Fun. Comical. A little naughty! Leave the kids at home! A newly-commissioned series of mini music dramas all set in bedrooms of the same hotel. Catch a signature Night Caps cocktail, a glass of wine and some cabaret on the patio before your Night Cap, a 15-minute finale of absolutely unique “grown-up” entertainment! New, different, edgy. Meet metro-opera!

 

NIGHT CAPS

Composers:  Daron Aric Hagen,  Gilda Lyons,  Roger Zahab, Eric Moe, Dwayne Fulton, and Alberto Garcia Demestres.

Librettist:  Rob Handel

World Premiere:   Pittsburgh - July 6, 2012

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Kountz Black Box Theater, The Hillman Center for Performing Arts

423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

 

Friday July 6, 10:00pm. Valkyrie Suite, Eric Moe

Saturday July 7, 10:00pm. Bridal Suite, Dwayne Fulton

Sunday July 8, 5:30pm. Presidential Suite, Roger Zahab

Thursday July 12, 10:00pm. I Hope the Moonlight Suite is Okay, We Recommend it When the Honeymoon Suite isn’t Available, Gilda Lyons

Friday July 13, 10:00pm. George Washington Suite, Daron Aric Hagen

Saturday July 14, 11:00pm. Honeymoon Suite, Alberto Garcia Demestres

Sunday July 15, 5:00pm. Complete Night Caps Series

All performances sung in English.
 

 

CAST

Valkyrie Suite

Gerhilde:   Sara Salas 

Helmwige:   Brynn Terry

Waltraute:   Sofia Chew

Schwertleite:   Khary Wilson

Ortlinde:   Emily Sanchez

Siegrune:   Susan Thieme

Grimgerde:   Katherine Brandt

Rossweise:   Kathryn Wills

Betty:   Anne Fuchs

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

 

Bridal Suite

Zelda:   Denise Sheffey-Powell

Maid of Honor:   Julia Turnbull

Kent:   Loren Battieste

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

Chorus of Bridesmaids:   Caitlin Cisler, Sierra Porter, Sherly Sesay, Michala Williams, Angel Taylor, Judith Shropshire, Terri L. Smith, Anita Levels, Keisha Sheff

 

Special thanks to our singers from the Mt. Ararat Choir and CAPA, Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts

 


Presidential Suite

The President:   James Schindler

Agent Kim:   Rachael Marino

Winona:   Sarah Bauer

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

 

I Hope the Moonlight Suite is Okay, We Recommend it When the Honeymoon Suite isn’t Available

Masha:   Gail Novak Mosites

Yasha:   Adrian Rosales

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

 

George Washington Suite

Christina:   Evelyn Rossow

Grace:   Lauren K. Frey

George Washington:   Juan Pereira

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

Trio of Young Men:   Amitabha Chakrabarti, Brandon Lockhart, Jared Ice

 

Honeymoon Suite

Fifi:   Rebecca Shorstein

Rodolfo:   William Andrews

Young Woman:   Meghan Scheibal

Foreman:   Stephen Webb

Miss Darlington:   Anna Singer

Rudy:   Natalie Naudus

Trio of Young Men:   Brandon Gauby, Jared Ice, Richard Block
 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Music Director: Rob Frankenberry

Stage Directors: Mo Zhou, Michelle Sutherland, Ximena Belgrano Rawson, Matty Sayre

Scenic Design: Sarah Stephens

Lighting Design: Cat Wilson

Costume Design: Mary Stein, Jamika Williams, Gina Cercone, Aubrey Hess, Blake Uretsky