Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest

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On Sunday, October 6th, Frances Rae Key's Aussie Song, directed by Ellie Handel, played its last performance at Hudson Guild Theatre. The production ran four performances as a part of New York Theatre Festival's NY Summerfest at Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, Between 9th and 10th Avenues).

Aussie Song took home Best Score (Frances Key & Abigail Lumsden) at the festival's annual awards ceremony and was nominated for three others, including Best Singer (Jordan Stam), Best Director (Ellie Handel), and Best Musical. Aussie Song was directed by Ellie Handel, music directed by Abigail Lumsden, assistant directed by Nicole Gentile, choreographed by Wendy Sugalski and Holly Deckerhoff-Manuel, and assistant choreographed by Emma Pittman. Lighting design was by Charlotte Seelig, costume design was by Grace Jeon, assistant costume design was by Claire Zhang, and the Production Stage Manager was Olivia Daniels. The casting director was Nicole Gentile. 

The cast of Aussie Song included Jordan Stam as Teddy Trager, Jerry Chapa as Frank Trager, Willie Demyan as Raymond Key, Georgia Kate Haege (Mama Mia) as Ann Trager, Juli Cooper (Pack of Lies) as Mama Key, Jennifer Reed as Merle Trager, Hector Fortun as Clemmy Key, Katie Rodgers as Verna Mae Key, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood as Sylvia, Laura McCulloch as Sister Gertrude, Emma Pittman as Helen/Dance Captain, Carmen Wiley as Susan, Charlie Manoukian as Mr. Varrick, Patrick Steven Bovo as Louie, CJ DiOrio as Jimmy, Grant Mannschreck as Sam, Barbara Goldman as Mrs. Wiggins, Matthew Fitzgerald as Captain/Clancy, Naomi Jane Vogt as Young Teddy Trager, Taylor Terry as Young Merle Trager, and Michael J. Coppola as Gordon. And introduced Nicole Ingerman as Marie, Maxwell Rose Berrang as Kelly, Matilda Rae Berrang as Frankie, Catherine De Sena as Katherine, and Alexandra De Sena as Marie.

Photo Credit: Wendy Sugalski

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jerry Chapa, Naomi Voigt

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jerry Chapa, Naomi Voigt

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Naomi Voigt

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jerry Chapa, Naomi Voigt

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Taylor Terry, Naomi Voigt

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jerry Chapa, Taylor Terry

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Georgia Kate Haege

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Naomi Voigt, Georgia Kate Haege, Taylor Terry

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Willie Demyan, CJ DiOrio, Grant Mannschreck

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Willie Demyan, CJ DiOrio, Grant Mannschreck

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jerry Chapa, Jennifer Reed, Georgia Kate Haege, Barbara Goldman, Jordan Stam, Willie Demyan

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jennifer Reed, Jordan Stam, Willie Demyan, Barbara Goldman, Georgia Kate Haege

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Patrick Steven Bovo

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Emma Pittman, Grant Mannschreck

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam, Willie Demyan

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Grant Mannschreck, Charlie Manoukian, Patrick Steven Bovo

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood, Jordan Stam

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Charlie Manoukian, Carmen Wiley, Emma Pittman, Grant Mannschreck, Jordan Stam, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood, CJ DiOrio

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam, Patrick Steven Bovo, Charlie Manoukian, Grant Mannschreck, CJ DiOrio, Emma Pittman, Carmen Wiley, Laura McCulloch, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam, Patrick Steven Bovo, Charlie Manoukian, Grant Mannschreck, CJ DiOrio, Emma Pittman, Carmen Wiley, Laura McCulloch, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Juli Cooper, Hector Fortun, Katie Rodgers, Laura McCulloch

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Grant Mannschreck, Laura McCulloch, Hector Fortun, Sarah Anne Fuller Hogewood, Emma Pittman, Patrick Steven Bovo, Katie Rodgers, Jordan Stam, Charlie Manoukian, CJ DiOrio, Juli Cooper

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jordan Stam, Jennifer Reed

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Laura McCulloch

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Jennifer Reed, Jordan Stam, Jerry Chapa, Georgia Kate Haege

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Catherine De Sena, Taylor Terry, Alexandra De Sena, Maxwell Rose Berrang, Nicole Ingerman, Michael J. Coppola, Matilda Rae Berrang, Naomi Voigt, Jordan Stam

Photo Flash: AUSSIE SONG: A New Musical Wins Best Score At NY Summerfest
Michael J. Coppola, Taylor Terry, Maxwell Rose Berrang, Matilda Rae Berrang, Nicole Ingerman, Alexandra De Sena, Catherine De Sena, Willie Demyan, Naomi Voigt, Jordan Stam

 



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