Maybe Happy Ending

Coca-Cola Stage
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Musical US Premiere
A new musical reminding us that love is never obsolete.

By Will Aronson and Hue Park
Directed by Michael Arden

Winner of six Korean musical awards and the Richard Rodgers Award, MAYBE HAPPY ENDING makes its English-language debut! When two obsolete helper-bots discover each other in late 21st century Seoul, they have a surprising connection that challenges what they believe is possible for themselves, relationships, and love. Looking past our era of technology-driven isolation, this heartfelt love story celebrates a magical and bittersweet reawakening to the things that make us human.

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  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

The cast of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 production of MAYBE HAPPY ENDING. Photos by Greg Mooney.

Dez Duron performs "A Sentimental Person"

'Creating a Happy Ending'

Top 5 Reasons to see MAYBE HAPPY ENDING

Maybe Happy Ending in rehearsals at the Alliance

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

  • Maybe Happy Ending Rehearsal Photos

    The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

The first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photos by A’riel Tinter.

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  • After some two decades of reviewing theater, I don’t think I have never seen anything like it... As far as happy endings, forget the “maybe.” I see nothing but a bright future for this deeply affecting show.
    Wendell Brock, AJC Theatre Critic
  • DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!! It is one of the most spectacular productions, totally unlike anything you've seen before; and you will LOVE it.
    Robert Heller, Atlanta Arts Scene Theatre Critic
  • If you happen to be in Atlanta between now and February 16, do yourself a favor and go see Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre.  It is an exquisite love letter to humanity. I was so moved by the pristine and delicate storytelling. It is rare to see a show where laughing and crying become one from the moment the show begins to the last bittersweet note. Technically, it’s a musical, but in reality it’s creating its own genre: A sci-fi love sonnet with jazz music.
    Nina Mehan, Artistic Director, Bay Area Children's Theatre and Chair of the TYA/USA Board of Directors
  • You will regret for the rest of your life if you miss the chance to see it.
    Jimin Lee, BroadwayWorld Review

Cast

CATHY ANG (Claire) is incredibly grateful to be making her Alliance debut! Theatre: KPOP (Ars Nova), The Undesirables (Eugene O’Neill), Riot Antigone (La MaMa), We Are the Tigers (Theatre 80), Toe Pick, Madame Pascal (Dixon Place). Workshops: Land of Smiles, Architecture of Rain, In the Time of the Volcano, The Ark. TV/Film: “Ramy,” “I-RIS,” “Before the Flood,” “Cleanup Hitter.” VO: “Age of Sail” (Google). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. B.M. in Vocal Performance, NYU Steinhardt. Thank you to the crew who made it here, and to the team for bringing this story into her life. www.cathyang.com / @ cathyang3. 

Cathy Ang
Cathy Ang
Claire

CATHY ANG (Claire) is incredibly grateful to be making her Alliance debut! Theatre: KPOP (Ars Nova), The Undesirables (Eugene O’Neill), Riot Antigone (La MaMa), We Are the Tigers (Theatre 80), Toe Pick, Madame Pascal (Dixon Place). Workshops: Land of Smiles, Architecture of Rain, In the Time of the Volcano, The Ark. TV/Film: “Ramy,” “I-RIS,” “Before the Flood,” “Cleanup Hitter.” VO: “Age of Sail” (Google). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. B.M. in Vocal Performance, NYU Steinhardt. Thank you to the crew who made it here, and to the team for bringing this story into her life. www.cathyang.com / @ cathyang3. 

DEZ DURON (Gil Brentley/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. He is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the great Shreveport, LA. He was a top 8 finalist on “The Voice” and is his mother’s favorite child. @dezduron 

Dez Duron
Dez Duron
Gil Brentley / Ensemble

DEZ DURON (Gil Brentley/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. He is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the great Shreveport, LA. He was a top 8 finalist on “The Voice” and is his mother’s favorite child. @dezduron 

DANIEL J. EDWARDS (Suhan/Ensemble, U/S Oliver) is happy (maybe) tobeapartofthis wonderful production. Some theatre credits include Anything Goes the Broadway Revival (2011), Disney’s Little Mermaid at North Shore, Road Show at New York City Center (Encores) and The King and I 1st National Tour (Lincoln Center). He also lends his voice to cartoons such as Pokémon, Yugioh, 44 Cats, Gundam, and a slew of other fun shows. Follow his Instagram: @ danieljedwards01 for more about where he is and what he’s about. 

