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Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Tales of the South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s famous musical bursts to life on the Playhouse stage. Set against the backdrop of an island paradise during WWII, this musical comedy features all of the songs you know and love, including “Gonna Wash That Man,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Honeybun,” and the iconic “Some Enchanted Evening.” Winner of 10 Tony Awards and 3 Academy Awards. Fall in love all over again!
- Director: Scott Weinstein**
- Choreographer: William Carlos Angulo**
- Musical Director: Corinne Aquilina
- Scenic Designer: Jeffrey Kmiec†
- Costume Designer: Tiffany Howard
- Lighting Designer: Dan Ozminkowski†
- Sound Designer: Ed Chapman†
- Wig Designer: Alfonso Annotto
- Associate Director/Choreographer: UJ Mangune
- Assistant Musical Director: Sara Hoffee
- Production Stage Manager: Laura Jane Collins*
- AEA Assistant Stage Manager: Matt Van Slyke*
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II and JOSHUA LOGAN
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
“Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener
is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
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Artistic Staff / Musicians
William Carlos Angulo** (Choreographer) Choreography includes Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Timeline Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, and more. He won a Jeff Award for his original choreography for Paramount Theatre’s revival of West Side Story, and he was honored with an ALTA Award for his work on La Havana Madrid at Steppenwolf 1700 and The Goodman Theatre. He has served as Teaching Artist and Choreographer at Indiana University, Millikin University, and Northwestern University. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and Drama from Indiana University and trained on scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Center and Ballet Chicago. He is a proud member of AEA and SDC.
Alfonso Annotto (Wig Designer) Broadway: Wicked with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, and Megan Hilty; Into The Woods Revival with Vanessa Williams; Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, Liza Minelli, and Racquel Welch; Copenhagen, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Putting It Together With Carol Burnet and Kathy Lee Gifford; My Favorite Year, The Phantom Of The Opera, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Scarlet Pimpernel. London: Wicked Design Associate Apollo Victoria Theatre. Off Broadway Design: Shout! The Mod Musical, I Will Come Back, Putting It Together with Julie Andrews. For FLMTF: Grand Hotel, Grease, Beehive, Anne of Green Gables, Holiday Inn, Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls, Parade, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Ghost; the Musical, Treasure Island, assoc. From Here to Eternity (North American Premiere).
Corinne Aquilina (Music Director) returns to FLMTF for another season. Last season, she was Music Director for Beehive and Holiday Inn. New York and tour credits include Broadway pit of The Boys from Oz; Annie; Five Guys Named Moe; The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Arranger/Orchestrator: Menopause, the Musical. Corinne was Musical Director for the North American Premiere of From Here to Eternity and Theatrical Rights Worldwide’s Saturday Night Fever. Regional credits include: Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, Full Monty, 42nd Street, Five Guys Named Moe, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cabaret, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, La Cage, My Fair Lady, The King & I, The Sound of Music, Nunsense, Oliver, Tintypes, Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Dames at Sea, Singin’ in the Rain, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Damn Yankees, and Daddy Long Legs. Corinne is a member of: Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and AFM Local 802. Corinne is Program Director for BFA Musical Theatre and Assistant Professor at Nazareth College of Rochester.
Julie Bridge (French Horn) is Acting Principal Horn of Symphoria, formerly Third/Associate Principal Horn of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra where she had been a member since 1994. She has played with the Dallas, San Antonio, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Harrisburg, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids and Erie orchestras. Julie received her undergraduate degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio; and her Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Bridge currently lives in Dewitt, New York with her husband Robert and their two children John and Grace. Julie is excited to be a part of South Pacific after having played Sweeney Todd, Treasure Island and Parade in past seasons of FLMTF.
Terrance E. Caviness Jr. (Trumpet/Flugelhorn) is Director of Bands at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, New York and adjunct Professor of Music at SUNY Oswego. Mr. Caviness conducts the Allegro Youth Wind Ensemble at Syracuse University and is an active guest conductor and clinician. He maintains a very successful private trumpet studio and is an active professional musician, performing with the Syracuse Symphony, Symphoria, FLMTF, and numerous other local and touring groups.
Joe Carello (Saxaphone) is a Syracuse native and has performed at FLMTF for many shows from Chicago and Smokey Joe’s Café to Hairspray. He has performed with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, CNY Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured soloist in concerts with Gunther Schuller, Jennifer Holiday, Maureen Mcgovern, and Jeff Tyzik. With the CNY Jazz Orchestra he has performed with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, and others. Joe has worked with Chuck and Gap Mangione, Harry Connick Jr., Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra Jr. and many more. In addition to his performing career, Joe is a teacher at Onondaga Community College and Lemoyne College.
