Celebrate the grand opening of our new theatre with one singular sensation! Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, A Chorus Line finds 17 dancers competing for a role in a new Broadway musical. They must perfect vigorous dance combinations and share personal stories about their life in hopes of being cast. Heartfelt monologues, all-new choreography by Alex Sanchez and beloved musical numbers like “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror” and “What I Did for Love” underscore the dancers’ remarkable journeys to the stage. A Chorus Line is a timeless experience that’s bursting with artistic passion.
A Chorus Line is suitable for ages 16 and up. During a cutthroat Broadway audition, performers use strong adult language and have frank discussions of sex, sexuality and mental health – all while slaying complex dance combinations and singing their hearts out.
The show runs approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, with no intermission.
Director Blake Robison and Choreographer Alex Sanchez give us closer looks at bringing to life A Chorus Line, presented by The Singular Sensations.Read More
A Chorus Line, presented by The Singular Sensations, positively bursts with artistic energy as a love letter to theatre itself. As the first show staged in Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre, this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning show ushers our community into a new theatrical era.Read More
Rei is excited to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut! Her musical theatre credits include Liat in South Pacific and Mary Poppins (Theatre Under The Stars), Eliza in The King and I (Walnut Street Theatre) and Cinderella (Fulton Theatre). Her concert dance credits include Paul Taylor Dance Company (Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center) and Taylor 2 (national and international tours). She was an assistant stager for Paul Taylor’s Duet at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Lincoln Center). Originally from Tokyo, where she studied ballet in a style of the R.A.D. method, she holds a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Visit reiakazawasmith.com and follow her on Instagram and TikTok @reireismith.
Courtney is thrilled to be returning to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she was previously seen in In the Heights. Most recently, Courtney has been seen touring the country with the 50th anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS). She now serves as the assistant choreographer for the JCS Pilate Tour Company. Courtney’s additional credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Rep, The Muny and Moonlight Stage Productions, where she was awarded a 2019 Craig Noel Award for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story by the San Diego Outer Theater Critics Circle. Her concert credits include Phish NYE 2020 (Madison Square Garden); VISIONS (Joe’s Pub); and An Evening with The Stars (The Muny, featuring Chita Rivera, Matthew Morrison and Heather Headley). Her television and film credits include The Gershwin Prize (PBS, honoring Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and performing with the original Broadway cast of On Your Feet!). Courtney would like to thank the Playhouse, her team at Avalon Artists Group and her loved ones, whose consistent love and support makes any dream feel within reach. Hebrews 10:23. You can follow her Instagram @courtney_arango or visit courtneyarango.com.
Evan’s tours include Newsies and Memphis (both first national); and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional credits include Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees; The Music Man as Tommy Djilas; Phantom as Young Carrier; Guys and Dolls; and Hot Mikado. Television and film credits include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Verizon Wireless and Transmission: Roots to Branches. Dedicated to those who wanted to dance at Pulse‘49+ClubQ’5. You can follow him on Instagram at @evautio.
Maria is thrilled to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. She is excited to be working at a theatre that prioritizes accessibility for their audiences. Her Broadway credits include The Music Man; Mean Girls; Anastasia; Hello, Dolly!; Frozen; and Cats. Maria’s touring and New York City credits include White Christmas, Mack and Mabel and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Her favorite regional credits include Anybodys in West Side Story and Val Clarke in A Chorus Line. She received her BFA from The New School and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Thank you, Blake and Alex, for trusting me with this part. Lots of love to Kevin, Q Lim and my family. Visit MariaBriggs.com and follow Maria on Instagram @mariarbriggs.
Claire is thrilled to be making her debut in A Chorus Line, as well as her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in the new Rouse Theatre! She has dreamed of doing this show ever since she watched her sister Chelsea lip sync “Nothing” in their childhood living room and saw her mom Kim perform “Dance: Ten, Looks: Three” at a Cabaret. Judy Turner is described as having “very awkward except when dancing” character traits that feel right at home for Claire. Some of her Broadway credits include Frozen and Cats (revival). Her television credits include The Gilded Age, Westworld and Fosse/Verdon. Her national tours include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Flashdance the Musical. Thanks to her family, friends, Austin and Lakey Wolff & Co. for their undying support throughout her “brutiful” (brutal and beautiful) journey in the theatre business. She often says, “what I did for love.” You can follow her on Instagram @camp_claire.
