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Bio:
National Tours MISS SAIGON 2nd National Chris [understudy] 1995-2000 SINGIN IN THE RAIN 1st National ensemble 1986 (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
National Tours MISS SAIGON 2nd National Chris [understudy] 1995-2000 SINGIN IN THE RAIN 1st National ensemble 1986 (read complete bio)
BWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo BWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 21, 2020

When Green Day's American Idiot arrived on Broadway in 2010, it received a mixed response. When I saw the original Broadway production, I thought the cast was glorious and found the Book, like everyone else, safe; an emotional roller coaster. Furthermore, you have the rocking score of Green Day's Grammy-winning album the musical is based on. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience seeing it on the Great White Way, and I am delighted Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) has added it to their current season.

Casting Announced For AMERICAN IDIOT At CM Performing Arts Center Photo Casting Announced For AMERICAN IDIOT At CM Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2020

The CM Performing Arts Center may have just kicked off their 46th Season with ALL SHOOK UP that opened this past weekend, but rehearsals are already underway for their follow up production - GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.” Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award–nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Alt Rock Project Highwind Releases Debut EP 'How've You Been?' Photo Alt Rock Project Highwind Releases Debut EP 'How've You Been?'
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2019

New Jersey-based alternative rock project Highwind has released their debut EP, 'How've You Been?' out on all digital platforms NOW.

NJ's Highwind Premieres Debut Single/Music Video 'Afterlife (How've You Been?)' Photo NJ's Highwind Premieres Debut Single/Music Video 'Afterlife (How've You Been?)'
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

New Jersey-based alternative rock project Highwind has released their debut single, 'Afterlife (How've You Been?),' out on all digital platforms NOW. Along with a corresponding music video, the track serves as an open of letter of sorts to vocalist Chris Russo's best friend, who tragically passed in a car crash. The single is filled with raw emotion; combined with modern pop punk influences, Highwind packs a stirring punch in their debut. 'Afterlife (How've You Been?)' is comfortable and nostalgic, well-developed and simultaneously haunting. The track is just a small taste of Highwind's upcoming January debut EP, out January 11th. About the single, Highwind creator Chris Russo states:

Review Roundup: The Ogunquit Playhouse Production Of ELF THE MUSICAL Photo Review Roundup: The Ogunquit Playhouse Production Of ELF THE MUSICAL
by Alan Henry - Dec 6, 2018

Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse/Portsmouth NH Music Hall Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse/Portsmouth NH Music Hall
by Dan Marois - Dec 3, 2018

Elf the Musical is the perfect holiday treat. Whether you know the 2003 movie version that featured Will Ferrell or not, it doesn't matter. As a collaborative effort of the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine performed at the charmingly unique Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this show is one of the best holiday themed productions I've ever seen. The setting, combined with a funny script, rollicking musical numbers, costumes in Christmas palette colors and outrageous dance numbers (you can't beat tap dancing elves and Santas!) this show is worth seeing.

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Cast And Creative Of ELF Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Cast And Creative Of ELF
by Julie Musbach - Nov 16, 2018

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse announce the cast and creative team of Elf The Musical, on stage November 28 - December 16 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Casting Announced For The Fifteenth Anniversary Cast Of ROCKY HORROR LIVE At The Noel Photo Casting Announced For The Fifteenth Anniversary Cast Of ROCKY HORROR LIVE At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2018

After an overwhelming Audition turnout of over 100 people from all across Long Island, The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre is proud to announce their Fifteenth Anniversary Cast of Rocky Horror LIVE. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre has been doing the Live Stage Show licensed through Samuel French for the past fifteen years and has become a staple of Long Island Theatre.

ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

NETworks Presentations presents the New York engagement of Elf The Musical. The show will play from tonight, December 13, through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL: Spiritual Revival Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL: Spiritual Revival
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 2, 2017

ELF THE MUSICAL is a fun family favorite for all ages. Based on the 2003 film which starred Will Ferrell, the show debuted on Broadway in 2010 with George Wendt as Santa Claus. He reprises the role in the touring production at the Wang Theatre, leading an ensemble of singing and dancing elves, and a big, childlike Erik Gratton as Buddy the Elf.

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to  Track from THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2017

The Musical Company will release the original cast recording of the celebrated new musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO today, November 10, 2017. For more information on the album's release, visit here.

Two River Theater's THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Releases Original Cast Recording Photo Two River Theater's THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Releases Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The Musical Company releases the original cast recording of the celebrated new musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO today, November 10, 2017.

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL.

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Photo Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Two River Theater's THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO with Teal Wicks & More Gets Original Cast Photo Two River Theater's THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO with Teal Wicks & More Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Two River Theater has announced that The Musical Company will release the original cast recording of the celebrated new musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO on November 10, 2017.

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