Presents:

THE TONY WINNING BEST MUSICAL
From the creator of
HAMILTON
Music and Lyrics by:
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Book by:
QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES

Conceived by:
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

January 24 - February 3
Gargaro Theater

Development of In the Heights was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during a residency at the Music Theater Conference of 2005.
Initially developed by Back House Productions.
Originally Produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper.
IN THE HEIGHTS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Director's Note

Dear PMT Friends,

It has been a true privilege to direct In The Heights. Although written over a decade ago, this piece seems even more timely now. While the story encapsulates a tiny, specific community in New York City called Washington Heights, it represents the much broader and greater ideal of the American Dream. The neighborhood within this show depicts a collective of people from many different ethnic backgrounds who have immigrated and made a home on a particular block in NYC. Consequently, the characters have also formed a community that supports each other as they all aspire to work toward building the best possible lives for themselves and their loved ones.

The show follows a handful of storylines, each illustrating what it means for the characters to chase opportunity in an attempt to improve their life circumstances, without losing a sense of the cultures they came from. Each of the storylines portray the successes, setbacks, and surprises of pursuing one’s dreams. In The Heights uniquely represents the beauty within the struggle of all who seek a better life, which I believe we should all have an equal opportunity to pursue. I hope you enjoy the journey of this incredibly special show!

Sincerely,

Erin Lindsey Krom

Director

Erin Lindsey Krom, Director

THE TONY WINNING BEST MUSICAL
From the creator of
HAMILTON
Director
Erin Krom
Choreographer
Jerreme Rodriguez
Music Director
Brent Alexander
Sound Designer
Sean Sullivan
Costume Designer
Dianela Gil
Makeup and Wig Designer
Chris Patrick
Lighting Designer
Todd Nonn
Scenic Designers
Kevin Kocher, Jonathan Sage
Technical Director
Jonathan T. Sage
Production Stage Manager
Gemma Leigh Williamson
Props Master
Amber Kocher
Executive Artistic Director
Colleen Doyno
Founding Director
Dr. Ken Gargaro

Cast

Usnavi
T.J. Newton
Nina
Morgan Jade Kirksey
Vanessa
Samantha Sayah*
Sonny
Austin Rivers
Daniela
Melinette Pallares
Benny
Tru Verret-Fleming*
Camila
Cynthia Harding
Abuela Claudia
Bets Danko*
Piragua Guy
Victor Aponte
Kevin
Rob Jessup
Graffiti Pete
Adam Fladd
Carla
Jenna Perez*
Swing
Isabella Husnick

Ensemble
Amethyst Bradshaw-Waters, Mel Kleeburg, Giavanna Marinacci, Brady Patsy, Ernesto Sánchez, Niko Touros

Understudies
Giavanna Marinacci - Vanessa, Carla
Brady Patsy - Benny
Austin Rivers - Usnavi
Ernesto Sánchez - Kevin
Niko Touros - Sonny, Graffiti Pete

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association - the union of professional actors & stage managers in the United States of America

Musical Synopsis

Act I
“In the Heights”
Usnavi, Company
“Breathe”
Nina, Company
“Benny’s Dispatch”
Benny & Nina
“It Won’t Be Long Now”
Vanessa, Usnavi, Sonny
“Inútil” (Useless)
Kevin
“No Me Diga” (You Don’t Say)
Daniela, Carla, Vanessa, Nina
“96,000”
Usnavi, Benny, Sonny, Graffiti Pete, Vanessa, Daniela, Carla, Company
“Paciencia Y Fe” (Patience And Faith)
Abuela Claudia, Company
“When You’re Home”
Nina, Benny, Company
“Piragua”
Piragua Guy
“The Club”
Company
“Blackout”
Company
Act II
“Sunrise”
Nina, Benny, Company
“Hundreds of Stories”
Abuela Claudia & Usnavi
“Enough”
Camila
“Carnaval del Barrio”
Daniela, Company
“Atención”
Kevin
“Alabanza”
Usnavi, Nina, Company
“Everything I Know”
Nina
“Piragua (Reprise)”
Piragua Guy
“Champagne”
Vanessa, Usnavi
“When the Sun Goes Down”
Nina, Benny
“Finale”
Usnavi, Company

