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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You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Continuity by Paul Lazarus
Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations by Tom Fay
As performed by the Whitney Museum of American Art Composers’ Showcase
Produced and directed by Paul Lazarus

may 27 – may 29, 2005
stella adler theatre

The lesser-known songs of Stephen Sondheim reclaim the spotlight in this marvelously understated overview of the early parts of the career of Broadway’s reigning genius.

 

The exhilarating work represented here is nothing short of a revelation: the appealing melodies and astonishing craft of his first unproduced Broadway musical, written in his early 20s; the gut-busting numbers that didn’t make it into “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum;” the stark beauty of “Pacific Overtures;” the sweeping romanticism of “Anyone Can Whistle;” and a heartrendingly gorgeous ballad from his adaptation of “The Frogs,” originally staged in the Yale University swimming pool.

 

These rare gems are performed alongside some of Sondheim’s best-loved miniature masterpieces in a simple one-act fundraising revue for Chromolume Theatre Company. If you like Sondheim, your gonna love “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow.”

PERFORMANCE
MAIN CAST

Ellen Caranasos

 

Ellen graduated form the University of Central Florida with a degree in theater performance and studied Shakespeare at Cambridge University in England. While at UCF she received the Irene Ryan Award and performed at the Kennedy Center. Some of her favorite past theatrical performances include; Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, Essie in You Can’t Take it With You, and Lady Anne in Richard the Third. Ellen is very happy to be a part of Chromolume Theatre Company.

Gwen Copeland

 

With Chromolume: Celeste in Saturday Night. Other theatres: First Lady at UCLA Playwriting Series, Who’s Playing The Sheriff at Santa Clarita Rep., Wild Duck at A Noise Within, Sunday Dinner Pierson Playhouse Playwriting Series, Medea Stella Adler, Heaven Can Wait Pierson Playhouse, Laundry and Bourbon Westside Players OR., You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Theatre in The Grove OR., Eddie Mae Murder Mysteries OR., Reckless St. Martin’s Theatre WA., Dreaming of the Bones and The Cat And The Moon Emerson College, England. Film/TV: PresentsPrecursor to ClosureLetting Go, and Tiptoes. Education/Training: A Noise Within Professional Intern Program; Musical Theatre from Kathy Wallace; Foundation Studies Emerson College, England; B.S. Evergreen State College.

Michael Daly

 

Michael Daly is happy to be in Chromolume Theatre Company’s production of You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow. He recently appeared in Chromolume’s production of Saturday Night as Dino. Michael’s favorite former roles include Billy Lawlor (42nd Street), Sal (Victor, Victoria), The Lion (The Wizard of Oz) and Danny (Baby). Michael would like to thank his family and friends for all their support and especially all of their money to pay his rent.

Michael Donahue


Michael came to Los Angeles from Denver, Colorado to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated in 2002. Then a member of the AADA Company of 2003. Michael’s credits include Derek in Once a Catholic at the Matrix Theatre, Josh Johnson in Rimers of Eldritch, Frederick the Great in The Sorrows of Frederick, and Matt Galloway in The Laramie Project. Musical Theater Credits include Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Def West Theatre, Newsboy in Working, Paul in A Chorus Line, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, and Jonny Bell in Block Nine. Issac in the indie-film release of Not Quite Right. Michael is excited to be apart of The Chromolume Theatre Company.

James Esposito

 

James is currently the Executive Director of Chromolume Theatre Company. Recently, he was overjoyed to be cast in his dream role, Bobby in Company. Other credits include Forever Plaid (Sparky), Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero), Kiss Me, Kate (Bill/Luciento), 1776 (Courier), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio), Fiddler on the Roof (twice!), Cinderella, My Fair Lady and Chess.  He wishes to dedicate this performance to his wife, Victoria, his children Alexandra and Giovanni, his grandparents, Robert and Mabel Andrews, and especially his Mother for whom his great love of the arts was born.

Renee Herman

 

Born and raised a girl from the Midwest, Renee is happy to be spreading her wings in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s in Performing Arts from Berklee College of Music, Boston. Her past favorite theatrical performances include Lisa in Queen of SpadesLakmeHanzel and Gretel and Guys and Dolls. She is also a performing singer/songwriter and passionate activist. She’s very honored and excited to be a part of the Chromolume Theater Company.

Mary Morrissey

 

You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow is Mary’s debut as a Chromolume Theatre Company member. She is thrilled to begin this chapter of her career with such an incredible group of individuals. It is her hope that tonight our concert will bring you the joy, the laughter, and the longing to want to join us again in another theatrical experience this coming season. Enjoy the show! For TV/film credits log onto: Internet Movie Database. Member: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG, AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity.

Jarod Scott

 

Jarod is a transplant from Monroe, Ohio-small town U.S.A. where got his start doing local musicals including productions at Ohio University, and Ohio Valley Summer Theater. Seeking greater challenges, Jarod landed in L.A. hitting the ground running with such recognizable roles as Tybalt, Cabaret‘s Cliff Bradshaw, and Elvis Presley/Verges from Much Ado Bout Nutin’. Film and TV credits include: That 80’s ShowProvidenceThe Family Mancuso, and Funque Incorporated.

