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Audience of One

Capitol Theatre Classes
Acting with Angie Dee, Ballet with Hope Beard and Musical Theatre with Alex Dee
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
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Sound of Music

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Cast Sixteen (Graphic is in attachment)
Maria Rainer: Julia Mowry
Liesl von Trapp: Aleyah Williams
Friedrich von Trapp: Sawyer Cole
Louisa von Trapp: Olivia Youngman
Kurt von Trapp: Beckett Youngman
Brigitta von Trapp: Ava Baker
Marta von Trapp: Aubrey Baker
Gretl von Trapp: Charley Robinson
Appearing in both casts
Captain von Trapp: Abe Gibson
Mother Abbess: Valerie Nelson
Elsa Schraeder: Gracie Youngman
Max Detweiller: Braden Bruce
Rolf Gruber: James Wier
Sister Berthe: Sherie Grossman
Sister Margaretta: Leslie Loughlin
Sister Sophia: Vicky Fisher
Franz: Walker Burdine
Frau Schmidt: Jonnie Meador
Herr Zeller: Josh Crabtree
Admiral von Schreiber: Isaac Osipchuk
Elberfelds: Noah Frankenfield and Kaylee Blanton
Postulant: Morgan Heim
Festival Contestants: Evan Eaker and Ava Rivera
Ensemble: Kaylee Blanton, Isaac Diehl, Evan Eaker, Noah Frankenfield, Tessa Groves, Morgan Heim, Ava Rivera, Julian Rodriguez, MaryAnn Waters
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Cast Seventeen
Maria Rainer: Macy Ruggiero
Liesl von Trapp: Olivia Ellis
Friedrich von Trapp: James Nelson
Louisa von Trapp: Addison Deem
Kurt von Trapp: Scott Nelson
Brigitta von Trapp: Ronni Mae McManus
Marta von Trapp: Belle Amos
Gretl von Trapp: Katelyn Nelson
Appearing in both casts
Captain von Trapp: Abe Gibson
Mother Abbess: Valerie Nelson
Elsa Schraeder: Gracie Youngman
Max Detweiller: Braden Bruce
Rolf Gruber: James Wier
Sister Berthe: Sherie Grossman
Sister Margaretta: Leslie Loughlin
Sister Sophia: Vicky Fisher
Franz: Walker Burdine
Frau Schmidt: Jonnie Meador
Herr Zeller: Josh Crabtree
Admiral von Schreiber: Isaac Osipchuk
Elberfelds: Noah Frankenfield and Kaylee Blanton
Postulant: Morgan Heim
Festival Contestants: Evan Eaker and Ava Rivera
Ensemble: Kaylee Blanton, Isaac Diehl, Evan Eaker, Noah Frankenfield, Tessa Groves, Morgan Heim, Ava Rivera, Julian Rodriguez, MaryAnn Waters
Grease

Grease (June)

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals.

Beauty and The Beast Jr.

Beauty and The Beast Jr. (July)

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Matilda

Matilda (December)

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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ABOUT US

Audience of One Productions

We are thankful to each of you for your love and support of this company. We wish you much happiness during the Holidays and Prayers for Love and Laughter to fill your homes.

Our Beginnings:
Audience of One Productions began with the vision of having Broadway quality theatre available in Wilson County. Angie Dee, founder and director, walked into Capitol Theatre and envisioned talented young actors performing Broadway shows on this remarkable stage. With a dream and the help of the Holy Spirit, Angie began to take flight with launching Audience of One’s first production 2015 Into the Woods followed by sold out productions of Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol Musical 2016.

Our Growth:
The summer of 2017 was a huge success with our first Jr. Show: Peter Pan Jr. Broadway version followed by the outstanding 10 show run of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! Our busy 2018 season of shows included Singin’ in the Rain, Little Women, Seussical Jr, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins. This incredible troupe continued to dazzle audiences in 2019 with She Loves Me, Newsies, Shrek Jr. and A Christmas Carol Musical.

Our Calling:
Against all odds we were happy to provide a safe setting for art to flourish. Our 2020 season included: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Guys and Dolls, Willy Wonka Jr. and Addams Family Musical.

Our Future:
After much prayer and consideration we have decided to postpone Sound of Music till February 2021.
With another amazing year in the books, we are working hard in preparation for Sound of Music, which will run February 25th- March 7th and many more shows to follow.

