THE WILD PARTY
November 6th, 2015 – November 29th, 2015
In this Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Award winner decadence and excess are the life of the party! A steamy prohibition steamrolling production will have you gasping for breath as it roars across the stage. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties. Burrs’ jealousy erupts and sends him into a violent rage. The gun is fired, but who feels the wrath?
Troy Nickerson, Director, has directed countless productions at nearly every local theatre. Recent favorites include Nunsense A-Men!, Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol,Avenue Q, Wit, Into The Woods and The Full Monty. Most recently, he directed a critically-acclaimed production of Equus for Stage Left. 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.
Zachariah Baker, Musical Director, is a multi-instrumentalist, director, composer, and vocalist from Sandpoint, Idaho. While the majority of his time is spent on the piano, he enjoys performing as a guitarist as well! Zack’s first musical direction experience at The Modern Theater (then Lake City Playhouse) was for the 2011 production of Urinetown – he has loved it ever since.
Angela Pierson, Choreographer, recently made her way back to the PNW after training in New York City. While living there, she was teaching for Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and she currently tours withUSA Dance, teaching and choreographing throughout California. Favorite credits include,The Producers (Ulla), Annie (Lily St. Regis), and The Count of Monte Cristo (Haydee). Angela was recently seen as Waitress #1 in The Modern’CDA’s production of Rock of Ages. Much love to her supportive family! Instagram: angelap9
Mario Alberto (Oscar) is thrilled to return to the Spokane stage in his first production with the Modern Theatre. Recent roles include Nikos Argitakos (Legally Blonde), Seaweed (Hairspray), Ernst (Spring Awakening) and Warner (Legally Blonde). Thank you for your continued support and patronage of live theatre, and a special thank you to his mother, sisters, and brothers for their continued support and patience.
Marlee Andrews (Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of such a talented cast ! Recently graduated with a Theatre and Psychology BA from EWU, she is no stranger to the stage. Her previous roles include Mrs. Patrick (A Man of No Importance), M’Lynn (Steel Magnolias), Witch #3 (Macbeth), Portia/ Lucilius (Julius Caesar) and Fairy #2 in The Modern-Spokane’s own A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Marlee was most recently seen in the Modern-CDA’s production of Rock of Ages. She would like to thank George for an opportunity of a lifetime, along with her friends/ family for their support.
Nick Bailey (Eddie) is excited to be back on stage after a 12 year hiatus. A Spokane native and Whitworth alumni, Nick spent several years in Los Angeles after college. Most recently seen in Equus at Stage Left Theater, Nick has 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.
Abbey Crawford (Madeline True) is an award winning vocalist, and Spokane’s only trained cabaret singer. Recently, she has directed “Assassins”, “Boeing, Boeing” as well as “All is Calm” for The Modern Theatre. Her on stage credits include Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd” and The Witch in “Into The Woods” for Lake City Playhouse. As always, her favorite role, is that of “Mama” to Mason, Amelia & Isaac.
Alyssa Day (Kate) is beyond excited to be making her Modern Theatre-Spokane debut with this fantastic show. She was most recently seen as Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy in “Shrek the Musical” at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Favorite roles include Eva Peron in “Evita” Patsy Cline in “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” and Louisa in “The Fantasticks”. As always, Alyssa would like to thank Matthew, Eden and Luke for their incredible love and support.
Jace Fogleman (Max) was trained at Louisiana’s Acadiana Symphony Conservatory and continued his music studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He was previously seen in The Who’s Tommy (Lover), Company (Peter) and Hair (Walter) as well as Civic’s Les Miserables (Feuilly). Jace is also a recording artist, having recently released his debut album. He can also be seen performing with different big bands and jazz combos in the area.
Jerrod Galles (Jackie) can’t wait to get this party started with you! Recently seen in Rock of Ages over at Modern-CDA and hyped to be on the Modern Spokane stage with this great group of people! Other roles include Bad Idea Bear (Avenue Q), Sister Leo (Nunsense A-men), Tulsa (Gypsy), Fender (Hairspray), Sonny (Grease) and more. Jerrod thanks Troy for this wild opportunity, Aubree because “YOU IS BAE GURL”, and all my friends and family.
Robert C Garcia (Phil) is a delighted to be able to share his Modern-Spokane debut with such a talented cast! Robert has been seen on the Couer D’Alene stage as Benjamin Coffin III in “RENT” and in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Alliyiah Gorman (Nadine) is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Wild Party cast! She is a 2014 University High School graduate who’s previous work includes Christmas Eve (Avenue Q), the groupie (Rock of Ages) and directing I Never Saw Another Butterfly. She would like to give a tremendous thank you to her family and friends who have always supported her.
