GET TO KNOW: Daniel Langhoff

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

I’ts OPENING NIGHT at Town Hall Arts Center, and the cast of Next to Normal (N2N) is ready to rock. Get to know cast member Daniel Langhoff in our special Q&A Session below! For more info follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram… CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


Daniel Langhoff as Dan
Daniel Langhoff as Dan

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Daniel Langhoff
DOB: 11/08/1975
HOMETOWN: Denver
EDUCATION: University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance
DAY JOB: day job rotates…


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: deep blue
CITY: Denver (or London)
MOVIE: unfair question
BOOK: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
BAND: Pink Floyd
SONG: ‘Ella giammai m’amo’ from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi
MEAL: steak, asparagus, fries, malbec or petite syrah
PLAY: King Lear
MUSICAL: too many
BEVERAGE: coffee, water, bourbon
SEASON: Autumn
HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
RESTAURANT: too many
DESSERT: car-bomb cupcakes


WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COMEDIAN: Eddie Izzard
ACTOR: too many, partial to Kevin Kline, David Tennant, John Hurt, Robert Shaw, Leonardo Dicaprio
ACTRESS: too many, partial to Judy Dench, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Lange, Sally Field, Angela Lansbury
DIRECTOR: too many
PERFORMER: too many (this cast)


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? dogs
COFFEE OR TEA? coffee AND tea
COMEDY OR MYSTERY? comedy
MUSICAL OR PLAY? musical
CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? cubed ice
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? night owl
KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? ketchup
BOXER OR BRIEFS? boxer briefs
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? chocolate
TAN OR PALE?  indifferent to tan or pale
ICE CREAM OR FROZEN YOGURT? ice cream


ANSWER ME THIS…

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? I speak bits of German, French, Spanish, and English
THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? The greatest invention in history is music. It speaks with or without language and lets people tap into emotional truth.
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? peel lemons for zest, add to marinade, roast chicken with black pepper and cumin, add lemon juice periodically
YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? On a desert island… I need a book. And a pillow.
WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? Bedtime is when I’m done.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? I’ve been acting since 3rd grade (over 30 years)
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Favorite role before now- Younger Brother in Ragtime, Balladeer in Assassins.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Dan Goodman.
WHO IS YOUR HERO? BIGGEST INSPIRATION?  I’m surrounded by inspiration; I have amazing family, friends, and loved ones. I look up to all of them.
WHERE ARE YOU IN TEN YEARS? In 10 years- I’ll be here in Denver with my lovely Rebecca, raising my lovely daughter, petting puppies, still making whatever art I can.
CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB? TWITTER? Facebook…
WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? Next To Normal is a true piece of art, using story, visuals, and music to challenge the heart, the mind, and the higher intellect by making the viewers (and the performers) really think and question and forcing them to tap into their own emotional lives. Audiences should enjoy art, but it has to occasionally challenge them the way this show does in order to be truly life-changing. That’s why you see this show- it reminds everyone that they’re human beings, and that that is a wonderful truth.


 

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NEXT TO NORMAL

FEB 13 – MARCH 15, 2015

TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER

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THAC PREVIEW: Next to Normal

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

The next main stage production in THAC’s 2014 – 2015 Season will be Next to Normal (N2N), music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey (interview below). Winner of the 2010 Pultzer Prize for drama, this contemporary rock-musical explores how one suburban household copes with love and crisis. With electrifying LIVE music and lyrics, N2N shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. Ben Brantley of the New York Times n2n-webcalled it, “A brave, breathtaking new musical. It is something much more than a fee-good musical: it is a feel everything musical.”

N2N seems to be a critic favorite! Nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards, N2N took three for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance for a leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. As I mentioned previously, N2N also won the 2010 Pultzer Prize, becoming the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. Winner of the the Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Score and nomincated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actress (Alice Ripley) and Outstanding Score, N2N is sure to please patrons of THAC.

