Photo of the end of a song in Sh-Boom, when Denny, Eugene, and Wally hit a big note at the end of the song "Mama Don't Allow No Rock and Roll In Here."

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream (2024). Photo by Fletcher Wold.

April 4 – 28, 2024


Life Could Be a Dream

Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group hoping to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Return to the days of yesteryear with nostalgic hits from the Golden Oldies, “Fools Fall In Love,” “Tears On My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” and “Unchained Melody.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys!

Written and Created by Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements by Roger Bean, Michael Borth, Jon Newton, and Steve Parsons

Directed by Dan Murphy

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.

Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage,
12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR

 Title Sponsor

Harvey and Sandy Platt

Show Sponsors

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Brit Eagan as Lois

Brit Eagan is excited to be back at Broadway Rose! She was last seen in our 2023 production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Brit is a lifelong Oregonian who studied vocal performance and theatre at Portland State and Umpqua Community College. Offstage, she works for a global consulting firm and enjoys constantly challenging herself to try new things; recent achievements include successfully cooking good tasting tofu, being the lead vocalist for a Big Band, and getting engaged. Favorite past roles include: Nancy (Oliver), Lily St. Regis (Annie), Emily Hobbs (Elf the Musical), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), and Logainne (Spelling Bee). Brit hopes you enjoy this blast-from-the-past jukebox musical as much as she does!


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Alex Foufos as Denny

Alex Foufos is a Willamette University alum from Dundee, OR. While most of his days are spent building river boards and inflatable raft pumps in Hillsboro, he finds the time to sing and act as much as possible. Alex recently was in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Broadway Rose Theatre Company as Joseph, as well as The Names and Holiday Shorts at Theatre 33. He would like to give a big shout out to his friends and loved ones for supporting him in his time both on and off the stage.


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Jared Lingle as Duke

Jared Lingle is ecstatic to make his debut with Broadway Rose! Favored credits of his include Marty Forkins in Bojangles of Harlem, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. By day, Jared works as a writer at a board game company while also teaching youth theatre, dance, and stage combat across the Portland-Metro area. Infinite love and gratitude to his family for always supporting him in his endless artistic adventures, his fantastic fiance Lindy for being the world’s best mother to their toddler star-to-be, and finally Claire Verity for teaching him everything he knows.


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Dylan Anthony Macabitas as Wally

Dylan Anthony Macabitas is thrilled to be returning to Broadway Rose! Dylan is a graduate from Central Washington University where he earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Dylan’s Broadway Rose credits include: Mamma Mia!, Footloose, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. You may have also seen Dylan in Lakewood Theatre Company’s production of Holiday Inn. While Dylan is local to the Portland area, he was also seen in Village Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! in Seattle. Dylan would like to thank his friends and family for their endless love and support! @dylan.macabitas

Photo of Eli Nicholas.

Eli Nicholas as Eugene

Eli Nicholas is making his Broadway Rose debut in Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream, but has been singing Doo-wop music for years—ever since he started the Doo-wop a capella group Augmented Fourth in high school. Most recently he appeared as Jack Kelley in Newsies for Mid-Valley Musical Theater. He is a graduate of Oregon State University where he studied mathematics and voice, and is a proud alum of the OSU Chamber Choir. In his spare time he fancies himself a choral composer, with his piece Te Cubrirá recently selected as the winner of the University of Notre Dame Magnificat Choir’s Liturgy Alive! composition contest.

Show Dates

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Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. – Preview performance – SOLD OUT
Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. – Opening night – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. – Limited availability
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. – Limited availability
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. – Post-show talkback – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. – Audio Descriptions available – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. – Canceled
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. – Canceled
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m. – Canceled

Creative Team

Directed and Choreographed by
Dan Murphy

Music Direction by
Kristi Stingle

Scenic Design by
Tyler Buswell

Costume Design by
Allie Schluchter-Cox

Lighting Design by
Kristeen Willis

Sound Design by
Brian Karl Moen

Prop Design by
Sam Manilla

Stage Manager
Jessica Junor


Conductor and Piano
Kristi Stingle

Keys II
Wendy Vece

Brian Myers

Upright Bass
Will Amend

Yuya Matsuda

Attila Csikos

Content Advisories

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream is suitable for most audiences.

Click here for our pre-viewing guide for sensory and content-sensitive patrons (PDF).

News & Reviews

Photo of the cast of Sh-Boom dancing on stage.Review: SH-BOOM! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver, April 11, 2024
This jukebox musical of doo-wop hits runs through April 28… Read more.


A screen grab from the cast and director's appearance on KGW8's Hello Rose City to promote the show.Catch ‘Sh-Boom! Life Could be a Dream’ at Broadway Rose Theatre
by Krista Garver, April 1, 2024
The musical runs April 4 through 28… Read more.

Director's Notes

Photo of Dan Murphy.The definition of a “jukebox musical” is a show that features hit songs from a popular music group or genre–in this case, it’s the nostalgic sounds of doo-wop that make Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream the colorful, retro, revue it is. Here at Broadway Rose, we’re known for our musical revues, especially ones with storylines that tie the music all together to tell a new narrative. But as a director, what I love most about these shows is getting to listen to the singers and the tight harmonies they produce. As someone who is challenged by reading music or holding my vocal part, I marvel at how this cast can blend their voices in a way that sounds effortless. (In fact, I told them that the audience would never know how hard it truly was to make it sound so easy!)

As the Managing Director of Broadway Rose, I spend much of my time at a desk. So, when I can get up, walk fifty feet to the stage, and sing or dance for the rest of the night–it’s a real treat.

Another treat for me personally is coming into the theater every day for rehearsal and getting to see the set come together in a way that makes the space come alive, thanks in part to the creation of Tyler Buswell, who is new to Broadway Rose, but in no way a stranger to design. In our meetings to discuss the show’s look and feel we were instantly immersed in the days of yesteryear of wood-paneled walls and checkerboard floors. This set brings me back to my East Coast childhood home basement circa the 1960s, crowded with bowling trophies, tennis rackets, camping equipment, and a big ping-pong table.

Please enjoy this ‘blast from the past,’ and while we hope you will sing your hearts out after the performance, please remember that this show is not a sing-a-long.

– Dan Murphy

SH-BOOM! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.

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