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We're releasing never-before-seen footage from past Constellation shows so you can enjoy epic, larger-than-life theatre from the comfort of your home. Be sure to check back every Friday for the latest release!

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April 2014

The Love of the Nightingale 

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Struggling to adjust to her new life in Thrace, Procne asks her husband King Tereus to escort her young and innocent sister Philomele across the ocean from Athens to keep her company. Enroute, Tereus cruelly rapes Philomele and cuts out her tongue. Robbed of her voice, Philomele must find a way to reveal the truth to Procne.

About this clip: In the final hours of a wild bacchanal, Procne confronts Tereus for his crimes, revealing that she has killed their young son Itys in revenge. Finally breaking the cycle of violence, the gods transform Itys, Philomele, Procne, and Tereus into birds.

The Love of the Nightingale performed from April 24 - May 25, 2014 at Source.  
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Scenic Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Lighting Designer: Joseph R. Walls. Musician and Composer: Tom Teasley. Fight Choreographer: Matthew R. Wilson. Dance & Movement Choreographer: Kelly King. Props Designer: Angela Plante. Puppet Designer: Don Becker. Puppet Choreographer: Eric Brooks. Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Dramaturg: Maddie Gaw. Associate Sound Designer: Adam W. Johnson. Associate Lighting Designer: Lesley Boeckman. Assistant Director: Gwen Grastorf. Assistant Costume Designer: Courtney Wood. Assistant Stage Manager: Daniel Mori, Brett Abelman. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Sound Engineer: Jim Robeson. Scenic Artist: Pallas Bane. Production Assistant: James Brown. Sound Board Operator: Alec Henneberger.

ENSEMBLE: Megan Dominy, Dorea Schmidt, Matthew Schleigh, Rena Cherry Brown, Henry Niepoetter, Henry Niepoetter, Bru Ajueyitsi, Vanessa Bradchulis, Edward Christian, Daniel Corey, Jennifer J. Hopkins, Ashley Ivey, Emma Jackson, Neelam Patel

 

September 2012

Taking Steps  

by Alan Ayckbourn

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Roland, a hard drinking tycoon, is about to buy a dilapidated Victorian country house. His wife Elizabeth, who is planning to leave him, has called upon her brother Mark for support, but Mark is desperately trying to reconnect with his reluctant fiancée Kitty. Meanwhile, a painfully awkward solicitor named Tristam arrives at the house to seal the deal.

About this clip: Mark and Tristam discover Roland apparently unconscious in the attic next to some sleeping pills and a cryptic farewell note. Believing he has purposefully overdosed, the pair manage to get Roland downstairs and attempt to keep him awake. Back in the attic, Kitty tries to free herself from the cupboard in which she has accidentally been trapped.

Taking Steps performed from September 6 - October 7, 2012 at Source.  
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Scenic Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Lighting Designer: Cory Ryan Frank. Sound Designer: Brandon Vierra. Props Designer: Kevin Laughon. Fight Choreographer: Matthew R. Wilson. Assistant Director: Ashley Ivey. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Managers: Jewell N. Fears, Theresa Hindersinn. Assistant Costume Designer: Anna St. Germain. Sound Board Operator: Will Voorhies. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Production Assistant: Daniel Mori. Master Electrician: Jeny Hall. Scenic Artist: Daina Cramer.

Ensemble: Megan Graves, Matthew Aldwin McGee, Dylan Myers, Tia Shearer, Matthew R. Wilson, Doug Wilder.

 

October 2015

Avenue Q  

music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
book by Jeff Whitty
based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

When Constellation produced our first musical in 2015, we went big, bold, and bawdy with the Tony Award-winning comedy Avenue Q. This hilarious spoof of "Sesame Street" became an overnight sensation, playing to sold-out houses and winning 7 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Musical.

About this clip: Princeton, a fresh-faced college grad, moves to the run-down neighborhood of Avenue Q in search of his purpose in life.

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Avenue Q performed at Source from October 22 to November 22, 2015.  
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Music Director: Jake Null. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kara Waala. Choreographer: Rachel Leigh Dolan. Sound Designer: Gordon Nimmo-Smith. Assistant Director/Puppet Coach/Props Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Ensemble: Matt Dewberry, Katy Carkuff, Alex Alferov, Vaughn Midder, Eben Logan, Justine “Icy” Moral, Mikey Cafarelli, Emily Zickler, Jenna Berk, Christian Montgomery.

October 2010

Women Beware Women

by Thomas Middleton

adapted by Jesse Berger

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Three couples engage in a dangerous game of strategy as they vie for power and pursue their lust. This delicious revenge tragedy by Thomas Middleton, one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, is a provocative mix of dark comedy, adultery, murder, ambition and twisted love. 

