THE WEDDING SINGER
“The 80s never felt so good.”
5 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!
February 17 - March 17, 2018
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Direction by Matthew McCoy
Choreography by Leslie Waggoner
Musical Direction by Jon Gallo
2961 16TH STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
Bay Area Musicals is ready to “rock out” to the sound of the 80s with the movie turned musical, The Wedding Singer. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
*Rating: PG-13 (Contains mature language)
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Zac Schuman, Robbie Hart
Jenny Angel, Julia
Jepoy Ramos, Glen
Alissa Sanchez, Holly
Max Thorne, Sammy
Matt Ono, George
Kaylyn Dowd, Linda
Donna Turner, Rosie
Dana Lewenthal, Julia's Mom
Joey Alvarado, Julia's Dad
Alicia von Kugelgen, Mom Track
Scott Dilorenzo, Dad Track
Sean McGrory, Ensemble
Kamren Mahaney, Billy Idol/Ensemble
Carlos Guerrero, Ensemble
Patrick Brewer, Ensemble
Michael Cai, Ensemble
Julio Chavez, Ensemble
Liz Marsh, Cyndi Lauper/Ensemble
Maddie Larson, Ensemble
Loreigna Sinclair, Tina Turner/Ensemble
Pauli Amornkul, Ensemble
Matthew McCoy, Director
Leslie Waggoner, Choreographer
Jon Gallo, Musical Director
Cat Knight, Stage Manager
Geneviėve Pabón, Assnt. Stage Manager
Matthew McCoy, Set Designer
Brooke Jennings, Costume Designer
Eric Johnson, Lighting Designer
Anton Hedman, Sound Designer
Clay David, Prop Designer
Jackie Dennis, Wig Designer
Bryan Atarama, Sound Board Op
Richard Gutierrez, Wardrobe Master
Adam Hughes, Guitar
Kyle Wong, Bass
Eric Lawson, Drums
Jon Gallo, Conductor/Keyboard
ZAC SCHUMAN (Robbie) returns to Bay Area Musicals after appearing in both Assassins and Seussical last season. His other favorite roles include: William Barfée in …Spelling Bee (Center REP), Yulnick and Brucey in Little Me (42nd Street Moon), Yankee Pot Roast in ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi (Cutting Ball Theatre), Crumpet in The SantaLand Diaries (Combined ArtForm), Officer Barrel in Urinetown (Berkeley Playhouse), and Jeff in I Love You Because (Lucky Penny Productions). Zac is also a magician and hypnotist. www.zacschuman.com
JENNY ANGELL (Julia) is excited to be returning to Bay Area Musicals after playing Mrs. Mayor in Seussical. Recent Bay Area credits include Chicago at Lucky Penny (Roxie Hart); A Christmas Carol at Center Rep; Urinetown at Berkeley Playhouse (Little Becky Two Shoes); Seussical at Bay Area Children's Theatre (Gertrude); Gypsy at Contra Costa Musical Theatre (u/s Louise and June); and Guys and Dolls at Jewel Theatre Company. She has also performed in Cabaret at Oldcastle Theatre Company in Vermont (Sally Bowles), and Once Upon a Mattress at the York Theatre in New York City (Lady Larken). Jenny is a proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan College's musical theatre program. www.jennyangell.com
JEPOY RAMOS (Glen) is thrilled to re-live the 80s in BAM's The Wedding Singer. He was most recently seen as “Cris” in Changing Partners (Bindlestiff). Some past favorite Bay Area credits: Cabaret ("Bobby" - PSP), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (“Schroeder” - PSP), Ragtime ("Houdini" - WCT), The Little Mermaid ("Flotsam" - PAP), HAIR (“Berger” - BAM), Bare : A Pop Opera (“Matt” - SJST), The King and I (“LunTha”- DMT), Glory Days (“Will” - TRU). See him next as Buddy “Keno” Walsh in The Full Monty (Hillbarn Theatre). Thanks to my Family & Friends for your continued support! www.jepoyramos.com | social media: @jepriy
ALISSA SANCHEZ (Holly) is thrilled to make her Bay Area Musicals debut for her first full-length production in five years! Before earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from UCSF in 2016, Alissa completed bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and dance, and performed and choreographed musical theatre all over Southern California. Favorite regional theatre credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), Zanna, Don't! (Roberta), Songs for a New World (Woman 2), RENT (Joanne). You can catch Alissa singing at Martuni’s Piano Bar or performing with the sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster. Huge thanks and love to friends and family as always, especially her number one fan, Mom.
