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Directed & Choreographed by JENNY MALE
THE BIZ: A Musical Theatre Revue, is about the "Joy" of Show Business:
Headshots, resumes, auditions, callbacks, triumphs, rejections,
lucky breaks, hard knocks, smash-hits, flops – and that’s just in one day!
THE BIZ offers a fascinating journey about the magic and reality of dreaming, living, breathing and breaking into Show Business, featuring numbers from Broadway Musicals
such as A CHORUS LINE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SUNSET BOULEVARD,
THE PRODUCERS, FUNNY GIRL, SPAMALOT, and many, many more!
(MORE INFO ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION BELOW)!
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Producing Artistic Director
SUSAN G. KRAMER
|Associate Artistic Director|
Music and Script Consultant, Vocal Coach, Resident Stage Manager
KATRINA D. MAURER
ERIN G. ELLIOTT
ERIN G. ELLIOTT
Assistant Stage Manager
|Box Office Manager|
JOSH COOKSON & ASHANTI COOPER
Light Board Operator
JEFFREY S. KLIMA
|Electrics, Carpentry, Production Staff Crew|
JOEY AMARAL, LINDSAY BREZLER, JOSH COOKSON, JAMIE DRISKILL, JEFFREY S. KLIMA
GRACE ANASTASIADIS works full-time in the Arts and Humanities Division Office at Howard Community College, where she also teaches acting. She just closed MRS.FARNSWORTH with Rep Stage, HCC’s professional theatre in residence. Some of her favorite roles include Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the Duenna in CYRANO DE BERGERAC and Germaine in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE. Grace sends her love and kisses to her family, the cast and crew, and the Student Arts Collective!
JANELLE BRODERICK (Ensemble, Music & Script Consultant, Vocal Coach, Resident Stage Manager) received her Associates Degrees in Theatre Performance and Music from Howard Community College and completed her B.A. at. UMBC. By day, Janelle is the Facilities Coordinator for HCC's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. She has been working and performing with HCC's Arts Collective (formerly the Student-Alumni Arts @HCC) since the turn of the millennium. Favorite AC roles include Stella Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Brooke Ashton in NOISES OFF and Catherine in PIPPIN. Janelle has enjoyed performing at other regional theatres including Rep Stage, Shadow Block Productions, Rockville Musical Theatre, and September Song, but she calls HCC home. She is honored to be part of this wonderful ensemble of cast and crew and to be celebrating show business in ‘AC’s first Musical Theatre Revue.
CANDACE COOPER, a fulltime student at Howard Community College,
has performed in a number of capacities with HCC's Student Arts Collective over the past several years - most recently as Co-Host and
performer (with her sister, Ashanti,) for AC's Premiere this fall. She
is pleased to be a part of AC's first musical theatre revue; THE BIZ. Past AC credits include instrutor for AC's summer progams for teens and pre-teens, stage manager for THE CRUCIBLE, and performer in OURSPACE and YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Candace's work as Costume Designer will be featured in AC's fall production of THE FOREIGNER.
SARAH L. ESBRANDT is currently a full-time student at Howard Community College. Sarah enjoyed performing as a vocalist for past ‘Arts Collective Coffeehouses, but THE BIZ marks her first appearance in a staged production at Howard Community College. She is thrilled to be a part of this Musical Theatre Revue and has enjoyed working with such a fine ensemble.
BLAKE GERSHMAN is having a blast working on his second production for Howard Community College’s Student Arts Collective (formerly the Student-Alumni Arts) – his first being OUR TOWN; AC’s last production inside the Theatre Outback. He finds it a real honor to work with such great people. He would like to say “Thank You” to Jenny, for giving him this opportunity. Musical theater rocks!
MELISSA FRANCIES IVESTER is a Theatre Performance major at HCC. She has performed in the past four productions for HCC's Student Arts Collective; Betty in THE CRUCIBLE, an ensemble member in OURSPACE, Sally Brown in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN... and now THE BIZ. Melissa will also be seen in AC's upcoming fall production of THE FOREIGNER in the role of Catherine. She has been doing theatre on ice since the age of 10 and is a company member of "The Next Ice Age." She is extremely thrilled and honored to be a part of this first-ever musical theatre revue. "Kisses to the cast and love to family and friends for their constant support! Mwah!"
