Presents:

Book by:
BOB FOSSE & FRED EBB

Music by:
JOHN KANDER

Lyrics by:
FRED EBB

Based on the play by:
MAURINE DALLAS WATKINS

Script adaptation by:
DAVID THOMPSON

Music editing by:
PAUL MCKIBBINS

February 21st - 24th, 2019 | Gargaro Theater

Chicago: High School Edition is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Director's Note

Dear PMT Family and Friends,

My name is Brady D. Patsy and I am the Conservatory Directory of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory at Pittsburgh Musical Theater, and the Director of Chicago The Musical. Set in Jazz-age Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal.”

This is the first show I have directed with the PMT Teens since directing RENT in 2016, and I am very excited to be working with them again. I always enjoy doing time period pieces with the students to expose them to a completely different era. Introducing them to the roaring 20’s, jazz, vaudeville, and the affect of the media in the criminal justice system has been a journey as we discover the differences and similarities in today’s society.

Through this production, we have also had the opportunity to study the genius of the show’s creators, Frank Ebb and John Kander - writers of other Broadway hits such as Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Curtains, and many others. Let’s not neglect to mention, Chicago would be nothing without that iconic Bob Fosse choreography.

I hope that you enjoy the show as much as I have enjoyed working with the many talented students. In the words of Velma Kelly, “I can’t do it alone,” and am very proud of their efforts and dedication to the show.

Sincerely,

Brady David Patsy

Director

Brady David Patsy, Director

Director Brady David Patsy
Choreographer Mandie Russak
Music Director Francesca Tortorello
Stage Manager Nicole Uram
Set Designer Kevin Kocher
Sound Designer Sean Sullivan
Costume Designer Annabel Lorence
Lighting Designer Forrest Trimbell
Technical Director Jonathan T. Sage
Production Manager Gemma Leigh Williamson
Props Master Amber Kocher
Executive Artistic Director Colleen Doyno
Founding Director Dr. Ken Gargaro

Razzle Cast - Thursday 10:00 AM, Friday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

Roxie Hart Olivia Grill
Velma Kelly Sydney Krauth
Billy Flynn Peter Stamerra
Amos Hart Jeramie Welch
Mama Morton Sophia Doyno
Mary Sunshine Noah Kendall
Emcee Amira Jackson
 
Cell Block Ensemble
 
Liz (Pop) Bella Gabriel
Annie (Six) Liza Loebig
June (Squish) Abby Scullion
Hunyak (Uh-Uh) Eva Hendricks
Mona (Lipschitz) Ellie Tongel
 
Fred Casely Carson Gregg
Sergeant Fogarty James Ogburn
Policemen Liam Allen, Brady Opel
Tailor Frederick Lychack
Kitty Cheyenne Squire
Harry James Ogburn
Doctor Connor Redman
Bailiff Brady Opel
Clerk Cheyenne Squire

Dazzle Cast - Thursday 7:30 PM, Saturday 7:30 PM

Roxie Hart Jessica Moore
Velma Kelly Melina Walko
Billy Flynn Peter Stamerra
Amos Hart Jeramie Welch
Mama Morton Amethyst Bradshaw-Waters
Mary Sunshine Noah Kendall
Emcee Amira Jackson
 
Cell Block Ensemble
 
Liz (Pop) Abigail Nagle
Annie (Six) Gia Marinacci
June (Squish) Camryn Hall
Hunyak (Uh-Uh) Isabella Husnick
Mona (Lipschitz) Julia Yeomans
 
Fred Casely Carson Gregg
Sergeant Fogarty James Ogburn
Policemen Liam Allen, Brady Opel
Tailor Frederick Lychack
Kitty Cheyenne Squire
Harry James Ogburn
Doctor Connor Redman
Bailiff Brady Opel
Clerk Cheyenne Squire
 
Ensemble (Razzle and Dazzle Casts)
Liam Allen, Madigan Balfe, Macey Barritt, Ella Duch, Lucia Lazzara-Goodrich, Carson Gregg, Abby Hart, Frederick Lychack, Lillian McDermott, Abigail Mitchell, James Ogburn, Brady Opel, Natalie Phillips, Connor Redman, Ella-Jo Reinhart, Lauren Shuty, Cheyenne Squire
 
