KANSAS CITY THEATRE PRODUCTION COMPANY
She & Her Productions is dedicated to the creation of quality and diverse theatrical performance art. Our goal is to entertain and educate in a unique and accepting environment which embraces and encourages diversity in our community, thus enriching the culture.
Our 2013-2014 Musical:
We are super excited to announce our big musical for the 2013-2014 Season- Jekyll & Hyde!!! a musical tragedy based on the novel a Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Tiffany Schweigert
Music Direction by Jim Vinkenberg
KCSTAGE 2012 #1 OVERALL SHOW:
A musical tragedy based on the novel a Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Tiffany Schweigert
Music Direction by Jim Vinkenberg
Choreography by Leah Swank Miller
Februrary 28, March 1,7,8,10,14,15,16
All Performances held at the
JUST OFF BROADWAY THEATRE
JEKYLL & HYDE CAST
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde: Alex Bigus is thrilled that he gets to be a part of such an amazingly talented group. Other parts he has played include Grantaire/Swing: Les Miserables; Man 2: Songs for a New World; Sherriff Reynolds: Bat Boy; Cadmus: Bacchae; Mr. Malone: Man and Superman; Jean Val Jean: Les Miserables; Thenardier: Les Miserables; Bobby:Company; Bill Livingston: The Women of Lockerbie; Toad: The Adventures of Frog and Toad; and Zoser: Aida. He is currently directing “A Watch on the Rhine” for Leawood Stage Company. Alex hold a Bachelor of Music degree from Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music and teaches private voice lessons and vocal coaching. www.AlexBigusMusic.com
Emma Carew: Katie Meador is pleased to be a part of Jekyll & Hyde! This is her 3rd appearance under direction of She & Her Productions, having been in Ordinary Days and The Last Five Years as part of The Barn Players Benefit. She is so very grateful to everyone for support and unending encouragement! Special thanks to Mom, Dad, Ryan, Michael and Dan. And to Tiffany and Jennifer for taking a risk with me - it's been a fun ride!
Lucy Harris: Kelsie Clark's first show with She & Her and what a show it will be! Thank you, Tiffany and Jennifer, for trusting me in this role. This is also Kelsie's first time playing a prostitute which is the most exciting part!!
Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Evelyn in The Shape of Things, Meg in Little Women, Regan in The Bachelorette, Angelique in The Imaginary Invalid, Dina inSchool House Rock Live, Cinderella in Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Eve in Stephen SchwartzChildren of Eden, and Susan in [title of show]. Kelsie's musical directing credits include Little Shop of Horrors with Lamplight Theatre in Amarillo, TX and Spring Awakening at The Barn Players theatre in Mission, KS. She will be music directing West Side Story early spring of 2014 with The Culture House in Olathe, KS. Thank you to my family for believing in me since the very beginning! Thank you to the love of my life, Andy Massey. This performance is for you, minus the prostitute part.
John Utterson: Chris Gleeson is excited to be making his debut performance with She and Her Productions. It has been such a great honor getting to work with such talented individuals. He has been truly blest to be a part of such a great show. Of all the roles he has played over the years his most favorite and most important has been the role of Husband and Father to the three most important ladies of his life.Thank you Katie, Josie and Izzie for all your love and support.
Simon Stride: Andy Perkins is excited to return to She&Her after being in their very first production, The Shape of Things. After earning his BFA from Avila and his MFA from Purdue, Andy has appeared at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet To Go), the KC Fringe Festival (Our Author Died Today), the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (How to Succeed in Business...), The Living Room (Our Author Died Today as part of their Writers' Den series), and the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis (Next Fall). Andy also performs regularly with the Kansas City Improv Company. You can see him in the upcoming original work Flowers in the Wardrobe produced by Whim Productions this May. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and creative team for all their hard work and his parents for their continued support.
Sir Danvers Carew: Dennis Maddux This is the third time Dennis has worked with Tiffany (Proposals, Urinetown) in her third venue. The girl has got to start paying her rent! Other KC area performances include Harvey, How to Succeed in Business, Sordid Lives, and Company. He taught English, Speech, and Drama teacher for 36 years in Council Bluffs, IA.
Nellie Manageress “The Red Rat”: Vicki Kerns is excited to once again be working with She&Her Productions and with such a very talented cast and director. Her most recent thespian efforts included playing Roz in The Barn’s production of “9 to 5” and also as Cissy in “Sordid Lives.” Vicki has been involved with community theatre for over 30 years and loves being involved in all aspects, whether it’s on stage,accompanying on piano, or working on sets. She would like tothank her family, Kandi and Alex, for their support, and also hertwo “furry” children, Cleo and Quincy. Break a leg everyone.
