ARPEGGIO

Genre: Lesbian+Gay, Musical
Produced by: MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS, Directed by: CRISTINA ALICEA, Written by: DAVID STALLINGS

Out of loneliness, Zeb, the personal assistant and best friend to fading pop superstar Cindy Hall, decides to take on a new roommate, Gerry. Upon arriving, Zeb becomes fast friends with Gerry, confiding in her that his new boyfriend, Ricardo, is an illegal immigrant and although they feel greatly for each other, are uncertain of their future together because of it. Gerry, in turn, confides in Zeb that she too has a secret - a passionate affair with rock sensation Tobin Grey. As the story unfolds more secrets are revealed, devastating the illusions and lives of each character, spotlighting America's obsession with celebrity, and its tragic effects. Arpeggio is performed with a live rock band onstage, showcasing the talents of composer Alec Bridges and his compelling score.
About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org

Preview:   11/01/07
Open:   11/03/07
Close:   11/18/07

Schedule:
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 7:00pm
Theater:   45th Street Theater
Address:   354 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$25.00, $20.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Works         Official Web Site: www.mtworks.org
  A New York City actor and playwright. After graduating with his Masters in Fine Arts from The Actor Studio Drama School, he was inducted as a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. Currently, Jonathan is working with Gotham Writers and The Pulse Ensemble Theatre Playwriting Group developing his latest full length play, The Order. Past favorite acting roles include: Mike in Random Particles of Matter Floating in Space, Baylis in Blackbird by Adam Rapp, directed by Cristina Alicea, Dorian Gray in The Portrait of Dorian Gray, and Sam Shepard's Red Cross, Chicago and Cowboys #2. Jonathan enjoys learning new things like guitar, vocal training, trust and weightlessness.
Allison is very excited to be a part of MTWorks' first full production of Sans Merci! Most recently Allison has performed in MTWorks' Arpeggio, garnering great press, other ny credits include, "The Games We Play" series for which she acted as co-producer as well as featured performer. Favorite past roles include Kelly in "Sans Merci"(the reading), Gail in "Anything For You" performed at The Barrow Group, Diane in the independent film, "Norwood" and Viola in The Rockland Shakespeare Company's production of "Twelfth Night." Currently she is planning the next season for the theatre Company, Cocktail 6.
  Kristina Kohl has a BFA in Acting, College of Santa Fe, 2000. Two time recipient of the Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Scholarship Award. Favorite roles include Cindy Hall (Arpeggio); Constanza (Amadeus); Sabina (The Skin of Our Teeth); Helena (Midsummer Night's Dream); Nina (The Notebook of Trigorin, west coast premiere); Miranda (The Tempest); Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar); and Polly (The Three Penny Opera). Kristina previously appeared with MTWorks in their workshop reading of Folie a Deux and Deceiving Chance.

  Marino Antonio MiniƱo is a co-founder and managing director of MTWorks. Antonio is a native of the Dominican Republic, where he studied Theater at the School of Dramatic Arts. He has been involved in NY Theater since he moved in 2005 to attend the Michael Howard Studios Summer Conservatory and the One-Year Conservatory in 2006. He has also trained at The Larry Singer Studios, and takes private coaching with Matthew Corozine. NYC Credits include Trojan Women, Elevation, The Queen Mary, Intermission, Ilka's Dream and The Seagull, also appeared in the workshop readings of David Stallings' Folie a Deux and Deceiving Chance. In the Dominican Republic he appeared in productions of A Doll's House, Amadeus, Lysistrata hates Politics, The Bald Soprano, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Zoo Story. Antonio is thrilled to be part of Arpeggio, and dedicates it to his long time mentor Olga Bucarelli, and his parents.
  Andy Travis (Zeb) is an actor, singer, dancer who has been exploring the performance world for 15 years. He has been Tierisias in The Bacchae, sung Papageno in Die Zauberflote, and danced as Tom in Babes in Toyland, to name a few credits. Andy is originally from Omaha, NE where he worked with Opera Omaha, The Omaha Symphony Orchestra, The Omaha Community Playhouse, and Ballet Omaha. He studied music and theatre at The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University for two years before transferring to The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL where he earned a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance. He has worked with such directors as Tony Stevens, Michael Bogdonov, and Henry Godinez. Andy has earned scholarships to study dance at School of Ballet Chicago with Dan Duell and Patricia Blair, Broadway Dance Center, and The Alvin Ailey School. Andy has also acted as a featured dancer, choreographer, and dance captain, and instructor, and make-up artist for numerous film and stage projects. He continues his performance career in NYC at this time.