The November Project Episode 2


Date: October 23, 2020 — October 23, 2020
Days & Times:

Premiering at 7 PM EDT
Streaming online thru November

Conceived by Janine Perry, Maura Hanlon & Kate Mundle
Collaborative Team:
Janine Perry, Maura Hanlon, Kate Mundle, Kate Pazakis, Alison Weller, Richard Sullivan,
Susan Nicholson and Ryan McGettigan
Scenic Design by Ryan McGettigan
Lighting Design by Susan Nicholson


Summary


I WANT TO BREAK FREE……………………………………………Nick Nudler & Kirsten Peacock
Music  & Lyrics by John Deacon
YOU DON’T OWN ME………………………………………………………..…………Jess Georges
Music & Lyrics by John Madara & Dave White
FINALE from THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL……Courtney Nolan Smith accompanied by Matt Gregorio (keyboard)
Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
HIT THE ROAD JACK……………Trish LaRose, Hannah Carrita, Anthony Teixeira and Kate Pazakis, accompanied by Malcolm Granger (keyboard), Steve Ahern (trumpet), Dave Dillon (drums), Peter Murray (saxophone), Gavin Rice (bass), Justin Torrellas (saxophone)
Music & Lyrics by Percy Mayfield
I CAUGHT THE FUNKY CHICKEN BOX………………………………..……….Trevor Pearson
EXCERPTS FROM THE DROWSY CHAPERONE………………..Art Devine & Maura Hanlon accompanied by Paddo Devine (guitar)
From the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” Written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
WE’RE OUT OF THE RED……………….Jo Brisbane accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the motion picture “Stand Up and Cheer!” Music & Lyrics by Lew Brown & Jay Gorney
RALPH AND MONTY (DRESSING ROOM PIANO)……………………..Susan Nicholson
From the motion picture “Fame” Music by Michael Gore
I REMEMBER……………………Richard Jay Sullivan accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the musical “Evening Primrose” Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
HOME…………………………………………………………………………………..Paul Kehoe
Music & Lyrics by Drew Pearson & Greg Holden
GOOD NIGHT NEW YORK……………….Vicki Summers accompanied by Malcolm Granger (keyboard)
Music & Lyrics by Julie Gold
LOOKING FOR MY MOM AND KATJA……………………………..…………Nina Schuessler
EXCERPT FROM RIVKELE & MANKE THEME……………………….………..Lisa Gutkin
From Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” Music by Lisa Gutkin & Aaron Halva

 

Presented with support from:

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Steve has traveled extensively performing with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Manhattan Transfer, Liberace, Tito Puente, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra Jr. Michael Feinstein and many others. He also has had the distinction of being the opening Trumpet Soloist for Tony Bennett throughout various Florida theaters. He was the trumpet soloist for the Boca Raton Pops for 20 years, The Palm Beach Pops for 10 years and has performed for four presidents. He has recorded on 24 albums. “At Last”, Steve’s solo CD, received national acclaim on which he performs on flugelhorn and flute as well as trumpet. Classically trained, Steve’s range of musical styles include Jazz, Dixieland, Big Band, Rock, and R&B. Steve summers on Cape Cod staying busy in the Northeast playing venues in Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Boston.

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JO BRISBANE has enjoyed some of the more bizarre roles at Cape Rep including Edna Krabappel in Mr. Burns – a post-electric play; Shitty Meg/Capt. Jemmy Campbell in Our Country’s Good; and Little Stone in Eurydice.  Jo has also appeared at The Provincetown Theatre as Queen Herodias in Salome and Van Helsing in Dracula for Dummys.  Roles at Cotuit Center for the Arts have included: Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir; Joanne in Company; Queequeg in Moby Dick! The Musical; Polynesia the Parrot in Doctor Dolittle; Mother Superior in Nunsense; and Hope Henderson in Hope for the Holidays.  Roles at Eventide Theatre have included: Mrs. Peachum in Threepenny Opera; The Fox in The Little Prince; and Ida in Honk!  Jo is currently completing a Certificate In Dramatic Writing program at The Dramatists Guild Institute and her plays can be read at the New Play Exchange website.  Her play Endpapers will be published by Next Stage Press in 2021. She has also been involved with cabaret work for the Provincetown Broadway Great Music at Five series, The Provincetown CabaretFest, and Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC.  www.jobrisbanecreates.com

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Guitar

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Dave Dillon has been playing drums professionally since the 1970’s performing with small groups, nightclub acts and many theatre performances. Currently playing on cape cod with local musicians in various venues.

