Titanic, the Musical

March 17 - 19, 2011
Show Times: 7:30, with a 1:00 Matinee on Saturday.
The sinking of the TITANIC in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of this century. A total of 1,517 souls-men, women and children-lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world-called, in fact, the "unsinkable" ship-should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night's events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of "progress" had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress? Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship's classes was revealed-all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned-there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values. It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night. The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship-of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure-but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the TITANIC herself. -Peter Stone (Author, Titanic the Musical)
Officers and Crew
Captain E.J. Smith Sam Silbiger
First Officer William Murdoch George Horning
Second Officer Charlotte Lightoller Claudia Deeg
Third Officer William Pitman Angel Sigala
Stoker Frederick Barrett Ronnie Keller
Radioman Harold Bride Bryan Hoffman
First Class Steward Henry Etches Brian Jedinak
Lookout Frederick Fleet Brandon Ensley
Quartermaster Roberta Hitchens Sherrell Gray
Fourth Officer Josey Boxhal Bonnie Gross
Chief Engineer Joseph Bell Dave Pontari
Orchestra Leader Wallace Hartley Josh Rosen
Bandsman Bricoux Justin Burkett
Bandsman Taylor Jess Sciarrone
Bellboy Josh McMaster
Stevedore Nikki Mann
Damicos - Dance Inst. Angel Sigala Alexa Milano
First Class Passengers
J. Bruce Ismay Ben Walker
Thomas Andrews Ajibola Rivers
Isador Straus Charlie Tabachnick
Ida Straus Brynne Travis
JJ Astor Dominic Antenucci
Madeline Astor Charlett McMurray
Benjamin Guggenheim Drew McKeown
Mme. Aubert Jess Goldberg
John B. Thayer Michael Tsoubanos
Marion Thayer Melanie Schiel
Jack Thayer Luke Engel
George Widener Teddy Slagle
Eleanor Widener Brittni Fine
Charlotte Cardoza Jamie Brooke
JH Rogers Louie Wein
The Major David Strouse
Edith Corse Evans Laura Culp
Second Class Passengers
Charles Clarke Bobby Slagle
Caroline Neville Nichole Capizzi
Edgar Beane Joey Nutinsky
Alice Beane Alex Gera
Third Class Passengers
Kate McGowan Kelsey Plona
Kate Murphey Kelly Letter
Kate Mullins Laura Pontari
Jim Farrell Brendan Mooney
Ensemble Tamara Biddle
Megan Boris
Lauren Bryant
Christine Chung
Madison Milano
Alex Rocca
Esther Rosen
Sammy Schwartz
Sky Wenhold
Shift Crew
Set Construction
Scenic Design
Costumes &  Effects
(fitting and sewing)
Makeup, Hair & Wigs
Program Layout Jeannette Klarman, Jennifer Klarman
Director Mickey Engel
Assistant Director Val Collado
Music Director Richard Wilhelm
Technical Directors Jeff Yeagle Rich Evan
Production Manager Jen Klarman
Choreographers Beth Novelli Megan Novelli
Acting Coach Melissa Downer
Acting Coach Brian Weiner
Assistant Music Director Corrine Grosser
Costumes Barb Sharavsky
Scenic Design Paul Marro
Lighting Director Jordan Sones
Sound Director Steve Hutchens
Conductor Richard Wilhelm
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola Elise Derewitz
Reed 1
Reed 2
Reed 3
Reed 4
Reed 5
Horn 1
Horn 2
Trumpet 1 Marty Weisberg
Trumpet 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Percussion 2