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CAST & CREW BIOGRAPHIES 

Sam Belich 
(Composer, Lyrics & Book, Director) NYCO Co.; NJ State Opera; NY Grand Opera; among others. Free-lance violist/violinist NYC for 20 years. Voice teacher/coach, students performed throughout the USA and internationally. Brookfield Academy, WI, developed a drama and music program for student ages 4 – 18 (2000 to 2010). Composer: opera (3), vocal, symphonic, ballet and chamber music. www.theeglantine.com

John Hammel 
(Lyrics & Book, Sound) Off-Broadway: St. Peters and John Houseman Theatres, The Producers Showcase, among others throughout NYC and N.J. He has appeared in operatic and musical productions throughout the USA. This is his first book and lyric collaboration for a musical. Hosts a weekly radio program, Mozart To Motorhead. www.homegrownradionj.org.  

Kendra Slack 
(Choreographer) Graduate (Circle in the Square Theatre School).  Choreographer: Bare; Cabaret; Evil Dead; The Hungarian Translator

Michael Megliola 
(Lighting Designer) FringeNYC: The Legend of Julie Taymor (2011).  Selected Design; Pack of Lies (St. Bart’s Players); Madama Butterfly, The Medium, Le Nozze di Figaro, Suor Angelica (Chelsea Opera); The Consequences (Williamstown); Eugene Lang Spring/Fall Dance Performances at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2007-2011). Production Assistance: God of Carnage (Jacobs Theatre); Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre).  www.michaelmegliola.com

Samantha Ballard 
(Singing Myra-A/Aide-B/Ensemble) Mrs. Nordstorm (A Little Night Music, Edward Berkeley); The Stenographer (Waiting for Lefty, Alan Langdon). Theatre Credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grease, StarStruck, Rock Show ’79. Graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. BM - University of Western Ontario. For My Family. 
www.samantha-ballard.com

Jessica Bracy 
(Abigail-A/Dancing Myra-B/Ensemble) from Coldwater, Michigan. BA in Anthropology and Political Science (Indiana University.) Young Michigan Dances; Fort Wayne Ballet; Flashmob America; Eidolon Ballet (NYC). NYC: Ballerina/Tapper (The Ride).  www.jessicabracy.com

Tiger Brown 
(Ensemble/Swing) Recent Credits: Nine (Annabella), Cabaret Central: New Song's Now at Joe's Pub, Two Gentlemen of Verona (ensemble/ us.Sylvia), My Sweet Edible You Cabaret, and various productions with Jazz Choreography Enterprises. Special thanks to my loving family, wonderful friends, and fantastic teachers. www.tigerbrown.weebly.com

Derek T. Butts 
(Jerry-B/Ensemble) NYC: Karl/Drum Major (Woyzeck Musical Deathmetal); John (Sci Fi’s School Spirits); World Wide Play Festival. Thanks to mother, family & friends for being endlessly supportive, and the most beautiful scenic designer in the world.

Jacqueline Chambers 
(Momma K–A/Ensemble) recently moved to NYC. Credits include: Tripartite Time; Macbeth. New England premiere of Cole, A Musical Memoir (Concord, New Hampshire).  Toured with Missoula Children’s Theatre; Regional: throughout USA.

Warren Douglas 
(Jak-A/Ensemble), a Louisiana native, acting since he was 8 years old. NYC; Ensemble, (Jack's Back!); Balm In Gilead (NYIT Awards: Outstanding Production of a Play); David (Teen Angel the Musical); Juror11 (12 Angry Men); The Baker (Into the Woods) 

Melissa Gonzalez 
(Dr.Sirene-A/Dani Rancor-B/Ensemble) graduate of Syracuse U. (BFA), created the role of Merc, The Ballad of Rom and Julz (Bard College - Spiegeltent -2010); Lily in Matte O'Brien's The Meaning of Life (Syracuse). Thank you to my friends and family for their never ending support.

Lauren Green 
(Singing Myra-B/Aide-A/Ensemble) is enjoying opening her “box” with the fabulous team of KRiEp. Most recently: Jellylorum (CATS); Washing Machine (Caroline, or Change). Theatre: Riders to the Sea, A Little Night Music, 1776, Into the Woods, Die Zauberflote, Carmen, Suor Angelica. M.M. (University of Oregon). 

J.P. Haynie 
(Det. Caccia-B/Ensemble) MFA in musical theatre (UCF). Regional: Leo Bloom (The Producers); Ali Hakim (Oklahoma); National tours with AFT. Film: Men In Black 3. Thanks to my wife Ashlee, brother F. Michael, and family. www.jphaynie.com

Ariel Hoffman 
(Abigail-B/Dancing Myra-A/Ensemble) from San Francisco, CA, started dancing at the age of 6. Ballet credits: Western Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Contra Costa Ballet Theater, San Jose Cleveland Ballet. Celebrity Cruises (Summit). Regional Theater: Beauty and the Beast; SWING!; West Side Story; Contact. Film credits: Step Up; August Rush. TV: Gossip Girl; Royal Pains. Fitness model in celebrity trainer Shaun T’s video workouts, Insanity; Asylum. Commercial: Hip Hop Abs; Rockin' Body. 

John Hollingsworth 
(Jerry-A/Ensemble) Oscar (Sweet Charity,NYU: Dir. Kenneth Noel Mitchell). Other credits: Chautauqua! (Public Theatre); Grand Hotel (NYU); Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (Triad Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Camelot (Interlakes Theatre). Training: NYU-Tisch (CAP21). Love to family and friends

Sabina Petra 
(Dr.Sirene-B/Dani Rancor-A/Ensemble) Theatre: Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast, Nat’l Tour); Ronette (Little Shop of Horrors); Susan Wright(Flyer, Off-B’way reading); Titania/Hyppolita (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Upcoming film: Matilda (Sarah and Craig, TMD Productions). NYC voice teacher. She thanks her husband, mother, friends and faith.  

 Zilong Pu
(Cop #1/Orderly #1/Singing Victim/Ensemble) grew up in China. Studied “Cours Florent”, Paris, France. In France; concerts, TV, independent films, music television videos, commercials (Pepsi; Amnesty International). NYC: Off-Broadway productions. 

Joseph Steven Rodriguez 
(Det. Caccia-A/Ensemble) studied Texas Tech University (Sue Arnold, Karl Dent). Sir Joseph (H.M.S. Pinafore), Don Lockwood (Singin' in the Rain); Edward (The Pirates of Penzance); Marco (Gianni Schicchi); Gasparo (Rita); Ritchie Valens (The Buddy Holly Story). Dance: Texas! The Musical Drama; Six Flags Fiesta Texas; Ballet Lubbock. 

Cody Russell 
(Jak-B/Ensemble) double degree in Music-Voice and Theatre Performance.  (High Point University). Recent credits: Mike/Bill (Love/Sick world premier); 
Stuart Little (Stuart Little , Sign Stage on Tour). 

Christopher Tefft 
(Jake-A/Ensemble) from Grand Rapids, MI; graduated Interlochen Arts Academy (Theatre Major); BFA in Musical Theatre (Millikin University). Northern Lights Playhouse: The Mikado, South Pacific, Nine, All Shook Up. Fred (A Christmas Carol, Meadow Brook Theatre); NYC; Gansevoort (RIP! The Musical at MITF ’11). He appeared in The Xavier Company’s No Greater Love Tri-State Tour. www.ChristopherTefft.com