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Elegies
by William Finn

August 13th - 15th, 18th - 22nd, 2020

2:00pm & 7:00pm - Check individual show dates for times

"The living was the prize, the ending's not the story" - Goodbye lyrics from Elegies

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol presents their annual summer song cycle, Elegies by Tony Award-winning composer, William Finn. This 5-person show is inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Elegies is a heartfelt collection of songs about the deaths of various people Finn has known, including some of his closest friends and family members. This work is a commentary on the rewards and woes of being part of a family, a group of friends, and a society in good times and bad. Although the show is all about death and dying, it's no sad trip down memory lane. Never morbid, Elegies is touching, funny, and ultimately buoyant; floating on the spirits of those who inhabit its songs.

Content Advisory: Adult Content, Language

Whitney Morse


Whitney Morse won Broadway World's award for Best Supporting Actress for Proof in the Inaugural Season at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Morse kicked off the first season in Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. In The Studio Theatre's second season, Morse starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Frankie, and in Company as Amy. Over this past summer at The Studio Theatre, Morse accomplished a once-in-a-lifetime acting experience in White Rabbit Red Rabbit. She also performed a one-woman run of fourteen sold-out performances for Tell Me On a Sunday. Audiences have most recently seen her in the Summer Song Cycle Now. Here. This. as well as last season’s iconic role of Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com

Angie Rose


Angie is thrilled to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre. Last year, she presented "Life in the Pits" as part of the Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. A veteran of both stage and orchestra pit, she's traveled as conductor/keyboardist with national tours of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Color Purple and performed at Riverside Theatre, Arvada Center, Kansas City Repertory, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Carnegie Hall and as a chosen soloist at St. Peter's Bascilica. Angie can be seen weekly leading worship at New Covenant United Methodist Church and heard as a DJ on WVLG. She thanks God, family, friends and her son Max for life's Infinite Joy!

Craig Smith


Craig is a SC native and a graduate of the SC School of the Arts at Anderson University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Regional Credits: Mamma Mia!, Oliver!, It’s a Wonderful Life, Catch Me if You Can, Beauty and the Beast. Film/TV: "The Watch", "The Philosopher", "The Rumor". Love to friends, family, & Christopher! @actcraigsmith

Ralph Prentice Daniel


Ralph is thrilled to return to The Studio Theatre where he was last seen as Albert in It Shoulda Been You. Other credits include Tuck Everlasting the Musical (Man in the Yellow Suit) Seussical (Mr. Mayor) ELF the Musical (Walter Hobbs) Disney's Newsies (Pulitzer) and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever-The Musical (Rev. Hopkins) all with Orlando Repertory Theatre, Mary Poppins (George Banks) and Footloose the Musical (Rev. Shaw) at St. Luke's Theatre, 9 to 5 the Musical (Hart) Mcleod Summer Playhouse, The Addams Family (Mal Beineke) West Side Story (Lt. Schrank) with The Show Palace Dinner Theatre. Many thanks to friends and family for supporting my art. Love to Gabe.

Victor Souffrant


Victor is thrilled to be performing at The Studio Theatre! Victor has performed in Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's production of EVITA as Agustin Magaldi. He trained at Columbia College Chicago and has performed with various regional theatres, touring companies, and international theatres. Victor also spent most of his 2018 as the headliner vocalist onboard the prestigious ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, based out of London, UK.

Recent credits include: TITANIC at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, EVITA at Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Man of La Mancha at Orlando Shakes. Other credits include: It Was A Very Good Yule: Rat Pack Edition!; Mad Cow Theatre, Nunsense: A-Men!; Winter Park Playhouse, Big River; SlowBurn Theatre Company, The Rocky Horror Show; Anti Gravity Orlando, Big Fish; Henegar Center for the Arts, and Mary Poppins; Theatre Winter Haven. "To my family, and loved ones; who have been encouraging in my all aspirations - Thanks!" www.victorsouffrant.com / @victorsouffrant

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