Carmen Cusack stars in

Bright Star

Written by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Nov 28 - Dec 17

Genre
Musical
Runtime
2 hrs 15 mins
Intermission
15 minutes


From Grammy® winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the new musical that "brings a fresh breeze to the theater" (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times).

Directed by Tony® winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this “downright wonderful” (Newsday) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. The story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Original BRIGHT STAR lead, Carmen Cusack revives her role, for which she  received universal raves and a 2016 Tony Award nomination. Photo: Nick Stokes.

 Original BRIGHT STAR lead, Carmen Cusack revives her role, for which she received universal raves and a 2016 Tony Award nomination. Photo: Nick Stokes.

Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the entire show is framed around Carmen Cusack's Alice Murphy, who is "nuanced and forceful, effortlessly eloquent both as the younger Alice and as her older, sterner iteration."(The Guardian) Literary editor Alice develops a relationship with a young soldier just home from World War II, awakening her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

"Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are huge talents and Carmen Cusack is a revelation." -Chicago Tribune

"A quintessentially American musical, with a style of music utterly its own, BRIGHT STAR captures the indefinable, often complicated love shared between a parent and child. At its core, it’s a heart-rending tribute to all the shared moments of wonder, mystery, sadness, and above all, joy that make a family what it is." -Carole Shorenstein Hays

Though perhaps not your typical “holiday fare,” BRIGHT STAR is thematically aligned with the spirit of the season. Loosely based on an actual event, BRIGHT STAR explores the strength of family - celebrating the traditional and non-traditional families and, in particular, the unique power of parent/child relationships. BRIGHT STAR elevates the importance of storytelling as an integral part of the human experience, begging us to consider: why do we tell stories and what are the kinds of stories we tell?

SPECIAL DATES:

December 3 Matinee: ASL Interpreted
December 16 Matinee: Audio Described
December 17 Matinee: Open Captioned

Friday Jam Nights

Come early and stay late for live local music curated by California Bluegrass Association!

December 1
December 8
December 15

December 2 Matinee - Community Music Center pre-show performance by Alabamajama and Instrument Petting Zoo beginning at 1:30pm.

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Cast

Carmen Cusack
Alice Murphy
Stephen Lee Anderson
Daddy Murphy
David Atkinson
Daddy Kane
Jeff Austin
Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Maddie Shea Baldwin
Margo Crawford
Jeff Blumenkrantz
Daryl Ames
Allison Briner-Dardenne
Mama Murphy
Patrick Cummings
Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Kaitlyn Davidson
Lucy Grant
A.J. Shively
Billy Cane
Devin Archer
Ensemble, Understudy for Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Kelly Baker
Swing
Audrey Cardwell
Ensemble, Edna, Understudy for Alice Murphy
Max Chernin
Ensemble, Max
Robin De Lano
Ensemble, County Clerk, Understudy for Mama Murphy
Richard Gatta
Dance Captain, Swing, Understudy for Dr. Norquist
David Grant
Ensemble, Dr. Norquist, Understudy for Mayor Josiah Dobbs and Daddy Murphy
Donna Louden
Swing
Kevin McMahon
Ensemble, Stanford Adams, Understudy for Daddy Cane
Aleesa Neeck
Ensemble, Florence, Understudy for Margo Crawford and Lucy Grant
Robert Pieranunzi
Swing
Michael Starr
Ensemble, Understudy for Billy Cane

Carmen Cusack

Tony®-nominated for her 2016 Broadway debut in Bright Star. Recently performed one-woman show, Do This (Gulfshore Playhouse), and Sunday in the Park with George (City Center). Off-Broadway: Carrie. National tours: Wicked, South Pacific. Regional: For the Record: Scorsese (The Wallis), First Wives Club (Chicago’s Oriental Theatre), Sunday in the Park with George (Chicago Shakespeare). West End: Over the Rainbow, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, Personals, Phantom of the Opera. Studied opera at University of North Texas.