Featured in this production is Margie Lamb, reprising her role as Diana after performing at the Aurora Fox for Ignite Theatre. Daniel Langhoff cast in the role of Dan, returns to Town Hall most recently seen as Daddy Warbucks in the 2013 production of Annie. Jacquie Jo Billings is also returning to THAC in the role of Natalie. You may remember her as Thea in last season’s performance of Spring Awakening. Making their THAC debuts, are Josh Bess as Gabriel, Ethan Knowels as Henry, and Jared Ming as Dr Madden/ Dr Fine. Understudying the roles of Gabriel and Henry is Carter Edward Smith; also seen in THAC’s productions of Spring Awakening, Music Man, and 9 to 5. Carter is scheduled for perform 2/26/2015 for the role of Henry and 3/5/2015 for the role of Gabriel.

N2N is directed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winner for THAC’s 2012 production of The Who’s Tommy and 2010 production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Anything Goes for Town Hall in 2014. Donna Debreceni (2012 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Who’s Tommy) returns as musical director leading a live band with keyboards onstage. Joining her onstage are Austin Hein (Bass), Kevin E. Johnson (Cello), David Paul (Violin), Scott Alan Smith (Guitars), and Tag Worley (Drums/ Percussion).

THAC’s production of Next to Normal open’s Friday 2/13 and runs through Sunday 3/15 (2015). We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a truly moving performance and rockin’ time at the theatre.

Be sure to check the Town Hall Arts Center Blog TOMORROW 2/10 for a special Q&A session with cast member Carter Edward Smith!

CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


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CAST:

Margie Lamb (Diana) | Daniel Langhoff (Dan)

Jacquie Jo Billings (Natalie) | Josh Bess (Gabriel)

Ethan Knowels (Henry) | Jared Ming (Dr Fine / Dr Madden)

Carter Edward Smith (Gabriel & Henry Understudy )

PRODUCTION CREW:

Nick Sugar (Director) | Donna Debreceni (Music Director)

Tina Anderson (Set Designer) | Linda Morken (Costume Designer)

Curt Behm (Sound Designer) | Seth Alison (Lighting Designer)

Becky Toma (Props Designer) | Steven Neale (Production Stage Manager)

Cara Wallingford (Sound Operator) | Melissa Sipes (Run Crew)


Check out these amazing photos from rehearsal:


Interviews featuring Next To Normal author & lyricist Brian Yorkey:


n2n-web TICKET INFORMATION:

THAC Box Office

303.791.2787 x 5 | 2450 West Main Street Littleton CO

MON – FRI (10 – 5) + one hour before showtime.

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Ring in the Holidays with Annie!

Spend the Holidays at Town Hall Arts Center’s for our 2013-2014 production of Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Annie is directed by Robert Wells, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall’s 2013 production of The 39 Steps and director of last year’s The Sound of Music. Musical direction is by Donna Kolpan Debreceni, Henry Award Winner, The Who’s Tommy and choreographed by Kelly Kates, most recently here for the 2013 production of 9 to 5: The Musical.

annie_7Featured in this production is Sydney Fairbairn as Annie, Sydney is making her Town Hall Art Center debut, but has recently been seen performing for The Younger Generation Players. Daniel Langhoff returns after a long hiatus from Town Hall to perform the roll of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Daniel was most recently seen at Town Hall in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Panch. Back after closing last season at Town Hall in HAIR is Rebekah Ortiz as Grace, recently seen at the Arvada Center in No Dogs Allowed. We also welcome for only her second Main Stage production, LuAnn Buckstein as Miss Hannigan, LuAnn teaches children’s theatre at Town Hall and has been a part of the Denver Theater community in one capacity or another for many years, last seen at Town Hall in The Odd Couple.Annie

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, and with the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. Through her fun-filled adventures, ANNIE wins the affections of tycoon Daddy Warbucks, and finds a new home and family.

Town Hall’s production opens November 15, 2013 and runs through December 29, 2013. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 11/30, 12/7, & 12/21) & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 12/15).


Ticket Information:

Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $22.00-$42.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com .  In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.