MAX THORNE (Sammy) is excited to make his debut with Bay Area Musicals in The Wedding Singer. Previous credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear) at Berkeley Playhouse, Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) at Altarena Playhouse, Fancy Nancy The Musical (Lionel) at Bay Area Children’s Theatre as well as many others. In his native hometown of Seattle, credits include Halycyon Days (Blonigan) at Seattle Public Theatre, The Wiz (The Lion) with Broadway Bound and was even in the Seattle premier cast in the original Bare: A Pop Opera (Lucas) at Artswest Theatre. Max has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2006) and has competed nationally in the Thespian Conference Competition. Outside of the theatre, Max sings in an 80's pop cover band (Disposable Pop) doing covers of various artists including but not limited to A-ha, Erasure, Men Without Hats, INXS, Modern English, and Depeche Mode. Happy to sing at parties, special events, and of course WEDDINGS, find Max on Facebook if you have something you're planning! All of that aside, Max dedicates this show to his friend Caroline and his partner Brett. Right in front of my salad!
MATT ONO (George) is happy to be back at BAM in The Wedding Singer. Past credits include The Song of the Nightingale (Town Hall Theatre), Carrie (ROLT), In the Heights (BBBay), The Magic School Bus LIVE (BACT/nat’l tour), The Wiz (Berkeley Playhouse) and Cinderella (CCPA). Thanks to stem cells for proving that you really can be anything. Also, mahalo e ku’u ‘ohana a me ku’u mau hoa aloha. Enjoy!
KAYLYN DOWD (Linda) The Wedding Singer is Kaylyn's debut performance with BAM. Regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman) at Ohlone College Summer Fest, Les Miserables at Tri Valley Rep, Smokey Joe's Cafe with Chanticleers Theatre, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Lady Katherine) at Douglas Morrisson Theatre. University experiences include: 12 Ophelias (Gertrude), Arabian Nights, and The Revenger’s Tragedy. In the past, Kaylyn has done marketing for the International New York Fringe Festival and 2014 Tony Award Regional Theatre Winner, Signature Theatre. Today, she is an Account Manager in the ad-tech industry specializing in AI. Kaylyn is an alumna of Cal State, Chico with a BS in Business Administration and a Minor in Theatre Arts. She’d like to give a special shout-out to her friends and family for all their support. “He who laughs most, learns best!” (John Cleese).
DONNA TURNER (Rosie) is thrilled to join Bay Area Musicals for this Valentine to the 80’s. Recent work includes critically acclaimed performances in The Light in the Piazza (Margaret); Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone); Gypsy (Madame Rose); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); and Urinetown (Pennywise) for Altarena Playhouse where she also directed The Taffetas. Donna received Shellie nominations for City of Angels (Mallory); Me and My Girl (Lady Jacqueline); and Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman) for Diablo Light Opera Company; and for The Women (Mary Haines) for Town Hall Theatre. Donna won the Shellie Award for Kindertransport (Helga) for Moraga Playhouse. Other favorites include Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Chicago (Roxy); Sweet Charity (Charity) and Singing in the Rain (Lena Lamont). Donna is a Black Belt Martial Artist and earned her Theatre Degree from San Francisco State University. Heartfelt thanks to Matthew McCoy for this wonderful show. Love always to Stewart.
DANA LEWENTHAL (Angie) is delighted to debut at Bay Area Musicals! A Bay Area native, she recently appeared as Mrs. Laura Cheveley in An Ideal Husband at Town Hall Theatre for which she was a Theatre Bay Area Finalist for Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Play and Shellie Award Nominee for Outstanding Actress. You've also seen her in Charley’s Aunt (Douglas Morrison Theatre), Don’t Drink the Water (Role Players Ensemble) and Bridges (world premiere, Berkeley Playhouse), all Theatre Bay Area Recommended Productions. Dana holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The Theatre School in Chicago. National credits: Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding, Pentecost. Favorite roles: The Ladies Man (Suzanne), Moon Over Buffalo (Charlotte), Private Lives (Amanda) and Frosine in The Miser while understudying at Berkeley Repertory Theater. An avid baker and chocolate lover, Dana plays offstage in her business, Leading Lady Delights. Love to my loves: Adam and the M&Ms. danalewenthal.com
JOEY ALVARADO (Julia’s Dad) is honored to be back with Bay Area Musicals after being so blessed to have played ‘Jacob’ in their production of La Cage Aux Folles. A native San Franciscan, Joey has been performing on bay area stages for about three years. Some of his favorite experiences include playing ’Demetrius’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ninjaz of Drama), ‘Bernardo’ in West Side Story (Pacifica Spindrift Players) and 'Bobby' in both A Chorus Line (West Valley Light Opera) and Company (City College of San Francisco). Much love to his family, friends and kitties Malcolm and Elliot.
