Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical (2010)
Lower Manhattan, 1876. Join Dick as he rises from penniless bootblack to budding entrepreneur with a little bit of luck, a little bit of charm, and a whole lot of hard work. Based on Horatio Alger’s beloved tale, Dick’s adventures bring him face to face with scheming ex-convicts, vicious comic villains, kind benefactors, and a host of colorful characters in this rags-to-riches romp for the whole family.
Approximate Runtime: 2:20
Approximate Running Time: 2:20; no intermission
came to NYC as a teenager from Louisiana in the mid-1970s to study voice, composition and theatre. He has been fortunate enough to collaborate with several legendary talents, including Michael Smuin, Joe Layton, Wally Harper, Tony Walton, Vivian Matalon and Hal Prince. In 1980 he was paired with lyricist Lee Goldsmith, more than 30 years his senior, to write the score for Shine! a musical about a bootblack. He then composed music for the Carbonell Award-winning Chaplin, written with mentors Goldsmith and Emmy award-winning writer Ernest Kinoy, followed by Quality Street which was developed by Musical Theater Works in the 1990s. Recent projects include Ladykiller with playwright Chuck Blasius and Flying Tigers with playwright William Luce. His latest musical, Abe, premiered in 2009 and is recommended by the President’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and published by Samuel French. More at www.rogerandersonmusic.com
enjoyed an early career with National Comics scripting stories for The Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. He adapted several projects for the stage, writing book and lyrics. These include Come Back Little Sheba (based on William Inge's play) with music by Clint Ballard, Golddiggers of 1633 (based on School for Wives) with music by Larry Hurwit. His ground-breaking musical Sextet opened on Broadway in 1974. Other projects include Quality Street (based on the J. M. Barrie play) Ladykiller (inspired by works of Cornell Woolrich) and Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical. Most recently, he completed book and lyrics for Abe, a large-scale musical based on the life of Abraham Lincoln before he was elected President. Lee, a native New Yorker, currently resides in Miami.
has spent a lifetime in the theatrical jungle as actor, playwright, columnist and critic, agent, librettist, investor and now memoirist. He first acted professionally in 1946 and his last engagement was in 2009. He took a 22 year leave of absence from the stage to become an agent, after a long run on Broadway in support of Claude Rains and on tour with Edward G. Robinson in the prize winning Darkness At Noon. During those 22 years he was an agent representing artists in the musical theatre on Broadway. He left the agency in 1974 at the height of his career to return to the stage. He is the author of Paris is Out! which brightened Broadway in the 1970s, The Whole Ninth Floor which was published in 2009, and the book to this musical. He currently writes the New York Theatre Buzz column for www.dctheatrescene.com. More at www.richardseff.com
is Artistic Director of The Hangar Theatre (Ithaca). As a director, he staged the star-studded Broadway concerts of "On the Twentieth Century" (Douglas Sills, Marin Mazzie, & Joanne Worley); “Chess” (Josh Groban); and “Funny Girl” (Whoopi Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, & Peter Gallagher, among others). Off- Broadway includes “Henry & Mudge" and "Junie B. Jones” (two Lortel Award nominations including Best Musical), and the award-winning “Rhapsody in Seth”. Other NYC credits include "Two Rooms"; "Broadway Musicals of 1953"; “Babes in Toyland”, and the premiere of the opera "Romulus". Regional directing credits include "Gypsy" (Karen Mason - St. Louis MUNY); "Man of LaMancha" (Carbonell Award winner for Best Director & Best Musical); “The Crucible”; "The Piano Lesson"; “The Santaland Diaries” and “Kiss Me, Kate!”. www.hangartheatre.org
directed & choreographed the hit “Zanna, Don’t”! (Lortel, Callaway, & GLAAD Media Awards). Other NYC shows are: “Junie B. Jones” (Lortel nominations), “Cupid & Psyche”, “Henry & Mudge” (Lortel nomination), and John Patrick Shanley’s “Romantic Poetry” (MTC). Broadway concerts: director of “Hair” (all-star cast, featuring Jennifer Hudson), choreographer of “Funny Girl” (16 Fanny Brices, including Whoopi Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, & Jane Krakowski); associate for “Dreamgirls” and “Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway 101”. Lincoln Center: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Babes in Toyland, Anything Goes in Concert (assoc.). Some other credits are: “Barrio Grrrl!” (Helen Hayes nomination, Kennedy Center); the regional premiere of “Rent”; “Disney’s Aladdin”; Andrew Lippa’s “Asphalt Beach”, “Man of La Mancha”; “The Full Monty”; numerous industrials and nine years as an Artistic Associate for Broadway Bares. www.devanandjanki.com
Conducting credits include Broadway's The Little Mermaid (Associate Musical Director), the First National tour of The Lion King (Associate Musical Director), Wonderland (Conductor, Additional Arrangements) at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Houston Alley Theatre, and Tony Kushner's Brundibar (Musical Director) at the New Victory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre. Greg was the original Keyboard 1 player for the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and is a frequent pianist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. As an orchestrator, he has provided the orchestrations to the musicals Abe, Shine!, We Tell The Story: The Songs of Flaherty and Ahrens (Cincinnati Conservatory), and Ace (Signature Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse). He also provided additional orchestrations to First You Dream: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (Signature Theatre). Greg's concert orchestrations are played by orchestras throughout the US, including the Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Baltimore Pops orchestras. He received his Masters degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. www.greganthonymusic.com
was the Musical Director for the tour of "Mary Poppins" and Associate Conductor on Broadway for "Les Miserables", "Frogs"," Pal Joey", "Phantom of the Opera", and "Into the Woods"; as well as Assistant Conductor for the National tours of "Kiss Me, Kate", and Musical Director/Conductor of "Miss Saigon" and "Aspects of Love". Her keyboard skills have been captured on several Tony and Grammy-nominated cast albums. Her resume reflects venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Studio 54, London's Royal Albert Hall, and Lincoln Center and stars such as Vanessa Williams, Nathan Lane, and Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA).
