OCTOBER 31 TO NOVEMBER 15, 2014
7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees
JASON COLLINS* (Alfie, Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Broadway National Tour: Annie (Jimmy Johnson, Morgantha, u/s Rooster). Off-Broadway: Signs of Life (Kurt); the concert premiere of The Wedding Banquet (Sean), Prospect Theatre Company; Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The Blue Flower. Regional: Victory Gardens Theatre (Chicago): Signs of Life (Kurt). Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Henry V (Fluellen), To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell), The 39 Steps (Clown 2). Weston Playhouse (Vermont): The 39 Steps (Clown 1). Alpine Theatre Project (Montana): The Full Monty(Ethan). Village Theatre (Seattle): Next to Normal(Dan); The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon)Bye Bye Birdie (Albert). Cast Recordings: David Austin’s A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), The 30thAnniversary Cast Album of Annie. Numerous audiobooks for BBC, Audiobooks America, and Blackstone Audio.
WILLIAM CONNELL* (Stanley Stubbers) NYC/Regional credits: A View From the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival), The Coast of Utopia (LCT),Alphabetical Order (Keen Co.), Twelfth Night (Center Stage), The Mousetrap (STL Rep), Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival), The Hour of Feeling (Humana), The 39 Steps (PA Shakes. Fest.), Bell, Book and Candle(S.F. Playhouse), The Importance of Being Earnest(Gulfshore Playhouse), The Voice of the Turtle(Merrimack Rep.), Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre Center), The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theatre), Murder on the Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival), The Maddening Truth (Keen Co.), As You Like It (Weston Playhouse), Babette’s Feast (Threads Theatre Co.),All’s Well That Ends Well (TFANA), The Dinner Party(Lincoln Center Institute), Mary Stuart (NYCT), The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TWUSA), The Tempest(SRT), The Picture of Dorian Gray (SRT). TV/Film:Manhattan Love Story, Smash, Not Fade Away,Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Guiding Light. B.F.A. UNCSA.
CHRISTOPHER DUVAL* (Francis Henshall) Chris is very pleased to be returning to Pioneer Theatre Company, having appeared last season as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. He has worked throughout the country – including 16 years acting, teaching or guest fight-directing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he has played such roles as both of the Dromio’s in Comedy of Errors, Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, George Tessman in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, among many others. Chris has also worked at such regional theatres as Syracuse Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Orange County, Idaho Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the Laguna Playhouse. He is on the faculty of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, and holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
KATIE FABEL* (Pauline Clench) is delighted to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company! Previous: Emma. Off-Broadway: It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary), The Shaughraun and Ernest in Love (Cecily) at Irish Repertory Theatre, Belle of Belfast at Cherry Lane Theatre and Mary Broome at The Mint. Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), Shakespeare Theatre Company; Sense and Sensibility (Marianne),Noises Off (Brooke), Sight Unseen (Grete), San Diego Old Globe; Sirens, The Liar, TheTaming of the Shrew,Amadeus, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; andDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Upcoming: Les Liasisons Dangereuses (Tourvel). UK: The Sound of Music(West End), Arsenic and Old Lace (National Tour), The Wind in the Willows (Royal National Theatre), Some Gorgeous Accident (Edinburgh Fringe), Carmen, La Boheme and Khovanshchina (English National Opera). Training: Royal Academy of Music (MFA). Film/TV/Video: Abandoned in the Dark, Tunnel of Love, Diablo 3. More at Katiefabel.com.
LUCY LAVELY* (Rachel Crabbe) A Connecticut native, Lucy Lavely is excited to make her Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Regional credits includeCrimes of the Heart (Babe) with Banyan Theatre Company, Twelfth Night (Feste), Stop Kiss (Callie) with the Asolo Conservatory, Other Desert Cities (Brooke) and The Grapes of Wrath at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. She received her MFA from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame. Living in New York City, she thanks her mentor Peggy, her parents for believing in her, and this ensemble of talent and administration who made this show a rainbow of success!
GERRY MCINTYRE* (Lloyd Boateng) is glad to return to Pioneer Theatre Company after appearing in Sweet Charity, and after playing the role of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol: The Musical, a role he played for three years at Madison Square Garden with Tim Curry, Jim Dale, and F. Murray Abraham. Broadway: Uptown It’s Hot, Anything Goes (Patti Lupone), Once On This Island (original cast), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, also the movie starring Donny Osmond, Chicago. Off-Broadway: The Audience(Drama Desk Nomination, Best Musical), Enter Laughing (Drama Desk Nomination Best Revival),Broadway Jukebox, Sidd, Joan of Arc at the Stake with Glenn Close and William Hurt. Film: Stealing Martin Lane, The Kiss, Broadway Damage, The Next Step. TV: Boardwalk Empire, Whoopi, Law & Order, Jamie Foxx and The Pretender. Gerry is featured in the documentary After the Storm. www.gerrymcintyre.net
ANDY PROSKY* (Charlie “The Duck” Clench) is excited to be making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Andy has been seen on Broadway in King Learstarring Christopher Plummer as well as off-Broadway in TheMerchant of Venice, Swimming with Sturgeon,Much Ado About Nothing, And Miles to Go, The Tempest, and Titus Andronicus. Favorite roles are Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer and Michael Johnson in Rounding Third. He has performed at Arena Stage, Fords Theatre, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, The Acting Company, The Folger Theatre, The Cincinnati Playhouse, The Delaware Theatre Company, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Vienna’s English Theatre and others. Film and television credits include Alpha House, Taking Woodstock, Men in Black, Mrs. Doubtfire, A Birder’s Guide to Everything, The Great Outdoors, Up Close and Personal, John Adams, Law & Order and ER.
