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SWEET CHARITY

June 20 – July 1

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
Musical Direction by Gerald Sternbach
Casting by Michael Donovan, CSA; Casting Associate Richie Ferris, CSA.
Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tuillio Pinelli and Ennio Flaino.
Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris.
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse.
Starring Laura Bell Bundy as Charity, Barrett Foa as Oscar, and Jon Jon Briones as Herman

 

“ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT!”  “Time Magazine”

Based on Federico Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria”, SWEET CHARITY was director Bob Fosse’s riotously colorful valentine to his then-wife, Broadway dancing phenomenon Gwen Verdon.  Premiering in 1966, it was nominated for 9 Tony Awards and ran for 608 performances. Charity was played in London by Juliet Prowse and by numerous stars in subsequent New York revivals, most recently in 2016 by Sutton Foster.

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SWEET CHARITY was a collaboration between some of Broadway’s most spectacular talents. The hilarious, razor-sharp dialogue is by Neil Simon (“Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple”); The pop-influenced, jazzy music by Cy Coleman (“Barnum” and “City of Angels” ) and lyrics by the legendary Dorothy Fields (“Sunny Side of the Street” and “I Can’t Give you Anything But Love”).

The story centers on Charity’s life as a dance hall hostess “with a heart of gold”, determined to break out of the Fan-Dango Ballroom.  She accidentally finds herself in the bedroom of an Italian film star as she starts dating the neurotic and shy Oscar. When Oscar proposes, he insists he doesn’t care about Charity’s profession. But in the end, he does care very much and Charity is soon back to having her toes and heart stepped on in the ballroom. But not before singing and dancing to such rousing Broadway classics as “Big Spender”, “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, “Where Am I Going” and, “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This”.

Our production is honored to have as its director/choreographer one of Broadway’s most celebrated artists, Kathleen Marshall. A winner of 3 Tony awards (with 6 more nominations), she directed and choreographed such hits as “Anything Goes” (2011 revival with Sutton Foster) and Pajama Game (2006 revival with Harry Connick, Jr.). She was also Artistic Director of New York’s “Encores” series.

“MAKES ONE VERY PROUD OF AMERICAN MUSICAL COMEDY”   “Cue Magazine”

“THE SHOW ITSELF IS A JOY. FROM THE MOMENTS YOU HEAR THE BRASSY OPENING NOTES OF “HEY BIG SPENDER”, ONE KNOWS – AS THE SONG PROMISES – THAT ONE IS IN FOR A REAL GOOD TIME”   “London Telegraph”

Some other interesting facts:

Shirley MacLaine starred in the subsequent movie version.

SWEET CHARITY re-opened Broadway’s Palace Theater after years of showing movies.

If you saw the show with Gwen Verdon at a Wednesday matinee, you may not have heard her sing “Where Am I Going” or dance to “I’m a Brass Band”.  She often skipped them to save her energy.

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Cast Bios

LAURA BELL BUNDY (Charity Hope Valentine). Debuting at age 9 in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular, she went on to originate the roles of “Tina Denmark” in Off Broadway’s Ruthless (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominations). Broadway: “Amber Von Tussle” in Hairspray, “Elle Woods” in Legally Blonde (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Crics Circle Nominations), and took a turn as “Glinda” in Wicked.  SHOW MORE Bundy had appeared in over in over 200 episodes of Television: ‘Carin’ in “Good Behavior,” ‘Shelby’ in “Hart of Dixie,” ‘Jordan’ in “Anger Management,” ‘Becky’ in “How I Met Your Mother,” ‘Jessica’ in “Guest Book,” ‘Marah’ in “Guiding Light,” “Angie Tribeca,” “Idiot Sitter,” “Scream Queens,” “Documentary Now,” “Fuller House,” “Liv & Maddie,” “Royal Pains,” “Cold Case,” “Veronica Mars,” “Malibu Country,” and many more. Some of her film work includes Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life with Mikey, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Pure Country 3, Beauty Mark, Back To Reality, Watercolor Postcards. Bundy is a seasoned songwriter and recording artist with multiple albums. Her Universal Records album, Achin’ and Shakin’ debuted as Top #5 albums on The Billboard country music charts and was featured in Rolling Stone for being the first female country artist to incorporate hip hop and dance beats into her music for her 2015 Big Machine album “Another Piece Of Me”— where she produced and Co-directed all four of that album’s music videos. Her production company, LBBTV has launched successful web series such as “Cooter County” and “Skits-O-Frenic” garnering millions of views on YOUtube. #OKRR?! On Instagram, Twitter & Facebook as @laurabellbundy

