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Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian

Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

 

COMPANY

Adam Semas - Zach

Alexander Cain Biber - Larry

Alex Gumm - Don Kerr

Beth Gamboa - Valerie Clark

Cassidy Buchan - Diana Morales

Ella Hennessey - Maggie Winslow

Emily Ramey - Sheila Bryant

Erich Parker - Richie Walters

Hayden Breiter - Mark Anthony

Jake Nichols - Mike Costa

John Paul Rivard - Paul San Marco

Kelsey Mato - Kristine Urich DeLuca

Lara Vo - Connie Wong

Michael Rapisora - Alan DeLuca

Michela Munoz-Brown - Judy Turner

Serena DantzLer - Bebe Benzenheimer

Sierra Scott - Cassie Ferguson

Stephen Moore - Bobby Mills III

Trevor Young - Gregory Gardner

 

Alicia Borden - Vicki/us Kristine

Bay Eaton - Roy/us Mark

Robin Kato-Brong - Lois/us Sheila

Baylee Spear - Cut Dancer

Josh Nichols - Butch

Gina Lopex - Cut Dancer

Moira Laughlin - Tricia/us Bebe & Maggie

Ethan Spier - Frank/us Don

CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Choreographer: JOHN PAUL RIVARD

Music Director: MARSHALL JONES

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: JESSICA GRIMALDO

Assistant Choreographer: CHRISTINE TYANN

Assistant Stage Manager: BAYLEE SPEAR

Producers: SIERRA SCOTT & TARA BURKE

Light Design/Operator - TARA BURKE

Spot Light Operator - KALEB VAUGHN

Sound Operator - DON BURKE

Costume Designers: JENNIE BOUSQUET & JOHN PAUL RIVARD

Stage Crew: ETHAN SPIER, JOSH NICHOLS, BAY EATON, KARLEY FORGATSCH

Photographer - Melody Jane Photography

Special Thank You to:

Carol Scott - ED Wild Horse Productions

Michelle Van Geel - EP Wild Horse Productions

A CHORUS LINE was originally conceived and directed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
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Zach

Adam Semas

Adam Semas is thrilled to have the opportunity to be playing Zach in A Chorus Line. Adam has had a passion for performing for the last 23 years. His favorite roles include Moritz in Spring Awakening, Gabe in Next to Normal, and most recently Bob Wallace in White Christmas. Adam is grateful for all of the love and support his family provides and hopes to continue performing as long as he can.

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Don Kerr

Alex Gumm

This production will be my Wild Horse debut. I have been a lead and/or a dancer in a few musicals with Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company such as 42nd Street, The Little Mermaid, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Beauty and the Beast, Singing in the Rain, Once Upon a Mattress, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I have won numerous dance awards and titles and has performed in lead roles in many award-winning production numbers. I have performed in many dance productions in places such as Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las Vegas, New York City, and Pensacola. I have been teaching styles dance such as hip hop, tap, and musical theater for seven years. I have graduated from the Institute for American Musical Theatre in New York City in 2020.

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Diana Morales

Cassidy Buchan

Cassidy Buchan has been apart of many theatre company’s but this one holds a special place in her heart! She has been performing since she was 6 and has been apart of over 30 shows, some of her favorite roles she has played include Aladdin: Jasmine, Annie: Annie, Newsies: Elmer, and Matilda: dance troupe and older student. Not only has she performed in many shows, but she is also very involved with the backstage part of theatre. She has assisted in choreographing 3 shows so far and hopes she can do it again! When she’s not performing she works a full time job as an assistant teacher at a daycare/preschool and enjoys staying home with her two rescued cats, Nala and Jasper. Cassidy is currently in her second year at WNC where she is working towards her Health Science degree.

