Becoming Nancy

Coca-Cola Stage
Recommended for ages 16+.
World Premiere Musical

Book by Elliot Davis
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on the novel ‘Becoming Nancy’ by Terry Ronald
Directed by Jerry Mitchell

It’s 1979 in the south London suburb of East Dulwich and David Starr is unquestionably one of the smartest, most talented kids in the 12th grade – he’s got a wild imagination, a vocal range to die for, and a bedroom plastered with posters of his beloved pop idols: Blondie, Sting, and Kate Bush. But smarts, talent, and great taste in music may not be enough to get him through secondary school, where, to his great surprise, he’s just been given the female lead in the school play. The unconventional casting sends shockwaves through David’s small town, first with David, and then with his parents, his aunt, and his classmates. Before long, it seems like everybody has an opinion on whether David should go on with the show, inspiring him to turn to his no-nonsense best friend Frances and his unlikely co-star Maxie, the enigmatic captain of the football team. Becoming Nancy is the huge-hearted new musical that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight.

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Becoming Nancy is approximately two and a half hours with one fifteen-minute intermission.

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  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

  • Becoming Nancy Rehearsal Photos

    Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

Photos taken by Tricia Baron.

Director Jerry Mitchell Talks Plot

Becoming Nancy Set Time-Lapse

See our world-class production staff and crew transform the Coca-Cola Stage to 1979 East Dulwich for Becoming Nancy! Set Design by David Rockwell.

See our world-class production staff and crew transform the Coca-Cola Stage to 1979 East Dulwich for Becoming Nancy! Set Design by David Rockwell.

Lizzie Bea and Jessica Vosk sing "Night Bus"

Jerry Mitchell Talks Choreography for the show

An interview with Lois Reitzes on City Lights

Lois Reitzes spoke with two-time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell about choreographing and directing “Becoming Nancy.”

Lois Reitzes spoke with two-time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell about choreographing and directing “Becoming Nancy.”

Special Events

  • Broadway star Jessica Vosk in Concert

    Mon, Sep 23
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    Performing songs from her first solo album, "Wild and Free," leading lady Jessica Vosk (Wicked!) will entertain audiences with her eclectic mix of musical theater and pop, drawn from her legendary solo shows plus new favorites, including a selection from her role in the world premiere musical Becoming Nancy, on stage now at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre through October 6.  The concert will also feature surprise guests, special ticket discounts to see Becoming Nancy, and an exclusive VIP post-show reception with Becoming Nancy ticket holders.  

    Jessica Vosk just finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, having played the role for two years. Vosk also recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Debut Solo Album “Wild and Free” available for purchase at www.jessicavosk.com.

    Purchase Tickets Here

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Cast

CHELSEY LYNN ALFREDO (Ensemble, U/S Chrissie Starr/Abigail Henson/ Marcia Tubbert) is insanely excited to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include Disney’s Freaky Friday (Music Theatre Wichita), Annie (national/international tour), 90210! The Musical (Off-Broadway), Always...Patsy Cline, She Loves Me (Infinity Theatre). B.A. in Theatre, Wagner College. Much love to MDT, Baker, ATB, Jerry Mitchell, and Rachel Hoffman for this incredible journey. #youmatter www.chelseylynnalfredo.com

Chelsey Lynn Alfredo
Chelsey Lynn Alfredo
Ensemble

CHELSEY LYNN ALFREDO (Ensemble, U/S Chrissie Starr/Abigail Henson/ Marcia Tubbert) is insanely excited to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include Disney’s Freaky Friday (Music Theatre Wichita), Annie (national/international tour), 90210! The Musical (Off-Broadway), Always...Patsy Cline, She Loves Me (Infinity Theatre). B.A. in Theatre, Wagner College. Much love to MDT, Baker, ATB, Jerry Mitchell, and Rachel Hoffman for this incredible journey. #youmatter www.chelseylynnalfredo.com

STEPHEN ASHFIELD (Hamish McClarnon) trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Over the last six years, Stephen’s stand-out performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon in London’s West End and on Broadway won him an Olivier Award, and WhatsOnStage and BroadwayWorld awards. West End credits: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, Nick Piazza in Fame, Boy George in Taboo. UK theatre: Casey O’Brian in Boy Meets Boy, Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, Adam in Imagine This, John in Tomorrow Morning, George in Ha’penny Bridge, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro. TV/ Film: “Call The Midwife” (BBC), “Sweeney Todd” (Warner Bros).

Stephen Ashfield
Stephen Ashfield
Hamish McClarnon

STEPHEN ASHFIELD (Hamish McClarnon) trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Over the last six years, Stephen’s stand-out performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon in London’s West End and on Broadway won him an Olivier Award, and WhatsOnStage and BroadwayWorld awards. West End credits: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, Nick Piazza in Fame, Boy George in Taboo. UK theatre: Casey O’Brian in Boy Meets Boy, Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, Adam in Imagine This, John in Tomorrow Morning, George in Ha’penny Bridge, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro. TV/ Film: “Call The Midwife” (BBC), “Sweeney Todd” (Warner Bros).

