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Richard Rice Alan  |  Actor
(Hermocrates) Some of his favorite credits include: Dracula (Dracula), The Fantasticks, South Pacific (Emile de Becque), Blithe Spirit (Charles), 1776 (John Dickinson), Art (Serge), Phantom (Count de Chandon), Funny Girl (Nick Arnstein), Angel Street (Mr. Maningham), Most Happy Fella and Sweeney Todd. Film credits include: "Terminus" and "Mercy" (Award winning short films), and his feature film debut in "Abscond Valley"....Continued
Justin Birdsong  |  Actor
(Dimas) holds degrees in theatre and voice from the University of Georgia. Previous credits include The Wild Party (Gallery Players), a concert reading of Bernstein's Peter Pan (Leonard Bernstein Office), A New Brain (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Rockberry (Jollyship the Whizbang), The Wizard of Oz (Highlands Playhouse), Moby Dick Rehearsed (Twenty Feet Productions), and understudy roles for The Constant Couple (Pearl Theatre Company). Some favorite roles include Gloucester in King Lear and Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest....Continued
Erika Amato  |  Actress
Selected Regional Theatre credits include: Voice of Bad Fairy/Clinic Director in Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Center Theatre Group Ovation Award Nominee, Backstage West Garland Award Honorable Mention ); Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Welk Resort Theatre); Reno in Anything Goes (Candlelight Pavilion - Inland Theatre League Award Nominee); Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street (Welk Resort Theatre); the Snow Queen in The Snow Queen (Disney workshop w/Alan Menken); Cherry in Paint Your Wagon (Geffen Playhouse); Hippolyte in The Bungler (West Coast Ensemble); and Luisa in Nine (Chance Theater s...Continued
Abby Baum  |  Actress

NY Theatre credits include: Broadway's Rising Stars (The Town Hall), Salzman and Cunningham's Queen Esther (Merkin Hall), A New Generation of Song (NYMF), SHOWCHOIR! (FringeNYC: Winner Outstanding Ensemble), A Tribute to Alan Menken (with Mr. Menken). Regional: Silver Dollar (Surflight), the regional premiere of Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver (Cortland Repertory) Children of Eden, Oliver!. Readings: Angry Housewives (The Soccer Mom), The New Hopeville Comics (Molly), The Soul Kitchen. Upcoming: R&H's Cinderella with Lea Salonga. ...Continued

 Philip Deyesso
Tripp Pettigrew  |  Actor
Tripp originally hails from Chattanooga, TN and likes jogging outside, wearing bath robes, and drinking tea. Tripp appeared in the first national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Jeff Calhoun & Noah Racey), played Off-Broadway in Musicals Tonight's Meet Me in St. Louis and Let's Face It!, and spent two summers at the Ogunquit Playhouse with Sally Struthers in Best Little Whorehouse... and Hello, Dolly! Other favorites include Crazy For You (Bobby), Anything Goes (Billy), and Forever Plaid (Sparky). ...Continued
Ashley Speigel  |  Actress
Recent credits include Jeanie in Hair, Mrs. Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and was recently featured in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Ashley originated the role of Bunny in I See London, I see France...The Underwear Musical, at The Goodspeed Opera House. BFA Musical Theatre, The Hartt School, CT....Continued
 Brian Swasey  |  Director
is a graduate of University of New Hampshire with a degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Theatrical Performing credits include Harry Houdini in Ragtime at Maine State Music Theatre, the Off-Broadway production of Naked Boys Singing (yes, I was really naked), Into the Woods, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Crazy for You, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, A Chorus Line, She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Tommy, The Wizard of Oz, and an international tour of West Side Story. ...Continued
 Jeffrey Campos