Note: This production contains adult language and is not suitable for children.
Connecticut Professional Premiere
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
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MTC MainStage presents
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Lighting Design by Michael Blagys
Set Design by Jordan Janota
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
Stage Managed by Jim Schilling
Musical Direction by Nolan Bonvouloir
Directed by Kevin Connors
About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
The Tony Award-Winning Musical about a forbidden affair in small-town America.
“The Bridges of Madison County” based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, tells the story of a forbidden love affair between and photographer and a housewife that changes them forever. The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?".
-The Washington Post
"Lush and deeply romantic..."
"A richly hued forest where a woman, and an audience, can get lost in ecstacy..."
-The New York Times
KIRSTI CARNAHAN (Marge) is delighted to return to MTC, having played Rose in Gypsy last season. On Broadway/National Tour: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Marta), King David, Baby, The Three Musketeers, Les Miserables, Cats, and Annie. Regional/Stock: Mamma Mia! (Donna), Driving Miss Daisy (Daisy), Pete ‘n’ Keely (Keely), The Bikinis (Annie), Hairspray (Velma), Hello, Dolly! (Dolly), Mame (Vera Charles), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett: NHPTA, Best Actress in a Musical), Doubt (Sister Aloysius), Blithe Spirit (Madame Arcati), Curtains (Carmen Bernstein), The Producers (Hold Me Touch Me), Anything Goes (Reno).
MATT GRASSO (Michael) The Events (choir) at International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT; Under the Lid (Leonard) at Theatre Row, NYC; Legally Blonde (Jet Blue Pilot) at Summer Theatre of Connecticut; Big River (Young Fool) at Old Castle Theatre Company in VT; Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol LIVE! Race to the Rescue - Premier US National Tour (Marshall). Thanks to my family for your constant love and support! This is for you, Luke. 1 Per 1:7
SEAN HAYDEN (Robert) is delighted to debut with MTC. Broadway national tours: Lincoln Center’s The Light In The Piazza and Mamma Mia! Off Broadway: Confidentially, Cole. Principal roles with Dallas Shakespeare Festival and Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park. Favorite regional roles include Camelot (Lancelot) with Sacramento Music Circus; Next to Normal (Dan) with Charleston Stage; Carousel (Billy Bigelow) and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Joseph Pitt). Recent area appearances include Outside Mullingar (Anthony) at Hudson Stage Company; Cul-De-Sac by John Cariani (Brian) with Half Moon Theatre; and Mamma Mia! (Sam) at the John W. Engeman.
FRANK MASTRONE (Charlie) is very excited to be making his MTC debut. He has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Big: The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde and Saturday Night Fever. Some Off Broadway, National Tour and concert credits include Tapestry: The Music of Carol King (Union Square Theatre), Cats, Les Miserables, Evita, Mamma Mia, Kismet (City Center Encores) and South Pacific, Show Boat and Kristina (all at Carnegie Hall). Frank has performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven), The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego) The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) and The Royal Albert Hall (London). He works as an entertainment specialist for a senior living corporation; teaches musical theatre at the Greenwich Performing Arts Studio; performs with numerous theatre companies and choirs; creates events, concerts and cabarets for a large variety of businesses and non-profit organizations; and, with his wife Ramona, is having a blast raising their fifteen year old triplet daughters. www.frankmastrone.com
MEGAN O'CALLAGHAN (Carolyn) MTC debut! Megan is a recent graduate of Western Connecticut State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre. She made her professional debut this summer, appearing in the ensemble of The Music Man at the Sharon Playhouse. Her university credits include Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Monteen in Parade, and Gertie Pye in Anne of Green Gables. For more information, check out her website at meganocallaghan.com.
JULIET LAMBERT PRATT (Francesca) Broadway: Les Miserables (Fantine, 10th anniversary cast); Passion (Mistress, original cast); Meet Me in St. Louis (Rose Smith, original cast). National/International Tours: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Marta, with Chita Rivera); Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (with Michael Crawford). Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut St. Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Long Beach CLO. CT Critics Circle Award for Diana in Next to Normal at Music Theatre of CT. Grazie a Professore Tropeano at Ridgefield HS for her Italian accent expertise! Juliet resides in Ridgefield, CT with her 4 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 husband and a partridge in a pear tree.
GREG RODERICK (Bud) worked with Bridges composer Jason Robert Brown in the 2000 Broadway National Tour of Parade directed by Hal Prince. Greg appeared on Broadway in the 2008 Lincoln Center production of South Pacific, and worked with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell in their Old Globe world premier of Bright Star. He has appeared off-broadway, on national tours, and other numerous regional theaters including Goodspeed, Papermill, and the Berkshire Theater Festival. Greg is also a film producer (www.ontherocksfilms.com) and film editor. You can find him at www.gregroderick.com, twitter @gregrodericknyc, or instagram @gregroderick
MIA SCARPA (Marian/Others) is thrilled to make her MTC debut! NY Readings: Benjamin Button. Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre: Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi). Seven Angels Theatre: The Taffetas (Kaye), Anything Goes (Erma). Center Stage Theatre: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma-Sarah), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown). Mia has performed in many cabarets including her one-woman show, Just Judy, featuring the music of Judy Garland. Many thanks to the directing team, and love and gratitude to Dad, Mom, Gina, and Michael. @therealmiagab
NOLAN BONVOULOIR (Music Director) is over the moon to be behind the keys on the MTC stage again, having made his debut here last season with The Last Five Years. National tours: The Addams Family, Rock of Ages, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Altar Boyz. Summer faculty, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Mass. Favorite regional credits include productions of I Love a Piano, Nuncrackers, Anything Goes, and Thoroughly Modern Millie in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine.