The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Summer Blockbusters!


Date: June 26, 2019 — July 21, 2019
Days & Times:

Tues. - Thurs. at 7 pm
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun. at 2 pm
No perf. July 4
Post show Talk Back
July 3 & 14

Price: $35-$40

A World Premiere!
Written by Kate Pazakis
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Gregory Nabours
Co-Directed by Owain Rhys Davies and Kate Pazakis
Musical Direction by David Kornfeld


Presented with generous support from:

Summary

Cape Rep continues its tradition of launching new work by local writers. The UMPOs are the brainchild of Cape Cod’s own Kate Pazakis and a huge hit in Los Angeles.  She’s coming home to make it your mission impossible to hop into that DeLorean, head on down to Platform 9 and 3/4 for a ride to the Catskills to bond with your beach blanket, star gaze, and transform your summer into the perfect storm while you sink your jaws into those jujubes and milk duds and enjoy the art of parody–with music of course!

Cast

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Djon Alexander (Doc) Djon (like Celine, not the mustard) is excited to be making his American Theatre Debut with Cape Rep Theatre’s production of ‘UMPO Summer Blockbusters’. Djon is originally from Melbourne, Australia where he started his career and has since performed in Sydney, Singapore and now resides in Los Angeles. His credits include the Australian Premiere of Dreamgirls (C.C.), Legally Blonde (Nikos/Sundeep Padamadan), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf), Parade (Jim Conley), Song Contest: The Almost Eurovision Experience at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and you can see him as ‘Rajib’ in the Australian feature film ‘What If It Works?’ available on Amazon. Find him on Instagram @djonalexander

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Jess Andra ( ) Jess is thrilled to be returning for another season at Cape Rep! She was most recently seen in the smash hit Mamma Mia! last summer. Other Cape Rep credits: KT Lewis in Merrily We Roll Along, Seneca/The Bishop in Men On Boats and Rhoda in A New Brain. Past credits(select):The Diary of Anne Frank, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Dreamland Stage Company)  A Christmas Carol Nat’l Tour (PerSeverance Productions), Big FishEvitaSide Show (The Umbrella), Into The WoodsOliverBackground CheckAs Time Goes By (Seacoast Rep), On The TownOnce Upon A Mattress (Hackmatack Playhouse), Murder Ballad (Wilbury Theater Group). Jess is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.”– Doc Brown

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Owain Rhys Davies (Co-Director) is an actor/director from Wales who trained at Sir Paul McCartney’s Institute of Performing Arts. Having worked with Kate Pazakis and her phenomenal UMPO brand in Los Angeles, Owain is absolutely honored and excited to be invited to the Cape Rep Theatre to bring this special and hilarious production to the East Coast. Whilst in the UK Owain directed new work for such companies as The Wales Millennium Centre, Na’Nog Theatre, Sherman Theatre, The Eisteddfod, and S4C. As an actor Owain’s London West End credits include Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz, By Jeeves, as well as  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Royal National Theatre. He has toured the world with various productions such as Imagine This, Grease, Abigail’s Party, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Under Milk Wood, Fiddler on the Roof, and last year wrote and starred in the one man show This, That, and The Other at the Rockwell Table and Stage in LA. Television and film credits include Twin Peaks (SHOWTIME), Alice Through The Looking Glass (DISNEY), The Indian Doctor (BBC/HULU), My Dead Ex (Awesomeness TV/HULU), The OA (Netflix), The Round House Family (BBC), The Relationtrip (HULU) and the soon to be released feature film A Serial Killers Guide To Life. Owain was involved with the original productions of UMPO Jurassic Park and UMPO Stranger Things and is now thrilled that Cape Cod gets to experience the joy that is UMPO with the world premiere of UMPO Summer Blockbuster here at the Cape Rep Theatre.

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Caitlin Galllogly (Jennifer) Caitlin is thrilled to return to her UMPO family, East Coast style! She was last seen as Julie in Fiercely Independent, Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, as Jovie in Elf at the Engeman Theater, and as Janie Preston in On A Clear Day Off-Broadway at the Irish Rep. She’s best known as “Princess Kenny” on Comedy Central’s South Park, and as Kim on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Also on TV: I’m Dying Up Here, Future Man, Mindy Project, Masters of Sex. Recent stage: Philia, Forum; Marguerite, The Scarlet Pimpernel; Darla, Recorded in Hollywood (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ovation Nomination), The Women (Scenie Award, Eddon Award), Ciara, The Belle of Belfast, EST/LA (Ovation, LA Weekly Award nominations); The Queen’s Physician (opp/ Richard Dreyfuss). www.caitlingallogly.com  TW/IG: @caitlingallogly Thanks to her incredible family, Kate Pazakis, and Professional Artists.

