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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The Musical of Musicals, the Musical

Music by Eric Rockwell Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart

November 8 – December 8, 2013
March 7 – March 23, 2014
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The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago.

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Jean Altadel, The Ingenue

 

Born and raised in beautiful southern California, Jean Altadel now lives in Hollywood where she is actively pursuing her career on screen and on the stage. After receiving her B.A in Theatre Arts, she received a professional certificate in Musical Theatre from the conservatory at AMDA, Hollywood. Some of her favorite stage roles include, Kira in Xanadu (DOMA Theatre), Nellie in South Pacific (4onBroadway), Laurie in Oklahoma (MTLA), Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (East LA Classic), and a gun-slinging gold miner named Pitch Pine Billy in the Laguna Playhouse touring production of By the Great Horn Spoon. She also recently appeared in Chromolume Theatre’s most recent production of Love Songs – A Musical. This past year she starred in the award winning short film Usagi San which is still enjoying a successful run on film festival circuit. She has also just completed two short films, Joe and Dr. Con, with her production company Obviam Ent.

 

Jason Peter Kennedy, The Hero

 

Jason is over the moon to be performing for the first time with Chromolume Theatre. Hailing from Dallas Texas, Jason got his degree in Acting and Musical Theatre from Abilene Christian University. You may have seen Jason most recently as Professor Bhaer in Sustaining Sound Theatre’s production of Little Women, as Paul in Crown City Theatre’s production of Company, or as Zangara in Coeurage Theatre Company’s production of Assassins. Other favorite roles include Pippin in Pippin, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Leo Bloom in Producers, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain, Malcolm in The Full Monty, Chip in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gangster 1 in The Drowsy Chaperone, Jake in Leading Ladies, and Roat in Wait Until Dare to name a few. Much love to my mom for the endless love and support. Thanks to God for everything else and much appreciation to all you for coming out to support the show. This is dedicated to Pamela Christoferson and the whole Christoferson clan whom are a constant reminder of all that is good in the world. You can find out more about Jason at jasonpeterkennedy.com. Now put this down and ENJOY THE SHOW!!

Christina Morrell, The Matron

 

Most recent film/tv credits: Discovery ID’s Blood RelativesWaiting In The Wings – The Musical and Stages. Regional credits include Bobbi/Gabbi (u/s) in City of Angels directed by Darko Tresjnak at The Goodspeed, Mabel in Mack & Mabel, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone and Rita in Steel Pier at Cape Rep Theatre. Off Broadway: CymbelineBrother Can You Spare a Dime?When The Lights Go On Again and Back Home (NYMF). 1st National Tours: Oklahoma! and Oliver!. Christina graduated with honors from NYU TISCH School of the Arts. She would like to thank her family and Morgan for their unending support and inspiration. www.christinamorrell.com.

 

Eduardo Enrikez, The Villain

 

Born In Mexico City, but began his professional career in London after Graduation from The Royal Academy of Music London’s West End: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Raoul in Eating RaoulLittle Me, and A Midsummer Nights Dream. European tour: Hair. Edinburgh festival: Dangerous Games. Was Nominated for best lead Actor By Broadway World for his role of Chris in last year’s award winning production of Miss Saigon at The Candlelight Pavilion. He Returned this year to the Candlelight’s Production of Sweet Charity as Vitorio Vidal, The Italian Film Star. IN LOS ANGELES: Emcee in Cabaret (Garland Award nomination); Mickey in Blood Brothers (ADA award for best actor); Houdini in Ragtime; Bat Boy in Bat Boy, the MusicalLove Songs – A MusicalIs This Anyway to Start a MarriageHercules On NormandieSchoolhouse Rock. Film: Stigma EmilioJornada al NorteDog Tags. TV: The BridgeBluffDestroy the Alpha Gammaswww.eduardoenrikez.com.

Kimberly Hessler, The Ingenue u/s

 

Kimberly grew up singing and performing in Northern California. After making the move to LA four years ago, she graduated this past May with a degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Most recent credit include The Diary (Anne Frank), The Most Happy Fella (Rosabella), and A Little Night Music (Anne Egerman). Kimberly is thrilled to be making her professional LA Theatre debut with this talented cast and crew at Chromolume Theatre!