Stephen Lee Anderson

Regional: Richard III, Old Vic and BAM, dir. Sam Mendes; The Iceman Cometh, BAM. Broadway: Productions including Bright Star, Spider-Man, Wicked, Julius Caesar, The Crucible, Footloose, The Capeman, The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: Violet, Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons), Atlantic Theater Company, Vineyard Theatre, MTC. Regional: The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre (IRNE Award Best Supporting Actor, Bus Stop), Long Wharf, Denver Center (seven seasons). Film/TV: The Treatment, Daredevil, Public Morals, Orange Is the New Black, Elementary, Madam Secretary.

David Atkinson

A proud native of Atlanta, a graduate of University of Georgia, and a member of Actors Co-op, Hollywood. Regional: Parade (Merry-Go-Round), Billy Elliot (La Mirada), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Urban Cowboy (TUTS Houston), Trails (NYMF, World premiere). L.A.: Bonnie & Clyde, Lucky Stiff, Big River, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, The Spitfire Grill. TV/film: American Made, Snowfall, Scandal, 2 Broke Girls, Castle, 50 to 1, Longmire, Justified, CSI, and True Blood.

Jeff Austin

L.A.: Singin’ In the Rain, Annie (MT West), Candide (Ahmanson Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (South Bay CLO), Chess (Long Beach CLO). Regional: Sweeney Todd (Clarence Brown Theatre), Gypsy (Sundance Theatre), Kismet (Riverside CLO). National tours: City Of Angels, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Evita (European tour). Film: Armageddon, L.A. Confidential. TV: Grace & Frankie, How to Get Away with Murder, NCIS: Los Angeles, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, The Closer, Bones, The King of Queens, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, Carnivàle.

Maddie Shea Baldwin

Broadway: Bright Star. New York: A Wall Apart (New York Musical Festival). Favorite regional: Back Home Again (Lesher Center), Bright Star (Kennedy Center), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ace (The Old Globe), Little Women (North Coast Rep). Proud Indiana University MT grad of 2015. Special thanks to the entire Bright Star team for including me on this special journey over the past two years. Thanks also to Nicolosi & Co, and my loving and supportive family. Jeremiah 29:11. Instagram: @madeline__shea

Jeff Blumenkrantz

Originated the role of Daryl on Broadway, where he also appeared in A Class Act, How to Succeed..., Damn Yankees, Threepenny Opera, and Into the Woods. L.A. audiences may remember Jeff as The Suspects in Murder for Two at the Geffen. On camera appearances include The Big Sick, The Detour, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Will & Grace, Law & Order(s) as well as the NY Philharmonic/PBS productions of Sweeney Todd and Candide. jeffblumenkrantz.com

Allison Briner-Dardenne

Bright Star: The Old Globe, Kennedy Center. Broadway: Bright Star, Mamma Mia! National tours: Follies (Ahmanson Theatre), Mamma Mia!, White Christmas, Les Misérables, Titanic. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Listen to My Heart, Return to the Forbidden Planet. June Carter Cash in Ring of Fire (Alabama Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage), plus over 25 other regional credits. TV: The Carrie Diaries, Law & Order, SVU, All My Children, One Life to Live.

Patrick Cummings

Broadway: Bright Star. New York: This Is How It Ends (59E59), New Girl in Town, Donnybrook, Transport (Irish Repertory), It Must Be Him (Peter Jay Sharp), Happiness (Mitzi Newhouse). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Kansas City Starlight, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Musical Theatre West, and more. TV/film: Hostages (Robert Harper), Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Pittsburgh! BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon. Thanks to CGF, Alessa, and my family for their steadfast support

Kaitlyn Davidson

Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It. National tour: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Ella), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Judy). Other New York: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Encores!). Select regional: Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Signature Theatre, Carol Sue), Chicago (Riverside Theatre, Roxie), The Music Man (The Cape Playhouse, Marian Paroo), 42nd Street (The Marriott Theatre, Peggy Sawyer). CCM alum. Instagram: @kaitlyndavidson27 kaitlyn-davidson.com

A.J. Shively

Broadway: Bright Star (Drama Desk nom.), La Cage aux Folles. Off-Broadway: February House (The Public), The Suitcase Under the Bed (Mint Theater), Brigadoon (Irish Rep.), Unlock’d (Prospect), A Contemporary...Successful Marriage (Cherry Lane), Things to Ruin (Second Stage), Little Airplanes of the Heart (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: Kennedy Center, McCarter, The Old Globe, TUTS, Long Wharf. TV/film: Homeland, The Blacklist, Younger, The Daily Show, Syrup, HairBrained, Nobody Walks in L.A., From Nowhere. BFA: University of Michigan. ajshively.com

