Setting and Time: An island in the Carribean
Prologue/We Dance | Storytellers
One Small Girl | The Gods, Mama, Tonton, Little TiMoune
Waiting for Life | Ti Moune
And the Gods Heard Her Prayer | Asaka, Agwe, Erzulie, Papa Ge
Rain | Agwe, Storytellers
Discovering Daniel | Ti Moune, The Gods
Pray | Ti Moune, Tonton, Mama, Villagers
Forever Yours | Ti Moune, Daniel, Papa Ge
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes | Armand, Madame Armand, Beauxhomme, Storytellers
Ti Moune | Mama, Tonton, Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide | Asaka, Storytellers
Waiting for Life - Reprise | Ti Moune
Some Say | Little TiMoune, Villagers
The Human Heart | Erzulie
Pray - Reprise | Upper Class Urbanites
Some Girls | Daniel
The Ball | Andrea, Daniel, TiMoune
Ti Moune’s Dance | TiMoune
Andrea Sequence | Andrea, Ti Moune, Daniel
Promises/Forever Yours - Reprise | Papa Ge, Ti Moune, Erzulie
Wedding Sequence | TiMoune, Daniel, Andrea, Urbanites
A Part of Us | Mama, Tonton, Little TiMoune, Storytellers
Why We Tell the Story | Storytellers
There will be one fifteen-minute intermission
Nia Chavis (Ti Moune)
Nia is extremely excited to be doing her first show with Cockpit in Court! A junior at Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Nia has been featured in roles like Judy in 9 to 5: The Musical
, Nautica in Bring it on: The Musical
, and many more! Nia would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her dreams (especially her parents for taking her to so many rehearsals this year), her acting teachers at Carver Center for teaching her everything she needs to know, and Tom and Beth for believing in her during the process of this show!
Cheryl J. Campo (Mama Euralie)
Having first performed this role in the late 90s, Cheryl is grateful to be telling the story once again, almost 25 years later, alongside such inspiring and talented human beings. Cockpit in Court credits include MTI's All Together Now
(Ensemble), Singing in the Rain
(Ensemble), and Court Jesters' Little Mermaid, Jr.
(MD). Favorite Maryland credits include Olney Theatre Center: South Pacific
(Bloody Mary); Arts Collective: Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
(Director); Baltimore Shakespeare Factory: Knight of the Burning Pestle
(Old Merrythought); FAM: fools and madmen, a hip hop adaptation of King Lear
(Gloucester); Colonial Players: A New Brain
(Homeless Lady); Spotlighters: Great American Trailer Park Musical
(Linoleum); BTCT: Urinetown
(Penelope Pennywise); and DTC: Musical of Musicals, the Musical
(Abby) [WATCH Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical]. Much thanks to Tom and OOTI's creatives, cast, and crew; the bestest bhubs; and audiences, especially, for supporting local theatre.
Damian Briscoe (Ton Ton Julian)
Thankful and blessed to be part of such a talented and beautiful cast.
Damian has been involved in theater for over 40 years. He's been involved in classes at Lake Clifton, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.
He thanks God for allowing him to use this gift and his family for being supportive of this gift.
Anderson Gray (Agwe, God of Water)
Anderson is flooded with excitement to be taking on the role of Agwe (God of Water) once again in Cockpitt in Court’s production of Once on this Island
. Anderson is a rising senior studying two majors in Music B.A and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Anderson has performed in multiple shows during her lifetime. Some of her favorite roles were the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of OZ
; MotorMouth Maybelle in Hairspray
, Diana in Next to Normal
, and The Witch in Into the Woods
. Anderson would like to thank her family and friends for being so supportive. She would also like to thank the directors for this amazing opportunity! Lastly, I hope you all brought your umbrellas because it’s about to rain !!
Randi Seepersad (Asaka, Mother of the Earth)
Randi is ecstatic to return to the stage for her first post-covid musical at Cockpit. She specialized in shakespearean plays and progressed to more modern works, including musicals. Some previous works include: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
, Rosalind in As You Like It
, Viola in Twelfth Night
, Agnes in She Kills Monsters
, The Wife in Rashoman
, Mimi in Rent
, and Babette in Beauty and the Beast
Outside of Theatre, she is a techie, artist, actress, model, director, and writer. Thank you to the cast and crew for a memorable experience. She would also like to say a big thank you to the people who have contributed to her growth and who continue to show their unwavering support! Thank you for coming to see the show, feel free to reach out, and hope you enjoy!
