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Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Overview

Ordinary Days is a sweet and funny musical that celebrates the big impact of life’s small moments. A couple faces new challenges when they decide to move in together and a pair of strangers take trepidatious steps towards friendship when their paths cross unexpectedly. Their lives collide in surprising ways in this sort-of-fairy tale set in the chaos of New York City.

“This is one sweet, quietly extraordinary musical that cleanses the soul [and] lifts the spirit” – Stage Left

Available on-demand from February 11 through February 21. Tickets are issued on a household basis ($25/household).

If you have questions about how to purchase a ticket, watch this video tutorial!

Ordinary Days is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Virtual Streaming Details

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Ordinary Days will be available on-demand via Showtix4u from Thursday, February 11 at 12:00pm to Sunday, February 21 at 11:45pm. Once you begin watching the show, you will have 48 hours to complete it (the show will be available for 48 hours from the moment you first begin to watch the show, NOT from the moment of purchase). Each ticket entitles you to one viewing of the performance. If you want to see the show again, you will need to purchase a second ticket. If you are a season member, this show is included in your package! All members will receive an email with more information on how to book their tickets. If you have any questions, please send us a message at info@cardinalstage.org and we will be happy to assist you. 

From the email confirmation you receive at the completion of your order, you can click the easy “Click to Watch Stream” button, or click on “Click HERE to Download Tickets” to download your ticket packet. The second page of the ticket packet will show your actual ticket. There are 3 ways listed on the ticket on how to connect to your streaming event. You can scan the QR code to connect to your event on your mobile device. You can click where it says “HERE” to be instantly connected. Or, you can go to www.showtix4u.com/stream and enter the 6 digit code shown on the ticket. If you purchase your tickets in advance of the on-demand period, simply save your email receipt and click the “Click to Watch Stream” button when the time comes.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions About Streaming Page!

Watch Parties and Talkbacks

Cardinal Stage will be holding Watch Parties and Talkbacks for our virtual production of Ordinary Days during the run! Attendees will stream the show via ShowTix4U.com individually starting at 7:00pm. All attendees are invited to join the Zoom room after the show for Q&A with the cast and creative team, and discussion with your fellow audience members.

Saturday, February 13th – Watch party starts at 7pm, Talkback with CAST to follow at 8:15pm (done by 9pm)
Friday, February 19th – Watch party starts at 7pm, Talkback with WRITER & CREATIVE TEAM to follow at 8:15pm (done by 9pm)

To participate you will need access to Zoom, camera and mic capabilities are recommended. This event is FREE and any Ordinary Days ticket holders are welcome to attend the talkback, even if you watch the show on a different night. To attend one of these events, RSVP using the button below. We will send you an email with the Zoom link and further details closer to the date of the event. 

Playwright

Adam Gwon is an American composer and lyricist, named one of “50 to Watch” by The Dramatist magazine. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. For his work, Gwon has received the Fred Ebb Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Kleban Award, and the Frederick Loewe Award, among others. His songs have been sung by celebrated performers such as Audra McDonald and Kelli O’Hara in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He served on the Tony Award Nominating Committee for several years, and he is on the board of Roundabout Theatre Company. Gwon’s most notable work is his 2008 musical Ordinary Days. The show has had two off-Broadway engagements and has been celebrated by publications such as the New York Times and the LA Times.

 

 

 

 

 

Cast

Julian Diaz-Granados HeadshotJulian Diaz-Granados (Jason) is thrilled to be returning to Cardinal Stage! Born in Austin, Texas, he attended from Oklahoma City University receiving a Bachelor’s of Music. He made his Broadway debut in the Ruben and Clay Christmas Show at the Imperial Theater, playing the role of himself! Shortly after, he premiered the role of “Timmy” in Just Laugh at NYC’s Rave Theater Festival, winning Best Musical. During quarantine, he worked on several “zoom-sicals”, including his role as “Perseus” in Medusa. And coming in June 2021, he is slated for a leading role in the highly anticipated new folk musical, “Anne of Greene Gables” at Goodspeed Opera House. Other credits include: “Jack Kelly”, Newsies (Cardinal Stage), “Cinderella’s Prince”, Into the Woods (OOTC), “Herb”, Junie B. Jones (Nat. Tour, TheaterWorks), “Cliff”, Cabaret (OOTC), and “Matt”, Dog Sees God (LRTC). He’s an AEA member and currently represented by The Mine Agency. Love to Kateryna, my incredible family, and my entire support system. @juliandiazgranados // www.juliandiazgranados.com

Nina Donville HeadshotNina Donville (Deb) graduated in May from Indiana University with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre as well as a minor in Arts Management. She is so grateful to be returning to Cardinal Stage Company with Ordinary Days since her last production with them in West Side Story (Shark girl). She most recently earned the first place title at the National Society of Arts and Letters, and was involved in IU Mainstage’s Crazy For You (Irene) before the production was cancelled due to the pandemic. Other IU Mainstage Credits: Wonderful Town (Dance Ensemble) and Pippin (Catherine). IU Summer Theatre Credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Our Town (Emily), and The 25th… Spelling Bee (Marcy Park). Other credits: Front Page Flo (Carmencita) with BPP. Jasper in Deadland (Agnes/Gretchen) and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pippi) with University Players.