LIZZIE BEA (Abigail Henson/ Brighton Party Member) Recent credits: Pat in Kinky Boots (UK Tour), Fat Friends (UK Tour), Scott Alan with Mystery Guests (Zédel), Dino Story/Chicken Little (The Other Palace), Honeymoon in Vegas (London Palladium), The Shakespeare Revue (UK Tour), State Fair (Cadogan Hall), Sunday Nights, New Voices (Zédel), The 3 Little Pigs (UK and international tours), The Other School (St. James Theatre). Lizzie appeared as Martha Dunstock in the UK Premiere Workshop of Heathers. Trained at NYT, NYMT, and NSDF. Lizzie is thrilled to bring Becoming Nancy to the Alliance after working on it from the very first day. 

Lizzie Bea
Lizzie Bea
Abigail Henson

LIZZIE BEA (Abigail Henson/ Brighton Party Member) Recent credits: Pat in Kinky Boots (UK Tour), Fat Friends (UK Tour), Scott Alan with Mystery Guests (Zédel), Dino Story/Chicken Little (The Other Palace), Honeymoon in Vegas (London Palladium), The Shakespeare Revue (UK Tour), State Fair (Cadogan Hall), Sunday Nights, New Voices (Zédel), The 3 Little Pigs (UK and international tours), The Other School (St. James Theatre). Lizzie appeared as Martha Dunstock in the UK Premiere Workshop of Heathers. Trained at NYT, NYMT, and NSDF. Lizzie is thrilled to bring Becoming Nancy to the Alliance after working on it from the very first day. 

JAKE BOYD (Maxie Boswell) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance after last being seen in the world premiere of Bull Durham as Jimmy. Broadway: Fiyero in Wicked, Franz in Rock of Ages. National tour: Fiyero in Wicked. Off-Broadway: Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Jimmy in The Last Smoker In America, Carrie (Original cast revival). Regional: Jake in Be More Chill (Original cast at Two River Theatre). TV: “The Sound of Music LIVE!” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “Are We There Yet?” “30 Rock,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Tap” (pilot). Endless love to Innovative Artists, Rachel Hoffman, Jerry Mitchell, and the entire creative team! @JaykeBoid

Jake Boyd
Jake Boyd
Maxie Boswell

JAKE BOYD (Maxie Boswell) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance after last being seen in the world premiere of Bull Durham as Jimmy. Broadway: Fiyero in Wicked, Franz in Rock of Ages. National tour: Fiyero in Wicked. Off-Broadway: Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Jimmy in The Last Smoker In America, Carrie (Original cast revival). Regional: Jake in Be More Chill (Original cast at Two River Theatre). TV: “The Sound of Music LIVE!” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “Are We There Yet?” “30 Rock,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Tap” (pilot). Endless love to Innovative Artists, Rachel Hoffman, Jerry Mitchell, and the entire creative team! @JaykeBoid

SETH CLAYTON (Squirrel/ Brighton Party Member) is delighted to be in this room with you here at the Alliance. Theatre credits: The Madrid (MTC, with Edie Falco), Peter and the Starcatcher (Actors Theatre of Louisville), I Will Be Gone (Humana), Tell Them I’m Still Young (alongside Andre Braugher), and Folk Wandering (Pipeline Theatre). He has helped develop new work with Jeffrey Seller, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, New York Theatre Workshop, and Rattlestick. TV/Film: “Gotham,” “Mostly 4 Millenials.” Seth is a founding member of Pipeline Theatre Company in NY. Gratitude to the fam, to Diane, and to Patrick for throwing in my name.

Seth Clayton
Seth Clayton
Squirrel

SETH CLAYTON (Squirrel/ Brighton Party Member) is delighted to be in this room with you here at the Alliance. Theatre credits: The Madrid (MTC, with Edie Falco), Peter and the Starcatcher (Actors Theatre of Louisville), I Will Be Gone (Humana), Tell Them I’m Still Young (alongside Andre Braugher), and Folk Wandering (Pipeline Theatre). He has helped develop new work with Jeffrey Seller, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, New York Theatre Workshop, and Rattlestick. TV/Film: “Gotham,” “Mostly 4 Millenials.” Seth is a founding member of Pipeline Theatre Company in NY. Gratitude to the fam, to Diane, and to Patrick for throwing in my name.

NICO DEJESUS (Ensemble, Fight Captain, U/S Dennis Gordon) is thrilled to be telling this story here at the Alliance! Broadway: Pretty Woman. Movie: Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical. National Tour: Newsies. Kennedy Center: In The Heights. TV: “Shake it Up” (Disney), “That’s so Raven” (Disney), MTV’s “Awkward” (MTV). Thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Rusty, DB, Greg and my MSA family, and Jerry for trusting me and letting me be part of his team. Follow me @nicoofjesus #YOUMATTER 

Nico DeJesus
Nico DeJesus
Ensemble, Fight Captain

NICO DEJESUS (Ensemble, Fight Captain, U/S Dennis Gordon) is thrilled to be telling this story here at the Alliance! Broadway: Pretty Woman. Movie: Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical. National Tour: Newsies. Kennedy Center: In The Heights. TV: “Shake it Up” (Disney), “That’s so Raven” (Disney), MTV’s “Awkward” (MTV). Thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Rusty, DB, Greg and my MSA family, and Jerry for trusting me and letting me be part of his team. Follow me @nicoofjesus #YOUMATTER 

Evan Duff
Evan Duff
Dennis Gordon

IAN GALLAGHER FITZGERALD (Ensemble, U/S Squirrel/Jason Lancaster) is elated to make his Alliance debut! Ian comes to Atlanta after recently closing the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, as well as stepping in as dance captain for the show’s regional debut at The Muny. He made his TV debut in 2019 performing on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” for which he was also an assistant choreographer. A special thank you to his family for always exemplifying love, as well as to Jerry, MSA, Telsey, and Patrick for gifting him the onstage opportunity to pay it forward.

Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald
Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald
Ensemble

IAN GALLAGHER FITZGERALD (Ensemble, U/S Squirrel/Jason Lancaster) is elated to make his Alliance debut! Ian comes to Atlanta after recently closing the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, as well as stepping in as dance captain for the show’s regional debut at The Muny. He made his TV debut in 2019 performing on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” for which he was also an assistant choreographer. A special thank you to his family for always exemplifying love, as well as to Jerry, MSA, Telsey, and Patrick for gifting him the onstage opportunity to pay it forward.

JASON GOLDSTON (Ensemble) is making his Alliance debut! Originally from Cleveland, Jason attended Baldwin Wallace University for musical theater. Previous credits include Jack in Into the Woods (Forestburgh Playhouse), Riff in West Side Story (New London Barn Playhouse), Toby in Sweeney Todd (Wolfbane Productions). Endless thanks to Jerry for the opportunity to tell this incredibly touching story, Hybrid Agency, and my family for their unending support. 

Jason Goldston
Jason Goldston
Ensemble

JASON GOLDSTON (Ensemble) is making his Alliance debut! Originally from Cleveland, Jason attended Baldwin Wallace University for musical theater. Previous credits include Jack in Into the Woods (Forestburgh Playhouse), Riff in West Side Story (New London Barn Playhouse), Toby in Sweeney Todd (Wolfbane Productions). Endless thanks to Jerry for the opportunity to tell this incredibly touching story, Hybrid Agency, and my family for their unending support. 

TALYA GROVES (Ensemble, U/S Frances Bassey) is so happy to make her Alliance debut! Previous credits: Broadway: Mean Girls, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Motown. Off-Broadway: Clueless the Musical. Proud Pace University Alumna! Huge love and thanks to Jerry, Rachel Hoffman/ Telsey+Company, Mama, all my Kansas City fam, and to this entire company! Let your inner Nancy out!! #fullout @missgroves_ifyourenasty

Talya Groves
Talya Groves
Ensemble

TALYA GROVES (Ensemble, U/S Frances Bassey) is so happy to make her Alliance debut! Previous credits: Broadway: Mean Girls, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Motown. Off-Broadway: Clueless the Musical. Proud Pace University Alumna! Huge love and thanks to Jerry, Rachel Hoffman/ Telsey+Company, Mama, all my Kansas City fam, and to this entire company! Let your inner Nancy out!! #fullout @missgroves_ifyourenasty

MATT HETHERINGTON (Eddie Starr) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut with the world premiere of this beautiful show. Originally from Australia, currently in New York City. Credits: North by Northwest; Next to Normal (Green Room, Sydney Theatre Award); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Green Room Award); The Full Monty (Helpmann Award); Gypsy; Sweet Charity; Hair; Damn Yankees; The Last 5 Years; South Pacific; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. TV/Film: “The Detour,” “The Voice” (finalist), “The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” “City Homicide,” “Stingers,” “Marshall Law,” “10 Terrorists.” Proud member of AEA. Thanks to Nicolosi & Co. Love to my sweeties Melissa, Oscar, and Madeline. @mattyheth

Matt Hetherington
Matt Hetherington
Eddie Starr

MATT HETHERINGTON (Eddie Starr) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut with the world premiere of this beautiful show. Originally from Australia, currently in New York City. Credits: North by Northwest; Next to Normal (Green Room, Sydney Theatre Award); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Green Room Award); The Full Monty (Helpmann Award); Gypsy; Sweet Charity; Hair; Damn Yankees; The Last 5 Years; South Pacific; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. TV/Film: “The Detour,” “The Voice” (finalist), “The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” “City Homicide,” “Stingers,” “Marshall Law,” “10 Terrorists.” Proud member of AEA. Thanks to Nicolosi & Co. Love to my sweeties Melissa, Oscar, and Madeline. @mattyheth

CALEB JENSON (Jason Lancaster/Brighton Party Member) is thrilled to have his professional theater debut here on the Alliance stage! TV: “High Maintenance” (HBO), “The Deuce” (HBO). Based in New York City. B.F.A from Brigham Young University. Endless gratitude to Telsey & Co, KMR, the Becoming Nancy team, Mum and Dad, and the rest of the fam. @calebrjenson

Caleb Jenson
Caleb Jenson
Jason Lancaster

CALEB JENSON (Jason Lancaster/Brighton Party Member) is thrilled to have his professional theater debut here on the Alliance stage! TV: “High Maintenance” (HBO), “The Deuce” (HBO). Based in New York City. B.F.A from Brigham Young University. Endless gratitude to Telsey & Co, KMR, the Becoming Nancy team, Mum and Dad, and the rest of the fam. @calebrjenson

Nicole Medoro
Nicole Medoro
Chrissie Starr

GARY MILNER (Bob Lord) Broadway: Doctor Zhivago. Regional: Jessel/Edens in Chasing Rainbows (GoodSpeed), Harry in Mamma Mia, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins (North Carolina Theatre), Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Playmakers Rep). West End: Sam in Mamma Mia, Pericles, Love Story, Jeff Moss in Bells are Ringing, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rufus in Imagine This, Slaton/Britt Craig in Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Magaldi in Evita, Fred Casely in Chicago. TV: “Instinct,” “The Good Fight,” “Elementary,” “Deadbeat,” “PeterPan Live,” “Law And Order SVU,” “Eastenders,” “Dr Who,” “The Bill,” “MI5,” “Murphy’s Law Film: Time to Pay Off Debts,” The Preppie Connection,” “Emily And Tim,” “Dead Europe,” “John Carter of Mars.”

