Ocean in a Teacup

7/12/2011 - 7/12/2011



Enrique Acevedo (Peter/Ensemble)

has recently been a proud part of Michael John LaChiusa's Giant. International tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Grease (Danny), The King and I (LunTha). US tour: Bombay Dreams (Qawwali Singer). Regional: Paint Your Wagon (Julio), Miss Saigon (John), West Side Story (Bernardo), Camelot (Paper Mill).

Danny Bolero (Thakur)

returns to NYC after originating the role of Kevin Rosario on the first national of In the Heights. Broadway: In the Heights (Kevin), Joseph... (Naphtali). Regional: Goodspeed's upcoming City of Angels (Munoz), The Drowsy Chaperone (Adolpho), Evita (Che), Zorba (Manolakos), The Fantasticks (EI Gallo), Nine (Guido). Film/TV: The Hitcher, The Ghost Whisperer, "Ally McBeal", "Malcolm", "90210", "The Mullets" and HBO'S "Board to Death".

Gus Curry (Ray)

NewYork: Eurydice in (e)vaporate. Tours and regional: Cabaret (Cliff), Rent (Roger), Hair (Berger), Pippin (Pippin), Miss Saigon (marine, Chris u/s), Big River (Huck Finn). Training from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. For my family.

Noellia Hernandez (Janet/Ensemble)

National tours: Madeline. Regional: Caroline, or ChangeSeussical! The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar and High School Musical. Education: B.F.A. in musical theater from Texas State University. So grateful for this opportunity. Love and thanks to my family, friends and Matt.

Ryan Jagru (Khalil)

is honored to be a part of Ocean in a Teacup! He's a 2010 graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music; favorite roles include Juan in Altar Boyz, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Max in Lend Me a Tenor. Much love to friends and family, and a special thanks to The-Mine. Proud member of AEA.


Janice Landry (Mary)

Off Broadway: Dear Edwina (Edwina). Other credits include the Kimmel Center's The Irish...And How They Got That Way, Dr. Faustus and The Madwoman of Chaillot. TV/film: "Good Morning America", "Guiding Light" and Sunday to Sunday. Thanks to all for the wonderful opportunity and much love to my hubby Martin.

Nadine Malouf (Boro-Ma)

Film: Static Shock (dir. Stefan Dezil), Shame (with Michael Fassbender). Theater: Les Enfants de Paris (Urban Stages), Only a Kingdom (York Theatre), Hidden Sky (Prospect Theatre). Regional: Rent (Weston Playhouse), Godspell (Syracuse Stage), Fiddler on the Roof (Syracuse Stage). Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Nadine thanks her family, PSA, Michael, Rosalyn, Joel, Andrew, Dale and, of course, Mama—Ti Amo.

Joy Mayweather (Chandri-ma/Ensemble)

is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University and is thrilled to be making her NYC debut in Ocean in a Teacup. She was last seen in Fresh: New Musicals: Stripped with Philadelphia Music Theater Works.

Jesse Means (Hem/Ensemble)

Theater: Broadway's Show Boat, Booker T. Washington in Portland Center Stage's Ragtime, Mr. Enoch Snow in national tour of Carousel, No Max in Five Guys Named Moe, Augustus in the York Theatre production of A Good Man. TV: ABC's "One Life to Live", "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Films: supporting role in DreamWorks Pictures' film Ghost Town.

Jay Paranada (Krishna/Ensemble)

Off Broadway/NYC: The New Hopeville Comics, Guys and Dolls (Nicely), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Bun Foo) and Algonquin Seaport Theatre (resident). Regional: ...Spelling Bee (Chip), Miss Saigon (Engineer), Flower Drum Song (Sammy Fong). B.A.,sociology (PLU) and theater training (AMDA, NYC). Visit www.jayparanada.com!

Anita Vasan (Shefali)

Les Miserables, Eponine (Northern Stage); Les Miserables, Ensemble (TOTS tour/TUTs); Evergreen, Maya (Prospect Theater); Around the World in 80 Days, Aouda (Fulton Theater); Zorro (Workshop); Tea with Chachaji (Workshop); Hansel and Gretel, Sand Fairy (Westside Opera); The Magic Flute, Papagena (Goldenwest Opera); West Bank Story, Voice of Fatima (2006 Academy Award winner, short film/live action); The Untold Stories of ER, Jaya (guest star).


Creative Team

Mary Ellen Allison (Production Stage Manager)

has stage managed numerous premieres in New York and regionally, including Night Seasons (with Jean Stapleton, written by Horton Foote), Starmites, John and Jen, Booth (with Frank Langella), Two Gentlemen of Verona (with Mark Rylance), Breaking Up (with Allison Janney), Das Barbecu and Aspirin and Elephants (directed by Jim Dale). Her favorite production: her daughter, Hanna.

Michael Cassara (Casting Director)

Recent credits: the upcoming Broadway musical Fat Camp, Falling for Eve (York Theatre), Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest (The Peccadillo) and more. Regional: The Old Globe, Olney, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse and more. Resident casting director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), where he has cast over forty new musicals since its inception in 2004. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. Please visit michaelcassara.net.


