Guys & Dolls

GUYS + DOLLS

October 5-14, 2018

Arts Bank Theater

601 South Broad Street

Philadelphia PA 19147

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GUYS & DOLLS: Directed by Andrew Neisler

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon

Directed by Andrew Neisler, the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts’ production of GUYS + DOLLS welcomes you into the underbelly of 1930’s Times Square, where the outcasts of New York forged new, radical communities. With pulsing music, improbable romance, and high energy comedy, GUYS + DOLLS celebrates the power of love over prejudice and difference.

CAST

Linc Millard, Terran Scott, Matt Donzella, Zac Baccaro, Isabella Molica, Arielle Telemaro-Beane, Wes Hopkins, Lorenzo Pugliese, Ellie Borzilleri, Aliria Johnson, Faith Dansberry, Marlee Gordon, Greg Powers, Fiona Chin, Sydney Banks, Sam Oberle, Sheridan Merrick, Maddy Mackarey,Dante Green, David Tibbs, Greg Powers, Bryce Menard, Lexi Green, Brianna Gause, Autumn Kirkpatrick, Mikaela Rada, Amanda Ross, Caroline Lewis, Shay LaRusso

 

CREATIVE TEAM

ANDREW NEISLER Director
BEN HOBBS Choreographer
ALEX THRAILKILL Music Director
ADA WESTFALL Musical Arrangements
STORM THOMAS Dramaturg
CAROLYN MRAZ Set Designer
NATALIE ROBIN Lighting Designer
AMANDA HANNA Sound Designer
CORRIE MEEHAN Costume Designer
COLE SUPSIC Props Master
BENJAMIN CZARNOTA Vocal Coach
ROB TUCKER Rehearsal Pianist
RACHAEL GRAN Scenic Charge
MADISON YOUNGBLOOD Stage Manager
KERENI SANCHEZ MACEIRA Lighting Programmer
JUSTIN RUBENSTEIN, JIMMY BRUENGER Asst. Stage Managers
ALLISON MUDD, ROSE SLAVIN Asst. Directors
BRITTNEY ANDERSON Asst. Dramaturg
HANNAH SANDLER, BRYAN STOPAK Asst. Choreographers
ELANA MARIANI Asst. Music Director
ANGELA TOICH Asst. Set Designer
JAKOB KAHLER Asst. Props
JULIA PADOVAN Asst. Costume Designer
KAT WHEARY Asst. Lighting Designer
SETH CHAFFIN Asst. Technical Director

IRA BRIND SCHOOL OF THEATER ARTS STAFF

DAVID HOWEY Director

LAUREN FANSLAU Assistant to the Director

TERRY MITTELMAN Administrative Assistant

LINDSAY KRIEG-CRAM Associate Producer

MATTHEW GROENEVELD Technical Director

TROY MARTIN-O’SHIA Master Electrician

LEVONNE LINDSAY Costume Shop Supervisor

JEN JAYNES Audience Services Coordinator

JUSTIN LUJAN Program Head, Acting

RICK STOPPLEWORTH Program Head, Musical Theater

AMY DUGAS BROWN Program Head, Directing, Playwriting, and Production

NATALIE ROBIN Program Head, Theater Design & Technology

ANDREW NEISLER (Director) is a Brooklyn-based theatre director and is happy to be back at UArts. Off-Broadway: critically acclaimed new musical Folk Wandering, NY Times’ Critics Pick Clown Bar, Drama-Desk nominated Charlatan. Other select credits: Cesar Alvarez’s The Elementary Spacetime Show, Andrew Farmer’s The Gray Man, Streepshow: Episodes 1-4, Secret Supper: The Musical. Andrew has developed new work with Ars Nova, Naked Angels, Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, HERE Arts, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYU, and more. He is currently working on a new musical NOISE with Cesar Alvarez and The Public Theater. Co-Founder of arts incubation company Fresh Ground Pepper (www.fgpnyc.com), a member of the Pipeline ensemble, and a Teaching Artist at PHTS/NYU. Alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova’s Director-in-Residence, and the Civilians’ R&D Group. www.andrew-neisler.com

BEN HOBBS (Choreographer) is a NYC based theater artist. Select credits: Fuerzabruta (Daryl Roth Theatre); Folk Wandering (A.R.T./NY Theatres); Danger Signals (New Ohio Theatre); Elementary Spacetime Show (Philly Fringe/University of the Arts); NOISE (Playwrights Downtown); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Warehouse Theatre, SC); Clown Bar (The Box). Ben is also a founding member of Built for Collapse (www.built4collapse.org).

