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GAME ON

Nov 09, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

CLO Cabaret

AN INTERACTIVE MUSICAL AND EVERYBODY WINS
Three contestants risk it all to win a record-setting $10 million jackpot. Inspired by primetime game shows that make every viewer feel like they’re in the hot seat, GAME ON is a one-of-a-kind WORLD PREMIERE musical that will have your blood pumping with every twist and turn. Who will take a chance? Who will play it safe? And who will claim the prize? Join the studio audience for a “live” taping of GAME ON and find out!

Click here to view the Performance Schedule for GAME ON.

Save up to 30% with The Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series Package. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.

Cast

Marissa Buccheit

MARISSA BUCHHEIT (Gillian Van Ness/Deborah) is ecstatic to be making her CLO Cabaret debut! She is a 2014 graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Marissa has been seen at various theaters around Pittsburgh and Southern Florida including Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Front Porch Theatricals, Gulf Coast Symphony and The West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. Favorite roles include Vanessa, In the Heights; Liat, South Pacific and Janet, The Rocky Horror Show. Endless love and thanks to Pete and Karen. @marissabuchheit www.marissabuchheit.com

Christine Laitta

CHRISTINE LAITTA (Grace) CLO Cabaret: Perfect Wedding, Up and Away, Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Broadway: SVU. Favorite roles include: Maria, Sound of Music; Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird; Carrie, Carousel; Female Authority Figure, Hairspray and Ms. Frizzle, The Magic School Bus. Chris is also the co-author of the Dramatically Different Classroom (Kagan Pub). For my Mom who continues to inspire me. 

Connor McCanlus

CONNOR McCANLUS (Felix) CLO Cabaret: Boeing Boeing, First Date, Judge Jackie Justice. Pittsburgh CLO: Newsies. Theatre: barebones productions, Bricolage, Kinetic Theater, Miniature Curiosa, PICT Classic Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights, The REP, Unseam'd Shakespeare. Improv/Musical Improv: NYC (UCB East, Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater), Chicago (Second City - Donny's Skybox, iO Theater - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret, Athenaeum, MCL Chicago). You can find him performing monthly with Well Known Strangers and in The babyGRAND Show at Arcade Comedy Theater.

Josey Miller

JOSEY MILLER (Natalie) is elated to make her CLO Cabaret debut! Though she has spent the last few years at theaters across the country, this Fayette County native and Seton Hill University graduate now calls New York City home. Selected credits include: Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Prudie Cupp (Pump Boys and Dinettes), Claire (Tokens of Affection), Woman 2 (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). Special thanks to her ever encouraging and loving family, John, and to YOU for supporting live theater! joseymariemiller.com 

Caroline Nicolian

CAROLINE NICOLIAN (Understudy) is so happy to be performing at the CLO Cabaret again in this fabulous new show! She was last seen on stage this summer as Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County with Carnivale Theatrics. Some past Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Toxic Avenger (Mayor/Ma Ferd), First Date (Casey) and Xanadu (Understudy), to name a few. She was a runner-up for Best Actress in Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of the Burgh in 2017. Many thanks to her husband and fellow understudy Quinn, for helping her “learn all dem lines.” 

Quinn Patrick Shannon

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON (Understudy) is honored to be returning for his tenth production with the Pittsburgh CLO! He most recently appeared as Pittman/Etches in Pittsburgh CLO's Titanic. Other favorites include Nicely Nicely Johnson in the Pittsburgh Public's Guys and Dolls, and Quasimodo in Pittsburgh Musical Theater's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His favorite work with the CLO has been three, now four productions with his partner in crime, and now his beautiful wife Caroline Nicolian. He would like to dedicate every performance to her.

Jason Shavers

JASON SHAVERS (Monty Price) is thrilled to be returning to the CLO Cabaret stage, having also appeared as the male understudy in both First Date and Perfect Wedding. A native of Pittsburgh, he has had the pleasure to work with many local companies such as City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Bricolage, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Stage Right and is grateful to be entering his 13 th year of employment with Pittsburgh CLO. Jason thanks Marcus, David and Jen for this winning opportunity! My love to my ever supporting family and friends!

