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THE MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET EVENT RETURNS
New England: May 10-19 | Delmarva: May 23-June 2
The Broadway Jukebox returns due to popular demand! With a new list of 30 new songs to choose from, each performance is unique based on the selection of that night’s audience. Upon arrival, each audience member votes for their top choices from five new categories: “Classics,” “Contemporary Musicals,” “Animation,” “Diva,” and “Written by Rockers.” Brown Box then curates that night’s show on the spot in this interactive, family friendly evening, where we perform what YOU consider the best of Broadway. Don’t miss out on the revolution!
Kyler Taustin – DIRECTOR
Kyler Taustin (Director) is the co-founder of Brown Box Theatre Project and has served as the Executive Artistic Director since its founding. Originally hailing from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Kyler has first hand knowledge of challenges faced by those living in areas where cultural opportunities are limited and distance is a barrier to access of the arts. Kyler received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and soon thereafter founded Brown Box Theatre Project to return home to invigorate a culturally vibrant community in his hometown. For Brown Box, Kyler directed all 6 installments of Outdoor Free Shakespeare (Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night). Contemporary productions Kyler directed include Brilliant Traces, Lab Rats, Echoes, Two Wrongs, The Nina Variations, Some Explicit Polaroids, and Two Rooms. As part of the Boxer Shorts series, Kyler directed Capricho, Play, and Talk to Me Like the Rain. Kyler was the co-director for both devised bi-lingual collaborations with Brown Box’s Mexican sister company Ícaro Compañia Teatral (When We Lived Together in the Belly of the Whale; No Soy Lo Que Soy). Kyler is honored to lead Brown Box as it strives to serve communities up and down the east coast as it has his home region.
Ashley Cabral – PRODUCER
Ashley Cabral (Producer): Ashley holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She currently works as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and loves every second. Ashley was involved in a variety of productions during high school and college. After a long hiatus from the theatre world, Ashley is thrilled to be a part of the Brown Box administrative team.
Liz Kantor - MUSIC DIRECTOR
Liz Kantor (Music Director) is thrilled to return for her third Brown Box production, having music directed Songs for a New World and provided music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements for The Broadway Jukebox. Regional: Moulin Rouge, Emerson Colonial Theater (Music Assistant); Jagged Little Pill, American Repertory Theater (Music Assistant); SHE, OBERON (Composer/Orchestrator); United We Stand, NYMF (Contributing Composer); Beyond Words, NYMF (Contributing Composer). Educational: Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, The Rocky Horror Show, Harvard University (Music Director) B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard University. www.LizKantor.com
Katie Jost – SOUND ENGINEER
Katie Jost (Sound Engineer) is an LA based sound designer, engineer, and assistant for live performance and film. Her recent work includes Blue Blade (Delusion), Horror Rewind (collaboration with 20th Century Fox and The Great Company), Dr. Faustus, Birthmark, and Antigone (University of California Riverside), and assistant work on Scare Pair (LA Opera), The White Album (Center Theater Group) and Szalt Gala (Szalt Dance Company). In post-production she assisted on scores for Wait (Sarah Prinz), In… There… Was (Sarah Prinz), Hell Is Where the Home Is (1inMM Productions), and music assistant on The Mayor (ABC). She is thrilled to be back with Brown Box for her second year!
Drew O'Connors – Master Carpenter
Drew is excited to be working with Brown Box for the second time, having previously worked on The Hotel Nepenthe. He teaches Audio Production and Technical Theatre and Franklin High School in Franklin, MA. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BM in Music Education and Music Composition. He completed graduate work at New York University in Music Technology. He is currently enrolled at Boston University’s MM in Music Education Program. He is a lifelong theatre lover and teaching technical theatre is the best part of his day. Thanks to Alex’s Mom for the introduction to Brown Box!
Lila West – COSTUME DESIGNER
Lila West (Costume Designer) is thrilled to return for her fifth production with BB! She is a graduate of the UMass Amherst with a B.A in Theater and English, focusing in Costume Design. She is a freelance costume designer. Boston credits: Broadway Jukebox, Hotel Nepenthe, Songs for a New World (Brown Box Theatre Project), Mother’s Bliss, Mother’s Woe (Framingham State University), A Bright Room Called Day (Flat Earth Theatre Company), Two Gentlemen of Verona (BHS Performing Arts Company), Hard and Fast:a love story (Boston Public Works). Thank you to Mom, Dad, and G for their support and love. www.lilawest.com
Cheryl Taustin – PROPERTIES DESIGNER
Having supported Brown Box in any way possible since its inception, Cheryl is excited to return to design props for Broadway Jukebox, after her debut in 2016 as designer for Brilliant Traces. Working with the Brown Box cast and crew is, as always, such a joy!
