DENNIS RAZZE

(Director, South Pacific; Associate Artistic Director, PSF) is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University and a founding member of PSF who has been part of all 20 seasons. Last summer, he directed PSF’s hilarious production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more recently, Act 1’s produc­tion of Camelot. He has directed many of PSF’s acclaimed productions including 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Gaslight. Razze also composed musical scores for PSF’s Cyrano, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was awarded Certificates of Merit from the American College Theatre Festival for his direction of Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma! and The Music Man and he was the guest director for Lehigh University’s production of The Music Man at Zoellner Arts Center in 2003.

 

STEPHEN CASEY

(Choreographer) is happy to collaborate with Dennis Razze on this production. PSF credits include 1776 and last season’s …Forum; DeSales credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, and Camelot. He looks forward to directing and choreo­graphing DeSales’ fall musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. From 1996 to 2010, he served as the artistic director and resident choreographer for the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa., where he directed and choreographed more than 70 mainstage productions. Credits include: National and European touring companies of 42nd St., A Chorus Line, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, St. Louis M.U.N.Y., Artpark, Dallas Musicals, T.U.T.S. Atlanta, and Cleveland Opera. He also performed throughout the Caribbean, Alaska, and Hawaii with Commodore and Holland America Cruise Lines. Proud alum­nus of DeSales University.

 

NATHAN DIEHL

(Musical Director/Conductor, South Pacific) frequently performs as a piano soloist and accompa­nist throughout the Lehigh Valley. He has conducted and performed with local orchestras, choirs, and chamber groups. Nate serves as a musical director at DeSales University and teaches musical theatre for the Summer Theatre Institute. He also teaches and serves as music department chair at Moravian Academy. Nate holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Moravian College and a Master of Music degree and Orff Certification from West Chester University.

 

MATTHEW GIVEN

(Sound Designer. This is Matthew’s fourth season as production man­ager and eighth season as resident sound designer at PSF. Some of his notable PSF designs include:  Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet (’10) and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Matthew has also designed for other regional theatre through­out the country; most recently The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, The Centenary Stage Company, and Arcadia University. Matthew holds an M.F.A. in sound design from Ohio University. This season is dedicated to my beautiful fiancée Katie; I love you.

 

ERIC T. HAUGEN

(Lighting Designer) In recent seasons at PSF Eric has designed the lighting for such shows as 1776, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, My Fair Lady, and Henry IV, Part 1, among others. His theatrical light­ing has been seen off Broadway and in regional theatre around the country. Based in Orlando, Fla., Eric heads up a light­ing design firm, Luminous Design Studios, which provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, architecture, corporate meetings, and trade shows. www.LD-studios.com  Special thanks to Susan, Alexandra, and Connor for your support.

 

SAM FLEMING

(Costume Designer) Her designs have been seen at theatres across the country including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker’s Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Peterborough Players, Center Stage, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera, ACT Seattle, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Rep. She designed more than 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during 14 seasons. NYC credits include Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera USA.

 

WILL NEUERT

(Scenic Designer) grew up in Northeastern New Jersey, where his parents’ love of art and theatre kindled his own interests. He has created the scenic designs for all Act 1 productions for the past 18 years. He is a founding art­ist and board of director’s member of PSF. He served as the Festival’s resident designer for its first 10 years. He has worked at the North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Peninsula Players, St. Michael’s Playhouse, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He holds a B.A. from St. Michael’s College and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.

 

ROBIN GRADY*  

(Production Stage Manager) Trinity Repertory Company: The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Dead Man’s Cell PhoneShooting Star, and Shapeshifter. Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, To Kill A Mockingbird.Actors Theatre of Louisville (33rd Humana Festival), Slashed. Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Follies, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Gamm Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, The Elephant Man, Julius Caesar. Fiddlehead Theatre Company: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.