The greatest Christmas gift that I ever received was in 2015.  Bob and Pam Black asked me to join Capitol Theatre as a full time director.  Audience of One Productions was just in the infant stages as a company and I could not imagine being anywhere else but on the stage at Capitol Theatre.  The marriage of our companies was such a beautiful gift that felt otherworldly.  I remember each time I walked into the space feeling an overwhelming love and presence that moved me to tears.  By the way, I still feel this way all these years later.  Bob and Pam have become like family to me and I treasure their friendship and am forever grateful for the trust of this treasure of a theatre.  We put on Broadway shows, year after year, season after season, show after show… and the feeling I had Christmas 2015 still feels fresh.  I am in a space that has an open heaven over it.  I am in a space that kids come to and learn about so much more than theatre skills… they learn how to love themselves,. See themselves through the eyes of Christ…how to see others through those same eyes and we create something bigger than one person.  We are able to create art with an incredible team of artist, music directors, and choreographers, costumers, set designers, builders, and crew and now have an immense capacity to continue to grow with the help of generous sponsors.  It all began with the gift of trust from Pam and Bob Black … it all began with a dream… I am forever thankful.

AOO DIRECTORS

Angie Dee Director Angie Dee is the Founder of Audience of One Productions. While teaching drama class, Angie was inspired by a desire to help young people see themselves through the eyes of Christ. She saw a need for a healing in this generation… a need to learn how to be present with one another, be comfortable in their own skin and how to thrive in their God given gifts. The arts is such a beautiful place to teach collaboration, goal setting, problem solving and a love for the human heart. She has written and directed original works before moving into the musical theatre arena. She has directed over Fifteen shows at Capitol Theatre to sold-out audiences. Her credits include: West Side Story, Little Women, She Loves Me, Mary Poppins, and Newsies…just to name a few. Angie is excited for the 2020 season and looks forward to what the Lord will do as she continues to follow his calling.

- Angie Dee

Director / Artistic Director
John Ray holds the degrees Doctor Of Musical Arts In Voice Performance and Master Of Arts In Counseling, and uses his many years of training and experience to assist performers in improving their art technically, psychologically, and artistically through his private studio, John Ray Voice and Music Services, located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. As a performer, John’s career has taken him to both national and international venues in concert, opera, studio work, and musical theatre. His students continue to garner awards and careers of high renown as they perform in virtually all genres of music, including appearances on Broadway, theme parks such as Disney, opera companies, cruise lines, as both background singers and lead singers in rock/country/pop music, and as educators. John is honored to work with Angie and the outstanding casts of this show! For further info on John’ studio please visit: https://raycreation3.wixsite.com/johnrayvoiceandmusic

- John Ray

Music Director
For over 10 years, Brett was a leading performer at the Tennessee Williams Theatre with Keys Kids Productions in Key West, Florida. Highlights include: Annie, The Sound of Music, Once on This Island, and Fiddler on the Roof. Since moving to Nashville 8 years ago, she has worked in artist management, song publishing, editorial and stage hair and makeup artistry, and as a recording session vocalist. She currently practices law in Franklin, TN, and serves on the Board of Directors of both Audience of One Productions and the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project.

- Brett Estenoz

Production Assistant for Shrek Jr.
Tosha has a passion for performance and has been dancing, singing, and acting since the age of 5 on stage and screen. She has been in numerous stage productions, industrials, commercials, TV shows, music videos, and films throughout her career. She’s blessed to be able to perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Rocketown, The End, Nashville Shores, Nissan Stadium, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and many other great local stages in Nashville. Other favorite roles include: Anne Sims in The Greatest Show, Nehebkah in AIDA, Charity is Anything Goes, Ursula Merkle in Bye Bye Birdie and Features Dancer in everything else! Thanks hubby for letting me do even more things! Although she enjoys performing, Tosha feels called to be a dance teacher and choreographer. She started as an assistant teacher at The Bellevue Dance Center and has now been teaching dance for 13 years. She has choreographed for music videos, concerts, film, and television but loves Musical Theatre the most! You may have seen her critically acclaimed choreography most recently in Hair or Newsies with Circle Players Theatre, as well as other venues such as: Street Theatre Company, Pull-Tight Players, Gaslight Dinner Theatre, Larry Keeton Theatre, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, and for CoPlayers Theatre where she recently stepped into the directors chair. She has taught dance at Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, Columbia State Community College, Centennial High School, Father Ryan High School, Nolensville High School, Brentwood Academy and is the choreographer for the award-winning Ravenwood High School Musical Theatre Program. Tosha is also the Director of Lower School Dance Company at Christ Presbyterian Academy, and is a Teaching Artist in TPAC’s Education program for Disney Musicals in Schools.