Macleish Day, The Hero u/s

 

Macleish is absolutely thrilled to get back to his roots of Musical theatre in The Musical of Musicals The Musical with the Chromolume Theatre. Macleish was just recently seen at Sierra Madre Playhouse in Lion in Winter as King Phillip. Theatre credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird and Boeing Boeing (Repertory East Playhouse) Carousel and Mystery of Edwin Drood (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Sound of Music (3-D Theatricals), How To Succeed in Business (Colorado Light Opera), The Musicals The Old and New (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), Sweet Charity (ICA award for Best Actor in A Musical), The King and ITitanicLast 5 YearsOklahomaAnything Goes and The Interlopers. Film/TV: WastelandVegas (CBS), Baggage (GSN) w/ Jerry Springer, Meth Head w/Lukas Haas, The Highwayman w/Martin Kove and PBS’s An Airforce Christmas. He Holds a BA in Musical Theatre at University of Northern Colorado and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. This show is dedicated to my Dad and two amazing sisters along with my soon to be niece Alice Grace.

Kelly Meyersfield, The Matron u/s

 

Kelly Meyersfield is thrilled to be part of this awesomely hilarious show. A writer as well as a performer, Kelly has written two shows, one entitled Loose, that she produced and starred in at the Lifebook Playhouse in Hollywood, and College The Musical: A Musical About College, a two person show in 6 parts that she performs at colleges across the country with her husband, comedian Evan Wecksell. Kelly has been seen in several musicals around town and some of her favorites include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now ChangePippin and Schoolhouse Rock Live Too at the Greenway Court Theater in West Hollywood. During the holiday season she can be seen all over LA singing Christmas Carols with the Tinseltones! Kelly’s biggest accomplishment to date has been the birthing and rearing of her incredibly funny, handsome, delicious 18 month old baby, Beckett Sage, a budding superstar. Thanks to James, Kristin and Richard for putting her in this fabulous show and love and kisses to husband and wee one.

Jason Chacon, The Villain u/s

 

Jason Chacon is an actor and comedian who ironically moved away from LA before he became an actor, then shortly thereafter circled back. His favorite roles include Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Corny Collins in Hairspray and Carson Monroe in the original production of Breakthrough: The Musical. Jason holds a BA in Journalism from ASU and sends an enthusiastic shout out to his vocal instructor Heather Dudenbostel, his family of artists at the Acting Center in Hollywood, his actual family for all their support and anybody who enjoys watching him perform, although it clearly means you are a glutton for punishment.

Kristin Towers-Rowles, Director

 

Kristin is very excited to be working with Chromolume, this incredible cast and crew and her friend, James Esposito, after a long hiatus. Directing credits include: RENTOliver! (Kelrick Prods.), Little Women, The Musical (Sustaining Sound/Co-Artistic Director) As an Actress: Breakthru Musical Theatre Performer of The Year 2011 (StageSceneLA) Training: AMDA (NYC) International/Nat.Tours include: Phantom of the Opera/Les Miserables in Concert (Christine/Cosette), The Mikado (Yum Yum), World Premiere National Tour of The Christmas Box (Angel). Recent LA/Regional: Kiss Me, Kate (Kate/Lilli +BroadwayWorld Best Actress Nom). Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie *Best Actress “Scenie”), Victor/Victoria (Norma *Best Featured Actress “Scenie”), Once Upon A Mattress (Fred). BroadwayWorld Nominated Cabaret show, “A Lovely Lineage”. (about growing up MGM Star, Kathryn Grayson’s, Grand-Daughter) at Sterling’s at The Federal/Mbar/Sun City. www.kristintowers-rowles.com

 

Richard Berent, Musical Director

 

Richard is active in L.A. as musical director, pianist, teacher, and composer. He is on the music faculty at Academny of Music and Dramatic Arts (AMDA). His children’s musical Goldilocks is currently running at Theater West. He is musical director for the annual REAF celebrity AIDS benefit in San Francisco. Recent musical director credits include The Secret GardenGirl Crazy, and Into The Woods. He last worked with Chromolume Theatre several years ago musically directing Merrily We Roll Along.