Devin Archer

National tours: Mamma Mia! Las Vegas: Mamma Mia!, Ace. L.A.: The Last Five Years and Rent (McCoy Rigby), Tarzan (3D Theatricals), Les Misérables (Musical Theatre West). Chicago: Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott Lincolnshire), Departure Lounge (Bailiwick), Twelfth Night (Notre Dame Shakespeare). Graduate of Northwestern University (Go ‘Cats!). @devinjarcher

Kelly Baker

Kelly is thrilled to be joining the Bright Star cast in her first national tour! Kelly recently graduated from UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program where she performed roles such as Norma (Carrie) and Celeste #2 (Sunday in the Park...). Other credits: Cinderella (Into the Woods), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Laurey (Oklahoma!). Much love and thanks to Anthony Boyer (DDO Artists Agency), Michael Donovan, my family, and my friends!

Audrey Cardwell

National tours: Cinderella (Ella), Anything Goes, Elf. Regional: The Old Globe and Asolo Rep (Sarah Brown, Guys and Dolls), The Muny, North Shore Music Theatre, Houston Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals, Pennsylvania Centre Stage. BFA, Penn State University. @akatcard

Max Chernin

Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George, Bright Star. New York: Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), The Golden Apple (City Center Encores!), Claudio Quest (NYMF). Regional: Bright Star (The Old Globe, Kennedy Center). TV/film: Mozart in the Jungle, The Family, The Week Of. Many thanks to Nicolosi & Co., and my family. @maxcherns maxchernin.com

Robin De Lano

L.A.: Mama Mia! (Hollywood Bowl), Song and Dance, A Chorus Line, The Last Five Years, High Fidelity, Zorro, Tick, Tick, Boom!, Closer Than Ever (Garland Award), Joseph...Dreamcoat. Film: @GirlsIAuditionWith (HollyShorts Comedy Finalist), First Comes Like, Inferno, 66 Drive, Harmony, Let the Right One In, and Zombie Prom. TV: Rosewood, The Temp, Passions, Journeyman. Check out her award-winning sketch show on Instagram: @GirlsIAuditionWith

Richard Gatta

Most recently, Richard served as the dance captain for the Broadway production of Bright Star. NYC: Zorba, Countess of Storyville, Back Home Again (Asst. Choreographer), Beatsville (Associate Choreographer). Tours: R+H Cinderella, Billy Elliot (Asst. Resident Choreographer, USA/Brazil), Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Grease. Richard holds a BS in business economics & arts management from Empire State College and serves as the Assistant Artistic Director of Northeast Ballet Company. @richardgatta richardgatta.com

David Grant

National tours: 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), The Music Man (Charlie Cowell/Harold Hill), H.M.S. Pinafore (Dick Deadeye), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King). Regional: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe), Kiss Me, Kate (Pasadena Playhouse), Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse, dir. Bill Condon), Parade, Man of La Mancha (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award nom.), The Producers, Evita, Footloose, Ring Of Fire. TV/film: The Office, Journeyman, Spud, The Thin Line.

Donna Louden

Select credits: Frozen—Live at the Hyperion (Disney’s California Adventure), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Contempo Productions), You Can Be Anything (Mattel), Sister Act, Disney’s When You Wish, and Beauty and the Beast (Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Seussical The Musical (3-D Theatricals), Music Man and Young Frankenstein (Musical Theatre West), Rent (Lawrence Welk Theatre), Godspell (ACTC). Love to my family. Instagram: @donnajeanie​ www.donnalouden.com

Kevin McMahon

Broadway tours: Wicked, City of Angels. Off-Broadway: Little Moon of Alban. Center Theatre Group: A Little Night Music. Regional: Forever Plaid (San Diego, Las Vegas), The Fantasticks (Ford’s), A Little Night Music (South Coast Rep), Sweeney Todd (Sacramento Music Circus). L.A.: Carousel, Full Monty (Musical Theatre West–Ovation nomination), Hunchback of Notre Dame (McCoy Rigby), A New Brain (Musical Theatre Guild), Children of Eden (Cabrillo). TV/film: Merchants and Masterpieces, Little Secrets. Twitter/Instagram: @kbmcmahonjr www.kevin-mcmahon.com