About this clip: A masque ball is held to commemorate the Duke of Florence's impending marriage to the widowed Bianca, but the celebration quickly descends into bloodshed. Livia kills Isabella with a cascade of coins, but soon dies herself after discovering that Isabella has poisoned her with incense. Guardiano plunges through a trap door to a spikey death he intended for Hippolito, but Hippolito dies from a poisoned arrow prepared by Livia and shot by Cupid. Bianca tries to murder the Duke's brother, the Cardinal, with a poisoned drink, but accidentally poisons the Duke himself. After realizing her mistake, Bianca kills the Cardinal with his own cross before finishing the rest of the poison.

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Women Beware Women performed from October 14 – November 14, 2010 at Source. 
Director: Allison Stockman. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Composer: Jesse Terrill. Fight Choreographer: Matthew Wilson. Choreographer: Ashley Ivey. Props Designer: Samina Veith. Mask Designer: Anna St. Germain. Assistant Director: Amber McGinnis. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Managers: Vickey Mahoney, Jewell Fears. Technical Director: Jan Forbes. Master Electrician: Jeny Hall. Master Carpenter: Brendon Fitzpatrick. Scenic Artist: Sasha Goldstein. Sound Programmer: Lynette Winslow. Sound Board Operator: Brett Abelman.

Ensemble: Felipe Cabezas, Katy Carkuff, Jonathon Church, Lewis Freeman, Brian Hemmingsen, Sheila Hennessey, Keith Irby, Ashley Ivey, Thomas Keegan, Lisa Lias, Caley Milliken, David Zimmerman.

 

January 2013

Zorro

A World Premiere

by Janet Allard & Eleanor Holdridge

directed by Eleanor Holdridge

In his quest to fight corruption and injustice, the quiet, bookish Diego dons the persona of masked vigilante Zorro. This world premiere adaptation is an epic adventure in which good vanquishes evil, and wrongs are righted with three signature swipes of a sword.  

About this clip: Zorro and his rival, Capitan Ramon, face off in a climactic final battle. Zorro reveals his true identity, begging forgiveness from his father and Lolita, his true love.

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Zorro performed from January 17 - February 17, 2013 at Source. 
Director: Eleanor Holdridge. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Scenic Designer: A.J. Guban. Lighting Designer: Nancy Shertler. Composer: Mariano Vales. Sound Designer: Behzad Habibzai. Fight Choreographer: Casey Kaleba. Dialect Coach: Melissa Flaim. Dramaturg: Taylor Hitaffer. Props Designer: Kevin Laughon. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Managers: Daniel Mori, Courtney Leigh Wood. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Production Assistant: Angelo Merenda. Charge Artist: Daina Cramer. Assistant Lighting Designer: Ken Wills. Master Electrician: Jeny Hall. Sound Board Operators: Peter Park, Will Voorhies. 

Ensemble: Vanessa Bradchulis, Oscar Ceville, Danny Gavigan, Carlos Juan Gonzalez, Jim Jorgensen, Michael Kramer, Stephanie LaVardera, Carlos Saldaña, Andrés Talero.  

October 2014

ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps}

by Luigi Pirandello

in a new adaptation by Martin Sherman

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Signor Ponza and his wife move to a small Italian village and, defying social expectation, take up residence in a separate house from his mother-in-law. When conflicting rumors arise involving scandalous letters, a murdered first wife, and a mental institution, the Ponzas' ravenously curious neighbors spark a wildfire of gossip.

About this clip: The town inspector comes bearing a letter from someone claiming to be from Signor Ponza's hometown - someone whose insider knowledge may finally reveal the truth. Discovering that the letter raises more questions than it answers, however, Lamberto Laudisi urges the inspector to destroy the letter and instead conjure a more definite set of "alternative facts" to appease the townspeople and put the mystery to rest.

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ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps} performed from October 9 - November 9, 2014 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Sound Designer: Palmer Hefferan. Props Designer: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich, Suzanne Maloney. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Managers: Sarah Kate Bode, Kara Sparling. Assistant Director: Drew Kopas. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Carpenter: Nate Kurtz. Charge Artist: Za Johns. Assistant Lighting Designer: Derek Jones. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Sound Board Operator: Noah Firtel. Assistant Costume Designers: Amanda Keator, Sara Jane Palmer. 

Ensemble: Lizzi Albert, Catherine Deadman, Matt Dewberry, Julie Garner, Michael Glenn, Tyler Herman, Connor J. Hogan, Ashley Ivey, Julia Klavans, Toby Mulford, Sarah Pretz, Kimberly Schraf, Teresa Spencer.

May 2012

Metamorphoses

written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

From a rippling pool of water, adapter and playwright Mary Zimmerman conjures the force of Ovid’s tales, revealing timeless themes of love, loss, and redemption.

About this clip: After King Ceyx perishes in a shipwreck, his grieving wife Alcyone goes to the shore and sleeps in the shallow pools. She is visited in a dream by Morpheus, the god of sleep, disguised as her husband. In a final act of mercy, the gods return Ceyx's body to Alcyone and transform them both into sea birds.

