|The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Re-Opening of "Cabaret." Performances Begin September 17!|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:57 pm EDT 09/14/21|
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RETURNING TO LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 17
THE ARGYLE THEATRE
LONG ISLAND'S NEWEST YEAR-ROUND
PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL VENUE
THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER
LYRICS BY FRED EBB
BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF
BASED ON THE PLAY BY JOHN VAN DRUTEN
AND STORIES BY CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ETHAN ANDERSEN
CHOREOGRAPHY BY SARA BRIANS
CO-DIRECTED BY EVAN PAPPAS AND SARA BRIANS
DANA COSTELLO AS SALLY BOWLES, JON PETERSON AS THE EMCEE,
AND ANDY TIGHE AS CLIFF WITH FRED FRABOTTA, SUZANNE GRODNER,
BRIAN OWEN, AND LILLY TOBIN
JOINED BY LUKE BERNIER, NIKKI RINAUDO-CONCESSI, NICHOLE FORDE, ZOE GILLIS,
LEVANE HARRINGTON, KEELEY ANNE MCCORMICK, CARTER SABUDA
CONOR STEPNOWSKI, AND ALEXIS SEMEVOLOS-VELAZQUEZ
PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 2021
AT THE ARGYLE THEATRE IN BABYLON, LONG ISLAND
Babylon, NY (September 14, 2021) - Returning to live entertainment! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), presents the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Rescheduled from March 2020 due to the pandemic, performances begin this Friday, September 17, 2021 for a limited return engagement through Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Cabaret is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Co-directed by Evan Pappas and Sara Brians, and with choreography by Sara Brians and music direction by Ethan Andersen, the principal cast will feature Dana Costello as Sally Bowles, Jon Peterson as The Emcee, and Andy Tighe as Cliff Bradshaw, with Fred Frabotta as Herr Schultz, Suzanne Grodner as Fräulein Schneider, Brian Owen as Ernst Ludwig, and Lilly Tobin as Fräulein Kost/Fritzie. They will be joined at the Kit Kat Club by Luke Bernier, Nikki Rinaudeo-Concessi, Nicole Forde, Zoe Gillis, LeVane Harrington, Kelley Anne Mccormick, Carter Sabuda , Conor Stepnowski, and Alexis Semevolos Velazquez.
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draws to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. First presented in 1966, the ground-breaking musical Cabaret won an impressive 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, which then culminated into a smashing Oscar Winning film in 1972 winning 8 Oscars. This classic Kander and Ebb score is entertaining, thought- provoking and Broadway musical theatre at its best.
"Cabaret still remains one of the greatest musicals," exclaimed director Evan Pappas. "The craftsmanship and the storytelling by Kander, Ebb, and Masteroff is masterful!" He ended with, "We have just the cast and creative team to present it."
The creative team includes Set Design by Audrey Vuong, Costume by Tristan Raines, Lighting Design by John Salutz, Sound Design by Carlos Dias, Jr., and Wig Design by Peter Fogel. Eugenio Contenti is associate director/choreographer. The Technical Director is Michael Kauffman. The Production Stage Manager is Alison Savino with Assistant Stage Manager Julianna Cricchio. The Casting Director is Michael Cassara, CSA.
Cabaret will play the following performance schedule: Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. with a Special Added Performance on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m0. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday performances.
NOW ON SALE, tickets for Cabaret are priced from $49 - $79 and may be purchased online at www.argyletheatre.com or by calling (844) 631-5483.
COVID-19 POLICY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All patrons will be required to present proof of full vaccination (printed vaccination card or digital proof such as NYS Excelsior Pass), OR have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the theater and present printed proof, along with a valid matching ID. Children under 12 must wear masks. ALL patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking, per CDC's updated guidance.
For additional information, please visit www.argyletheatre.com.
