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THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO

Feb 15, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

CLO Cabaret

WHEN YOU CAN’T GET A BREAK… YOU MAKE ONE.
To make it on Broadway, you gotta sing, dance AND act — in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can’t act to save her life. Kenny dances, but can’t sing a note. And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you’ve got a dream? It's a WORLD PREMIERE musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths.

Click here to view the Performance Schedule for THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO. 

View the Show Content Guide. 

Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.

Cast

MICHELLE DUFFY

MICHELLE DUFFY (Millicent) is delighted and proud to be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! She launched a three-decade career in this city at Pittsburgh Playhouse, and happily returned home this fall as Jessie in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. In New York, Michelle has originated roles on Broadway (Leap of Faith), Off-Broadway (Heathers: The Musical) and pre-Broadway (Gettin’ the Band Back Together, First Wives Club, Unexpected Joy). She’s worked extensively in regional theaters throughout the country and abroad, most recently at The Guthrie as Hilary in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, as well as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Theatreworks, SF Opera, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Rubicon, The Goodman, Northlight, Drury Lane, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, The Barbican (UK) and Birmingham Rep (UK). TV/film credits include Succession, The Night Of, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Elementary, Pitching Tents, The Hudson Tribes. https://www.michelle-duffy.com/

J. ALEX NOBLE

J. ALEX NOBLE (Jamison) is thrilled to be back with this incredible team working on this hilarious show. His most recent credits include Khashoggi in We Will Rock You at PMT, Chef Louie in The Little Mermaid at PMT, Bunsen in Newsies at Pittsburgh CLO, Shrek in Shrek the Musical at Stage Right, and perennially as Riff Raff in the Rocky Horror Show at Stage Right. He is a graduate of Point Park University and a Pittsburgh native. Proud member of Actors’ Equity since 2012.

JERREME RODRIGUEZ

JERREME RODRIGUEZ (Kenny) was last seen in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Other Pittsburgh credits: Paco in Miss Abigail’s Guide… (CLO Cabaret), Lucian in Wig Out! (Pittsburgh Rep.), The Little Mermaid and We Will Rock You (PMT). Recent credits include Hello, Dolly! (Casa Mañana); Chicago, A Little Night Music and Lucky Stiff (Austin Playhouse), Aida (Austin Lyric Opera), and the Emcee in Cabaret (MMNT). He originated the roles of Mikael/Raina in I Like To Be Here (Theater 167) and was Greg in the National Tour of A Chorus Line

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Nina) is thrilled to return to the Greer Cabaret after being seen in Pittsburgh CLO productions of Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta), Xanadu (Melpomene) and the inaugural SPARK presentation workshop of The Double-Threat Trio with Beth Leavel. Other Pittsburgh productions include City Theatre’s The Revolutionists (Marie Antoinette) and Front Porch Theatricals’ A New Brain (Lisa). Proud member of Actors’ Equity. MFA in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Endless love and thanks to the incredible DTT team. www.drewleighwilliams.com

MICHAEL GREER

MICHAEL GREER (Male Understudy/Dance Captain) is so happy be back at the Greer Cabaret, where he was last seen in Perfect Wedding. 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.

AUDRA QUALLEY

AUDRA QUALLEY (Female Understudy) is proudly making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Point Park University (BFA Musical Theatre), her favorite credits include Elf the Musical (National Tour; Deb), Grease (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre; Jan) A Christmas Story (Fulton Theatre) and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Endless thanks to the creative team and everyone behind the table for this opportunity, and to my parents for always making it possible.

Creative Team

ADAM OVERETT (Book, Music, Lyrics) My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theatre; “Inspired” – NY Times); Popesical (NY Fringe Festival, Overall Excellence Award); Call It Courage (Zach Scott Theatre, five Payne Award nominations); 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. BA, Yale University. www.adamoverett.com. @adamoverett on Instagram. A thousand thanks to this amazing company, cast and team!

SCOTT WEINSTEIN (Director) is an award winning director based in New York and Chicago. He recently won the Joseph Jefferson award for his direction of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is a company member. Other favorite credits include Rock of Ages (Drury Lane Theatre); Murder For Two (Marriott Theatre); Rent (Theo Ubique - Jeff Award: Best Director, Best Musical); She Kills Monsters (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep) and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet. Proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.ScottGWeinstein.com

MARA NEWBERY GREER (Choreographer) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after choreographing The Toxic Avenger. Other choreography credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, Lexington Theatre Company, The Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse and The Engeman Theatre. As a performer, Mara has worked on Broadway, National Tours and regional theaters across the country. Upcoming: Die Fledermaus at Palm Beach Opera, Oklahoma! at North Shore Music Theatre, Sound of Music at Tuacahn. Endless love to Michael-the best husband a girl could ask for.