Swing (Razzle and Dazzle Casts)
Alaina Parr
 
Understudies (Razzle and Dazzle Casts)
Bella Gabriel - Roxie Hart
Velma Kelly - Abby Scullion
Billy Flynn - Jeramie Welch
Amos Hart - James Ogburn
Mama Morton - Cheyenne Squire
Mary Sunshine - Brady Opel
Emcee - Eva Hendricks
Cell Block Ensemble - Abby Hart (Razzle Cast), Lucia Lazzara-Goodrich (Dazzle Cast)

Musical Synopsis

Act I
“Overture” Orchestra
“All That Jazz” Velma Kelly and Company
“Funny Honey” Roxie Hart, Amos Hart, Sergeant Kelly
“Cell Block Tango” Velma and the Girls
“When You're Good to Mama" Matron "Mama" Morton
“Tap Dance" Roxie, Amos, Emcee
“All I Care About” Billy Flynn and the Girls
“A Little Bit of Good" Mary Sunshine
“We Both Reached for the Gun” Billy, Roxie, Mary Sunshine, and Ensemble
“Roxie” Roxie and Boys
“I Can't Do It Alone” Velma
“Chicago After Midnight” Orchestra
“My Own Best Friend” Roxie and Velma
Act II
“I Know a Girl” Velma
“Me and My Baby” Roxie and Company
“Mr. Cellophane” Amos Hart
“When Velma Takes the Stand” Velma and the Girls
“Razzle Dazzle” Billy and Company
“Nowadays” Roxie and Velma
“Finale” Roxie and Velma

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Cast & Production

LIAM ALLEN (Policeman, Ensemble) is an eighth-grade musical theater major at Lincoln Park and is excited to make his debut in a Teen production with PMT! Past credits include Uncle Fester in Lincoln Park’s production of Addams Family and George Banks (Mary Poppins), Mufasa (Lion King), and ensemble (A Lyrical Christmas Carol) with PMT. Thanks to PMT for their support!

MADIGAN BALFE (Ensemble) is currently a Sophomore at Pittsburgh CAPA. Chicago is her ninth show with PMT and has been attending classes there since 7th grade. Her favorite show she’s done was Titanic: A New Musical in which she played Charles Lightoller.

MACEY BARRITT (Ensemble) is currently a freshman at Plum Senior High School. She recently performed in her fall high school play Myth Adventures: Five Greek Classics. Macey is looking forward to participating in her spring high school production of The Wizard of Oz. Her first production with Pittsburgh Musical Theater was this past year in A Lyrical Christmas Carol. Macey is excited to see what comes next with her preforming career.

AMETHYST BRADSHAW-WATERS (Mama Morton - Dazzle Cast) is a student of The Richard E Rauh Conservatory at Pittsburgh Musical Theater in her first year of their Teen Performance Intensive Program (TPIP). She’s been studying with PMT for three years and has been in many student productions including Lion King Jr, Titanic, Pippin and A Lyrical Christmas Carol. Amethyst is a ninth-grade homeschooler where she takes her academic education as serious as her theatre education. Her hope is to continue at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater Conservatory throughout her high school career and to study theater in college.

SOPHIA DOYNO (Mama Morton - Razzle Cast) is a junior theater major at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12. She has been a student of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory since she was 10 years old, and has loved the classes, training, and the forever friends she has made there. Along with playing Mama Morton in Chicago Sophia has also been in Annie (Mrs. Pugh), A Lyrical Christmas Carol (Charwoman), Pippin (Berthe), Urinetown (Josephine), HAIR (ensemble), and many others. She has enjoyed her experience doing Chicago and thanks Mr. Brady, Miss Mandy, and Miss Francesca for all the knowledge this show has given her. She would also like to thank her amazing friends and family for being so supportive of her with everything she does.

ELLA DUCH (Ensemble) has played roles such as The Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, Nala in The Lion King, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and has been in the ensemble in Peter Pan and Pippin. She’s excited to be in the Chicago ensemble.

BELLA GABRIEL (Liz (Pop) - Razzle Cast, U/S: Roxie Hart) is a junior and is thrilled to perform in PMT’s production of Chicago! Bella attends South Fayette High School and is a student of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. Some of her favorite roles include Holly in The Wedding Singer, Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly!, and Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. She would like to thank the creative team and her teachers, family, and friends for motivating and inspiring her throughout the years.