MEET THE CAST
Luke Bernier (Kit Kat Boy) couldn't be more excited to be getting back onstage with this fabulous production! Past credits include A Chorus Line (Mark), West Side Story (Big Deal), Saturday Night Fever (Double J), and La Cage aux Folles (Bitelle), to name a few. Thank you to the team at Argyle and to the audience for doing their part in bringing live performance back! All love to his family, friends, and Matthew! @lukayb
Dana Costello (Sally Bowles) is overjoyed to be back on stage and is thankful to everyone in this audience and beyond who did their part to bring back live theater! Broadway: Finding Neverland (Mary Barrie), Pretty Woman (Rachel, u/s Vivian), Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway and national tour, Nellie, u/s Emma). Other favorite credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie Tussaud, Lincoln Center), Enter Laughing (York Theatre, NYC), Dave (Arena Stage) and many more Off-Broadway and regional works. www.dana-costello.com
Nikki Rinaudo-Concessi (Swing/Understudy Fraulein Kost) is extremely excited to be making her Argyle Theatre Mainstage debut!! Nikki is a Long Island native and is a recent graduate of the Molloy/CAP21 BFA Musical Theatre Program. She was most recently the Dance Captain in a virtual production of Pippin with Molloy/CAP21. This past summer, Nikki worked at the Argyle Theatre as the Dance instructor/choreographer for their Summer Intensive. Nikki would like to thank Mark, Dylan, and the entire creative team and cast! She would also like to thank her moms for their constant support, guidance and love! Dreams do come true! nikkirinaudoconcessi.com
Nichole Forde (Kit Kat Girl). Born and raised in Brooklyn, she started her career at LaGuardia High School. Moving to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University, she continued to perform and was even awarded Best New Actress for her role as Lil Inez in Hairspray. Her recent career highlight would be performing in an Off-Broadway production of Anne of Green Gables featuring Ali Ewoldt. Nichole continues to dance, hoping to touch, move, and inspire those in the audience.
Fred Frabotta (Herr Schultz) has appeared in numerous plays and musicals including Cabaret (Herr Schulz), The Producers (Franz Liebkind), The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), The Polar Express (Santa Claus), My Fair Lady (Alfred P. Doolittle), The Most Happy Fella (Tony), and West Side Story (Doc.). The producing theaters include Cabaret (National Tour), Barnstormers (NH), Broadway Palm Theater (FL), Foothills Theatre (MA), Winnipesaukee Playhouse (NH), St. Petersburg Opera Company (FL), Interlakes Summer Theatre (NH), Highlands Playhouse (NC) and MacHaydn Theatre (NY). www.fredfrabottaactor.com
Zoe Gillis (Kit Kat Girl) is so excited to be working at the Argyle Theatre. After training and graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2019 and working as a dance instructor in her hometown during the pandemic, she is so thrilled to embark on her first professional regional production. Last summer she was a top 7 finalist in BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage Dance Competition. Thanks to Mom & Dad for all of the support zoegillisnyc.com
Suzanne Grodner (Fräulein Schneider) is thrilled to be here at The Argyle. Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rose Tattoo. National/Int'l Tours: Beautiful, Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre), Cakewalk (Variety Arts), Sarah, Sarah (MTC), Death Defying Acts (Variety Arts). Regionally: Over 75 productions, including Jane Austen's Emma (The Old Globe), Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike (Cincinnati Playhouse) and Angels in America (ATL). Television: "Ray Donovan," "Ed," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: CI."
LeVane Harrington (Kit Kat Boy). Argyle debut! LeVane is an NYC based actor, singer, dancer, and hip hop artist originally from Cape Cod, MA. Recent: The Glass Menagerie (Provincetown Theater), A (Funny) Imagination! (NY Theatre Fest.), The Scottsboro Boys (Progressive Theater), Something Rotten! (Cape Rep), Beauty and The Beast (Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre), Hair (Peregrine Theatre Ensemble), Macbeth (Cape Rep). BLACK LIVES MATTER. Training: AMDA NYC. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Mimi, and MMW. Peace. IG: @levane_harrington195
Keeley Anne McCormick (Kit Kat Girl) is over the moon to be joining this stellar cast, and for the return of live theatre! National Tour: Something Rotten!. Select Regional: The Producers (Theatre By The Sea), Spamalot_ (Short North Stage). University of Utah - BFA Musical Theatre. Special thank you to Sara Brians, Michael Cassara, Eddie and the team at Take 3, and love to my wonderful family, my Drew, and my own little Kit Cat Girl, Spookie. @keeleycattt
Jon Peterson (The Emcee). Recent credits include on film: George M. Cohan Tonight! (which is soon to be released), Eleos, and Phenomerotica. Theatre: Barefoot in the Park (Queens Theatre), Anything Goes (Westchester Broadway), Annie (Engeman). Broadway: Cabaret. Off-Broadway: George M. Cohan Tonight!, Song Man Dance Man, and He Wrote Good Songs. UK West End: Cats, On Your Toes, Dames at Sea, A Chorus Line, Sound of Music, Cavalcade, and Sophisticated Ladies.