MAX ROBINSON* (Harry Dangle) was last seen at Pioneer Theatre Company in Much Ado About Nothing. He has also appeared in Noises Off, My Fair Lady, The Producers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Les Misérables (Thénardier), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Amadeus, The Importance of Being Earnestand nearly 100 other productions at PTC. Max played Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination. He has also appeared the last four seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, at Salt Lake Acting Company, the Grand Theatre, and regional theatres from Seattle to New York. Film and TV credits include Other People’s Money, All My Children, One Life to Live, Touched by an Angel,Woody Allen’s Shadows and Fog and Disney’s Pixel Perfect.
CHRISTOPHER SEARS* (Alan Dangle) was raised in St. Louis. The plays he’s been in are as follows: Third(Two River Theatre), London Wall (The Mint), How I Learned to Become a Superhero (Apothecary Theatre Co.) Lord of the Flies (BSC). Film: The ADK. TV: Law & Order, The Michael J. Fox Show. He also plays beautiful music. Thank you family. Thank you friends.
ALEXIS BAIGUE (Ensemble, u/s Alfie and Gareth)Goodnight Desdemona, Angels in America, Saturday’s Voyeur, How I Became a Pirate (SLAC), Dear World(Sundance), Beyond Therapy, Sex Habits of American Women (Pygmalion), Boys in the Band (Wasatch),Surfin’ Safari (Desert Star), Jacques Brel… (TheatreWorks West), Anastasia (StageRight), Wit(Emily Co.), Antigone, Cabaret, Summer and Smoke,Rhinoceros, Queen Christina, Rimers of Eldritch(Babcock). Film: 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue. Television: Granite Flats.
JIM BENNETT (Gareth) returns to acting after a career in theater administration. He is the former Artistic Director of the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Southern Utah, and he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from the University of Southern California. He lives in Sandy, Utah, with his wife, Laurel, and their five children.
MICHAEL T. BROWN (Ensemble, u/s Alan and Stanley) is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. He most recently appeared as Will in Blue Stockings (Babcock Theatre), and as Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Pinnacle Acting Company). Michael was also recently a part of Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-By-Play Series, playing the role of Tommy in A Public Education.
WARD CHAPMAN (Ensemble) has completed the Actor Training Program and is receiving his degree this December. He has appeared in several University of Utah productions: Death and the Maiden, Bus Stop,Macbeth,Much Ado About Nothing and others. He has also appeared as Brasset in Pinnacle Acting Company’s Charlie’s Aunt. This is his third appearance on the Pioneer Theatre Company stage, having been seen in The Tempest and Emma.
SUSANNA FLORENCE RISSER (Dolly) grew up attending plays at Pioneer Theatre Company and is thrilled to be making her PTC debut. Susanna holds an MFA from the National Theater Conservatory. She spent the summer playing the roles of Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Ilona Ritter in She Loves Mewith the Davis (CA) Shakespeare Festival. Thank you to GK for making it all possible.
ROSIE WARD (Ensemble, u/s Dolly and Pauline) is delighted to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company (previous: The Philadelphia Story, The Producers). Rosie recently performed with Kentucky Shakespeare in Twelfth Night (Olivia) and Much Ado About Nothing(Margaret). Other credits include As You Like It(Rosalind), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), and in the world premiere of Now This written by Scott Kaiser. Rosie received her MFA from the University of Houston and is a proud graduate of Weber State University.
Our Skiffle Band Members
JAMES LAUSCHER (Skiffle Band) Jimmy “Rockstar” Lauscher has been playing a wide variety of music on his guitar for the last 20 years. He played in a variety of local and regional acts and then decided to become more serious about pursuing music as a career. Jimmy received a bachelor’s degree in music from the U of U in 2006 and since then has been very active. He plays in the regional touring act Marinade, Salt Lake City’s The Dead Lake Trio with fellow cast members Eric Stoye and Max Muscolino, teaches private guitar lessons, and runs open jam sessions for other local musicians. From heavy metal to jazz and all points in between, Jimmy has been a part of it.
MAX MUSCOLINO (Skiffle Band) was born in Salt Lake to an amazing artistic family. He started playing saxophone in fourth grade. When he reached the age of 13, he got his first bass—a candy-apple red Squire. It was love at first slap. The bass has allowed him to travel this great country for education and employment. He studied at Berklee School of Music, and then returned home to work with the family band. He can be heard today at weddings, corporate parties, and dive bars all over town.
PATRICK NEVILLE (Skiffle Band) has been playing guitar for nearly 25 years (since he was 8 years old). An autodidact who plays by ear, he learned singing and vocal harmonies by years of listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and many of the similar bands from the 60’s and 70’s – which was what his parents listened to. He has played rock and blues in Salt Lake City bands for the past 12 years, including with the now defunct BadGrass. His current band, Son of Ian, plays the local performance scene in pubs around Salt Lake City.
ERIC STOYE (Skiffle Band) was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, to two gifted musician parents. His obsession with rhythm started as a toddler after sitting behind his father’s drums for the first time at age two. He moved to California as a pre-teen and began studying the drums formally there. At age 17, he started teaching his own students, and the following year moved to Los Angeles to further his studies at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. He graduated two years later with a performance degree for drums and percussion. After completing school, he returned to Salt Lake City where he is currently living, teaching, and playing music full time. He has recorded and played with numerous artists of various genres, toured nationally, and has been hired for many local and touring acts.