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.
"You may know what you need, but to get what you want, better see that you keep what you have."
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
She&Her Productions INTO THE WOODS
Director: Tiffany Coville-Schweigert
Music Director: Jim Vinkenberg
Choreographer: Guy Gardner
Stage Manager: Nicole Brewer
ASM: Amanda Rhodes
Hair and Makeup: John Hollan http://www.stagefaceandhair.com/Stage_Face_and_Hair/Welcome.html
Costume Design: Kat Kaufman https://www.facebook.com/Steamstress?fref=ts
and Halley Sageng
Set Design: Doug Schroeder
Light Design: Kevin Verhoff
Sound Design: Brendan Kerr
Accompanist: Debbie Goddard
The Narrator & Mysterious Man: Dennis Maddux Many thanks to She&Her for giving me my first introduction to the KC theatre scene with Proposals, followed by Urinetown, Jekyll and Hyde and Over the River.... SPOILER ALERT: Tiffany loves to see me die. Many thanks to D1 my theatre family and friends for your love and support
The Baker: Robert Hingula is excited to be working with this wonderful staff and cast. He was last seen at She & Her as Dan in Next to Normal. He performs all around KC, and some of his favorites include Of Mice and Men (Lennie), Les Miserables (Valjean), Shrek (Shrek), JC Superstar (Annas), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), and The Wedding Singer (Robbie). He attributes his success to his loving and supportive wife, Melissa, and his beautiful and immensely talented daughter, Darcie.
The Baker’s Wife: Leah Swank-Miller Is thrilled to be back with She&Her and this fabulously talented cast. Leah will soon be seen as Nurse Gladys in OUT OF ORDER at the New Theatre in December. Other recent KC credits include; Miss Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS (Musical Theatre Heritage) and Pam in the FULL MONTY (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre). Favorite KC/Regional/New York credits include: THE MUSIC MAN (Eulalie Shinn), SUNDAY IN THE PARK (Mrs. USA), SPELLING BEE (Shwartzy), URINETOWN (Little Becky Two-Shoes), THE TAFFETAS (Kaye), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Charlotte). Endless thanks to Tiffany and Jennifer, Hubby Brian, Kiddos J&B, and her crazy family. Go Royals!
Cinderella: Betsy Jane Bledsoe is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Michigan State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music Performance. Her favorite roles include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Luisa (The Fantasticks) and Franca (The Light in the Piazza.) In the recent past, Betsy spent a year in Chicago studying musical theater with Matthew Ellenwood and then returned to Kansas City in 2014. Since her return, you may have seen her in Pirates of Penzance, From Berlin to Broadway: Kurt Weill (Soprano), Avenue Q (Kate Monster), West Side Story, and The Secret Garden (Rose). She is also a member of the professional chamber choir Vox Nova located in Columbia, MO and music directs the bell choir at Asbury United Methodist. The only people more excited for her to play Cinderella are her nieces!
Little Red Ridinghood: Beth Benedict is thriller to be making her She and Her debut. She has performed around town at New Theatre, Starlight, Theatre in the Park, The Barn, The White Theatre, KC Rep, The Chestnut and Worlds of Fun. Some favorite rolls include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Natalie in Next to Normal, Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Amber in Hairspray. Beth lives in Brookside with her husband and dog and is a Realtor with ReeceNichols. Much love to her friends and family especially John.
Jack: Steven James is thrilled to be back with She&Her Productions after previously performing in their 2014 production of Ordinary Day! Steven is also glad to be back onstage after taking a break to Co-Music Direct Sweeney Todd at The Culture House! Some of his favorite roles include: Claude (HAIR), Henry (Next to Normal), Cinderella's Prince (Into the Woods), Warren (Ordinary Days), Tobias Ragg (Sweeney Todd), Bud Frump (H2$), and Hanschen (Spring Awakening). Steven would like to thank his family and friends for their unending love and support!
Jack’s Mother: Renee Blinn is beyond thrilled to be making her She&Her Productions debut with this wonderfully talented cast. Most recently, you may have seen her as Mama Bear (and not seen her as the offstage voice of the Dragon) in The White Theatre and Theatre in the Park's collaboration of Shrek the Musical. Other favorite credits include The Barn Players Catch Me If You Can (Shellie/Nurse 2) and Hair (Suzannah), Leawood Stage Company's Hello, Dolly! (Mrs. Irene Molloy) and Songs for a New World (I'm Not Afraid of Anything, The Flagmaker), Theatre Lawrence's Shrek the Musical (The Mad Hatter), and Theatre in the Park's 9 to 5 the Musical (Margaret). Thank you to the marvelous production team for this wonderful opportunity and to her loved ones for their continuous love and support.