Brian Owen (Ernst Ludwig) is almost sure he isn't living in the Weimar Republic, but to help reassure him please consider donating to The Trevor Project and/or RAICES Texas to help protect our country's queer and immigrant youth. Selected credits: Dog Man: The Musical, 4 productions of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, Shakespeare in Love, Sweeney Todd, and too many productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream to count. His favorite role is husband to his wife Nicole. Proud member AEA and Team BWA. MFA: FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Art: difficultlemon.com
Carter Sabuda (Kit Kat Boy). Argyle debut. is a recent graduate from the Manhattan School of Music and this will be his first production post graduation. His passion is dancing and he couldn't think of a better show to start his career.
Conor Stepnowski (Kit Kat Boy) is thrilled to be returning to the Argyle for his third show! After an amazing experience during Legally Blonde and Little Mermaid, he is excited to return to the Argyle family and perform in his favorite musical of all time. Being in this show is truly a dream come true. Conor is a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is so thankful for all of the priceless opportunities he has been afforded since graduating. Thank you to my teachers, friends, and family who have all supported me up to this point. Without you, none of this would be possible. ig: conor_stepnowski
Andy Tighe (Cliff Bradshaw) is thrilled to be making his Argyle debut in one of his favorite shows. Andy returns to the role of Cliff Bradshaw after playing him at Ivoryton Playhouse. Most recently he appeared Off-Broadway as Jerry Ryan in Seesaw (J2 Spotlight). Favorite regional credits: A Christmas Carol (NSMT); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy, Reagle MT); Camelot (Lancelot, New London). Andy has also appeared multiple times as a guest artist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Thank you to the Argyle team and my family! Instagram: @atighe42. www.AndyTighe.com
Lilly Tobin (Fräulein Kost/Frtizie) is happy to be at the Argyle! Select Credits: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden), Chicago (Roxie, GVT), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy, Flat Rock), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava, Ogunquit), Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty, Saint Michael's), The Cottage (Dierdre, Engeman), Grease (Frenchy, Walnut Street), Maine State, North Carolina Theatre, Riverside & Northshore Music Theatre. TV: "Michael & Michael Have Issues" (Comedy Central). Thank you, Evan! Love & Light! @LillyTobin
Alexis Semevolos-Velazquez (Kit Kat Girl) is so thrilled to be back at The Argyle! Off-Broadway: The Golden Bride (Drama Desk Nominated). Regional: On Your Feet (Gloria u/s), West Side Story (Maria), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), Evita (The Mistress), She Loves Me (Amalia), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Florika/ u/s Esmeralda), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy), and Legally Blonde (Serena). Thank you to my beautiful family, Evan Pappas, Michael Cassara and FSE Talent! @lexisem
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
John Kander (Composer) is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier.
John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He attended Oberlin College, where he composed his first theatre scores, for Second Square and Opus Two in 1950 and Requiem for Georgie in 1951. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1954. During the summers of 1955 to 1957, he worked as the choral director and conductor of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Rhode Island. Kander began to work steadily as a pianist in 1956. He believes his big break in New York came by accident: He went to a club in Philadelphia after seeing a performance of West Side Story. By chance he happened to meet the pianist, who asked Kander to substitute for him while he went on vacation. The stage manager for West Side Story then asked Kander to play the auditions for her next show, Gypsy. During the Gypsy auditions, Kander met the choreographer, Jerry Robbins, who then suggested that Kander actually write the dance music for the show. After that experience, he again wrote dance arrangements for Irma la Douce in 1960. As a composer, Kander made his Broadway debut in 1962 with A Family Affair, produced by Harold Prince. A year later, in 1963, Kander met lyricist Fred Ebb. Kander and Ebb began to work together, and their first song, "My Coloring Book," was nominated for a Grammy award. Kander and Ebb's first theatrical collaboration, The Golden Gate, never opened on Broadway. However, the score convinced Harold Prince to hire the pair for his next production, Flora, the Red Menace, which opened in 1965, starring Liza Minnelli in her Broadway debut.
