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As We Lie Still

Book by Olivia de Guzman Emile; Music and Lyrics by Patrick Emile

As We Lie Still

at PTC Performance Space  [map]

  • Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

A good magician always reveals his secrets.

AS WE LIE STILL is a new musical about Avi Leiter, a magician in New York at the turn of the 20th century who overcomes the struggles of a fledgling magic act. His assistant, Josephine, is the key to his most astonishing trick. Together, they rise to Vaudevillian fame – until the trick goes awry. Twenty years later, old, ruined, and alone, Avi must prepare one more illusion. AS WE LIE STILL uses a spellbinding, contemporary score to tell a story of love and forgiveness, of life and death, of this world and the next.

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Olivia de Guzman Emile

Olivia de Guzman Emile (Book/Josephine)

Olivia de Guzman Emile is from Dallas, Texas. Credits include Happily Ever After (Beauty, NYCFringe), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve, Lake Placid Center for the Arts; Theatre Three; and Stage West), Miss Saigon (Yvonne, Casa Mañana), Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Spotted Elephant, Wishing Star Productions Nat'l Tour), The Masks of Sor Juana (Sor Juana, Teatro Dallas), No Sex Please, We're British! (Susan, Theatre Britain), 4.48 Psychosis (The Patient, Sundown Collaborative Theatre). BFA in Musical Theatre. Also a musician and music/theatre educator. Love to Patrick, my family, and the wonderful company of AWLS.



Patrick Emile (Music/Lyrics/Producer)

Patrick Emile studied Theory and Composition at The University of North Texas College of Music. His past work includes scoring and arranging for Happily Ever After, an official selection of The New York International Fringe Festival 2011, as well as Starfield, a collaborative large-scale visual music installation commissioned by The Dallas Arts District. Recently Patrick had the honor of participating in the New Dramatists 2014 Composer-Librettist Studio. In May 2014, Patrick won the 2014 Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre with collaborator, Carlos Murillo.



George Michael Ferrie Jr.

George Michael Ferrie Jr. (Azriel)

George Michael Ferrie Jr. is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful show. A Texas native, currently living it up in Brooklyn. Credits include Singin' in the Rain (Cosmo, Harbor Playhouse), 4.48 Pychosis (The Doctor, Sundown Collaborative Theater), Happily Ever After (Choreographer, NYC Fringe). Studied Dance Performance at the University of North Texas. I would like to thank all of my family and friends for their love and support.



Clinton Greenspan

Clinton Greenspan (Michael/Billy)

Clinton Greenspan is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show. He is a recent graduate of KD College (Dallas, TX) where he studied Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuban), Scapino! (Scapino), Rent (Roger), Good Boys and True (Brandon), The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Stanley), In The Heights (Usnavi), and the U.S. Premiere of Soho Cinders (Sasha). A loving thanks to the beautiful and supportive leading ladies in my life and the awesome AWLS family.



Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen (Hope)

Erika Larsen is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful new musical. She is a recent graduate of KD College (Dallas, Tx), where she studied musical theatre. Her recent credits include Titanic (Kate Mullins), Rent (Maureen), and Cinderella (Cinderella). Other favorite credits include South Pacific, Singin' In The Rain, and Fiddler On The Roof



Michael A. Robinson

Michael A. Robinson (Old Avi/Scenic Design/Costume Design)

Michael started performing at the age of 11/2 in Austin Summer Musical's The King and I. He also performed the role of Michael Darling in their production of Peter Pan when he was 8.  Michael portrayed Sir Dinadin and Arthur's Standby in Camelot starring John Gary in Laughlin, Nevada. He performed the role of Scrooge for over 100 performances with the Dallas Puppet Theater's A Christmas Carol. Michael had the pleasure to work with Olivia during their two year run of Avenue Q where he was Trekkie Monster and Bad Idea Bear. Michael has performed at many Dallas theaters including: Dallas Repertory Theatre, Cross Roads Theater, Stage West, Theater Three, Addison Centre Theatre, Plano Repertory Theater, Garland Civic Theatre, Irving Community Theatre, and Dallas Shakespeare Festival. Michael is the owner of the Dallas Costume Shoppe, is Artistic Director of the Dallas Puppet Theater, and teaches at Brookhaven College in Dallas. He designed the costumes for the BBC documentary of Bonnie and Clyde and a production of Cosi Fan Tutti at the Teatro Goldoni in Venice, Italy. Michael wishes to thank Michael Serrecchia for everything he does to keep me going.



Travis Stuebing

Travis Stuebing (Young Avi Leiter)

Travis Stuebing is one of the former Artistic Directors of Sundown Collaborative Theatre in Denton, TX. He has acted with Sundown many times, some roles include Wallace in Women and Wallace, Pussy in pool (no water), and Doug in Gruesome Playground Injuries. He also reprised his role as Jacob Grimm in Happily Ever After, which was selected to be part of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Outside of Sundown he has acted locally with Teatro Dallas, Audacity Theatre Lab, and (most recently) Second Thought Theatre. He is thrilled to be apart of this production and is very lucky to work with such a talented group of artists.



Michael Serrecchia (Director)

Michael Serrecchia became a part of American musical theatre history as an original cast member of A Chorus Line in 1975. During his 18 years on Broadway, he worked with Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Carol Channing, Kander and Ebb, and Cy Coleman. His credits include plays and musicals at Theatre 3, Uptown Players, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, ICT Mainstage, and WaterTower. He was selected for the 2011 Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence for having invested his life “to artistry, teaching, and directing at a truly outstanding level.”



Rachel Olsen (Musical Director)

Rachel Olsen, pianist and citizen of the world, performs in a variety of settings, from classical to jazz and blues, and has a passion for cultivating relationships with local musicians and audiences. She commissions works from local composers and organizes concerts of chamber music in nontraditional venues, collaborating with visual artists to create a unique blend of sight and sound. She has toured China and Japan and is noted for her collaborative sensitivity. Rachel also helped direct the CSU Popular Music Ensemble, an ensemble that was created to provide an outlet for music students to explore various styles of music, think outside the box, and add versatility to their skill set.



Sarah Abigail Hoke-Brady (Lighting Design)

Sarah Abigail Hoke-Brady is a New York based lighting designer. Recent projects include Hunger with Terpsicorps Dance Company, Facts of the Matter with Smoke and Mirrors Collective, and Foreign Wars with Random Access Theatre. She is completing an MFA in lighting design at NYU and will graduate in 2016. sarahabigaildesigns.com



Sarah Duc (Stage Manager)

Sarah Duc is a proud member of the thriving theater community in Dallas TX, where she has been working professionally since 2006. She is an Artistic Company member of Kitchen Dog Theater. Past show credits as a stage manager with KDT include Barbecue Apocalypse, Se Llama Cristina, Collapse, Betrayal, Long Way Go Down, Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes, and Raw Vision. Sarah is also a high school teacher and yoga enthusiast. She is so grateful to her husband Adam, as well as all of the friends and family who've supported her along the way. 



Tracey Moore (Dramaturg)



Christopher David Taylor (Dramaturg)