ALEX THRAILKILL (Music Director) is a musician, composer and performer. Music director credits include: Cowboy Bob (New York Stage And Film, Polyphone Festival, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Ars Nova);  Secret Supper: The Musical (secret venue, dir. Neisler); Mermaiden: Or, The Monagamy (secret venue, dir. Neisler); re-arranging Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel, Weezer, Puccini, and more for Salty Brine’s Record Collection cabaret. As a performer: Andrew Farmer & Andrew Butler’s Finn the Fearless (Ars Nova, Theatre Aspen); Camp Over There (immersive performance at Bonnaroo 2015). Co-founder of Little Bandits, a music program for kids.   www.alexthrailkill.com

ADA WESTFALL (Musical Arrangements) is a musician, composer, actor, writer, and proud trans woman who has been an Associate Artist with Theater Mitu for 12 years. With Mitu: Remnant (Mitu580), Death of a Salesman (BAM), Juárez: A Documentary Mythology (Rattlestick Theater), A Dream Play (Abu Dhabi), A Play On War (Connelly Theater, 2010 Drama Desk nomination: Outstanding Music in a Play). Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Public Theater), Rimbaud in New York (BAM), Songbird (59E59). She is currently writing/composing a new piece called Woyzeck & Herself, a queer adaptation of Georg Büchner’s seminal classic. www.adawestfall.com Instagram: @adawestfall

STORM THOMAS (Dramaturg) is a playwright, puppeteer, award winning poet and co-founder of To Rena Love Us, an intelligently whimsical theater company. Storm performed in the award winning Off-Broadway productions of Futurity (Mandolin) and Skin of Our Teeth @ Theater for a New Audience and Season 3 of Lexus Versus and Flow. Most recently Storm spoke at the Immersive Design Summit in SF. To Rena Love Us, with co-founder  Marisa Clementi, have been in residency at Dartmouth College’s Vox Festival (Merced de Papel). Storm has written Ancient Future performed at the University of the Arts Polyphone Festival, and Notes on the Past performed in The Transgender Theater Festival at The Brick Theater and is currently developing a new piece Be Like Bone. Storm has an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently teaching Music Performance at Playwrights Horizons Theater School.

MADISON YOUNGBLOOD ‘19 (Stage Manager) is a Senior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major with a concentration in stage management. Florida credits include: Godspell, Once Upon A Mattress, Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, and Red. Philadelphia/NYC credits include: The Elementary Spacetime Show (UArts/Philly Fringe), The Bourgeois Gentleman (UArts), Adapt! (Wilma Theater), Cowboy Bob (UArts/Polyphone Festival), WICKED (SM Intern). Upcoming: Season Apprentice at Theater Horizon (The Color Purple, Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale, and  [Untitled Project] #213.)

JUSTIN RUBENSTEIN (Asst. Stage Manager) is a sophomore Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Management: drop a fly (SM), White Girl in Danger (Asst. Music Director). UArts Performances: Lucille’s Lantern (Improv Ensemble), Parade (Young Soldier). Other Performances: 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Coneybear), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence). He would like to thank to the creative team of Guys & Dolls for having him on board this project, and to his parents and close support group of friends for their undying love and support.