Gary Milner
Gary Milner
Bob Lord

GARY MILNER (Bob Lord) Broadway: Doctor Zhivago. Regional: Jessel/Edens in Chasing Rainbows (GoodSpeed), Harry in Mamma Mia, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins (North Carolina Theatre), Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Playmakers Rep). West End: Sam in Mamma Mia, Pericles, Love Story, Jeff Moss in Bells are Ringing, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rufus in Imagine This, Slaton/Britt Craig in Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Magaldi in Evita, Fred Casely in Chicago. TV: “Instinct,” “The Good Fight,” “Elementary,” “Deadbeat,” “PeterPan Live,” “Law And Order SVU,” “Eastenders,” “Dr Who,” “The Bill,” “MI5,” “Murphy’s Law Film: Time to Pay Off Debts,” The Preppie Connection,” “Emily And Tim,” “Dead Europe,” “John Carter of Mars.”

LIZ PEARCE (Ensemble, U/S Aunt Val (Kate Bush)/Kath Starr (Debbie Harry)) Broadway/ Off-Broadway: Standby for Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theatre), Understudy Mrs. Wilkinson/ Dead Mum in the original Broadway company of Billy Elliot. London’s West End: Metropolis (Tan). National Tours: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical. Select regional theater: Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins (J.Engeman Theatre), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (St Louis Rep/Cincinnati Playhouse), Fanny in Sense and Sensibility (Denver Center), Something’s Afoot, City of Angels, George M! (Goodspeed), Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare), Jekyll and Hyde (Sacramento Music Circus), The Who’s Tommy (Bay Street Theatre). CCM B.F.A.

Liz Pearce
Liz Pearce
Ensemble

LIZ PEARCE (Ensemble, U/S Aunt Val (Kate Bush)/Kath Starr (Debbie Harry)) Broadway/ Off-Broadway: Standby for Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theatre), Understudy Mrs. Wilkinson/ Dead Mum in the original Broadway company of Billy Elliot. London’s West End: Metropolis (Tan). National Tours: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical. Select regional theater: Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins (J.Engeman Theatre), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (St Louis Rep/Cincinnati Playhouse), Fanny in Sense and Sensibility (Denver Center), Something’s Afoot, City of Angels, George M! (Goodspeed), Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare), Jekyll and Hyde (Sacramento Music Circus), The Who’s Tommy (Bay Street Theatre). CCM B.F.A.

LUANA PSAROS (Marcia Tubbert/Brighton Party Member) is a Brazilian-American actor and proud graduate of the NYU Tisch - New Studio on Broadway, and is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: Broadway’s Rising Stars at The Town Hall, Poncia in Bernarda Alba, Myrtle/Annie in the new musical Iron John, and Ann in Swing! at NYU. Thank you to her mentors, family, friends, and Ryna for their endless support and love. To the entire Becoming Nancy team: THANK YOU for welcoming her into this beautiful show with open arms and hearts. MSA Agency, @luana_psaros, www.Luanapsaros.com #youmatter 

Luana Psaros
Luana Psaros
Marcia Tubbert

LUANA PSAROS (Marcia Tubbert/Brighton Party Member) is a Brazilian-American actor and proud graduate of the NYU Tisch - New Studio on Broadway, and is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: Broadway’s Rising Stars at The Town Hall, Poncia in Bernarda Alba, Myrtle/Annie in the new musical Iron John, and Ann in Swing! at NYU. Thank you to her mentors, family, friends, and Ryna for their endless support and love. To the entire Becoming Nancy team: THANK YOU for welcoming her into this beautiful show with open arms and hearts. MSA Agency, @luana_psaros, www.Luanapsaros.com #youmatter 

JASMINE ROGERS (Francis Bassey) is a 20-year-old actress from Richmond, Texas. Becoming Nancy is her first professional show, and she couldn’t be happier to be here at the Alliance. Getting to work with this cast and team has been a dream come true, and she hopes for many more opportunities to do so. Jasmine would like to thank her family, agents, and Telsey Casting for believing in her and supporting her passion. Past notable performances: Cabaret (Manhattan School of Music), Carnegie Hall, Manhattan School of Music Centennial Celebration, 2017 Jimmy Awards (finalist). 

Jasmine Rogers
Jasmine Rogers
Francis Bassey

JASMINE ROGERS (Francis Bassey) is a 20-year-old actress from Richmond, Texas. Becoming Nancy is her first professional show, and she couldn’t be happier to be here at the Alliance. Getting to work with this cast and team has been a dream come true, and she hopes for many more opportunities to do so. Jasmine would like to thank her family, agents, and Telsey Casting for believing in her and supporting her passion. Past notable performances: Cabaret (Manhattan School of Music), Carnegie Hall, Manhattan School of Music Centennial Celebration, 2017 Jimmy Awards (finalist). 

