A House Divided

Meet the authors

Special Opening Weekend Talkbacks!
 
Join the authors and James Mundy, Director of Education and Programming at the Union League of Philadelphia for a Q&A about the making of A House Divided, and the historical events it depicts.  Talks will begin at 7:30 for the evening performances on May 4 and 5, and after the matinee on May 6
 
 

A House Divided

 

May 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 – 2018
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Michael J. Salmanson, Maureen Kane Berg and Thomas C. Berg

A world premiere! Drawing on real events, this musical provides an intimate look at the Lincoln family’s personal and political struggles during their White House years.  Despite enormous odds, personal loss and political intrigues, the Lincolns overcome their divided “houses”  (family, cabinet and country), relying on their love, wit, wisdom, strength of  conviction, and the help of unlikely allies.  The story of Lincoln’s and our nation’s ultimate triumph, and the tragedy of his still-unfinished legacy, will touch your heart and mind.    

 

Director:                   Michael Salmanson

Vocal Director:         Talia Yellin Fisher 

Orchestra Director:   Jim Speer

 

CAST:

Abraham Lincoln           Danny Seifert
Mary Lincoln                  Megan Keiser
Robert Lincoln               Christopher Betzler
Willie Lincoln                 Kai Sherman
Tad Lincoln                     Sam Heft
Elizabeth Keckley          Blessing Osazuwa
Wm. Seward                   Randall Frame
Salmon Chase                John Cochrane, jr.
Kate Chase                      Gabriella Grosso
John Wilkes Booth        Mark Urmson
Narrator Keckley           Muneera Walker 
 
Ensemble:
 
Gary Bullock
Sally Foster-Chang
Lisa Franks
Melanie Jones
William McVail
Andrea Ogle
Rich Pogolowitz
Dakota Seifert
Quintin Seifert
River Seifert
Moss Stern
 
 

Sister Act

March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 – 2018
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater

CAST:

Deloris Van Cartier:   Kyleen Shaw
 
Mother Superior:   Barbara Sherman
 
Sister Mary Robert:   Megan Smith
 
Sister Mary Patrick:   Laura Cilia
 
Sister Mary Lazarus:   Danielle Lachall
 
Monsignor O’Hara:   Bob Monroe
 
Curtis:   Alfred Lance
 
Eddie:   Chris DiMeo
 
TJ :   Ever Hanna
 
Joey:   Christopher Betzler
 
Pablo:   Glen Haber
 
Sister Mary Martin-of Tours:   Ellie Knickman
 
Sister Mary Theresa:   Liz Brennan
 
Michelle/Nun Ensemble:   Talitha Trofa
 
Tina/Nun Ensemble:   Erin Heisey
 
Ernie/Nun Ensemble:   Ryan Coffey Keaton
 
Nun Ensemble:   Hannah Weissmann
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kristen Danley
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kate Reynolds
 
Nun Ensemble:   Renee Grant
 
Nun Ensemble:  Crystal Nielsen
 
 
 

Director:   Michael Sherman

Music Director:  Raquel Garcia

Choreographer:  Maggie Szeder

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 – 2017
Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Director: Barbara Burke Sherman

Music Director: Raquel Garcia        

Choreographer: Tami Cohen Dimmerman

CAST LIST

Character Names Cast Member
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget Danny Seifert
Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr James Hitchens Michael Sherman
Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead John Cochrane 
Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe Christopher Betzler
Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker Todd Barton
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax Andrew Kelleher
Deputy / Mr. Nick Cricker II Vince Vuono
James Throttle / Horace / Stage Manager Chuck Moore
Citizen of Cloisterham / Alfred Grumple Mike Salmanson
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting Megan Keiser
Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine Marie Spidale 
Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock Linda Galati Hunt
Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover Gabrielle Grosso
Wendy (Moonfall Quartet) / Miss Isabel Yearsley Rachel Pogolowitz
Beatrice (Moonfall Quartet) / Ballet Dancer /Miss Florence Gill Maggie Szeder
Townsperson / Miss Violet Balfour Carmen Walton
Townsperson / Miss Mathilda Kirkby Ellie Knickerman 
Townsperson/ Ballet Dancer / Miss Gwendolen Pynn Chloe Sierka