Farah has appeared on Broadway in Nine, The Look of Love, Saturday Night Fever, Grease! and A Christmas Carol. Off-Bway credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress), I Love You Because, Cam Jansen, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie..., and Kuni-Leml. Regional credits include Ginnie in the world premiere of Sycamore Trees (Helen Hayes Award), Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Heidi in [title of show] Mabel in Pirates! and Mother in Ragtime. Last year, she appeared in NYMF playing Georgia in The Tenth Floor for which she received a Talkin' Broadway Festival Citation for Best Actress. Ms. Alvin has performed as a soloist with the National Symphonies of the US and Canada. She can be heard on the original cast recordings of The Marvelous Wonderettes and I Love You Because, as well as Someday, an album of her original music. www.farahalvin.com

Mr. LaVerdiere made his Broadway debut in The Producers as Matthew Broderick’s understudy.  Other Broadway and Touring: Pirate Queen (Hilton Theater), Urinetown (First National), and A Chorus Line (Europe).  Off-Bway includes I Love You, You’re Perfect… (Westside Theater), Cam Jansen (Lambs Theater), We the People (Lucille Lortel), and This Side of Paradise (St. Clements). Recent credits: Nathan in Guys and Dolls (Riverside Theatre) and Pish Tush in Eugene Opera’s The Mikado.  Film/TV: The Producers, the award winning short film Hell is Other People, TV Funhouse, and The Place. Jamie lives in NJ with his wife and daughter.

CARL KISSIN performed 4000 shows for one of this country's premier sketch and improvisational comedy groups, Chicago City Limits. He was the show's head writer and director of their National Touring Company. He has performed his own material on the syndicated sketch comedy show “Kwik Witz,” “The Joan Rivers Show”, and “The Today Show,” and developed and directed sketches for the pilot episodes of NBC's "Live On Tape." Carl appeared at the Public Theatre in Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio and was in Oliver Stone's movie version as the character Glenn.  He is a three-time winner of the Manhattan Monologue Slam and presented an evening of his monologues in the solo show “End of the Line,” interactive monologues in “No Solo Mio”, and put his day-to-day life on stage in “Carl Kissin: Reality TV- Live On Stage.” Carl has written book and lyrics for the musicals, “Depressed, Depressed,” “Alone World,” (winner best book & lyrics: West Village Musical Theatre Festival 2011) and “Date of a Lifetime,” (WVMTF: honorable mention for book, lyrics, and best musical).  BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.  www.carlkissin.com

Rob hails from the suburbs of D.C. In addition to Date of a Lifetime Rob’s musicals include Adam Lives, Alone World (with Carl Kissin) Under Construction and The Money Show (with Heidi Heilig) Lullabies (with Will Brumley),  The Hole (with Joey Murray and Heidi Heilig), and Radiant Ruby (with Dante Russo). Rob serves as an assistant to composer Galt MacDermot (HAIR), and has also provided assistance to Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Rob Reale (A Year With Frog and Toad). Rob has a degree in Composition from Catholic University, and is also a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Rob is a proud faculty member at Cap21. 

RECENT OFF BROADWAY: Signs of Life (Amas), Judas and Me (NYMF), Spain (MCC), Election Day (Second Stage). REGIONAL: Barrington Stage, Goodspeed, Hangar, North Shore, NY Stage and Film, Old Globe, O’Neill, Village.  Jeremy is the Co-Artistic Director of Midtown Direct Rep, has served as an Artistic Associate at Second Stage, and was the Artistic Director of adobe theatre company for 13 years. He lives in Maplewood with his wife Beth and daughters Clea and Quinn. www.jeremydobrish.com

Wendy creates and choreographs in theatre, dance and video.  Broadway/HBO: The Pee-Wee Herman Show.  Off-Broadway/International: The Toxic Avenger Musical (Lortel, Callaway and Dora Nominations), Click Clack Moo (Lortel Nomination).  Regional: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse), Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy ElfNickelodeon's Storytime Live (First Stage).  Tours: Nickelodeon's Storytime Live (Radio City).  New York Theater: But I'm a Cheerleader, Die Hard: The Puppet Musical, The Great Conjurer (Innovative Theatre Award Nomination).  Dance Comedies: Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, The Flea, 37 Arts and HERE Arts Center. www.wendyseyb.com

Liz produced I Got Fired: A Revenge Musical for NYMF 2010, and served as Associate Producer for its subsequent production with the Daegu International Music Festival in South Korea.  Other producing credits: The Songs of Keith Varney and LIFT: A Concert to Benefit Artists Striving to End Poverty.  As a performer, favorite shows include Dangerous Beauty (NY Stage and Film), Fiddler on the Roof (Fulton Opera House), Orphans of the Storm and the world premiere of Ruby’s Story.  She is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts.  This show is one of her all-time favorite dates (thus far).

Credits include: Broadway: RENT (sub); Broadway Backwards 3, 4, 5 and 6. Off-Broadway: Temporal Powers, A Little Journey, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, The Glass Cage, The Madras House (Mint Theater Co.); Busker Alley, Fanny Hill, A Fine and Private Place, and 10 different Musicals in Mufti (The York Theatre); La Barberia; White’s Lies; Love Child; Signs of Life; De Novo; Beauty on the Vine; WASPs In Bed; A Dangerous Personality. Festivals: at NYMF: Judas & Me; at Fringe: Dancing With Abandon and Trouble in Shameland. Andrea is also a sub at Naked Boys Singing! and NEWSical­: Full Spin Ahead.

Farah Alvin (Katie)

Jamie LaVerdiere (Marvin)

CREATIVE TEAM

Carl Kissin (Book and Lyrics)

Robert Baumgartner, Jr. (Composer/Music Director)

Jeremy Dobrish (Director)

Wendy Seyb (Choreographer)

Liz Ulmer (Line Producer)

Andrea Jo Martin (Production Stage Manager)

Other Staff:


Set and Props Design - Susan Barras

Sound Design - G. Alan Busch

Assistant Stage Manager - Jean Marie Hufford

Production Manager/Technical Director - Hsiao-Ya Chen

Associate Producers - Frank Avellino, Jessy Grossman

Graphic Design - Frank Avellino, Veronique Ramsey

Dramaturg - Laura Butchy

Marketing Consultants - Jim Peskin, Taryn Turney

Legal Counsel - Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon (Feldshon & Schwartz, LLP)

CAST





   
  
 

Broadway: The Pee-wee Herman Show; Next Fall; Kiki and Herb.  Other NYC includes: Peter and the Starcatcher; Meet Vera Stark; Side Effects; A Lie of the Mind; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Ordinary Days; Streamers; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Concert at Carnegie Hall; Love Child; Adrift in Macao; The Voysey Inheritance;  The Internationalist; Burleigh Grime$; Drumstruck; Jacques Brel; I Love You Because; Almost, Maine;  Trumbo; Matt & Ben; Cam Jansen; Miss Witherspoon; Privilege; The Dazzle; and Jennifer Muller The Works. Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Huntington, Paper Mill Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Berkshire Theatre Fest, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and NY Stage and Film.

Jeff Croiter (Lighting Designer)