Single Rider
Single Rider
A New Musical

“If you want more luck, take more chances.”

 
 
 
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Premiering Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre May 2018

 
 

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about the show

It’s the first day of Rumspringa, and Amish girls Abigail, Sarah, and Moira are about to be in for the ride of their lives. With the newfound freedom to explore the “English” world, they visit Lucky Land, a storied amusement park in the heart of Lancaster County.  But when Abigail meets troubled teen, Shane, on the single rider line of her very first roller coaster, the two embark on an adventure that will change them both forever.   

 
 

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Creative Team

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Amanda D’Archangelis is a composer and actress in NYC. She holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. She is a composer in the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. With Anderson Cook, she has written two musicals; The Disembodied Hand That Fisted Everyone to Death- The Musical! and Blatantly Blaine- A “Family” Musical. Both were listed as “Best Things To See This Week” by TimeOut New York. She is the resident composer of Bluelaces Theater Company, which provides theater and outreach for people with developmental differences. Her new musical "The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical" written with Sami Horneff and Lisa Mongillo, was one of the winners of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival. This past fall, she had an equity reading of Fat Kid Rules The World written with Anderson Cook and Ben Lapidus. Fat Kid is an an adaptation of a young adult novel of the same name, and was originally commissioned by Marc Eardley. 

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Sami Horneff, a born and raised New Yorker, is a current Lyricist in the world-renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. A proud graduate of Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts, Sami has also trained at CAP21, NYU's Steinhardt School, and The London Dramatic Academy. Sami made her New York composing debut with the 2014 musical “Something Precious,” directed by famed acting coach Anthony Abeson. In 2016, she was nominated at the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles for her songwriting work on the web series "The Under 5ers," which she also helped write, develop, and produce. Sami wrote both music and lyrics for "Rock and a Hard Place," a new cross-genre musical that had its World Premiere Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre in a concert-style reading starring Constantine Maroulis and many other Broadway favorites. Her work has also been performed at the Metropolitan Room and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Sami wrote lyrics for a new song cycle entitled “A Never-Ending Line,” composed by Jaime Lozano, which had its debut at Broadway au Carré in Paris and ran at The Players Theatre Off-Broadway in a fully staged production in August 2017. Her lyrics for the short horror spoof musical “The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical” propelled the show to win at The Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival in October 2017. Upcoming: Book and lyrics for “Single Rider,” a new musical running Off-Broadway in May and June of 2018.

 


 KATE LUMPKIN is a New York based Casting Director and the founder of Kate Lumpkin Casting, a firm that champions new works for local, regional, national, and international clientele. Kate is also the Resident Casting Director for the Musical Theatre Factory and Midnight Theatricals in New York, as well as the US/Canadian Casting Associate for Celebrity Cruises. Prior to opening her own firm, Kate worked with the team at FOX East Coast Casting on numerous projects including,  The Rocky Horror Picture Show, STAR, Scream Queens, The Orville, 24: Legacy, Prison Break  and many others .  Recent projects include the Kennedy Center's  West Side Story , Off-Broadway's sleeper hit  Afterglow ,  Evocation to Visible Appearance  for Humana Fest at The Actors Theatre of Louisville,  Diaspora  at The Gym at Judson,  Counting Sheep  at   3 Legged Dog,  The Other Side of Paradise  at ArsNova ,  and numerous workshops of new plays and musicals .  Collectively, as a casting professional, Kate has worked on over 40 TV/Film productions and 80 theatrical productions across the country. Kate is passionate about education and has been a guest teaching artist for numerous Universities, is a lecturer at many summer performing arts programs, teaches ongoing workshops, and coaches private clients across the United States. She is also currently a staff member of The Broadway Collective, where she teaches masterclasses in voice, acting, and audition technique in over twenty cites across America and at the "Gathered" summer intensives in NYC. For more information, please visit  www.kate-lumpkin.com .    

KATE LUMPKIN is a New York based Casting Director and the founder of Kate Lumpkin Casting, a firm that champions new works for local, regional, national, and international clientele. Kate is also the Resident Casting Director for the Musical Theatre Factory and Midnight Theatricals in New York, as well as the US/Canadian Casting Associate for Celebrity Cruises. Prior to opening her own firm, Kate worked with the team at FOX East Coast Casting on numerous projects including, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, STAR, Scream Queens, The Orville, 24: Legacy, Prison Break and many othersRecent projects include the Kennedy Center's West Side Story, Off-Broadway's sleeper hit Afterglow, Evocation to Visible Appearance for Humana Fest at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Diaspora at The Gym at Judson, Counting Sheep at 3 Legged Dog, The Other Side of Paradise at ArsNova, and numerous workshops of new plays and musicalsCollectively, as a casting professional, Kate has worked on over 40 TV/Film productions and 80 theatrical productions across the country. Kate is passionate about education and has been a guest teaching artist for numerous Universities, is a lecturer at many summer performing arts programs, teaches ongoing workshops, and coaches private clients across the United States. She is also currently a staff member of The Broadway Collective, where she teaches masterclasses in voice, acting, and audition technique in over twenty cites across America and at the "Gathered" summer intensives in NYC. For more information, please visit www.kate-lumpkin.com