Witch: Cori Weber is thrilled to be making her Kansas City stage debut, and is even more excited to work with She&Her Productions and the amazingly talented cast of Into the Woods. She's returning from a lengthy break where she spent as much free time as possible with her husband and their baby boy, who suddenly became an 8-year-old. Some of her favorite roles include Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Shelly in Buried Child, Woman/Medea Redux in Neil Labute's Bash: Latter Day Plays, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and the ensemble cast of Cotton Patch Gospel and Beehive. Cori wants her family and friends to know that she is deeply appreciative of their love and support,so if someone could let them know, that'd be great.
Rapunzel: Korrie Murphy is so excited to have this opportunity to make her debut with She&Her Productions as Rapunzel. Korrie has always wanted to be a princess and can’t believe its finally happening! She is a Junior at UMKC studying Business and Theater. Her previous experience includes, but is not limited to, Magenta/Trixie in Rocky Horror Show, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Daughter of Antiochus in Pericles
Stepmother: Joy Richardson is thrilled to return to She & Her for their 2016 production after portraying Lady Beaconsfield in Jekyll & Hyde. Other recent credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (Marie) at The Barn Players; Damn Yankees (Meg Boyd), Annie Warbucks (Gladys) and HONK (Henrietta) at Theatre in the Park; A Chorus Line (Bebe), Drowsy Chapperone (Janet), RENT (Maureen), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel) with Mid-Life Players. By day, Joy battles against hunger as Annual Giving Manager for Harvesters - The Community Food Network. As Joy and hubby Rob's nest of three empties, she loves filling up her life and free time with KC community theatre.
Florinda: Jessica Alcorn is so excited to make her She&Her Productions debut! Most recent credits include, Crystal- Little Shop of Horrors (The White Theatre) Princess Fiona- Shrek the Musical (The White Theatre/ TTIP) Marjorie- Hair (Barn Players) Laker Girl- Spamalot (TheWhite Theatre) Tracy Turnlad- Hairspray (The White Theatre/ TTIP) Doralee- 9 to 5 (Barn Players) and Paulette- Legally Blonde (TTIP). When Jessica isn't living her dream as a performer, she is a cosmetologist at Indigo Rose Salon in Mission, KS. For an appointment call 913-909-4488 or check out their website www.indigorosesalon.com Hugs to mom, dad, ACW, and Alec for their love and support!
Lucinda: Cassie Pettigrew is thrilled to be working with She&Her for the first time and is excited to work with such a talented group of performers. Cassie recently moved back to Kansas City after teaching music for three years in Missouri. She received her degree at University of Central Missouri in Vocal Music Education and is currently finishing up her Masters in Music Education at Central Methodist University. Cassie is happy to be teaching the best middle school students in the city!
Cinderella’s Father: Paul Anderson is a veteran of Kansas City community theatre. He has performed in more than 20 productions with the Leawood Stage Company, The Barn Players, The Bell Road Barn Players, Olathe Civic Theatre Association, The Jewish Community Center, Johnson County Community College and Metropolitan Community College. He is thrilled to be making his debut with She&Her Productions. Paul is delighted to once again work with Tiffany Schweigert who directed him as Nunzio Christano in "Over the River and Through the Woods" at OCTA. He is also immensely grateful for the support of his family as he feeds his acting habit, and ecstatic to be a part of "Into the Woods."
Cinderella’s Mother: Halley Carol Sageng is delighted to join She and Her Productions in their trip Into the Woods. A recent music ed graduate from Pittsburg State, Halley spends her days teaching children and adolescents about the joys of music and theatre through her work as a nanny, private studio instructor, and homeschooling group teacher. This is Halley's first performance with She and Her and she thanks the directing crew for this fun opportunity.
