From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers—powers that changed one boy’s life forever. Freak or hero? Trevor is about to find out with a little help from Mr. Right. Join triple-threat Seattle artist Justin Huertas and friends for one fateful night of adventure, music and love set on the streets of Seattle. Equal parts comic book lore, coming-of-age love story and irrepressible tunes, audiences can expect the unexpected in this indie rock musical.
Scenes from Seattle Repertory's production of Lizard Boy. (c) Alabastro Photography
Justin Huertas as Trevor, William A. Williams as Cary & Kirsten deLohr Helland as Siren.
CREATIVE TEAM THEATRE CREDITS
Justin Huertas (Playwright/Composer/Trevor)
Lizard Boy is Justin’s professional debut as a playwright. Recent acting credits: Grease (The 5th Avenue Theatre), In the Heights (Village Theatre), Come from Away workshop/reading (The 5th Avenue Theatre/Seattle Repertory Theatre). Justin played cello for the Broadway National Tour of Spring Awakening. He is also the Hanschen half of the band, Hanschen & Ilse.
Kirsten deLohr Helland (Siren)
Seattle Repertory debut: Lizard Boy, The 5th Avenue Theatre: Grease (Rizzo), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Elf (Jovie), Hairspray in Concert (Penny Pingleton), Pirates of Penzance, Rent and Titanic in Concert. Village Theatre: Les Miserables (Eponine), Trails (Amy), The Tutor (Hildegarde). Film: Laggies. She is also the Ilse half of the acoustic-rock duo, Hanschen & Ilse. Kirsten holds a B.F.A. from Pacific Lutheran University.
William A. Williams (Cary)
Balagan Theatre (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog), Village Theatre (Beauty and the Beast, Showboat, The Gypsy King), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors), Contemporary Classics (…Spelling Bee, Zanna Don’t!). William has played guitar in productions of Spring Awakening (Balagan) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (ArtsWest). William received a B.F.A. in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts.
Brandon Ivie (Director)
Lizard Boy was Brandon’s Seattle Repertory debut. Recent local credits: The 5th Avenue Theatre (Jasper in Deadland, A Christmas Story, Cinderella), Village Theatre (The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes). Artistic director of Contemporary Classics with Seattle premieres: Next to Normal, Zanna Don’t!, The Yellow Wood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, john & jen, The Last Five Years, A New Brain, New Voices series. Broadway assisting: First Date, Next to Normal, A Christmas Story, Catch Me If You Can. NYC: Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre/Joe’s Pub, Signature Theatre, HERE Arts Center, NYMF, 54 Below. Regional: The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse. Drama League Fellow, SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship, Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Gregory Award, two Footlight Awards. Training: University of Washington School of Drama.