Meet the Cast and Creative Team for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”

Meet the Cast and Creative Team for the Los Angeles New Court Theatre’s first ever Musical Production:

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

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CREATIVE TEAM

EMILY A. FISHER (DIRECTOR)

Emily is thrilled to be back with the LANCT, this time as a director! You may have seen her in several New Court shows, including Fools, A Piece of My Heart, and Speech & Debate. Her previous directing/choreographing credits include: The Moonlight Room (St. Louis), The World Goes ‘Round (Insight Theatre Company), Pique Dame (Union Avenue Opera), The Long Red Road (Webster University) and Only Remembered, an original piece commenting on how war affects the lives of all.  Other credits include: The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 100 Saints You Should Know, Carousel, Equus, Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music, Lucky Stiff, Loves Labours Lost, and Moon Over Buffalo. She is currently performing in Dames at Sea in Ashland, Oregon. www.emilyafisher.com


NATHAN LEE BURKART (CO- DIRECTOR)

Nathan is a native from Janesville, WI and has been involved with theatre in some way his entire life.  He has worked professionally on-screen and on-stage including projects with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Beloit New Court Theatre, Jack and Jill (produced by and starring Adam Sandler), Women Behind Bars (WE Entertainment), and has worked with the great Edward Albee personally with a reading of Me, Myself, and I at Playwrights Horizons (NYC). Other stage credits include: Warren in This is Our Youth (LANCT), Sebastian in Twelfth Night (LANCT), Antipholis in The Comedy of Errors, Ellard in The Foreigner, Stanley Jerome in Broadway Bound, Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues, Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, and Tom Trainor in No, No, Nanette.  Commercially he has had multiple national spots for McDonald’s, along with ads for Chase and Hyundai. Directing credits include: Speech & Debate (LANCT), The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County, and an original sketch piece titled The Final Cut. He received his BFA from Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, MO.


JENNIFER LIN (MUSICAL DIRECTOR)

Jennifer Lin holds a degree in Music Composition from UCLA and works as a music director and accompanist throughout Southern California. Credits include Things to Ruin, Fellowship! The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring, Bronies! the Musical, Sweet Charity, See What I Wanna See, The Wild Party, as well as The Pokémusical, which won Best Musical in the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In addition to working in theatre, Jennifer teaches at Experience Music Academy and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Many thanks to LA New Court Theatre for letting her be a part of this show!


JOSH GANNON (STAGE MANAGER)

Josh is excited to be stage managing ILYYPNC! He joined the company earlier this season by stage managing the first show, Little Man. He is enjoying learning more and more about putting a theatre production together, and loving that he can finally speak about himself in the third person. Theatre is the best. He would like to thank Nathan and Emily for the opportunity to work with them.


CAST

THE WOMEN

Jennifer Losi
Jennifer Losi

JENNIFER LOSI

Jennifer is overjoyed to be back on the New Court stage in another dream role, after playing Olivia in Twelfth Night. Other favorite credits include City of Light (Laura), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Once in a Lifetime (Susan Walker), Accelerando (She), and the world premiere of American Storm (Bonnie). Jen holds a degree in theatre from Washington University in St. Louis, and promises she’d never try to change you.

Sara Gonzales
Sara Gonzales

SARA GONZALES 

This is Sara’s first show with LANCT and she couldn’t be more excited about it! Sara recently graduated from Webster Conservatory with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, she has been keeping busy performing in cabarets and Children’s musicals, such as Rapunzel at Glendale Centre Theatre. She’s also had the honor and pleasure to perform and workshop multiple new musicals. She recently was a part of NMI’s popular 15 minute musicals at the Lonny Chapman. She was also seen in the workshop performance of City of Light at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She’s looking forward to returning to the City of Light world, when she performs at the 2015 ASCAP/Dreamworks workshop with Stephen Shwartz, Sara also dabbles in the world of Jazz music, winning several national awards and performing internationally. Much love to M,D,G and D. ENJOY THE SHOW!

