John Arthur Greene (Jon) is so thrilled to be doing his LA debut, and proud to be part of this wild ride with an amazing team. Some of his credits include: Broadway: Riff in West Side Story, Off-Broadway: Johnny in The Johnny, Luke in Mim. Regional/Tour: Action in West Side Story (50th Anniversary European Tour), Jonathan in tick, tick…BOOM!, Link in Hairspray, Freddie in ChessRolf in Sound of Music, Leading Player in Pippin, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet the Musical. Film: Dirt Nap, Keeping The Faith, You’ve Got Mail, and Thomas Crown Affair. JAG is finishing up his solo album Shadows Of Light. The album features hits like Brooklyn, Holy Water, Devils Bar, Maybe Some Other Time, Secrets Of My Soul, and many other originals. Special thanks to God, Mom, Dad, MacKenzie, Thomas, Michael, Wally, The Met, Dolf, Flint, Schoen and everyone else who has been a part of this amazing journey.
Jennifer Colby Talton (Susan) was born and raised in Rochester, NY where she got her start in theater at the age of 8. She has since had the pleasure of performing overseas in Japan, Ukraine, and the UK as well as much of the United States. Some of her favorite credits include Aida, Once On This Island and Hair. Her standout performance thus far was as Mimi on the national tour of RENT, earning her a Black Theater Alliance Award nomination for best performance in a play. Jennifer is excited to be performing with such a talented cast and would like to thank her boyfriend Tony for being the most supportive and loving partner in crime anyone could wish for. www.jennifercolbytalton.com
Tony Melson (Michael) is an Oregon native and Yale University graduate who has had the pleasure of performing all over the country in productions of A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Dora the Explorer, Live! at Radio City Music Hall. His LA area productions have included Shame: a rock opera, The Life, Naked Boys Singing, Godspell, and Angel in Rent for which he won an award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical by StageSceneLA, and Seaweed in San Diego Rep’s award winning production of Hairspray. He spent a year in the opening cast of Disney’s Finding Nemo the Musical at Animal Kingdom in Orlando, and was featured in the movie Camp, and got the opportunity to perform on Late Night with David Letterman and tour Great Britain with the cast of the film. Tony would like to thank the creative team, the cast and his friends and family for their unwavering love and support. Never stop believing!
Marco Gomez [(BA, BS, MA, MS, MBA, PhD), Executive Director & Executive Producer]A seasoned philanthropist, Mr. Gomez oversees DOMA’s artistic functions and diverse operations. Spearheading nonprofits dedicated to preserving and developing affordable housing, preventing and assisting run away youths and preserving the arts, Mr. Gomez continues to endorse the presentation of new and revised musical theater works for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages. DOMA’s dedication to enhancing audiences’ theater experience is one taken to heart.
Juan Carlos Chavez (Controller) Mr. Chavez oversees the efficiency and cost operations of DOMA. Working with Mr. Gomez, he oversees the financial side of DOMA and its sister operations. An artist by nature, Mr. Chavez understands the difficulty and challenges each theater company faces when presenting productions. At DOMA, each production delivers a unique experience and its creative team will always ensure that is the case.
Dolf Ramos (Producer, President & Co-Founder, DOMA Theatre Co.) has succeeded in the arts for more than 25 years as a singer, actor, musical director and composer. Producing credits include Lovers’ Mayhem, Cabaret, The Wild Party and Into the Woods. He has a passion for singing and performs professionally with choirs in the Los Angeles area. Dolf holds a B.A. in Music and a Masters in Business. Recently married, Dolf would like to thank his wife Mary Michelle for her love and for her support in his career in the theatre.
Schoen Smith (Producer) is currently a co-producer on the London (West End) production of Driving Miss Daisy starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, and producing DOMA’s upcoming production of The Playground, the original street rock musical based on the lives of LA’s homeless kids (Opening 11/11/11). Previous productions include Cabaret, Pippin, Jacques Brel and The V Room for DOMA Theatre Company and the smash hit Elevator, which earned LA Times Critics’ Pick and Best Bet, and just won Best Production, Best Ensemble Cast of the Year and Best Direction in StageSceneLA’s Best of 2010-2011 Awards. Schoen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Finance and Business Economics. She is thrilled to be producing tick, tick…BOOM! and would like to thank Flint, Dolf, Brian, John, Jennifer, Tony and the entire creative team for coming from the heart and Jonathan Larson for his inspiration.
