That Lady from Maxim's

Book, Music & Lyrics by Bryan Williams

That Lady from Maxim

at PTC Performance Space  [map]

  • Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • Monday, July 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Paris, 1899. After beaucoup champagne at the notorious nightclub, Maxim's, respectable Dr. Petypon wakes to discover a mysterious near-naked woman in his bed. Desperate to conceal this indiscretion from his righteous wife and rich uncle, he finds himself caught in a hilarious maze of mistaken identities, complicated lies, and catapulting chaos, gleefully orchestrated by – mais oui – That Lady From Maxim's! For more information you can also visit www.thatlady.org.

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with intermission.

Bryan Williams (Book / Music / Lyrics)

Bryan Williams is Co-Founder of Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., which premiered That Lady from Maxim’s. Other IOS productions:  Lighthouse, based on Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea; “Voices That Are Gone”…The Stephen Foster Story; Occupation: Dragonslayer, his 9/11-themed musical fable; American Nocturne at Wings. His musicals have been performed at Folger Theatre in DC (Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theatre Festival, and a U.S. Army Special Services Tour. Award-winning plays: A World I Never Made, New Jersey Repertory Company; I, Lionel, Passage Theatre, published by Dramatic Publishing Company; Icarus Variations at the Promenade, starring Michael Higgins, Helen Stenborg and Kelly Bishop; Playing Combs (John Gassner Award); Homing Penguins (McLaren Comedy Playwriting and David James Ellis Awards). Bryan is the author of In This Fallen City, developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and produced off-Broadway by Circle Rep. His screenplay adaptation, Night of Courage, won ABC’s New Drama for Television Award and starred Barnard Hughes, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Lili Taylor.



Amanda Baumler

Amanda Baumler (Hermione Hautignol)

Amanda Baumler a Cold Spring native, Amanda is thrilled to be reprising her role as Hermione Hautignol. Amanda recently earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theatre from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Some of her favorite credits include: Gilmer in Godspell, Lana Sherwood in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Leah in I Wish, Emma Wainwright in Lighthouse, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme in Assassins.



Seth Blum

Seth Blum (Dr. Edouard Mongicourt)

Seth Blum is thrilled to be working again with Lance and Bryan after he proudly played the role of Balthazar in their original musical adventure, Lighthouse in Oct 2010. Last Summer, Seth originated the role of Richard in Standby the Musical as part of the NY International Fringe Festival, including the prestigious Fringe Encore Series. Other recent credits include: Red Peppers, Hush the Musical, Chains of Dew and the independent film, I Hate Tom Petty. Seth is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist with his original rock band Six Each. Aside from performing, Seth is a leader in project-based learning as a public HS math teacher in NYC. For more info, video and original music, visit SethBlumNYC.com or SixEach.com



Michael R. Buscemi

Michael R. Buscemi (Etienne)

Michael R. Buscemi is thrilled to return to the Isle of Shoals’ production of That Lady from Maxim’s in the role he originated in 2011. Michael began his association with the company in 1997 in their premiere production of Lighthouse–The Musical by Bryan Williams, and Directed by Lance Hewett, and was also in their revival in 2010. Michael has had the privilege of playing some of the best roles around. His favorites include Edna in Hairspray, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Max Bialystock in The Producers, Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened…, Fagin in Oliver!, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Willie Clark in The Sunshine Boys and Mr. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank; among many others. Michael wishes to thank Bryan and Lance for this opportunity, and is privileged to perform with this talented cast. He also wishes to thank his family and friends for their support, and most of all God!



Janet Goldberg

Janet Goldberg (Sister Marie Maudlin Immaculata)

Janet Goldberg was seen last year in the Isle of Shoals production of Shadowlands and considers it a blessing to have been cast in this NYMF production.  She has appeared in many productions on Long Island during which time she met her husband, Stephen Ryan.  She would like to dedicate this performance to all the nuns she had as teachers over her 12 years in Catholic school. To NM - 125. 



Amara Haaksman

Amara Haaksman (La Môme Crevette)

Amara Haaksman is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut this summer jumping back into the shoes of that “naughty shrimp” from the Moulin Rouge in That Lady From Maxim’s. She has worked with Isle of Shoals before, playing Leda in Lighthouse: A Romantic Musical Adventure, a new musical based on Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea. Other New York Theatre includes, Iola Stover in Parade (The Secret Theatre), Lucy-Walks-on-Sky in Invader? I Hardly Know Her! (NY Fringe Festival 2010), Tessie in Wings of Fire (Manhattan Repertory Theatre). Regional: Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mina Murray in Dracula, Cosette in Les Miserables, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Sandy in Grease and Etalina in Playing for Time. She received her Bachelor of Music: Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University and has done intensive studies at The Atlantic Theater Company, Circle in the Square Theater School and Manhattan School of Music. Thanks to all her friends and family for their endless support. www.amarahaaksman.com 



Arthur Lundquist

Arthur Lundquist (Dr. Lucien Petypon)

