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The Old Globe Production of

HAIR

The American Love-Rock Musical

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado

Music by Galt MacDermot

Directed by James Vásquez

Original Choreography by Mayte Natalio

The Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN!

Let the sunshine in! During the Summer of Love, a group of young Americans dream of a beautiful future filled with harmony and understanding. The groundbreaking rock musical includes the Grammy Award™-winning hits “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the title song’s ode to long, brilliant, beautiful “Hair!” Opening Two River Theater’s 30th anniversary season, Director James Vásquez (Old Globe Resident Artist, American Mariachi) and choreographer Mayte Natalio (Love in Hate Nation) bring their 2021 staging from the Old Globe Theatre, which was hailed as “A first-class production. A Hair to seek out (San Diego Story).” Peace now, freedom now, Hair now!

Hair is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

This production contains nudity, adult language, drug references, strong racial language, and sexual references. There will be no nudity in the Student Matinee or Sensory Inclusive performances.

PHOTOS

MEET THE ARTISTS

THE CAST

Devin Cortez

DEVIN CORTEZ (he/him) (ENSEMBLE) Originally from Southern California Devin is excited to make his Two River Theater debut! Off-Broadway: Americano! (New World Stages). Regional: The MUNY Beauty & the Beast / West Side Story), Bucks County Playhouse (Evita), Moonlight Amphitheatre (On Your Feet!), Norwegian Cruise Line, Scotland FRINGE Festival, Playhouse Stage Company, Rocky Mountain Repertory, Musical Theater West. TV/Film: “I Love You Man”, “Cougartown”, Disney’s “Skyrunners”. BFA Emerson College. Many thanks to HAA and his very supportive family! @devin.cortez

Jordan Dobson

JORDAN DOBSON (CLAUDE) Broadway: Bad Cinderella (Prince Sebastian), Hadestown (Orpheus), A Beautiful Noise (Shilo, OBC), West Side Story directed by Ivo Van Hove (Tony). Select Regional: Austen’s PrideInto the Woods (ACT of Connecticut), The Wanderer (Papermill Playhouse), CabaretGypsy (Arden Theatre Co.), The Color Purple (Theatre Horizon). Upcoming Film: William in Netflix’s “Maestro” directed by Bradley Cooper. Much love to his incredible family and Dave at Creative Talent Company! 

Tiffany Francès

TIFFANY FRANCÉS (she/her/hers) (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making her Two River Theatre Debut! Hailing from the Motor City Detroit, MI, Tiffany is a vivacious singer, dancer, songwriter and playwright. She studied Music Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University. Following her Broadway Debut as Josephine in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Francès just recently closed The Harder They Come Off Broadway at The Public Theatre. Her Regional credits include; Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalMemphis, & Smokey Joes Cafe! A Lover of the arts & anything that serves her community. She would like to thank her loving parents for always supporting her dreams, her family, friends, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Clear Talent Group @TiffanyFrances_ 

Tré Frazier

TRÉ FRAZIER (he/him) (HUD) Most recently Tré was seen in Rent (Benny) at the MUNY. Hamilton (Principal Standby for Ham/Burr/Wash/LaffJeff/LaurPhil/MullMad) at the And Peggy Tour, Eliza Tour, and Angelica Tour. Sister Act (TJ) Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera/Kansas City Starlight. Mamma Mia & Pride and Prejudice (EnsembleIdaho Shakespeare Festival/Great Lakes Theater, The Nolan Williams Project (W.E.B. Dubois) Cleveland Playhouse. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre (2018). Originally from Hartford Connecticut. Represented by The Hybrid Agency. Special thanks to my Mom, Dad, Janae, Allen, Xyla, Bella, and my beautiful fiancée Kayla! Instagram, TikTok, Twitter: @jtfsings

