[title of show]
February 23 - March 4
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights.
Photos courtesy of Peter Ringenberg.
Joe B Russo - Hunter
Nathan Kistler - Jeff
Hannah Efsits - Heidi
Lisa Blodgett - Susan
Sarah Holaway - Heidi/Susan Swing
Braden Allison - Hunter/Jeff Swing
Directed by Mark Kosten and Music Directed by Aaron Albin
JOE B RUSSO (HUNTER)
Joe is thrilled to be making his Art 4 debut as Hunter in [title of show]. Born and raised in Fairbanks, AK, Joe has been teaching and performing in South Bend since September 2016. Most recently, you may have seen him in Shakescenes: After Hours (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival) performing in The Moonshine Cometh. Other credits include Shrek in Shrek: the Musical (Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre), Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Brian in Avenue Q (University of Pennsylvania). Joe would like to thank his South Bend Shakespeare family for their love and support.
NATHAN KISTLER (JEFF)
Nathan is excited to be performing the role of Jeff in [title of show]. Mr. Kistler enjoys performing in both classical and theatrical settings. Previous credits include the roles of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Arpad Laslow in She Loves Me, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Recently, Nathan performed the role of Papageno from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (OperaND) and is currently finishing up a Masters Degree in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame. Nathan is excited to be making a return to music theater after several years of absence and he would like to thank Art 4 for this wonderful opportunity.
HANNAH EFSITS (HEIDI)
Hannah is thrilled to be making her Art 4 debut as Heidi in [title of show]. Other credits include Jan in Grease, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, and Hello Dolly (Premier Arts), A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Jack’s Mom in Into the Woods (Vanguard University), and various roles while touring with The Young Americans International Music Outreach Tour. Hannah would like to thank her cat, Matilda, and her friends and family who constantly support her and push her to be more (that’s you, mom).
LISA BLODGETT (SUSAN)
Lisa has been acting since she was 6 years old. Some of her shows include, Connie in Tony and Tina’s Wedding (off-Broadway), Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof, Johnna in August:Osage County (South Bend Civic Theatre), Ensemble/Intern Bye Bye Birdie (Amish Acres). She would like to dedicate this performance to her Mom and Dad; thank you for helping me never lose sight of my dreams!