Addy & Uno
The musical that inspires kids of all abilities to dream and dream big!
Straight from off-Broadway, Farmers Alley Theatre is honored to be the first regional theatre to produce the family musical Addy & Uno.
As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing, and physical impairment - rally in support.
Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences perfect for the entire family!
Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to offer ASL Interpreted and Sensory-Friendly performances for Addy & Uno. For more information, please visit our accessibility page
American Sign Language Interpreted Performance
Saturday, October 28 at 11:00am
Saturday, November 4 at 2:00pm
Support for ASL interpreted and sensory-friendly performances provided by Theatre Kalamazoo and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.
CONCEPT AND BOOK
Dr. Nava R. Silton
MUSIC AND LYRICS
ADDY & UNO was originally produced Off Broadway by
Tom and Michael D’Angora
Shannon is an actor, director, educator and arts leader who received her MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston. Favorite directing credits include EURYDICE (Allens Lane), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (FMCT), and COMEDY OF ERRORS (Festival 56). Shannon served as the Artistic Director of Festival 56, and also as the Associate Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival. Favorite acting credits include Rosalind (AS YOU LIKE IT), Hamlet (HAMLET), and Masha (THREE SISTERS).
Hal is delighted to return to Farmers Alley Theatre as music director for this important production. He music directed A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD and A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY here, and has music directed and arranged several productions at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, and other area theatres. Credits include A FEW GOOD MEN, FOREVER PLAID, JANE EYRE, 1776, HELLO DOLLY!, MY FAIR LADY, and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. Hal also composes transition music for All Ears Theatre radio dramas, and directs Blendings Vocal Ensemble here in Kalamazoo.
Kate has a long list of theatre credits including KISS ME, KATE (Lois Lane/Bianca, her favorite!), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Madam/Congregant), and most recently appeared as Jenny Hill in BIG FISH. Other than theatre, Kate enjoys hobby farming and gaming. She would like to recognize her husband, Misael, for his unwavering support and love.
Logan is thrilled to be making his Farmers Alley debut with ADDY AND UNO! Logan is no stranger to working with puppets, having traveled the midwest with his family's children's puppet ministry God's Helping Hands during his youth. Audiences will remember Logan from his performances in NEWSIES as Jack Kelly and MEET ME IN ST LOUIS as John Truitt at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. "Thank you to my friends and family for always supporting me in what I love doing, and to my mom, for teaching me the art of puppetry."
Luis is a local actor from Kalamazoo Michigan and is excited to be making his Farmers Alley debut! He is currently studying performing arts in the Theater Department at Western Michigan University where he has acted in such productions as Lynn Nottages' "SWEAT" and Peter Shaffers' "AMADEUS.” Recently, he also appeared in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.
Nadya is a current Junior at Western Michigan University studying acting and dance. She is originally from Vermont but has spent most of her life in Europe. Her most recent shows have been BIG FISH and FIRST DATE at the Kalamazoo Civic. In the past she was also a Skit Performer in THE THANKSGIVING PLAY and a Muse in EMILIA, both at WMU. Outside of theatre and dance, Nadya enjoys being with friends, playing games and she is a part of Cru, a student organization at WMU. She loves to dance and sing and hopes to continue that for the rest of her life. 1 Chronicles 16:34.
Lane (he/they) is a recent graduate of Carthage College with a BA in Music Theatre with a Costume Design Minor. His Carthage Mainstage Credits include LEGALLY BLONDE (Igor/Nikos/Bruiser Puppeteer/Warner u/s), SOMETHING ROTTEN (Snug/Bottom Troupe), and PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE (Oro). His professional credits include TUCK EVERLASTING (Hugo/Jesse u/s), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (Orin), LULU AND THE LONG WALK (Steve), and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Boy/Watch 1) at Hope Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI. Lane is so excited to be performing for the first time at Farmers Alley and to be part of such an amazing project showcasing people of all abilities. He would like to thank his closest friends and family for always being his biggest fans. IG: @musical.lane
Sydney could not be more thrilled for her Farmer’s Alley debut! She has been performing since she was 10 years old in shows such as SWEENEY TODD with Lakeland Community Theatre, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and most recently, BIG FISH with the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. She is excited to share this beautiful story with the rest of the community!
Kailin (they/them) started their acting career with their portrayal of Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at the age of 11. They performed in every cabaret and musical their middle and high school put on, landing the lead role of the Witch in INTO THE WOODS their senior year. Kailin majored in theatre at Western Michigan University. They have choreographed HAIRSPRAY JR. and SHREK JR. for Maple Street Middle School, where they began their acting journey. And now, after a 13 year hiatus from the stage, they’re once again pursuing their passion for the stage, starting with their Farmer Alley Theatre debut swing role for RENT as well as their portrayal of Naomi in SHE PERSISTED, THE MUSICAL. They would like to dedicate this performance to their late Grandpa Floyd, the biggest cheerleader in their theatre career.
Faye is making her Farmers Alley debut in her role as Kelsey! She has been involved in the theatre all her life, and most recently worked as the stage manager for the Kindleberger Summer Festival production of THE VERY UNMERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. After moving around a lot as a kid, she’s now back in Michigan. She is a student at Western Michigan University, and is currently studying creative writing and American Sign Language. She is incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and she would like to make a special shout out to her parents for their continued support.
50 minutes, no intermission.
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