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CRAIG NOLAN HIGHLEY (Ensemble) is pleased to be returning the the HAC stage. He was last seen here in the title role of Theatre Reprise!'s production of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE last November. Active in the Louisville theater community regularly since 1997, he has performed, produced, and/or directed for most of the local theater companies. Favorite roles have included Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY (Little Colonel Playhouse, Theatre Reprise!), Noah in TWO BY TWO (Shelby County Community Theatre), Sam in MAMMA MIA! (Hayswood Theatre), Narrator/Mr. LaGrange in THE KISS ME CURSE (Highview Arts Center), Brother Boy in SORDID LIVES (Wayward Actors Company), G.W. Nethercott in A VERY SORDID WEDDING (Pandora Productions), Sir Danvers Carew in JEKYLL & HYDE (CenterStage), and many, MANY more. He wants to extend his deepest gratitude to the HAC and Keith for yet another chance to strut his stuff and tread the boards!

Created & Written by Gerard Alessandrini

Directed by Keith McGill with Music Director Gayle King


       Both Reached For The Gun
       Glossy Fosse ("Razzle Dazzle")
       Into The Words ("Into The Woods" & "A Weekend In The Country")
       Call On Carol ("Call On Dolly")
        Dolly Is A Girl's Best Friend ("Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend")
        Hello, Dolly ("Oh No, Carol)
        Defying Subtlety ("Defying Gravity")
        Les Miserables ("C'est Magnifique")
        End Of The Play ("End Of The Day")
        I Dreamed A Show ("I Dreamed A Dream")
        It's Too High ("Bring Him Home")
        Did You Hear The People Sing?


      Mucous Of The Night ("You're Just In Love")
     Mamma, Mia
     Dancing Queen
      Rant ("Rent")
      Seasons Of Hype ("Seasons Of Love")
      Liza One Note ("Johnny One Note")
      Spamalot ("Camelot")
      The Song They Stole From Us ("The Song That Goes Like This")
      Old Cats
       I Enjoy Being A Cat ("I Enjoy Being A Girl")
       On My Phone ("On My Own")
       Ambition ("Tradition")
       Back To Broadway ("On A Clear Day")

       You Can't Stop The Camp ("You Can't Stop The Beat")
      What I Did For Laughs ("What I Did For Love")

KEITH MCGILL (Director/ Ensemble) Is excited to be directing again with Highview Arts Center.  Previously he directed THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) with HAC. Recently Keith directed the world premiere of LIFE CYCLE OF A BLACKBERRY with Looking For Lilith.  With StageOne, he directed GHOST, THE GIVER and MONSTER OF MINE, and directed THREADS OF OUR HISTORY for Actors Theatre. He is also a teaching artist for Commonwealth Theatre Center, Actors Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Behind Bars. 

As an actor, Keith recently appeared in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER with STAGE ONE.  Previous StageOne productions: TALES OF A FOURTH-GRADE NOTHING, LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, and DON’T TELL ME I CAN’T FLY. He’s also acted with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and Looking For Lilith.

Keith wrote NATION IN CRISIS, NO TURNING BACK, and THE HISTORY OF NOW for Commonwealth, and JAMIE WHATEVER and THE RIGHT SHOES for StageOne. He is currently working on a one-person piece—OVER MY DEAD HUSBAND.

JESSICA TANSELLE (Ensemble) is excited to be making her debut at Highview Arts Center in Forbidden Broadway. She has been honored to perform with Pandora Productions, Theatre Reprise, The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company, Wayward Actors Theatre, Clarksville Little Theatre, and Music Theatre of Louisville. A few of her favorite roles include My Big Gay Italian Christmas (Olivia), Sweet Charity (Charity), Anything Goes (Bonnie), and Sordid Lives (Noleta). While Jessica loves being on stage, she also enjoys her work as a Medium, Shamanic Healer, and Ceremony Facilitator. Jessica sends a huge thank you to her family and friends for supporting her passions and wild adventures.

MARIANNE ZICKUHR (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Highview Arts Center debut. Marianne has had the pleasure of working with several local arts organizations such as Pandora Productions, Redline Performing Arts, Mind's Eye Theater Company, Company Outcast, Highview Arts Center and Actors Theatre of Louisville. You may have seen her recently in RENT, Godspell, or The Addams Family.


