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Legendary Musical

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Dennis Razze

JUNE 14 - JULY 2 | MAIN STAGE

The extraordinary musical about an extraordinary woman: this seven-time Tony Award winner captures the passion and unforgettable life story of Eva Perón, who rose from abject poverty in rural Argentina to become First Lady by the age of 27. With a dazzling score inspired by Latin, pop and jazz and filled with show-stopping numbers, including the riveting anthem “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” Evita captures the complexity of an illegitimate child who came to be “the spiritual leader of the nation” and one of history’s most tragic and dramatic figures. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, who was lauded for PSF’s completely sold-out West Side Story last summer and Les Misérables in 2015, this production will be a “must see.” PG13

Similar to the last two seasons, PSF expects the majority of performances to sell out. Order early for the best seating options.

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Extras

  • Opening Night, Friday, June 16th. Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly postshow champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, June 22 and 29.
  • Director’s Dinners: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Sunday, June 18, 5:00pm, and Wednesday, June 28, 5:00pm.
  • An Audio Described performance of Evita will be held at 8pm on Wednesday June 28th.

EVITA is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals and Two Knights Limited. www.rnh.com

Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Stunning.”

“Go with an open heart and it will overwhelm you.”

“Superbly sung, visually gorgeous, tender.”

The Reading Eagle:

“Breathtaking.”

The Morning Call:

“Roscioli’s powerful vocals and charisma light up the stage...”

Lehigh Valley Press:

“World-class in every theatrical sense.”

“Truly a ground-breaking production.”

Features

Eva Perón: First Lady and Style Icon

Since her storied rise to fame and power, Eva Perón’s dramatic biography has been one made to be told onstage. Born into squalor in 1919, this illegitimate daughter of a wealthy planter was able to escape her own harsh reality and trade on pure ambition to achieve much more than what was imaginable for a woman of her economic stature at that time. Musical legends and collaborators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice eventually took on this story in a signature rock opera style—originally recorded as a concept album in 1976—which would go on to become one of the most successful works of musical theater of its era.

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EVITA: The Director’s Take

I first saw the original production of Evita in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre in 1979 during its pre-Broadway tryout period before its New York premiere. The cast included a fiery young actress named Patti Lupone as Eva and an equally young Mandy Patinkin as a bitter and passionate Che, along with Bob Gunton playing a politically pragmatic General Juan Perón. I knew nothing about the musical I was going to see, nor did I frankly know anything about the Peróns. The musical, already a hit in London, was to be transferred to Broadway that fall. I had always admired the work of Hal Prince, the director, and was a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s earlier rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Artists

Cast

Dee Roscoli

DEE ROSCIOLI*

Eva Peron

As a DeSales alum Dee is thrilled to return to PSF with Evita. She previously made her PSF debut playing Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Dee is known for her record breaking run as the green skinned heroine, Elphaba, in the smash hit Wicked (Broadway, National Tour, Chicago). She also took over the role of Fruma Sarah in the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof (dir. Bartlett Sher). Most recently she originated Emily in John Kander's newest musical Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre in NYC. Dee has also had the privilege and honor to perform with many symphonies across the US and abroad, most notably the prestigious Philly Pops. Catch her again on the Labuda main stage for her one night only solo concert July 31st!! Big love to Benny and Mom and Dad. Thank you to Pa Shakes, her manager Kyle Luker of Industry Entertainment and agent Erin Grush of CESD. Follow her on Instagram @deeroscioli

Dan Domenech

DAN DOMENECH*

Che

Broadway - Rock of Ages (Drew), Off-Broadway - Heathers: The Musical (Hispster Dork),  Regional/Tour/Workshops - Kinky Boots(Referee Angel), Disney's Aladdin (Aladdin), Wonderland (Knight), Sister Act(Dinero), RENT (Paul), TV/Film - Glee, Gotham, Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, The Oscars, MTV Movie Awards.

