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XANADU

Oct 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

CLO Cabaret

RELIVE THE ‘80s WITH “A RETRO FEEL-GOOD NIGHT OF NOSTALGIA!”
From the golden age of romantic comedies, legwarmers and Pac-Man…XANADU is a classic tale of boy meets girl - except that girl is actually Greek muse “Kira” sent from the heavens to Venice Beach, California to help struggling artist, Sonny, achieve his greatest dream – to open the first ROLLER DISCO! When Kira falls into forbidden love with this mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos [and hilarity] abound. This hysterical ‘80s musical adventure “rolls” along to a legendary hit score featuring “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu,” to name a few. 

Save up to 30% with the CLO Cabaret Series Package. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Cast

Olivia Vadnais as Kira

OLIVIA VADNAIS (Kira) is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she got her BFA in vocal performance and studied in the School of Drama. In 2016 she attended the Moscow Art Theatre's Stanislavsky Summer School in Cambridge, MA and performed the role of Dina in Pirandello's So It Is (If You Think So). In Pittsburgh, she has been seen in productions with City Theatre, Hambones Theatre Company, and most recently in Quantum Theatre's Collaborators. She is elated to be making her CLO Cabaret debut in Xanadu!

Reed Allen Worth as Sonny

REED ALLEN WORTH (Sonny) is so excited to be back on the CLO Cabaret stage! He was last seen as the swing in Pump Boys & Dinettes. Originally from Lisbon, Ohio. Graduated from Point Park University. Nat tour: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif (Grover). Others: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Cabaret (Clif), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson), Oklahoma (Will Parker),Godspell (Jesus), Footloose (Chuck).

Tim Brady as Danny

TIM BRADY (Danny) returns to the CLO Cabaret where he last appeared on stage in Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Broadway: SVU and My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. He has also served as Production Stage Manager for 12 Cabaret seasons. Additional acting credits include: 11 productions of Pittsburgh CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol and various Summer Season productions with Pittsburgh CLO. Other local theaters that Mr. Brady has performed with include The Pittsburgh Pops, Starlight Productions, The New Pittsburgh Jewish Theatre, Stage Right and The Theatre Factory. Mr. Brady was also the managing director of the Conley Inn Dinner Theater in Irwin for 17 years and starred in the Jason Coll television pilot, “Munhall.”

Lara Hayhurst as Calliope

LARA HAYHURST (Calliope) is thrilled to be lacing up her skates with the CLO, where she has previously appeared in A Musical Christmas Carol and Legally Blonde. Broadway: Lady Day… starring Audra McDonald. Off Broadway: Do Re Mi. National Tour: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim). Selected regional includes Flat Rock Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Public (Company), Maine State, Fulton Theatre, PMT (Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music.) BFA Pace University, NYC. Huge, grateful thanks to Mark and Kate, sparkly disco love to Trey.  Much more at LaraHayhurst.com and StuffLaraLikes.com! @larahayhurst

Drew Leigh Williams as Melphomone

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Melphomone) is thrilled to be on the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret stage again since last seen in Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta). A proud, Pennsylvania native, credits include Chicago’s Stage 773, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Fremont St., to name a few. Favorite roles: Sara Jane Moore (Assassins), Lucienne (A Flea in Her Ear), Dionyza (Pericles) and Mrs. Walker (The Who’s Tommy). Outside of theatre, her hobbies including soap-making and cooking for friends. MFA: CCPA. Much love to her mom, for having her 4th birthday at the roller rink. www.drewleighwilliams.com

Caroline Nicolian

CAROLINE NICOLIAN (Understudy) is thrilled to return to the Cabaret, where she recently played Mayor/Ma Ferd in The Toxic Avenger and Casey in First Date. Other favorites include Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden at The Strand, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Judge Jackie Justice with Pittsburgh CLO, Jacques Brel… with PICT, A Grand Night for Singing at St. Vincent's, and My Fair Lady with Pittsburgh Public Theater. BFA in Musical Theater at Point Park University. This one is for Rita, my angel.

