REFLECT LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN’S ENTIRE LIFE, A RETROSPECTIVE GLANCE CONTAINING ALL THE PEAKS AND TROUGHS THAT BEETHOVEN PASSED THROUGH WITH HIS EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL TEMPERAMENT. VARIATION —RUDOLPH BUCHBINDER, PIANIST
Silver Summit Theatre Company seeks to explore questions about the human experience using Performance Art as our common language.
We maintain that live theatre is not a provider of answers, but rather an invitation to query.
We are committed to exploring these questions whether they are found in the classics, contemporary works, or new plays.
We choose plays that challenge our moral and social consciences, inviting our audiences to be provoked, stimulated and entertained.
We strive to provide exposure to works that are rarely produced in our local area, and to provide educational opportunities to the community we serve
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jesse Peery — Chair
Michele Rideout — Vice Chair, Founder
Cami Rozanas — Secretary
Michael Rideout — Treasurer
Mikal Troy Klee — Board Member
JayC Stoddard — Board Member
Michele Rideout — Artistic Director, P.R.
Cami Rozanas — Community Outreach Coordinator, Marketing
Jesse Peery — Grant Writer, Marketing
Mikal Troy — Resident Graphic Designer, Resident Scenic, Sound & Lighting Designer
Michael Rideout — Resident Set Builder
Doug Hill — Web Administrator
33 Variations is an elegant waltz between past and present, fact and speculation, a mother and daughter, and art and life. One of classical music's enduring riddles is why Ludwig Von Beethoven devoted four years of his diminishing life writing 33 variations of a mediocre waltz. Two hundred years later, a modern-day music scholar, Dr. Katherine Brandt is driven to solve the mystery even as her own health and relationship with her daughter crumbles.
The result is an extraordinary new American play — accompanied throughout by a live pianist playing the variations themselves — about passion, parenthood, and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.
This intriguing and beautiful story will unfold before the eyes of Utah audiences November 7 through 17, 2013, in an equally intriguing and beautiful venue: The Leonardo. Located in down town Salt Lake City, the museum is the epicenter of science, art, history, invention, and discovery, and the perfect place for the experience we envision. Our show will incorporate the use of multi-media, allowing the characters of the present to interact with those in the past.
Anne is thrilled to be doing her first production with Silver Summit. She has been Music Director for productions at Hale Centre Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Wasatch Theatre Company, Parable Productions, Westminster College and Utah Repertory Theater Company. Her formal training was at Brigham Young University and she has been the choral director at Bennion Junior High for 25 years. Anne has worked with Merrill Osmond, Jill Santoriello, Will Swenson, Jason Robert Brown, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Jeff Whiting and Pacek & Paul. She did audition accompaniment for Big League Productions in New York City and was a vocal coach for Utah Opera and Symphony. She is part-owner of Audition Advantage.
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Rick Baldassin achieved prominence early in his career as Chief Concert Piano Technician for the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Piano Technician for the University of Utah, and Tuning Editor for the Piano Technicians Journal. In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious “Member of Note” award for outstanding service to the piano industry by the Piano Technician’s Guild.
Rick is considered one of the foremost authorities on piano action geometry, and hammer construction and voicing. He has developed one of the finest piano restoration facilities in the United States, in addition to building a very successful retail piano business featuring the world’s finest pianos. In his capacity as Senior Technical Consultant to Renner USA, he has conducted technical seminars all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Most recently, he was named Director of Technical Services for the world renowned Fazioli piano.
Betsy West was last seen onstage in Pygmalion’s production of Seven. She has also performed in Pygmalion’s productions of Well and Wonder of the World. Favorite roles include M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias – Pinnacle Acting Co., Jessie Mae in The Trip to Bountiful, Agnes in I Do! I Do!, and Mother Superior in Nunsense – The Grand Theater. Betsy was fortunate to play the role of Susan in the one-woman show My Left Breast – Plan-B Theater Co. In her acing career, Betsy has had the honor of performing at Pioneer Theater, Sundance Summer Theater, and the Salt Lake Acing Co., as well as numerous commercials, voice-overs, and industrials. She has a BFA from the University of Utah, Modern Dance Major/Musical Theatre Emphasis.
Michele has been actively involved in local theatre for 11 plus years and has worked in several capacities, including not only acting, designing, and directing, but she also served as the executive producer for a local community theatre before stepping down to found Silver Summit Theatre Company. She serves as vice chair, and is the artistic director for the organization. She recently directed and produced “DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” for SSTC. Favorite past roles include TRUVY in Steel Magnolias and KITTY in Six Degrees of Separation. Other interests include film, writing, and community activism. She is also a member of the South Valley Theatre Association and an avid lover of theatre.
Aaron Buckner (Anton Diabelli) Is a Utah native and graduates from the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program. Aaron was Paddy in Beth Bruner’s Buried, a short that was a part of Wasatch Theatre Companies, 2011 Page to Stage Festival. While at the University Aaron has also been in: Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner, The Lover by Harold Pinter, and The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. Aaron’s favorite role is the one he is always the one he is working on. Thank you all for coming to see the show!
