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Previous Productions


Previous Productions

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Previous Productions


Previous Productions

Below you'll find the archives of our previous productions. If you'd like to license a show, click here. We are incredibly thankful to have worked with such talented students in the past three years. If you are interested in getting involved, click here.

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SICC


Super Iron Cooking Chef

SICC


Super Iron Cooking Chef

2015 Summer Musical

Synopsis

When May, a bright young chef, is finally cast in television’s newest cooking show, Super Iron Cooking Chef, she’s sure that her life is about to change forever. But her quirky, passionate, and bizarre co-contestants aren’t quite what she was expecting. Who will become the next Super Iron Cooking Chef? Who will fall in love? And are the rumors true that Barrack Obama is a guest judge? Find out in Black Tie Productions’ newest original musical, Super Iron Cooking Chef!

Production Information

Creative Team:

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Lyrics by Travis Frank, Nora Germani, and Noah Hazzard
  • Book by Nora Germani, Grace Heller, Bretta Marie Blankenau, Amelia Miller, Conrad Spiekerman, and Henry Whittington
  • Direction by Noah Hazzard
  • Music Direction by Travis Frank 
  • Choreography by Margaret Dauer
  • Conducted by Travis Frank 
  • Stage Management by Amanda Balter
  • Assistant Direction by Grace Heller 
  • Associate Music Direction by Annie Stanger

Cast:

  • May - Camaira Metz
  • Billy - Coulter Dittman
  • Helen - Madi Lieberman-Koenig
  • Amontillado - Ingamar Christophersen
  • Mercedes - Hannah Probst
  • Dave - Sam Johns
  • Cooper - Bretta McCall and Molly Whitson
  • Autumn - Logan Wahl
  • Gertrude - Alexandra Kineman
  • Daxton - Diego Roberts Buceta
  • Alfredo - Lica Hennings
  • Simon - Henry Whittington
  • Patricia - Sloane Ro
  • Howie - Aidan Carroll
  • Guest Judge - Duncan Star-Boszko and Will Erstad
  • Voice of God - James Williams and Dan Ostrander

Orchestra:

  • Woodwind 1 (Oboe) - McKenzie Riley
  • Woodwind 2 (Clarinet in Bb) - Emma Casper
  • Woodwind 3 (Tenor Sax/Clarinet in Bb) - Elena Imel
  • Trumpet - Mason Lim
  • Euphonium/Tuba - Grace Paananen
  • Guitars - Jonny Cechony
  • Electric Bass - Stella Stanard
  • Piano/Conductor - Travis Frank
  • Violin/Synth - Esme Lafi
  • Viola - Zsa Zsa Toms and Leanne Kehoe
  • Cello - Chessa Caspe

Photos

Video

As part of our marketing campaign for Super Iron Cooking Chef, Elaine Frank hosted a series of vlogs about the rehearsal process.

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Revue


Black Tie Productions:

A Musical Revue

Revue


Black Tie Productions:

A Musical Revue

2015 Special Event

Synopsis

For the first time, we're thrilled to present a cabaret of the many memorable songs from our past shows. The revue was of course written, performed, and produced entirely by students, and featured the talents of many of Seattle's finest youth actors. Programming included highlights from Day One, Emerald City, and Reprise, among other musicals. If you want to support youth arts, Black Tie Productions, or just relive our most exciting moments, be sure to join us for this special evening.

Production Information

Creative Team:

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Lyrics by Margaret Dauer, Travis Frank, Nora Germani, Noah Hazzard, Grace Heller, and Kirsten Westmoreland
  • Hosting by Grace Heller, Duncan Star-Boszko, and Skylar Tibbets
  • Musical Direction by Travis Frank
  • Waiting by Nora Germani

Cast and Orchestra:

The cast and orchestra of the Revue consisted of over forty of Seattle's most talented young artists (too many to list here). Many of the performers have been involved in previous shows and will be involved in the future, so watch for them on this page!

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Reprise


Reprise

First Production

Reprise


Reprise

First Production

2015 Spring Musical

SYNOPSIS

Reprise is a touching musical drama based on the short play Dinosaur Bones, penned by Nora Germani and performed by ACT.  As Charlie, a dejected transgender teenager, struggles to find a reason to stay alive, he is greeted by Death. As the people around him grapple with their own inadequacies, Charlie searches his past for meaning and hope in an unforgettable musical journey.