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Malcolm Granger has been busy during the Coronacation. He finally opened some of the boxes he hasn’t touched since the last move. Six years ago.

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This is Matt’s Cape Rep debut!  Matt is an AEA actor, singer, dancer, and musician based in New York City.  NYC Credits: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING and MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL (St. Luke’s Theatre), MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS (Snapple Theatre Center), SCOOBY-DOO LIVE MUSICAL MYSTERIES! (Beacon Theatre), BROADWAY BARES (Hammerstein Ballroom). International Tour: SCOOBY-DOO LIVE MUSICAL MYSTERIES! (US, Canada, Middle East, Australia).  Regional theater, cruise ships, and numerous cabarets!  MattGregorio.com @themattgregorio

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Paul Kehoe has been an elementary school educator in Brewster for many years and has always enjoyed incorporating music into all aspects of the curriculum.  He has led several school programs entertaining children with songs focused on social and emotional learning.  Paul has spent the past year developing some original songs and enjoys performing at many of the local Open Mics and Coffeehouses here on the Cape.  He has lent his music to several organizations during fundraisers and benefits.  This past summer Paul teamed up with Mary Wilson of the Pitter Patter Puppets to create a series of children’s shows for the Cape Rep Theater called Puppets, Paul & Mary.  He is thrilled and excited to be part of the November Project!

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Trish LaRose is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep where she’s appeared in over a dozen productions. Favorites include: Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia, Halina Cygansky in Indecent, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Mae West in Dirty Blonde, O.G. Howland in Men On Boats, Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Serafina Delle Rosa in The Rose Tattoo. Other credits include: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Opp Tom Hewitt, Dir. David Drake) at Provincetown Theater, Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple and the Dark Night Cabaret Series at CCftA, special guest appearance with The Skivvies, The Nat’l Tour of Urban Cowboy, Legally Blonde (Dir. Nick Kenkel) at North Shore Music Theatre and her One Woman Show (Dir. Matthew Risch) performed in NYC. Love to her family for all their love and support!

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Keyboard

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A Tenor, Alto & and Soprano saxophonist,
Peter has played gigs and studio recordings in the New England area since his Berklee College of Music days in the mid 70’s. Originally from the Boston area, Peter now lives in Yarmouth Port with his wife Maryann and plays with a number of different groups here on Cape Cod.

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Susan is happy to have this opportunity design and have a creative outlet.  Starting in 2005 she has been a part of 34 productions as well as VetCo, Young Company, Footlight Fantasy and many benefits and special performances. Favorite show credits include-Full Monty (the first time), Xanadu, UMPO, Merrily We Roll Along, Rough Crossing, Billy Elliot, and Boundless. She also has worked for Skylight Theatre in Milwaukee, Prospect Theatre in NYC, Forestburgh Playhouse in Upstate NY, and many others.  She is an events lighting designer for WorldStage in NYC. *Thank you to Cape Rep for asking me to be a part of this project! VOTE!!*
www.susanmnicholsondesign.com

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Nick Nudler  has been seen at Cape Rep Theatre in Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Rough Crossing; Off-Broadway: Wicked Frozen; Regional: The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet at Shakespeare & Company. Disaster!, Jesus Christ Superstar, As You Like It, and The Importance of Being Earnest at CT Repertory Theatre. Training: UConn BFA Acting. NickNudler.com