ALICIA VON KUGELGEN (Mom Track/Ensemble) excited to make her debut with Bay Area Musicals. Most recently she was seen as Mary Todd Lincoln (among others) in A Civil War Christmas at Town Hall Theatre. Other performances in the Bay Area include: Claire Ganz in Rumors with Chanticleers, Violet Bick/Jane/Zuzu (It’s A Wonderful Life) at the Douglas Morrisson the Kander and Ebb revue And the World Goes ‘Round at Masquers Playhouse, Gloria Mitchell (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), Mrs Marchmont (An Ideal Husband), Sibyl Chase (Private Lives), and Mary Haines (The Women) at the Douglas Morrisson; Edith Potter (The Women) with Masquers Playhouse; Gianetta and Casilda (The Gondoliers), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Elsie Maynard (The Yeomen of the Guard), and Julia Jellicoe (The Grand Duke) with Lyric Theatre of San Jose; Patience (Patience), Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with Lamplighters; and Despina (Cosi fan Tutte) with West Bay Opera. ILY Bruce, Helen, and Ian.
SCOTT DILORENZO (Dad Track/Bum/Priest) is thrilled to be making his Bay Area Musical debut in Wedding Singer. He was most recently seen in Avenue Q (New Conservatory Theater Center),Peter and the Starcatcher (Berkeley Playhouse), The Producers and Mary Poppins (Woodminster Summer Musicals) and Les Miserables and Avenue Q (Tri- Valley Rep). He has also directed many shows in Southern and Northern California, most recently In The Heights (Dublin Conservatory) and Into the Woods (Irvington Conservatory). Scott hopes you love the show and thanks his very supportive wife Linda who inspires him everyday.
SEAN MCGRORY (Ensemble) is absolutely delighted to be joining the BAMily in this hilarious heartwarming production! Although this is his first time working with BAM he is no stranger to the stage. Performing in venues all over the Bay Area for the better part of a decade now, and even pursing a small film career on the side. He is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild, and is represented through LOOK Talent Agency. He is anxious and elated to see the premiere of his first feature film, (Don't Shoot I'm the Guitar Man.) at the SF indie film festival this February. Some past favorites on the stage include; Grantaire (Les Miserables), Princeton (Avenue Q), Jimmy (Thoroughly Mordern Millie), and The Lead Tenor Stormtrooper (The Producers.) He would also like to take this opportunity to thank his family, Steven, Sam, Nicole, Meghan, Carly, and so many others for their never ending support. Enjoy!
KAMREN MAHANEY (Ensemble) is very excited to make his BAM debut performing in The Wedding Singer! Some previous credits include "Avenue Q" (Princeton/Rod) New Conservatory Theater Center, "Next to Normal" (Gabe) The P.A. System, "Hairspray" (Link Larkin) Diablo Valley College, "American Idiot" (Tunny) Contra Costa Civic Theater, and "Into the Woods" (Rapunzel's Prince) Diablo Valley College. Kamren feels beyond blessed and sends love to all his supportive friends and family. More info at: www.kamrenmahaney.com
CARLOS GUERRERO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Bay Area Musical return with Wedding Singer! Most recently seen in Bay Area Musicals production of 42nd Street & Ray of Light Theatre production of Rocky Horror. Up next: West Side Story at Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Show Credits Include: 42nd Street, Cabaret, Cinderella,Rocky Horror Show(2016-2017),Broadway Bares: SF(2016-2017), On Broadway, Broadway Song & Dance, Funky Town,Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, You're a Goodman,Charlie Brown,Wicked Games: TILT Shift Dance Company, Missionary Man: Alfonzo King Lines Ballet, Ugly Pretty:ARHS (Choreographer). He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support and would like to thank all those involved in his career for making these the most rewarding experiences of his life. Carlos hopes you enjoy the show!
