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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Hello Again

Music, Lyrics and Book by Michael John LaChuisa

may 5 – may 28, 2017
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Hello Again focuses on a series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th century in non-chronological order. As though seen through the lens of a combination time machine and bawdy, old-time kinescope, Hello Again crisscrosses beds and jumps from decade to decade, intimately examining the painful secrets that drive characters into each other’s arms and towards the bruising effects of reckless passion. Originally premiering at Lincoln Center in 1994, this musical, written by Michael John LaChuisa, makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in nearly a decade.

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Michelle Holmes, Whore

 

This is Michelle’s first show at Chromolume Theatre, and she’s thrilled to be here! Michelle can also currently be seen playing bass and singing in Crown City Theatre’s Roar!, where she most recently appeared as Dona Lucia in I’m Just Wild About Harry, Reverend Mother in Nunsense, and Count Orlok in Nosferatu (Eddon Award – Best Lead Performance/Broadway World Nomination – Best Actress in a Play), a role she will be recreating when the show moves to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. Other selected roles include Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (Ovation Nomination – Best Supporting Actress in a Musical/Stage Raw Nomination – Best Female Comic Performance) and Annas in Jesus Chris Superstar at DOMA Theatre Company, Oatsie Carewe in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at Precinct DTLA, Elizabeth Proctor in Abigail/1702 at International City Theatre, and Helsa Wenzel in The Musical Comdedy Murders of 1940 at Theatre West. She has appeared on TV in such shows as FudgeArrest & TrialGeneral Hospital, and Santa Barbara and can be seen in the new films Chemical Cut (Slamdance Film Festival) and The Impasse of Light. Her songwriting has won Billboard, ASCAP, and Indiegrrl Awards, and her band came in 4th nationally for the Hard Rock Cafe. www.crazyauntmary.com.

Cesar Cipriano, Soldier

 

 

A native New Yorker, Theatre Highlights include: La Cage Aux FollesTommyChessBe Like WaterSweeney ToddEquusRomeo & JulietOthello, & West Side Story. Has been in the National Tours of The King & I, and Miss Saigon. Some Film & TV credits include: Being Mary JaneNew Girl2 Broke GirlsParenthoodDark IntentionsValley of AngelsDie Fighting, and Welcome to Level 7(full list on imdb). Has also appeared in the web series: Pretty DudesIn The MomentCoffee House Chronicles, and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Can also be found on billboards, sides of trucks, print ads, and fitness ads.

Allison Lind, Nurse

 

Upon being born, it took Allison Lind a full six years before she started her professional singing career. As the Granddaughter of one of Vaudeville’s famous Lind brothers, some of her earliest memories are of performing with her family. Allison was also a Children’s Chorus member and soloist at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for eight years. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Music Theatre program as well as The Second City Training Center specializing in music improv, Allison has appeared in numerous musicals in both Chicago and New York. She especially enjoys time spent in the studio, lending her original songs and her voice to pop/rock recordings. After moving to LA, Allison made her network TV debut last year on USA’s Satisfaction. Alongside her pursuit of TV/Film acting, Allison aspires to spend more time on her singer/songwriter-ing, writing, and philanthropic endeavors. Allison is delighted at the chance to play such a gift of a role for her first jump into LA theatre. Thanks to the whole Chromulume/Hello Again family. And eternal gratitude to her wonderful family — M&D, J, B, & Mabel, BDog, & Noah, with whom she treasures getting to share a Hello Again each day.

Bretten M. Popiel, College Boy, Choreographer

 

Bretten is excited to not only be making his Chromolume Theatre debut but also his LA Debut! Originally from New Jersey, Bretten grew up on the lovely Jersey Shore where he was spoiled with the best bagels and pizza ever. In 2013, he graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Biology and Math with the hopes of combining his two passions, theater and science, to become the next Bill Nye. Much like the rest of his life, this is still a work in progress. He currently works as an IT Consultant with the consulting firm, Bluewolf, an IBM Company. Favorite past acting credits include the Artful Dodger/Dance Captain (Oliver – 2017 BroadwayWorld.com Award Best Supporting Actor Nomination), Carnival Boy/Dance Captain (Carousel) – Little Radical Theatrics, Waitstaff/Gangster #2 U/S (Drowsy Chaperone) – CRS Theater Company, Dance Ensemble (Me and My Girl – Original Broadway Choreography), Ensemble/Dance Captain (Kiss Me Kate) – Longwood Players. Favorite past choreography credits include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (2017 BroadwayWorld.com Awards Best Choreography), GreaseYoung Frankenstein, and Wedding Singer (Assistant Choreographer). Much love to Teddy, Mom, Dad, and all my friends and family back East!

