ELS Productions Creative Team

David Ellenstein

Book | Director

Since 2003 David has been the Artistic Director of North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, CA. He is the former Artistic Director of Los Angeles Repertory Company and Arizona Jewish Theatre. A veteran of over 300 theatrical productions he has worked at theatres across the country for nearly five decades, including Coconut Grove Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Alabama, Great Lakes and California Shakespeare Festivals, Portland Stage, 59E59, The Meadowbrook Theatre, Colony Theatre and Laguna Playhouse. Favorites include Long Days Journey Into Night, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, Way Down River and The Chosen. Other produced written works include Einstein Comes Through and a one man Christmas Carol adaptation.

Omri Schein

Book | Lyrics

Omri is a performer/lyricist/playwright. As a writer: Making Melrose at Slippery Rock University, The Princess Probllama and Fintastic Finn at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Mambo Italiano at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Withering Heights with The Roustabouts Theatre Co, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist (2013 NYMF Award Best Lyrics) and an upcoming musical adaptation of the young adult novel The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Regionally as a performer: Babette’s Feast, All In The Timing, A Funny Thing…Forum, Persuasion, Noises Off, The Explorer’s Club, Beau Jest, Laughter On the 23rd Floor, The Underpants, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Five Course Love, When Pigs Fly, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Dear World, The People Vs. Mona (Off-Broadway/Cast Recording), Hell’s Belles, Henry V, Grease (tour) and When You’re in Love, The Whole World Is Jewish directed by Jason Alexander. Member of AEA. www.omri-schein.com.

Daniel Lincoln

Music

Daniel is a composer, conductor, pianist, and educator who splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.  In NYC, he has played for Broadway productions such as Wicked, On Your Feet!, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and The Cher Show. Off-Broadway credits include Avenue Q, tick tick BOOM!, Under the Bodhi Tree (American Premiere production), and Steven Sondheim’s Follies (NY City Center Theatre).  Touring credits include Matilda: The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, and The Midtown Men (starring the four original leads from Broadway’s Jersey Boys). Daniel has played for Broadway casting agencies such as Binder Casting, Tara Rubin CSA, and Telsey + Co. Daniel has taught at NYU Tisch, The New York Film Academy, AMDA, and is currently an Assistant Professor at USC’s Thornton School of Music. As composer/lyricist, Daniel’s original musicals have been produced in New York, London, and regionally across the United States; he has also written music and lyrics for multiple award-winning movie musical shorts. As part of the writing team of Lincoln & Schein, original productions include Making MelroseFintastic Finn, and The Remarkable Mister Holmes. Proud AFM Local 802  and Dramatist Guild Member, ASCAP composer. www.DanielMLincoln.com

The Original Team @ North Coast Rep

Cast

RABBI PLOTKIN AND OTHERS | Andrew Ableson
GUSTAV VON SCHWANZ & OTHERS | Phil Johnson
GERDA VON SCHWANZ & OTHERS | Katie Karel
ARTEMIS & OTHERS | David McBean
INSPECTOR LESTRADE & OTHERS | Tony Perry
SHEILA WATSON | Sharon Rietkerk
SHERLOCK HOLMES | Bart Shatto
MRS. HUDSON & OTHERS | Deborah Gilmour Smyth
PHYLLIS AND OTHERS | Katy Tang

Crew

DIRECTOR | David Ellenstein
STAGE MANAGER | Cindy Rumley
MUSICAL STAGING | Jill Gorrie Rovatsos
SET DESIGN | Marty Burnett
LIGHTING DESIGN | Matt Novotny
COSTUME DESIGN | Elisa Benzoni
SOUND DESIGN | Aaron Rumley
PROPS | Andrea Gutierrez

Musicians

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/PIANO | Ron Councell
FLUTE, CLARINET, ALTO SAX | Amy Kalal
VIOLIN, VOILA | Jennifer Williams
DRUMS/PERCUSSION | Tom Versen