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: John Cleary is thrilled to be returning to the KC stage with She & Her Productions. John is returning from his theater hiatus after learning to Joust with Noble Cause Productions. Prior to that, John has performed on many stages across the city. Some of his favorite credits include Evita at the Barn Players in Mission, RENT and CHESS with Padgett Production in KC, and a number of great roles with She & Her including most recently, Ordinary Days, in this very theater! John would like to thank his lovely (brand spanking new) wife, for all her grace and support, his patient and supportive parents, and would like to dedicate this performance to his late grandmother Colleen, who taught him that…“boys who sing and dance, are really the best kind.”
Rapunzel’s Prince: Ken Koval Ken is excited to go back Into The Woods as Rapunzel's Prince with such a talented cast, crew, and staff! He is also excited to be back with She & Her Productions after last being seen with them as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown. He has had the good fortune of performing in many great roles in many great theaters in the area over the years, but his favorite role, unquestionably, is being Braedon's Dad. Enjoy the show!
Steward: Michael Golliher is so very excited to finally perform in one of his favorite musicals in the universe. Other favorite past roles include Audrey II Puppeteer in "Little Shop of Horrors" at the White Theater, Mordcha in “Fiddler on the Roof” with Spinning Tree Theatre, Perchik in “Fiddler on the Roof” at the White Theater, Leaf Coneybear in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at OCTA, and Freddy in “Carrie: The Musical” with Egads Theatre Company. Much love to the Golliher family, the Hawkins family, and his always-growing theatre family.
Granny: Cindy Siefers is thrilled to be back with She&Her Productions for this wonderful musical! Having done film,television, commercial and print in Los Angeles and Memphis, she is so honored to be working in the theatre industry in Kansas City. Cindy has been seen recently working with Melting Pot KC, The Coterie Theatre and the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre as an actor. Enjoy the Show!
Snow White: Kristen Alley is excited to be making her She and Her debut! Before co-music directing and makeup designing Sweeney Todd, she was most recently seen as The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods (both with The Culture House). Some credits include Les Misérables (TTIP & The Culture House), Sweeney Todd (TTIP), Carmen (KC Lyric Opera), and more. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Kirk, Steven, and all of her family and friends for their love and support
Sleeping Beauty: Ashton Botts is thrilled to be working with She&Her for the first time and is honored to be among such a talented group of performers. Ashton recently moved to Kansas City from Columbia, where she performed with the University of Missouris Summer Reparatory Theatre. She last appeared in Suessical the Musical with Gladstone Theatre in the Park (Bird Girl #2). Favorite past performancesinclude Spring Awakening (Wendla), The Spitfire Grill (Percy) and Talley's Folley (Sally Talley).
Voice of the Giant: Vicki Kerns has been involved with community theatre for over 30 years and loves being involved, whether it's on stage, playing the piano, or working on the sets. She recently played Hold Me Touch Me in "The Producers." She would like to thank her family, Kandi and Alex, for their support, and also her two "furry" children, Cleo and Quincy. Break a leg everyone!
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 Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem
May 24,25,27,31 June 1
Directed by Taylor St. John
Amanda, twenty-five, wants to be a great composer. But at the moment, she's living in New York City and writing advertising jingles to pay the rent while her fiancé, Jack, pursues his singing career. So when Amanda's mother, Kim, calls one evening from New Hampshire and asks for her help with something she can't discuss over the phone, Amanda is only too happy to leave New York. Once home, Kim reveals that she's leaving Amanda's father and needs help packing. Amanda balks and ends up (gently) hitting the postman, who happens to be her first boyfriend. They spend the night together in an apple orchard, where Amanda tries to tell Billy how her life got sidetracked. It has something to do with being a young woman in a profession that only recognizes famous men. Billy acts like he might have the answer, but doesn't. Neither does Amanda's mother. Or, for that matter,her father. A Feminine Ending is a gentle, bittersweet comedy about a girl who knows what she wants but not quite how to get it. Her parents are getting divorced, her fiancée is almost famous, her first love reappears, and there's a lot of noise in her head but none of it is music. Until the end.
