The night before he leaves for Texas and his final destiny, legendary Davy Crockett gathers with friends in a Memphis tavern to share his colorful stories and homespun humor one last time.

4
performances to date
4
standing ovations

at The Josephine Theater
San Antonio, Texas
March 2020

This show belongs on Broadway.

Larry PosterNYC producer

Eloquent writing; beautiful songs; superb acting.

Paul SieboldOffOffPR

Wow!

Many folk

“If I have been successful at all as a politician, it can’t be blamed on education.”

– Davy Crockett

Details

ACTOR AVAILABLE:  Roy Bumgarner, winner of ten San Antonio ATAC Awards for Best Actor, brings Davy to life.  Austin playwright Steve Warren’s fast-paced one-man play is enhanced with 4 songs by San Antonio composer Tom Masinter and New York lyricist June Rachelson-Ospa.

Acts:  two

Set:  a tavern in Memphis, Tennessee

Time:  November 10, 1835

Running time:  85 minutes

Actors:  Davy Crockett, age 40-60, and two musicians, a violinist and a guitarist

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The Team

Davy Crockett

Roy Bumgarner

Roy is one of San Antonio’s favorite and most versatile lead actors. He has performed on nearly every theater stage in town, including at the Majestic Theatre with the San Antonio Symphony...

Roy is one of San Antonio’s favorite and most versatile lead actors. He has performed
on nearly every theater stage in town, including at the Majestic Theatre with the San
Antonio Symphony. He is loved for his roles in Jane Eyre (Rochester), Annie (Daddy
Warbucks), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney). The King & I (King), My Fair Lady (Higgins),
Evita (Che), Camelot (Arthur), West Side Story (Tony), Titanic (Andrews), Lend Me A
Tenor (Max), Chicago (Billy), Into The Woods (Wolf, Cinderella’s Prince), Jekyll & Hyde
(Jekyll/Hyde), The Crucible (John Proctor), Noises Off (Gary), Urinetown (Officer
Lockstock), Visiting Mr. Green (Ross), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jasper), Taming Of
The Shrew (Petrucchio), The Lion In Winter (Richard), State Fair (Pat Gilbert), The
Pajama Game (Sid), Godspell (Jesus), Crazy For You, Some Like It Hot, Forever Plaid,
Vexed, Forbidden Broadway and more.
He has created lead roles in the following original musicals: Gone To Texas (Bowie).
Fire On The Bayou (Eduardo), Roads Courageous (Brinkley), and High Hair &
Jalapenos. He has appeared in many Allegro Stage Co. musical revues including the
Cole Porter revue Let’s Misbehave!, Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm, Once Upon A
Musical, From Broadway With Love, Live Laugh Love: Eighty Years On Broadway, Love
Sweet Love, By the Sea, and others.
He is the recipient of an amazing 10 Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Awards for Best
Actor in a Comedy, Drama, and Musical.
Roy proudly served in the US Air Force.
Playwright

Steve Warren

A former Navy pilot and high school English teacher, Steve Warren now dedicates his time to writing for stage and screen...

A former Navy pilot and high school English teacher, Steve Warren now dedicates his time to writing for stage and screen. His Civil War play REBEL YELLS, winner of Northern Kentucky University’s YES Festival, has been produced in nine theatres across the country and was nominated for 11 Austin Circle of Theatre Awards. GONE TO TEXAS, the musical for which he wrote the book, has been produced multiple times in several Texas theatres and was given a reading at New York’s York Theatre. His short play THE CHECKER GAME was one of thirty plays out of 1500 selected by Samuel French for production in their Off-Off-Broadway Festival in 2015. His THE CONFESSIONS OF DAVY CROCKETT has been showcased at the Dramatists Guild in NYC and is scheduled for production in December in Rochester, NY and in San Antonio in March 2020. Steve belongs to Austin ScriptWorks, a group of playwrights helping playwrights. He is also an award-winning screenwriter represented by Laura Barrett Management of Los Angeles. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Debbi.
Composer

Tom Masinter

Tom Masinter (music) comes from a New Orleans musical family, but he moved to Texas as soon as he could...