TONY FERRIERI (Set Designer) has designed over 550 regional and local productions over his nearly 40-year career. Awards include: 2018 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Established Artist,” “New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award,” “Designer of the Year”  Pittsburgh City Paper and Post-Gazette, “Frankel Award,” “Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement,” “Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award.” Some recent designs include: Perfect Wedding for CLO Cabaret, Feeding the Dragon for Primary Stages NYC and Hartford Stage CT, Pipeline for City Theatre and Sweeney Todd for LPPAC.

KEITH A. TRUAX (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be joining the company of The Double-Threat Trio. Pittsburgh CLO credits: Up and Away, Xanadu, Pump Boys & Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, First Date and Altar Boyz. PICT Classic Theatre: Old Curiosity Shop, Romeo & Juliet, Sive, The Lion in Winter, The Merchant of Venice, Two Tales of Terror, Oliver Twist, Sharon’s Grave and Woman & Scarecrow. Lincoln Park: Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Big Fish and Mary Poppins. John Engeman Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde. Othello: The Remix Westside Theatre Downstairs. www.keithtruax.com

ANTHONY JAMES SIRK (Costume Designer) is excited to return to the CLO Cabaret after last designing Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. Locally, Anthony has designed for Pittsburgh Playwrights, Pittsburgh Opera Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, The Rep and Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Select design credits include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Guys and Dolls (Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede Colorado), The Last Romance (The Arvada Center, Denver Colorado), Madagascar (Theatre Aspen, Aspen Colorado), 42nd Street, Pop (Who Shot Andy Warhol) Les Misérables (Western Carolina University). www.anthonysirk.com

HEATHER ANKLEY (Production Stage Manager) has been a part of the theater arts community in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of live entertainment mediums from Musical Theater and Opera to Dance, Comedy and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Favorite credits include: Pittsburgh CLO’s SPARK Festival, A Musical Christmas Carol, Game On, Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, Brigadoon, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Scottsboro Boys, Wig Out!, Merchant of Venice, Souvenir and Man of La Mancha.

TIM BRADY (Assistant Stage Manager) returns for his 14th season 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.

CATIE BROWN (Associate Music Director) is from Butler, PA. She holds a MEd from the University of Cincinnati and BM in Music Education from Slippery Rock University. Catie is an accompanist for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Robert Morris University, and has previously served as an Adjunct Professor and Accompanist at Point Park University. Catie is an Instructor, Musician and Music Director at the Pittsburgh CLO and the CLO Academy and is thrilled to be part of DTT!

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THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO

Feb 15, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

CLO Cabaret

WHEN YOU CAN’T GET A BREAK… YOU MAKE ONE.
To make it on Broadway, you gotta sing, dance AND act — in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can’t act to save her life. Kenny dances, but can’t sing a note. And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you’ve got a dream? It's a WORLD PREMIERE musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths.

Click here to view the Performance Schedule for THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO. 

View the Show Content Guide. 

Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.

Cast

MICHELLE DUFFY

MICHELLE DUFFY (Millicent) is delighted and proud to be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! She launched a three-decade career in this city at Pittsburgh Playhouse, and happily returned home this fall as Jessie in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. In New York, Michelle has originated roles on Broadway (Leap of Faith), Off-Broadway (Heathers: The Musical) and pre-Broadway (Gettin’ the Band Back Together, First Wives Club, Unexpected Joy). She’s worked extensively in regional theaters throughout the country and abroad, most recently at The Guthrie as Hilary in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, as well as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Theatreworks, SF Opera, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Rubicon, The Goodman, Northlight, Drury Lane, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, The Barbican (UK) and Birmingham Rep (UK). TV/film credits include Succession, The Night Of, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Elementary, Pitching Tents, The Hudson Tribes. https://www.michelle-duffy.com/

J. ALEX NOBLE

J. ALEX NOBLE (Jamison) is thrilled to be back with this incredible team working on this hilarious show. His most recent credits include Khashoggi in We Will Rock You at PMT, Chef Louie in The Little Mermaid at PMT, Bunsen in Newsies at Pittsburgh CLO, Shrek in Shrek the Musical at Stage Right, and perennially as Riff Raff in the Rocky Horror Show at Stage Right. He is a graduate of Point Park University and a Pittsburgh native. Proud member of Actors’ Equity since 2012.

