The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater has announced the all-male string quartet, WELL-STRUNG, will set up for a three week run, beginning on October 27 and closing on November 10.
WELL-STRUNG features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Pink, Lady Gaga, Adele, and more. Directed by Donna Drake and starring Edmund Bagnell; first violin, Christopher Marchant: second violin, Daniel Shevlin; cello and Trevor Wadleigh; viola. Well-Strung had a sold-out debut show at Joe's Pub in NYC this past May and recently took Provincetown by storm where the group extended for a three-month summer run at The Art House.
Edmund Bagnell (First Violinist) played Tobias in the 1st National Tour of SWEENEY TODD, directed by John Doyle. He can also be seen in the upcoming fall 2012 production of Menotti’s “The Medium” playing the role of Toby opposite Varla Jean Merman. Recent regional theater credits include Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Summer Theater of New Canaan), Charlie in The Big Holiday Broadcast of 1959 written by Joanna Gleason (Fairfield Theater Company), and Oramel Howland in The Great Unknown written by Jim Wann (Pump Boys and Dinettes) and Bill Hauptman (Big River) as a part of NYMF. Chris Marchant (Second Violinist) grew up singing and playing violin, but was not involved with theater until the end of his studies at Malone University in Canton, OH. Since then, he has been involved in numerous productions utilizing his multi-talents as a vocalist, actor, and musician. Career highlights include Tobias (Sweeney Todd, National Tour), violinist (Spring Awakening National Tour), Dennis (Sanders Family Christmas), and Naked Boys Singing.
Daniel Shevlin (Cellist) appeared off-Broadway in The Sandbox written and directed by Edward Albee, toured the U.S. and Asia in productions of Rent and Cabaret (Studio 54 version), and has worked regionally as both an actor and cellist in many theaters including the Arvada Center (CO), The Maltz-Jupiter Theatre (FL), Riverside Theatre (FL), and Mason Street Warehouse (MI) to name a few. Trevor Wadleigh (Violist) is from Seattle and currently a member of The String Collective of New York. He has taught viola at the University of Puget Sound Community Music Community and is also a co-founder of the Puget Sound Animal Rescue.
Director Donna Drake performed in the original Broadway casts of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, It's so nice to be Civilized and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. She has received an Emmy nomination for TV’s Dear Alex and Annie, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination and a Theater World Award. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, and directed John Tartaglia's Imaginocean, which ran Off Broadway at New World Stages. Arranger David Levinson collaborated with Stacey Weingarten and Donna Drake on Les Enfants de Paris (world premiere NYMF 2011). David is also currently working on music and lyrics for Boys Lost, The Elliot's, and Who Is Prester John? which are in development.
For tickets and show information check out www.well-strung.com.