RON FREDERICKSON (Beethoven) For 27 years Professor of Theatre at Emporia State University in Kansas, Ron is currently Adjunct Theatre Professor at the University of Utah. He has directed over 80 productions including Emporia State’s The Voice of the Prairie—performed at the Kennedy Center as a finalist in the 25th American College Theatre Festival. His stage acting credits include On Golden Pond, The Rainmaker, Julius Caesar, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance Talley’s Folly, Inherit the Wind, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Locally, Ron has appeared in PTC’s King Lear, Plan-B Theatre’s Molly Sweeney and Miasma, Salt Lake Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew, and as “Big Daddy” in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for both Westminster College and Old Lyric Repertory Theatre Company. Most recently he was seen in Arthur Miller’s The Price for The Other Side Players, Pinnacle Acting Company’s Proof and The Sunshine Boys, Grand Theatre’s The Crucible, and as “Selsdon” in Westminster’s production of Noises Off. In 2002, Ron was honored at the dedication of Emporia State University’s Ronald Q. Frederickson Studio Theatre.
Allen is grateful to be involved in this process. He recently appeared in Dark Horse Company Theatre’s production of Reefer Madness as The Lecturer and Assassins as Leon Czolgosz. Some of his other credits include Dracula and Frankenstein with Salty Dinner Theatre and Bash with Holladay Arts. When not performing, he is a junior high drama teacher and teaches some of the best kids in the world.
Is happy to have the opportunity to work with a new theatre company (Silver Summit Theatre) and in a new venue (Leonardo). Her most recent performance was with another new theatre company (Alligator Press) at Post Theatre in Fort Douglas, (Righteous and Very Real Housewives in Utah County). Other recent productions are: Pygmalion Theatre at Rose Wagner, Well ; Babcock Theatre, Rare Bird; RDT at Rose Wagner, Women of Valor; Ballet West at Capitol Theatre, A Little Mermaid; CDT at Capitol Theatre Apple-Pip Princess. . Her most recent film: A Darling Companion starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton. In April 2014, she will be performing in a two person play, A Loss of Appetite by David Kranes for Salt Lake Acting Company.
Kit has appeared on various stages throughout Utah. He most recently played Bill Sykes in Oliver at The Grand Theatre. He also played the title role in Zorba for Wasatch Theatre Company, and Tenorio in Pioneer Theatre’s last production of The Man of La Mancha, and Nunzio, Sr. for the Los Angeles production of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, for which he also worked as Company Manager for the San Francisco and Salt Lake productions. Other favorite roles include Rooster Hannigan in Annie, Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama, and Oscar in The Odd Couple. Kit’s career as both designer and actor in theatre, film and television has spanned three-plus decades. Most notably he worked as set decorator for Rob Reiner’s Castle Rock Productions in Los Angeles.
When not performing, Kit utilizes his extensive technical design and management background. He spent ten seasons working with the design and building staff at Salt Lake’s Rocky Point Haunted House, which culminated with that team going on to design, construct and install a Main Street Haunted Hotel walk-through attraction at Disney Land Honk Kong.
SSTC is in the process of becoming a non-profit organization. Your contributions are critical to assuring our ability to produce the best works, but are not currently tax-deductable. They may however, become retroactively so upon finalization of our 501(C)3 classification.
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This is Aidan’s first show with Silver Summit Theatre Co. She is so excited to be a part of their mission of producing thought provoking shows. Having just graduated from Judge Memorial High School, Aidanhas played such roles there as Mrs. Macafee in Bye Bye Birdie, Lady Bountiful in The Beaux Stratagem, Lucy in Sweeney Todd, and Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner. She would like to thank Darin Hathaway for teaching her more about theatre and life than he will ever know. She would also like to thank Michele Rideout for giving her the opportunity to challenge herself and the cast and crew for welcoming her into their wonderfully diverse and talented family.
Frank Castro has been performing professionally and locally for over thirteen years. Moving to the state seven years ago, he’s proud to call Utah his home. Some of his favorite roles include LeFou in Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Armand St. Just in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Frankincense in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Aladdin in Disney’s Fantasmic! He has also had the chance to work many great companies and theaters over the years including Disney, Dana Morisse Productions, and Utah’s own Sandy Amphitheater. He’d like to thank his parents and family for always being there to support him over the years. Enjoy the show.
Carson Kohler will be a sophomore in the University of Utah Actor’s Training Program this fall. Past shows include Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa, Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, which she won Best Supporting Actress for, as well as Angela in Viral: the Musical! which debuted in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest theatre festival. Last summer she was also a part of making a mock film trailer for The Forest of Hands and Teeth directed by Kim Shelby. Carson is ecstatic to be a part of her first outside of school production and would like to thank her family for always supporting her, her roommates for the late night line sessions, her professors for all they have taught her so far, and everyone in her ATP family for their love and support, especially the ATP class of 2016.
