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Fictitious

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FICTITIOUS

 

Book, Music & Lyrics by

Tom Hyndman & Paul Cozby

 

Directed & Choreographed by

Jonathan S. Cerullo +

 

Music Director

Lulu Picart

 

+The Director/Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

 

Fictitious is a musical parody inspired by the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This 10-minute, 3-song excerpt is from the full musical that traces the rise, fall and rise again of immigrant body builder Hugh Diffendoffer, who meets, offends and ultimately wins over the beautiful-philanthropist-broadcast news reporter Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver.

 

Setting

Washington, D.C. and Hollywood  / 1980’s to Present Day

 

Cast

 

Hugh Diffendoffer ………………………………………….…………Scott Ahearn*

Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver ……………………….……………Erin Evers*

Ted Tennedy/Man 1…………..……………………………….……………Jef Canter*

Man 2/James Camera-On ……………..………………………. .Justin McEllroy*

Woman 1…………………………..……………………………..Molly Rose Corcoran

Woman 2……………………………………………………….………..Kristen Tripolitis

*Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Assn.

 

Scenes & Songs

 

Scene One – Washington D.C.

I Want To Be That Man” ……………………………………………Hugh and Humilia and Company

 

Scene Two – One Year Later

 

Scene Three – Hollywood Movie Studio

The Next Big Thing”……………………………………………………James and Company

 

Scene Four – A Hollywood Premiere Party

 

Scene Five – On Top of the Hollywood Sign

“Somehow”……………………………………………………………..Hugh and Humilia and Company

 

Musician

Lulu Picart (Piano)

 

Production Stage Manager

Molly Rose Corcoran

 

Props & Wardrobe

Sherry Cozby



Tom Hyndman (book/music/lyrics for Fictitious the Musical) which had its premiere reading at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was produced at Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. Tom is a multi-instrument musician who has studied musical theater in Maryland and New York and performed as an opener for Kenny Rodgers and John Davidson.

Paul Cozby is an award-winning playwright, who, in addition to Fictitious, writes book/ music/lyrics for his own original musicals: Babes at SeaPanther City and Herbert Hoover High School Presents-Cyranose! the Musical. He is a 2013 finalist for the O’Neill Center National Musical Theater Conference. His satirical cabaret on the business world, The Day Traders, opens January at The Triad in NYC.

 

Jonathan Stuart Cerullo (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER) is a director/choreographer/producer who for the past 27 years has worked in professional theater on Broadway, Off Broadway, in cabarets and at major regional theaters nationwide. He has worked in film, television, circus arts, corporate events and educational programs all to critical acclaim and respect from his peers and collaborators.

 

Lynn Appelle (Producer) is a 2002 Academy Award winner for the documentary short, Thoth, which she produced with director Sarah Kernochan. The short was invited to over 30 film festivals and aired on Cinemax. Her line/co producer film credits include: Still Alice, Rob the Mob, Urge, Lake City, Howl, Hellbenders and Gimme Shelter, as well as producing the new musical Petunia, A bitter love story, a tale about lost love and redemption that played as part of the 2013 NY Fringe Festival.

Lulu Picart (Music Director) Off-Broadway: Disenchanted! (Lortel nom., Best Featured Actress). Musical Direction: Walt Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, freeFall Theatre. Clinician/Adjudicator, Florida Vocal Association, American Stage. Onstage: Toxic Audio, Listen to My Heart with David Friedman, Voices of Liberty. Co-founder/Coach at www.findyourlightcoaching.org. @lulupicart

 

 

Scott Ahearn (Hugh Diffendoffer) Tours: Grease (Europe); Divorce Party (LA, Toronto, West Palm Beach). Regional: Triad Stage (Dirty Blonde); Ogunquit Playhouse (Chicago, Fred Casely); Arvada Center—The Full Monty (Keno), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Plaid Tidings (Sparky); Phoenix Theatre (Best Little Whorehouse). Recent New York: Composure, Under the Knife: A Farce. ScottAhearn.net

 

Erin Evers (Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver) is so excited to be a part of Fictitious... and Sound Bites 3.0.  Although not the biggest action movie fan, she's looking forward to cozying up to the Last Action Hero.  Some of her favorite shows she's been in are Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease and The Full Monty. She thanks her parents for their endless support and her "hero" Dylan for his strength and for being her forever teammate!

 

 

JEF CANTER (Ted Tennedy/Man 1 ) Jef (with 1 F) recently closed It’s A Wonderful Life (Clarence) at Ocean State Theatre Company and is thrilled to be working with Paul and Tom again! Visit my website – www.jefcanter.com. Love to Lisa, my dad and in memory of my mom who has permanent front row seats now.

