February 16, 2019 - March 9, 2019
SPARKLE FAIRY'S SCHOOL FOR FORMERLY VILE VILLAIN
Book & Lyrics by Pat Haines-Ainsworth
Music & Additional Lyrics by John Allman
'Happily Ever After' is how most fairy tales end... but it's not always a happy ending for the villains in the story. However, thanks to Sparkle Fairy's School for Formerly Vile Villains, there is still hope. Sparkle Fairy gives villains a chance to mend their ways. This year's graduating class includes some formerly very vile villains indeed: Captain Hook, Cinderella's Stepsisters, The Big Bad Wolf, and Snow White's Queen. Will these five villains graduate successfully and move on to happy endings of their own? Or will Sparkle Fairy be unable to rid them of their old, dastardly habits?
Sara Trowbridge (Queen Katherina) is delighted to be playing the bad girl this time. She is a Pacific Northwest theater veteran, and was last seen here this year on the mainstage as the Mom in The Last Starfighter, and on the TYA stage as Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days. Other favorite roles include Belinda in Noises Off (SecondStory Repertory), Sissy in the world premier musical The Hours of Life (Theatre22), God in Wild Party (Sound Theatre Company), and Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels (Theater Schmeater).
Adrian Cerrato (Captain Hook) is exited to jump into the role of Hook, stare down that clock swallowing crocodile once more, confront that pesky Pan...and amend his naughty ways as a nautical ne’er do well. Adrian is also pleased to be returning to Theater for Audiences at SecondStory Repertory, where he was previously seen as Doctor Livesey and several pirates in Treasure Island, the Dad in Knuffle Bunny, and the Beast in Charles Way’s Beauty and the Beast. Adrian received his BA in Drama from the University of Washington, but forgot everything he learned there after spending too much time in Neverland. This play will be an awfully big adventure!
Hannah Coleman (Priscilla) is thrilled to be back at SSR after playing Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web last Spring. She studied theater at Western Washington University and spends her days working at Village Theatre as the costume shop assistant. Some of her favorite acting credits include: Into the Woods (The Baker’s Wife), Nunsense (Sister Mary Hubert), and Still Life with Iris (Iris). She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support and love.
Laura McFarlane (Camilla) is delighted to be back at SSR after doing shows here while growing up! Favorite roles include: Olive (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Nina (Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike), Helene (Sweet Charity) and Maggie (A Chorus Line). She has performed with numerous theater groups around the Seattle area including the Lamplight Productions, UW School of Drama, Kitsap Forest Theatre, the UW Stage Notes, and Seattle Opera. A huge thank you to everyone who made this fabulous show possible!
Gemini Docter (Big Bad Wolf) The Big Friendly Wolf is thrilled to be returning to the stage after a three-year hiatus! I'd like to thank my friends, family, and most of all my amazing spouse for their constant support and encouragement throughout this journey.
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Kathryn Louise (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making her Stage Management debut at SecondStory Rep. She graduated with a BFA in Lighting Design & Stage Management as well as a BFA in Dance from the University of Montana in 2017 (Go Griz!) and has been very happily working in theater since. Recent Seattle credits include: ASM A Charlie Brown Christmas (Taproot Theatre), SM Nativity On the Square & Silent Night (Taproot Theatre), LD The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Seattle Public Theater Summer Session), SM Advisor The Wizard of Oz (Nathan Hale High School). All her love to her husband and puppy.
Patricia Haines-Ainsworth (Director) This is the sixth original show Pat has written for SecondStory Rep and the fifth she’s had the pleasure of directing. Pat also recently appeared on stage at SSR in ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ & ‘The Last Starfighter’. Thanks to Jen & Mark, and to John for creating beautiful music for my words
John Allman (Composer/Music Director) wrote music and lyrics for three original musicals premiered at SecondStory Repertory's Theater for Young Audiences seasons: The Snow Queen, The Fluffy Tale of Adventure, and Alice in Wonderland - for which he also wrote the adaptation. John was Music Director and keyboardist for Fluffy Tale, which premiered in October 2017. He is thrilled to be Music Director for his own Sparkle Fairy's School for Formerly Vile Villains and to collaborate with librettist/lyricist Pat Haines-Ainsworth. John was Music Director for a 2017 reading of his original 20-minute musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher at the Conservatory (now the Palace Art Bar) in Seattle, presented by Seattle Playwrights Salon. In August 2017, two of John's songs co-written with New York-based librettist/lyricist David Ceci were featured in an ESPA/Primary Stages showcase at Jimmy's No. 43 in NYC. These songs were the first to be heard from their full-length musical Fur Pajamas, which will have a public reading by Seattle Playwrights Salon in July 2019.
Previously, John wrote incidental and vocal music for productions of two classic plays - Shakespeare’s Henry V, and Aeschylus' Agamemnon at New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theater Company. Also, a workshop version of his Alice in Wonderland was staged at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico - co- produced with Santa Fe Opera's Education Department. Other premieres include Of Helen, a piece for mixed a cappella choir, at Church of the Ascension in Manhattan by the ensemble Galatea (later known as Cerdorrion); Harvey’s Wonder, a dance piece at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Sonatina for Piano written for the Museum of New Mexico’s 75th Anniversary.
John has been Music Director for many productions in the Seattle region, including SecondStory’s Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror Show, and Little Shop of Horrors; Man of La Mancha, Tommy and Gypsy for Seattle Musical Theatre, and Camelot, The King and I, and The Sound of Music for Lyric Light Opera. Other favorites include The Wizard of Oz and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Village Theatre Kidstage, A Man of No Importance for Showtunes!, Peter Mills’ Illyria for Redwood Theatre, and The Last Starfighter and Anna Karenina for Village Theatre Originals.
John is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and ASCAP. He graduated in Music History and Theory from University of Washington in Seattle, and has received awards from ASCAP as well as a grant from Meet the Composer.