Erin Wegner Brooks
ERIN WEGNER BROOKS* (Pam Sakarian) is thrilled to be performing in her hometown this summer! A graduate of SPHS, she grew up performing with CTA and ASGT and her family supported the construction of this beautiful theater! Erin performed on the 1st National Tour of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and CIRQUE DREAMS, Off-Broadway in PINKALICIOUS, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and A STOOP ON ORCHARD STREET, in Las Vegas as a principal singer for JUBILEE!, and with Disney both nationally and internationally. Regional credits include LEGALLY BLONDE, SEUSSICAL, and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Commercial and V.O. projects include Virgin Mobile, Clinique, MiO, Kayak.com, and she can currently be seen in spots for AZO and Warner’s Bras. Erin would like to thank Anna and Alan, DDO Artists Agency, and her loving and supportive family for watching her baby so she can be on stage tonight. This one’s for my Mom, Beth Wegner, whose Story Goes On. www.erinwegner.com
NICK DEVITO (Danny Hooper) is thrilled to be in this wonderful production of Baby. Special thanks to Michael, Igor, and everyone at Infinity Theatre Company for this opportunity! Past credits include Javert in LES MISERABLES (Directed by Terrance Mann), Robbie in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, Carlos in LEGALLY BLONDE (North Carolina Theatre), Narrator in BLOOD BROTHERS, Reuben “Canaan Days” in JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT (Prather), Tommy in BRIGADOON, Leroy Evans in VIOLET (Theatre Raleigh), The Cat in SEUSSICAL, Ali Hakim in OKLAHOMA! plus the ensembles of LES MISERABLES, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, PETER PAN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (1& 2), AIDA, and numerous shows at Busch Gardens and Hersheypark. Most recent NY credits include workshops of ZAPATA!, THIS TIME, and JUDY, A TRIBUTE. Love to Mom, Dad and Bee. www.nick-devito.net
JOY HERMALYN* (Arlene MacNally) is loving Annapolis and the Infinity Theatre team! Broadway/Off-Bway credits: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Fruma Sarah/Yente), CYRANO THE MUSICAL (Chaperone), CANDIDE (Old Lady u/s), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Cratchit), Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s LA BOHEME, Maury Yeston’s DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY and numerous Encores! Productions at City Center in NY. Carnegie Hall performances include Sister Berthe in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and KRISTINA, by Andersson & Ulvaeus (ABBA). Opera/Concerts from Alaska-France-Italy-Oklahoma- Utah. Favorite credits: SWEENEY TODD (NY Philharmonic/PBS Live from Lincoln Center starring Emma Thompson); SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on NBC with Carrie Underwood; SEVEN DEADLY SINS – New York City Ballet (standby for Patti LuPone); SWEENEY TODD – Mrs. Lovett with Norm Lewis; GYPSY (Rose); INTO THE WOODS (Witch); Encompass New Opera Theatre’s WAKE OR A WEDDING; and Goodspeed’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Fruma/performed Yente). Joy teaches Voice/Song Interpretation at Yale University in the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theatre, at Kean University in NJ. Proud mom, yogi and member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA/AGMA. Come visit JoyHermalyn.com!
ERICK PINNICK* (Alan MacNally) is excited to be working on BABY again after previously appearing in the Papermill Playhouse production as Dean Webber. He has appeared on Broadway in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Off-Broadway in Roundabout’s THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG. He also toured nationally with SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Petula Clark. He starred as Curtis in the Barrymore nominated production of DREAMGIRLS at the Prince Theatre. Favorite roles include Henry in RACE, Jake in SIDE SHOW, Tin Man in THE WIZ, Mitch in THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and Valentin in KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. Recordings: FOLLIES (Papermill Playhouse Cast), Lost Broadway the songs of Jerome Kern. Mr. Pinnick is a graduate of James Madison University and proud member of Actors Equity Association. www.erickpinnick.com
JON REINHOLD* (Nick Sakarian) is thrilled to be joining this amazing company! Past credits include: LES MISERABLES (Javert), Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast/Gaston), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Adam Pontipee), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (George Bailey), among others. Upcoming: George Kittredge in Cole Porter’s HIGH SOCIETY at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Thanks to the team here at Infinity and to my family and friends! BABY has such a special place in my heart! My wife and I met while performing in a production almost ten years ago. For you, Lulu; our story certainly does go on!
