THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO

Adam Overett (Book, Music & Lyrics)
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Music Direction by Matt Castle

Workshop Presentation
Saturday, April 7, 12:30pm | 937 Liberty Avenue, 1st Floor
Sunday, April 8, 12:30pm | 937 Liberty Avenue, 1st Floor

An actor who can't dance, a dancer who can't sing and a singer who can't act are all struggling to become the stars they long to be. They join forces with Millicent Masterson, an eccentric writer-director-producer-designer-choreographer-stage manager who has been waiting to vault her once-storied career back onto Broadway. Millicent creates a new show that will highlight the cast’s talents while hiding their flaws. But as the actors rehearse “Oed!” Millicent’s three-character musical adaptation of Oedipus Rex, they begin to fear that their big break might actually be a big disaster.

THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO is underwritten by The Benter Foundation.

CREATIVE TEAM

MARA NEWBERY GREER (ChoreographerThoroughly Modern Millie (Music Theatre Wichita), Legally Blonde/9 to 5 (Sacramento Music Circus), A Christmas Story (Paper Mill Playhouse), Shrek (North Shore Music Theatre), Toxic Avenger (Pittsburgh CLO). Upcoming: Matilda (Tuacahn), Guys and Dolls (Music Theatre Wichita), The Music Man (Lexington Theatre Company).

MATT CASTLE (Music Director) Over 80 new musicals:  Sundance, NYU, Playwrights Horizons, Disney, Weston, O’Neill, Signature, Goodspeed, York Theatre, Barrington, NYMF, CAP21.  Highlights:  Into the Woods (Fiasco), The Last Five Years (ACT), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), Indian Joe (Goodspeed), Found (Atlantic, Philadelphia).

ADAM OVERETT (Book, Music & Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist and librettist whose credits include: My Life Is A Musical (Bay Street Theatre; “Inspired” - New York Times), Popesical (NY Fringe Festival, Overall Excellence Award), Call It Courage (Zach Scott Theatre, five Payne Award nominations), The Double-Threat Trio (Broadway au Carré, Paris; University of Oklahoma) and We The People: America Rocks (2011 Lortel nominee, Best Off-Broadway Musical). Actor: Broadway and national tour of The Light In The Piazza (u/s Fabrizio). Off-Broadway and regional: Murder For Two. Film: Frozen. Dramatists Guild Fellow. Graduate of Yale University. www.adamoverett.com. @adamoverett

SCOTT WEINSTEIN (Director) is a Chicago based award-winning director. Favorite credits include Rent (Theo Ubique – Jeff Award Best Director and Production), Becky Shaw (Windy City Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Drury Lane Theatre), Ragtime (Griffin Theatre) and Million Dollar Quartet (Phoenix Theatre).

CAST

BETH LEAVEL (Millicent) Ms. Leavel received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone.  Other Broadway: Florence Greenberg in Baby, It’s You (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), Elf, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street (Revival), Crazy For You, The Civil War, Showboat, 42nd Street.  Recently starred in the World Premiere of Prom at the Alliance Theatre.  Numerous Off-Broadway, regional theatre, commercials, and TV, including the PaperMill production of The Bandstand.  MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam.  Grateful to my family @ BRS/GAGE. And for Adam.

J. ALEX NOBLE (Jamison) is thrilled to be making his Spark Debut in Double Threat Trio. Recent Theater credits; Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and Khashoggi in We Will Rock You for PMT, The Beast in Disney'sBeauty and the Beast at Stage Right!, and as Bunsen in Disney's Newsies at Pittsburgh CLO. 

JERREME RODRIGUEZ (Kenny) is thrilled to be back on stage with PCLO. He was most recently seen at the CLO Cabaret in Miss. Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage, starring Paige Davis. Jerreme is a librettist in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop and proud Alumni of Point Park University and Interlochen Arts Academy.

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Nina) is excited to join the Pittsburgh CLO family again since last seen in Xanadu (Melpomene) and Pump Boys and 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), and most recently Lola Bunny (Space Jam Live at Arcade Comedy Theater). MFA: Chicago College of Performing Arts. www.drewleighwilliams.com

Rehearsal for THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO | Photo: Pittsburgh CLO

J. Alex Noble, Jerreme Rodriguez, Drew Leigh Williams | Photo: Matt Polk

J. Alex Noble, Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez | Photo: Matt Polk

Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez, J. Alex Noble, Beth Leavel | Photo: Matt Polk

Jerreme Rodriguez, Beth Leavel, J. Alex Noble | Photo: Matt Polk

J. Alex Noble, Beth Leavel | Photo: Matt Polk

Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez, J. Alex Noble, Beth Leavel | Photo: Matt Polk

Drew Leigh Williams, Beth Leavel, J. Alex Noble, Jerreme Rodriguez | Photo: Matt Polk

Jerreme Rodriguez, J. Alex Noble | Photo: Matt Polk

Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez | Photo: Matt Polk

J. Alex Noble, Jerreme Rodriguez, Drew Leigh Williams | Photo: Matt Polk

J. Alex Noble, Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez, Beth Leavel | Photo: Matt Polk

Drew Leigh Williams, Jerreme Rodriguez, J. Alex Noble | Photo: Matt Polk

J. Alex Noble, Drew Leigh Williams | Photo: Matt Polk