The Bishop of Basingstoke: Ray Zarr has directed over 150 musicals for Jr. High, High school, College and community theaters. He has performed at Starlight, Leawood Stage, The Barn Players, Just Off Broadway and most recently appeared at the MET in A Funny Thing that Happened on the Way to the Forum as Erronius, Ragtime, And How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Mr. Twimble. Other favorite roles: little Chap in Stop the World, Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon, Will Parker in Oklahoma, Herman in Sweet Charity. Ray did two National tours with Cabaret (with Joel Gray) and 1776 as Richard Henry Lee.
Lord Savage/Spider: Taylor Bottles has done a multitude of musical theater, film, stage, and commercial work. He recently moved back to Kansas City from Los Angeles where he did acting and production film work. Represented by Talent Unlimited here in KC. He is excited and thankful to be apart of Jekyll and Hyde!
Lady Beaconsfield: Joy Richardson Making her debut appearance with She & Her, Joy is one happy soprano playing this role with the Board of Governors (she always did her best to surround herself with tenors and baritones in college choir.) A new comer to musical theatre, Joy appeared in Theatre in the Park’s Damn Yankees (Meg Boyd), and concert performances of RENT (Maureen Johnson), Into the Woods (Rapunzel) and Forbidden Broadway (Barbara Streisand and others), all productions of Mid-Life Players. Joy is humbled to be a part of this remarkable cast. Love to Rob, kids, parents, in-laws sister & brother for their support, hugs to musical theatre friends for their encouragement and praise to the King for giving us creativity, expression and music.
Sir Archibald Proops: Trenton Bottles has performed in a variety of plays and musicals in the Kansas City area over the past several years. He is so excited to make his debut back to the stage with such an amazing and talented cast and crew.
General Lord Glossop: Richard J. Burt is pleased to be performing again with She & Her Productions. Originally from Glendale, Arizona, he moved to Kansas City in 2010 from Flagstaff, Arizona, where he studied theatre at Northern Arizona University. He has previously worked as technical director and master carpenter for Theatrikos Theatre Company (Flagstaff, AZ), stage manager at Canyon Moon Theatre (Sedona, AZ), and was a co-founder of the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase (Flagstaff, AZ). Recent credits include Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet (She & Her), El Gallo in The Fantasticks (OCTA), Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (OCTA), Bernard in Death of a Salesman (CTI), Doctor Caius in Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatrikos), Tom in Frame 312 (Theatrikos), and the twin Dromios in Comedy of Errors (Theatrikos). Richard's performance is sponsored by Marc Ricketts.
Miles Wirth Miles is thrilled to be back working with She&Her Productions, he was previous in Love's Labour's Lost.Other Credits include: Drood, Spring Awakening, Chess, Blood Brothers and Cabaret (Barn Players);Slashdance! (The Coterie); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (MET); 9 to 5, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz (TTIP). He would like to thank his friends and family for his love and support.
Ali Watson's first production with She & Her Productions. You might have seen her previously in the ensemble of Les Miserables at The White Theatre at The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City or playing “Sarah” in Sondheim’s Company at Olathe Civic Theatre Association. She’s excited to be a part of the Jekyll & Hyde cast.
Zachery Phillips is completely enthused about joining with the cast on Jekyll and Hyde! An ER nurse by day (and sometimes night too), he takes great inspiration from the healthcare habits of Dr. Jekyll. Human experimentation, personality splits and magic potion overdoses are all things he'd like to see more of in our modern hospital setting. He's really grateful to Liz, his family and friends for giving him unconditional support in pursuing musical theater, despite his (alleged) "utter lack of pitch". Special thanks to 'the group' (not sure what else to call them) who are in attendance and his unparalleled co-workers who are (hopefully) coming to see him. Lastly, to Taylor Bottles, for being the wind beneath his wings. He hopes you'll enjoy the show!
Emmy Hadley is so thankful to be a part of the incredible cast of Jekyll & Hyde! A freshman in college, she has studied dance, voice, and acting since a young age with years of dance training on a competitive level. She has performed with many community and professional theaters in KC, including; Starlight Theatre, Egads! Theatre Company, The Coterie, and The Barn Players. Aside from regional theatre, Emmy also has experience in voice-over broadcasting. She loves working with kids, and enjoys being the choreographer for a children's show choir. Emmy would like to thank her family & friends for their continuous love and support!
Christoph Cording In the last two years, Christoph Cording has performed in numerous shows for both the EMU Theatre Troupe and Theatre Lawrence, including most recently Shrek: the Musical, Footloose, and Ragtime. He is delighted to finally be branching out of his adopted Lawrence and trying his hand with new companies and productions.
Legna Cedillo is a student from the University of Kansas from Overland Park, KS. She is excited to be making her She & Her Productions debut in Jekyll & Hyde! She was last seen as "Aida" in Tim Rice's Aida, directed by Greg Shaw in TTIP.She recently returned from working with talent agencies in New York City this past summer and looks forward to life after graduation in May! Thank you to my incredible family and friends for your unending encouragement and love, it is more than I deserve and I am so thankful for you. And to God who has met me where I am and carries me through everything.