Rachel Pallante
Rachel Pallante

RACHEL PALLANTE

Rachel is elated to be making her LANCT debut while escaping the harsh winters of Chicago, where she resides. This marks her 10th musical production since graduating; including, cabarets, new works, and two American Premieres. Outside of playing pretend, Rachel enjoys biking, hula hooping, and singing female vocals in Chicago’s Grateful Dead tribute band, Paradise Waits. Thanks to Mum, Dad, and all my fearless friends. MAKE ART! rachelpallante.com


 

THE MEN

Ainsley Emrys
Ainsley Emrys

AINSLEY EMRYS

Ainsley is excited for his Los Angeles stage debut with I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! Other stage shows include Jerry in The full Monty (where he received the nomination by Broadwayworld.com for Best Lead Actor in a Musical), Curly in Oklahoma!, as well as many others. If you’d like to see more check out some of his sketch comedy: Ainsley Emrys on YouTube.

 

Josey Montana McCoy
Josey Montana McCoy

JOSEY MONTANA McCOY

Josey is a proud LA New Court company member and is super happy to be a part of its first musical! Hailing from the Bluegrass state, Josey graduated from the University of Kentucky (BA, Journalism). He loves his UK Wildcats and is a Green Bay Packers Shareholder. LA credits: Floyd Collins (Ovation Award Nominee – Best Featured Actor), Bronies! The Musical, The Pokémusical, Justin Love, Fools, & Sweet Charity. Other favorite credits: Ragtime (National tour), Big River, Into the Woods, All Shook Up, & Hairspray. Josey sends thanks to his awesome family, amazing LA friends and his love Josie, whom should definitely not change!

Tyler Beveridge
Tyler Beveridge

TYLER BEVERIDGE

Tyler recently moved to Los Angeles from Houston, Texas. He is excited to do his second show with the LANCT, after appearing in last season’s opener, Twelfth Night. He graduated from Webster University with a BFA in Acting. He has performed in such shows as The Winter’s Tale, Putnam County Spelling Bee, On the Razzle, and Our Town. In his spare time he enjoys laughing, hanging out with his friends, and looking for the next great opportunity.

 

 

ILYYPNC Poster

Beveridge, Fink, McLaughlin, and Stroud Raising Funds for Millennial

Company members Tyler Beveridge, Greg Fink, Callen McLaughlin, and Andrew Stroud are raising funds for the pilot episode of their comedy “Millennial.”

Contribute to their Kickstarter campaign and watch their video by clicking here.

These are some crazily talented actors, with an incredible sense of timing and artistry.  The LANCT is proud to have them a part of our company.  Tyler, Greg, and Callen all appeared in last season’s production of “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night,” and Andrew Stroud starred as Dennis in “This Is Our Youth” during our very first season.

Andrew Stroud in "This is Our Youth"
Andrew Stroud in “This is Our Youth”

 

From Kickstarter:

“Millennial is a comedy about a group of friends chasing their childhood dreams despite their incompetence, bad luck and selfishness.”
“Ethan Fink is involved in a workplace accident that threatens not only his career but the careers of his roommates as well. Will his friends come to his aid in this time of crisis or cast him aside to protect themselves? Meanwhile Keefer, a roommate, is dealing with some troubling personal problems that threaten the financial stability of the house.”

“Our immediate objective is to successfully reach our funding goal which will give us the necessary budget to shoot the pilot episode for Millennial. The episode will be broadcast online in the standard TV runtime of 22 minutes.”

“Our crew has been developing this script for over seven months, and we’re confident we have created an entertaining, funny, and buzz worthy pilot. In fact we believe in this project so much that we are funding 50% of it with our own money. But we need your help to see it through to completion.”

“Once fully funded we will keep you updated and informed on the process throughout filming. After shooting two test scenes we have come up with an accurate and reliable timeline for the completion. We will need three weekends (9 days total shooting) in August and September to deliver a finished product in October. While there’s always a chance of delays due to cast availability, unforeseen problems, or a zombie apocalypse we are fully confident we can deliver the finished pilot in that time. More importantly, we are confident that we have developed a product that you would be proud to be a part of.”