Erin is thrilled to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut! She played Bebe more than a decade ago, and it is such a gift to stand “on the line” again. Some regional roles include Ariel in The Tempest and Babette in Beauty and the Beast (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); as well as performing in ensembles, swinging, and serving as Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Under The Stars, Westchester Broadway Theatre and The Palace Theatre. She has performed off-Broadway in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and has traveled extensively on eight national tours. Most recently, touring as Dance Captain and Swing for the U.S. premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies and Andy Blankenbuehler’s Broadway revival version of Cats. Erin received her BFA from Western Michigan University and studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London. She has run 32 full marathons in 27 different states on her quest to run one in all 50, is an Ironman triathlete and devoted yoga practitioner and teacher. Thank you to my agents at DDO, to my family, Alex, Blake, and everyone at the Playhouse. You can follow her on Instagram @erinchupinsky.
Maurice has longed to perform in A Chorus Line and is excited to finally do so with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! Broadway tours include The Prom (ensemble and understudy for Nick) and Cats (Coricopat and understudy for Mr. Mistoffelees). Regional/ship credits include Newsies, Cats, Mamma Mia!, South Pacific and many more! He is a proud alum of Sarah Lawrence College and LaGuardia High School, and he is grateful to all of his teachers and mentors who've fostered his artistic and human growth throughout the years. Much love to his mom, his partner, Laura, and to his cats, Mr. Business and Luna! You can follow him on Instagram @dawkinsmaurice.
Nicolas is thrilled to be making his debut with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! He has been in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for six seasons. His regional theatre credits include Bobby in Cabaret (Goodspeed Musicals); Dream Curly in Oklahoma! (STAGES St. Louis); La Cage Aux Folles (Pioneer Theatre Company); Jerome Robbins Broadway (The Muny); Mame (Riverside Theatre); and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (The Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouse). He was also in the national tour of Saturday Night Fever. Nicolas has made television appearances in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Halston. His commercial credits include Estee Lauder Holiday and the Kate Spade Summer Campaign. Nicolas received his dance training at The Joffrey Ballet, School of American Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. He has also danced with Charlotte Ballet and The Los Angeles Ballet. All the love to his family! You can follow him on Instagram @nick_delavega.
Johnny is pleased to be making their Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. Most recently, Johnny has been featured in shows like Sweet Charity at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Legally Blonde at The Muny; and as the Minstrel in Something Rotten at the Phoenix Theatre Company. On screen, you can catch him co-starring in Girls5Eva on PeacockTV and Netflix. He received his BFA from Montclair State University, and is a proud teacher, music director and choreographer for kids and teens in that region. Johnny thanks his CESD family for believing in him and his loved ones for all their support. You can follow Johnny on Instagram @johnnnybabyy.
Derek is beyond excited to play the part of Mark in A Chorus Line at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! He graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance, where he had the honor of performing repertory and new works by Jiří Kylián, José Limón, Jerome Robbins, Nacho Duato and Alexander Ekman, among many others. Select dance company credits include Trey McIntyre Project, Keigwin + Company, Zvidance, Dance Lab New York and The Metropolitan Opera’s Turandot and Tannhäuser. His tour credits include Shrek The Musical (international) and Fiddler on the Roof (first national). Derek’s commercial work includes the ReThink PrEP national campaign. Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Lyric Opera of Chicago). Special thanks to friends, family, Michael, his managers at Lakey Wolff & Co. and to his mother, Elizabeth. You can follow him on Instagram @derek.ege.
Joseph is beyond thrilled to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut and returning to “the line” after appearing in A Chorus Line at New York City Center. His favorite theatre credits include Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Theatre Under The Stars), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The Muny), Chasing Rainbows (Goodspeed Opera House), West Side Story (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Ogunquit Playhouse, and the national and international tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Elf The Musical. His television credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime), The Gilded Age (HBO MAX), and Dickinson (Apple TV+). Joseph is a proud graduate of Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Many thanks to Blake, Alex, Andrew, CESD, Stephanie Klapper Casting, and the folks at Playhouse. Endless love to my family; you are the reason I’m here. This one's for my grandparents.