CARSON GREGG (Fred Casely, Ensemble) an eighth-grader at Harrison Middle School in Baldwin. He attends the teen intensive program at the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. Favorite past performances include; Annie (Mr. Bundles/Hull), Pippin (The Head/Ensemble), A Lyrical Christmas Carol (Peter Cratchit), and Titanic (Murdoch) at PMT. Also, he participates in chorus and track. Thanks to his family, friends and PMT for their continued support.

OLIVIA GRILL (Roxie Hart - Razzle Cast) is a senior Musical Theater major at Pittsburgh CAPA and has been studying at PMT for the past 5 years. Olivia’s performances at PMT have included: Annie, A Lyrical Christmas Carol, Jekyll & Hyde, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan and Pippin. During her time studying at CAPA, Olivia has performed in many shows, and most recently was a part of the award-winning production of Les Misérables, which won Best Musical in the 2018 Gene Kelley Awards. Olivia is looking forward to continuing her passion for musical theater after she graduates.

CAMRYN HALL (June (Squish) - Dazzle Cast) is thrilled to be part of this amazing Chicago cast! Cami has performed in two PMT professional shows, The Little Mermaid and Disney’s Tarzan, and favorite roles with the Conservatory include Annie Jr. (Annie), Lion King Jr. (Timon), Annie (July). Next up, she will portray Wendy Jo in Footloose at Westinghouse Arts Academy! Sends love to her family and PMT teachers!

ABBY HART (Ensemble, U/S: Cell Block Ensemble) is beyond excited to be performing in the ensemble and as a Cell Block Girl understudy! A relative PMT newcomer, she has taken classes for three years (and counting). This is her fourth show with PMT; Abby has been in the ensemble for Titanic, and of course has performed in two season’s of A Lyrical Christmas Carol. She is extremely grateful to Mr. Brady, Miss Mandie, and Miss Francesca for their guidance and feedback in rehearsals. Abby gives special thanks to Miss Kate for helping her grow considerably as a singer in the past year and her parents for driving her to every rehearsal and for loving her unconditionally even when she’s cranky after 8 hour rehearsals.

EVA HENDRICKS (Hunyak (Uh-Uh) - Razzle Cast, U/S: Emcee) swears that she isn’t guilty. She attends Mt. Lebanon High School and studies theatre at Interlochen and the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory’s Pre-College Program. Favorite roles: Little Sally (Urinetown), Kate Mullins (Titanic), and Elle Woods (Legally Blonde Jr.). Big thanks to Mr. Brady & the entire staff of Chicago for the opportunity to be in this iconic show!

ISABELLA HUSNICK (Hunyak (Uh-Uh) - Dazzle Cast) is a junior at Serra Catholic High School and a student of the PMT Pre-College Program at the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. Recently, she has performed in Annie (Lily) and A Lyrical Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past). She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with this talented cast and to say a special thank you to all of her instructors at PMT as well as her family for their unending love and support.

AMIRA JACKSON (Emcee) is 16 and would like to thank the cast and crew for making this show a great experience. She attends Pittsburgh CAPA majoring in theater. She participated in the Jean Kelly Award winning show Les Miserable in the Ensemble at Pittsburgh CAPA. She has also participated in Who’s Life Is It Anyway at Pittsburgh CAPA as Dr. Emerson. At Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) she has been involved in Annie as the wait staff, Christmas Carol as Belle, and many more! She would like to dedicate this show to her Grandfather and hopes you all enjoy the show!

NOAH KENDALL (Mary Sunshine) is a senior at Montour and is enrolled in PMT’s Pre College Program. He has been acting since middle school and his most credited roles include the Wizard in Once Upon a Mattress, Scuttle, Willard Hewitt, and many more. He’d like to thank his sister his family, his best friends, and his fellow cast and crew. Love you all!

SYDNEY KRAUTH (Velma Kelly - Razzle Cast) is so excited to be playing Velma Kelly in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Chicago! Velma has been a dream role for her since the first time she saw the musical. Some of her favorite rolls have been Rizzo in Grease and Lily St. Regis in Annie. She has extended her musical interests into songwriting and has released two singles on itunes. She will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre Conservatory in the fall and can’t wait to continue to learn and explore. She would also like to thank her mom and dad for their endless support and love throughout her life. She never would have gotten to where she is today without her PMT family and forever friends. She couldn’t have done it alone.

