Errol and Fidel

Book by Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson; Music by Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor and Doug Oberhamer; Lyrics by Boyd Anderson

Errol and Fidel

at Peter Jay Sharp Theater

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

One adventure, two heroes. Something's gotta give.

Cuba, 1958: Revolution is in the air! In his final year Errol Flynn has one last adventure. The dashing star of so many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero, and Fidel Castro fits the bill. What Fidel craves is fame, and who better than Errol to show him how? At the height of the revolution an explosive encounter beckons – fueled by envy, lust, and vanity – with a mysterious woman calling the tune. Or could the CIA really be pulling the strings? Who knew revolution could be so much fun?

Recommended for ages 13+

Running time: 2 hours

Boyd Anderson

Boyd Anderson (Book & Lyrics)

Author of five novels, including the production’s source material, ERROL, FIDEL, AND THE CUBAN REBEL GIRLS. Other novels include CHILDREN OF THE DUST (Random House), AMBER ROAD (Random House), THE HEART RADICAL (Random House), and LUDO (UQP). Commercial writing for television has won awards in New York, Chicago, LA, London, Sydney, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Lions in Cannes.

Guy Anderson

Guy Anderson (Book)

Graduate of the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), with proficiency in Drama and Directing. Currently in development with a feature project and another musical that sheds light on the meaning of ‘autism spectrum’.

John Kaldor

John Kaldor (Music)

Songwriter, Vocalist, Pedal Steel Player, and Guitarist. Trained on clarinet and classical guitar. Has played in blues, roots, and rock bands in Australia and the U.S., where he recorded two albums with Roy Loney in the Phantom Movers. Currently with the Maple Trail and Tony Serio’s Ministry of Truth. 

Peter Kaldor

Peter Kaldor (Music)

Principal of Arizona Productions, creator of film and television soundtracks. Awarded by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. Honours Degree in Music Composition. Fluent on saxes, flute, keyboards, and guitars. Has performed in and written for rock and pop bands, and played support to international acts, including Bob Dylan, Bo Diddley, and BB King.

Doug Oberhamer (Music, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Musical Director)

Doug’s credits range from Broadway/Off-Broadway to National and International tours working as a Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Music Producer, performer and vocal coach. Original Broadway Cast member and Associate MD of Swing! Other credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You, and Crazy for You among many others.  Most recently composed, arranged and orchestrated a new Dance theatrical show titled The Bench: “Journey Into Love” being developed for Broadway.  In addition, Doug can be heard on his recent Album release - The Oberhamer Brothers "Together Again" - currently on the charts.  Love to Christine, Scarlett and Natalie. 

Michael Bello (Director)

Michael is a Cuban-American director of musical theater. NYMF: The Last Word, What Do Critics Know? Directing: We Are The Tigers (Ovation Award), Hello Again (IRNE nom), In The Heights (NYIT nom), Next to Normal (NYIT nom), Ryan Scott Oliver’s Darling, among others. Assisting: Doctor Zhivago (Broadway Theater, dir. Des McAnuff), Fly By Night (Dallas Theater Center, TheaterWorks), A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep, dir. Sheryl Kaller), among others.

Justin Boccitto (Choreographer)

Off-Broadway: One Night With Fanny Brice, NYMF: What Do Critics Know? (Best-in-Fest winner for choreography), Count To Ten (Producer), National Tours: Dance/Speak: The Life of Agnes De Mille, Regional: Side Show (Westchester Broadway), Singin' in the Rain (MacHaydn Theatre), In The Heights (Gallery Players). Justin appeared on MTV’s “Made” and performed for several years at the Metropolitan Opera. He is a full-time faculty member at Broadway Dance Center.

Starlet Jacobs (Scenic Design)

Credits include: Bell, Book&Candle(Naples Players), A Scythe of Time(NYMF), Disaster!(Associate, Broadway), Bright Star(Associate, Old Globe), Secondhand Lions(Associate, 5th Avenue), Saturday Night Live!, The Tonight Show, Huffington Post Live. She received an MFA in Scenic Design from UCLA, and a BA in Music and Art from University of Washington. 