JIMMY BRUENGER (Asst. Stage Manager) is a recent transfer from Denver CO to UArts’ Directing, Playwriting and Production major and is thrilled that Guys & Dolls is his first project here in Philadelphia. Credits: Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre: Evita–Director/Choreographer, Fly by Night– Choreographer. Denver School of the Arts: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Wall 1.0& Wall 2.0-Choreographer, The Woods-Director, The Little Mermaid-Choreographer, Too Much Light: Slapped with Reality-Writer/Performer/Choreographer. American Academy: Annie-Choreographer (2016 National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Choreography), Seussical– Director/Choreographer, Peter Pan-Choreographer. Miners Alley Playhouse: You Can’t Take It With You -Assistant Director. For Eli. To follow: @jbruenger3

ALLISON MUDD (Assistant Director): UArts: Mr. Marmalade, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lucille’s Lantern, Equinox 2018 (Why Am I Used to This?), Polyphone 2018, Eat, Pray, Swag. Regional: What Happened Between The Dakotas. Upcoming: O(rest)eia. Thanks to Andrew, Rose, the rest of the fabulous team/crew, and the fam/gals of 302.

ROSE SLAVIN (Assistant Director) is a junior at the University of the Arts in the Directing, Playwriting, and Production program. UArts credits include Parade, White Girl in Danger, Whatever Happens, drop a (fly), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The End of Mankind, Cheesy Puffs. Regional credits include Birdie’s Pit Stop (Philadelphia Fringe 2016), The Groom’s a Fag… (Philadelphia Fringe 2017), and Wolfcrush (Philadelphia Fringe 2018). Very large shout outs to Allison, Madison, and Elana. Biggest of thanks to Andrew, Ben, Rob, and Alex. Love to Lilly, Brian, and Anna.

BRITTNEY ANDERSON (Assistant Dramaturg) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major at the University of the Arts. UArts credits include Bomb A$$ Cabaret, The Last Five Years, Edison (Workshop), Equinox 2017, Subcircle Incubator Project, Mr. Marmalade, Lucille’s Lantern, Acedia, and Equinox 2018: Just Another Normal Conversation. Regional: Period Play (Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival), Saturday Night Fever (Lake Worth Playhouse, FL), Simone R.P.T.8 (Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2017), and Just Another Normal Conversation (Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2018).

ELANA MARIANI  is a Directing and Music student at UArts from New York.  Favorite recent credits include: Cowboy Bob (AMD, New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater/Polyphone Festival), Mozart in the Jungle (Violinist, Amazon Prime), More Than Tracy Turnblad (Director, Philadelphia Fringe Festival), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (AMD, UArts), Xanadu (Apprentice, WPPAC), Sorry, Wrong Number (Director), The Heidi Chronicles (AD), USFSA’s Official 2018 Winter Olympics Commercial (Performer/Figure skater).  Many thanks to Alex, Ada, Rob, Andrew, Ben, and Madison; it has been a privilege working with and learning from all of you!

HANNAH SANDLER (Assistant Choreographer) is a Junior DPP. Past UArts credits include Acedia (Choreographer), American Idiot (Assistant Choreographer), Whatever Happens (Choreographer), Footballs (Playwright), CaberGAY (Choreographer), Edison (Workshop, Premier, and International Tour Choreographer), Retrograde (First Workshop Assistant Director), Bomb Ass Cabaret (Choreographer). Regional credits include An Incomplete List… (Choreographer) and My Name is Asher Lev (Movement Director). Upcoming: Blood (Home Series: Director/Playwright).

BRYAN STOPAK (Assistant Choreographer) is a Sophomore Directing, Playwriting, and Production Design Major with a focus in choreography. He has choreographed many shows in the DC metro area including All Shook Up, Godspell, Chicago, Catch Me If You Can (Act Two @ Arena Stage) as well as assistant Choreographing West Side Story this past summer at Summer Dinner Theatre in Rockville as well as being a featured choreographer in the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival for “LIFE! A comedic opera in three acts.” Currently Bryan is choreographing Mamma Mia! and In the Heights with The Free Theater in Washington DC. Congrats to the entire cast and crew of Guys and Dolls!

