July 8th, 2016 – July 30th, 2016
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Nominated for ten Tony Awards and winner of five, this is a remarkable show and one of the great theater successes of our time. Now, witness the show with our MODERN interpretation. Is it a play within a play or one man’s delusion as the cell walls collapse around him? The ‘trip’ is a poignant story of a dying man whose impossible dream has taken over his mind.
Troy Nickerson (Director) has directed countless productions at nearly every local theater. His recent favorites include Equus, Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, Avenue Q, Wit, Into The Woods and The Full Monty. Most recently, he choreographed a well-received Guys and Dolls at Spokane Civic Theatre. He has directed three national AACTFest productions (K-2/Modern CdA, Assassins/Civic, and “Best In Nation” I Never Saw Another Butterfly/STG), and his portrayal of Jody in Lonely Planet (Civic’s “Best in Nation” production at AACTFest 1999) earned him the “Best Actor in the Nation” award.
Heather McHenry-Kroetch (Director) is excited to be collaborating with her friend Troy Nickerson again in this wonderful production. The two have co-directed other musicals including Fiddler on the Roof for Spokane Civic Theatre and Little Shop of Horrors for Ignite! She is grateful to have such supportive friends and family that enable and inspire her to participate in the wonder of live theater. Love you, Patrick, Madison and Logan. Miss you always, David.
Chris Beazer (Music Director) is an award-winning composer with credits in film and video games, but his true love is musical theater. He has both played keyboard for, and music directed shows across the nation from New York to Salt Lake City but is happy to be settled back in his hometown playing music in the Inland Northwest.
Moorish Dance choreographed by Angela Rose Pierson
Rio Alberto (Sancho) is thrilled to return to the Spokane stage in his second production with the Modern Theatre. Recent roles include Oscar (The Wild Party), Nikos Argitakos (Legally Blonde), Seaweed (Hairspray), Ching Ho (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Warner (Legally Blonde). Thank you for your continued support and patronage of live theater, and a special thank you to his family for their continued support.
Marlee Andrews (Aldonza) is thrilled to be back on the stage with The Modern Theater! She was last seen in The Wild Party and Rock of Ages (Ensemble) at The Modern. Her previous roles include Mrs. Patrick (A Man of No Importance), M’Lynn (Steel Magnolias), Witch #3 (Macbeth), and Carrie White (Carrie, the Musical). She would like to thank George Green and The Modern Theater for this amazing opportunity, along with her family & friends for their support.
Nick Bailey (Innkeeper/Governor) is a Spokane native and Whitworth alumni. Recent credits include Eddie in The Wild Party and Hertz in Rock of Ages, both with the Modern Theater, Dan in Next to Normal a coproduction between the Modern and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Equus at Stage Left Theater. Nick has previously performed with Spokane Civic Theater, Spokane Opera, Coeur d Alene Summer Theatre, Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. Nick wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued support, but especially his late Mother, who was always his loudest fan.
Craig Hudkins (Ensemble) is grateful for the opportunity to return to The Modern Theatre stage. Craig has called Spokane his home for most of his life and is thrilled to share his love of theater with his friends and family. His acting credits include Equus, The Wild Party, Sordid Lives and several short films locally. Man of La Mancha was the first show he ever saw and was mesmerized by the artistry and beauty of the production. Craig would thanks Troy Nickerson and Heather McHenry-Kroetch for this amazing opportunity.
Jerrod Galles (Pedro/Fight Captain) is overjoyed to be joining a show with a cast as talented as this one. He was previously seen in Anything Goes, The Wild Party, and Rock of Ages on both Modern stages this season. Jerrod has been involved with other theaters in the Spokane/CDA area such as Spokane Civic, CYT, and Stage Left. He would like to thank his friends and family for all the love and support they give! And George for the opportunities. Enjoy!
Robert C Garcia (Pedro/Ensemble) is charmed to have the opportunity to return to The Modern stage! A Spokane native, Robert’s previous roles have included ensemble parts in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Wild Party and as Benjamin Coffin III in RENT.
