Last Days of Summer

Sep 7 - Sep 30 at Spencer Theatre

Based on the contemporary American classic novel by Steve Kluger, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER is the story of Joey Margolis, an imaginative and tenacious boy being raised by his mother and aunt in early 1940s Brooklyn. He and his best friend Craig Nakamura write letters to their hero, Charlie Banks, the all-star third basemen for the New York Giants, in hopes of his helping them impress and suppress the neighborhood bullies. An unlikely friendship is formed between the two boys and Charlie, and as the turbulent events of the dawn of the Second World War unfold, bonds are formed that will last forever. With music by Grammy winner Jason Howland (Broadway’s LITTLE WOMEN), directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (last year’s BETWEEN THE LINES), this new musical is a poignant and hilarious tale of baseball, hero worship, and the gift of true friendship.

Music by
Jason Howland Music Supervision
and Arrangements by

Jason Howland Book and Lyrics by
Steve Kluger Based on the book by
Steve Kluger Direction and Musical Staging by
Jeff Calhoun By special arrangement with
Daryl Roth

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Meet the Cast & Company

Directon, Musical Staging:
Jeff Calhoun
Music Director:
Rick Hip-Flores
Set Designer:
Jason Sherwood
Costume Designer:
Loren Shaw
Lighting Designer:
Jen Schriever
Sound Designer:
Ken Travis
Orchestrator:
Kim Scharnberg
Associate Director/Choreographer:
Paul McGill
Fight Choreographer:
John Wilson
Stage Manager:
Mary Honour
Assistant Stage Manager:
Rachel R. Dyer
Assistant Stage Manager:
Tenley Pitonzo
Casting:
Tara Rubin
Wig/Hair Designer:
Alison Hanks
Robbie Berson

Robbie is from Branford, Connecticut and is thrilled to be making his debut with Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Recently Robbie has

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Lauren Braton

KCRep: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Christmas Carol, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the

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Ida Margolis, As Cast
Joseph Carr

KCRep: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. New York: Richard III (The Gallery Players). Local: Sinatra’s Songwriter, Christmas in Song (Quality Hill Playhouse);

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Male Ensemble 3, As Cast
Corey Cott

Since graduation from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Corey Cott has quickly established himself as a captivating young actor, equally

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Charlie Banks
Chris Dwan

KCRep: debut. Broadway/Off-Broadway: Finding Neverland (Original Broadway Cast) The Old Boy (Keen Company) Regional: Big Fish (Theatre Raleigh) How To

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Gary Neal Johnson

KCRep (Associate Artist):  A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), August: Osage

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Rabbi Lieberman, As Cast
Jim Kaplan

Jim is thrilled to make his KCRep debut in Last Days of Summer. On Broadway he appeared as a Royal

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Craig Nakamura
Katie Karel

Katie Karel has (mostly) lived in Kansas City for the past several years and has kept busy as an actor, singer,

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Aunt Carrie, As Cast
Mike Ott

KCRep: debut. Local: The Producers (Musical Theatre Heritage); Down in Mississippi (Living Room Theatre/William Inge Center for the Arts); Milking

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Male Ensemble 2, As Cast
Emily Padgett

KCRep: debut. Broadway: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Bucket), Bright Star (Lucy Grant), SideShow (Daisy Hilton), Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian), Legally Blonde, Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet

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Hazel MacKay
Josephine Pellow

Josephine is thrilled to be joining the cast of Last Days of Summer!  She has appeared on many stages around

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Rachel, As Cast
Ben Priestland

KCRep: A Christmas Carol (3 seasons). Local: West Side Story (Leawood Stage Company); Urinetown, High School Musical Jr., Once On This Island Jr. (Stage Right Performing Arts); Freaky Friday: A New

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Gordon, As Cast
Tim Scott

KCRep: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Adolpho Pirelli), Between the Lines (Rapskullio), Evita (Magaldi), Hair: Retrospection. National Tour: Beauty & the Beast. Off-Broadway: Lucky Duck (New

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Male Ensemble 4, As Cast
Emily Shackelford

KCRep: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Between the Lines, Man in Love, A Christmas Carol, Evita, The

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Female Ensemble, As Cast, Fight Captain
John-Michael Zuerlein

KCRep: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Christmas Carol, Sunday in the Park with George, Winesburg, Ohio.

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Male Ensemble 1, As Cast