book by Terrence McNally
music and lyrics by David Yazbek
based on the motion picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo
directed by Joe Deer
music direction by Sean Michael Flowers
In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing the local women’s wild enthusiasm for touring Chippendales dancers. Short on time and with little talent or physical appeal, the gang promises their show will be better because they’ll go “the full monty” and bare it all! As they prepare for the big night, they learn to let go of their doubts and insecurities—and their clothes—in this hilarious adaptation of the hit film.
The Schiewetz Foundation | Barbara N. O’Hara | Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr., M.D. | Susan S. Kettering
With Additional Support from
Houser Asphalt and Concrete | Beth and Alan Schaeffer | Miami Valley Fair Housing Center
Terrence McNally (Book) was awarded the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is the winner of Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class (to be produced by The Human Race at the end of this season) and his books for the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman. In 2010, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Terrence McNally’s Nights at the Opera, a three-play festival of his work. His other plays include Mothers and Sons; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; A Perfect Ganesh; Corpus Christi; The Ritz; It’s Only A Play; The Lisbon Traviata; Some Men; The Stendhal Syndrome; Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?; Bad Habits; Deuce; Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams; Unusual Acts of Devotion; Next; Sweet Eros; Witness and his first play, And Things That Go Bump in the Night; which was produced on Broadway in 1964. He has written the librettos for the musicals Catch Me If You Can, The Full Monty, A Man of No Importance, The Rink and The Visit and the opera Dead Man Walking. He won an Emmy Award for Best Drama with his teleplay Andre’s Mother. He wrote the screenplays for Frankie and Johnny, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Ritz. Among his many awards are a Citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, four Drama Desk Awards, three Hull-Warriner Best Play Awards from the Dramatists Guild, two Obies, two Lortel Awards and two Guggenheim Fellowships.
David Yazbek (Music and Lyrics) A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to a career on Broadway. His three shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, received a combined 25 Tony Award nominations with Yazbek being nominated three times for Best Score. The Full Monty won him the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. As a recording artist, Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man (winner NAIRD award, Best Pop Album of the Year),Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and the recent Evil Monkey Man. He also produced the original cast albums of his three Broadway shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the first two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Joe Deer (Director) is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company and has directed a dozen shows here, including Avenue Q, Seussical, Big River and Lend Me a Tenor. He is the Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at Wright State University where he is head of the BFA Musical Theatre program and Director of The Musical Theatre Initiative. Joe also works closely with Muse Machine here in Dayton and is active internationally as a director, choreographer, master teacher and scholar. He is the author of Acting in Musical Theatre (co-author, Rocco Dal Vera), Directing in Musical Theatre and dozens of articles. In a past life, he was an actor, dancer and stage manager on Broadway and on tour in shows such as Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Singin’ in the Rain, The Music Man and The American Dancemachine. Joe is also the newest inductee to the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame and is happy to call Dayton his home.
Sean Michael Flowers (Music Director/Conductor) A proud HRTC Resident Artist, he has been a part of nearly 20 HRTC productions and workshops. Past favorites include Avenue Q; Caroline, or Change; Bat Boy and West Side Story (at the Victoria). He has been featured in The Race’s Musical Theatre Workshops series with Prometheus Dreams (2001), The Trimble Wars (2009) and Guarding Gold Street (2013, penned with fellow Resident Artist Marya Spring Cordes). Sean will be at The Loft again this season as musical director for Master Class. New York: Rags, in concert; The Picture of Dorian Gray and Kaine.
Dionysia Williams (Choreographer) holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Wright State University and is on faculty at BalletMet Dance Academy. Select choreography credits: Les Misérables, Wild Party, Spring Awakening, Three Penny Opera (Wright State); Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, The Wedding Singer, Legally Blonde, Chicago, Cinderella (Columbus Children’s Theatre), and In the Heights (UAHS). Dionysia is also known for her work onstage in touring/regional productions throughout the US, China, and Istanbul. Central Ohio credits: CATCO’s Forbidden Broadway and Short North Stage’s A Chorus Line, Fugitive Songs, Marvelous Wonderettes, Cabaret, and Follies. Special thanks to Joe, Kevin, and MDJ!
