ACT ONE

COMMUTE

Music: Commute
By Chris Heckman

Levizadik Buckins, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox, Rachel Dean, Jacky Draughn, Elizabeth Fowle, Nicholas Franco, India Green, Jeremy Huggins, Jake Stainback, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Woods

STEEL DREAM

Music: Steel
By Chris Heckman

Music: Dream
By Chris Heckman

Levizadik Buckins, Rachel Dean
Ryan Taylor, Jacky Draughn
Nicholas Franco, Elizabeth Fowle

RECYCLED LOVE

Music: Brand New Key
Featuring Diana Tuffin and Lean In

Music: I Think I Love You
Featuring Diana Tuffin and Lean In

India Green, Jake Stainback
Brandon Woods, Levizadik Buckins, Ryan Taylor
Elizabeth Fowle, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox

LAW OF ATTRACTION

Music: Wedding Day
By Tracy Thornton

Levizadik Buckins, Jacky Draughn
Nicholas Franco, Rachel Dean

ROOM 213

Music: Leaky Sink
By Tracy Thornton

Ryan Taylor

BLIND DATE

Music: Thrash
By Eric Schwartz
Christopher Creviston-saxophone,
Oren Fader- guitar

Elizabeth Fowle, Jeremy Huggins

ACT TWO

BLACKOUT

Music: Spectrum
By Chris Heckman

Levizadik Buckins, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox, Rachel Dean, Elizabeth Fowle, Nicholas Franco, India Green, Jeremy Huggins, Jake Stainback, Brandon Woods

MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTER

Music: Levitation
By Chris Heckman

Jacky Draughn, Ryan Taylor

TURNING POINT

Music: Ghosts (echo)
By Eric Schwartz

Music: Ghost
By Eric Schwartz

Jake Stainback, India Green, Ryan Taylor

Levizadik Buckins, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox, Rachel Dean, Jacky Draughn, Elizabeth Fowle, Nicholas Franco, Jeremy Huggins, Brandon Woods

FRI, 4:55pm

Music: Typewriter
By John C.B. Wilson & Chris Peck

Music: Club Metro
By Chris Heckman& DJ Vin

Music: Intersections
By Chris Heckman

Levizadik Buckins, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox, Rachel Dean, Jacky Draughn, Elizabeth Fowle, Nicholas Franco, India Green, Jeremy Huggins, Jake Stainback, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Woods

TOGETHER

Music: Metropolis
By Chris Heckman

Levizadik Buckins, Mary Costanza, Julie Cox, Rachel Dean, Jacky Draughn, Elizabeth Fowle, Nicholas Franco, India Green, Jeremy Huggins, Jake Stainback, Ryan Taylor, Brandon Woods

Front: Elizabeth Fowle, India Green, Mary Costanza, Jacky Draughn, Brandon Woods, Rachel Dean, Back: Nicholas Franco, Ryan Taylor, Jake Stainback, Levizadik Buckins
FEATURED COMPOSERS/MUSICIANS

CHRIS HECKMAN

Chris Heckman is a composer of music for film, television, video games, theatre, sacred music and concert music. A native of Pittsburgh, he grew up in a family of musicians and started playing piano and singing at the age of six. Apart from piano and voice, he also plays clarinet, saxophone, flute, guitar, bass guitar, organ and accordion. His credentials include the acclaimed video game “Red Dead Redemption,” and the award-winning short “The Perfect Gentleman”. Heckman assisted in arranging new orchestral suites from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” for which he composed a new overture finale under the supervision of Danny Elfman.

Chris Heckman is a long time collaborator with Gary Taylor creating the original score for Gary Taylor’s “DRACULA”.

TRACY THORNTON

Tracy Thornton, Steel Pandemic Records founder and CEO and LoveCat Music recording artist, has been performing as a professional steelpannist since the mid-’90s. Thornton is also a full-time composer, arranger, producer, guest artist/clinician and performer — averaging more than 150 performances annually. And, as a popular national and international guest artist/clinician for many universities, colleges, public schools and community steel bands, Thornton brings with him his innovative and exciting steel pan style, his popular charts and wealth of knowledge as a musician, and his insights and experiences on the realities of the music industry.

ERIC SCHWARTZ

Based in Winston-Salem, NC, Eric Schwartz’s music has been performed at a variety of venues on five continents and recorded on nine albums on various labels, and is published by both Murphy Music Press and Lovebird Music. Schwartz has won awards and grants from ASCAP, The UNC Office of Learning Technology and Innovation, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, The Society for New Music, Meet the Composer, The Puffin Foundation, The Cleveland Chamber Symphony and others. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and The International Guild of Musicians in Dance (IGMB).

JOHN WILSON

John Wilson, drummer, has been exploring his love of music in bars, clubs, concert halls, dance studios and recording spaces for nearly twenty-five years. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music, John has served as percussionist for a variety of organizations including cruise ships, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Music Carolina. In addition, he has taught at Davidson College, Pfeiffer University, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, and the John Coltrane Jazz Workshop. John recently retired as an accompanist at the UNCSA Dance Department, where he was inspired for nearly twenty years on a daily basis through his work with students and faculty.

FEATURED COMPOSERS/MUSICIANS

DIANA TUFFIN

Diana Tuffin is a jazz, gospel, blues, and voice-over artist residing in Winston Salem, NC. For six years, she has been the primary featured vocalist with The Camel City Jazz Orchestra. She is a regular guest vocalist at The Rhythm Lounge & Grill, the O’ Henry Hotel Jazz Series, and worship centers throughout North Carolina. She has also performed at the Annual John Coltrane Festival in High Point, NC. She has appeared in Dr. Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble Production at the Turnage Theater. Diana’s other artistic endeavors include principal acting roles in “Stompin’ At The Savoy” and “Rejoice” performed at the University of North Carolina School of The Arts. Hailed as one of Winston Salem’s iconic jazz treasures, Diana Tuffin’s image has been immortalized in a public art installation in the city’s Benton Convention Center. She is known to say, “It’s All About The Music.”

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CEO
Rita Taylor

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gary Taylor

LIGHTING DESIGN
Craig Stelzenmuller & Conner “Mac” Smith

CHOREOGRAPHY
Gary Taylor

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Chris Heckman, Tracy Thornton, John Wilson, Eric Swartz

VIDEOGRAPHY
Gary Taylor

FILM EDITING
Gary Taylor

SET DESIGN
Gary Taylor

COSTUMING
Christine Fowle
Rita Taylor

VOICE OVER
Gene Johnson

BOOKING AND VENUES MANAGER, ARTS COUNCIL OF WINSTON-SALEM & FORSYTH COUNTY
John Horseman

EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Creative Sound and Lighting, Marshall Gwinn

SPONSORS

At the Vineyard, Lexington, NC

Winston Salem Festival Ballet
extends our deepest gratitude to

WSFB Board of Directors

The Arts Council of
Winston Salem and Forsyth County,
Chase Law and Staff

The Hanesbrands Theatre Staff

Chris Heckman, Tracy Thornton, John Wilson, and Eric Schwartz

All the doors used in this show are courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale, and Trinity