LUCIA LAZZARA-GOODRICH (Ensemble, U/S: Cell Block Ensemble) is extremely excited to be in this production of Chicago: High School Edition! She is a long time fan of Chicago, and a long time student of PMT. Her most recent role was as Duffy in Annie The Musical. Lucia is an 8th grader at Falk School, and thanks her family and friends for their loving support.

LIZA LOEBIG (Annie (Six) - Razzle Cast) a junior, is very excited to be in her third production with PMT. She is looking forward to playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at Plum High School. Last year, Liza earned a Gene Kelly Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Love and thanks to God, her family, teachers, and all involved in this production!


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FREDERICK LYCHACK (Tailor, Ensemble) started in Musical Theater for a school performance of the Music Man in Spring 2017. He joined PMT the following Fall and was a part of A Lyrical Christmas Carol, High School Musical, and Annie.

GIA MARINACCI (Annie (Six) - Dazzle Cast) is a freshman at Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School and attends Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Her most recent performances have been in; In The Heights (Ensemble and U/S: Vanessa & Carla), Annie (Boylan Sister), Pippin (Ensemble), and Titanic (Kate Mullins). Gia would like to thank PMT for giving her this opportunity, and her cast mates for all of their support.

LILLIAN MCDERMOTT (Ensemble) has been attending Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s Richard E. Rauh Conservatory since 2008. She is a freshman Theater Major at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school. Favorite roles include Gretl from The Sound of Music, and Pumba from The Lion King. She would like to thank her family and all her mentors for supporting her.

ABIGAIL MITCHELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Pittsburgh Musical Theater stage debut in Chicago. She has been dancing since she was 2 and has been dancing competitively for the last 5 years. This is Abby’s first year at Pittsburgh Musical Theater, and she is an 8th grade dance major at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.

JESSICA MOORE (Roxie Hart - Dazzle Cast) is so excited to be playing Roxie Hart in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s Chicago! She has been in many other shows at PMT, such as Annie, Beauty and the Beast, and Jekyll and Hyde. She was most recently the Ghost of Christmas Past in Ken Gargaro’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol. She would like to thank PMT for this amazing opportunity and her friends and family for always supporting her.

ABIGAIL NAGLE (Liz (Pop) - Dazzle Cast) was ecstatic when she saw the cast list for Chicago go up! Being only 13 years old, she was so thankful to be given this opportunity as her first teen show! She has been at PMT for over 6 years, now, and she loves everything about it! Abby thanks her parents, Miss Kate, and Shannon Riley for always believing in her!

JAMES OGBURN (Sergeant Fogarty, Harry, Ensemble, U/S: Amos Hart) portrayed Simba in Lion King Jr. in 2015 and caught the theater bug. As a 9th grader at Peters Township High School, he has played the Sentry in Antigone, Burt in Mary Poppins, Prince Eric in Little Mermaid Jr. and Winthrop in Music Man. He’s excited to be part of the cast of Chicago with PMT!

BRADY OPEL (Policeman, Bailiff, Ensemble, U/S: Mary Sunshine) is excited to be in the cast of Chicago. He is an 8th grader at Canon McMillan. Some of Brady’s former experiences with PMT has been in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, High School Musical, The Addams Family, A Lyrical Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, and Tarzan. Brady would like to thank his teachers for this opportunity.

ALAINA PARR (Swing) is a freshman theatre major at Pittsburgh’s Creative And Performing Arts School and has been attending the Richard E. Rauh conservatory for a year. She is very excited and thankful to be performing in her third show with PMT. She is grateful for her family and friends for supporting her in everything she does.

NATALIE PHILLIPS (Ensemble) is excited and honored to be in the cast of Chicago. She’s a 9th-grade vocal major at Pittsburgh CAPA and has been a student at PMT for five years and still counting, and loves how welcome she feels every time she walks through the doors of the Conservatory. She’d like to thank the PMT staff for supporting her.

CONNOR REDMAN (Doctor, Ensemble) found his love for the stage as a North Star Kid. He is an eighth grader at North Hills Middle School and his recent roles include The Prince Formerly Known as the Artist in Aladdin Jr., Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins, Jr. and The Dog Catcher in Annie. He’s honored to be a part of the cast of Chicago.

