CREATIVE TEAM


 

     

DIRECTOR: LEIGH BARRETT


Leigh has a great fondness for Winchester Hospital and is thrilled to be a part of this incredible team and tradition!   A Boston-area favorite, she has graced both the operatic and musical theatre stages. Although she has her degree from Baldwin Wallace College in Voice Performance, she has found her home on the musical theatre stage. In citing her achievements, The Boston Globe said "Leigh Barrett always finds the emotional center of a song and the result for the audience is never anything less than exhilarating."  Globe reviewer, Don Aucoin said of Ms. Barrett: “... including Leigh Barrett’s killer rendition of “The Ladies Who Lunch. Barrett takes an emotional journey in “The Ladies Who Lunch’’ that travels in the space of a few minutes from confident mockery to a kind of self-recognition mixed with equal parts disgust and defiance. It’s a small master class in how not just to sing but to act a song. ...watch this woman closely.” Known for her work on some of Stephen Sondheim’s masterworks, including Fosca in Passion, The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Frieda/Betty in Sunday in the Park with George, Charlotte in A Little NIght Music, The Baker’s Wife  in Into the Woods, Sally in Follies (twice, once alongside Len Cariou-the original Sweeney Todd), Putting It Together, Marry Me A little, and JoAnne in Company. She has also sung much of his work in the all Sondheim review Side by Side by Sondheim and Sondheim On Sondheim. Boston area audiences will know her from her work on local stages including-The Lyric Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre, The Greater Boston Stage Company,  Gloucester Stage Company, Central Square Theatre, Bridge Rep, Wheelock Family Theatre and  North Shore Music Theatre.   Leigh is the proud recipient of four Elliot Norton Awards including the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence for 2018 and two IRNEs. When not onstage, Ms. Barrett is a freelance  vocal coach and director in Massachusetts. Special thanks to Cathy, Steve, Larry and Katie!  Much love to HB and myboys, Nick & Matt for loving me and making everything I do a joy.


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MUSIC DIRECTOR:  STEVE BERGMAN 


Steve is thrilled to be the musical director for his 20th Cabaret! 

Musical Director:  “[title of show]” (ACME – DASH Award),“Spring Awakening” (FUDGE – IRNE award), “The Adding Machine” (Speakeasy – IRNE nom), “Parade” (FUDGE – IRNE nom), “Annie,” “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (Wheelock Family Theatre), Das Barbecü (New Repertory Theatre), The Gig, When Pigs Fly, The Curse of the Bambino (Lyric Stage Company), “Sunset Boulevard” (AFD – DASH nom), “Kiss Me Kate” (Concord Players – DASH nom), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, The Fantasticks, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Something's Afoot, Pirates of Penzance (Worcester Foothills Theatre), Personals, A…My Name is Alice, Tomfoolery (Actors Playhouse) and at least 100 more.

Composer: Reigning Cats and Dogs, Animal Farm, Jack the Ripper: the Whitechapel Musical (CD available through CDBaby, iTunes and Spotify), The Curse of the Bambino (CD available through www.bambinomusical.com), Four Kisses, Comedy of Errors.

Keyboards: Nunsense Jamboree (National tour with Georgia Engel, CD/DVD with Vicki Lawrence), national tours of Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls, Guys and Dolls, and Les Miserables.

Playwright: History, At the Buzzer and Rosie, the Teddy Bear (published by Brooklyn Publishers), Have a Seat, Please and Marvin and Julius (published by Heuer Publishing). His latest play, “The Trial of Madeline Gee,” premiere last spring at Massasoit Community College.

Steven is the Director of Performing Arts at Cardinal Spellman High School.   Love to MZ and EB!


 
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CHOREOGRAPHER:  KATIE DONOVAN




Katie Donovan is a graduate of the theatre department at Salem State University. She then went on to complete the musical theatre summer intensive at the Circle in the Square School. Katie has studied with numerous studios and teachers including the Chiampa Dance Center, Justin Boccitto at Circle in the Square, the Broadway Dance Center, Studio 665, and the North Shore Music Theatre.


She has experience in numerous styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, Fosse, and ballroom. Katie’s work has been seen in community theaters including The Rocky Horror Show and Hair for the Salem Theatre Company. Her specialty, however, is in educational theatre. Past productions include Mamma MiaTom SawyerYoung FrankensteinAnnieHonkTarzanPeter PanGreaseBye Bye Birdie, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.


Her work on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat won the award for best choreography at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s Musical Awards.


Katie is also the director of the Stoneham Central Middle School’s Drama Club.



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LIGHTING AND SOUND:  MIKE CONDON
 
Mike is thrilled to return working with Cabaret's lighting and audio teams for his 30th consecutive year! Presently, Mike is the senior lighting and audio designer for Design Light a production company specializing in corporate special events and business meetings, permanent installations and larger scaled weddings. This Mike was chosen and honored to create the Faneuil Hall Christmas lighting and design presentation. The Christmas  tree is  85 feet tall with over 30,000 colored lightes. Magnificant!

Some of Mike's clients include Puma, Hasbro, Sheraton, Winston Flowers and the list continues with many others. He also finds great pleasure designing for some of our local community theaters, including the North Shore Music Theater.

Mike has received 6 nominations for EMACT's (Eastern Mass Association of Theater's) - award for lighting designs, a three time winner for production of West Side Story, Arlington Players, Three Days of Rain/ Quanapowitt Players, and Lies and Legends/ Burlington players.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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