productions

Hope Mill Playhouse Manchester

Hope Mill Playhouse, Manchester

Playing: November 22 - December 29, 2019

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  Southhawk Playhouse London

Southwark Playhouse, London

As part of Southwarks Palyhouse's Page to Stage Festival.

Played: September 11, 2018

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News

 

WhatsOnStage.com "New musicals festival From Page to Stage line-up announced"

The event returns for the sixth year in September 2018 and will take place at Southwark Playhouse. Selected to be presented as rehearsed readings are The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit by Andre Catrini and Allan Knee, Cult! by Tasha Taylor Johnson and To Paint the Earth by Jonathan Portera and Daniel Frederick Levin.

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BroadwayWorld.com "From Page To Stage Festival Will Stage Seven New Musicals In 2018"

The musicals selected to be presented as rehearsed readings are: The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit with music and lyrics by Andre Catrini and book by Allan Knee, Cult! with music and lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson and To Paint The Earth with music by Jonathan Portera and lyrics by Daniel Frederick Levin.

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Creative Team

 
Allan Knee

Allan Knee

Book

Allan Knee is the author of the play, The Man Who Was Peter Pan, which was the basis for the film, Finding Neverland (starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett) and the Broadway musical of the same name. He wrote the book for the musical of Little Women (starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern) and the play, Syncopation, for which he won an American critics award. His recent work includes The Jazz Age, and Leonard’s Folly. Among his other works are Shmulnik’s Waltz (music by David Shire) and the film Esther’s Dairy. Allan is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Andre Catrini

Andre Catrini

Music & Lyrics

Andre is the proud  recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award, given “in recognition for his outstanding talent as a musical theatre composer and lyricist” as well as a 2015 New Voices Project Merit Award.  He is a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, the Dramatists Guild, an alumnus of the ASCAP Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Workshop (plus a proud ASCAP member) and a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). In New York, Andre presented a concert of his material, All Because of You, was part of the York Theatre’s NEO 7 (New, Emerging, Outstanding) Concert, composed original pieces for Broadway Charity Songs in 2013, 2014, and 2015, Muse Match 2 (54 Below) and can be heard regularly throughout many cabaret venues in the city.

Other projects include A Game Called Life with playwright Laura Zlatos, and he's also the composer for a new dance/theatre piece, The Wolf (book by Joe Calarco) which has played at Theatre Raleigh in North Carolina for the past three seasons. Previous writing credits include: Timmy the Wizard, Other Women, BLOCKED and Whisper, Love.

For more information, please visit www.andrecatrini.com

     

Jana Robbins

Producer

Jana Robbins is a Tony and Drama Desk nominated producer for the 2009 Broadway production of RAGTIME, joining Kevin McCollum and Manny Azenberg to transfer the highly successful Kennedy Center Production. In 1995 she founded BETTER WORLD PRODUCTIONS in order to "present theater and film entertainment that inspires us to create a Better World". Jana made her Broadway producing debut with Allan Knee's LITTLE WOMEN starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern and her Off-Broadway producing debut with I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include WHITE'S LIES starring Betty Buckley and Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT with producer Daryl Roth earning her a second Drama Desk nomination. Recent producing credits include a financial stake in SOMETHING ROTTEN (currently touring the US) and the US transfer and National Tour of WAR HORSE. Jana is also a producer on Harper/Elliot 's ( Chris Harper and Marianne Elliot) HEISENBERG and COMPANY in the UK. Other shows currently in development are D Tucker Smith's ROOF OF THE WORLD ( World Premiere at KCRep) and THE JAZZ AGE ( a play with music also by Allan Knee) with a production slated for the UK in Spring of 2019.

For more information: www.janarobbins.com

   

Craig Haffner

Producer

Craig Haffner is a Tony nominated Broadway Producer (RAGTIME 2010), an Emmy award winning television writer/producer and an Eisner Award winning comic book editor. His early career has included creative and executive roles for major studios and television networks in Los Angeles. As cable television dawned Craig founded the independent production studio Greystone Films & Television (1987-2007) which produced thousands of hours of factual, scripted and live event programming.

His other theatre projects include the first ever revival of the Tony Award winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (2018) written by Mark Medoff and directed by Kenny Leon, MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION a new musical written by Rick Elice (JERSEY BOYS, PETER & THE STAR CATCHER) directed by Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLOND) and John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL directed & choreographed by Rob Ashford (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS).

   

Sherry Wright

Producer

Sherry Wright is a dynamic and multifaceted business professional with proven experience in sales, marketing, leader development, and business finance. As a Master Certified Professional life/business/relationship Coach, she is an artist working in the medium of thought-change. She excels at creating living masterpieces for her clients and creative partnerships. Sherry’s interest in music and theater has resulted in a lifetime as a performer, promoter, and producer. She brings her energy and unique perspective center-stage.

Sherry joined THE ​ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT​ as a Producer in 2017. Her other theatre projects include the first ever revival of the Tony Award winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (2018- ) written by Mark Medoff and directed by Kenny Leon, MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION a new musical written by Rick Elice (JERSEY BOYS, PETER & THE STAR CATCHER), directed by Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLOND), and John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL​ ​written by Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY), music and lyrics Jason Robert Brown (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), directed & choreographed by Rob Ashford (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS), and ​THE JAZZ AGE​, a new​ play with music​ by Allan Knee​.​

   

Haley Swindal

Producer

Haley Swindal is a Drama Desk award winning producer for her part as co-producer of “The Lion” starring Benjamin Scheuer, which won the Drama Desk Award for Best solo show in 2015. Other New York producing credits include “Uncle Mortys Funeral” at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, “Over the Hill” at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, “Roommates and Other Lovers” at the Barrow Group One Act Festival and “Warsaw” at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. Broadway shows include a financial stake in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” “Something Rotten”, “On Your Feet,”and Off-Broadway in “Fat Camp” at the American Theatre of Actors and the upcoming Yiddish “Fiddler on the Roof.” Current producing projects include the upcoming revival of “Damn Yankees” and “The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit”. Her greatest production of all is her baby girl, Lily George.

 
   

 

 

For more information about The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit,
please contact Jana Robbins at jana.robbins@gmail.com

 
       
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