Evita


Date: August 4, 2015 — August 29, 2015
Days & Times:

Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays August 16th and 23rd at 2pm.

Price: $$35

Directed by William Roudebush
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Meredith Langton
Set Design by James Dardenne
Costumes by Robin McLaughlin
Lighting Design by Herrick Goldman 
Properties by Melissa Becker


Summary

Eva Peron’s journey to charismatic, powerful and controversial First Lady of Argentina from her poverty-stricken roots in the outskirts of Buenos Aires is a star-making, tour de force role in one of the most challenging and memorable scores in musical theater that includes “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina.”  Evita won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score in 1978.

Cast

Che
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Zal Owen (Che) is thrilled to be playing one of his dream roles and making his Cape Rep Theatre debut! Zal just starred as Judah in 210 Amlent Avenue as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. National Tour: Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel). Off-Broadway/NYC: Love Me (New York The- atre Workshop), Last Jew in Europe (Triad Theater), The Awakening of Angel DeLuna (NYMF), The ToyMaker (York Theatre), L’Chayim (Theater for the New City), member of The Broadway Boys. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta TOTS, Bucks County Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse. Concerts: 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space. Training: CCM, Wynn Handman. Thanks to CLA and to Dana, family and friends. www.zalowen.com

Eva
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Rachel O’Malley (Eva) is excited to be making her Cape Rep debut! She lives in New York where she performs regularly as Ladybird Finch with the “Hot Box Girls,” New York’s premiere all singing all dancing burlesque troupe at Duane Park, the Slipper Room, and other jazz and burlesque clubs around the city. Her favorite roles include The Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Rosina Sugarface or the Wicked Witch (Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel) and Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro). Rachel earned her bachelors degree in vocal performance at the University of Oregon, and her Masters of Music at the Boston Conservatory. She would love to thank Margaret for her persistence, Bill for his faith, Scott for his patience, and her parents for their love.

Peron
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A. Bryan Humphrey (Perón) has been an actor, director, writer, and theater teacher for over forty years. A long-time member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has appeared with major theaters across the country including the Intiman, Seattle
Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, Book-It Rep, Mill Mountain Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Connecticut Rep, The Fulton Theatre, Missouri Rep, the Denver Center, and the Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. He has been a theater teacher at Baylor University, the University of Colorado, Boulder, Ohio Uni- versity, Pepperdine University, and Penn State University, and has directed over fifty productions including adaptations of several Shakespeare plays including Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth. His one-person adaptation of King Lear entitled Lear’s Shadow was nominated Best New Play by the Denver Drama Critics Circle. Bryan is delighted to appear at Cape Rep Theatre for the first time, and thanks his friend and director Bill Roudebush for giving him this opportunity to work with and learn from the fine theater artists here and be part of the long tradition of theater excellence in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.

Migaldi
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Anthony Teixeira (Magaldi / Ensemble)
is excited to be back at Cape Rep for another summer! Previous Cape Rep shows include Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Lyle the Crocodile, and Mack & Mabel. Other performances on the Cape include The Last Five Years, Company, Jacques Brel…, The Beat Goes On, What the World Needs Now, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing (Cotuit Center for the Arts), The Music Man (Harwich Junior Theater), Medea, Happy Days, and Frog–A Modern Fairytale (Theater Under the Stairs). Anthony has also performed and co-produced a number of concerts in association with Brave Horse Music, creating musical tributes to Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, and Amy Winehouse. He studied music and theater at the University of Southern Maine and teaches at Cape Cod Collaborative.

Mistress
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Chelsey Jo Ristaino (Mistress / Ensemble) appeared at Cape Rep last season as Pea
in Jerusalem, Franca in The Light In The Piazza, Mrs. Primm in Lyle the Crocodile, Mimsey in Funny Girl, and in “Seasons of Love” at The Old Sea Pines Inn. Other Cape Rep credits include Next to Normal, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Chelsey earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University where she performed as Mag- gie in A Chorus Line, Woman 1 in Closer Than Ever, and Shelby in The Spitfire Grill. Special thanks to the cast and crew, Mom and Seton.

