Current Production: Mr. Popper’s Penguins at SCR!

I’m proud to be performing in Mr. Popper’s Penguins at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA! The first production in SCR’s Theatre for Young Audiences ’16-’17 season, this show is full of beautiful sets, costumes, wacky characters, and 20 different penguin puppets! This musical for kids of all ages will have you tappin’ your feet and dancin’ in your seat.

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Tickets are selling out quickly! Purchase yours on the SCR website here! See you at the theatre!

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MACBETH Opens Sept. 30th!

It has been an incredible journey working on this production of MACBETH with Arabian Shakespeare Festival! Under the fantastic direction of Terri McMahon (OSF), this unique production is comprised of 6 actors playing over 20 different roles with the use of minimal set, costumes and props. Performing in the intimate Royce Gallery in San Francisco, it is sure to be a production you will not want to miss!

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Tickets can be purchased here!
*Discounts available for students/educators/TBA Members/Military/Seniors of $5 on any night except for preview.

See you at the theatre!

Casting News!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been cast in the Arabian Shakespeare Festival’s fall production of MACBETH! I’m honored to be portraying the role of Malcolm, among others, as part of a 6-person cast.

The production is directed by Terri McMahon and will take place in the Bay Area September 30th – October 16th.

Tickets can be purchased here! Learn more about ASF and their dedication to enriching the lives of audience members through the works of Shakespeare at their website!

 

Current Production: COMPANY

I am so pleased, excited and proud to be playing the role of Susan in COMPANY at the San Francisco Playhouse! Opening night was this past Saturday and was well received by our wonderful audience. The production runs most Tuesdays-Sundays through September 12th! For more information and access to the online box office, please check out the San Francisco Playhouse Website!

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Photo by Jessica Palopoli, Courtesy of SF Playhouse

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THE SPITFIRE GRILL Promo

I am so pleased to be part of the cast of the production of THE SPITFIRE GRILL at MYART Studio.  If you’re unfamiliar with this musical, here’s a quick taste of some of the music from a recent rehearsal!

There are only 5 performances of this production as follows:

Thursday, May 28 – 8:00PM
Friday, May 29 – 8:00PM
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00PM
Saturday, May 30 – 8:00PM
Sunday, May 31 – 2:00PM

Performing at
The MYART Studio
4431 Corporate Center Dr
Suite 125
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

ONLY 80 SEATS PER PERFORMANCE! Tickets can be purchased online here!

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming: The Spitfire Grill

I am so excited to announce the next production I’m a part of.  I’ll be portraying the role of Percy in the musical The Spitfire Grill!

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Based on the award-winning film by Lee David Zlotoff, “The Spitfire Grill” depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening. The folk and bluegrass tinged score is unlike that for any other musical.

==== LOCATION ====

Performing at the MYART Studio
4431 Corporate Center Dr, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

==== TICKETS ====

General Admission: $20
Students & Seniors (55+): $15

Festival Seating

ORDER ONLINE BELOW – they’re selling out quickly!

http://spitfiregrill.brownpapertickets.com/

The venue is a black box-style theater with very limited seating (80 seats), so please order online to guarantee yourself a place!

==== 5 PERFORMANCES ONLY! ====

Thursday, May 28 – 8:00PM
Friday, May 29 – 8:00PM
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00PM
Saturday, May 30 – 8:00PM
Sunday, May 31 – 2:00PM

==== CAST ====

PERCY TALBOTT – Nicole Weber
SHELBY THORPE – Courtney Davis
HANNAH FERGUSON – Mary Murphy-Nelson
JOE SUTTER – Dana Pull
EFFY KRAYNECK – Alexis Karol
CALEB THORPE – Johnny Fletcher
ELI – Jeff Ziemba

==== CREW ====

STAGE MANAGER – Felix Embree
COSTUMER – Megan Duck
SOUND – Vince Aniceto
HOUSE MANAGERS – Paulette Smith, Stephanie Krutsick, Chris Pull, Jennifer Johnson

==== REVIEWS ====

“POIGNANT AND SPINE-CHILLING! A SHOW WITH UNIVERSAL APPEAL! THE SCORE IS EXCITING, INFECTIOUS, AND LIVELY!”

-Joel Hirschhorn, Variety

“SPITFIRE COVERS BIG THEMES AS VAST AS SALVATION, FORGIVENESS, AND REDEMPTION IN A
SPIRITED AND ENGROSSING EVENING OF THEATRE!”

-Ed Kaufman, The Hollywood Reporter

MORE Casting News!

I’m so excited to announce that I have accepted the role of Susan in San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Company, opening Summer 2015.

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Company

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by George Furth

Directed by Susi Damilano

Married life and its alternatives are celebrated in Company, Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical comedy set in Manhattan. As yet unable to make a commitment of his own, Robert supports his married friends and hears about the ups and downs of their relationships.

Check out the rest of SF Playhouse’s awesome season, and get more info on tickets and dates for Company on their website!

Ready for A Merry Forking! opening at PianoFight’s space in San Francisco

From the PianoFight website

 

Here are the first few paragraphs from a great piece done by Robert Hurwitt in the SF Chronicle and The Gate, looking ahead to the opening of PianoFight in San Francisco where I will be performing in the remarkable space in the holiday “classic” A Merry Forking! Christmas. The show opens December 19. Please click on the link and read the whole thing.  And, of course, I hope you can make one of the performances. Tickets should be part of your holiday gift-giving, don’t you think? My dad would like a plane ticket to San Francisco, Santa. (I know you read this. You know when I’ve been sleeping, for goodness sake.)

(By Robert Hurwitt, TheGate.com) Three guys walk into a theater to put on a play and, before they can start rehearsal, they’re handed the keys to the three-theater complex. A few years later and several blocks away, they’ve renovated a burned-out former Tenderloin landmark restaurant — the old Original Joe’s — and turned it into their own two-theater complex, with a full bar and restaurant, a cabaret stage, dressing rooms, green rooms, rehearsal spaces and even a small film production unit.

It didn’t happen quite that fast. For the PianoFight founding trio — Rob Ready, Dan Williams and Kevin Fink — it’s been close to a third of a lifetime since that first play in 2007.

They’ve produced, performed in and fostered quite a few productions since then, some ingeniously interactive, from their first real success with audience-judged new-plays contests (“ShortLived”) and Daniel Heath’s “Forking” plays (in which the audience keeps choosing which path the plot takes) to its “Throw Rotten Veggies at the Actors” nights, and pop-up events in Bolinas and beyond.

“We’re all 30 years old,” Ready says. “We started when we were 23.” (continued: click the photo below to read the rest of the article)

Great pics and history about PianoFight in San Francisco.

Great pics and history about PianoFight in San Francisco.

Find out more about PianoFight at their cool new website. 

Casting Update!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been cast in the hilarious choose-your-own-adventure comedy, “A Merry FORKING Christmas” at Piano Fight in San Francisco!  We had our first rehearsal this week, and I’m so thrilled to be a working with these brilliant people.  We’re set to open in early December.

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Check out Piano Fight’s Website for more information and ticket sales as they become available!

THE MESS!

Having just relocated to the Bay Area, I am so excited to have joined up with The Mess sketch comedy for their Hot Messy October sketch show!  I am excited to work my comedic muscle and work with some wonderful, passionate and hilarious people. Having spent the summer in the Minneapolis, MN area, it feels great to be back on stage.  If you’re in the Bay Area and are dying for a good laugh, come check out the show!

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Tickets can be purchased at the door (as long as they aren’t sold out!) or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/853941