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BARRETT FOA (Oscar Lindquist) plays tech geek extraordinaire Eric Beale on all 9 seasons (and counting) of the hit CBS crime drama/comedy “NCIS: Los Angeles.” During his hiatuses, Barrett starred in the one-man off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar (playing six characters including Barbra Streisand), played Harold Hill in The Music Man at Connecticut Rep, conceived his own solo show, Grin and Barrett at NYC’s Feinstein’s/54 Below and LA’s Rockwell, and starred, produced, and co-wrote the sold out hit, For The Record: John Hughes in LA and NYC. SHOW MOREPrior to LA, Foa starred on Broadway in the Tony-winning musicals Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Mamma Mia! (original cast), as well as the off-Broadway production of Godspell as Jesus (cast recording). NY Theatre: Playwrights Horizons (Adam Bock’s The Drunken City), The Public, New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout, The York, The Houseman, Ars Nova. Regional Theatre: Paper Mill (Frederic in Pirates!, Mordred in Camelot), Bay Street (The Lady In Question w/ Charles Busch), Hartford Stage & Shakespeare Theatre, D.C., (Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing), TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, The Muny, North Shore MT, Pittsburgh CLO, MT Wichita, Weston Playhouse, Maine State MT. Other TV: “Entourage,” “NCIS,” “The Closer,” “Numb3rs,” “Six Degrees.” Born and raised in New York City, Foa graduated from The Dalton School in Manhattan, attended Interlochen Arts Camp, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and received his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from The University of Michigan. Foa was the on-air backstage host and social media correspondent for the 2013 and 2014 Tony Awards on CBS. @BarrettFoa

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JON JON BRIONES (Herman) was born and raised in the Philippines. In 1989 he joined the original London cast of Miss Saigon and later in 2014 starred as the Engineer in the London West End revival, which transferred to Broadway in 2017 (Olivier and a Drama Desk Award nominee; winner What’s On Stage, Broadway World, and Theater World Awards). He also appeared in tours of Miss Saigon in Germany, Asia, North America (twice), and returned to the original UK production for its final year. In Los Angeles, he played Georges in La Cage Aux Folles at East West Players (Ovation nomination); He was also nominated for an Ovation and an LA Weekly Award for playing the title character in The Romance of Magno Rubio at [Inside] the Ford and starred in the new work, Sweet Karma, as the lead character, Vichear Lam. He was involved in the pre-Broadway development of the musical, Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei both in New York workshops and at the Old Globe in San Diego. SHOW MORE Other roles in Los Angeles, New York and around the globe include: Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Enjolras in Les Miserables, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Tateh in Ragtime, Lion in the The Wiz, Laertes in Hamlet, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, Slovitch in Fools, Man 1 in Closer Than Ever, and Lukas in Peregrinasyon with Ma-Yi Theater Company. Television guest star appearances include “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” “Las Vegas,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Designated Survivor,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Monk,” “Southland,” “Miami Medical,” “General Hospital,” “Law & Order LA” and “Moonlight.” Film credits include: Model Home, Blood Ransom, The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad, Breathe, Brown Soup Thing, An Immigrant Girl’s Journey, Proud American, Finding Foosball, Potluck, Feast and Yokai. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. 

