Melanie Hutsell to Join PRAIRIE OKE! for Three Weekends at the Cavern Club

Announcing Saturday Night Live and Second City Alum, Melanie Hutsell, coming to PRAIRIE-OKE! She is joining the show for THREE WEEKENDS ONLY at the Cavern Club Theater. PRAIRIE-OKE! Opens November 6th, 2015. Tickets: prairie-okethemusical.brownpapertickets.com.

Second City and Saturday Night Live alum, Melanie Hutsell first gained attention in Chicago's Annoyance Theater's The Real Life Brady Bunch. Known on "SNL" for playing "Jan Brady", Tri-Delt "Di", Tori Spelling, Monica Seles, and Tonya Harding, she's appeared in numerous TV shows and films including,"Transparent", Bridesmaids, as Paula Dean on the Food Network, and on stage in the recent, parody hit, Golden Girlz Live

MELANIE HUTSELL (Ma) is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Originally from Maryville, Tennessee, Melanie studied drama at the University of Tennessee before moving to Chicago to study improv at The Second City under Mick Napier. In Chicago, she became a founding member of The Annoyance Theater where she gained attention for her break-out performances in The Real Life Brady Bunch and The Miss Vagina Pageant. A cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1991-1994, Melanie played characters including "Jan Brady" (reprised from TRLBB for Weekend Update and more), Tri-delta sorority girl "Di" (alongside Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Beth Cahill) and impersonted Tori Spelling, Monica Seles and Tonya Harding. Melanie's recent television credits include Amazon's "Transparent" (recurring), "Bob and Dave Show", "Suburgatory", "Wolf Girl", "United States of Tara", "Waffle Hut", "In the Motherhood", "Working Class", "Paula's best Dishes" (Self/'Paula Dean), "Brotherly Love", and her recent film appearances include Grown Ups 2 and the Academy Award-nominated, Bridesmaids. In 2011, Melanie wrote, produced and acted in a short film called "Harold and Hilda Jo" and has also appeared in independent films including, He's Such A Girl and in the would-be cult 80s musical, Can't Stop Dancing alongside Ben Zook, Margaret Cho, Fred Willard, Janeane Garafalo, Tyler Negron, Noah Wiley, to name a only a few. On stage, Melanie's receent credits include the sold out parody hit, Golden Girlz Live (with Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Jackie Beat, and Sherry Vine), the tour of Celebrity Autobiography, and numerous monologue/sketch comedy performances at Bang!, Fanatic Salon, The Empty Stage. The Lillian Theatre, Powerhouse Theatre and Comedy Central Stage. She appeared at Paula Dean at Drunk On Stage at the Akbar and her one person show, Party Mom! was presented at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Melanie is married to composer and owner of Static Music, Fred Rapoport. They live in Los Angeles with their two awesome kids, Carly and Leo.

Produced by Matthew Herrmann and Vickie Mendoza, PRAIRIE-OKE! runs for three weekends, November 6-22, at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre at Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake CA 90026.

Performances on Friday and Saturday at 9 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Online ticketing is available at Brown Paper Tickets - prairie-okethemusical.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.cavernclubtheater.com.

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