Mission

Chromolume Theatre’s name comes from the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, Sunday in the Park with George, about an artist struggling to make art meaningful in 19th Century France. Chromolume Theatre was founded by two struggling artists in 2003 with its primary mission to present the American musical on an intimate level in an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying way. With growth and change, Chromolume Theatre’s mission has evolved with a new dedication to presenting Broadway’s forgotten gems and off-Broadway’s undiscovered treasured, and shining a light on productions that deserve a second look. Chromolume Theatre also provides opportunity for artists to shine who have not had such an opportunity in the past, as well as a dedication to diverse and multi-cultural casts and crews.

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Edges

Music and Lyrics By Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

june 4 – june 25, 2016
july 22 – july 24, 2016
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Chromolume Theatre makes its return to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2016 with Edges, a song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, James And The Giant Peach) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives. Edges covers such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships.

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Melody Ricketts, Woman 1

 

Melody Ricketts is absolutely thrilled and honored to be making her debut with Chromolume Theatre in what is one of her all-time favorite productions. She moved out to Los Angeles at the age of 18 two years ago; and last autumn, she was cast in her first professional production in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Farmers Alley Theatre. Other than Audrey in Little Shop, some of her favorite past roles include Fantine (Les Miserables), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Jester (Once Upon A Mattress), and Yonah (Children of Eden). She works as a Disney princess for a children’s birthday party company called Smile and A Song Princess Parties and also works as a singer/dancer in Buena Park’s dinner-theater comedy show, Teatro Martini. Other than performing and pursuing her dream to make it to Broadway and into film/television, her passions include writing and photography. For more info, see www.melodyrickets.com.

Shayna Gabrielle, Woman 2

 

Shayna is so excited to be participating in her first fringe show! Other LA theatre credits include: Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Godspeed (Virgin Mary), Nunsense (Sister Leo) and Fantasticks (Louisa). Tours include: National tour of Martha Speaks (Martha) and Disney Cruise Line (Mainstage Performer). Film and TV credits include: Debunked (Bella), Gabriel Gabby (Liz) and Snapped:She Made Me Do It (young Lacey Hirst-Pavek). Shayna would like to thank her mother Lynn, and two amazing godmothers Miriam and Rusty.

Everjohn Feliciano, Man 2

 

Everjohn Feliciano is thrilled to be a part of Chromolume Theatre’s cast of Edges. Most recently, he was seen as Theo in DOMA Theatre Company’s American Idiot, winner of 5 Broadway World Awards. Other theatre credits include: The Apple SistersThe Max Factor FactorRentCabaretPippinAlice in WonderlandRomeo and JulietPirates of Penzance and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Everjohn would like to thank his family and friends for always being there when he needs them the most, and a special thanks to Alex Allen for pushing him to audition for this show! Instagram @NeverJohnny | Facebook @Everjohn Feliciano | Twitter @Everjohn.

Courtney King, Woman 1

 

After bouncing around stages from the Napa Valley area to the island of Manhattan for two years, Courtney is thrilled to be returning to the Los Angeles theatre scene. Favorite roles include Catherine (Proof), Joanne (Rent) and Eponine (Les Mis). Thank you to Lauren and company for the opportunity. Love to Mom, Nana and Jesus. And of course…Go Kings Go!

Caroline Pugliese, Woman 2

 

Caroline Pugliese is delighted to be making her debut with Chromolume Theatre. Favorite credits include NunsenseA…My Name Is AliceLight In The Piazza and City of Angels. She is trained in both long-form and musical improv, and is one half of the musical comedy sketch duo Buzz’s Girlfriend, which has received over 4 million views on YouTube. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Professional Children’s School. She will be performing her solo show A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To 30 at Rockwell Table & Stage this summer.

Andres Ramirez, Man 1

 

Andres Ramirez was introduced to performing at an early age and pursued an artistic education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Pepperdine University, and, finally, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Noteworthy roles include: the titular role in Candide with the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music with the American Conservatory Theater, Luis Rodrigo Griffith in Terrence Blanchard’s Opera in JazzChampion, the dual roles of Uri/Gabriel in the North American premiere of Anya17 and Boy 1/Bill in a double bill of Trouble in Tahiti and A Hand of Bridge with Opera Parallele, Borsa in Rigoletto with Livermore Valley Opera, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with both the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Pepperdine University, the Baker in Into the Woods at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Pepperdine University.

Justin W. Yu, Man 2

 

Justin W. Yu was last seen in the world premiere of The Story of Alice (White Rabbit) at The Matrix Theatre. He recently appeared in Center Theatre Group’s The Christians at the Mark Taper Forum and as part of the Gold Mountain cast for the 2016 ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop at the Wallis. Stage highlights: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee) at Grove Theater Center, Chess (Anatoly) at Conundrum Theatre, Spring Awakening (Otto) and The Producers at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Carmen and Otello at San Francisco Opera, and The King & I at Broadway By The Bay. TV highlights: NBC’s The Winner Is and two VH1 Do Something Awards shows. Backup singing highlights: Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Bareilles, “fun.”, Amber Riley, and Richard Sherman. Training: UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The Groundlings, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. During the daylight hours, Justin manages Location Based Entertainment for Lionsgate. More at: www.justinwyu.com.

Lauren J. Peters, Director

 

Lauren is very proud and excited to be the director of Chromolume Theatre’s production of Edges. Starting at a very young age, Lauren has had a passion for all avenues in theatre. As an actress and singer in her local community musical theatre program, and growing into high school, she has always loved working on shows. Edges is her first go at directing professionally, only having had the opportunity to direct a production of Bang, Bang You’re Dead, as her senior project more than 10 years ago. Lauren has and an amazing and dream fulfilling experience working on this production and truly hopes everyone enjoys the show. She would like to thank her mom for taking her to see her first musical when she was 5, and for always supporting her no matter what it takes. Lauren would also like to thank her wonderful girlfriend, Emily for loving her and reminding her to follow her dreams, and Ksells for always being there for her. Enjoy the show.

Daniel Yokomizo, Musical Director

 

This is Daniel Yokomizo’s first professional theatre production ever—and thus, the first time h’’s gotten to write about himself in the third person! In the past, he’s written and played music for two plays in high school, Colin Campbell’s Golden Prospects and Dracula. More recently, he’s played guitar in several shows with UCLA’s Hooligan Theatre group. He currently is the accompanist for Rolling Hills Preparatory School’s choir. Daniel is very excited to work with the amazing cast and crew of Edges and hopes that you will enjoy the show!

Veronica Vasquez, Stage Manager

 

Veronica Vasquez Started as Assistant Stage Manager to Mara Aguilar for Malibu Playhouse’s LOVE LETTERS with Sam Elliot and Katherine Ross. She then Stage Managed Playwrights Aren’’s @thespeedofJake by Jennifer Maisel, then Stage Managed two Dylan F. Thomas Productions with Center Stage Opera, The Best of Broadway, Vol. II and Cosi Fan Tutte: The School of Lovers. Most recently she Assistant Stage Managed for The Musical Theatre Guild’s production of The Pajama Game at the Alex Theatre.