RECENT: Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), Loch Lomond (New 42), Big Fish (Milwaukee), Single Wide (NYMF) James Taylor Live (Carnegie), Faustus (NYFA), The Baker’s Wife (upcoming). NATIONAL TOURS: Bullets Over Broadway, Young Frankenstein. REGIONAL: The Scottsboro Boys (Philadelphia), Big (Milwaukee). ASSOCIATE CREDITS – BROADWAY: Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked (5th Anniversary), Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. NATIONAL TOURS: Hairspray, The Producers. Jeff is the creator and founder of Stage Write Software and Artistic Director of Open Jar Institute.
W. EARLE SMITH
W. Earle Smith has over 30 years of professional experience choreographing, teaching and performing. This is Mr. Smith’s sixteenth season with the Madison Ballet as Artistic Director. Some of Mr. Smith’s choreography credits in New York, New Orleans, Hawaii, Seattle, Texas and Madison include Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Night Dances, Le Luce d’ Amore, Four Movements, CTM’s Hello Dolly, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Viennese Ball, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Halloween Concert. W. Earle Smith’s passion is sharing his love for the performing arts with young people and an important part of his artistic vision is to develop and expand education and outreach programs, making the performing arts affordable and accessible to all.
Andrew Abrams has worked Off-Broadway, regionally and on tour as a professional director, musical director, conductor, composer and Equity actor. Off-Broadway: Pirates of Penzance(New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players). Tours: Cinderella (with Eartha Kitt), State Fair (with John Davidson), Cabaret (with Andrea McCardle), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Fiddler on the Roof (with Theodore Bikel); Regionally: Between the Lines (Luna Stage), Masterclass (with Rosemary Prinz), Mikado (Theatre Virginia) and numerous others. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Madison and a Master of Arts, in Musical Theatre, from University of London-Goldsmiths. He is also a graduate of the advanced year of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in New York City where he wrote “But I’m a Cheerleader, the Musical” which had a reading in London in December, 2013 directed by Tony-Award winner Jerry Mitchell and starring Hannah Waddingham. This show previously headlined the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2005. Andrew has also worked as a vocal coach, voice teacher, and Acting through Song coach at NYU, New York Film Academy, AMDA, Mountview Academy (in London), Hostra University and privately in New York City and Madison. Andrew@CapitalCityTheatre.org
SET DESIGNER / TD
Ryan graduated with a theatre degree from Winona State University and has since been working as a stage technician. Previously, Ryan worked with Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City, IA, Madison Savoyards, and Forward Theater Company. Ryan was the technical director for Capital City Theatre’s inaugural production of Violet. He is currently the technical director for the Children’s Theater of Madison.
Recent design credits include Goodnight Moon (Children’s Theater of Madison), Guys and Dolls (Four Seasons Theatre), Les Miserables (CTM Summer Stage), and Rimers of Eldritch (Lawrence University). Carly is a recent graduate of Lawrence University. She moved to Madison last June and has been enjoying her time designing for Madison theaters. Carly is thrilled to be a part of Capital City Theatre’s Gypsy! She would like to thank Karin Kopischke for her ongoing support and guidance.
A well-respected professional stagehand in Madison for the past 18 years and a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 251 since 2002, Brian has worked in virtually every venue in town. He is currently the Master Electrician for the prestigious Capitol Theatre at the Overture Center for the Arts for the Arts and the Production Manager for The Madison Ballet. He toured the U.S. for 6 years with “The Music Box” company of The Phantom of the Opera. Brian recently designed and installed the lighting system for the new Gobbler Theatre in Johnson Creek.