Tri-Cities Opera

Hydrogen Jukebox (2017)
Poetry by Allen Ginsberg, Music by Philip Glass
Production Manager and Stage Manager
Director: Alison Moritz
Conductor: Braden Toan
Scenic Design: AmarA*jk
Lighting Design: Nic Minetor
Costume Design: Matthew Pedersen
Hair and Make up Design: ShuShu Vaughn
Unique Elements: Performed in a converted meeting hall
  • Used 2 electronic keyboards but no body mics
La traviata (2016)
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Manager and Stage Manager
Director: David Lefkowich
Conductor: Vlad Iftinca
Scenic Design: AmarA*jk
Lighting Design: John E. Vestal
Costumiere: Jana Kucera
Hair and Make up Design: ShuShu Vaughn
Unique Elements: Set in concert with Orchestra on stage, but fully staged
  • 9 Principals, 32 Chorus members and 42 Orchestra members on a 40’x 32’ stage
  • I broke my foot the day before Final Room Run and therefore did tech and performances either in a wheelchair or with a crutch
  • Fully union production: AGMA, IATSE, AFofM
Sweeney Todd (2016)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
Director: Johnathon Pape
Conductor: Braden Toan
Scenic Design: Joseph Varga, Madison Opera
Lighting Design: Michael Cole
Costumes: Tri-Cities Opera Stock
Sound Design: Calf Audio
Hair and Make up Design: Danielle Baker and ShuShu Vaughn
Unique Elements: First new production produced by TCO in over 10 years
  • First time using moving lights, body mics and sound cues in a TCO production
  • Extensive fight calls and chute practice (no injuries)
  • Full Union production: AGMA, IATSE and AFofM
  • Cast included 10 principals, 19 chorus, 3 supers and 1 child.
  • All scene changes were performed a-vista with Supers and Crew in costume which included a few hours of scene change rehearsals with a pianist.
  • Stage Management team included one AGMA ASM and 2 ASM interns, the largest number a TCO production had employed in over 10 years.
Il barbiere de Siviglia (2015)
Rossini
Production Manager and Stage Manager
Director: JJ Hudson
Conductor: Vlad Iftinca
Scenic Design: Robert Little
Lighting Design: John E. Vestal
Costume Design: Barbara Wolfe
Hair and Make up Design: Danielle Baker
Unique Elements: Full Union Production: AGMA, IATSE and AFofM
  • The role of Count was let go after the 1st week and the replacement didn’t start until 2 days before tech so I walked the Count part thru almost all of staging, and then taught it to him before the Final Room run.
  • No Assistant Director or Assistant Stage Manager, only one university intern who had never stage managed a show before.
Faust (2015)
Charles Gounod
Production Stage Manager
Director: Martha Collins
Conductor: Tom Muraco
Scenic Design: Wally Coberg
Lighting Design: Doug Macur
Costume Design: Stephen Dell’Aversano
Hair and Make up Design: Danielle Baker
Unique Elements: Cast included 7 principals, 24 chorus, 1 super and 3 children
  • Full Union Production: AGMA, IATSE and AFofM
  • Dry ice and flash pots used during the show
Carmen (2013)
Bizet
Production Stage Manager
Director: David Lefkowich
Conductor: Scott Bergeson
Scenic Design: Gary Eckhart
Lighting Design: Alan Edwards
Costume Design: Elisa Richards
Hair and Make up Design: Danielle Baker
Unique Elements: Cast included 10 principals, 37 chorus, 20 children’s chorus and 8 supers
  • There were no Assistant Stage Managers, Child Wranglers and only a part time Assistant Director.
  • Full Union Production: AGMA, IATSE and AFofM