Cabaret, Kander and Ebb's triumphant hit, opened on November 20, 1966 at the Broadhurst Theatre and ran for 1,166 performances. The show won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Musical and Kander and Ebb won for Best Score. In 1972, the film adaptation starring Liza Minnelli won several Oscars. The stage musical was revived at the Imperial Theatre in 1987 with some of the original cast reprising their roles. The show was revived again in 1998, earning another Tony for Best Revival. Susbequent collaborations included The Happy Time, 70, Girls, 70 and Chicago. Another huge hit, Chicago ran for 898 performances and was revived in 1997, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Revival, Best Choreography, and Best Direction. The team continued their collaboration with The Act, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award winner for Best Score), Steel Pier and Over and Over. In 2000 Kander and Ebb were working together on The Visit, based on a play by Friedrich Durrenmatt. After Fredd Ebb passed away in 2004, Kander completed the project with playwright Terrence McNally. Kander's film work includes scores for Something for Everyone (1969), A Matter of Time (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Still of the Night (1982), Blue Skies Again (1983), Places in the Heart (1984), I Want to Go Home (1989) and Billy Bathgate (1991), and songs for New York, New York (1977), Cabaret (1972), Funny Lady (1975) and French Postcards (1979). Kander and Ebb also collaborated on music for several television specials. In 1974 they won an Emmy Award and Grammy Award for their work on "Liza with a Z." They won another Emmy in 1993 for "Liza Minnelli in London," "Steppin' Out." Other television projects featured Goldie Hawn, Shirley MacLaine, and Michael Baryshnikov.
In addition to his Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards, Kander received honorary doctorate degrees from Oberlin College and Niagara University, the President's Award from the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. For almost four decades, Kander and Ebb wrote music together for theatre, film, and television. Their collaboration was a true partnership. In an April 1997 article in The New York Times, Ethan Mordden wrote, "Mr. Kander and Mr. Ebb celebrate the Big Break, the American love of show biz, making it, performance. Their musicals may be set in Germany, Greece, or South America, may defy Fascism or flirt with death. But at the center of their art lies a love of the talent-take-all wonder of entertainment."
Fred Ebb (Lyrics) (1933-2004) was an award-winning lyricist, librettist and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Ebb's work for the theatre included Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year; 2x5; The Rink; And The World Goes Round - The Kander and Ebb Musical; Kiss of the Spider Woman; and Steel Pier. His film work included Cabaret; Norman Rockwell: A Short Subject; Lucky Lady; New York, New York; Funny Lady; Kramer vs. Kramer; A Matter of Time; Places in the Heart; French Postcards; Stepping Out, and the 2003 Academy Award winner for best picture, Chicago. For television, Ebb wrote "Liza with a Z"; "Goldie and Liza Together" (starring Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli); "Ol' Blue Eyes is Back" (starring Frank Sinatra); "Baryshnikov on Broadway"; "An Early Frost"; and "Liza in London". His last projects included a musical version of The Skin of Our Teeth and Curtains, with book by Rupert Holmes. Ebb also provided additional material for the updated script of Rodgers & Hart's By Jupiter and additional lyrics for the 1997 TV remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Fred Ebb earned four Tony Awards (for Cabaret, Woman of the Year, and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and four Primetime Emmy awards (for "Liza with a Z," "Gypsy in My Soul," and "Liza Minnelli Live From Radio City Music Hall") along with dozens of other accolades, including the Kennedy Center Honors and membership in the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2005, by instruction of Ebb's will, the Fred Ebb Foundation was established to present an annual award to an up-and-coming musical theatre writer or writing team.
Joe Masteroff (Book) . Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, Joe Masteroff had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book writer or book seller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals, She Loves Me and Cabaret , for which he was the book writer. His other work included the libretto for 70, Girls, 70 and Desire Under the Elms and book and lyrics for Six Wives and Paramour. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, Joe Masteroff retired and lived in subdued luxury until his death in 2018.