Alana Simone (Erzulie, Goddess of Love)
Alana is excited to make her Cockpit in Court debut in Once on This Island
! She is grateful to return to the stage for a show that has always held a special place in her heart. In fact, a few years ago Alana was blessed to be able to share this very show with her former students in Baltimore City Public Schools as their Spring Musical. National: Mamma Mia!
(Ali). Regional: The Full Monty
(Dionne), Kiss Me, Kate
(Hattie), In Trousers
(Miss Goldberg), Little Shop of Horrors
(Ronnette), Bat Boy: The Musical
(Maggie/Ron/Clem), and Nala
(Disney Creative). Baltimore: Into the Woods
(The Baker’s Wife) at Heritage Players, Mamma Mia!
(Rosie) and Shrek
(Dragon, Mama Ogre) at Charm City Players. Love to my family and friends who have become so much more. For Susie and Dorothy, love you always.
Tai Alexander (Papa Ge, Demon of Death)
Tai is delighted to make her debut with Cockpit in Court. Past roles include A Civil War Christmas
(Hannah/Rose; Strand Theater Company); Welcome to Sis’s
(Sis, Ally Theatre Company); The Wedding Singer
(Tina Turner/Ensemble, NextStop Theatre Company); #poolparty
(Regina, Ally Theatre Company); The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
(Doll, Ally Theatre Company); Man of La Mancha
(Governor, The Arlington Players); and Coming Home
(Veronica, Port City Players). She has enjoyed working with this wonderfully talented cast and crew. She thanks her family and friends for their love and encouragement.
Josh Bowden (Daniel)
Josh is thrilled to be making his Cockpit in the Court debut in Once On This Island
as Daniel! Currently a rising senior at George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, Josh's past roles include Dwayne in 9 to 5: The Musical
, Twig in Bring it On!
and Dewey in School of Rock
. He would like to thank his fellow cast as well as crew members for working so hard to make this show happen, and his parents for letting him sleep in after late rehearsals the night before.
Sasha Kostakis (Andrea)
Sasha is beyond thrilled to take part in her first Cockpit in Court production. Sasha is a sophomore in the vocal prime at Carver Center and has previously appeared in Working the Musical
(Socialite) and The Music Man
(Pick-a-Little Lady). She would like to thank the cast and crew for working so hard to put on an amazing show!
Lilah Peinado (Little Ti Moune)
Lilah is excited to work with Cockpit In Court. She is a 7th grader at Ridgley Middle School. This is her 12th production. She lives in Glen Arm with her mom, dad and brother Eli. She loves singing with Baltimore Children’s Choir and dancing with Carroll Manor Rec. “I am so excited to be in Once On This Island
. I would like to thank Tom and everyone at Cockpit In Court for giving me this amazing opportunity. I hope you enjoy the show!”
Teni Adedire (Ensemble )
Teni is very excited to join the Cockpit in Court cast of Once on This Island
. Teni is 16 years old and is a rising junior that attends Eastern Technical High School. This is Teni’s second theatrical appearance, and first production in community theatre. She previously appeared as Marty in her high school production of Grease
earlier this year. Teni will also been seen in Cockpit's production of High School Musical
next month. She is accomplished in many areas outside the theatre including volleyball and being President of her class. Lastly, Teni wants to congratulate the cast and crew for all their hard work in making this show a success, she wishes them all the best. She also thanks her family and friends (flourish and Racheal especially*) for all the support and love.
Angela Boeren (Ensemble)
Angela will be a Senior at Shippensburg University in the Fall majoring in Social Work and minoring in Art. She is no stranger to the stage having grown up performing with Children's Playhouse of MD as well as Cockpit in Court. Some favorite performances include roles in Les Miserables, Oliver, West Side Story and Thoroughly Modern Millie with CPM; The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, Gypsy, and Nice Work if You Can Get It with Cockpit; Mamma Mia! with Dundalk Community Theatre and Pippin, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family with The John Carroll High School. Angela will also be seen next month dancing her feet off in Sweet Charity.