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Dawn Campbell (Choreographer)  holds an MA in Theatre Studies (Fontbonne University, MO) and a BS in Theatre Performance (University of Evansville, IN). A Kentucky native, but recently moving back home from Las Vegas, Dawn works as an arts educator at Oldham County High School and a side-gig Choreographer/Movement Coach. She is a Company Member with Looking for Lilith and is very excited to be returning to the Louisville theatre scene after ten years! Favorite show credits (onstage and off) include: INTO THE WOODS; URINETOWN! THE MUSICAL; THE YELLOW BOAT; FABRIC, FLAMES AND FERVOR: GIRLS OF THE TRIANGLE; BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS; THE TEMPEST; BECOMING MOTHERS; and PETER PAN. Thank you to her loving, supportive family – especially the little MnMs that fill her heart (and drive her crazy) every day.

Jill Marie Guelda (Props) is a multimedia artist, designer, and creative Louisville native. Since 2006, she has worked almost every tech job theatre has to offer here in Louisville, besides hanging lights (terrified of heights). She currently is the Digital Marketing Manager for LFL and is on the Board of Directors with Highview Arts Center. She specializes in set design, prop design, and production management. 

Gayle King (Music Director & Pianist) a native Louisvillian, has performed locally and abroad for over 45 years. Onstage credits include Tapestry (ensemble), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), The Wiz (Glinda), The Wizard of Oz (Elmira Gulch/ Wicked Witch), Hairspray (Motormouth Mabel). Music Direction credits include Always… Patsy Cline, Rent, Once on This Island, Crowns, Rock of Ages, Ain’t Misbehavin. Gayle created underscoring for Kentucky Shakespeare’s radio play productions of War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead. She has enjoyed this journey through Broadway and the talented cast thats come on this trip through Forbidden Broadway.

Patrick Jump (Lighting Designer) is a graduate of Murray State University and has been involved in over 200 productions in professional, community and educational theatre. You may have seen his work throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. As owner of his 4-year-old studio, Bluegrass Production Studio, he leads a team of artists in elevating Louisville area theatre with set design, construction, lighting and more. Patrick considers each new show an opportunity to help bring creative visions to the stage. When you see the visual artistry of a local production, it's probable that Patrick and his team played a role in its creation. 


Bluegrass Production Studio is a local theatre production company that provides technical assistance to the creative community. Also serving as a resource to help produce the arts and preserve its future. Since opening in 2020, BPS has been a part of over 120 theatre productions. Mostly serving the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas. BPS offers technical theatre support to Educational, Community, and Professional programs. We are thankful for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful production and look forward to many more in the future. For this project BPS is providing Lighting Design by Patrick Jump.

Addie Reinheart (Stage Manager) is thrilled to have been invited to stage manage at HAC. While this is her first time working with HAC, she has worked all around town for Drag Daddy Productions, Pandora, Jewish Community Center, and others. Addie is currently on the board of Drag Daddy Productions and is passionate about being the left brain of the right brain theater. When she is not working backstage, she enjoys spending time with her Fiance, dogs, cats, and family. She hopes you have a blast tonight and joins us again!

Jake Rosenberger (Costume Designer), the theatrical professional born and raised in Louisville! If you've seen a show at the Highview Arts Center this season, chances are Jake had a hand in it, whether he was directing, performing, or designing —sometimes all at once, because why not make things interesting? When you thought he couldn't possibly do more, he's gearing up to kickstart HAC's first-ever monthly sketch comedy show this summer, THE HACKS, promising a hilariously unforgettable experience for everyone involved. When he's not busy bringing characters to life on stage or crafting the perfect punchline, you can find Jake indulging in his love for all things theatre, from Shakespearean classics to avant-garde experiments.

Taylor Torsky (Set Designer) is an active event and wedding planner in Kentucky. Currently the Wedding Director at the Seelbach Hilton, Taylor spends her days creating and designing weddings, Galas, and Derby Events in the Louisville area. Her career in Kentucky started with Heaven Hill Distilleries, Louisville Zoo, Oak Island Creative and Hummingbird Page Events, and Taylor has worked in several industries event planning for both corporate and private clients.

 Prior to arriving in KY, she was a proud member of AEA, and stage managed on and off Broadway, with her longest tenure as an SM for Blue Man Group. Her experiences in NYC were sprinkled with stage managing anything and everything, from NYFW to galas with Billy Joel, movie premiers at Lincoln Center, to being a Parade Captain with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

She is currently the HAC Board President, and most recently designed the set for MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the set, lights and costumes for ORIGINALS.

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY GREATEST HITS is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

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