The Musicals of Matt Conner
Produced by La-Ti-Do DC
A part of the weekly La-Ti-Do series from October 7 – 28, 2013
Watch the casts of Nevermore, Crossing, The Hollow and Night of the Living Dead in an intimate setting.
La-Ti-Do presents: The Musicals of Matt Conner
Dan Cooney, Flo Lacey, Nova Payton and the casts of Nevermore, Crossing, The Hollow and Night of the Living Dead
Black Fox Lounge at 1723 Connecticut Ave, NW
(Connecticut Ave, NW between R and S streets)
2 blocks north of the Dupont Circle Metro Stop
– Monday, October 7: 8 pm – The cast of Nevermore
– Monday, October 14: 8 pm – The cast of Crossing
Monday, October 21: 8 pm – The cast of The Hollow
Monday, October 28: 8 pm – The cast of Night of the Living Dead
Tickets & Passes:
$20 per ticket available on a first come, first serve basis at the door night on show nights.
Visit the following pages to RSVP for each show ahead of time for a limited number of $10 advance RSVP tickets:
Oct 7: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8377233531
Oct 14: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8377345867
Oct 21: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8377371945
Oct 28: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8377448173
For high resolution photos related to our show, please email Don Michael Mendoza at [email protected]
About Matt Conner
A native of Stephens City, VA, Matt Conner has been performing, composing, teaching and music directing in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area for fifteen years. Matt’s critically acclaimed musical Nevermore was produced at Signature Theater in 2006. His other commissioned works for Signature Theater include: Crossing, inspired by the Underground Railroad will Premiere this Fall 2013, Partial Eclipse, a rock song cycle presented in 2009, and The Hollow, a new work based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that opened Signature’s 2011-2012 season as a part of the American Musical Voices Project Award, which Mr. Conner received in 2009. He wrote A Carol Christmas for the GMCW which was produced 2007 in Washington D.C. and was also commissioned by Creative Cauldron to develop Martin: The King of Pizza, an original musical that premiered at ArtSpace Falls Church in 2009, where he also recently adapted Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant into a Children’s Musical featuring his original music.
He has also written Peter Pan and Wendy, Oliver Twist, and Eddie Allan Poe. He just finished writing Night of the Living Dead with book writer Stephen Gregory Smith which was workshopped in 2010 and has been produced the Richmond Shephard Theatre in NY, Kensington Arts Theatre in Kensington, MD as well as at New Line Productions in Saint Louis, MO. Recordings Winter (2010), Snow (2011), Icicle (2012), Baby Conner (2012) and Nocturne (2013). Some of his on stage credits include SIGNATURE: Senator/Rufus in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Male Authority Figure in Hairspray, Manfred/Hogeye in Sunset Boulevard, The Birdseller/Fogg in Sweeney Todd, Windy in Showboat, Thenardier/Montparnasse Les Miserables (2009 Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble Award), Aurelio In Kiss of the Spider Woman, Scotty in Merrily We Roll Along , Toby in The Witches of Eastwick, Steward in Into the Woods, John Hinckley in Assassins, Tamate/Lion Dancer in Pacific Overtures, Protean/ Hero U/S in A Funny Thing…Forum and a Cockney in My Fair Lady, Riff in West Side Story (Olney Theatre Center) and The Page of Herodias in Oscar Wilde’s Salome (Synetic Theatre).
Matt holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University. He would like to thank the faculty at Shenandoah for such an amazing experience back home and would like to dedicate the show to all his amazing teachers and mentors here at S.U. Matt is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
About La-Ti-Do presents: The Musicals of Matt Conner
In October 2013, the weekly series La-Ti-Do presents the cast of a different musical written by DC theatre star Matt Conner every week. We start with Nevermore on October 7th, Crossing on October 14th, The Hollow on October 21st and Night of the Living Dead on October 28th.
Special guests include Broadway’s Dan Cooney and Flo Lacey along with local Helen Hayes Award nominee and winner Nova Payton and Christopher Sizemore will appear at the series throughout the month.
Since then, it has become Washington, DC’s premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series to serve the DC artistic community on a weekly basis. Most recently the show launched a new chapter in New York City on June 9, 2013 at Duane Park/Bowery Poetry.
La-Ti-Do is driven by the support of Black Fox Lounge venue co-owner Russwin Francisco and resident pianist, 2013 Helen Hayes Award Winner Jonathan Tuzman.
Past musical performers include Helen Hayes Award nominees and recipients: Vishal Vaidya, Katie McManus, Chris Sizemore, Will Gartshore, Joshua Morgan and international spoken word artists: Gail Danley, Sonya Renee Taylor, Sophia Walker, Chris August, and Vijai Nathan.
Matt Conner on ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Creative Cauldron by Matt Conner.
Read Stephen Gregory Smith’s behind-the-scenes column, Letters from the Living Dead, on DC Theater Arts:
Part One: Welcome to my Farmhouse.
Part Two: Finding Ben.
Part Three: Exploring the Farmhouse.
Part Four: Meet Our Cast.
Part Five: My Sweet Baby.
Part Six: We’ll Be Alright.
Part Seven: This house…this place.