March 28 – April 13, 2014

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig

The story of two cell mates in a Latin American prison -- Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser. As the friendship between the two men deepens, Molina escapes to a fantasy world of the movies he loved as a child, conjuring a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress named Aurora to pass the time. The lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur -- and the danger mounts -- in this mesmerizing classic from the songwriting team that created Chicago and Cabaret and the four-time Tony Award-winning author of Love! Valor! Compassion!

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Ryan McCabe (Molina) is making his SecondStory Rep debut with KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Previous credits include: JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA; LES MISERABLES; CHICAGO; NEXT TO NORMAL; AVENUE Q; [title of show]; A CHORUS LINE; DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG; and REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL. Much love and thanks to my family, Billie, Brandon, Troy, Crystal, Mark, Jen, and my "Aurora". Honorary Staggering Harlette.

Justin Carroll (Valentin) is returning to SSR after a 3 year hiatus. (Brother Asher in Joseph in 2011) He feels honored to again work with the amazing talent that Jen and Mark consistently draw to SSR, both on and off stage. This intimate space is truly a 3D experience that creates magic in telling big stories such as Kiss of the Spider Woman. Justin was most recently seen in Jerry Springer the Opera with Balagan and Lippa's The Wild Party with Sound Theatre Company. He would like to thank his mommy and Bo for their love and support.

Natalie Anne Moe (Ensemble) A graduate of Northwestern University's Musical Theater program, Natalie is thrilled to be working/playing in her hometown of Seattle. Most recently she was seen as Irene Molloy in Taproot Theatre’s production of The Matchmaker and in the ensemble of Jerry Springer the Opera at Balagan Theatre. She is pleased as punch to be a part of this beautiful love story.

Carol Richmond (Mother) Carol is thrilled to be back at SSR after playing Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret! Other favorite roles include Bubbie in Crossing Delancey, Golde in Fiddler On the Roof, and Ouiser in Steel Magnolias. Thanks to Billie and the great production team for including me in this wonderful experience. As always, love to Elizabeth and Taylor.

Taylor Richmond (Ensemble) is so excited to finally be working (on stage) with SecondStory Repertory, especially for this exciting show. You would have heard him, but probably not seen him, playing percussion for SecondStory’s production of How to Succeed... last season. Other recent productions include Floyd Collins with STAGEright Theatre, A Funny Thing…Forum at Renton Civic Theatre, and Chicago with Seattle Musical Theatre. Love to Mom and Elizabeth.

Jordan Jackson (Ensemble) a native of Wisconsin, is all a-flutter with excitement to be making his SecondStory Repertory and Washington stage debut with Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mr. Jackson attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. He was fortunate enough to travel around the country doing some pretty cool theater with some pretty cool folks, and would love to tell you all about it over that beer you're going to buy him after the show. Mr. Jackson is over-the-moon excited about sharing the stage with his buddies Bo and Justin as well as these other fantastic and talented people. Enjoy!

Alana Peters (Ensemble) is excited to be back at SSR for her 3rd consecutive season! Previous shows at SSR include Coco in Zombie Prom and Joseph…. She has also performed locally at the 5th Avenue Theatre (Oliver!, The Music Man, West Side Story), Village Theatre (The Producers) and Seattle Musical Theatre (Maggie in A Chorus Line, Gypsy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Catch her next in Funny Girl at the Village Theatre!

Christine Riippi (Ensemble) Christine is thrilled to be making her SSR debut! Recent roles and productions include 'Calliope' in Xanadu (Village Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company), The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes (Village Festival of New Musicals), ‘Pseudolus’ in A Funny Thing . . . (RCT), ‘Tessie’ in Gypsy (SMT), and improvising with Seattle Experimental Theatre. Many thanks to the SSR team for this opportunity; love to Mom, Dad, Andrew and the Weedge!

Rebekah Witt (Ensemble) is delighted that this production marks her SecondStory Repertory debut. Recent local credits include Cassie in 'A Chorus Line', Roxie Hart in 'Chicago', and Ulla in 'The Producers', all at Bainbridge Performing Arts Center. She has also appeared in 8 different productions on the Village Theatre Mainstage, and is currently employed as a member of the singing/dancing waitstaff at Teatro ZinZanni. Much love to her superman, Noel!

Tobias McCurry (Ensemble) is glad to be making his SSR debut as the charming Esteban in Kiss of the Spider Woman. A newer member of the Seattle acting scene, past productions include Pirates of Penzance, and student productions of Oklahoma! and The Music Man at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Julia Beers (Marta) is delighted to return to SecondStory Repertory after appearing in HMS Pinafore a few seasons ago. Julia has performed locally with ReAct, Balagan Theatre, Unexpected Productions, GreenStage, SMT and more. Much gratitude to B for the opportunity and challenge; love and thanks to Casey and her family.www.juliabeers.net

Brad Cook (Warden) is happy to be back on the boards in the Pacific Northwest.

Anthony Pallozzi (Ensemble) is excited to be back on the SSR stage. Previous SSR credits include; Joseph... Dreamcoat, Chicago, Zombie Prom, A Christmas Carol, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Thanks to his friends and family for their support and especially to Levi for dealing with my crazy.

Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.


Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry

Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!

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