A KANSAS CITY THEATRE PREMIERE
KC Studio Magazine: http://en.calameo.com/read/000009256fc54a5e67630?page=26
by Adam Gwon
Directed by Tiffany Schweigert
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
A KANSAS CITY THEATRE PREMIERE
The Baltimore Waltz
Directed by Ian R. Crawford
Joshua Moutray.... The Third Man
Brandon Michael Stevens... Carl
Leah Swank-Miller... Anna
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel is proudest of Baltimore Waltz, a love letter of a play written to a brother who died of AIDS in 1989. A fever dream in a hospital waiting room imagines the wild trip through Europe they never took together and eventually leads to the very human act of coming to terms with the death of a loved one. Winner of the 1992 OBIE award for best new play, Baltimore Waltz has earned a prominent place in the canon of plays dealing with HIV and AIDS.
by Bryrony Lavery
Directed by Nino Casisi
Ellen DeShon – Nancy
Jordyn DeMarco – Agnetha
Danny Grumich – Ralph
One evening ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope, searching for answers. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis: "Serial Killing—A Forgivable Act?" Then there's Ralph, a pedophilic loner who's looking for some distraction. Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark on a long, dark journey which finally curves upward into the light. Angry, humane and compassionate, FROZEN is an extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and change after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely. Unfathomable, dark and raw, FROZEN asks some hard-hitting questions with some dangerous answers. From beginning to end, this is a great gift of live theatre that carries the audience safely away to another time and place, only to return you wiser and unharmed. “The difference between a crime of evil and a crime of illness is the difference between a sin and a symptom.”
all performances at 8pm
Orange Flower Water
written by Craig Wright
Directed by Doug Ford
Cathy- Helena CosentinoDavid- Doug Dresslaer
Beth- Alli Tunnel
Brad- Andy Penn
November/Two Rooms (in rep)
Michael Wells - Grant Wayman
Lainie Wells - Cassidy Kirch
Walkher Harris - Matt Leonard
Ellen Van Oss - Claudia Copping
URINETOWN: The Musical
Music by Mark Hollman
Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Tiffany Garrison-Schweigert
Caldwell B. Cladwell- Dennis Maddux
Hope Cladwell- Alana Henderson
Little Sally- Tracy Van Unen
Officer Barrel- Sean Connors
Officer Lockstock- Ken Koval
Penelope Pennywise- Samantha Barboza
Senator Fipp- Josh Moutray
Hot Blades Harry/ Old Man Strong- Donovan Kidd
Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux- Stephen Howard
Little Becky Two Shoes/ Mrs. Millennium- Melissa Loper
Soupy Sue/ Cladwell's Secretary- Devon Roberts
Robby the Stockfish/ USG Exec #1- Michael Golliher
Billy Boy Bill/ USG Exec #2- John Cleary
Ma Strong/Old Woman- Vicki Kerns
Mr. McQueen- Ted Collins
all performances at 8pm, *2pm matinee
THE MERCY SEAT
by Neil LaBute
Evening performances @ 8pm
Sunday matinees @ 2pm
Love's Labour's Lost
Ferdinand, King of Navarre: Aaron Roose
Berowne, a lord of Navarre: Corbin Hernandez
Longaville, a lord of Navarre: Miles Wirth
Dumain, a lord of Navarre: Luke Singleton
Princess of France: Mackenzie Goodwin
Rosaline, a Gentlewoman: Keely Siefers
Katherine, a Gentlewoman: Cassidy Kirch
Maria, a Gentlewoman: Krystal Heib
Boyet, a lord of France: Michael Masterson
Don Adriano De Armado, Spanish Braggart: Rick Williamson
Moth, his page: Hailey Jones
Costard, a fool: Joshua Gleeson
Dull, a constable of Navarre: Kent Plumb
Jaquenetta, a dairy maid: Christine Wade
Sir Nathaniel, Navarre's Curate: Cindy Siefers
Holofernes, Navarre's Academic: Dean Kinsey
NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Reception by Kelsey Celek
Directed by Rachael Redler
Introducing the Cast of RECEPTION:
Lily - Teresa Spoon
Matt - Andy Perkins
Eva - Kendall Ryan
Introducing the Cast of THE LAST BREATH ALONE:
Natalie - Dawn Simpson
Matt - Matt Leonard
and the Cast of HELLO BABY:
Alice - Nicole Hall
John - Patrick Simpson
Michal: Jeremy Frazier
the eight reindeer monologues
December 3,4,6,10,11 2010
Charlie Brown: Jason Patrick Pollard
Lucy: Jennifer Coville
Linus: Jeff Newman
Sally Brown: Tracy Van Unen
Schroeder: Phil Newman
THE SHAPE OF THINGS