Streaming April 9th - 11th

Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Directed by Kristin Netzband
Associate Director Alex Stroming
Music Direction by Heidi Herczeg

 

From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Cast

Rachael Armbruster (Deb) is a double major in Musical Theater and Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Most recently she has been seen in The Player’s Guild’s Sister Act (Sr. Mary Martin of Tours), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Narrator), Kent State’s world premiere production of Any Resemblance (Amy Star), and Tintypes (U/S Anna Held) at Porthouse Theater. Previously to that, she has been seen in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Narrator), 9 to 5 (Judy), Pippin (Catherine), Into the Woods (the Witch). Rachael has previously coached for the Color Guard at Waterloo High School, and dances for the world class WGI ensemble, Matrix Performing Arts. This show is especially exciting since it falls right before her Senior Showcase. It is an amazing feeling to be back at home base as she graduates, allowing her musical theater training come full circle.

Michael Burke (U/S Jason)  A graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in Theatre;  recently, he has performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Levi), Chicago, Rock of Ages (Joey Primo), Titanic, Jesus Christ Superstar,  in Next to Normal (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden), The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe (Mr. Beaver),  The Newsies (Oscar Delancey/ Bunsen/ Brooklyn Newsie), Straight White Men (Drew), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), and All Shook Up (Warden).  

Elizabeth Domer (U/S Deb)  is a recent graduate from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre Performance. She has worked throughout Northeast Ohio, including productions at Rubber City Theatre, Millennial Theatre Company, and Shakespeare at the Castle, though this is her first production with The Cassidy Theatre. Favorite credits include Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Twelfth Night (Maria), and Quilters (Jody). Elizabeth enjoys time ‘offstage’ as a music director as well. Much love and gratitude to her family and friends.

Cassey Fye (U/S Claire) is thrilled to be returning to The Cassidy Theatre. Cassey has been involved in a variety of local theatrical productions as an actor, director, and stage manager. Some past credits include; Legally Blonde the Musical (Enid Hoopes) at The Brecksville Theatre, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Assistant Director/US Josie),  Ivy + Bean The Musical (Director) at The Brecksville Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors (Assistant Director) at Heights Youth Theatre, You Can't Take it With You (Essie) at The Cassidy Theatre, Charlotte's Web (Director) and Sleeping Beauty (Director) at The Players Guild Theatre. The Shape of Things (Evelyn) at North Canton Playhouse. 

Logan May (U/S Warren) This is Logan’s first production at Cassidy Theatre, coming from Canton, Ohio, where he has performed at the Canton Players Guild, the North Canton Playhouse, and GlenOak High School. He is currently a Freshman at Marymount Manhattan College, majoring in musical theatre (virtually – for now). He wants to say thank you to all of his friends and family, and is excited to begin bringing theatre back.

Pat Miller (Jason) Cassidy Theatre debut. Blank Canvas Theatre: Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy; Cleveland Critics Circle: Best Actor in a Musical; SCENE Magazine: Best Actor). Beck Center: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT (Patsy; News-Herald: Best Actor in a Musical). Near West Theatre: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo). TV: “NewsDepth” (WVIZ/PBS ideastream Buckeye Beat Host). Love to Tina, Henry, Mom, and Dad. trickmiller.com

Zach Palumbo (Warren) is so glad to have the opportunity to make his Cassidy Theatre debut virtually in this lovely show. He has performed around Northeast Ohio with Cleveland Public Theatre, Karamu House, Blank Canvas Theatre, none too fragile, convergence-continuum, French Creek Theatre, Rubber City Theatre, Near West Theatre, Western Reserve Playhouse, and the BorderLight International Theatre Festival. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University ‘17, where he performed with the Department of Theatre, the CWRU Footlighters, Players’ Theatre Group, and IMPROVment. Love to his family, friends, Nicole, and everyone who has worked to keep theatre alive in quarantine! zach.palumbo.io/

Kelley Wheelock (Claire) is thrilled to make her Cassidy Theatre debut! Offstage she works as a pharmacist, and is a fur mama to an adorable rescue chi-terrier, Lily Bug.  Previous favorite work in northeast Ohio and Houston, Texas includes: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Peter Pan (Wendy), Grease (Sandy), Children of Eden (Yonah), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive).  She would like to thank Cassidy Theatre and the Ordinary Days team for this wonderful opportunity, and sends much love and gratitude to her husband Doug, parents, friend and voice teacher Amanda, family, and friends. Isa. 41:10.

