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Johnny & the Devil's Box: In Concert

Goodspeed by the River

July 22 - Aug 1

Wielding his fiery fiddle, composer/performer Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, is joined by Annabelle Fox and a sizzling bluegrass band for a concert version of the foot-stompin' new musical Johnny & the Devil’s Box. Everything is on the line when Johnny—the best fiddler around—is challenged to a battle of the bows by the devil himself. With one foot in the Georgia Mountains and one foot in the Grand Ole Opry these songs will stir your soul.

Music and Lyrics by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman
Music Supervision by Scott Wasserman


Douglas Waterbury-TiemanDOUGLAS WATERBURY-TIEMAN (Writer/Performer) is an actor, musician and writer from Lexington, KY. He studied Musical Theatre and Fiddle performance at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Credits: Off- Broadway;
The Robber Bridegroom, Soot and Spit. Regional; Once, The Cotton Patch Gospel, Fiddler on the Roof. He recently played for Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas at The Old Globe. A proud member of the bands The Lobbyists and The Playbillies. He was recently featured at Goodspeeds’ Festival of New Musicals cabaret in 2019 as a recipient of the Frank Young Fund grant for his musical Johnny & the Devil's Box. Douglas owes everything to the love and support of his family, teachers, and wife Annabelle. www.douglaswaterburytieman.com @jdwtieman
Annabelle FoxANNABELLE FOX (Performer) is thrilled to be back in her home state singing the music of Johnny & the Devil's Box alongside her husband, Douglas. She was last seen playing the role of Abigail King in an excerpt of JDB as part of Asolo Repertory Theatre's Ground Floor Series. Pre pandemic, she starred as Jeanette in the Off Broadway revival of No Strings, directed by Deidre Goodwin. Favorite credits include Savannah (Disney's Freaky Friday), Kathy Selden (Singin' in the Rain, CT CRITICS CIRCLE NOM.), and Wendla (Spring Awakening). Her mission in life is to bring joy to people through performance. She is specifically drawn to material that elevates the human mind and radiates justice, sprinkling in her spark and boldness to each character. Keep an eye out for her in Bettor Days this fall on ESPN. BFA MT Belmont University. IG: @annabellethefox & @thefiddlinproject. 

Lizzie HagstedtLIZZIE HAGSTEDT (Performer) is an actor/singer/musician/composer from Sayville, New York. This is her first live performance since March of last year where she portrayed a pregnant German punk rocker in MacGyver: the Musical. Most recently she music directed and performed in a digital new works series for Asolo Repertory Theatre featuring Johnny and her own musical Sophie Blanchard’s High-Flyin’ Rock’n’Roll Extravaganza. Credits include the national tour of Sweeney Todd, Southern Comfort (The Public, Barrington Stage, CAP21), Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster (New Group), and August Rush (world premiere). www.lizziehagstedt.com

Cesar MorenoCESAR MORENO (Performer) is an up and coming mandolinist/vocalist in the NYC bluegrass scene. He has toured in the Northeast Bluegrass festivals from Vermont to Delaware. His music mixes a healthy dose of bluegrass standards as well as covers of tunes across all genres featuring bluegrass instrumentation. Cesar discovered the mandolin during a stint in a Led Zeppelin cover band. He discovered the NYC Bluegrass Music scene shortly after and has been hooked on the music ever since. He plays in several bands such as the Tennessee Mountain Fox Chasers, Moonshine Falls, and Wild Magnolia.  

SCOTT WASSERMAN (Music Supervisor) BROADWAY: Ableton Programmer for Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Great Comet; Escape To Margaritaville, Annie, Leap of Faith. OFF-BROADWAY: Invisible Thread (Second Stage). REGIONAL: Austen’s Pride (ACT of Connecticut - Orchestrator), Diana (La Jolla Playhouse - Electronic Music Programmer). OTHER: Radio City Music Hall (Orchestrator), 21 Chump Street (This American Life - Ableton Programmer). TELEVISION: The 71st Tony Awards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Orchestrator). ALBUM: Joel B. New’s Cabot Cove (Broadway Records - Orchestrator & Arranger). PODCAST: Song Salad with co-host Shannon Deep (@songsaladcast) TWITTER: @scottwasserman1 INSTAGRAM: @swasserm

Run Time: 75 minutes (no intermission)
In appreciation of all you've done to get us through the pandemic, we're offering a $5 discount to healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and frontline workers for any Wednesday Goodspeed by the River performance. (Cannot be combined with any other offer. Two discounted tickets per party per event. Subject to availability.)

Includes dinner at the Gelston House (right next to Goodspeed) and a ticket to a Wednesday or Thursday evening show. Please arrive at the Gelston House at 5:15pm.
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