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POPart

Book & Lyrics By Daryl Fazio
Music By Aaron McCalister
Directed by Chad Larabee
Choreographed by DJ Grey
Set Designer Ken Goldstein
Costume Designer David Zyla 
Lighting Designer Cory Pattak

(*) Photos by Peter James Zielinski
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Cast

ADINAH ALEXANDER (Mother) TV: "Mrs. Dzubenko" in Nurse Jackie, " Judge Schaft" on Law and Order, and "Dr. A. J. Waxman" in Lights Out. BROADWAY: Original cast member of Wicked, Wedding Singer, Parade, and Urban Cowboy. OFF-BROADWAY: Recent credits include the critically acclaimed Adding Machine, Two Rooms by Lee Blessing, "Janis Joplin" in Love Janis. REGIONAL: Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods and "Miss Hannigan" in Annie at CMT, "Golde" in Fiddler, The Fulton Opera House; "Mme.Thenardier in Les Misérables, Pioneer Theatre; "Mama Rose" in Gypsy, Sundance; and "Rosalie" in Carnival, NSMT. Plays include Dirty Blonde, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe byLily Tomlin, Eleemosynary, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and All in the Timing.


CYRILLA BAER (Dr. Bore) OFF-BROADWAY: "Mrs. Zero" in Adding Machine: A Musical, Minetta Lane; "Nanny" in Uncle Vanya, Classic Stage Company; "Agatha Makin" in The Hatpin, NYMF; "Mistress Schermerhorn" in Knickerbocker Holiday, York Theatre; "Annie" in Ripper, NAMT. REGIONAL: Falsettos, Ruthless, The House of Blue Leaves, Morning's at Seven, The Most Happy Fella. Co-star of the NY Independent Film Festival multiple award-winner Raging Hormones. Featured with Atlanta Symphony and Florida Philharmonic. Appearances in the upcoming Onion News Network series on IFC. www.CyrillaBaer.com 


JUSTIN BOWEN (Ensemble) Justin is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut with POPart. Previous credits include "Tom Sawyer" in Big River at Stages St. Louis, "Troy Bolton" in High School Musical, "Matt" in The Fantasticks, "Jack" in Into The Woods, and CBS' My Broadway Debut. Justin holds a BM in Music Theatre from Florida State University. Special thanks to the folks at Nicolosi & Co. and Mom and Dad for their endless love and support.


RACHEL CANTOR (Ensemble) Rachel is delighted to be part of her first NYMF show! OFF-BROADWAY: Stephen Schwartz’s Captain Louie, NATIONAL TOUR: Les Miserables, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Laura), REGIONAL: The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Logainne), Urinetown (Hope), Charlie Brown (Sally), NYC Readings/Workshops: Cutman, Empire, Beauty Queen. Numerous national voiceovers, including spots for Walmart, McDonalds, and Huggies. BFA: The Boston Conservatory. Lots of thanks to Craig, Ryan, and my fabulous family for making everything possible. www.rachelcantoronline.com


ZACHARY CLAUSE (Toni-O) Previous NYMF: Hurricane (2009). Recent credits include Sweeney Todd (Toby) at Barrington Stage Company, Dancing With Abandon (NY Fringe Festival). World premiers of The Traveling Companion and Chalky White Substance (Tennessee Williams Festivals; Mississippi, Massachusetts,Dublin). Favorite roles include Alan Strang in Equus, Woof in Hair, Tommy (Perseverance Theatre). OFF-BROADWAY: Naked Boys Singing. Zachary is a Proud member of AEA.


AMANDA CONLON (Ensemble) Amanda just finished shooting for the indie feature Big Guns as Melanie (supporting) with Peter Breitmayer and Mo Collins. NY Theatre includes POPart and lift at The York Theatre, Little By Little, A…My Name Will Always Be Alice and her cabaret Red and Slim Have Issues.Regional credits include The Nerd, Dames at Sea, George M!, Rocky Horror, Honky Tonk Angels. Amanda’s delighted to be reunited with her HS co-star, Jamaal. Love to PJF. www.amandaconlon.com


HOLLY HYTON (Ensemble) Holly Hylton is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut this year with the talented cast of POPart. Credits include: German Broadway - Elisabeth, European Tours - Grease (Frenchy, u/s Sandy & Marty) and The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Christine in Phantom & Mary Magdalene in JCS). U.S. theatre credits include a national tour of The Little Princess & regional productions of Showboat, Hello Dolly, The New Moon and many new works readings and concerts in New York City. Holly is a proud member of AEA.