Production Information

Creative Team: 

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Lyrics by Travis Frank and Nora Germani
  • Book by Nora Germani
  • Direction by Nora Germani 
  • Assistant Direction by Eden Wenokur
  • Music Direction by Travis Frank
  • Associate Music Direction by Abby Duell
  • Conducted by Travis Frank 
  • Stage Management by Amanda Balter

Cast:

  • Life - Ella Sharp
  • Death - Miriam Oderberg Moss
  • Charlie - Conner Walsh
  • Summer - Lila Perlman
  • Mother - Quinn Smart
  • Father - Sam Johns
  • Tom - Noah Hazzard
  • Walker - Bretta McCall
  • Kaitlin - Sam Seaver
  • Dick - Timothy Doorenbos
  • Dan - Cash McClane
  • Ensemble - Mitzi Adler-Wachter, Louise Heller, Ally Kineman, Betty Schwenson, Skylar Tibbetts, Eden Wenokur

Orchestra:

  • Woodwind 1 (Flute/Piccolo) - Hannah Cannady
  • Woodwind 2 (Oboe) - Avery Fulford
  • Woodwind 3 (Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet in Bb) - Elena Imel
  • Percussion - Sam Brosseau
  • Piano - Caroline Baker
  • Synthesizer - Travis Frank
  • Guitars - Tristan Smith
  • Bass - Ruthmabel Boytz
  • Violin I - Clara Orndorff
  • Violin II - Elise Snoey
  • Viola - Zsa Zsa Toms, Julianna Lorenzo
  • Cello - Iris Zhou

Crew:

  • Sound Technician - Elijah Lancey
  • Lighting Technician - Amanda Balter
  • Stage Hand - Sofia Thompson

Photos

Video

Reviews

I am unbelievably blown away by this entire production, and if teleportation was real, every single playwright and musical theatre actor I know would be summoned here immediately.
— Catherine Merlo, Seattle Opera
I reiterate my fervent wish that [Travis and Nora] will continue to develop this work.
— Stevie Kallos, Author of Language Arts
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Emerald City


Emerald City

Emerald City


Emerald City

2014 Summer Musical

Production Information

Creative Team:

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Lyrics by Travis Frank and Nora Germani
  • Book by Nora Germani
  • Direction by Nora Germani
  • Musical Direction bu Travis Frank
  • Choreography by Margaret Dauer
  • Conducted by Travis Frank
  • Stage Management by Amanda Balter

Cast:

  • Jonathan Small - Sam Johns
  • Amy - Anna Vizzare
  • Zane Pine - Henry Whittington
  • Sarah Pike - Miriam Oderberg Moss
  • Matthew - Conrad Spiekerman
  • Sage - Sloane Roach
  • Daisy Gold - Sam Seaver
  • Hipsters - Eden Wenokur, Nicole Olmstead, Emma Hokoda, Quinn Smart, Betty Schwensen, Conner Walsh, Timothy Doorenbos
  • Featured Ensemble - Mitzi Adler-Wachter, Neve Levinson
  • Ensemble - Tiasha Datta, Rhys Hamlet, Grace Heller, Molly Whitson

Orchestra:

  • Woodwind 1 (Flute) - Olivia Rea
  • Woodwind 2 (Flute/Piccolo/Alto Sax) - Nam Simran Boyd
  • Woodwind 3 (Clarinets in A/Bb) - Emma Casper
  • Woodwind 4 (Clarinet in Bb/Alto Sax) - Elena Imel
  • Woodwind 5 (Clarinet in Bb/Tenor Sax) - Lili Stevens
  • Woodwind 6 (Bassoon) - Claire Noble
  • Horn in F - Cole Pettit
  • Trumpet in Bb - Laura O'Bannon and Maddie Ewbank
  • Trombone - Aiyana Mehta
  • Euphonium/Tuba - Grace Paananen
  • Percussion 1 - Samuel Brosseau and Shannon Horst
  • Percussion 2 - Louise Heller, Jamie Sain, and Mason Lim
  • Harp - Isabelle Moore
  • Guitars - Tristan Smith
  • Electric Bass - Ruthmabel Boytz
  • Piano - Shannon Horst, Caroline Baker, and Travis Frank
  • Violin - Karina Cooper, Noah Hazzard, and Nan Wu
  • Viola - Ian Jammes and Rachel Liu
  • Cello - Eric Cooper and Chessa Casper
  • Double Bass - Stella Stannard and Barret Peck

Crew:

  • Sound Technician - Mary Luken Raz
  • Lighting Technician - Amanda Balter
  • Communications Manager - Nora Germani
  • Stage Hands - Sofia Thompson, Sarah Dunn, Maddie McAllister, and Annie Tynan

Synopsis

Travis Frank partnered with book-writer and co-lyricist Nora Germani to write and produce Emerald City, a musical about a young man, our beloved city of Seattle, and what it means to belong. After Jonathan Small, a naive young adult from North Dakota graduates from college with a degree in software engineering, he is presented with an opportunity that could change his life forever: a job with Microsoft, stationed in Seattle. Jonathan believes he will create a new, normal life for himself in Seattle, but of course, the Emerald City has never been quite normal.