Geena M. Forristall – ASSOC. PRODUCER
Geena M. Forristall (Associate Producer) is a Boston area artist working in theatre, dance, and TV/film. She’s previously worked for companies such as Lyric Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Off The Grid, Company One, Punchdrunk NYC/Emursive, and the international tour of Kultar’s Mime. Geena has a personal commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and diversity in the arts, and works toward a goal of universal arts access. She’s a proud alumna of Hofstra University, where she holds a BFA in Theatre Arts Production.
Cassandra West – PRODUCTION MANAGER
Cassandra West (Production Manager) is thrilled to work with Brown Box Theatre Project once again! Cassandra has written, produced and directed theater in Boston’s North Shore, New York, and Cleveland. Past Brown Box projects include: As You Like It and Broadway Jukebox. Other recent credits include The Star: A Nativity Story (5th Wall Theatre), Mira La Mer (CPT), and Don’t Look (Turn To Flesh Theatre). Cassandra currently serves as the Associate Producer for The Rockwell Theatre in Davis Square.
Victoria Rowe – LIGHTING DESIGNER
Victoria Rowe (Lighting Designer) began her technical theatre career at age 11, building sets for her middle school productions. She fell in love with lighting design while attending Dartmouth College, where she also stage-managed dozens of plays, musicals, and concerts (with only one near-death experience – ask her about the trumpet player). Victoria spends her days as Director of Operations at an education technology start-up, and she sits on the board of the Friends of Herter Park amphitheater. Her first Brown Box production was the original Broadway Jukebox, and she is thrilled to return for round two!
Nick Larimore – GUITAR
Nick Larimore (Guitarist) is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from St. Louis, Missouri. Since moving to Boston three years ago, Nick has made himself busy playing all over New England’s Musical Theatre scene, as well as playing with various Singer-Songwriters and pickup bands around Boston. When not playing music, Nick enjoys cycling, baking, and stand-up comedy. Follow Nick on instagram (@nick.larimore) for some guitar playing goodness.
Dan Santiago - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
Dan Santiago (DRUMS/PERCUSSION) is a Touring/Session Musician from Franklin Township, New Jersey. He is currently attending Berklee College of Music, where he is working to complete a dual major in Contemporary Writing and Production and Professional Music. Dan has been a part of theatre for six years and has played in dozens of different productions ranging from Into the Woods to In the Heights. He hopes to move to New York in the fall of 2020. This is his first tour with Brown Box Theatre Project.
Carly (Woman 1) is thrilled to be making her Brown Box debut! Some recent credits include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Millbrook Playhouse), Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act (Millbrook Playhouse), Louise in Gypsy (Patrick Dorow Productions), Silly Girl/U/S Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Wheelock Family Theatre), Featured Singer in Spectra’s Cabaret (Royal Caribbean Productions), and Ensemble in Emma! (Feinstein’s/54 Below). She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University. Endless gratitude to her Mom, Dad, and Tyler for all their love and support! http://www.carlygrayson.com
Lovuyo Neo Gcabo
Neo Gcabo (Woman 3) is a RnB, Jazz, Neo-Soul singer and arts administrator based in Boston. Originally from Pretoria, South Africa, Neo graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business. Neo has performed in and around Boston at the Boston Book Festival, Regatta Bar, Emerson College and has toured internationally with the University of Pretoria Youth Choir. Currently, Neo is a full-time musician and works as an Artist-in-residence/ Green Mile Program coordinator at Dunamis Boston, a non-profit organization. This will be her first production with the Brown Box family.
Xavier Alexander Durden (Man 1) is honored to make his Brown Box return in Broadway Jukebox Revolution! Favorite credits include Buffalo Soldier (Virginia Repertory), Next to Normal (Longwood Players), Man of La Mancha (Capitol City Opera), Madama Butterfly (Atlanta Opera), Hairspray (Athens Theatre) and Les Misérables (Seaside Music Theatre). He has also been seen in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, The Nokia Theatre, as well as throughout Canada, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Xavier would like to thank his biological and accumulated family for their continued love and encouragement. @XADurden / http://www.XavierAlexander.net
Lisa Joyce (Woman 2) is delighted to return to Brown Box after appearing in The Broadway Jukebox last year! She is a Boston native and graduate of Salem State University. Other credits include The Salonnieres (Greater Boston Stage Company); Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (Off The Grid Theatre Company); The Producers, Spamalot (Barnstormers Theatre); Once Upon a Mattress (FPAC and Hackmatack Playhouse); and Lost at Sea (Moonbox Productions). Next up she will be performing and touring with her original shadow puppet show Flying Lessons which is the recipient of a Jim Henson Artist Grant 2018.
Cam (Man 2) is thrilled to return to Brown Box once again! He was last seen with Brown Box this season as Will in his solo performance piece don’t feed the bear. Other credits include: Crimes of The Heart, Dancing Lessons (2nd Story Theater), The Hotel Nepenthe, Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre Project), Once Upon A Mattress (FPAC). Cam also regularly performs with C.O.A.A.S.T and their touring production of Four Legs to Stand On and is the Artistic Director of Deana’s Educational Theater Co. He would like to thank Ashley and his family for their constant love and never-ending support.