ELLA-JO REINHART (Ensemble) is an 8th grader at St. Sylvester School. She has been performing with PMT for 5 years. Ella is so excited to make her “Teen” debut in Chicago. Ella-Jo would like to thank Mr. Brady, Miss Mandie, and Mrs. Francesca for this opportunity, her family for their never-ending guidance and support, and the cast of Chicago for their friendship, laughs and for being just awesome role models.

ABBY SCULLION (June (Squish) - Razzle Cast, U/S: Velma Kelly) is a junior musical theater major at Lincoln Park. She has been in over 15 shows at PMT and is excited to have another year left with this wonderful company. On top of being Squish, U/S: Velma in Chicago, she has also been Mrs. Fred in A Lyrical Christmas Carol, the Nun swing in Sister Act, and Serena in Legally Blonde Jr. She would like to thank her parents for driving her everywhere, and her younger siblings for driving her crazy.

LAUREN SHUTY (Ensemble) a freshman at CAPA 6-12 in the Musical Theater Program, is excited to be in the ensemble in Chicago. Her first ensemble appearance with PMT was in A Lyrical Christmas Carol.


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CHEYENNE SQUIRE (Kitty, Clerk, Ensemble, U/S: Mama Morton) is an 11th grade acting major at Pittsburgh CAPA and has been attending PMT since 4th grade. She has recently been in PMT’s Annie (SFX Man) and PMT’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol (Charwoman) among others. Cheyenne is grateful for everything her teachers have taught her, and is more than excited to perform in Chicago!

PETER STAMERRA (Billy Flynn) is thrilled to be back at PMT after appearing in Pippin (Lewis) during the summer. He is currently a senior at Westinghouse Arts Academy and studies under PMT’s Pre-College Program. Peter thanks his family and especially his mom for their love and support.

ELLIE TONGEL (Mona (Lipschitz) - Razzle Cast, Dance Captain) is thrilled to perform with the cast of Chicago! Ellie is a freshman at Plum High School and will be Glinda in their upcoming musical, The Wizard of Oz. Some of her favorite productions include The Little Mermaid (ensemble), Annie (Boylan Sister), Disney’s Tarzan (gorilla ensemble), Pippin, Titanic, and many others. Thanks to her family and friends for all of their love and support!

MELINA WALKO (Velma Kelly) is a senior at Pine-Richland High School. She is thrilled to be playing the role of Velma Kelly. Her favorite roles include Urinetown (Hope Cladwell) and High School Musical (Sharpay). Thanks to her PMT teachers for their guidance and support. Special thanks to her family for their constant love and support. She is thankful for the many blessings from God.

JERAMIE WELCH (Amos Hart, U/S: Billy Flynn) is a junior at Keystone Oaks High School. He is overjoyed to be apart of this spectacular production of Chicago. Past roles include Jacob Marley (A Lyrical Christmas Carol), Drake (Annie), Mr. Cladwell (Urinetown). Special thanks to Mom, Dad and the entire cast and team of Chicago!

JULIA YEOMANS (Mona (Lipschitz) - Dazzle Cast) is an eighth grade student at North Hills Middle School where she has appeared in Aladdin Junior and Mary Poppins Junior. She is in her second year at Pittsburgh Musical Theater, where she recently appeared in A Lyrical Christmas Carol. She previously participated with Act One Theatre School, Salt Works Theatre Company and Wexford Acting Studio.

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK (Makeup and Wig Designer) is a Journeyman Makeup Artist of I.A.T.S.E. Local 798 and has worked in theater, film and commercials in the Pittsburgh region for the past 11 years. He is thrilled to be in his 11th season with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. His film work includes makeup on The Avengers, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Super 8, Out of the Furnace, Foxcatcher, Last Witch Hunter, Concussion, and WGN’s Outsiders. Mr. Patrick grateful to fulfill yet another dream show with Chicago!

BRADY DAVID PATSY (Director) has performed with Pittsburgh Musical Theater for several seasons, and other companies including West Virginia Public Theater, Boston’s North Shore Music Theater Company, and many others. In 2008, Brady spent a year working for the Walt Disney World Company. Throughout his eleven years on the professional stage he has had the opportunity to play extraordinary roles in shows such as Sister Act (Curtis), Grease (Miss Lynch), The Little Mermaid (Grimsby, King Triton), Children of Eden (Father), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), Spring Awakening (Male Authority Figure), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Seussical (General Schmitz), RENT (Tom Collins), Les Miserables (Javert), Cats (Bustopher Jones/Gus) Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Tarzan, and many more!