CAROLYN MRAZ (set design) is a Brooklyn-based theater designer.  Previously at UArts: The Elementary SpaceTime Show. Other recent favorites include: Pay No Attention to the Girl (Target Margin), {my lingerie play} (Rattlestick), Beardo (Pipeline), Of Government (Clubbed Thumb), I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr, Hewes nomination), Charlatan (Ars Nova), and Spaceman (Loading Dock).  She is also an educator, working and teaching at universities such as Barnard, Princeton, Smith, Brown, and the University of the Arts. Carolyn is an Oberlin College alum with an MFA in design from NYU/Tisch.

NATALIE ROBIN (Lighting Designer) is a Philly-based lighting designer whose work often focuses on new American plays, contemporary dance and site-specific work. She is the Head of Theater Design & Technology at UArts, the Associate Producer of Polybe + Seats and an Associate Artist of Target Margin. At UArts: The Bourgeois Gentleman, Cowboy Bob, White Girl in Danger. This season, Natalie is designing The undergird with choreographer Meg Foley and Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man at the Wilma. BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU. Member USA829 www.natalierobinlighting.com

CORRIE MEEHAN (Costume Designer) is a Junior DT with a focus in costumes. Previous credits include: Marriage of Figaro (Asst. OperaMaine) Wolfcrush: A Queer Werewolf Play, Ancient Future, Sonnets for an Old Century, These Terrible Things, Now We are Six, American Idiot (Asst. Costume design)

COLE SUPSIC ‘20 (Props Master) is a Junior Design Tech Major.  Past UArts credits include (ASD): Mr. Marmalade, Now We Are Six, Hunchback of Notre Dame. (Scenic Painting): American Idiot. (Props): Sonnets for an Old Century, Lucille’s Lantern, This is a Play About Buttons, What Happened Between the Dakotas (Set Design): Equinox 2017, Polyphone 2018

AMANDA HANNA ’19 (Sound Designer) is a Senior Theater Design and Technology major. Past UArts Credits include Polyphone 2018, Sonnets for an Old Century, and American Idiot . Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (CRT), Sweeney Todd (CRT), Disaster! (CRT), and Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company). Many Thanks to Bryan M.

BENJAMIN CZARNOTA (Vocal Coach) is a Level III Certified Teacher of Somatic VoiceWork™ – The LoVetri Method and is particularly passionate about working with singing actors. His students have performed leading roles on Broadway in the casts of: American Psycho, Anastasia, Godspell, Hands on a Hard Body, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, and ONCE; and on National Tours in: A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Flashdance, Kinky Boots, and Wicked. His private clients have ranged from a Tony award-winning singing actress to a speaking actor in a one-person play portraying dozens of uniquely voiced characters across the full spectrum of gender, age, and origin.

LINCOLN MILLARD ’20 (Sky Masterson) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Retrograde (Z), American Idiot (Ensemble), and Normativity (Dev). They would like to thank their dog, Neville, for his endless love and support.

 

TERRAN SCOTT ‘19 (Sarah Brown) is a Senior musical theatre major at UArts. UArts: Finn the Fearless (Polyphone ‘16) The Elementary Spacetime Show (Fringe ‘16), The Best Songs in the World Show (Polyphone ‘17), American Idiot, Whatever Happens, and Ancient Future (Polyphone ‘18). Other: An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going to Miss When the World is No Longer: (Fringe ‘17 and BTE). Terran plays the alto saxophone as funk persona “Spade Galaxy” in Red 40 and the Last Groovement.

 

MATT DONZELLA ‘20 (Nathan Detroit) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus) , Cowboy Bob (Trip Farnsworth), Parade (Leo Frank), and Folk Wandering (Harlan). Regional: Newsies (APAC) and An Incomplete List (BTE). He would like to extend his thanks to friends, family, the cast and the creative/technical team.

 

ZAC BACCARO ‘20 (Adelaide) is a Junior musical theatre major. Past UArts credits include Acedia (Klause), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frederic/Ensemble) and Modern Day Love Story (Ensemble). Other credits include Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Harvey (Dr. Sanderson), and You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby). He would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work and dedication to this beautiful production. He would also like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.