Ensemble
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Lindsey Erin Agnes (Ensemble) is hon- ored to be a part of the cast of Evita. This is her first show at Cape Rep Theatre. She is a recent graduate of Nauset Regional High School. Her most recent credits include Cosette in Les Miserables at APA, Margot in Legally Blonde The Musical at NRHS, Luisa in The Fantasticks at HJT, and as Marian’s understudy and Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man at HJT. Lindsey thanks her family for supporting her passion and Cape Rep for this opportunity.

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Garrett Almeida (Ensemble) is grateful
to be in another show at Cape Rep! You may have seen him in past shows such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Deputy), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus), and Lyle, the Crocodile (Hector P). He is a Cape Cod resident who grew up in Harwich and is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful show, working with this talented cast and crew. Lastly he sends love and thanks to everyone.

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Marie Becklo (Ensemble) is excited to
be making her main stage debut at Cape Rep. She is also performing in Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” in the out- door theatre. Most recently, she sang with Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices and the New York Pops. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Barnard College and currently teaches at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School in Hyannis.

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Tom Leidenfrost (Ensemble) is an actor and accordionist. Evita will mark Tom’s second season with Cape Rep. His performances have ranged mostly throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey over the past decade. He studied theatre, music, and philosophy at MCLA. He is glad to be working again with Cape Rep for the summer. With Cape Rep: One Man, Two Guvnors (Gareth), Jerusalem (Mr. Parsons), and The Light in the Piazza (Ensemble).

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Ari Lew (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back
at Cape Rep where he has played in Light in the Piazza, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Good Bye Mary Rose, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Originally from NY, Ari appeared in Aida and La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and as the Man in Red at Macy’s on 34th St., Herald Square. Regional: Lombardi (Kentucky Rep), 39 Steps (WHAT), Time of Your Life (Fort Point The- atre Channel), and 39 Steps (White Plains Performing Arts Center). Ari can also be seen outside this summer in Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

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Hannah Matusow (Ensemble) is thrilled
to be back at Cape Rep after appearing in The Light in the Piazza last summer. She grew up in White Plains, New York, and is currently pursuing a BFA in musical theatre at The Boston Conservatory. She’s also a member of The Performing Arts Project. Hannah was most recently seen as Fabian in Seven Stages Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night. Thanks to everyone at Cape Rep for this opportunity!

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Jonathan Tomaselli (Ensemble) is grateful to be making his debut at Cape Rep Theatre! Favorite regional credits: Les Miserables at North Shore Music Theatre, The Full Monty (Harold), Footloose (Rev. Shaw), 42nd Street (Bert). He also had the pleasure of performing throughout China in Troika›s production of The Sound of Music. Jonathan has recently moved back to his home state of MA from NYC, where he lived for almost 20 years. He was a staple at the world famous piano-bar, “Don’t Tell Mama” where he would “sing and sling” (drinks, that is!) between theater gigs (Backstage Bistro Award–Outstanding Performer). Jonathan thanks family and friends for their support, and Janine, Mo, Bill, Scott, cast and crew for this wonderful experience! You can catch Jonathan singing with Leslie Anderson in the Napoleon Room at Boston’s Club Café.

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Eleanor Tynan (Ensemble) is excited to return to Cape Rep, after working on last summer’s performance of One Man, Two Guvnors. Some of her other favorite roles include Maria in a concert version of West Side Story at the Kennedy Center as well
as Nettie in Carousel. Past productions include Into the Woods, Les Miserables, and Our Country’s Good. She is a recent graduate of The London Dramatic Academy, and The Catholic University of America where she received a BM in Musical Theater.

Children of Argentina
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Catie Clarke (Child of Argentina) is mak- ing her Cape Rep debut with Evita. She most recently appeared in the dual role of Lucelia/Lucy in Passing the Torch at the Provincetown Theater. She’s played Little Eponine in APA’s Les Miserables; Flounder in APA’s The Little Mermaid; Francine Freckle in HJT’s Freckleface Strawberry; the Strawberry Seller, an orphan and one of Fagin’s boys in Provincetown Theater’s Oli- ver!; and was in the ensemble of HJT’s The Happy Elf and APA’s Carousel. She appears regularly in the Provincetown Theater’s Playwrights Festivals. Catie studies voice and acting at HJT, and dance and violin at the Academy of Performing Arts. Catie is 11 and begins middle school in September.