Dick Block (Scenic Designer) happily returns to The Human Race, having most recently designed Mame last season as well as Fiddler on the Roof, Avenue Q, Gem of the Ocean, Lend Me a Tenor, Take Me Out and The Tempest previously. As a native, it is always fun to return to Dayton, and a pleasure to work with this exciting company and especially Joe Deer. Dick’s work has been seen at the Virginia Stage Company, Starlight Productions in Pittsburgh, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey. New York credits include Conrack for AMAS (nominated for an AUDELCO Award), Fascinatin’ Rhythms, a tour for Columbia Artists and a new play, Wilson. He is co-author of Scene Design and Stage Lighting, soon to be in its 10th edition. He currently serves as the Associate Head of the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of United Scenic Artists. He received his MFA from Northwestern University.
Janet G. Powell (Costume Designer) Costuming credits for The Human Race Theatre Company include two In-School Tours: A Dickens of a Time and Belch, Bottom and the Boys, and main stage productions of Family Shots (world premiere), Taking Shakespeare (Midwest premiere), Other Desert Cities, Torch Song Trilogy, Avenue Q, Band Geeks!, 8 Track, Permanent Collection and The 39 Steps. She costumed Boeing, Boeing and Parade, both joint productions of CCM and The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. She is a retired Norwood City Schools artistic director/teacher where she directed, designed, and costumed over 150 shows. She is thankful to her husband and children for putting up with many years of theatrical insanity.
John Rensel (Lighting Designer) is the long-term Resident Lighting Designer for The Human Race Theatre Company, Muse Machine, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Pops series and Dayton Opera Association. He also serves as the long-time Technical Director for the Fraze Pavilion and has provided technical advance production coordination, lighting designs, automation programming and performance operation services for many artists and productions that have visited that venue. John also has a diverse dance lighting background, having provided lighting designs and technical production services for many years to The Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Co. John’s national credits included a lighting design package for a National Touring Production of the Elton John/Tim Rice collaboration Aida. Some of his most recent local credits include all the designs for the 2014-15 Human Race Theatre Company’s season at The Loft Theatre; Muse Machine’s productions at the Victoria Theatre and the Dayton Opera Association’s 2014-15 season at the Schuster Center. John freely admits that he often loses his copies of the shows’ script.
Jay Brunner (Sound Designer) is a HRTC veteran, working on Family Shots; Mame; Play It by Heart; Fiddler on the Roof; Next to Normal; Avenue Q; and Red-Blooded, All-American Man as Sound Designer/Conductor/Co-Music Director/Guitarist/Arranger (take your pick). Jay has designed sound/incidental music for countless voiceovers, regional commercials, radio spots, training videos, collegiate theatre projects, marching bands, clubs, and organizations. He owns/runs a professional recording studio, Ardmore Underground with his wife, professional actor/voice-over artist Christine Brunner. Jay performs and records with local groups Uncle Daddy and the Family Secret, Adagio Blue and 21 Ghosts.
Kay Carver (Production Stage Manager) graduated from Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures with a degree in Design/Technology and Stage Management. Her professional credits for The Human Race Theatre Company include Production Stage Manager for 15 productions on the past three Loft seasons, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Victoria Theatre, the 2013 Festival of New Musicals, MTW Dani Girl, Assistant Stage Manager for The Drowsy Chaperone and Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical and Production Assistant for Twelfth Night, The 39 Steps and Ordinary Days. She also served as the Production Stage Manager for the Wright State University/Dayton Philharmonic collaborative production of Bernstein’s Mass at the Schuster Center.
