This production was staged as part of our 2016/17 Season

Pancakes, Pancakes!

Pancakes, Pancakes!

May 31 to July 10, 2016 | On the Hertz Stage
World Premiere Musical
Part of the Family Series

A world premiere play with original music, Pancakes, Pancakes! is a delightful tale for all ages inspired by the beautiful and iconic book by Eric Carle. Featuring original songs and a stunning design, Pancakes, Pancakes! explores the process of cooking and celebrates the joy in the labor and in the final feast. Adapted from Eric Carle's beloved book of the same name, this new play is written by Alliance favorite Kenneth Lin.

This play is presented in conjunction with the High Museum of Art exhibition I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle.

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Cast & Crew

Cast

  • Jack
    Matt is 14 years old and excited to be playing Jack in his first Alliance production. Matt caught the acting bug in third grade while playing Winthrop in Tritt... read more »
  • Jack's Mother/Musician
    Molly is so excited to bring this new Cinderella story to life! Previous Alliance credits: Pancakes, Pancakes!; James and the Giant Peach; A Christmas Carol; The... read more »
  • Miller/Hens/Musician
    Rob is thrilled to return to the Alliance Stage. Other Alliance credits include the Miller in Pancakes, Pancakes! and Howard in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Other... read more »
  • Rooster/Musician
    Adam is thrilled to be part of his first show at the Alliance Theatre, in what is, hopefully, the first of many Atlanta credits. He will graduate from Brenau University... read more »

Creative

  • Original music & sound
    Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 16 years and has designed more than 90 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 23... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Liz is so happy to spend the holiday season with A Christmas Carol again this year. Other Alliance credits include: Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; ... read more »
  • Costume Design
    This is Jeff’s 2nd season at the Alliance. In his 30 year career in regional theater he has designed costumes for over 75 productions. Of those shows, 50 have been... read more »
  • Scenic Design
    Kat returns to the Alliance after designing last season’s Shrek the Musical. Previous shows for the Alliance include Charlotte's Web, Holidays with the Chalks... read more »
  • Music
    Phillip has been a novelist and playwright for thirty-five years. New York productions include Lamb on Fire (Mazur Theatre); his play Easy won the Edgar Award in New... read more »
  • Playwright
    Mr. Lin’s plays Warrior Class (TCG Edgerton New Play Prize), Fallow (Barrymore Nomination: Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Philadelphia Award), Intelligence-... read more »
  • Projection Design
    Mike has had work seen and heard on the stages of The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Court... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Ken is the Resident Lighting Designer for Sarasota Opera, Lighting Designer for Atlanta Opera, and Lighting Director of FIO Americas, Brazil. Alliance credits: Native... read more »

Director

  • Director
    Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiére). National tours: B&B, Wicked (Dr. Dillamond). Regional: TOTS — The Producers (Roger de Bris). Alliance credits ... read more »

Understudy

  • Understudy for Jack's Mother/Musician
    Stephanie is delighted to be working with this fabulous team on Pancakes, Pancakes! Other Alliance projects: Edward Foote. Favorite Atlanta credits: Stupid F**king Bird... read more »
  • Understudy for Jack
    Luke is excited to join the Alliance for his first show. He is a rising eighthgrader at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek. Favorite Atlanta credits: Peter Pan (... read more »
  • Understudy for Rooster/Musician
    Benjamin is excited to be making his Alliance debut! Recent credits in Atlanta include Strait of Gibraltar, One and Only Ivan (Synchronicity Theatre), In the Heights,... read more »
  • Understudy for Miller/Hens/Musician
    Dylan is excited to be working at the Alliance for the first time. Favorite Atlanta credits: Rent (Ensemble), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Servant), Murder Ballad (US Tom... read more »

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To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.

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