MANDIE RUSSAK (Choreographer) is elated to be working on Chicago, one of her all time favorite shows. This is her seventh show she has choreographed for the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Previous choreography credits include Annie, Pippin, High School Musical Jr., Addams Family Jr., HAIR, and Disney’s The Lion King Jr. all with the RERC at PMT, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Split Stage Productions. It has truly been a privilege working with these young professionals, fabulous creative team, and amazing company for past 3 years. Endless gratitude to Colleen and Brady for the opportunity!

DR. FRANCESCA TORTORELLO (Music Director) regularly performs recitals in the Northeast and Midwest and collaborates with a wide variety of instrumentalists and singers. She has worked with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been heard on Minnesota Public Radio performing on Talking Volumes. She collaborated with renowned soprano Susanna Phillips at Twickenhamfest in 2011, and gave the Midwest premier of Samuel Barber’s lost violin sonata with violinist Dr. John Gilbert in July 2014. Francesca began piano lessons at the age of four in her hometown of Mount Kisco, NY. She holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Her true passion, however, has always been chamber music and she received a Masters degree and Professional Studies certificate in Collaborative Piano from CIM, studying with Virginia Weckstrom. She recently obtained a Doctorate in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota and studied with Timothy Lovelace. A dedicated teacher and coach, Francesca served as staff accompanist at the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at CIM for four years and, most recently, held the position of staff accompanist at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. She has maintained an active teaching studio for the past decade. Francesca and her husband, Pittsburgh Symphony cellist Michael DeBruyn, have been performing as a professional duo since 2004.

FORREST TRIMBLE (Lighting Designer) is a Professional Lighting designer currently working out of Pittsburgh PA. He is an alumni IUP. Forrest has designed many works in Pittsburgh with companies such as Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Lion King, Little Mermaid, and In The Heights assisting on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Saturday Night Fever), Ozark Actors Theatre (A Christmas Carol), New Hazlett Theater CSA (You Can Call Me Al) New Horizons Theater (The Meeting, Detroit ’67, The Ballad of Emmett Till, Lotto, Front Porch Society), RMU (American Idiot) and IUP (12th Night, Spelling Bee, Die Fledermaus, Sweeney Todd: In Concert). He has also worked in dance with Morgantown Dance Studio (Wizard of Oz, assisting on The Nutcracker, Jazz Nutcracker, Cinderella), Texture Dance company (assisting on, 2016-2017 season) and with IUP Dance department (Gabriel’s Dream). Forrest has also been touring as a technician with Squonk Opera and designed shows with local high schools like Moon Area and Pine Richland as well as working with multiple event companies in the city as a lighting programmer.

NICOLE URAM (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back home and working with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. She is a proud PMT Kid who spent more then 8 years of her life with the company. She is very happy to have returned and to be working as a Resident Artist. She graduated from Elon University with a BFA in Music Theatre. She was last seen as Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act. Her favorite past credits include Pauline in Saturday Night Fever (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), Nina Rosaria in In the Heights (Elon University), Kate Murphy in Titanic: The Musical (Elon University), Swing/Assistant Choreographer for The Wild Party (Elon University), Serena in Legally Blonde: The Musical (CPCC Summer Theater), Eponine in Les Miserables (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), and Yonah in Children of Eden (Pittsburgh Musical Theater). She would like to thank Colleen, Gemma, and Francesca for this wonderful opportunity and for all of their support through out the years. She would also like to thank her parents for everything they have ever done for her so that she can live out her dreams. Love you to the moon and back to infinity and beyond. MT15. Love to AM

GEMMA LEIGH WILLIAMSON (Production Manager) is happy to be making the magic happen with PMT’s teens. Since 2007, Gemma has been a part of PMT’s family, serving as Production & Logistics Manager, and proud Actors Equity Member! Favorite Managing Credits include: Avenue Q, Grease, Sister Act, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Disney’s Tarzan, Spring Awakening, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and the GROOVY Evil Dead! Gemma mentors at the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory and is happy to begin the journey of musical theater with the youth in Pittsburgh’s community. She is also a part of PMT’s College Mentoring Program as a mentor to high school seniors who are interested in technical theater, education, theater management, journalism, and the like. You can catch Gemma wearing many different hats around her local community including the Freedom Cares Foundation Vice President and Choreographer for Freedom Area High School. She looks forward to all that 2019 has in store including amazing projects at Pittsburgh Musical Theater, South Park Theatre, and embarking on a the collaboration of a LIFEtime! She endlessly thanks Colleen, Amber, Jon, and Kevin, the Creative Team, the Production & Design Team, the entire PMT Family, the members of IATSE Local 3, Nick and her Momma! She reminds you that high fives are really cool but taking photos during a production is not. Stand By. Keep Calm. Go. @gemmaleighw / www.miss‑gemma.com