Delaney Love

DELANEY LOVE (ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER/ENSEMBLE) is excited to make her Two River theater debut! Delaney was a member of the original cast of Hair at the Old Globe in San Diego and is thrilled to travel with the production to New Jersey as a member of the ensemble and the creative team. Previous credits include: In the Heights (Dallas Theater Center), Carmen Immersive (Public Arts), Oklahoma (Ogunquit Playhouse), Cabaret, Flashdance (Gateway Playhouse), Chicago (Highlands Playhouse). IG: @delaneylovee

Janelle McDermoth

JANELLE MCDERMOTH (she/her) (DIONNE) is a multi-platform creator from The Bronx, New York and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Broadway: A Bronx Tale. Off-Broadway: We’re Gonna Die (Lortel Nomination, Antonyo Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Honor), The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente, Soul Doctor. Film: To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Daughter of the Bride, A Killer Romance. TV: “Law & Order: SVU”, “Blue Bloods”, “Blindspot”, “High Maintenance”. Janelle has also been the voice over and narration talent for numerous national commercial campaigns as well as documentary shorts for ESPN and Hulu. Her original music combines the poetics that compel her, the hip hop that raised her, and her penchant for the aforementioned theatrics. www.janellemcdermoth.com @janellemcdrmth

Olivia Oguma

OLIVIA OGUMA (JEANIE) Last appeared at Two River as Penny in Honk! in 2011. Broadway: Mamma Mia!, A Christmas Carol, Les Miserables, Disney’s High School Musical (1st National) . Off-Broadway: Letters of Suresh (Second Stage), Addressless (Rattlestick), Hello From… (Playwrights Realm), Luce (LCT3) Emotional Creature (Signature), The Imaginary Cuckold (Moliere in the Park), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), The Dispute (NAATCO). Regional: Yale Rep, LaJolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Portland CenterStage, Philadelphia Theater Co, Papermill Playhouse. Film & TV: This is Where I Leave You, Strangers with Candy, Like Father, “Instinct”, “FBI” “Odd Mom Out”, “Younger”,”Law & Order”, “The Good Wife” “The Big C,” “Great News”, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Olivia is the co creator/writer/host of DisOrientalism, an Asian American variety show which has a residency at Joe’s Pub. She has solo backpacked through 30 countries and is extremely passionate about Cirque Du Soilel. For my tribe: Mom, Oliver, EJZ, Molly, Luigi and 埼玉県. IG: @olioguma 

Andrew Polec

ANDREW POLEC (BERGER) West End: Strat in Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum, Dominion Theatre; The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award). Off-Broadway: The Beautiful Lady (La Mama), The Fantasticks (Theatre Center). Regional: The Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hair (Broadway World Award), Crime and Punishment A Comedy (Old Globe), Legacy of Love (Bucks County Playhouse), The General from America (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Ivanov, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company), Where the Wild Things Are (Providence Fringe Festival). Film/Television: “Katy Keene,” “Prodigal Son.” Recordings: “Disillusioned Funk.” Other: Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist, 2021 First Prize Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition. Education: B.A.s in English, Music from University of Rochester, M.F.A. in Theatre from Brown University. @andrewpolec 

Olivia Puckett

OLIVIA PUCKETT (she/her) (SHEILA) is thrilled to be making her Two River debut! Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (OBC), Motown. National Tours: HamiltonMotownAmerican Idiot. Off-Broadway: The Panic of ’29 (59E59), The Night Falls (The Ballet Collective). Film: “Theater Camp”. TV: HBO’s “Winning Time”. For KJS. @oliviapuckett

Angel Sigala

ANGEL SIGALA (he/they/él/elle) (WOOF) is thrilled to make his Two River Theater debut with HAIR! Angel recently made his Broadway debut in NEW YORK, NEW YORK, originating the role of Mateo Díaz. He also had the opportunity to be a principal perfomer at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, now streaming on Paramount+. Born and raised in Mexico, Angel is a graduate of Temple University’s School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He would like to thank Marc and Dustin, at the Daniel Hoff Agency, his family, and his partner Joel for their support. Follow them on Instagram: @_angelsigala. Website: angelsigala.com 

