Daddy Long Legs
Based on the novel by Jean Webster
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
May 19 – June 17, 2018
Cast & Design Team
Andrew Ruthven (Director) Main Street Theater: (Director) The Revolutionists, Red Hot Patriot, Working, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Putting It Together,A Year with Frog and Toad, Into the Woods, Close Up Space, The Magic School Bus, Live!, Dog Act,It’s Only Life,A Catered Affair, Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), A Number, The Pie Dialogues (World Premiere), (Assistant Director) Caroline, or Change, Nine, (Actor) Mr. Pim Passes By, Urinetown,An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, Comic Potential, Seussical, Oh, Boy!, The Three-Cornered Hat, Lady in the Dark, The Trust, Hay Fever, The Mask of Moriarty, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, The Merchant of Venice, A Year with Frog and Toad, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business; Texas Repertory Theater: (Actor) Company; Unity Theatre: (Director) The Fantasticks, (Actor) Camelot; Theater LaB Houston: (Actor) Passion, Assassins; Queensbury Theatre: (Director) Man of La Mancha; Town Center Theatre: (Director) Sylvia; Tomball College: (Actor) You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; University of Houston: (Director) Nicholas and Alexandra. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston; B.A., University of Texas at Austin.
Debbie Wylie (Musical Director) Main Street Theater: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Duck for President (2016), Lyle the Crocodile; TUTS Audition and Rehearsal Accompanist; Stages Repertory Theatre: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Panto 2013, Sister’s Christmas Catechism; Masquerade Theatre: Jane Eyre; Texas Repertory Theatre: Nunsense, Company, And the World Goes ‘Round; Houston Family Arts Center: Crazy for You, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Les Misérables Student Edition, The Fantasticks; Unity Theatre: Nuncrackers, Little Women; HITS Theatre: Thirteen the Musical, Changing Minds; Foster High School: Evita; Cypress Ranch High School: Shrek, Legally Blonde, Anything Goes; Cypress Falls High School: Grease, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Cypress Ridge High School: Seussical the Musical, Annie; Jersey Village High School: Jekyll and Hyde, Pippin, West Side Story. Film/TV: country music video. Education: high school graduate; 9 years private piano lessons; 2 years private voice lessons. Debbie is a proud member of the Houston Professional Musicians Association.
Matt Harris Andersen* (Jervis Pendleton) Main Street Theater: Enemies, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Theatre Under the Stars: Oliver!; A.D.Players: A Charlie Brown Christmas; Houston Grand Opera: Eugene Onegin; Casa Manana: Jesus Christ Superstar; TexArts: My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra; Asolo Repertory Theatre: Our Betters, Both Your Houses, The Matchmaker, You Can’t Take It With You; Michigan Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard III, Pygmalion, Tartuffe, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing. Education: M.F.A., FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. MattHarrisAndersen.com
Shanae'a Moore (Jerusha Abbott) Main Street Theater: Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Junie B. Jones The Musical, Goodnight Moon (2015), Madeline’s Christmas (Understudy, 2014), Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical, Alice in Wonderland; Theatre Under the Stars: James and the Giant Peach; Classical Theatre Company: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Doll’s House, The Barber of Seville; Stages Repertory Theatre: Xanadu; Unity Theatre: The Syringa Tree, Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, Little Women, You Never Can Tell, The Fantasticks, The Philadelphia Story, The Chalk Garden; A.D.Players: Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird; Queensbury Theatre: Me and Jezebel, Unlock’d; Houston Family Arts Center: Evita; Sam Houston State University: Urinetown, Machinal, Spring Awakening, Pirates of Penzance. Film: Be Not Afraid; Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre. www.shanaeamoore.com
Jonathan Teverbaugh (Jervis Pendleton Understudy) Main Street Theater: Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Holes, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Tour), The Wizard of Oz, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Shrek the Musical, Twelfth Night (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Pippi Longstocking, The Giver, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, Hank the Cowdog and the Case of the Missing Cat (Tour); Theater LaB Houston: Winifred; Sam Houston State University: The Seagull, Once Upon a Mattress, Doubt, Hamlet. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre, Kingwood High School.