 

ISABELLA MOLLICA ’21 (Nicely Nicely Johnson) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. This is her first appearance in a Brind Season show! Past credits include: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount), and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). An enormous thank you to her parents, who are continuing their tradition of seeing every performance of every show Isabella has been in since she was five. Finally, all her love to the welcoming and talented cast and crew involved in Guys and Dolls.

 

ARIELLE TELEMACO-BEAN ‘19 (Benny Southstreet) ‘21 is a Sophomore Musical Theatre Major. PastUArts credits include: Retrograde and Eat Pray Swag. Regional: Evita, Showboat, La cage Aux Falles, Newsies. Endless thanks to the amazing team and faculty at UArts.

 

WES HOPKINS ’21 (Rusty Charlie) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Sonnets for an Old Century. Other Theatre Credits: American Idiot,(RC) Miss Saigon, Big! The Musical, (HP&P) And Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CHS). Endless thanks to this cast and crew and a huge thank you to the wonderful Megan Schweitzer for everything that she has done for him over the years.

 

LORENZO PUGLIESE ‘19: (Angie the Ox) (he/him) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Theo in American Idiot and Dad in Retrograde. Other credits include Ren McCormack in Footloose and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Both at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival). He thanks his family and friends for their undying love and support.

 

ELLIE BORZILLERI ‘20 (Harry the Horse) is a Junior Musical Theater major. UArts: White Girl in Danger (Barbara/Judith/Diane), Parade (Mrs. Phagan). Regional: Spring Awakening (Ilse), Shrek (Gingy), Legally Blonde (Enid). Other: TOMMY (Pinball Wizard/Sally Simpson), Sweeney Todd (Lovett). Thanks to Andrew, Ben and Alex for this amazing experience! To Mom, Jay and Dinty- I love you all “a bushel and a peck”!

 

ALIRIA JOHNSON ‘19 (Big Jule) is a Senior at The University of the Arts. Past UArts credits include: Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, The Elementary Spacetime Show (Fringe Arts and Playwrights Horizon), Folk Wandering, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Maids, White Girl in Danger. Outside Credits: Hear Me War (PWTF), Cotton and Gold (Fringe Arts), The White Mountain Projects (UPENN and Act II Playhouse), The Mantua Theater Projects (Drexel), Camelot (Act II Playhouse, Understudy).

 

FAITH DANSBERRY ’20 (Arvide Abernathy) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include The Bourgeois Gentleman, and Why am I Used to This?. A big thank you to Andrew Neisler and the entire team for this incredible opportunity, and my family who agreed to send me to school and pay an exorbitant amount of money for me to do “silly” things all day. Much love for the gals of 302!

 

MARLEE GORDON ’19 (Agatha/Sightseer) is a Musical Theatre major. Marlee is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. Past UArts credits include Folk Wandering, The Elementary Spacetime Show, and Finn the Fearless. Marlee sends their love and thanks to their parents and Aliria Johnson for the support given every day!

 

GREGORY POWER ‘20 (Calvin/Dance Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Acedia, Hunchback of Notredame, and Folk Wandering. Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Welk Theatre). “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell and in safety.” Psalm 4:8.

 

FIONA CHIN ’20 (Martha) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Cowboy Bob (Teller/Dance Captain), The Bourgeois Gentleman (Dance Captain), and The Pa’Jam Session (Performer). All the love to my Mom, Dad, Ian, and my Philadelphia family for their support and keeping me entertained along the way

 

SYDNEY BANKS ’19 (General Cartwright) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. She has featured in past UArts shows such as Sometimes in Prague (Ensemble) and The Real Whisper (Trudy) as well as a student devised piece, Continua (Ensemble). Her favorite production yet has been starring in American Idiot (Whatsername). She wants to give much thanks to the cast, crew, and her supportive friends and family.

 

SAM OBERLE ’21 (Lt. Brannigan) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. He is so excited to be part of his first show at UArts, right after his first regional show of The Music Man at Summer Stock Austin. Many thanks to Andrew, Alex, and Ben for being incredible directors, to the whole cast and crew for being generally awesome people, and to his friends and family, especially his brother Alex, for being so supportive.