Paulo Szot

PAULO SZOT*

Juan Peron

is one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world, having garnered international acclaim as both an opera singer and an actor. Szot has appeared with many leading opera companies throughout Europe, the United States, and his native Brazil including Opera National de Paris, Teatro Royal de Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Opera Australia, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In 2008 he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Emile De Becque in the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. In the 2008-2009 season, Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, appearing alongside Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Kelli O’Hara. In 2010–2011, he made his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a new production of The Nose, conducted by Valery Gergiev and has returned there for several other productions.

Jerusha Cavazos

JERUSHA CAVAZOS*

Peron's Mistress

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut as the Mistress in Evita. A competitive gymnast by trade, Jerusha came to know and love theatre in her early teen years and went on to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Central Florida. Credits include: "Aida" in Aida, "Sarah" in Ragtime, "Della" in The Gift of Magi, Kibibi in Festival of the Lion King,  "Martha" in Spring Awakening and Dreamgirls. Jerusha is a proud member of AEA.

Jason Forbach

JASON FORBACH*

Magaldi

Broadway:  2014 Revival Les Misérables (Enjolras); National Tour/Special Engagement:  25th Anniversary Les Misérables (Enjolras); The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas Co.); Off Broadway:  The Music Teacher (The New Group), A.W.O.L. (59e59). Regional/Symphony:  Shakespeare Theater Company, Sacramento Music Circus, 5th Avenue Theater, Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, and more.  Recordings:  A New Leading Man, Remembering to Dream, Revolutionary and An American Victory (Broadway Records). Love to J & J.

Leonardo Altafini

LEONARDO ALTAFINI

Ensemble

is a PSF and DSU alumni. He was last seen in the Festival's production of West Side Story. Regional: Lucky Stiff, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables, 9 to 5, Anything Goes, All Shook Up, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Guys & Dolls. Grateful to Mom, Dad, PSF, and Eva. Follow Leo on Instagram @LnrdToxic

Julian Alvarez

JULIAN ALVAREZ*

Ensemble, Magaldi u/s, Peron u/s

Thrilled to be back at PSF!  London/ West End: West Side Story (Chino). Favorite Regional:  Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Angel in RENT  and Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance (Bristol Riverside), Evita (North Carolina Theater), Miss Saigon (Finger Lakes), The King and I (Ogunquit Playhouse), Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and The 50th  Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story. Thanks to family, friends, Dennis, Stephen, Nate and everyone at PSF. For Eric and Gigi. www.julianalvarez.com

Christine Baglivio

CHRISTINE BAGLIVIO

Ensemble

is delighted to return home to PSF for her fifth season! PSF: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma! Regional: Carousel (Julie). Christine holds a BA in musical theatre from DeSales University.  Since graduating in the spring of 2015, Christine has been pursuing a career in theatre while also teaching dance and choreographing. Endless thanks to Dennis, Stephen, Nate, Jill, Patrick, and everyone at the festival! Love to her family and Reid.

Ally Borgstrom

ALLY BORGSTROM

Ensemble

is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is thrilled to be back at PSF for her third summer! DSU credits: Little Women (Jo), Me and My Girl (Jacqueline) and Young Frankenstein (Inga). She would like to thank her family, her teachers, Ryan, and everyone involved in PSF for such a wonderful opportunity.

Jennifer Diamond

JENNIFER DIAMOND*

Ensemble, Eva u/s.