Preston D. McCarthy (Assistant Stage Manager) currently serves full-time as Company Manager for The Human Race Theatre Company. Professional credits include: Stage Manager for the 2015 Festival of New Works production of Mann…and Wife, the 2014 HRTC Musical Theatre Workshop production of Molly Sweeney: A Musical, Assistant Stage Manager for Mame and Play It by Heart with HRTC, the 2014 National Tour of Sweet Charity, Stage Manager for Children of Eden at Interlochen Center for the Arts, as well as Production Assistant for Avenue Q, Under A Red Moon, Managing Maxine and Gem of the Ocean, all with HRTC. Namaste!
Tracey L. Bonner (Susan/Ensemble) is thrilled to join The Fully Monty at The Human Race on a show she has wanted to do for a long time. Tracey works as an Equity performer, choreographer, and director in various venues, currently serving as the Director of Dance at NKU. Tours: A Chorus Line, Show Boat (Ellie). Regional: West Side Story (Anybodys), Sweet Charity (Charity u/s), South Pacific (Nellie), Crazy for You, Pippin (Manson Trio). Choreographer and/or Director: Rent (KCT), Into the Woods (Laguna Beach, CA), The Wedding Singer, Chess, West Side Story, Sweet Charity (Santa Rosa, CA). Thanks for supporting the Arts!!
Deb Colvin-Tener (Jeanette Burmeister) is a UNC School of the Arts alum and proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company. Human Race performances include: Romance/Romance, Beehive and Quilters at The Victoria, Best of Broadway with the Dayton Philharmonic at the Schuster, Dirty Blonde, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Seussical, Lend Me a Tenor and Torch Song Trilogy (u/s Mrs. Beckoff/ Lady Blues) at The Loft, and Play It Cool, A Christmas Memory, Voice of the City and Weird Romance for the Human Race’s Festival of New Works. Deb is a co-founder of Short North Stage in Columbus, where she recently starred as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in I’ll Eat You Last. She currently appears with the exotica band ¡Superfez! Thanks to Joe and Kevin. Love to Jack and Tony.
Jamie Cordes (Harold Nichols) Recent Human Race Theatre performances include: Beauregarde J.P. Burnside in Mame, Ed in Torch Song Trilogy, Dan in Next to Normal, Major David Marshall in right next to me, Jason in Ordinary Days, the Duke/Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha and several Theatre Workshop productions. Other regional productions: LaMarcus in Guarding Gold Street (The Puzzle NYC), Gaston Lachaille in Gigi (Rockwell Productions), Man 1 in Oh, Coward! (Ohio Shakespeare Festival), Ben Stone in Follies in Concert (Short North Stage), and Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off (Theatre on the Hill). Jamie is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures at Wright State University. Many thanks to The Human Race Theatre!
Christopher deProphetis (Jerry Lukowski) is thrilled to make his Human Race debut! National Tours: South Pacific (1st National/ Lincoln Center), Rent (10th Anniversary Cast), Miss Saigon. Favorite Regional: Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Delaware Theatre Co.), Francis in Forever Plaid (Walnut Street), Emmett in Legally Blonde (Westchester B’way), Grantaire in Les Misérables (Pa. Shakespeare Festival), Lt. Shaw in Secret Garden (Stages St. Louis), and Chris in Miss Saigon (bunch of places). Christopher is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting in England.
Peanut Edmonson (Nathan Lukowski) is extremely excited to be back at The Human Race with their production of The Full Monty. Peanut has been performing with professional theatre groups since the age of 8. Past performances include Mame (Young Patrick/Peter); Big, the Musical (Billy Kopecki); and Willy Wonka, Jr. (Mike Teevee) just to name a few. Peanut is also a 2011 Orchid Award Winner for Excellence in a Musical Performance in Seussical the Musical.
