Zero Club - Cast
A Nuclear Musical Comedy by Deborah Henson-Conant
we weren't serious ...we wouldn't be laughing."
The Zero Club Motto
is the cast and musical director for the Nov. 14, 2006
Reading of "The Zero Club" at the Regent Theatre.
HODES - "Octavia"
Gloria Hodes has sung principal roles on the stages
of the Metropolitan, NYC, Seattle and regional opera
companies throughout the U.S. She appeared as Madame
Giry in all three touring companies of “Phantom
of the Opera.” On Broadway, she was in the original
cast of “Me and My Girl." Her Mother Superior
in “The Sound of Music” and Julie in “Showboat”
have won her critical and popular acclaim nationally.
Off-Broadway, she received the coveted Obie and Theater
World Award(s) for her creation of Mr. Bertie in “The
Club,” directed by Tommy Tune. She was chosen
by Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom to create the
role of Buffy Buffington in his “Casino Paradise.”
Opera roles include Tosca, Aida, Magda in “The
Consul,” Dido in “Dide & Aeneas,”
Mimi in “La Boheme,” to name a few. In the
original production of “The Zero Club,”
the role of Octavia was created for her. She is the
executive director of New York based “Music &
Masque,” a concert production company.
Jan Greeley, a native of Boston, has been performing
in nightclubs, hotels and restaurants since 1976, as
both a singer, guitarist and the leader of her own jazz
trio. She has been a featured performer on radio and
television and has appeared in the Boston Globe jazz
festival. Last winter she appeared with bassist Dick
Kniss of Peter, Paul and Mary in several upstate New
York establishments. During the summer of 2006, Greeley
collaborated on a jazz standard CD with percussionist
Dan Germain and keyboard artist Joe Mulholland, scheduled
for completion by late autumn. She returns November
14th in the role of Molly, the role created for her
in the original production of “The Zero Club.”
She lives in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
HILLMAN - "Ned"
Eric is a student at the Berklee School of Music, where
he is majoring in Film Scoring. In high school he played
the musical lead in "Guys and Dolls," Grandpa
in "You Can't Take It With You," Joe Ferone
in "Up the Down Staircase," and the lead in
"12 Angry Men." He is the lead singer of the
band Coppola, which released their first EP in June.
HILLMAN - "Zero Member"
Andrew was part of UWM's University Choir, Men's Chorus,
and Gospel Choir. Previous to that, he was a member
of the Milwaukee Youth Chorale and various other choirs,
as well as vocal and piano competitions. His last role
in a musical was as a chorus member in "Oliver."
- "Zero Member"
Michael is a recent graduate from McGill University
in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a First Class
Honors BA in Cultural Studies and minors in English
Lit and Sociology. During his time there he acted in
numerous student productions, including an improvisational
24-Hour Playwriting Contest. Two plays he wrote himself
were accepted by the McGill Drama Festival, where he
then directed them. He sang in the McGill choir for
two years, but this is his first time in a musical.
INNERARITY - Musical Direction
Memrie has composed many vocal and musical theatre works.
Among her recent titles are “Pour Lui,”
What is a City?,” “The 104,” “2K
Haiku,” the opera “Phaedra,” “Dialogue
for Trumpet and Piano” and various dance pieces.
She and lyricist Owen Robertson have created the full-length
musical “3 Stories (up).” Other works include
“As For Me,” Mass for St. Augustine’s”
and a psalm setting, “The 104.” An accomplished
writer and actress, she received an Obie for her appearance
in Tommie Tune’s “The Club,” and recently
appeared in “Stories to be Read Out Loud in a
Southern Accent” with Judith Moore. She has served
as musical director for over 60 musicals and operas.
Currently, Ms. Innerarity teaches and conducts musical
events in the metropolitan area.