 

Justin McEllroy (Man 2/James Camera-On) is excited to be a part of Fictitious! Justin was last seen in the Off Broadway show Sayonara in the role of Mike Bailey. Special thanks to my agent, JC William Agency, Inc. And my Manager, Susan Campochiaro Confrey, at CBU Management, Inc. for her unwavering support and love. 

 

Molly Rose Corcoran (Woman 1) is originally from MA with her BFA in Dance and minor in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Favorite shows/choreographers include Chicago, Legally Blonde the Musical, Curt Haworth, Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. Thanks to Jonathan and the team for this opportunity!

 

Kristen Tripolitis (Woman 2) is delighted to be performing in Sound Bites 3.0! Kristen's most recent work includes The Pop Musical Diary of a Gay Man with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Broadway in the Borough with the Resident Theater Company.  When not on stage, Kristen can be heard as a voiceover artist for brands such as Under Armour and Planet Fitness. Kristen would like to thank her family for being so understanding and the Creator, for all doors and windows. 

 

Writers' Statement

Fictitious is a musical parody inspired by the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Our full show traces the unlikely success story of an immigrant body builder turned actor turned politician who marries into America's political royal family and eventually becomes president. But when his mother—the dictator of his European homeland—threatens to nuke America . . . where will his loyalties lie?

 

The score of Fictitious ranges from pop to show tunes hitting funk and rap along the way. (Yes. Our Arnold raps!) The book pokes fun at Washington, Hollywood and just about every place in between. In addition to Arnold, our characters include Ted Kennedy, Bill O'Reilly, Sylvester Stallone and Nadia Comaneci.


Love him or hate him, everyone knows Arnold. His insatiable need for notoriety is our best marketing tool. Arnold is his own unique work of fiction. And in Fictitious, nine actors play 25 characters who tell his story in 90 face-paced, song-filled minutes.

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Billing Credits for the authors :
 
Directors and other creative/artistic team members billing (indicate SDC membership if applicable)
 
 +The Director/Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
 
Two or Three Sentence Synopsis
 
Fictitious is a musical parody inspired by the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This 10-minute, 3-song excerpt is from the 
 
full musical that traces the rise, fall and rise again of immigrant body builder Hugh Diffendoffer, who meets, offends 
 
and ultimately wins over the beautiful-philanthropist-broadcast news reporter Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver. 
 
Setting & Time
 
Washington, D.C. and Hollywood  / 1980’s to Present Day 
 
Characters & Cast (indicate AEA members)
 
                           
 
  Hugh Diffendoffer ……………………………………………………………Scott Ahearn*
 
Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver ……………………….……………Erin Evers*
 
Ted Tennedy/Man 1…………..……………………………….……………Jef Canter*
 
     Man 2/James Camera-On ……………..………………………………. .Justin McEllroy*
 
              Woman 1…………………………..……………………………………………..Molly Rose Corcoran
 
      Woman 2…………………………………………………………………………..Kristen Tripolitis
 
Scene & Song list
 
Scene One – Washington D.C.
 
“I Want To Be That Man” …………………………………………………Hugh and Humilia and Company
 
Scene Two – One Year Later
 
Scene Three – Hollywood Movie Studio
 
“The Next Big Thing”…………………………………………………………James and Company
 
Scene Four – A Hollywood Premiere Party
 
Scene Five – On Top of the Hollywood Sign
 
“Somehow”……………………………………………………………………..Hugh and Humilia and Company
 
Lulu Picart (Piano)
 
Production Stage Manager
 
Molly Rose Corcoran
 
Props & Wardrobe 
 
Authors Bios (everyone’s names will be in the playbill but due to space constraints only the authors bios will be 
 
Tom Hyndman book/music/lyrics for Fictitious the Musical, which had its premiere reading at The Kennedy Center for 
 
the Performing Arts and was produced at Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. Tom is a multi-instrument musician 
 
who has studied musical theater in Maryland and New York and performed as an opener for Kenny Rodgers and John 
 
Paul Cozby is an award-winning playwright, who, in addition to Fictitious, writes book/ music/lyrics for his own original 
 
musicals: Babes at Sea, Panther City and Herbert Hoover High School Presents-Cyranose! the Musical. He is a 2013 
 
finalist for the O’Neill Center National Musical Theater Conference. His satirical cabaret on the business world, The Day 
 
Traders, opens January at The Triad in NYC.
 
Other Creative Team Bios
 
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Jonathan Stuart Cerullo is a director/choreographer/producer who for the past 27 years 
 
has worked in professional theater on Broadway, Off Broadway, in cabarets and at major regional theaters nationwide. 
 
