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Book and Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi & Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords


at PTC Performance Space  [map]

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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WIKIMUSICAL tells the epic story of two estranged brothers who find themselves, quite literally, trapped in cyberspace. To get back home, they will need help from allies like the Cuddly Kittens (who may or may not have created the Internet) and an omniscient Narrator (who may or may not be Morgan Freeman). With an Alice in Wonderland-like logic and wit, this satirical new musical explores how our preoccupation with the virtual world has affected our ability to live in the real one.

Running Time: 2 hours, plus one intermission

Frank Ceruzzi

Frank Ceruzzi (Book/Lyrics)

Frank Ceruzzi is an English teacher at Horace Greeley High School who specializes in teaching creative writing and drama. He received an MA from Georgetown University, where he wrote extensively on pop culture appropriations of Shakespeare in the secondary classroom. Frank is thrilled to be working on WIKIMUSICAL with his former student, Blake Harris!

Blake J. Harris

Blake J. Harris (Book/Lyrics)

Blake is a writer and filmmaker whose first book, Console Wars, will be published by HarperCollins in May of 2014. He is currently co-directing the documentary based on his book, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as executive producer on Sony's feature film adaptation of Console Wars.

Trent Jeffords

Trent Jeffords (Music)

Trent studied musical theater and composition at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since graduating, Trent’s music has appeared in cabarets across the country as well as in small venues in New York City. Most recently, Trent finished a year at sea as an Assistant Singer Supervisor for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Brenda Braxton

Brenda Braxton (Spam King)

Brenda was last seen Off-Broadway in Cougar the Musical. She was featured on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café for which she was nominated for a Tony Award and the recipient of the NAACP Theater Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award. Other Broadway credits include Chicago, Legs Diamond, Jelly’s Last Jam, Cats, and the original production of Dreamgirls.

Darius Harper

Darius Harper (Narrator/Morgan Freeman)

Darius is super excited to jump on the high-speed highway that is WIKIMUSICAL! National Tours include: The Book of Mormon, and the fast approaching Kinky Boots 1st National tour! As a Disney kid Darius has sung at Tokyo Disney Resorts and on The Disney Cruiseline! Favorite credits include: Rocky Horror Show (Franknfurter), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian, Victor), Funny Thing…Forum (Gymnasia), and soon to be Kinky Boots (Angel/Lola us). Thank you to WIKIMUSICAL for taking me in as one of their own! Shout-outs to Clear Talent and Stephanie Klapper, thanks for fighting! Love to Nana!

Trey Harrington

Trey Harrington (Kurt)

NYMF debut! National Tour: The Civil War (Theatreworks USA). Regional: Les Miserables (The Zach Theatre), Carnival (Gloucester Stage), A Funny Thing Happened… (The Barnstormers), It's A Wonderful Life (TUTS). BFA: The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to the entire WIKI team for this opportunity! Love to Mom, Dad and Ryan!

Michael Mahany

Michael Mahany (Adam Levine/Google Guy/Others)

NYMF debut! Theatre: Wicked (1st Nat.), Spring Awakening, Disney’s High School Musical (1st Nat.). Film: Sex and the City 2. Education: The Boston Conservatory. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Jana, Sara, and DBA. Proud member of Actor’s Equity. Twitter/Instagram: @michaelmahany

Noah Marlowe

Noah Marlowe (Young Peter/Nudge/Others)

Broadway: Act One (Ensemble, u/s Mossie/Bernie Hart), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks). National Tour: Elf the Musical (Michael). Operatic Musical: I Am Harvey Milk (Young Harvey Milk, original cast recording). Off-Broadway: LMNOP (Timmy, Goodspeed), Fun Home (Christian, Public Theater), My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life (Tommy, Workshop Theater). Regional: Gypsy, Nutcracker, Cinderella. TV: 30 Rock. Concerts: Broadway Youth Ensemble (Soloist).

Alison Novelli

Alison Novelli (Jacqui)

Alison is super excited to be a part of WIKIMUSICAL & NYMF! Previous: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Westchester Sandbox Theatre), Eli, The Luthier (Great Small Works, St. Ann’s Warehouse), Titanic (Courthouse Center Stage), Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Wordplay (Shakespeare & Co.), Othello (CSFest). Thanks to the awesome creative team! Love to Mom & Jo. @alison_novelli

Heather Jane Rolff

Heather Jane Rolff (Mrs. Oglesby/Tour Guide/Others)

Heather is thrilled to be a part of this new work. Broadway: Shrek (Original Cast); National Tour: Les Miserables (25th Anniversary Production – Original Cast); Off-Broadway: Silence!, Wanda’s World; Favorite Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, The Muny, Stages St Louis. TV: Peppa Pig, Gordon The Garden Gnome (both cartoon Network).

