The World Goes 'RoundMusic by John Kander & Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman & David Thompson
Filled with humor, romance, drama, and nonstop melody this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.
Featuring songs “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe this Time,” “Cabaret,” and “New York, New York.”
Taprena Michelle Augustine*
CAREY ANDERSON FST debut. Carey has starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia (Sophie) and Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy). She has toured Japan as ‘Belle’ in Beauty and the Beast with The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of Carey’s favorite roles in regional theaters include Our Town (Emily), All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed), Spitfire Grill (Percy) and The Last Five Years (Cathy). Carey’s debut album, Woken Up, is available on iTunes.
TAPRENA MICHELLE AUGUSTINE Broadway and National Tours: The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple (Shug Avery, Best Featured Actress in a Touring Musical 2011), The Pajama Game. Off Broadway: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Lead Understudy). Favorite Regionals: Caroline or Change (Dotty), Little Shop of Horrors (Suzi Award Nominee), West Side Story, Cats, SWING!, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies. Graduate of The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and Indiana University. www.taprena.com
LAUREN BLACKMAN FST debut. Off-Broadway: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Jill), Next Thing You Know (Lisa), The Chocolate Soldier. Some of her other favorite roles include Claudia in NINE, Kathy Seldon in Singin’ In The Rain, Betty in Sunset Boulevard, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Sheila in A Chorus Line, and soon to play the title role in Mary Poppins! Lauren can also be heard on the original cast recording of Next Thing You Know.
ZAK EDWARDS is thrilled to make his FST debut in one of his favorite roles. Other credits include Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Melanie (yes, Melanie) in Yank! (Off- Broadway), Tin Man in Wizard of Oz, Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar, No, No, Nanette (City Center Encores, with Rosie O’Donnell and Beth Leavel), and the first national tour of Young Frankenstein.
PETER GOSIK Most recently seen as Enjolras in Les Miserables at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, Peter has previously toured with The Wizard Of Oz (Tin Man) and We The People (George Washington), appeared regionally in The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N Furter), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), and Picnic (Hal), and workshopped new musicals with directors Jerry Zaks and Tony Stevens. Peter is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan. www.petergosik.com
Director | Gabriel Barre
Choreographer | DJ Gray
Music Director | Frank Lindquist
Scenic Designer | April Soroko
Costume Designer | April Soroko
Lighting Designer | Rob Perry
Sound Designer | Marshall Simmons
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
* Member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
Piano | Frank Lindquist
Synth | Christine Allen Bruno
Reeds | Tom Ellison
Drums | Tony Bruno