Rebecca Feldman (Production Coordinator)

is a recent New York transplant and intern with Daryl Eisenberg Casting and Kelvin Productions with more than twenty years of theater involvement. She is a graduate of Perpich Center for Arts Education, Oberlin College (B.A.) and the Universityof St. Thomas (M.A.).

Jessica Gouker (Assistant Stage Manager)

is currently studying theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey with a concentration in stage managemen tand directing. This is her first summer branching out of educational and community theater, where her credits include stage management, lighting, sound, direction and publicity design.

Aaron Grant (Executive Producer)

partner and general manager at Kelvin Productions, is an independent executive producer, general manager and producer who has been active in the theater industry for over a decade. Aaron Grant was lead producer on last season's Off-Broadway comedy White's Lies by Ben Andron, which in various stages involved Molly Ringwald, Tom Cavanagh, Martha Plimpton, Betty Buckley and Elaine Stritch. A UKproduction is currently in development. Aaron Grant is currently executive producer of the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Gay Bride of Frankenstein, as well as several exciting Broadway-bound musicals.


Brian Lane Green (Assistant Director)

wrote book, music and lyrics for Waiting for the Glaciers to Melt for the 2003 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Conceived and directed The Sedaka Show and Chanteur, an homage to the Great French Songbook. As an actor, Green has numerous film and TV credits and appeared on Broadway in The Life, Starmites (Tony Award nomination) and Big River.

Joel Krantz (Author/Composer)

Ocean in a Teacup is Joel's first musical. As a singer songwriter, he appeared as the opening act for Bruce Springsteen and Meatloaf. Joel is the founder and leader of The JK Band. He has performed at literally thousands of events and celebrations in the New York area. He is surrounded by amazing talents who make him look good every weekend.

Penny Landau (General Press Representative - Maya PR)

saw her first Broadway show, West Side Story, when she was nine years old. Since then,she has performed, stage managed, directed, teched, taught and, for the last twenty-seven years, run her own PR firm. Maya PR has repped White's Lies, Bermuda Avenue Triangle, the multi-award-winning JellyRoll! Edge, Third Eye Rep's acclaimed production of Godspell, A Broadway Diva Christmas, Christmas with the Crawfords, Gennifer Flowers, BarBara Luna, France Nuycn, Geri Jewell, Kathy Garver, actor/director Eric Michael Gillett, Trent Armand Kendall, NZ author Nathan Hoturoa Gray, Take Wing and Soar Prods, Big Apple Comic-Con and feature film An Affirmative Act. As always, to the late Madeline Lee Gilford, thanks for being you. www.mayaprny.com.

Anne Liberman (Costume Designer)

is earning her master of arts in costume design at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Credits include Immortal: The Gilgamesh Variations (the Forge), Fen and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Mason Gross.)

Rozz Morehead (Director/Dramaturg)

Broadway: Urban Cowboy, Big River, Once on This Island. Television: Nick jr.'s The Wonder Pets "SantaBaby," Star Search finalist, New York at Night. Recording: Moby, Move and Everytime You Touch Me; Black 47, Black Rose, Blood Is Thicker Than WaterSanta Baby duet with Eartha Kitt. Background singer: Diana Ross, Maxwell, Patti Austin, Stephanie Mills, Debbie Gibson, Ben E. King, JenniferHoliday, Buster Poindexter, Grover Washington, Jr. Co-wrote the title cut Home for Christmas for *NSYNC.

Erin O'Brien (Lighting Designer)

is a freelance lighting designer working throughout the Tri-State area, including Oddfellows Playhouse in Connecticut. She teaches technical theater and designs for several NJ schools, where she has won and been nominated for several lighting design awards. She received her B.A. in theater from Ramapo College. Thank you, MEA, for this opportunity!

Kelvin Productions, LLC (General Manager)

is a full service production company formed by Vincent J. DeMarco in late 2005 as a way of providing affordable management services for the theater community. By putting all management services under one roof, Kelvin Productions is able to keep overhead low, passing those savings on to the clients. Since 2005, Kelvin Productions has provided everything from simple staffing to design to full general management and production management services for well over 100 productions. By late 2008, producer and general manager Aaron Grant joined Kelvin Productions and opened a new office branch in the midtown theater district. With two convenient offices in Brooklyn and Midtown, Kelvin Productions is ready to serve your project's needs, whatever they may be.


Neil Selden (Co-Author)

Neil's award-winning plays have appeared Off and Off-Off Broadway, regionally and in Europe. One of his six published novels appeared in film on national television. Wrote and directed Final Gifts, a feature film honored at six festivals and co-produced by his wifeLee, who has been his happiness for fifty years. He is thrilled to be creating a film script version of Ocean in a Teacup.

Andrew Smithson (Music Director/Pianist)

Off Broadway: Flanagan's Wake. Tours: Gypsy, Aida (China) and Jesus Christ Superstar (starring Ted Nealy). Regional: Ain't Misbehavin', The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Swing! and The Producers. Andrew was musical director and orchestrator for POPart: the musical in the 2010 NYMF festival. He was an instructor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently a staff vocal coach and pianist at PACE University in Manhattan.