Michael Bottari & Ronald Case created designs for the South African "Hairspray". They were nominated for a Drama Desk, Outer Critics, & American Theatre Wing Awards, and won the Lucille Lortel for Costume Design for "Die Mommie Die". They were nominated for the Drama Desk and won best Set and Costume Design (Dean's List) for "Fanny Hill". They won the Lucille Lortel and were nominated for the Drama Desk for costumes for "Shanghai Moon". For the critically acclaimed feature film of "Die Mommie Die" they won a Sundance and several film awards. Their costumes for Busch are also featured in the documentary "Lady In Questions Is Charles Busch".
Ronald Case and Michael Bottari have been a design team for over 40 years, having designed both sets and costumes for Broadway: "State Fair" (David Merrick's last Broadway show), "Prince Of Central Park", and Marc Shaiman's "Prop 8, The Musical". Off-Broadway: "Little Me", "Carnival!", "Opal", "Man Who Shot Lincoln", etc. National tours: "I Do! I Do!" (Lucie Arnaz), "Camelot" (Richard Harris), "Man Of La Mancha" (John Raitt, Jack Jones) world tour of "My Fair Lady" (Noel Harrison), 25th Anniversary Tour of "The King And I" (Yul Brynner), "Al Jolson, Tonight"(Larry Kert), "A Funny Thing... Forum" (Mickey Rooney), "Showboat" (Shirley Jones) naming a few. Some regional credits include costumes for the now legendary Betty Buckley "Gypsy" (PaperMill), the hit revival of "Dames At Sea" winning numerous awards for their sets, costumes (San Francisco, Goodspeed Opera House), "Cabaret" (Walnut Street Theatre) Barrymore Award for Best Costume Design, and many years at Starlight Musicals (Indianapolis) and Burt Reynolds' Theatre (Carbonell Awards). They have designed clothes for such celebrities as Lorna Luft, Deborah Gibson, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Susan Egan, Janis Paige, Nannette Fabray, Van Johnson, John Davidson, Laurence Luckinbill, B.D.Wong, among others. They have designed the last three national tours of "Fiddler On The Roof" with Theo Bikel, two premiere ballets for American Ballet Theatre.
is Artistic Director of Other Side Productions, a NYC nonprofit Off-Off Broadway theatre company devoted to developing and producing original plays and musicals. Past productions include Andrew Reaches the Other Side, Yesterday's News, We Were There, Red & Tan Line, Two Spoons, and this year's Accidentally, Like a Martyr at The Wild Project.
Co-Artistic Director of Other Side Productions with Peter Mercurio. Also a director and playwright, his produced works include Lonely Too Long (Sanford Meisner Theatre) and We Were There (Bank Street Theatre). As an actor, he most recently appeared in Accidentally, Like a Martyr, a new play at The Wild Project.
KPM ASSOCIATES has a varied background in public relations, casting and management, including DAME EDNA: THE ROYAL TOUR, Moisés Kaufman and the award-winning GROSS INDENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE and THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Gurney’s SYLVIA and Jon Maran's THE TEMPERAMENTALS.
LAURA STANCZYK CASTING credits include the recent Broadway production of RAGTIME, Edward Albee's ME, MYSELF & I, IMPRESSIONISM, the US premiere of DIRTY DANCING, Ahrens and Flaherty's THE GLORIOUS ONES at Lincoln Center, DAMN YANKEES at City Center Encores, and the Broadway productions of RADIO GOLF, THE SEAFARER, and CORAM BOY.
Started in 2008 as a partnership between Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, Brierpatch Productions provides management for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical productions and tours. Current projects include Tales From the Tunnel (Off-Broadway), Enchanted April - the Musical, Wallenberg - the Musical, Get Got - A Rock Musical, a Broadway revival of Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (spring 2011), and additional productions of Rest, In Pieces (Premiered summer 2009 starring Marcia Wallace). Previous productions include The Toymaker and Marrying Meg for New York Musical Festival 2009, the new musicals The Frog Kiss, Shine! and Bloodties (2010 NYMF) and Tokio Confidential, and the 2008-2009 run of Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin’s Oak Room.
Credit: Orchestrations by Greg Anthony
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