Renee Scott

 

 

Renee Scott has been to every state in the continental US at least once, spreading the joy of musical theatre throughout the land during three national tours. Renee has sung and danced in many cities as a rabbit, Dalmatian, lady in waiting, and dirty street urchin. Born and raised New Yorker, she is happy to be in Los Angeles, where she no longer lives in fear of sitting next to the smelly guy on the subway. Her favorite credits include the original casts of the Off-Broadway productions of A Tale of Two Cities and Lyz! (a musical version of Lysistrata, I kid you not). In Los Angeles, Renee has appeared as Marla in Specter at the Gardner Stages, in Gratuity Not Included at Improv Olympic and on television as a waitress on What I Like About You. Big love to Reuben.

 

Melissa Wolfe

 

Melissa is thrilled to be making her Los Angeles musical theatre debut in You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow with such an amazing group of people. Melissa’s favorite role to date was appearing as Sally in Cabaret. Her other musical appearances include GodspellThe Pajama GameJack the Ripper: the musical, and several others. This performance is dedicated to her late grandmother, Helen Ross, who instilled in her a love of singing, music, family, and life. Enjoy the show!

Paul Wong

 

Paul is very proud to join the Chromolume family with You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, which marks his 9th Stephen Sondheim show. Previous LA appearances include the LA premiere of Passion (Fosca’s Father, Sgt. Lombardi), the US premiere of the revised Anyone Can Whistle (George), the Ovation Award winning production of Sweeney Todd (Anthony), the Ovation Award nominated production of Pacific Overtures (multiple), Into the Woods (Jack), Merrily We Roll Along (Charley), and Follies (Roscoe). He also created roles in the original musicals Beijing Spring (Father) and Canton Jazz Club (Quartet Tenor) and was in the first (only?) all Asian-American production of A Chorus Line (Don). Thanks to his parents Bob and Ellen Wong for their gift of music as a child, and to Tomm and Beamer for their love and support.

Jamie McMurray, Director

 

Grew up in Scarsdale, New York and Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater performance. After that, he attended the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theater Training, at its time, one of the most unique Equity membership candidacy programs in the country. It was one of the best years of his life. To be immersed in theater sixteen hours a day, seven days a week was challenging, exciting and very informative. He received $100 a week, nine meals a week and the opportunity to work with theater professionals he would not otherwise come in contact with. It culminated with the earning of his Actor Equity card at the end of fifty-two weeks. Burt Reynolds himself was so impressed with the caliber of talent in his class of thirteen, that he very generously paid all our initiation fees into Equity. McMurray started The Glorious Impossible Theater Works. He Was Here, a book of poetry he discovered and adapted for the stage with Will Willoughby, was first produced at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hollywood and raised over $1,000 for the Episcopal Church. It moved onto The Rose Alley Theater in Venice, CA. where it continued a five week run. McMurray’s tenure at The Rose Alley continued as co-Artistic Director for two and a half years along with Willoughby where they produced over seven full length plays, two staged readings, poetry readings and a dynamic childrens program for at risk youth in the local community. Most recently James produced and directed and eight week sold out run of Michaelangelo’s Models at the Rose Alley. His latest performance was in Chromolume’s Los Angeles premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night. McMurray can frequently be seen on Home & Garden Television. He’s thrilled to be a part of the Chromolume company.

Gary Gray, Musical Director

 

Gary Gray is active as an accompanist, musical director and occasional conductor. Gary holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Pacific and a Master of Music degree in Accompanying from the University of Southern California. He is on the staff of the Music Department at Santa Monica College. Aside from his academic pursuits, Gary frequently busies himself in musical theatre, having accompanied or musically directed over 50 productions. As musical director, he received a Drama-Logue Award for Best Musical direction for The Fantasticks, which he also co-produced. He has also musically directed several productions for the SMC Theatre Arts Department and has taught the SMC Musical Theatre Workshop. During April, 1997, he traveled with SMC’s production of Once On This Island to the American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Gary has also served as conductor for the Santa Monica College Opera Theatre productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Die Fledermaus. In his “spare” time, Mr. Gray also programs the internet musical theatre radio station TheatricallyChallenged.

Ron Wyand, Sound Design

 

Ron’s sound designs can be heard throughout Southern California. His recent designs include: Lee MillerThe Angel and the Fiend for the J. Paul Getty Museum; Newport Theater Arts Center’s production of Camping with Tom and HenryThe Women at the Hudson Avenue Theater; Quilters and Cabaret for the Huntington Beach Playhouse; The Crumple Zone in Los Angeles and Seattle for Dad ‘n’ Pop Productions, The Price for A Noise Within; The Rose Tattoo at Long Beach Playhouse and Ernest In Love at the Fremont Center Theater. Ron has received numerous design awards including a Backstage West Garland Award for The Interact Theater’s production of The Cherry Orchard. He is the resident Sound Designer at the Long Beach Playhouse, a member of the Production Staff at A Noise Within and is an Audio Engineer at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center’s James Armstrong Theater. This is Ron’s third sound design with Chromolume.

Mery Galadjian, Stage Manager

 

Mery is currently attending John H. Francis Polytechnic High School having already done acting with the Los Angeles Opera in Journey to Cordoba and joins the Chromolume Theatre Crew in You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow as the Assistant Stage Manager hoping for a great start in her career. She enjoys working with this cast and crew.