Samantha Whidby, Choreographer

 

Samantha Whidby graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Dance Major, and Theater Arts Minor. Samantha grew up on the stage and began working in theater at 5 years old and has been a member as SAG since 1997. As a young actor she appeared in national commercials, TV shows, and lent her voice to animation. Her passion for performance grew in the Seattle area where she was on several dance companies including Westlake Performing Group, Cruz Control, and Breed. Her dance training included scholarships from the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, West Coast Dance Explosion, New York City Dance Alliance, Dance Masters of America, and Hollywood Connection. Samantha has danced in several music videos as well as on stage and screen along with assisting choreographer Christina Woodard at the Edge in Hollywood. As a stage manager, she has worked on The CrucibleThe ClubIn Love With Night, and is currently the production manager of the dance department at Loyola Marymount University. Samantha is thrilled to be the box office coordinator for Chromolume Theatre as well as the choreographer for this production.

James Esposito, Scenic Design, Sound Design

 

James is currently the V.P. of Operations at Chromolume Theatre. Scenic design credits include all three incarnations of Do Lord Remember Me and Love Songs – A Musical for Chromolume Theatre. Sound design credits include Do Lord Remember MeSecrets Every Smart Traveler Should KnowMerrily We Roll AlongCapsized FloatsamGreek Tragedy and Strip, the latter of which he also directed. 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.

Kara McLeod, Costume Design

 

Kara McLeod has worked in theater for a million years, or about 30, depending on how you count. Some of the companies she has worked for are South Coast Repertory, Center Theater Group, UCLA, Cal Arts and Disney Imagineering. Currently she teaches at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She’s excited to join the creative team on The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! and hopes you enjoy the show!

Lauren Wemischner, Lighting Design

 

Lauren is a lighting designer based in Los Angeles with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. Some of her recent design credits include Oy!Stop RequestedHeart of Darkness1984FabulationWaiting for Lefty, and Godislav. In addition to lighting design Lauren also works as a technical consultant and teacher at The Actors’ Gang in Culver City. She is thrilled to be working on The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!

Lauren J. Peters, Stage Manager

 

Lauren J. Peters, is very honored to be working on her first production with Chromolume Theatre. A Los Angeles native, Lauren grew up as a performer in El Segundo, observing the technical team and always offering a helping hand, she switched teams and started working “tech”, in all sorts of ways. When Lauren was in High School she started assistant stage managing and worked her way up to becoming a Stage Manger. She has worked on such shows as Parade at El Segundo High School Drama, as an alumni Stage Manager, where she started helping teach the students how to work behind the scenes. Lauren has worked on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at The Relevant Stage, where she met her amazing Director, Kristin Towers-Rowles, this is now their third show working together. Lauren was excited to Stage Manage for Sustaining Sound’s production of Little Women, earlier this year at Stage 52. She has hopes of one day getting to continue to teach high school aged teenagers to work in theater production. As a musical theater “kid” Lauren is so excited to be working on such a fun show, and to be apart of being able to help pay homage to the musical theater greats in a comical way. Lauren would like to thank her mom Nance, for always being so supportive and never giving up on her, and her friends and family for helping shape her into who she is today.

Kelsea Maynard, Asst. Stage Manager

 

Kelsea has spent most of her life on the stage and is excited to be learning a new facet of theatre behind the scenes. Most recently Kelsea toured Japan and much of Europe with The Young Americans, singing and dancing their way into children’s hearts around the world by performing for them and teaching self confidence through singing, acting, dancing, poetry, and visual arts. Kelsea has a passion for theatre and is so happy to be a part of this wonderful show! A special thanks to her partner in crime- Lauren, and to the entire Cast and Crew for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Ken Werther, Publicity


Ken has been a staple in the Los Angeles performing arts community since 1982. Embassy Television, Lorimar Television; Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas Theatres, Mark Taper Forum); Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Miramontez/Werther Company. Currently: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Coeurage Theatre Company), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Gay & Lesbian Center), 2013 Ovation Awards, Eat Your Words (Monthly Storytelling Event at Standard Hotel Hollywood), Why I Died, a Comedy (Written & Performed by Katie Rubin, Hudson Theatre), Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga (MainStreet Theatre Company), Byron’s Theme (short film by Bennett Barbakow and Michael Grant Terry). Personalities: Erich Bergen, Sheena Metal (LATalkRadio.com), Brian Beacock, Matt Morillo, AJ Jones, Mack & Poppy. Web series: McCracken Live!Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues. Producer: The Good Boy (2011) and All Your Hard Work (2012). Various benefit events. www.kenWerther.com.