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PERFECT WEDDING

May 10, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

CLO Cabaret

THIS MADCAP COMEDY IS ONE WILD WALK DOWN THE AISLE!
Congratulations, Bill and Rachel! It’s the day of their wedding, but there’s just one problem. Bill woke up in bed next to a stranger and has no idea how she got there. With the bride-to-be due to arrive at any moment, Bill begs his Best Man to pretend she’s his girlfriend, and chaos and comedy ensue! Between slamming doors, mistaken identities and two very upset would-be newlyweds, this romantic comedy reaches a fever pitch when the bride’s parents and the hotel staff get in on the act, and the audience is left crying with laughter!

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View the Show Content Guide.

Cast

Hope Anthony

HOPE ANTHONY (Rachel) is ecstatic to be performing at the Cabaret! Previous CLO credits: Teaching Artist and Gallery of Heroes Tour member 2018. Local credits include Carnegie Stage, City Theatre, Front Porch Theatricals, 12 Peers, Primestage, MTAP, The Strand, Carnegie Free Library, Gateway Clipper Fleet, New Hazlett CSA, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and McKeesport Little Theater. BA from Point Park University, MT '15. She thanks God, her family and teachers, Michael, and the CLO. For my Alina. @hopeybaby250

Julianne Avolio

JULIANNE AVOLIO (Julie) is returning to the CLO Cabaret after appearing as the swing in Up and Away. Recent credits include The Liar with Kinetic Theatre, various Midnight Radio performances with Bricolage, Girls Only here at the CLO Cabaret, among others. She also had the privilege of performing with Tony Award-winning Mark Rylance on a new work this past year in Homestead. She looks forward to her own Perfect Wedding this fall! 

Julia Geisler

JULIA GEISLER (Judy) is delighted to return to Pittsburgh to work with Pittsburgh CLO. She has previously appeared in The Toxic Avenger, Boeing, Boeing, and A musical Christmas Carol. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Kansas. She has worked locally with various theatres including City Theatre, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, and The Strand Theatre. She splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York and is delighted to spend the summer in her home town with family and friends. Www.juliageisler.com

Michael Greer

MICHAEL GREER (Bill) is ecstatic to return to the Cabaret where he was just seen in Up and Away as Joe Jessup. Favorite credits: Hand to God (Timmy) with City Theatre, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! (Jeff Kahn) at the Denver Center, Shrek: The Musical (Big Bad Wolf) at North Shore, and Altar Boyz (Luke) and 25+ Productions with Pittsburgh CLO! Endless love to my beautiful wife, Mara, the best Dad ever, Brethren and Trethren, and Mom smiling down from the top mezzanine!

Christine Laitta

CHRISTINE LAITTA (Daphne) CLO Cabaret: Up and Away, Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, I Love You Your Perfect Now Change, Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Broadway SVU. Favorite roles: Edith Frank The Diary of Anne Frank, Sister Mary Lazarus, Ms. Hannagin Annie, Dora Bailey Singing in the Rain, Yenta Fiddler on The Roof, Carrie Carousel, Scout To Kill A Mockingbird, Lucy Schmeeler On The Town, Maria The Sound of Music, Principal Anderson PBS pilot Scientastic! Chris originated the role of Ms Frizzle in the First National Tour of The Magic School Bus Live! Creator of the popular cabaret show TV Tunes Sing-A-Long! Co-author of The Dramatically Different Classroom (Kagan Publishing) Love to Mom and Paul.

Tim McGeever

TIM McGEEVER (Tom) is proud to make his CLO debut with Perfect Wedding. Tim has appeared on Broadway in Cyrano Debergerac, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and another show. He has appeared in a dozen off-Broadway shows as well at Lincoln Center, B.A.M., The Cherry Lane, The Roundabout, The Public (NYC) and others. Locally Tim has worked at the Pittsburgh Public, The City Theatre, Kinetic and others. Tim played Zazu on the national tour of The Lion King. Tim went to Juilliard (with Michael Barakiva). 

