Date: Tuesday 05 May 2015
Directed by Adair Chappell
The show concerns three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of conceiving a baby. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion leads to a surprise pregnancy.may2015 Baby the Musical
CHARACTERS & CAST
- Madison Wray
- Tyler Schreiber
- Malia Tippetts
- Jared Miller
- Emily Sahler
- Ernie Lijoi
Emily Sahler (Arlene) is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and has performed with many local theatre companies, including Artists Rep, Broadway Rose, Lakewood, Oregon Children’s Theatre, CoHo, Live on Stage and Triangle Productions, among others. Television credits include Portlandia, Leverage. This summer she will be appearing in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Broadway Rose.
Ernie Lijoi (Alan) is a recent transplant from New York where his work as a lyricist is currently represented on the Broadway Stage in the musical It Shouda Been You directed byDavid Hyde Peirce and starring Tyne Daley. His musical Under he Influence(book, music,lyrics) will have it’s world premier this summer in Portland directed by Rusty Tennant. As an actor he was last seen as Val in the Post 5 production of The Last Days.
Malia Tippetts (Pam) has performed internationally, nation and regionally. Her favorite credits include Evita (Eva), Sideshow (Daisy) and Wicked (Elphaba). She loves her Portland theatre community and is grateful for these opportunities to continue performing. Endless love to her husband and her family.
Jared Miller (Nick) was last seen on our stage in Sideshow and most recently played Lodovico in Portland Center Stage’s Othello. Other Portland credits include: Somewhere in time (PCS),Next to Normal (Artist’s Rep),Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Huntsmen (Portland Playhouse). Jared is originally from Minnesota and has performedfrom Florida to Alaska to NYC, but is elated to now call Portland home.
Madison Wray (Lizzie) is a senior at St. Mary’s Academy. She was most recently seen as Nancy in Fancy Nancy for Oregon Children’s Theatre for which she won a PAMTA award.Other shows at OCT included playing Ivy in Ivy and Bean as wellas the lead in Pinkalicious. Her television and movie credits include Grimm and Gone Girl.
Tyler Schreiber (Danny)is a classically trained composer and vocalist from the Portland, Oregon area. He most recently starred in George Fox University’s main stage production of Little Womenas Professor Bhaer, and will be attending the University of Oxford next semester to study musicology.
Brian Michael (Piano/Musical Director) has worked for the music departments of PSU, UCLA and Beverly Hills High School. He has done musicals at Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory, Broadway Rose, Triangle, Lakewood and several theaters no longer with us, including Musical Company, Sylvia’s, Portland Repertory, and some 15 shows at Portland Civic Theatre.
Sam Hallam on Bass
Mike Gebhardt on Drums, Percussion