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Kelly Plescia ( ) Kelly could not be more excited to be back at Cape Rep! She was seen last season as Beth in Merrily We Roll Along and in Mamma Mia! Most recently, she was on the national tour of All Hands on Deck (Daisy Maxwell) and in American Stage’s Mamma Mia! (Ali). Other favorites include Barrington Stage Company’s Tribes, the world premiere of The Mollyhouse (Maggie Clap), Legally Blonde (Serena), New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJYT’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Patti) and Paranormative at the Kraine Theatre. Kelly is an advocate for equality, developmental theatre, and inclusion. Graduate of NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway B.F.A. Musical Theatre. Thank you to the Cape Rep community, UMPO team, friends and family for the tremendous support.  www.kellyplescia.com @kellyplescia

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Anthony Teixeira (Announcer) is a local performer, producer, music director and educator who is always grateful to be working with Cape Rep. Previous shows here include Shakespeare in Love, Mamma Mia!, Merrily We Roll Along, The Tuna Goddess, Evita, Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Mack & Mabel, A Year with Frog & Toad, Lyle the Crocodile, and How I Became A Pirate, as well as shows at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, and Theater Under the Stairs.  Anthony has been a soloist and featured singer for the Cape Symphony, including their recent concert performance of The Wizard of Oz.

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


Creative

Writer and Co-Director
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Kate Pazkis (Writer and Co-Director) is the creator and writer of the UMPO Series.  Over the past five years, the UMPO series has become one of the hottest theatrical series in Los Angeles and has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood Live and many morning shows.  She has written UMPO STRANGER THINGS, UMPO BRIDESMAIDS, UMPO JURASSIC PARK, UMPO CLUELESS, UMPO 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 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, and UMPO ROCKY.  She also produced UMPO: SCREAM and developed/produced UMPO: CRUEL INTENTIONS which ran Off-Broadway and is now touring. She produced AMERICAN IDIOT on the West End with producing partner Bradley Bredeweg and Co-Wrote SCISSORHANDS  and THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB with him. 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, Mo & Dani!

Co-Director
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Owain Rhys Davies (Co-Director) is an actor/director from Wales who trained at Sir Paul McCartney’s Institute of Performing Arts. Having worked with Kate Pazakis and her phenomenal UMPO brand in Los Angeles, Owain is absolutely honored and excited to be invited to the Cape Rep Theatre to bring this special and hilarious production to the East Coast. Whilst in the UK Owain directed new work for such companies as The Wales Millennium Centre, Na’Nog Theatre, Sherman Theatre, The Eisteddfod, and S4C. As an actor Owain’s London West End credits include Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz, By Jeeves, as well as  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Royal National Theatre. He has toured the world with various productions such as Imagine This, Grease, Abigail’s Party, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Under Milk Wood, Fiddler on the Roof, and last year wrote and starred in the one man show This, That, and The Other at the Rockwell Table and Stage in LA. Television and film credits include Twin Peaks (SHOWTIME), Alice Through The Looking Glass (DISNEY), The Indian Doctor (BBC/HULU), My Dead Ex (Awesomeness TV/HULU), The OA (Netflix), The Round House Family (BBC), The Relationtrip (HULU) and the soon to be released feature film A Serial Killers Guide To Life.  Owain was involved with the original productions of UMPO Jurassic Park and UMPO Stranger Things and is now thrilled that Cape Cod gets to experience the joy that is UMPO with the world premiere of UMPO Summer Blockbuster here at the Cape Rep Theatre.