PATRICK BREWER (Ensemble) is stoked to be returning to the BAMily in WS. Works include Billy Elliot(Older Billy), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Frank/DnceCpt-TheaterRhino),Cabaret (Bobby/DnceCpt-Hillbarn), La Cage (Hannah-BAM, Mercedes-CCCT and Phaedra/Chantal-SBMT), Addams Family (Ancestor,u/s Festor and Mal,Berkeley Playhouse), WSS (Mouthpeice,BBBay), Bare (Lucas and Peter,SJS), ACL (Bobby,PCRT), The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky,Boxcar). Patrick hopes you all enjoy the show.
MICHAEL CAI (Ensemble) is so excited to be making his BAM debut in the Wedding Singer! Recent credits include Peter Pan (Palo Alto Players), The Little Mermaid (Palo Alto Players) and Gypsy (South Bay Musical Theatre). Outside of theater, Michael is a Product Manager and loves biking around San Mateo, playing Magic: The Gathering in Berkeley, and obsessing over the latest season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Michael would like to thank his friends, family, and the whole Wedding Singer cast and crew for all their support!
JULIO CHAVEZ (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the BAM family for his San Francisco debut! Favorite credits: Footloose, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Peter Pan, and Man of La Mancha. His last show was in Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of the first UK production of War at Home. Julio is originally from Venezuela, a proud University of Florida alumnus, and loves doing vocal impersonations. He would like to thank his family, friends, and teachers for their loving support! “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky’ -Michael Scott"
LIZ MARASH (Ensemble) is excited to be headed back to the 80's in her first BAM show! Favorite shows include In the Heights with TVRT, The Little Mermaid with PCRT, Nunsense with Altarena, Bye Bye Birdie with CCMT, and My Own Fairytale with LNS. Special shout outs and 80's love to her friends, family, the Galileo crew, Exchange community, and Leslie Noel and the Peter Pan Foundation.
MADDIE LARSON (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her BAM debut, as well as her professional performance debut in the Bay Area! A recent graduate of Cal State Long Beach, Maddie majored in Theater Performance, where some of her favorite shows included Next to Normal (Natalie), Spring Awakening (Martha), and Merrily We Roll Along (Beth). She was also in the original production of the cabaret-style show S/He and Me, starring Alexandra Billings, which had it's regional premiere at the Renberg Theater in Hollywood (May 2017). When she is not performing, Maddie is a teaching artist for Bay Area Children's Theatre as well as a kindergarten aide at an elementary school. She wants to give a special shout-out to her mom and dad for being the most supportive and loving parents in the world.
LOREIGNA SINCLAIR (Ensemble/Tina Turner) is so excited to be back in the Bay Area and in her first production with Bay Area Musicals! Originally from Vallejo, CA she relocated to Los Angeles where she graduated from AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts with a Bchelors Degree in Musical Theatre. Since graduating her favorite credits include: JoAnn in the Dreamgirls International Tour, Lil Inez in Hairspray, and originating the title role of Frances “RED” Reed in the new musical RED. Thank you to her family and friends for all their love and support!
PAULI N. AMORNKUL (Ensemble) is delighted to return, as part of this incredible cast and creative team, to BAM!, where she was last seen in How to Succeed…. In addition to television and film, some theatre credits include: Bay Area Children’s Theatre [Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Amah, Winner three 2014 Theatre Bay Area Awards), Willy Wonka, Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas Musical]; Broadway By the Bay [A Chorus Line (Connie), Miss Saigon]; Mountain Play [Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story]; Berkeley Playhouse; Hillbarn Theatre; Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre; and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor.Offstage, Pauli has been spotted playing a physician/AIDS epidemiologist in Africa, a professor at UCSF Medical School, the coolest Auntie, and an ice cream addict. Pauli is grateful for the love and support of her family and friends.
MATTHEW MCCOY (Director/Scenic Designer) is proud to call San Francisco home. Mr. McCoy has performed, directed, choreographed, and produced plays, musicals, cabarets, and magic production shows nationally and Internationally. He has worked professionally in the regional theatre circuit as well as in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, London, and Shanghai. Professional Credits Include: Cinderella (Director & Choreographer), The Music Man(Director & Choreographer), Dracula (Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Into the Woods(Choreographer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director & Choreographer), Bye Bye Birdie(Choreographer), Shrek the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Addams Family the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Mary Poppins (Co-Director & Co-Choreographer), and Fiddler on the Roof (Choreographer). He has recieved TBA Award nominations for his choreography on Nunsense and Peter Pan. Matthew is the Founder & Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.