PSF debut!  Jennifer just made her Joe's Pub solo debut with longtime friend Richard Jay-Alexander at the helm. Prior to that, Jennifer toured with Kristin Chenoweth at major venues including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl, duetting with the star in a featured role as the token 'belting brunette'.  Other favorite credits include Ruthless! The Musical (Off B'way), Into the Woods and Les Misérables (The MUNY); Man of La Mancha (Walnut St.). Thank you to the whole PSF and Evita team! Jenniferhdiamond.com

Mike Dorsey

MIKE DORSEY*

Ensemble

is thrilled to embark on his second "Rainbow Tour" with Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. A native of Philadelphia, some favorite local credits include: Bobby Strong in Urinetown (11th Hour Theatre Co.), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Mazeppa), Jinx in Forever Plaid (Montgomery Theatre Co.), Benjamin in The Graduate (Eagle Theatre). Next: My Fair Lady (BCCPA) / Plaid Tidings (Montgomery Theatre Co.) www.mike-dorsey.com

Caleb Funk

CALEB FUNK

Ensemble

is thrilled to be singing in Buenos Aires and making his PSF debut. National Tour: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Timey Who/Grinch US). Regional credits: Reuben Malter in The Chosen, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and Brad Majors in Rocky Horror Show (Forestburgh Playhouse), Priest 1/Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Bristol Riverside), Swing in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jason in Miracle of Christmas (Sight and Sound Theatres). Alumni: Rider University. Thank you mom, Opa, and Andreas! @funkc. Calebfunk.com.

Jeff Gorti

JEFF GORTI*

Ensemble, Che u/s

is thrilled to be working at the PSF for the first time! Regional: Damn Yankees (Pittsburgh CLO), The Who's Tommy (Pittsburgh Playhouse), Footloose (Weathervane Playhouse). NYC: Mansoon Wedding (Workshop), New World (Workshop), Mayor DeBlasio's Inner Circle (Abbey O'Brien), Kicking and Screaming (Lorin Latarro). Recently in NYC he has been workshopping new Broadway shows with Lorin Latarro (Waitress). Love to my family, Stephen Casey and MSA! Proud member of AEA and PPU Alum. Follow: @jeffgorti 

Emilie Gubler

EMILIE GUBLER

Ensemble

a recent DeSales University musical theatre graduate, is ecstatic for her first summer with PSF. DSU credits: The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), Me and My Girl (Lady Diss), and Little Women (Marmee). Love to family and friends.

Michael John Hughes

MICHAEL JOHN HUGHES

Ensemble

is thrilled to return to PSF for his second year! Michael is a graduate of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Pace University in Manhattan.  He most recently was seen aboard the Disney Wonder playing Sven in the original cast of Frozen: A Musical Spectacular. Other recent/favorite credits include Indio in West Side Story (PSF), A Chorus Line (Paul - Weston Playhouse), and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre). He thanks his parents and siblings for their constant love and support. For Liz.

Caileigh Idell

CAILEIGH IDELL

Ensemble

is a recent graduate of DeSales University and is extremely grateful to get to spend another summer at the Festival! She is lucky enough to have performed in Act 1 throughout her time at DeSales as well as PSF's West Side Story last summer. Special shout out to my friends and family for their constant love and support and to PSF for all of the opportunities.

Louis Jannuzzi

LOUIS JANNUZZI

Ensemble

is excited to be participating in his fourth year with PSF. Hailing from Hillsborough, NJ, previous shows include Julius Caesar, Les Misérables, and Fiddler on the Roof (The Fiddler). Thanks to the cast, crew, and production staff for making this Festival possible. My family is in my heart. LouisJannuzzi.com

Sabrina Joseph

SABRINA JOSEPH

Ensemble

a junior Musical Theatre and Dance major, is ecstatic to be working with the cast, crew, and creative team in her first PSF performance! Previously seen on the DSU stage in The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (Young Mary), The Crucible (Sarah Goode), and Young Frankenstein (Ensemble). "Thank you to my family & friends for their love, support, and guidance."

Angela LaRose

ANGELA LAROSE

Ensemble

is thrilled to be a part of her first production with PSF! She is a freshman musical theater major at DeSales, and recently made her main stage debut in Young Frankenstein this past April. Angela would like to thank her family for their continuous love and support.

