Scott Calcagno (Director) Scott is happy to return to Drury Lane Theatre where he directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as well as, for the last 10 seasons, A Christmas Carol. For Warner Bros and Rail Events, Scott is the director and writer of The Polar Express Train Ride™, a live production aboard an Amtrak train out of Chicago, New Orleans, and Whippany, NJ. Other credits: Legally Blonde (Civic Theatre), Second City Divas (Mercury Theatre), Bye Bye Birdie (Long Lake Theatre), and Unmasking What Matters, a one woman show for Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera actress, Sandra Joseph. This summer Scott is teaching a youth acting workshop here at Drury Lane (RegardingActors.com) and is directing Drury Lane’s fall musical Little Shop of Horrors. Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you. — Dr. Seuss
Ericka has served as Associate Director/Choreographer for the U.S. premieres of Ride the Cyclone (MCC Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Seattle’s ACT Theatre); the world premiere of Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical (Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis); The Little Mermaid, Madagascar (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); the world premiere of Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Marriott Theatre); Company (Writer’s Theatre); and The Polar Express (Warner Bros./Rail Events). Choreography credits include: Mamma Mia (Jeff nomination for Best Choreography) and SchoolHouse Rock Live! (Marriott Theatre) and Parade (Writer’s Theatre) as well as productions for high schools, colleges, conference events, and commercials. Ericka has performed in Chicago at The Rosemont Theatre (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Writer’s Theatre, Peninsula Players Theatre, and played Ellie in Showboat at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ericka has served as an adjunct professor and taught master classes at Elmhurst College, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, and The Joffrey Ballet. Ericka is a voiceover artist for companies such as Motorola, ESPN, Embassy Suites, John Frieda, and The American Dental Association
Ellen Morris is a music director, teaching artist, and musician based in the Chicago area. She has previously worked at Drury Lane on James and the Giant Peach, 42nd Street, and Joseph and the Amazing… Other favorite credits include Trevor (Writers Theatre - World Premiere); Ragtime (Griffin Theatre); Adding Machine (The Hypocrites); Velveteen Rabbit (Marriott Theatre); Next to Normal, Dogfight, Parade (Boho Theatre); and Northanger Abbey (Lifeline Theatre). Ellen also teaches and is the in-residence music director at Wilmette Children’s Theater. Proud Northwestern graduate..
Chris Rhoton - Scenic Designer Caitlin McLeod - Costume Designer Brian Elston - Lighting Designer Claire Moores - Wig Designer