STORIES WORTH TELLING

Lily in Fairytale Land
by Julia C. Thorne
WORLD PREMIERE

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Lily loves fairytales, but she never expected to be in one. In a whirlwind adventure in which she meets all her favourite fairytale characters, it is up to Lily to make her father and us all believe in the power of stories again.

"Lily in Fairytale Land" is an interactive play with music for children between the ages of 6-12.

Performances

Curtain 3:00pm

Ticket Sale starts February 12, 2016

Brick 5

Fünfhausgasse 5
1150 Wien

Public Transport

U6 Gumpendorferstraße
U4/U6 Längenfeldgasse
Trams 6 & 18
Bus 57A

Cast

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Lily
Christine Thorne

Christine trained as an actress at La Compagnie Maritime in Montpellier. She holds a BA in English and French and a French Master's Degree in Theatre Studies. Christine was a member of the Youth Ensemble at Theater im e.novum, Lüneburg, for 8 years. Some of her favourite productions were: “Peer Gynt”, “Yvonne die Burgunderprinzessin”, and “Baal”.

Since moving to Vienna in 2013 and joining Open House Theatre, Christine's credits include: Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Margaret in Much Ado about Nothing, as well as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk, Lily in Lily in Fairytale Land, and Dick in Dick Whittington and his Cat. She also worked behind the scenes as an assistant director for A Christmas Carol, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and An Evening Of(f), and is Open House Theatre's Social Media Assistant.

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Father / Peter Pan
Tom Middler

Tom's training at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro finished in 2010, and he graduated from the University of Wales in 2011, before having a successful run in "A Rotten Little Story" at the Edinburgh Festival. His next role was Jeremy, in the BBC2 film Little Man, before heading to Austria to play Jason in "Disconnected", and later Hyde in "Jekyll's Potion" (Vienna's English Theatre).

Back in the UK Tom's credits include Christopher Morcom in the premiere of "To Kill A Machine", Ensemble in a Welsh language production of "Miss Julie" and Prince Charming in "Cinderella". Tom's has also played several Shakespearian roles, including Cassio in Othello (Swansea Grand Theatre), Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (Tour) and Duke of Clarence/Lord Rivers/Lady Anne/Catesby in an all male Richard III (UK Tour). He has previously appeared in Open House Theatre's production of "The Picture of Dorian Gray".

Tom is Open House's Social Media Representative, as well as a company's ensemble member.

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Elsa / Tinkerbell
Dana Prötsch

Dana is an actress, puppeteer and playwright, living in Vienna. She got her acting diploma in May 2000 and her favourite parts include Iokaste in "King Oedipus", Dr. Irene Wagner in "Fear", and Kreon in "Medea etc".

As a puppeteer she's been a member of the "Original Wiener Prater Kasperl" since 1997 and also works for Austrian television, playing several characters in the ABC Bear show as a puppeteer and doing the animatronics for ABC Bear in its 3rd season. For "Kasperl & Leopold" she brought the fairy Lila and Trixi the Animaltrainer to life with hand and voice.

She has her own children's theatre "Die SandMädchen" for which she writes, directs and acts, touring kindergartens in and around Vienna.

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Snow White / Cinderella
Nicola Ségur-Cabanac

Nicola was born in New York and did her best to retain her bilingual nature despite the family's move to Austria. She was first introduced to the stage at the age of nine, playing in a local children's theatre group. After getting the chance to be on stage for a production in the Landestheater Linz she gave in to the call of the stage and graduated from Vienna's SunriseStudios für Schauspiel, Tanz und Gesang in 2015.

Her debut in the English language saw her as Hattie in "Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star", other performances include the musical "Nine", Ballet Days Wien and "Ein Schritt Weiter" in Linz.



Creative Team

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Director
Robert G. Neumayr

Robert studied musical theatre at 'Performing Arts Studios Vienna'. He's been working in the performing arts for more than ten years now. After graduating engagements have taken him to the Raimund Theater, Theater der Jugend, Opera Graz, Volkstheater and the off-theatre scene in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Bolzano and Ljubljana.

Favourite parts have included Charlie Brown in “Charlie Brown”, The Eldest Magician in “Just So”, The Bullfrog in “Honk!”, The Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, Oliver Hardy in “Laurel & Hardy”, Clown in “A Winter's Tale” and Nick Bottom in “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. He's been working as an author and director for the past few years, and credits include "A Christmas Carol", "The Timekeepers", "The Turn of the Screw" and "Hypnosis".

Robert is Open House Theatre's Artistic Director and to keep the balance he's also a freelance programmer under the label „icatcher.at“

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Music
Stephanie Hacker

Stephie is an Austrian musician, based in Vienna. She studied piano and singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, receiving her Master of Arts degree in 2008. As a musician she is active in both jazz and classical music and works as a musical director and composer for Viennese theatre productions.

Within the last two years she released the critically acclaimed albums „Sensibility“ and „Cascade Effect“. She plays concerts with her „Stephie Hacker Band“ around the world.

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Costume Design
Jennifer Kobb

Jennifer discovered her love for theatre at university and soon realized she could best put her skills to use backstage. She began her professional career as a Stitcher and Wardrobe Assistant at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked on a wide variety of shows including “A Christmas Carol,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and “Hamlet.” During that time, she was also asked to bring her talents to several shows produced by Brown University. She later worked as a Draper and Stitcher at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, on productions such as “Dreamgirls,” “Xanadu,” and “God of Carnage.”