Aleesa Neeck

Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Ella Alternate/original Broadway company), White Christmas (OBC). Off-Broadway: Happiness (Young Helen/LCT), No, No, Nanette (Encores!). National tour: Little House on the Prairie the Musical (Mary Ingalls). Recent regional: South Pacific (Nellie/MTW), The Music Man (Marian/Moonlight Stages), The Great American Mousical (Wendy/Goodspeed), Anything Goes (Hope/NSMT), Bye Bye Birdie (Kim/NSMT), 42nd St. (Peggy/PCLO), Head Over Heels (Philoclea/Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Love and thanks to my family, Patrick, and CGF!

Robert Pieranunzi

Regional favorites: Mary Poppins (Bert), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), West Side Story (Riff), I Only Have Eyes For You (Busby Berkeley), Cats (Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson), Meet Me in St. Louis (Lon), Dames at Sea (Lucky), Cinderella (Prince Charming), and Grease (Kenicke) to name a few. Love to the most amazing family, friends, and this entire creative team.

Michael Starr

UCLA alum. Regional: Romy & Michele’s HS Reunion (5th Avenue Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage/Old Globe). L.A.: Mamma Mia! and A Chorus Line (Hollywood Bowl), Frozen (Disneyland), Carrie: The Musical (The Los Angeles Theatre), Salome and Wonderful Town (LA Opera), West Side Story and Empire: The Musical (McCoy Rigby), Footloose, Oklahoma!, Big Fish. Many thanks to the brilliant Bright Star team and his loving family! @mjstarr77

Creatives

Steve Martin
Music, Lyric & Book
Edie Brickell
Music, Lyric & Book
Walter Bobbie
Director
Josh Rhodes
Choreography
Eugene Lee
Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood
Costume Design
JAPHY WEIDEMAN
Lighting Designer
NEVIN STEINBERG
Sound Design
Tom Watson
Hair & Wig Design
Edward Pierce
Scenic Design Supervisor
Lee Wilkins
Associate Choreographer
August Eriksmoen
Orchestrator
ANTHONY DE ANGELIS
Music Director/Conductor, Piano/Accordion
SEYMOUR RED PRESS
\Music Coordinator)\
HOWARD CHERPAKOV CSA
Original New York Casting
CALLERI CASTING (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen)
(Additional New York Casting)
MICHAEL DONOVAN CSA
Los Angeles Casting
ANJEE NERO
Production Stage Manager
David Van Zyll De Jong
Company Manager
Larry Morley
Touring Technical Supervisor
PETER ASHER
Music Supervisor
ROB BERMAN
Supervising Music Director & Vocal Arrangements
THE OLD GLOBE
Originating Theatre

Steve Martin

He is one of the most well-known and pervasive talents in entertainment and one of the most diversified performers in the industry today, a successful author, playwright, producer, actor, screenwriter, and comedian for more than three decades. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards® (two for comedy, three for music), the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Martin’s films are widely popular successes, such as The Jerk (1979, also screenplay), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987, also screenplay), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991, also screenplay), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999, also screenplay). As an author, Martin’s work includes the plays Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Underpants, the best- selling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir, Born Standing Up. Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star, which opened on Broadway in March 2016 and received five Tony Award nominations and seven Drama Desk Award nominations, winning for Outstanding Music. Bright Star also won Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that brought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers released their newest collaboration, The Long-Awaited Album, on Rounder Records on September 22, 2017.

Edie Brickell

She released the debut multi-platinum album Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars with New Bohemians in 1988. Her recent works include a 13-track collaboration with Steve Martin titled Love Has Come For You. The album won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song and inspired the musical Bright Star. Their second album, So Familiar, is out now.

Walter Bobbie

He directed the New York productions of Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission, Cabin Pressure, The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, Durang/Durang, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, and A Grand Night for Singing. He was Artistic Director of City Center Encores! where he also directed Fiorello!, Chicago, Tenderloin, Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, and Zorba as well as the Carnegie Hall concerts of South Pacific and Carousel. Mr. Bobbie recently premiered Paul Rudnick’s Big Night at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. He serves on the Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is the recipient of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.