 

SHERIDAN MERRICK ’19 (Joey Biltmore) is a Senior Musical Theatre Major. She has appeared in two shows featured in the Polyphone Festival of New Musicals: Retrograde (Partner), and The Real Whisper (Spirit). Other UArts credits include: The Bourgeois Gentleman (Philosopher), and Sarah Flood in Salem Mass (Liz Porter). Sheridan also had the pleasure of performing in Edison as part of the Prague Fringe Festival. Many thanks to her family and friends. Enjoy the show!

 

MADDY MACKAREY ’20 (Ensemble/Swing) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Acedia, The Bourgeois Gentleman, It Takes One and Revivals! presented by the Musical Theater Ensemble. She spent this past summer as a theatre teaching assistant for the UArts Pre-College Summer Institute. Love and thanks to family, friends and everyone involved in the show!

 

DANTE GREEN ‘19 (Mimi/Dance Ensemble) is a Senior theatre maker. Selected UArts performance credits include: The Elementary Spacetime Show (Dance Ensemble, Radio Host), Modern Day Love Story (Music Supervisor, Dance Ensemble), Now We Are Six (Ensemble). Regional: The Elementary Spacetime Show (Playwrights Horizons, Associate Music Director, Keyboardist/Performer), The Caregivers (Pig Iron, Composer/Performer), Twelfth Night (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Associate Music Director/Performer), An Incomplete List… (BTE, Playwright/Director).

 

DAVID TIBBS’ 20 (Dance Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Blues for a Red Nation (Neil), Dicotyledon (Anthony), The Bourgeois Gentleman (Dance Master), Ice Cream (Lance), Cowboy Bob (Cop Roy.)

 

BRYCE D. MENARD (Dance Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Past credits include Joey/Barkeep in Folk Wandering in the 2017 Polyphone Festival, Phil Davis in White Christmas, and Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf in Into the Woods. With love and thanks to his friends and family for their endless love and support.

 

LEXI GREENE ’19 (Dance Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Retrograde (Partner), American Idiot (Alysha), The Real Whisper (Margaret), A Chorus Line, and The Rocky Horror Show. She is so grateful to be singing and dancing in such a fun show with so many friends, old and new alike! Huge hugs and thanks to her supportive and loving family for flying out!

 

BRIANA GAUSE ‘19 (Dance Ensemble) is a Senior DPP at University of the Arts. This is her first performance at UArts. Briana had previously worked on Ancient Future and Becky here at the Ira Brind School. She thanks God and everyone for all the love and support.

 

AUTUMN KIRKPATRICK ‘20 (Dance Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts include American Idiot (Ensemble), Retrograde (Mom/Ensemble). Other Credits include Damn Yankees (Lola), Cabaret (Kost), City of Angels (Gabby/Bobbi). A million thank yous to this beautiful cast and crew and my parents for their endless support!

 

MIKAELA RADA ‘20 (Ensemble) is a Junior Dance major and Musical Theater Minor. Past Musical Theater credits: Parade. Dance credits include: Spring Dance series (2017), Fall and Spring Dance Series (2017-18), Festival of Senior Works (2017-2018). She is so excited to be a part of this amazing cast and have such a supportive production team. She would like to thank her parents, family, and friends for always supporting her at every performance.

 

AMANDA ROSS ’19 (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater major. She is very excited to be making her UArts Mainstage debut. Past roles include Olive Ostrovsky (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Extraordinary Girl (American Idiot), Goneril (King Lear), and Trina (Falsettos). She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless love and support.

 

CAROLINE LEWIS ’19 (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include It Takes One and The Elementary Spacetime Show.

 

SHAY LARUSSO ’19 (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater Major. Past UArts credits include Parade (Monteen), High School Musical 3 (Gabriella), and Lucille’s Lantern (Improv Ensemble). Other credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), Hairspray (Penny), Annie (Lily St. Regis/Star to Be). Special thanks to the cast and crew for making this all possible!

 

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