March 12-29, 2020

Preview | Adult $42 | Senior $42 | Youth $27
Opening | Adult $60 | Senior $56 | Youth $32
Regular Adult $58 | Senior $52 | Youth $30

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by Neil Simon

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince”.

“One of [Simon’s] funniest…Comedy, comedy all the way.” – Newsweek

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Show Cast
Lucas BrickmanPhil Wong*
Max PrincePatrick Kelly Jones*
Milt FieldsMichael Champlin
HelenKatie McGee
Brian DoyleJosiah Frampton
Carol WymanRoneet Aliza Rahamim
Ira StoneMax Tachis
Val SlotskyDan Demers
Kenny FranksSeton Chiang

*Actor Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Show Creatives
DirectorJeffrey Lo
Assistant DirectorAddie Kaori Walters
Stage ManagerBenjamin Kit Wong
Scenic DesignerChristopher Fitzer
Costume DesignerMelissa Sanchez
Sound DesignerSteve Muterspaugh
Light DesignerMichael Palumbo
Dialect CoachJanel Miley

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Benjamin Kit Wong

Stage Manager

Benjamin Kit Wong (Stage Manager) originally from Fremont, California; graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa where he wrote his own major in theatre. This is Mr. Wong’s second show with Hillbarn, having been an Assistant Stage Manager on Noises Off previously, also directed by Jeffrey Lo. Selected Work: The Language Archive, Production Assistant, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; The Grapes of Wrath, Stage Manager, Los Altos Stage

Janel Miley

Dialect Coach

Janel Miley (Dialect Coach) most recently coached TheatreWorks’ The 39 Steps and The Language Archive, as well as Iron John for TW’s New Works Festival. She has served as a Dialect/Text coach for productions at regional theatres and universities, including Twelfth Night at University of Evansville, Spamalot at VCU, and Erik Ehn’s adaptation of Mother Courage and Her Children at West Virginia University. Ms. Miley holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Evansville where she teaches Shakespeare, voice, speech, acting, and dialects. She is a member of AEA, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Michael Palumbo

Light Designer

Michael Palumbo (Lighting Designer) has designed more than 275 productions for theatre, opera, and dance, and he has worked for many companies on the West Coast including TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley), San Jose Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Opera San Jose, Magic Theatre, Sacramento Opera, Aurora Theatre Company (Berkeley), American Conservatory Theatre, San Jose Stage Company, Shotgun Players (Berkeley) San Francisco Playhouse, Pacific Repertory Theatre (Carmel, CA), Bay Area Musicals (San Francisco), Berkeley Playhouse, City Lights Theater Company, and West Bay Opera. His producing company, Carollo & Palumbo LLC, has credits including bare: the musical Off-Broadway and the Broadway produciton of A Time to Kill. MFA: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

Melissa Sanchez

Costume Designer

Melissa Sanchez (Costume Designer) received her B.A in Technical Theatre with an emphasis on Costume Design from San Francisco State University. Productions there included Chess, Wallflower and References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot. Other works include Death of a Salesman, Spamalot, The Laramie Project, A Doll’s House, Part 2 (PAP), Macario, La Muerte Baila (TV), Julius Caesar, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of the Suicide Club, Much Ado About Nothing (SVS), Miracle on 34th Street, Swift Justice, I Do! I Do! Crowns, Memphis, Musical of Musicals, Peter and the Starcatcher, Adrift in Macao, Another Roll of the Dice, Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, Beau Jest, Queen of the Mist, Tin Woman (TTC), Hedda Gabler (PT), The Grapes of Wrath (LASC) and West Side Story, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Lizzie, In the Heights, Making God Laugh, Cabaret (CLT). She is excited to join Hillbarn Theatre for the first time in their production of laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Christopher Fitzer

Scenic Designer

Christopher Fitzer (Scenic Designer) is a Bay Area based freelance scenic designer, properties master at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and resident creative at Sanguine Theatre Company in NYC. His previous Hillbarn designs include Peter and the Starcatcher and Noises Off. His other design credits include productions at TheatreWorks, Aspen Opera Theater Center, World Literature Today’s Puterbaugh Festival, San Jose Stage Company, Palo Alto Players, Woodminster Summer Musicals, Oklahoma City Theatre Company, Flat Rock Playhouse, Los Altos Stage Company, Douglas Morrisson Theatre, and Foothill Music Theatre. He has held production and artistic positions at Aspen Music Festival, Curtis Opera Theatre at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Dallas Summer Musicals. He holds a BFA in drama from the University of Oklahoma.

Addie Kaori Walters

Assistant Director

Adrienne Kaori Walters is thrilled to join the team of Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Recent creative projects include Singin’ in the Rain (director/choreographer), Spring Awakening (director), and Bring it On (choreographer). Adrienne is also a teaching artist instructing various classes throughout the Bay Area. Onstage, Adrienne was last seen in The Language Archive (TheatreWorks), and past credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (TheatreWorks and Hillbarn), Our Practical Heaven (Aurora Theatre), and Spring Awakening (Center Rep). She sends her love to her amazing and supportive family. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jeffrey Lo


Jeffrey Lo is excited to be back at Hillbarn where he directed Noises Off and Peter and the Starcatcher. He is the recipient of the 2014 Leigh Weimers Emerging Arist Award, the 2012 Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council Silicon Valley and Theatre Bay Area Director’s TITAN Award. Recent directing credits include The Language Archive and The Santaland Diaries at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Vietgone at Capital Stage, A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Eurydice at Palo Alto Players, and The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible and Yellow Face at Los Altos Stage Company. As a playwright, his plays have been produced and workshopped at The BindleStiff Studio, City Lights Theatre Company and Custom Made Theatre Company. His play Writing Fragments Home was a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright’s Conference and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Jeffrey is a company member of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, SF Playground and is the Casting Director at the Tony Award Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, a graduate of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute and a proud alumnus of the UC Irvine Drama Department.

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