Daniel J. Edwards
Daniel J. Edwards
Suhan / Ensemble / Oliver Understudy

DANIEL J. EDWARDS (Suhan/Ensemble, U/S Oliver) is happy (maybe) tobeapartofthis wonderful production. Some theatre credits include Anything Goes the Broadway Revival (2011), Disney’s Little Mermaid at North Shore, Road Show at New York City Center (Encores) and The King and I 1st National Tour (Lincoln Center). He also lends his voice to cartoons such as Pokémon, Yugioh, 44 Cats, Gundam, and a slew of other fun shows. Follow his Instagram: @ danieljedwards01 for more about where he is and what he’s about. 

JOHN D. HAGGERTY (Man) Alliance Theatre debut. Recently: You Never Touched The Dirt with Clubbed Thumb, other NY credits include B-Side Productions, The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Five Senses Theatre, Mirror Rep, MultiStages, NAAP, NYMF, TACT, Target Margin et al. Broadway/ National Tour: Les Miserables. Regional/Stock: Barnstormers Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Media Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Red House Arts, Tuacahn Arts, Wheelock Family Theatre; TV: “Gotham.” Web: Three Trembling Cities. johndhaggerty.com 

John D. Haggerty
John D. Haggerty
James / Helperbot Employee / John / Motel Clerk / Very Old Man / James's Son / Ensemble

JOHN D. HAGGERTY (Man) Alliance Theatre debut. Recently: You Never Touched The Dirt with Clubbed Thumb, other NY credits include B-Side Productions, The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Five Senses Theatre, Mirror Rep, MultiStages, NAAP, NYMF, TACT, Target Margin et al. Broadway/ National Tour: Les Miserables. Regional/Stock: Barnstormers Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Media Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Red House Arts, Tuacahn Arts, Wheelock Family Theatre; TV: “Gotham.” Web: Three Trembling Cities. johndhaggerty.com 

DIANA HUEY (JiYeon/ Ensemble, U/S Claire) is happy to be making her Alliance dubut! She most notably played Ariel in the National Tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, where she made international headlines for facing racism over her casting as an Asian American actor and her activism for diversity in the arts. Other favorite productions include Kim in Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse), Rock Of Ages (5th Avenue Theatre), and originating the role of Spider in Pasek and Paul’s James And The Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre). TV/Film: “Leverage”, “It’s Bruno!”, “Pokemon”. Awards: Helen Hayes (Miss Saigon), Gregory Award (The Little Mermaid). @DianaHuey 

Diana Huey
Diana Huey
JiYeon / Ensemble / Claire Understudy

DIANA HUEY (JiYeon/ Ensemble, U/S Claire) is happy to be making her Alliance dubut! She most notably played Ariel in the National Tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, where she made international headlines for facing racism over her casting as an Asian American actor and her activism for diversity in the arts. Other favorite productions include Kim in Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse), Rock Of Ages (5th Avenue Theatre), and originating the role of Spider in Pasek and Paul’s James And The Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre). TV/Film: “Leverage”, “It’s Bruno!”, “Pokemon”. Awards: Helen Hayes (Miss Saigon), Gregory Award (The Little Mermaid). @DianaHuey 

BENJAMIN MOORE (U/S Gil Brently) is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! National/International Tours: 20th anniversary tour of Rent. Regional credits: The First Noel (True Colors Theatre), Once On This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Black Nativity (Dominion Entertainment), The Wiz (GLOW Lyric Theatre), West Side Story (GLOW Lyric Theatre), Hot Mikado (GLOW Lyric Theatre). Opera credits: La Bohème (Opera Colorado), La Cenerentola (Opera Colorado), Shadowboxer (Baltimore Center Stage). Love to my family and friends. All glory to GOD. Instagram: @mooreofthemusic iTunes: Bmoore. 

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore
Gil Brentley / Ensemble Understudy

BENJAMIN MOORE (U/S Gil Brently) is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! National/International Tours: 20th anniversary tour of Rent. Regional credits: The First Noel (True Colors Theatre), Once On This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Black Nativity (Dominion Entertainment), The Wiz (GLOW Lyric Theatre), West Side Story (GLOW Lyric Theatre), Hot Mikado (GLOW Lyric Theatre). Opera credits: La Bohème (Opera Colorado), La Cenerentola (Opera Colorado), Shadowboxer (Baltimore Center Stage). Love to my family and friends. All glory to GOD. Instagram: @mooreofthemusic iTunes: Bmoore. 

