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MARCH 21 - APRIL 13, 2014
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Directed by Samuel Pettit
Music Direction by Justin Beal

This monstrous musical comedy will have you remembering every line from the 1974 film starring Gene Wilder. Young Frankenstein is the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made. See Frederick Frankenstein as he unwillingly follows in his grandfather’s footsteps and becomes the mad scientist he was always meant to be. Young Frankenstein is a true roll in the hay that should not be missed by anyone!

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

Jeremy Adams (Fredrick Frankenstein) has been performing around the Seattle area for six years, and this is his sixth show at SMT.  He was last seen as Gypsy's Tulsa, and recently returned from performing in the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He is beyond proud to be a part of such a magnificent, talented cast, and sends his love to mom and Liz, and thanks to Larry for getting him the time he needed to get on track.  Let's give this show life!

Brenna Wagner (Inga) was born and raised in Missoula, MT and is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Arizona, receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in pre-law.  Favorite appearances include Next to Normal (Diana u/s), Bat Boy (Shelley), Hairspray (Tracy), Chicago (Six), The Secret Garden (Martha), Dracula (Lucy), and A Chorus Line (Bebe).  Brenna is also singing with Seattle’s newest country band, Twisted Dixie!  She is ecstatic to be making her Seattle theatrical debut as this delightful German fraulein and is so grateful to have such a loving Pacific Northwest support system!

Noah Duffy (Igor) is a New York City transplant to the wild, wild west. He is a proud company member of the critically-acclaimed Seagull Project and will soon travel with the company to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to reprise his role in The Seagull. Other near-and-dear credits include Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth (Sound Theatre Company), Xanadu (Village Theatre), and Digital Ghost at the Satori Lab at INScape. Noah is a founding producer of Seattle’s sexiest interarts gang The Libertinis, and his tragically hilarious solo show Caught One Handed will be produced by Annex Theatre this August. For more Noah, visit www.noahduffy.com.

Ellen Dessler (Frau Blucher) loves the fact she gets to take on another iconic comedic role from the silver screen on the SMT stage. She had a blast playing Paulette in Legally Blonde last season, working with the creative team Sam and Debbie! (Also at SMT, Fräulein Kost in Cabaret). Last seen as Triona in Arouet's The Hen Night Epiphany; she has also used her acting skills for Village Theatre, ReAct Theatre, Child Abuse Training @ CJTC, Emcee @ Seattle Center events, Theatre 9/12, SecondStory Repertory, Annex, Theatre Schmeater, Greenstage, and many others. Much love to my amazing family and friends!

Megan Tyrrell (Elizabeth) A 2010 University of Idaho graduate with her bachelor of fine arts in Theater, Megan is incredibly humbled to be able to work among these people who share her love for "play." Around the Seattle area, Megan has been teaching at programs like Youth Theatre Northwest, Village Theatre KidStage, and Academy of International Exchange. Credits include Big River and The Producers (Village Theatre, swing), Chicago (SSR), Melancholy Play (StageRight), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Capital Playhouse), Stardust (Harlequin Productions), Quake, Electra, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Tartuffe (UofI).  "I'll do so good I can!"

Jeffrey Spaulding (Steward, Kemp, Blind Man) The monster is loose!  Jeff first performed at SMT (CLO back in the day) in the 1986 production of “South Pacific”, and was last seen in the 2013 production of “Gypsy”, as the long suffering Herbie.   At one time, or another, Jeff has worked on the stages of the Seattle Children’s Theater, The Village Theater in Issaquah, Theater Babylon, Theater Schmeater, GreenStage, and Alice B. Theater.  His favorite role is typically the next one.  Thanks to K and R for taking out the trash, and J for working hard at University.

Corey Day (Monster) is thrilled to be doing his first show with SMT, bringing the Monster to life! Some favorite roles include Jim in Pumpboys and Dinettes, and Lewis in Pippin. Corey would like to thank his partner Chris for his love, and support! Puttin on the Ritz!

Emily Kight (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Seattle Musical Theatre debut with this monstrously fun show! Locally she has worked both on and offstage for Village Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Contemporary Classics, Balagan, Driftwood Players, and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Favorite performance credits include: Fiona in Shrek: The Musical (BPA), Jo in Little Women (Bellingham Theatre Guild), and Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Driftwood Players). Welcome to Transilvania!

Tadd Morgan (Victor Frankenstein/Ziggy) is delighted to be back on SMT's stage in this 2014 musical sandwich!  Spelling Bee and Young Frankenstein are the bread, these tremendous casts are the delectable filling, and you, delicious audience, are bringing all the fixings!  We hope you enjoy!

Mauro Bozzo (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back on stage after a two year break! His last role was "Munkustrap" in CATS in summer 2011; other favorite roles include Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Robert in Drowsy Chaperone,  Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast,  and many more! Mauro would like to thank Mom and Dad for their amazing love and support!

Christina Masson (Ensemble) could whinny with excitement at her first chance to perform on the SMT stage!  Previously at SMT, she spent the run of "A Chorus Line" hiding in the booth as the stage manager.  She has a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from WWU, and frequently performs and stage manages at various Seattle-area theaters.  Favorite roles: Ginger in "Zombie Prom" (SSR), Anne in "La Cage” (WWU), Mrs. Potiphar in "Joseph" (LST).  Love and thanks to mom, dad and Dan for always supporting her passion for performing.

