songs include Witchcraft, Firefly, Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Real Live Girl, The Best Is Yet To Come, Pass Me By and Hey Look Me Over. Cy Coleman came to music early, having played in Town, Steinway and Carnegie Halls between the ages of six and nine. A TV regular on various networks he won two Emmys for writing the Shirley MacLaine TV special, If They Could See Me Now, and another Emmy for Best Musical for Ms. MacLaine’s CBS-TV special titled Gypsy In My Soul, which he co-wrote and co-produced. He has made over a dozen albums for major labels. He has worked in records as a producer, artist and arranger. The motion pictures he scored include Father Goose starring Cary Grant, The Art of Love, The Trouble Maker, and Sweet Charity starring Shirley MacLaine, which won him an Oscar nomination. His Broadway shows include Wildcat starring Lucille Ball, Little Me starring Sid Caesar, Sweet Charity starring Gwen Verdon, Seesaw starring Michele Lee and Ken Howard and I Love My Wife. In the past few years he has been featured as piano soloist in an original work with most of the major symphony orchestras in the country. He has won eight Grammy nominations, an Oscar nomination, five Tony nominations, and received a Drama Desk Award, the “Cue” Golden Apple Award and three Emmys.
The team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the longest running creative partnership in theatre history, began writing and performing their own satirical comic material in a group called The Revuers, which included the late Judy Holliday. They went on to collaborate with Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins on what was the first show for all of them, On the Town. Also with Mr. Bernstein they did the score for Wonderful Town. With Jule Styne they wrote the book and/or lyrics for Bells Are Ringing, Hallelujah, Baby, Do Re Mi, Subways Are For Sleeping, Peter Pan, and others, wrote the book for Applause, and book and lyrics for On The Twentieth Century and A Doll’s Life. Four of these, Applause, Hallelujah, Baby, Wonderful Town and On the Twentieth Century, won them five Tony Awards, and A Doll’s Life, a Tony nomination. Their many film musicals include Singin’ in the Rain, which has been internationally acclaimed as one of the ten best films of all time, also The Band Wagon, On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, It’s Always Fair Weather, Good News, and The Barkleys of Broadway. Two of these, The Band Wagon and It’s Always Fair Weather, received Academy Award Nominations, and those two plus On The Town won the Screen Writer’s Award.
David was born and raised in Claremont, California. He graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Theater and Music. In 1978 he began a long career writing, directing and producing television comedy. With partner Peter Casey he wrote and produced The Jeffersons (six years) and Cheers (four years). In 1989 they added a third partner, the late David Angell. The first series they created, Wings, ran for eight seasons on NBC. Their second, Frasier, is currently in its tenth season and recently made television history by winning more Emmy awards than any other show in history. Their third, Encore! Encore! sleeps with the fishes. David has won many and various awards for his work in television including nine Emmys (eighteen nominations), a Golden Globe, the People’s Choice (twice), the Directors Guild Award, the Television Critic’s Award (three times), the British Comedy Award, the Humanitas Prize (twice), and the prestigious Peabody Award. Recently he has been devoting more time to the theater, directing critically acclaimed revivals of Light Up the Sky and Do I Hear A Waltz?at the Pasadena Playhouse, The Fair Hope Memorial for the Mark Taper Forum and the world premiere of How I Fell In Love at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Still writing too, he recently co-authored a new book to the Cole Porter Musical Can-Can.
With the acclaimed productions of Anything Goes and Follies, Mr. Sternbach is proud to be handed the baton from the late Maestro Matz being his associate for twelve REPRISE! musicals, including Promises/Promises, Sweeney Todd, Mack and Mabel, and Hair. Most recently he was the musical director for the Actors Fund Benefit Something Wonderful honoring the Richard Rodgers Centennial. Other credits; Associate-conductor – Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Merlin, The Tap Dance Kid (all Broadway), Les Miserables (LA). Conductor/Musical Director - Song and Dance (with Melissa Manchester), Gilligan's Island, The Musical (produced/co-written by Sherwood Schwartz), Shire/Maltby's Closer Than Ever (LA premiere), original casts of A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls in Michael Bennett tribute (LA Shanti), a STAGE benefit honoring Sondheim, Jason Graae's and Donna McKechnie's acts. Composer credits - new musicals: Heartbeats (co-writer with Amanda McBroom), The Gay 90's and Virgin Vampires From Venus (both directed by David Galligan); The Three Musketeers (co-written with Valerie Dunlap, CSUN premiere); ASCAP Rising Songwriter Showcases on both coasts. Cabaret Conventions at NYC's Town Hall and (collaborating with Lindy Robbins) the 93-98 editions of the Ringling Brothers' Circus; worked with Mel Shapiro, Nancy Dussault and Karen Morrow on a student-featured project part of UCLA's theater department, vocal arranger for the live rock-and-roll/ stunt show, Spiderman Rocks (directed by Barbara Epstein), playing at Universal Studios Theme Park, Hollywood through next year.