LAUREN WRIGHT (Lizzie Fields) is so excited to be returning to Infinity Theatre Company after being an Acting Intern in 2013. Most recently, Lauren has been traveling all over North America in the National Tour of MAMMA MIA! performing in the ensemble and as an Ali/Lisa cover. University credits: Eponine (LES MISERABLES), Penny (HAIRSPRAY), Mary Lennox (THE SECRET GARDEN), Urleen (FOOTLOOSE). Regional: SHE LOVES ME (ensemble/Amalia u/s) and ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE (fiddle) at Infinity Theatre Co., Zaneeta (THE MUSIC MAN), Gabriella (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL), (9 TO 5), (DAMN YANKEES) at Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and CINDERELLA at Studio Tenn. Lauren holds a B.M. in Musical Theatre from Belmont University and is a classically trained violinist. Many thanks to the entire Infinity team, Dave Secor, Michael Cassara, and all my love to my supportive family.
Sam Hood Adrain
SAM HOOD ADRAIN (Ensemble/Nick Understudy/Acting Intern) also appeared as the Ben understudy in RING OF FIRE and as Sam Smiley in JACK VS. RAPUNZEL: THE MUSICAL. Regional Theatre: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Trinity Repertory Company), OTHELLO & THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Ithaca Shakespeare Company), CINDERELLA ( Missoula Children’s Theatre). New York Theatre: PERICLES (Experimental Theatre Wing), OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET (NYU: Tisch), THE DOGS OF D.C. (Manhattan Repertory Theatre). Sam is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and received his BFA in acting from The Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU: Tisch. For more information visit www.samhoodadrain.com
EMILY FREEMAN (Ensemble/Pam & Arlene Understudy/Acting Intern) just finished her first year at Elon University where she studies BFA Acting and Arts Administration! She is ecstatic to be spending this summer as a college intern with the fabulous Infinity Theatre and will also be appearing as Jack’s Mother in JACK VS. RAPUNZEL: THE MUSICAL. She was last seen on this very stage as Fiona (SHREK THE MUSICAL) with CTA, so it feels very special to be making her professional debut in the same space. Other favorite roles include: Morticia (THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL), The Witch (INTO THE WOODS), and Hedy LaRue (HOW TO SUCCEED…). Thanks to her amazing family, the Infinity team, and God for this opportunity. Ecclesiastes 3:11
ANA MARCU (Ensemble/Lizzie Understudy/Acting Intern) is a senior Musical Theater major at Syracuse University (SU), originally from Medford, OR. She is thrilled to join Infinity Theatre Company and also appeared as Lori & Katie understudy in RING OF FIRE and Rapunzel in JACK VS. RAPUNZEL: THE MUSICAL. She most recently played Tammy in Syracuse Stage’s production of HAIRSPRAY and Lucille in SU Drama’s production of PARADE. She also recently appeared as Ilse in SPRING AWAKENING (SU Drama), Bridget in TRANSLATIONS (SU Drama) and in MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES (Syracuse Opera). Other Regional Credits include THE MUSIC MAN (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). You can see her next as ensemble and Kate understudy in SU Drama’s KISS ME KATE, and Tiger Lily in Syracuse Stage’s production of PETER PAN.
JACOB SHIPLEY (Ensemble/Danny Understudy/Acting Intern) is thrilled to be making his Infinity Theatre debut where he was also the Silas & Spiff understudy in RING OF FIRE and Jack in JACK VS. RAPUNZEL: THE MUSICAL! He is a rising junior at Ithaca College, studying musical theatre. Previous professional credits include THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Edsel Mackey/Aggie) and LES MISERABLES (Army Officer) among others at the Mac Haydn Theatre in Chatham, NY. He has also worked with RWS & Associates. At Ithaca, Jacob has been involved in productions of FAR AWAY (Todd), THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN (Unemployed Man/Policeman/Musician), and MACBETH (Male Swing). Thanks to Michael Cassara, Robin Colwell, and Anna and Alan Ostroff for this incredible opportunity.
ALEX SMITH (Doctor/Ensemble/Alan Understudy/Acting Intern) is stoked to make his Infinity Theatre debut. He will also be appearing this season as Shelley/Rapunzel’s Hair in JACK VS. RAPUNZEL. Alex is currently a student at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Music Theatre program in Cleveland, Ohio and was recently involved with a regional production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Igor) with a production ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES (Roy Cohn) in the works for this fall. When not performing, Alex is usually playing an instrument, watching a movie, or making an awful pun. He would like to thank his parents for all their love and support, his professors and friends at Baldwin-Wallace University for constantly pushing him to do great things, and the incredible people here at Infinity Theatre for the opportunity to be a part of their summer season.
