GET TO KNOW: Jared Ming

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

As opening weekend comes to an end, I thought I would share another cast Q&A session for your reading pleasure. Check out  THAC newcomer Jared’s answers and see why I personally want to be around whenever life hands him lemons… Cheers Jared!

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COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


Jared Ming as Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden
Jared Ming as Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden

LETS GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Jared Ming

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: Neon Green

CITY: Denver

MOVIE: Remember the Titans

BAND: How could I have a favorite?!

SONG: How could I have a favorite?!

MEAL: Italian or Mexican


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? DOGS !!!

COFFEE OR TEA? Tea

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical!!

CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? Crushed ice

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Night owl for sure

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Ketchup

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Ohhh boxer briefs!

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Vanilla

TAN OR PALE? Tan

ICE CREAM OR YOGURT? Ice cream!!


ANSWER ME THIS…

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Music

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Trade them for limes and take tequila shots!

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND.. WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? Headshot and resume… I’m sure they’d film a Pirates of the Caribbean there at some point. 

WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? Whenever I’m tired… Ususall around 1am.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? Since I was a freshman in high school. 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Jamie in The Last 5 Years.

WHO IS YOUR HERO? BIGGEST INSPIRATION? My family. In particular my mom and dad. 

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully alive and loving life!

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? Yes! FB? Jared Ming TWITTER? Don’t do much on Twitter but Instagram is jared_ming. 

WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? I’ve never worked with an entire cast and team that not only are so amazing, but care so much, not only about their performance but everyone wants to make this show the best we can for the person next to us. Not only is everyone selfless but also ridiculously talented. 


 

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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


n2n fam photo

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:


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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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