Lucas Schultz

Lucas Schultz (Young Kurt/Smudge/Others)

Lucas is delighted to join WIKIMUSICAL. National Tour: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), A Christmas Story (Swing). Regional: Goodspeed’s Mame (Peter). Other: Oliver (Oliver), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Commercial and print: Hess Truck, Timberland, ESPN-NFL. Thank you Dave at SGM, James, Mikhaele, Coleman, Dad, and Mom for your support.

Barry Shafrin

Barry Shafrin (Mittens McMittens/Skeeter/Emoticon)

Select credits include Good News (Bobby, Goodspeed), Seussical (Cat in the Hat, National Tour), Street Seen (Prospect Theater Company), Legend of Julie Taymor… (NY Fringe Encore selection), Wasps (Studio 42), Broadway Bound (Eugene, Chenango River Theatre). B.A., Harvard University. Love to Mom and Dad.

Adam B. Shapiro

Adam B. Shapiro (Santa/Jeeves/Others)

NY Stage: Gimpel Tam, The Megille of Itzik Manger, Barcode, and Jewsical: The Chosen Musical. Regional: Ragtime, Footloose, Joseph… Dreamcoat, and Annie Get Your Gun. Film/TV: HBO’s The Normal Heart, NBC’s 30 Rock, Comedy Central, ID, and the upcoming film The Cobbler. Adam is also a MAC Award winning cabaret artist and has recorded several albums with Stage Stars records., @BwayAdamShapiro. #WIKIMUSICALrocks!!

Perry Sherman

Perry Sherman (Peter)

NYMF Debut! Most recently played Marius in Les Miserables Toronto. 1st National Tours: Next To Normal and Spring Awakening. Studied at Carnegie Mellon for Acting. Many thanks to Nicolosi & Co. for getting me here, Mom and Dad for all the support, and Kim for introducing me to the Internet!

Bob Walton

Bob Walton (Mr. Oglesby/Wiki Guy/Others)

Broadway/Off: The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street, The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Once Upon A Mattress, Show Boat, City of Angels, I Love You/Perfect/Change, Forbidden Broadway, and Preppies. TV: The Americans, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie, and Law and Order: SVU. As a writer with brother Jim: Mid-Life! (The Crisis Musical) [NYMF 2004], Double Trouble, Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues). Married to Laurie Walton – two actor children: Emily and Alex. [See Alex in NYMF show Fable.]

Richard J. Hinds (Director)

Associate on Newsies!, Jekyll & Hyde, and Il Divo: A Musical Affair on Broadway, the National/International Tours of High School Musical and 9 to 5, and the Off-Broadway production of Here Lies Love. Regional credits include Flat Rock Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, Kansas City Rep., and the 5th Ave. Theatre. Television credits include The Bethenny Show, America’s Got Talent, Good Afternoon America, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sonny Paladino (Musical Director)

Sonny currently serves as Associate Conductor and Keyboard player for the Broadway revival of Pippin and is the Music Supervisor for the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway hit, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Other Broadway credits (Assistant Conductor/Keys): Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Paul Tate dePoo III (Scenic Design)

Select credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Prism Theatrics), Smokey Joe’s Café (Capital Rep), Pageant the Musical (Off-Broadway), A Christmas Carol (Capital Rep), Annie (Maltz Jupiter), Master Harold and the Boys (Luna Stage), Look Upon Our Lowliness (NYC Movement Co.), Hello Dolly (Cape Playhouse), The Music Man (Maltz Jupiter), 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and Hello Dolly (Maltz Jupiter). Associate Broadway Designer: Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center), Lady Day, How To Succeed In Business, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Follies, and Anything Goes.

Scott Westervelt (Costume Design)

Scott has been designing costumes for over 20 years for both stage and film. He has designed both domestically and internationally. He designed costumes for the Independent film Medusa, as well as stylizing various music videos and album covers. He was the Costume Designer for Fame in Macau, China, and was the Associate Designer for Phantom of the Opera in both South America and Europe. Scott would like to give a shout out to his family for their love and support.

