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Summer Musical Theater Intensive

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by Anaïs Mitchell

August 2nd - August 4th, 2024
at The Edge Theater in Chicago (5451 N. Broadway)
*performed by some of the top teens 14-19 years old in Chicago*


Friday August 2nd at 7:30pm
Sat August 3rd at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Sun August 4th at 2:30pm



Orpheus -  Eli Lee
Eurydice -  Juliana Canastra
Hermes -  Armani Gennell
Hades - Dylan Kim
Persephone - Jay VanBeest



Mae Cirks
Sam Kroening

Ollie Johnson
Stephen Schranz

Isabella Schwager
River Sherman


Stephanie Decker

Will Frey

Gabe Gabor

Jinx Harris

Jaxx Johnson

Ellie Levy

Azar Pallasch

Rose Peters
Vanessa Thomos
Justin Wiland


Production Team

Billy Surges - Director
Owner of SF&T
Director of 50+ Chicagoland Productions
Recently Nominated for Non-Equity Jeff Awards
Coaches Sports and Theater at Local High Schools
Fun Fact: Was Zac Efron's Stunt Double (not in HSM sadly)



Emma Widlowski - Choreographer
Performer for the past decade in non-equity Chicago musicals
Choreographer for various teen productions
Fun Fact: Her dad is currently on Broadway drumming in The Who's Tommy



Daven Taba - Music Director
Sings professionally in Choirs across North Shore
Music Director for multiple Jeff nominated musicals in Chicago
Performer & M.D. with Surging since 2017
Fun Fact: Is a dad! Of 2!

Additional Team Members:
Joey Calumet - Music Direction & Sound
Conor Frank - Performance Stage Manager
Jarod Battisto - Set Construction


Originally produced on Broadway by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy

Original New York Production developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

Arrangements and Orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose
Hadestown was co-conceived by Ben T. Matchstick

"Papers Instrumental" by Michael Chorney, published by Seoats Music (ASCAP) Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson

Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson

Additional Vocal Arrangements by Justin Vernon and the Haden Triplets

Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. 

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