Josh Rhodes

He choreographed the Broadway productions of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award Winner, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire, and Drama Desk Award nominations), It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Bright Star (Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations). On London’s West End, he choreographed Carousel at the English National Opera and Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. City Center Encores!: Zorba and Big River. Other theatre credits include Company starring Neil Patrick Harris (PBS), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (PBS), The Landing (Vineyard Theatre), Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Shakespeare Theatre Company), and Working (Prospect Theatre) Mr. Rhodes directed Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville (The Old Globe), Guys and Dolls (Asolo Rep and The Old Globe), Spamalot (5th Avenue Theatre), and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee has been the production designer for Saturday Night Live since 1974 and also designed The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers. He’s received Tony, Emmy, Outer Critic Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Pell, and Elliot Norton Awards, and the American Theatre Wing’s Design Award. He was recently inducted into New York’s Theater Hall of Fame and is currently represented on Broadway by Wicked. He lives with his wife, Brooke, in Providence, RI.

Jane Greenwood

Originally from Liverpool, England, Ms. Greenwood was educated at the Central School of Arts in London. She has designed for theatre, opera, dance, and film, including over 125 productions for Broadway since Ballad of the Sad Café in 1963. Awards include 21 Tony nominations (including a Lifetime Achievement Tony) and this year’s Tony Award for The Little Foxes. She is also in the Theater Hall of Fame. Professor of Design at the Yale School of Drama since 1976.

JAPHY WEIDEMAN

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit, The Nance, Of Mice and Men, Airline Highway (all received Tony nominations for Best Lighting). Other Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bright Star, Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk nomination), Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, and The Vineyard. West End: A Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), Blackbird (Albery Theatre).

NEVIN STEINBERG

Recent Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Bandstand, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Nevin is the audio consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium.

Tom Watson

Tom Watson headed the wig and makeup department at The Metropolitan Opera for 17 years. He has designed more than 80 Broadway productions, including Wicked, Rock of Ages, How to Succeed..., The Addams Family, Annie, Act One, You Can’t Take It With You, The King & I (LCT & tour), The Sound of Music (national tour), Dames at Sea, Thérèse Raquin, Fiddler on the Roof, Bright Star (Broadway & tour), Oslo (LCT), Long Day’s Journey into Night, Falsettos, and The Little Foxes. Upcoming: Junk (LCT) and The Parisian Woman (Broadway).

Edward Pierce

Select Broadway: Amazing Grace, Holler If Ya Hear Me, The Other Place, A Streetcar Named Desire, Wicked (all worldwide productions). edwardpierce.com

Lee Wilkins

Broadway Associate Choreographer: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, First Date, Cinderella. Other: Carousel (English National Opera), Big River (NYC Encores!), Guys and Dolls (Old Globe and Asolo Rep.), Paint Your Wagon (5th Avenue Theatre), On the Town (LA Philharmonic), Company (Avery Fisher Hall), Minsky’s (Ahmanson Theatre). Television choreography: The Late Show with Steven Colbert (CBS), The Hatfields and McCoys (NBC pilot), and Alpha House (Amazon Studios). Direction/choreography: Little Mermaid (Casa Mañana), First Date (Straz Center).

August Eriksmoen

B’way credits: Gigi (orchestrations), First Date (orchestrations), Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway (additional orchestrations), The Addams Family (dance arrangements, additional orchestrations), Memphis (dance arrangements), Million Dollar Quartet (associate music supervisor), Ring of Fire (assoc. M.D.), All Shook Up (M.D.), Rent (associate conductor). Off Broadway: Bare, Romantic Poetry, Walmartopia, Imperfect Chemistry. Others: Disney’s Descendants (A. Lippa’s “Evil Like Me”), Come From Away, 2011 Billboard Music Awards, I Am Harvey Milk, Bull Durham, James and the Giant Peach.

ANTHONY DE ANGELIS

Anthony De Angelis is a New York-based musician. Broadway work includes Associate Musical Director for Bright Star as well as playing performances of Aladdin, Bullets Over Broadway, and The Little Mermaid. Off-Broadway, he was Associate Musical Director for Kid Victory and Pacific Overtures, as well as playing Assassins, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Adding Machine, and Bunty Berman Presents. As a composer and orchestrator, his music has been featured at the BMI workshop, the New York Pops, and the Cincinnati Pops.