LESLIE WAGGONER (Choreographer) is stoked to take a radical trip back to the 80s with BAM, where she most recently tapped her face off in 42nd Street. Before that, Leslie directed and choreographed Debbie Does Dallas The Musical at Oasis. Other recent choreo credits include Rocky Horror (2015, 2016 and 2017 productions) with Ray of Light, Ghost and Pageant (OMG), and various shows at Oasis and Feinstein's. She has performed with AMTSJ, Ray of Light, Diablo Theatre Company, BAM, Oasis, Magic Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, SF Shakes, Killing My Lobster (5-year company member) and at the Herbst Theater. Special thanks to Zac for his constant love, support, and tolerance of endless 80s tunes.
JON GALLO (Music Director/Keyboard) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based music director and pianist. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he studied piano performance under Dr. W. Terrance Spiller. He is resident music director and founding member of Bay Area Musicals, and also serves on their Board. In addition to a busy rehearsal and performance schedule, he is also choir director for Trinity Oakland and pianist for special events around California. Credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carrie: The Musical, Mary Poppins, Seussical, and The Wizard of Oz. Love and thanks always to Mom & Dad, and to Marisa - you're my favorite everything.
CAT KNIGHT (Stage Manager) is a Bay Area Stage Manager who grew up in nearby San Jose. She graduated from California State East Bay with a degree in Theatre. She continued her education as a Stage Management Fellow with the American Conservatory Theatre here in San Francisco. Some credits include “Girlhood” with FaultLine Theatre, “ReOrient Festival” with Golden Thread Productions, and “The Lion In Winter”, “House of Yes”, and “Middletown” (to name a few) with The Custom Made Theatre Company. This is her first show with Bay Area Musicals. She would like to thank her wonderful husband for his love, and her family for their endless support.
GENEVIEVE PABON (Assnt. Stage Manager) is happy to join the wonderful team at Bay Area Musicals for The Wedding Singer. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University. Favorite past shows include Basil Twist's Symphony Fantastic, Daisy in the Dream Time, and The Supers. When not in the booth calling cues or on deck, Geneviėve can be found house managing A.C.T.'s Geary and Strand theaters or on the trapeze at Circus Center. Special thanks to Elaine Miller for her unending love and support.
BROOKE JENNINGS (Costume Designer) is ecstatic to return to BAM with this fantastic production OF 42nd Street! A graduate of UC Santa Cruz's Theater Arts Masters Program, Brooke is an award winning Costume Designer currently working in the Bay Area and New York. Her credits include San Francisco Playhouse (Barbecue, Colossal, The Nether, Stage Kiss), Berkeley Playhouse (Peter Pan The Musical), We Players (Romeo and Juliet, HeroMonster, Ondine), Magic Theater (asst. designer: A Lie of the Mind, Bad Jews), FaultLine Theater ( Every 28 Hours, Maggie’s Riff, Dead Dog’s Bone), Virago Theatre (The Singularity (New York Premier, 2015)), Custom Made Theater Company (Mother Night, Belleville, Chess The Musical, Six Degrees of Separation, Sam and Dede (SF and NY Premieres), The Crucible), City Lights Theater (Rocky Horror Show), and Santa Cruz Shakespeare (asst. designer, Frog and Toad). Brooke is the 2015 Recipient for Best Costume Design by Theatre Bay Area for her work on We Players’ “Ondine at Sutro," directed by Ava Roy and Carly Cioffi.
ANTON HEDMAN (Sound Engineer/Designer) born and raised in the Bay Area, he is the owner of Hedman Sound and General Manager of Sound Productions. Anton has worked in several venues including SF Playhouse (2014-2017), Victoria Theatre (Ray of Light), Pier 39, Eureka Theatre, BRAVA Theatre, Showgun Players (Assassins, Woyzeck), CFRT (Fayetteville, NC), and LaMaMA (NYC). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and the cast and crew of this show for their hard work and talent! For more information please visit hedmansound.com
RICHARD GUTIERREZ (Wardrobe Master) spent ten years performing with the Muhlenburg Summer Music Theatre and performed Off-Broadway at the Performing Garage and Theater for the New City. As an Actor, Costume Designer, Graphic Designer, Production Manager and Film Maker he currently lends his creative services again to Bay Area Musicals as well as a few other Bay Area theater companies including, The Custom Made Theater Company, Theater Of Others and Landmark Musical Theater where he last served as Production Manager and Costume Designer for “The Boy From Oz”, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”, “Hair” and Costume Designer for “Roar Of The Greasepaint The Smell Of The Crowd”.