songs, and cuts hair.
Desired Superpower: Invisibility, so she could be an awesome international spy.

David McDaniel (Billy)

The Beginning: In 1st grade my advanced reading skills forced me into the role of the narrator. Then in 3rd grade I dazzled audience members as Deer number 3 in "Oh my Deer." But it wasn't until seventh grade, after playing the role of the Cowardly Lion, that I knew I wanted to be an actor!
College: University of Hartford's Hartt School.
Hobbies: Board Games, Bowling, and Magic Tricks.
Desired Superpowe: I would like to be able to morph into other people or objects... And yes, an invisibility cloak would count as an object. So I guess I could also morph into other Super Heroes/Villains and use their powers too!!!

Jared Picone (Bobby)

The Beginning: The first show I was ever a part of was the Wizard of Oz, with Beth Cheryl Tarnow when I was 5 years old.
Hobbies: Writing, Singing, Playing with my dog.
Desired Superpower: Controlling the weather!

Beth Cheryl Tarnow (Edwina)

The Beginning: I grew up in New Jersey and started dancing when I was only 2 and 1/2! The first show I ever did was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" when I was 5. I loved performing so much that I even got to be on a few episodes of "Sesame Street" when I was 7!
College: I went to college in Virginia at a small school called "Shenandoah". My major was musical theatre. I made lots of great friends, and did lots of fun shows. My favorite was "Cabaret".
Hobbies: My favorite things to do (besides singing and dancing, of course) are cooking, keeping things neat and tidy, and watching movies with my friends.
My desired superpower would be that I could fly!!!

Katy Vaughn (Female Swing)

The Beginning: My first performance ever was in the children's chorus of Dayton Opera's "La Boheme". We got to sing 2 songs in Italian with the chorus in act 1, and we filed across the stage in a line in act 2. We auditioned singing "O Come All Ye Faithful" in Italian and my favorite part was when we got to dance a little to "Prince Ali" from Aladdin! I loved my costume but unfortunately I couldn't wear my glasses on stage so everything was a little blurry. I made $50 and I felt like a millionaire!! I've been performing ever since!
College: BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory, in Winchester, Virginia.
Hobbies: Singing, Drumming, Soccer, Videogaming, Harry Potter, Painting, Bubbles, LOLCats
Desired Superpower: I'd totally wanna fly! Since my family lives in Colorado, I'd get to see them faster than any plane and the views over the mountains would be amazing!!

Katie Whetsell (Kelli)

The Beginning: The first song I ever sang was "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid and for as long as I can remember I tried to imitate Ariel's singing voice. This past year I actually got to meet Jodi Benson, who is the voice of Ariel, and see her sing "Part of Your World" live.
College: Otterbein College
Hobbies: Eating CRUMBS cupcakes, scrapbooking, taking dance class, running in Central Park, making silly faces, wandering the aisles of arts and crafts stores, and making people laugh.
Desired Superpower: My desired superpower would be to fly...or to get cast in every single Broadway show that I audition for. :)

Noah Zachary (Scott)

The Beginning: I started performing in my kitchen with my big sister, Lindsey. This resulted in a very special peformance in a talent show at sleepaway camp, and we won!
College: University of Connecticut
Hobbies: Cooking, Eating, Singing in the car, Crafting.
Desired Superpower: The ability to travel through time.

MUSICIANS

Martin Landry (Pianist/Joe Spoonapple)

The Beginning: I grew up in rural Alabama, waaayyyy out in the middle of nowhere. I didn't get involved in theatre until high school, when I did a show with a community theatre in a nearby town. I've been hooked ever since!
College: Birmingham-Southern College.
Hobbies: Outside of theatre and music stuff, I like to spend my free time reading whatever book I can get my hands on. Nothing is better than a good book.
Desired Superpower: Shape-shifting. I mean, how awesome would that be?

Robin Lai (Percussionist/Myron Spoonapple)

The Beginning: When I was around 4 or 5 years old, my parents bought me a toy drum set for my birthday. I had a lot of fun playing it until I broke it a few weeks later... that was how I first got my first taste of being a drummer!
College: Berklee College of Music, Boston MA
Hobbies: Reading, eating, eating and more eating! Oh and sports too
Did you Know?: Dear Edwina was the first musical I ever played in.