Jayce Meredith

JAYCE MEREDITH

Ensemble

is a junior musical theatre major at DeSales. This is Jayce’s first show with PSF, and he is honored to have the opportunity to perform. He is incredibly grateful to his family, friends, and professors for constantly pushing him.

Felix Marchany

FELIX MARCHANY

Ensemble

is thrilled to return to PSF after being featured in the company's critically acclaimed production of West Side Story last summer. Favorite credits: the Spanish Language US Premiere of In The Heights (Piragua Guy), RENT (Angel), West Side Story (Pepe), Priscilla Queen of the Dessert (Farrah), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and more! Proud graduate of the University of California, Irvine: BFA in Music Theatre and BA in Dance Performance. Eternal gratitude to friends, family, and teachers. IG: @felix_the_fierce

Christian Ortiz

CHRISTIAN ELÁN ORTIZ*

Ensemble, Dance Captain

is ecstatic to make his PSF debut in Evita! Broadway/Int'l Tour: West Side Story. Regional: Chase Brock's new The Music Man (Tommy Djilas). TV/Film: Lifetime's I Love You, But I Lied (Choreographer), Big House, Indigo Sun. Commercial: Budweiser, Chevrolet, Martha Stewart, Men In Motion (Cover Model). Dance Company: Ballet Hispanico, Trey McIntyre Project, Compañia Tania Perez. Graduate of Ailey/Fordham, Interlochen. Love to cast & creatives, Irene & Gina at DDO, and to my family & friends! @christian_elan

Ilia Paulino

ILIA PAULINO

Ensemble

is a recent Musical theatre graduate from DeSales University. She is super excited to be back this summer! Some of her favorite PSF credits include, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Queen in Rapunzel, and featured ensemble member in The Taming of the Shrew. She will be pursuing a Master's Degree at the Yale School of Drama in the fall!

William Pazdzioria

WILLIAM PAZDZIORA

Ensemble

is thrilled to be making his PSF debut! World Tour: Shrek the Musical (Ensemble/ Farquaad u/s). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Bristol Riverside), Rock of Ages (Eagle Theatre), Spamalot (Media Theatre); Shrek the Musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Prather Theatre). BA: Temple University. Thanks to his Family, the Rhoads, and Rebecca for their amazing support! Williampaz.com

Geraldine Rojas

GERALDINE ROJAS*

Ensemble

is pleased to make her PSF debut with a tribute to her Argentine family in Evita. Having heard stories all her life about Evita she is pleased to finally bring them to life. Favorite credits are Crazy For You, West Side Story, Will Rogers Follies and Regent world cruise lines.  She would like to thank her husband, mother, Yassica, friends and family for their continued love and support!  Gracias, totales!

Bo Sayre

JAMES “BO” SAYRE

Ensemble

is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University and very excited to be a part of PSF for his third summer. He has been in several Act 1 performances at DeSales and in PSF’s Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, and Les Misérables.

Andrew Scoggin

ANDREW SCOGGIN

Ensemble

is a senior musical theater major at DeSales University making his PSF debut. He has appeared in Act 1 Productions such as Young Frankenstein the Musical, The Crucible, The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, Showtune, Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, and Bus Stop. He would like thank his family and amazing girlfriend for their constant support.

Victoria Scovens

VICTORIA SCOVENS

Ensemble

is a transfer sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales and is excited to make her PSF debut. She would like to thank her friends and family for inspiring and supporting her passion for the arts. "You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are."

Michelle Sexton

MICHELE SEXTON

Ensemble

is delighted to return to PSF after appearing in the 2012 production of Sweeney Todd. Recently, Michele appeared at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Opera:  Hawaii Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, New Operafestival di Roma, Poly Theater in Beijing. Leading soprano-La Bohème, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, among others. Theater: OKLAHOMA! (Laurey), Brigadoon (Fiona), and Anything Goes (Hope). Manhattan School of Music- BM, MM. Miss New Jersey 1993, Top Ten Finalist Miss America Pageant.  Love to family- especially my James!