KEVIN QIAN (U/S Man) is super excited to be working with the Alliance for the first time! Recent credits: Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Tavern), Working (Out of Box Theatre), Porcelain (Out Front Theatre), Dry Land (Atlanta Theatre Club), Nomad Motel (Horizon Theatre), Actor’s Express 2017 Internship. Film: “Image Trace,” “DaViD,” “Steps,” “Killer Apps.” Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Love and thanks to friends and family for their support in this wild journey! 

Kevin Qian
Kevin Qian
James / Helperbot Employee / John / Motel Clerk / Very Old Man / James's Son / Ensemble Understudy

KEVIN QIAN (U/S Man) is super excited to be working with the Alliance for the first time! Recent credits: Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Tavern), Working (Out of Box Theatre), Porcelain (Out Front Theatre), Dry Land (Atlanta Theatre Club), Nomad Motel (Horizon Theatre), Actor’s Express 2017 Internship. Film: “Image Trace,” “DaViD,” “Steps,” “Killer Apps.” Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Love and thanks to friends and family for their support in this wild journey! 

KENNY TRAN (Oliver) is over the moon to be making his Alliance debut! Recent credits: Vietgone (American Stage Theatre), Men With Money, Christmas Canteen 2018 (Aurora Theatre), Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thingamajig Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid (Serenbe Playhouse). Training: B.F.A. Music Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University. A proud new member of AEA! Boundless thanks to this unbelievable team, Will and Hue for writing this stunningly beautiful show, Casa Rossito, and my mom and sister for their love. “Either she’s an evil, emotionless, miserable human being... or she’s a robot.” kennyctran.com / @ kennyctran 

Kenny Tran
Kenny Tran
Oliver

KENNY TRAN (Oliver) is over the moon to be making his Alliance debut! Recent credits: Vietgone (American Stage Theatre), Men With Money, Christmas Canteen 2018 (Aurora Theatre), Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thingamajig Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid (Serenbe Playhouse). Training: B.F.A. Music Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University. A proud new member of AEA! Boundless thanks to this unbelievable team, Will and Hue for writing this stunningly beautiful show, Casa Rossito, and my mom and sister for their love. “Either she’s an evil, emotionless, miserable human being... or she’s a robot.” kennyctran.com / @ kennyctran 

Creative

DEBORAH ABRAMSON (Music Director/Conductor) has served as Music Director or Associate Music Director for several Broadway and Off-Broadway premiere productions, including Spring Awakening and James Joyce’s The Dead (Broadway), Bernarda Alba and Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group), and My Life With Albertine (Playwrights Horizons). She also was the first Children’s Music Director on Broadway, for Matilda the Musical. As composer, she has written Old Older Oldest (with William Finn), Young Marco Polo (with Peter Mills), The History of War (with Amanda Yesnowitz and Chip Zien), and While I Wait (with Amanda Yesnowitz). https://soundcloud.com/deborah- abramson/sets/songs-ive-written. 

Deborah Abramson
Deborah Abramson
Music Director

DEBORAH ABRAMSON (Music Director/Conductor) has served as Music Director or Associate Music Director for several Broadway and Off-Broadway premiere productions, including Spring Awakening and James Joyce’s The Dead (Broadway), Bernarda Alba and Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group), and My Life With Albertine (Playwrights Horizons). She also was the first Children’s Music Director on Broadway, for Matilda the Musical. As composer, she has written Old Older Oldest (with William Finn), Young Marco Polo (with Peter Mills), The History of War (with Amanda Yesnowitz and Chip Zien), and While I Wait (with Amanda Yesnowitz). https://soundcloud.com/deborah- abramson/sets/songs-ive-written. 

WILL ARONSON (Co-book, Music, Orchestrations) is a writer and composer whose work with Hue Park includes Bungee Jump (Best Music & Lyrics, Korean Musical Awards), Maybe Happy Ending (six Korean Musical Awards; Richard Rodgers Production Award), and the upcoming il tenore (CJ Entertainment). Other work as composer includes Mother, Me & the Monsters (Barrington Stage; Boston Globe Critic’s Pick), Pete the Cat (Lucille Lortel Theater; five national tours), My Scary Girl (Best Musical, NYMF), and Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter (NAMT grant; upcoming Village Theater). Recipient of a Fulbright grant, an EST/Sloan grant, the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award, and the Richard Rodgers Award. Endless thanks to the Wooran Foundation, Jeffrey Richards and the Alliance Theatre. 