Nancy McNulty

NANCY McNULTY (Understudy) is thrilled to be working with the CLO. Recent roles include Hannah in Rules of Seconds at Barebones; Dora in PPT’s EQUUS; Praskovya in Quantum’s COLLABORATORS; Lizzie Curry in The Rainmaker and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at People’s Light; Ann in At Home at the Zoo at The Actors Studio and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Film: Lisa in the upcoming Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Nancy trained at The New School and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

Jason Shavers

JASON SHAVERS (Understudy) is beyond grateful to be back at the Cabaret, where he last appeared in First Date. Regional credits: Terry in Wild With Happy (City Theatre), Marty in Dreamgirls (PMT), The Mute in The Fantasticks (Pittsburgh Public Theater) and Headmaster Marrow in Choir Boy (The REP). Film: Not Cool (JayJay) and Fathers & Daughters. Many thanks to Michael, Mark, this cast and my supportive family and friends.

Creative Team

MICHAEL BARAKIVA (Director) is an Armenian/Israeli-American theater director and writer who currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY and The Upstart Creatures in New York, NY.  His first novel, One Man Guy (Macmillan, FSG), was ranked the #1 Gay Young Adult novel on Goodreads in 2014. The stand-alone sequel, Hold My Hand, is due out in Summer, 2019. As a director, Mr. Barakiva has worked in New York and across the country developing new plays and staging classics. Off-Broadway credits include Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne (Primary Stages), White People by Neil Cuthbert and They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold (Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC). Regional credits include UP by Bridget Carpenter (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Burn This by Lanford Wilson (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher and Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward (all at Syracuse Stage). Mr. Barakiva is a recipient of the David Merrick Prize in Drama, a Drama League Summer Fellowship, a Granada Fellowship at UC Davis and the Phil Killian Fellowship in Directing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Juilliard School, where he studied as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Directing. 

TONY FERRIERI (Scenic Designer) has designed nearly 550 productions and received many awards over his 39-year career, including New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, “Designer of the Year” by Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s, “Frankel Award,” “Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement,” and “Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award,” features in Live Design and Stage Directions. Recent design credits include: Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, The 39 Steps – for Pittsburgh CLO; Mary Poppins, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Additional Scenery Designer/Scenic Coordinator), Shrek, The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid – for LPPAC; Feeding the Dragon for Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane Theatre in NY and for Hartford Stage in CT; Citizens Market, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, Late Nite Catechism, Wild With Happy, Feeding the Dragon, Hand to God, Sex With Strangers – for City Theatre Company; Uncle Tom’s Cabin – for Point Park University; Miss Julie Clarissa and John, The Piano Lesson - for Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company; The Master Builder, Scared of Sarah – for Off The Wall; Tell it to the Marines - for The International Poetry Forum and You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up! - for Dana Phil Playhouse Productions. Other credits include designs for Bricolage, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh, Carrnivale Theatrics, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Emelin Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Madison Rep, TheatreWorks, 1812 Productions, Playhouse Conservatory, Tuesday Musical Club and Unseam’d Shakespeare Co.

TODD NONN (Lighting Designer) is a freelance designer / technician / artist from Pittsburgh. He designs lighting for many productions with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Robert Morris University, Attack Theatre, and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet. He also Is the Technical Director for Squonk Opera. Todd is also the principal designer at BOLD Design inc., his latest endeavor. Creating unique lighting, exciting custom sets, props, and other technical elements for productions and installations. He has worked on and designed shows in many places across the country including NYC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and countless other companies and venues. When not designing shows he is backstage making the show happen as a proud member of IATSE Local #3.

VALARIE WEBSTER (Costume Designer) is proud to make her CLO Cabaret debut. Her design credits include: An Act of God (Pittsburgh Public Theater); The Drowsy Chaperone (Northern Stage); La Didone, La Calisto, Giasone, La Finta Pazza (Yale Baroque Opera Project); Fall Scenes 2012, The Scarf/Dido &Aeneas (Yale Opera); Sylvia, Black Nativity (Long Wharf Theatre); Higgins In Harlem (Playhouse on Park); My Way, Fully Committed (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Histoire du Soldat (Arkansas Symphony Orchestra) and the feature films The Answer and Solas 9.  