David Toole

DAVID TOOLE (Understudy) is excited to return to the CLO Cabaret! Recent professional credits; Theatre Raleigh: Rock of Ages (Drew), Pittsburgh CLO: Pump Boys & Dinettes (Jim), First Date (Reggie & Gabe), The Toxic Avenger, & The Student Prince; Front Porch Theatricals: The Last 5 Years (Jamie Wellerstein); With PMT: Disney’s Tarzan the Musical (Tarzan), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Rent (Roger), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), & West Side Story (Tony); With LPPAC: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus). Additionally, David is one of 5 rotating National Anthem singers for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and front-man for Rock/Alternative band “Identity X” www.idxmusic.com Love to Mom, Dad, Ben, Bri, and my beautiful wife Kathlene!

KATE GALVIN (Directoris a Barrymore Award-winning director from Philadelphia, where she recently directed the rock musical Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company).  Other recent credits: Buyer & Cellar (Portland Stage Company), Wit (North Carolina Theater), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Walnut Street Theatre/National Tour), Other Desert Cities (Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Theatre). Kate is the Associate Producer at 11th Hour Theatre Company, and previously served as Casting Director/Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theatre. www.kategalvin.com 

MARK BURRELL (Choreographer) is thrilled to be making his CLO Cabaret debut. Credits include: PIPPIN Broadway, First National Tour, and International Tours (Assistant Dir./Associate Choreo./Dance Captain/ Swing) Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular NYC and Tours for 11 years (Assistant Choreo./Dance Captain/Swing) Fosse, CATS, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Broadway for Hillary, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Producers: A Movie Musical. Television: Late Show w/David Letterman, Late Night w/Conan O’Brien. Industrials: Macy’s, Ford, IBM, and Tupperware. Mark is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Point Park University. BFA from The Juilliard School.

ISAAC HARLAN (Music Director) is a Pittsburgh native who studied classical piano at Penn State University. For the past seven years he has lived in NYC where he has worked as a pianist, music director and arranger. Isaac has played concerts for Renee Goldsberry, Norm Lewis, Eden Espinosa and Michael McElroy. Most recently he orchestrated songs for the first annual Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Audra McDonald and Yo-Yo Ma among others. Isaac also frequently works as an arranger and pianist for the Broadway Inspirational Voices.

BRITTON MAUK (Scenic Designer) is a Pittsburgh-based scenic designer. He was recently profiled as a “theatre person to watch” by AmericanTheatre.org. Britton designs regularly for Pittsburgh Playhouse, where he earned rave reviews for shows such as Heads, Of Mice and Men, Urinetown, Into The Woods, and Wig Out!, and many more. During his time as Resident Scenic Designer at Quantum Theatre, some of his favorite designs were Chickens in the Yard and The River. Britton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenic Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has taught Scenic Design at Point Park University and enjoys mentoring young designers as part of the USITT Gateway program. 

STEPHANIE SHAW (Costume Designeris a free-lance designer from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, enjoying her third design opportunity with Pittsburgh CLO’s Cabaret Series.  Previous designs at the Cabaret include THE 39 STEPS and PUMP BOYS & DINETTES.  Additional Pittsburgh credits: Pittsburgh CLO’s MAMMA MIA!, City Theatre’s Feeding the Dragon, Hand to God and Nine (Seton Hill University). Additional design credits: World Builders (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), The Spitfire Grill (Ole Miss Theatre), Blood Brothers (Texas Shakespeare Festival), The Taming of the Shrew (TSF), The Merry Wives of Windsor (TSF), The Little Shop of Horrors (puppet design/construction, Purdue University).  

KEITH A. TRAUX (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be joining the company of Xanadu. Past credits Pittsburgh CLO’s Pump Boys & Dinettes, First Date, Altar Boyz & The Toxic Avenger. PICT Classic Theatre’s: Sive, The Lion in Winter, The Merchant of Venice, Two Tales of Terror, Oliver Twist, Sharon’s Grave, How The Other Half Love & Women and Scarecrow. NYMF 2017 Ben, Virginia & Me (The Liberace Story), Seven Angels Theatre Trav’lin The Musical, John Engeman Theatre Jekyll & Hyde, NYC Fringe Festival Walken on Sunshine, Othello: The Remix at The Westside Theatre Downstairs. For additional information please visit www.keithtruax.com.