Los Angeles productions include: Do I Hear A Waltz? (Pasadena Playhouse), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Geffen Playhouse), Haven (Gindi Auditorium), The Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre), The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, 1776, Most Happy Fella, Follies (REPRISE!), Grass Harp, The Robber Bridegroom, The Baker’s Wife, Take Me Along (MTG/Pasadena Playhouse), Songs of the Tall Grass, Chang & Eng, Cabaret (East/West Players - Drama-Logue Award), Assassins (LATC - Ovation Award Nominee), She’s a Handful (HBO Theatre - Director), Is It Just Me (CBS), Dancing at Lughnasa (McCoy/Rigby), The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Shakespeare L.A.). New York productions: Good Times (Manhattan Theatre Club), One Man Band (South Street Theatre). Regional: A Chorus Line (Director/Choreographer – San Jose & Sacramento), Jekyll & Hyde, Triumph of Love (Santa Barbara CLO). London West End: Snoopy (Duchess Theatre), Blockheads, an original musical (Mermaid Theatre – Co-Author/Choreographer). Television: Brooklyn Bridge (pilot), C.L.A.S.S. (Cable special/co-director), Guidepost Junction (kid-vid series). Film: The Human Quality (Director), Country (Director). Most recently: The Music Man (Hollywood Bowl), Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (Goodspeed Opera House), Judy’s Scary Little Christmas (Victory Theatre). Upcoming: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Coconut Grove Playhouse).
is happy to be returning to Reprise!, after past productions of Anything Goes, Three Penny Opera, and Bells Are Ringing. Recent work includes the Colony Theatre's You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Laramie Project and Side Show, all critics choices. His work has been seen throughout Los Angeles and beyond, including numerous shows at the Interact Theatre, International City Theatre and various small theatres, along with two cruise ship shows and some small tours still out on the road. In addition, his design work is seen by thousands on a daily basis at Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, including Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (featuring a "cast" of one) and the Porto Paradiso Water Carnival (featuring a cast of 200 and six Spanish galleons.)
began his career in New York City at Michael-Jon Costumes as an in-house design assistant working on 20 Broadway productions including 42nd Street, Barnum, Amadeus, West Side Waltz, and Peter Pan. His designs for off Broadway include Deep Freeze, A Memory of Two Mondays, The Great Ghost, Should Have Been A Love Play and Stray Dogs. In addition he has designed costumes for numerous music videos and recording artists with RCA Records. In Los Angeles, his talent with specialty costume manufacturing helped to create some of the most unusual and technically complicated costumes to appear in movie houses. He has nearly two dozen films to his credit including, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Batman Returns, Dracula, The Shadow, Demolition Man and Hocus Pocus. Recent design projects include the Sci-Fi Television series Crusade, an independent film A Question Of Faith and the TNT film James Dean: An Invented Life, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. His recent stage credits include: Present Laughter (LA Drama Critics Circle Nomination), Light Up The Sky (Backstage Drama Critics Garland Award) and Do I Hear A Waltz for the Pasadena Playhouse and Follies for REPRISE. He is currently working on the new musical Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, for the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.
has created designs for seventeen REPRISE! productions including Sweeney Todd, Mack & Mabel, and Hair. He designed the acclaimed production of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at the Geffen Playhouse. He has designed over seventy-five productions for South Coast Repertory Theatre and shows for the Mark Taper Forum, International City Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara, CLO of South Bay Cities, Fullerton CLO, Sacramento Music Theatre, and Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. His lighting can be seen at theme parks in six different countries including Universal Studios Hollywood, Japan, and Orlando; Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, Germany, and Spain; Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland. His architectural lighting can be seen at Santa Monica Place, South Coast Plaza Mall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Los Angeles Music Center, and many other shopping malls, restaurants, churches, residences and Las Vegas casinos and hotels. A recipient of the Lighting Designer of the Year 2000 Award, Mr. Ruzika is also head of the Graduate Lighting Design Program at U.C. Irvine.
has designed over 80 theatrical shows, including Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella at the Ahmanson, Flower Drum Song and First Picture Show at the Taper, and all five seasons of REPRISE! Other design work includes Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks and A'int Nothin' But the Blues at the Geffen, Play On, Only A Kingdom and Blame it on the Movies at the Pasadena Playhouse, Masada at the Shubert Theatre in LA, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Singing in the Rain for Denver's Arvada Center for the Arts, Forever Plaid, and Blues in the Night at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, The King and I, South Pacific, and Into the Woods, for the Long Beach Civic Light Opera. On Broadway he assisted long time design partner Jon Gottlieb on last season's If You Ever Leave Me I'm Coming With You. For television Mr. Allen assisted Emmy Award winning sound designer Bruce Burns in the sound system design's for the 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards, the 56th and 59th Golden Globe Awards and 14th Soap Opera Awards. As a mixer he served as Production Sound Engineer for Thoroughly Modern Millie at La Jolla Playhouse before its move to Broadway and was the head soundman for the national tour of Titanic. In 1997 he engineered the gala production Saturday Night at the Summit attended by Bill Clinton and the leaders of the G-7 countries, which featured performances by Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, Crystal Gayle, Chuck Berry, Kool and the Gang, and Ronnie Spector. He won the 1999 LA Drama Critics Circle Award with Jon Gottlieb for their sound design of Cinderella, as well as five LA Dramalogue Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, and two Ovation Award nominations for Best Sound Design.