Favour Chukwuma (Ensemble)
Favour is making her first debut in Cockpit in Court’s production of Once On This Island
. Throughout the production she has enjoyed singing, dancing, and making new friends!
Allyson Gray (Ensemble)
Allyson has been a part of the Children's Playhouse of Maryland for 7 years and is excited to join Cockpit in Court for this performance. Some of her favorite roles from previous shows are the Bull Frog in Honk Jr.
, Little Ti Moune in Once On This Island
, and Sebastion in The Little Mermaid
. She would like to thank the directors and all those involved in making this production possible for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing production.
Nick Johnson (Ensemble)
Nick is a Carver Center for the arts and technology 2022 graduate and is excited to be in his first show at Cockpit in Court! He has previously played roles such as La Cienega in Bring It On
, Joe in 9 to 5 The Musical
, and more. He like to thank all of his cast-mates and friends for making this show such a fun experience!
Jalen Mandley (Ensemble)
Jalen is super thrilled to be making his debut performing with Cockpit In Court’s Once on This Island
! Jalen has performed in 9 to 5, Working: The Musical
, and High School Musical: On Stage
. He is a high school student at George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, and majors in Acting.
Matthew Reeds (Ensemble)
Matthew is a current graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Reeds Fund, a non-profit that educates, advocates, and liberates families impacted by autism and sarcoidosis. Matthew has previously produced and directed two shows, Once on this Island Jr.
and Aladdin Jr.
He also has been cast in The King and I, Annie
, and The Wizard of Oz
Monica Reich (Ensemble )
Monica is beyond thrilled to be performing in her favorite musical, Once On This Island
. This is Monica’s first musical, but she’s no stranger to performing. Monica studied dance at Dance Theater of Harlem and Harlem School of the Arts in NYC and was part of modern dance company at Morgan State University. In her spare time, Monica enjoys dance fitness and being mom-ager to her daughter, Ryann. Monica thanks her husband and daughter for encouraging her to audition for this production. Sit back, tap your toes and sway along with this incredible cast as we tell the story.
Amber Williams (Ensemble )
Amber is a 21 year old CCBC student working on a degree in theatre. Previous roles include Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress
, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid
, Donkey in Shrek the Musical
, and Tilly in She Kills Monsters
. Amber is very happy to have the opportunity to be in this production. Amber would like to thank everyone that has helped her get to where she is today.
Tom Wyatt (Director/Choreographer/Costume Designer)
Tom is happy to return to live theatre, especially at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, where he has worked for many years. His history at Cockpit includes direction and choreography of Sister Act, Me and My Girl, The Secret Garden, Curtains, Into The Woods, Oklahoma
and 42nd Street
. He has also appeared onstage in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Disaster, The Gazebo, Mack and Mabel, Pippin
. Here's hoping that we can keep bringing you shows that you may not know, but will enjoy discovering !
Elizabeth Fink (Musical Director)
Elizabeth is delighted to return to Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre after 10 years of semi-retirement. A veteran of more than 12 Cockpit productions, she was last heard in the All Together Now
benefit in November. Many thanks to Tom for luring her back, to Bill, Paul, James, and Lisa for their support, and especially to our wonderful cast. It is an honor to present this meaningful and joyful show.
Paul Saar (Stage Manager)
Paul has been involved in the Baltimore theatre community for the past six years in various capacities, primarily as a stage manager, and is excited to participate in his fifth show with Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre. He has a BA in Theatre from McDaniel College and has most recently directed The Mousetrap
at Spotlighters Theatre, as well as assistant directing Moon Over Buffalo
, also at Spotlighters. He would like to thank his family for their unending support, and to wish everyone a fun, safe, and healthy life.
Sammy Jungwirth (Co-Scenic Designer)
Sammy is a 17 year old theatre artist who has worked on over 100 theatrical productions in the Baltimore area. He has been a performer and technical assistant at the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland for 10 years and along with studying technical theatre in school, has worked at various theaters including Cockpit In Court Summer Theater, Ovations Theatre, Bowie Playhouse and more. He is a 2-time Young Performers of America winner for acting, a 3-time Cappie Award winner for technical theatre, and a 2-time BroadwayWorld Regional Awards nominee for Best Scenic Design. In 2019, he stage managed the regional premiere of Disaster The Musical
and in 2022, he will be directing the American premiere of Zelda
, a biography musical from London about Zelda Fitzgerald. Some of his other interests include screenwriting, drumming, and theatre journalism. He would like to thank his mentors Diane M. Smith and Jason Randolph for their continued support and the entire cast and crew for being amazing people to work with.