SEYMOUR RED PRESS

Seymour Red Press is the recipient of a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. Credits include more than 100 shows from the original Gypsy through Dreamgirls, Nine, Noise/Funk, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, the acclaimed revivals of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, and ...Forum. Screen credits include Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mike Nichols’ The Birdcage, and Paramount’s In & Out. An ASCAP composer, his compositions have sold more than 100,000 records. This season on Broadway: Hello, Dolly! and Chicago.

HOWARD CHERPAKOV CSA

Broadway and national tour credits include Bright Star, Next Fall, The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Dancing, and South Pacific. Off-Broadway/regionally, he has cast productions for The Old Globe, Lincoln Center Theater, Women’s Project Theater, New York Stage & Film, Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels, Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Arts Center, Soho Playhouse, ATG, and NYMF. Artios Award (and three additional nominations) for Outstanding Theatre Casting. Hccasting.com

CALLERI CASTING (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen)

James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen

Broadway: Fool for Love, Hughie, The Elephant Man (also West End), Hedwig and The Angry Inch, The Visit, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, Living on Love, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago, James Joyce’s The Dead. Off-Broadway selects: Buyer & Cellar, Murder for Two, All in the Timing, Passion, Lobby Hero, Fuerza Bruta, Silence! The Musical. Casting for Long Wharf, McCarter, The Flea, Keen, Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick, Humana Festival/ATL, Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkeley Rep, CSC, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons (10 seasons). TV: The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Hope & Faith, Ed. Lots of film including Mike Cahill’s Sundance winners Another Earth and I Origins. Awarded 13 Artios Awards for Outstanding Casting Achievement. Member CSA. callericasting.com

MICHAEL DONOVAN CSA

Michael is the recipient of six Artios Awards, given by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. His theatre credits include productions at Pasadena Playhouse, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Geffen Playhouse, Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, International City Theatre, Ebony Repertory Theatre, Getty Villa, Laguna Playhouse, Falcon Theatre, Colony Theatre, The Theatre @ Boston Court, 24th St. Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, Arizona Theatre Company, Arkansas Rep, Totem Pole Playhouse, and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, as well as several national tours. Michael has cast numerous independent films. TV credits include the series Blood Relatives.

ANJEE NERO

Broadway: Bright Star. Regional: World premieres: Benny and Joon, October Sky, Bright Star, Dog and Pony, Allegiance, A Room With a View, Kingdom. A Few Regional Favorites: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Rocky Horror Show (The Old Globe); Sideways, Ruined, Herringbone, The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse); Venice (Center Theatre Group), to name a few. Also, Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and SITI Company, among others.

David Van Zyll De Jong

Larry Morley

PETER ASHER

In 1964, he was one-half of Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine top-20 records. In 1968, he was head of A&R for the Beatles’ record company, Apple Records, where he found, signed, and produced James Taylor. In 1971, Asher founded Peter Asher Management, representing James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Randy Newman, and more. As a producer, Mr. Asher has worked with such diverse artists as James Taylor, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Robin Williams, and Cher, among many others. He has produced 13 Grammy Award-winning recordings and has twice been awarded the Grammy for Producer of the Year. In the New Year’s Honours list for 2015, Peter Asher was awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth.

ROB BERMAN

Broadway: Bright Star, Dames at Sea, Tuck Everlasting, Promises, Promises, Finian’s Rainbow, White Christmas, The Pajama Game, and Wonderful Town. As music director of City Center Encores!, he has conducted the music of Bock, Coleman, Kander, Kern, Lane, Loesser, Loewe, Rodgers, Sondheim, Strouse, Styne, and Weill. Rob is an Emmy Award winner and six-time nominee for Outstanding Music Direction of The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS).

THE OLD GLOBE

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe, San Diego’s flagship arts institution, is a leading professional regional theatre, reaching 250,000 people annually. Led by Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe’s programs include 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on three stages, including its renowned Shakespeare Festival and “Globe for All” community- based Shakespeare tour. Many Globe World premieres have gone on to successful runs on Broadway and in theatres nationwide.