Musical Theatre Spring Show "Nine"

Check out a few pictures from Musical Theatre's Spring Show Nine.


NINE is based on Federico Fellini’s iconic and autobiographical film 8 ½.  The story concerns the great film director Guido Contini (the Fellini stand-in) who is facing a personal and artistic crisis on the verge of his fortieth birthday.  As he struggles with what is blocking his new film, he must confront the women of his present and his past. With book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the original 1982 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, won five out of twelveTony awards (including Best Musical). Our production is directed and choreographed by guest artist and former faculty member Tommy Rapley (who previously helmed the Academy’s productions of The Spitfire Grill and Spring Awakening) with musical direction by Michael Kaish, who most recently conducted Ride the Cyclone at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.  The show features all the upperclassmen students of the Department.  

Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Presented with permission from Samuel French, Inc
Musical Direction and Orchestrations by Michael Kaish

Directed by Tommy Rapley
Designed by Andy Robinson
Lighting Design by Ben Dicke
Costumes by Sasha Hildebrand
Dialects by Saren Nofs-Snyder

CAST OF NINE
Guido Contini, a famous film director FREDDY MAURICIO, MARK FINNERTY
Luisa Contini, Guido’s wife AVA SAUNDERS
Carla, Guido’s mistress AVERY GRAY
Liliane La Fleur, Guido’s producer MADISON OLSZEWSKI
Stephanie Necrophorus, American writer and critic TORI WHEELER
Claudia Nardi, an actress and Guido’s muse BRITTANY BARIN
Guido’s Mother FIONA RENTERIA
Saraghina, a prostitute HANNAH DICKERSON
Our Lady of the Spa, owner of the Spa SAMANTHA GLASSE
Maddelena, head of chambermaids ALLY AHERN
Little Guido, age nine KOSTA KAPSALIS
Ensemble (Italians, Germans, Reporters, Mimes, and Folies Girls):
MOLLY BREMER PARIS RICHARDSON
VERONICA BEDRIO HALEY BOLITHON
CALE MANNING MAKAYLA RICO
JACK O’CONNELL RANDELL LEE
EMERSON HART JOHNNY RABE


Stage Crew: SIMONE SOWELL, GRACEE WILLIAMSON,
QUENTIN SANDERS

MUSICIANS:
Michael Kaish, Conductor and PIano
Conor Keelan, Guitar and Mandolin
Kimberly Lawon, Violin
Dan Meinhardt, Woodwinds

Photos by Thomas Mohr Photography.