CREATIVE TEAM

Marcy Heisler (Book/Lyrics)

Author MARCY HEISLER with composer Zina Goldrich, was named the 2009 winner of the Fred Ebb Award for outstanding songwriting.   Recently the team premiered their new musical Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred) at the Kennedy Center.  Off Broadway credits include Dear Edwina (Daryl Roth, Producer/Drama Desk Nomination, Lyrics) and Junie B Jones, (Theatreworks USA, Producer, Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Musical).  Her many lyric projects for Disney include Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Channel), Pooh's Learning Adventures and Safety Smart Series (Disney Toon Studios), and The D Show (Disney Interactive).   As an adaptor, she worked on young performer versions of Jungle BookSleeping BeautyCinderella and 101 Dalmatians for Disney Theatricals.  Songwriting awards include the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Theatre Award and Jamie De Roy and Friends Award (ASCAP), a Seldes-Kanin Fellowship, and others.  She sits on the Publications Committee of the Dramatists Guild and is a contributing writer to Dramatist magazine. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program, and previously studied Theatre at Northwestern University.  www.marcyandzina.com

Zina Goldrich (Composer)

Zina with lyricist Marcy Heisler, were named the 2009 winners of the Fred Ebb Award for excellence in songwriting. She earned a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Music for the off-Broadway show, Dear Edwina. She composed the score for Junie B. Jones, which completed three sccessful off-Broadway runs at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (nominated for Lucille Lortel Award). Other scores include Ever After, Allison Under the Stars, and Adventures in Love. She has composed for Johnny and the Sprites, and Pooh's Learning Adventures, and was a staff songwriter for Wald Disney Feature Animation. She's the recipient of ASCAP's Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Seldes Kanin Fellowship, a Jonnathan Larson grant and numerous scholarships. Goldrich has played keyboards on Broadway for Avenue Q, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma and Titanic.Currently, she is scoring episodes of Wonderpets for Nickelodeon and Third and Bird for the BBC.

Timothy McDonald (Director)

Director, playwright, CEO of iTheatrics.com. Tim got his start by cajoling neighborhood kids (and his sister Tammy) to perform home grown musicals written and directed by Tim, and featuring songs from his vast collection of K-Tel albums. Alas, Tim was too early for the jukebox musical phenomenon of the early twenty first century. Tim spends days making the world safe for children and theatre at iTheatrics (iTheatrics.com). Early mornings are dedicated to writing the great American musical, and evenings are home with the husband and dog, or in the garden, weather permitting. Credits Tim's mom cares about: For the Kennedy Center: director of The Phantom Tollbooth, playwright of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. For Music Theatre International (MTIshows.com) developed Broadway Junior, KIDS Collection and School Edition musicals. With Disney Theatrical Productions, developed/adapted twelve (and counting) animations titles from screen to stage. Current passions: James and the Giant Peach and Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-band Christmas opening in December at Goodspeed Musicals!

Daryl Roth (Producer)

is proud to hold the singular distinction of producing six Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: August: Osage County; Proof; Wit; How I Learned to Drive; Anna in the Tropics; and Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Also: The Baby Dance; Bea Arthur on Broadway; Beckett/Albee; Camping with Henry and Tom; Caroline, or Change; A Catered Affair; Closer Than Ever; Come Fly Away; Curtains; De La Guarda; Defying Gravity; Die, Mommie, Die!; The Divine Sister; Driving Miss Daisy; Fela!; Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Irena's Vow; A Little Night Music; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Manuscript; Medea; Old Wicked Songs; Our Lady of 121st Street; Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby; Salome; Snakebit; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; The Temperamentals; Thom Pain; Through the Night; Thurgood; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Vigil; What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling?; Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Year of Magical Thinking, and the film, My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story. Love to Steven, my wonderful family, Leo & Lucy.


Musical Director...............................................................……...Joe Kinosian
Choreographer.....................…………......…….…...….........Steven G. Kennedy
Musicians
Pianist/Joe Spoonapple...................................................……...Martin Landry
Percussionist/Myron Spoonapple................................................….Robin Lai

Associate Producer
Alexander Fraser

General Manager
Adam Hess

Company Manager
Kyle Provost

General Press Representative
O&M Co
Rick Miramontez
Molly Barnett

Marketing
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Scott Lupi

Set Design…………….……….....…………...………...…..…...........Court Watson
Costume Design……………............…………....………....…...…Theresa Squire
Lighting Design………………......………….....……....…...........…Kathryn Furst
Production Manager...…………......…………...........…..…........Ricardo Taylor

Master Electrician.....................................................................Sean Daniels
Props Supervisor…….……….....…….……............................……...Jeena Youn
Assistant to Ms. Roth……….........………….......………...........….….Greg Raby

Scenery Provided by Neil Creedon, Avancy Studios

Casting ............................................Joy Dewing, Dave Clemmons

Graphic Designer………....….......…….........………...………....…Scott Fowler
Web Design………………….........…………...………...…............….Liza Volkova
Staff for The DR2 Theatre
House Manager………..............................................................Bobby Fields
Treasurer…………….............………..........…………..........…Jason C. Hudson
Technical Director…...........…..….......………...….........………Ricardo Taylor
Box Office Staff…….............................................................Sierra Marcks
Porters.......................................................Abel Lazada, Edwin Hernandez


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