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TERRON BROOKS (Daddy Brubeck). Broadway: The Lion King (Simba), Hairspray (Seaweed) National Tours: Hairspray, The Lion King, Grease! Regional: Ragtime, First Wives Club, Raisin, Sleepless in Seattle:The Musical. Film: All About You, Hav Faith. TV: “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Up All Night,” “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Two-Time NAACP nominee for best supporting actor. Best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series “The Temptations.” Thanks for your dedication, Michael Donovan- this one’s for you! Much love to Leilani, Andrew, and Taylor. www.terronbrooksmusic.com 

KRYSTAL JOY BROWN (Helene) has starred in four Broadway shows: Dionne/Abe Lincoln in Hair, Ornella in Leap of Faith, Josephine Bloom in Big Fish and Diana Ross in Motown. Other favorite credits: Mimi in Rent (Broadway National Tour), Rosanna in Calvin Berger, Starting Here, Starting Now (York Theatre), Eve in Fallin For Eve (York Theatre), Sadie in Man In The Ring. She has been seen on NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU”, Hulu’s “Deadbeat,” ABC’s “Castle,” recently starred in the film ”Victor Crowley” and will soon be seen as Lena Lambert in Disney ‘s upcoming feature film, ”MAGIC CAMP”. She is also a published author, songwriter and co-hosts the podcast, How We Do This. 

YVETTE GONZALEZ-NACER (Nickie) is an actress, singer, songwriter, & producer, best known for playing the role of Kiki on the Emmy Award-winning series, ”The Fresh Beat Band,” where she received two Imagen Award nominations for Best Actress in a TV Series. Other credits include: Cha Cha in FOX’s ”Grease: Live,” Vanessa in Broadway’s 1st National Tour of In the Heights, 3 Mo’ Divas, Phyllis on Disney’s ”Goldie & Bear,” Soledad on ”Madam Secretary,” Gina on ”Criminal Minds,” Rosa on ”Guiding Light,” Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story and she won a Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Female Lead. Her music can be heard on various films and TV shows, and she’s performed with Jason Mraz, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Engelbert Humperdinck, among others. www.yvettenacer.com

ASHLEY LOREN (Ursula March) is thrilled to be a part of Reprise 2.0! Credits include BAZ: Star Crossed Love (Satine), upcoming film Be The Light (Anita), NBC’s “This Is Us” (Amber), Greenday’s American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl) & Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde. National/International tours with Carly Rae Jepsen, Melissa Etheridge, Iggy Azalea, Bono/U2, Yoko Ono & more. TV: “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “LIVE with Kelly & Michael,” “The View,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Howard Stern,” “Saturday Night Live!,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Stephen Colbert,” “James Corden” and “Ellen.” Proud member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA & supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. www.ashleyloren.com.

ROBERT MAMMANA (Vittorio Vidal). Broadway: Les Miserables. National Tours: The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Les Miserables. Regional: Reprise, Goodman, Alliance, South Coast Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, McCarter. TV: “The Office” (Sweeney Todd), “NCIS,” “CSI,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “CSI:NY,” “Dexter,” “Prison Break,” “Heroes,” “Y&R,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Enterprise.” Film: Just Say Love, Flightplan, and Menace. Awards: LA Drama Critics Circle recipient, LA Weekly Award recipient, Helen Hays Nomination, three LA Ovation Nominations, and two Joseph Jefferson Nominations.  www.RobertMammana.com

ARI AARON (Ensemble). An LA native, Ari now resides in NYC. He made his Off-Broadway debut last summer playing Gabriel in Temple of the Souls at NYMF. Selected Regional Credits: Mamma Mia! (Marriott Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s When You Wish, TJ in Sister Act (Tuacahn Center for the Arts); Oklahoma!, South Pacific (Musical Theatre West); West Side Story (Broadway Rose Theatre); Sonny in Grease, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! (Welk Resort Theatre). Thank you to Mom, Dad, ATB, my amazing family and friends, Michael Donovan and the entire Sweet Charity team! Instagram: actorari Snapchat: arielney