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Metamorphoses performed from May 2 - June 3, 2012 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Composer/Musician: Tom Teasley. Fight Choreographer: Cliff Williams III. Choreographer: Ashley Ivey. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Gnerlich. Props Designer: Samina Vieth. Pool Advisor: Leanne Bock. Charge Artist: Daina Cramer. Assistant Stage Managers: Jewell N. Fears, Kat Lee. Associate Production Manager/Master Electrician: Jeny Hall. Technical Director: Daniel Flint.

Ensemble: Katie Atkinson, Michael Kevin Darnall, Misty Demory, Megan Dominy, Jefferson Farber, Keith Irby, Ashley Ivey, Lisa Lias, Matthew Pauli, Jade Wheeler.

January 2014

Scapin

adapted from Molière

by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell

directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer

Freely adapted from Molière by comedy legends Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell, Scapin is an uproarious romp of epic proportions! The crafty servant Scapin juggles an array of elaborate schemes to help two pairs of wide-eyed lovers achieve marital bliss while extracting money from the men's miserly fathers.

About this clip: Just as it's revealed through a series of extraordinary coincidences that our young couples are free to marry each other after all, Scapin enters, feigning a mortal injury, and begs forgiveness from their fathers. Señor Argante quickly forgives him, but Geronte does so only on the condition that Scapin marry Nerine, his daughter's servant. Scapin flees, and a hilarious chase scene ensues!

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Scapin performed from January 16 - February 16, 2014 at Source. 
Director: Kathryn Chase Bryer. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Composer/Pianist: Travis Charles Ploeger. Fight & Movement Choreographer: Matthew R. Wilson. Dance & Movement Choreographer: Kelly King. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Gnerlich. Props Designer: Samina Vieth. Assistant Director: Nick Vargas. Assistant Costume Designer: Courtney Wood. Assistant Stage Manager: Kara Sparling, Lauren Klamm. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Scenic Artist: Za Johns.

Ensemble: Nora Achrati, Vanessa Bradchulis, Megan Dominy, Michael Glenn, Ashley Ivey, Manu Kumasi, Matthew McGee, Carlos Saldaña, Bradley Foster Smith.

May 2013

Gilgamesh

poetry by Yusef Komunyakaa

concept and dramaturgy by Chad Gracia

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

In this Middle Eastern legend dating back to 1800 BC, the demi-god king Gilgamesh teams up with the wild man Enkidu to battle demons and monsters, eventually leading Gilgamesh on an epic quest for immortality.

About this clip: After overtaking Humbaba, the demon-ogre guardian of the sacred trees, Gilgamesh and Enkidu are confronted by Ishtar, the goddess of love. When Gilgamesh spurns Ishtar's lustful advances, she summons the ferocious Bull of Heaven from the sky to punish him.

Gilgamesh performed from May 2 - June 2, 2013 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Scenic Designer: Ethan Sinnott. Lighting Designer: Klyph Stanford. Composer/Musician: Tom Teasley. Fight Choreographer: Casey Kaleba. Choreographer: Emma Crane Jaster. Puppet Designer: Matthew McGee. Stage Manager: Cheryl Gnerlich. Props Designer: Rebecca Dieffenbach. Interpreter: Katrina Clark. Dramaturg: Jefferson Farber. Assistant Director/Movement Coach: Gwen Grastorf. Assistant Costume Designer: Mary Beth Henry. Assistant Stage Manager: Theresa Hindersinn. Assistant Stage Manager: Daniel Mori. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Master Electrician/Board Op: Jeny Hall. Scenic Artist: Michael Jones. Production Assistant: Angelo Merenda.

Ensemble: Joel David Santner, Andreu Honeycutt, Nora Achrati, Charlotte Akin, Katy Carkuff, Ashley Ivey, Emma Crane Jaster, Jim Jorgensen, Manu Kumasi.

February 2015

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

 by Martin McDonagh

directed by Matthew R. Wilson

Acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh sends up violence and nationalism in his gleefully gruesome comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

About this clip: On the bonny island of Inishmore, some misguided soul has killed Wee Thomas, the beloved black kitty of an ill-tempered Irish Liberation fighter named Padraic. Neighbors Davey and Donny scrambled to recruit a substitute cat, but their valiant efforts fall short when they wind up with an orange tabby and a can of black shoe polish.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore performed from February 5 - March 8, 2015 at Source. 
Director: Matthew R. Wilson. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Props Designer: Sarah Herman. Co-Fight Directors: Matthew R. Wilson & Casey Kaleba. Sound Designer: Neil McFadden. Dialect Coach: Gary Logan. Dramaturg: Natalie Tenner. Assistant Director: Rebecca Wahls. Assistant Costume Designer: Elisha Bryant. Assistant Props Designer: Lauren Chilton. Assistant Stage Manager: Ellison Roberts. Assistant Stage Manager/Cat Wrangler: Sarah Kate Bode. Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Kolarik. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Scenic Artist: Rachel Witt-Callahan. Production Associate: Angelo Merenda. Sound Board Operator: Noah Firtel. Production Assistant: Kate Lindsay.

