Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public.
The cast of Hamlet will feature Grantham Coleman (The Public Theater's As You Like It and Buzzer, Hulu's 11.22.63) in the title role, with Opal Alladin (Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond on Broadway, United 93) as Queen Gertrude; Michael Genet (Broadway's Wicked, Hamlet, A Few Good Men) as The Ghost, Player King, and Gravedigger; Patrick Kerr (Globe's King Richard II and Love's Labor's Lost, "Frasier") as Polonius; Ian Lassiter (Globe's King Richard II, Broadway's The Cherry Orchard and War Horse) as Horatio; Jonny Orsini (Love's Labor's Lost and Othello at the Globe, The Nance and Macbeth on Broadway) as Laertes; and Cornell Womack (Globe's The Winter's Tale, Broadway's On Golden Pond and Talk Radio) as King Claudius. The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Amara James Aja as Marcellus and Sailor; Samuel Max Avishay as Voltemand; Nora Carroll as Guildenstern; Renardo Charles Jr. as Player Lucianus; Ajinkya Desai as Norwegian Captain and Player Prologue; Talley Beth Gale as Ophelia; Kevin Hafso-Koppman as Rosencrantz; Daniel Ian Joeck as Francisco and Doctor of Divinity; Lorenzo Landini as Barnardo and Fortinbras; Jose Martinez as Gentleman of King Claudius's Court; Christina A. Okolo as Player Queen; Larica Schnell as Osric; and Samantha Sutliff as Cornelia. The musicians are Chaz Cabrera and Gabriel Wolf.
The creative team includes Tim Mackabee (Scenic Design), Cait O'Connor (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Curtis Moore (Original Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice Coach), Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting), and Pamela Salling (Production Stage Manager).
"The privilege of directing Hamlet at The Old Globe is deeply meaningful to me, and I'm thrilled and honored to do it," said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "The play is endlessly fascinating, puzzling, and rewarding, and experiencing it in the hands of brilliant actors is one of the great thrills that live theatre can deliver. The company assembled in San Diego this summer is simply breathtaking-full of talent, imagination, and power-and I cannot wait to share their work, and this magnificent play, with our audiences."
Barry Edelstein (Director, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director) is a stage director, producer, author, and educator. Recognized as one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare, he has directed nearly half of the Bard's plays. His Globe directing credits include The Winter's Tale, Othello, The Twenty-seventh Man, the world premiere of Rain, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. He also directed All's Well That Ends Well as the inaugural production of the Globe for All community tour. As Director of the Shakespeare Initiative at The Public Theater (2008-2012), Mr. Edelstein oversaw all of the company's Shakespearean productions as well as its educational, community outreach, and artist-training programs. At The Public, he staged the world premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, and Steve Martin's WASP and Other Plays. He was also Associate Producer of The Public's Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. From 1998 to 2003 he was Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. Mr. Edelstein's other Shakespearean directorial credits include The Winter's Tale at Classic Stage Company; As You Like It starring Gwyneth Paltrow; and Richard III starring John Turturro. His additional credits include the Lucille Lortel Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons; the world premiere of Steve Martin's The Underpants, which he commissioned; and Molière's The Misanthrope starring Uma Thurman in her stage debut. Mr. Edelstein has taught Shakespearean acting at The Juilliard School, New York University's Graduate Acting Program, and the University of Southern California. His book Thinking Shakespeare is the standard text on American Shakespearean acting. He is also the author of Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Hamlet is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Karen and Donald Cohn, Ann Davies, Pam Farr and Buford Alexander, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm, Jean and Gary Shekhter, Gillian and Tony Thornley, the Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger, as well as Artist Sponsors Sue and Edward "Duff" Sanderson (for Jonny Orsini, playing Laertes), June Yoder (for Grantham Coleman, playing Hamlet), and an anonymous donor (for costume designer Cait O'Connor). Hamlet is also supported by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.
Additional events taking place during the run of Hamlet include:
· VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m.
An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 6:00 p.m. FREE.
· POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 16; and Tuesday, August 22.
Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast, crew, and/or Globe staff members. Get the inside story on creating a character and putting together a professional production. FREE.
· SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: Tuesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 16; Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18; and Saturday, August 19; all at 7:00 p.m.
A series of informal presentations that enhance the Summer Shakespeare Festival experience. These seminars feature members of the Festival creative team and take place in the Craig Noel Garden before each performance. FREE.