Leslie Goddard (Georgie Bukatinsky) is thrilled to be back at The Human Race Theatre! Leslie has performed on Broadway in Hairspray as Brenda/Penny Pingleton (u/s) and was also seen in Jersey Boys as Francine, et al. in Las Vegas. Leslie was awarded the League of Cincinnati Theatres’ Best Actress in a Musical award for her work as Roxie Hart in Chicago at The Carnegie. She has also been seen locally as Caroline in Detroit ’67 and Missy Miller in The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, both at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and Deb in Ordinary Days at Short North Stage in Columbus. At The Human Race, she has performed as Agnes Gooch in Mame and Kenni Flood in Becky’s New Car. Leslie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama from New York University. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Gina Handy (Joanie/Ensemble) is making her Human Race debut. Favorite regional credits include: Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (Short North Stage), Nunsense and Anything Goes (Arizona Broadway Theatre) Company, Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Full Monty (Phoenix Theatre), Seussical (Childsplay) 42nd Street and Swing! (Little Theatre on the Square), and the national tours of A Christmas Carol and Tomas and the Library Lady. She is an active teaching artist for Victoria Theatre Association and is the founding artistic director of Magnolia Theatre Company in Dayton. She has a BFA in musical theatre from Mars Hill University.
Scott Hunt (Teddy/Ensemble) is a writer, director and performer currently residing in New York City. A native Daytonian and proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company, he has performed in over a dozen productions spanning roughly two decades. Other performance credits include the Broadway and National Touring productions of Les Misérables (Marius) and Rent (Mark Cohen), along with numerous other roles in professional productions throughout the United States and across the globe. As a director, he has staged productions for Wright State University (Rent) and Short North Stage in Columbus, OH (Cabaret, Sunset Blvd.). As a writer he was proud to premiere The Great One, his new musical (with composer/lyricist James Higgins and co-writer JJ Tiemeyer).
Jillian Jarrett (Pam Lukowski) is thrilled to make her Human Race debut with this wonderful production! New York: Propaganda: The Musical, Girlfriend from Hell! National Tours: Legally Blonde: The Musical (Paulette Bonafonte) and Annie: 30th Anniversary Tour (Star to Be). Recent Regional: Sister Act: The Musical (Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours/Tina), The Full Monty (Estelle, Vicki and Pam u/s). Jillian is a proud member of AEA. Thanks to Joe and everyone at Human Race. Special thanks to Todd and everyone at ATB! Love to family and my handsome fiancé, Richard_…_I can’t wait to marry you!
Richard Jarrett (Keno/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Dayton to make his Human Race debut. As a graduate of Wright State University, it’s a nice “homecoming” to do a show he loves with some familiar faces, including his fiancée, Jillian! Previous credits include Rock of Ages (Norwegian Cruise Line); Legally Blonde (National Tour); Girlfriend from Hell (NYC concert); The Full Monty (Theatre Aspen, WVPT, & New Harmony); Anything Goes, Aida, The Producers (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Hairspray, Carousel, 42nd Street (West Virginia Public Theatre); and Holland America Line. Thank you Joe, Kevin, and all at Human Race! Hi, Mom & Dad.
Josh Kenney (Ethan Girard) is thrilled to be back performing with The Human Race. He was last seen on The Loft stage as Perchik in the wildly successful production of Fiddler on the Roof. Josh arrives in Dayton having just completed a critically acclaimed run of Godspell at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and upon returning to New York Josh will reprise his role as Jack in Doric Wilson’s _Street Theatre _with TOSOS. Regional: Godspell (WBT), Fiddler on the Roof (HRTC), The Andrews Brothers (Shadowland). New York: Fabulous! The New Musical Comedy (Original Cast; Write Act Rep), Searching for Romeo (NYMF). Josh is grateful for the love and support of his family, especially K, M, and D. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @joshtkenney or visit www.joshkenney.com. Proud member AEA.
Matt Kopec (Malcolm MacGregor) National tour: Elf: The Musical (Buddy, 1st National Tour), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Msr. D’Arque), All Shook Up. Regional: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Prince Herbert, et al.), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Butler/Levi), 42nd Street. Other favorites include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy); Lady, Be Good (Bertie Bassett); Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Originally from Miamisburg, OH, Matt is a proud alumnus of Muse Machine and holds a BFA in Acting, Musical Theatre from Wright State University. Thanks to Joe and The Human Race for this opportunity to return to the Dayton stage and my family and friends for their love and support.
