MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (Director) is a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominated theatre director and choreographer. For Drury Lane Theatre, she directed and choreographed the Jeff Award winning revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Her work has been seen throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Asia, Denmark, and the Middle East; in theatres on Broadway and Off-Broadway; at acclaimed regional theatres such as the New York City Opera, John F. Kennedy Center of The Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Glimmerglass Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Play House, Huntington Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Music Circus; and abroad at the Nanta Theatre (Seoul, S. Korea), Fredericia Teater (Denmark), Royal Opera House (Muskat, Oman), and Wintergardens Theatre (Blackpool, England). Dodge’s work has won the Joseph Jefferson, Helen Hayes, Carbonell, Los Angeles Drama Critics, Backstage Garland, Dora Mavor, New York Outer Critics Circle, and Daytime Emmy Awards, and she has been nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire, Drama League, Barrymore, and Edgar Awards. She has directed and choreographed classic plays, operas, and musicals by Aaron Copeland, Bock & Harnick, Cole Porter, Comden & Green, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman, Joe Masteroff, Jule Styne, Kander & Ebb, Leonard Bernstein, Lerner & Lowe, Meredith Willson, Noel Coward, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Tennessee Williams, in addition to contemporary works by Andrew Lippa & Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Ahrens & Flaherty, Anthony Dodge, Beth Henley, Brian Friel, Donald Margulies, Duncan Sheik & Nell Benjamin, Eric Overmeyer, Jeffrey Haddow & Neal Hampton, Jeffrey Hatcher, Joe Raposo, John Logan, Julie Andrews & Ian Fraser & John Bucchino, Ken Ludwig, Larry Gatlin, Lou Rosen & Thom Bishop, Maltby & Shire, Mark Brown, Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon, Polly Pen, Rachel Sheinkin, Rupert Holmes, Simon Stephens, Stephen Schwartz, Terrence McNally, The Red Clay Ramblers, and William Finn. She is a teacher, a wife, a mother, a proud executive board member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and a published and produced playwright. For T, N & CJ.
KEVIN DEPINET (Scenic Designer) Kevin Depinet returns to the Drury Lane where he has last designed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has designed for the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Paramount Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Court Theatre, Writers Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, American Players Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre and The Mark Taper Forum. Broadway credits include Associate Designer for August: Osage County, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, and Of Mice and Men. National tours credits include Camelot and Ragtime. Mr. Depinet has also designed for the National Theatre of Great Britain in London, the Discovery Channel, Netflix, 21st Century Fox, and Disney.
SULLY RATKE (Costume Designer) is thrilled to return to Drury Lane where she previously designed Chicago, Smokey Joe's Café, and Hazel, A Musical Maid in America. She is a graduate from the stage design MFA program at Northwestern University, with a fascination for all peoples and an intuition for connecting them - particularly through their common use of symbols, rituals, and spiritual ideas. Fresh credits include the recent tour of Lookingglass Theatre's Moby Dick (Alliance Theater, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory Theater), Project Compass (Steppenwolf Theatre), Richard III (The Gift Theatre), Pocatello (The Griffin Theatre Company), Big Love (Northwestern University), and The Turn of the Screw (Chicago Fringe Opera). Thanks to the costume shop and to Jimmy for making it possible for her do what she loves. Check out more of her art at www.sullyratke.com.
DRISCOLL OTTO (Lighting and Projection Designer) Recently, Driscoll designed lighting and projections for Virginia Opera’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Highlights to his resume include projections for Santa Fe Opera’s production of The Golden Cockerel and The Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Donna Del Lago. Mr. Otto’s work is seen frequently in regional opera and theatre. His credits include Utah Opera, Opera Omaha, Dallas Theater Center, The Dallas Opera, The Huntington Theatre Company, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Hangar Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Lyric Opera Kansas City, and productions of Legally Blonde and Rock of Ages for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work can be seen at www.DriscollOtto.com
RAY NARDELLI (Sound Designer) Previous Drury Lane credits include: South Pacific, Joseph, 42ndStreet, Rock of Ages, The Gin Game, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy for You, Hazel, Bye Bye Birdie, White Christmas, Peter and the Starcatcher, West Side Story, Camelot, The Game’s Afoot, Spelling Bee, Les Misérables, Young Frankenstein, Hello, Dolly!, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Singin’ in the Rain, Xanadu, Hairspray, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Saigon (Jeff Award), Meet Me in St. Louis, Buddy Holly, and The Full Monty (Sound Designer) and Oliver, Xanadu, Sweeny Todd, and Ragtime (Associate Sound Design). Regional theatres include The Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Milwaukee Rep Theater, The Court Theatre, Hartford Stage, Congo, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, and American Girl Theatre. Memberships include USA #829, ASCAP, and IATSE #2.
CASSY SCHILLO (Props Designer) is thrilled to be with the Drury Lane family. You may have recently seen her work on DL's South Pacific, Joseph…, 42ndStreet, Rock of Ages, The Gin Game, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy for You, Smokey Joe's Cafe, or Hazel or her Jeff Nominations on DL's Deathtrap or First Folio's Salvage. Designs in the Midwest include theaters: Marriott in Lincolnshire, Theatre Wit, Theatre at the Center, Light Opera Works, Theo Ubique, Griffin, BoHo, Stage Left, Porchlight, Northwestern Opera, Piccolo, Sideshow, Black Ensemble, and Mammals. BFA from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and training at Tisch School of the Arts. Founding member of To the Point, a theatrical combat troupe that specializes in sword fighting & story telling.
CLAIRE MOORES (Wig and Hair Designer) is pleased to join Drury Lane for this production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Drury Lane designs include: South Pacific, Joseph, 42ndStreet, The Gin Game, Chicago, Crazy for You, and Smokey Joes Cafe. Ms. Moores is a wigmaker and makeup artist with over 35 years’ experience at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has worked on touring shows including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Titanic, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Showboat. Her film experience includes Public Enemies, Road to Perdition, High Fidelity, and Amityville Horror. She has designed wigs for Pine Mountain Music Festival and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire and has served as wig master for American Players Theatre.
SAMMI GRANT (Dialect Coach) is thrilled to be returning to Drury Lane having previously coached South Pacific, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, and Crazy for You. Other Chicagoland Theatres she has worked with include: Goodman Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Remy Bumppo, The Gift Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, Strawdog Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Eclipse Theatre, and many more. Her TV coaching credits include: The Exorcist (Fox) and Patriot (Amazon Prime). Sammi also works as a voiceover artist and is represented by Big Mouth Talent. She would like to thank her mom for her support.
Rachel Pospisil - Assistant Director Chris Rhoton - Associate Scenic Designer Kristen Martino - Assistant Scenic Designer Anna Wooden - Assistant Costume Designer