Ensemble: Mark Lee Adams, Joseph Carlson, Chris Dinolfo, Megan Dominy, Daniel Flint, Thomas Keegan, Chris Stinson, Matthew Ward. Featuring O.J. the orange tabby and Mousse the black cat.

October 2011

Arms and the Man

 by George Bernard Shaw

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

In this “anti-romantic” comedy set in 19th-century Bulgaria, celebrated playwright George Bernard Shaw weaves his infamous wit with a satirical study on the glorification of war and romantic love.

About this clip: The young and idealistic heiress Raina Petkoff professes her "Higher Love" to her fiancé Sergius, who has just returned from a successful (if ill-planned) cavalry charge in the Battle of Slivnitza. When Raina departs, however, Sergius quickly turns his attention toward the Petkoffs' strong-willed servant, Louka.

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Arms and the Man performed from October 20 - November 20, 2011 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Composer: Jesse Terrill. Props Designer: Samina Veith. Assistant Costume Designer: Anna St. Germain. Assistant Director: Katy Carkuff. Stage Manager: Cheryl Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Managers: Jewell Fears, Charlene Lennon. Technical Director: Daniel Flint. Master Electrician: Jeny Hall. Scenic Artist: Daina Cramer. Audio Engineer/Sound Board Operator: Mehdi Raoufi. Takeover Assistant Stage Manager: Vicky Mahoney.

Ensemble: Michael John Casey, Daniel Flint, Mark Krawczyk, Chris Mancusi, Amy Quiggins, Brynn Tucker, Ellen Young.

October 2018

Aida

music by Elton John    
lyrics by Tim Rice
book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang

With soaring ballads, exhilarating dance sequences, and stunning performances, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida champions the power of love to transcend culture, war, and even death.

About this clip: A bitter conflict between the warring nations of Egypt and Nubia leads to the enslavement of countless Nubians, including their princess Aida. When the Nubians receive word that their king has been captured by the Egyptians, Aida leads her people from despair by assuring them that the soul of their beloved country will never die.

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Aida performed from October 11 - November 18, 2018 at Source. 
Director: Michael J. Bobbitt. Music Director; Walter "Bobby" McCoy. Choreographer: Tony Thomas II. Costume Designer: Kenann M. Quander. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Sound Designer: Roc Lee. Properties Designer: Tony Koehler. Fight Choreographer: Ryan Sellers. Stage Manager: Kirsten Parker. Assistant Director: Sean-Maurice Lynch. Assistant Music Director: Marika Countouris. Assistant Choreographer: Pep Targete. Production Assistant Stage Manager: Lynda Bruce. Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas Nagata. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Scenic Charge: Kelley Rowan. Sound Engineer: Kevin Alexander. Audio 1: Jon Roberts. Audio 2: Tosin Olufolabi. BAND: Walter “Bobby” McCoy (Keyboard I), Marika Countouris (Keyboard II), Jason Wilson (Bass), Manny Arciniega (Percussion), Mila Weiss (Reeds), Jaime Ibacache (Guitar).

Ensemble: Shayla S. Simmons, Jobari Parker-Namdar, Chani Wereley, Greg Watkins, Da’Von Moody, Ashley Johnson, Wendell Jordan, Kaylen Morgan, Ian Anthony Coleman, Ashley K. Nicholas, Tara Lynn Yates-Reeves, Garnet Williams, Lawrence Hailes, Amber Lenell Jones. Understudies: Demitrus L. Carter, Takara Clark, Candace Foreman, Benjamin Kramer Kwalik, Ahmad Maaty, Nia Savoy.

October 2013

36 Views

by Naomi Iizuka

Inspired by Hokusai's famous paintings of Mount Fuji, Naomi Iizuka's 36 Views centers around a Japanese pillow book – a rare and priceless artifact containing the intimate writings of an eleventh-century courtesan. But as art dealers, scholars, and reporters clamor over the discovery, we realize that everything is not as it seems.

About this clip: An Asian art dealer stumbles upon what he thinks are transcriptions from an ancient pillow book, but in reality are fictional writings penned by his long-suffering research assistant, John Bell. Not wanting to admit the truth of the matter, John asks painter and art restorer Claire Song to fabricate the “original” version of his pillow book. As he examines Claire's handiwork, John begins to have second thoughts.

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36 Views performed from October 24 - November 24, 2013 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kendra Rai. Sound Designer: Palmer Hefferan. Projections Designer: Aaron Fisher. Properties Designer: Kasey Hendricks. Fight Choreographer: Tuyet Thi Pham. Assistant Director: Rob Mueller. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Soriano. Production Assistant: Adam W. Johnson. Technical Director: Jason Krznarich. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Assistant Lighting Designer: Paul Callahan. Charge Artist: Marisa (Za) Johns. Sound & Projection Board Operator: Maddie Gaw. Assistant Costume Designer: Courtney Wood. Ensemble: Jim Jorgenson, Sue Jin Song, Ashley Ivey, Tuyet Thi Pham, Megan Dominy, David S. Paglin.

