Between the Sea and Sky

Book, Music and Lyrics by Luke Byrne

Between the Sea and Sky

at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 9:00 pm
  • Friday, August 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

A girl wanders off, down to the water's edge...

Sam and Emily are sisters on holiday at the beach where they stumble upon a tragic chapter of local history, one that has left behind a lingering mystery. As the girls uncover the details of the story, it pulls them into deeper waters. "Between the Sea and Sky" is an original Australian musical about our fascination with the ocean and fear of its power.

Age Recommendation: Ages 9+

Running Time: 120 minutes

The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Luke is a musical director and performer whose credits include Muriel’s Wedding, Chimerica (Sydney Theatre Company); Hamlet, The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The Events (Sydney Festival and Belvoir St Theatre); Big Fish (Hayes Theatre). Luke has composed for ensembles including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Philharmonia. Luke’s music has a preoccupation with the Australian landscape and history. Between the Sea and Sky is his first musical.

Michael Bello

Michael Bello (Director)

Michael is a Cuban-American director of musical theater. Current: Assistant Director, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. NYMF: Errol & Fidel (5 Awards for Excellence, Show-Score Best of Fest winner), The Last Word, What Do Critics Know? (2 awards, highest grossing show of 2015). The LA Ovation Awards, NY Innovative Theater Awards and Boston’s IRNE Awards have recognized his work. Assisting: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Huntington, among others.

Jim Cooney

Jim Cooney (Choreographer)

Select Credits: Sweet Charity (Michael Rupert, director), Broadway Bares (Jerry Mitchell, director), ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (featuring Kristin Chenoweth), Tableaux (Holland America Line), and Here Be Dragons (Vineyard Theatre). Previous NYMF: The Time Machine and Wikimusical (featuring Brenda Braxton). Next: Directing Broadway Under the Stars for Transcendence Theater Company.

Elizabeth Doran

Elizabeth Doran (Music Director)

Elizabeth Doran is a New York based pianist and music director. Music team work includes- Broadway: Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Allegiance, Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (The New Group). Chicago: Goodman, Court, Porchlight, Timeline, Griffin, and Boho. Proud Northwestern graduate.

Joshua Warner

Joshua Warner (Scenic Designer)

Joshua Warner is an award-winning scenic designer for theatre, film, and television and is excited to be returning to NYMF this summer! Full time staff & adjunct lecturer of Scenic Design at York College. BFA: Emerson College. For more, visit

Heather Carey

Heather Carey (Costume Design)

Heather has designed costumes for theater, dance, tv & film, with this being her 2nd NYMF show. She has designed off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and regionally, including The Snowy Day (St. Luke's Theatre), The Dudley's: A Family Game (The Loading Dock) and Marathon: Series A (EST). She has assisted on a variety of projects ranging from live television to opera, Broadway to feature films. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis

Isabella Byrd

Isabella Byrd (Lighting Design)

Recent: The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NewYork TheatreWorkshop), Artney Jackson (Williamstown), Lady Day at Emerson's... (Portland CenterStage), Plano (ClubbedThumb). Do You Feel Anger?, God Said This (HumanaFest 2018) and Angels in America (co-design); all at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Everybody (Juilliard), Sundown Yellow Moon (ArsNova/WP). Upcoming: People's Light, Playwright Horizons, Primary Stages, and MTC.

Josh Liebert

Josh Liebert (Sound Design)


Paula R. Clarkson

Paula R. Clarkson (Stage Manager)

PAULA R. CLARKSON is thrilled to be involved with her first show with NYMF. Some favorite credits include: Assassins (Yale Repertory Theatre), Jesus Hopped the “A” Train (Signature Theatre Company) Cowboy Bob (Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Everything The Never Happened (The Playwrights Realm) and Untitled Narcissister Project (Sundance Theatre Lab). Education: Ithaca College. Yale School of Drama.

Anna L. Baker

Anna L. Baker (Female Gull #2)

Anna is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut with this fantastic team. Anna's past credits include; National Tour: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Annette); Prather Entertainment: FUNNY GIRL (Fanny Brice); Cumberland County Playhouse: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Annie Oakley); WPPAC: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Ensemble). The Roster Agency,

Jenny Rose Baker

Jenny Rose Baker (Sam)

Broadway: Bartlett Sher’s Fiddler on the Roof (Shprintze), Annie Get Your Gun. Jenny has appeared as a guest vocalist with 10 Symphonic Pops Orchestras, including with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Other credits include We Are The Tigers and Cookies (NYMF). Graduate of Columbia University.

Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell (Male Gull #1)

Jordan is excited to spend the summer with NYMF! Previously: Stratford Festival: Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, West Side Story, A Funny Thing... Forum, Cabaret; The Wizard of Oz (National Tour); Francis Fryer, Calamity Jane (Musicals Tonight); Tommy, From Here To Eternity (Fingerlakes Playhouse); Action, West Side Story (Orlando Shakespeare).

Thaddeus Kolwicz

Thaddeus Kolwicz (Vincent)

NYMF Debut! Off-Broadway: National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical! as Screech, Beverly Hills: 90210 the Musical as David Silver (Medium Face). National Tours: Pete the Cat as Pete (TWUSA), Rumplestiltskin as Charlie (Panto Company). New York/Regional: Carrie the Musical as Stokes (TNNY), Sing Happy! A Kander & Ebb Review as The Male Ingenue (Interlakes Regional), Broadway Songbook Series Asst. Director (Lincoln Center). Proud AMDA graduate. Twitter/Instagram: @Thadhenry3

Carloine Lellouche

Carloine Lellouche (Female Gull #1)

Fresh off the National Tour of Annie, Caroline is so excited to make her NYMF debut under the fantastic direction of Michael Bello, with whom she also made her New York debut in a workshop of We Are The Tigers at Music Theatre Factory. Previous credits also include Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie Mongano), Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), and Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie). Caroline has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory, and gives extra special love to her family, friends, and Mason for all their support. IG: @carolinelellouche

Barbara McCulloh

Barbara McCulloh (Pat/Grandma)

Broadway: Mrs. Darling, Peter Pan; Anna, King and I. National Tours: Brighton Beach Memoirs, South Pacific. TV: Law and Order SVU, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Hallmark, Many Dead Soap Operas. And the voice of over 175 Audio Books. Her performance is in honor of Jay Tramel. For more information than you could possibly want, visit

Jason Moody

Jason Moody (Male Gull #2)

Jason Moody is excited for his NYMF debut! He was last seen as Jeff in [title of show] at The Secret Theatre in LIC. National Tour: HAIR. Regional: Dallas Theater Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, New London Barn Playhouse, and Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. BFA Acting SMU. Shout out to CSM! @jasonpmoody

Sarah Jane Shanks

Sarah Jane Shanks (Woman)

Broadway: Cats (Revival), Bright Star, Promises Promises, Shrek, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Wonderful Town. NYMF: Unlock’d (Belinda), City Center Encores: Hey Look Me Over!, Bye Bye Birdie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Applause. Love to family, Nicolosi, and my Justin. Romans 8:38-39.

Jessica Turk

Jessica Turk (Emily)

Jessica is overjoyed to be a part of Between the Sea and Sky. Alumni of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. Favorite credits include: Gypsy (Dainty June), Into the Woods (Little Red Ridinghood), and Little Women (Amy March). IG: @jessica.c.turk