Alliyiah Gorman (ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be in another Modern show! Previous work includes Nadine (The Wild Party), Christmas Eve (Avenue Q), and Gingy (Shrek the Musical). She would like to thank her friends and family for all the support they have given her over the years and for pushing her to continue following her passion.
Emily Jones (Housekeeper) is so happy to be given the opportunity to join this wonderful cast. Last seen as Pauline in A Bright New Boise, recent Modern roles also include Sarah in Lucky Me and Annette Raleigh in God of Carnage. She is thankful to her whole family for their support and help to make these adventures possible.
Alyssa Jordan (Ensemble) is so excited to be back on The Modern’s stage! Acting credits include The Great American Trailer Park Musical, RENT, The Producers, Crazy for You, The Crucible, Death by Chocolate, The Wild Party and Sweeny Todd. She would like to thank her family and friends for continuing to support her through all of the craziness that is the Performance Arts. Thank you for supporting the craziness that is Performance Arts!
Terrance MacMullan (ensemble) is overjoyed that the wild winds of fortune have brought him into this amazing production. He is honored to join this stellar cast for his second appearance with the Modern Theater: Terrance recently performed at The Bing and The Modern CDA in All is Calm. He thanks his family for their love and support and he thanks George Green, Troy Nickerson and Zach Baker for the priceless opportunity to learn from them.
Daniel McKeever (Don Quixote) is ecstatic to be a part of a production that is very near to his heart. Previously seen on the Modern stage as Burrs in The Wild Party and Lonnie in Rock of Ages, he is excited and blessed to bring this character to life and appreciates you coming to support the arts in our community. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support and love. With them, anything is possible.
Brandon Michael (Padre/Juan) very excited to be making his Modern Theater debut in this very exciting take on a musical theater masterpiece. Brandon has performed in professional and community theaters in New York, Seattle, Issaquah, Portland and as far away as Alaska. Brandon would like to thank his wonderful wife and children for supporting his artistic endeavors.
Mathias Oliver (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be at the Modern Theater Spokane with so many talented performers! Mathias could be most recently seen in Rock of Ages at The Modern Coeur D’Alene. Past shows include Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical (Ensemble) and Shrek the Musical where he was honored with the role of Donkey. Mathias wishes to thank the Greens and his Mother once again for their continued belief and support of him.
Torey Routson (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be on the stage again from her busy hard working schedule. She is thankful to her friends, family and to a phenomenal cast and crew! Teaming up to create something beautiful is something I will never grow tired of! Enjoy!
Jesse Worley (Sound) is excited to return and join the crew for his second show at The Modern Theater – Spokane. He has been heard mixing shows such as The Wild Party, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Company, and Hair. Jesse studied audio engineering at SFCC and enjoys helping local musicians record their music. He is very grateful to be able to work with such talented performers. Thank you for supporting the arts, and enjoy the show!
Jenna Clement (Lights) is glad to return to The Modern-Spokane for this reimagining of a classical musical. She has previously been involved other Modern shows including Boeing Boeing, The Best Brothers, Assassins, Rock of Ages and Reasons to Be Happy. She has also worked extensively at Stage Left Theatre. Thank you for supporting local artists. Enjoy the show!
Becca Marsh (Stage Manager) is incredibly excited to be working with The Modern again, and with this incredibly talented cast no less! Currently a junior at Pacific Lutheran University, she is pursuing a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design. Previous work includes She Loves Me (Stage Manager), Night of Musical Theater (Lighting Design), and The House of Blue Leaves (Stage Manager). Thank you to The Modern Team, as always, and to her mother- to the Moon and back.
Jeremy Whittington (Set Design) has built and painted the Modern sets for Anything Goes, Assassins, The Wild Party, Other Desert Cities, Lucky Me, Last of the Boys and many, many more. He was the Stage Manager for Other Desert Cities and The Wild Party as well.
Elizabeth Kitzig (Props) has enjoyed art in its varied forms for as long as she can remember. Some of her favorite ways to express her artistic side are through creating paintings, crafts and cooking. Recently Lizzy was introduced to the Spokane theater community when she took the opportunity to join the prop team for Leftovers. She was happy to find that her love of crafts had a place in the theater family.