A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC to Open Ensemble Theatre Company's 2013-14 Season, 12/5

JorDan Miller plays Desiree's buffoonish lover Count Carl-Magnus. He performed the role of "Mr. Lindquist" in 2010 at Lyric Opera San Diego, where he also appeared as "Billy" in Anything Goes and "Giuseppi" in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. He was most recently seen in San Diego at the Cygnet Theatre in their repertory productions of The Importance of Being Earnest as "Algernon" and Tom Stoppard's Travesties as "Henry Carr."

Heather Ayers plays the Count's long-suffering wife, Charlotte. She has appeared on Broadway in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever with Harry Connick Jr. and Trevor Nunn's A Little Night Music. She has been seen Off~Broadway in several Encores! productions, and has performed at Yale Rep, The Old Globe, Kansas City Rep, Barrington Stage, and Cincinnati Playhouse.

Misty Cotton plays the earthy servant Petra. She appeared on Broadway and in national tours of Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opposite Donny Osmond. Her off-Broadway work includes Marvelous Wonderettes, and she has performed at South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Laguna Playhouse, and Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Area actors include Ventura-based Michael Byrne in the role of Frid. He most recently played the role of Gremio in Kiss Me Kate at the Cabrillo Music Theatre. Deborah Bertling, who has been seen in numerous Santa Barbara productions, including most recently Carrie The Musical, Spring Awakening, Next To Normal, and My Fair Lady at The Granada, plays Desiree's maid, Malla. She has also performed with Opera Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County residents Erika Cummings and Erika Foreman will alternate in the role of wise-beyond-her-years 13-year old Fredrika.

Founded in 1979, Ensemble Theatre is Santa Barbara's leading professional, resident theatre company. Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, ETC has attracted accomplished performing artists from around the country. The new season will be the first in the New Vic, their newly renovated theater 300-seat performing arts venue.

ETC's 2013-14 season continues with Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, running February 6 through 23, 2014; Metamorphoses, based on the myths of Ovid and adapted by Mary Zimmerman, running March 27 through April 13, 2014; Red by John Logan, running May 15 through June 1, 2014; and Looped, written by Matthew Lombardo and starring Marsha Mason, running July 10 through 27, 2014.

Performances for A Little Night Music run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, with a special Saturday 4:00 pm matinee performance on June 15, 2013. Subscription tickets to Ensemble's 2013-14 Season are still available. Youth tickets are available for age 29 and under for only $20.00 each. Single tickets are available through the Ensemble Theatre Box Office at (805) 965-5400, or online at www.etcsb.org. For group sales information, call 805-965-5400.

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