SINGLE TICKETS to Hamlet start at $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more. Performances begin on August 6 and continue through September 10, 2017. Performance times: Previews: Sunday, August 6; Tuesday, August 8; Wednesday, August 9; Thursday, August 10; and Friday, August 11. Opening night is Saturday, August 12. Regular performances: Tuesdays through Sundays. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m.; except Tuesday, September 5, Wednesday, September 6, and Sunday, September 10, which will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival opened with William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play runs June 11 - July 15, 2017, in the outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Robert Sean Leonard (TV's "House," The Old Globe's Pygmalion) returned to the Globe in the title role of one of the greatest of Shakespeare's towering cycle of history plays. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown. Filled with magnificent verse and Shakespeare's characteristic wisdom and insight, King Richard II is a deeply moving and insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation's political landscape.
The Summer Season also features Guys and Dolls, playing July 2 - August 13 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This musical fable of Broadway is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Guys and Dolls tops Entertainment Weekly's list of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it's everything we love in musical theatre. Now fast-rising director/choreographer Josh Rhodes is back at the Globe to direct our first-ever production of this Broadway masterpiece. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his "oldest established permanent floating crap game" going. He's also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. Based on Damon Runyon's famous tales of small-time hoods and showgirls, Guys and Dolls is filled with some of the most wonderful showtunes ever, including "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Never Been in Love Before," and the irrepressible anthem "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat." Guys and Dolls will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face and remind you how much fun it is to see a top-notch Globe revival of a classic American musical!
Guys and Dolls is joined by an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, which plays July 22 - September 3 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright and inventive comic genius is back at the Globe following the smash success of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which broke box office records in 2015. Director Jessica Stone also returns to the Globe, where she helmed hit productions of Arms and the Man and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two-you won't want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun!
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CALENDAR: King Richard II (6/11-7/15), Guys and Dolls (7/2-8/13), AXIS: Swing Out at the Globe (7/22), Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (7/22-9/3), Hamlet (8/6-9/10), Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio Showcase (8/14), AXIS Saturday Morning Salsa (8/19), Benny & Joon (9/7-10/22), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (9/30-10/29), AXIS: Day of the Dead (10/29), Globe for All Tour: Twelfth Night (10/31-11/19), Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/4-12/24), M.F.A.: Romeo and Juliet (11/11-11/19), The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18-3/4), Uncle Vanya (2/10-3/11), American Mariachi (3/23-4/29), The Wanderers (4/5-5/6), A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12-6/17), Native Gardens (5/26-6/24), Dr. Seuss's The Lorax (7/2-8/12).
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre's artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
Amara James Aja (Marcellus, Sailor) was recently seen at the Globe in King Richard II, The Blameless, Love's Labor's Lost, and Macbeth. He just completed his second year in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His previous credits include Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oliver in As You Like It, and Arthur in Acquainted with the Night in the program, as well as Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest with Ithaca Shakespeare Company.
Opal Alladin (Queen Gertrude) appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond and Off Broadway in Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), What Once We Felt (Lincoln Center Theater), Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival), Susan and God (Mint Theater Company), Miss Julie (Cherry Lane Theatre), and The Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public Theater). Her regional theatre credits include My Wonderful Day, In the Next Room or the vibrator play (The Wilma Theater), The Violet Hour (Barrington Stage Company), Breath, Boom (Yale Repertory Theatre), Wit (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Twelfth Night (Guthrie Theater), and The Trojan Women, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, and Henry VI (Shakespeare Theatre Company). Ms. Alladin's film and television credits include the Academy Award-nominated United 93, Before/During/After, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, November Criminals, Brown Sugar, Jellysmoke, "The Blacklist: Redemption," "Elementary," "The Affair," "Madam Secretary," "The Good Wife," "The Michael J. Fox Show," "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable," "Rescue Me," "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Samuel Max Avishay (Voltemand) was last seen at the Globe in King Richard II. He is an M.F.A. student at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His prior credits include Chuck in The Maderati, Chorus in Ajax, and Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/USD) and Achilles in Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act (Zellerbach Playhouse).
Nora Carroll (Guildenstern) is currently enjoying her first year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, and she was seen at the Globe this summer in King Richard II. Some of her credits include Rena in The Maderati, Athena in Ajax, and Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/USD), June in BLKS (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Allison understudy in Fabulation (Pulse Theatre Company Chicago), Clarence and Hastings in Richard III, The Bastard in King John, and Margery in Vinegar Tom (Tisch School of the Arts).
Renardo Charles Jr. (Player Lucianus) appeared in King Richard II earlier this summer, and he has appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Teucer in Ajax, Ritt in The Maderati, and Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His stage work includes Lewis in King John, Belize in Angels in America, Jackson in Pantomime, Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, and the title role in Othello. He also recently appeared on Comedy Central's "Detroiters" as Thomas.