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Sheila Bryant

Emily Ramey

Emily Ramey is thrilled to be making her debut performance with Wild Horse Stage Co. as Sheila! This show has challenged her immensely, and brought her so much joy in the process! Emily lives in Kings Beach and has done most of her performing in Truckee, where she has recently been seen as Betty Haynes in White Christmas, Mona in Chicago, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Elizabeth Benning in Young Frankenstein. Emily feels as though she has found an extended theater family down in Carson, and looks forward to future performances in this talented little city! She would like to thank her family, especially her husband Josh, for always supporting her passion projects, and her son Emmitt for inspiring her to be the best version of herself.

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Mark Anthony

Hayden Breiter

Hayden has been involved with community theatre in the area for 10 years. Participating in both Youth Theatre Carson City and Wild Horse Children's Theatre, as well as WNMTC. He was last seen performing in WNMTC's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Levi! Some of his favorite roles he's had the opportunity to play are Jack in Wild Horse Stage Co's Newsies. Prentiss in Carson High's Peter and the Starcatcher, and Lord Farquaad in Ytcc's Shrek Jr. As well as performing Hayden's other passion is Culinary and restaurant service. He recently just traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the SkillsUSA National restaurant service competition where he placed 10th in the nation, and is also currently the baker at Carson City's Nashville Social Club!

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Paul San Marco

Director/

Choreographer

John Paul Rivard

John Paul Rivard is thrilled to be working with Wild Horse Stage Co and blessed to be making his debut Director/Choreographer with them. He has been performing for over 22 years in California, Hawaii and Nevada. He studied at Solano College Theater- Actors Training Program Graduating Class of 2009.


 Some of his favorite roles are Phil Davis- White Christmas, Jack- Into the Woods, Asaka- Once on this Island,  Akhnaton in Akhnaton,  Buddy- Sideshow, FrankNfurter- Rocky Horror Show, Melvin P Thorpe- Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Albert- Bye Bye Birdie, Finch- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. 


When John isn’t performing you may find him Directing, Choreographing, Costume and Wig designing for other productions.

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Connie Wong

Lara Vo

Lara Vo received her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Weber State University. She has previously performed in RENT (Maureen), 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Woman 1), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy). When Lara is not doing theatre, her second passions are social work and aerial arts. Special thanks to JM, KL, PL, and MT for their never-ending support. Enjoy the show!

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Judy Turner

Michela Munoz-Brown

Michela is thrilled to be a part of A Chorus Line! This is her first production with Wild Horse Stage Co., though she has been involved in musical theatre on and off in the area for the past 5 years. Her favorite past productions include The Sound of Music, The Music Man, and Little Women.  Outside of theatre, Michela can be found spending time with her incredibly supportive husband and their goofy Labrador, as well as cosplaying, and character performing for children of all ages. She is very grateful to be a part of this very talented and kind-hearted cast!

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Cassie Ferguson

Sierra Scott

Sierra is the Artistic Director of Wild Horse Stage Co. and usually works behind the scenes, but she is thrilled to be joining this amazing cast on stage this time! After earning a BFA in Theater Arts from the Conservatory at Webster University in St. Louis, Sierra worked throughout the country as a professional actor and member of the Actors' Equity Association in touring and regional theater productions including the revival of Oklahoma! (1st national tour), Cats (Prather Productions), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gateway Playhouse), Anything Goes (St. Louis Repertory Theatre), and Titanic (Maine State Music Theatre). She then moved to Los Angeles where she worked in casting for feature films, television shows, and pilots. Sierra was an Associate Casting Director with Emmy award winning Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting and cast projects for Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Sony, NBC, ABC, CBS, TNT, and the CW. Favorite projects include American Sniper (Warner Bros) with director Clint Eastwood, X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Marvel Ent.), Emerald City (NBC) and Major Crimes (TNT). Gratitude to Nick and the girls for the boundless support helping make this dream a reality!

