JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Comes to Rockwood
Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, music supervision by Scott Wasserman and music assistant direction by Matt Cusack.
Recent developments include a Rough Draft Workshop at The Drama League in collaboration with "Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout", a residency at Goodspeed's Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony, and an upcoming Spring workshop to be announced soon.
This concert will highlight selections from the new folk musical JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX with performances by; George Abud (The Band's Visit), Matt Cusack (Bandstand), Julie Foldesi (Sunday in the Park with George, Newsies, South Pacific), Lisa Gutkin (Indecent), Ben Laxton (The Book of Mormon), Eddy Lee (Hamilton), Deonté L. Warren (Aladdin), Lizzy Brooks, Ali Castro, Annabelle Fox, Melissa Rose Hirsch, Andrea Laxton, Ali Marconi, Andrew O'Shanick, Chris Rayis, Mike Rosengarten, Sam Sherwood, Avery Sobczak, Dan Whitener and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman.
Douglas Waterbury Tieman (Creator and Writer) recently appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company's THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM as an onstage musician and clogger. His other recent theatre credits include; SEAWIFE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LOST HIGHWAY and COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. Douglas owes whatever success he has had to the love and support of his wife Annabelle and his family. www.douglaswaterburytieman.com
Jennifer Jancuska (Choreographer) Resident Choreographer of Broadway's HAMILTON and choreographer of James Presson's newest play, FMK (Less Than Rent Theatre) with director Sash Bischoff. Jennifer will also continue directing and choreographing productions for Sea World/Busch Gardens, producing BC Beat, leading Broadway Connection as co-artistic director, and choreographing ASTIR Labs. Development projects pushing forward with Jennifer as choreographer include the new musical adaptation of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson, THE BAD YEARS, an immersive musical by Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk and new works by Zack Zadek, Srda Vasiljevic and Elliah Heifetz. JenniferJancuska.com
John Hurley (Director) hails from Macon, Georgia and works as a freelance director for the stage, film and TV from the smallest theater to national commercials for companies such as Google, PwC and Delta. John is the founder and Artistic Director of Ready Set Go Theatre Company. John's artistic work focuses on creating a dialogue between communities of different economic, geographic and social standing. www.readysetgotheatre.com/johnroberthurley.html
Scott Wasserman (Music Supervisor) Broadway: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET, and HAMILTON as Ableton Programmer; ANNIE (2012 revival); LEAP OF FAITH. Upcoming - ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE - Associate Music Director www.scott-wasserman.com.