The Moon and the Sea
A New Musical: Book by Douglas Lyons, Music & Lyrics by Creighton IronsFIND TICKETS
June 8 - 25
A Universal Love Story
Pay What You Will
To keep live performance affordable and accessible to our community, we’re offering Pay What You Will Thursdays for all Mainstage shows at the Waldron and Ted Jones Playhouse! Book tickets for one of our Thursday performances of The Moon and the Sea and you’ll get to choose your own ticket price (from $5-$75). Just select your seats, then you’ll be prompted to choose your ticket price.
Pay What You Will Thursdays and our Community Access Ticket Program are generously sponsored by Jessika and Bryan Hane.
Soundtrack Sneak Peak!
- Bookwriter: Douglas Lyons
- Composer: Creighton Irons
- Director: Josh Rhodes
- Music Director: James Rushin
- Scenic Designer: Adam Koch
- Lighting Designer: Cory Pattak
- Costume Designer: Katharine Mott
- Intimacy Choreographer: Jenny McKnight
- Stage Manager: Phil Christiansen
- Props Master: Aubrey Krueger
- Lead Props Artisan: Barb Steininger
- Assistant Stage Manager: Chelsea Pell
Douglas Lyons (he/him)
Douglas Lyons is a multi-hyphenate artist. His Broadway acting credits include the Book of Mormon, the Original Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and currently the Broadway revival of Parade. Douglas has also toured the country in Rent, Dreamgirls and Book of Mormon. As a writer, he earned a GLAAD nomination for his Broadway playwriting debut, Chicken and Biscuits, which is currently the 2nd most produced play in America. Douglas served as a writer on both seasons of Apple TV’s Emmy award winning series Fraggle Rock. As a composer-lyricist, his music and lyrics have been featured on, Nickelodeon Jr., BET Plus, Apple TV, CBS, and more. His musicals include Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Beau (ATF), Breathe (Audible) and the world premiere of Five Points (Theater Latté Da.) With composing partner Ethan D. Pakchar, Douglas is a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist. DouglasLyons.net
Creighton Irons is a creator, educator, and performer of music and theater. His musicals Factory Girls, Soul Notes, Staying Wild, Lost Letters, and Homefront have been staged at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Goodspeed Musicals, UNC-Chapel Hill, NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Boston Conservatory, Pace University, and in Tokyo & Osaka, Japan (where Amuse Inc. has mounted two phenomenal productions of Factory Girls). His songs have been performed in venues from Kamakura to Dublin and in NYC’s favorite cabarets, including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz, The Cutting Room, Lincoln Center, and Joe’s Pub. Irons is an alum of the Johnny Mercer Colony, where he met his wife, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes. Their collaborations include two musicals, two children, multiple tours, and one mutt, Scout.
Josh Rhodes (he/him)
Josh Rhodes is thrilled to be working on this beautiful new work. In New York City Josh directed and choreographed Mack & Mabel, and Grand Hotel, and Dear World at City Center Encores! The Who’s Tommy and SPAMalot the Kennedy Center. Josh’s other productions as a director are Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, and Guys and Dolls, at the Old Globe, Cabaret, Hair, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, and Evita at The Asolo Repertory. At the Muny in St Louis, Josh has directed and choreographed Jersey Boys, and Paint Your Wagon, and the upcoming Chess. On Broadway Josh choreographed Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Bright Star. On London’s West End, he choreographed Carousel at the English National Opera and Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. Josh recently made his film director debut with the musical film, Beau. The film has garnered multiple laurels and awards in festivals all over North America. Thanks everyone for supporting new shows.
Demetrio Alomar (he/him)
Demetrio Alomar is so excited to be a part of this beautiful new musical. Demetrio has been performing since early childhood, playing roles such as Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde), Paul (A Chorus Line), Nathan Detroit (Guys & Dolls), and Pato Dooley (The Beauty Queen of Leenane). He would love to thank Douglas Lyons and Creighton Irons for creating this amazing piece of theatre and entrusting him to be a part of it. He would also like to thank the amazing cast, crew, creative team, and his mother and brother for their endless support! Instagram – dalomar02, Website – www.demetrioalomar.com
Narée Asherian (she/her)
Originally from fabulous Las Vegas, Narée is excited to make her Constellation Stage & Screen debut! Favorite credits include Newsies (Katherine), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Spelling Bee (Olive), Puffs (Hannah), Shrek (Gingy/Sugarplum Fairy), Scotland Road (The Woman), and A Christmas Carol (Belle/Fred’s Wife). Offstage, Narée was Miss Clark County 2022 in the Miss Nevada Organization under the platform of Arts Advocacy, served as main Student Ambassador for Positively Arts, Inc., and UNLV grad/Lee Business Medallion recipient. You can find her on TikTok and Instagram (@naree_asherian), and her website (www.naree-asherian.com)!
Alexa Green (she/her)
Alexa Green: Los Angeles/San Francisco: Wicked (Glinda u.s.), Lincoln Center/PBS: Company with Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone. NYC: The Last Five Years (Cathy Hiatt), Mandela (Mary/Erika/Social Worker), The Sting (Edith), Five Points (Bridget Diamond), Dust and Shadow (Polly Nichols), Tours/Regional: Scrooge The Musical (Martha Cratchit), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Fiddler On The Roof (Tzeitel), Shenandoah (Jenny Anderson). Recording artist with 16-time Grammy Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster, featured soloist with symphonies nationwide, and guest artist aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean and throughout Asia. Solo show, A Shining Hour debuted at Feinstein’s 54 Below and debut album, So Good produced by Broadway Records. So Good named Best New Solo Recording 2016 by BroadwayWorld and is available wherever music is sold. Singer-songwriter and ½ of country/folk/pop duo LEX & TOM. Professor of voice at Molloy University/CAP 21and private practice Alexa Green VOICE in NYC. M.A. Columbia University/B.F.A. CCM. Recently married her high school sweetheart, Rob. For more visit www.alexagreen.com and follow @atAlexaGreen
Rico Lebron (he/him)
Rico LeBron is making his Constellation Stage & Screen debut. He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and now resides in New York City. NY stage credits include: The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park, Angel Reapers at The Signature Theatre, Make Believe at Second Stage Theatre, God’s Fool at La Mama. He was also a part of the 1st National Tour of A Christmas Story. Film: Social Animals on Amazon. Many thanks to his whole family and Gillian for their never ending support. @ricolebron
Jesse Townes (he/him)
Jesse Townes is an actor based in Los Angeles, CA, but he hails proudly from Indianapolis, IN, where he was raised with good mid-western values and good mid-western cheese dippin’ sauce. The latter being something he misses quite dearly. Which is probably why you’ll hear him singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” on repeat, a staple he learned from his a cappella days in Straight No Chaser. But, he does love LA, where he works in the TV and film space. He currently has two films in the festival circuit, with a third slated to release at the end of this year. And you can see him now on the second season of Wild West Chronicles as Benjamin Mudge. If you don’t see him there, chances are you’ll find him at Mother Bear’s during this 2 month stint, dipping breadsticks in the best cheese sauce that’s ever existed. Because LA is incredible – but it’s too d**n healthy.
Scott Van Wye
Scott Van Wye makes his return to Bloomington for the opportunity to work on new theatrical works with the talented artists assembled by Constellation. Scott attended IU from 2014-2018 and has since worked in the theater scene in Indianapolis, his hometown. Recently he’s been seen in Douglas Lyons’ and Ethan Pakchar’s Five Points concert with Discovering Broadway. Love to Mom, Dad, Colin and Rebecca.