Bailey Day Sonner

BAILEY DAY SONNER (she/her) (CRISSY) Bailey is honored to be returning to the role of Crissy, after playing the role in the Old Globe’s production in 2021. Stage: Crissy in Hair (Old Globe), Velma in West Side Story (La Mirada), Sillabub in Cats (SDMT), Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! (Welk), Rock of Ages (Cygnet), Parade (3DT), Spring Awakening (Barn Stage).  Film: The Prom, Bathtubs over Broadway. baileydaysonner.com, @magicalbay on Instagram. All my love to Mom, Dad, Quin, Will, Romero, Maisy, Tonks, Treelo, and CrazymouseDonate to: For the Gworls. “Tonight is the last night of the world. We stick together.”

Darius Wright

DARIUS WRIGHT (he/him/they) (ENSEMBLE) is an all-around artist, athlete, outdoor and life enthusiast. Broadway: MJ (u/s MJ, OBC), NEW YORK, NEW YORK (u/s Jesse Webb, OBC), PRETTY WOMAN (OBC), A BRONX TALE. Off-Broadway: MACK AND MABEL (NYCC Encores!). Tour: MATILDA. Developmental: AIN’T TOO PROUD (Smokey Robinson/Damon Harris). TV: “FBI” (co-star), “Katy Keene”. Darius is a stand alone performer having made his solo show debut at Greenroom 42 which featured covers as well as his own original music – more to come! @DariusAWright

THE CREATIVES

James Rado

James Rado (1932-2022) was an actor, songwriter and co-creator of the characters, story, dialogue and lyrics of HAIR. His daydream, since he was a teenager, was to write a Broadway musical. He taught himself how to write lyrics from intense study of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, etc., as well as pop music from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. In college, he wrote the music and lyrics for two shows: Interlude at the University of Maryland and Cross Your Fingers at the Catholic University of America.

After a two-year gig in the U.S. Navy, in 1956 he moved to New York to be an actor. Five years later he got his first Broadway break when the famed director and teacher Lee Strasberg plucked him from an acting class for a small part in June Havoc’s Marathon ’33 starring Julie Harris. This led to a string of acting roles in Luther, Generation, The Knack and, in 1964, Hang Down Your Head And Die, where he met fellow actor Gerome Ragni. He told Ragni about his daydream of creating a Broadway musical and proposed that they team up to write a show about the hippies and the antiwar movement which was happening all around them. Ragni came aboard with some of his exciting experimental poetry.

In 1966, in the midst of writing HAIR, Rado got a leading role as Richard the Lionhearted in the James Goldman play The Lion in Winter, starring Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris and Christopher Walken. By 1967, Rado and Ragni had a presentable script of HAIR, which they gave to the producer Joseph Papp. Papp liked what he read and decided HAIR would be the inaugural production of his newly-founded New York Shakespeare Festival at The Public Theater on New York City’s Lower East Side. HAIR opened on Broadway in the spring of 1968 and starred Rado and Ragni in the lead roles. The rest is theatrical history. In his later years, Rado continued working on two other pieces: American Rainbow and Sun.

Gerome Ragni

Gerome Ragni (1935-1991) From Pittsburgh PA, Gerome was the youngest of a large family with six sisters and two brothers. After four years as a medic in the United States Air Force, he began acting and was recognized by winning the Barter Theatre Award as Outstanding Young Actor. He appeared on Broadway in John Gielgud’s Hamlet featuring Richard Burton, and he starred off-Broadway in The Knack. He was involved with The Open Theater (which he named) studying experimental theater techniques with Nola Chilton and Joseph Chaikin. With James Rado he co-created the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical HAIR, and their lyrics were set to music by Galt MacDermot. A dynamic stage and life presence, he originated the role of Berger in HAIR. On his own, he authored the Broadway musical Dude, with score by MacDermot. He teamed up with another composer, Steve Margoshes, who wrote the music for the Ragni opus Jack Sound and His Dog Star Blowing His Final Trumpet on the Day of Doom. Soon thereafter, he and Rado rejoined forces to collaborate on a new musical they called Sun. A gifted actor and prolific writer and painter, he originated “paper-napkin art” and he wrote a volume of dynamic poetry under the pen name Virginia Miller. He passed in 1991. His son, Erick Ragni, is an innovative architect.

Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of a Canadian teacher and diplomat. He was educated at Upper Canada College and Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada). He received a Bachelor of Music from Cape Town University, South Africa and made a study of African music his specialty. He also studied the piano privately with Neil Chotem.

Galt MacDermot won his first Grammy Award for the Cannonball Adderley recording of his song “African Waltz” (the title track of the album of the same name) in 1960. He moved to New York City in 1964 where, three years later, he wrote the music for the hit musical HAIR, which he later adapted for the 1979 film. Its Broadway cast album won a Grammy Award in 1969. His next musicals were Isabel’s a Jezebel and Who the Murderer Was, which featured British progressive rock band Curved Air. Galt MacDermot had another hit with the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical. For that show, MacDermot was nominated for a Tony for best music and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. His later Broadway musicals included Dude and Via Galactica and The Human Comedy.

MacDermot’s film soundtracks include Cotton Comes to Harlem, a 1970 blaxploitation film starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques and Redd Foxx, based on Chester Himes’ novel of the same name; Rhinoceros starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, and directed by original Broadway Hair director Tom O’Horgan; and Mistress. He writes his own orchestrations and arrangements for his theatre and film scores.

In 1979, MacDermot formed the New Pulse Jazz Band, which performs and records his original music. The band was the on-stage band in the Broadway revival of HAIR. MacDermot’s work also includes ballet scores, chamber music, the Anglican liturgy, orchestral music, poetry, incidental music for plays, band repertory and opera. In 2009 Galt MacDermot was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In 2010 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from SOCAN.

James Vásquez

James Vásquez is a Resident Artist of The Old Globe Theatre, where he recently directed Hair on the Lowell Davies Festival Stage, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! He received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical in 2018 for In the Heights at Moonlight Stage Productions and in 2010 for Sweeney Todd at Cygnet Theatre Company. His other recent directing credits include Goodspeed Musicals, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center Theatre Company, and The Children›s Theatre Company. Mr. Vásquez is an amateur gardener, lover of dogs, and graduate of The Juilliard School.

Mayte Natalio

Mayte Natalio is from Queens, New York by way of Dominican parents. She studied at the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and SUNY Purchase (BFA). Mayte began her career as a concert dancer and has performed and toured nationally and internationally with several companies, including the Parsons Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M and Darrell Moultrie. She has also performed with pop artists Mylene Farmer and Kanye West as well as in several regional and Off Broadway productions. TV & Film credits include episodes of Neil Patrick Harris’s Best Time Ever, Project Runway All Stars, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live (also assistant choreographer to Camille A. Brown), Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Amazon Prime’s Harlem. Theater choreography credits include The Winter’s Tale (Dallas Theater Center/ Public Works), Runaways (NYU) Into The Woods (Barrington Stage Company), Measure for Measure (The Public Theater/ Mobile Unit 2019), Love in Hate Nation (Two River Theater), Hair (The Old Globe), Kiss My Aztec (Hartford Stage), How To Dance In Ohio ( Syracuse Stage), La Hora Santa written, directed and choreographed by Mayte for Ars Nova’s Vision Residency.  Broadway: Associate Choreographer, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf.

The Old Globe

The mission of The Old Globe is to preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: Creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; Producing and presenting works of exceptional merit, designed to reach current and future audiences; Ensuring diversity and balance in programming; Providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences, and the community at large.

Music Director

Noah Teplin
Noah Teplin

NOAH TEPLIN (Music Director/Conductor/Keyboard) is a New York based music director, pianist, and arranger. New York credits include FLYING OVER SUNSET at Lincoln Center, SCOTLAND, PA at Roundabout Theater Company, and DOGMAN at the Lucille Lortel. He has served as a rehearsal pianist for MOULIN ROUGE on Broadway as well as the Off-Broadway productions of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and KINKY BOOTS. Noah has worked regionally at the American Repertory Theater, 5th Avenue Theater, The Old Globe, Alley Theater, and Bay Street Theater. Next up, Noah will serve as the associate music director on TEETH at Playwrights Horizons.

