THE LITTLE PRINCE

Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Book and lyrics by John Scoullar
Music by Rick Cummins
Directed by Ilyse Robbins
Musical Direction by Todd C. Gordon
Charles Mosesian Theater
NOV 22-DEC 21/2014

This holiday season, bring the whole family to an imaginative new take on the beloved novella. THE LITTLE PRINCE tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. Filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its appeal to all ages. This classic parable reminds us that “what is essential is invisible to the eye” and that all grown-ups were once children.

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Student matinees are scheduled on December 4, 9, 10, and 18, and other dates are available throughout the run upon request. To book a student matinee please contact groups@newrep.org or call 617-923-7060 x8206.

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Running Time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
Andrew Barbato*

Men of the Planets, Fox

Andrew Barbato*

Men of the Planets, Fox

ANDREW BARBATO* (Men of the Planets, Fox) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include Peter Pan (Disney Cruise Lines); The Secret Garden (Stoneham Theatre); and The Hobbit (Wheelock Family Theatre). Recent directing credits include Alice! The Musical (Wheelock Family Theatre). He will next direct the tour of his newest musical Jack and the Giant. Mr. Barbato splits his time between New York and Boston and is a proud member of World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.

Wil Moser

The Little Prince

Wil Moser

The Little Prince

WIL MOSER (The Little Prince) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Other area credits include The Man Who Came to Dinner, An Enemy of the People, and The King and I (Monomoy Theatre); Cymbeline (Barnstable HS Drama); The Sound of Music (Chatham Drama Guild); Tom Sawyer and The Little Prince (Eventide Arts); ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and Freckleface Strawberry (Harwich Junior Theatre); You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Barnstable Junior Music Theater). Mr. Moser is a freshman at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, MA. Born in Salem, MA, he is a year-round resident of Cape Cod. He will appear next in HONK! at Eventide Arts in February. wilmoser.com

Nick Sulfaro*

The Aviator

Nick Sulfaro*

The Aviator

NICK SULFARO* (The Aviator) returns to New Repertory Theatre after appearing in Camelot and RENT. Other area credits include Home of the Brave (Huntington Theatre Company); Something’s Afoot, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Full Monty (Stoneham Theatre); Anne of Green Gables (Wheelock Family Theatre); Photograph 51 (Nora Theatre Company); and Bat Boy: The Musical (IRNE nomination, Best Actor, Metro Stage Company). Mr. Sulfaro holds a BFA from Emerson College. A life-long resident of Massachusetts, he currently resides in Boston. nicksulfaro.com

Laura Jo Trexler*

Rose, Snake

Laura Jo Trexler*

Rose, Snake

LAURA JO TREXLER* (Rose, Snake) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include The Seagull, Cabaret, and Escape From Happiness (Brandeis University). She recently wrote and starred in a workshop production of her one-woman musical PLAY ON! A One-Woman Musical Romp with Shakespeare’s Heroines. A subsequent soundtrack and personal album will be recorded this winter and released in the spring. Ms. Trexler received a BFA from Ithaca College and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University. She is originally from Denver, CO. laurajotrexler.com

Creative Team
Ilyse Robbins, Director & Choreographer
Ilyse Robbins

Director & Choreographer

ILYSE ROBBINS* (Director & Choreographer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after directing/choreographing Marry Me a Little and World Goes ‘Round; choreographing A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, and Das Barbecü; and performing in Tongue of a Bird, A Christmas Carol, and The Wild Party (IRNE Award/Best Ensemble). Other recent directing credits include Working (Lyric Stage Company); Miracle on 34th Street (Stoneham Theatre); 42nd Street (IRNE Award, Best Choreography, Stoneham Theatre); and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Elliot Norton Award, Best Director, Stoneham Theatre). Other recent choreography credits include The Addams Family (Stoneham Theatre); Brundibar (Underground Railway Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theater); The Full Monty (Stoneham Theatre); and On the Town (Best Choreography, Entertainment World Awards, Lyric Stage Company). Other recent area performance credits include On the Town (Lyric Stage Company); Love, Faith and Other Dirty Words (Modern Theatre); The Full Monty (Stoneham Theatre); and The Phantom Tollbooth (Wheelock Family Theatre).  Ms. Robbins earned her BS in Theater from Northwestern University, certification from the British American Drama Academy, and EdM from Harvard University. Originally from Worcester, she now resides in Belmont. Ms. Robbins serves as Clerk on the board of the Theater Community Benevolent Fund. She will next appear in the cast of MOMologues for a benefit performance and will be directing/choreographing How to Succeed… for Stoneham Theatre’s 15th Anniversary Season.

