• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2017-2018 | SEASON 26

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PERFORMANCE ADDED: We’ve added an additional performance THU, SEPT 21 at 8:30PM to help make up for those canceled due to hurricane. 

FLOYD COLLINS

SEPT  8 9  15 16 17 21 22 23 24 | THU 8:30PM FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM

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book by TINA LANDAU
music and lyrics by ADAM GUETTEL
additional lyrics by TINA LANDAU

directed by ERIK DeCICCO
musical director: AARON DeCICCO

MUSICAL | This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. The 1925 true story of Kentucky caver Floyd Collins, who, in his search for the ultimate tourist attraction, is trapped in a cave and triggers the first modern media frenzy.

REVIEWS .
Whether your passion is music, history or theater, this fine production is a must see .. expertly and creatively directed by Erik DeCicco with marvelous musical direction by Aaron DeCicco.. an extremely talented cast and an onstage band comprised of some of Northeast Florida’s finest musicians.. | READ FULL ARTICLE
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) has an outstanding cast of eleven to tell this spell-binding story..  Josh Waller, who plays the doomed Floyd, uses his award-winning singing voice and superb acting talents to bring this character from another era alive.. Floyd Collins is a remarkable musical that tells a remarkable story. Don’t miss it. | READ FULL ARTICLE
− Dick Kerekes and Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
photography by SUSAN ROCHE
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THE CAST .
josh waller
JOSH WALLER
as Floyd Collins
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michael yarick
MICHAEL YARICK
as Homer Collins
maya adkins
MAYA ADKINS
as Miss Jane
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bill ratliff
BILL RATLIFF
as Lee Collins
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charly adams
CHARLY ADAMS
as Nellie
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jacob shuman
JACOB SCHUMAN
as Jewell Estes
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rob banks
ROB BANKS
as Bee Doyle
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brian johnson
BRIAN JOHNSON
as Ed Bishop
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eric yarham
ERIC YARHAM
as Skeets Miller
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del austin
DEL AUSTIN
as H T Carmichael
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kyle geary
KYLE GEARY
as Cliff Roney
THE BAND .
erin barnes
ERIN BARNES
peter michael mosely
PETER MICHAEL MOSELY
philip pan
PHILIP PAN
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PRODUCTION TEAM .

director: ERIK DeCICCO
musical director: AARON DeCICCO
stage manager / costume design: AMY TILLOTSON
light and sound operator: IAN CHAILLE
set design: ERIK DeCICCO, GORDON FRANK, CHARLY ADAMS
light and sound design: BRYAN FRANK
costume assistant: MJ WHEELER
light and sound tech: CHARLY ADAMS, GORDON FRANK
set construction: BRIAN JOHNSON, GORDON FRANK, BRYAN FRANK, ERIC YARHAM, CHARLY ADAMS
set painters: KATHERINE HERNDON, ERIK DECICCO
poster design: SHEPHERD
web design and social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
production photography: SUSAN ROCHE
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, KEN ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY

PRODUCTION SPONSOR .
community foundation

 

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PHILIP PAN served as Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony from 1984 to 2017. He earned a BM and a MM from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Jens Ellerman and Felix Galimir. He was one of the last proteges of William Kroll. Philip and flutist Rhonda Cassano founded the St. Mark’s Bach Ensemble, Synergy, and Sound Effects at MOCA and are resident artists at the Cummer Museum. He has been a regular performer at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and has also served as a visiting lecturer in violin at the University of Florida. Often featured with the Jacksonville Symphony, Mr. Pan has also appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Albany and Schenectady Symphonies, the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and the Gainesville Chamber Symphony. Philip was a member of the Jacksonville band Canary in the Coalmine and maintains a very active schedule of playing and recording with a variety of local indie musicians. He is currently in the folk/rock band, Folk is People.