Scenic Designer

Timothy Mackabee
Timothy Mackabee

Tim Mackabee (Set Design) Broadway: The Elephant Man, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Heathers, Darling Grenadine, The Last Match (Roundabout), Poor Yella Rednecks, Vietgone, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Guards at the Taj, Describe The Night, The Penitent, Our New Girl (Atlantic), Luce (LCT), Gigantic (Vineyard). Regional: oh yeah lots. Music Video: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Surrender My Heart”. TV: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO), Smash. Education: NCSA, Yale School of Drama. @timmackabeedesign.

Costume Designer

David Israel Reynoso
David Israel Reynoso

DAVID ISRAEL REYNOSO (he/him) (Costume Designer) Internationally renowned, scenic, costume, and exhibit designer; Obie Award–winning costume designer of Sleep No More (Boston, New York and Shanghai) and The Burnt City (London); His celebrated theatrical designs have been featured at  The Finnish National Ballet, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Portland Center Stage, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Berkeley Rep, Roundabout, Signature Theatre, among many others. He is the Founder of OPTIKA MODERNA and Creator of La Lucha, Teatro Piñata, Portaleza, Las Quinceañeras, and Waking La Llorona; Other work includes designs for Meow Wolf, Museum of Us, and New Children’s Museum.  www.davidreynoso.com.

Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

J. Jared Janas
J. Jared Janas

J. Jared Janas (he/him) (Wig, Hair, & Makeup Design) At TRT: Love in Hate Nation and Oo-Bla-Dee. Broadway: Purlie Victorious, Good Night, Oscar, Sweeney Todd…, Ohio State Murders, & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, Topdog Underdog, How I Learned to Drive, American Buffalo, Jagged Little Pill, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, All about Me. Recent Off Broadway: My Broken Language, Between the Lines, Prayer for the French Republic, The Tap Dance Kid. Recent TV: “And Just Like That” and “The Gilded Age.”

Lighting Designer

Amanda Zieve
Amanda Zieve

AMANDA ZIEVE (Lighting Designer) Amanda is delighted to make her debut at Two River Theatre. Her work has been seen around the country: Off-Broadway, The Goodman, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, Goodspeed Operaf House, Bucks County Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cygnet, Music Theater Heritage, and San Diego Symphony. She has had the privilege of working on 19 Broadway productions. Her Broadway Associate credits include Escape to Margaritaville, Bright Star, and Allegiance. One of her most rewarding experiences has been assisting on Hamilton. She received her B.A. in Theatre from California State University, Northridge. https://www.amandazieve.com

Sound Designer

Drew Levy
Drew Levy

Drew Levy (he/him) (Sound Design) Broadway: A Strange Loop (Tony nom.), Oklahoma! (Tony nom., Drama Desk nom.), Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nom.), Chaplin (Drama Desk Award), The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Present Laughter. West End: A Strange Loop, Oklahoma! (Olivier nom.). Off-Broadway: Judgment Day (Park Avenue Armory), Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s), Cleopatra, One Day the Musical, The Weir, Why Torture is Wrong…, Emergence-See!, Rainbow Kiss, Dutchman (AUDELCO Viv nom.). Regional: The Old Globe, Heartbreak Hotel (Chicago), ART, Williamstown, Huntington, Westport Country Playhouse, Two River Theater, McCarter Theater, Arena Stage, Long Wharf. Other: Reconfiguration: An Evening with Other Lives at BAM; Drama Desk Awards 2014 & 2015; Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala; annual holiday installations for Saks 5th Avenue, Cartier, and others.

