Casting Announced Of THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO!
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO written by Adam Overett February 15, 2019 April 28, 2019 at the CLO Cabaret. THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO is the third musical to be given a world premiere from Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural SPARK festival, which developed musicals designed to cultivate the next generation of small-cast shows that will continue on in similar venues around the country. Tickets for this hysterical take on 'making it' in the theater are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, and start at $31.25.
To make it on Broadway, you gotta sing, dance AND act in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can't act to save her life. Kenny dances, but can't sing a note. And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you've got a dream? A WORLD PREMIERE musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths.
Michelle Duffy (Millicent) is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. She launched a three-decade career in this city at Pittsburgh Playhouse, and returned home this fall as Jessie in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Michelle has originated roles on Broadway (Leap of Faith), off-Broadway (Heathers: The Musical) and pre-Broadway (Gettin' the Band Back Together, First Wives Club, Unexpected Joy). She's worked extensively in regional theaters throughout the country and abroad, most recently at The Guthrie as Hilary in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, as well as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Theatreworks, SF Opera, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Rubicon, The Goodman, Northlight, Drury Lane, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, The Barbican (UK) and Birmingham Rep (UK). TV/film credits include Succession, The Night Of, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Elementary, Pitching Tents, The Hudson Tribes.
J. ALEX NOBLE (Jamison) most recent credits include Khashoggi in We Will Rock You at PMT, Chef Louie in The Little Mermaid at PMT, Bunsen in Newsies at Pittsburgh CLO, Shrek in Shrek at Stage Right, and perennially as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Stage Right. He is a graduate of Point Park University and a Pittsburgh native. Proud member of Actors' Equity since 2012.
Jerreme Rodriguez (Kenny) was last seen in Sweat at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Other Pittsburgh credits Paco in Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage at the CLO Cabaret, Lucian in Wig Out! with Pittsburgh Rep., Flotsam in The Little Mermaid, We Will Rock You and several other shows with PMT. He was last seen in Hello, Dolly! at Casa Ma ana. He's performed Chicago, A Little Night Music and Lucky Stiff for Austin Playhouse, Aida with Austin Lyric Opera, and as the Emcee in Cabaret at Mary Moody Northen Theater. He originated the roles of Mikael/Raina in I Like To Be Here for Theater 167 in New York, and was Greg in the national tour of A Chorus Line. He's a librettist in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, and proud alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy and Point Park University.
DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Nina) returns to the CLO Cabaret after being seen in Pittsburgh CLO productions of Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta), Xanadu (Melpomene) and the inaugural SPARK presentation workshop of The Double-Threat Trio with Beth Leavel. Other Pittsburgh productions include City Theatre's The Revolutionists (Marie Antoinette) and Front Porch Theatricals' A New Brain (Lisa). Proud member of Actors' Equity. MFA in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Michael Greer (Male Understudy) is returning to the CLO Cabaret where he was last seen in Perfect Wedding. Favorite credits: Hand to God (Timmy) with City Theatre, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! (Jeff Kahn) at the Denver Center, Shrek The Musical (Big Bad Wolf) at North Shore and Altar Boyz (Luke) and 25 productions with Pittsburgh CLO.
AUDRA QUALLEY (Female Understudy) is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Point Park University (BFA Musical Theatre), her favorite credits include the Elf the Musical (National Tour; Deb), Grease (PMT; Jan) A Christmas Story (Fulton Theatre) and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Sierra Repertory Theatre).
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Adam Overett ( Book, Music, Lyrics) My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theatre; Inspired - NYTimes); Popesical (NY Fringe Festival, Overall Excellence Award); Call it Courage (Zach Scott Theatre, five Payne Award nominations); We The People: America Rocks (2011 Lortel nominee, Best Off-Broadway Musical). Actor: Broadway and national tour of The Light in the Piazza (u/s Fabrizio). Off-Broadway and Regional: Murder for Two. Film: Frozen. Dramatists Guild Fellow. BA,Yale University.
Scott Weinstein (Director) is an award winning Director based in New York and Chicago. He recently won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is a company member. Other favorite credits include Rock of Ages (Drury Lane Theatre); Murder For Two (Marriott Theatre); Rent (Theo Ubique - Jeff Award: Best Director, Best Musical); She Kills Monsters (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep); and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet. Proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Mara Newbery Greer (Choreographer) returns to the Pittsburgh CLO after choreographing The Toxic Avenger. Other choreography credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, Lexington Theatre Company, The Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse and The Engeman Theatre. As a performer, Mara has worked on Broadway, National Tours and regional theaters across the country. Upcoming: Die Fledermaus at Palm Beach Opera, Oklahoma! at North Shore Music Theatre, Sound of Music at Tuacahn.
TONY FERRIERI (Set Designer) has designed over 550 regional and local productions over his nearly 40-year career. Awards include: 2018 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Established Artist, New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, Designer of the Year, Pittsburgh City Paper and Post-Gazette, Frankel Award, Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement, Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award. Some recent designs include: Perfect Wedding for CLO Cabaret, Feeding the Dragon for Primary Stages NYC and Hartford Stage CT, Pipeline for City Theatre, Sweeney Todd for LPPAC.
Keith A. Truax (Lighting Designer) Pittsburgh CLO credits: Up and Away, Xanadu, Pump Boys & Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, First Date and Altar Boyz. PICT Classic Theatre: Old Curiosity Shop, Romeo & Juliet, Sive, The Lion in Winter, The Merchant of Venice, Two Tales of Terror, Oliver Twist, Sharon's Grave and Woman & Scarecrow. Lincoln Park: Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Big Fish and Mary Poppins. John Engeman Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde. Othello: The Remix Westside Theatre Downstairs.
Anthony James SIRK (Costume Designer) returns to the CLO Cabaret after last designing Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. Locally Anthony has designed for Pittsburgh Playwrights, Pittsburgh Opera Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, The Rep and Pittsburgh Musical Theatre. Select design credits include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shakespeare's Land of the Dead, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Guys and Dolls (Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado), The Last Romance (The Arvada Center), Madagascar (Theatre Aspen), 42nd Street, Pop (Who Shot Andy Warhol) and Les Mis rables (Western Carolina University).
CATIE BROWN (Associate Music Producer) is from Butler, PA. She holds a MEd from the University of Cincinnati and BM in Music Education from Slippery Rock University. Catie is an accompanist for Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Robert Morris University, and has previously served as an Adjunct Professor and Accompanist at Point Park University. Catie is an Instructor, Musician and Music Director at the Pittsburgh CLO and the CLO Academy.