The November Project Episode 5


Date: October 30, 2020 — October 30, 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


SOMEWHERE……………………..Chelsey Jo Ristaino accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the musical “West Side Story”  Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
FOREVER YOUNG………..……..Wendy Watson accompanied by Malcolm Granger (keyboard)
Music & Lyrics by Bob Dylan
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’………….The Young Company with Paddo Devine (guitar)
Music & Lyrics by Bob Dylan
I WON’T BACK DOWN………………………………………………………………..…Club 9-Ball:
Paddo Devine (vocals/guitar), Macklin Devine (vocals/bass), and Seamus Devine (percussion)
Music & Lyrics by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
A MOMENT FOR GRACE…………………………………………………………………Tom Wolfson
NO REASON…………………………….Hannah Carrita accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From “Beetlejuice the Musical” Music & Lyrics by Eddie Perfect
HUMAN FAMILY…………….…Ian Hamilton, Julie Allen Hamilton, Nell Hamilton and Jack Kerig
Written by Maya Angelou
UP ON THE ROOF…………..Meghan Magrath O’Brien accompanied by Conor O’Brien (guitar)
Music & Lyrics by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
I CARE ABOUT YOU…………………………………….….Paul Kehoe, Mary Wilson and Friends
Music & Lyrics by Eric Ode
TOMORROW……………………………..Madison Mayer accompanied by Gregg Sullivan (guitar)
From the musical “Annie” Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
EXCERPTS FROM EVERY BRILLIANT THING……Justyn Eldredge & Stephanie Diaz Eldredge
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART……Richard Jay Sullivan accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From the musical “The Band’s Visit” Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
INFINITE JOY………………..…………….Jared Hagan accompanied by Chris Morris (keyboard)
From “Elegies: A Song Cycle” Music & Lyrics by William Finn
A LETTER FROM SULLIVAN BALLOU TO HIS WIFE, SARAH……………………….Cam Torres

Presented with support from:

Cast

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Macklin Devine has appeared at Cape Rep both on the main stage and in all four YoCo productions. Cape Rep has been a home away from home for him for as long as he can remember. Macklin is the bassist for Club 9-Ball

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Seamus Devine plays drums for Club 9-Ball and has been involved in Cape Rep Theatre his whole life working as a house manager, sound and lighting operator, set carpenter and crew. Cape Rep hosted Club 9-Ball’s EP release show in the Spring of 2019.

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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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Jared Hagan is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep Theatre where he has appeared in over 30 productions. Some of his favorites include Something Rotten!, Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime and A Year with Frog & Toad. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (HJT), ABC’s of NYC Vol.’s 1, 2 & 3 (CCFTA) and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard, Penny and Alice.

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Ian Hamilton is in his last year at Wheaton College, studying Theatre and Education. A Cape Cod native, Ian is proud to call Cape Rep home, and is beyond delighted to be making his on-stage Cape Rep debut alongside his family.
Past credits include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Wheaton College), Witch in Macbeth (Cape Rep-Young Company), Ivan the Fool in Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (WHAT4Kids), and Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre).

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Julie Allen Hamilton (Associate Artist) has been a member of the Cape Rep company as an actor and a director since 1993.  She began working in the box office and the front of house in 2007. Favorite Cape Rep roles include Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Red Head (The Love Talker), Paulina Escobar (Death And The Maiden), Aoife Muldoon (Outside Mullingar), Deb (Tuna Goddess),  and as a director: The Tempest, Macbeth, and Regular Singing.

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Nell Hamilton is a true Cape Rep kid, having grown up at the theater. She’s been a member of the Young Company since its inception, her favorite role being Eurylochus in the Odyssey. You may have also caught her on the Cape Rep stage in Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, and Evita. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible!

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Maura Hanlon is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre. She is very grateful to finally get the chance to explore this beautiful piece with this wonderfully creative company. Mo opened our 2019 season with Proof; she adapted (with Janine Perry) and directed The Odyssey for Cape Rep’s Young Company. She had an extraordinarily busy 2018 season, adapting and directing Great Expectations for YoCo, directing Merrily We Roll Along and Shakespeare in Love, and appearing as Rosie in Mamma Mia! and Helen in Fun Home. Mo has directed many, many plays at Cape Rep, and quite a few elsewhere. Favorite directing credits include Men on Boats, Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep) and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). She is also a sometime actor (including Cape Rep’s The Drowsy Chaperone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play), a frequent sound designer (My Name is Asher Lev, Top-dog/Underdog, The Bottom of the Sky, to name just a few), and an occasional playwright (Good Bye, Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!, which she also composed, and Alice in Wonderland). Mo is a graduate of Holy Cross where she was a French/Pre-Med major. She studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. She was twice nominated for the Richard E. Sherwood Award at the Mark Taper Forum and was offered a Drama League Directing Fellowship. Her productions have been named frequently in the Cape Cod Times annual “Favorite Shows of…” She is a well-respected acting teacher and coach, and teaches acting and directing through Cape Rep’s  Theatrelab and YoCo. Extra-special thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin. Up next? YoCo 2020—what will it be? Stay tuned…  maurahanlon.com.