 

 JONATHAN BAUERFELD is a Manhattan based musical theatre composer, orchestrator, music director, and copyist. He is a proud member of the BMI musical theatre workshop as a composer. He currently has two shows in active development - DEVOTED, and LEGACY: THE BOOK OF NAMES. LEGACY will have a month long run in the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Selected orchestration/music/copyist assistant credits: Broadway:  ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL.  Chicago:  HAMILTON, WAR PAINT, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL.  National tour:  HAMILTON.  Television:  A CHRISTMAS STORY, LIVE! . Selected orchestration credits:  IF SAND WERE STONE (NYMF, upcoming) 2017 Actors Fund Gala, Jagermeister Blaskapelle (US).  Selected keyboard credits: Off-Broadway:  FRIENDS, THE MUSICAL PARODY (Sub) PHARMABRO (Sub) .  www.jonathanbauerfeld.com  

JONATHAN BAUERFELD is a Manhattan based musical theatre composer, orchestrator, music director, and copyist. He is a proud member of the BMI musical theatre workshop as a composer. He currently has two shows in active development - DEVOTED, and LEGACY: THE BOOK OF NAMES. LEGACY will have a month long run in the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Selected orchestration/music/copyist assistant credits: Broadway: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL. Chicago: HAMILTON, WAR PAINT, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. National tour: HAMILTON. Television: A CHRISTMAS STORY, LIVE!. Selected orchestration credits: IF SAND WERE STONE (NYMF, upcoming) 2017 Actors Fund Gala, Jagermeister Blaskapelle (US). Selected keyboard credits: Off-Broadway: FRIENDS, THE MUSICAL PARODY (Sub) PHARMABRO (Sub)www.jonathanbauerfeld.com 

 KELLY MACKENZIE WEAVER is a New York based producer and young professional. She received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University, but now spends most of her time working in IP and Entertainment Law as an executive assistant and paralegal. In addition to having extensive experience on stage and in the office, Kelly has spent time working in many aspects of the theatre. Kelly is COO of Broadway Unlocked, and producer of their yearly #giveback concert. She has also recently produced the world premier of  Honey Dipped Apocalypse Girls,  the first New York workshop of  Movies, Musicals, and Me,  and assisted the production team for Kerrigan & Lowdermilk’s  The Bad Years .   

KELLY MACKENZIE WEAVER is a New York based producer and young professional. She received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University, but now spends most of her time working in IP and Entertainment Law as an executive assistant and paralegal. In addition to having extensive experience on stage and in the office, Kelly has spent time working in many aspects of the theatre. Kelly is COO of Broadway Unlocked, and producer of their yearly #giveback concert. She has also recently produced the world premier of Honey Dipped Apocalypse Girls, the first New York workshop of Movies, Musicals, and Me, and assisted the production team for Kerrigan & Lowdermilk’s The Bad Years.

 

 ALLISON BENKO is a feminist director of plays, musical theatre, and opera. Recent/upcoming projects include  Another Mikado  (upcoming premiere with the Ridgewood’s Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company -- also playwright);  The End of Mermaids  (upcoming premiere through the Corkscrew Theatre Festival);  What Happened That Night  (upcoming premiere with Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival);  A Doll's House: A New Opera  (Central Square Theatre — also developer and co-lyricist);  The Secret Death of Puppets  (New York Public Library and Standard ToyKraft);  Every Christmas Story Ever Told  (Gloucester Stage Company);  The Arthur Miller Centennial  (Gloucester Stage Company — also lead writer);  Twelfth Night  (Powderhouse Park), and  She Loves Me  (Tufts University). Notable assistant direction includes  Oslo  at Lincoln Center Theater directed by Bartlett Sher, which received the Tony, Obie, Lortel, Drama Desk, DCC and OCC Awards for Best Play. She has also studied ritualistic shadow puppetry under senior government fellowship holder Ramachandran Pulavar at the Tholpavakoothu Puppet Centre in Kerala, India. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and holds a B.A. in Drama from Tufts University.

ALLISON BENKO is a feminist director of plays, musical theatre, and opera. Recent/upcoming projects include Another Mikado (upcoming premiere with the Ridgewood’s Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company -- also playwright); The End of Mermaids (upcoming premiere through the Corkscrew Theatre Festival); What Happened That Night (upcoming premiere with Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival); A Doll's House: A New Opera (Central Square Theatre — also developer and co-lyricist); The Secret Death of Puppets (New York Public Library and Standard ToyKraft); Every Christmas Story Ever Told (Gloucester Stage Company); The Arthur Miller Centennial (Gloucester Stage Company — also lead writer); Twelfth Night (Powderhouse Park), and She Loves Me (Tufts University). Notable assistant direction includes Oslo at Lincoln Center Theater directed by Bartlett Sher, which received the Tony, Obie, Lortel, Drama Desk, DCC and OCC Awards for Best Play. She has also studied ritualistic shadow puppetry under senior government fellowship holder Ramachandran Pulavar at the Tholpavakoothu Puppet Centre in Kerala, India. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and holds a B.A. in Drama from Tufts University.