Everyday Rapture (2010) Production Files

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Identifier: EVERYDAYRAP2010
Inclusive Dates: 2010
Production Files documenting the 2010 production Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture at the American Airlines Theatre.  Directed by Michael Mayer, with choreography by Michele Lynch, set design by Christine Jones, costume design by Tom Browecker, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sounnd design by Ashley Hanson, Kurt Eric Fischer and Brian Ronan, projection design by Darrel Maloney, orchestrations/arrangements by Tom Kitt, music supervision by Michael Rafter, musical direction by Marco Paguia and music coordination by Michael Keller.

The production starred Sherie Rene Scott, with Lindsay Mendez, Betsy Wolfe and Eamon Foley; Riley Costello and Natalie Weiss acted as understudies.  Musicians included Marco Paguia conducting and on piano, Clint De Ganon on drums, Brian Hamm on bass, John Benthall on guitar, and Joe Brent on violin and guitar; Randy Cohen was the Synthesizer Programmer.

2010 Awards and Nominations:
Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical, Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott (nominee)
Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical, Sherie Rene Scott (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Musical (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Dick Scanlan & Sherie Scott (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Sherie Rene Scott (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Orchestrations, Tom Kitt (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical, Kurt Eric Fischer, Brian Ronan and Ashley Hanson (nominee)
"Everyday Rapture...is a loose autobiography of Scott herself, showing her travels from her half-Mennonite Kansas childhood to a life in show business. The show is called a 'stage memoir disguised as fiction' and a 'mixed jukebox musical'.  Songs by singers and songwriters include David Byrne, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and the Johnny Mercer-Harry Warren 'On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa-Fe'.  The Judy Garland standards 'Get Happy' and 'You Made Me Love You' are sung, the latter amusingly illustrated with a series of cheeky images of Jesus. Songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood are also sung.

[Dick] Scanlan described the show as 'a one-person show with four people in it. The other three, besides Scott, are a younger actor who has an extended...sequence and two women who serve as backup singers — 'The Mennonettes' — and share other scenes with her.' "    From "Everyday Rapture". www.wikipedia.org; accessed 2/3/2016.

There was some magic in the show, as the Playbill lists a credit for "Magic Consultant".
Production Files are contained in one deep Hollinger box consisting of 17 folders, a Playbill, some marketing flyers, a cd and a cast album cd.

Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Education (Pdf files of the study guide and lecture transcript)
Lighting Design (Folders for Console File, Lighting Drawings, Lighting Paperwork and Lightwright)
Marketing Audience Services (Pdf of on-sale memo)
Media (B-roll footage, photos from events such as Hiptix, etc, song excepts and Scott on CBS news footage)
Opening Night (Opening Night Gift folder and 179 jpg photos from the event)
Playbill (20 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive scanned select reviews/press and Publicity-provided press--pdfs)
Production Photographs (Captioned selects only)
Props Images (2 jpeg photos of preset tray provided by house props person Bobby Dowling)
Show Art 
Stage Manager Documents (Folders for Calendar and Contacts)
Stage Model (Archive-produced pictures of individual pieces of the set model)

There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing Shelves.  Contracts and other confidential documents have been removed and stored in the Contracts cabinet.  There is a hard copy of the poster on the Poster shelves.  The set model is held by the Archive, although it is in very poor, disassembled condition.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: Everyday Rapture 2010, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
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