The Full Monty by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek Directed by Patrick Wilson February 19-27, 2016 Carnegie Mellon University
From January to February 2016, I worked on Carnegie Mellon's production of The Full Monty. During this process I got to work on a big-budget musical with a large and passionate cast and creative team alongside our director, and member of the original Broadway cast, Patrick Wilson. In addition to standard production work and rehearsal room dramaturgy, I created a Choose Your Own Adventure computer game (linked below) for the cast to play and, once the show opened, lead multiple successful audience talkbacks, including one that solely featured Patrick and myself.
The steel industry has collapsed in Buffalo, leaving thousands of men jobless as women become the new breadwinners. Seeing how the women of the town are spending their new assets gives Jerry Lukowski a brilliant but controversial idea. He gathers six men with nothing to lose and encourages them to go where no steelworker has gone before. With catchy music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a witty book by Terrence McNally, Jerry and his motley crew learn to bare more than just their hearts as they prepare to go The Full Monty.
Cast Jerry: Nick Sacks Dave: Michael Leadbetter Horse: Avery Smith Malcolm: Josh Grosso Harold: Chris Garber Ethan: Adam Stern-Rand Jeanette: Molly Griggs Vicki: Amanda Jerry Georgie: Erika Olson Pam: Amanda Smith Nathan: Nathan Salstone Ensemble: Lea Dimarchi, Rayquila Durham, John Clay III, Clay Singer, Jordon Bolden, Isaac Miller
Creative Team Director: Patrick Wilson Choreographer: Tome Cousin Music Director: Thomas Douglas Scenic Designer: Lex Gernon Costume Designer; Nina Bova Lighting Designer: Pat Hayes Sound Designer: Dan Miele