Annie Wild (Jerusha Abbott Understudy) Main Street Theater: Debut; Boiling Point Players: Merry Wives of Windsor; Cone Man Running: Three Ladies of Orphington, Five Minute Mile; Theatre Southwest: 13th Annual Reader's Festival; NYC Theatre: By The Shores of Alluvtoomey, Quiet Clock: The Musical, The Waiting Room. Education: B.F.A., The Boston Conservatory. Musical Theatre. www.anniewild.com
J. Mitchell Cronin (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Junie B Jones Is Not A Crook (Tour, including performances at the Hobby Center), A Charlie Brown Christmas,Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, Native Gardens, How I Became a Pirate (Tour, including performances at the Hobby Center), The Revolutionists, Duck for President (2016), RFK, Red Hot Patriot (2016), Harriet the Spy, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, Goodnight Moon, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Prague Shakespeare Company at MST: Much Ado About Nothing, Venus in Fur, Twelfth Night; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Cinderella,Honky Tonk Angels at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Assoc. Design), Panto Wonderful Wizard, Panto Snow Queen: Unfrozen; The Ensemble Theatre: Eighth Day of The Week, Simply Simone*, The First Noel, A Soulful Christmas*; Catastrophic Theatre Company: Small Ball,Tamarie's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets; Classical Theatre Company: The Government Inspector, Enemy of The People, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Bear/ Proposal, The Ghost Sonata; A.D.Players: Balloonacy, Harvey, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web; Horse Head Theatre: The Sonic Life Of A Giant Tortoise,Church; Prohibition Theatre: Glitter, Love Letters,Eat Me, The Jazz Age; Opera in the Heights: The Telephone and the Medium; DiverseWorks: What Shall We Do Next?; B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Theatre Design and Technology; Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. www.JMCdesigns.info.
Liz Freese (Set Design) Main Street Theater: (Set Design) A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Enemies, The Last Wife, The Wizard of Oz, Bunnicula, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Silent Sky, Goodnight Moon, The Magician’s Nephew, Madeline’s Christmas, Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), Arcadia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Afternoon of the Elves, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Bud, Not Buddy, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, The Pie Dialogues (World Premiere), The Light in the Piazza, Caroline, or Change, The Busy World Is Hushed; (Costume Design) Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, If You Give a Pig a Party. Extensive local designs for Houston Grand Opera, Stages Repertory Theatre, Unity Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Texas Repertory Theatre, Sam Houston State University, Rice University Opera, and HCC Southwest. International design credits include Dnepropetrovsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Ukraine), Chelsea Theatre (London), Judi Dench Theatre (London), Bridewell Theatre (London). M.F.A., University of Missouri Kansas City.
Macy Lyne (Costume Design) Macy Lyne is a Houston based freelance costume designer and stylist. Theatre: Main Street Theater: Men On Boats, The Last Wife, Native Gardens, Ramona Quimby, Mockingbird, Duck for President, The Revolutionists, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Love and Information, Close Up Space, Dog Act, The Light in the Piazza, Lyle the Crocodile, Goodnight Moon (2015), Alice in Wonderland; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Blackest Shore, Hunchback Variations, Detroit; Stark Naked Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Body Awareness; Classical Theatre Company: Henry V, Cherry Orchard, Christmas Carol, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi; Stages Repertory Theatre: Bad Jews, Great American Trailer Park Musical, Auntie Mame; Miller Outdoor Theatre: The Addams Family, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Hairspray, Cats; The Ensemble Theatre: From My Hometown, Nacirema Society, King Hedley II; Unity Theatre: Greater Tuna; Utah State University: The Hollow, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Opera: Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: The Barber of Seville, Hansel and Gretel, Albert Herring; HGOco: Strega Nona, From My Mother’s Mother, Court-side. Film/Television: Feature Film: Be Not Afraid, Web Series: Penny Power, ZomBFF (promo shoot.) www.macylyne.com.
Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design)Over 95 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Enemies and Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.
Yezminne Zepeda (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, The Wizard of Oz, Grand Concourse, Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016), The Revolutionists, Bridge to Terabithia; Rogue Productions: Matt and Ben; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto: Cinderella, Honky Tonk Angels: Holiday Spectacular, Panto: Unfrozen, Girls Night, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps and Gowns: The Winter Wonderettes, Patsy Cline; 4th Wall Theatre Company: Reckless, True West, Ho Ho Humbug 1.0, The God Game, A Winter’s Tale, All Girls; The Catastrophic Theatre: Fleaven; Horse Head Theatre Company: The Whale, Among the Thugs, Faultlines; Black Lab Theatre: Bad Jews, Tigers Be Still, Really Really, 4000, Assistance, Chinglish, The Submission, BOOM, Our House; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: King Lear. Education: Columbia College (Chicago).
Lauren S. Evans* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) Men On Boats, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Native Gardens, The Revolutionists, Working, Putting It Together, The Real Thing (2013), Close Up Space, Love Goes to Press, Life Is a Dream, Dog Act, The Coast of Utopia, Blithe Spirit, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Heidi Chronicles, The Doctor's Dilemma, Tomfoolery, Stuart Little (Tour), (Assistant Stage Manager) A Number, Machinal, Caroline, or Change, The Best Man; Theater LaB Houston: (Stage Manager) The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over; Town Center Theatre: (Stage Manager) Julius Caesar, Sylvia; Catastrophic Theatre: (Stage Manager) Life Is Happy and Sad, The Tamarie Cooper Show (2008 & 2009), Big Death and Little Death, (Assistant Stage Manager) Spirits to Enforce, The Strangerer; AEA Showcase: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore; Opera in the Heights: (Stage Manager) Adriana Lecouvreur; Nova Arts Project: (Stage Manager) Hamlet: Re-envisioned, The Bacchae. Education: B.A., University of Houston. Mrs. Evans is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.