JUST BETWEEN THE ALL OF US
Kellen Blair (Book & Lyrics)
Sarah Ziegler Blair (Book & Lyrics)
David Christensen (Music)
Directed by Marlo Hunter
Music Direction by Daniel Green
This interactive musical comedy follows Madeline Owens, an ER doctor who suddenly finds herself interested in four different men from the online dating site Alrighty Aphrodite. She calls upon members of the audience to play the various advice-givers in her life (mom, therapist, barista, etc.) and eventually narrows down her prospects in the style of a grown-up “choose-your-own-adventure” story. Will Madeline’s “friends and family” lead her to her perfect match, or will their collective decisions result in one of several possible romantic dead ends?
Commissioned by Pittsburgh CLO through the EQT Commissioning Fund.
KELLEN BLAIR (Book & Lyrics) is the Drama Desk-nominated co-creator of Murder For Two which ran for a year off-Broadway, has been touring internationally since 2014 and was previously produced at the CLO Cabaret. Kellen is a co-recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in Chicago (2011) and the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award (2013). His work has been showcased on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and theaters across the country. Updates and sheet music can be found at www.kinosianandblair.com.
SARAH ZIEGLER BLAIR (Book & Lyrics) is an advanced member of the BMI Workshop. She is also the co-creator of the The Brontës: A Musical, which had a workshop production this past summer in Brooklyn. Sarah’s songs and short musicals have been performed at cabaret spaces and theaters across NYC including 54 Below, The Duplex, the New York Theatre Barn, Prospect Theater and the Royal Family Theater. She has a Masters in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory and also performs.
DAVID CHRISTENSEN (Music) is an NYC-based writer and member of the BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop. His musicals also include Cookies (featured in the 2016 New York Musical Festival with direction by Jeff Whiting) and Santa Claus: A New Musical (commissioned by Casa Mañana). David’s work has been featured at NYC venues such as Joe’s Pub, The Laurie Beechman, and 54 Below as well as across the country.
DANIEL GREEN (Music Director) Broadway: In Transit (Associate MD), Rocky (Associate Conductor), An American In Paris, Big Fish, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Wicked. Other credits include The Wild Party (Encores!) Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed) and Between the Lines (Kansas City Rep).
MARLO HUNTER (Director) Unlock’d (The Duke; Callaway Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street), Teeth (Sundance Theatre Lab), Island Song (also Story co-creator) (ATF), Up and Away (CLO – World Premiere). Add’l: Long Wharf, Second Stage, Williamstown, Roundabout. Associate Director, Broadway-bound Clueless. Upcoming: Director, American Reject – feature film (Full Armor Films). www.MarloHunter.com
CHRIS BELL (Chad) is an NYC based performer. He performs regularly at the Magnet Theater improvising musicals and appears regularly in BLANK! The Musical. Chris has performed at various festivals including the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, and is ecstatic to do SPARK!
KYLE DECKER (Luke) is honored to be joining SPARK this spring to bring these new musicals to life. Kyle is a Musical Theater major at Carnegie Mellon and has performed in shows ranging from The Drowsy Chaperone to Marlowe’s Edward II.
CHRISTOPHER J. ESSEX (Adam) is a soon to be Carnegie Mellon University graduate in May of 2018. He plans on moving to New York City after graduation and begin pursuing his Musical Theatre and Acting career as well as chasing his country music artist aspirations.
MICHAEL R. PETYAK (Phil) is making his CLO debut! Off-Broadway: The Pheasant Plucker's Son. Regional: Big River (Great Plains Theater Festival), Romeo & Juliet (Powell Crosley Theater). Television: Outsiders, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Adult Swim (multiple). Film: Fall Fever. More at www.michaelrpetyak.com.
ALI REED (Madeline) is a New York based actor, improviser, and singer. Off-Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress with Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsinka" Epperson, Blank! The Musical. Regional credits include: Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Reefer Madness (Sally), They're Playing Our Song (Sonia Walsk). Ali has been seen at 54 Below, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Florida Studio Theatre, and The Pittsburgh City Theater as well. Musical Improvisation: UCB, The Magnet Theater, The People's Improv Theater, The Annoyance, and FST Improv: When X Meets Y. Podcast: Crimetown: Buddy Cianci... The Musical, We Love Bedtime Stories.