Matt Smaldone

MATTHEW SMALDONE

Ensemble

a sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales University, is excited to make his PSF debut. Matthew’s credits include Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family) at the Evergreen Playhouse back in his home state of Colorado; and Clay-Boy Spencer (The Homecoming: A Christmas Story), among others, at DSU.

Chelsea Maire Soto

CHELSEA MARIAH SOTO

Ensemble

is thrilled to be returning to her PSF family this summer in one of her dream shows. Regional credits: The King and I, West Side Story, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, RENT. Educational credits: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Legally Blonde, Smile: The Musical, Music Man, Batboy: The Musical. Chelsea graduated from Arizona State University where she received her BA in Musical Theatre.

Emmy Spaar

EMMY SPAAR

Ensemble

is a senior double major in dance and English at DeSales University. She is excited to take the stage in her second production with PSF following West Side Story. She has previously performed in the Emerging Choreographers Concerts in 2014-2016, and the Dance Ensemble Concerts in 2015-2017. She looks forward to attending the Hubbard Street Dance intensive later this summer. She would like to thank God, her family, her friends, and all of PSF for this incredible opportunity.

Adam Vanek

ADAM VANEK*

Ensemble

Adam is thrilled to be making his PSF debut! National Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Regional: Into the Woods (Theatre Under the Stars); Les Misérables, Evita (Flat Rock); Smokey Joe’s Café. Other credits: Livewire! (Hersheypark), and Paradis, Elements (Norwegian Cruise Line). Thanks to CTG, Mom, Dad, Rachel, and Nick! AdamVanekOnline.com.

Salvatore Vieira

SALVATORE VIEIRA

Ensemble

is thrilled to be making his debut at PSF. Regional: Crapshooter/Dancer, Guys and Dolls (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Indio/Asst. Dance Captain, West Side Story and Male Ensemble, Spamalot (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Male Swing, Shrek the Musical (Alhambra Dinner Theatre). Other Professional: Link Larkin in Hairspray and Tom Sawyer in Big River (McLeod Summer Playhouse), Matt in The Fantasticks (TheatreUCF). SalvatoreVieira.com

HANNAH KURCZESKI

HANNAH KURCZESKI

Children’s Ensemble

is thrilled to be in this amazing cast of Evita at PSF!  Her most recent credits include Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) with CAST; The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller) at Pennsylvania Playhouse.  She also appeared in the Emmy winning documentary Remember Us (Young Marika).

Sarah Mott

SARAH MOTT

Children’s Ensemble

Sarah is thrilled to be performing in PSF’s Evita, her ninth stage production!  Previous credits include: Act1’s Merry Christmas, George Bailey! (Janey Bailey); PYT’s The Velveteen Rabbit (Jane) and James and the Giant Peach (Centipede); Fireside Academy Theatre’s Seussical (Sour Kangaroo); DeSales student film, McGrimm’s Inc (Lead).

Charlotte Myers

CHARLOTTE MYERS

Children’s Ensemble

is delighted to be debuting with PSF. She was most recently seen in Star of the Day’s Les Misérables (Young Cosette). Past favorites include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical Jr., and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Jr. She is a proud student at United Friends School.

Tommy Potts

TOMMY POTTS

Children’s Ensemble

is thrilled to be performing in his first PSF production and his 11th stage production. Some of his favorite roles include: James and the Giant Peach (James), Elf: The Musical (Michael Hobbs), Big: The Musical (Young Josh) and Merry Christmas George Bailey (Young George Bailey, Pete Bailey).

Melanie Rose Wentum

MELANIE ROSE WENTUM

Children’s Ensemble

is very excited to be a part of Evita. She loves to do gymnastics, sing, dance, and act. She is active in school and a big part of her church. Her character and enthusiasm is refreshing and wonderful to watch as she does activities in her community.

