SCOTT DAVIDSON (Guest)
Phoenix Theatre Company: Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik); Bullets Over Broadway (Nick Valenti) Broadway: Chicago (Amos Hart), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad.) National Tours: The Producers (First and Second National Tours), Master Class (with Faye Dunaway), Joseph and…Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar), My Fair Lady (Doolittle). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik)with Arizona Regional Theatre, Hairspray (Edna Turnblad) and Disney’s Aladdin (Babkak) at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, the New England premiere of The Producers (Max Bialystock) at North Shore Music Theatre. TV/Film: “The Sopranos”, “Ugly Betty”, “Rescue Me”, “Star Trek; Voyager”, The Producers, The Bronx Is Burning, Fangs. His voice is featured in the Academy Award nominated documentary Sound and Fury. A native New Englander, Mr. Davidson lives in Glendale with his wife, actress Elyse Wolf, their son actor/musician Max and their dogs Pedro Martinez and Georgie. Proud member of Actor’s Equity.
ELYSE WOLF (Guest)
Phoenix Theatre Company: M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias Chris in Calendar Girls, Tanya in Mamma Mia, Margery in Hand to God (CoPro with Stray Cat Theatre) and Helen in Fun Home. She is overwhelmed with gratitude and joy to rejoin the experience of live theatre after a most difficult and lonely year. The story of Steel Magnolias teaches us the strength and bonds of friendship. It shows us the fundamental need, as human beings, to connect, support and love each other through the most challenging and difficult of circumstances. Get vaccinated! Hug your loved ones! Cherish your relationships! Be grateful and love each other.
ALICIA FERRIN (Music Director)
Alicia Ferrin is a native Arizonan and recently made her Phoenix Theatre Company debut in Hello Girls. She is a multi-instrumentalist and teaching artist that has performed in concerts and orchestra pits around the world. Coming up, she will be the pianist/MD for a new musical, The Valley, at ASU in February. Graduate of NAU in Piano Performance. Select actor credits: Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), Songs for a New World (Woman 2), Into the Woods (Rapunzel—ariZoni nom), Pippin (Fastrada), The Secret Garden (Alice). Many thanks to the real-life Hello Girls and all military personnel who sacrificed then and those who still serve today. All my love to my family and loved ones for their endless support.
MEET THE ARTISTS
April 21 Guests & MD
FROM THE SHOW
April 21 Treasure Chest
April 21 Bon Bons
Special Thanks To ASU KERR Staff
General Manager, ASU KERR
Production Manager, ASU KERR
ABOUT ASU KERR
ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(west of Scottsdale Rd. off of Rose Ln.)
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
ASU Kerr is a historic, self-sustaining venue that is part of ASU Cultural Affairs. Our small staff and facility strives to present a diverse mix of live music, storytelling and theater and share the unique stories of local, national and international artists. World music, indie folk, jazz, soul, baroque pop and more grace our stage each season. We currently produce free live streamed events to give greater access to music and storytelling, providing performance opportunities for artists and maintaining the connection between ASU Kerr, audiences, the arts and each other.
Consider helping sustain ASU Kerr with a donation to the venue. We are shouldering unprecedented costs in creating paid performance opportunities for artists that are free to the public during the venue’s temporary hiatus. As a self-sustaining venue, we our only income streams are from ticket sales, rental bookings and the generosity of donors.
We are doing our best to bring the joy of music and the arts to you in new ways, and hope those able to financially support the venue’s mission of Connecting Communities™ will do so. Your help is vital in ensuring that the shows will go on–online for now–and in person once it is safe for us to gather again.
The Bridge Initiative
The Bridge Initiative uses theatre to amplify historically underrepresented voices and build community, leading with gender parity.
The Bridge Initiative builds bridges between underrepresented groups and majority stakeholders. To this end, we:
- Aspire to anti-racism and amplification of all marginalized populations
- Hire majority female/trans/non-binary creative teams
- Provide equitable compensation for all production positions on and offstage
- Engage with the media
- Partner with other theatre companies locally and nationally
- Host community conversations
- Empower emerging and established local artists from marginalized groups to attain leadership positions
- Center access for both artists and audience
- Remain open to unanticipated projects that widen our inclusivity and reach