ZACHARY SAYLE (David Starr) is excited to bring Becoming Nancy to life at the Alliance! Previous stage credits include Crutchie in the first national tour of Newsies, Ralphie Parker in the world premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Kurt von Trapp in the Asian tour of The Sound of Music. This fall, Zachary can be seen on screen in Patrick Wang’s critically acclaimed films A Bread Factory, parts one and two. @zsayle 

Zachary Sayle
Zachary Sayle
David Starr

ZACHARY SAYLE (David Starr) is excited to bring Becoming Nancy to life at the Alliance! Previous stage credits include Crutchie in the first national tour of Newsies, Ralphie Parker in the world premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Kurt von Trapp in the Asian tour of The Sound of Music. This fall, Zachary can be seen on screen in Patrick Wang’s critically acclaimed films A Bread Factory, parts one and two. @zsayle 

RICKY SCHROEDER (Ensemble, U/S David Starr) was going to try and make his bio funny but couldn’t come up with anything, so honestly, he just could not be more excited to be a part of the world premiere of Becoming Nancy at the Alliance and to share this beautiful story. He can be seen on TV in “POSE,” “Tales of the City,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Hairpsray Live!” and the Last 5 Years film. He was also onstage in Kinky Boots on the first national tour and MUNY theater. So much love and gratitude to Jerry, Stacie, Bernie, and Kristy. Follow along: @RickyASchroeder

Ricky Schroeder
Ricky Schroeder
Ensemble

RICKY SCHROEDER (Ensemble, U/S David Starr) was going to try and make his bio funny but couldn’t come up with anything, so honestly, he just could not be more excited to be a part of the world premiere of Becoming Nancy at the Alliance and to share this beautiful story. He can be seen on TV in “POSE,” “Tales of the City,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Hairpsray Live!” and the Last 5 Years film. He was also onstage in Kinky Boots on the first national tour and MUNY theater. So much love and gratitude to Jerry, Stacie, Bernie, and Kristy. Follow along: @RickyASchroeder

PAUL SCHWENSEN (Ensemble, U/S Maxie Boswell) National tour: Chris u/s in Miss Saigon. Regional: Dean in All Shook Up (The Muny), Ren in Footloose (Porthouse Theatre), Sky in Mamma Mia! (ACT of Connecticut), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Arvada Center). Concerts: Tony in West Side Story and Sky in Guys and Dolls (Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China). B.F.A. from CCM. Thanks to Jerry, Rachel and Telsey + Co., and the Becoming Nancy team for helping us all believe #YouMatter. For Mom and Dad. @paul_ schwensen

Paul Schwensen
Paul Schwensen
Ensemble

PAUL SCHWENSEN (Ensemble, U/S Maxie Boswell) National tour: Chris u/s in Miss Saigon. Regional: Dean in All Shook Up (The Muny), Ren in Footloose (Porthouse Theatre), Sky in Mamma Mia! (ACT of Connecticut), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Arvada Center). Concerts: Tony in West Side Story and Sky in Guys and Dolls (Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China). B.F.A. from CCM. Thanks to Jerry, Rachel and Telsey + Co., and the Becoming Nancy team for helping us all believe #YouMatter. For Mom and Dad. @paul_ schwensen

TALLY SESSIONS (Ensemble, U/S Eddie Starr/Hamish McClarnon/Bob Lord) Broadway: Anastasia, War Paint, Falsettos, School of Rock, Big Fish, The House of Blue Leaves, Paramour. Tours: South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public Theatre), Queen of the Mist (Transport Group), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!), Yank! (York Theatre). Regional: leading roles at The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, The Muny, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre. Awards: two Carbonell Awards, Denver’s Henry Award, two Helen Hayes Award nominations, Connecticut Critics Circle nomination. TV: “Elementary” (CBS), “Falling Water” (USA). @tallysessions

Tally Sessions
Tally Sessions
Ensemble

TALLY SESSIONS (Ensemble, U/S Eddie Starr/Hamish McClarnon/Bob Lord) Broadway: Anastasia, War Paint, Falsettos, School of Rock, Big Fish, The House of Blue Leaves, Paramour. Tours: South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public Theatre), Queen of the Mist (Transport Group), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!), Yank! (York Theatre). Regional: leading roles at The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, The Muny, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre. Awards: two Carbonell Awards, Denver’s Henry Award, two Helen Hayes Award nominations, Connecticut Critics Circle nomination. TV: “Elementary” (CBS), “Falling Water” (USA). @tallysessions

Sally Ann Triplett (Kath Starr (Debbie Harry)) Broadway: Carrie (original Sue Snell), The Last Ship (original Peggy White), Finding Neverland (Madame De Maurier). Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Barrow Street (Mrs. Lovett), The Cradle Will Rock CSC (Mrs. Mister), MUST. West End: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney, What’s on Stage Award), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Chicago (Roxie Hart), Mamma Mia (Donna Sheridan), Cats (Grizabella), Grease (Rizzo), Jolson (Ruby Keeler), Acorn Antiques (Miss Berta), Follies (Young Phyllis), Chess (original cast). Regional: My Judy Garland Life (UK Theatre Award nomination), Rags (Musical Stages Award), Next to Normal, Much Ado About Nothing, Absent Friends, TV: Eastenders, Doctors, The Bill, Down to Earth.

