Dames At Sea
This summer, Annapolis will get tap-happy and Navy-crazy as Infinity Theatre Company presents the musical Dames at Sea, and joyfully announces, "GOOD TIMES ARE HERE TO STAY!" Infinity is so pleased to present this ridiculously fun, high-energy satire of 1930’s Hollywood musicals.
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY RANDY SKINNER.
Lance E Haynes (u/s Lucky, Captain/Hennessey)
Lance E. Hayes is currently working on his BM in Musical Theatre at The Catholic University of America where he performed in On the Town and Cabaret. He has also been seen at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia and Baltimore in CATS, Cinderella, and the regional premiere of Happy Days: The Musical. Some of his favorite roles include Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast and Bobby in Curtains. He can't seem to get away from the stage and is thrilled to be working with everyone at Infinity Theatre this summer. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Dan Reardon (u/s Dick)
Dan Reardon is thrilled to be working with Infinity Theatre Company this summer! A native of Wakefield, MA, he is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Syracuse University. Recent credits include The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Syracuse Stage and The Cradle Will Rock at Syracuse University. Also at Syracuse University, he recently appeared in a staged reading of Like You Like It as Phil, and will appear as Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along in the fall. Dan expresses his gratitude to Alan and Anna for this amazing opportunity! Love to Mom, Dad, and Caroline.
JZ Zaeske (u/s Ruby, Joan)
JZ Zaeske is currently an undergraduate at The Catholic University of America. Her most recent performance credits include: Helga in Cabaret, Rajah Bimmy Girl in On the Town, Diana in Nine, Pearl Lady in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Benjamin T. Rome School of Music; Dance Captain/Ensemble in Meet Me in St. Louis at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theater; Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol at Steel Beam Theater; Adelaide in Guys & Dolls at Paramount Theater. Her most recent choreography credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate at Gonzaga College High School; 12 Dancing Princesses, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Robin Hood at Steel Beam Theater Children’s Theater; Requiem, Enchantress at Catholic University. Her guest choreography credits include: The Last Five Years at Limelight Theater & 1st Stage; Over the Tracks at Steel Beam Theater Children’s Theater; A Christmas Carol at Gonzaga College High School. Her assistant choreography credits include: Oklahoma at Theater on the Hill. She is also the Founder of Pure Alignment Dance Company at Catholic University as well as having resided as Artistic Director of the Company for two years during which she choreographed a number of pieces for the company. She has also attended prestigious summer programs such as: Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Summer Program, Flying Swan Acting Conservatory, and Broadway Theater Project.
Anshuman Bhatia (Co-Lighting Designer)
Anshuman Bhatia is excited to be back in Annapolis with Infinity Theater Company! After graduating from NYU with his MFA in Design for Stage and Film he is ready for a lifetime of new and exciting challenges. Recent designs include As You Like It (Columbia, Scenic), a cautionary tail (NYU,), …things i found on craigslist, Little Shop of Horrors and My Way (Infinity Theatre Company), Major Barbara (NYU). Other assisting work includes Death Takes a Holiday (Roundabout). www.bhatiadesign.com
Samantha Brewer (Production Assistant)
Samantha Brewer is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a BFA in Theatre Generalization. She just finished a year long internship in electrics and carpentry at the Olney Theatre Center and is very excited to continue her work in lighting here at Infinity Theatre. Recent designs include: Lighting and Sound Design, Red Riding Hood: A Fable, Olney Theatre Center Institute; Lighting Design, Under The Lintel, Gaithersburg Arts Barn. In her spare time she works for John Farr Lighting Design. After this summer she shall be moving to Little Rock, AK to do a 9 month internship at Arkansas Repertory.
Michael Cassara (Casting Director)
Michael Cassara, CSA is thrilled to return for a third season with Infinity! Recent credits include Fat Camp (off-Broadway), The City Club (Minetta Lane), Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project (dir. Chet Walker/Queens Theatre), The Man Who Came To Dinner (Peccadillo), Falling For Eve (York Theatre), Kingdom (The Old Globe). Upcoming projects include the off-Broadway return of Forbidden Broadway, Pal Joey (Barn Theatre), the feature film "Contest", and the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. Please visit michaelcassara.net @michaelcassara
Emily Chalmers (Wardrobe Coordinator)
Emily Chalmers has just completed her first year at Carnegie Mellon university working toward her MFA in Costume Design. She has also gained a BA in Theater Studies at the University of Kent in England. She has worked on many theatrical productions in both the UK and USA among those she has costume designed A Night Out by Harold Pinter, Rough for Theater II by Samuel Beckett, WordPlay by Literally Maniacs as well as assisting on The Re-Collected Works of Billy The Kid by Sophia Schrank and Rent by Jonathan Larson. She has also worked on a short TV sketch as the costume designer called "The Town of Last Days" at WQED.