Ed Chapman† (Sound Designer) happily returns to FLMTF this season, having designed Holiday Inn (2018 SALT Award Nomination) & Beehive last summer. Broadway: Ink (2019 Tony Award Nomination, Associate Sound Designer, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), Travesties (2018 Tony Award Nomination, Associate Sound Designer, American Airlines Theatre). National Tour Sound Designs: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2015-2016), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2013-2017), A Christmas Story (2014-2017), The Producers (2015), Guys and Dolls (2014-2015). Off-Broadway Sound Designs: Jasper in Deadland (West End Theatre), Bedbugs (Chernuchin Theatre). Regional Sound Designs: Over 20 productions at Weston Playhouse, notably Mamma Mia! (2016 Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination), Georgia McBride and Next to Normal (TheatreWorks Hartford), Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage Company), Shrek (Walnut Street Theatre). International Tour: The Joker’s Game (World Premiere China). Mr. Chapman sends much love and thanks to parents, John and Gayle, and family Kate, Mary Ann, Johnny, and Eddie.
Laura Jane Collins* (Production Stage Manager) returns to Auburn for her third season with FLMTF! This season, she is happy to be a part of the productions of both Grease and South Pacific. Previous FLMTF productions include Murder For Two, Anne of Green Gables, and Ghost the Musical. Regional credits include: The Humans, Native Gardens, Elf the Musical, Next to Normal, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, How I Learned To Drive, Stupid F***ing Bird, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, and Scorched at Syracuse Stage. The Foreigner, Third, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, and Lend Me a Tenor at Hangar Theatre. Laura has also worked with Rochester City Ballet, Dir. David Palmer: Ballet on the Edge, Slightly Sinful, The Nutcracker.
Sara Hoffee (Assistant Musical Director), a native of southern IL, has performed & music directed extensively in the Midwest. This summer, she’s thrilled to join the FLMTF team as an assistant music director. Previously you may have seen her playing keyboards for Ghost and Grease, and she was the assistant orchestrator for Anne of Green Gables. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Sara currently teaches at Nazareth College. She works in both music theatre and opera. Favorite music directing/conducting credits include Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Evita, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Tosca. Huge thanks to Corinne and Brett for giving me this opportunity and to Yuan for all your love and support.
Tiffany Howard (Costume Designer) is elated to be in her 11th season at FLMTF! After receiving her MFA from Texas Tech University and then teaching college for 5 years in Missouri, Tiffany found a happy home here in both the summer and Youth Theatre shops where we take on the task of teaching a whole new generation about the power of theatre. Tiffany recently worked on the NYC workshop of From Here to Eternity this January. You may have seen some of her work in recent seasons, including Grand Hotel, Grease, Beehive!, the SALT Award-nominated Holiday Inn, Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls, Parade, Best Little Whorehouse…, and Crazy for You. Favorite designs from past seasons include: Always… Patsy Cline; Oklahoma!; West Side Story; Lost Highway, The Hank Williams Story; The Marvelous Wonderettes; and Cabaret. Thank you to the amazing Costume Shop for all the work and laughter—and for making such good looking shows in such a short amount of time! And a huge shout out to the Wardrobe Team (lead by Ashley Wilson) who makes miracles happen every day! Couldn’t do this without all of you! As always, a huge thank you and all my love to Geoff Howard – the best darn husband a girl could ask for.
Jeffrey D. Kmiec† (Scenic Designer) is an award-winning Chicago-based scenic designer. His designs have been seen at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Timeline Theatre, American Players Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Porchlight, Raven Theatre, The Artistic Home, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Heritage Theatre Festival and The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. He received three consecutive Equity Jeff Awards for his designs on The Little Mermaid at the Paramount Theatre (2017), Deathtrap at Drury Lane Theatre (2016), and Les Misérables at The Paramount Theatre (Co-Design with Kevin Depint in 2015). Jeffrey received his MFA from the University of Virginia and is a member of USA 829.
Erik Lutters (Percussion) has been a band director in public schools since 2012. In 2011, he performed in a percussion concerto with the Volta Trio and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He performed as a member of the host ensemble in the 2009 International Marimba Competition in Paris. In 2009, Erik performed as principal percussionist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble during their performance at the Midwest Convention, and with the Volta Trio as a finalist in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall. In 2007, he earned third place in Drum Corps International’s World Championship as a snare drummer with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
UJ Mangune (Associate Director/Choreographer) is a self-taught performing artist from Seattle. After years of training through YouTube videos, his work has since been featured at The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, and the Marriott Theatre. Choreography credits include Amazon, Macklemore, T-Mobile, and the Filipino game show “Wowowee”. These experiences provided him the education he never would have been afforded. Thankful for them, William, Scott, and Ioana.
Dan Ozminkowski† (Lighting Designer) FLMTF: Seventeen productions since 2009. Regional: Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Arena Stage; Treasure Island, A New Musical at Arkansas Rep; Let Me Down Easy at Arena Stage, Wexner Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, San Diego Rep, and Berkeley Rep; Niqabi Ninja at National Theatre, Uganda. North American Tour: Spirit of Uganda 2010 – 2014. Associate/Assistant: A Night With Janis Joplin, Impressionism & The Ritz (Broadway); Le Reve (Wynn, Las Vegas), Jennifer Muller/The Works (Brazil). Nominated, Barrymore Peco Award. USA 829. BFA, Purchase College; MFA, Parsons. Head of Lighting Design, Illinois State University.
