Genre: Musical
(Book)Kelly Nichols(Music/Lyrics)Bobby Cronin,Jason Purdy,Andrew Byrne,Blake Hackler,Steven Silverstein,Phillip Chernyak

Small-town girl Katie is a funny, smart, single actress, looking for a new leading man in the big city. The men she meets remind her that you kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Scratch that. You kiss a lot of frogs...You might find your prince. Original songs by seven composers/lyricists, this bright new musical follows Katie as she leaps and bounds (and rebounds) her way through the weirdos, heroes, egos, and quite possibly the biggest obstacle: herself.

Cast: Billy Mitchell-Director
Open:   07/17/10
Close:   07/29/10

Dates: July 17 @ 1pm, July 18th @ 4:30pm, July 20th @ 6pm, July 24 @ 9pm, July 29 @ 6pm.

Theater:   June Havoc Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:Tickets are $18, Student/Senior tickets are $15.
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111

(Miles, Nick, Jacob, Man 2) -I’m thrilled to be apart of Ten Reasons at the Midtown Festival! I like to write bios in the first person. Credits include: Buddy Becker’s Big Uncut Flick, As Is, The Painter, Say your Prayers Mug, Dinner at Precisely Eight-Thirteen, Man of La Mancha, Candide, Murder on the Nile, Threepenny Opera, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Working, and Fiddler on the Roof. Opera: La Traviata, Abduction from the Seraglio, Albert Herring, Il Trittico, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Yeoman of the Guard. Film: “Perfect Silence” and “A Day From Hell.” TV: “Guiding Light”, “Rescue Me” and HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.” I’m a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and am excited to actually be using my degree in a musical! I’d like to thank my beautiful wife, Nikki! www.ryan-stadler.com

(Katie/Playwright/Book Writer)- Kelly Nichols is an actress, singer and stand-up comic living and working in New York City. She has worked in numerous productions all over the Metro New York area including Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife – The Theatre Company in Hoboken, NJ), Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (Queen Bluebella/Sarah/Thalia – Cross-Eyed Bear Productions/Midtown International Theatre Festival), keepingabreast (Julie – Ratutu Collaborative) and The Clearing (Susaneh – The Phoenix Players). For Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, Kelly was nominated for the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, and the cast won the Midtown Festival’s award for Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play. Kelly also works entertaining children all over the tri-state area as a member of Wildlife Theatre, which is based at the Central Park Zoo. She additionally is a performing company member with the Attic, Jr. children’s theatre series in collaboration with The Attic Ensemble.

(Melissa) – Liza is an actress, living in Hoboken and auditioning in NYC.  She is super excited that her first official New York show is 10 Reasons! Some favorite previous roles include Mazzeppa in Gypsy, Lady in Red in Colored Girls, and a Who in Seussical the Musical. Thanks to Kelly and Billy for including me in this awesome show. Thanks to Husbo, friends and family for the love and support!

 (Man 2, Liam) -Edward has missed musicals and is overjoyed that Kelly has invited him to be a part of such a special project and such an incredibly talented group of artists. He met Kelly at the zoo where he is still a member of the children’s education program, Wildlife Theatre at the Bronx Zoo. Edward recently worked with Lanford Wilson in a restaging of his play, Fifth of July at the T. Schreiber studio here in New York City. He has studied theatre at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he founded several theatre companies, including the IMPACTE! Where he was a company member for several years. He is not Scottish, but secretly wishes that he was.

 (Zach, Jack, Man 2, Colin) -is thrilled to be returning to The Midtown International Theatre Festival after appearing in last year’s production of Bartholomew Fair, NJ. Most recently Mark appeared with the Attic Jr. in Jack, and the Beans, Talk. Or, Was the Cow Worth the Weight?, and as Bobby in The Athlete, Princess, Pirate, Fairy, Welder, Deep Sea Diver Club (both written/directed by Billy Mitchell). Other recent roles include Alan Baker in Come Blow Your Horn, Player #5 in Bartholomew Fair, New Jersey (Midtown International Theatre Festival 2009), Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol (Original adaptation by Clara Barton Green). Mark would like to thank everyone involved for being awesome. This show is dedicated to the love of my life. ILYB.

(Keith, Man 1, Homeless Guy)- Benjamin is thrilled to help you all learn to love yourselves on the subway…Wait, maybe that should be rephrased: Benjamin is thrilled to help you all learn to know yourselves on the subway. Hmm, that’s not much better. Um…Benjamin has never had this much fun being homeless. Yeah, that’s the ticket. So, anyway, when he isn’t busy dispensing wisdom and creepy come-ons in the same breath, Benjamin spends his time saying and doing things in front of (hopefully large) crowds. Perhaps you were a part of those crowds in the past for Villain: DeBlanks (Aaron Matires); The Pillowman (Katurian); The Athlete, Princess, Pirate, Fairy, Welder, Deep-Sea Diver Club (Lance); Anonymous, Unknown and Grimm (as Henry); Bartholomew Fair, NJ (as Fat Neck Jackson, Sgt. Richard Dick, and Chester, last seen at MITF 2009); A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge); All in the Timing (Bill, Don); or Urinetown (Senator Fipp); if you were, he suggests making a habit of it. He dedicates his performance to E.E.H., who knew who she was a lot sooner than her brother did. Benjamin hopes that all the pretty ladies in the audience tonight miss their trains.

(Jon/Eric, Matt, Mark)- Marvin Riggins Jr. is a Charlotte NC native who graduated with a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Theater credits include Bloody Blackbeard, Triad Stage; Lilli's Purple Plastic Purse, NCTYP; Road, UNCG Theater; Plaid Tidings, Open Space Cafe and Our Lady of 121st Street, UNCG Theater, and most recently Working, with the Attic Ensemble. He is pleased to be a part of new work of any kind, and is thrilled to be working with such talented people.