May 2018

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht

English translation by Alistair Beaton

Propelled by an original rock-folk score and staged in a 360° environment, Alistair Beaton's searing adaptation of Brecht's epic depicts a time much like our own - one of political and social revolution, fortified with the promise of compassion and hope.

About this clip: When a small village in the Caucasus Mountains is violently overthrown, a poor servant girl named Grusha finds the Governor's infant son abandoned amidst the chaos and vows to protect him as she flees the city. With the police in pursuit, Grusha is faced with a decision - either take the child across the perilous rope bridge to the far side of the gorge, or face certain doom at the hands of the Sergeant.

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle performed from April 12 - May 13, 2018 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Composers: Brian Lotter & Matthew Schleigh. Choreographer: Tony Thomas II. Costume Designer: Kelsey Hunt. Puppets Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Props Designer: Crista Noel Smith. Sound Designer: Gordon Nimmo-Smith. Dramaturg: Corinne Hayes. Assistant Director: Rebecca Wahls. Production Stage Manager: Sarah Kate Patterson. Production Assistant Stage Manager: Carissa Gilson. Assistant Stage Manager: Stephen Bubniak. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Rachel Prell. Scenic Charge: Megan Hart. Light Board Operator/Electrician: Kaitlin Tinsley. Sound Programmer: Ryan Gravett. Audio 1: Michael Vest. Audio 2: Eric Johns. Sound Assistant: Tosin Olufolabi. Ensemble: Yesenia Iglesias, Matthew Schleigh, Drew Kopas, Amanda Forstrom, Ashley Ivey, Billie Krishawn, Brian Reisman, Greg Ongao, Keith Irby, Lisa Hodsoll, Natalie Cutcher, Scott Ward Abernethy, Teresa Spencer, Tamieka Chavis. Understudies: Justus Hammond, Louis Lavoie, Rebecca Ballinger, Tess Higgins, Thais Menendez.

February 2020

The 39 Steps

from the novel by John Buchan

from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock

adapted by Patrick Barlow

Four multitalented actors embody over 150 characters in this fast-paced and riotously funny remix of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller film.

About this clip: After being mistakenly accused of murder, our dashing hero Richard Hannay boards an express train to Scotland. When he sees the police searching the train, Hannay attempts to escape detection with the unwilling aid of Pamela, a fellow traveler. But his plan quickly falls apart, culminating in a suspenseful (and silly!) chase atop the speeding train.

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The 39 Steps performed from February 6 - March 12, 2020 at Source. 
Director: Nick Olcott. Movement Director: Mark Jaster. Fight & Intimacy Director: Jenny Male. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Sabrina Mandell. Sound Designer: Gordon Nimmo-Smith. Assistant Director: Rebecca Wahls. Dialect Coach: Teresa Spencer. Production Stage Manager: Paula Fritz. Production Assistant Stage Manager: Evangelina Hakes. Assistant Stage Managers: Ayla E. Taffel, Hannah Katherine Herold. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Hailey LaRoe. Scenic Artist: Megan Hart. Light Board Operator: Ben Harvey. Audio 1: Michelle Janota. Ensemble: Drew Kopas, Patricia Hurley, Gwen Grastorf, Christopher Walker. Understudies: Danny Cackley, Rachael Montgomery, Acacia Danielson, Jack Novak.

April 2019

The White Snake

Written and originally directed by

Mary Zimmerman

 

Based on the classic Chinese fable

In this theatrical retelling of one of China’s most beloved legends, a pair of enlightened snake spirits descend from their mountaintop home in order to experience the human world. But when White Snake (Eunice Bae) falls in love with a mortal, a vengeful monk sets out to destroy their "unnatural" union.

About this clip: White Snake and her companion Greenie confront the evil monk Fa Hai at the Golden Mountain Temple, where he has imprisoned White Snake's husband Xu Xian. They fight alongside the spirits of the air and sea in a climactic battle, flooding the temple.

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The White Snake performed from April 25 - May 26, 2019 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Live music by Tom Teasley & Chao Tian. Scenic Designer: Daniel Ettinger. Costume Designer: Frank Labovitz. Lighting Designer: Max Doolittle. Properties Designer: Alexander Rothschild. Puppet Designer: Matthew Pauli. Choreographer: Jennifer Hopkins. Assistant Director: Aria Velz. Production Stage Manager: Katie Dooley. Assistant Stage Managers: Erica Feidelseit, JJ Hersh, Stephen Bubniak. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Hailey LaRoe. Scenic Charge: Megan Hart. Light Board Operator: Paul Callahan. Takeover Stage Manager: Cris Ruthenberg-Marshall. Rehearsal ASM: Drew Neitzey. Sound Engineer: Kevin Alexander. Audio 1: James LaDow. Ensemble: Eunice Bae, Momo Nakamura, Jacob Yeh, Ryan Sellers, Dylan Arredondo, Linda Bard, Jennifer Knight, Shubhangi Kuchibhotla, Jordan D. Moral, Andrew Quilpa. Understudies: Kyosin Kang, Paolo Santayana, Grace Sicard, Ramtin Vaziri.