 

Kayla Marie Eilers HeadshotKayla Marie Eilers (Claire) from Louisville, Ky, is thrilled to be returning to Cardinal Stage! You might have seen her most recently as Belle in Beauty and The Beast. Other past credits include: Mamma Mia (Sophie Sheridan), Oklahoma (Gertie Cummings) at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Twice Charmed (Cinderella) for Disney Cruise Line. Grease (Sandy) and Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) at Wagon Wheel Theatre. Kayla is a graduate from Indiana University with a BFA in Musical Theatre (2016). Kayla is so excited to be a part of this virtual production and hopes that it brings you joy after such a challenging year. 

 

Henry Miller HeadshotHenry Miller (Warren) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cardinal Stages’ Production of Ordinary Days as the role of Warren! He graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Class of 2020. For Derby Dinner Playhouse: Christmas My Way (Singer), Clue (Male Swing). IU Theatre: Pippin (Lewis/Pippin US), Dames at Sea (Lucky), Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill), Wonderful Town (Dancer/Wreck US). For NYC Theatre: The Wave (Ensemble) by Or Matias. For Cedar Point Live Entertainment: Beach Blanket Beagle (Singer/Dancer), Lights, Camera, Action (Singer/Dancer). Henry is extremely thankful for all the support from his friends and family. Follow his journey at www.henryhmiller.com and on Instagram @henryhmiller.

 

Creative Team

Kate GalvinKate Galvin (Director) is thrilled to be working with this wonderful team in this exciting new format. As a former New Yorker, this show holds a special place in her heart.  Kate is the Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage and her work has been seen in recent productions of The Great Gatsby, The Glass Menagerie, The Christians and Fun Home. A Philadelphia native, she previously served as Associate Producer at 11th Hour Theatre Company and Casting Director/Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theatre. Kate is Barrymore Award-winning director of both musicals and plays, and has a passion for new musical development. Regional credits include Xanadu (Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret), Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company), Buyer & Cellar (Portland Stage Company), Wit (North Carolina Theater), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Walnut Street Theatre/National Tour), Other Desert Cities (Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Theater). Kate holds a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance – Musical Theater) from NYU and a Master of Arts (Musical Theater Producing) from Goldsmiths – University of London. www.kategalvin.com

 

Ray Fellman (Music Director/Pianist) serves as a voice teacher, vocal coach, and music director for Indiana University’s Musical Theatre Program. He has conducted over 50 musicals off Broadway, regionally and internationally and performed in over 100 cabaret shows in major clubs in NYC and around the world. Credits include Stephen Schwartz’s Captain Louie (Little Shubert Theater/National Tour), which included a performance on The Today Show, and Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, and West Side Story for Teatro Nacional Sucre in Quito Ecuador. His cabaret work garnered him a Backstage Magazine Bistro Award in 2007 for his work as music director of The After Party at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd St. As a stage performer, Ray has sung important roles with regional opera companies and been a featured soloist with multiple symphony orchestras. Voice coaching credits include the film Ben is Back starring Kathryn Newton and Julia Roberts, HBO’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams, and Twentieth Century Fox film Joy (2015) starring Jennifer Lawrence and Edgar Ramirez.

 

Corey Hollinger HeadshotCorey Hollinger (Stage Manager) has, in addition to his position as Production Manager at Cardinal Stage, spent the last year working in stage management, video production and editing, audio engineering and digital broadcasting/live streaming for Cardinal Stage, Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, and The Hundredth Hill. He looks forward to applying these new perspectives and experiences to future projects when we are all able to return to our own ordinary days.

Robert HeadshotRobert Hornbostel (Sound Editor & Designer) is returning to Cardinal Stage after his work on Cardinal’s first Walkabout Radio Play Series, The Women in the Woods. He believes strongly in supporting artistic endeavors that reimagine the theatrical medium in this new paradigm, and thanks you all for your continued support of the arts. Robert is a proud USA 829 Union Member. Believe survivors, Black Lives Matter.

 

Alyssa Gomez HeadshotCo-Op Productions, Alyssa V. Gomez (Founder) (Video Editor & Designer) is a NYC born, bred and based Actor, Singer, Director and Video Editor. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of CO-OP Productions, a virtual production company dedicated to the development and creation of art by, for, and with BIMPOC Artists. CO-OP Productions has produced work for Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Courageous Cadence and Starfish Greathearts Foundation. Keep an eye out for their upcoming virtual collaboration on the University of Illinois at Chicago’s, The Crucible. A huge thank you to Kate for the opportunity to collaborate! To learn more about CO-OP Productions, please visit www.co-opproductions.com @alyssavgomez @co_opproductions

Production History

Originally Produced in New York City by Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director, as part of Roundabout Underground at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

ORDINARY DAYS was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in 2008. www.namt.org.
ORDINARY DAYS was originally produced and performed by Pennsylvania Centre Stage at Penn State University.
ORDINARY DAYS was first developed by New York Theatre Barn in New York City in 2007.