Will Aronson
Will Aronson
Music and Book

WILL ARONSON (Co-book, Music, Orchestrations) is a writer and composer whose work with Hue Park includes Bungee Jump (Best Music & Lyrics, Korean Musical Awards), Maybe Happy Ending (six Korean Musical Awards; Richard Rodgers Production Award), and the upcoming il tenore (CJ Entertainment). Other work as composer includes Mother, Me & the Monsters (Barrington Stage; Boston Globe Critic’s Pick), Pete the Cat (Lucille Lortel Theater; five national tours), My Scary Girl (Best Musical, NYMF), and Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter (NAMT grant; upcoming Village Theater). Recipient of a Fulbright grant, an EST/Sloan grant, the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award, and the Richard Rodgers Award. Endless thanks to the Wooran Foundation, Jeffrey Richards and the Alliance Theatre. 

SKYLAR BURKS (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ghost, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, Sheltered, Crossing Delancey, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits include: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. She has also worked with the Huntington Theatre Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Skylar received a B.F.A. in Stage Management and minor in Sound Design from Boston University. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. 

Skylar Burks
Skylar Burks
Assistant Stage Manager

SKYLAR BURKS (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ghost, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, Sheltered, Crossing Delancey, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits include: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. She has also worked with the Huntington Theatre Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Skylar received a B.F.A. in Stage Management and minor in Sound Design from Boston University. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. 

LINDSEY EWING (Wig and Hair Designer) is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her bachelor’s in fine arts degree (concentration in Wig and Makeup design) in 2008. Included in Lindsey’s work experience are such companies as Sarasota Opera Co., Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Spoleto Festival, Playmaker’s Rep, The University of Maryland, City Springs Theatre, Kennesaw State University, Oglethorpe University, The Atlanta Opera, LaGrange College, and Serenbe Playhouse. For the past six years, and currently, she is proudly the resident Wigmaster at the Alliance Theatre. LEHairandMakeupArtistry.com 

Lindsey Ewing
Lindsey Ewing
Wig and Hair Designer

LINDSEY EWING (Wig and Hair Designer) is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her bachelor’s in fine arts degree (concentration in Wig and Makeup design) in 2008. Included in Lindsey’s work experience are such companies as Sarasota Opera Co., Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Spoleto Festival, Playmaker’s Rep, The University of Maryland, City Springs Theatre, Kennesaw State University, Oglethorpe University, The Atlanta Opera, LaGrange College, and Serenbe Playhouse. For the past six years, and currently, she is proudly the resident Wigmaster at the Alliance Theatre. LEHairandMakeupArtistry.com 

MARY KATHRYN FLYNT (Stage Manager) is overjoyed to be working at the Alliance Theatre, a place she grew up seeing and learning to love theatre. Her credits include: Broadway: Once on This Island, Something Rotten, Les Miserables, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Billy Elliot, The Musical, The Seafarer, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Ring of Fire, Monty Python’s Spamalot. National Tours: Billy Elliot: The Musical. Much love and gratitude to Justin for bringing me on another incredible journey. Admiration and thanks to Skye, Sarah and Kyra. Love to Adam, Sam, and Sarah. Gratefulness to Suzy Perkins, Mom & Dad, Tricia Buce, Ellen Widener, and Melissa Langford. This one is for Maribee. James 1:17. 

MK Flynt
MK Flynt
Stage Manager

MARY KATHRYN FLYNT (Stage Manager) is overjoyed to be working at the Alliance Theatre, a place she grew up seeing and learning to love theatre. Her credits include: Broadway: Once on This Island, Something Rotten, Les Miserables, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Billy Elliot, The Musical, The Seafarer, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Ring of Fire, Monty Python’s Spamalot. National Tours: Billy Elliot: The Musical. Much love and gratitude to Justin for bringing me on another incredible journey. Admiration and thanks to Skye, Sarah and Kyra. Love to Adam, Sam, and Sarah. Gratefulness to Suzy Perkins, Mom & Dad, Tricia Buce, Ellen Widener, and Melissa Langford. This one is for Maribee. James 1:17. 