James E. Lawlor, III (Co-Lighting Designer)
Jimmy Lawlor is thrilled to be returning to Infinity Theatre Co! Last year Jimmy lit Little Shop of Horrors. Originally from the metro DC area, Jimmy moved to NYC and received his MFA in Lighting Design at New York University. Jimmy's New York work as been seen at St. Clement's Theatre, Theatre Row, HERE Arts Center, NYU, Columbia University, among others. Regional work includes The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and in both spaces of The Shakespeare Theatre. Upcoming projects include lighting shows for River Valley Rep in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as returning to Robert Wilson's Watermill Center to light site-specific art installations. www.lawlordesign.com
Jimmy Mavrikes (Assistant Stage Manager)
Jimmy Mavrikes is a rising senior, B.M. Musical Theatre major at The Catholic University of America. Jimmy is a recent winner of the NSAL Career Competition in Musical Theatre D.C. Chapter. University credits include On the Town, JRB Journey, Man of La Mancha, and a staged reading of a new work for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Rio. Other credits include Washington Savoyards’ Pirates of Penzance, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and multiple readings around the DC area with director Alan Paul.
Emily Morgan (Associate Director & Choreographer)
Emily Morgan Closer Than Ever (York Theatre, Associate Choreographer), Cactus Flower (Off-Broadway, Assistant Director), Girl’s Night (Off-Broadway, Associate Choreographer), Hurricane the Musical (NYMF, Assistant Director and Choreographer), "ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover" (Musical Demolition, Assistant Choreographer), Pure Heaven (Assistant Choreographer, Emelin Theatre), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (re-created and adapted original choreography, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Dance Captain of the Broadway First National Tour and Assistant Choreographer of current National Tour).
Mike Pettry (Music Director/Pianist/Conductor)
Mike Pettry is a Jonathan Larson Award winning composer/lyricist. Broadway: Godspell. National Tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (asst. MD). Off-Broadway: Signs of Life, Rooms (cast album). Other New York: The Black Suits (Public Theater), Things to Ruin (Second Stage, cast album). Regional: Fly By Night (TheatreWorks, music direction and orchestration), Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street, RENT (Engeman Theatre). Musicals written include The Time Travelers Convention, Hardcore West Virginia, Long Distance, World of Heroes, The Wonderful World of Zidney (featured highlight, Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival. Lincoln Center Theatre teaching artist. MFA in NYU Musical Theatre Writing. www.mikepettry.com
Wes Shippee (Sound Designer)
Wes Shippee is a recent NYU graduate and Drama Desk-nominated sound designer, audio engineer, and musician. Notable projects include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and six years of work with RadioTheatre NYC, garnering multiple New York Innovative Theatre awards. Wes recently mixed mainstage shows aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America in Hawaii as Head Audio Engineer. He is also the keyboard player for Grammy-winning artist Moneybrother. He is thrilled to be spending his third Summer season in Annapolis with Infinity.
Randy Skinner (Director/Choreographer)
Randy Skinner is an award-winning director, choreographer, and performer whose work has been seen on Broadway, National and International tours, and Regional theatres. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Astaire nominations for his choreography for 42ND STREET. He also choreographed the opening number for the 2001 Tony Awards television broadcast. Other shows include AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), STATE FAIR (Outer Critics nomination), AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (MTC/Biltmore Theatre), DO RE MI, OF THEE I SING, FACE THE MUSIC, NO NO NANETTE and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (the last five at City Center Encores), GOTTA DANCE! (City Center), HAPPY DAYS (Los Angeles), STORMY WEATHER (with Leslie Uggams/Pasadena Playhouse), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Alley Theatre), ABBY'S SONG (City Center), PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ (Kennedy Center), ON THE 5TH (Takarazuka Revue Company, Japan), LUCKY IN THE RAIN, GEORGE M, BABES IN ARMS (all three at Goodspeed Opera House), HELLO DOLLY, STRIKE UP THE BAND, PAL JOEY, and LONE STAR LOVE (Lucille Lortel nomination). He has received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, the Los Angeles Dramalogue Award, the Connecticut Critics Award, and the Cleveland Times Theatre Award. Among Mr. Skinner's performances are roles in A CHORUS LINE, GYPSY, DAMES AT SEA, HELLO DOLLY, PAL JOEY, ONCE MORE WITH FEELING, HIGH SPIRITS, WALKING HAPPY, and BABES IN ARMS, directed by the legendary Ginger Rogers. His "taps" can be heard on the recordings LUCKY IN THE RAIN, SONDHEIM AT THE MOVIES, 110 IN THE SHADE, and STRIKE UP THE BAND. He most recently choreographed the West End production of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL. Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Ohio State University and he regularly teaches master classes throughout the country at universities and festivals.
Carol Sullivan (Stage Manager)
Carol A. Sullivan Stage management credits include work on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond. An active Actors' Equity member who enjoys volunteering for B'way Bares / Equity Fights AIDS and the 52nd Street Project.
Kimberly Wilpon (Assistant Stage Manager)
Kimberly Wilpon is proud to join the Infinity Theatre Company for this summer season. She has most recently toured with Arts Power National Touring Theatre playing Cat (Are You My Mother?) and Helen/Athena (Jigsaw Jones). Recent credits include the role of Marty (Grease) at The Booth Theater, Green Girl (Shout!: The Mod Musical) at Marymount Manhattan College from which she graduated in May 2011. Favorite roles include Antonia (Man of La Mancha), Gilmer (Godspell), Fritzie (Cabaret), Zaneeta (The Music Man), and Chava (Fiddler on the Roof). Kimberly would like to dedicate this summer to her family for always giving unconditional love.