Triumph of Love

May 1 – May 20, 2018 Book by James Magruder • Music by Jeffrey Stock • Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead • Based on the play by Marivaux

Set in the 18th century, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows Princess Leonide as she literally wears the pants so her beloved Agis can return to his rightful throne. It’s not her fault if this deceptive dress-up causes the entire household to fall in love with her! This madcap musical farce is a delightful celebration of springtime romance.

“High sentiment and low comedy harmonize splendidly in Triumph of Love.” – The Washington Post Directed by Keith Baker

Running time: 2 hours plus one 15 minute intermission 








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Meet the Cast

Jake Delaney (Agis) National/International Tours: The Addams Family; Fiddler On The Roof and ’S Wonderful.  Favorite Regional Credits: Crazy For You (Bobby Child); Singin’ In The Rain (Don Lockwood); Mary Poppins (Bert); White Christmas (Bob Wallace); Carousel (Billy Bigelow); Oklahoma! (Curly and Will) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin). BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School.  Love and thanks to everyone who helps get him through the day!



Joy Fran (Hesione) is so happy to be back at Bristol Riverside Theatre! Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuse, Into the Woods (Original, Revival, PBS); A Little Night Music, Company (and London) , Pippin, Musical Chairs, Open Admissions, Sweet Charity, Lysistrata. Off-Broadway: Assassins (Original), ‘night Mother, Threepenny Opera, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Avow, Fair Game, Brutality of Fact, Bitter Tears, Assassins, All My Sons, Tom Foolery, Jacques Brel, I Can’t Keep Running in Place, The House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding. Many national tours. Theatre: Her favorites; Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis (US & London), The Glass Menagerie, Other Desert Cities, Driving Miss Daisy. TV: Royal Pains, Allegiance, Carrie Diaries, Law & Order, Central Park West (recurring), Conan O’Brien, various Daytime. Film: Under Red Lantern, No Picnic for Penny, Horrible People (YouTube). NEXT – national tour of Anastasia as the Dowager Empress. Proud member of Actors Equity and very grateful.

Adam Hoyak (Harlequin) is thrilled to be back at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Favorite credits: Black Nativity (Theatre Horizon – Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble), Ragtime (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher, John & Jen, Rock of Ages (The Eagle Theatre), Dogfight, Zanna, Don’t! and Altar Boyz (11th Hour Theatre Co.), Polkadots (Limelight Theatre Co.), Hello, Dolly! (Media Theatre), Mary Poppins and 9 to 5 (Jenny Wiley Theatre). Adam holds a BFA from the University of the Arts. Many thanks to Keith, Stephen, and this incredible cast and crew. All of my love to Eric.

Alex Keiper (Princess Léonide) is thrilled to be making her Bristol Debut. Recent credits: The Humans, Proof (Walnut Street Theatre), Touchtones, Stupid F***ing Bird, Metamorphoses (Arden Theatre Co.), Hand to God (PTC), Lizzie: A Rock Musical (Barrymore Outstanding Actress in the Musical, 11th Hour). Thank you to Keith, David, Doug, Stephen, Sean and Taylor for helping us to create this beautiful world filled with love. And all my love to Mom, Dad, Ryan, Matty and my loving partner and personal Leo Bloom, Michael Doherty. For more info check out


Rebecca Robbins (Corine) is making her Bristol Riverside Theatre debut. Most recently: Grace Farrell in Annie and Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir at Walnut Street Theatre. Broadway: The Phantom of The Opera, the original Broadway company of Jill Santoriello’s A Tale of Two Cities, and the North American tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of The Phantom of The Opera where she frequently played opera diva Carlotta Giudicelli. Off Broadway: Wallace Shawn’s The Music Teacher (The New Group), My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic), Fiorello! (starring Danny Rutigliano), Fanny, Music In The Air, The New Moon, and The Pajama Game (NY City Center Encores!). Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Baltimore Center Stage, Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Media Theatre, and 16 shows at Walnut Street Theatre. Rebecca attended the Curtis Institute of Music and received a BA in music from the University of Charleston. She is a proud cancer survivor and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Special thanks to Keith, Doug & Stephen. Love to MFK.

Danny Rutigliano (Dimas) continues at BRT after his widely-acclaimed performance as Max Bialystock in The Producers. He was seen previously at BRT as King Herod in last season’s Jesus Christ Superstar following his Barrymore nominated performance in 2016 as Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha. Broadway credits include the original Broadway and Los Angeles casts of The Lion King (L.A. Ovation Award, Best Supporting Actor as Timon), Billy Elliot, Born Yesterday, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and as Danny Reed in Holiday Inn, which was recently seen on PBS Great Performances. National tours include Elf, The Musical which also played at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and in the starring role of Marty Schmelky in the international tour of Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Schpeel. For the NY City Centre ENCORES! Series he starred in the title role of Fiorello! as well as Bells Are Ringing, Kismet, The New Moon and One Touch of Venus. Off-Broadway includes Silk Stockings, Hollywood Pinafore, Godspell, Yiddle With a Fiddle, Topper and Daydreams: The Music and Magic of Doris Day. Danny was also seen in the new musical A Scythe of Time at the NYMF Festival which also recently played a concert version at STUDIO 54. His TV/Film credits include Blue Bloods, Elementary, HAPPYish, Bored to Death, Without a Trace, all the Law & Order shows, My Big Fat Greek Life (original pilot), Three Sisters, Naked Brothers Band, Goodfellas, 13, the voice of Timothy Mouse in Disney’s Dumbo II and as a dancing Hitler in The Producers. Danny has appeared extensively in regional theatre and has done numerous commercials and voiceovers. He recently completed the lab for the Broadway-bound Beetlejuice.

Carl Wallnau (Hermocrates) is pleased to return to Bristol, having previously appeared here in last season’s Witness for the Prosecution, as well as Laughter on the 23rd Floor, What You Will and Evita. Recent acting credits include Serge in ART and Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies for Centenary Stage, Lionel Percy in Bakersfield Mist (Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum) Dr. Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). He is currently Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown NJ where he is also Chairman of Fine Arts. He has worked at numerous regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, The Arden Theatre, Second Stage in NYC, York Musical theatre in NYC, People’s Light, The Lark Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Forum Theatre, Premiere Stages, Orlando Shakespeare Company, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Foothills Playhouse, Theatre 1812 in Philadelphia, Barnstormers and 14 months on the road with the First National Tour of Titanic. He received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and is married to his favorite actress, Colleen Smith Wallnau.

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Additional support for this production has been provided by Marke Baker & Maureen Beurskens