DEL AUSTIN (HT Carmichael) is an award-winning actor and director with a degree in Theatre from Florida State University, where he studied with legendary theatre artists Joseph Papp, Roger Rees, Raul Julia and Richard Schechner. Del appeared in the film Something Wild directed by Jonathan Demme. Stage performances include
Angus in The Drawer Boy at Limelight Theatre, Curley in Catfish Moon at Players By the Sea, Herr Schultz in Cabaret with FSCJ DramaWorks, and Oscar in The Little Foxes at Theatre Jacksonville. Directing credits include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Woman in Mind, Beyond Therapy, Fifth of July, Vital Signs, Over the River and Through the Woods, Death and the Maiden, Sordid Lives, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, Love Letters, and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Del has appeared in The Exact Center of the Universe, They’re Playing Our Song, and Dearly Departed with ABET.

ERIC YARHAM (Skeets Miller) has recently been seen in A New Brain (Doctor), City of Angels (Jimmy), Memphis (Mr. Dryer), Peter Pan (Mr. Darling), St. George and the Dragon (Father), Aida (Ensemble), and Stupid F***ing Bird (Stage Manager). This is Eric’s first show with ABET.

JACOB SCHUMAN (Jewell Estes) is a local guitarist and teacher (Ronan School of Music). Some of his favorite shows as a guitarist include Aida (PBTS), Grease (ACT), Light in the Piazza (TJ) and Rocky Horror Show (1904 MH). As an actor, he has appeared in Chess and All My Sons at Jacksonville University. Jacob last performed at ABET as the guitarist for The Last Five Years.

CHARLY ADAMS (Nellie) is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater at Jacksonville University. She most recently played Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Theater Jacksonville. Other favorite roles include Reggie Fluty in The Laramie Project, Aysha in Children of Eden, and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! This is Charly’s debut with ABET.

BILL RATLIFF (Lee Collins) was last seen on ABET’s stage as Mark Rothko in RED and, previously, in Love Letters. He has played LBJ in All the Way, Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Bill W. in Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Henry II in Lion in Winter (all at Players by the Sea), as well as Salieri in Amadeus in a joint production of The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Players by the Sea. Other favorite regional roles include Hugh Dorsey in Parade, Dr. Parker in BatBoy: The Musical, Charlie in The Whale, Brother Boy in Sordid Lives, Dysart in Equus, Andrew Rally in I Hate Hamlet, Hysterium in A Funny Thing.. Forum, MacDuff in Macbeth, and the list goes on.

MAYA ADKINS (Miss Jane) has appeared on stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Batboy, and Psycho Beach Party. She also is a production photographer for Theatre Jacksonville, The 5 & Dime, and FSCJ. This is Maya debut with ABET.

BRIAN JOHNSON (Ed Bishop) is a retired AF Colonel with 26 years of active duty service. He has previously been onstage at ABET in Blood Brothers and Working. and most recently as Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt in The Hallelujah Girls. He has appeared at Limelight Theatre and Players by the Sea and recently played the role of King Triton in Theatre Jacksonville’s production of The Little Mermaid. Other favorite roles include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Jesus in Godspell, Frankie in Forever Plaid, Kyle the UPS guy in Legally Blonde, and Roger DeBris in The Producers.

ROB BANKS (Bee Doyle) was last seen at ABET as Rich in Celebration and Uncle Brierly in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. He was most recently seen as Mr. Bungee in A New Brain at The 5 & Dime and has also performed locally with Players by the Sea, Theater Jacksonville, the Don Thompson Chorale, and the River City Men’s Chorus. Before moving to Florida in 2007, Rob performed regularly in southeast Ohio with Playhouse South, Brookville Community Theater, Musica!, the Dayton Chamber Chorale, and several other organizations.

JOSH WALLER (Floyd Collins) returns to the ABET stage having previously been seen as Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along, Jason in Ordinary Days, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A founding member of The 5 & Dime, he was most recently seen in their production of A New Brain as Gordon Schwinn. Other roles for include Karl/Steve in Clybourne Park, Robert Lyon in The Pitmen Painters and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (The 5 & Dime), Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (Theatre Jax), Leo Frank in Parade, and Joe Pitt in Angels in America (Players by the Sea).