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Nell Daisy Hamilton (Child of Argentina), age 11, is ecstatic to be making her debut on the Cape Rep stage! Past roles include Ancestor in The Addams Family Musical (APA), A Who in Seussical the Musical, Fili in The Hobbit, Margalo in Stuart Little, and most recently Ramona in Ramona Quimby (HJT). Nell enjoys acting, singing, playing with small animals, and laughing with her friends.

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Abigail Jason (Child of Argentina) is thirteen years old and will be attending Monomoy Regional High School in the fall. She could not be more thankful to get the chance to work with such amazing people, especially her brother Garrett. She thanks her family for their support; she loves you.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director
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William Roudebush (Director) has been directing for over thirty years at theaters such as Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Cleveland Playhouse, Syracuse Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, The Fulton, GeVa Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, The BoarsHead Theatre, Miami and Palm Beach Opera Guilds, and many others. In New York, he was Artistic Director for the Ten More by Noonan series at the John Houseman Theatre as well as directing for Ensemble Studio Theatre, the American Folk Theatre, The Mint Theatre Company, The Actors Outlet, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, the Samuel Beckett Theatre, and the Village Gate Follies. Bill has been directing at Cape Rep since 2004. He directed last summer’s The Light In the Piazza. He is currently based in New York City, where he lives with his wife, actress Terri Garber, and works as a freelance director/writer. His 2002 revival of Equus in Philadelphia was nominated for eight Barrymore awards and won five, including Best Overall Production of a play, Best Ensemble, and Best Director. He adapted and directed a new musical based on the works of singer/songwriter Harry Chapin titled Remember When the Music, which he directed at the Barter Theatre. Roudebush has taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, The University of Memphis, Temple University, The University of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, and The New World School of the Arts, along with being Theatre School Director for the Walnut Street Theatre for four years. His book on acting, Acting by Mistake, is available from exlibris.com.

Musical Director
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Scott Storr (Musical Director) is Resident Musical Director for Cape Rep Theatre.
In addition to this season’s production of La Cage Aux Folles, shows for Cape Rep include Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Next to Normal, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mack and Mabel, Ragtime, Steel Pier, Sunday in the Park with George, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Side Show, Urinetown, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Seussical, A Class Act, Lady in the Dark, Dirty Blonde, Click, Clack Moo, A Year With Frog and Toad, How I Became a Pirate, and Tick, Tick…Boom. Also, he did five Dressing Them Up revues, the annual All Our Best benefit shows, and fourteen musical revues at the wonderful Old Sea Pines Inn (including last season’s 20th Anniversary show, Seasons Of Love). Other Cape shows include Closer than Ever, Pippin, Working, and Shirley Valentine. During the winter months, Scott works in California and Arizona. Shows: Songs for a New World, The Story Of My Life, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Applause, Dear World, Putting It Together, Zorba, The Jungle Book, It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Captain Louis, and The Spit Fire Grill. He has won both Zoni and Desert Theatre League awards for Best Musical Direction.

Choreography
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Meredith Langton (Choreographer) Meredith Langton has been performing for audiences in Boston, Provincetown, and New York City for several years with theater companies including the Gold Dust Orphans, Reagle Music Theatre, and Turtle Lane Playhouse. In addition to choreographing and performing, she currently teaches tap, jazz, and hip hop to students of all ages at Cape Cod Dance Center.