Evan Pappas (Co-director) brings nearly four decades of expertise to the Argyle Theatre as its Artistic Director and has directed Guys and Dolls, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Producers, The Full Monty, Miracle on 34th Street for the Argyle Theatre. Evan is represented as a director with Off-Broadway's A Letter to Harvey Milk, Liberty (Theatre 80 and 42West); Wonderful Town and DuBarry Was a Lady (both for Musicals Tonight!); Evita, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, The Barber of Seville , and The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera North); The Color Purple and Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Murder for Two and My Way (Depot Theatre); Funny Girl and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (San Francisco's Broadway By the Bay). Both of these last productions garnered Evan a Best Director nomination from the Bay Area Theatre Critics, with Seven Brides winning the award for Best Production. Additionally, Evan has directed many benefits, readings and cabarets in New York City, including the Drama League's benefit honoring Kristen Chenoweth, and several evenings of musical comedy at Feinstein's/54 Below.
Sara Brians (Co-director/Choreographer) is an award-winning director, choreographer and educator based in NYC. She is thrilled to return to The Argyle after choreographing last season's Spring Awakening. Sara's choreography credits include, Godspell (ACT of CT), Follies (NYIT Award), Rock of Ages, Man of La Mancha, The Full Monty, Big Fish, Chicago, Ring of Fire, Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Pippin, The Trouble With Doug, Newton's Cradle, and many more. She has directed and choreographed Godspell (Theatre Aspen) and City of Angels, and is currently the Associate Director for Love Life at City Center Encores!. Sara's Broadway credits include The Terms Of My Surrender, Matilda, Billy Elliot, 42nd Street, White Christmas and After The Night and The Music. Additionally, she has worked at The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Theatre Aspen, Transcendence Theatre, Joe's Pub, The Duke, The 92nd Street Y, Town Hall and Merkin Hall. Visit www.SaraBrians.com for more.
Eugenio Contenti (Associate Director/Associate Choreographer) is thrilled to be back at the Argyle after choreographing The Full Monty (dir. E. Pappas). Directing and/or choreographing credits include: The Pin-Up Girls, Joseph and the..., Carrie, Rent, Alice in Wonderland, among others). Assistant/Associate Director credits include: Once, Lulu (M. Arden), Sister Act, Hunchback of Notre Dame, DuBarry Was a Lady (Off-Broadway), Rent, Pinocchio (NYC, Seoul, Italy), and several Italian National Tours including Cats, Titanic and Alice in Wonderland. Eugenio has also directed and choreographed numerous Graduation Musicals at AMDA, where he is also a member of the Musical Theatre Faculty. @eugeniocontenti
Ethan Andersen (Music Director) has been the music director and conductor for the Saturday Night Fever national tour, Flat Rock Playhouse (state theater of North Carolina), and Elon University's Music Theatre program. He's worked for __Mean Girls_ on Broadway and conducted for BCEFA's Easter Bonnet Competition. Ethan is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, and his musicals have been produced by the New York Musical Festival, Elon University, annually at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and on tour across North Carolina. Proud alumnus of Elon University and member of Local 802 AFM. ethan-andersen.com
Audrey Vuong (Set Design) is a French set designer whose work has been featured on national theaters and opera houses in Europe. During her career she has worked in over sixty productions for stage, musical theater, opera, and film. She designed sets at the Opéra Garnier, the Opéra Bastille, the Théâtre du Rond-Point, the Théâtre de Mogador, and at the Comédie Française in Paris. She has recently started working on American productions in New York, where she lives. audreyvuong.com
Tristan Raines (Costume Designer). Off-Broadway/New York: Red State Blue State: Colin Quinn (CNN and Minetta Lane), The Convent (ART NY), New York Pops Christmas Concert (Carnegie Hall '15/'16), Stalking the Bogeyman, Bare (New World Stages), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), Murder in the First (59E59), Falling (Minetta Lane), Gormanzee (Flea Theater), Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (New World Stages/National Tour) Regional: Jump (Playmakers Theater), Cirque Musica (National Tour), Singing in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Meet Me in St Louis, Jesus Christ Superstar (The MUNY-St Louis), Crazy for You (Signature Theatre), Tribes (Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse), Scrooge, Dial M for Murder (Bucks County Playhouse). www.tristanraines.com
John Salutz (Lighting Design) is a New York based Lighting and Sound Designer. His work has been seen and heard in New York at the York Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Tank, Hard Sparks, Atlantic Acting School, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, as well as regionally at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Connecticut Ballet, Argyle Theatre, Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, Centenary Stage Co., Southeast Alabama Dance Co., and Provincetown Theater. Additional information can be found at: www.johnsalutzdesigns.com
Carlos Dias, Jr. (Sound Design) has worked professionally as an audio engineer and sound designer for 20 years. As a live sound engineer, he has toured with artists like Grammy-nominated Average White band and has had the privilege to work with distinguished artists such as Diana Ross, The Chainsmokers, Duncan Sheik, Sierra Boggess, Jon Batiste of the "Late Night Show" and many others, and has also had mixes featured on MTV and VH1. He has sound designed events or theater productions for Centenary University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Yale University and organizations such as the Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society. Recently, he has toured with number one Smooth Jazz Billboard Artists Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen as tour manager/front of house engineer and was a full-time audio professor/sound designer at Five Towns College. Carlos is currently sound designing at various Long Island theaters and is working at Princeton University.
