Around The World In 80 Days
It is 1872 and two astonishing headlines appear in the Daily Telegraph:
A gentleman robber has stolen 55 thousand pounds from the Bank of England
By using trains and steamboats you can now go Around the World in 80 Days.
A wager is placed and gentleman, Phileas Fog, sets out to prove the latter as the world tries to find the gentleman bank robber. Rescue a Princess in India! Be attacked by fierce prairie Indians! Sail a burning Atlantic paddle-wheeler! All this and more as Fogg tries to win his wager.
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Timothy Carter (aka Charles Pembroke) as Phileas Fogg
Timothy Carter recently finished a three-year run as Scar in the national Broadway tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Prior to this, he performed in a national tour of The Three Musketeers andMacbeth with The Acting Company. Other significant credits include performances at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Northern Stage, New Repertory Theatre, and the Fulton Opera House.
Brian Cheng (aka Fred Wong) Passepartout
Brian Cheng is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Theatre credits include Julius Caesar, The Awesome 80′s Prom, and Goonies: The Musical. Most recently he completed a national tour of Max and Ruby, and he can also be seen online in the web series The All For Nots. www.briancheng.com
Bob Ader (aka Otto Shmearcase ) as Sir Francis Cromarty, SE Actor
Bob began his professional career at the age of six appearing in a television episode of THE NAKED CITY. After that, he made his professional stage debut in John Patrick’s JUNIPER AND THE PAGANS which was produced by David Merrick and starred David Wayne. His Broadway debut took place the following year, in the Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critic Circle Award winning play.,ALL THE WAY HOME with Colleen Dewhurst, Lillian Gish, and Arthur Hill. After that, he appeared opposite Mike Nichols in A MATTER OF POSITION. During the mid 1960s, he made numerous television appearances on such programs as CAR 54, THE DEFENDERS, HULLABALLOO, and THE STEVE LAWRENCE SHOW. Stage appearances during this period included OLIVER, starring Jules Munshin and THE KING AND I, starring Darren McGavin and Rise Stevens, which was produced by the legendary composer, Richard Rodgers and was the first Broadway musical production at Lincoln Center Following that, he appeared with Judy Garland and her children, Lorna and Joey, in a special performance at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden. After graduating from Hunter College, he appeared opposite James Rado in RAINBOW (the sequel to HAIR). He has also appeared Off Broadway and in Regional, Stock, and Dinner Theatres in such shows as MINNIE’S BOYS, WHEN YOU COMIN’BACK RED RYDER, A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, THE NERD, JAYSON, THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG, OLYMPUS ON MY MIND, GROUCHO, A LFE IN REVIEW, and many others. On Television, you may have seen him in a leading role on NBC’s UNSOLVED MYSTERIES where he played a Hasidic Rabbi wanted for international bank fraud. Also, He’s also been featured on such shows as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CONAN O’BRIEN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, THE GUIDING LIGHT, and has also been featured twice on NBC’s hit series LAW & ORDER with another appearance on LAW& ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. He has also worked on such films as IT’S COMPLICATED, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, and GET SHORTY, Bob is also a playwright and has had two plays produced Off Broadway He has done character voices on numerous recordings, and debuted his one man show, FIFTY YEARS IN THE BUSINESS (directed by Sydnie Grosberg and Marilyn Spanier) as a fund raiser for Project Rushmore Theatre Company of which he is a proud member.
Vince Trani (aka Louie Gugliano) as Fix and composer/pianist
Vince Trani* is glad to be back at GRT where he has appeared in Redheads and Bohemians, Sorry, Wrong Number, Hound of the Baskervilles, Idiots’ Delight and No Time For Sergeants and Rudolph’s Tale. Vince was in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera's revival of Kismet and sang Faust in the First National Tour of Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera. He played Sancho Panza in twelve productions of Man of La Mancha and has worked at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse, for Disney Entertainment Productions and the New York Shakespeare Theatre. Vince is a founding member of the Project Rushmore Theatre Company, where he recently appeared as Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys, The Fool in King Lear and Creon in Medea.
Sarah Elmaleh (aka Judy Ravine (née Ronzulli) as Aouda, SE Actor
Sarah Elmaleh is a Brooklyn actor and voiceover artist. Her NY theater credits include Anna Moench’s GORMANZEE & Other Stories (The Flea), Arok of Java (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), the video for GOODBAR (Waterwell/The Public), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Truffle Theatre Company), as well as various Shakespeare reading series you may suddenly come upon at the local park or library. Voiceover clients include ABC Family, Puma, Tanger Outlets, Cafepress, Fodor’s, and many accounts (50+ ads) for Pandora Internet Radio. She’s also a proud member of the Game Audio Network Guild Voice Actor’s Coalition. Sarah is very excited to be joining GRT, having fallen madly in love with radio dramas in college (performances included the Mercury Theatre's Around the World in 80 Days, and original adaptations of Sunset Blvd and classic adventure game The Curse of Monkey Island.) Training: Wesleyan University, Magnet Theater, British American Drama Academy. www.sarahelmaleh.com.
Adapted and Directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga (aka Sydnie Gale)
Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has directed extensively in New York, St. Louis, and regionally, staging plays such as Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Design For Living, Hayfever and several new plays. Sydnie has been directing shows for Gotham Radio Theatre and she recently directed a critically acclaimed production of It Had to Be You in St. Louis. As Associate Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre Company, Sydnie directed Boy Meets Girl, Alone At The Beach, and The Nerd. She has directed two of Branislav Tomich’s one-man plays; Blue Lanterns which had a highly successful run in New York fall '09, and Café God which played in NYC, St. Louis and won a Drama Logue Award in Los Angeles. She is The Associate Artistic Director of Max & Louie Productions (St. Louis), on the steering committee for the Project Rushmore Theatre Company, NYC, and has worked with Manhattan Class Company and The Women’s Project. As an arts educator Sydnie has worked with students of all ages, directing shows from elementary school to college and designing theatre curriculum for in-school and after-school programs. She is an acting teacher and coach. Born in St. Louis, she is a graduate of Webster University.