Shiloh is so grateful for live theatre’s return and to be performing her dream role here in Cincinnati. She is a nature lover from Yosemite, Calif., who has traveled the world making theatre. Most recently, she made her Broadway debut in Paradise Square, for which she learned to Irish step dance. Other New York theatre credits include Love Life at Encores! Her off-Broadway credits include Anthem and The Screwtape Letters and dancing with the Chase Brock Experience. Other highlights include shows at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Music Circus, Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Transcendence Theatre Company, Santa Fe Opera, the national tour of Camelot and playing the Little Mermaid in Tokyo. Shiloh also choreographs regionally. She teaches dance at New York University and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Shiloh founded her own company in 2020, offering incubators for professional creatives who so often hold all aspects of their career alone. Find us and learn more at @joincollectus. You can follow her on social media @shilohlovesyou for an honest look at the life of a creative multi-hyphenate.
Francesca is thrilled to be on the line at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! Her Broadway credits include Hamilton, Cats (original Broadway revival cast) and Finding Neverland. She has also toured with productions of Hamilton, American Idiot and Shrek the Musical. She hails from Tampa, Fla., but has been a proud New Yorker for 10 years. Francesca is grateful for the gift of dance every day.
Diego is elated to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. A few favorite theatrical credits from around the country include Bernardo in West Side Story, Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening, Sonny in In the Heights and Celia in As You Like It. On television, he has appeared in Younger and Netflix’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning show Dash & Lily as Benny. Diego lives in New York City. Todo mi amor a mi querido, Simon, y mi familia adorada. You can follow him on social media @diego.guev.
Musa is an actor, singer, dancer and choreographer based in New York City, hailing from Tokyo. She is thrilled to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut with her favorite show A Chorus Line! Her favorite national tour credits include the role of Snoopy in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Her off-Broadway credits include Women on Fire and Siren's Den. Regional theatre credits include Connie in A Chorus Line, Francisca in West Side Story, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, Jemima in Cats, Martha in Spring Awakening, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Elf, Present Perfect and Poupelle of ChimneyTown. Visit www.musahitomi.com and follow her on Instagram @musahitomi. Huge thanks and love.
Cameron is excited to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. He most recently appeared at The Marriott Theatre in West Side Story as A-Rab and in Hello, Dolly! and Kiss Me, Kate. He also appeared as Peter Quince (understudy for Nick Bottom and Shakespeare) in Something Rotten! at Phoenix Theatre Company. At Pioneer Theatre Company, Cameron appeared as Sonny in Grease and took part in La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd and Twelfth Night. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Musical Theater. Cameron would like to thank his parents for always supporting him through everything, Denny Berry, David Schmidt and Hayley Cassity.
Jalen is excited to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. He has performed at regional theatres, with productions including Kinky Boots (Fulton Theatre and Main State Music Theatre); Tarzan (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and Bandstand and Jesus Christ Superstar (Summer Lyric Theatre). He is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University where he obtained his BFA in Dance Performance and performed in works by Dwight Rhoden (Complexions Contemporary Ballet), Silas Farley (New York City Ballet) and Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Jalen would like to thank everyone that has been a part of his journey and would like to send a special thank you to his parents for the utmost support! You can follow him on Instagram @Jalenjoness.
Drew, a Cincinnati native, is best known for his multi-platinum pop group 98 Degrees, selling over 10 million records worldwide and achieving eight top 40 singles in the United States. He also appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and was crowned season two champion. A Broadway veteran, Drew starred as Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musicalRent and as King Arthur’s right-hand man, Patsy, in Mike Nichol’s Tony Award-winning production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other onstage work includes Corny Collins in Hairspray and Charlie in Kinky Boots. In addition to other roles in television and film, Drew hosted ABC's Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann; HGTV's $250,000 Dollar Challenge; America Sings; The Price is Right Live!; Let’s Make a Deal and the Miss USA Pageant. He currently lives in Cincinnati where he, along with his wife, Lea, created and run Lachey Arts, a performing arts non-profit.