JUSTIN BADDING (Ensemble) began his dance training in Carroll, Iowa and is a BFA grad from the University of Arizona. Justin has danced in major projects for Reebok, Redkin, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, “Grease: Live,” Vans, OPI, and Cysco. Justin can be seen on TV with Eric Andre, and in music videos with Joe Jonas, 5th Harmony, Bonnie McKee, and Will Sparks. Justin recently dove into the musical theater industry with Memphis at MTW and was in the opening cast of Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure.

CLAUDIA BAFFO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing with Reprise 2.0! A Chicago native, Claudia just graduated from the UCLA Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program, class of 2018. Regional: Peter Pan (Cabrillo Music Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (5 Star Theatricals, July) UCLA: Steel Pier (Shelby Stevens), Sunday in the Park (The Nurse), Lainie Kazan’s Sinatra Cabaret (Featured Singer). She sends infinite thanks to Kathleen Marshall, Michael Donovan, and the whole Reprise 2.0 team for the incredible opportunity. She’d also love to thank Mark & Ashley at KMR Talent, her family, and professors for their endless support. @claudbaff. 

GILLIAN BOZAJIAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Reprise 2.0’s Sweet Charity! Proud graduate of UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program. National Tour: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (McCoy Rigby Entertainment) Regional: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Musical Theatre West), The Producers (Peterborough Players), The Little Mermaid (Cabrillo Music Theatre), Honeymoon in Vegas (Musical Theatre Guild). UCLA: Carrie (Chris), Sunday in the Park With George (Dot). Many thanks to Michael, Anthony, and her family and friends for their endless support! gillianbozajian.com @gillianbozajian 

VICTOR E. CHAN (Ensemble). Regional credits: (San Diego REP) Evita, In The Heights, The Who’s Tommy, (La Jolla Playhouse) Miss You Like Hell, (East West Players) Chess, (Disney Creative Entertainment) Crush in Finding Nemo the Musical, Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, (Starlight Theatre) Engineer in Miss Saigon, (American Stage Theatre Co.) Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show, (SD Opera) Moby Dick. Movies: The Birth Of An Alien, Heart Of Mind, Platypus: The Musical, The Syndicate. TV: “The Oscars 2018” (ABC), “Bent” (NBC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS). Love to his wife Michelle, and sons: Gabe, Eli, and Dorian. Proud member of AEA. @VictorEChan

CATRIONA FRAY (Rosie/Ensemble) is a graduate of UCLA’s theatre program where she had the privilege of studying with Lainie Kazan, performing as a featured soprano in the UCLA ScatterTones a cappella group and taking on the role of Julie Jordan in Carousel. Since, Catriona was in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), a US tour of Beehive, and most recently Into the Woods (Witch). When Catriona is home in LA, she can be seen performing as Dale Bozzio in her Missing Persons tribute band, Noticeable Ones, and teaching voice and piano. She is so thankful for God, friends, and family. @catrionalovesyou 

BELLA HICKS (Ensemble) is grateful to be working with Reprise 2.0 again after performing in her first professional production with Reprise fourteen years ago! Some of her favorites include: American Idiot at La Mirada, Beehive 30th Anniversary Tour (Janis Joplin), and Grease with ACA (Frenchy). She has also been lucky enough to work with JRB, Stephen Schwartz, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. In her free time you can find her writing music or playing with her dog, Ted E. Bear. She sends endless thanks to Michael, Richie, Gerry, Matt, Marcia, Jack and the entire production team for giving her the opportunity to work with such talented individuals. Love to Mama, Papa, Ju, Benji, and Ky for supporting her wildest dreams IG: @bellahicks