JILLIAN LOUIS (Kitty) Jillian Louis is delighted to be a part of POPart. OFF-BROADWAY: Shlomo (Ruth); NY/ REGIONAL: Laughter on the 23rd (Helen) and I Hate Hamlet (Dierdre-Northern Stage); Showboat (Magnolia-Gateway Playhouse), Gemini (Judith- Prince Music Theatre), Irene (Irene- Musicals Tonight), The Wizard of Oz (North Shore MT); Iolanthe (NYGASP). Upcoming: The Glass Menagerie (Laura - Walnut St. Theatre).


JOSE LUACES (Ensemble) Jose is delighted to join POPart. He was last seen as Benson in Reel to Real at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. Credits include: 101 Dalmatians (Beagle), Altar Boyz (Juan), Race for Love (Benson), She Loves Me (Arpad), West Side Story (Chino), Kiss Me Kate (Hortensio), Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin), World Goes Round (Man One), Proud member of The Active Theater Company. www.JoseLuaces.com 


MARLA MINDELLE (Miss St. Helen) BROADWAY: South Pacific. NATIONAL TOUR: The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty, First national). NY: Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons), The Breakup Notebook (Vineyard Theatre), The Hudsucker Proxy (Manhattan Theatre club) It Shoulda Been You, Piece (NAMT). REGIONAL: The Wild Party (Queenie, New Repertory Theatre), Cole Porter's, The Pirate (Prince Music Theatre), Songs For A New World (Princeton Opera). Excited to be Pop Rock Jammin' it in POPart! www.marlamindelle.com


JOSH POWELL (Mr. Manne) Josh Powell joins POPart straight from starring in the critically acclaimed Cradle Will Rock at Manhattan’s Theater Ten Ten. Recently, he’s been seen regionally in Phantom (Phantom), Carousel (Billy), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Camelot (Arthur), and as Bob in the International Touring Production of Menotti’s classic opera The Telephone. Josh has also won both The Dramalogue Award and The San Francisco Theater Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Love to CC!


NEVA RAE POWERS (Ms. Hamm) Since returning to USA in 2005 credits include: Little Women (1st national), Glorious (Fulton Theatre, Phoenix Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Syracuse Stage), Grey Gardens (Cincinnati Ensemble) Souvenir (Cincinnati Ensemble, Northlight Theatre, St. Louis Repertory, Santa Barbara Ensemble, American Stage Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, Vienna’s English Theatre (European premiere), The Clandestine Marriage (Centenary Stage), Other People’s Money (John Engeman Theatre). Recent awards include Kevin Kline, CEA, and Acclaim Award for Souvenir and CEA for Grey Gardens.


JASON MICHAEL SNOW (Edward) BROADWAY: South Pacific (Yeoman Herbert Quale, u/s Professor), NATIONAL TOUR: Xanadu (Thalia, u/s Sonny), OFF-BROADWAY: Saved (Playwrights Horizons), Regional: Pirates! (Goodspeed), Reality (Cape Cod Theatre Project). Workshops/Festivals: The Man in the Ceiling (Disney), Wood (NYMF ‘08), Glory Days (Signature Theatre/Joe’s Pub), Mrs. Sharp (Disney/ASCAP), Original Music Composition: Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical? (Zipper Factory, The Julia Miles Theatre). In his 2nd year of The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Award for Souvenir and CEA for Grey Gardens.


TIMOTHY WARMEN (Father) has been in the original companies of several Broadway shows-The Who's Tommy, Steel Pier, Sideshow, Dance of The Vampires, other Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde, Wonderful Town(Lincoln Center). Regionally; Jean ValJean in Les Miserables, Zoser in Aida, Captain von Trapp in The Sound Of Music, Duke in Big River, Chet's father in Burnt Part Boys and countless others. Film/TV- April's father (Kate Winslet) Revolutionary Road, Law and Order Criminal Intent, and many soaps. Last year at the NYMF 2009, he played Old Sam Eye in Cross That River.


JAMAAL WILSON (Ensemble) a native New Yorker, is thrilled to once again work with the Fazio/McAllister team. He was last seen as Mikey in the FringeNYC production of For The Love of Christ. Recent Projects: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert; RatedRSO; lift, the musical and multiple concerts throughout NYC, London and Germany. Tours: Junie B. Jones; Olympic Spirit: The Jesse Owens Story; and Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali. He is also excited to join the stage with his High School classmate, Amanda. www.myspace.com/jamwilson