Dane McMichael

DANE MCMICHAEL

Ensemble

is ecstatic to return to the festival for his fourth season. A recent DeSales Graduate, Dane's PSF credits include West Side Story, Taming of the Shrew, Les Misérables, Henry V, Fiddler, and MacBeth. Act I credits: Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, Charley's Aunt, and The Miser. Thanks to his loony family, his peerless peers, his incomparable friends, J.B., P.D., R.W., Wayne Turney, The Apothecary, YOU, and God. "...Improve the quality of life".

Artistic Team

Partrick Mulcahy

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s return to artistic excellence and financial stability, built the professional company of artists, oversaw the quadrupling of the endowment, and achieved increasing national recognition for the Festival. Further accomplishments include PSF’s first-ever awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and attracting a company of artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards to the Festival, growth in all income areas, a 75% increase in annual attendance, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. As a professional director, actor and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television, and radio. Mulcahy has acted with Angela Bassett, Peter MacNicol, Hal Holbrook, Joan Cusack, Don Cheadle, Anne Meara, Milo O’Shea, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub, Bradley Whitford, and others at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, and the Walnut St. He served as a fight director for Tom Hulse and Timothy Busfield in A Few Good Men on Broadway and for OffBroadway productions starring John Savage, John Mahoney, Marcia Gay Harden, and Patrick Dempsey. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed Julius Caesar (2016), Macbeth (2014), Hamlet (2011), Antony and Cleopatra (2009), The Winter’s Tale (2007), Henry IV, Part I (2005), The Tempest (1999), and acted in and served as fight director for The Taming of the Shrew (1998) and Julius Caesar (1997). Also head of acting at DeSales, Patrick holds an MFA from Syracuse University

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DENNIS RAZZE

Director/Associate Artistic Director

is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University, where he has been a faculty member for the last 33 years. He is also a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story. He has directed many of PSF’s productions including Les Misérables,  Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, A Funny Thing…Forum, 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It. Mr. 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 recently received the Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts from the Arts Commission of the city of Allentown.

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CASEY GALLAGHER

Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 19 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to more than 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People's Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre.  Casey is a member of the PSF Board or Directors and also serves on the board of the Allentown Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.  He looks forward to the future of PSF and its 2030 Vision. Special thanks to David for his work on souvenirs. All my love.

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STEPHEN CASEY

Choreographer

PSF credits:  West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Forum, and 1776.  For Bristol Riverside, he choreographed Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime (Barrymore nomination), Pride and Prejudice, Rent, and Little Shop of Horrors (Barrymore nomination).  For the Montgomery Theatre, he directed and choreographed The Sisters of Swing, Forever Plaid, The Great American Trailerpark Christmas Musical, Marry Me a Little, and The Musical of Musicals (Barrymore nomination).  For West Virginia Public Theatre, he directed and choreographed Footloose, All Shook Up!, and The Who's Tommy, and choreographed Anything Goes and Dames at Sea.  For Arizona Broadway Theatre he directed and choreographed A Christmas Story, Carousel, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and next up, Saturday Night Fever.  Numerous DSU Credits, favorites including Me and My Girl, Showtune, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Endless thanks to Dennis Razze.

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NATHAN DIEHL

Music Director/Conductor

returns to PSF for his seventh season as musical director having most recently conducted West Side Story and Les Misérables.  At DeSales University, Nate has musical directed and conducted over a dozen Act I productions.  As an educator, he serves on the vocal faculty of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.  Nathan can also be seen playing accordion with the Irish pub band "The Rogue Diplomats," frequently appearing at Musikfest, Celtic Classic, and other venues from Philadelphia to New York City.

Steve TenEyck

STEVE TENEYCK

Scenic Designer

is pleased to return for his twelfth season at PSF. Design work: Dallas Theatre Center, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, TACT NYC, Big Art Group, Tri-Cities Opera, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Anchorage Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, The Kitchen Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hope on Stage and The Hangar Theatre. Steve is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and teaches design at Ithaca College in New York.