January 2016

Equus

by Peter Shaffer

When a troubled teenager's fascination with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence, psychiatrist Martin Dysart finds himself drawn in by his patient's inner motives.

About this clip: Under the influence of hypnosis, Alan Strang recounts to Dysart how he would secretly ride his favorite horse through the fields in the dead of night while praying in ecstasy to a horse deity called Equus.

Equus performed from January 13 – February 14, 2016 at Source. 
Director: Amber Paige McGinnis. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Erik Teague. Composer & Sound Designer: Palmer Hefferan. Properties Designer: Lauren Klamm. Movement Consultant: Mark Jaster. Dialect Coach: Elizabeth van den Berg. Assistant Director: Michelle Taylor. Assistant Dialect Coach: Mike Anderson. Assistant Sound Designer: Bryce Sulecki. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Takeover Stage Manager: Tori Goldberg. Assistant Stage Managers: Suzanne Emerson, Kate Kolarik. Production Associate: Cody Whitfield. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Carpenters: Ellen Houseknecht, Kylph Stanford. Charge Artist: Za Johns. Painter: Pallas Bane. Light Board Progammers: Jeny Hall, Cody Whitfield. Sound Board Operator: Elliot Lanes. Costume Draper: Ré Teague. Crafts Artisan: Lauren Klamm. Ensemble: Michael Kramer, Karina Hilleard, Kathleen Akerley, Ross Destiche, Michael Tolaydo, Laureen E. Smith, Ryan Tumulty, Colin Smith, Emily Kester, Tori Bertocci, Gwen Grastorf, Ashley Ivey, Ryan Alan Jones, and Emily Whitworth. Understudies: Madeline Key.

 

August 2016

Urinetown, The Musical

music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
book and lyrics by Greg Kotis

This irreverent satire imagines a dystopian society in which a greedy megacorporation called "Urine Good Company" monetizes public access to water. Add catchy songs, high-energy dancing, and a splash of toilet humor, and you've got Urinetown - the musical!

About this clip: Urinal worker Bobby Strong leads an underground revolution of disenfranchised citizens fighting for their right to "pee for free." Along the way, the rebels have captured Hope Cladwell, daughter of UCG's CEO.

Urinetown performed from August 31 – October 9, 2016 at Source. 
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Choreographer: Ilona Kessell. Music Director: Jake Null. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Robert Croghan. Sound Designer: Palmer Hefferan. Properties Designer: Kevin Laughon. Production Manager: Cheryl Lee Gnerlich. Assistant Director: Nick Martin. Assistant Choreographer: Robert Mintz. Dance Captain: Emily Madden. Stage Manager: Rachel Hamilton. Deputy Stage Manager: Ellen Houseknecht. Takeover Stage Manager: Cody Whitfield. Assistant Stage Managers: Suzanne Emerson, Carissa Gilson. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Scenic Charge: Leila Spolter. Assistant Scenic Charge: Megan Hart. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Light Board Operator: Cody Whitfield. Sound Engineer: Joseph Foley. Audio 1: Robert Teague. Audio 2: Jess Hoover. Costume Design Assistant: Moyenda Kulemeka. Costume Stitcher: Dorothy Driggers. Ensemble: Nicklas Aliff, Jenna Berk, Matt Dewberry, Patrick Murphy Doneghy, Christine Nolan Essig, Vaughn Ryan Midder, Katie Keyser, David Landstrom, Matthew McGee, Amy McWilliams, Christian Montgomery, Valerie Adams Rigsbee, Harrison Smith, Emily Madden, and Rick Westerkamp. Understudies: Christopher Gillespie, Bobby Libby, Maggie Roos, Sarah Anne Sillers, and Carl Williams.

August 2018

Melancholy Play:

A Contemporary Farce

by Sarah Ruhl

With Sarah Ruhl's buoyant poetry, Wytold's pitch-perfect cello score, and our cast's delightful performances, it's no wonder Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce won two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production in a Play.

About this clip: While having tea with Frances and Joan at their apartment, our protagonist Tilly begins to describe the exquisite, heartbreaking nature of her melancholy and the curious effect it has on prospective suitors.

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Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce performed from August 10 – September 2, 2018 at Source. 