CREATIVES AND CREW
IGOR GOLDIN (Director) New York/Off-Broadway: YANK! (Drama Desk nomination for
Outstanding Direction of a Musical), WITH GLEE (Prospect Theatre Company), 10 original musicals for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) – 3 NYMF Awards for Excellence in Direction for CROSSING SWORDS, COMMON GROUNDS and JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Regionally: THE PRODUCERS (Engeman Theatre, Northport, NY), JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (World Premiere – McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, La Mirada, CA), TICK, TICK…BOOM! (American Theater Group, NJ), musical adaptation of Brian Friel’s MOLLY SWEENEY (Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH), EVITA (Engeman Theater, NY), MAPLE AND VINE (Cygnet Theatre, San Diego), TWELVE ANGRY MEN (Engeman Theatre). Next Up: SWEENEY TODD (Merry-Go-Round), WEST SIDE STORY (Engeman Theatre). Finalist: SDC Joe A. Callaway Award for Distinguished Direction. Thanks to Alan, Anna and everyone at Infinity. Love to Jeff.
JEFFREY LODIN (Music Director) has music directed the World Premieres of: LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL MUSICAL, THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE, THE SPHINX WINKS and GLIMMERGLASS. As composer, Jeff’s scores include: DISNEY’S DOUG LIVE! (Walt Disney World), YOUNG ABE LINCOLN (TheatreworksUSA, Miracle or 2 Prod.), 100 YEARS INTO THE HEART (Off-Broadway, 2016), TOP OF THE HEAP (Global Search for New Musicals, New York Musical Theatre Festival), MERRILEE MANNERLY (Commissioned-STONC ‘14), BENEDICT ARNOLD (Commissioned-Spirit of Broadway Theatre ‘14), REBELS 1775 (Starlight Theatre, SBT) A MERRY MULBERRY STREET MUSICAL (Curtain Call), ABOUT FACE (Nat’l. Alliance of Musical Theatres ‘08, Global Search), BLINDSIDED BY A DIAPER (winner, NJ Playwrights Competition) and currently, LOVE ON ICE. He has served as conductor for Chita Rivera and pianist for Andy Gibb & Mongo Santamaria. He is on the faculty at AMDA in NYC, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and BMI. www.lodinandsquier.com
Paul Tate DePoo III
PAUL TATE dePOO III (Scenic Design) is a production and scenic designer based in NYC. GIRLSTAR (Signature Theatre); GUYS AND DOLLS (Goodspeed Opera House); Orlando, Alcina (WhiteBox LES); LES MISERABLES, THE WIZ, ANNIE – Carbonell Award Nominee, THE MUSIC MAN, HELLO, DOLLY! (Maltz Jupiter); SWALLOWED (BAM); THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Yale); ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Pioneer Theatre Co.); OTHER DESERT CITIES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Capital Rep); THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Prism Theatrics); PAGENT THE MUSICAL (Off-Broadway); LOST HIGHWAY and I DO! I DO! (Infinity); LOOK UPON OUR LOWLINESS (NYC Movement Co.); HELLO, DOLLY! (Cape Playhouse); AVENUE Q (Adirondack Theatre Festival); A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Palm Beach Dramaworks); THE KITE RUNNER (Boston Rep). Associate Broadway Designer: SWEENEY TODD (Lincoln Center, English National Opera), LADY DAY, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, FOLLIES, and ANYTHING GOES. Paul is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab and was recently announced as Live Design Magazine’s ‘Young Designer to Watch’. www.pauldePoo.com
JIMMY LAWLOR (Lighting Design) is thrilled to return to Infinity Theatre Co! Infinity: HANK WILLIAMS, I DO! I DO!, SHE LOVES ME, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, SISTERS OF WING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Off Broadway: FOR THE LAST TIME, THE CHOCOLATE SHOW, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, New York: BAM, Theatre Row, HERE Arts Center, NYU, PS 122, LA MaMa ETC, among others. REGIONAL: Opera Tampa, The Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, and The Shakespeare Theatre. CORPORATE: HBO, Samsung, San Pellegrino. INTERNATIONAL: Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Mexico, Canada, and Germany. TRAINING: MFA from NYU Tisch. Upcoming: a premier at the Joyce with Ashley Bouder Project. www.lawlordesign.com
Leah J. Loukas
LEAH J. LOUKAS (Hair & Wig Design) Broadway Wig Designs: ON THE TOWN, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, AMERICAN IDIOT, IRENA’S VOW. Infinity 2013 & 2014 Season. The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park: INTO THE WOODS, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST. Manhatten Theatre Club: WHILE WE WERE YOUNG AND AFRAID. Off-Broadway: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, BARE: THE MUSICAL, CHECKERS, CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, TRIBES, THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD. Paper Mill Playhouse: EVER AFTER, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE LITTLE MERMAID, OLIVER!, SOUTH PACIFIC, GREASE. Hartford Stage: SOMEWHERE, ABUNDANCE, BOEING, BOEING, THE 39 STEPS. Goodspeed Opera House: SHOW BOAT. American Repertory Theater: WITNESS UGANDA. Dallas Theater Center: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE.
TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design) Off Broadway: SOUL DOCTOR (Actors Temple), BARE (New World Stages), TRIBES (Barrow Street Theatre), MURDER IN THE FIRST (59E59), FALLING (Mineta Lane), AZAK, YOSEMITE, SCARCITY, A FABLE (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), GETTING THE BUSINESS (Theatre Row), THE BILBAO EFFECT (Center for Architecture). Other New York: THE HOUSE OF VON MACRAME (Bushwick Starr), HEARTBROKEN, GOLDOR AND MYTHYKA (New Georges Theatre), YANK: THE MUSICAL (Old Globe Workshop), LAKE WATER (IRT Theater), CARNIVAL KIDS (Lesser America), GORMANZEE (Flea Theater). Regional: TRIBES (Centre Theatre Group-LA/La Jolla Playhouse), THIEVES (RATTLESTICK-LA), BOOK OF GRACE
(Company One: Boston), MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE (New Rep of Boston), LUCIA DI
LAMMERMOOR (Huntington Theater/Opera). Broadway/West End Assistant Design: BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL (Broadway/Alliance Theater/National Tour), WARHORSE (Lincoln Center), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Public/Broadway), HAIR (Broadway/West End-London). Education: BS: Northwest Missouri State University and Imperial College, London, MFA: Boston University.
WES SHIPPEE (Sound Design) is an NYU graduate and Drama Desk-nominated sound designer, audio engineer, and musician. Notable projects include the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR and nine years of work with RadioTheatre, garnering multiple New York Innovative Theatre awards. Wes returns this year for his sixth season with Infinity, and you can find him performing on Monday nights at O’Brien’s in downtown Annapolis this summer. For more information, visit www.wes.sh.
T. SAMPSON (Technical Consultant) is currently the Technical Director and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama for Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. He received his B.A. from Emerson College in Design echnology with an emphasis on education, and his M.A. in Technical Direction from University of Connecticut. He has previously worked as a Technical Director for Prospect Theatre Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Stonington Opera House, Academy of Music Theatre, Emerson College, Brown University, University of Connecticut, Seacoast Rep Theatre, and Lost Nation Theater. www.tsampson.com
DENISE WILCOX* (Stage Manager) is excited to be working for the first time with Infinity
Theatre. Off Broadway: ROCKET TO THE MOON, TOXIC AVENGER, THE MUSICAL and FASCINATING AIDA. New York Musical Theatre Festival: BAYONETS OF ANGST, SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON; NYMF/Daegu International Musical Festival: CENTRAL AVENUE
BREAKDOWN and I GOT FIRED; Production Stage Manager, three seasons at The Arizona Broadway Theatre; Lighting Designer: CATS (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Assistant Lighting Designer: MAN OF LA MANCHA (Barrington Stage), PEEPSHOW (Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas), PAJAMA GAME National Tour.
SAWYER KOST (Assistant Stage Manager/Props Master) has her BFA in Theatre Design from SUNY Buffalo and is a freelance theatre designer/artist in the DC area. She is so excited to be spending her summer with Infinity. Credits include: Lighting Design for OUT OF SILENCE for Advocates for Youth at Studio Theatre, Assistant Set Designer for COMEDY OF ERRORS at Shakespeare in Delaware park, Costume Design for ROCKY HORROR at SUNY Buffalo, and has worked on crew at the Olney Theatre Center.
Dana Marie Ferger
DANA MARIE FERGER (Assistant Wig Design) is the assistant to the wonderful wig designer Leah Loukas. This is Dana’s first time working with Infinity Theatre. She graduated with a BFA in Costume Design from the University of Florida. She thanks Leah for giver her this wonderful opportunity!
SAMMY MAINZER (Assistant Costume Design) is a production and design major with a focus in costume design at Pace University. He is originally from Long island, and he graduated from North Shore High School. This is his first assistant job and he could not be more excited to be working with such an amazing cast and crew.
AMANDA BECKETT (Assistant Stage Manager/Stage Management Intern) recently graduated from CUNY Lehman College with a BA in Theatre and minor in Multimedia Studies. She has been a stage manager and assistant stage manager for productions such as PRETTY BABIES, BEGINNINGS: A NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, BETTE DAVIS AIN’T FOR SISSIES, EAST TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL, and IN THE HEIGHTS. She was also a PA for HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY at Infinity Theatre Company during their 2014 season and is excited to be working with them again.
KEVIN SLATTERY (Technician/Technical Intern) is a rising Senior Mass Communications major at York College of Pa. He is from Annapolis and went to St. Mary’s High School. He has experience acting at York College (Sydney in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Bert in COMING APART) as well assisting with lighting, sound, and set builds during the last three seasons at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. He is excited for his first production here with Infinity Theatre!
*Member, Actor’s Equity