Jen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season Productions

Jen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season Productions

The Hangar Theatre is happy to announce a fantastic lineup of accomplished directors and designers for its 40th Anniversary Mainstage season. While some of these artists are returning to the Hangar from past production favorites, others, including new Artistic Director Jen Waldman, will be making their Hangar debut. The roster includes many talented artists with local ties to Ithaca, including Ithaca College and Cornell University alumni.

Waldman will direct two of the Mainstage shows this summer: the Tony Award-winning Red by John Logan (June 12-21) and the rocking, hilarious musical Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (July 10-26). Joining her in the director's circle will be Hangar Associate Artistic Director Jesse Bush, taking the helm of the hilarious adaptation of the Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days (June 26-July 5), and Mark Shanahan making his Hangar debut directing the regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Other Desert Cities (July 31-August 9) by Jon Robin Baitz.

Following is the director and designer lineup for each 2014 Hangar Mainstage production:

RED by John Logan
June 12-21
Director: Jen Waldman, Hangar Artistic Director
Scenic Designer: Tom Burch
Costume Designer: Gretchen Darrow-Crotty
Lighting Designer: David Arsenault, Hangar debut
Sound Engineer: Sean Hagerty, Hangar debut

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Mark Brown
June 26-July 5
Director: Jesse Bush, Hangar Associate Artistic Director
Scenic Designer: Tom Burch
Costume Designer: Mira Veikley
Lighting Designer: Matt Richards
Sound Engineer: Sean Hagerty, Hangar debut

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
July 10-26
Director: Jen Waldman, Hangar Artistic Director
Musical Director: Jasper Grant, Hangar debut
Scenic Designer: David Arsenault, Hangar debut
Costume Designer: Emma Scholl
Lighting Designer: Adam Frank, Hangar debut
Sound Designer: Jonathan Herter

OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
July 31-August 9
Director: Mark Shanahan, Hangar debut
Scenic and Lighting Designer: Steve TenEyck
Costume Designer: Emma Scholl
Sound Designer: Don Tindall

Mainstage season subscriptions, which are packed with added benefits, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 607-273-8588 or visiting the Hangar Theatre business office located in Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons, 171 State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Visit us at HangarTheatre.org for more information or to download a subscription form. The theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850, two miles north of Downtown Ithaca on Route 89 at the Treman Marina entrance to Cass Park.

The Hangar's 2014 season is a celebration of its 40th year of providing exceptional theatre experiences to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. All year, the Hangar will celebrate this milestone with special events, an alumni reunion, and stories taking a look back at the theatre's humble beginnings and rich history. Visit the website at www.HangarTheatre.org for more information.

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