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KATE PAZAKIS is the creator and writer of the UMPO Series.  For six years she was the Producing Artistic Director of Rockwell Table And Stage in Los Angeles. Over that time the UMPO series became one of the hottest theatrical series in Los Angeles. It was featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood Live and many morning shows.  She wrote the following parodies: UMPO STRANGER THINGS, UMPO BRIDESMAIDS, UMPO JURASSIC PARK,  UMPO CLUELESS, UMPO 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, UMPO LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and UMPO MEAN GURLZ, and co-wrote UMPO’s HOCUS POCUS, UMPO TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, UMPO  THE BIG LEBOWSKI, UMPO THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, UMPO HOME ALONE, SCISSORHANDS  and THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB. She also produced UMPO: SCREAM and developed/produced UMPO: CRUEL INTENTIONS which ran Off-Broadway and is now touring.  As an actor, she has been seen on TV in many national commercials and a guest star on SOUTH PARK. Broadway/National Tour: South Pacific; Jerry Springer: The Opera (starring Harvey Keitel); and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (starring Jennifer Hudson).  Kate is honored to come back to her home base at Cape Rep where she played Sylvia in Sylvia 25 years ago. Thank you, Janine and Mo

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Bass

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COURTNEY NOLAN SMITH has performed with Sierra Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks/USA, Ocean State Theatre Company, the Rochester Fringe Festival, Bristol Valley Theatre, Boston Children’s Theatre, Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and The Theatre Barn, but she made her professional theatrical debut right here on the Cape Rep Stage back in 2006 as “Estelle” in the THE FULL MONTY. Favorite Cape Rep roles include: “Mona” in A CLASS ACT, “Mayzie LaBird” in SEUSSICAL, “Hannah” in Steel Pier, “Trix the Aviatrix” in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and several Sea Pines Revues. She can also be seen on the small screen (as herself) in TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO on Netflix. BFA: University of Miami (FL). Proud member of AEA! www.courtneynolansmith.com

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Richard Jay Sullivan – Audiences may remember him from past Cape Rep productions of Something Rotten! (Shylock/Brother Jeremiah), Fun Home (Bruce Bechdel), A New Brain (Roger),The Woman In Black (The Actor/Arthur Kipps), Good People (Mike), Mack and Mabel (Mack Sennett), Eurydice (Father), A Class Act (Ed Kleban), Sunday in the Park with George (George) and La Cage Aux Folles (Georges). As director, Born Yesterday (Cape Rep), Two Daughters (W.H.A.T.), Antigone, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Big River (HJT). Off Broadway and Regional acting credits: Circle Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival among others. BFA- Hofstra University; MFA- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PTTP. Member – AEA. So grateful for his family, Jared, Penny and Alice.

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Vicki Summers is a professional actress and drama teacher.  She has been involved in theater since high school.  Her favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Mrs. Roby in Xingu and Other Stories (with Julie Harris),  Vera in Indecent, Molly in Molly Sweenie, Louisa in Nine, Margie in Good People, Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Nina, Wanda and Meg in Durang-Durang, Elsa in The Road to Mecca, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie.  Vicki also wrote and performed her own, one woman show (developed in Cape Rep’s playwriting class), Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale, where she brings to life her beloved grandma.

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Anthony Teixeira has been active with Cape Rep as a performer and stage manager since 2010. I’m so grateful to Janine, Mo, and the entire company for a decade of dear friendship and creative collaboration. Looking forward to brighter days and future endeavors to come!

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Justin Torrellas studied Music Performance (Bassoon) at Indiana University as a student of bassoon legends David McGill, Kim Walker, Arthur Weisberg, Michael McCraw, and Roger Soren. He has performed with orchestras & opera pits throughout the USA and toured Europe. After a decade away from music spent training and competing for the USA Pentathlon National Team, he returned to his artistic roots, appearing in productions throughout the Cape and Greater Boston area as both an actor and in-demand woodwind doubler. He’s a proud father to his amazing daughter Io.


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