Adrienne Baltz (Ensemble) is delighted to be part of such a beautiful and talented cast! She was recently seen as Grace Farrell in Annie (Lyric Light Opera) and as Nadine, "the minor", in The Wild Party (Sound Theatre Company). Favorite credits include The Music Man (Village Theatre), A Chorus Line (Capital Playhouse & SSR), and Cabaret (SSR). As always, Bones to Zippy!

Brittany Reinholz (Enesmble) Is thrilled to be a part of the cast of Young Frankenstein. This is Brittany’s first show with Seattle Musical Theatre and her first show in her home state in almost five years. Favorite past roles include Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Susan in tick, tick, Boom!, Margot in Legally Blonde, Dr. Charlotte in Falsettos and Belinda Blair in Noises Off! Love to her parents, sister and fiancé Neil for being the most amazing and inspirational people she knows. This show is for you.

Nik Hagen (Ensemble) This is Nik Hagen's second show here at SMT having just finished up his role as Leaf in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".  He is excited about returning to the stage as well as the addition of a significant amount of dancing.  Nik is a recent graduate from Whitman College, and has been a Seattlite for only half a year, but is excited to stay for as long as he can!

James Sgambati (Ensemble) has had the great opportunity to work on such 2013 recognized shows including The Wild Party (Sound Theatre Company) where he played Oscar D'Armano, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Chip and Shrek: The Musical where he played Lord Farquaad (both at Bainbridge Performing Arts). Thank you to Ryan for his support, and post dance ice cream!

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Samuel Jarius Pettit (Direction and Musical Staging) has appeared with Seattle Opera, Barrington Stage Company & VT. At VT he stage managed for the New Works Festival and Love is Love, by Martin Charnin. He also choreographed the 2012 Pullalyup Fair TV spot. The majority of the year he teaches at Studio East in Kirkland and has worked regionally as choreographer and director on Legally Blonde, Bunnicula, Oliver, Pirates of Penzance, Proximity, Peter Pan, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Once On This Island, BJ the Musical, Annie, Little Shop, Seussical & Birdie. As a writer he created the book and lyrics to Robin Hood & The Marvelous Land of Oz with composer Justin Beal and adapted three stories from E.M. Forster's The Life to Come for the stage. Sam's novel Aklesh was released on Amazon in 2011. He created the comic Common Ground in the late 90's and is a co-founder of Origami Girl Productions and BPMUSICALS. www.samuelpettit.com

Justin Beal (Music Director) is pleased to be music directing for a second time at SMT, after having just finished The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In the past he has acted on the SMT stage as Leo Bloom in The Producers and as Mordred in Camelot. Justin has musically directed for many youth productions in the area, including Studio East (Oliver!, Annie, The Magic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle), Village Theatre Kidstage Everett (13), and Lake Washington High School (Into the Woods). Justin is also a composer and has been working on new musicals with lyricist Sam Pettit. You can hear some of their original works on YouTube and Facebook at BPmusicals.

Debbie Pierce (Choreographer) is thrilled to be working on Young Frankenstein with such a talented cast, crew and creative team. She would like to thank SMT for this opportunity. She hopes you have as much fun watching this production as she did choreographing it!

Caleb Dietzel (Technical Facilities Manager/Sound & Light Design) Caleb has worked with SMT over 4 years, and currently working on his 21st show.  In his time with SMT he has served various roles such Spot Light Operator, Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Rigger, and Sound Engineer.  Caleb also volunteers much of his spare time at SMT.  Caleb is also Systems and Network Engineer for the O'Brien Business Group.

Kim Moore (Stage Manager) is thrilled to get the opportunity to work on Young Frankenstein. Previously at SMT she Assistant Stage Managed for Scrooge the Musical and did props for Altar Boyz. She has also had the pleasure of working at SSR where she Stage Managed Moon Over Buffalo and Unfound Fossils. She would like to extend her special thanks to her Opa, Roland Sylvestre for all his many years of love and support.

Jordan Talbot (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be a part of the musical version of her “desert island” movie. She is a University of Missouri graduate and a former member of the MU Troubling Violence Performance Project. She began her stage management career in MU Department of Theatre, working on the productions of No, No, Nanette and Angels in America. Her work in the Puget Sound area includes Julius Caesar (Handwritten Productions) and Les Miserables (Studio East).

David Dietzel (Master Spot Light Operator) has been with SMT for 4 years (19 shows).  His favorite shows with SMT include Camelot, Into the Woods, Chicago, and Drowsy Chaperone.  His contributions include Master Spot Light Operator, Electrician, Rigger, Deck Chief, A2, and Light board Op. David is also a database and applications programmer.

Lee Damon (Spot Light Operator) is thrilled to be back for his sixth show with SMT. After serving as a stage hand in Camelot he moved upstairs to spotlight operator for Drowsy Chaperone and Into The Woods. He returned this year for A Christmas Carol and Spelling Bee.  He previously worked with Open Circle Theatre. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1988 with a BS in technical theater.

Rated PG-13

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