A Rock Fable
Conceived by Kim Rosenstock
Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock
September 22 to October 23, 2016
A gypsy prophecy pulls melancholy sandwich-maker Harold and two bewitching sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection. Featuring a catchy score and inventive story-telling, this darkly comic rock fable culminates during the northeast blackout of 1965. “The most paradoxical of musicals – hilarious and bittersweet, deeply immersed in tradition but utterly original” (Dallas News), Fly By Night is a tale of finding light in a world filled with darkness.
Performance runtime is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one 15 minute intermission
Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard.
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Directed by Isaac Lamb—Read the Director’s Note
Music Direction by Jon Quesenberry
Set Design by Sean O’Skea
Costume Design by Brynne Oster-Bainnson
Light Design by Gene Dent—Artist Spotlight: Gene Dent
Prop Design by Joey Klei
Sound Design by Brian Karl Moen
Stage Manager Jessica Junor
Joe Theissen (The Narrator) is excited to return to the Broadway Rose stage! He most recently appeared as Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as well as Pedro in Lakewood Theatre Company’s production of Man of La Mancha. In addition to performing, Joe is a highly regarded director, musician, and educator. Some recent credits include Heathers: The Musical (triangle productions!/Staged!), Junie B. Jones (Oregon Children’s Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose), La Cage Aux Folles (Lakewood Theatre Company and Pixie Dust Productions), The Music Man (Broadway Rose), [title of show] (triangle productions!), Beauty & The Beast (Pixie Dust Productions), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Stumptown Stages). Joe has been honored with multiple OTAS, PAMTA and Drammy awards for his work as a performer and director. As an educator, Joe has been a fixture in the Lake Oswego community over the past decade, developing curricula and programs within the L.O. schools.
Benjamin Tissell (Harold McClam) was most recently seen in Peter and the Starcatcher at Portland Playhouse. He’s delighted to make his Broadway Rose debut in Fly by Night and has also worked extensively for Lakewood Theatre, Valley Repertory Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland Actor’s Ensemble, and others. Ben is a resident teaching artist at Clackamas High School and an accomplished singer-songwriter. Recordings, videos, media and a full list of upcoming performances can be found at BenjaminTissell.com. Ben is also very involved at his church where he serves the youth community.
Rebecca Teran (Miriam) is home at Broadway Rose and loving it! A Portland to New York City transplant, she continues to pursue her passion for storytelling, new works, and small spaces. She has originated roles including: Erica in Carnies: The Musical (Action/Adventure Theater), Kate in Ripper (Broadway Rose), Colleen in Find Me Beside You (ManyHats Collaborations), Hester Prynne in Scarlet (PDX, MerryGoRound Playhouse/The Pitch, NYMF), Gil Dossa in The Waterman (Ars Nova), and Neil De Grasse Tyson in the reading of Molly Murphy and Neil De Grasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth (Playwrights Horizon). Before her return, she created the role of Maggie in The Marks You Leave (New York International Fringe Festival) written by Portland’s own Tyler Andrew Jones; she was last seen at Broadway Rose as Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors (Drammy Award). Rebecca earned her B.F.A. in Music Theater from Shenandoah Conservatory.
Gary Norman (Mr. McClam) is delighted to be on the Broadway Rose stage again. In his first Broadway Rose show he was the M.C. in Chicago followed by Sergeant Niell in Ripper. Most recently he was seen in Portland Center Stage’s Our Town and as Centipede in James and the Giant Peach with Oregon Children’s Theatre. He has also appeared on the small screen in guest star appearances on Grimm, Leverage and The Librarians. Gary is also a professional photographer with a focus on actor’s headshots and portraits.
Tim Blough (Crabble) is a member of SAG/AFTRA as well as Actors’ Equity and has been acting professionally for over thirty years. He has appeared in more than seventy plays, plus numerous independent films, commercials, and TV credits, including TNT’s Leverage and NBC’s Grimm. He has appeared on stages in California, Florida, Idaho, Texas and Virginia. Roles include Lear in King Lear, Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, Bolingbroke in Richard II, Starbuck in The Rainmaker, George in Of Mice And Men and Finbar in The Weir. He has also written several plays as well directed short videos.