Sally Ann Triplett
Sally Ann Triplett
Kath Starr (Debbie Harry)

Sally Ann Triplett (Kath Starr (Debbie Harry)) Broadway: Carrie (original Sue Snell), The Last Ship (original Peggy White), Finding Neverland (Madame De Maurier). Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Barrow Street (Mrs. Lovett), The Cradle Will Rock CSC (Mrs. Mister), MUST. West End: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney, What’s on Stage Award), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Chicago (Roxie Hart), Mamma Mia (Donna Sheridan), Cats (Grizabella), Grease (Rizzo), Jolson (Ruby Keeler), Acorn Antiques (Miss Berta), Follies (Young Phyllis), Chess (original cast). Regional: My Judy Garland Life (UK Theatre Award nomination), Rags (Musical Stages Award), Next to Normal, Much Ado About Nothing, Absent Friends, TV: Eastenders, Doctors, The Bill, Down to Earth.

Jessica Vosk (Aunt Val (Kate Bush))  just finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, having played the role for 2 years. Vosk also recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Debut Solo Album “Wild and Free” available for purchase at www.jessicavosk.com. Follow along @jessicavosk. 

Jessica Vosk
Jessica Vosk
Aunt Val (Kate Bush)

Jessica Vosk (Aunt Val (Kate Bush))  just finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, having played the role for 2 years. Vosk also recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Debut Solo Album “Wild and Free” available for purchase at www.jessicavosk.com. Follow along @jessicavosk. 

Creative

AMY CLARK (Costume Designer) Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin, Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations). Selected designs: Clueless The Musical (Signature Theater), The Music Man, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Kennedy Center), Describe The Night (Atlantic Theater), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical (Fifth Ave Theatre), Big Apple Circus 2017 & 2018, Blind Date (Goodman Theatre), Atlantis, A New Musical, Stupid $*&%! Bird, Heathers The Musical, Tiny Houses, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, City Center Encores; Geva Theater Center, Cleveland Playhouse, The Alley Theater, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage Co., Asolo Repertory Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, The MUNY, Actors Theater of Louisville, Hartford Theater-works, Barrington Stage Co., Portland Stage Co. M.F.A. from NYU.

Amy Clark
Amy Clark
Costume Designer

AMY CLARK (Costume Designer) Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin, Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations). Selected designs: Clueless The Musical (Signature Theater), The Music Man, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Kennedy Center), Describe The Night (Atlantic Theater), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical (Fifth Ave Theatre), Big Apple Circus 2017 & 2018, Blind Date (Goodman Theatre), Atlantis, A New Musical, Stupid $*&%! Bird, Heathers The Musical, Tiny Houses, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, City Center Encores; Geva Theater Center, Cleveland Playhouse, The Alley Theater, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage Co., Asolo Repertory Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, The MUNY, Actors Theater of Louisville, Hartford Theater-works, Barrington Stage Co., Portland Stage Co. M.F.A. from NYU.

ELLIOT DAVIS (Book) Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Garrick, West End; Olivier nominated for Best New Musical), Peter Pan (Chicago Shakespeare 2018 revised book), Out There (Riverside Studios), Best Friends & Butterflies (book & music; TicketMaster Composer Award/Best New Musical Vivian Ellis Award), Soho Cinders (co-book with Anthony Drewe), Ain’t No Sunshine - The Bill Withers Musical (workshop for production 2020). Ticket to the World - The Spandau Ballet Music (workshop for production 2020). In another career strand, Elliot is a prolific music documentary maker for BBC, with a feature film screenplay commissioned by the BBC starting production in 2020. He is the inaugural recipient of the JJ Screenwriting Bursary in association with BAFTA.

Elliot Davis
Elliot Davis
Book

ELLIOT DAVIS (Book) Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Garrick, West End; Olivier nominated for Best New Musical), Peter Pan (Chicago Shakespeare 2018 revised book), Out There (Riverside Studios), Best Friends & Butterflies (book & music; TicketMaster Composer Award/Best New Musical Vivian Ellis Award), Soho Cinders (co-book with Anthony Drewe), Ain’t No Sunshine - The Bill Withers Musical (workshop for production 2020). Ticket to the World - The Spandau Ballet Music (workshop for production 2020). In another career strand, Elliot is a prolific music documentary maker for BBC, with a feature film screenplay commissioned by the BBC starting production in 2020. He is the inaugural recipient of the JJ Screenwriting Bursary in association with BAFTA.