Cast & Production

VICTOR APONTE (Piragua Guy) is overwhelmed with joy to be returning to the Gargaro Theater alongside such a powerhouse cast. Since receiving a BFA in Theatre from Clarion University, he’s worked locally with Pittsburgh CLO, Asylum Entertainment, Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences and Throughline Theatre Company. Víctor would like to thank Erin, Jerreme, and all of his forever friends at PMT for this wonderful opportunity. It’s truly a privilege to get to tell this impeccably crafted story. So much gratitude is owed to his family, friends, and mentors for their endless support. Some of Víctor’s fondest childhood memories happened while he lived on Morrison Ave in the South Bronx. Those experiences not only shaped him into the person he is today, but also served as the inspiration for his character in the show. After this, Víctor will be making his Prime Stage debut as part of the cast of In The Time of the Butterflies.

AMETHYST BRADSHAW-WATERS (Ensemble) is a student of The Richard E Rauh Conservatory at Pittsburgh Musical Theater in her first year of Teen Performance Intensive Program (TPIP). She’s been studying with PMT for 3 years and has been in many student productions including Lion King Jr, Titanic, Pippin and A Lyrical Christmas Carol. This is her first time in a professional production. Amethyst is a 9th grade homeschooler that takes her academic education as serious as her theatre education. Her hope is to continue at the RERC through high school and study theater in college.

BETS DANKO * (Abuela Claudia) is honored to be performing with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. A native of Los Angeles, Bets’ stage credits include Irenie Bennett in the world premiere of Gulls, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Fastrada in Pippin, and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors to name a few. Bets has had the pleasure of singing in multiple productions with Nevada State Opera and the California Philharmonic at The Disney Hall in Los Angeles and the Pasadena Civic Center. She has been featured in the Stouffers “During Dinner” campaign, and made a name for herself as the narrator for multiple home video campaigns for children with Lionsgate Entertainment. Bets has been blessed to study with a wide range of teachers thoughout her career and has a passion for supporting young performers. Through musical theater, drumming, vocal performance, and dance, Bets enjoys bringing the fun and excitement of the Arts to children of all ages.

ADAM FLADD (Graffiti Pete) is grateful for the opportunity to be performing with such a talented cast and crew! A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a BA in voice and a minor in piano, he now works as a Resident Artist at PMT’s Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. He is also working as a composer and arranger, focusing primarily on vocal, percussion, and marching band show music. Adam would like to thank his brilliant directors, cast mates, and crew for their dedication and talents, and also his friends and family for their constant love and support. Matthew 6:34

CYNTHIA HARDING (Camila) is thrilled to be making her debut with Pittsburgh Musical Theater as Camila Rosario! Most recently you may have seen her in KSMT’s production of Footloose as Vi Moore. Credits include The Light in the Piazza (Front Porch Theatricals), Into the Woods (St. Vincent’s Summer Theater), and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), The Addams Family (Morticia), Annie (Miss Hannigan), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Big River (Miss Watson), The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), 1940’s Radio Show (Ann Collier), A Funny Thing… (Domina). www.cynthiaharding.org

ISABELLA HUSNICK (Female Swing) 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 and learn beside the superior talent in this show. Special thank you to all of her instructors at PMT as well as her family for their unending love and support.

ROB JESSUP (Kevin) is very excited to be making his debut with PMT! Most recently seen as Edward Bloom in Big Fish at The Theatre Factory, other favorite performing credits include Macbeth in Macbeth, Frank-n-Furter in the Rocky Horror Show, Smudge in Forever Plaid as well as portraying The General in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker for three seasons. Additionally, Rob played Berger in HAIR, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, all for Split Stage Productions, a Westmoreland County based community theatre company he co-founded. Rob would like to thank this talented cast and production team for all of their support as well as his family for sacrificing time away to allow him to be a part of this world he loves so much. This and every performance is dedicated in loving memory of his late father, IDJ II.