Jason Randolph (Co-Scenic Designer/Technical Director)
BS Math, College of William and Mary
MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture, MICA
MFA Technical Theatre and Design, UVA
TD/Resident Scenic Designer Single Carrot Theatre 2014-2017
TD CCBC Essex 2015-present
TD Cockpit in Court Summer Theater 2016-present
Toni Oliver (Sound Designer/Operator)
Toni is very excited to be apart of her first production at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre! After graduating CCBC in 2015, Toni moved on to running sound and lighting at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for three years. She has spent the past few months touring the country to set up and run effects for cheerleading competitions. Toni would like to thank her friends and family for encouraging her to continue her craft and for all of their support. It means the world.
Sierra Young (Intimacy Director/Cultural Consultant)
Sierra is a multi-hyphenate artist working within the DC/Baltimore Area. Sierra is an advanced actor combatant with SAFD, as well as a member of IDC, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Recent Regional Credits: The Joy That Carries You, AD16
(Olney Theatre Center); Mary’s Seacole, Birds of North America
(Mosaic); The Color Purple
(Cape Fear Regional Theatre); World Builders
(Prologue); She Kills Monsters, Sweat
(Silver Spring Stage); AIDA, Little Shop of Horrors, Snapshots
(ArtsCentric); Spring Awakening, Company
(Stillpointe). Upcoming: Fantastigirl
(Adventure Theatre); The Till Trilogy
(Mosaic). Training: UMBC. Website: www.Sierrayoung.org
Lynn Ahrens (Author)
Lynn Ahrens won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for Broadway's Ragtime
. For Twentieth Century Fox's animated feature film Anastasia
, she was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. She and longtime collaborator Stephen Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Broadway: Anastasia; Once On This Island
(Olivier Award, Best Musical; Tony nominations, Best Book and Score); Seussical
(Grammy nomination); My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; Rocky
; Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol; Ragtime
(2010 Broadway revival). Off-Broadway and regional: Lincoln Center Theater's Dessa Rose, The Glorious Ones
(both Drama Desk-nominated) and A Man of No Importance
(Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Lucky Stiff; Little Dancer
(Kennedy Center world premiere). Film and television credits include A Christmas Carol
(IFC Films); Schoolhouse Rock
(ABC-TV) and others. (Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations). She is a Council member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a co-founder of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, and a Lilly Award winner for Lyrics. www.ahrensandflaherty.com
Stephen Flaherty (Author)
STEPHEN FLAHERTY is the composer of the Broadway musicals Ragtime
(Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Awards, two Grammy nominations), Seussical
(Grammy, Drama Desk nominations), Once on This Island
(Tony nomination, Olivier Award, Best Musical) and Rocky
. Additional Broadway includes Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
(original songs) and Neil Simon's Proposals
(incidental music). Stephen has also written four musicals at Lincoln Center Theatre: The Glorious Ones
(OCC, Drama Desk nominations), Dessa Rose
(OCC, Drama Desk nominations), A Man of No Importance
(OCC, Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination) and My Favorite Year
. Other theater includes In Your Arms
(Old Globe), Little Dancer
(Kennedy Center), Lucky Stiff
(Playwrights Horizons) and Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein
(Chicago's Jefferson Award, Best New Musical.) Film includes Anastasia
(two Academy Award and two Golden Globe nominations), the documentary After The Storm
and Lucky Stiff
. Mr. Flaherty's concert music has premiered at the Hollywood Bowl, Boston's Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum and Symphony Space. This year celebrates Stephen's 32-year collaboration with lyricist-librettist Lynn Ahrens. Stephen and Lynn are members of the Dramatists Guild Council and co- founders of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program. In 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall Of Fame. Upcoming: the stage adaptation of Anastasia
Music Theatre International (Licensing Agent)
Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.
MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.
MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.