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PERFECT WEDDING

May 10, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

CLO Cabaret

THIS MADCAP COMEDY IS ONE WILD WALK DOWN THE AISLE!
Congratulations, Bill and Rachel! It’s the day of their wedding, but there’s just one problem. Bill woke up in bed next to a stranger and has no idea how she got there. With the bride-to-be due to arrive at any moment, Bill begs his Best Man to pretend she’s his girlfriend, and chaos and comedy ensue! Between slamming doors, mistaken identities and two very upset would-be newlyweds, this romantic comedy reaches a fever pitch when the bride’s parents and the hotel staff get in on the act, and the audience is left crying with laughter!

View Performance Schedule. 

View the Show Content Guide.

Cast

Hope Anthony

HOPE ANTHONY (Rachel) is ecstatic to be performing at the Cabaret! Previous CLO credits: Teaching Artist and Gallery of Heroes Tour member 2018. Local credits include Carnegie Stage, City Theatre, Front Porch Theatricals, 12 Peers, Primestage, MTAP, The Strand, Carnegie Free Library, Gateway Clipper Fleet, New Hazlett CSA, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and McKeesport Little Theater. BA from Point Park University, MT '15. She thanks God, her family and teachers, Michael, and the CLO. For my Alina. @hopeybaby250

Julianne Avolio

JULIANNE AVOLIO (Julie) is returning to the CLO Cabaret after appearing as the swing in Up and Away. Recent credits include The Liar with Kinetic Theatre, various Midnight Radio performances with Bricolage, Girls Only here at the CLO Cabaret, among others. She also had the privilege of performing with Tony Award-winning Mark Rylance on a new work this past year in Homestead. She looks forward to her own Perfect Wedding this fall! 

Julia Geisler

JULIA GEISLER (Judy) is delighted to return to Pittsburgh to work with Pittsburgh CLO. She has previously appeared in The Toxic Avenger, Boeing, Boeing, and A musical Christmas Carol. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Kansas. She has worked locally with various theatres including City Theatre, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, and The Strand Theatre. She splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York and is delighted to spend the summer in her home town with family and friends. Www.juliageisler.com

Michael Greer

MICHAEL GREER (Bill) is ecstatic to return to the Cabaret where he was just seen in Up and Away as Joe Jessup. Favorite credits: Hand to God (Timmy) with City Theatre, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! (Jeff Kahn) at the Denver Center, Shrek: The Musical (Big Bad Wolf) at North Shore, and Altar Boyz (Luke) and 25+ Productions with Pittsburgh CLO! Endless love to my beautiful wife, Mara, the best Dad ever, Brethren and Trethren, and Mom smiling down from the top mezzanine!

Christine Laitta

CHRISTINE LAITTA (Daphne) CLO Cabaret: Up and Away, Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, I Love You Your Perfect Now Change, Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Broadway SVU. Favorite roles: Edith Frank The Diary of Anne Frank, Sister Mary Lazarus, Ms. Hannagin Annie, Dora Bailey Singing in the Rain, Yenta Fiddler on The Roof, Carrie Carousel, Scout To Kill A Mockingbird, Lucy Schmeeler On The Town, Maria The Sound of Music, Principal Anderson PBS pilot Scientastic! Chris originated the role of Ms Frizzle in the First National Tour of The Magic School Bus Live! Creator of the popular cabaret show TV Tunes Sing-A-Long! Co-author of The Dramatically Different Classroom (Kagan Publishing) Love to Mom and Paul.

Tim McGeever

TIM McGEEVER (Tom) is proud to make his CLO debut with Perfect Wedding. Tim has appeared on Broadway in Cyrano Debergerac, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and another show. He has appeared in a dozen off-Broadway shows as well at Lincoln Center, B.A.M., The Cherry Lane, The Roundabout, The Public (NYC) and others. Locally Tim has worked at the Pittsburgh Public, The City Theatre, Kinetic and others. Tim played Zazu on the national tour of The Lion King. Tim went to Juilliard (with Michael Barakiva). 

