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WYSIWYG is a timely story of how we disconnect from ourselves and each other as we plug into our electronic devices. Each character is drawn to the Internet to satisfy an irresistible urge to experience their second life. Mark, a holistic therapist, uses various techniques to help the participants of his support group become more comfortable with expressing their inner feelings, but the members of the group feel so empowered when living their secret lives on the Web that they continue to hide their true feelings in their everyday lives. Learn more at Learn more: http://www.wysiwygthemusical.com
April Alsup (Composer/Lyricist) In a previous life as Glenn Alsup, April studied music at Marietta College and Peabody Conservatory of Music. While in college she worked as the house pianist on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. Following graduation, she toured with L.A.’s #1 80’s band, “The Twisters” and one of Hollywood’s most pretentious glam bands “Joshua”. More recently, as a member of the Central City Opera Board of Directors, she has helped to steer the organization towards a greater emphasis on the American Musical.
Evan Duggan (Book) is a Denver-based director, actor and playwright now living and performing in Chicago. Directing credits include A Christmas Show at The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, Ronkin’ it with de la Thwazz at the Roostercat Alley Stage, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog at CU Boulder, and the film, Romeo and Juliet in the Supermarket. He also teaches performance to middle and high school students. He is currently performing in Bangers: Sketch Comedy and The Gobbler’s Knob Groundhog Day Spectacular at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago.
Brandon Bill (Director) considers himself fortunate to make the performing arts his career. As a director, music director, designer, and performer, Mr. Bill’s work can be seen all over the Denver area including the Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, and PACE Center to name a few. Brandon holds a performing arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and as a former professional educator, Brandon adores bringing the arts to people. Including working for the Walt Disney Company, other productions include: “Shrek the Musical” (Shrek), “Nevermore” (Music Director, regional premiere), “The Producers” (Max), “A Christmas Carol” (Director), “Steel Magnolias” (Director), “The Fantasticks” (Music Director), “Spamalot” (Sir Lancelot), “Marry Poppins” (George Banks), “A Year with Frog and Toad” (Frog), “The Wizard of Oz” (Lion), and others.
Tyler Gable (Mark) is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada and has performed in over 100 productions. He started singing when he was six and started acting in Middle School. His first role was Papa Munchkin in The Wiz of the West, it was a truly Tony award-winning performance with his line “What’s my line again?”. Some of his past credits include Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde (Musical Theatre Southwest) Moritz in Spring Awakening (Fearless Theatre) The Emcee in Cabaret (Longmont Theatre Company) Emmett in Legally Blonde (Jesters Dinner Theatre) and Tommy in The Who’s Tommy (Equinox Theatre).
Jessica Stowick (Denise) is ecstatic to be back in the city she used to call home. While performing is her main career path, she is also a full-time special education paraprofessional for severe needs students at a high school in Colorado (and loves it). Jessica began her love for performing in Colorado at the Country Dinner Playhouse (Melissa Benoist’s, Amy Adams). She has two years of formal training from MMC, with mentors such as John Basil, Roger Ellis, and Jane Seaman. Some of her favorite past credits include Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Sister Mary Downing in Disaster!, Ruth in Two Bears in Dogfight, and Mrs. Fleming in Heathers: The Musical. She would like to thank Brandon and April for trusting her with this role. Love wins.
Thomas Ilalaole (April) was born in Vallejo, CA and raised in Kailua, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, and now lives in Parker, CO. He is skilled in all dance styles, vocal performance and acting and has trained in New York, California and on Oahu. His favorite Oahu credits include John in Peter Pan, Fender in Hairspray, Mrs. Bumbrake and Teacher in Peter and the Starcatcher, Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, and Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap. He won the Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela Awards for “best ensemble in a play” for Peter and the Starcatcher and The Mousetrap. His Colorado credits include ensemble in Beauty and the Beast, ensemble and young Bernadette in the regional premiere of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mikey in Hairspray and Jetsam in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Randy Chalmers (Carl) is a Denver based performer, most recently seen in the Town Hall Arts Center production of Ain’t Misbehavin. He was raised in Colorado Springs and is the oldest of four. He found a passion for singing early in life. Randy became a part of every singing group available throughout his schooling including show choirs, Madrigal ensembles, jazz choir, and a couple of operas. His major influences and inspirations were found in gospel and R&B music. Randy is a 2017 True West Award recipient most notably known for his several turns as Seaweed J. Stubbs, a role that introduced him to the Denver theater community, in Performance Now‘s 2014 production of Hairspray. Other credits include Benny – In The Heights (Town Hall Arts Center) and Sebastian – The Little Mermaid (Inspire Creative)