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XANADU

Oct 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

CLO Cabaret

RELIVE THE ‘80s WITH “A RETRO FEEL-GOOD NIGHT OF NOSTALGIA!”
From the golden age of romantic comedies, legwarmers and Pac-Man…XANADU is a classic tale of boy meets girl - except that girl is actually Greek muse “Kira” sent from the heavens to Venice Beach, California to help struggling artist, Sonny, achieve his greatest dream – to open the first ROLLER DISCO! When Kira falls into forbidden love with this mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos [and hilarity] abound. This hysterical ‘80s musical adventure “rolls” along to a legendary hit score featuring “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu,” to name a few. 

Save up to 30% with the CLO Cabaret Series Package. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Cast

Olivia Vadnais as Kira

OLIVIA VADNAIS (Kira) is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she got her BFA in vocal performance and studied in the School of Drama. In 2016 she attended the Moscow Art Theatre's Stanislavsky Summer School in Cambridge, MA and performed the role of Dina in Pirandello's So It Is (If You Think So). In Pittsburgh, she has been seen in productions with City Theatre, Hambones Theatre Company, and most recently in Quantum Theatre's Collaborators. She is elated to be making her CLO Cabaret debut in Xanadu!

Reed Allen Worth as Sonny

REED ALLEN WORTH (Sonny) is so excited to be back on the CLO Cabaret stage! He was last seen as the swing in Pump Boys & Dinettes. Originally from Lisbon, Ohio. Graduated from Point Park University. Nat tour: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif (Grover). Others: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Cabaret (Clif), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson), Oklahoma (Will Parker),Godspell (Jesus), Footloose (Chuck).

Tim Brady as Danny

TIM BRADY (Danny) returns to the CLO Cabaret where he last appeared on stage in Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Broadway: SVU and My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. He has also served as Production Stage Manager for 12 Cabaret seasons. Additional acting credits include: 11 productions of Pittsburgh CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol and various Summer Season productions with Pittsburgh CLO. Other local theaters that Mr. Brady has performed with include The Pittsburgh Pops, Starlight Productions, The New Pittsburgh Jewish Theatre, Stage Right and The Theatre Factory. Mr. Brady was also the managing director of the Conley Inn Dinner Theater in Irwin for 17 years and starred in the Jason Coll television pilot, “Munhall.”

Lara Hayhurst as Calliope

LARA HAYHURST (Calliope) is thrilled to be lacing up her skates with the CLO, where she has previously appeared in A Musical Christmas Carol and Legally Blonde. Broadway: Lady Day… starring Audra McDonald. Off Broadway: Do Re Mi. National Tour: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim). Selected regional includes Flat Rock Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Public (Company), Maine State, Fulton Theatre, PMT (Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music.) BFA Pace University, NYC. Huge, grateful thanks to Mark and Kate, sparkly disco love to Trey.  Much more at LaraHayhurst.com and StuffLaraLikes.com! @larahayhurst

Drew Leigh Williams as Melphomone

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Melphomone) is thrilled to be on the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret stage again since last seen in Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta). A proud, Pennsylvania native, credits include Chicago’s Stage 773, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Fremont St., to name a few. Favorite roles: Sara Jane Moore (Assassins), Lucienne (A Flea in Her Ear), Dionyza (Pericles) and Mrs. Walker (The Who’s Tommy). Outside of theatre, her hobbies including soap-making and cooking for friends. MFA: CCPA. Much love to her mom, for having her 4th birthday at the roller rink. www.drewleighwilliams.com

Caroline Nicolian

CAROLINE NICOLIAN (Understudy) is thrilled to return to the Cabaret, where she recently played Mayor/Ma Ferd in The Toxic Avenger and Casey in First Date. Other favorites include Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden at The Strand, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Judge Jackie Justice with Pittsburgh CLO, Jacques Brel… with PICT, A Grand Night for Singing at St. Vincent's, and My Fair Lady with Pittsburgh Public Theater. BFA in Musical Theater at Point Park University. This one is for Rita, my angel.