Heather Carey (Costume Design)

Heather has designed costumes for theater, dance, tv & film, designing off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and regionally. Most recent projects include Vimeo's web series The Outs season 2, The Loading Dock Theatre's The Dudleys: A Family Game, and Marathon: Series A with Ensemble Studio Theatre. She has worked on a variety of projects ranging from live television to opera, Broadway to feature films. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University.

Isabella Byrd (Lighting Design)

Recent: Sundown Yellow Moon (ARS NOVA/WP Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Big Sky, Montana), OKAY by Taylor Mac, Pirates of Penzance (Amarillo Opera), Remix 38 (ATL Humana). Associate: The Antipodes & Everybody (Signature), The Hairy Ape (Park Ave Armory), Othello (NYTW), A Life (Playwrights), The Flick (New York Premiere & The National Theatre), Monica Bill Barnes & Co, Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and PigPen Theater Company. 

Shannon Slaton (Sound Design)

Shannon has been the NYMF Sound System Designer for ten years and has designed many national tours including: Shrek, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway, Sweeney Todd, and Elf.  On Broadway he has mixed: Man of La Mancha, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, Legally Blonde, and Cabaret.

Alan M-L Wager

Alan M-L Wager (Rimmer)

Alan stood-by for three roles in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway after returning from the National Tour. Selected credits include: Ravenal in Show Boat, Pirelli & The Beadle in Sweeney Todd, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Santa in Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He’s sung at the White House and at Carnegie Hall with the NY Pops and is the co-founder of the multiple Emmy nominated, award winning 22Q Entertainment. Love to Robert. Shmegratulations!

Alex Drost

Alex Drost (Ensemble)

Alex is very excited to be a part of Errol and Fidel. Regional: Fulton Theatre: Billy Elliot (Tony), Beauty and the Beast; Maine State Music Theatre: Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia!; Forestburgh Playhouse: The Rocky Horror Show (Frank 'N' Furter), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), La Cage aux Folles (Jean-Michel). Other favorite credits include: Gypsy (Tulsa), POP! Who Shot Andy Warhol? (Candy Darling), Les Misérables, The Drowsy Chaperone, Damn Yankees, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein. Native of Blairsville, GA and recent graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. Much love to my family and friends for their unending love and support! For my Nini.

Alexandria Van Paris

Alexandria Van Paris (Ensemble)

Alexandria Van Paris (Ensemble) is absolutely ecstatic to be making her NYMF debut with this fabulous team! Regional highlights: Chastity Angel in Anything Goes (Musicals Tonight!), Velma Kelly in Chicago (The Legacy Theatre), Bombalurina in CATS (Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre), and Jean Harlow in the world premiere of Chasing Rainbows: Road to Oz (Flat Rock Playhouse). Love to my incredible husband Taylor, family, friends, and anyone who has believed along the way. Psalm 28:7 @akvanparis

Claire Saunders

Claire Saunders (Lola)

Claire is thrilled to be working on this new work with such a stunning group of artists. Most recently in MARRY HARRY at The York Theatre. Other credits: PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Daughter (Barrington Stage Co.) TAMING OF THE SHREW, Bianca (New York Classical Theatre), IN THE HEIGHTS, Vanessa (Gallery Players). Proud Carnegie Mellon alum. Love to her team at Nani/Saperstein, the fam, friends (you know who you are), and, always, God.

Cole Grissom

Cole Grissom (Tony)

Cole is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut. Most recently, he played the title role in NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ off-Broadway production of The Mikado. Previously seen as Edna Turnblad (Hairspray), Maximillian (Candide), Elomire (La bete), Neville Craven (The Secret Garden), Rapunzel’s Prince (Into the Woods), Marcello (La Boheme), and the title roles in Macbeth, The Marriage of Figaro, and Tartuffe. He is a proud AEA member.

George Psomas

George Psomas (Fidel)

Broadway: Fiddler On The Roof (2015 Revival), South Pacific (2008 LCT Revival). NYC: NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation (Season 2 Winner), Oh Lady Lady. Regional: Play It By Heart (Naji), Once Upon A Time in New Jersey (Vinnie), Godspell (Judas). Film: Jersey Shore Massacre, Family On Board, Bittersweet Sixteen. Voice-over: Pizza Hut National Commercial, The Upstate Four (Bunko Studios/Cartoon Network) Print: Vogue Magazine “Romeo & Juliet” by Annie Leibovitz.

Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper (Ensemble)

NYMF debut. Tour: Appasionata. Regional: Oklahoma (Trinity Rep; Dir. Richard Jenkins), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Ogunquit Playhouse), Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof (Stages St. Louis), George M!, Crazy For You (Theater-by-the-Sea). Film: Girl Most Likely (w/ Kristen Wiig). Jon's choreography has been featured at Columbia University, Classic Stage Company, and more. Thank you to the entire Errol and Fidel team, ATB, my family, and dear husband Matthew. @jonmjcooper

Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart (Errol)

Off Broadway: A Loss of Roses, Perfect Crime, A Little Night Music, Road to Hollywood, Valentino the Musical;  Regional: On Golden Pond, Colony Theater Burbank;  42nd Street, By Jeeves, Goodspeed Musicals; Richard II, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Utah Shakespearean Festival; Dallas Shakespeare Festival; Dallas Theater Center; Bucks County Playhouse; American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T);  TV: "Law & Order S.V.U.", "White Collar", "As the World Turns”;  MFA, American Conservatory Theater. 

Kaitlyn Frank

Kaitlyn Frank (Ensemble)

Kaitlyn Frank is so thrilled to return to NYMF for her second summer! Recent credits include The Newsies Movie, Newsies - 1st National Tour (Sniper u/s Katherine), White Christmas (National Tour), What Do Critics Know? (NYMF) and NYC venues such as New York City Center, the Joyce Theatre, Signature Theatre, Joe's Pub and The Duke on 42nd Street. Emerson '14. Tap teacher at BDC. A huge thanks to Mike, Justin, Doug and the whole team! 

Maiza Miller

Maiza Miller (Ensemble)

Maiza is Thrilled to join the cast of Errol & Fidel for the NYMF! Maiza is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Maiza was recently seen in a Co-Pro of Anything Goes at Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouse where she played the role of "Virtue". Other credits include; Tours: 42nd Street (Phyllis), Cabaret (Lulu) Regional: Guys n’ Dolls, The Producers, Crazy 4 You and The Adam's Family. Love to Parents and Husband!

Rashaan James II

Rashaan James II (Ensemble)

Rashaan James II went to University at Buffalo for a BFA in Musical theatre and a BA in Dance. Some of his favorite credits include touring with Dirty Dancing (Ensemble/Tito u/s), Joseph…Dreamcoat at Dallas Theater Center (Naphtali), Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday(Tru-Tone/5 Tuxes), Swing! (Sexy Couple), West Side Story International Tour, South Pacific 1st National Tour (Swing) and 42nd Street National Tour.  Thanks to HC, MG and Mom for your love and support! PROUD MEMBER AEA

Ryan Bauer-Walsh

Ryan Bauer-Walsh (Ensemble)

Credits include: BILLY ELLIOT (Chicago/1st National), Most Happy Fella! (City Center Encores), ZORRO (Shanghai) Death for Five Voices (Sheen Center), Les Miserables (Maltz Jupiter, NSMT)  LMNOP, Pirates of Penzance (Goodspeed), Bye Bye Birdie, Side Show, Girl Crazy (Kennedy Center). You'll be able to find him soon on HBO’s upcoming show, THE DEUCE. Ryan is also a published author, an established artist, and a community activist. For Mommar. Thanks to Avalon. BFA: Hartt. 

Sydia Cedeno

Sydia Cedeno (Mima)

Sydia Cedeño has graced the stage for forty years, as actress, singer and director. Co-founder of the Runaway Theater Company, where she served as Artistic Director as well as performer. Sydia was a reader for the “All Write” Selected Shorts program with Symphony Space for many years, recorded for NPR. This is her second collaboration with the incomparable Michael Bello and Justin Buccitto, who cast her as Abuela in last year’s highly successful production of In the Heights with the Gallery Players. This journey, right now, is one in a million!