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photo Gabriel Barre (Gabe Nadjarian, Director) was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award and won the Calloway Award for his direction of "The Wild Party," by Andrew Lippa, at the Manhattan Theater Club. His other Off Broadway credits include: "Summer of '42" at the Variety Awards including Best Direction and the MAC Award for Best Revue), "john & jen" at the Lambs Theatre, and "Stars in Your Eyes" at the Cherry Lane Theater. Also in New York, he did the musical staging, as well as performed in, the 25th anniversary production of "Jacques Brel" at the Village Gate, which he also directed and choreographed at Syracuse Stage. He directed the national tour of Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," soon going into its third year and the musical about Tammy Wynette called, "Stand by your Man," which just returned to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for a second run this fall. At the Goodspeed Opera House, he directed the revivals of "Sweeny Todd" (winner of four Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, including Best Direction), and "Finian's Rainbow," as well as the new musicals, "Fanny Hill," "Dorian," and "Houdini," which he also remounted at the Marriott-Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago. As an actor he has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and has appeared often on Broadway and off, as well as in television and film.

Spencer Kayden (Spencer Gumbiner, Stage Manager) recently performed at the Hartford Stage's world premiere of Alfred Uhry's "Edgardo Mine." She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Little Sally in Broadway's "Urinetown! The Musical." She also recieved a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for the role. Off-Broadway: Urinetown (Derwent Award, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations). Spencer Kayden has written and performed with Neo-Futurists in "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)"; improvised with Centralia, Burn Manhattan, Boom Chicago and others. She also is the voice of Mrs. Pepper in Nickelodeon's "Blue's Clues."










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