Creative Team

MARCUS STEVENS (Book & Lyrics) is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. He has written the book and lyrics to Red (Richard Rodgers Award), Eastburn Avenue and Yo, Vikings! (published by Samuel French, Inc.). He recently contributed material to Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories for Theaterworks USA and had the world premiere of his musical Mythic (music by Oran Eldor) at Charing Cross Theatre in London this October. Marcus is also an actor who was seen Off-Broadway in two editions of Forbidden Broadway and in many productions throughout Pittsburgh, including the inaugural production of the CLO Cabaret, Forever Plaid. www.Marcus-Stevens.net.

DAVID DABBON (Music & Concept) is a New York-based composer and arranger who got his start at Pittsburgh CLO as the music intern having worked on various summer seasons at CLO as well as conducted the Gene Kelly Awards. David is the dance arranger for the upcoming Broadway musical Beetlejuice. Other Broadway credits include: Disaster! (Dance Arranger), Sondheim on Sondheim (additional orchestrations). Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: The Events (music supervisor), Playwrights Horizons: The Christians (music supervisor). Disney: Beauty and the Beast Live onboard the Disney Dream (Dance Arranger). As composer: The Civilians R&D Group: Our New Town, The Flea: The Mysteries (Composer). Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Little Prince (Composer). Orchestrator on Audra McDonald: Sing Happy and Audra McDonald: Go Back Home albums. Films: All God’s Creatures (Composer) and HBO’s Six by Sondheim (Arranger). David earned his master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University studying Choral Conducting with Dr. Robert Page and his bachelor’s degree from The Hartt School of Music, Theatre and Dance. www.daviddabbon.com.

JEN WINEMAN (Director/Choreographer) New York: Less Than 50% (59E59); Surfer Girl (Animus Theatre Company); My Heart is in the East (La Mama); Fable (NYMF), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace); F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theater); Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova). Regional: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep & Miami New Drama); Shakespeare in Love (Virginia Rep); Into the West (Tantrum Theater); Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); Sweeney Todd (Playmakers Rep); The 39 Steps, Shipwrecked (Triad Stage). Touring productions: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Asolo Rep). Education: BA, Vassar College. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.jenwineman.com

ADAM WACHTER (Music Director) is a composer, lyricist, and music director, and is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize for songwriting. He wrote both the score and screenplay for the award-winning short film Sign, and his original musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical. His music-directing credits include the New York productions of Old Jews Telling Jokes, Carrie, Unlock’d, and Yank!, as well as shows at many regional theaters, including the Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Bay Street, The Wallis Annenberg, Weston Playhouse and more. He was recently featured conducting Into the Woods on the primetime ABC television special “Encore!" hosted by Kristen Bell, and his Broadway keyboard credits include War Paint, Allegiance, Finding Neverland and The Addams Family. Adam received his BTA from the University of Michigan and his MA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Visit adamwachter.com to learn more.

TIM MACKABEE (Set Designer) Pittsburgh CLO: Brigadoon, Mary Poppins Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Heathers The Musical, The Last Match (Roundabout), Vietgone, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Guards at the Taj (Lortel Award), Describe The Night, The Penitent, Our New Girl (Atlantic), Luce (LCT), Gigantic (Vineyard). TV: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO), Gotham, Smash, The Today Show. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com, @timmackabeedesign.

CHRISTIAN FLEMMING (Costume Designer) is currently designing Pittsburgh Opera’s reimagined production of Mozart’s Idomeneo: Afterwards. He is excited to be back in Pittsburgh pursuing his MFA at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. NYC: Beauty and the Beast, Urinetown, Spamalot (ACANY); The Haunted Train (TFNC); Noises Off, 9 to 5 (NCT) REGIONAL: Legally Blonde (DCC), 9 to 5, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (STC).

TIM BRADY (Production Stage Manager) returns for his 14th season as PSM at the CLO Cabaret. As an actor, he has appeared in 11 productions of A Musical Christmas Carol and various Summer Season and CLO Cabaret productions with Pittsburgh CLO – most recently Xanadu. 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. Tim starred in the Jason Coll television pilot, “Munhall.”

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GAME ON

Nov 09, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

CLO Cabaret

AN INTERACTIVE MUSICAL AND EVERYBODY WINS
Three contestants risk it all to win a record-setting $10 million jackpot. Inspired by primetime game shows that make every viewer feel like they’re in the hot seat, GAME ON is a one-of-a-kind WORLD PREMIERE musical that will have your blood pumping with every twist and turn. Who will take a chance? Who will play it safe? And who will claim the prize? Join the studio audience for a “live” taping of GAME ON and find out!

Click here to view the Performance Schedule for GAME ON.

Save up to 30% with The Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series Package. Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.

Cast

Marissa Buccheit

MARISSA BUCHHEIT (Gillian Van Ness/Deborah) is ecstatic to be making her CLO Cabaret debut! She is a 2014 graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Marissa has been seen at various theaters around Pittsburgh and Southern Florida including Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Front Porch Theatricals, Gulf Coast Symphony and The West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. Favorite roles include Vanessa, In the Heights; Liat, South Pacific and Janet, The Rocky Horror Show. Endless love and thanks to Pete and Karen. @marissabuchheit www.marissabuchheit.com

Christine Laitta

CHRISTINE LAITTA (Grace) CLO Cabaret: Perfect Wedding, Up and Away, Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Broadway: SVU. Favorite roles include: Maria, Sound of Music; Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird; Carrie, Carousel; Female Authority Figure, Hairspray and Ms. Frizzle, The Magic School Bus. Chris is also the co-author of the Dramatically Different Classroom (Kagan Pub). For my Mom who continues to inspire me. 

Connor McCanlus

CONNOR McCANLUS (Felix) CLO Cabaret: Boeing Boeing, First Date, Judge Jackie Justice. Pittsburgh CLO: Newsies. Theatre: barebones productions, Bricolage, Kinetic Theater, Miniature Curiosa, PICT Classic Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights, The REP, Unseam'd Shakespeare. Improv/Musical Improv: NYC (UCB East, Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater), Chicago (Second City - Donny's Skybox, iO Theater - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret, Athenaeum, MCL Chicago). You can find him performing monthly with Well Known Strangers and in The babyGRAND Show at Arcade Comedy Theater.

Josey Miller

JOSEY MILLER (Natalie) is elated to make her CLO Cabaret debut! Though she has spent the last few years at theaters across the country, this Fayette County native and Seton Hill University graduate now calls New York City home. Selected credits include: Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Prudie Cupp (Pump Boys and Dinettes), Claire (Tokens of Affection), Woman 2 (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). Special thanks to her ever encouraging and loving family, John, and to YOU for supporting live theater! joseymariemiller.com 

Caroline Nicolian

CAROLINE NICOLIAN (Understudy) is so happy to be performing at the CLO Cabaret again in this fabulous new show! She was last seen on stage this summer as Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County with Carnivale Theatrics. Some past Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Toxic Avenger (Mayor/Ma Ferd), First Date (Casey) and Xanadu (Understudy), to name a few. She was a runner-up for Best Actress in Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of the Burgh in 2017. Many thanks to her husband and fellow understudy Quinn, for helping her “learn all dem lines.” 

Quinn Patrick Shannon

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON (Understudy) is honored to be returning for his tenth production with the Pittsburgh CLO! He most recently appeared as Pittman/Etches in Pittsburgh CLO's Titanic. Other favorites include Nicely Nicely Johnson in the Pittsburgh Public's Guys and Dolls, and Quasimodo in Pittsburgh Musical Theater's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His favorite work with the CLO has been three, now four productions with his partner in crime, and now his beautiful wife Caroline Nicolian. He would like to dedicate every performance to her.

Jason Shavers

JASON SHAVERS (Monty Price) is thrilled to be returning to the CLO Cabaret stage, having also appeared as the male understudy in both First Date and Perfect Wedding. A native of Pittsburgh, he has had the pleasure to work with many local companies such as City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Bricolage, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Stage Right and is grateful to be entering his 13 th year of employment with Pittsburgh CLO. Jason thanks Marcus, David and Jen for this winning opportunity! My love to my ever supporting family and friends!

Creative Team

MARCUS STEVENS (Book & Lyrics) is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. He has written the book and lyrics to Red (Richard Rodgers Award), Eastburn Avenue and Yo, Vikings! (published by Samuel French, Inc.). He recently contributed material to Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories for Theaterworks USA and had the world premiere of his musical Mythic (music by Oran Eldor) at Charing Cross Theatre in London this October. Marcus is also an actor who was seen Off-Broadway in two editions of Forbidden Broadway and in many productions throughout Pittsburgh, including the inaugural production of the CLO Cabaret, Forever Plaid. www.Marcus-Stevens.net.

DAVID DABBON (Music & Concept) is a New York-based composer and arranger who got his start at Pittsburgh CLO as the music intern having worked on various summer seasons at CLO as well as conducted the Gene Kelly Awards. David is the dance arranger for the upcoming Broadway musical Beetlejuice. Other Broadway credits include: Disaster! (Dance Arranger), Sondheim on Sondheim (additional orchestrations). Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: The Events (music supervisor), Playwrights Horizons: The Christians (music supervisor). Disney: Beauty and the Beast Live onboard the Disney Dream (Dance Arranger). As composer: The Civilians R&D Group: Our New Town, The Flea: The Mysteries (Composer). Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Little Prince (Composer). Orchestrator on Audra McDonald: Sing Happy and Audra McDonald: Go Back Home albums. Films: All God’s Creatures (Composer) and HBO’s Six by Sondheim (Arranger). David earned his master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University studying Choral Conducting with Dr. Robert Page and his bachelor’s degree from The Hartt School of Music, Theatre and Dance. www.daviddabbon.com.

JEN WINEMAN (Director/Choreographer) New York: Less Than 50% (59E59); Surfer Girl (Animus Theatre Company); My Heart is in the East (La Mama); Fable (NYMF), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace); F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theater); Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova). Regional: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep & Miami New Drama); Shakespeare in Love (Virginia Rep); Into the West (Tantrum Theater); Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); Sweeney Todd (Playmakers Rep); The 39 Steps, Shipwrecked (Triad Stage). Touring productions: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Asolo Rep). Education: BA, Vassar College. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.jenwineman.com

ADAM WACHTER (Music Director) is a composer, lyricist, and music director, and is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize for songwriting. He wrote both the score and screenplay for the award-winning short film Sign, and his original musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical. His music-directing credits include the New York productions of Old Jews Telling Jokes, Carrie, Unlock’d, and Yank!, as well as shows at many regional theaters, including the Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Bay Street, The Wallis Annenberg, Weston Playhouse and more. He was recently featured conducting Into the Woods on the primetime ABC television special “Encore!" hosted by Kristen Bell, and his Broadway keyboard credits include War Paint, Allegiance, Finding Neverland and The Addams Family. Adam received his BTA from the University of Michigan and his MA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Visit adamwachter.com to learn more.

TIM MACKABEE (Set Designer) Pittsburgh CLO: Brigadoon, Mary Poppins Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Heathers The Musical, The Last Match (Roundabout), Vietgone, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Guards at the Taj (Lortel Award), Describe The Night, The Penitent, Our New Girl (Atlantic), Luce (LCT), Gigantic (Vineyard). TV: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO), Gotham, Smash, The Today Show. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com, @timmackabeedesign.

CHRISTIAN FLEMMING (Costume Designer) is currently designing Pittsburgh Opera’s reimagined production of Mozart’s Idomeneo: Afterwards. He is excited to be back in Pittsburgh pursuing his MFA at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. NYC: Beauty and the Beast, Urinetown, Spamalot (ACANY); The Haunted Train (TFNC); Noises Off, 9 to 5 (NCT) REGIONAL: Legally Blonde (DCC), 9 to 5, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (STC).

TIM BRADY (Production Stage Manager) returns for his 14th season as PSM at the CLO Cabaret. As an actor, he has appeared in 11 productions of A Musical Christmas Carol and various Summer Season and CLO Cabaret productions with Pittsburgh CLO – most recently Xanadu. 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. Tim starred in the Jason Coll television pilot, “Munhall.”