More about the show
An MTH original production, The tunes of Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein! Some performed traditional, some a little different. All presented with original orchestrations, featuring stringed acoustic instruments. Songs like “My Funny Valentine,” “Bewitched,” “If I Loved You,” and more! Not to mention the ballets from both CAROUSEL and OKLAHOMA! We’ve got orchestral arrangements, folk arrangements, and some beatboxing, too! You’d be hard pressed to find three people with a more significant impact on American music and theater.
George Harter pre-Show talks every Thursday & Sunday.
conceived & directed by
JACOB BOSHEARS and
Lauren Braton is a professional vocalist/actress based in Kansas City, Missouri. She has over fifteen years stage experience. Lauren also owns her own private voice studio and has been teaching voice for over ten years. She also works as film, commercial, and voiceover artist. Lauren is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
Gabriela moved back to KC from NY during the pandemic and is excited to get back into the theatre scene here! Past Credits include: Das Rheingold (The Metropolitan Opera), In the Heights (Nina), Carousel (Julie Jordan), 42nd Street (Drury Lane), Lead Soloist (Aida Cruise Line), West Side meets R+J (Maria/Juliet), among others. Big thanks to my family and Matthew for their continual support; as well as the cast, crew, and creative team for their part in making this production!
A native of Kansas City, Tristian Griffin graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Ballet and minor in English. Following graduation, danced for Garth Fagan Dance Company for three years. More recently, he performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. Dancing works by William Forsythe, Ronald K. Brown, Ohad Naharin, Gary Abott, Gregory Dawson, Christian Von Howard, Frank Chaves, and Christian Denice. He was selected for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s studio residency program and Friends of Alvin Ailey. As a choreographer, Tristian has been commissioned by the University of Kansas, Island Moving Company, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, and Malashock Dance Company. Tristian started his own dance company, Tristian Griffin Dance Company. TGDC has appeared at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Charlotte Street Foundation, KC Fringe Festival, International Dance Festival, Newport Dance Festival, and Dance St. Louis. Over the past year, he taught full time at University of Kansas as a Visiting Professor of Practice. Currently, Tristian is in his second year as an artist-in-residence at Lawrence Arts Center.
Luke "Skippy" Harbur
Luke “Skippy” Harbur is a full-time creative producer and entertainer in Kansas City, Missouri. This is his Music Theater Heritage debut! In addition to being a vocal percussionist, his discography as musicbyskippy spans multiple genres including pop, hip hop, EDM, and singer/songwriter. 2022 career highlights include releasing over 30 original songs, receiving over 11,000 songs streams, and headlining Boulevardia, Kansas City’s largest music festival. He shares his love, quirkiness, and kindness to his family, friends, and supporters for making his career possible. Follow the journey at www.musicbyskippy.com
Ashlan Zay began her training at Springfield Ballet before accepting her position with Charlotte Ballet in North Carolina where she danced from 2014-2018. At Charlotte Ballet she trained under Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride. She danced many roles during her time at Charlotte Ballet including Flowers and Snow in The Nutcracker and variations in Balanchine’s Raymonda and Who Cares?. She traveled on tour with the ballet to Charleston, SC, performing in The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. Ashlan graduated from UMKC with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography where she trained with the University’s own DeeAnna Hiett, Gary Abbott, Karen Brown, Ronald Tice, and Tobin James. She has also had the opportunity to work with many guest artists such as Kevin Iega Jeff, Ray Mercer, Christopher Huggins, and Kameron Saunders. While in Kansas City, she has had the opportunity with Wylliams/Henry Dance Company as a company member, performing in DeeAnna Hiett’s “Ensuing”, Mary Pat Henry’s “Moore in Time”, Kevin Iega Jeff’s “Church of Nations”, and Charissa Barton’s “Calaboose”.