Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne, adapted by Mark Brown
NOV 26 – DEC 21, 2014
in the Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios

The original amazing race. When Phileas Fogg makes an outrageous wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he sets out with his clever servant Passepartout—but his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a criminal on the run. Danger, romance, comedy and theatrical magic mix in this whirlwind adventure for audiences of every age. Directed by Mark Shanahan. For all ages.

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Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00 and 7:00

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Meet the Artists

BRUCE WARREN* (Sir Francis et al.) makes his T2 debut. Most recently, Bruce appeared as a member of the All-Star Broadway Men’s Chorus in the concert of I Am Harvey Milk at Avery Fisher Hall, starring Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth.  Off-Broadway: Farid / Claudio in The Road to Qatar! (York Theatre-–Original Cast Recording).  North American Tours: Uncle Henry / Oz Guard / Nikko, the flying monkey in The Wizard of Oz, Gus / Growl Tiger / Bustopher Jones in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Cats, and Jud Fry U/S in Oklahoma! Select regional credits: Orin Scrivello, et al. in Little Shop of Horrors (Hangar Theatre); Blifil / Susan in Tom Jones by Mark Brown, Sir Robin in Spamalot, William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Florida Studio Theatre); Count Yousekevitch in Fools by Neil Simon (Ocean State Theatre); Franz Liepkind in The Producers, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, (Theatre by the Sea); Adolpho in Drowsy Chaperone, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, and Tateh in Ragtime (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse).  TV: Magnus in Pokémon.  He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.

CAMERON FOLMAR* (Detective Fix et al.) makes his T2 debut. He has previously appeared at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC as an Affiliated Artist in Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, An Ideal Husband, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear. He appeared on Broadway in The 39 Steps and Off-Broadway in The 39 Steps, Volpone, The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Five by Tenn and Waiting for Godot. His regional credits include The Habit of Art, (Studio Theatre); Five by Tenn (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts); The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Don Juan (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Scapin (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); The Tempest (McCarter Theatre Center); and The Mousetrap (Studio Arena Theatre). Television credits include Law & Order and Conviction. He also lent his voice to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

MASON AZBILL (Passepartout et al.) returns to T2, where he previously appeared as Charles in Sons of the Prophet and in the 2012 Arkansas New Play Festival. He is completing his BA in Drama at the University of Arkansas, where his credits include Moritz in Spring Awakening, Schindler in 33 Variations, Mikey in Up, and Anon in Anon(ymous).

ANISSA FELIX (Aouda et al.) makes her T2 debut. Regional credits include Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Hangar Theatre); Featured Ensemble in Gods and Kings (Other Mirror Theatre); and Woman in The Capitol Plays (Lone Star Theatre Co.). Television credits include Rose in Over My Dead Body (Discovery I.D).  She holds a B.A in Theatre from The University of Mary Washington.

GIL BRADY* (Phileas Fogg) makes his T2 debut. Recently he appeared in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Off-Broadway: National Pastime (The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre). National Tour: Annie. Regional: credits include five shows at Florida Studio Theatre including I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, and Spamalot; Grease (Fulton Theatre, Mill Mountain); Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Cape Fear Regional); Rabbit Hole (Human Race); The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre); The Crucible, The Comedy of Errors (North Carolina Shakespeare); Around The World in 80 Days, Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre); Hello, Dolly (Westchester Broadway Theatre); “Dream, Dream, Dream” in Atlantic City; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Syracuse Stage). Dozens of readings and workshops including the new musical Ripper at New World Stages. TV: All My Children and Law and Order: SVU. B.F.A. Syracuse University.

SEAN HAGERTY (Composer, Foley Artist) makes his T2 debut.  He is a sound designer, violinist, and composer based in New York City. Off-Broadway credits include sound design for The Anthem (Culture Project) and Around the World in 80 Days (New 45th Street Theater). On Broadway, he arranged “Rhapsody in Blood” for the cast of Sweeney Todd for the 2006 Easter Bonnet Competition. Other notable NYC projects include Then She Fell (Bessie Award - Third Rail Projects); Symphony of Shadows (Rachel Klein Ensemble); The Fall to Earth (InProximity); Inner Voices (Premieres), 4Chambers (Jody Oberfelder); Foreign Bodies, and Faith (Poetic Theater). Regional productions include Red (Hangar Theater), Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Rep, Weston Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Florida Rep, Depot Theater) and Mrs. Mannerly (MRT). He is the recipient of a New Music USA grant for original music in 2013 and 2014 for Third Rail Projects’ Roadside Attraction and The End of the World.

ASHTYN NILSEN (Foley Artist) makes her T2 debut.  She performs frequently around Northwest Arkansas with Farmer & The Markets, The Sisters Sweet, Ozarka Orkestra and  Candy Lee and the Sweets. She is a mathematics and earth science major attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

MARK SHANAHAN (Director) makes his T2 directing debut. He recently directed the World Premiere of Mark Brown’s Tom Jones at The Florida Studio Theatre. His work has been seen at The Alley Theatre (The 39 Steps, Suicide Club); The Hangar Theatre (Other Desert Cities); George Street Playhouse (39 Steps); Fulton Theatre (Gaslight); Weston Playhouse (Hound Of The Baskervilles); Penguin Rep (The Savannah Disputation, Woman In Black,The Farm); Cape Playhouse (No Way To Treat A Lady, Some Enchanted Evening); Merrimack Rep (Mrs Mannerly); Florida Rep, NJ Rep, and many more. New York acting credits include Broadway’s The 39 Steps (The Cort Theatre); Checkers (Vineyard Theatre directed by Terry Kinney); Tryst, The Shaughraun (Irish Repertory Theatre);  As Bees In Honey Drown (Lucille Lortel ); Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Roundabout); The Internationalist (45 Bleecker, Fairfield Theatre Company) and more. Regional: Journey’s End,  Sedition, Around The World In 80 Days, David Copperfield (Westport Country Playhouse directed by Anne Keefe and Joanne Woodward);Tryst (WCP, Merrimack Rep, Hartford Theatreworks); Hitchcock Blonde, Witness For The Prosecution, Treasure Island, The Hollow, Harvey (Alley Theatre); Dial M For Murder (Fulton Opera House); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Hartford Theatreworks); The West End Horror (Bay Street, Pioneer Theatre); One Foot On The Floor (Denver Center ); Andromeda Shack (Kennedy Center) and others.  Film includes Kill Me, Safe Men, Bug, Kinsey Three, Endsville, Mad About Harry. TV: David Letterman, All My Children. BA from Brown University and MA from Fordham University, where he serves on the faculty.

 

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