Saturday, July 8, 2017

"Standby" at the Towle Theater


Standby
A Contemporary Musical

Music by Amy Baer & Keith Robinson
Lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia & Alfred Solis
Book by Mark-Eugene Garcia
Concept by Alfred Solis

Five strangers who meet at the airport, but on standby, for what is to them unknown reasons, at least for all but one. They become a bit perturbed, not knowing how they got there, let alone why they are there. Wouldn't you?

We know, or at least we can feel it at times, the connection we have with other people. You may chalk it up to coincidence, happenstance, fate. If it keeps staring you in the face, you begin thinking more about it. Attempting to resolve that gut feeling of why.

Then, when you find the focus is really on you, not them, your first reaction is denial. When you figure it all out, you become at ease, perhaps understanding, willing to accept. However, only two can leave the airport, so says Peter. All those on Standby, need to decide which two get to leave. The other's fate lies with Peter.

CAST (in order of appearance)

Richard - Kevin Bellamy
Andrew - Quinn Rigg
Samantha - Natalie Rae
Jonathan - Nate Strain
Cynthia - Sarah Jean Mergener
Peter - Dwayne Everett

Believe it or not (and you will know why I say this after you see this musical), this musical is enjoyable. The characters pull at your heart. The expose themselves, and bring out many feelings of life from within us. So bring your tissues . . .






























































































































Production Staff

Director - Jeff Casey 
Vocal/Music Director - Elizabeth Tuazon
Lighting Design - Adrienne Petty
Light Board Operator - Adrienne Petty
Set/Costume Design - Kevin Bellamy
Production Assistant - Nate Taillon

Musicians

Piano - Elizabeth Tuazon
Keyboard - Sandra Tuazon & Lauren Florek
Electric/Acoustic Guitar - Kyle Gilson 
Electric Bass - Aaron Zemelko
Percussion - Roye Robley


Towle Theater
5205 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 937-8780



Thank you to our lead sponsor Purdue University Northwest, and featured sponsor Hammond Urban Enterprise Association for their support of Towle Theater and the arts.

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