MORGAN JADE KIRSKEY (Nina) Morgan is a senior B.F.A acting major at Point Park University. She is thrilled to be sharing this beautiful and powerful story of Hope, Love, Family, and Home. This is her Pittsburgh Musical Theater debut and she couldn’t be more excited. Some of her past credits include: RENT (Maureen), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Stone Soup (Kat), and Robin Hood (Much). A huge thank you to this amazing group of artists and storytellers. She would also like to thank her parents for believe in her always. Thanks to my Lush babes and a special thank you to Erin, Jerreme, Brent, and Gemma for this incredible opportunity. Alabanza to you, our audience and thank you for choosing to spend a night with us and coming along on this journey.

MELISSA KLEEBURG (Ensemble) is a junior Theatre Arts student at Point Park University. Her most recent credits include Stage 62’s Spamalot and Point Park Conservatory’s Raymond Laine Memorial One Act Festival. Many thanks to her family, her wonderful roommates, Mick, and Becki for the incredible support. She’s especially excited to make her PMT debut in one of her favorite shows, and hopes you enjoy the performance! @kleeburgz on instagram.

GIAVANNA MARINACCI (Ensemble, u/s: Vanessa, Carla) is a freshman at Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School. In addition to attending a performing arts school, Gia has been a student at Pittsburgh Musical Theater for the past three years and has perfomed in several of their productions, including Annie (Boylan Sister), Pippin (Ensemble), and Titanic (Kate Mullins). In The Heights is Gia’s first professional show and would like to thank everyone at PMT for this opportunity. She is honored to perform with this cast under the direction of Erin Krom.

T.J. NEWTON (Usnavi) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh, after previously appearing in the regional premiere of In The Heights in 2013 with Carrnivale/ Front Porch Theatrics. Based in New York City, he comes directly from The Argyle Theatre of Long Island’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Favorite regional credits include West Side Story (Chino), Ghost (Willie Lopez), La Cage Aux Folles (Mercedes), Saturday Night Fever (Double-J), Legally Blonde (Nikos/Padamadan). T.J. dedicates this performance to his father, and whomever the “Abuela Claudia” in your life may be. www.tj-newton.com @tjnewtonnyc

MELINETTE PALLARES (Daniela) has a BA in Theatre and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. Other training includes: The Folster Studio, CAP 21 and Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She made her professional debut in the Helen Hayes Award-winning US Premiere of In the Heights in Spanish at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington DC. Other credits include A Chorus Line (Riverside Center for Performing Arts), West Side Story and More (Newport Music Festival), Die Fledermaus (Amore Opera) and Pirandello: A New Musical (Cohen New Works Festival). I’d like to thank my loving family for their encouragement and support. God bless! @melinettepallares melinettepallares.com

BRADY D. PATSY (Ensemble, u/s: Benny) 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!

JENNA PEREZ * (Carla) is thrilled to be making her Pittsburgh debut! Jenna is a New York City based performer. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). Select credits include: In The Heights, Spring Awakening. Film: Flatbush Luck. Jenna is member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Love and special thanks to Ray, Mom and Dad! Social media: @jennamperez www.jennaperez.com

AUSTIN RIVERS (Sonny, u/s: Usnavi) is thrilled to make his PMT debut in In The Heights. Originally from Kissimmee, FL, where he was raised with his 7 younger siblings, Austin moved to The Big Apple to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theater from New York University. Some of his recent credits include Disney On Classic (Aladdin), Smokey Joe’s Café (Victor), and Children of Eden (Adam/Noah). In addition to performing, Austin is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration and is in the process of composing a new musical. Thanks to my amazingly supportive friends & family and to Gotham Talent. @aus_rivers

ERNESTO MARIO SÁNCHEZ (Ensemble, u/s: Kevin) had been a veteran of Pittsburgh’s professional on-camera acting/modeling talent pool for nearly 20 years before making his stage debut 5 years ago in Stage 62’s 2013 production of The Wedding Singer. Since that first foray from camera to stage, Ernesto enjoyed roles in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Mouse Trap, Harvey, Moon Over Buffalo, Evita, Sister Act as well as short films, and other commercial ventures. Most recently he fulfilled a life long dream of playing the title character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula with the Heritage Players this past October, and also joined Stage 62 once again in November for their production of the classic musical Guys and Dolls. Ernesto is grateful to Angelina DeVegencie-Waters for introducing him to his passion, to ITH director Erin Krom and choreographer Jerreme Rodriguez for the invitation to join this family, PMT Production Manager Gemma Williamson and Executive Artistic Director Colleen Doyno for their patience in allowing him the time to develop and earn a 2nd opportunity, and finally, to Angelica...living proof that The Universe rewards those that chase their dreams and live their Truth.

