Projects Created by Ronnie Larsen
Projects Produced by Ronnie Larsen
Now & Then tells the story of one couple, Daniel and Greg, over 4 decades. 3 actors play Daniel and 3 actors play Greg. We follow Greg and Daniel on their journey together in this life-affirming musical about love and the complications and rewards of staying together through lifes ups and downs.
DATES & TIMES:
September 6th - 30th
Wilton Theater Factory - MainStage
2304 N. Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Tim Evanicki (Greg #2) is excited to be making his onstage debut with Ronnie Larsen Presents. As a producer, Tim has worked in Fort Lauderdale on GRINDR: THE OPERA, BATHHOUSE: THE MUSICAL! (a show which he co-wrote), and “NAKED BOYS SINGING” (co-production with Ronnie Larsen). Other on-stage regional credits include Old Deuteronomy in CATS (Theatre Winter Haven), Jud Frye in OKLAHOMA! (Central Florida Community Arts), Lt. Cable in SOUTH PACIFIC (Brighton Theatre Guild), Man 1 in GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (Winter Park Playhouse), and Man 2 in AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND (Winter Park Playhouse). Tim is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He is the author of the book “The College Audition,” a regularly travels the country doing workshops and master classes with high school performers. For more information go to: www.timevanicki.com
Dennis (Music and Lyrics and Daniel #3) is a singer, songwriter and performer for more than 40 years in the country, pop, folk music industry. He has performed in Nashville at the celebrated Wild Horse Saloon. He did theater in the early days in productions of “Godspell,”, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, “ “Julius Caesar,” and co-directed “Godspell” in college. Dennis has written over 100 songs in the style of folk, pop and country music. Dennis has played the acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars for a long time. Dennis was a Franciscan Friar, a restauranteur, and has worked in a variety of industries. He holds an MS in Training, BS in Marketing, BA in English and has a recording engineering certification. For Dennis, life has always been about music and the opportunity to express feelings and emotions. The collaboration with Ronnie on the musical “Now & Then” has been a gift to see his words and music take on a new life and point of view. There are lots of stories to tell and he hopes you find your own meaning and self-expression in his music and lyrics. It all really started one rainy day in March 1982, “Wet leaves and misty days…Solitary, All Together Man…”
Matt McCLure (Daniel #2) Originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, Matt has traveled all over the United States working both on and off the stage. Guitar shows seem to be his calling, as his last three years have been filled with many productions of Buddy Holly, Million Dollar Quartet, and Ring of Fire. When he gets to escape the live music shows, some of his favorite credits include John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Garry Lejeune in Noises Off, and Ken in RED. He has worked off the stage as a freelance carpenter and electrician across the country and toured for two Christmas seasons as the Head Carpenter for Broadway Christmas Wonderland. Matt is very excited to be down here in, mostly sunny, Fort Lauderdale and bring a story of love, strength, and sacrifice that spans a lifetime.
Cody Jenkins (Daniel #1) is thrilled to be joining this creative cast and crew for the World Premiere of Now and Then Musical. He was most recently seen performing aboard the Norwegian Sky with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Featured Singer. Cody holds a BFA in acting from Texas State University and is an alumni of The Performing Arts Project and Broadway Theatre Project where we worked with a handful of Broadway and TV/Film professionals. Some of his favorite roles include: Baby John in West Side Story, Jesus in Godspell, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Max Slater in an original work titled Fall Apart Together (Off-Bway; The Playhouse Theater). In his free time, Cody loves playing guitar, dancing like nobody is watching, and diving into a good movie or video game. Special thanks to my managers at Upward and Onward, my friends and family for their support, and to the creative team for giving me this opportunity. Love to my angels, Mom and Jeremy T. Much love
Ansel Robin Thompson (Greg #3) a Lyric Tenor, is from Meredith Center, NH. Ansel received his education from Ithaca College in NY and London. He has performed for many years as the “House Tenor” at Geneva-On-The Lake in Upstate NY, the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, FL and the Island Club at William’s Island in Miami. Ansel has performed leading roles in many musicals and operettas in the Lakes Region of NH and Boston. Recently, Ansel has received further voice instruction from David Sabella in New York.
Conor Walton (Greg #3) A recent REMY award recipient for contributions to South Florida Theatre. A Silver Palm recipient and three time Carbonell Nominee. Most recently seen as Hermes in Rock Odyssey at The Arsht Center and Zanna in Zanna-Don’t at Island City Stage. Credits include St.Jimmy in American Idiot at Outré Theatre Company. Albert in It Shoulda Been You at Actors Playhouse(Silver Palm Award). Thalia in Xanadu at Slow Burn theatre and Felix in The Normal Heart at Outre Theatre (Carbonell nomination and Silver Palm Award) Other credits include Reggie in First Date at Actors Playhouse(Carbonell nomination and Broadway World award) and the reprise of Thrill Me(Broadway World award) at the Broward Center. John Quincy Adams in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson(Outré theatre) Richard Loeb in Thrill Me (Outré Theatre -Broadway World Award). The Arbiter in Chess (Slow Burn Theatre) Thank you to Ronnie and Dennis for allowing me to bring the role of Greg 1 to life.
Director - Ronnie Larsen
Music & Lyrics - Dennis Manning
Book - Ronnie Larsen
Set Design - Melquisedel Dominguez
Sound Design - Abraham Oleksnianski
Sound Technician - Joseph Martinez
Lighting Design - Jamie Brothman
Lighting Technician - Melquisedel Dominguez
Choreography - Andy Fiacco