DARIUS MCKEIVER is excited to be a part of another Student Arts Collective production at Howard Community College. Darius has been performing with HCC’s Student Arts Collective (formerly known as Student-Alumni Arts @HCC,) for the past two years and is thrilled to back for one more season as an ensemble member of THE BIZ. He was most recently seen in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN as Charlie Brown.
BEN TOWNSEND is excited to be working with Howard Community College for the first time. In the past he has worked with The Howard County Players, Shadowblock Productions, and The Drama Learning Center. His favorite roles include: Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN; Monty in VIOLET; and Jesus in GODSPELL. He would like to thank his wonderful family for their support, the cast of THE BIZ for their hard work, and the audience - without whom there would be no "biz".
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JENNY MALE (Director, Choreographer) is thrilled to be back for her seventh production with the Student Arts Collective! Previous AC choreography credits include NOISES OFF, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, LOVE HURTS, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, ‘CHARLIE BROWN and YO’ MAMA’S COOKIN’. Jenny would like to thank Sue Kramer for her love and support throughout all of their productions together as well as the fabulous cast and crew of THE BIZ. She would also like to thank all the designers for their fabulous concepts and hard work, and Valerie Lash for making this wonderful event possible. “It’s been an honor and a joy to work with you all!”
KATRINA D. MAURER (Light Design) New York: Cleansing The Senses, Herd of Bulls, Danceoff, Avante-Garde-Arama at Performance Space 122, Without Pretense at Dance Theater Workshop. Regional: OurSpace at HCC, Amy Ziff at Studio Theater's Stage 4 (ALD). BFA from Bennington College. In addition to design, Katrina has worked as Technical Director at PS122 and is currently working as a freelance technician in Washington DC and Baltimore. Special thanks to HCC’s Student Arts Collective for another great show, the tech staff for all their help, and my family for encouraging me to do what I love.
ERIN G ELLIOTT (Stage Manager/ Props Designer) is very excited to be working with such a great cast and crew on her first production with the Student Arts Collective. A love of the arts drew Erin to Columbia College in Chicago, where she earned her BA in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management in 2001. She learned to Stage Manage at the famed Second City, and then proceeded to SM for numerous improv and sketch comedy productions at The Second City’s Skybox Theatre, The Noble Fool Theatre, and The Royal George Theatre, among others. Erin would like to thank her mom, Nancy, for all of her support, and would like to dedicate this production to her own Broadway Baby, Jasmine Elizabeth, born June 18th, 2007.
BEN WALSH (Assistant Stage Manager) has performed in fifteen plays and musicals; this is Ben's first chance to fill the role of Assistant Stage Manager. Stage highlights include Mr. Beaver in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and Speed in THE ODD COUPLE. Ben would like to thank the Student Arts Collective for this opportunity, and Sue Miller for the inspiration.
Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 for Seniors, and $10 for Students. Tickets are available on-line: www.howardcc.edu/visitors/studentarts, at the Box Office: 443-518-1500, or 1-hour prior to showtime. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 443-518-1500.
This performance is recommended for audiences 9 years and up (a PG rated – contains mild, mature language/ subject matter). No one under 9 years of age will be admitted.
ABOUT "THE BIZ"
The Student Arts Collective (AC), now in its 13th season, (formally, the Student-Alumni Arts at HCC,) officially kicks off it’s new name and a new season with THE BIZ, a project inspired by Howard Community College’s Arts and Humanities newest theatre major; Musical Theatre. Valerie Lash, HCC’s Arts and Humanities Chair, recruited AC’s expertise in producing and putting-together the college’s first-ever Musical Theatre Revue. From the outset, the goals have been about setting a precedent for future possibilities – on and off campus – as well as maintaining AC’s consistent goal of raising its artistic bar; hence the extremely versatile, experienced cast featured in The Biz, this first time around! The Biz, in many ways, is an original Musical Theatre Review – audiences will enjoy this fresh, realistic take on Show Business through the eyes of HCC’s Student Arts Collective.
|Howard Community College's Smith Theatre is located|
inside the new Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044.
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Photographs, Images: S.G. KRAMER
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