Scenic Design
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James Dardenne (Scenic Designer) is happy to be making his debut at Cape
Rep. Recent designs from off-Broadway/ New York City: Stockholm (59E59 Theatre), What We Know (Teatro Circulo), Hauptmann (Cherry Lane), Runt of the Litter (Baryshnikov Arts Center), and Oliver! (Harbor Lights Theatre Co.). Regional: The Bikinis (Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL), How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (scenery and projections, Olney Theatre Center, Maryland), A Chorus Line (Paper Mill Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre), Almost Heaven (Denver Center Theatre Co.), Aida (scenery and projections, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago), Grease (scenery and projections), My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line (Paramount Arts Theatre, Chicago), Lost Boys of Sudan (scenery and projections, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago), Michael Margaret Pat and Kate (Marin Theatre Co., San Francisco – Bay Area Critics Circle Award, Drama Logue Award). James has designed 25 World Premiere productions. Favorites include Lonely Planet (Stephen Dietz), Bad Moon (Rick Cleveland), Pecong (Steve Carter – Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination), Music from a Locked Room (John Logan), Freefall (Charles Smith), and Ourselves Alone (Ann Devlin). Through his company, Dardenne Design, LLC, James has crafted designs for The New York Historical Society, Radio City Music Hall, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and numerous other clients encompassing interior and environmental design, museum exhibitions and events.

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) has been resident Costume Designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. She has also been the resident designer at Harwich Junior Theatre and she has designed for Wheelock Family Theatre, Cape Cod Community College and WHAT. Robin is a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags. RobinElizabethCreations.com.

Lighting Design
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Herrick Goldman (Light Design) designs lighting and projection for theater, dance, and other live events. His work has been seen in New York, Shanghai, Manila, Frankfurt, Australia, Brazil, London, Peru, and Canada. Off-Broadway: Jasper in Deadland, 50 Shades!, Myths & Hymns, Falling for Eve, Rooms, Godspell, Latin Heat, Flamingo Court, All is Love, Fearless, & Streakin’. Other NYC productions include Crash Test Dummies, Serenade, Last Starfighter, & Antigravity. Favorite designs: Chorus Line (tour), Batboy (Yale), Side Show (Cape Rep), & Rooms (Geva). Broadway benefits: Best Little Whorehouse & The Who’s TOMMY 15th anniversary both at Broadway’s August Wilson. Recently: Avenue Q, Jasper, and 50 Shades. Herrick has been honored with the 1st Redden award for excellence in theatrical design, and nominated for a 2009 Hewes award. He is a recipient of Live Design’s Excellence award for eatrical Lighting. HGLD is the design team of record for Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas, and Times Square. Herrick’s Corporate designs have been seen all over the world for clients that include Rolex and Emirates Air in venues such as Lincoln Center, Minute Maid Ball- park, and Cowboy Stadium. His work may also be seen in feature lms. This is Herrick’s umpteenth show at Cape Rep and he is thrilled to be back. A member of USA/ IATSE 829, Herrick’s work may be seen at www.HGLightingDesign.com

Props
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Melissa Becker (Prop Design) is a graduate of Emerson College. Last seen on the Cape Rep stage in Footlight Fantasies on the Road and Good People, she is a co-founder of Cape Rep Children’s Theatre and directed Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Stuart Little, House at Pooh Corner, and Raggedy Ann. She is excited to be working on the other side of the curtain, which takes her back to her technical education in theater craft. Having won awards for prop design, she has also stage managed with summer stock companies, designed sets, and held the position of Technical Director at Nauset High School.

Associate Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Associate Light Design) has been illuminating productions professionally since 2004. Favorite productions include Ragtime and Xanadu at Cape Rep, Chicago at CCSU, and Death for Five Voices at Prospect Theatre. She has worked at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Regionally she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Enchanted Dance, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, and Harbor Lights Theatre. She is also a part of HG Lighting Design working on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions such as The Who’s Tommy, Rooms, Myths & Hymns, The Rock Tenor, dozens of corporate events, and Anti-Gravity. She worked on over 15 productions for the New York Music Festival, garnering an honorable mention in design for Evita with Herrick Goldman. Other honors include Barbizon Region 3 winner, at the National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis. She holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from the University of Memphis. Member local 829. www.su- sanmnicholsondesign.com.

Stage Manager
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Allison Davis (Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at Cape Rep this season! She is a senior at Bridgewater State University pursuing a BA in Theatre. At Cape Rep, she stage managed The Mystery of Edwin Drood and last season’s The Light In the Piazza and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. is summer she will stage manage Evita.

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