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Gregory Gardener

Trevor Young

Trevor is so excited to be a part of “A Chorus Line” with WHSC. Trevor's first show was Winnie The Pooh Jr. in 2013 with Wild Horse Children’s Theater. With dozens of shows under his belt, some of his favorite roles are Shrek in Shrek Jr. (YTCC), Gomez in The Addams Family (CHS), dance troupe in Mamma Mia (WNC), and Company in RENT. Trevor loves being on stage and backstage as a theater tech. When not performing Trevor is recording our promo videos! He hopes everyone can come and see “A Chorus Line” and that it leaves a great impact on this community to show how fun theater can be for ANYONE and EVERYONE!!!

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Roy/us Mark

Bay Eaton

Don't let Bay being the youngest of the cast for a Chorus Line fool you. Bay has been known to bring comedy and skill to every role he has been lucky to be cast in. Most recently he was " The Baker, A Brother and in the Dance Troupe " for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat put on by WNTTC and Also placed for his Solo, "Mama Says" in MTCA competition last Feb, which he competed with YTCC Showstoppers of Northern NV, that he loves being part of. Bay was extremely grateful to be cast in the Chorus line and has enjoyed his summer working with Wild Horse Stage Company.

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Cut Dancer/Assistant Stage Manager

Baylee Spear

Baylee has been performing since she was 3. Her first show was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as a baby beaver with Wild Horse Children’s Theater and Baylee has been performing ever since. Her most recent show was Rent with Wild Horse Stage Co. which changed her life. She looks forward to bringing trans representation to the theater community. Performing isn’t her only passion, currently, she is pursuing a career in health care with her end goal being a master’s degree in physician’s assistant studies to ensure that women and trans individuals can have proper access to quality health care; especially POC who have been disproportionately affected by the health care system. Baylee is so excited to be a part of this amazing production and is ecstatic to work with all these talented individuals.   “Speak your mind even if your voice shakes” -RBG

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Cut Dancer

Gina Lopez

Dance has literally taken Gina Lopez around the world and now back home again and she is thrilled to be on this stage with such a talented and considerate cast. She's got the best day job ever as Executive Director of the Brewery Arts Center for the past 8 years.  Gina would like to thank Ken and the kids for all the support and her mom for taking her to all those lessons for all those years and encouraging a life in the arts.

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Frank/US Don

Ethan Spier

Ethan is stoked to be a part of his third WHSC production. He has been acting since elementary school and his two favorite roles have been Kurt Kelly in WHSC’s production of Heathers and Prince Eric in YTCC’s production of The Little Mermaid Jr. Whether it be on stage or behind the scenes, Ethan loves to be a part of theater and hopes to pursue a career within the theater/film arts.

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Larry

Alexander Cain Biber

Alexander Cain Biber grew up in a performing arts family and has loved theater and performing from an early age. He began his ballet training, at the age of 14, with Rosine Bena at Western Nevada Performing Arts Center - studying jazz, tap and musical theater. In 2003 Alexander became an apprentice dancer with Sierra Nevada Ballet and was soon thereafter promoted as a company dancer in 2006, before traveling internationally to Australia to dance for the Tasmanian Classical Ballet. At this time Mr. Biber began his tenure with the Sacramento Ballet, during his time with the Sacramento Ballet he has been featured in many of the company’s most iconic repertoire, including: Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, Romeo & Juliet, Dracula, Peter Pan (Nana), The Great Gatsby, A Midsummer Nights.

Dream (Bottom), and 7 Deadly Sins (Gluttony); Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs (Something Stupid), Trey McIntyre’s Second Before The Ground, Lila York’s Celts, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Serenade, Western Symphony and Who Cares?.  As well as performing, Alexander took great joy in creating new works for Sacramento Ballet’s annual ‘Beer & Ballet’ program, such original creations include: Royal Theme, As Time Goes By…, #Hipstoria, The Luck of the Draw and most recently The Waltz Goes On. Alexander is also a gifted dance photographer – capturing photos of rehearsal, backstage activities & intimate moments of the dancers, which are rarely seen by the audience. 