Sarah Randall Hunt, Young Housewife

 

Sarah Randall Hunt is thrilled to be performing her first LaChiusa and honored to be working with The Chromolume. Previous credits include stage and screen, highlights: MachinalBoeing BoeingUnfinished Business with Vince Vaughn, Chronic with Tim Roth. Thank you to cast, crew, the Fab Four, and LoveStone! AEA, SAG-AFTRA proud. www.sarahrandallhunt.com www.abandcalledhonalee.com.

Corey Rieger, Husband

 

Corey Rieger is happy to be performing with Chromolume Theatre for the first time in this great musical. Recent theatre credits include: Dulcy by George S. Kaufman at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer (The Collective Studio: Los Angeles), and Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee with Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. He has also worked at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Madison Repertory Theatre, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, BoarsHead Theater in Lansing, MI, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, and the Pittsburgh Opera. Film and TV credits include: Season 4 of Banshee (Cinemax), The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, and the upcoming independent feature Death Waits for No Man. Corey is also a writer and filmmaker.

Kevin Corsini, Young Thing

 

Kevin is also excited to make his Chromolume Theatre debut in their production of Hello Again. Originally from Princeton, he moved to LA after graduating from the University of Miami, where he received his BFA in Musical Theater. He made his LA theatre debut in the World Premiere original musical, Dorian’s Descent, with DOMA Theatre Company. He has since performed in DOMA’s productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and American Idiot, and was a Runner Up for “New Discovery 2015” (Bitter Lemons-24th Annual TicketHolder Awards) for his performance in the latter. Other performances in his career include Project 54 directed by Tommy Tune, Girls VS. Boys, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Writer

 

Joe Hernandez-Kolski plays the Writer in Hello, Again, his first performance at Chromolume Theatre. Joe has been seen before in The Bomb-itty of Errors (London), The Stones (Kirk Douglas), Imaginary Invalid (Long Beach Opera) TV: Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry More info: www.pochojoe.com.

Tal Fox, Actress

 

Tal Fox is making her Chromolume Theatre debut! Favorite credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean GurlzKiss Me, KateDarlingSee What I Wanna SeeUrinetownBare: a Pop OpereaThe Spitfire GrillRagtime. You can follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew and Twitter: Tal Fox

Michael Corbett, Senator

 

Michael Corbett is a two-time Emmy Winner – (Broadway) an alumnus of the Boston Conservatory of Music and Drama, Michael’s credits the include the Broadway production of the musical Nefertiti, starring Andrea Marcovicci, directed by Jack O’Brian. He then went on to play Kenicki in Grease, and the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Come Back, Little Sheba, starring Shirley Knight and Philip Bosco. (Off-Broadway) Starring with Liz Callaway and Karen Mason in The Matinee KidsBread and Circus, directed by Craig Zadan. (LA Theatre): Love Letters, Canon Theater; Dying For Laughs, Santa Monica Playhouse; Night Club Confidential, Tiffany Theater; It’s All About You!, Tamarind Theater. (TV Series Regulars): Michael is best known by audiences from his long popular run on CBS’s #1-rated The Young And The Restless as the womanizing David Kimble; 3 yrs on NBC’s Search For Tomorrow; and 3 yrs on ABC’s Ryan’s Hope. The dad on Zoey 101 and currently now starring in the Emmy-winning digital series Venice The Series. (Feature Films): A Million Happy Nows (2017); 10 Rules For Sleeping Around with Wendy McLendon; Reasonable Doubt, starring Melanie Griffin; The Whole Wide World with Renee Zellweger; Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio. (TV Guest Star): Numerous TV guest star stints, including Star Trek Next GenerationKing of QueensDanger Theater. Michael Is currently a Host/Correspondent on the #1-rated NBC Entertainment News show Extra! and is the Host and Senior Producer of NBC’s Extra’s Mansions and Millionaires. Michael also happens to be a NY Times Best-Selling Author. www.MichaelCorbett.com

 

Nadia Ahern, Whore u/s

 

As a BFA graduate from The University of Windsor, Nadia has spent the last twenty years working in cabarets, theaters and clubs all over the United States and Canada. Nadia is a former member of The Second City tour and MainStage companies in the Motorcity. In addition to numerous original works with the New Tuners festival in Chicago, other favorite roles include: Aldonza-Man of La Mancha(A Noise Within-LA), Lucy Van Pelt-SNOOPY!(Knightsbridge Theatre-LA), Jacqueline-La Cage Aux Folles(Knightsbridge Theatre-LA), Esther-Red, Hot and Blue(By George! Productions-LA), Woman3-Female Problems; An unhelpful guide(Pegasus Players-Chicago), Mom/Yellow Lizard-Lizard Music(Lifeline Theatre-Chicago). Most recently, Nadia appeared in the ensemble of the original musical Bumpersticker-taking best musical honors at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She’s also appeared at the NY fringe festival off-Broadway in the musical Bukowsical!(winner-Best New Musical)and can be heard on the original cast recording.

