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PRESENTS

GATSBY

THE GREAT

A Live Radio Play

From the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Adapted by Joe Landry

Music by Kenvin Connors

Directed by Kyle and Hana Quittscheiber

F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved classic comes to life as a 1940s radio broadcast in this spirited adaptation of The Great Gatsby. An ensemble brings more than two dozen characters from the novel to the stage of the WBFR radio station for a live broadcast, punctuated by 40s-era commercials. A story of triumph and tragedy that reflects the decadence of the Jazz Age and the perils of the American Dream. Still, ain't we got fun?

CAST

Joseph Galyean as FREDDIE FILMORE

Joe is a 23 year old

independent filmmaker

and writer. He graduated

with high honors from

Cape Fear Community

College with a degree in

Film and Video Production. This will  be his third theater production with ActingUp (12 Incompetent Jurors & Bah, Humbug!). "Thank you to everyone involved for providing a healthy environment to grow and perform."

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Anderson Lewis as JAKE LARUENTS

Anders is 19 years old and

has spent almost half of

his life performing theater.

His most notable roles

include the Scarecrow in

The Wizard of Oz, Smee

in Peter Pan Jr., and Augustus Goop in Willy Wonka"I really appreciate everyone in this group for making a space where I can express myself and perform at my best."

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Kyle Quittschreiber as TONY HUNTER

Kyle is 22 years old and

has been in theater

productions for over ten

years. Some notable roles

that Kyle has played are

Ebenezer Scrooge in

Bah, Humbug!, Harold Hill in Music Man Jr. and Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka Jr.  "It's so amazing to be able to direct a show with such fantastic Christ following actors and actresses."

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Hana Quittschreiber as SALLY APPLEWHITE

Hana is 21 years old and

has been doing shows for

over 10 years. Some of

her favorite roles have

been Lina Lamont in

Singing in the Rain,

Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, and the Foreman in12 Incompetent Jurors. "A group like ActingUp is so rare. It's very special for young people to recognize their passion for acting and want to use it to bring glory to God's name, and not to mention have a lot of fun doing it!"

Lily Hemingway as LANA SHERWOOD

Lily is 17 years old and

started in show business

at the ripe age of 9 and

hasn’t been off the stage

since. Lily fell in love with

nearly every aspect of

performing, but mostly with dance and theater. Some of her favorite productions have been The Music Man, Peter Pan Jr. and Murders in the Heir. She recently started choreographing for ActingUp as well. She is planning to pursue performing arts in the future. "I’m incredibly thankful for the amazing cast and crew of this show, I’m constantly in awe of your talents."

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Jeff Nason as NELSON NORTH

After playing numerous

roles on the stage in high

school and college,

including Sir Oliver in

School of Scandals, Oliver

de bois in As You Like It

and Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace, Jeff took a 30 year theater hiatus to spend time getting married, having 3 kids, and spreading sarcasm and chaos. He returned to the stage in 2019 to play Gene Culpepper in Murder's in the Heir and in 2021 as Juror #10 in 12 Incompetent Jurors.

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Cade Quittschreiber as SOUND FOLEY

Cade is 20 years old and has

been doing theater for as

long as he can remember.
Cade has played rolls
such

as Captain Hook in Peter

Pan Jr., the Lion in The

Wizard of Oz and Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka. He also enjoys making short films and is in a band with his brother Kyle called Wake the Shore. "I can’t wait for everyone to see the show."

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Levi Hemingway as SOUND FOLEY

Levi has been involved in

live theater in one way or

another from a young age!

He is also a musician and

plays the violin, guitar,

ukulele, and mandolin.

When not on stage, you can find Levi surfing at the beach, working with his dad in their family business, or on a grand adventure with his wife, Hali, and their two children.

Duncan Jones as ROBERT KIDDER

Duncan's theater career

began as a barber shop 

quartet's bass singer in

The Music Man Jr. in 2017.

He followed that up with a

leading role as Cosmo

Brown in Singing in the Rain.

One of his most memorable performances occurred last year in the production of Bah, Humbug! as the Ghost of Christmas Present. The theater will always be a part of his life as he continues to ham it up on stage.

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Dori Nason - Head Costumer

Dori has costumed all of ActingUp shows and never leaves a rock unturned when it comes to dressing a cast. She is beyond talented in learning everything about the time period for the project at hand and we could not be more thankful to Dori for all that she's done for this show!

Thank You to:
James Quittschreiber - Prop design
Drew & Becky Lewis - Prop design
Erik Hemingway - Sound
Alec Gessert - Lights & Tech
Debbie Sheu - Costumes
Brandon & Amy - For working with our group.

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