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Bergamini, Kinney, Klausner & More Perform The Music Of Micah Young At The Triad

Dreamlight Theatre Company presents HERE'S THE THING... An evening of original music and lyrics by Micah Young

Featuring:
Wendi Bergamini
Emily Kinney
Terri Klausner
Joseph Medeiros
Diana Merek
Ric Ryder

with
Emily Brausa on Cello

Monday, October 4th at 7:00pm

The Triad
158 West 72nd St - 2nd Floor
(between Broadway & Columbus)

Complimentary admission plus two-drink minimum

Please email your reservation to: Info@DreamlightTheatre.org

Program Director: Billy Bustamante
Artistic Director: Chip Klose
Executive Producer: Dean A. Carpenter

An amazing ensemble of musical theatre talent will assemble on October 4th to perform an evening of original music and lyrics by Micah Young, as part of the Dreamlight Theatre Company Bright Lights Initiative including: Wendi Bergamini (Promises, Promises, South Pacific), Emily Kinney (Spring Awakening), Terri Klausner (Evita, Sophisticated Ladies), Joseph Medeiros (Wicked, White Christmas), Diana Merek (Witness Uganda, One of Us), Ric Ryder (The Music Man, Grease) with Emily Brausa on cello

Micah Young is a Composer and Music Director whose credits include: White Christmas, Mamma Mia, Spring Awakening, Chicago and Mary Poppins. Music Director for Lincoln in Love (Goodspeed Opera House), Bye Bye Birdie (CAP 21), The Wild Party (Riverside Theatre), The Last Five Years (Manhattan School of Music), The Casebook of Rudolf H- (New York Theatre Workshop). He has performed at Jacob's Pillow original compositions Mary Macabee: Nee Collins, The World Upstairs: A Song Cycle. Micah is currently the organist at Christ Lutheran Church, NYC and his training includes Bowdoin International Music Festival, Professional Musical Theatre Workshop with Paul Gemignani, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Manhattan School of Music with Constance Keene and Maria Asteriadou. Micah was recently chosen to be part of the 2010 BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

Dreamlight Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a home for Musical Theatre. Through readings, workshops, concerts, and full productions, they strive to provide a place where artists and audiences alike will find an unparalleled dedication to artistry and storytelling. www.DreamlightTheatre.org

PEFORMER BIOS:

Wendi Bergamini is currently performing in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises directed & choreographed by the renowned Rob Ashford. Wendi has also been seen at Lincoln Center in the breathtaking revival of South Pacific under the direction of Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli. Her national tours include The Light in the Piazza (Franca, 1st National), Evita (25th Anniversary tour, directed by Hal Prince), and Cats (Jellylorum) and regional credits include Finian's Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse), The Baker's Wife (Goodspeed Opera House, dir. Gordon Greenberg), Titanic (CLO South Bay Cities, dir. Michael Michetti), & The Grapes of Wrath (The Western Stage). She has performed worldwide aboard the famous QE2.

Emily Kinney recently returned to NYC after touring with the First National Tour of August: Osage County. On Broadway, Emily played Anna in Spring Awakening. Other theatre credits include: Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre), Rupunzarella White (13th Street Rep.), The One Night Stand Chronicles (Manhattan Rep.), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (STONC). Television and film credits include: It's Complicated, Law and Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), The Unusuals (ABC), and The Game Killers (MTV). She currently takes voice with Marianne Wells and studied acting at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Playwrights Horizons Studio at NYU. Emily is currently working with Scrumptious Music in Harlem, writing and recording a six song EP entitled "Blue Toothbrush".

Terri Klausner starred in Broadway's A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies and as Eva Peron in Evita. Off Broadway, she has appeared in What a Swell Party at the prestigious Rainbow and Stars, Oh! Coward!, Sheffer & Poul's New Tunes and Cryer & Ford's Hang on to the Good Times, both at the Manhattan Theatre Club; and at the Village Gate in Harry Chapin 's Lies and Legends. She performed at the Vineyard Theatre in Polly Pen's Goblin Market and Bed and Sofa (Drama Desk Award Nomination, New York Drama League Award, Obie Award ). Her work in This Life: The Songs of Portia Nelson garnered a Bistro Award. Her club, cabaret and regional appearances include: Carnegie Hall, 92nd St Y, Birdland, Town Hall, Triad, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Metropolitan Room, RYDE's Nutcracker. Master Classes/Direction: Jacob's Pillow, Toby's Dinner Theatre/ Baltimore, Coupe' Theatre Studio, (RYDE) Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble. Recordings: Broadway and Off-Broadway Cast Albums, Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, soon to be released Song's of Steve Marzullo "Show Some Beauty".

Joseph Medeiros is thrilled to be a part of this evening of music. His Broadway credits include Wicked, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Grease, and Big. Some of his other favorite theatrical experiences include Yank! (York Theatre Company), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!), The Gershwins' An American in Paris (Alley Theatre), and Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats (St. Louis Muny).

Diana Merek recently appeared in Witness Uganda at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Other New York credits include One Of Us at the York and Story Park with Youth on Target. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2008.

Ric Ryder has been seen on Broadway as Jacey Squires in The Music Man(revival/Susan Strohman, dir.), Eddie in Blood Brothers (opposite Carole King), Doody in Grease! (Rosie O'Donnell revival) and young "Roy Cohn" in Senator Joe (Tom O'Horgan, dir.). He has taught at New York Univeristy's Tisch School, CAP21 and University of Maryland and gives master classes and group workshops in Musical Theatre in NYC (The Greenroom, Broadway Classroom, Broadway Inside) and around the Unites States, Mexico and Europe (Broadway in Athens, Greece with Chet Walker). He also maintains a private voice studio in New York City and Columbia, MD where he teaches in the conservatory of the Columbia Centre for Theatrical Arts. www.RicRyder.com.

Emily Brausa (Cello) has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with many ensembles including: the Juilliard Orchestra, Aspen Opera Theater Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, Blind Ear Music, and Lost Dog New Music Ensemble. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Darrett Adkins and Joel Krosnick.



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