Taylor is delighted to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut! Her regional credits include Randy Skinner's 42nd Street (Goodspeed Opera House); West Side Story and Kiss Me Kate (Marriott Theatre); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Maine State Music Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Paramount Theatre); Judy Turner in A Chorus Line (Porchlight Music Theatre); and White Christmas (Little Theatre on the Square). Infinite love and gratitude to her family and friends. You can follow her on social media @taylorroses.
Jacob is thrilled to make his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in a musical so dear to his heart. This is his fifth time “on the line” but his first as Al Deluca! His favorite regional credits include Mamma Mia!, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast and Elf (Theatre Under The Stars); Carousel (Riverside Theatre); Rudolph (Tuacahn Center for the Arts); A Chorus Line (STAGES St. Louis and Lexington Theatre Company); and The Music Man (Lexington Theatre Company). Originally from Houston, Texas, Jacob is a proud graduate of Elon University and now resides in New York City. Abundant thanks to the entire team at the Playhouse, The Roster, his friends and family, and you for supporting the arts here in Cincinnati!
Zoë is thrilled to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. She is a fearless and authentic Cuban-Irish actress, singer and dancer from Miami. She is a recent graduate from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Musical Theater. Immediately after graduation, Zoë played Diana Morales in the international tour of A Chorus Line, directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee. Her regional credits include A Chorus Line (Stages St. Louis), Hair (New Repertory Theatre), Rent (Mandelstam Theater), Peter Pan (Olympia Theater) and Heathers (Priscilla Beach Theatre). Zoë has had a passion for swinging and is so ecstatic to get the opportunity to cover the roles of Diana, Maggie and Judy. Her aim is to uplift, inspire and promote change while sharing her passion for mental health awareness through her art. Visit zoemaloney.net and follow her on Instagram @zomalo1123. Enjoy the show!
Matthew is thrilled to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. Most recently, he appeared as Flounder in The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Other regional credits include The Sound of Music and Disney’s When You Wish (Tuacahn); Newsies (Maine State Music Theatre and The Fulton Theatre); Singin' in the Rain (Maine State Music Theatre); The Music Man (Lexington Theatre Company); 9 to 5, The Producers, My Fair Lady and Footloose (Interlakes Summer Theatre); and Into the Woods (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket). Other credits include the 2018 national tour of Elf The Musical. His film credits include John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt. Matthew received a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College where he appeared in The Laramie Project, A Chorus Line, and Kiss Me, Kate. Proud member of AEA. Would not be here without the support and encouragement of my incredible family, friends, Lyndy, Patrick, Jen, my team at Avalon, everyone at the Playhouse and Stephanie Klapper Casting. “What I Did For Love,” indeed. For Jordan, I love you. You can follow Matthew on social media @matthewmarvin and visit matthewmarvin.com.
Alexa is honored to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut with Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre’s inaugural production of A Chorus Line. Alexa’s previous credits include Demeter in Cats (first national tour); as both Rachel and Dance Captain in On Your Feet!; Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse); Estella and understudies for Rosalia, Consuelo and Francisca in West Side Story (The Marriott Theatre); Val in A Chorus Line (Connecticut Critics Circle Nomination for Best Featured Actress); and Patty Simcox in Grease (Ivoryton Playhouse). Alexa graduated with a double BFA in Dance and Musical Theatre from Montclair State University. Endless thanks to Alex Sanchez and Blake Robison, Dustin and Marc at Daniel Hoff Agency, Inc. and her familia, given and chosen! Visit www.alexaracioppi.com and follow her on social media @alexaracioppi.
Matthew is over the moon to be making their Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut! New York credits include A Chorus Line (The Secret Theatre); and Idomeneo, Tosca, Don Carlo and L’Elisir D’Amore (Metropolitan Opera). They have traveled to more than 30 countries on two international tours: as Lefou in Beauty and the Beast and as a Swing in West Side Story. Regional credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Westchester Broadway Theatre and The Argyle Theatre. On television, they have appeared in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime), The Carrie Diaries (CW) and The Knick (HBO). Special thanks to Eddie and the Take 3 Talent team! Matthew dedicates this performance to the memory of their father, Mike Ranaudo. All my love to my husband, Jeff, and to all my friends and family. Follow Matthew on social media @mattranaudo.