Tom Masinter (music) comes from a New Orleans musical family, but he moved to Texas as soon as he could. In San Antonio he earned BA and MA music degrees with a minor in Theatre from Trinity University. He is co-founder and music director of the Allegro Stage Co. Tom is a recipient of eight Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Awards for Excellence in Theatre as composer, music director and arranger, including Best Original Musical Score for the musical of The Alamo, Gone To Texas. Seven of his original musicals have been staged. His compositions have been published by Warner Bros., Alfred Pub., RBC Pub., and Star Dreams Pub. Besides composing for TV, theater, concert stage, and church and music directing over 50 musicals and musical revues, he is a well-known piano instructor and piano technician in San Antonio. He is the recipient of the prestigious San Antonio Arts and Letters Award which has also been awarded to Tommy Lee Jones, Jacques Barzun, Max Lucado and others. He has served on the boards of the Alamo City Opera Co., Josephine Theatricals, Alamo Theatre Arts Council and San Antonio Music Teachers Assn. He is a proud member of the Sons of The Republic of Texas whose ancestors lived in Texas before it became a state.
Lyricist

June Rachelson-Ospa

June is an award-winning writer of musical theater as well as a producer...

JUNE RACHELSON-OSPA OSPARATIONS: (Lyrics) is an award-winning writer of musical theater as well as a producer. She co-wrote with Daniel Neiden:Welcome To Tourettaville (Kennedy Center); Rapunzarella White (NYTimes Pick); Tourettaville Cartoon starring Dr. John,Michael Imperioli and Courage the Cowardly Dog; Bollywood And Vine, Imaginary Boy( ImaginaryBoy.org, Stupid Wig Other work :The Hotel Belleclaire Premiered at the Outcast Theatre in Seattle November 2018 ,The True Colors of Weedle (Book and Lyric), Allison Brewster-Franzetti(Music) Weedle illustrated book is in development. The Never-Ending Line (Song Cycle)Jaime Lozano (Composer and Concept) Premiered in Paris and Players, In development Hyde and Seek The Life of Young Master Henry Jekyll and Rockin' The Planet with Peppy Castro (Producer Steve Leber) selected by GoodSpeed Author Colony 2017, Premiered in San Antonio (won a Texas Globe Award and The Gringo Who Stole Christmas.

As an independent producer her credits include Broadway's Godspell and investor in A Christmas Story The Musical (Lunt Fontaine and Madison Square Garden), June has also mentored special needs children through YMCA After-school Programs, and was the Academy Director at AMAS Musical Theatre. June is a board member of the League of Professional Theater Women, Dramatist Guild, ASCAP, She is a former Board member of Theater Resources Unlimited and was Secretary for the New York City Tourette Syndrome Association, Artistic Director of Identity Theater www.identitytheater.com

Fiddle/Polly

Mary Morrow

Mary was last seen playing violin on-stage in Once at The Public Theater of San Antonio. Violin was her first love, but she grew to enjoy singing and has been featured in many musicals and events...

Mary was last seen playing violin on-stage in Once at The Public Theater of San Antonio. Violin was her first love, but she grew to enjoy singing and has been featured in many musicals and events over the last 20 years and is currently a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Some favorite roles include The Bridges of Madison County (Francesca), Les Misérables (Fantine), Oklahoma! (Laurey Williams), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), and The Fantasticks (Luisa). Mary has also performed many times with Alamo City Opera and is currently a soprano in the SA Symphony Mastersingers. She also enjoys playing violin in Handel’s Messiah every December, and watching her children grow to love instruments too.
Guitar/Vocals

Michael Hawthorne

Michael received his Vocal Performance degree at Trinity University under John Seagle and performed at the prestigious Seagle Music Colony in New York for 5 years...

Michael received his Vocal Performance degree at Trinity University under John Seagle and performed at the prestigious Seagle Music Colony in New York for 5 years. Roles include South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Kismet (Caliph), Once Upon A Mattress (Minstrel), The Boyfriend, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler On The roof, Gianni Schicchi, The Pirates of Penzance, and more. Michael has performed as a Kerrville Folk Festival Artist and New Folk Winner. His song “Convict Hill” was winner of the American Song Festival and was performed by Ritchie Havens. Michael has spent a lifetime as a singer, songwriter, performer and music director around the world. He teaches music at St. Michaels Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas.