A Well-Strung Christmas
100 S. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL, 32801
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
A Well-Strung Christmas
The Singing String Quartet in
written and performed by Well-Strung
starring Edmund Bagnell, Christopher Marchant, Daniel Shevlin & Trevor Wadleigh
conceived by Mark Cortale & Christopher Marchant
musical arrangements by Dana Levinson
additional arrangements by Well-Strung and Bruce Carter
production tour & stage management by Timothy Babcock
produced by Mark Cortale
directed by Donna Drake
The quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Pink, Lorde, Madonna, Gotye, U2, and more. Their debut show sold-out Joe's Pub in May 2012 in New York after being workshopped at Ars Nova NYC earlier that year. Since then they have played venues across the world such as The Art House in Provincetown, the Leicester Square Theatre in London, 54 Below in New York, House of Blues in New Orleans, Feinstein's in San Francisco and LifeBall in Vienna. The group recently performed on NBC's TODAY show with Kathie Lee & Hoda as well as appearing on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live. This past August they performed with Kristin Chenoweth for two sold out shows at Town Hall in Provincetown. In October they were featured in Joanna Gleason's critically acclaimed new show in both New York and New Orleans. On November 15th they performed with opera star Deborah Voigt, Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to open the brand new Walt Disney Theater in Orlando directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. And most recently this past December, they performed for three sold-out holiday shows with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in San Francisco for over 4,000 people.
Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Their most recent show POPssical was directed by Donna Drake with arrangements by Dana Levinson, Well-Strung and Bruce Carter. The quartet was formed by producer Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant. For more information please visit www.Well-Strung.com and facebook and twitter @wellstrungnyc
Edmund Bagnell (first violinist) played Tobias in the first national tour of Sweeney Todd directed by John Doyle. Recent credits include Rich in The Last Cyclist (Off Broadway),Toby in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium (Off Broadway), Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Summer Theater of New Canaan), Charlie in The Big Holiday Broadcast of 1959written by Joanna Gleason (Fairfield Theater Company), and Oramel Howland in The Great Unknown written by Jim Wann (Pump Boys and Dinettes) and Bill Hauptman (Big River) as a part of NYMF. Other Credits include, Tom Sawyer in Big River (STONC), Enoch Snow Jr. in Carousel(Barrington Stage Company), Stewart Smalls in Band Geeks (Ars Nova NYC), Huck Finn in The Adventures of… (Cotton Hall Theater), and Dennis in Smoke on the Mountain (CHT). A native of South Carolina, Edmund is happy living life in the Big Apple.
Chris Marchant (second violinist) grew up in Ohio loving music. It kept him busy with orchestra and choir throughout school and led him to Malone College where he received his BA in Music Ministry. Following that, he moved to NYC to pursue work in musical theatre. Favorite productions include national tours of Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and Naked Boys Singing. Many thanks to those who support and enjoy Well-Strung. Follow on twitter @chrisjmarchant and @wellstrungnyc.
Daniel Shevlin (cellist) has performed all over the map as an actor and a cellist. He has appeared Off Broadway in "The Sandbox" written and directed by Edward Albee and has toured nationally and internationally with productions of Rent and Cabaret. Regional credits include Altar Boyz, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Titanic, Sunset Boulevardand Ragtime, among others. The only two U.S. States he hasn't been to are Oregon and Tennessee, but he's hoping to change that this year. In his spare time he loves cooking, sleeping, and watching trashy reality TV. Follow: @DShevy on Twitter!
Trevor Wadleigh (violist) A native of the Pacific Northwest, violist Trevor Wadleigh began studying the viola at age 17. Henceforth, Mr. Wadleigh earned a BA from the U of Puget Sound with major concentrations in Business, Sociology, and Music Performance while studying concurrently with Burton Kaplan of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Wadleigh has served as principal violist of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and Nova Philharmonic. Mr. Wadleigh has also served on faculty at the U of Puget Sound as violin and viola instructor. In addition to musical endeavors, Mr. Wadleigh is a cofounder of Puget Sound Rescue, a 501(c)(3), an animal welfare organization.
Timothy Babcock (Production Tour/Stage Manager) Usually preferring to keep his Stage Managing abilities quiet, Tim is very pleased to be part of the WELL STRUNG touring team, having served as PSM for the NYC run in 2012. Primarily an actor, Tim's credits include Father Flynn in DOUBT, THOM PAIN (based on nothing), Nick in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, several delicious character roles in CANDIDE and I AM MY OWN WIFE. Tim is also involved with Counter Productions, formerly of Provincetown, now in Athens, NY, where they plan to build a theater of their own and continue to produce high-quality, professional work. His Stage Managing skills will no doubt come in handy there as well.
$40.00 - $60.00
A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS was devised by Well-Strung producer Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander. The show features the group’s own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites, such as Silent Night, Sleighride, all the way to Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas and everything in between. Well-Strung stars Edmund Bagnell, Christopher Marchant, Daniel Shevlin and Trevor Wadleigh. A Well-Strung Christmas is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander who is the long-time director of Barbara Streisand.
VIP Tickets include reserved table seating and a meet and greet.