Since ending his tenure with Sacramento Ballet  Alexander has returned to Nevada to become ballet master and resident choreographer for Sierra Nevada Ballet.  Always looking forward to the future and excited to help give back to the community’s that helped him live the dream. Alex is so excited to be a part of A Chorus Line, getting back into musical theater and meting so many amazing people.

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Valerie Clark

Beth Gamboa

Beth recently fell back into theater as a dancer in the Truckee Community Theater production of White Christmas in 2021. Prior to that, she hadn’t performed since she was in high school (which will not be numbered here as a lady never reveals her age). When she is not performing, you can find her brunching with her gal pals or finding new places to eat with her chef hubby and their sidekick “Max” the dog. So in other words… you’ll find her eating! She is beyond thankful to Wild Horse Productions and John Paul and his team for giving her this incredible opportunity. Getting to portray one of her favorite characters from one of her favorite shows of all time is truly a dream come true!

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Maggie Winslow

Ella Hennessey

Ella is 16 and she goes to North Tahoe High School. Her recent performances have been Greece(Rizzo), White Christmas(Ensemble), Lightning Thief(Annabeth), Chicago(Liz/ensemble), and Frozen(Elsa). This is her first show with Wild Horse Stage Company. She would like to thank her parents, John Paul Rivard, Sara Turner, and Emily Ramey for all the support and Cormac Linde for all the love and help!

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Richie Walters

Erich Parker

I'm excited to be participating in my second show with Wild Horse Productions. I have been in many other shows with Youth Theater Carson City, I'm also apart of Youth Theater Carson City award winning show choir. I've been performing since the age of 12, I was Fakir in Carson high School’s production of Secret Garden. I love dancing, basketball and being on stage. I'm so excited for Carson City to see the hard work and dedication this cast had been putting into this show and I know they're going to love it.

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Mike Costa

Jake Nichols

Jake is thrilled to be back with WHSC again for A Chorus Line! Jake started his musical theatre journey back in 2008 with his first show Annie with Backstage Kids. Some of his favorite roles to date include Ram Sweeney in Heathers: High School Edition (WHSC), Shrek in Shrek Jr. (YTCC), and Steve in Rent (WHSC). Jake also has 13+ years of dance under his belt, with Tap being his favorite style. He hopes that his theatre background and major love for Disney helps him to one day perform in the parks. He wants to thank every director and choreographer who helped him get where he is today! Finally, he hopes everyone comes out to see this amazing production!!

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Kristine Urich DeLuca

Kelsey Mato

Kelsey is so excited to be in this dream show with such an amazing group. She most recently performed as Rhoda in White Christmas (Truckee Community Theatre). This is her first show with Wild Horse Stage Company but hopefully not the last! She would like to thank everyone on board for their wonderful work and welcoming spirit.

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Alan DeLuca

Michael Rapisora

Michael has portrayed a diverse cast of characters over the years and has been a featured soloist with Nevada Opera, Nevada P’Opera, and ASPEN A Capella. Performing with multiple repertory companies as an Actor, Musician, and Music Director has been a rewarding experience for him and he is excited to return to the stage in his second production with Wild Horse Stage Company. 

Attending the University of Nevada, Reno he studied Percussion and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Minor in Theatre.

Favorite stage credits include Judah (Benjamin Calypso Soloist)-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Paul-Weird Romance, Teen Angel/Sonny Latierre-GREASE, Agwe (God of Water)-Once on This Island, Pseudolus/Hero-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Benny-RENT, and Tobias Ragg-Sweeney Todd.

While off-stage if Michael isn’t in Disneyland he can be found playing the ukulele, camping, traveling, and sharing adventures with friends, family, and his wife, Christine. Fun fact, Michael met Christine while he was the Assistant Music Director for The Music Man and she was the choreographer.

