Full Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 5/23-8/18

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Full Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 5/23-8/18

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim celebration, Side By Side By Sondheim, which will run May 23 through August 18 at the CLO Cabaret.

Michael Campayno returns to the CLO Cabaret after appearing as Gene in 'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. In addition, his Pittsburgh CLO credits include: Jekyll and Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Love Changes Everything and The Sound of Music. North Shore Music Theatre: All Shook Up (u/s Chad). BFA Musical Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University 2014.

Billy Hepfinger is making his CLO Cabaret debut. A graduate of Princeton and a Pittsburgh native, Mr. Hepfinger's local credits include Pittsburgh CLO (A Musical Christmas Carol, Young Washington), Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (Three Sisters, Ivanov), Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Hairspray, The Sound of Music), City Theatre (2011 Young Playwrights Festival) and Carrnivale Theatrics (Next to Normal). Mr. Hepfinger appeared this winter in a developmental workshop of the new musical Tamar of the River with Prospect Theater Company in New York. Most recently, he originated the role of Alex in the world premiere of Antarktikos at the REP.

Daniel Krell is making his CLO Cabaret debut after performing in over 35 Pittsburgh CLO productions. Mr. Krell was most recently seen at the Pittsburgh Public Theater as Dr. Lyman Hall in their much acclaimed production of 1776. He has played a variety of major roles with the region's professional theaters, such as Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT, and The Rep as well as with theaters around the country, including Gateway Playhouse, PlayMakers Repertory, and Clarence Brown Theatre among others. Mr. Krell is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.

Kristiann Menotiades returns for her ninth show at the CLO Cabaret. Favorites include: Shear Madness; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ruthless! The Musical. Other credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Alice Miller in My Favorite Year, Yonah in Children of Eden and Madge in the new work play Enlightenment at The City Theatre. Ms. Menotiades is also an instructor at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy and the director of Fox Chapel High School's fall play.

Lenora Nemetz is one of a rare breed in theater today, having performed on Broadway in Cabaret, Bob Fosse's Original Chicago, Working, Up In One with Peter Allen, The Rink, Pajama Game, and the 2008 Tony Award revival of Gypsy. National tours include Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie and Some Like It Hot. Ms. Nemetz has starred in over 20 CLO productions, and is returning to the Cabaret after appearing as Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense.

Caroline Nicolian has worked for numerous theater companies in the Pittsburgh area such as Pittsburgh Musical Theatre and Carrnivale Theatrics, and received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Some of her past credits include Can-Can! (La Mome Pistache), Into the Woods (The Witch), Evita (Eva Peron) and the title role in Jane Eyre the Musical.

Richard Sabellico (Director & Choreographer) is an award winning director, seasoned Broadway actor as well as a respected acting coach and script adapter. Mr. Sabellico directed, choreographed and adapted the critically-acclaimed American Jewish Theatre production of The Cocoanuts and its transfer to Broadway. He has also directed Wonderful Town at Lincoln Center, Leonard Bernstein: A Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars as well as a revised version of Jerry Herman's first musical Milk and Honey. He was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle and one Drama Desk Award for his work on I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Rags. Mr. Sabellico directed the American premiere of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers and was Associate Director to Arthur Laurents on Tyne Daly's Broadway revival of Gypsy. He has directed in most major venues throughout the United States. As an actor, he's performed in seven Broadway shows, most notably as Rooster in Annie and as Pasty in Gypsy. Mr. Sabellico also starred as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the National Tour of Anything Goes with legendary star, Mitzi Gaynor.

Brent Alexander (Musical Director) returns to the CLO Cabaret after serving as musical director for A Grand Night for Singing and Ruthless! The Musical. Dr. Alexander has also worked with the CLO Academy, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, and many other Pittsburgh area Regional and Community Theaters over the past 14 years as a musical director, vocal coach, and accompanist/keyboardist. He currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, and is on the music and musical theater faculties of Robert Morris University and CCAC South, and at PMT's Richard Rauh Conservatory.

Douglas Levine (Associate Music Director) is a pianist, composer, arranger and musical director based in his hometown of Pittsburgh. His original scores include Eastburn Avenue, Mother Courage and Peer Gynt (Playhouse REP), Stuff (Gateway to the Arts), Losing It (Raymond Laine Memorial One Acts), Deadend (Attack Theatre), Mimoun (Pennsylvania Dance Theatre), Colorfast (Pittsburgh International Children's Theater Festival) and Shakespeare Street (Playhouse Junior). Doug has written or arranged music for companies including City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and The Renaissance City Women's Choir. He is an adjunct faculty member of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Tony Ferrieri (Scenic Designer) Awards and milestones include nearly 34 years with City Theatre, New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, "Designer of the Year" by the City Paper and Post-Gazette, "Frankel Award," "Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement," "Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award," features in Live Design, and Stage Directions, and set designs for over 480 productions. Recent Pittsburgh CLO designs include: You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!; A Grand Night for Singing and Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women. Other designs include: Abigail/1702, Seminar and South Side Stories (City Theatre), John Gabriel Borkman, Ainadamar (Quantum Theatre). Other credits include designs for Milieu Theatrics NY, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Carrnivale Theatrics, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Emelin Theatre, Northlight Theatre, barebones productions, Madison Rep, TheatreWorks, 1812 Productions, Playhouse Rep, Playhouse Conservatory, Tuesday Musical Club, Theatre at Hartwood, Gargaro Productions, Physical Theatre Project, Spur of the Moment Theatre, Chatham College, University of Pittsburgh, Development Dimensions International, Saltworks and Unseam'd.

Andy Ostrowski (Lighting Designer) recently designed You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! and A Grand Night for Singing for Pittsburgh CLO, Bolero for PSO, PNME's summer season, "August Osage County" for The Rep at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, "Rigoletto" for Pittsburgh Opera and City Theatre's POP. National credits include: The Asolo, Virginia Stage Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, Arden Theatre, Spoleto Festival USA, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theater of the Stars, Madison Opera and others. International: productions in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, France, and touring all of Western Europe.

Tim Brady (Production Stage Manager) returns for his ninth season as PSM at the CLO Cabaret. As an actor, he has appeared in 11 productions of Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol and various summer season productions. Other local theaters that Mr. Brady has performed with include The Pittsburgh Pops, Starlight Productions, The New Pittsburgh Jewish Theatre, Stage Right and The Theater Factory. Mr. Brady was also the managing director of the Conley Inn Dinner Theater in Irwin for 17 years.

Side by Side by Sondheim features Music by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Continuity by Ned Sherrin.

This highly-acclaimed musical revue is a celebration of America's greatest living composer! Side By Side By Sondheim is a dazzling collection of songs by Broadway's musical master, Stephen Sondheim. You'll laugh, cry and fall in love with music from many of his very best works including: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures. This exciting celebration of America's greatest living composer also features the classics he wrote with musical theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers - West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear a Waltz?

Performance Schedule for Side By Side By Sondheim: Wednesdays 7:30pm; Thursdays 1:00pm* & 7:30pm *Thursday matinees - 6/27, 7/25, 8/15; Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:30pm; and Sundays 2:00pm.

Tickets range from $34.75-$44.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more can call the Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 to learn more about special discounts, priority seating and corporate discounts. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for more information.

Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 18 Broadway shows (13 Tony Awards) featuring the recent productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

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