Cast

Soldier 1 – Patrick Brancato
Soldier 2 – Eric Fletcher
Grace – Brittney Peters
Sarah – Rebecca Pomeranz
Daphne Louise – Laurel Kit
Jessie – Joycelyn Deiscoll

Children’s Ensemble:

Michaiah Barrett
Kaitlin Brown
Trinity Chisholm
Ariana Colon
Evelyn Durgin-Bruce
Annetta Foukas
Anya Raythatha
Ellie Suzuki
Maya Vaknin
Violet Westrom

Creative Team

Michael Sgouros (Composer/Music Director)
Michael has served as music director and composer for the Off-Broadway shows Percussion People, The Selfish Giant, Treasure Island, Stone Soup, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Phantom of the Opera (Sgouros and Bell), The Little Mermaid, Alice In Wonderland, Tico Tales, Sleepy Hollow and Beauty and the Beast.   A native New Yorker, Michael has enjoyed performing as drummer/percussionist in a variety of musical settings which have included the American Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Ethos Percussion Group, Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Broadway productions of The Secret Garden, Falsettos, The Goodbye Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera. He has toured nationally with A Chorus Line and has traveled to Singapore and Costa Rica with the touring productions of Anything Goes and Tico Tales. Mr. Sgouros has worked professionally with Eartha Kitt, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Rupert, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Danny Aiello, Michael Kamen, Alison Janney, Laura Linney and Richard Thomas. He has also collaborated with notable percussionists Glen Velez, Stefan Harris, Michael Markus, Danny Druckman and Samir Chatterjee.

Brenda Bell (Book & Lyrics/Producing Artistic Director)
Brenda founded Literally Alive Theatre in 1999 and Be Bold! Productions in 2009. She has written the book and lyrics for each production, including 12 with composer, Michael Sgouros. Her adaptations of A Christmas Carol and original musical Tico Tales where featured in Costa Rica at Teatro Jaco. Rumor has it that she wrote, produced and directed her first show at age 6 when the summer proved to be too boring. Her first love has always been dance and Bell is committed to increasing the role of dance in Off-Broadway musicals.  As the owner of the Showboat Theatre, she wrote and produced shows for theatre legends including Mickey Rooney, Jamie Farr, Van Johnson, Mimi Hines and Frank Gorshin. Her writing credits also include Reading is Cool for Reading is Fundamental and Chasing Phantom: a travelogue that traced the novel of Phantom of the Opera through Paris.

David M. Beris (Director/Choreographer) David M BerisDirector/Choreographer credits include recent productions of 9 To 5, My Fair Lady, The Taffetas, The Addams Family, Seussical Jr., and Hello Dolly (Interlakes Summer Theatre).  His work has been seen at the Count Basie and Strand Theatres in New Jersey (Decades of Divas), in New York and regionally, including Annie Get Your Gun at The Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, The World Goes Round and The Taffetas in Indianapolis.  His choreography has been seen on the stages of The New London Barn Theatre and the Miss Manhattan Pageant.  His work as stage manager includes the Broadway/National Tours of Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, The History Boys, and Cabaret.  His other credits include Tribes at the Barrow Street Theatre, Amadeus for the Virginia Arts Festival, and Memphis at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre as well as at Lincoln Center, BAM, Off-Broadway, numerous workshops, industrials, festivals and benefits.  He holds a BFA from Emerson College, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).

Produced by: Victory Theatrical
Artistic Director/Playwright – Brenda Bell
Composer/Musical Director – Michael Sgouros
Director/Choreographer – David Beris
Production Stage Manager – Kate Fuller
Assistant Stage Manager/Props – Alaska Harris
Childrens Director – Jill Moody
Assistant Children’s Director – Shira Wolf
Vocal Director – Eric Fletcher
Costume Design – Courtney Hansen
Set Design – Pei-Wen Huang-Shea & Elizabeth Chaney
Lighting Designer – Kate August
Production Manager – Emma Ruopp
House Manager – Catherine Lamm
Graphic & Website Design – Jack Mansager