LUCIA JOYCE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back in the Fandango Ballroom with this all-star team in her LA-stage debut! Favorite theatre credits include: 42nd Street Nat’l Tour (Phyllis), iLuminate: Artist of Light (Jacob/Guardian), Sweet Charity Nat’l Tour (Helene). Catch Lucia in the “What?No!” web series and on film in Daniel Fes’ upcoming short: City of Angels. Thanks to director Kathleen Marshall, agent Julie Medeiros (GTA), Shane, and Mom. looshbgoosh.com 

 

JEFFREY LANDMAN (Manfred/Ensemble) starred on Broadway in Les Misérables and Falsettos. Mr. Landman has been seen on LA stages in [title of show], Can Can, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Lucky Stiff and Lobby Hero. Film/TV: Halloween 5, Home Alone 2, Life With Mikey, “Magic School Bus”, “Gulla Gulla Island”, “SNL”. Jeffrey has sung with such artists as: David Foster, NoFX, Gloria Estefan, Little Richard, Maureen McGovern and Michael Jackson. He holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts, and has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for 30 years. Love to the family, and one for Mahler.

AMBER LIEKHUS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her REPRISE 2.0 debut! Amber is a versatile singer whose “…voice is at once regal and affectionate.” (Los Angeles Times). Favorite credits include: Blues in the Night (Wallis Annenberg), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (McCoy Rigby), Frozen: Live at the Hyperion and Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Disney California Adventure), Rent (McCoy Rigby), Love, Loss and What I Wore (Laguna Playhouse), A Christmas Memory (Laguna Playhouse), Rent (Musical Theatre West), Anything Goes (Smothers Theatre), Footloose (Theatre in the Park), Candide (Los Angeles Opera), Suor Angelica (Opera Festival di Roma), Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Long Beach Opera), Porgy and Bess(San Francisco Opera and Los Angeles Opera).  

ASHLEY MATTHEWS (Ensemble) is honored to be a part of the Reprise 2.0 inaugural season! She could last be seen onstage in the Hollywood Bowl production of Mamma Mia! Other favorite credits include Rock Of Ages Las Vegas where she played the roles of Waitress #1 & Sherrie, A Chorus Line (Cassie), Miss Saigon (La Mirada/Macau), Spamalot (Musical Theatre West), Damn Yankees! (3DTheatricals), and Disney’s Mulan (Tuacahn). Ashley is a proud Equity Member, as well as an active supporter of diversity and inclusion in the arts. Endless thanks to her team, Michael, Richie, Kathleen, and her family for their love and support! @ashleyematthews

GRAYSON MCGUIRE (Ensemble), originally from Kansas City, moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. Represented by Clear Talent Group, Grayson is currently a member of Dana Foglia Dance and Entity Contemporary Dance Company, under the direction of Marissa Osato and Will Johnston. Grayson has danced for Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Twenty One Pilots, Helene Fischer, Asia Monet, Trevor Moran, Shane Dawson, and more. 

 

ANGELINE MIRENDA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Sweet Charity. She  attended Chapman University, where she studied theatre and dance. She is presently a Los Angeles based actress and choreographer. You may have seen  her recently dancing in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl, as Diana Morales in Chance Theater’s A Chorus  Line, or rocking with the ensemble of DOMA Theater’s American  Idiot. She’d like to thank her parents, “Just” Phil, the Princess Cottage, and La Familia. To keep up with her projects (but really mostly just be spammed with pictures of her  cat,  Charlie), follow @angelinemirenda on social media.

CHUCK SACULLA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part this resurrection production of REPRISE. Welcome back!! Support the Arts! Broadway/National Tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, AIDA, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. TV/Film: Recurring roles on “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Days of Our Lives,” “theofficialchildofthe70s.com,” “thenew30series.com.” Upcoming film projects include “Holo”, “Obscure” and “I’ll Be Watching You” based on the book: “The Purple Rose coming to LIFETIME”. @csaculla. Thank you for your support. Enjoy the show! 