Antonia is excited to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. Antonia just returned from Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Italy, performing as Estella in West Side Story. She was recently seen performing original Fosse choreography in Goodspeed Opera House’s Cabaret, staged by Lainie Sakakura. She also participated in two cycles of Dance Lab New York. Performances include West Side Story at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cabaret with Arizona Theatre Company, After Midnight with Warren Carlyle/Norwegian Creative Studios and various productions with Royal Caribbean. Antonia earned a Dance BFA at The University of the Arts and trained at summer sessions of Alonzo King LINES Ballet and The American Dance Festival. Thank you to God, family, friends and my agents at CESD. You can follow her on social media @tonitonitoni93.
Sammy is so excited to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut! His regional credits include Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Angel in Kinky Boots and as Ensemble/Robert understudy in The Drowsy Chaperone (Music Theater Wichita); Ensemble in All Shook Up! (The Muny); and dance captain/Rooster understudy in Annie (Taft Theater). Sammy recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Special thanks to his family, CCM, LINK and The Collective. Visit www.sammyschechter.com and follow him on Instagram @sammyschechter.
Jenna could not be more thrilled to join Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for their opening of Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre! Jenna is originally from Manchester, N.H., and is a current senior at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She will soon be fulfilling her dream of moving to the Big Apple! Some regional credits include 42nd Street, The Wizard of Oz and Kinky Boots at Music Theatre Wichita. Other credits include Beauty and the Beast, Grease and The Secret Garden at Palace Theatre. She is forever thankful to the CCM Faculty, her family, Aidan, Mom and Dad for their endless support! You can follow her on Instagram @jenna.bienvenue.
Haley is a performing artist from Louisville, Ky., and is so happy to be joining the cast of A Chorus Line as her first production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her professional credits include Walt Disney World, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle, The Clay Cooper Theatre, King's Castle Theatre, Reza the Illusionist (Branson’s Famous Theatre) and Smoke on the Mountain (Little Opry Theatre). She graduated summa cum laude from the honors program at Western Kentucky University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. Haley loves bringing a positive vibe, boundless energy and intense dedication to her work. Apart from performing, she enjoys writing, reading, backpacking and running. Haley is a follower of Jesus Christ and is also an identical twin. She is happy to currently reside in Northern Kentucky with her endlessly supportive and selfless husband, Joel, her beautiful cat, Flora, and her snuggly dog, Samson. Haley would like to thank her dance teacher, Mrs. Trina, for putting such faith in her and helping her discover that indescribable passion every dancer feels. Romans 12:2. Visit haleymichellemoore.com and follow her on Instagram @thehaleywayoflife.
Christopher is thrilled to be making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as an adult! He first worked with the Playhouse as a kid playing Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, as well as various roles in The History of Invulnerability. Growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, he has always dreamed of performing at all the largest houses downtown. His regional credits include A Christmas Carol, On the Town and Elf: The Musical (Covedale Center for the Performing Arts); Carousel and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Warsaw Federal Incline Theater); Footloose (LaComedia Dinner Theatre); and CLUE: The Musical, Billy Elliott, Matilda, Romance/Romance and Aida (Weathervane Playhouse). Christopher received his BFA from Wright State University, as well as a BA in French. He thanks his family and close friends for their constant support and his former professors and instructors for getting him to this point.
Blake is the Osborn Family Producing Artistic Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Now in his 11th season, he is honored to inaugurate our new theatre facility with this historic production of A Chorus Line. His Playhouse directing includes the world premiere of Karen Zacarías’ hugely popular comedy Native Gardens, Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, Stephen King’s Misery, Shakespeare in Love, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Last Wide Open, 4000 Miles, The Book Club Play, Abigail/1702 and Mad River Rising. Regional credits include productions at the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Utah Shakespeare Festival, PlayMaker’s Repertory Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, National Shakespeare Company and Vermont Stage. Internationally, he directed the Tennessee Williams classic Summer and Smoke at English Theatre Berlin and has worked several times at the renowned Avignon Festival in France. Blake served on the Board of the Theatre Communications Group for six years. He was named a finalist for the 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award from the SDC Foundation honoring extraordinary work in the regional theatre.