L. Flint Esquerra (Director) Head! (LA Weekly Award Nominee – Best Director of a Musical), Bones Of Lesser Men (LA Weekly Award Nominee – Best Director, NAACP Award Nominee – Best Director), Anatol Vs. (LA Weekly Award Nominee – Best Adaptation; LA Weekly Pick of the Week), Red, Red Rose (LA Weekly Performance Pick of the Week) CONSANGUINITY – Pennies In A Well (L.A. Times’ Best Bet), 365 Days/365 Plays – Los Angeles, Week 18, Encounter, Twilight in Venice, Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust, Who Is Curtis Lee?, Western Big Sky, Patty Cake, The Death of Ivan Ilych (reminds me of my own). In development: M-16: The Opera. Member: Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. Alum: AFI, Directors Lab West.
Brian Michael (Musical Director, Keyboards) is originally from Portland, Oregon. He has worked as a piano accompanist/coach for the studio of former Julliard voice department head Ellen Faull and for the music departments of Portland State University and UCLA and has also worked for Oregon Ballet, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Geffen Playhouse and Warner Brothers TV, among many others. The many notables he has accompanied include Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story, Twin Peaks), Reed Jones (Cats), Brooks Ashmanskas (Songs for a New World), Lisa Vroman (Phantom of the Opera), Veronica Villarroel (Met, La Scala, Covent Garden), Mandy Bruno (Guiding Light), Melissa Manchester, and two Miss Americas. He has played the Schubert Trout Quintet in concert with Oregon Symphony string players and the Bach Goldberg Variations to accompany a ballet performance. His composition Shadows and Glimmers was premiered at the Portland Performing Arts Center. He has played solo pipe organ concerts, piano 4 hand recitals, chamber music, cabaret shows, and literally hundreds of instrumental and vocal performances. He has done over 130 musicals including at this theater Pippin, Cabaret and Passion. His favorite gigs have beautiful women lying on the piano. Damn electric keyboards!
Lemuel H. Thornton III (Assistant Producer) is thrilled to work with DOMA once again. He began his career in theatre while growing up in Germany. Lemuel then attended school in Eckerd College to study Theatre and Sociology where he got an opportunity to study and work in London at the Finborough Theatre. He’s currently a student at Cal State LA finishing up his MFA in TV, Film and Theatre. Some of his previous work includes Closer by Patrick Marber (Director), The Car Plays and Blood and Thunder (Moving Arts, Assistant Producer), Elevator (11:11 Experiment, Assistant Producer), Rent (LA Phil, Video Designer). He is producer for DOMA’s variety show THE V ROOM and has also worked on the company’s productions of The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatious Explains It All For You and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He is also film Coordinator for the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival. www.mxroots.org
Jason Henderson (Technical Director) is a Valley College graduate. He has technical experience with scenic and lighting and stage managing. Credits include The Wild Party (Independent Musical Theatre Players), Dog Sees God (Blazeco Productions), Wizard of Oz (New Community Jewish High School), and DOMA’s Pippin, Cabaret, The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatious Explains It All For You, Passion, and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Jason enjoys gaining more experience with every new show.
Laura Forst (Stage Manager) is thrilled to have joined such an amazing production. Before moving to Los Angeles, Laura, a Chicago native, was actively involved in the Chicago theatre community where she was a stage manager and lighting designer in various theatres across the city. In 2008, Laura moved to Los Angeles to also pursue a career in film. Having earned her MFA in Film and Television Producing, Laura currently works as the Studio Coordinator for Home Plate Entertainment where she production coordinates on multiple television series’, including the soon-to-premiere Wild Grinders. Some of Laura’s other film and television credits include positions working on Glee, The Prototype, Without Men and The Perfect Family. Recent Los Angeles stage manager credits include Redbull’s Soap Box Derby as well as two very successful sixteen week runs on Head, The Musical at the Met Theatre; and Love Sucks at the Coast Playhouse. Laura wishes to thank all of her friends and family for their unending love and support.
Anastasia Magoutas (Costume Designer) is a recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied Theater Direction and Design. Born and raised in NYC, this is her first Los Angeles production and she’s excited to begin her bicoastal career!
