Something New in the Sandhills!
JTC is proud to present the 1st annual Summer Theatre Festival! Three exciting 21st century shows receive their Sandhills area premieres in the intimate McPherson Theatre at BPAC.
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GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Scott Brown & Anthony King
(Tony & Emmy nominated writers of Castle Rock, Silicon Valley, Dead to Me, Wet Hot American Summer, Beetlejuice The Musical)
JULY 22-31, 2022
“A smashing success!” –The New York Times
“Leaves the audience howling with laughter!” –Associated Press
“More wit and intelligence than three decades of megashows!” –The Times (London)
This side-splittingly hysterical original musical was originally produced at Upright Citizens Brigade and went on to successful off-Broadway run. Gutenberg! The Musical! is now performed all over the world and has been translated into Finnish, Korean, French, Chinese and more. Now two terrific NYC actors are starring in the show’s Sandhills area premiere!
In the two-man musical spoof Gutenberg! The Musical!, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With limited talent but an unending supply of starry-eyed enthusiasm, Bud Davenport and Doug Simon sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will provide the necessary capital and give them a Broadway contract – and fulfill their ill-advised dreams. Starring NYC actors Jacob Pressley and Michael Santora (from JTC’s Witness for the Prosecution).
JACOB PRESSLEY (Bud Davenport) Jacob is thrilled to dispel rumors of his retirement by returning to the stage for JTCs first annual Summer Theater Festival. Jacob received his BFA in Theater Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He’s been seen in many concerts in NYC at 54 Below and The Town Hall. Favorite stage credits include Bobby Strong in Urinetown, Conductor in The Polar Express, Olin Britt (Quartet Bass) in The Music Man. If you’re a Broadway producer reading this, please produce mine and Doug’s show!!
MICHAEL SANTORA (Doug Simon) graduated from Tulane University with a BFA in Theatre and will be graduating from The University of Idaho with an MFA in Theatre this Fall! National Tours: Annie, Flashdance, and Million Dollar Quartet. Off Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Dwight), The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking (Narrator). Favorite roles include Harold Hill (The Music Man), Sam Phillips (Million Dollar Quartet) Don Lockwood (Singin’ in the Rain) and Will Rogers (The Will Rogers Follies). He last appeared at Judson Theatre Company in Witness for the Prosecution. All my love to Kim, Ronald, and my Mom, who always holds a special place in my heart.
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com
BUYER & CELLAR
by Jonathan Tolins
AUGUST 5-14, 2022
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California home. An outrageous comedy fantasia about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. Entertainment Weekly raved, “Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta’!” Broadcast on PBS in 2016.
JAMES CELLA (Alex More) James is delighted to be back at Judson Theatre Company for Buyer and Cellar. Other JTC credits include Witness for the Prosecution and Twelve Angry Men. Thank you to Morgan, Daniel and the entire Judson team for making this possible. Love to Matt, Bridge, and my wonderful family. Thank you for supporting live professional theater in your local community.
BUYER & CELLAR is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by
Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman
Dede Harris Lorie Cowen Levy Beth Smith
AUGUST 19-28, 2022
A 3-person musical by the author of Rent, the show tells the story of Jon, an aspiring composer in New York in 1990 who is worried he made the wrong career choice. The film version directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Andrew Garfield debuted in 2021 as a hit with both critics and audiences.
MICHAEL SANTORA (Jon) graduated from Tulane University with a BFA in Theatre and will be graduating from The University of Idaho with an MFA in Theatre this Fall! National Tours: Annie, Flashdance, and Million Dollar Quartet. Off Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Dwight), The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking (Narrator). Favorite roles include Harold Hill (The Music Man), Sam Phillips (Million Dollar Quartet) Don Lockwood (Singin’ in the Rain) and Will Rogers (The Will Rogers Follies). He last appeared at Judson Theatre Company in Witness for the Prosecution. All my love to Kim, Ronald, and my Mom, who always holds a special place in my heart.
DANIELLE STANDIFER (Susan) is thrilled to be making her Judson Theatre Company debut, and is so excited to be a part of JTC’s first annual Summer Theatre Festival! Danielle graduated from NYU Tisch where she received her BFA in Drama. Favorite credits include Vanities: The Musical (Joanne), Head Over Heels (Philoclea), A Chorus Line (Maggie), and Very Good Eddie (Georgina Kettle). Thanks to her family for their endless love and support. www.daniellestandifer.com
DREW H. WELLS (Michael) recently finished a contract in Charleston, SC, playing various roles including Charlie Price in Kinky Boots. Among his other credits are Jack (Into the Woods), Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables), Peter (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Gabe (next to normal). He received his BFA from East Carolina University in 2019 and is happy to be performing in North Carolina once again. Drew enjoys calisthenics, food, and guitar.
tick, tick…BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
All three productions in JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival are recommended for ages 13 and up; these shows feature strong language and adult themes and are not appropriate for young children. Everyone attending the performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
All performances at:
McPherson Theatre at BPAC (Bradshaw Performing Arts Center)
3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374
on the campus of Sandhills Community College