Malia Tippets (Daphne) is thrilled to be making her Broadway Rose Theatre debut in such a captivating show. Holding a degree in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College, she spent her college years performing in New York and went on to tour the nation in the mega musical Evita as Eva Peron. Returning to New York, she was featured in the “Town Hall: Rising Stars of Broadway” concert. She spent two years in Japan, performing as Elphaba in the Universal Studios production of Wicked before returning to Portland. Favorite Portland credits include Carrie: The Musical (Carrie White), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt) and Heathers: The Musical (Veronica Sawyer). She wishes to thank her parents for their endless support and her love for making every day better.
David Caldwell (Joey Storms) is honored to be making his Broadway Rose debut with the fantastic cast of Fly By Night. Originally from Tennessee, David found his way to the Pacific Northwest after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in the Biological Basis of Behavior. Recent work includes: Preacher in Violet (ArtsWest) Jesus of Nazareth in Jesus Christ Superstar (Seattle Musical Theatre) and Kit Gill (u/s) in No Way to Treat a Lady (Village Theatre). Thank you Isaac, Jon, and Jeff for this opportunity. And thank you for supporting local theater! Love you, Josh. www.DavidCaldwell.Live
Thursday, September 22, 7:30 PM PREVIEW–Limited Availability
Friday, September 23, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT – Complimentary sparkling wine & cider
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2:00 PM–Limited Availability
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 PM
Friday, September 30, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk back*
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2:00 PM–Limited Availability
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 7, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 8, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 8, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2:00 PM–Limited Availability
Thursday, October 13, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 14, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM–SOLD OUT!
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 21, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 22, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 PM
*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production, and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.
Fly By Night @ Broadway Rose Theatre Company
by Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Oct. 4, 2016
“Fly By Night” has a bright and varied score, and more importantly, the show itself represents yet another leap for Broadway Rose, the show is untraditional, a departure from the theatre’s usual fair, though not far enough to be ill-fitting... Read more.
The Secret’s in the Stars (Review)
By Judy Nedry
Sep. 28, 2016
For me it brought to mind Our Town with a hint of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. (It also could bring to mind Wes Anderson. It’s that quirky and mysterious and fun.) It’s a journey of ordinary people with ordinary lives who, under the seamless directing of Isaac Lamb, somehow come together to become more than the sum of their parts…Read more
Broadway Rose takes flight: the off-Broadway musical “Fly by Night” glows in the company’s smart and funny new production
by Christa Morletti McIntyre
Oregon ArtsWatch, Sep. 27, 2016
Tippets’s soulful soprano booms to new heights in Fly by Night...Teran has an equally stunning range, but with the crystal overtones that match her character’s dewy-eyed outlook. The combination of top veteran Portland vocalists rounds out and polishes Fly by Night like a late-night brandy. Read more.
FLY BY NIGHT – Broadway Rose Soars Into New Territory
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Sep. 27, 2016
[Fly By Night] stays with you for days as you muse over the mixture of darkness and light, text and subtext, isolation and connection, simplicity and complexity that make this production so compelling and memorable. Read more.
BWW Review: FLY BY NIGHT is the Kind of Musical That Makes You Fall in Love with Musicals, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver
Broadwayworld.com, Sep. 27, 2016
If you’re looking for that next musical to fall in love with, or you wonder what the big deal is about musical theatre, I very highly recommend you make your way out to Tigard to see Fly By Night..I honestly can’t remember the last time I was so moved by a show and a performance. Read more.
Actress relishes coming ‘home’ from New York
by Barbara Sherman
The Times, Sep. 22, 2016
Rebecca Teran got her Portland start at Broadway Rose and returns for ‘Fly By Night’ after nearly three years in the Big Apple… “Literally everyone that I know who has seen this show says it is the best … when I read that Broadway Rose was doing it, I submitted immediately,” Teran said. Read more.
Rock Fable Fly By Night comes to Broadway Rose
The Oregonian, Sep. 16, 2016
“This musical is about connection,” says director Isaac Lamb. “We are all connected, though we don’t always know it or feel it…” Read more.
Broadway Rose Theatre Presents a New Rock Fable — Read the official press release for Fly By Night
Meet the artists behind the creation of Fly By Night