Director: Nick Martin. Composer: Wytold. Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Scenic Designer: Jonathan Dahm Robertson. Costume Designer: Kitt Crescenzo. Properties Designer: Marie Schneggenberger. Dialect Coach: Elizabeth van den Berg. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Emma Street. Stage Manager: Jenny Hannah Rubin. Assistant Stage Manager: Sam Reilly. Scenic Charge: Kelley Rowan. Light Board Operator: Cody Whitfield. Assistant Director: Francesca Chilcote. Ensemble: Billie Krishawn, John Austin, Mary Myers, Christian Montgomery, Lilian Oben, and Kate Rears Burgman. Understudies: Rebecca Ballinger, Izzy Smelkinson, Adam Lemos, Miranda Zola, and Robert Pike.

February 2017

Peter and the Starcatcher  

a play by Rick Elice
based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
music by Wayne Barker

Hailed by The Washington Post as "a gravity-defying delight to the senses," this adventure-packed prequel to the story of Peter Pan enchanted audiences of all ages during our 10th Anniversary Season.

About this clip: At the top of Act II, a fetching mob of mermaids recount in vaudevillian song their experience of being transformed from regular fish after swimming in the wake of the magical substance known as "starstuff."

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Peter and the Starcatcher performed from February 9 - March 12, 2017 at Source. 

Director: Kathryn Chase Bryer. Choreographer: Kelly Maxner and Mollye Maxner. Music Direction: Deborah Jacobson. Scenic/Lighting Design: A.J. Guban. Costume Design: Kendra Rai. Puppet & Properties Design: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Dialect Coach: Elizabeth van den Berg. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Master Electrician: Alex Keen. Production Stage Manager: Amanda Landis. Production Assistant Stage Manager: Suzanne Emerson. Assistant Stage Manager: Carissa Gilson. Scenic Charge: Megan Hart. Assistant Director: Nick Martin. Assistant Dialect Coach: Mike Anderson. Puppet & Prop Assistants: Aaron McGee, Laura Jayne McGee. Costume Design Assistants: Courtney L. Wood and Adalia V. Tonneyck. Costume Stitchers: Chris Hall, Josh Kelly, Kristen Patric, and Stella Pivnick. Ensemble: Jordan Campbell, Michael John Casey, Ian Anthony Coleman, Kevin M. Collins, Matt Dewberry, Megan Graves, Kamau Mitchell, Keith Richards, Christopher Michael Richardson, Matthew Schleigh, John Sygar, Dallas Tolentino, and Alex Vernon. Understudies: Zach Brewster-Geisz, Tiziano D'Affuso, and Madeline Key. Band: Deborah Jacobson and Manny Arciniega.

October 2019

Little Shop of Horrors  

book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
music by Alan Menken

With its outstanding musical performances, laugh-out-loud humor, and innovative puppet design, Little Shop of Horrors devoured the hearts of Constellation audiences last fall.

About this clip: In the show's high-octane finale, the bloodthirsty alien plant Audrey II and its zombie victims emerge to warn the audience of the plant's ultimate goal - to conquer the world, one city at a time!

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Little Shop of Horrors performed from October 18 – November 17, 2019 at Source.
Director: Nick Martin. Music Director: Walter "Bobby" McCoy. Choreographer: Ilona Kessel. Scenic Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Frank Labovitz. Lighting Designer: Sarah Tundermann. Sound Designer: Justin Schmitz. Puppet Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Properties Designer: Alexander Rothschild. Conductor: Marika Countouris. Fight Choreographer: Lorraine Resseger-Slone. Dialect Coach: Jenna Berk. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Production Stage Manager: Katie Dooley. Assistant Music Director: Lucia LaNave. Assistant Director: Francesca Chilcote. Assistant Choreographer: Madalaina D'Angelo. Assistant Costume Designer: Kitt Crescenzo. Sound Engineer: Kevin Alexander. Production ASM: Casey Parker. Assistant Stage Manager: JJ Hersh. Scenic Artist: Megan Hart. Assistant Stage Manager: Erin Taylor. Ensemble: Christian Montgomery, Teresa Quigley Danskey, Marty Austin Lamar, Robert John Biedermann, Scott Ward Abernethy, Selena Clyne-Galindo, Alana S. Thomas, Chani Wereley, Rj Pavel. Understudies: Allison Bradbury, Carson Collins, Khaya Fraites, Brian Lyons-Burke, Carrie McKnight, Adelina Mitchell, Stephen Russell Murray, and Morgan Scott. Band: Walter “Bobby” McCoy, Marika Anne Countouris, Lucia LaNave, Dana Gardner, Philippe Brunet, Luke Spence, Jaime Ibacache, Benjamin Rikhoff, and Kendell Haywood. 

February 2019

The Master and Margarita  

based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov
in an adaptation by Edward Kemp

Enter the deliciously demonic world of Mikhail Bulgakov’s celebrated Russian novel, The Master and Margarita.

About this clip: After the Master mysteriously vanishes from his apartment, Margarita forges an uneasy alliance with Woland, a professor of Black Magic who may also be the Devil, in hopes of reuniting with her love. At Woland's insistence, Margarita agrees to play hostess at Satan’s grand annual ball for the damned, a lavish and macabre showing of history's most infamous evildoers.