Production Team

Frankie Castrovillari (Technical Director) is so very excited not only to be joining the Cassidy Theatre team for the first time, but also to have the opportunity to work on a show again! Frankie is a project manager at Vincent Lighting Systems by day, and the lighting designer at Players Guild Theatre and Magical Theatre Company by night.  He also serves on the board of The Brecksville Theatre where he often designs both sets and lights. Frankie is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be working with this phenomenally talented group of people. This has been such a wonderful transition back into the theatre world. Recent (pre-COVID) set design credits include Newsies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Sister Act, and Legally Blonde; The Brecksville Theatre, and Stupid F---ing Bird; Translyvania University. Stay safe!

Victor DiAngelo (Editor, GW Creative Videography) is excited to be involved with the Cassidy Theatre once again. He was last seen on the Cassidy stage in Nuncrackers (Fr. Virgil) and hid behind the wall playing drums for Annie.  Professionally, Vic is an Emmy Award winning editor and the Chief Operating Officer for Goldfarb Weber Creative Media, a full service digital video production studio with clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies.  Vic really can’t wait for this whole pandemic thing to end so we can all go back to enjoying theatre as a community again! 

Heidi Herczeg (Music Director) ) is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and production team.  Heidi has been seen music directing and teaching all over northeast Ohio for the last 20 years.  Thank you to Kristin and Mike for the opportunity! 

Amanda Magpoc (Costume Designer and Prop Mistress) is joining the production team for the second time in a virtual fashion. Previous non-virtual credits at Cassidy Theatre include costuming Lend Me a Tenor and Plaid Tidings as well as performing on stage as in Nuncrackers (Sister Hubert). Break a leg to the cast, and a heartfelt thank you to the production team for making shows during this very unusual time possible.

Kristin Netzband (Director): Cassidy Theatre Directorial/Choreography: A Chorus Line, Funny Thing…Forum, Titanic the Musical, Wedding Singer, Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, The Producers, Guys & Dolls. Additional Directorial/Choreography: Chicago, Sister Act, Newsies, Legally Blonde, The Addams Family. Scene Magazine’s Standouts of 2016 for performance as Diana in Next to Normal. Choreography: Toxic Avenger, Oklahoma, 42nd Street, Camelot, South Pacific, Crazy for You, Footloose. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone (2nd National). NYC Credits: Kingdom Come (NYC DUTF), Parker & Dizzy (NYC Fringe), Girl's Night (Off Broadway Closing Cast). Regional: Fulton Theatre, Arizona Broadway, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.  Local: Little Miss Sunshine, Kris Kringle the Musical, Next to Normal, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Me, Jane Eyre, Ragtime, Reefer Madness, among others.   Thank you to Alex, Heidi, the Cassidy Theatre Board,  and this great production team and phenomenal cast. Proud Member Actor’s Equity. Love to my husband Taylor, friends and family for their support! For Mom and Dad. 

Jen Sindyla (Stage Manager) is the resident stage manager and Youth Summer Camp director here at Cassidy. She is an active board member for Independence Community Theater where she is the Youth Summer Camp Director and has directed Once Upon a Mattress, and Godspell.  In addition to Cassidy and ICT, Jen also works with The Brecksville Theatre as the Summer Camp Director and Stage Manager.  Jen has been onstage performing in Nunsense (Sr. Robert Anne) at both ICT and Strongsville Community Theater.  She holds a BA in theater from Baldwin-Wallace.  But theater is just Jen's "hobby job," during the day she works for the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools teaching 4th grade.

Alex Stroming (Associate Director) is thrilled to be working on this “Beautiful” show. She is a director, teaching artist, performer, and writer/composer originally from Washington state. Favorite shows on the directing team include Dance Nation (Dobama Theatre), Almost, Maine (Whitworth University), and co-creating her first original musical, Poetry and Prose. When not doing theatre, you can find Alex adventuring, reading, tutoring math, learning new languages, making complicated drinks like Deb’s at Starbucks, and developing her second musical, Out There, which will be workshopping this summer.

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