meet the cast
andrea bell wolff*
Andrea Bell Wolff is a comic actress and singer with an esteemed show business history. Andrea appeared in five productions of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and National Tours playing both Ermengarde and Minnie Fay and has appeared in George M!, L’il Abner, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Funny Girl at such venues as The St. James Theater, Goodspeed, The Papermill Playhouse and Sacramento Music Circus.
Andrea is known for her work in the legendary Vegas revue, Bottoms Up!, opening for huge stars such as The Fifth Dimension and Engelbert Humperdinck, and she touring with Disney in many shows around the country. She has also performed with the show band, Your Father’s Mustache, on the Ed Sullivan Show doing warm-ups for the audience, and on the Donny and Marie show working in many sketches under the direction of Sid and Marty Krofft.
In 2017, Andrea premiered the critically lauded nightclub act, Prisoner of Love, her final collaboration with the late maestro Barry Levitt, which featured a title song Andrea commissioned from Levitt and director Pater Napolitano.
Since partnering with award winning musical director/composer, Jude Obermuller, Andrea has premiered three critically lauded nightclub shows in NYC: I Can’t Trace Time at the Green Room 42, Gold Dust Woman: A Stevie Nicks Experience at Cutting Room, both directed by Dan Ruth, and Adventures in Vegas at the legendary Don’t Tell Mama, directed by Jimmy Larkin.
Arrow Rock Lyceum: All Shook Up (Chad) and 9 to 5 (Joe); WBT: All Shook Up (Chad) and It Happened One Christmas Eve (Buddy); Mason Street Warehouse: Gentleman's Guide... (Monty), Legally Blonde (Kyle), Trailer Park... (Duke), and Avenue Q; Disney Cruise Line Original cast: Tangled and Frozen (Hans); Porthouse: My Fair Lady (Freddy) and Starmites; Clinton Showboat Theatre: Forever Plaid (Smudge) and She Loves Me (George); Theatre 80 St Marks: 420 The Musical; Rocky Mt. Rep: Double Trouble; Farmer's Alley: I Love A Piano. Proud AEA member. Many thanks to Andrea Bell Wolff, Jimmy Larkin Jude Obermuller for inviting me to be a part of this incredibly special show. Thank you to my family, Becca and Richie, for their endless patience, love, and support. www.elliottlitherland.com @elliottlitherland
Jimmy Larkin is a multi-hyphenate artist who has dipped his toes in just about every facet of the theatre industry. He has spent the better portion of his career working as a performer: on tour with Beauty and the Beast, on Disney Cruise Line in the original company of Tangled, and at a handful of regional theatres- most recently in the new musical Fly at La Jolla Playhouse. In the past few years Jimmy has found himself on the “other side of the table” working as a casting director with The Telsey Office and JZ Casting and as a director/associate director on various projects. On top of this work, he is extremely passionate about arts educating as well as creating/curating content on his Instagram platform @letshearitforthechoice. You can follow Jimmy there or on his personal Instagram, @jimmylarkin to learn more about him. A big thanks to Andrea Bell Wolff for sharing her story and for having him onboard to help tell it!
Jude Obermüller is a British musician, most often composing for Theatre and Recorded Media. He was a full scholar at both London’s Royal College of Music, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Scores include: Julius Caesar (Singapore Rep); Beauty & the Seven Beasts (Opera Story, London); As You Like it & Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse, Off West End); Alice in Wonderland (Storyhouse, UK regional); Underground (59E59 Off Broadway); UCAS & The Jabberwocky (Edinburgh Fringe); I remember the ship (Tête à Tête). Music for screen includes commercials for Vogue; musical sketches for Comedy Central; and various independent films, most recently the tap-dance led short DATELEAP (with director/choreographer Jack Evans).
Current musical works: Miss Havisham’s Wedding (Leeds Conservatoire; Syracuse University; MTKC; Stiles & Drewe Best New Song finalist); Bardo: A Musical Web-Series.
Credits as Musical Director or Orchestrator include: MD for Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle since 2014 (including The Kennedy Center, The Public Theatre and NY Theatre Workshop); Michael John LaChiusa’s The Gardens of Anuncia (workshop - The Public); and AMD for Shane's Inspiration: Honoring Chita Rivera (Carnegie Hall). New orchestrations/musical adaptation for Marguerite (Tabard, Off West End revival - with Alain Boublil), held by MTI Europe; Encore! (Abbey Road Studios); Peter Polycarpou’s The Songs of My Life (Garrick, West End). He has provided music for Sir Trevor Nunn, Alan Cumming, Eva Noblezada, J.K Simmons, Matt Lucas, Josh O’Connor, Robbie Williams and Luke Newton.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association