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BRIANNA BOOHER (Graphic Designer) Growing up just north of Pittsburgh, Brianna played her way through school in jazz, symphonic, marching, and steel drum performing bands. She was also seen in the orchestra pit with her alto saxophone for productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, Starmites, and Grease. She is an avid coffee drinker who values happiness above all else. Brianna is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a B.A. in Media Arts - Graphic Design and a minor in photography. She has taken photos around the world in Ireland, Florida, California, and east-coast beaches. She has expanded her photography to shoot engagement sessions, and is excited to shoot her first wedding later this year! Bri is proud to be a part of Pittsburgh Musical Theater, which gives her the chance to express her passion for both music and art combined.

COLLEEN DOYNO (Executive Artistic Director) proudly serves as the Executive Artistic Director for Pittsburgh Musical Theater. She came to PMT in 1997 as a performer and faculty member. She then was named Conservatory Director in 2001 and added the additional title General Manager in 2003. During her tenure as Conservatory Director and General Manager, Ms. Doyno directed and choreographed countless shows for both the Professional and Conservatory theater companies. Several of these shows have been counted as the “Best of Pittsburgh” in the annual Pittsburgh Post Gazette year in review-including the Conservatory Theater Company’s 2013 production of Miss Saigon, the first student show to be so honored. In 2013 Colleen’s achievements were recognized with the prestigious “Woman of Integrity” award and her commitment to mentoring young women into future leaders was honored as a finalist for the 2013 “Athena” award. Ms. Doyno is a strong advocate for the development of the West End Community, which serves as PMT’s forever home. She has worked with Pittsburgh City Council, PA State and Allegheny County officials and the Mayor’s office to advance growth in the area. She also organized the West End’s efforts for the Pittsburgh Marathon that led it to be named “best in neighborhood entertainment” along the route. Ms. Doyno is proud to produce affordable high quality Broadway style shows through PMT’s Byham and PMT’s new Rockin West End Series. She has a deeply held belief in developing our children into healthy, self-assured, well-rounded individuals through the arts. This belief is at the heart of her educational philosophy and has guided the success of the conservatory under her direction. Colleen considers herself fiercely local and is dedicated to concentrating on the positive found in each individual and each day that she faces.

MARIAN EMANUELSON (Development Associate) is currently a Master of Arts Management student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and previously graduated in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Arts Management from Indiana University Bloomington. She was a student at PMT for 6 years and is so excited to be back working with the people who have helped her become who she is today!

BETH GEATCHES (Development Manager) is delighted to work with Pittsburgh Musical Theater as the Development Manager and proud to support this production. She received her Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and has previously worked for City Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Beth performs regularly at Arcade Comedy Theater in downtown Pittsburgh as a cast member of the family-friendly improv team Penny Arcade and the musical improv show Your Life: The Musical. Thank you all for supporting Pittsburgh Musical Theater!

LINDSAY KALBFLEISCH (Marketing & Media Manager) is proud to be a part of the PMT team! She is also a resident artist at the Rauh Conservatory and a PMT kid herself having been a student here for many years! She has been seen in many PMT shows including last season’s The Little Mermaid (Alanna) and Evil Dead the Musical (Female Swing). Lindsay holds a BA in Journalism and Media Communications from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. She thanks you for attending this performance and can’t wait to see you back again. Be sure to follow us on social media and watch what happens!