TRAVIS HAGENBUCH (Lighting Designer) Alliance debut. A twelve- time Emmy nominee, TV work includes broadcasts of “The Academy Awards,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony” (Emmy Award), “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” (Emmy Award), “The Grammy Awards” (Emmy Award), “Grease Live” (Emmy Award), “Origins: The Opening Ceremony of the First European Games” with Dmitris Papiaoannou (Emmy Award), and three Democratic National Conventions, among over 200 other credits. Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (The Wallis Center), Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre), La Ronde (The Forest of Arden), Tarantino, Dear John Hughes, BAZ: Star Crossed Love (For The Record Live), and the San Francisco Symphony’s inaugural SOUNDBOX series. CCM Grad. Special thanks to Ben and to my amazing team on this show, without whom I’d be lost and in the dark.

Travis Hagenbuch
Travis Hagenbuch
Lighting Designer

TRAVIS HAGENBUCH (Lighting Designer) Alliance debut. A twelve- time Emmy nominee, TV work includes broadcasts of “The Academy Awards,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony” (Emmy Award), “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” (Emmy Award), “The Grammy Awards” (Emmy Award), “Grease Live” (Emmy Award), “Origins: The Opening Ceremony of the First European Games” with Dmitris Papiaoannou (Emmy Award), and three Democratic National Conventions, among over 200 other credits. Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (The Wallis Center), Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre), La Ronde (The Forest of Arden), Tarantino, Dear John Hughes, BAZ: Star Crossed Love (For The Record Live), and the San Francisco Symphony’s inaugural SOUNDBOX series. CCM Grad. Special thanks to Ben and to my amazing team on this show, without whom I’d be lost and in the dark.

PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer) Grammy, Olivier, seven time Tony nominated. Selected Designs include: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen (New York, US Tour), Anastasia (New York, Madrid, Stuttgart, US Tour), BeetlejuiceAlmost Famous (Old Globe), Once On This Island, Something Rotten (New York, US Tour), King Kong (New York, Melbourne), Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, Las Vegas, US Tour), After Midnight, Motown (New York, London, US Tour, UK Tour), The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical (New York, US Tour, London), On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Walking with Dinosaurs (international arena tour). Le Reve and Lake of Dreams at Wynn, Las Vegas. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Kennedy Center. 

Peter Hylenski
Peter Hylenski
Sound Designer

PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer) Grammy, Olivier, seven time Tony nominated. Selected Designs include: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen (New York, US Tour), Anastasia (New York, Madrid, Stuttgart, US Tour), BeetlejuiceAlmost Famous (Old Globe), Once On This Island, Something Rotten (New York, US Tour), King Kong (New York, Melbourne), Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, Las Vegas, US Tour), After Midnight, Motown (New York, London, US Tour, UK Tour), The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical (New York, US Tour, London), On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Walking with Dinosaurs (international arena tour). Le Reve and Lake of Dreams at Wynn, Las Vegas. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Kennedy Center. 

DANE LAFFREY (Scenic Designer) Alliance debut. With Michael Arden: set & costume design for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (Wallis Annenberg / Broadway), Merrily We Roll Along (Wallis Annenberg), My Fair Lady (Bay Street), Annie (Hollywood Bowl), A Christmas Carol (Geffen Playhouse) and set design for Once On This Island (Broadway / National Tour) for which Dane was nominated for Henry Hewes, Drama Desk and Tony Awards. Recent work in New York includes Hercules (The Public), Greater Clements (Lincoln Center), Collective Rage...(MCC), Apologia (Roundabout), Fool For Love (Broadway) and other work at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company, BAM, Soho Rep, Transport Group. US Regional work at theaters including Center Theatre Group, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center, Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre, and many others. Additional nominations for a Drama Desk Award, 7 Henry Hewes Awards, 4 Ovation Awards (LA) and in 2017 won an OBIE for sustained excellence in set and costume design. www.danelaffrey.com 