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Bebe Benzenheimer

Serena Dantzler

Ever since her childhood roles of Aladdin in Aladdin and Sour Kangaroo in Suessical the Musical, Serena has known she belongs on stage.  While she has performed in over twenty local productions and taking a short hiatus after completing high school, Serena rekindled her relationship with the theater in one of her favorite show experiences, Rent with Wild Horse Stage Co. Their exemplary skill in harnessing passion in the cast and crew is what made the sense of community apparent on stage. Coming back for more, Serena is happier than ever to be back participating in the most challenging and demanding show she's ever been apart of. She is currently studying to receive a degree in Computer Science Engineering, but would rather spend her free time doing nothing else. When she's not performing or doing her homework, you could probably find her playing mario kart with her best and most fluffiest friend, her kitty Sasha.

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Bobby Mills III

Stephen Moore

Stephen moved to the Reno, Nevada area in 2016 from Southern California where he grew up. While in Southern California, he danced competitively for multiple organizations for nearly a decade. He’s danced across the states in two national tours before taking a break from performing. Emerging from his long hiatus, this is Stephen’s first time back on stage in 7 years! This is also Stephen’s first time in a prominent speaking role for any theater show. After dancing for so many years, he is loving the opportunity to find his voice on stage for the first time!

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Alicia Borden

Alicia is thrilled to be a part of their second show with WHSC. They have been performing since the age of eight with the support of their parents, showing them the many different hats in theatre from wings to stage. Besides performing, they spend their time watching Bluey with their daughter, Eleanor, and pursuing their bachelor’s degree in communications. Alicia would like to thank everyone who’s supported and encouraged them to continue performing, “I couldn’t do it without you.”

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Lois/us Sheila

Robin Kato-Brong

Robin is ecstatic to be back on stage after a 7yr break. She started acting at 7 with the cast of Sesame Street Live and has continued to be involved in theater both on stage and back stage. She has worked with Starlight Bowl, San Diego,  Moonlight Stage Productions, Western Nevada College, and Wild Horse Children's Theater where she is the choreographer. By day, Robin teaches for the Carson City School District as a 5th grade teacher. She would like to dedicate her performance to her mother who always thought this was the perfect show for her.

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Josh Nichols

Josh is thrilled to be in A Chorus Line with Wild Horse Stage Co! He has been performing on stage since age 3, studying all styles of dance with Western Nevada Performing Arts Center and Forever Dance. He grew up on the WNTC stage, first performing in Oliver! when he was 7, followed by Mary Poppins, and many more. His most recent performance was in Joseph and the Amazing Technology Dreamcoat with WNMTC. He has also performed in several shows with Youth Theater Carson City including Seussical, and Shrek, and with Wild Horse Stage Co. in Newsies, and he was on the tech crew for RENT! You can also catch him in the upcoming fall production of Holliday Inn with WNMTC! He is super excited for this community to experience the amazing cast of A Chorus Line! 

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Tricia/US Bebe & Maggie

Moira Laughlin

This will be Moira’s first show with Wild Horse Stage Co. and she could not be more excited! Moira has been performing for the last 5 years, most recently White Christmas. She’s also been in Godspell, The Wedding Singer, and That’s Entertainment: A Musical Cabaret. She is beyond proud to be a part of such an amazing show with such a wonderful cast! Much appreciation and love for all of her friends and family that have supported her through all of her endeavors!

 
 

MUSICAL NUMBERS

I Hope I Get It – Zach, Tricia, Paul and Company

I Can Do That – Mike And... – Bobby, Richie, Val, and Judy

At the Ballet – Sheila, Bebe, and Maggie

Sing – Kristine, Al, and Company

Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love” – Mark, Connie, and Company

Nothing – Diana

Mother – Don, Judy, Maggie, and Company

Gimme the Ball – Greg, Richie, and Company

Dance: Ten, Looks: Three – Val

The Music and the Mirror – Cassie

One – Company The Tap Combination – Company

What I Did For Love – Diana and Company

One (Reprise) – Company

 

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- Jonathan Larson