The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Nine,” music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit, February 24 to March 4 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 24. There will be a talkback with the director and cast following the matinee performance on Feb. 26. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.
Guido Contini is a famous Italian director in crisis. He is about to turn 40, his 20-year marriage is in jeopardy, and he cannot come up with the story for his next film. Seeking an answer to his problems, he remembers the women he has loved - his mother, his muse, his wife, his lover - and how they have shaped his life. Each woman appears to remind him of who he is, why they love him and why he needs them. Featuring a score full of passion, romance and brio, the original production won the Tony award for best musical. Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston’s works include the musicals “Titanic” and “Grand Hotel.”
Performances: February 24, 25, March 2, 3 and 4: 8 p.m.; February 26: 2 p.m.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Nine” includes Cassie Brugos of West Mifflin, Pa.; Brett Cuddy of Dauphin, Pa., Nicole Castelli of Canonsburg, Pa.; Sarah Chelli of Lawrence, Pa.; Victorious Collymore-Bey of Spring Valley, N.Y.; Brittany Dilliott of Arnold, Pa.; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa.; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa.; Danielle Hegyes of Perryopolis, Pa.; Maddie Kocur of Oakmont, Pa.; Barbara Lawson of Manassas, Va.; Gwendolyn Little of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Colleen Malley of Trafford, Pa.; Malcolm McGraw of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Leah Prestogeorge of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Taylor Puc of North Huntingdon, Pa.; Anna Strauser of Uniontown, Pa; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa.; and Robert Tramontina of South Park, Pa. Also in the cast is 10-year-old L. Wesley Heverly of Greensburg, Pa., a student at Dr. Robert F. Nicely Elementary School, Greensburg.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Kathleen Adler of Springdale, Pa., paint and props crew Jessie Belding of Waynesburg, Pa., scene shop crew; Elena Bravo of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Molly Carbone of Allentown, Pa., lightboard operator and electrician; Sarah Como of South Park, Pa., scene shop crew; Ian Denham of Bunola, Pa., paint and props crew; Brittany Dilliott of Arnold, Pa, costume shop crew; Angela Emanuele of Greensburg, Pa., costume shop crew; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa, costume shop crew; Ashley Filapose of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop crew; Tosha Gaumer of Walnutport, Pa., paint and props crew; Hallie Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop crew; Jordan Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop crew; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa., costume shop crew; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa., costume shop crew; Nicole Holland of Kersey, Pa., paint and props crew; Emily Jones of Irwin, Pa., hair and make-up stylist; Hannah Kirschner of North East, Pa., sound board operator; Kristen Klementowski of East Amherst, N.Y., house manager; Maddie Kocur of Oakmont, Pa, costume shop and scene shop crew; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa., costume shop crew; Jessica Lami of Farmington, Ct., scene shop crew and sound board operator; Julie Lang of Pittsburgh, Pa., dresser; Gwendolyn Little of Mechanicsburg, Pa, costume shop crew; Isaac Mason of Mount Pleasant, Pa., electrician and assistant stage manager; Charlotte Mango of Gibsonia, Pa., assistant stage manager; Jordan Mayers of New Park, Pa., paint and props crew; Kaitlyn Mayers of New Park, Pa., scene shop crew; Victoria Michaels of Pittsburgh, Pa., dresser; Elizabeth Miller of Pittsburgh, Pa., dresser and paint and props crew; Sydney Molter of Jeannette, Pa., costume shop crew; Elaine Montgomery of Trafford, Pa., scene shop crew; LeeAnn Moore of Perkiomenville, Pa., scene shop crew; Hoepmarie Moyer of New Alexandria, Pa., paint and props crew; Miranda Murphy of Lemont Furnace, Pa., house manager; Lakin Pebley of Everett, Pa., paint and props crew; Halle Polechko of Harrison City, Pa., paint and props crew; Leah Prestogeorge of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop and paint and props crew; Josh Reardon of McMurray, Pa., hair and make-up manager; Adam Sarp of Latrobe, Pa., costume shop crew; James Scharer of Greensburg, Pa., electrician and sound crew; Nikolette Simpson of Charleroi, Pa., electrician; Lynn Starr of Pittsburgh, Pa., electrician; Justin Taylor of Bronx, N.Y., spotlight operator; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop crew; Trenae Waller of Laurel, Md., costume shop and paint and props crew; and Jacob Westwood of Irwin, Pa., costume shop crew;
The Seton Hill Theatre and Dance production of “Nine” is directed by Denise Pullen, associate professor, theatre. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor of theatre, lighting design; Thomas K. Crowley, technical director; Joe Domencic, assistant professor of theatre, musical director; Karen Glass, assistant professor of theatre, scene design; Ryan McMasters, adjunct instructor, theatre, sound design; Stephanie Shaw, adjunct instructor, theatre, costume design and costume shop manager; and Stefan Zubal, assistant professor, dance, choreographer.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $16. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5. Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13. Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID). Groups of six or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment. Order tickets online by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599. Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.