Matt Schatz (Book, Music & Lyrics)
Music Direction by Melissa Yanchak

Writing Residency

Hugh Everett: Born 1930, Washington, DC. Nancy Gore: Born 1930, Amherst, Massachusetts. Met at Princeton: 1956. Married: 1957. Sounds like the blueprint for a typical mid-century romance. But Everett, the physicist behind the “many worlds” interpretation of quantum mechanics, was no ordinary man. And this is no ordinary love story. It’s a quantum physics love story, in which we don’t see just one version of Hugh and Nancy’s relationship, but many. Each decision takes the couple down a different path, as the Hughs and Nancys of parallel worlds embrace, collide or miss one another entirely. A one-of-a-kind musical about limitless possibility.


MATT SCHATZ (Book, Music & Lyrics) won the 2012 Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre for Love Trapezoid. Other recent plays and musicals include: The Burdens (2016 O'Neill Conference), Georama (Five 2017 NYMF Awards), An Untitled New Play By Justin Timberlake (2017 O'Neill Finalist) and Where Ever It May Be (EST/Sloan Commission). He is currently working on a new musical commission from Seattle Rep and BMG Music with director Wendy Goldberg. Matt received his MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Los Angeles where he also develops television series.

MELISSA YANCHAK (Music Director) National: R&H's Cinderella, Ringling Bros 144/146, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional: The Little Mermaid, Cats, Mary Poppins, Starlight Express (regional premiere), Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Wizard of Oz, Heathers, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Nunsense. PBS: "Broadway or Bust."


DELANA FLOWERS (Nancy Gore 3)  has graced stages all over Pittsburgh, in her hometown of Lancaster, and as far away as Jamaica. She has been seen in local musicals such as DREAMGIRLS, Ain’t Misbehavin, DINAH, and JH: Mechanics of a Legend.

SARAH SESLER MISKO (Nancy Gore 2) is very grateful to be making her CLO debut! She most recently choreographed Evil Dead the Musical for Pittsburgh Music Theatre and can currently be seen in The Little Mermaid (Mersister)! Sarah was seen as Hodel Fiddler on the Roof, as well as numerous regional productions that have taken her across the U.S.! Sarah was in the original workshop reading of Mermanʼs Apprentice heard on its original cast album! She is a proud member of the Actorʼs Equity Association and resident teaching artist for both the Pittsburgh CLO and The Pittsburgh Music Theatre! “Much love and many hugs to my husband, Michael! Thank you, friends and family, for the constant support! For Ira!”

MOIRA QUIGLEY (Nancy Gore 1) was born and raised in Philly. Now she lives and loves in the Steel City. Locally she has performed with Carnegie Stage (The Carols), City Theatre (Young Playwrights Festival, Momentum), No Name Players (Brewed) and more.

JASON SHAVERS (Hugh Everett III 2) is ecstatic to be a part of Spark! He last appeared with CLO in First Date. Regional credits: The Fantasticks (Mute)/PPT, Wild With Happy(Terry)/City Theatre, Dreamgirls (Marty)/PMT. Many thanks to my family, friends and Mark Fleischer. 

CORWIN STODDARD (Hugh Everett III 1) is ecstatic to work with the CLO for the first time and to continue his passion of working on new musicals. Recent Credits: Evil Dead The Musical (Ed) @ PMT, Floyd Collins & Violet with Front Porch. Alumnus of HSPVA, Perry-Mansfield, PPU.