Mary McCormick was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Her passion for musicals took center stage after seeing Beauty and the Beast and Thoroughly Modern Millie in NYC. In 2012 she graduated with a BA in Writing from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Since then, Mary has been writing continuously, watching every play she can, while anxiously awaiting the next good Original Cast Album to be released. Outside of theatre and writing, Mary is an avid hiker and traveler. Mary currently lives in Anchorage where she assists tourist in planning their dream Alaska vacations. Her favorite musicals are Bare, Spring Awakening, and South Pacific.
Thought provoking and intelligent, A Doll's House Part 2made its Alaska debut last Friday night at Cyrano's Theatre Company. In an age overran with sequels, A Doll's House Part 2(written by Lucas Hnath, directed by Codie Costello)can be viewed as a standalone play.BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Cyrano's Theatre Company September 17, 2018
Spitfire Grill premiered to a delightfully full house last Friday night which was especially surprising as the sun just started to break through the clouds about an hour prior to the show. Thankfully Cyrano's summer musical was well worth missing a rare sunny evening.BWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at Perseverance Theatre April 28, 2018
From the first swirl of the cape, Perseverance Theatre's world premier of the new adaption of Cyrano de Bergerac captures attention with its kinetic energy. Cyrano de Bergerac, originally written by Edmund Rostand in 1897, is newly translated and adapted by David Grimm and directed by Eleanor Holdridge. BWW Review: CARBARET at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts April 30, 2018
Sexy and poignant, Plan-B Entertainment's production of Cabaret remains as relevant as it did when the show premiered in 1966. Cabaret-featuring classic music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff-is the third and final musical of the season put on by the Anchorage Concert Association at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.BWW Review: SPIKES at RKP Theatre Productions And Cyrano's Theatre Company April 23, 2018
Art about energy companies is not a new concept-especially in Alaska. However RKP Theatre Productions in partnership with Cyrano's Theatre Company's rendition of Spikes is a refreshing look on the Enron scandal in the early 2000s. Written by Schatzie Schaefers and directed by Dick Reichman, Spikes enthralls from start to finish.BWW Review: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Anchorage Concert Association April 9, 2018
Okay, stop me if you have heard this one: Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh walk into a rehearsal space… No? Turns out this actually happened. Watch what drama unfolds in Cyrano's Theatre Company's adaptation of Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton, directed by J. David Dahl.BWW Review: WILLIAM, INC. at Perseverance Theatre March 6, 2018
William, Inc., written by Lucas Rowley and directed by Randy Reinholz, is third in a series of world premieres showcasing theatre written by Alaska Natives at Perseverance Theatre. Willilam, Inc., began its run in Juneau and is now performing at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Anchorage.