SAMANTHA SAYAH * (Vanessa) PMT debut! N’tl Tour: Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide… Regional: West Side Story, James & The Giant Peach (STONC). Performer for Disney Cruise Line and Tokyo Disney Resort. Proud member of AEA. BFA Montclair State University. Special thanks to the entire creative team for the opportunity to work on a dream show, and to Mom, Dad, Michelle, the Crowleys, and Dante, for their love and support. www.samsayah.com

NIKO TOUROS (Ensemble, u/s: Sonny, Graffiti Pete) is a native of Queens, NY (born and raised) and is absolutely thrilled to be making his PMT debut in his all time favorite show! This is Niko’s fifth time performing the show and he credits the heart, passion, and themes as the reason he gets drawn back to it time and time again. Favorite past credits include In The Heights (Usnavi x3 & Sonny), Sister Act (Pablo), HAIR (Woof), Mamma Mia! (Sky), & Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry). Love and gratitude to his family for their constant support. As always, this one is for his grandparents watching him do what he loves most from their front row seats in the sky. IG: @nt0uros Twitter: @nikot__

TRU VERRET-FLEMING * (Benny) ATENCION!! Yo, Attention! It’s Tru’s bio and he’d like to mention that he is more than excited to be back in the barrio and back with PMT making a performance debut in the Gargaro Theater. Tru is honored and privileged to be working on such a great musical with an amazing cast/family. Welcome to Washington Heights. “We’re Home!!!” Previous credits include: Disney’s Tarzan, Parade, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, DreamWorks’s SHREK, In The Heights (Fulton Theatre), HAIR, Dora the Explorer Live!, In the Heights (Carrnivale Theatrics), FAME, Damn Yankees, Bat-Boy, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Pittsburgh Playhouse’s The REP Company – The Scottsboro Boys, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, and Choir Boy, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse Jr. Company – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Tru is a proud member of The Actor’s Equity Association. www.TruVF.com IG: iamblade_deveroux

DR. BRENT ALEXANDER (Music Director) is a conductor, educator, and musical director, who has been enjoying a vibrant career in the greater Pittsburgh region since 1999. In 2008, Brent began his association with Pittsburgh Musical Theater as an actor, resident artist, and music director. He is on faculty at Robert Morris University, where he heads the Choral Activities, teaches music and musical theatre courses, and coordinates Applied Voice. <www.musicbrent.com>

KATY CLICK (Assistant Stage Manager) is a freelance Stage Manager, contentedly working with several companies in the Pittsburgh area. She is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh Musical Theater after working on Evil Dead the Musical. Other stage management credits include Grey Gardens, A New Brain (Front Porch Theatricals), Rhinegold (Pittsburgh Festival Opera), Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, The Musical (The Strand Theater), and Oklahoma! (Pine-Richland High School). Various production credits include: The Revolutionists (City Theatre), DODO (Bricolage), Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (12 Peers Theater), Big Fish, Violet (FPT), Sweeney Todd, Intermezzo, If I Loved You... (PFO), Peribañez, The River, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Collaborators (Quantum Theatre). She fills in any remaining time assisting with load ins, strikes, working at the New Hazlett Theater, and walking other people’s dogs. After the final notes of this “Midnight Radio” end, she will smoothly segue to stage managing Bricolage’s Midnight Radio’s Die Hard N’at. Katy holds a BA in nothing-she-is-currently-using from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.