Grantham Coleman (Hamlet) has appeared Off Broadway in Buzzer directed by Anne Kauffman and As You Like It directed by Daniel Sullivan (The Public Theater), Choir Boy directed by Trip Cullman (Manhattan Theatre Club), One Night directed by Clinton Turner Davis (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), and We Are Proud to Present... directed by Eric Ting (Soho Rep.). His regional credits include Choir Boy directed by Mr. Cullman (Geffen Playhouse) and Romeo and Juliet directed by Tony Speciale (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Mr. Coleman's film and television credits include See Me Now, "The Carmichael Show," "NCIS," "Doubt," "11.22.63," "The Night Shift," and "The Americans."
Ajinkya Desai (Norwegian Captain, Player Prologue) is a graduating international student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His credits there include Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Touchstone in As You Like It, Shamrayev in The Seagull, Maxwell in Acquainted with the Night, and Agamemnon/Chorus in Ajax. He also appeared at the Globe in King Richard II, Love's Labor's Lost, and Macbeth. His first acting experience in the U.S. was at UC San Diego, where he played Egeus and Snout in an undergraduate production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also has many community stage and street theatre credits in India, some of which were directed by renowned theatre professionals.
Talley Beth Gale (Ophelia) was recently seen in King Richard II, Love's Labor's Lost, and Macbeth at the Globe. She is a second-year M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Her professional credits include the staged reading of Anda's Love and understudying Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Red Velvet, and The Last Match (The Old Globe), understudying This Is Our Youth (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and EL Stories: Love Train (Waltzing Mechanics). Her M.F.A. credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Seagull, Ajax, and Acquainted with the Night.
Michael Genet (The Ghost, Player King, Gravedigger) was seen most recently starring as Doctor Dillamond in the Broadway production of Wicked. His other Broadway credits include A Few Good Men, Hamlet, Lestat, and Fences. Off Broadway he has starred in Northeast Local, A Soldier's Play, All My Sons, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Whipping Man, and Resurrection. His many film and television credits include One Fine Day, She Hate Me, 25th Hour, "The Affair," "The Mysteries of Laura," "Ugly Betty," "Taxi Brooklyn," "The Following," "Law & Order," and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." Mr. Genet is the author of the critically acclaimed They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am: Lessons in Defiant Resilience, and he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) for the Focus Features release Talk to Me.
Kevin Hafso-Koppman (Rosencrantz) has been seen at The Old Globe in The Imaginary Invalid, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Love's Labor's Lost, and Macbeth. He is thrilled to be with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, where he has appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Seagull, and Acquainted with the Night. His previous Globe credits include Bright Star and the New Voices Festival readings of A Nice Indian Boy and peerless. His regional credits include West Side Story, The Foreigner, and The Winslow Boy (Lamb's Players Theatre), Ether Dome, His Girl Friday, and Accomplice: San Diego (La Jolla Playhouse), Zoot Suit (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Henry IV Part I, King O' the Moon, The Drawer Boy, and Becky's New Car (North Coast Repertory Theatre), Birds of a Feather and Speech and Debate (Diversionary Theatre), The Sunshine Boys and Deathtrap (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Doubt and Into the Woods (San Diego State University), The History Boys (Cygnet Theatre Company), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Intrepid Theatre Company).
Daniel Ian Joeck (Francisco, Doctor of Divinity) was last seen in the Globe's production of King Richard II. He will enter his second year as an M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program this fall. In the program, he has played Martin in The Maderati, Menelaus in Ajax, and The Duke in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His regional credits include Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), The Learned Ladies and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare & Company), and Ramona Quimby (Children's Theatre Company). In Minneapolis, he has worked with Classical Actors Ensemble, Park Square Theatre, The Moving Company, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Savage Umbrella, Theatre Pro Rata, Starting Gate Productions, and Wayward Theatre Company.
Patrick Kerr (Polonius) appeared in the recent Old Globe Shakespeare Festival productions of King Richard II, Love's Labor's Lost, Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors. He was also recently seen in San Diego in the premiere of Hollywood at La Jolla Playhouse. His other Southern California performances include work at South Coast Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, and others. On Broadway he was seen in You Can't Take It with You starring James Earl Jones, and a revival of The Ritz. A veteran of many television programs, he is probably best known for recurring roles on "Frasier" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Lorenzo Landini (Barnardo, Fortinbras) has recently appeared on this stage in the Globe productions of King Richard II, Macbeth, and Love's Labor's Lost. He is a second-year M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, for which his credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Acquainted with the Night, The Seagull, As You Like It, and the title role in Ajax. Previously based in New York City, his credits include writing and performing his solo show When I Have Cancer in 30 Years and acting in The Miser (Brave New World Repertory Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (TheaterLab), King Lear (Theater 2020), and A View From the Bridge (The Secret Theatre). He also played rhythm guitar, sang, and composed music in the rock review GUNS, A Cabaret directed by Liz Swados.
