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The Great Gatsby

March 1 - March 10, 2013
The New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM


“Glitzy, Theatrical, Captivating”

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby


Sean Patrick Sears (Jay Gatsby) Since moving to PIttsburgh in 2008, Sean has played Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man (Prime Stage Theatre); Abused Messenger in Antony and Cleopatra, and Ben Nicholson in Pitman Painters (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre); and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Quantum Theatre). He earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Catawba College in 2004.

Andrew Swackhamer (Nick Caraway) was last seen on The New Hazlett stage as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods with Carrnivale Theatrics and as the Tom/Jim understudy in The Glass Menagerie for Prime Stage. He is thrilled to be back in Pittsburgh doing such important American story.

Julia Warner (Daisy Buchanan) is a Senior BFA Acting Major at Point Park University and is so excited to be making her debut with Prime Stage!  You're not going to want to miss this show, can't wait to see you there!

Ryan Kearney (Tom Buchanan) This is Ryan's third appearance with Prime Stage. He has also been seen on stage in Pittsburgh at Stage 62, South Park Theater, and Center Theatre Players and has performed multiple times in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

Katie Oxman (Jordan Baker) will be graduating this May with a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. She just finished a 4 month run of A Grand Night for Singing at the CLO Cabaret.

Alexis Cash (Myrtle Wilson) is a senior Acting Major at Point Park University. She grew up reading The Great Gatsby and loved the book immediately; this production could be considered a dream come true. She has been seen recently in Seven Guitars as Ruby with Point Park Conservatory and Hair: The Rock Musical.

Jud Stewart (George Wilson) graduated from Point Park University in 2010, with a BA in Theatre. Jud currently resides in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Everett Lowe (Meyer Wolfsheim) a Pittsburgh stage actor/director and commercial actor, is delighted to be making his Prime Stage Theatre debut in The Great Gatsby. Having been privileged to work with many companies around the city, Everett most recently played Felix in The Odd Couple, and Phil in the Pittsburgh premiere production of Hospitality Suite.

Catherine Kay (Mrs. McKee/Mrs. Michaelis) has performed on many of Pittsburgh's stages, including those of Prime Stage, CLO, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Little Lake Theatre, McKeesport Little Theatre, and the Pittsburgh New Works  Festival. She is a proud alumnus of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Elizabeth Pegg (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Duquesne University's Theatre Arts program. She has performed with a number of local theater companies, and is excited to be making her Prime Stage debut.

Connor Bahr (Ensemble) is a Sophmore Acting major at Point Park University. Previous credits at the New Hazlett Theater include Ragtime, Into The Woods, and Next To Normal with Carrnivale Theatrics.  

Margaret Anne Townes (Ensemble) is a senior Acting Major, Dance Minor at Point Park University. She is delighted to delve into the world of one her favorite books with such a talented cast and crew!

Michelle Sayah (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Prime Stage debut. Michelle is a graduating theater arts major at Point Park University and was last seen in Gale McNeeley's directed performance of Point Park's first Clown Workshop.

Tom Roberts (Pianist) composer, and arranger Tom Roberts is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano in the world today, as stated by Ricardo Sciavales in The Heart and Soul of Stride, Blues, and Swing Piano. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Kiellor.


Production Staff
Rich Keitel - Director
Garrett Storm - Assistant Director
Rebecca Leone – Stage Manager
Becca Antal - Assistant Stage Manager
George DeShetler – Production Manager
Johnmichael Bohach – Set Designer
J.R. Shaw – Lighting Designer
Angela Baughman – Sound Designer
Lindsay Tejan - Costume Designer
Jen James – Technical Director
Paula Parker – Costume Designer
Adrienne Fisher – Scenic Painter
Wayne Brinda - Artistic Director
Connie Brinda - Finance Director

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