EVAN STRAND (Charlie/Ensemble) grew up in Huntington Beach, California. He has been dancing classical ballet for 23 years and a highlight of which, getting to partner Julie Kent. Mr. Strand has performed around the world in Japan, France, China and the US. Having so much success in ballet, a transition into acting only felt natural. Recent accomplishments include the Reddi-Wip Milkman for Hairspray Live, Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper forum for their 50th anniversary and most recently the season finale episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” I am delighted to be joining Reprise 2.0 for the return of Sweet Charity!

LOUIS WILLIAMS, JR. (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at Reprise 2.0! Education: Webster University BFA, The Ailey School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. LIVE: ’18 Billboard Music Awards: Christina Aguilera/ Demi Lovato. Regional: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (DJ), Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Chorus Line (Larry), Honeymoon in Vegas, Hairspray, Oklahoma!, Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Steve Wynn’s SHOWSTOPPERS, Salome, La Traviata (Principal), and Sleeping Beauty. Additional Music Artists: Fergie, Neon Trees, Ariana Savalas. Instagram: @louisandrae 

Creative Team

Kathleen Marshall (Director and Choreographer)Broadway credits include In Transit, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Living on Love, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate, 1776 and Swinging on a Star.  Off-Broadway and regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona(NYSF), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Mamma Mia! (Hollywood Bowl), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Old Globe), My Paris (Long Wharf), Ever After (Paper Mill), Diner (Signature Theatre); The Unsinkable Molly Brown (St. Louis MUNY).  City Center Encores!:  The Band Wagon, I’m Getting My Act Together…, Bells Are Ringing, Carnival and Babes in Arms; Artistic Director for four seasons.  Film: My Week with Marilyn (choreographer); TV: “Once Upon a Mattress”, “The Music Man” (Emmy nomination) and “2 Broke Girls”.  She has received three Tony Awards (out of nine nominations), three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, the George Abbott Award, the Smith College Medal (her alma mater) and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts.   She is a member of the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Rhonda Kohl(Associate Choreographer) is excited to be joining REPRISE 2.0.  She is an LA-based director who served as the 2016 SDCF Mildred-Traube directing Fellow on the Broadway debut of IN TRANSIT (Circle in the Square Theatre) with Kathleen Marshall. She worked again with Ms. Marshall on MAMMA MIA (Hollywood BowI) and DAMN YANKEES (Roundabout Theatre’s Benefit Reading). Rhonda directed the LA Times Critic’s Choice AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Actors Co-op) and POCKET UNIVERSE (Hollywood Fringe). She has assistant directed at Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and is an associate member of the SDC and alumni of Director’s Lab West. www.rhondakohl.com

 

Stephen Gifford(Scenic Design) Stephen has designed over 150 productions in his 12 years living in Los Angeles.  His designs have been featured at The Chicago Theatre, Madison Square Garden, Bass Hall, Sacramento Music Circus, The Walnut Street Theatre, Juneau Lyric Opera, The Laguna Playhouse, La Mirada Performing Arts Center/McCoy Rigby, 3D Theatricals. He has garnered many awards and was awarded The Bob Z Award for career achievement in set design by the LADCC.  More about Stephen at www.stephengifforddesign.com

 

Angela Balogh Calin (Costume Design)   Angela is happy to be collaborating with Kathleen again. Previously she designed the costumes for Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl. Angela is a  costume and set designer with over 120 productions in local and regional theatres. Her recent credits include Shakespeare in love at The Alliance Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare, Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl, Two Degrees and The Nest at Denver Center Theatre Company, Sugarplum Fairy, The Monster Builder and Peter and the Starcatcher at South Coast Repertory, Noises Off At Chautauqua Theatre Company, Sense and Sensibility At Milwaukee Rep,  Henry V, Man Of La Mancha and The Imaginary Invalid at A Noise Within Theatre where she’s a resident artist. Her work has been seen at the South Coast Rep., Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, Denver Center Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Antaeus and various other theatres in Los Angeles. Angela’s designs garnered L.A Drama Critic’s Circle, Ovation, Backstage and Drama Logue Awards. Angela has 16 film production credits in the US and her native Romania and she holds an MFA in set and costume design from the Academy of Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest- Romania.