AMBER KOCHER (Props Master / Box Office & Audience Services Manager / Accessibility Coordinator) hails from Pittsburgh, with her husband, Kevin and son, Brody. She is a graduate of Clarion University and is the Props Master, Set Dresser, Jack-of-all-Trades Resident Artist at PMT. Her most recent credits with PMT include Evil Dead The Musical, Avenue Q, The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, Shrek, and many more. Amber has been with the company since 2012, and is looking forward to many more rockin’ seasons with Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

BRADY DAVID PATSY (Conservatory Director) is currently the Conservatory Director for The Richard E. Rauh Conservatory and is a professional performer from the greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with companies such as Pittsburgh Musical Theater, West Virginia Public Theater, Boston’s North Shore Music Theater Company, and many others. In 2008, Brady spent a year working for the Walt Disney World Company. There, he had the opportunity to work with Regis and Kelly, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Fantasia Burrino, David Cook, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and many others! During 2010-12 he served as Production Administrator for Grayfin Arts Entertainment Events. Upon returning to PA, he jumped right back on the stage and has been performing non-stop. He also served as an theater instructor for The Butler Center for the Performing Arts! Throughout his eleven years on the professional stage he has had the opportunity to play extraordinary roles in shows. Brady is passionate about the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory and is excited to be a part of their experience with Pittsburgh Musical Theater!

KATE QUEEN-TOOLE (Controller) has a B.A. in Communication/Theater, a B.S.B.A in Accounting, and an M.S. in Instructional Leadership from Robert Morris University. She has had the distinct pleasure of appearing in so many wonderful PMT productions since moving to Pittsburgh in 2007. Some of her favorite moments onstage with PMT include Maria in West Side Story, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and Jane in Tarzan. She is thrilled to be working with the students of PMT as an educator and resident artist. Kate values the mentorship and education she received from the many brilliant teachers and performers she’s had the opportunity to study under throughout her life; she is thrilled to join the ranks of PMT’s staff and become an active part of the development of many more brilliantly talented performers!

JONATHAN SAGE (Technical Director) has been with Pittsburgh Musical Theater for more than ten years and is excited to be part of another fabulous production. A Michigan State University alumnus, additional professional credits include The Boarshead Professional Theater in Lansing, Michigan and The Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, Ohio. Jonathan would like to thank his family for all of their love and support.


Summer Musical Theater


Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit professional company committed to providing quality musical theater at affordable prices, the education of youth, and the support of local talent.
PMT Board Officers:
President Cheryl Begandy
Vice President Michael Klein
Treasurer Joseph F. Mendel
Secretary Ross W. Swanson
PMT Board of Directors:
Patricia Bauccio, Larry Berger, Amie Downs, Carmen Ellington, Ken Gargaro, Nicholas J. Gigante, Malinda Hallett, Tim Hartman, Rochelle Lilien, Charles McLaughlin, Melissa Wade, Steve Yoset
PMT Advisory Board:
Mary Gail Biebel, Stephen Black, Sandra M. Blaser, R. Yvonne Campos, Rich Cefalo, Bonita A. Cersosimo, Bruce I. Crocker, Evan Frazier, Hilda Pang Fu, David B. Gookin, Noah Himberger, Robert Kaiser, David J. Martin, Paul E. McGill, Ronald Ortiz, Gregg Perelman, Richard E. Rauh, Dorothy H. Rescher, Connie Schwartz, Ron Skalski, Bruce Smith, Fred Sukitsch, Sherri Uram, Laura Zajdel
Ex Officio: State Representative Dan Deasy, Senator Wayne Fontana
Administration:
Executive Artistic Director Colleen Doyno
Production and Logistics Manager Gemma Leigh Williamson
Technical Director Jonathan T. Sage
Development Manager Beth Geatches
Controller Kate Toole
Conservatory Director Brady David Patsy
Box Office and Audience Services Manager / Accessibility Coordinator Amber Kocher
Marketing and Media Manager Lindsay Kalbfleisch
Graphic Designer Brianna Booher
Development Associate Marian Emanuelson
Production:
Director Brady David Patsy
Choreographer Mandie Russak
Music Director Francesca Tortorello
Stage Manager Nicole Uram
Student Assistant Director Lila English
Dance Captain Ellie Tongel
Set Designer Kevin Kocher
Production Manager Gemma Leigh Williamson
Technical Director Jonathan T. Sage
Lighting Designer Forrest Trimbell
Costume Designer Annabel Lorence
Sound Designer Sean Sullivan
Props Master Amber Kocher
Makeup / Wig Designer Chris Patrick
Students of The Tom Savini Special Makeup FX Program Shawn Bradley, Caity Byers, Kenzie DiFranco, Kassy Sealy, Hannah Yarbrough

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