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Makeover: Iowa Partnership in the Arts

Feb 06, 2014 to Feb 16, 2014
Darrah Cloud (Book & Lyrics) & Kim D. Sherman (Music)
Directed by: 
Nick Demos
David Thayer Theatre


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Abandoned after World War II, a feisty mom parlays her gift for glamour and gab into an empire catering to the dreams of women across the country. Told with insight and humor, and freely inspired by the lives of pioneer entrepreneurs Estée Lauder and Mary Kay, this new musical reflects a changing vision of women in our times. Makeover, with book and lyrics by Darrah Cloud and an original score by Kim Sherman, spans the styles that shaped popular music for 50 years — including boogie woogie, be-bop, rock and roll, disco, and more. Don't miss this new work which proves that beauty, love, and life are inevitably more than skin deep.

The Partnership in the Arts Program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally and internationally respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.

List of Artistic Team for Makeover
Artistic Team  
Director/Choreographer Nick Demos
Writer Darrah Cloud
Composer Kim D. Sherman
Music Director Mark Bruckner
Assistant Director Ariel Francoeur
Assistant Choreographer Peggy Mead-Finizio
Writer’s Assistant Ryan Oliveira
Preliminary Scenic Designer Sam Transleau
Scenic Design Adviser R. Eric Stone
Costume Designer Melissa Gilbert
Assistant Costume Designer Angie Esposito
Lighting Designer Bryon Winn
Assistant Lighting Designer Cassie Malmquist
Sound Designer Bri Atwood*
Dialect Coaches Morris Hill, Anne Marie Nest, Valeria Avina Ortiz, Nathan Wasson
Stage Manager Leigh’Ann Andrews**
Assistant Stage Managers Amber Lewandowski, Ali Kochman

Cast members for Makeover
Ruth Levine Allyson Jean Malandra**
Marilyn Amelia S. Peacock*
Dorothy Niki-Charisse Franco*
Carmen Amy Toruno*
Fred Gotovich Michael Penick
Dinah Sydney Hayes*
Frankie (aka Pierre) as a child Dylan Davenport
Frankie (aka Pierre) Chris Matheson*
Comte Erich du Arsenault Nate Wasson
Ensemble Ben Alley*, Mathias Blake*, Katie Boothroyd*, Ali Borchers*, Haley Courter*, Ari Craven*, Ariel Davis*, Skyler Matthias*, Tim Mizones*, Regina Morones, Melina Neves*, Josh Ollendick*, Frankie Rose*, Michael Sotelo*, Taylor Edelle Stuart*, Rubina Vidal*
*denotes undergraduate student **Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States