Nancy McNulty

NANCY McNULTY (Understudy) is thrilled to be working with the CLO. Recent roles include Hannah in Rules of Seconds at Barebones; Dora in PPT’s EQUUS; Praskovya in Quantum’s COLLABORATORS; Lizzie Curry in The Rainmaker and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at People’s Light; Ann in At Home at the Zoo at The Actors Studio and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Film: Lisa in the upcoming Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Nancy trained at The New School and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

Jason Shavers

JASON SHAVERS (Understudy) is beyond grateful to be back at the Cabaret, where he last appeared in First Date. Regional credits: Terry in Wild With Happy (City Theatre), Marty in Dreamgirls (PMT), The Mute in The Fantasticks (Pittsburgh Public Theater) and Headmaster Marrow in Choir Boy (The REP). Film: Not Cool (JayJay) and Fathers & Daughters. Many thanks to Michael, Mark, this cast and my supportive family and friends.

Creative Team

MICHAEL BARAKIVA (Director) is an Armenian/Israeli-American theater director and writer who currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY and The Upstart Creatures in New York, NY.  His first novel, One Man Guy (Macmillan, FSG), was ranked the #1 Gay Young Adult novel on Goodreads in 2014. The stand-alone sequel, Hold My Hand, is due out in Summer, 2019. As a director, Mr. Barakiva has worked in New York and across the country developing new plays and staging classics. Off-Broadway credits include Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne (Primary Stages), White People by Neil Cuthbert and They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold (Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC). Regional credits include UP by Bridget Carpenter (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Burn This by Lanford Wilson (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher and Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward (all at Syracuse Stage). Mr. Barakiva is a recipient of the David Merrick Prize in Drama, a Drama League Summer Fellowship, a Granada Fellowship at UC Davis and the Phil Killian Fellowship in Directing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Juilliard School, where he studied as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Directing. 

TONY FERRIERI (Scenic Designer) has designed nearly 550 productions and received many awards over his 39-year career, including New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, “Designer of the Year” by Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s, “Frankel Award,” “Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement,” and “Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award,” features in Live Design and Stage Directions. Recent design credits include: Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, The 39 Steps – for Pittsburgh CLO; Mary Poppins, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Additional Scenery Designer/Scenic Coordinator), Shrek, The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid – for LPPAC; Feeding the Dragon for Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane Theatre in NY and for Hartford Stage in CT; Citizens Market, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, Late Nite Catechism, Wild With Happy, Feeding the Dragon, Hand to God, Sex With Strangers – for City Theatre Company; Uncle Tom’s Cabin – for Point Park University; Miss Julie Clarissa and John, The Piano Lesson - for Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company; The Master Builder, Scared of Sarah – for Off The Wall; Tell it to the Marines - for The International Poetry Forum and You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up! - for Dana Phil Playhouse Productions. Other credits include designs for Bricolage, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh, Carrnivale Theatrics, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Emelin Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Madison Rep, TheatreWorks, 1812 Productions, Playhouse Conservatory, Tuesday Musical Club and Unseam’d Shakespeare Co.

TODD NONN (Lighting Designer) is a freelance designer / technician / artist from Pittsburgh. He designs lighting for many productions with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Robert Morris University, Attack Theatre, and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet. He also Is the Technical Director for Squonk Opera. Todd is also the principal designer at BOLD Design inc., his latest endeavor. Creating unique lighting, exciting custom sets, props, and other technical elements for productions and installations. He has worked on and designed shows in many places across the country including NYC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and countless other companies and venues. When not designing shows he is backstage making the show happen as a proud member of IATSE Local #3.

VALARIE WEBSTER (Costume Designer) is proud to make her CLO Cabaret debut. Her design credits include: An Act of God (Pittsburgh Public Theater); The Drowsy Chaperone (Northern Stage); La Didone, La Calisto, Giasone, La Finta Pazza (Yale Baroque Opera Project); Fall Scenes 2012, The Scarf/Dido &Aeneas (Yale Opera); Sylvia, Black Nativity (Long Wharf Theatre); Higgins In Harlem (Playhouse on Park); My Way, Fully Committed (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Histoire du Soldat (Arkansas Symphony Orchestra) and the feature films The Answer and Solas 9.