Around the World in 80 Days – Florida Rep

Around the World in 80 Days at
Florida Rep  (Fort Myers, FL)  Feb 2015
Written by Mark Brown
Directed by Mark Shanahan

“Sean is quietly becoming an expert on the show. He has done the sound design for several productions, including the Off-Broadway revival.”
Mark Brown (writer, Around the World in 80 Days)

“The cast is joined onstage by Sean Hagerty, the show’s sound designer/ composer, and Mike Magliocca, who play music and provide sound effects. They skillfully create an aural landscape that completes the transformation of a couple of chairs into a train, or a large wooden captain’s wheel into a ship. With the toot of a train whistle and the brush of two sandpaper blocks, we’re suddenly on a steam locomotive.” – Nancy Stetson, Florida Weekly

“Proper credit should go to the show’s musicians/sound-effects artists, Mike Magliocca and Sean Hagerty, who are just as important as the actors when it comes to setting the scenes or generating suspense. The duo dramatically underscores the action with guitar, ukulele, whistles, drums and various other instruments. And they provide sound effects using all sorts of tools. Scrubbing brushes mimic the sound of a chugging train, for example. And a bellows and a rattled metal sheet conjure up a sea journey and that boat-tossing typhoon.”
– Charles Runnells, News

Around the World in 80 Days – Playwright Coming to Florida Rep
article in Broadway World

Above: Indian priests Bruce Warren, Sharone Sayegh, and Jason Parrish attack Passpartout, played by Greg Lonegnhagen. Mike Magliocca and Sean Hagerty underscore the fight. Photo by Nick Adams.