ANTHONY DREWE (Lyrics) & GEORGE STILES (Music) are a multi award-winning musical theater writing partnership whose shows have been seen all over the world and have been translated into many languages. Their scores include the international smashhit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins, the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, which has been seen by more than 6 million people in over 8,000 productions, and the recent West End productions of Half A Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows. Their other shows are Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Travels With My Aunt, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Just So, and Tutankhamun. Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish for Broadway, and an adaptation of one of the most popular family movies of the 1990’s set for a regional tryout in 2020 and the West End for 2021. Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence. Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for a 2012 Olivier Award. Stiles and Drewe recognize new musical theatre writing via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 13th year, and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre, Berkshire. www.stilesanddrewe.com @stilesanddrewe

Anthony Drewe
Anthony Drewe
Lyrics

ANTHONY DREWE (Lyrics) & GEORGE STILES (Music) are a multi award-winning musical theater writing partnership whose shows have been seen all over the world and have been translated into many languages. Their scores include the international smashhit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins, the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, which has been seen by more than 6 million people in over 8,000 productions, and the recent West End productions of Half A Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows. Their other shows are Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Travels With My Aunt, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Just So, and Tutankhamun. Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish for Broadway, and an adaptation of one of the most popular family movies of the 1990’s set for a regional tryout in 2020 and the West End for 2021. Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence. Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for a 2012 Olivier Award. Stiles and Drewe recognize new musical theatre writing via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 13th year, and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre, Berkshire. www.stilesanddrewe.com @stilesanddrewe

RYAN FIELDING GARRETT (Music Director/Conductor) NYC/National tour: Kinky Boots, The Man in the Ceiling, Jasper in Deadland, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), Big River (Encores!), Wicked, Finding Neverland, Damn Yankees (Roundabout), The Three Little Pigs. Regional: Kinky Boots (Muny), Next to Normal (Weston Playhouse), Little Miss Scrooge (Rubicon Theatre), Passing Strange, [title of show], Chess (Playhouse Square), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare). NYC orchestration credits include Darling, A Night Like This. Music director for Jill Paice and Heidi Blickenstaff (Signature Theatre, Disney Cruise Line). Biggest of thanks to George, Jerry, Ants, and Elliot. For my parents. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.

Ryan Fielding Garrett
Ryan Fielding Garrett
Music Director / Conductor

RYAN FIELDING GARRETT (Music Director/Conductor) NYC/National tour: Kinky Boots, The Man in the Ceiling, Jasper in Deadland, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), Big River (Encores!), Wicked, Finding Neverland, Damn Yankees (Roundabout), The Three Little Pigs. Regional: Kinky Boots (Muny), Next to Normal (Weston Playhouse), Little Miss Scrooge (Rubicon Theatre), Passing Strange, [title of show], Chess (Playhouse Square), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare). NYC orchestration credits include Darling, A Night Like This. Music director for Jill Paice and Heidi Blickenstaff (Signature Theatre, Disney Cruise Line). Biggest of thanks to George, Jerry, Ants, and Elliot. For my parents. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.

WILLIE PORTER (Assistant Stage Manager) Regional: The Music Man at The Kennedy Center. The Muny: Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and Jesus Christ Superstar. Willie also has served as a Production Assistant for Tootsie, Pretty Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the national tour of Les Misérables. Big thanks to Thomas for this incredible opportunity. 

Willie Porter
Willie Porter
Assistant Stage Manager

WILLIE PORTER (Assistant Stage Manager) Regional: The Music Man at The Kennedy Center. The Muny: Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and Jesus Christ Superstar. Willie also has served as a Production Assistant for Tootsie, Pretty Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the national tour of Les Misérables. Big thanks to Thomas for this incredible opportunity. 

THOMAS RECKTENWALD (Stage Manager) is proud to be a part of the Becoming Nancy family. Broadway credits include Pretty Woman, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Lysistrata Jones, Sister Act, Hair, A Little Night Music, White Christmas, Grease, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Mary Poppins. Thank you to Willie and Jayson! Jerry, thank you for your trust, generosity and friendship. Kyle, I am lucky to have your unending love and support. Rex, our amazing son, I love you; may you always know that you matter. 

Thomas Recktenwald
Thomas Recktenwald
Stage Manager

THOMAS RECKTENWALD (Stage Manager) is proud to be a part of the Becoming Nancy family. Broadway credits include Pretty Woman, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Lysistrata Jones, Sister Act, Hair, A Little Night Music, White Christmas, Grease, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Mary Poppins. Thank you to Willie and Jayson! Jerry, thank you for your trust, generosity and friendship. Kyle, I am lucky to have your unending love and support. Rex, our amazing son, I love you; may you always know that you matter. 

Andrew Restieri
Andrew Restieri
Directing Assistant

DAVID ROCKWELL (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate, The Nap, Lobby Hero, She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards), On the Twentieth Century, You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy (Tony noms.), Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.). Off-Broadway: The Shed’s inaugural commission, Soundtrack of America, The Hard Problem, and the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Film and television: Team America; the 81st and 82nd Academy Awards (2010 Emmy Award). Founder and President of Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid. Honors: AIANY President’s Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Presidential Design Award.

David Rockwell
David Rockwell
Scenic Designer

DAVID ROCKWELL (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate, The Nap, Lobby Hero, She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards), On the Twentieth Century, You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy (Tony noms.), Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.). Off-Broadway: The Shed’s inaugural commission, Soundtrack of America, The Hard Problem, and the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Film and television: Team America; the 81st and 82nd Academy Awards (2010 Emmy Award). Founder and President of Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid. Honors: AIANY President’s Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Presidential Design Award.

PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Lighting Designer) Broadway credits include Pretty Woman The Musical, The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and It’s Only a Play. Off Broadway credits include The Cake, The Ruins of Civilization, The Explorer’s Club, and Cactus Flower. Regional credits include productions with: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, The McCarter Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Goodspeed Opera, Two River Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, and Westport Country Playhouse.

