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••• May 31-June 1, 2002 •••

Staged Reading produced by Right Now Productions at The Lark Studio Theatre, NYC (under the name Eurydice)


Top Row (LtoR): Frank McClain, Steve Minow, Eduardo Placer, Alli Mauzey, Ryan Dietz. Middle Row (LtoR): Tiffany Bartok (Weigel), Eric Collins, Michelle Lynn, Scott Denny, Stephen T. Kaiser, Eric Martin, Christopher Tulysewski, Francesca Russell. Bottom Row (LtoR): Raffael Pacitti, Brad Howell Houghton, Lesleh Donaldson, Raquela
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Creative Team and Crew:

Director: Christopher Tulysewski

Composer/Lyricist/Librettist: Brad Howell Houghton
Musical Director / Accompaniment: Eric Martin

Accordionist: Mark Hartman
Stage Manager: Francesca Russell
Production Manager / Casting: Ryan Dietz

Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Tiffany Weigel
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Lesleh Donaldson
Vincent: Stephen T. Kaiser
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Eduardo Placer
Dulac: Frank McClain
Elsie: Raquela
Girl #1: Michelle Lynn
Girl #2 / Woman: Alli Mauzey
Waiter: Scott Denny


••• July 2002 •••

First Demo CD is released featuring the following talents:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Sara Ramirez
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Lesleh Donaldson
Vincent: Stephen T. Kaiser
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Eduardo Placer
Dulac: Larry Picard
Elsie: Raquela
Girl #1: Michelle Lynn
Girl #2 / Woman: Alli Mauzey
Waiter: Scott Denny

Additional Voices: Melinda Parrett (Eurydice on “Beautiful, Elegant”) and Brad Howell Houghton (Ensemble on “Waking the Dead”)

Musical Director / Accompaniment: Eric Martin


••• November 2002 •••

Developmental Reading produced by Right Now! Productions at Nola Studios, NYC. First Full Cast Recording released shortly afterwards with the same cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Lesleh Donaldson
Vincent: Stephen T. Kaiser
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Eduardo Placer
Dulac: Larry Picard
Elsie: Raquela
Girl #1 Michelle Lynn
Girl #2 / Woman: Laura Dekkers

Musical Director / Accompaniment: Eric Martin


••• February 8-9, 2003 •••

Staged Reading produced by Right Now! Productions at 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC


Top Row (Center to right): Ryan Dietz, Christopher Tulysewski, Tony von Halle. Middle Row (LtoR): Michelle Lynn, Brad Howell Houghton, Laura Dekkers, Marnee Hollis, Steve Minow, Eric Collins, Francesca Russell, Eric Martin, Larry Picard. Bottom Row (LtoR): Megan Lewis, Anne-Caitlin Donohue, Eduardo Placer, Michael D. Jackson
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Creative Team and Crew:

Director: Christopher Tulysewski

Composer/Lyricist/Librettist: Brad Howell Houghton
Musical Director / Accompaniment: Eric Martin

Stage Manager: Francesca Russell
Production Manager / Casting: Ryan Dietz

Programs: R. Steven Kadish, Steve Minow

Tech Support: R. Steven Kadish, Raquela


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Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Marnee Hollis
Vincent: Michael D. Jackson
Monsieur Henri: Tony von Halle
Mathias: Eduardo Placer
Dulac: Larry Picard
Elsie:
Anne-Caitlin Donohue
Girl #1: Michelle Lynn
Girl #2 / Woman: Laura Dekkers


••• April 13, 2003 •••

Developmental Reading produced by The Genesius Guild at Upstairs @ RED, NYC.


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Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Raquela
Vincent: Michael D. Jackson
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Tony von Halle
Dulac: Larry Picard
Elsie: Anne-Caitlin Donohue
Girl #1: Crystal Scott
Girl #2 / Woman: Laura Dekkers

Musical Director / Accompaniment: Eric Martin


••• May, 2003 •••

Playwright Elisa Tornow joins project as librettist. Don Bill joins project as Director.


••• October, 2003 •••

Developmental Reading of new version, produced by The Genesius Guild, NYC

Creative Team:

Director: Don Bill

Composer/Lyricist: Brad Howell Houghton
Librettist: Elisa Tornow

Musical Director/Accompanist: Eric Martin

Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Clark Mims
Father: Steve Minow
Mother: Raquela
Monsieur Henri: Tony von Halle
Mathias: Ryan Duncan
Dulac: Larry Picard
Elsie: Amy Picar
Solange: Crystal Scott
Estelle / Woman: Laura Dekkers


••• June 2004 •••

Developmental Reading of new draft, produced by The Genesius Guild, NYC

Creative Team:

Director: Don Bill

Composer/Lyricist: Brad Howell Houghton
Librettist: Elisa Tornow

Musical Director/Accompaniment: Eric Martin

Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father/Dulac: Larry Picard
Mother: Gwen Walker
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Ryan Duncan
Solange: Crystal Scott
Estelle / Woman: Allyson Turner


••• September 2004 •••

Playwright George Barthel joins project as librettist


••• June 22, 2005 •••

Developmental Reading of new version, produced by Right Now! Productions and Don Bill at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios

Creative Team:

Director: Don Bill

Composer/Lyricist: Brad Howell Houghton
Librettist: George Barthel

Musical Director/Accompaniment: Eric Martin

Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father: Larry Picard
Mother: Stefani Miller
Monsieur Henri: Raffael Pacitti
Mathias: Ryan Duncan
Dulac: David Tillistrand
Margarite/Woman: Lisa Riegel
Therese: Crystal Scott
Alexis: Kelly Griffith


••• October 2005 •••

Barthel and Houghton complete new revision


••• December 2005 •••

New Cast Recording recorded at The Audio Workshop, NYC. Produced by Brad Howell Houghton and Don Bill

Creative and Technical Team:

Director: Don Bill
Composer/Lyricist: Brad Howell Houghton
Librettist: George Barthel
Audio Engineer/Mixer: Brent Lord
Musical Director/Accompanist: Eric Martin

Violinist: Jessie Nelson

Cast:

Orpheus: Eric Collins
Eurydice: Megan Lewis
Father: Larry Picard
Monsieur Henri: Tony von Halle
Mathias: Ryan Duncan
Dulac: Stephen T. Kaiser
Margarite/Woman: Lisa Riegel
Therese: Crystal Scott
Alexis: Kelly Griffith