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Maryland Arts Festival
present



music by                  Lyrics by
John Kander          Fred Ebb   

conceived by
Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman, David Thompson


starring
Shawn Doyle    Anya Randall Nebel    David Minges
Cristen Susong     Shannon Wollman     Courtney Davis

 scenic & costume design
Scott Susong
lighting design
John Leonard
sound design
Keven Shortall
vocal & dance arrangements
 David Loud
orchestrations
David Kane
technical director
Randy Jacobson 
video design
Chris Roberts
production stage manager
Lauren Wright
projection design
Edie Catto

musical direction by
Terri Mathews

                      
direction & choreography by
Scott Susong



The Songs - Act I
AND THE WORLD GOES 然OUND
New York, New York
ANYA & COMPANY
YES
70, Girls, 70
COMPANY
COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP
70, Girls, 70
COMPANY
THE HAPPY TIME
The Happy Time

DAVID
COLORED LIGHTS
The Rink

CRISTEN
SARA LEE
The Act

SHAWN & LADIES
ARTHUR IN THE AFTERNOON
The Act

ANYA
AND THE WORLD GOES 然OUND -REPRISE NO. 1
New York, New York
DAVID
MY COLORING BOOK
The Happy Time

SHANNON
I DON'T REMEMBER YOU
The Happy Time

DAVID
SOMETIMES A DAY GOES BY
Woman of the Year 
SHAWN
ALL THAT JAZZ
Chicago

ANYA with SHAWN at the piano
CLASS
Chicago

SHANNON & CRISTEN
MR. CELLOPHANE
Chicago

SHAWN
THERE GOES THE BALL GAME
New York, New York

LADIES
HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET
Funny Lady

CRISTEN & GENTLEMAN
ME AND MY BABY
Chicago

COMPANY

  

The Songs - Act II

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Kiss of the Spider Woman
SHANNON
ONLY LOVE
Zorba
COURTNEY
MARRY ME
The Rink
SHAWN
QUIET THING
Flora, the Red Menace
ANYA
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Woman of the Year
SHANNON & CRISTEN
AND THE WORLD GOES 然OUND - REPRISE NO. 2
New York, New York
SHAWN
WE CAN MAKE IT
The Rink
DAVID
MAYBE THIS TIME
Cabaret
SHANNON
ISN'T THIS BETTER
Funny Lady
CRISTEN
AND THE WORLD GOES 然OUND - REPRISE NO. 3
New York, New York
ANYA
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Cabaret
COMPANY
CABARET
Cabaret
SHAWN & COMPANY
AND THE WORLD GOES 然OUND - REPRISE NO. 4
New York, New York
COMPANY
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
New York, New York
ANYA & COMPANY

The Company


Shawn Doyle's Maryland Arts Festival credits include West Side Story (Riff), A Chorus Line (Al), Chess (Anatoly), Phantom (Philippe), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ed Earl) and City of Angels (Stine). (Regional) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jasper), Evita (Che), 1776 (John Adams), Forever Plaid (Jinx), Romance/Romance (Alfred/Sam) Pippin (Leading Player), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Shenandoah (James), Amadeus (Mozart), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Reuben), Man of La Mancha (Sancho), Godspell (Judas), Guys & Dolls (Nicely-Nicely) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel) for Toby's Dinner Theatre.



David Minges' Maryland Arts Festival credits include A Chorus Line (Zach) and Phantom (ensemble). (Locally) Falsettos (Marvin) for Vagabond Players, Our Country's Good (Ralph) for Fells Point Corner Theatre, Interview at Towson University. (Regional) Company (Peter), Follies (Ben), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Boys in the Band (Donald), A Little Night Music (Henrik) all for Theatre Harrisburg;  Cabaret and The Fantasticks for Actor's Company of Lancaster; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie) for Atland Ranch Dinner Theatre; and Pageant (Frankie) for Spotlighters.  Over 16 years of professional training: Towson University, Walter Witcover Studio, Peabody Conservatory and Round House Theatre.



Anya Randall Nebel is making her Maryland Arts Festival debut. (National Tours) Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, a Wife in Joseph... Dreamcoat, Charlaine in Ain't Misbehavin' and Joanne in Godspell. (Cabaret) The Lady In Your Life, Sisters In The Name Of  Love, and So What, I'm 30! all at the Towson Theatre. (Regional) Buddy-The Musical  (Apollo Performer) Reno Hilton, Purlie (Lutiebelle), Dreamgirls (Deana), A Chorus Line (Maggie), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Angel) all for Harborlights Theatre; West Side Story (Anita) and The King and I (Lady Thiang) both for Fells Point Corner Theatre; Hello Dolly!  (Dolly), Will Roger's Follies (Ziegfield's Favorite) and Sophisticated Ladies all at the Towson Dinner Theatre; Jerry's Girls at Cockpit-In-Court.  B.F.A. in Theatre, Otterbein College, Ohio. Host for CNN Headline News. Appeared in John Water's Hairspray.  She would like to thank her husband, Joe for love and support and to dedicate this performance to her late brother, Todd Van Hackett.