Dane Laffrey
Dane Laffrey
Set Designer

DANE LAFFREY (Scenic Designer) Alliance debut. With Michael Arden: set & costume design for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (Wallis Annenberg / Broadway), Merrily We Roll Along (Wallis Annenberg), My Fair Lady (Bay Street), Annie (Hollywood Bowl), A Christmas Carol (Geffen Playhouse) and set design for Once On This Island (Broadway / National Tour) for which Dane was nominated for Henry Hewes, Drama Desk and Tony Awards. Recent work in New York includes Hercules (The Public), Greater Clements (Lincoln Center), Collective Rage...(MCC), Apologia (Roundabout), Fool For Love (Broadway) and other work at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company, BAM, Soho Rep, Transport Group. US Regional work at theaters including Center Theatre Group, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center, Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre, and many others. Additional nominations for a Drama Desk Award, 7 Henry Hewes Awards, 4 Ovation Awards (LA) and in 2017 won an OBIE for sustained excellence in set and costume design. www.danelaffrey.com 

Andy Mientus
Andy Mientus
Associate Director

SVEN ORTEL (Projections Designer) designs projections and imagery for Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musical and beyond,. Recent works includes Life After at The Old Globe, Candide and Ever After at the Alliance Theatre and You are here at the Guthrie. Broadway (selection): Deuce, Faith Healer, Jumpers, The Little Mermaid, Woman On the Verge..., Wonderland, Newsies. West End (selection): The Sea, Marguerite, Jumpers, The Woman in White . Elsewhere: A Disappearing Number (World Tour), Measure For Measure (World tour), Tiefland, (Zurich, Barcelona), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (Old Vic) Swan Lake (San Francisco), The Ring Cycle (St.Petersburg), Off-Broadway: TFANAs Hamlet, Party People, Carrie, Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regional: A Confederacy Of Dunces, The Other Place, Mary Page Marlowe... TONY nomination for Newsies. Sven also leads the MFA program in Integrated Media at the University of Texas at Austin. More info at svenortel.com. 

Sven Ortel
Sven Ortel
Projections Designer

SVEN ORTEL (Projections Designer) designs projections and imagery for Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musical and beyond,. Recent works includes Life After at The Old Globe, Candide and Ever After at the Alliance Theatre and You are here at the Guthrie. Broadway (selection): Deuce, Faith Healer, Jumpers, The Little Mermaid, Woman On the Verge..., Wonderland, Newsies. West End (selection): The Sea, Marguerite, Jumpers, The Woman in White . Elsewhere: A Disappearing Number (World Tour), Measure For Measure (World tour), Tiefland, (Zurich, Barcelona), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (Old Vic) Swan Lake (San Francisco), The Ring Cycle (St.Petersburg), Off-Broadway: TFANAs Hamlet, Party People, Carrie, Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regional: A Confederacy Of Dunces, The Other Place, Mary Page Marlowe... TONY nomination for Newsies. Sven also leads the MFA program in Integrated Media at the University of Texas at Austin. More info at svenortel.com. 

HUE PARK (Co-book, Lyrics) is a Korean- born, New York & Seoul-based theater writer and graphic designer. He began his career as a K-pop lyricist, where his work included the top-20 song “울어도 괜찮아” (“It’s Okay to Cry”). He has since written book and lyrics for the musicals Bungee Jump and il tenore, as well as the Korean lyrics for the Whitney Houston musical The Bodyguard. Bungee Jump was cited by The New York Times in 2013 as Korea’s “most popular original musical,” and won Best Score at Korea’s 2013 Musical Awards. The Korean version of Maybe Happy Ending (“어쩌면 해피엔딩”) won Best Book, Lyrics & Music at the Korean Musical Awards, and the English version was awarded 2017’s Richard Rodgers Production Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Thanks to the Wooran Foundation for commissioning the show, Jeffrey Richards for believing in it, and the Alliance Theatre for being our first home in America. 

Hue Park
Hue Park
Lyrics and Book

HUE PARK (Co-book, Lyrics) is a Korean- born, New York & Seoul-based theater writer and graphic designer. He began his career as a K-pop lyricist, where his work included the top-20 song “울어도 괜찮아” (“It’s Okay to Cry”). He has since written book and lyrics for the musicals Bungee Jump and il tenore, as well as the Korean lyrics for the Whitney Houston musical The Bodyguard. Bungee Jump was cited by The New York Times in 2013 as Korea’s “most popular original musical,” and won Best Score at Korea’s 2013 Musical Awards. The Korean version of Maybe Happy Ending (“어쩌면 해피엔딩”) won Best Book, Lyrics & Music at the Korean Musical Awards, and the English version was awarded 2017’s Richard Rodgers Production Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Thanks to the Wooran Foundation for commissioning the show, Jeffrey Richards for believing in it, and the Alliance Theatre for being our first home in America. 

