2022-23 Season • A Season of Possibility



STAGES THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL

ALL AGES | June 16-July 30, 2023

Book by Nick Blaemire | Additional lyrics by Nick Blaemire | Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith | Vocal and Incidental Arrangements Madeline Smith | Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler | Music Produced by Matthew Tishler | Music Adaptations, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith | Orchestrations and Music Produced by Matthew Tischler Based on the Disney Channel Original Movies | Written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott



A Rotten to the Core clash between good and evil!

A chance at redemption sends the troublemaking offspring of Disney’s evil villains to school with the children of their sworn enemies. Do they carry on their parents’ wicked ways, or do they learn to be good? The generational match-up features beloved characters and hit songs from the popular Disney Channel films.


RUN DATES: June 16-July 30, 2023
LOCATION: Mainstage Theatre
APPROPRIATE AGES: All Ages
DURATION: Aprx 60 Minutes



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PERFORMANCE CALENDAR



June 16-July 30, 2023






DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com



ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES



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PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC): SUN, 6/18/2023 4PM

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE (ASL) : FRI, 6/30/2023 7PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE (AD) : FRI, 6/30/2023 7PM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (SF) : SAT, 7/8/2023 10AM




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A Rotten to the Core clash between good and evil!

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CREATIVE TEAM BIOS



NICK BLAEMIRENICK BLAEMIRE (BOOK, LYRICS) - Nick was born in Washington, DC. He grew up in Bethesda, MD, where he began doing theater at a young age, and continued until he was accepted to the University of Michigan's music program, where he graduated in 2006. He subsequently moved to New York City until he got his first Equity job touring the country in Altar Boyz, an Off-Broadway musical spoof of boy bands. He returned to New York after being cast in the Original Broadway Cast of Cry-Baby, based on the John Waters film. Simultaneously, Nick wrote the music and lyrics for the original musical Glory Days, which played on Broadway at the same time as Cry-Baby. His career has continued to blossom with film and television roles, and the opportunity to work with actors such as Lois Smith, Oliver Platt, Bruce Willis, Debra Monk, Larry Bryggman and other stage and screen legends. Nick is the youngest person ever to have written a Broadway musical (Glory Days) while also performing in another Broadway musical (Cry-Baby) at the same time.





MADELINE SMITHMADELINE SMITH (MUSIC ADAPTATION, VOCAL AND INCIDENTAL ARRANGMENTS) - Broadway: Waitress (Piano/Conductor sub), War Paint (Key 1 sub). Off-Broadway: Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future (Ars Nova), Skin of Our Teeth (Theatre for a New Audience), Futurity (Soho Rep/Ars Nova), 1001 Nights (Atlantic Theater Company), The Light Princess (New Victory Theater), An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience). Regional, etc.: We Live In Cairo (ART), Loch Ness (FLMTF), Ragtime on Ellis Island. Adaptations: Frozen JR. and Frozen KIDS (Disney); B.A. from Harvard University. When she took up the baton for “Waitress” in 2016, the then 24-year-old Madeline A. Smith ’14 became the youngest female conductor on Broadway. Today, Smith wears many hats in the musical theater world, from directing and conducting “Ragtime on Ellis Island” to adapting, arranging, and orchestrating a stage adaptation of Disney Channel’s “Descendants” for high school productions. Located in New York City, the music director, arranger, and conductor has taken advantage of a slower-paced arts industry during Covid-19 to reflect and try new things. “I recorded an album of a show that I worked on in 2019 and I finally learned how to cook,” she said with excitement. “I’m also doing a lot of yoga and keeping plants.” But just two years before carving her name into Broadway history, Smith was at Harvard, working on a joint Music and Classics senior thesis.





MATHEW TISCHLERMATHEW TISCHLER (ORCHESTRATIONS, MUSIC PRODUCTION) - Matthew Tishler is an Emmy-nominated, multi-platinum songwriter and music producer who has written and produced songs for film, television, radio, stage, and theme parks. He is known for his work with teen pop artists such as Ashley Tisdale, Dove Cameron, Olivia Holt and JoJo Siwa, as well as popular K-pop/J-pop artists like EXO, Taeyeon, Namie Amuro, Kumi Koda, EXILE Atsushi, Twice, Stray Kids and BTS. His projects have combined sales of over 20 million units.





JOSANN MCGIBBONJOSANN MCGIBBON (WRITER) - McGibbon has been screenwriting with Sara Parrot for over 30 years. Other works include, The favor, Three Men and a Little Lady, Runaway, and The Starter Wife which received nominations from the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Her work on Descendants won the Writers Guild of America Award in television for Outstanding Children’s Long Form. She also was responsible for Descendents 2 & 3.





SARA PARROTSARA PARROT (WRITER) - Parrot has been screenwriting with Josann McGibbon for over 30 years. Other works include, The favor, Three Men and a Little Lady, Runaway, and The Starter Wife which received nominations from the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Her work on Descendants won the Writers Guild of America Award in television for Outstanding Children’s Long Form. She also was responsible for Descendents 2 & 3.