Musical Director
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David Kornfeld (Music Director) is a composer, lyricist, music director and coffee enthusiast residing in New York, and is very stoked to be collaborating with Cape Rep for the first time. He grew up frolicking in California’s wine country, received his BA in composition from Carleton College and his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. A co-founder of Underscore Theatre Company and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, he has collaborated with numerous companies in Chicago, New York, London, and other fine theatrical cities. His recent original musicals include MICROCOSMOS (Civilians R&D Group residency), HAYMARKET (Iris Theatre London, Underscore Theatre Chicago; 2017 Jeff Nomination for New Musical), PR0NE: A HARDCORE, AMATEUR MUSICAL (Underscore), GROUNDS: A FRESH-BREWED MUSICAL (Actor’s Training Center, Midwest Fringe Circuit), and 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT, (Commissioned by CPA Theatricals; CMTF 2016, NYMF 2017, Published by TRW). He co-founded the Hip Young Gunslingers Big Band and organ quartet Jazzsquatch in Chicago, performs regularly with singer-songwriter Rebecca Hart in NYC, and is working on an album of children’s music. www.davidkornfeld.com

Choreographer
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Dani Davis (Choreographer) Dani Davis is an Emmy award winning songwriter, Tony nominated Broadway producer and director, and television producer.  She returns to Cape Rep having directed last season’s hit Mamma Mia.  She wrote and directed Handel’s Messiah Rocks, (Emmy Award, PBS, Sony Classical) featuring Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. She produced GIRL STARTER, with Al Roker, for Discovery, activating young women in entrepreneurship. On Broadway, Davis acted as the lead producer for Little Women the Musical and The Lonesome West – (Tony noms)  She produced the  national tours of Little Women – The Broadway Musical, Working Title Pictures’ Billy Elliott the Musical, ( Helen Hayes Award), Dreamworks’ Shrek the Muscial, Universal Pictures’ The Wedding Singer, and Paramount’s Flashdance the Musical. A graduate of Duke  Davis is on the Executive Boards of The Women’s Forum and Duke’s Entertainment and Media network. She is on the Board of Dance NYC. Davis is the proud mother of Noah and Nina and spilts her time between Cape Cod and NYC.

Scenic & Properties Design
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Richard Ouellette (Properties and Scenic Design) Recent design credits include P.Y.G or The Misedumacation of Dorian Belle at Studio Theater, Mary Stuart at Olney Theatre Center, Hand to God at Watertower Theater, Erminia for Opera Lafayette, The Freshest Snow Whyte for Imagination Stage, Orfeo ed Euridice at the Maryland Opera Studio, Elemeno Pea at the ART Institute, Lucia di Lammermoor at Catholic U and Clove at UMD. Associate design credits include Grease at Merry Go Round Playhouse, Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theater, and Ms Bennet’s Christmas at Pemberly at Round House Theater. Studio assistant for David Korins for Beetlejuice D.C. and Hamilton, the Exhibition. He holds a MFA in Design from the University of Maryland. www.richardjouellette.com, Instagram: @ouellettedesign.

Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) has been illuminating productions professionally since 2004. Favorite shows include Boundless and Merrily We Roll Along at Cape Rep, Chicago at CCSU, and Death for Five Voices at Prospect Theatre Company. Regionally she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Enchanted Dance, AADA, Harbor Lights Theatre, The Resident Theatre Company and Provincetown Theater.  She is also a part of HG Lighting Design and freelances as a corporate and event lighting designer for WorldStage. 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. susanmnicholsondesign.com

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. After several years in California she is very happy to be back East to work at Cape Rep once again. She continues to be a nationally known designer of hand made journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection.

Associate Choreographer
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Brandon Simmons (Assistant Choreographer) is thrilled to be working with Cape Rep Theatre this season. As a recent transplant, he is happy to call the Cape home now and is currently sharing his passion for dance and movement at Studio 878 Adam in Chatham. Originally from Connecticut, Brandon has worked and performed with various companies and productions in New York. Brandon’s credits include Evita North American tour directed by Larry Fuller, David Byrne at Radio City, and Royal Caribbean, as well as teaching at studios throughout the tri-state area, Dance Masters of America, and Dance Teachers club of Connecticut. 

Stage Manager
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Dana McCoy (Stage Manager) is an award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Playwright, Director, Actor, and Teacher. She has topped Billboard charts with her songs, toured, directed, taught, and performed her own and other people’s original rock musicals internationally at NY Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival, and performed in venues from CBGB’s to Lincoln Center. McCoy has also enjoyed being on production teams headed by Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Russell Brand for development of their shows, and is thrilled to be supporting and learning from the incredibly talented team of artists at Cape Rep.

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