Intimacy Coordinator

Artists Heal, Noelle Diane Johnson
Artists Heal, Noelle Diane Johnson

Noelle Diane Johnson (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary Artist and Artist Advocate based in Philadelphia, PA. As a freelance artist, Noelle has worked as an actor, director, choreographer, model, performer, and intimacy director. Noelle is the Founder and owner of Artists Heal®, a company designed to create healing and care spaces for collaborative art-making while centering and providing resources for marginalized artists and vulnerable communities. She maintains a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility work helping organizations and institutions implement DEI&A Strategy and Facilitation using the wisdom of theatre and storytelling, healing, and boundary practice. Noelle holds a BA in Theatre from Temple Univerity and currently pursuing a dual Master’s in Theatre and DEI Strategy from Villanova University, and is an adjunct at Rowan University. IG: @noelledianejohnson/ artistsheal.org

Casting Director

Howie Cherpakov
Howie Cherpakov

Howie Cherpakov (Casting Director) Broadway & Tour credits include: Bright Star, Next Fall (Artios Award Nomination), The Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Dancing, South Pacific. Off-Broadway/Regional productions include: Bliss (5th Avenue), Hair, Benny & Joon and October Sky (Old Globe), Midnight Street (Theatre Row), Shaken Not Stirred (Django Room), Pipeline Festival (Women’s Project), Found (Atlantic Theatre Co -Artios Nomination), Atomic (Acorn), Marry Harry (NYMF). Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse), Fault Lines (Artios Award, Cherry Lane), The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theatre), Rock Doves (Irish Arts), The Opposite of Sex (Magic Theatre), This Is Our Youth (Fairbanks). Other work: New York Stage & Film [five seasons].  www.hccasting.com

Associate Director

Noelle Marion
Noelle Marion

Noelle Marion (Associate Director) is delighted to make her Two River debut and to reunite with James Vásquez for their 9th project together!  Favorite Directing credits: Spamalot (The Welk Resort), Cinderella (Moonlight), Nunsense (The Welk Resort), The Addams Family (The Welk Resort), Welkhome Home for the Holidays (The Welk Resort), Freaky Friday (SDMT), Beauty and the Beast(High Street Arts), and The Wizard of Oz (Moorpark PAC).  Associate Directing credits: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Old Globe), Cabaret (Goodspeed Opera House), Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), Hair (The Old Globe), Hurricane Diane (The Old Globe), and Tiny Beautiful Things (The Old Globe).  Member of SDC.  SDC Observership Class of ’21. Thank you to this wonderful group of collaborators, to Justin and James for the opportunity, to my loved ones for their continued support, and to YOU for supporting the arts.  www.noellemarion.com

Associate Choreographer

Delaney Love
Delaney Love

DELANEY LOVE (ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER/ENSEMBLE) is excited to make her Two River theater debut! Delaney was a member of the original cast of Hair at the Old Globe in San Diego and is thrilled to travel with the production to New Jersey as a member of the ensemble and the creative team. Previous credits include: In the Heights (Dallas Theater Center), Carmen Immersive (Public Arts), Oklahoma (Ogunquit Playhouse), Cabaret, Flashdance (Gateway Playhouse), Chicago (Highlands Playhouse). IG: @delaneylovee

Music Supervisor

Geoffrey Ko
Geoffrey Ko

GEOFFREY KO (Music Supervisor) is a New York-based music director, orchestrator, and arranger. BROADWAY: The Notebook, Be More Chill. OFF-BROADWAY: Broadway Bounty Hunter, Baby (New Orchestrations, with a new book by Richard Maltby, Jr.), Billy and the Killers, Generation Me, Renascence. SELECT REGIONAL: The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Disney’s A Jolly Holiday (Paper Mill), Row (Williamstown), Mystic Pizza (Ogunquit), May We All (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), Punk Rock Girl (The Argyle Theatre), Other World (Bucks County Playhouse), Love in Hate Nation (Two River), The Honeymooners (Paper Mill), and October Sky (Marriott Theater). OTHER WORK: Ride (West End), Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, American Songbook (Lincoln Center), Double Standards (The Town Hall), The Jimmy Awards, Disney on Broadway concerts, and orchestrations for The American Pops Orchestra. Geoffrey is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University. @geoffreyhko