David Callender, Husband/Senator u/s

 

David Callander received his undergraduate degree in theatre from Pomona College and first made a career as a stage manager. His Broadway credits include: Legs DiamondOrpheus DescendingKiss Of The Spider Woman and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. His onstage credits include: Evita (with Marin Mazzie), A Chorus Line, and The Winter’s Tale (with H.R.H. The Prince Edward). David has performed at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and the St. Louis Cabaret Conference. He was most recently seen as Mr. Pinky in Hairspray and Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors at the Cupcake Theatre in Hollywood. His other Los Angeles credits include Urinetown (Officer Lockstock and Mr. Cladwell at alternating performances), Mame (Beauregard), and the Sondheim revue Putting It Together.. When he is not on stage, David is a board certified psychiatrist in private practice. Love and thanks to his angels: Carol, Judy, Karen, and Faith.

Kim Dalton, Nurse u/s

 

Kim Dalton is making her Chromolume debut. Kim most recently starred as the oft-kidnapped Princess Poinsettia in the Chance Theatre’s West Coast Premiere of Claudio Quest. Other credits include the LA/OC Regional Premieres of Moby Dick: The Musical (Stubb), The Toxic Avenger (Sarah), Dogfight (Marcy), and Xanadu (Clio/Kira). She is also a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, animator, and burlesque performer. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Kim is a graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She’d like to thank her family and friends for all of their continuing love and support. www.KimDalton.net; Instagram: @kim.dalton

Bradley Alan Turner, Soldier/Writer u/s

 

Bradley is very excited for his debut at Chromolume Theatre! A Missouri native, Bradley has been seen (and unseen) both on and off stage throughout Kansas City since graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a BA in Acting. Recent credits include Equus at the Living Room Theatre, La Cage aux Folles at the Barn Players Community Theatre, The Wiz at Coterie Theatre, Ragtime at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, The Vaudevilles of Chekhov at Fishtank Performance Studio and Anansi the Spider and the Middle Passage at Theatre for Young America. In 2013, Bradley was honored to stage manage Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of Hello Again. He would like to thank the production team at Chromolume Theatre for this amazing opportunity and is excited to be a part of telling this sexy story once again.

Judd Yort, College Boy/Young Thing u/s

 

Judd is extremely happy to be participating in his first production with Chromulume Theatre! A transplant from Northern California, Judd fell in love with musical theatre at a young age and continues to pursue an acting career after graduating from USC’s School of Dramatic Arts with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Musical Theatre. A performer both onscreen and onstage, his most recent performance was as Kurt in the theatrical debut of Lili Marlene through WriteAct Repertory. Past performances include: Ernst in Spring Awakening, Jewell Estes in Floyd Collins, Angel City Tenor in City of Angels, and Ken in The Waiting Room. In 2016, Judd was selected to be a top 20 finalist for LA’s Next Great Stage Star. Judd would not be where he was if it wasn’t for the support of his friends and family, who are the reason he keeps pushing to be a better actor and person. Enjoy the show!

Richard Van Slyke, Director

 

Richard Van Slyke marks his debut as a director at Chromolume although he has appeared on the Chromolume stage a number of times (Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should KnowMerrily We Roll Along and Love Songs) over the years. He also has over 30 years of experience performing on stages across the country. Previous directing credits include I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change at Repertory East (2014 BroadwayWorld LA nominee for Best Musical), The Lisbon Traviata at Knightsbridge Theatre, The Importance Of Being ErnestTrixie True Teen Detective. Other LA theatre appearances: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Panch) and The Odd Couple (Vinnie) at Sierra Madre Playhouse, The Music Man (Shinn) and How to Succeed (Twimble) at Glendale Centre Theatre, 42nd Street (Pat Denning) at Candelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre. Other faves: The Full Monty (Harold), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), I Do! I Do! (Michael), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Val) Side Man (Ziggy), Plain and Fancy (Dan King).

Brenda Varda, Musical Director

 

Playwright, composer, and musical director, Brenda Varda develops original works, coaches singers, and performs her own original compositions. Recent projects include the award-winning solo show Nine DressesA (wasted) Evening With Tom Lehrer – a cabaret with JPL & Caltech scientists, and, A Play in a Restaurant With a Piano and a Bar, a new musical. Produced plays include Fables Du TheatreReactorThings That Fall From the Sky, and Liquid. She also is the artistic director of wordspace, providing creative development opportunities for writers. Other upcoming new works include This is My Garbage and the musical The Small, Small Time. Her works have been supported by the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCIRA Emerging Artists, the L.A. History Project, Edge Fest, the Mellon Foundation, and the Gluck Foundation. And she loves the Chromolume adventure!

