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Snapshots Cast and Creative Team

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Ephie Aardema
 EPHIE AARDEMA (Susie) Off-Broadway: Dear Edwina (Edwina). National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) and The Sound of Music (Liesl). Regional: Originated Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View at the Old Globe and plays Jerusha Abbott in the second company of Daddy Long Legs. Other regional: 42nd Street (PCLO and Stoneham- IRNE nomination), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Media, Philadelphia Theatre Co., and Paper Mill Playhouse), Next to Normal (Pioneer), HAIR (ReVision), Crazy For You (MSMT and Cape Playhouse), among many others. She is an international award-winning tap dancer and holds a Congressional Medal for Outstanding Youth. Youngest-ever graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. www.EphieAardema.com
Dan DeLuca

 DAN DELUCA (Danny) is thrilled to be making his official Goodspeed Debut in Snapshots. Dan was last in the East Haddam/Chester area working on the new Duncan Sheik/Nell Benjamin musical Because of Winn Dixie directed by John Tartaglia. Recent credits include Gabe in Next to Normal and Fydeka in Fiddler on the Roof at the Weston Playhouse. Other credits include readings and concerts of new work by Martin Charnin, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Jonathan Reid Gealt. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Goodspeed, Daniel, Stephen, Paul, Nicolosi, and his amazing family and friends for their constant support. CAP21 Alumni.

Mark Jacoby
 MARK JACOBY (Dan) happily returns to Goodspeed having won a Connecticut Drama Critics’ Award for his portrayal of Oscar Jaffe in On the Twentieth Century. Broadway: Walter Hobbs, Elf; Father, Ragtime; Gaylord Ravenal, Show Boat (Tony, Outer Critics’ Award nominations); the Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera; Baron von Gaigern, Grand Hotel; Vittorio Vidal, Sweet Charity (Theatre World Award); Padre Perez, Man of La Mancha; Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd. New York City Opera: Major General Stanley, The Pirates of Penzance. National Tour: The Wizard of Oz, Wicked. Off-Broadway: the Playwright, Enter the Guardsman (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Guido Contini, Nine (Joseph Jefferson Award).
Karen Mason  KAREN MASON (Sue) Broadway: Wonderland, Hairspray, Mamma Mia! (Drama Desk nomination), Sunset Boulevard (NY, LA), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy, Play Me A Country Song.  Off-Broadway:  Unfinished Business (written by Karen Mason & Barry Kleinbort), Kander and Ebb’s And the World Goes ‘Round, Carnival! (Drama Desk nomination), Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles and Brian. Regional: Wonderland (David A. Straz PAC, The Alley-Houston), White Christmas (St. Louis Muni Opera, world premiere), Side by Side… (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Gypsy (Sundance Theatre). Awards: 10 MACs, 3 Bistros, 1 Nightlife Award. CDs: Right Here, Right Now (MAC 2009 CD of the Year); Sweetest of Nights; When The Sun Comes Out; Better Days (1998 Emmy Award); Not So Simply Broadway; Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!. TV: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU.

Matthew Scott

 MATTHEW SCOTT (Daniel) Broadway: Sondheim on SondheimJersey Boys, A Catered Affair, The Best Little Whorehouse… (Actor’s Fund). Regional: Company; The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award); First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb; ACE; Side By Side By Sondheim; Chaplin (San Diego Theatre Critics nomination); Eden; Unknown SoldierRagtimeMy Fair LadyCarousel; tick, tick…BOOM!; West Side Story (Kevin Kline Award nomination); Sunset Boulevard; 1776Les MisérablesSwing!. TV: All My Children, 2006 and 2009 Tony Awards. Recordings: Sondheim On Sondheim, Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go, and Noel and Cole. Carnegie Mellon University. For Kirsten.
Elizabeth Stanley
 ELIZABETH STANLEY (Susan) Broadway original companies: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), Cry-Baby (Allison), and the 2007 Tony Award-winning revival of Company (April). 1st National Tour: Xanadu (Kira). Off-Broadway: Encores! Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie Carnegie) and Transport Group's Hello Again (The Nurse; Drama League Award nomination Best Ensemble). TV: Made in Jersey, Fringe, Chappelle’s Show, All My Children, The Tony Awards, and Great Performances-Company on PBS. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Barrington Stage Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Pittsburgh CLO, Rep of St. Louis, Eugene O’Neill Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. www.elizabethstanley.net LOVE.