ALLIE DUNCAN (Assistant Stage Manager) is stage management student at Shenandoah Conservatory and a graduate of the Pre-College Program here at PMT. In her time here, she served as a performer in both the professional and conservatory companies, a stage manager, a snack stealer, and an intern. She has been involved with 30+ shows with PMT, but some of her favorites include: Avenue Q (ASM), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), Sister Act (Fantasy Dancer), ALCC (Christmas Past), HAIR (Chrissy), and High School Musical Jr. (Stage Manager). In Allie’s limited free time you will find her eating pasta, petting cats, or sitting in the PMT office. Many thanks go to PMT for welcoming her home, but most importantly Gemma, Brady, and Mandie for keeping her sane. <alliemduncan.wixsite.com/website>

ERIN KROM (Director) is truly thrilled to be joining PMT and a host of local actor friends in this production of In the Heights. Previously, Erin played Scaramouche in PMT’s We Will Rock You, Marty in PMT’s Grease, and has performed in Pittsburgh with City Theater, the Pittsburgh Public, PCLO, PICT, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Front Porch Theatricals and the REP. Regional theater credits include Tuacahn Amphitheater, Totem Pole Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Everyman Theater, NYMF, and Playhouse on Park. Various film/television credits. Follow Erin on Instagram @erinlindseykrom. www.erinlindseykrom.com

TODD NONN (Lighting Designer) is the Resident Lighting Designer for PMT. His 9th season working on productions with the company, Todd will occasionally design a set for one of the shows. He is the Technical Director for all of Squonk Opera’s shows touring around the world, the Assistant Lighting Designer for all of Pittsburgh Opera’s performances at the Benedum, a stagehand with IATSE Local#3, and a Lighting Designer at RMU.

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 In the Heights!

JERREME RODRIGUEZ (Choreographer) is thrilled to be rocking out on stage again with PMT. He was recently seen as Paco in Miss. Abigail’s Guide To Dating Mating and Marriage starring Paige Davis at the CLO Cabaret and as Lucian in WIG OUT! with Pittsburgh Rep. Jerreme was also seen in the National Tour of A Chorus Line. He’s worked for Austin Playhouse, Austin Lyric Opera, Mary Moody Northen Theater. He is a Librettist in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, and proud alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy and Point Park University. Much thanks to my Forever Friends at PMT for the opportunity to do what I love with people I love!

GEMMA LEIGH WILLIAMSON (Production Manager) is happy to be making the magic happen with PMT’s second Rockin’ West End Series of shows. 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

Administrative Team

BRIANNA BOOHER (Graphic Designer) Growing up just north of Pittsburgh, Brianna played her way through her 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 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!











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 & Logistics Manager
Gemma Leigh Williamson
Technical Director
Jonathan T. Sage
Development Manager
Beth Geatches
Controller
Kate Toole
Conservatory Director
Brady David Patsy
Box Office & Audience Services Manager / Accessibility Coordinator
Amber Kocher
Marketing & Media Manager
Lindsay Kalbfleisch
Graphic Designer
Brianna Booher
Development Associate
Marian Emanuelson
Administration:
Director
Erin Krom
Choreographer
Jerreme Rodriguez
Music Director
Brent Alexander
Production Stage Manager
Gemma Leigh Williamson
AEA Assistant Stage Manager
Tru Verret-Fleming
Assistant Stage Managers
Katy Click, Allie Duncan
Set Designers
Kevin Kocher, Jonathan Sage
Technical Director
Jonathan T. Sage
Lighting Designer
Todd Nonn
Costume Designer
Dianela Gil
Sound Designer
Sean Sullivan
Props Master
Amber Kocher
Dialect Coach
Melinette Pallares
Costume Consultant
Anthony Sirk
Makeup / Wig Designer
Chris Patrick
Synth Programmer
Brent Alexander
Students of The Tom Savini Special Makeup FX Program
Caity Byers, Megan Chambers, Kenzie DiFranco, Kassy Sealy
Band:
Conductor/Keys 1
Brent Alexander
Keys 2
Catie Brown
Reed
Rick Matt
Trumpet
Joe Herndon
Guitar
Scott Elliott
Bass
Justin Bendel
Drums
RJ Heid
Percussion
PJ Gatch

Braille Programs Provided by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Opening Night Sponsor Peoples Gas

Co-Producing Sponsor 2018-2019 Season Jendoco Construction Corporation

Rockin’ West End Series Co-Sponsor Rock Bottom Brewery

Media Sponsor WESA 90.5


Thank you for your continued support of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.