Assistant Scenic Designer

Yijun Yang
Yijun Yang

Yijun Yang (Assistant Scenic Designer)

Assistant Costume Designer

Emily White
Emily White

EMILY WHITE (Associate Costume Designer) is a Northern Minnesota born costume designer and artist. Recent/upcoming work includes Angels in America, and The Cake at Portland Stage Company,  Matilda (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Gusher, a devised dance piece with Blaze Ferrer, Black No More (associate costume design/The New Group),  and Mac Wellman’s Bad Penny (The Flea) She has an M.F.A. in theater design from NYU. emilyelizabethwhite.com

Assistant Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

Tony Lauro
Tony Lauro

Tony Lauro (Assistant Wig, Hair and Makeup Designer) is proud to return after such a super time with Ooh-Blah-Dee, and Love and Hate Nation. Current Broadway Shows (as Associate Designer): Kimberly Akimbo, & Juliet, and Sweeney Todd.

Assistant Lighting Designer

Amara McNeil
Amara McNeil

Amara McNeil (she/her) (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a New York-based, Hartford-raised theatrical lighting designer and filmmaker.  She holds a B.A. in Theater from Fordham University and is the 2023 Howell Binkley Fellow as well as a 2019 ALW American Theater Wing Scholar. As a visual storyteller, she aims to create an immersive experience for the audience, using vibrant colors and dynamic angles to bring texture to the stage.

Credits include Broadway: Once Upon A One More Time (LD Intern, Parade (LD Intern); Regional: The Untitled, Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical (ALD), The High Priestess (Lighting Design/Asst. Camera), Pippin (LD), A Christmas Carol (LD); Fordham: La Cocina (LD), The Nether (Dir. of Photography), Enterprise (Asst. Dir. of Cinematography),  My Papier Mache Monster (LD), Hand to God (LD);  Barnard: Fedra (LD) Film: A Thousand and One (Art Dept. PA), Condé Nast (PA), Big Think (Grip); PPAS: And A Child Shall Lead (LD), Indecent (LD), Roe (LD).

Associate Sound Designer

Aaron Harris Woodstein
Aaron Harris Woodstein

AARON HARRIS WOODSTEIN (they/them) (Associate Sound Designer) is a non-binary Sound Designer, Composer, and Playwright. Aaron received their MFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University. Selected Sound Design credits include: A Dream Play (CCM), Our Town (CCM),Unfortunate Mechanism (Radio Play), The Missing (Radio Play), It’s a Small World for Bristol Valley Theater (Naples, NY), Macbeth and Twelfth Night for Stella Adler School of Acting (NYC), Casa Valentina for Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, IL), The Peacebook Festival 2019 and The Light 2019 for Collaboraction (Chicago, IL), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and The Tempest for Saint Sebastian Players (Chicago, IL). Samples of their work can be found at www.ahwdesign.com.

Production Stage Manager

E Sara Barnes
E Sara Barnes

E SARA BARNES (she/her) (Production Stage Manager) NYC: Sancocho, Weightless, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (WP Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House Theater), Jersey Boys (New World Stages), Pacific Overtures (Classic Stage); Oh, Hello (Cherry Lane); Straight (Theatre Row); By the Water (Manhattan Theatre Club); Pageant (Davenport Theater); Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova); The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (Play Company);Three Men on a Horse, Bedroom Farce (The Actors Company Theatre); Twelfth Night  (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). REGIONAL: May We All (TPAC), Other World(DTC), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Gypsy! (starring Karen Ziemba, Sharon Playhouse), I Promised Myself to Live Faster, Twelfth Night, Zero Cost House (Pig Iron Theatre Co.); Guys and Dolls, Saving Aimee, Memphis! Hello, Dolly! (5th Avenue Theatre).

