Location
Deertrees Theatre
156 Deertrees Road
Harrison, Maine 04040
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Event Details
Sat, August 7, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Deertrees Theatre - Harrison, Maine
All Ages
Event Description

 Your Ticket includes the show and a GALA party with food and fun!  Join us to celebrate 85 Years of Deertrees Theatre!    

Memorize You... -song cy·cle

-song cy·cle
noun. a set of related songs, often on a romantic theme, intended to form a single musical entity.
 
Memorize You is an original 50min song-cycle written by Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.  The songs tell the story of the relationship between a husband and wife and a younger woman who complicates their lives.  Through the songs we explore the journey of love, betrayal, loss, temptation, passion and growth in the entwined relationships. 

 

PictureRick has performed across the country, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, from the Chicago theater to San Francisco’s Curran.
 
He was recently seen in Kiss Me Kate, his 7th Broadway show, for which he was nominated for a Chita Rivera Award. He is also the recipient of a Fred Astaire Award and a Best Singer Award for the role of Frankie Valli, in the original Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys.
 
 He has performed and worked with some of the greatest names in Broadway history, including: Tommy Tune, Cy Coleman, Comden and Green, Herb Gardner, Daniel Sullivan, Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon, Graciela Daniele, Julie Andrews, Kathleen Marshall, Julie Andrews, Jack O'Brien, Jerry Mitchell, Des McAnuff, Donna McKechnie, Wayne Cilento, Warren Carlyle and many others.
 
 Rick has been seen on TV in: FBI, The Newsroom, The Following, America’s Got Talent, Conan O’Brien and more. He also received the Best Performance award, at the Orlando Film Festival, for the title role in the film Virgin Alexander. Currently, he can be seen in this film on Amazon Prime. He can also be seen in the A Chorus Line documentary Every Little Step, also now on Amazon Prime.
 
   Rick also performs his one man show on cruise ships and at various cabaret venues. Follow him on Instagram at: @rickfaugno. You can also watch him on YouTube or find him at www.rickfaugno.com

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Joyce Chittick. A veteran of 10 Broadway shows including Roundabout Theatre's productions of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr, in which Clive Barnes called her a "Knockout!" and a Fred Astaire Award winner for Cabaret, starring Natasha Richardson. She has also been seen onstage at Carnegie Hall, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, MTC, NYC Town Hall, and Barrington Stages. More recently, Joyce opened the Las Vegas Company of Jersey Boys as Mary Delgado, played Joan in Dames At Sea at Bay Street Theatre and performed with Spinal Tap at the Beacon Theater. As a choreographer, she recently choreographed a world event for FIFA, NYMF's Moisty the Snowman... and the National Tour of Grease. Upcoming film, Virgin Alexander.

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​Madison Mayer was born and raised on Cape Cod where she has been performing live for the past 14 years. She is thrilled to be making her Maine debut at the Deertrees Theatre! Madison was last seen as Nina in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at The Deertrees Theatre, Johanna in "Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at the Provincetown Theatre, Missy Miller in "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Sandy in "Grease" at the Barnstable Comedy Club, and Dainty June in "Gypsy" at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. She is excited to bring "Memorize You" to life and celebrate Deertrees 85th season!

PictureMusic Director Evan Cuddy

Evan Cuddy - Music Director (He/him/his) is a musician and a teacher residing in Portland Maine. He currently serves as organist/accompanist at the First Parish Church UCC in Yarmouth Maine, and has served as Musical Director at Lyric Music Theatre, Portland Players Theatre, and Maine State Music Theatre.  He also maintains a private studio that caters to violin and viola students of all ages, and is a violin instructor at the Waynflete school in Portland. He recently made his Hollywood debut as a featured musician/extra in Little Women. When not teaching or performing Evan enjoys long distance running, houseplants, long days on the beach, and quality time with his two cats, Chaquita and Halloween. Evan holds degrees in music performance from Susquehanna University and the University of Southern Maine.  

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Gail Phaneuf (Director/Writer/Composer) is the Executive and Artistic Director for Deertrees Theatre.  She is thrilled to debut her song cycle Memorize You at Deertrees for the 85th Anniversary Season.  Gail is an award-winning playwright, composer, producer, actor and director.   Her teen musical The Love Note has enjoyed an Off-Broadway run at Actors Temple Theatre in NYC, and continues to have numerous productions at schools, regional theaters and theater camps.  www.thelovenote.com  The Love Note Musical is now offered by Heuer Publishing and Brooklyn Publishers ​for production.  MONSTERS! A Midlife Musical Meltdown, is a collaboration with Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. The comic musical was a finalist in the Rod Parker Playwriting Competition, kicking off developmental readings in Boston and New York City.  MONSTERS! had its first full production at CentAstage in Boston. It was subsequently produced at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Maine, and was also staged at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.  MONSTERS! Is also offered by Heuer Publishingor you may visit  www.monstersthemusical.com       http://www.gailphaneuf.com
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