Briane Green (Delores) is ecstatic to make her debut on the Modern-Spokane stage and in such a wildly fun show. Recently Mrs. Green played Fantine in Les Miserable and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at The Modern CDA. Other notable roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Lola in Damn Yankees, and the title role of Gigi. Briane loves sharing the magic of theatre with others whether it’s on stage or behind the scenes. Special thanks to family and friends who make it possible for our “theatre family” to thrive.
Craig Hudkins (Sam) is both excited and humbled to work with some of the area’s finest performers. This is Craig’s second appearance on the stage. His first Performance was as Nugget in Equus at Stage Left Theatre in Spokane. He is a Spokane native and WSU grad. Craig has worked in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for the last 8 years. His passion is helping people reach their potential through fitness. He thanks Troy for this grand opportunity and his friends and family for their love and support.
Alyssa Jordan (Reno) 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 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 live art!
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Tre Keough (Ensemble) is excited to make his debut at the Modern Theater- Spokane! He was last seen as an ensemble member in the West Coast Premiere of Rock of Ages. Some of his past roles include Christmas Couple in Traditions of Christmas and ensemble member of Assassins. His favorite dance styles include: hip hop, jazz, and tap. He would like to thank his family, friends and mentors out there who support him.
Daniel McKeever (Burrs) is thrilled to be making his Modern–Spokane Stage debut in this Production of Wild Party. Last seen as Lonny in Rock of Ages, he would like to thank his family and friends for their support in helping him to continue his passion. Favorite Roles include Dr. Thomas Parker in Bat Boy (the Musical) and Franz Liebkind in The Producers.
Mathias Oliver (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his Modern-Spokane debut! His most recent shows include Jekyll and Hyde the Musical as Ensemble, Shrek the Musical where he was honored with the role of Donkey and he just finished his Modern-CDA debut in Rock of Ages as Ja’Keith. Mathias would like to thank George and Briane Green and his Mother for believing and supporting him
Aubree Peterson (Mae) is so stoked to join such a wonderful cast! She is s 2014 University High School grad who has been seen on various stages around the area, most recently as Regina in Rock of Ages. Favorite roles include Fiona (Shrek the Musical), Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (Assassins) & Little Sally (Urinetown). She would like to thank Lili for always being there for her & Jerrod for always encouraging her to be the best she can be. Enjoy the show!
Alli Talmage (Ensemble) is a student at Gonzaga University studying Theatre Arts. This is her first production with The Modern Theatre, and she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Previous credits include: Catch Me If You Can, The Addams Family, Much Ado About Nothing, Crazy For You, and Noises Off. She would love to say thank you to her family, friends, and professors who continue to support her wildest dreams.
Quinn Vaira (Queenie) cannot be more excited to be in The Wild Party! She graduated from the University of Montana last year with a BM and has since worked at the Fort Peck Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, and toured with the VeggieTales! Some of Quinn’s favorite roles have been Fiona (Shrek), Doralee (9 to 5), and Marian (The Music Man). She thanks her amazing family for their continued support. Let’s have a Wild, Wild Party!
Jordan Taylor (Mr Black) is making his debut with the Modern-Spokane and can’t be more excited to be performing in his hometown. Some of his roles include Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Robby the Stockfish (Urinetown), Melchior (Spring Awakening) and he was last seen as the Favorite Son in the production of American Idiot at Artswest in Seattle where he lives.
Jeremy Whittington (Stage Manager) is the Resident Design Technician for The Modern Theater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. His design work has been seen on stage in both locations, as well as in posters, brochures and advertisements. Jeremy has his AA in Theater Production from Ohio University and his BFA in Graphic Design from Sanford-Brown. He is excited to be the Stage Manager for multiple Modern productions, and is grateful to part of this ever-evolving talent-filled company. Thank you for supporting the arts! JeremyArtWorks.com
Jesse Worley (Sound) is excited to join the cast and crew for his first show at The Modern Theater – Spokane. He has been heard mixing shows such as: Company, Hair, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music. 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!
Michael Scott (Lights) is excited to debut with the Modern Theatre-Spokane tech team. He is very grateful for the amazing opportunity to again participate at in theatre. He would like to thank Mr. George Green for bringing him back into a world of magic.