Lisa Zinni

LISA ZINNI

Costume Designer

many seasons at PSF. Favorites include: Les Misérables, Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antony and Cleopatra. Regional: How to Succeed in Business, Grease (Walnut St); Pericles, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, King Lear (Orlando Shakespeare); Lizzie: the Lizzie Borden Musical (TUTS  Houston TX).   Arden, Two River, People’s Light, Riverside Theatre Vero Beach,  Bristol Riverside, Syracuse Stage, Roundabout.  BROADWAY: Associate Costume Designer An American in Paris, Cats, School of Rock, The Glass Menagerie, The Play That Goes Wrong, A Christmas Story the Musical, Hair and Rent.  LisaZinni.com

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ERIC T. HAUGEN

Lighting Designer

In recent seasons, Eric has designed the lighting for some of the more memorable PSF productions such as: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady, among others.  His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country.  Eric's Orlando, FL based company, Luminous Design Studios, provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, and architectural projects worldwide.  Special thanks to Susan, Alexandra, and Connor for your support.  www.LD-Studios.com

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MATT KRAUS

Sound Designer

Broadway: Kristen Chenoweth: A Love Letter; Kathy Griffin Want's a Tony;  Liza's at the Palace...! ; Off Broadway: Dinner with the Boys; 50 Shades the Musical Parody; Forbidden Broadway; Fat Camp; Voca People; Forever Dusty.  Elsewhere: World Goes Round (Bucks County Playhouse); Lend Me a Tenor, Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Buddy Holly Story (Walnut St);  Absinthe (Caesar's Vegas);  Audio Coordinator for remote shoots of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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ARIANA KNAPP

Projections Designer

is pleased to be back at PSF. She just returned from Berkeley Rep where SenovvA supported the projection systems for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. Shakespeare festivals shaped Arianna’s early career with time spent in Louisville KY, and the Champlain Shakespeare Festival in Vermont. She produced four shows for the Edenborough Fringe Festival. Arianna was the Artistic Director of North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) 2011-13, a 1500 seat regional theater in Massachusetts. She is Vice President of SenovvA, Inc. www.SenovvA.com

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CHRISTOPHER KEE ANAYA-GORMAN*

Production Stage Manager

Evita marks Chris' debut at PSF! Broadway: The Father with Frank Langella, The Gin Game with James Earl Jones. National Tours: Aladdin. NYC Credits: NY Fashion Week, On The Eve concert (Joe's Pub) and Orestes (New School Drama). Regional favorites: Baskerville (Cleveland Play House), The Importance of Being Earnest, Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Elmer Gantry (Signature Theatre) La Cage Aux Folles (Goodspeed Musicals), 50th Anniversary Greenshows (Utah Shakespeare Festival), The Kite Runner (Arizona Theatre Company). Thanks to Carolyn and Nicholas!

Caroline Reich

CAROLYN REICH*

Assistant Stage Manager

Carolyn is thrilled to be spending her third season at PSF! New York: Autumn (Billie Holiday Theatre); Esai’s Table, The Surgeon and Her Daughters (Cherry Lane Theatre); National Tour: The Bodyguard (Troika Entertainment), The Bridges of Madison County (NETworks); Regional: West Side Story, Les Misérables (PSF); Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage (Trinity Repertory); Into the Woods (McCarter). Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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LAUREN STANCZYK

New York Casting/CSA

Broadway, Off-Broadway & Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple of Inishmaan, Tryst, Urinetown. Other theatre includes: the premieres of Cotton Club Parade, Harps and Angels, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and Golden Age as well as productions of Master Class, Broadway Three Generations, Don’t Dress For Dinner, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, Wilma, Alley, McCarter Theatre Center (Artistic Staff Member), Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, ACT, and Westport Country Playhouse among others

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

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