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Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

Tantrum Theater presents a new Equity production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Tony Award-nominated Caroline, or Change. Directed by Robert Barry Fleming, Caroline, or Change began preview performances July 5, 2017 and officially opened on July 7, 2017 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, OH. This is a limited engagement thru July 22, 2017.

Leading a 16-member cast in the poignant title role is Christina Acosta Robinson, making her Tantrum debut with credits at the Hartford Stage Company, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre among others. Joining her is Ken Robinson (the Dryer/the Bus), whose Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of "The Color Purple," "Memphis" and "Baby It's You!" In the role of Noah Gellman is Joshua Turchin, who twice appeared in the national Broadway tour of "A Christmas Story, the Musical." Other Broadway veterans in the cast include Loni Ackerman (Grandma Gellman), best known for her performances as Grizabella in "Cats" and Eva Perón in "Evita"; Stanley Bahorek (Stuart Gellman), a Worthington native who returns to Central Ohio after performances in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Amazing Grace," "West Side Story" at Carnegie Hall and Netflix's "Master of None"; and Gordon Stanley (Mr. Stopnick), a member of seven original Broadway casts including of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Beauty and the Beast," "Ragtime" and the first Roundabout revival of "Cabaret."

In the role of Emmie Thibodeaux is AriAnna Hanson, a recent graduate of the American Musical Dramatic Academy and winner of the Apollo Theatre's Amateur Night. Portraying Dotty Moffett/Radio #1 is Cleveland-based Colleen Longshaw, whose performance credits include work with the Cleveland Play House, New York Music Theatre Festival, Porthouse Theatre and the national tour of NETworks' "Kiss Me, Kate." She is joined by Mariah Burks (the Moon/Radio #1), Alaina Kai (Radio #2), and Nicole Sumlin (the Washing Machine). Rose Stopnick Gellman is played by Amy Blackman, Grandpa Gellman is performed by Howard Elson, with the younger Thibodeaux children played by Easton Sumlin and Antonio Watson. BranDon Adams serves as musical director.

The production's creative team also Scenic Designer Jason Ardizzone-West, Costume Designer Lex Liang, Lighting Designer Michael Lincoln, Sound Designer Jane Shaw, Dramaturg Matt Cornish, and assistant director is Allison Epperson.

Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Amy Blackman as Rose Stopnick Gellman Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Mariah Burks as The Moon Colleen Longshaw as Dotty Moffett Ken Robinson as The Bus Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Stanley Bahorek as Stuart Gellman Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Loni Ackerman as Grandma Gellman Stanley Bahorek as Stuart Gellman Amy Blackman as Rose Stopnick Gellman Gordon Stanley as Grandpa Stopnick Colleen Longshaw as Dotty Moffett AriAnna Hanson as Emmie Thibodeaux How

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Nicole Sumlin as The Washing Machine Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Easton Sumlin as Jackie Thibodeaux Antonio Watson as Joe Thibodeaux AriAnna Hanson as Emmie Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Stanley Bahorek as Stuart Gellman Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Mariah Burks as The Moon Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Amy Blackman as Rose Stopnick Gellman Stanley Bahorek as Stuart Gellman Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux AriAnna Hanson as Emmie Thibodeaux Gordon Stanley as Grandpa Stopnick Photo Credit: Jason Ardizzone-West

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Easton Sumlin as Jackie Thibodeaux Antonio Watson as Joe Thibodeaux AriAnna Hanson as Emmie Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Nicole Sumlin as The Washing Machine Mariah Burks as Radio #1 Alaina Kai as Radio #2 Colleen Longshaw as Radio #3 Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux AriAnna Hanson as Emmie Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Mariah Burks as The Moon Colleen Longshaw as Dotty Moffett Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Howard Elson as Grandpa Gellman Joshua Turchin as Noah Gellman Gordon Stanley as Grandpa Stopnick Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Ken Robinson as The Dryer Nicole Sumlin as The Washing Machine Christina Acosta Robinson as Caroline Thibodeaux Photo Credit: Daniel Winters

Photo Flash: A First Look at Tantrum Theater's Reimagined CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Ken Robinson as The Bus Photo Credit: Daniel Winters



Photos: First look at The Alcove Dinner Theatre and Bruce Jacklin & Companys STEEL MAG Photo
Don't miss this hilarious and touching comedy about friendship through the good times and the bad. Join us at Truvy's beauty salon, where all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. By Robert Harling, Directed by Bruce Jacklin, performed by Bruce Jacklin & Company, the Cast includes: Courtney Decosky, Megan Bell, Kelly Lauth, Sage Szucs, CateBlair-Wilhelm, Jackie Bates Performances are Feb.3 - Mar. 4 , 2023, at The Alcove Dinner Theatre, 116 South Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com/dinner-theatre.html#/

Photos: First look at Gallery Players INTIMATE APPAREL Photo
The time is 1905, the place the Lower East Side. Sewing beautiful lingerie gives Esther, an African American seamstress, an intimate look at the love lives of her diverse clientele, but she yearns for a romance of her own. She finds herself in an epistolary courtship with a mysterious Caribbean man, though her heart secretly belongs to the Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant with whom she can never share a touch. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Awardee Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), this moving portrait of love, resilience, and the triumph of the human spirit has become one of the most beloved plays of our time. By Lynn Nottage, Directed by Julie Whitney Scott Cast: Esther - Latifat Sulaimon, George - El-Ryck Kendrick, Mayme - Brooklyn Smith, Mr. Marks - Jacob Erney, Mrs. Dickson - Cathy Bean, Mrs. Van Buren - Ella Palardi, Piano Player - Kelton D Waller. Performances run Feb. 4 - 12, 2023. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit https://columbusjcc.org/intimate-apparel/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets.

Photos: First Look At Imagine Productions 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION Photo
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre... This intricately woven collection of stories told through song reimagines what the modern American musical can be.

Photos: First Look at Rise Up Art Alliances SWEENEY TODD. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Photo
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions. At the show's core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour-de-force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. Sweeney Todd School Edition is sure to be the highlight of any theatre season. Performances are Feb. 3 - 5, 2023, at Lancaster Masonic Lodge, 224 South High Street, Lancaster, OH 43130. Purchase tickets: https://www.riseupartsalliance.org/


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