Shannon Buhler is a recent University of Kansas graduate from Shawnee, KS. She was last seen in KU’s productions of Into the Woods as the Baker’s Wife and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens, directed by Bill Russell. After a yearlong break from the stage, she is thrilled to be working on her first production with She&Her!
Rachel Adcock is excited to be making her She & Her Productions debut in Jekyll & Hyde! Previous shows include: Company (Amy), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood), Titanic (Kate McGowan), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and Children of Eden. She holds a BA in Music with a Minor in Theatre from the UMKC Conservatory, and can often be seen singing in two vocal groups at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.
Katherine Ruprecht's first time performing with She & Her Productions and couldn't be more excited and honored! Katherine rejoined the theatre community last summer starting with Children or Eden and Damn Yankees at TTIP. She followed up by being Kathy in OCTA's Production of Company. She is very happy to be back in such a loving and welcoming community. Thank you to all my friends, family and amazing husband Kevin for everything they do!
Nicole Santorella is excited to be a part of Jekyll and Hyde. Recently she has been seen in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at The MET, The Session at the JOB, and Fringe Fest 2013's Wiccans in the Hood. Other favorite credits include: Anita in West Side Story, Mary Warren in The Crucible and Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap. She thanks her family and friends for unfailing love and support.
Megan Hill is happy to do her first show with She and Her Productions. Jekyll and Hyde is a show that is definitely out of Megan's "character" personality, but she is excited to bring a different side of herself to the stage. Her most recent and most favorite role was Motormouth Maybelle in HAIRSPRAY performed this past summer at Theatre in the Park directed by Mark Swezey. Megan's love for singing began in the children's church choir at an early age. In the 7th grade she was in her first onstage play called Tumbleweeds, from there she realized how much she loved the stage! Her past community theatre experiences include Once on this Island, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast,RENT along with several musical review performances. She is also a crazed karaoke singer in which she has placed first and second in karaoke competitions. Megan currently works with children and loves her job very much, but her passion to perform is instilled in her heart and she hopes to make it in the entertainment business as her career!!! She thanks God whom has brought her this far and who she loves so much!, She also gives thanks to the love of her life Jamie and family and friends who support and encourage her to not give up on her dream!!!
John Van De Voort is excited to appear in his first production at Sheandher Productions. He has previously appeared as King Pellinore in CAMELOT, Cameron MacIntosh in FORBIDDEN BRADWAY, Pap Finn in BIG RIVER, Benny in RENT, Harry Beaton in BRIGADOON, General Lord Glossup in JEKYLL & HYDE and George Widener in TITANIC. He also has appeared in the ensemble in WEDDING SINGER, ALL SHOOK UP, FOOTLOOSE, & LES MISERABLES.
About She & Her:
|Tiffany received her BA in Theatre Education at Emporia State University. She is very excited to be able to fulfill a long time dream by creating She&Her Productions with her beautiful and talented Wife. Upcoming directing projects include: Jekyll & Hyde Spring 2014 Other Directing and Designing credits: Ordinary Days, Parallel Lives, Next to Normal, Urinetown: The Musical, The Last 5 Years, Neil Simon's Proposals, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Last Mass at St. Casimirs, The Shape of Things, Black Comedy, STOP KISS, Songs for A New World, Bye Bye Birdie, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Cinderella, Music Man, Miss Firecracker Contest. Some favorite acting credits; RENT, Joanne; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Vibrata; Honk!, Cast; Leader of the Pack, Cast; Footloose, Urleen. A special thanks to her family for all of their support through the years. And of course to her wife Jennifer for her love and faith.
||Jennifer Coville-Schweigert is extremely excited to begin her journey with She&Her Productions. Jennifer is originally born in New York, but has lived in the Kansas City area long enough to call it home. She will always be a New York Giants fan though! She has done numerous productions in and around the Kansas City Area, including many commercials and independent films. Her most notable roles include "Velma Kelly" in CHICAGO, "Audrey" in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, "Adelaide" in GUYS AND DOLLS, "Rizzo" in GREASE, "Mimi" in RENT, "Callie" in STOP KISS, "Annie Oakley" in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, "Martha" in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, "Sheila" in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, "Evelyn" in THE SHAPE OF THINGS, "Lucy" in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and most recently, you may have seen her as "Bessie" in MARVIN'S ROOM. She plans to continue to perform as long as possible, and leave all of the Directing up to Tiffany. This has been a long time dream of Jennifer's to start her own theatre company. She would like to thank her ever supporting family, her loving wife, and everyone for continuing to support the arts!
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