Photos

Video

Revival

Emerald City enjoyed a successful one-night-only revival at Ingraham High School in September of 2014. Most of the original cast and orchestra returned for the production. The media here is from the original production.

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Day One


Day One:

A Sherlock Story

Day One


Day One:

A Sherlock Story

2014 Spring Musical

Synopsis

The effort of composer Travis Frank and new co-writer Grace Heller, Day One: A Sherlock Story is a musical drama sure to thrill and entertain all. The audience follows John Watson as he moves in with Sherlock Holmes, and is drawn along on his many mysteries, including his encounters with Irene Adler, seductive dominatrix, and his arch-nemesis, James Moriarty. Along the way, both John and Sherlock are faced with the question of what it means to be ordinary in an extraordinary world.

Production Information

Creative Team:

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Book and Lyrics by Travis Frank and Grace Heller
  • Direction by Travis Frank and Grace Heller
  • Musical Direction by Travis Frank
  • Conducted by Travis Frank
  • Stage Management by Jamie Sain

Cast:

  • Sherlock Holmes - Noah Hazzard
  • John Watson - Sam Johns
  • Mary Hopkins - Miriam Oderberg Moss
  • Mrs. Hudson - Abby Duell
  • Mycroft Holmes - Drea Gordon
  • James Moriarty - Bryce Walsh
  • Irene Adler - Bretta McCall
  • Scarlet - Ella Sharp
  • Greg Lestrade - Matthew Lauder
  • Sergeant Hopkins - Ruby Daniel
  • Sylvia Jones - Moira Finnegan
  • Featured Ensemble - Nora Germani, Kirby McDermott, Patrick McDermott, Conner Walsh
  • Ensemble - Greg Harman, Claire Hostetler, Henry Whittington

Orchestra:

  • Woodwind 1 (Flute/Tenor Sax) - Elena Imel
  • Woodwind 2 (Clarinet in Bb/Alto Sax) - Meera Beauchamp
  • Horn in F - Cole Pettit
  • Trumpet in Bb - Matthew Lauder
  • Trombone - Ada Meyer
  • Acoustic Guitar - Bryce Walsh
  • Percussion - Jalyn Johns
  • Piano - Esme Lafi
  • Violin - Noah Hazzard
  • Acoustic Bass - Ruthmabel Boytz

Crew: 

  • Set Design - Livia Amorosi and Maddie McAllister
  • Costume Design - Katya Grigerman and Grace Heller
  • Projection Design - Travis Frank and Maddie McAllister
  • Projection Technician - Maddie McAllister
  • Lighting Technician - Sofia Thompson
  • Dresser - Katya Grigerman

Photos

Video

Awards

Ingraham Drama Awards:

Best Supporting Female Role - Abby Duell as Mrs. Hudson

Best Direction - Travis Frank and Grace Heller

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Glitter


Glitter:

A Musical Parody

Glitter


Glitter:

A Musical Parody

2013 Spring Musical

Production Information

Creative Team:

  • Music by Travis Frank
  • Book and Lyrics by Travis Frank and Kirsten Westmoreland
  • Direction by Kirsten Westmoreland
  • Musical Direction and Accompaniment by Travis Frank

Cast:

  • The Vampires
    • Edward - Bryce Walsh
    • Carlisle - Sam Johns
    • Esme - Hannah Probst
    • Emmett - Sam Sturgeon
    • Rosalie - Bretta McCall
    • Jasper - Van Codling
    • Alice - Serena Pollard
    • Aro - Abby Duell
    • Jane - Riley Miller
    • Alec - Maddie Burke
  • The Werewolves
    • Jacob - John Buenavista
  • The Humans
    • Bella - Jamie Beers
    • Charlie - Van Codling
    • Jessica - Miriam Oderberg Moss
    • Mike - Noah Hazzard
    • Angela - Grace Heller
    • Ben - Conrad Spiekerman
    • Biology Teacher/Priest - Emma Daszkiewicz

Crew:

  • Spotlight - Adam Frazier and Sofia Thompson
  • Stage Hands - Claire Hostetler, Elena Imel, and James Tittle

Synopsis

Glitter: A Musical Parody follows the now familiar characters of the Twilight Sage by Stephenie Meyer. Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the myriad cast of characters in the Twilight books come alive on stage in this parody, sure to leave audiences in hysterics. The plot centers around the rivalry between Jacob and Edward for Bella's affections, as well as the Volturi and their archaic vampiric laws. Glitter pokes merciless fun of Twilight, all the while praising the characters and the fun in the story. Come support youth run theatre!

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Awards

Ingraham Drama Awards

Best Onstage Chemistry - Noah Hazzard and Miriam Oderberg Moss as Mike and Angela

Best Direction - Travis Frank and Kirsten Westmoreland

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