Arthur Lundquist is proud to be returning to Isle of Shoals with That Lady from Maxims and Shadowlands, after appearing in Our Town (as Dr. Gibbs), Voyage to the Isles, Falling in Love With Love, Autumn Leaves, and Night Must Fall (as Inspector Belsize).  Thank you, Lance and Bryan, for the faith.  Recently appeared at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Dutchman, directed by Bill Duke and starring Dulé Hill.  Off-off Broadway:  The Belle of Belfast (Father Behan), Cherry Lane Theatre; The Legend of Pearl Hart (Judge Brodie), TBG Arts Center; Titanic Voices (Capt. Rostand), NY Historical Society; Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro), Waterloo Bridge Theatre Co.  Film:  The Regenerated Man (as The Regenerated Man), Pledge Night (as The Slasher), The Alien Agenda III: Under The Skin, Black Easter.  TV:  The Maury Show, The Day They Died.  A proud member of Actor’s Equity (not to mention SAG-AFTRA).



Alex Mace

Alex Mace (Lt. Alexandre Corignon)

Alex Mace is thrilled to be continuing his relationship with Isle of Shoals in this production of That Lady from Maxim’s, his fourth season with the company and third as Corignon, a role he originated in 2011. National Tours: HAIR (Tribe; Claude, Berger and Woof understudy; Dir. Diane Paulus - Big League). Regional: HAIR (Berger - Cohoes Music Hall), Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. (Jon - Millbrook Playhouse), Mousetrap (Major Metcalf - Millbrook Playhouse). NYC: Lighthouse (The Stranger - Isle of Shoals), Romeo and Juliet (Paris - Isle of Shoals). NYC Readings: Skye of July (Skye - Lonr Star Theatre Co.).



John Mervini

John Mervini (Duke Guy de Valmonté)

John Mervini is happy to be reprising his roll in That Lady from Maxim's! Selected credits, NY: Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, Illyria (Prospect Theatre Co.), Under Milk Wood (The Mint), Church (The Public), The Hanging of Razor Brown (59E59), Found a Peanut (Red Fern Theatre Co.); The Gospel Show (La Mama, etc.) Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Producers, Children of Eden, Brigadoon, White Christmas, Godspell. Film/TV: Ed Rock, Breaking Bad, Barely Legal, Is This Thing On, Pardon My French, Dear Mrs. Fenton. Thanks to the cast and crew, Bee, family and friends.



Anna Price

Anna Price (Clémentine Bourée)

Anna Price is new to NYMF and couldn’t be more excited to reprise the role of Clémentine with Isle of Shoals! Anna recently earned her BM in Vocal Performance at Oklahoma City University. Some favorite roles include Clara in The Light in the Piazza, Meghan in But I’m a Cheerleader, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. She is thrilled to be a part of the festival and this show again! Visit her website at www.annarprice.com



Marissa Rosano

Marissa Rosano (Fifi/ Countess Felisha de Guérrisac)

Marissa Rosano is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut with That Lady from Maxim’s and continue the role of Fifi, which she originated! Marissa graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater) from Belmont University and teaches voice lessons in Queens. She has been performing in and around NYC for five years. Love to family, friends, TGC and James, the love of my life. 



Stephen Ryan

Stephen Ryan (General Charles Petypon)

Stephen Ryan was very happy to re-enlist for another hitch as General Petypon. He played C.S. Lewis in last year’s IOS production of Shadowlands at the John Moss Theatre and before that played Noel Coward in their Cafe Coward and Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Stephen was Louis the Baker in the 1st National Tour of Sunday in the Park with George, later taking on the role of Jules in that Sondheim classic. Lived and worked for years in Washington D.C., appearing at most of that city’s venues including a long run in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well… at D.C. Space. Worked Off-Broadway and at regional and dinner theatres around the U.S. Presently working to finish shooting on Rob Graydon’s indie zombie flick Z.O.V. Trained with The Folger Shakespeare Conservatory (now The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington), with Academy Award winner Beatrice Straight and with Yale Drama head Bobby Lewis. Also a director, it was while directing a production of Joanna Glass’s Artichoke that Stephen cast the wonderful Janet Goldberg as Lilly Agnes. He loved her performance so much that years later he felt compelled to marry her. To SW - 125.



Cecilia Vaicels

Cecilia Vaicels (Gabrielle Petypon)

