Light My FireBy Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins
Arrangements by Jim Prosser
There was one constant in America in the 1960s: change. New musicians, writers, and artists inspired a cultural revolution across the country.
With hits by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more, Light My Fire celebrates the musical soundtrack of one of America’s most turbulent and electrifying decades. Featuring hits from the 60s such as “Somebody to Love,” "California Dreamin'," "Can't Buy Me Love," and "The Times They Are a-Changin'."
Poignant and profound
SETH ELISER is excited to return to FST for Light My Fire. National Tours: The Lightning Thief (2x), The Music Man. Cruises: Disney Magic. Regional: Once (Weston Playhouse/FST/ Northern Stage/ Bucks County Playhouse), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Weston Playhouse), Buddy Holly Story (TBTS), Million Dollar Quartet (Fireside), Hairspray (NCT). Seth can also be found performing in NYC night clubs and cabarets with musical theater writers Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki. Just love one another.
ALAYNA GALLO is grateful to return to FST! Light My Fire will be her third show at FST. She was previously seen in The Wonder Years and Dancing in the Street with the Primadonettes. Her Broadway credits include Tarzan and Jersey Boys. Favorite roles include Eva Peron in Evita, Ellen in Miss Saigon, and Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar. She has also been a part of the Chicago 1st National Tour as well as the Australian and South African companies of Jersey Boys.
DALE OBERMARK is a performer currently based in New York City. He was born and raised just outside of St. Louis, MO. He studied voice and performance at Missouri State University and Webster University. Previous roles include Chad from All Shook Up, Skip from Life Could Be a Dream, and Parpignol from La Bohème.
MARCUS JAMES Passion for music led Marcus from teaching himself the drums as a teenager to attending the Berklee College of Music, where he toured Europe and the USA with his Pop Punk band, Super Prime. Primarily influenced by rock, this multi-genre drummer has performed in Jazz ensembles, Gospel bands, and is currently drumming for Disparager, a Brooklyn and NY-based Metal band. Marcus is also a gifted poet and rapper and is currently working on an EP.
JIM PROSSER This season marks Jim’s 26th season as FST's resident pianist, where he most recently appeared in That’s Amoré! and the Summer Mainstage show Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow. He has arranged and co-developed many shows including: Outlaws and Angels, That’s Amoré!, The Wonder Years, Guitar Girls, Unchained Melodies, Mack the Knife, Blue Suede Shoes, Dancing In The Street, By Gershwin, European Cabaret, That’s Life Again, British Invasion, Too Darn Hot, and Older Than Dirt. He has served as Composer/Music Director for FST’s Education department, writing numerous scores for children’s shows such as Deck the Halls, Androcles and the Lion, RAP-Punzel, The Velveteen Rabbit, and WRITE A PLAY Elementary Tours. Jim is also a Music Director for FST Improv, for which he has played many shows including the improvised musical, When X Meets Y.
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Darren Server
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Michael Cummings
Sound/Projection Designer | Thom Korp
Sound and Light Board Operator | Helena Rankin