History

The Gayland development history so far includes:

  • 4 Performances
  • 1 Demo Recording
  • 1 York Theatre 29-hour Reading
  • 2 Creators’ Table Readings
  • 3 Recording Sessions

Please see below for details:

November 2013: New Orleans Fringe Festival

Premier, Four Performances, Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

Singers

  • Willow: Brittany Scofield
  • Boo: Lesley DeMartin
  • Zack: David Kaplinsky
  • Brock: Ivan Griffin
  • Finn: Nick Shackleford
  • Grace: Lori DeLeon

Musicians

  • Dilyara Shiderova, piano primo
  • April Mok, piano secondo
  • Doug Therrien, string bass
  • Charles Kohlmeyer, percussion

Production

  • Producer: Dave Hurlbert
  • Director: Joseph Furnari
  • Vocal Director: Kathleen Westfall
  • Scenic Designer: Swamp Deville
  • Choreography : Chard Gonzalez
  • Stage Manager: Christopher Thompson
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Dana Webb
  • Assistant Producer: Spencer Doyle
  • Costumes: Veronica Russell
  • Lighting Design: Scott King
  • Technical Director: Leah Farrelly
  • Photographer: Michelle Smith
  • Graphic Design: Chris Marroy

March 2015: Recording Session, Esplanade Studios, New Orleans

  • Willow: Maria Elise Thomas
  • Boo: Lesley DeMartin
  • Zack: Dylan Tran
  • Finn: Jason Amos
  • Brock: Ivan Griffin
  • Gaige: Cameron-Mitchell Ware
  • Zoe: Ayanna Hampton
  • Piano: April Mok

December 17, 2015: “29-Hour” Reading, Full Show, York Theater, New York

  • Director: Jason Brubaker
  • Music Director: Elijah Caldwell
  • Willow: Danielle Erin Rhodes
  • Boo: Kaki Piché
  • Zack: Connor Russell
  • Zoe: Chrissy Albanese
  • Gaige: Sam Given
  • Brock: Ivan Griffin
  • Finn: Josh McWhortor
  • Sally: Sheila Stasack
  • Caleb: Aaron Dalla Villa

March 9, 2016: Recording Session, Marigny Recording Studios, New Orleans

  • Music Director: Albinas Prizgintas
  • Boo: Lesley DeMartin
  • Gaige: Cameron-Mitchell Ware
  • Finn: Jason Amos
  • Brock: Ivan Griffin
  • Ensemble: Scott King

August 17, 2016: Table Reading, Act 1, 244 Rehearsal Studios, New York

  • Music Director: Mark Hartman
  • Willow: Danielle Erin Rhodes
  • Boo: Shaleah Adkisson
  • Zack: Stephen Elkins
  • Gaige: Sam Given
  • Brock: Ivan Griffin
  • Finn: Blake Zolfo
  • Ensemble: Natalie Pavelek
  • Ensemble: Troy Rucker

February 15, 2017: Table Reading Full Show, M.Butterfly Studio, 244 Rehearsal Studios, New York

  • Music Directors: Leslie Wickham, David Alexander Rovang
  • Stage Manager: Ashley Adamek
  • Willow: Danielle Erin Rhodes
  • Boo: Shaleah Adkisson
  • Zack: David Socolar
  • Gaige: Sam Given
  • Brock: Zach Martens
  • Finn: David Piazza
  • Ensemble: Jacque Carnahan
  • Ensemble: Stephen Elkins
  • Ensemble: Justine Magnusson
  • Ensemble: Troy Rucker

November 20, 2017: Demo Recording, Log Cabin Studio, New York

  • Music Director: Mark Hartman
  • Willow: Danielle Erin Rhodes
  • Boo: Stephanie Umoh
  • Zack: Tristan J. Shuler
  • Gaige: Sam Given
  • Sally, Ensemble: Kristin Feeney
  • Harry Tums, Ensemble: Alex Thompson
  • Bass: Saadi Zain
  • Percussion: Joe Choroszewski
  • Keyboard: Alex Thompson
  • Engineers: Yuri Suzuki, Rich Hill

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