Factory Theater Announces NEXT BIG THING Cast and Design Team

Factory Theater Announces NEXT BIG THING Cast and Design Team

Pictured Top Row (L to R): Mary Jo Bolduc, Raj Bond, Blake Dalzin, and Nick Freed. Bottom Row (L to R): Allison Grischow, Kiayla Jackson, Tim
Newell, and Jake Szczepaniak.

The Factory Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the second production in its 25th anniversary season, the world premiere of THE NEXT BIG THING written by Company Member and Managing Director Carrie J. Sullivan.

Directed by Company Member Robyn Coffin, the production features Mary Jo Bolduc (Alex), Raj Bond (Toby), Blake Dalzin (Mike and Marilyn Manson), Nick Freed (Steve), Allison Grischow (Beth), Kiayla Jackson (Monica), Tim Newell (Clive) and Jake Szczepaniak (Evan and Beck).

The production team includes Greg Caldwell (production manager), Alan Donahue (set designer), David Goodman-Edberg (lighting designer), Christine Jennings (properties designer), Jason Moody (assistant director/musical director), Gary Nocco (costumes), Scott OKen (assistant director), John Syzmanski (sound designer), Jermaine Thomas (stage manager), CW Van Baale (master electrician) and Maureen Yasko (intimacy coach).

From the press release: “Grunge. The internet. Auto-tune. It was all happening – and about to happen – in 1997. For 19-year-old Beth Peterson, shaking the dust off her small town life to pursue a career in rock ‘n’ roll is a dream-come-true. In The Next Big Thing, audiences find out if Beth can navigate her new world and are witness to the harsh realities of the city, the industry, and adulthood.”

THE NEXT BIG THING runs March 9th – April 21st. For more information visit TheFactoryTheater.com.

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