Lauren J. Peters, Scenic Design

 

Lauren J. Peters is very excited to work on Hello Again, her 12th production with Chromolume Theatre. Lauren recently directed and designed the set for Zanna, Don’t at Chromolume Theatre. Working in the musical theatre world for most of her life, Lauren has worked in a lot of areas on and off stage. Working as a Stage Manager for over 15 years on numerous productions all over the SoCal area, she now serves as the Managing Director at Chromolume Theatre where she learns so much each day and continues to hone her craft in Musical Theatre. Delighted to be working with such a great cast and production team, Lauren hopes you all enjoy the show. Lauren would like to thank her mom, Nance, her Fiancee, Emily and her best friend Ksells for all of the support through the years.

Michael Mullen, Costume Design

 

Michael is excited to be working on this show! He has costumed such shows as The Boy From Oz (Ovation, Robby, and Broadway World nominations), Fugue (Ovation and Broadway World nominations), Sweeney Todd (Stage Raw nomination), American Idiot (TicketHolder Award), When Stars Align (Broadway World nomination), Dorian’s Descent (Broadway World nomination), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway World nomination), God’s Gypsy (Broadway World nomination), Dreamgirls (Ovation Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, NAACP Theatre Award, LA Weekly Theatre Award, Broadway World Award). He has received such Stage SceneLA Awards as 2015-2016 Costume Designer Of The Year, 2014-2015 Costume Designer Extraordinaire, 2013-2014 Costume Design of The Year (Individual Production) for Dorian’s Descent, and 2012-2013 Costume Designer of The Year. He would like to thank everyone involved with Hello, Again, his friends and family, and you for coming to see it, mmmkay! :)

Richard Fong, Lighting Design

 

Richard is thrilled to be working with Chromolume Theatre again after previously working with them on Next Thing You KnowSongs For A New World last year, and Zanna, Don’t this season. His devotion to theatre has led him to UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where he currently studies under industry professionals. Hailing from the Bay Area, he has worked with Berkeley Repertory Theatre on their production of An Audience with Meow Meow, Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s production of La Cage aux Folles, and Ray of Light Theatre’s Heathers: The Musical. He aims to enrich his theatrical design career in the Los Angles area and hopes that he can bring something exciting to Hello, Again!.

James Esposito, Sound Design

 

James is currently the V.P. of Operations at Chromolume Theatre. Sound design credits include Zanna, Don’t!Next Thing You KnowBirdPrezDo Lord Remember MeSecrets Every Smart Traveler Should KnowMerrily We Roll AlongCapsized FloatsamGreek TragedyMusical of Musicals, the MusicalAltar Boyz, and Strip, the latter of which he also directed. Scenic Design credits include the NAACP Award Winning production of Do Lord Remember Me and Love Songs – A Musical, both for Chromolume Theatre. He also directed last season’s production of Songs For A New World for Chromolume Theatre as well. On stage, his credits include Company (Bobby), City of Angels (Munoz), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio), Forever Plaid (Sparky), Fiddler on the Roof (Twice!), Cinderella and Chess just to name a few.

Mara Aguliar, Stage Manager

 

Mara most recently worked on A wrinkle in Time at the Sierra Madre Playhouse as both SM and ASM substitutes. She previously worked with Center Stage Opera as SM for Romeo et Juliette. Other past credits include Love Letters with Katherine Ross and Sam Elliot at the Malibu Playhouse, Bonnie and ClydeGentlemen Prefer BlondesDo I hear A Waltz? among other shows. She is excited to be working on Hello, Again.

Armen Janazyan, Assistant Stage Manager


While studying at Los Angeles Valley College, Armen volunteered at school and student productions as a Property Master and set decorator. His love of craft and construction led him to pursue Architecture. Transferring to Woodbury University for Architecture, he continues his love and interest in both design and Theater. He hopes to combine his passion for Theater and for Architecture.

Ken Werther, Publicity


KEN WERTHER PUBLICITY has been a staple in the Los Angeles performing arts community since 1982. Public relations, producing, directing. As producer: All Your Hard WorkThe Good Boy; the Queer Classics productions of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Taming of the Shrew. Assistant director: Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Musical Theatre Guild); The Women of Brewster Place (Celebration Theatre); The Woodsman (Coeurage Theatre Company). For a complete listing of PR activities, visit www.kenwerther.com.