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finally it can be told!

posted by bill on March 13, 2008, at 11:07 am | filed under news, productions, shows, side show | no comments »

Corn Stock Theatre
Peoria, IL

phone: (309)676-2196

March 7-9th, 13th-15th, 2008
March 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th at 7:30 pm
March 9th at 2:30 pm

cost: $14-adults, $10-students 18 and under

The Central Illinois Regional Premiere of the musical SIDE SHOW, directed by Chip Joyce

Tickets are on sale NOW! Seating is limited!

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT-You don’t want to miss this special event!

Violet Hilton-Laura Weaver Hughes
Daisy Hilton-Dedra Schertz
Terry Connor-Adam Sitton
Buddy Foster-Josh Kensinger
Jake-Bryan Blanks
The Boss-Bruce Weise

Fortune Teller-Angela Manasco
Bearded Lady-Jeremy Kelly
Geek- Damon Hackett
Sheik-Jeff Myers
Harem Girls-Ingrid Mooney, Megan Bowen, Clarissa Childs
Fakir- Alex Guerrero
Snake Lady-Susie Meaker
Sixth Exhibit-Rachel Wooden
Reptile Man-Matthew Stubbs
Dolly Dimples-Sarah Hanlon

Roustabouts-Derek Pitzer, Wes McKinney, Jimmy Ulrich, Steve Katz

posted by bill on March 12, 2008, at 10:48 am | filed under news, productions, side show | no comments »

the first high school production of “Lucky Duck” will happen at Sunny Hills High School in fullerton, california, march 12 -14 …

 here are the details:

1801 Warburton Way
Fullerton, California   92833

phone: 714 626-4200

March 12, March 13, March 14, 2008


cost: $9.00

Mary Krell-Oishi – Director
Janice Krell – Dance Choreographer

Alex Geringer(Serena)
Eric Ryu(Wolf)
Andrew Kim(Drake)
Becki Wert(Mrs. Mallard)
Jennessa Chan(Millicent Mallard)
Kelley Kim(Mildred Mallard)
Jennifer Huang(Sally Storkola)
Josh Fulmer(King)
Natalie Feldbusch(Queen)
Ryan Ortega(Carl Coyote)
Jonathan Kim(Clem Coyote)
Nathan Bernabe(Armand Dillo)

submitted by: Eric Ryu (

posted by bill on February 18, 2008, at 8:43 am | filed under lucky duck, productions | 1 comment »

05  Jan

i’m happy to announce the extraordinary cast for


The Story of Boonah, the Tree-Climbing Frog

which will have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. February 7-10 as part of their Japan Festival …

the project was conceived by director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures at Studio 54) and is an adaptation of a well-loved story by Mizukami Tsutomu, music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show) and book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) here’s a link to the Kennedy Center website info about the show and to purchase tickets (there are only 4 performances open to the public and 2 of those are already sold out):

here’s the cast in alphabetical order (unless otherwise noted, all credits are Broadway):  Jill Abramovitz (Martin Short:  Fame Becomes Me), Stanley Bahorek (Spelling Bee), Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd), Jonathan Hammond (The Light in the Piazza, national tour), Deborah Lew (Beauty and the Beast), David McDonald (Mamma Mia),  Lillias White (The Life — Tony Award), Michael Leon Wooley (Dreamgirls, film) …

creative staff includes:  Aaron Fischer (musical direction), Sam Davis (orchestrations), Jesse Vargas (vocal arrangements) Darren Lee (choreography), Neil Patel (sets), Don Holder (lighting), Angela Wendt (costumes), Haruka Fujii (percussion), Alan Muraoka (assistant director) and Jason Daunter (stage manager), Telsey & Co. (Rachel Hoffman, Joe Longworth, casting)  Gorgeous Entertainment (Michael Wolk, Kumiko Yoshii) is producing in association with the Kennedy Center …

posted by bill on January 5, 2008, at 11:10 am | filed under productions, up in the air | no comments »

i’m happy to share the news that henry krieger and i have been commissioned by the kennedy center to write a new musical as part of their upcoming japan festival which will happen in february … it’s called

up in the air

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posted by bill on October 8, 2007, at 1:00 am | filed under productions, up in the air | no comments »