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The Master and Margarita performed at Source from February 1 to March 3, 2019.
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Choreographer: Tori Tolentino. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Erik Teague. Sound Designer: Kenny Neal. Properties Designer: Nick Martin. Assistant Designer: Douglas Robinson. Production Manager: Jessica Pecharsky. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Production Stage Manager: Rebecca Talisman. Production ASM: Genevieve Dornemann. ASM: Olivia Viola. Master Electrician & Light Board Operator: Kaitlin Tinsley. Scenic Charge: Megan Hart. Ensemble: Alexander Strain, Amanda Forstrom, Scott Ward Abernethy, Dallas Tolentino, Tori Tolentino, Louis E. Davis, McLean Fletcher, Jesse Terrill, Ben Lauer, Anna Lynch, Emily Whitworth, Omar D. Cruz, Tori Boutin, Jared H. Graham, Ben Ribler, and Moira Todd.

October 2015

Avenue Q  

music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
book by Jeff Whitty
based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

When Constellation produced our first musical in 2015, we went big, bold, and bawdy with the Tony Award-winning comedy Avenue Q. This hilarious spoof of "Sesame Street" became an overnight sensation, playing to sold-out houses and winning 7 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Musical.

About this clip: Princeton, a fresh-faced college grad, moves to the run-down neighborhood of Avenue Q in search of his purpose in life. Along the way he meets a cast of colorful companions, who help him discover that everything in life, good and bad, is only "for now." (Warning: this clip contains adult language.)

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Avenue Q performed at Source from October 22 to November 22, 2015.  
Director: Allison Arkell Stockman. Music Director: Jake Null. Scenic & Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Kara Waala. Choreographer: Rachel Leigh Dolan. Sound Designer: Gordon Nimmo-Smith. Assistant Director/Puppet Coach/Props Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Production Stage Manager: Cheryl Ann Gnerlich. Ensemble: Matt Dewberry, Katy Carkuff, Alex Alferov, Vaughn Midder, Eben Logan, Justine “Icy” Moral, Mikey Cafarelli, Emily Zickler, Jenna Berk, Christian Montgomery.

May 2017

The Arabian Nights  

written by Mary Zimmerman

Adapted from THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT

In our 10th Anniversary Season revival of Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade captivates the cruel king Shahryar with stories of love, humor, and sacrifice, eventually winning his heart - and saving his soul.

About this clip: Scheherazade seduces Shahryar with the story of a merchant and his mysterious Perfect Love. After thirty passionate nights together, the merchant’s all-consuming obsession with Perfect Love lands him in a madhouse, where he must beg for mercy from the caliph Harun Al-Rashid.

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The Arabian Nights performed at Source from May 4 to June 4, 2017.

Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman. Composer/Sound Designer: Tom Teasley. Scenic Designer: A.J. Guban. Lighting Designer: Jason Arnold. Costume Designer: Erik Teague. Choreographer: Veronique Tran. Fight Choreographer: Casey Kaleba. Properties Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Assistant Director: Jenna Duncan. Production Stage Manager: Rachel Hamilton. Technical Director: Mike Salmi. Ensemble: Shravan Amin, Surasree Das, Veronica del Cerro, Thomas Howley, Jeremy Keith Hunter,
Yesenia Iglesias, Matthew Aldwin McGee, Dallas Milholland, Lilian Oben, Ryan Sellers, and Kevin Sockwell.

 

February 2018

The Skin of Our Teeth   

by Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder's 1942 comedy is an absurd and timely tribute to mankind's indomitable spirit in the face of certain disaster.

About this clip: As the Ice Age closes in on the Antrobus family's suburban home, Mrs. Antrobus, along with the maid Sabina and their prehistoric pets, receives a special telegram from her husband. 

Like the Antrobus family, all of us here at Constellation are fighting to emerge from our current crisis stronger and more resilient than ever. Please make a donation to Constellation today to support our staff and artists!

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The Skin of Our Teeth performed at Source from January 11 to February 18, 2018.

Directed by Mary Hall Surface. Scenic and Lighting Designer: A.J. Guban. Costume Designer: Frank Labovitz. Sound Designer Justin Schmitz. Puppet Designer: Matthew Aldwin McGee. Properties: Jimmy Stubbs. Production Stage Manager: Kathryn Dooley. Assistant Stage Managers: Rebecca Silva, Bryan Boyd. With Tonya Beckman, Lolita Marie, Steven Carpenter, Dallas Tolentino, Malinda Kathleen Reese, Gerrad Alex Taylor, Colin Connor, Ben Lauer, Jenna Berk, Lilian Oben, Mary Miller-Booker, Christopher Gillespie, and Natalie Cutcher.

 

Fall 2017

The Wild Party   

book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March

A clip from our production of Andrew Lippa's rip-roaring 1920s musical The Wild Party. Consider this a preview of the "Wild, Wild Party" we'll be throwing once we're out of quarantine!

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