Stephen Schwartz
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Music & Lyrics) has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working, Personals, Rags, Children of Eden, and the current Broadway hit Wicked. He collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the songs for the Disney features Enchanted, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and wrote the songs for Dream Works’ The Prince of Egypt. He has written two musicals for children—Captain Louie and My Son Pinocchio—and recently composed a new opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon. Schwartz has released two CDs of original songs, “Reluctant Pilgrim” and “Uncharted Territory,” and his career is the subject of the book Defying Gravity. He is the current President of the Dramatists Guild and has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.
   DAVID STERN (Book) began his career working on the Broadway productions of Miss Saigon, Nick & Nora, and Big. Following the particularly cold winter of 1996, David migrated west to write numerous movies including Geppetto (nominated for four Emmy Awards), Open Season 2 (nominated for an Annie Award), Open Season 3 (which he also executive produced), as well as the upcoming animated features Henry & Me and Free Birds (which he also produced). David recently completed the book for the musical My Son Pinocchio for Disney/MTI and is hard at work on several movies, a TV show, and a play.
Daniel Goldstein  DANIEL GOLDSTEIN (Director) Goodspeed: Hello, Dolly!; The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown; All Shook Up! (Associate Director). Broadway: Godspell. Recent credits include: Artificial Fellow Traveler, Public Theater; Tamar of the River, Prospect Theater Company; Gekido (turbulence), Tokyo New National Theater; God of Carnage, Huntington Theater Company; Anna Christie, Old Globe; Golden Boy, Juilliard School. Upcoming: Venus in Fur at Huntington Theater Company. As a writer, his musical Unknown Soldier, written with Michael Friedman, was developed at the National Musical Theater Conference at The O’Neill and will receive a developmental workshop from Manhattan Theater Club. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies.

ADAM SOUZA (Music Director) is happy to be back home at Goodspeed and honored to be part of this wonderful team of artists. Broadway: Wicked. National Tours: Wicked 2nd National (MD/Conductor), Spamalot 1st National (MD/Conductor), Les Misérables, The Midtown Men in Concert (Conductor, Arr.). Adam has recently been serving as Associate Music Supervisor of Wicked and just returned from mounting the Mexico City production. Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre and over 15 productions here at Goodspeed, including The Great American Mousical, George M!, Brigadoon, Very Good Eddie, Great Expectations, and The Road to Hollywood. Adam would like to thank Stephen Schwartz and the Goodspeed production and administrative staff for inviting him back and his family for their unending support. This is for you, MOF. Boston Conservatory.

DAVID FARLEY (Scenic & Costume Design) Broadway credits include A Little Night Music, 13, and Sunday in the Park with George (Outer Critics Circle Award (with Timothy Bird) for Best Set Design, Tony Award Nominations for sets and costumes, Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for costumes). West End credits include Daddy Long Legs, A Little Night Music, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sunday in the Park with George (Olivier Award with Timothy Bird for Best Set Design).  Other theatre credits include Take Flight, Travesties, Are You There McPhee? (McCarter Theater); Kiss Me, Kate (Ontario); and La Cage Aux Folles (set).  Opera designs include productions for NYC Opera, BAM, Canadian Opera Company, and Houston Grand Opera.

DAVID WEINER (Lighting Design) Goodspeed: Debut. Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, Dead Accounts, Grace, Godspell, The Normal Heart, Reasons to be Pretty, Butley, Dinner at Eight (LCT); Betrayal (Roundabout); The Real Thing. Off-Broadway: MCC, MTC, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, NY Theater Workshop, Theater for a New Audience, Vineyard, Atlantic. Regional: The Goodman, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Guthrie, LaJolla Playhouse, The Alley, McCarter, Huntington, ART, Kansas City Rep, Williamstown, Berkeley Rep. Museum Design: NC State Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center—Raleigh, NC. Awards: 2012 Lucille Lortel Award (Through a Glass Darkly), 2011 LA Ovation Award (Venice), 2011 Drama Desk nomination (Small Fire), 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (Rodney's Wife). www.DavidWeinerDesign.com

  JASON H. THOMPSON (Projection Design) Broadway: Baby It’s You!. New York: Venice (Public Theatre), Remember Me (Parsons Dance), This Beautiful City (Vineyard), Anthem (Borishnikov). Recent: Fast Company (South Coast Rep); Citizen Twain (Val Kilmer); Tales from Hollywood (Guthrie); Cage Songbooks (Carnegie Hall, New World Symphony); Heart of Darkness (Actor’s Gang); Crescent City Opera, Invisible Cities (The Industry, LA); The Great Immensity (KC Rep., TED); The Mountaintop, Distracted, and Wheelhouse (TheatreWorks); Re:Union (Vancouver, Jessie Nomination); Venice (Kirk Douglas, KC Rep, Ovation Award); Bad Apples (Circle X Theatre Company). Jason has also designed video for Stars on Ice for the last seven years. www.jasonhthompsondesign.com
  STEVE ORICH (Arrangements & Orchestrations) Broadway: Jersey Boys (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Snoopy, Personals, A Good Swift Kick, Potholes, NYC Street Show. National Tours: Annie, Godspell, A Class Act. Regional Theatre: Musical Director and Orchestrator for multiple shows at Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Theatreworks, Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Asolo Rep, Dorset Theatre Festival, Northlight Theatre, Pioneer Theatre. TV: Composer, Arranger, and Conductor for documentaries, sitcoms, movies, and specials. Recordings: 20 albums, including the Grammy-winning Jersey Boys cast album. His orchestrations have been performed by the National Symphony, the Boston Pops, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House, and around the world.
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is proud to continue his long association with Goodspeed and wishes to congratulate the entire organization on its 50th Anniversary season. Jay has been the resident sound designer for many years and has designed countless productions at both the Goodspeed Opera House and Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. Jay received the Broadway World Connecticut Award for Best Sound Design in 2012 for last season’s Carousel. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at regional theatres from coast to coast. Along with his design duties Jay serves as the Lighting & Sound Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme.


*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.