November 1-17, 2019
MEET THE ARTISTS
Karla Hartley (Director/Sound and Video Design) is currently the Producing Artistic Director for Stageworks The atre in the Channel District. She received a BFA in Theater Studies from Boston University in 1992 and is the owner of five Theatre Tampa Bay awards for Best Director.
Directing credits include: Greetings, Ladies at the Alamo (Boston) , The Seahorse, Christmas With Elvis, Girl Detective, , Hats! The Musical (Florida tour), Boston Marriage, The Rocky Horror Show (2008 and 2012), Waistwatchers, the world premiere of Party Animals by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, Respect, Little Dog Laughed, And Baby Makes Seven, Holiday Party of One, Sylvia, Company, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, The Wiz, A Few Good Men, The Sugarbean Sisters, God of Carnage, Moon Over Buffalo, Antigone, the international tour of Listen To My Heart, In The Heights and Red at American Stage, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Lights Rise On Grace, This Wonderful Life, Psycho Beach Party, Broadway Bound, Beehive, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, 8 Track., The Year of Magical Thinking, The Marvelous Wonderettes, As Bees in Honey Drown, In The Time of the Butterflies, Judgment at Nurenberg, The Revolutionists, The Immigrant and Fun Home. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Tampa.
Steve McColley (Musical Director) is excited to return to Stageworks. In May, he was the MD for “Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria.” Previous productions with Stageworks include “The Fantasticks” and “From Berlin to Broadway.” Steve is a graduate of the USF School of Music and has worked in the Tampa Bay area as a pianist and musical director with American Stage Company, Florida Lyric Opera, Spanish Lyric Theatre, Theatre USF, and ThinkTank Theatre. In addition to his work in the theatre, Steve serves as the Music Director of the USF Catholic Student Center, and he is also a proud member of the music faculty at Academy at the Lakes.
Alison Burns (Deb) is thrilled to be back on the Stageworks stage! Graduate: American Musicial and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Off Broadway: Belle/Rapunzel/Little Mermaid in Disenchanted! National Tours: Maureen in RENT, Listen to My Heart. Regional: Donna in Mamma Mia, Fastrada in Pippin, Velma in Hairspray, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Olive in the 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee, Martirio in Bernarda Alba, Susan in Tick, Tick… BOOM! and Antonia in Man of La Mancha. When she’s not on stage she can be found coaching students of all ages in voice and acting at www.findyourlightcoaching.org and she is also a successful Comedian and Podcaster with 10K Dollar Day: the imaginary luxury travel comedy podcast! www.10kdollarday.com – find her podcast anywhere you get your podcast fix. She received a 2010 & 2012 Loafie Award for “Best Actress in Tampa Bay” and a Jeff Norton Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical” for her role as Velma in Hairspray at American Stage in St. Pete, FL. Her favorite role to date, however, is playing Mom to her beautiful daughters, Emma & Hannah and Wifey to her always supportive Hubs, Chris.
Ricky Cona (Warren) is so happy to be back home here at Stageworks! First appearing in Stageworks’ production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Ordinary Days marks Ricky’s 9th show here. Regional Theatre credits: Big River (Huckleberry Finn), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), and RENT (Angel). Most recently, Ricky was seen in Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (LeFou) at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia. He received his B.A. from the University of South Florida and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Ricky would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support. To Justin Lore…Shut up!
Heather Krueger (Claire) is super excited to be back on stage with some of her favorite people in Stageworks production of Ordinary Days. Krueger has performed around the country and in many venues in the Tampa Bay Area, and was last seen right here at the Stageworks in Winter Wonderettes. She would like to thank Karla Hartley for the opportunity to do what she loves with people she calls family, and to her village that always helps make it all happen.
Tron Montgomery (Jason) is very much so excited to be apart of such an elite cast for this awesome production of “Ordinary Days” directed by Karla Hartley! Hold on to your seats and get prepared for one hell of a show with THIS ball of energy folks! Now Tron’s no stranger to the Stage Life his past performances include AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Andre), SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL (Eddie), THE WIZ (Scarecrow), MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL (Bobby), HOOKED ON A BAD SPIRIT ( Hook), and So many more. He dedicates this performance to his mother, his kids and EVERYONE else who follow, supports, and love — THAT GOTDAMN TRON. “The World Is a Stage, Perform on it Everyday”