Philip S. Rosenberg
Philip S. Rosenberg
Lighting Designer

PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Lighting Designer) Broadway credits include Pretty Woman The Musical, The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and It’s Only a Play. Off Broadway credits include The Cake, The Ruins of Civilization, The Explorer’s Club, and Cactus Flower. Regional credits include productions with: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, The McCarter Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Goodspeed Opera, Two River Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, and Westport Country Playhouse.

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Designer) Credits include: Pretty Woman, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Beauty and the Beast 25, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Muny St. Louis (2015 - 2019 seasons). Kinky Boots worldwide (2013 Tony Award recipient), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life, and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai and Singapore). Regional: 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Hood, Born for This, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits include: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John’s proudest production however, is his gem of a daughter, Ruby

John Shivers
John Shivers
Sound Designer

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Designer) Credits include: Pretty Woman, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Beauty and the Beast 25, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Muny St. Louis (2015 - 2019 seasons). Kinky Boots worldwide (2013 Tony Award recipient), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life, and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai and Singapore). Regional: 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Hood, Born for This, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits include: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John’s proudest production however, is his gem of a daughter, Ruby

ANTHONY DREWE (Lyrics) & GEORGE STILES (Music) are a multi award-winning musical theater writing partnership whose shows have been seen all over the world and have been translated into many languages. Their scores include the international smashhit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins, the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, which has been seen by more than 6 million people in over 8,000 productions, and the recent West End productions of Half A Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows. Their other shows are Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Travels With My Aunt, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Just So, and Tutankhamun. Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish for Broadway, and an adaptation of one of the most popular family movies of the 1990’s set for a regional tryout in 2020 and the West End for 2021. Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence. Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for a 2012 Olivier Award. Stiles and Drewe recognize new musical theatre writing via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 13th year, and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre, Berkshire. www.stilesanddrewe.com @stilesanddrewe

George Stiles
George Stiles
Music

ANTHONY DREWE (Lyrics) & GEORGE STILES (Music) are a multi award-winning musical theater writing partnership whose shows have been seen all over the world and have been translated into many languages. Their scores include the international smashhit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins, the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, which has been seen by more than 6 million people in over 8,000 productions, and the recent West End productions of Half A Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows. Their other shows are Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Travels With My Aunt, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Just So, and Tutankhamun. Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish for Broadway, and an adaptation of one of the most popular family movies of the 1990’s set for a regional tryout in 2020 and the West End for 2021. Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence. Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for a 2012 Olivier Award. Stiles and Drewe recognize new musical theatre writing via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 13th year, and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre, Berkshire. www.stilesanddrewe.com @stilesanddrewe

J. ALLEN SUDDETH (Fight Director) is pleased to be returning to the Alliance Theatre so soon after working on Ever After. He recently worked with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell on Broadway’s Pretty Woman, as well as a dozen others over the years, such as Aladdin, Newsies, and Jekyll and Hyde. A veteran of hundreds of Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, and several hundred television episodes, Allen is also the author of “Fight Directing For The Theatre.” Allen has taught at the Juilliard School and the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, as well as SUNY Purchase College, and is a recognized Fight Master by the Society of American Fight Directors.

J. Allen Suddeth
J. Allen Suddeth
Fight Director

J. ALLEN SUDDETH (Fight Director) is pleased to be returning to the Alliance Theatre so soon after working on Ever After. He recently worked with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell on Broadway’s Pretty Woman, as well as a dozen others over the years, such as Aladdin, Newsies, and Jekyll and Hyde. A veteran of hundreds of Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, and several hundred television episodes, Allen is also the author of “Fight Directing For The Theatre.” Allen has taught at the Juilliard School and the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, as well as SUNY Purchase College, and is a recognized Fight Master by the Society of American Fight Directors.

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his tenth season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Approval Junkie, Ever After, Nick’s Flamingo Grill, Candide, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jayson T. Waddell
Jayson T. Waddell
Assistant Stage Manager

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his tenth season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Approval Junkie, Ever After, Nick’s Flamingo Grill, Candide, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Director

JERRY MITCHELL (Director/ Choreographer) is a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Choreography, for La Cage Aux Folles (Revival) and Kinky Boots (also nominated as Director). Other recent Broadway credits include the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! (Director) and as Director/Choreographer, Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, and the pre-Broadway productions of Half Time (Chicago and Paper Mill Playhouse) and My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill). Other Broadway, West End, and touring productions as choreographer include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Full Monty (Tony nomination); The Rocky Horror Show; Hairspray (Tony nomination and NBC telecast); Gypsy; Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony and as director, a West End Olivier nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde (Tony nomination, also directed), and Catch Me If You Can. Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually to support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, for which he continues to serve as Executive Producer.

Jerry Mitchell
Jerry Mitchell
Director / Choreographer

JERRY MITCHELL (Director/ Choreographer) is a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Choreography, for La Cage Aux Folles (Revival) and Kinky Boots (also nominated as Director). Other recent Broadway credits include the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! (Director) and as Director/Choreographer, Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, and the pre-Broadway productions of Half Time (Chicago and Paper Mill Playhouse) and My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill). Other Broadway, West End, and touring productions as choreographer include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Full Monty (Tony nomination); The Rocky Horror Show; Hairspray (Tony nomination and NBC telecast); Gypsy; Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony and as director, a West End Olivier nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde (Tony nomination, also directed), and Catch Me If You Can. Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually to support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, for which he continues to serve as Executive Producer.

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