Todd C. Gordon, Music Director
Todd C. Gordon

Music Director

TODD C. GORDON (Music Director) returns to New Repertory Theatre after serving as Music Director for Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, World Goes ‘Round, Passing Strange, The Last Five Years, Darling Divas Deck the Holidays, Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, Hot Mikado, Cabaret (IRNE Nominee, Best Music Director), Gutenberg! The Musical, Dessa Rose, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Wild Party (IRNE Nominee, Best Music Director), Ragtime (IRNE Award, Best Music Director), Into the Woods (IRNE Award, Best Music Director), The Threepenny Opera (IRNE Nominee, Best Music Director), musical supervision for According to Tip, and pianist for Marry Me A Little. Mr. Gordon earned his undergraduate degree from University of Arkansas, and his master’s degree from New England Conservatory. Originally from Claremore, Oklahoma, he resides in Jamaica Plain.

Matthew Lazure, Scenic Designer
Matthew Lazure

Scenic Designer

MATTHEW T. LAZURE (Scenic Designer) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include scenic designing Alice! A New Musical, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Hobbit, The Secret Garden, and Oliver! (Wheelock Family Theatre); Snow White and the Seven Bottoms, It’s a Horrible Life, Peter Pansy, and All About Christmas Eve (The Gold Dust Orphans). Mr. Lazure earned his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Originally from Southbridge, MA, he resides in Somerville. He will next design Shrek: the Musical (Wheelock Family Theatre).

Chelsea Kerl, Costume Designer
Chelsea Kerl

Costume Designer

CHELSEA KERL (Costume Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing costumes for Assassins, Tongue of a Bird and costume construction for Our Lady. Recent area design credits include Emilie (The Nora Theatre Company); Macbeth (Brown Box Theatre Project); Henry V (Arts After Hours); Der Vampyr (OperaHub); and Pacific Overtures (Boston University).  Ms. Kerl received an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University, and a BA in Theatre and a BA in English from the University of Maryland. Originally from New Jersey, she currently resides in Allston.

Karen Perlow, Lighting Designer
Karen Perlow

Lighting Designer

KAREN PERLOW (Lighting Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after light designing Long Day’s Journey into Night, Cherry Docs, Mr. Roberts, Indulgences, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Frozen, Scapin, and Waiting for Godot.  Recent credits include lighting design for Far From Heaven (SpeakEasy Stage); Dear Elizabeth (Lyric Stage Company); and Reconsidering Hanna(h) (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre).  She teaches Lighting Design at Northeastern University, and serves as treasurer of the Theater Community Benevolent Fund. She is the recipient of the 2002, 2006, and 2008 IRNE Awards for Best Lighting Design, and Best Light Design at the NYC United Solo Theater Festival 2013. Originally from

Michael Policare, Sound Designer
Michael Policare

Sound Designer

MICHAEL POLICARE (Sound Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after sound designing Assassins, Closer Than Ever and assistant sound designing Rancho Mirage.  Recent credits include sound design for Assassins and Shelter (Boston Conservatory); Audio 2 for Light Princess (ART Institute); sound board operator for Marvelous Wonderettes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Last Days of Doowop, The Rat Pack is Back, Theatro, The Movin’ Out Band, and Lumberjacks in Love (Stoneham Theatre).  Mr. Policare is currently the AV Supervisor for New England Conservatory’s Opera Department.  Originally from East Greenwich, RI, he currently resides in Lowell.

Anna Burnham*, Stage Manager
Anna Burnham*

Stage Manager

ANNA BURNHAM* (Stage Manager) returns to New Repertory Theatre after stage managing Assassins and Imagining Madoff. Area credits include Other Desert Cities, The How and the Why, Good People, Red, Quality of Life, Distracted, and Superior Donuts (New Century Theatre). New York credits include Corner Pocket (Extant Arts); Notice Me (Foglight Productions); and In Paradise She Plundered Him and Summer Shorts Festival IV &V (Interactive Arts). She received a BA from Bennington College. Originally from Westport, CT, she currently resides in Jamaica Plain. She will return to New Rep to stage manage King of the Schnorrers, Stronger Than the Wind, and God Box.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Reviews

“THE LITTLE PRINCE…offers some remarkable design and stagecraft…the actors all seem perfect for their parts…the care and craftsmanship that went into the production impresses.”

- EDGEBoston

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“There is much to delight the eye and ear in this show…a good holiday treat for the family.”

- The White Rhino Report on THE LITTLE PRINCE

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“Wonderfully directed and imaginatively choreographed…it’s the perfect family treat for the holiday season…as close to a perfect adaptation as one could hope to see and hear.”

- South Shore Critic on THE LITTLE PRINCE

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First Rehearsal
“Meet and Greet” the cast, designers, crew, and New Rep staff, then hear a read-through or sing-through of the play.
Tuesday, November 4 at 4pm
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Sneak Peek
Attend 30 minutes of a working rehearsal with the director and cast followed by a conversation with New Rep artistic staff.
Wednesday, November  12 at 6:30pm
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Spotlight Symposium: The Symbolism of Children in Theology and Literature
Following the 4pm Sunday Preview of each production, theatre artists, area academics, and experts explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world. Free and open to the public; no ticket purchase necessary to attend symposium.
Sunday, November  23
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Inside the Play
Learn more about the design and production elements that bring the play off the page and to life on stage.
Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30pm
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Weekday Matinee Performance
Thursday, December 11 at 2pm