Assistant Stage Manager

Gracie Carleton
Gracie Carleton

Gracie Carleton (she/her) (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) is thrilled to be back at Two River working on this classic musical! Gracie was here in the winter with Living & Breathing and is a New York based Stage Manager. NYC: English (Atlantic Theatre Company); Which Way to the Stage (MCC); The Cotillion (New Georges / The Movement Theatre Company); Big Shot(CBE). Regional: The Tempest (Bread Loaf, VT); Living & Breathing (Two River Theater); Whitelisted, The Fifth Domain (CATF, WV); The Chinese Lady, I Am My Own Wife, Pride & Prejudice, On the Grounds of Belonging, Miller, Mississippi (Long Wharf Theatre, CT). Thank you E. Sara for roping me in, and  James for always supporting me.

Band

Jared Decker
Jared Decker

JARED DECKER (he/him) (Band, Drums) is a drummer, composer, arranger, and educator living in Jersey City, NJ. He plays regularly around New York City and New Jersey, and has performed nationally and internationally, building a reputation as a talented and versatile musician. Jared has performed and recorded jazz with the likes of Victor Goines and Warren Wolf, accompanied singer-songwriters like Goldwoman and Samantha Joy Pearlman, and produced several of his own projects, most recently as co-bandleader for the Congregation Jazz Orchestra. He also works regularly as a pit orchestra musician for musical theatre, including recent performances for Powerline Road, and the New Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Baby.

Nicole DeMaio
Nicole DeMaio

NICOLE DEMAIO (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax) is a composer, performer, and music educator. She has worked as a substitute musician on a number of Broadway shows including Aladdin, A Strange Loop, Some Like It Hot, Kimberly Akimbo, and more. As a woodwind doubler, she plays flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoon. Nicole is a member of The Broadway Sinfonietta, and is the director of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble. As a composer, she has been commissioned by groups including Yale School of Music and Infrasound. Her composition “Solo for Bassoon Alone” was part of the repertoire for the 2021 Meg Quigley Bassoon Competition. She currently teaches woodwinds at Far Brook School.

Erika Friedman
Erika Friedman

Erika Friedman (Reed 2) is excited to be a part of the band for Hair! She is a NYC based woodwind doubler specializing in musical theatre. First national tours: The Prom, The Bodyguard. In addition to playing shows and concerts in town, she maintains a private lesson studio consisting of piano, flute, clarinet, and saxophone students of all ages. She holds performance and education degrees from NJCU (M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance) and Ithaca College (B.M. in Saxophone Performance and Music Education).

Nate Huvard
Nate Huvard

Nate Huvard (Guitar 2)

Sherisse Rogers
Sherisse Rogers

Sherisse Rogers (she/her) (Band, Bass) Sherisse comes to us from Philadelphia, PA. She is a well-established bassist local to New York City. She has made a name for herself playing bass on numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Her credits include: Hairspray, Baby It’s You, Kinky Boots, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Life of Bees, Jersey Boys, Once on This Island and For Colored Girls, in addition to many others. Sherisse is also an award-winning composer/arranger and is a Professor of Jazz Composition at Manhattan School of Music.

Additional Arrangements

Angela Steiner
Angela Steiner

Angela Steiner (Additional Arrangements): Select regional theater music director and/or conductor, orchestrator credits include: Cabaret (Barrington Stage Company); Cabaret and Sweeney Todd  (Asolo Repertory); Hair! (The Old Globe); Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); A Little Night Music, Rattlesnake Kate, The Who’s Tommy, Oklahoma, Indecent, Twelfth Night (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). Angela holds a bachelors degree in piano from Wichita State University and a masters in collaborative piano from the University of Northern Colorado. She specializes in creating and collaborating on new musicals.  angelasteiner.com

Sinai Tabak
Sinai Tabak

Sinai Tabak (Additional Arrangements)

Conor Keelan
Conor Keelan

Conor Keelan (Additional Arrangements)

INSIDE TWO RIVER EVENTS

NEWS & FEATURE STORIES

BEFORE PLAY

With Olivia Oguma

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Artist Sponsor for Andrew Polec – Marv Woodall

RESTAURANT PARTNER

     

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