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Indiana Festival Theatre: Solana

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Solana
(formerly titled Happily Ever Chloe)

By Grammy Award-nominated
Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid
Directed by George Pinney
Musical Direction by Ray Fellman

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August 16-18 at 7:30 pm
August 19 at 2:00 pm

Wells-Metz Theatre

 

 

Synopsis

“A very funny, gracefully executed, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching show.” George Walker, WFIU

If you saw this Premiere Musicals workshop offering last August, you won't want to miss it this time around. Last season we were able to work through Act I with a little tease about Act II. This season you will see the whole story unfold. Adopted Asian-American Chloe Ellsworth finishes college and returns home to her family farm in Middle Valley, Indiana, but her royal birth family demands that she immediately return to her native land to take her place on the throne. This life-altering disruption sends her on a fairy-tale journey, that reveals her true identity and her true place in the world.

Michael Heitzman and Ilene ReidMichael Heitzman and Ilene Reid are the Grammy-nominated songwriters of Throw That Girl Around from the Broadway musical Swing! Their musical Bingo (The Winning Musical) had a successful Off-Broadway run and continues to have numerous productions nationally and internationally. It was honored with the 2007 Bay Area Critics Association Award for Best Musical. Their critically acclaimed musical, Vices: A Love Story, was produced at the Caldwell Theatre where it was nominated for eight 2010 Carbonell Awards including Best New Work and Best Musical. Vices: A Love Story, the musical that Variety called “a minor miracle…a sensual celebration,” has received multiple regional productions and is planning a New York run.  In addition to having several TV and film scripts in development, Mr. Heitzman and Ms. Reid wrote for the NBC series Just Deal, and their sitcom Scott Free, developed with Barbra Streisand’s production company Barwood Films and Kelsey Grammer’s production company Grammnet, was purchased by Paramount Pictures. Their new You Tube series “Going Up” features Broadway singers performing their material and will be launched in the fall.  They are both proud members of The Dramatists Guild (2008-2009 Fellows), BMI and the Writer’s Guild of America, East.  Their current develop­ment  of the original musical Solana, with Indiana University Premiere Musicals, is part of a two-year residency with the IU Theatre.  www.heitzmanreid.com

Cast

Charnette Batey (Ensemble)

Cindy Cheung (Regilda)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen (Chloe)

Taylor Crousore (Ensemble)

Aaron Densley (Albert)

Joe Giovannetti (Ensemble)

Satsu Holmes (Ensemble)

Raymond Lee (Makodo)

Herman Sebek (Benjiro)

Hana Slevin (Linnta)

Zach Stewart (Ensemble)

Colin Van Wye (Jake)

Chloe Williamson (Adele)

Brook Wood (Ensemble)

Nat Zegree (Ensemble)


Production Team

George Pinney (Director)

Lee Cromwell (Assistant Director)

Ray Fellman (Music Director)

Evan Rees (Assistant Music Director)

Katie CowanSickmeier (Costume Designer)

Lee Burckes (Lighting Designer)

Colin Shay (Sound Designer)

Trish Hausmann (Stage Manager)

Nicolette Apraez (Assistant Stage Manager/Props Coordinator)