After originating the role of Elsa Maxwell in Isle of Shoal Productions' world premiere of Cafe Coward she played Lynn Fontanne in the Long Island premiere. She has also been seen in their productions of Lighthouse (Evangeline Pratt), Autumn Leaves, Our Town (Mrs. Webb), Still Life (Myrtle Baggot), Idiot’s Delight (Senora Rossi), and An intimate eve with Will & Chris (various Shakespearean characters) and Suddenly Last Summer (Sr. Felicity). Cecilia has been a featured singer in Broadway Blockbusters’ productions of Act I, Act II, Act III, The Finale, Hooray for Hollywood, 100 Years of Broadway and American Fantasy: A Tribute to Hollywood’s Greatest Musicals.  Other credits include: Rags (Landlady), George M! (Mrs. Barker), The Wizard of Oz (Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Molina’s Mother), Into the Woods (Granny/Giant/Cinderella’s mother), Gypsy (Miss Mazeppa), Fiddler on the Roof (once as Golde and once as Fruma Sarah), The Pajama Game (Mabel), Big (Miss Watson), The Sound of Music (Frau Schmidt/Sr. Bertha), Annie (Sophie the Kettle/Mrs. Greer/Connie Boylan), Arsenic and Old Lace (Dr. Einstein), The Foreigner (Betty Meeks), Little Shop of Horrors (Puppeteer/Audrey II), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Kate) and many more. She has also appeared in independent films and a rap video “Get It Poppin” by RewNY! Cecilia keeps grounded singing with the Adult Choir and Chamber Singers at her parish, St. Gregory the Great, in Bellerose, Queens. Heartfelt thanks to Lance and Bryan for the opportunity to originate the character of Madame Gabrielle Petypon in That Lady from Maxim’s and to perform as Gabrielle once again with this marvelous cast and crew! Thanks also to Charlie and Lauren for their love and support and to God for my talent! Visit www.CeciliaVaicels.com



Lance Hewett (Director / Scenic Design / Costume Design)

Lance Hewett is Co-Founder, President and Artistic Director of Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., a Manhattan-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company now in its 18th season. He directed the 2011 premiere of That Lady from Maxim’s, as well as last year’s revival. Also for Isle of Shoals: Shadowlands; his own adaptations of Romeo & Juliet and The Seagull, Night Must Fall, Our Town; over a dozen musicals and plays by Bryan Williams, among them Lighthouse (both the inaugural Isle of Shoals production and the 15th Anniversary revival); and Occupation: Dragonslayer; To Rose ~ Love Edward; and Icarus Variations (Kelly Bishop, Michael Higgins, Helen Stenborg) at the PromenadeLance conceived, directed and wrote the book for the Noël Coward celebration, Café Coward, paired with Still Life at the Dorothy Strelsin, then the two-act version for Hofstra Entertainment. Other NYC directing:  A Hatful of Rain; a new translation of Hecabe by Euripides for the Cyprus Embassy; Dracula, Gallery Players; at theatres across the country, some 200 productions.



Michael Abrams (Lighting Design)

Michael Abrams is happy to be back designing with Lance and Bryan! Design credits: Music Man, The Merry Widow, The Salvage Shop, My Favorite Year, Twelfth Night, The Last Starfighter , Midsummer Nights Dream, Occupation: Dragonslayer, American Nocturne, She Loves Me, Amadeus, Quartet, Last 5 Years, Jekyll & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Parade, The King and I, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, I Do I Do, Meet Me in St. Louis, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Annie, Forever Plaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, and Damn Yankees.  Tours: Anything Goes, The Nutcracker, and A Christmas Carol.  Michael would like to dedicate this show to his wife, Stephanie and his son, Andrew.



Wendy Patten (Stage Manager)

Wendy Patten is excited to be working again with Lance and Bryan having first worked with them umpteen years ago.  Wendy has stage managed over 30 shows including Queen of the Mist, Lysistrata Jones, Hello Again, The Boys in the Band, Bury the Dead, Marcy in the Galaxy, Crossing Brooklyn, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Audience, First Lady Suite, The Last Starfighter, Spokesong, Something Cloudy, Something Clear, The Ninth Circle and American Nocturne.  Wendy is a proud member of AEA.  Love and thanks to Sase for his continuous support.



Jaqueline Rosa

Jaqueline Rosa (ASM / Props Supervisor)

After domestic violence forced her mother to discharge her from The High School of Music and Arts at the age of thirteen, Jacqueline’s dreams were shattered. Thirty years later her husband and three children support her endeavors as she pursues a degree in theatre. In the past two years Jacqueline has performed at LaGuardia Community College’s production of Anna in the Tropics as Ofelia Alcalar and Little Shop of Horrors as Mrs. Luce. In seventh grade she was cast as Anna Loenowens in The King and I and sang a solo of Duke Ellington’s “In My Solitude” at Lincoln Center. Last May she volunteered as house manager at INTAR Theatre and now she is interning with Isles of Shoals as Assistant Stage Manager/Prop Supervisor.  Her goal is to bring joy to the public through theatre. Never give up HOPE.



Broygue A. Fleurimon (ASM)

Broygue A. Fleurimon is a Brooklyn-based avant-garde artist, jr. copywriter, and designer. He’s just one of those emerging artists who desires to inspire social enlightenment. Fleurimon prefers to be known as a “Punk Rock Visual Poet With an Attitude,” who experiments with elaborate themes and concepts of human nature. He means business when it comes to developing the most effective visual solutions to getting a message across (he’s a designer, of course!). Fleurimon may be modest, calm, collected and … a bit eccentric (when brainstorming some pretty cool ideas!), yet he has a high level of seriousness in maintaining  integrity.