- Tosha Pendergrast

Choreographer for Newsies
We are so very thankful to have Mrs. Lena Boyd. She directed Peter Pan Jr. and is returning for Seussical Jr. Lena stepped in as Musical Director for A Christmas Carol the Broadway Musical and is currently co directing Music for Annie. We look forward collaborating with Lena on many Broadway Productions at AOO.

- Lena Boyd

Director of Broadway Jr. Shows
Sandy Elliott is not only a classically trained vocalist and music educator, but she has been involved in musical theater and ministry most of her life. Sandy is a graduate of Samford University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cumberland University. She holds a Master’s of Church Music in Vocal Pedagogy and a Master’s of Education. She studied voice with Eleanor Ousley, Rebecca Russell and Jay Wilkey. Her conducting studies have been with Timothy Banks, Milburn Price and John Dickson. Along with her layers of study, Sandy brings years of professional theater experience. She has performed in multiple musicals and operas as well as directing the music for “Bye, Bye Birdie”, “Footloose”, “Hairspray”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. “Little Women” and “West Side Story”. Mrs. Elliott has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Birmingham and Louisville. She has served as a music missionary in Lake Placid, NY, Hawaii, Hong Kong and South Korea to name a few. One of her most memorable performances was singing with Dave Brubeck in the premier of his Mass. Sandy has served as the Director if Choral Activities at Mt. Juliet High School where she started and has grown their successful Choral department for seventeen years. She and her husband Scott live in Mt. Juliet and have two grown children and two beautiful grandsons. Sandy is thrilled to join Audience of One productions for a second season.

- Sandy Elliott

Music Director
Jenny Youngman is a classically trained vocalist and pianist, a singer/songwriter, an author, and currently serves Providence Church in Mount Juliet as the worship pastor. For twenty years, Jenny has taught voice lessons, organized and led youth choirs, and been the music director for her church’s worship teams. Jenny is passionate about seeing young people find their voices and discover their God-given gifts. Her latest book is Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything in Between (Upper Room Books). She has also released two full-length albums: Glimpse of Glory and The Girl with Good Intentions.

- Jenny Youngman

Music Director
Alex Dee Tap Choreographer/SNOOPY Alex is a senior in High school and is currently in the application process for a Musical Theatre degree. He has been performing on the Capitol Theatre stage since Audience of One’s debut in 2015. Some of his favorite roles include: Race in Newsies, Bert in Mary Poppins and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Memorable accomplishments in the past year include Mike Costa in A Chorus Line at Circle Players and training with the Broadway Collective in New York. He was able to serve as Dance Captain in West Side Story and equally enjoys the choreography side of this art. Alex’s love for dance and tapping is evident as he created the Tap Choreography for A Christmas Carol and teaches weekly tap classes. Creating choreography that enhances and honors the script is important to Alex. Charlie Brown was a blast to create. He would like to thank everyone for coming and supporting the arts.

Alex Dee

Choreographer/ Tap Choreographer
Hope’s love for dance began at age 3 with Mount Juliet Dance Academy. In 2008, she began studying dance through Adonai Arts. Hope has been involved with Audience of One Productions since 2015 when the company began. Since then, Hope has been a part of 10 productions with AOO. Her favorite roles include Millie Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 2017, and Kathy Selden in Singin In The Rain in 2018. She has experience teaching ballet at Adonai, and choreographing at AOO. Hope is very thankful for the opportunities AOO has given her, and for the people who make this company a family.

Hope Beard

Choreographer/ Ballet Teacher
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Show Schedules

Acting with Angie Dee, Ballet with Hope Beard and Musical Theatre with Alex Dee!

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Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Performances: June 17th, 18th, 19TH , 20th, 24th, 25th, 26TH , 27th

Performances: July 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

AUDITIONS

Grease Broadway Musical

June 17th - June 27th

Grease Broadway Musical

June 17th - June 27th

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

July 8th July 11th

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

July 8th July 11th

Matilda Broadway Musical (License Pending)

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December 9th-19th

Matilda Broadway Musical (License Pending)

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December 9th-19th

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