Mike Wood (Lighting Design)

Mike spent the past four years as the technical director and theatre design instructor at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts and is currently an adjunct instructor of theatre technology at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. 2013 Theatre Tampa Bay Award for Outstanding Lighting Design: Of Mice & Men (won), Spring Awakening (nominated). He is the resident lighting designer for freeFall Theatre company in St. Petersburg, FL. NYC: The Gefilte Fish Chronicles, Born Blue: A New Musical, Regional: The Mikado, The Wiz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, American Monkey, Shrek, The Normal Heart, A Marvelous Party, Company, S’Wonderful, Young Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more.

Alex Hawthorn (Sound Design)

Fly By Night (Playwright’s Horizons), The Great Immensity (Civilians @ The Public), A Dream Play (NAATCO), Leaving IKEA (Artful Conspirators), Swoony Planet (Fordham), Old Comedy From Aristophanes’ Frogs (Target Margin Theater), Odd Couple (Engeman Theater), Golda’s Balcony (Nat’l Tour). Broadway (Associate Sound Design): Aladdin, A Christmas Story, Chaplin, Once, Newsies, A View From the Bridge, Memphis, HAIR. Alex has designed and engineered concerts, live events, and theater both nationally and internationally.

Olivia Sebesky (Projection Design)

Recent credits include Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie (Spiegelworld, Las Vegas), Intimacy (New Group, NY), The Architecture of Becoming (Women's Project Theater, City Center, NY), and God Hates This Show (HERE, NY).
 Boston area productions: The Winter's Tale (Emerson Stage), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Company One), Remembering H.M. (Central Square Theater). Selected Associate/Assistant credits: Motown (Broadway National Tour), Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Company), Breakfast At Tiffany's (Broadway), Old Hats (Signature Theatre).

Tony Giruzzi (Props Design)

Tony is thrilled to be working with Ricky Hinds again, and the fantastic team of writers and designers for WIKIMUSICAL. Tony is a Properties Designer who creates specially designed prop pieces for Broadway as well as manages props for Philadelphia Theatre Companies. Broadway credits include: Cabaret (Revival), Les Miserables (Revival), Matilda, Cinderella, The Testament of Mary, Jekyll and Hyde, NETworks' Beauty and The Beast Tour, Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan Tour.

Justyn Wade (Stage Manager)

Justyn is thrilled to be part of WIKIMUSICAL. Off-Broadway: Tenderloin, Silk Stockings (Mufti Series – The York Theatre), Mardi Gras/The Last Word (The York Theatre). NY Readings: Breathe, Saint-Ex, Sawbones, Strange Faces, Man Date, Dr. Radio. NYC Fringe: Mother She's With You, My Three Moms, A Short Trip. Regional: Oliver!, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Full Monty, Ragtime, The Life, She Loves Me, Hair, Burn The Floor. Proud Equity Member. Love and gratitude to my family and friends.

Stephanie Klapper (Casting Director)

Her work is often seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, film, and the Internet. Select recent: B’way: Bronx Bombers; A Christmas Story, the Musical; Dividing The Estate. Off-Broadway: The Tribute Artist; The Model Apartatment (Primary Stages); As You Like It (NY Classical Theatre); The Rivals (Pearl Theatre). She has many exciting projects running and upcoming both in NYC and regionally as well in film, the web, and TV. Member of the Casting Society of America and League of Professional Theatre Women.

Benjamin Shaw (Associate Director)

Served as the associate/assistant director on the Broadway productions of End of the Rainbow, the recent acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie, and the annual national tour of Elf. Other credits include TheatreworkUSA's Bunnicula, Theatre Latte Da's Evita, and 5th Ave Theatre's Guys & Dolls. Benjamin directed Seussical at Muhlenberg Summer Theatre, Lend Me a Tenor at Fordham University, and this August will stage Parade at Pittsburgh's New Hazlett Theatre. After graduating from Muhlenberg College, he spent three years assisting the president of Disney Theatrical Group. Grew up in Pittsburgh!

Kyle C. Norris (Assistant Musical Director)

Broadway: Rocky, Pippin, First Date, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. National Tours of Legally Blonde and West Side Story. Las Vegas: Spamalot, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Avenue Q. An active composer, his most recent show, The Oedipus Project, won Best Music at the 2013 SoundBites Festival.

Jim Cooney (Associate Choreographer)

Select choreography credits include Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featuring Kristin Chenoweth, The Glee Project for Oxygen’s Upfronts, The Accused for Tropicana Atlantic City (awarded Best Casino Show of the Year), Tableaux for Holland America Line, assisting Randy Skinner on City Center’s production of Abby’s Song, and Ginger starring Donna McKechnie, and events/commercials including Warner Bros., OfficeMax, and Glamour featuring celebrities such as Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin and American Idol’s Robbie Rosen.

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