Darryl Pugh (Acoustic Bass), a graduate of Berklee College and Eastman School, is a longtime bassist in the Syracuse area. A founding member of Symphoria and Charter member of CNY Jazz Orchestra, Darryl has performed extensively with Syracuse Stage, SU Drama, CNY Jazz Orchestra, and various other musical venues in the area. Darryl holds adjunct posts at local colleges including Colgate University, Hamilton College, Syracuse University, and Onondaga Community College. He resides in Syracuse with his wife Mary Ellen and sons Colin and Daniel. Darryl is thrilled to perform again at FLMTF.
James R. Spadafore (Reed 2) is excited to be playing in the pit with such outstanding conductors and musicians. As a freelance musician James has performed with the likes of Marvin Hamlish, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Don Rickles, Ben Vareen, Bob Hope, Petula Clark, The Fifth Dimension, The Spinners, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, The Four Tops and The Temptations. As a pit musician, Mr. Spadafore has performed with the national touring companies of City of Angels, The King And I, Chorus Line, Peter Pan, Big, Chicago, The Producers, Hairspray, Spamalot, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful: The Carol King Story, and Motown the Musical. Mr. Spadafore is currently a member of the “Stan Colella Orchestra” and has performed at Syracuse Stage, Syracuse Drama, The Del Lago Resort and The New York State Fair Stages. James resides in Liverpool, N.Y. and wishes to thank his parents Pat and Fran, his three children Joel, Crista, and Sam and his significant other Betsey who inspires him each and every day.
Nolan Todd (Assistant Stage Manager) is grateful to be returning to the Festival for his third consecutive season for both Grease and South Pacific. Regional: Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical, Guys and Dolls, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Collegiate: Bonnie & Clyde, Spring Awakening, Company, 9 to 5, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bells Are Ringing, Grease, Dance Concert. Nolan also recently returned to the Stage Management Mentor Project at the 2019 USITT Conference in Louisville, KY. He assisted in the coordination of the project and stage managed the New Products Showcase. Most recently, Nolan accepted a stage management apprenticeship at The Juilliard School in NYC beginning this Fall. Proud member of EMC & The Stage Managers’ Association. Love & thanks to Regan, Momma, Dad & Brandon. @ntodd_portfolio || nolantodd.com
Matt Van Slyke* (AEA Assistant Stage Manager) has been an ASM with FLMTF since the summer of 2013 and is thrilled to be spending another summer with the Festival. Other FLMTF credits include: Grease, Mamma Mia!, Holiday Inn, Ghost: The Musical, Parade, Guys & Dolls, Million Dollar Quartet, Crazy for You, From Here to Eternity, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Outside FLMTF Matt has been an SM PA for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and SMed Leading Ladies and The Price at Gulfshore Playhouse in Florida. In NYC Matt has Stage Managed a Workshop of From Here to Eternity with MRG, King Lear with Titan Theatre Company, and Stage Managed readings at The New York Theater Workshop and Lark Play Development Center. Matt is a graduate of Ohio University with BFAs in Acting and Stage Management. Many thanks to his team and crew for remembering the bottom of the list. Ball Change.
Scott Weinstein** (Director) is thrilled to return to FLMTF. Scott is a multiple award winning director, most recently for his newly conceived chamber version of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre where he is a company member. Other favorite credits include Violet (Jeff Nom – Best Director) and Titanic (Jeff Nom – Best Director, Production) with Griffin; Rock of Ages at Drury Lane Theatre; Murder For Two at Marriott Theatre; Becky Shaw and Noises Off at Windy City Playhouse; Rent at Theo Ubique (Jeff Award – Best Director, Best Musical); She Kills Monsters at Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep; Seussical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Million Dollar Quartet at FLMTF & Phoenix Theatre; Upright Grand at Citadel Theatre; and the world premieres of Baristas at the New York International Fringe Festival)and Knights of The Sales Office at the Adirondack Theatre Festival. He’s a company member with Redtwist Theatre where he has directed Frost/Nixon, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Drawer Boy among others. Scott is the recipient of a Berkshire Theatre Festival Directing Fellowship and a Stage Directors and Choreographers Observership. He was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet. He directs the resident production on Norwegian Cruise Lines as well as regional productions across the country. He has developed new work at Pittsburgh CLO, The American Music Theatre Project, The Marriott Theatre, Route 66 Theatre, Porchlight Theatre and others. Proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of SDC. ScottGWeinstein.com
Sonya Stith Williams (Violin) is currently the assistant concertmaster of Symphoria. Previous to this engagement, she played with the Syracuse Symphony for ten years. She has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Skaneateles Festival, in recital with Civic Morning Musical “In Recital Live” series, the LaVeck Concert series, and has premiered many new works with Society for New Music. She has played for Syracuse Stage productions and has recently played in the national tour of Chicago. Sonya is also a faculty member at LeMoyne College. She received her BM and MM from the Eastman School of Music.
* Members of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
† Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829