Staples Players alums Ryan O’Neill (Class of ’97) and Haley Petersen (Class of ’03) are set to appear in “1776” at Curtain Call Theatre in Stamford, CT.
While at Staples, Ryan played roles like Curly in “Oklahoma”, Billy Bigelow in “Carousel” and Bobby in “Company”. Ryan currently works with the theatre program at Bedford Middle School and recently was the Assistant Vocal Director on “Rent” this past summer with Players. Haley enjoyed a variety of roles at Staples, including Marian in “The Music Man”, Irene Malloy in “Hello, Dolly”, Cinderella in “Into the Woods” and Beth in “Merrily We Roll Along”. Haley is a graduate of Emerson College and The Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Ryan plays Edward Ruteledge, a conservative senator from South Carolina whom Ryan describes as “a real jerk” and Haley will appear as Martha Jefferson, wife to Thomas.
Ask Mr. Roth about how much he loves this musical!!
Here’s some info:
“American history blazes to vivid life in this Broadway musical hit. It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare independence…if only the founding fathers can agree! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in their attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote to free their fledgling nation. Funny, tuneful and suspenseful – even though we know how it ends. A fun and entertaining history lesson for the whole family.”
Performances September 10 through October 2.
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