Ian Lassiter (Horatio) made his Globe debut earlier this summer in King Richard II. He has appeared on Broadway in The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout Theatre Company) and War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater). His Off Broadway credits include Ring Twice for Miranda (New York City Center), Pericles and An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience), Antony and Cleopatra (The Public Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), and, as co-writer and performer, The TEAM's Mission Drift (Connelly Theater, National Theatre in London). His regional credits include Oliver! (Arena Stage), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare & Company), An Iliad: Guerrillas at Troy (The Continuum Company in Florence), and Henry V (Two River Theater).
Jose Martinez (Gentleman of King Claudius's Court) recently made his Summer Shakespeare Festival debut in King Richard II. Some of his other favorite credits include Keene in The Maderati, Pepe in My Mañana Comes, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, Mau in Nation, and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Christina A. Okolo (Player Queen) recently appeared in the Summer Shakespeare Festival productions of King Richard II, Love's Labor's Lost, and Macbeth. She is a student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, for which she has appeared as Tekmessa in Ajax, Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Celia in Acquainted with the Night, and Phoebe in As You Like It. She has also performed at Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery, Alabama, where her credits include A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park. Her other credits include Broke-ology, A Song for Coretta, and No Child....
Jonny Orsini (Laertes) last appeared at The Old Globe in Love's Labor's Lost and Othello. He made his Broadway debut in a multiple award-winning performance opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance, followed by Macbeth with Ethan Hawke and Larry David's Fish in the Dark. His Off Broadway credits include Hamish Linklater's Whirligig, Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, and David Rabe's An Early History of Fire. His films include Generation Um... opposite Keanu Reeves; the upcoming Cortex opposite Josh Lucas; and Cigarette Candy, for which he received the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance at the Florida Film Festival in addition to awards at South by Southwest and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Larica Schnell (Osric) is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, and is in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She recently appeared in King Richard II at the Globe. Her previous M.F.A. productions include The Maderati, Ajax, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She also appeared in The Open Couple, Cape of Rebels, Twelfth Night at the Macbeths, and Dreams of Clytemnestra.
Samantha Sutliff (Cornelia) made her Summer Shakespeare Festival debut in this summer's King Richard II. She was recently seen as Hostess in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cuddles Molotov in The Maderati, and Chorus Leader 1 in Ajax with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She is a B.M. graduate of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Before arriving in San Diego from Los Angeles, she starred in the award-winning film Plaything and the hit web series "The Leslie," following two years working for Carnival Cruise Line as a vocalist. Some of her favorite roles include Antigone in Antigone and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness (University of Miami).
Cornell Womack (King Claudius) first appeared at The Old Globe in The Winter's Tale. His Broadway credits include On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones and Talk Radio. His Off Broadway credits include Yellowman, Thunder Knocking at the Door, The Merchant of Venice, and The Odyssey. On television he is best known as Ritchie on the FX series "Rescue Me," along with numerous guest appearances including "Better Call Saul," "Flaked," "Suits," "The Newsroom," "The Fosters," "Body of Proof," "Criminal Minds," "Medium," "Boston Legal," "CSI: Miami," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "Warehouse 13," "The Black Donnellys," and even "Hannah Montana." His films include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, State of Play, and The Happening. He currently narrates the documentary series "Corrupt Crimes," "Motive to Murder," "Gangster: America's Most Evil," and "Hangar 1: The UFO Files," among others.
Chaz Cabrera (Musician) was born and raised in Southern California. His professional career started at the age of 18 when he formed a group named Jazz Avenue with five of his close friends. They competed in the national competition SchoolJam USA 2012, where they won the prestigious title of Best Teen Band and were given the opportunity to play for the Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Cabrera arranges for the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and composes original music for big bands, wind ensembles, and symphonies. He directs his own big band, known as the JazzKatz Orchestra, and performs with San Diego's premier groups, such as Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, The Reo Collective, and more. Mr. Cabrera plays multiples instruments, such as the piano, woodwinds, and percussion.
Gabriel Wolf (Musician) is an electro-acoustic trumpet performer currently based in San Diego. Living in the mountains of East County with his wife, he has continued to explore and push the edge of trumpet playing through electronic effects pioneered by legends like MiLes Davis. Mr. Wolf studied at the Universit