Peter Fogel (Wig Design). For the Argyle Theatre: The Producers (hair design), The Full Monty (costume and wig design), and Miracle on 34th Street (wig design). Recent costume design credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Net Will Appear (59E59 Theaters), Pride and Sensibility (InViolet Theater Company), Cyrano de Bergerac (Resonance Ensemble), and La Centerentola (The Bronx Opera Company. International: Cyrano (Shanghai Theatre Academy, China). Associate: Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play (Mabou Mines). Peter is the resident costume designer of Hoboken's Mile Square Theatre. Selected MST credits include Betrayal, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, It's a Wonder Life, and I and You.
Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director). Recent credits include: An American in Paris, Spamiliton, Gigantic, Forbidden Broadway, The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere). Resident Casting Director for the NYMF since 2007 and the National NAMT since 2013. Native Clevelander, member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara
Alison Savino (Production Stage Manager/Prop Master/Production Coordinator). Select Off-Broadway credits include Scenes From A Marriage (Production Assistant), The Zombies! A Musical (Assistant Stage Manager) and The Fallen (Assistant Stage Manager). Favorite Long Island credits include Legally Blonde (Prop Master/PA), Million Dollar Quartet (Assistant Stage Manager/Prop Coordinator), The Producers (Stagehand/Deck Scenic Artist), To Kill A Mockingbird (Assistant Stage Manager), My Life Is A Musical (Production Assistant), The Tempest (Assistant Stage Manager) and Travesties (Prop Assistant). Alison is currently attending Columbia University pursuing her MFA in Stage Management.
Julianna Cricchio (Assistant Stage Manager), a Queens College alumna, is thrilled to be back for her fifth mainstage production at The Argyle Theatre. Previously she was and Assistant Stage Manager (The Full Monty), a Production Assistant (Peter and the Starcatcher), Props Runner (Spring Awakening) and (The Producers) and Deckhand for Argyle's Children's Theatre. Recently she was a Production Assistant for Holland American Cruise Lines at RWS Entertainment Group. She would like to thank everyone who supported her to achieve her dream.
The Argyle Theatre, the newly renovated and historic theatre on Main Street in the Village of Babylon, NY, opened in Spring, 2018 with the musical Guys and Dolls, the first show in a full roster of plays, musicals, concerts and other performing arts. The theatre will offer six annual main stage productions featuring performers from Actors Equity Association, the union for professional stage actors.
The much-anticipated performance venue has been brought back to life by Mark and Dylan Perlman, a father-son duo behind the $3-million project. Seaford residents Mark Perlman, psychologist, and Dylan Perlman, actor, have long dreamed of bringing high-quality live theatre to Babylon, NY.
The Argyle Theatre has a rich history of entertainment reaching back to 1921 when a newspaper article in the Babylon Leader announced plans for a "$100,000 Theatre for Main Street." With a 1,500-seat capacity, the new Capitol Theatre was expected to be "the finest theatre on the South Side." The new entertainment venue would not only benefit residents, it would help Babylon become a more attractive summer resort for vacationers.
A 1923 playbill advertised daily performances ranging from vaudeville to adaptations of Broadway shows such as The Hero and East Side West Side.
In 1925, the Suffolk County theatre re-opened under new ownership as the Babylon Theatre, delighting audiences with its many modern improvements including a flashy electric marquis. An advertising campaign to surrounding communities was so successful that 500 people had to be turned away on opening night. It was obvious that the Babylon Theatre was poised for success.
Throughout the following decades, the Babylon Theatre survived two fires and several different owners as it continued operating as a modern cinema house until 2014.
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