Andy Wagner (Lighting Designer) graduated from the theater program at Yale University and studied classical theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In Los Angeles, Andy has designed for the Open Fist Theater Company (Proof - 2010) and the Actor’s Studio (Quadrimonial – 2011). Theater: The Lion in Winter, Waiting for Godot, Assassins, Coriolanus. Television: The Bold & The Beautiful, Ringer, All My Children, Lost Tapes, Days of Our Lives. Andy currently studies improv comedy at iO West Theater and can be seen performing around town with his teams The Dapper Dandies at the iO West Theater and Shirts on Shirts (follow on Facebook and Twitter @shirtsonshirts)! Many thanks to Mom, Dad, PKJ, TM, BW, the Great American Beer Club and the creators of the bacon cheeseburger and the frisbee. www.andywagner.me
Joseph Montiel (Sound Designer) has spent the last decade working in theater and developing his skills as an audio engineer and musician. Recent credits include The Boys in the Bandas Assistant Stage Manager and Audio Engineer, and Baby It’s You! as Audio Engineer, both at The Coast, as well as Back 2 Bacharach And David at The Music Box. Joseph worked at Univision 34 as an intern and Audio Engineer. He has studied recording at Long Beach City College and the Musicians Institute, as well as television and radio production at Los Angeles City College and is delighted to be a part of this production. Previous DOMA productions include Pippin, Cabaret, Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatious Explains It All For You, Passion and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Bill von Ravensberg (Bass) was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been playing bass his entire life. Most recently Bill toured with Tom Jones and has recorded for numerous artists in the Los Angeles area and continues to record to this day.
Mike Clinco (Guitar) began his profession as a guitarist in 1976 playing w Bobby McFerrin and Bo Diddley. In 1977, Mike performed 10 concerts with Ella Fitzgerald and the Tommy Flanagan Trio. 1980 was the year that Mike began a 14-year run in Henry Mancini’s West Coast touring band. In 1985, Mike joined the Burt Bacharach band and continued until 1997. Mike has also performed and recorded with the following: Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr, Johnny Mathis, Luciano Pavarotti, Neil Sedaka, Connie Stevens, Suzanne Somers, Ann Margret, among others. Other credits in Film and Television include: Mash, The Fall Guy, Partners in Crime, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Outer Limits and Punk’d. Mike is no stranger to Musical Theater. Performances include: West Side Story, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cabaret, Hair, Once On This Island, Rent, Bat Boy: The Musical and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Michael Partlow (Drums) was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Portland, Oregon, and is currently living in Venice Beach, CA. He graduated from Portland State University, where he studied Music and Psychology. Michael currently performs with The Robert Carpenter Trio, teaches drum set at Join The Band and is stoked to be back at The Met Theater for Doma Theater Co. In the past, he has collaborated in music theater with The Old Globe, Do Jump!, Portland Center Stage, The Geffen Playhouse, Triangle, Twelve Oaks, Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway Rose, Sylvia’s Dinner Theater and Portland Reparatory. In addition he has backed and recorded with various pop, rock and blues artists like Dixon, The Wayward Trio, Ashleigh Flynn, Janiva Magness, Brandi Carlisle, Duffy Bishop, Lloyd Jones, Scott Fisher, The Renegade Saints, Jim Crabbe, Ponticello, Big Jay McNeely, Earl King, Dave Fleshner, The Native Suns, and Pond. In his spare time, he loves surfing and spending time with his wife Kelly and dog Cooper.
Jonathan Larson (Book, Music, Lyrics) received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rent. Rent received four 1996 Tony Awards (including Best Musical and two to Mr. Larson-Best Book of a Musical and Best Score of a Musical); six drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Music and Best Lyrics); Best Musical Awards from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle (Off-Broadway); and three Obie Awards (including Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics). Previously, he received the Richard Rodgers Production Award, the Richard Rodgers Development Grant, the Stephen Sondheim Award and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation’s Commendation Award. Earlier work includes Superbia and tick, tick…BOOM!. Rent had its world premiere on February 13, 1996 at New York Theatre Workshop and opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996. Mr. Larson died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed aortic aneurysm, believed to have been caused by Marfan Syndrome, on January 25, 1996. It was ten days before his 36th birthday.
Book, Music and Lyrics by
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by
Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman
Dede Harris Lorie Cowen Levy Beth Smith
October 7th – October 23rd
Sundays 3pm and 7pm
General Admission: $30
Student Tickets: $20
The Met Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
John Arthur Greene*
Jennifer Colby Talton
*Member of Actors\’ Equity Association
Schoen Smith and Dolf Ramos
Lemuel Thornton III
tick, tick…BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performances are also supplied by MTI, 421 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397- 4684 www.MTIshows.com