Alex is thrilled to make his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. On Broadway, he was the musical stager of Paradise Square and choreographer of the pre-Broadway Roman Holiday. Off Broadway he choreographed Giant, The Public Theater. Far from Heaven, Playwrights Horizons. Where’s Charley and Fiorello, New York City Center Encores. Co-choreographer Red Eye of Love, Amas Musical Theatre. His director/choreographer credits include: On Your Feet, (Paper Mill Playhouse). Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, (Maine State Music Theatre). Evita, Newsies and Sweet Charity (The Marriott Theatre). And the World Goes ‘Round (The Riverside Church Theatre). In The Mood: 1940’s Musical Revue (national/international tour). Alex’s regional choreography credits: The Old Globe Theatre, Goodman Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Williamstown Theater Festival, Guthrie Theater, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Marriott Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Glimmerglass Opera, The Muny, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and Riverside Theater. Thank you, Blake Robison, for inviting me to be a part of your season. Special thank you to Lainie, Avelina and Isabela for your love, inspiration and support. Visit alexsanc.com.
Andrew is thrilled to return home to Cincinnati and to the Playhouse, previously serving as Music Director for Once on This Island. Tour credits include A Christmas Story: The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young), Gypsy, Aida, Legally Blonde and Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway credits include The Wonderful Wizard of Song and Flanagan’s Wake. Regional credits include White Christmas, The Full Monty, A Chorus Line and The Producers. Music Director and Orchestrator credits include A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company), POPart: The Musical (New York Music Festival) and Hard Times (1st Irish Theatre Festival). Andrew has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a vocal coach at PACE University in New York City and Vocal Director at Celebrity Cruises Entertainment.
Tim’s previous Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park credits include In the Heights, Shakespeare In Love and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. His Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper) and Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (directed by Spike Lee). His West End credits include The Elephant Man. Tim’s off-Broadway credits include Heathers, Darling Grenadine and The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre); Vietgone and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club); Guards at the Taj (Lortel Award), Describe the Night, The Penitent and Our New Girl (Atlantic Theater Company); Luce (Lincoln Center Theater); and Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre). Tim’s music video credits include “Surrender My Heart” by Carly Rae Jepsen. His television credits include Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO), Gotham, Smash, The Today Show and Football Night in America. Tim attended North Carolina School of the Arts and the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. Visit www.timothymackabeedesign.com and follow him on social media @timmackabeedesign.
Kathleen is delighted to be a part of opening the new Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with A Chorus Line. She has previously designed for past Playhouse productions including Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Alias Grace; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Misery; Little Shop of Horrors and Shakespeare in Love. She most recently designed Tempest at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she also designed Macbeth. At Arena Stage, she designed The Year of Magical Thinking starring Kathleen Turner. For Actors Theatre of Louisville, she designed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Peter and the Starcatcher and the Humana Festivals from 2015 to 2018. Other regional theatres Kathleen has enjoyed designing for include Signature Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Baltimore Center Stage, Weston Theater Company, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Imagination Stage, Folger Theatre and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.
Jaymi is pleased to be returning to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where she previously designed Steel Magnolias (2022), Alias Grace (2019) and Treasure Island (2018). She has been designing around the country for the last 30 years at theaters such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, South Coast Repertory, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Court Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Getty Villa Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her work also has been seen in China, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Ireland. She is currently a professor of Lighting Design and the Associate Dean for Student Success at the University of California Irvine. Her website is jaymismith.com.
