Our twist on Ms. Austen's classic is set over the course of three different parties. A wedding. A New Year's Eve Fundraiser. An Valentine's Day Gala. Each of these events is the back drop on which that characters love each other, hate each other, and drink a significant amount of champagne. In this party spirit, we've asked the cast, crew and designers to weigh in on their music and fashion party preferences. - Heidi
Name: Claire Louise Nadeau - Stage Manager
Hometown: Big Lake, MN
Go to Party Tune: You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oats
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Dresses....sundresses weather permitting
Name: Kathryn Fumie - Emma Woodhouse
Hometown: Sartell MN
Go to Party Tune: Hey Ya by Outkast
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Black Cocktail dress and comfy kitten heels
Name: Carl Atiya Swanson - James Fairfax
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Go to Party Tune: "I Get Kick Out of You" - the Ella Fitzgerald version.
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): A bowtie that can be undone late in the night (I think I'm working with a New Year's Eve theme here)
Name: Courtney Schmitz Watson - Lighting Designer
Hometown: Starkville, Mississippi
Go To Party Tune: Wild Nights by John Mellencamp & Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Go To Party Ensemble (Outfit): Skinny jeans, black tank top, stiletto heels, pearl necklace.
Name: Charles Campbell - Mark Weston
Go to Party Tune: Where is this "Party Tune" place?
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Hey, what are YOU wearing?
Name: Jessica Spivey - Assistant Stage Manager
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida/Ygrande, France/Ham Lake, Minnesota (Take your pick)
Go to Party Ensemble: I have a sparkly dinosaur outfit...
Name: Eric Elefson - William
Hometown: River Falls, WI
Go to Party Tune: Party Rock by LMFAO
Go to Party Ensemble: T-shirt with horizontal stripes and skinny jeans
Name: Tanner Curl - George Knightley
Hometown: Charles City, IA
Go to Party Tune: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): If it's fancy, I go for the suit. I tend to feel like it's nearly impossible to be overdressed (unless I'm feeling lazy and want to wear flannel).
Name: Sheila Regan - Anne Weston
Go to Party Tune: Welcome to Tijuana- Manu Chau
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Black.
Name: Mason Mahoney - Frank Churchill
Hometown: Fairmont, MN
Go to Party Tune: "The Reeling" by Passion Pit
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): The Picasso jacket
Name: Ted Moore - Sound Designer/Composer
Hometown: Waconia, MN
Go to Party Tune: Papa’s got a brand new bag, James Brown
Got to Party Ensemble (Outfit): I do have a vintage mint green leisure suit, but it rarely comes out... I usually wear whatever I put on that morning
Name: Hannah K. Holman - Harriet Smith
Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Go to Party Tune: To be honest, Footloose.
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Whatever is clean? Is that bad?
Name: Taous Claire Khazem - Isabelle Knightley
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Go to Party Tune: Anything MJ
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Layers with something shiny
Name: Emily Dussault - Jane Fairfax
Hometown: Blaine, MN
Go To Party Tune: Geez this is hard. There is something magical about the classic Twist and Shout by The Beatles. So that... or anything by Beyonce!
Go To Party Ensemble: Opaque tights and something sparkly. Or many things sparkly.
Name: Zac Campbell - Scenic Designer/Props Master/Technical Director
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Go to Party Tune: Lil' Kim: How Many Licks
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Bowtie.
Name: Seth Conover - John Knightley
Hometown: Waverly, IA
Go to Party Tune: Depends on the Party, but Ella Fitzgerald is good.
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): 'Dressed Down' with hints of 'Dressing up'. (I.e. Shirts with buttons, sweaters, and jeans)
Name: Parker Genne - Bobby Martin
Go to Party Tune: One song? Impossible, an album I can do...James Brown Dance Machine
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): A scarf, dress-short, fancy tights, boots-either my favorite cowboy or some riding ones, hair-big per usual
Name: Russ Dugger - Philip Elton
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Sport coats and bowties. You know. Whatever the Doctor prescribes.
Name: Christina Lein - Millie Bates
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN
Go to Party Tune: Anything Queen or Abba
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): A skirt with my jeans... and cowboy boots... and a top of some kind (obviously) I keep it simple... the same things I wear everyday...
Name: Nora Sachs - Assistant Director
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Go to Party Tune: Alive and Amplified by The Mooney Suzuki
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): A big necklace.
Name: Blake E. Bolan - Director
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
Go to Party Tune: Gimme Sympathy by Metric
Go to Party Ensemble (Outfit): A cute brown mini-dress with a ruffled collar that I bought for New Year's a few years ago and my suede boots.
Name: Laura Leffler-McCabe - Playwright
Hometown: Shawnee, KS
Go to Party Tune: anything that sounds like Mo-Town - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, CeeLo Green, actual Mo-Town. I feel like that's not the answer this question is looking for…
Got to Party Ensemble (Outfit): something black
Name: Heidi Jedlicka – August Elton
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Go to Party Tune: I gotta have my girls Beyonce, Shakira, Dessa and/or Lady Gaga on loop as much as possible.
Got to Party Ensemble (Outfit): Black, sparkles, studded clutch, can of Coppola champagne. Boom.
Emma Woodhouse Is Not A Bitch
Written by Laura Leffler-McCabe and Tanner Curl
Directed by Blake E. Bolan
February 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
The Cedar Riverside People's Center Theater
425 20th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
$12-20 sliding scale tickets, no-one turned away for lack of funds
Thank you, Minnesota!
This activity is the recipient of a generous grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.