Judi Lewin (Wig Design) Judi is a seasoned Hair/Wig/Makeup Designer in and around Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Judi has lived in Los Angeles with her family since 1990, having moved from Toronto, Canada. In Toronto she worked primarily in Theatre and for the Canadian Opera Company. In Los Angeles Judi has incorporated Film and Television into her repertoire. She has also Designed National tours and a European Tour of shows. Some of the Theatre Companies Judi has Designed for include: Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, The Rubicon in Ventura, The Fremont in Pasadena, Interact in North Hollywood, The Blank in Hollywood, The Fountain in Hollywood, McCoy Rigby Entertainment in La Mirada, Sacramento Music Circus in Sacramento, Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, West Coast Jewish Theatre and Group Rep in Burbank.

Jonathan Burke (Sound Design) Is thrilled to be joining Reprise 2.0. Select designs include: Off Broadway: Lonesome Traveler, The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman (59E59). Regional: Chasing Mem’ries, Outside Mullingar, The Seafarer, Cookin’ at the Cookery, The Weir (Geffen Playhouse), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse). My Fair Lady, Last Five Years (Ovation Nomination), Hello! My Baby, Daddy Long Legs (Ovation Nomination), (Rubicon Theatre Co.).Resident Sound Designer for Cabrillo Music Theatre (now 5 Star Theatricals) since 2003 and has worked on productions with the LA Opera, Mark Taper Forum, Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. jonathanburkesounddesign.com

 

Jared A Sayeg (Lighting Design) is a four-time Ovation Award Nominee and winner of the Ovation, StageRaw & Garland Award as well as a recipient of the LADDC Kinetic Lighting Award.  His designs have been seen throughout the U.S., Broadway, Off-Broadway, West-End, Canada, Spain, Edinburgh & Las Vegas. National Tours include Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, The Who’s Tommy with Alice Ripley, Queen of Spades starring Placido Domingo (Madrid) and Rolling with Laughter at Her Majesty’s Theatre (West-End). Broadway: The Illusionists (Neil Simon & National Tour) Bravo Bernstein, Gotham Glory (Carnegie Hall) and was on the design teams for: PRIMO, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Sacramento Music Circus, International City Theatre, Reprise, Ensemble Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, The Colony, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Jared is Principal Designer for the USA International Ballet Competitions and has designed Holland America & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Jared became the youngest member of the United Scenic Artists-Local 829 and serves as a trustee to the executive board. www.jaslighting.com

Brian Monahan (Lighting Design) Brian received a Tony nomination and LA Ovation nomination for his work on the Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone. He was also the co-designer on The Woman In Black (Old Globe, Off-Broadway). Recent designs include: The Disney Symphonic Legacy Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Jim Henson’s Bear In The Big Blue House – Live! (U.S. tour); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mexico City, Nashville); Disney’s Steps In Time (California Adventure) and South Street: A Musical (Pasadena Playhouse). Brian has designed over 50 production shows for both Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines as well as seasonal shows at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He has designed concert tours for Frank Sinatra; Ann-Margret; and Charles Aznavour among many others. For television he designed Frank Sinatra’s 75th Birthday Celebration for CBS and The Ultimate Event: Frank, Liza and Sammy for Showtime for which he won a cable ACE Award.

Ryan Marsh (Projection Design) is third year undergraduate designer at UCLA studying sound and lighting design.  Recent credits include the west coast premiere of Steel Pier (sound design), How to Survive an Unnatural Disaster (lighting design), and Uncle Vanya (sound design).

 

 

 

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