Sound design credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage), Harvey Milk (Opera Theatre St. Louis), War of the Worlds (Los Angeles Philharmonic /The Industry), Savage Winter (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Noon to Midnight (Los Angeles Philharmonic), One Night Only: A Night with Al Pacino(international tour), Ainadamar (Frost School of music), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Cleveland Play House), Three Tales (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall), NETworks presents: Anything Goes (national tour), Men’s Lives (Bay Street Theatre), Amadeus (Old Globe, Critics Circle Nomination), On Golden Pond (national tour) and The Unexpected Man (New York and Los Angeles, Drama Desk and Lortel nominations). Resident Designer (New York Philharmonic), concert work for Steve Reich and The Metropolitan Opera.
Steve is thrilled to be returning to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park having served as Music Director for previous productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Jane Eyre and Murder for Two. He is a member of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) musical theatre faculty and has worked locally with Ensemble Theatre, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, the Carnegie, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre, Ovation Theatre, Clear Stage, Hugo West Theatricals, Performance Gallery, ArtReach and Northern Kentucky University. He has received multiple acclaims and League of Cincinnati Theatres awards, including a 2010 Season MVP Award. Steve has composed numerous works for a variety of media including 10 feature film scores and 20 internationally produced musicals for young audiences. Steve has toured the U.S. and Africa with productions of Barnum, Jersey Boys and Bubbling Brown Sugar. He was featured as pianist and session producer on the album Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together which received a Grammy nomination for “Best Children’s Album.” When not doing shows, Steve is a keyboardist and vocalist in several local bands including the Clyde Brown Band, the Ultrasonics, Aja: A Tribute to Steely Dan and Just Strange Brothers. He is a graduate of the DePaul University School of Music and UC-CCM.
Stephanie is overjoyed to continue her 11th season of collaboration with Blake Robison and the fantastic team that comprises Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. A Chorus Line holds a very special place in her heart having seen the original production. Her first professional job in the business was as assistant to Michel Stuart (the original Gregory Gardner) on the groundbreaking shows he produced: Nine, The Musical, Cloud 9 and The Tap Dance Kid. Recent shows she has cast for the Playhouse include Incident of Our Lady at Perpetual Help; Rooted; Steel Magnolias; School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play; Need Your Love; The West End; Destiny of Desire; Once on This Island and Alias Grace. Her award-winning work is frequently seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, on concert stages, film, television and streaming media. She is dedicated to continuing to expand and champion diversity, equity and inclusion in the business. Connecting creative, caring people to each other to make extraordinary things happen is amongst Stephanie’s greatest joys. She is a member of the National Board of the Casting Society of America, Casting Society Cares and a mentor with Fordham High School for the Arts and NYU Tisch School of the Arts Women’s Mentorship.
Andrea is excited to be celebrating her 22nd season with Cincinnati Playhouse
Brooke is pleased to return for her sixth season with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her off-Broadway credits include Breathing Time, The Faire and From White Plains (production stage manager, Fault Line Theatre). Regional theatre credits include Frida…A Self Portrait, Destiny of Desire, Once on This Island, In The Heights, Million Dollar Quartet, Summerland and Native Gardens (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Hair: Retrospection, Stillwater, The Whipping Man, August: Osage County, Cabaret and five seasons of A Christmas Carol (production stage manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher and Richard II (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Center Stage in Baltimore); The Drowsy Chaperone, Is He Dead? and Harry the Great (Creede Repertory Theatre). Assistant stage management credits include Our Town, A Flea in Her Ear, Clay, Jitney and Love, Janis (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); and work at Starlight Theatre, Stages St. Louis and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Brooke also has worked in opera, with summers spent at Cincinnati Opera. She also spent two seasons at The Santa Fe Opera; and has assistant stage managed and production stage managed multiple shows at Opera Long Beach.
Mary Kathryn is thrilled to be making her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut. Her Broadway credits include Once on This Island; Something Rotten; Les Misérables; Annie; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Billy Elliot: The Musical; The Seafarer; Pygmalion; Journey’s End; Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical; and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Her off-Broadway credits with the Atlantic Theatre Company include The Penitent, The Night Alive and Port Authority. Her national tours and regional credits include Billy Elliot: The Musical and Maybe Happy Ending (Alliance Theatre). She would like to thank her family: Adam, Sam, Sarah, Maribee, Suzy and Mom for making working on this show a reality. Jeremiah 29:11.