Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 7:30PM

Pittsburgh Musical Theater's West End Canopy


Director Brady Patsy
Dramaturg Joe York
Supervisor Hank Fodor
Technical Director Kevin Kocher

STUDENT PRODUCTION CREW:

Stage Manager Amara Comans
Assistant Director Casey Stahl
Choreographer Amethyst Bradshaw-Waters
Assistant Choreographer Ella-Jo Reinhart
Front of House / Marketing Liam Allen
Set Designer Citrus Wright
Set Designer Emma Foremsky
Props Designer Leo Hoglund-McGuirk
Props Designer Abigail Clark
Costume Designer Haley Sellman
Sound Designer Chloe Cramer


WELCOME to Pittsburgh Musical Theater's open air, outdoor venue - The West End Canopy!

Please enjoy!

Colleen Doyno

Colleen Doyno
Executive Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Musical Theater





WRITER'S NOTE

When we started the process of developing You’re the Worst!, we had no idea what we were doing. We were 14 and 16 and had been composing for just over a year. With only a few songs and a rough story concept, we told Mr. Joe that we needed his help to get a show produced at PMT. Miraculously, he agreed. Mr. Joe helped us transform our concept into a full-fledged musical, and then secured the backing of our second key cheerleader, Mr. Brady.

After the first read-through of our show — where Mr. Chad gave an Oscar-worthy performance as Rita the Diner Waitress — Mr. Brady told us that he “wasn’t expecting this to be very good” and that he was “pleasantly surprised.” High praise! In all seriousness, Mr. Brady got behind our show and never took his foot off of the pedal. He advocated for us with Ms. Colleen and everyone in the PMT office. After the show got approved to be performed in the Spring of 2020, we received a deadline for the libretto, the score, and the orchestrations. We met the January 4, 2020 deadline and the rehearsal process began. And then, COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, the show was put on hold the day after it was announced.

Flash forward a year. We got on a Zoom call with Brady and Joe where they delivered the news: PMT was getting ready to put up You’re the Worst! via the TPIP Program.

A couple of weeks later, we walked out of our pandemic isolation and into our first rehearsal filled with screaming theater kids and seriously underpaid adults. It was electric. All because Mr. Joe believed in us. Because Mr. Brady vouched for us. Because Mr. Adam was scream-singing our harmonies at innocent children. (Just kidding, Mr. Adam.)

Finally, thanks to Mom and Dad, who stood by us through the highs and lows. To Scott Simons: thanks for teaching us how to write songs and NOTHING else. To Joe York: thanks for championing this show from start to finish. To Brady Patsy: thanks for bringing the show to life. To Ms. Colleen, the PMT faculty and staff, and everyone involved in the TPIP and technical programs: thanks for everything. And to you, the audience, thanks for being here for this moment.

Finally, we want to dedicate this performance to our good friend, Molly Oldham. The closing number, Shine, was written in her honor. We love you, Molls.

Gideon Temple and Hank Temple, May 2021



CAST

Kristen Molly Virtue
Brent Brady Opel
Eugene Lillian McDermott
Rita Natalie Phillips
Jack Robin Clement
Zoey Maya Perilman
Ensemble Anna White
Ensemble / Dog Ilyssa Bails
Ensemble Elana Padnos
Ensemble Andi Trageser
Understudies
Rita Anna White
Eugene Casey Stahl

MUSICAL SYNOPSIS

"Hit the Road" Zoey, Brent, Kristen, Jack, Ensemble
"Goin' Away" Jack, Brent, Kristen, Zoey, Ensemble
"You're the Worst!" Jack, Zoey, Kristen, Ensemble
"Kiss of Death" Brent, Kristen
"The Long Haul" Eugene, Dog, Ensemble
"River Altercation" Zoey, Kristen, Jack, Brent
"Baby, I'm a Star" Rita, Ensemble
"You're the Worst!" (Reprise) Chef, Ensemble
"Accident Mash-Up" Jack, Zoey, Brent, Kristen, Ensemble
"This Little While" Jack, Zoey
"Shine" Zoey, Jack, Kristen, Brent, Rita, Eugene, Ensemble


WRITER'S BIOS

The Temple Brothers couldn’t be more excited for the world premiere of their first original musical! Gideon, 18, and Hank, 16, have been studying composition with Los Angeles-based songwriter Scott Simons since 2018. Their second musical (co-written with their parents), Star Machine, was recently selected as a semifinalist in the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference. Last summer, they were chosen to compose a song for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s original musical, Jagoff. The brothers are avid pop-songwriters, having released their first single, “Hey, Miss Connection,” on all streaming platforms earlier this year. This fall, Gideon will be attending Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music as a music theater direction major. Hank will be attending PMT’s Pre-College Program.

Enjoy the show!

@templebrothersmusic

templebrothersmusic.com


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Giving to the PMT Fund is the best way to support Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Each year, Conservatory tuition and ticket sales only cover 68% of our programming costs. We rely on the consistent, generous support of donors to help us fulfill our mission.

What kind of things will your gift to the PMT Fund help support?

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$71,400 in tuition assistance and scholarships awarded to PMT students

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Developing and professionally producing a student written musical, You’re the Worst! by Gideon and Hank Temple, covered in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Board of Directors & Administrative Team

Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit professional company committed to providing quality musical theater at affordable prices, educating the youth, and supporting local talent.

PMT Board Officers:
President Joseph F. Mendel
Vice President Stephen L. Yoset
Secretary Malinda Hallett
Treasurer Larry Berger
Past President Cheryl Begandy
Emeritus Dr. Ken Gargaro
PMT Board of Directors:
Adam Birch, Joanna Doven, Carmen Ellington, Kimberly Haught, James Harris, Michael D. Klein, Michael Kuhn, Rochelle Lilien, Denise Mosley
PMT Advisory Board:
Mary Gail Biebel, Stephen Black, Sandra M. Blaser, Jon Burnett, R. Yvonne Campos, Rich Cefalo, Bonita A. Cersosimo, Bruce I. Crocker, Evan Frazier, Hilda Pang Fu, David B. Gookin, Tim Hartman, Noah Himberger, Robert Kaiser, David J. Martin, Paul E. McGill, Ronald Ortiz, Gregg Perelman, Richard E. Rauh, Dorothy H. Rescher, Connie Schwartz, Doug Shields, Ron Skalski, Bruce Smith, Fred Sukitsch, Sherri Uram, Laura Zajdel
Ex Officio: State Representative Dan Deasy, State Senator Wayne Fontana
Administrative Team:
Executive Artistic Director Colleen Doyno
Production & Logistics Manager Gemma Mitchell
Technical Director Jonathan T. Sage
Development Director Allison Hannon
Controller Kate Toole
Conservatory Director Brady David Patsy
Box Office & Audience Services Manager / Accessibility Coordinator Amber Kocher
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