Cassi Mikat (Swing) is a senior musical theatre major at Wright State University. She is thrilled to be returning to The Human Race Theatre Company after appearing in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Jazz Quartet). Other regional and university credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, Les Misérables (Madame Thenardier), Nunsense (Sister Robert Anne), Into the Woods (Florinda), South Pacific (Lead Nurse), Harvey (Betty Chumley), Grand Hotel (Ensemble), and Sweeney Todd (Ensemble). She also sang in concert with Tony Award Winner Leslie Uggams earlier this year. Thanks to Joe, Sean, and Kevin for this opportunity!
Andréa Morales (Estelle/Molly MacGregor/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Human Race Mainstage debut! She has worked nationally as an actor and teaching artist, most recently landing in Ohio. Select regional credits include Parallel Lives (Magnolia Theatre Company), #othello (Human Race), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Richmond Shakespeare Festival), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (ATC), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Harbor County Theatre Festival), A Chorus Line (NightBlue Theatre), and The Blue Room (N2T). Andréa has worked on world premieres including Not Your Generic Latina, The Toymaker’s War, and The Sun Serpent. Andréa served as Company Member for Childsplay (Phoenix), N2T (Phoenix), and Halcyon Theatre (Chicago). She is an Artistic Associate of Magnolia Theatre Company (Dayton). ¡Mi familia es mi vida!
Sonia Perez (Vicki Nichols) is delighted to be playing the role of Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty. Sonia has performed across the United States in such shows as I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Carousel; The Sound of Music; Forum; Two by Two; Man of La Mancha; My Way; Broadway Bound; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Amahl and the Night Visitors; and the world premiere of the operatic trilogy Our Earth with Seattle Opera and Seattle Symphony. She has performed in national tours of Carmen and H.M.S. Pinafore and internationally in Phantom of the Opera. For more information, please visit www.soniaperez.net.
Adam Soniak (Marty/Ensemble/Keno and Ethan U/S) is overjoyed to be returning to The Human Race Theatre Company after appearing in last season’s Mame. Other favorite credits include Riff in West Side Story (Westchester Broadway and International Tour,) Tulsa in Gypsy (Virginia Musical Theatre,) The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse,) and Saturday Night Fever (Merry Go Round Playhouse). BFA from Point Park University. Much love and thanks to Kevin, Tara, Joe, and the whole HRTC team! www.adamsoniak.com
Scott Stoney (Reg/Ensemble) This past July, Scott was seen at the Old Courthouse in his fifth summer of murder trial re-enactments for Dayton History as Defense Attorney John M. Sprigg in Old Case Files: the State of Ohio vs. Mary Knight. Founding Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company, Scott co-directed the sell-out production of Crowns with long-time friend, Debbie Blunden-Diggs. He also appeared as Dwight Babcock in last season’s production of Mame. He is looking forward to this new season and directing Master Class and The Santaland Diaries with fellow Resident Artist Tim Lile. This fall he will also be creating and directing HRTC’s In-School tour for Muse Machine entitled Poetry in Motion.
Richard E. Waits (Noah “Horse” T. Simmons) started his career in a television commercial with the legendary Ginger Rogers! Selected credits: Mama Rose by Mr. Waits, Orchid, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Best of Both Worlds, Beach Blanket Babylon, La Cage aux Folles. Thank you: Agent Eddie Rabon, Human Race Theatre Company, Andrea Gastman, Jose Lares, Alpha Omega Dance Company, Trent Kendall, Paul Castree, Andreas Linardatos, Joe Deer, Edward Simonick. My entire family - Nicole Tucker - Tillery, Gerald Tillery, Nicholas Tillery, Kay Tucker. ”I dedicate my performance to my deceased father, Charles Waits.”
Matt Welsh (Dave Bukatinsky) has been seen in NY as Gary in Oklahomo: The Adventures of Dave and Gary for NYMF, Evelyn Montague in Ampersand, Gordy in The Tragedies, and has appeared as a guest artist at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Favorite roles include The Baker in Into the Woods, Guiteau in Assassins, and Roger in A New Brain. For JHH.