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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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Jack Kerig is a local actor who  first performed at Cape Rep as Hounddog in The Bremen Town Musicians in 1999.  Other productions include
Our Country’s Good, The Bottom of the Sky, and Vetco’s Cyrano. He also appears yearly as Mr. Turnip for the Eastham Turnip Festival.

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Madison Mayer has performed with Cape Rep since 2016 and is exited to be on the stage again! 2020 would have been her 13th year performing on the Cape, however she has high hopes for 2021. Madison was most recently seen as Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The Provincetown Theatre), Missy Miller in The Marvelous Wonderettes (The Cape Cod Theatre Company), as well as ensemble roles in Cape Reps Hairspray, Billy Elliot, and Mamma Mia! Madison would like to thank Mo and Janine for including her in this program, as well as Susan for the incredible light design!

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Meghan Magrath is happy to contribute to this project and excited for the opportunity to perform with her husband, Conor. She feels lucky to have met so many great friends and collaborators at Cape Rep since her first show with this special theater in 2007. She recently relocated to Cape Cod. Recent credits include: Dark Night Cabaret and The ABCs of NYC (CCftA); The Full Monty, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, Merrily We Roll Along and Failure: A Love Story (Cape Rep). In New York, she has debuted two original shows, Womenfolk and Here Comes the Broad, at The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch.

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Chelsey is so excited to be back on Cape Cod after spending two years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Favorite Cape Rep credits: Next to Normal, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, Jerusalem, and Hairspray. Bay Area credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease (Broadway by the Bay), Mamma Mia (Center Rep), Grease (Berkeley Playhouse), Rock of Ages (PCRT), She Loves Me (RVP/Mountain Play) and Spamalot (Marin Shakes). She holds a BFA from Montclair State University.

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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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Mary Wilson has been in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. She has been the Coordinator for the Cape & Islands Maternal Depression Task Force since its inception in 2005. Mary has worked with families of children birth through 12 years in a variety of settings and capacities. Her educational background is in Early Education and Psychology. She has worked as an early childhood educator, administrator, consultant, adult educator and is also a professional puppeteer for Pitter Patter Puppets. She is the President of Pitter Patter Enterprises, Inc., an Early Childhood and Family Engagement consulting company.

Members of The Young Company
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Macklin Devine has appeared at Cape Rep both on the main stage and in all four YoCo productions. Cape Rep has been a home away from home for him for as long as he can remember. Macklin is the bassist for Club 9-Ball

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Landon is thrilled to be working with Cape Rep again, and to be a part of the November Project. He is excited to see the finale project from all the members together.

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Baylie Hartford is currently a senior at Sturgis Public Charter School. She has been a part of the Young Company at Cape Rep since its inception four years ago; favorite YoCo roles include Penelope in The Odyssey and Macbeth in Macbeth. Baylie would like to thank everyone at Cape Rep!

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Nell Hamilton is a true Cape Rep kid, having grown up at the theater. She’s been a member of the Young Company since its inception, her favorite role being Eurylochus in the Odyssey. You may have also caught her on the Cape Rep stage in Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, and Evita. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible!

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Nell Hamilton is a true Cape Rep kid, having grown up at the theatre. She’s been a member of the Young Company since its inception, her favorite role being Eurylochus in the Odyssey. You may have also caught her on the Cape Rep stage in Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, and Evita. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible!

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Sage Lach is a freshman at Nauset High School finding her way through these unique times. In the past, one of Sage’s favorite roles was Helen Keller in the Miracle Worker (CDG). During the last season of YOCO at Cape Rep, Sage had a blast playing Meterstein and she looks forward to joining Cape Rep on another one of its adventures this November!

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Dylan Moreno is currently a freshman at Sturgis East High School.  He has appeared as Nathan Lukowski in the Cape Rep production of The Full Monty. He also takes part in the Young Actors Company.  He is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the November project.

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Kendall Smith is a freshman at Nauset Regional High School. She was a part of YoCo last year and has been involved in the drama club in school. She is excited to be a part of The November Project, and I can’t wait to see what Cape Rep does next!

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Eli is 17 years old and a senior at Nauset High School. She has been in Young Company for two years. Eli is excited to work with the Cape Rep family on the November project and she is looking forward to continuing YoCo.

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Brielle is a Junior at Sturgis West, and has been in a part of Young Company for the past four productions. She has missed the theater for the past few months and looks forward to seeing what Cape Rep has in store!


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