He has worked in film, television, circus arts, corporate events and educational programs all to critical acclaim and 
 
respect from his peers and collaborators.
 
PRODUCER: Lynn Appelle is a 2002 Academy Award winner for the documentary short, Thoth, which she produced 
 
with director Sarah Kernochan. The short was invited to over 30 film festivals and aired on Cinemax. Her line/co 
 
producer film credits include: Still Alice, Rob the Mob, Urge, Lake City, Howl, Hellbenders and Gimme Shelter, as well as 
 
producing the new musical Petunia, A bitter love story, a tale about lost love and redemption that played as part of the 
 
2013 NY Fringe Festival.
 
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Lulu Picart. Off-Broadway: Disenchanted! (Lortel nom., Best Featured Actress). Musical Direction: 
 
Walt Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, freeFall Theatre. Clinician/Adjudicator, 
 
Florida Vocal Association, American Stage. Onstage: Toxic Audio, Listen to My Heart with David Friedman, Voices of 
 
Liberty. Co-founder/Coach at www.findyourlightcoaching.org. @lulupicart
 
Hugh Diffendoffer
 
Scott Ahearn: Tours: Grease (Europe); Divorce Party (LA, Toronto, West Palm Beach). Regional: Triad Stage (Dirty 
 
Blonde); Ogunquit Playhouse (Chicago, Fred Casely); Arvada Center—The Full Monty (Keno), Thoroughly Modern Millie 
 
(Trevor Graydon), Plaid Tidings (Sparky); Phoenix Theatre (Best Little Whorehouse). Recent New York: Composure, 
 
Under the Knife: A Farce.
 
Humilia Tennedy Largent Thriver
 
Erin Evers is so excited to be a part of Fictitious... and Sound Bites 3.0.  Although not the biggest action movie fan, she's 
 
looking forward to cozying up to the Last Action Hero.  Some of her favorite shows she's been in are Cabaret, Fiddler on 
 
the Roof, Grease and The Full Monty. She thanks her parents for their endless support and her "hero" Dylan for his 
 
strength and for being her forever teammate!
 
Ted Tennedy/Man 1  
 
JEF CANTER Jef (with 1 F) recently closed It’s A Wonderful Life (Clarence) at Ocean State Theatre Company and is 
 
thrilled to be working with Paul and Tom again! Visit my website – www.jefcanter.com. Love to Lisa, my dad and in 
 
memory of my mom who has permanent front row seats now.
 
Man 2/James Camera-On
 
Justin McEllroy is excited to be a part of Fictitious! Justin was last seen in the Off Broadway show Sayonara in the role 
 
of Mike Bailey. Special thanks to my agent, JC William Agency, Inc. And my Manager, Susan Campochiaro Confrey, at 
 
CBU Management, Inc. for her unwavering support and love. 
 
Molly Rose Corcoran is originally from MA with her BFA in Dance and minor in Musical Theatre from the University of 
 
the Arts in Philadelphia. Favorite shows/choreographers include Chicago, Legally Blonde the Musical, Curt Haworth, 
 
Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. Thanks to Jonathan and the team for this opportunity!
 
Kristen Tripolitis is delighted to be performing in Sound Bites 3.0! Kristen's most recent work includes The Pop Musical 
 
Diary of a Gay Man with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Broadway in the Borough with the Resident Theater 
 
Company.  When not on stage, Kristen can be heard as a voiceover artist for brands such as Under Armour and Planet 
 
Fitness. Kristen would like to thank her family for being so understanding and the Creator, for all doors and windows. 
 
Anything else we should know or that should be included:
 
Writers' Statement
 
Fictitious is a musical parody inspired by the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Our full show traces the unlikely success 
 
story of an immigrant body builder turned actor turned politician who marries into America's political royal family and 
 
eventually becomes president. But when his mother—the dictator of his European homeland—threatens to nuke 
 
America . . . where will his loyalties lie?
 
The score of Fictitious ranges from pop to show tunes hitting funk and rap along the way. (Yes. Our Arnold raps!) The 
 
book pokes fun at Washington, Hollywood and just about every place in between. In addition to Arnold, our characters 
 
include Ted Kennedy, Bill O'Reilly, Sylvester Stallone and Nadia Comaneci.
 
Love him or hate him, everyone knows Arnold. His insatiable need for notoriety is our best marketing tool. Arnold is his 
 
own unique work of fiction. And in Fictitious, nine actors play 25 characters who tell his story in 90 face-paced, song-
 
filled minutes.
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