DON'T LIVE Pittsburgh CLO Announces Full Casts of Local Productions
Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for its summer season, which features the "Come Fly Away" and "Addams Family" national tours, and CLO original productions of "A Chorus Line," "Annie," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Sunset Boulevard."
For the full season line-up, click here.
Come Fly Away's cast features Ioana Alfonso (Slim), Anthony Burrell (Hank), Matthew Stockwell Dibble (Chanos), Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (Kate), Stephen Hanna (Sid), Ramona Kelley (Betsy), Meredith Miles (Babe), Ron Todorowski (Resident Director, Marty/Chanos), Christopher Vo (Marty) and more.
Kicking off Pittsburgh CLO-produced shows is A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett? with book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante? and music by Marvin Hamlisch?, with lyrics by Edward Kleban. This backstage story of 17 aspiring dancers pairs heart-stopping, toe-tapping performances with soaring ballads, all against the backdrop of the ups and downs of a life in show business.
A CHORUS LINE will feature Carleigh Bettiol (Val), Eric Carsia (Don), Kevin Curtis (Richie), Emily Fletcher (Sheila)
Nadine Isenegger (Cassie)
Broadway: Pal Joey (Val), A Chorus Line (Lois/Cassie-Principle,Val u/s) 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Kiss Me Kate, Follies, and Cats (Victoria). National tours: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Titanic (Edith), and Fame (Iris). Regional credits: The Jack Cole Project, The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), White Christmas (Judy), Damn Yankees (Lola), Contact (wife). Film and television: NBC’s “SMASH,” “Sex & the City 2,” “Every Little Step,” “Sweet & Lowdown,” “Deconstructing Harry,” “All My Children,” “Another World” and “Guiding Light.”
Bryan Knowlton (Paul)
Broadway: A Chorus Line revival. National tours: Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (Noah Claypole), A Chorus Line in Hawaii. Regional: Hello, Dolly! with Sally Struthers (Ogunquit Playhouse); A Chorus Line (Casa Manana, Paul); Children of Eden (Abel); West Side Story (Baby John) and The Who’s Tommy.
Denis Lambert (Greg)
Mr. Lambert makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. New York: A Chorus Line (Broadway), Pipe Dream, Finian’s Rainbow (Encores!), Yank!, Zorba (York Theatre), Dying City (TBG Theatre), Getting Tall (Solo Show, Laurie Beechman). National Tours: White Christmas, The Producers. Regional: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Biloxi Blues, Aspects of Love, Annie, Carnival. Theatres include Kennedy Center, Walnut Street, Paper Mill, Wichita and Syracuse Stage. BFA, CCM.
Theo Lencicki (Al)
Mr. Lencicki is back on the “line” after doing the Japan tour of A Chorus Line last summer and will now be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut. National Tours: Hairspray, Young Frankenstein. Regional: Altar Boyz (Luke), West Side Story (Big Deal), Fiddler on the Roof. BA Theatre Penn State University.
Heather Parcells (Judy)
Broadway: Wonderland (Madhatter/Queen of Hearts u/s’s); A Chorus Line (Judy Turner-Original Revival Cast Album); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy u/s), Chicago (Velma Kelly); Some Like it Hot (Sweet Sue u/s). Regional: Boeing Boeing (Gloria Hawkins); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene Oakes) Carousel (Julie Jordan); Call Me Madam (Princess Maria). TV/Film: “Guiding Light” (Missy), FSU graduate.
Gina Phillistine (Bebe)
Ms. Phillistine grew up in Pittsburgh and began her career with CLO. Broadway Credits: Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams. National Tours: A Chorus Line, The Good-Bye Girl. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO’s Fame, Oliver!, Annie. Others: Evita, Little Shop of Horrors, Hot Mikado. Connecticut Critics Circle Award for “Morales” in A Chorus Line at Downtown Cabaret.
Shane Rhoades (Mike)
Mr. Rhoades returns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing on Broadway in The Boy From Oz and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway: FAME. National Tours: A Chorus Line, Chicago, West Side Story, Pippin, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: A Chorus Line (Mike, Paper Mill Playhouse), CATS (Rum Tum Tugger, Sacramento Music Circus), West Side Story (Riff, St. Louis MUNY and Sacramento), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas, Sacramento), Seven Brides…, Li’l Abner (Goodspeed Opera House).
Emily Rice (Maggie)
Ms. Rice makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Tours: A Chorus Line (Vicki/swing) Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), Into the Woods (Cinderella). Elon University, BFA Music Theatre.
Gabrielle Ruiz (Dianna)
Broadway: In The Heights. 1st National: A Chorus Line (Diana). Regional Faves: My One and Only (Edythe Herbert) Goodspeed Opera House, High School Musical (Gabriella) Lyric Theatre, A Christmas Carol (NSMT). NY/LA: The Broadway Dolls, Make Mine Manhattan, Ghost (Mrs. Santiago) TV: "One Life to Live" (recurring) "Sesame Street" (Latina Singer). BFA OCU. AEA.