David Toole

DAVID TOOLE (Understudy) is excited to return to the CLO Cabaret! Recent professional credits; Theatre Raleigh: Rock of Ages (Drew), Pittsburgh CLO: Pump Boys & Dinettes (Jim), First Date (Reggie & Gabe), The Toxic Avenger, & The Student Prince; Front Porch Theatricals: The Last 5 Years (Jamie Wellerstein); With PMT: Disney’s Tarzan the Musical (Tarzan), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Rent (Roger), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), & West Side Story (Tony); With LPPAC: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus). Additionally, David is one of 5 rotating National Anthem singers for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and front-man for Rock/Alternative band “Identity X” www.idxmusic.com Love to Mom, Dad, Ben, Bri, and my beautiful wife Kathlene!

KATE GALVIN (Directoris a Barrymore Award-winning director from Philadelphia, where she recently directed the rock musical Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company).  Other recent credits: Buyer & Cellar (Portland Stage Company), Wit (North Carolina Theater), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Walnut Street Theatre/National Tour), Other Desert Cities (Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Theatre). Kate is the Associate Producer at 11th Hour Theatre Company, and previously served as Casting Director/Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theatre. www.kategalvin.com 

MARK BURRELL (Choreographer) is thrilled to be making his CLO Cabaret debut. Credits include: PIPPIN Broadway, First National Tour, and International Tours (Assistant Dir./Associate Choreo./Dance Captain/ Swing) Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular NYC and Tours for 11 years (Assistant Choreo./Dance Captain/Swing) Fosse, CATS, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Broadway for Hillary, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Producers: A Movie Musical. Television: Late Show w/David Letterman, Late Night w/Conan O’Brien. Industrials: Macy’s, Ford, IBM, and Tupperware. Mark is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Point Park University. BFA from The Juilliard School.

ISAAC HARLAN (Music Director) is a Pittsburgh native who studied classical piano at Penn State University. For the past seven years he has lived in NYC where he has worked as a pianist, music director and arranger. Isaac has played concerts for Renee Goldsberry, Norm Lewis, Eden Espinosa and Michael McElroy. Most recently he orchestrated songs for the first annual Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Audra McDonald and Yo-Yo Ma among others. Isaac also frequently works as an arranger and pianist for the Broadway Inspirational Voices.

BRITTON MAUK (Scenic Designer) is a Pittsburgh-based scenic designer. He was recently profiled as a “theatre person to watch” by AmericanTheatre.org. Britton designs regularly for Pittsburgh Playhouse, where he earned rave reviews for shows such as Heads, Of Mice and Men, Urinetown, Into The Woods, and Wig Out!, and many more. During his time as Resident Scenic Designer at Quantum Theatre, some of his favorite designs were Chickens in the Yard and The River. Britton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenic Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has taught Scenic Design at Point Park University and enjoys mentoring young designers as part of the USITT Gateway program. 

STEPHANIE SHAW (Costume Designeris a free-lance designer from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, enjoying her third design opportunity with Pittsburgh CLO’s Cabaret Series.  Previous designs at the Cabaret include THE 39 STEPS and PUMP BOYS & DINETTES.  Additional Pittsburgh credits: Pittsburgh CLO’s MAMMA MIA!, City Theatre’s Feeding the Dragon, Hand to God and Nine (Seton Hill University). Additional design credits: World Builders (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), The Spitfire Grill (Ole Miss Theatre), Blood Brothers (Texas Shakespeare Festival), The Taming of the Shrew (TSF), The Merry Wives of Windsor (TSF), The Little Shop of Horrors (puppet design/construction, Purdue University).  

KEITH A. TRAUX (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be joining the company of Xanadu. Past credits Pittsburgh CLO’s Pump Boys & Dinettes, First Date, Altar Boyz & The Toxic Avenger. PICT Classic Theatre’s: Sive, The Lion in Winter, The Merchant of Venice, Two Tales of Terror, Oliver Twist, Sharon’s Grave, How The Other Half Love & Women and Scarecrow. NYMF 2017 Ben, Virginia & Me (The Liberace Story), Seven Angels Theatre Trav’lin The Musical, John Engeman Theatre Jekyll & Hyde, NYC Fringe Festival Walken on Sunshine, Othello: The Remix at The Westside Theatre Downstairs. For additional information please visit www.keithtruax.com.