Cristen Susong's last production was Rags (Bella) for the Maryland Arts Festival.(Off-Broadway) Marie-Jeanne in Tycoon at the John Houseman & Douglas Fairbanks Theaters; (Off-Off Broadway) Jacques Brel...Paris at Musical Theatre Works, Renee/Tracey in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at The Duplex; (Cabaret) Hallzapoppin' at Upstairs at Rose's Turn, That Singing Feeling at Don't Tell Mama; (Regional) The Baltimore Waltz (Anna) and Agnes of God (Agnes).  B.A. in  Theatre,  University of Texas at El Paso.  Over 20 productions at Union Dinner Theatre including: Tell Me On A Sunday (Emma), Metropolis (Maria/Futura), Chess (Florence), Evita (Eva), City of Angels (Gabby/Bobbi), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Narrator), My Fair Lady (Eliza), and Oklahoma! (Laurey). (Concert) An Evening with Tim Rice w/Sir Timothy Rice. Love to my son, Elijah and husband, Scott.



Shannon Wollman's Maryland Arts Festival credits include Evita (Eva), City of Angels (Oolie/Donna), Grease (Rizzo) and A Chorus Line (Sheila). (Off-Broadway) Robert Anne in Nunsense at Westchester Broadway, the Sergeant in By Jupiter at the Town Hall,(NYC Workshops) Road to Egypt , Shimmy, In Shelby We Trust, and This Side Of The Tracks all at Musical Theatre Works.  Several cabaret acts at Don't Tell Mama, a CD, and a world cruise.  (National Tours) Electra in Gypsy. (Locally) Funny Girl (Fanny), Bells Are Ringing (Ella), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Leader of the Pack (Ellie Greenwich) all for Towsontowne Dinner Theatre; On The Town (Hildy) at Toby's Dinner Theatre. B.S. in Theatre, Towson University, Maryland.  Shannon dedicates this performance to Mom and Dad.  Thank you for everything!



Courtney Davis (Female Cover/Swing) is making her Maryland Arts Festival debut. She is a junior Theatre Arts major at Towson University. (Locally) Lena in the staged reading of Heartfeild, and Liz in Our Country's Good both at Towson University. (Theme Parks) Shake Rattle and Roll (Greaser Girl) Six Flags America, The Crazy Horse Review (Singer) Adventure World, The Country Western Show (Country Courtney) Adventure World. (Regional) The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel) for the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 70, Girls, 70 (Emma Pinch), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Steel Magnolias (Anielle) all for the Arundel Players, and Cinderella (Joy) for the Merely Players.  She is currently the featured vocalist of the Royal Knights Jazz Orchestra.  Courtney dedicates her performance to the memory of her mother who gave her the gift of voice with chutzpah to do so.

The Staff



Scott Susong (Direction/Scenery/Costumes) is the Artistic Director of Curtain Call Productions, LLC, a project-based theatrical production company dedicated to the development of new music theatre and the reconception of existing musicals.  He  relocated to Baltimore in the fall of 1998 from NYC with wife, actress, Cristen Susong and their son, Elijah.  Susong made his area directing debut with his new version of The Pajama Game, on the TU Mainstage.  He has acted, directed and designed for the theatre throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Southeast Asia.  Among his directing credits are a non-traditional film noir version of  Antigone, Kander & Ebb's masterpiece Cabaret, and the original revue Gone on Gershwin. His performance background embraces acting professionally in more than 50 plays & musicals including most recently, Rolf in the 1996-97 international tour of The Sound of Music, starring Marie Osmond. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas at El Paso and is currently finishing an M.F.A. in Theatre at Towson University. His next project is directing and designing the premiere production of  Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped!, a new musical about the most famous kidnapping of the 20th century, by Kenneth Vega, at Baltimore's Theatre Project in February of 2001.

Terri Mathews (Musical Direction) is making her Maryland Arts Festival musical directing debut with this production of The World Goes 'Round.  Other MAF credits include Rags (Assistant Musical Director), City of Angels (Angel City Four), and The Who's Tommy (piano/synthesizer).  Terri, who holds a B.S. in Music Education from Towson University and an M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from Loyola, currently teaches Vocal/General Music at Bel Air Elementary School.  In addition to her duties at BAES, she serves as the musical director for the "Stage Wright Drama Company" at C. Milton Wright High School.  Terri has also done extensive work as an accompanist/vocal coach throughout the Baltimore area.  Recent credits include:  The Pajama Game and Pippin both at Towson University.   (Regional) The Wizard of Oz, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, Man of La Mancha, and Joseph...Dreamcoat.

Lauren Wright (Production Stage Manager) is currently a junior at Towson University where she is studying to be a    stage manager.  This past year she was ASM for The Pajama Game, directed by Scott Susong, and PSM for Our    Country's Good, directed by Diane Sadak.  This is her first show with MAF and her third with Scott.