CLINT RAMOS (Costume Designer) Alliance: Sets and costumes for A Life in the Theatre. Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Grand Horizons, Slave Play, Burn This, Torch Song (Tony nomination), Once On This Island (Tony, Outer Critics, Drama desk nominations), Six Degrees of Separation, In Transit, Sunday In The Park With George, Eclipsed (Tony Award), Elephant Man, Violet. Notable Premieres: Slave Play, White Noise, Downstate, Wild Goose Dreams, Here Lies Love, Bootycandy, Barbecue, Appropriate and Kid Victory. Costume designer for Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM/Universal and tick... tick...Boom! for Netflix directed by Lin Manuel Miranda... Awards include a Tony award, 2 Obie awards, 3 ATW Henry Hewes, 3 Lucille Lortel awards and others. Head of Design at Fordham University. @clintramos. Upcoming sets and/or costumes for The Outsiders at the Goodman, Sunday in the Park with George in the West End. 

 

Clint Ramos
Clint Ramos
Costume Designer

CLINT RAMOS (Costume Designer) Alliance: Sets and costumes for A Life in the Theatre. Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Grand Horizons, Slave Play, Burn This, Torch Song (Tony nomination), Once On This Island (Tony, Outer Critics, Drama desk nominations), Six Degrees of Separation, In Transit, Sunday In The Park With George, Eclipsed (Tony Award), Elephant Man, Violet. Notable Premieres: Slave Play, White Noise, Downstate, Wild Goose Dreams, Here Lies Love, Bootycandy, Barbecue, Appropriate and Kid Victory. Costume designer for Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM/Universal and tick... tick...Boom! for Netflix directed by Lin Manuel Miranda... Awards include a Tony award, 2 Obie awards, 3 ATW Henry Hewes, 3 Lucille Lortel awards and others. Head of Design at Fordham University. @clintramos. Upcoming sets and/or costumes for The Outsiders at the Goodman, Sunday in the Park with George in the West End. 

 

JUSTIN SCRIBNER (Production Stage Manager) is very grateful to be working again with Michael Arden to bring his vision of a beautiful, powerful story to life onstage. Justin was the Production Stage Manager of the Tony award winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island and is currently the Associate Director of its National Tour. Justin’s other Broadway credits include The Crucible, Rock of Ages, God of Carnage, The American Plan, A Chorus Line, RENT, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lennon, Pacific Overtures, Jumpers, Little Shop of Horrors, and Nine. In addition, he has stage managed Make Believe at Second Stage Theater, #DateMe at the Westside Theater, The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, and Alphabetical Order with Keen Company, and several others off-Broadway and regionally. Much love and gratitude to MK, Skye, Sarah, and Kyra. For Artie. 

Justin Scribner
Justin Scribner
Production Stage Manager

JUSTIN SCRIBNER (Production Stage Manager) is very grateful to be working again with Michael Arden to bring his vision of a beautiful, powerful story to life onstage. Justin was the Production Stage Manager of the Tony award winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island and is currently the Associate Director of its National Tour. Justin’s other Broadway credits include The Crucible, Rock of Ages, God of Carnage, The American Plan, A Chorus Line, RENT, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lennon, Pacific Overtures, Jumpers, Little Shop of Horrors, and Nine. In addition, he has stage managed Make Believe at Second Stage Theater, #DateMe at the Westside Theater, The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, and Alphabetical Order with Keen Company, and several others off-Broadway and regionally. Much love and gratitude to MK, Skye, Sarah, and Kyra. For Artie. 

Director

MICHAEL ARDEN (Director) is thrilled and honored to be working alongside this team of brilliant artists and dear friends to bring this beautiful story to life at the Alliance. Special thanks to Will Aronson and Hue Park for their words and music and to Andy Mientus for always letting him borrow his charger. Register and VOTE! 

Michael Arden
Michael Arden
Director

MICHAEL ARDEN (Director) is thrilled and honored to be working alongside this team of brilliant artists and dear friends to bring this beautiful story to life at the Alliance. Special thanks to Will Aronson and Hue Park for their words and music and to Andy Mientus for always letting him borrow his charger. Register and VOTE! 

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