Johnny Hebda is an award winning actor and director. He has acted in or directed more than 75 productions since a young child on both stage and screen. He received a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from BYU, and both an AA and AS in Musical Theatre and Acting from the Florida School of the Arts Acting Conservatory. Currently he is completing a Master’s Degree in Directing from Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the founder and artistic director of the Utah Repertory Theater Company. He is actively involved in the Utah theater community as a producer, director, music director, actor and reviewer.
A few favorite roles Johnny has played include: Romeo in Terrence Mann’s musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, Mozart in Amadeus, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Applegate in Damn Yankees, Myles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Glenn Cooper in Rumors, Edward Lyons in Blood Brothers, and Matt in The Fantasticks. Favorite directing projects include: Parade (BYU), The Little Shop of Horrors (Fl. Arts), and most recently the Utah Premiere of Side Show (Utah Rep).
Upcoming projects include: directing and producing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (Utah Rep) and performing the title role of Clyde Barrow in the Utah premiere of Frank Wildhorne’s Bonnie and Clyde (Utah Rep).
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Ali is proud to be making her debut with Silver Summit Theatre Company in this powerful, relevant production. She is a recent graduate of the Theatre Arts Administration Program at Westminster College, where she helped create and performed in an original verbatim theatre piece entitled, “Speaking Your Piece: A Mosaic of Survival.”
Professional credits include The Page to Stage Festival with Wasatch Theatre Company. Collegiate credits include Almost, Maine (Ronda), Rumors (Claire), Victor Victoria (Madame Roget), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), Macbeth (Gentlewoman), A Chorus of Disapproval (Bridget). Thank you to her family of choice for the constant support.
G. Morgan Walton: has been in and around the theater community since he was 5 years old. HE was last seen in Unipac’s Taming of the Shrew as Grumio, he has been playing with ATG Theater, Wasatch Theater and Poison Ivy Murder Mystery for the last few years.
“The Friends/Family that you make in theater can shape and mold you in ways personally that you never knew possible.
Bryce kamryn is thrilled to be playing beethoven in his first production with Silver Summit theater company. He has performed in this space previously as Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Sweeney Todd. He is honored to be working with so many talented people! He hopes you enjoy the show!
Alexa has previously been seen as the sword-fighting, boy crazy MIRANDA in Knight for a Day, THE SNOW QUEEN in Young Santa and the Winter Solstice, and was the voice of THE GIANTESS in Into The Woods. She also played the role of ABBY FOLGER in the film “Social Anxiety”. Alexa has a passion for acting and hopes to pursue a career in stage and film.
On playing VAN’S SISTER: “I’m glad to have the opportunity to play a complex and challenging character like this. I see Van’s Sister as more of a tender soul hiding behind a rough exterior. Her bossiness and sharp tongue are really just a defense mechanism. I don’t believe she really is crazy, either. She’s a victim of her feelings, which she’s worked so hard to keep under control. I think she’s just like so many of us are…misunderstood.”
Alexa says she can’t wait for this show to open because she knows it will speak to people about some very timely social issues that demand our attention, in ways that other bodies of work can’t. She has enjoyed the process of “becoming” and hopes that you enjoy watching this amazing show.
“Funny. We’re warned from the beginning it’s adult language. That’s true. And we will see aAdult situations. That’s true, too. But In Dog Sees God, these are kids onstage. Well, adult actors playing kids. To all of us who’ve grown into adulthood ourselves, wasn’t our first cruelty at their hands? Dog Sees God is a riff on the beloved Peanuts cartoon strip. Seeing how the characters turned out as teenagers (in this version) squeezes the heart a little. Yes, there are many laugh out loud moments, but the poignancy comes right up behind.” – Joel Applegate
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Described as an “unauthorized parody,” this daring and at times shocking play takes characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts and turns them into teenagers dealing with drug abuse, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sex and sexual identity. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. A chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of his group’s bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that pushes teen angst to the very limits. Dog Sees God was one of the breakout hits of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania’s Play Award of 2004, the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, Broadway.com’s 2006 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Production and the 2006 HX Award for Best Play.
Thanks to the generosity of many, our crowdsource fundraising project through Kickstarter has been a great success. We would like to thank all of sponsors for making it possible to bring the best possible production to the stage and for making this dream a reality. We look forward to seeing you all at our premier production of Screwtape adapted for the stage by James Forsyth and based on the novel The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis later this month. Read More!
Based on the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and adapted for the stage by James Forsyth, Screwtape is an edgy, devilish dramatic contest with high-level meaning, thrashed out on stage with brilliant low-level comedy and wicked wit.
Directed by Michele Rideout
Performing at Midvale Main Street Theatre
7711 S. Main St. (700 W.) Midvale Utah
November 29, 2012 through December 2, 2012