JERREME RODRIGUEZ

JERREME RODRIGUEZ (Kenny) was last seen in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Other Pittsburgh credits: Paco in Miss Abigail’s Guide… (CLO Cabaret), Lucian in Wig Out! (Pittsburgh Rep.), The Little Mermaid and We Will Rock You (PMT). Recent credits include Hello, Dolly! (Casa Mañana); Chicago, A Little Night Music and Lucky Stiff (Austin Playhouse), Aida (Austin Lyric Opera), and the Emcee in Cabaret (MMNT). He originated the roles of Mikael/Raina in I Like To Be Here (Theater 167) and was Greg in the National Tour of A Chorus Line

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Nina) is thrilled to return to the Greer Cabaret after being seen in Pittsburgh CLO productions of Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta), Xanadu (Melpomene) and the inaugural SPARK presentation workshop of The Double-Threat Trio with Beth Leavel. Other Pittsburgh productions include City Theatre’s The Revolutionists (Marie Antoinette) and Front Porch Theatricals’ A New Brain (Lisa). Proud member of Actors’ Equity. MFA in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Endless love and thanks to the incredible DTT team. www.drewleighwilliams.com

MICHAEL GREER

MICHAEL GREER (Male Understudy/Dance Captain) is so happy be back at the Greer Cabaret, where he was last seen in Perfect Wedding. 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.

AUDRA QUALLEY

AUDRA QUALLEY (Female Understudy) is proudly making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Point Park University (BFA Musical Theatre), her favorite credits include Elf the Musical (National Tour; Deb), Grease (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre; Jan) A Christmas Story (Fulton Theatre) and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Endless thanks to the creative team and everyone behind the table for this opportunity, and to my parents for always making it possible.

Creative Team

ADAM OVERETT (Book, Music, Lyrics) My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theatre; “Inspired” – NY Times); Popesical (NY Fringe Festival, Overall Excellence Award); Call It Courage (Zach Scott Theatre, five Payne Award nominations); 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. BA, Yale University. www.adamoverett.com. @adamoverett on Instagram. A thousand thanks to this amazing company, cast and team!

SCOTT WEINSTEIN (Director) is an award winning director based in New York and Chicago. He recently won the Joseph Jefferson award for his direction of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is a company member. Other favorite credits include Rock of Ages (Drury Lane Theatre); Murder For Two (Marriott Theatre); Rent (Theo Ubique - Jeff Award: Best Director, Best Musical); She Kills Monsters (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep) and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet. Proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.ScottGWeinstein.com

MARA NEWBERY GREER (Choreographer) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after choreographing The Toxic Avenger. Other choreography credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, Lexington Theatre Company, The Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse and The Engeman Theatre. As a performer, Mara has worked on Broadway, National Tours and regional theaters across the country. Upcoming: Die Fledermaus at Palm Beach Opera, Oklahoma! at North Shore Music Theatre, Sound of Music at Tuacahn. Endless love to Michael-the best husband a girl could ask for.

TONY FERRIERI (Set Designer) has designed over 550 regional and local productions over his nearly 40-year career. Awards include: 2018 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Established Artist,” “New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award,” “Designer of the Year”  Pittsburgh City Paper and Post-Gazette, “Frankel Award,” “Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement,” “Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award.” Some recent designs include: Perfect Wedding for CLO Cabaret, Feeding the Dragon for Primary Stages NYC and Hartford Stage CT, Pipeline for City Theatre and Sweeney Todd for LPPAC.

KEITH A. TRUAX (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be joining the company of The Double-Threat Trio. Pittsburgh CLO credits: Up and Away, Xanadu, Pump Boys & Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, First Date and Altar Boyz. PICT Classic Theatre: Old Curiosity Shop, Romeo & Juliet, Sive, The Lion in Winter, The Merchant of Venice, Two Tales of Terror, Oliver Twist, Sharon’s Grave and Woman & Scarecrow. Lincoln Park: Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Big Fish and Mary Poppins. John Engeman Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde. Othello: The Remix Westside Theatre Downstairs. www.keithtruax.com

ANTHONY JAMES SIRK (Costume Designer) is excited to return to the CLO Cabaret after last designing Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. Locally, Anthony has designed for Pittsburgh Playwrights, Pittsburgh Opera Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, The Rep and Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Select design credits include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Guys and Dolls (Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede Colorado), The Last Romance (The Arvada Center, Denver Colorado), Madagascar (Theatre Aspen, Aspen Colorado), 42nd Street, Pop (Who Shot Andy Warhol) Les Misérables (Western Carolina University). www.anthonysirk.com

HEATHER ANKLEY (Production Stage Manager) has been a part of the theater arts community in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of live entertainment mediums from Musical Theater and Opera to Dance, Comedy and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Favorite credits include: Pittsburgh CLO’s SPARK Festival, A Musical Christmas Carol, Game On, Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, Brigadoon, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Scottsboro Boys, Wig Out!, Merchant of Venice, Souvenir and Man of La Mancha.

TIM BRADY (Assistant Stage Manager) returns for his 14th season 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.

CATIE BROWN (Associate Music Director) is from Butler, PA. She holds a MEd from the University of Cincinnati and BM in Music Education from Slippery Rock University. Catie is an accompanist for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Robert Morris University, and has previously served as an Adjunct Professor and Accompanist at Point Park University. Catie is an Instructor, Musician and Music Director at the Pittsburgh CLO and the CLO Academy and is thrilled to be part of DTT!