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Broadway: Chaplin (Original Broadway Cast). NY Credits: Hey! Look Me Over! (City Center Encores!), Fat Camp the Musical (Off- Broadway). Regional credits include: Man of La Mancha at Westport Country Playhouse, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe, Damn Yankees at Goodspeed Opera House, Peter and the Starcatcher and The Music Man at Weston Playhouse, Grease at North Shore Music Theatre, Billy Elliot at North Carolina Theatre, The Full Monty at American Music Theater of San Jose, and Paquito’s Christmas at The Kennedy Center. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Arizona and is currently working towards his MFA in Directing at the University of Idaho. Michael is currently a full-time Musical Theatre Professor at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Instagram: Mendezzzz

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Hosts 24th Anniversary Fall Gala in November

For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 24th anniversary fall gala, “Groovin’ on the Soul Train 2,” the arts organization will celebrate the music from the #1 television platform for R&B and soul music. Learn more about the event and find out how to attend here!

Photos: See Ryan Vasquez, Isabelle McCalla & More in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS World Premiere

See photos of Ryan Vasquez, Isabelle McCalla and more in the world premiere of Water for Elephants at Alliance Theatre.

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On WATER FOR ELEPHANTS World Premiere at Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre world premiere musical, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is now on stage. What did the critics think? Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling novel, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS takes audiences on an adventure filled with romance, deception, and a little bit of magic.

Ryan Vasquez, Isabelle McCalla & More to Lead WATER FOR ELEPHANTS World Premiere

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of its world premiere musical, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. See who is starring, performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Florida Studio Theater Celebrates The Music Of The Movies With REEL MUSIC

Florida Studio Theatre presents the original music revue, Reel Music, celebrating the movies that helped create the soundtrack to the last century.  Featuring classics like “Singin' in the Rain,” “Circle of Life,” and “My Heart Will Go On,” this new Cabaret traces how films—and the music highlighted in them—have evolved over the past one hundred years.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Opens Theatre Season With GUYS AND DOLLS

Opening Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 23rd anniversary season will be one of the most produced musicals in history, “Guys and Dolls.”

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical Announces Sneak Peek Presentation Starring Sebastian Arcelus, Cameron Adams & More

A sneak peek presentation of the new musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will be held this June and we've got the full scoop on the show. The musical is directed by Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), and music & lyrics by the award-winning PigPen Theatre Co.

Broadway's Michael Mendez, Marissa McGowan, and André Jordan Lead SHREK THE MUSICAL at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

In this musical production, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, unlikely hero Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Shrek the Musical is irreverent fun for the whole family.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Raises Over $200,000 For Education Programs

On April 4, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presented its lively and music-filled fundraiser, the April Fools Fête, in the ballroom at Michael’s On East. This year’s country-themed celebration was a sold-out success, with 300 community members in attendance – most of them wearing cowboy and cowgirl-appropriate attire. The event raised more than $200,000 in support of WBTT’s education programs.


For more than a decade, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe offered the lively and music-filled fundraiser, the April Fools Fête, in the ballroom at Michael's On East. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the event was presented virtually and, in 2021, WBTT presented the event to a smaller crowd outdoors on its campus. This year, the popular arts organization is thrilled to be back at Michael's On East for a country-themed celebration on April 4.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK

Back by popular demand – from its world-premiere run during the summer of 2017 – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present “Broadway in Black,” updated for 2022. In this musical revue created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, WBTT will salute Broadway musicals with songs that span decades and a wide variety of musical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Theatre Odyssey Awards First VERNA SAFRAN PRIVE to Jake Pettingell

The first Verna Safran Prize ($1,000) has been awarded to Jake Pettingell, a Sarasotan who attends Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, for his play THE REAL WORLD, set in a post-nuclear war era about a family of four living together in a military bunker. Directed by Blake Walton, the play was performed at the festival by actors Owen DeMaio, Jude DeMaio, Ann Morrison (who, with a day's notice, replaced an actor who became ill), and Tony Boothby.

WBTT Voices Community Forum To Pay Tribute To Groundbreaking Black Golfer Ann Gregory

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present its first WBTT Voices program of the season with “Playing Through: The Story of Ann Gregory,” on November 10. The free program will explore the struggles and triumphs of Ann Gregory, a woman of color who was a pioneer in the elite and competitive world of golf. The program will include a panel discussion and the showing of preview clips from the movie.

Westport Country Playhouse to Stream Archival Shows MAN OF LA MANCHA and OF MICE AND MEN

Westport Country Playhouse has selected two HD videos from its archives of performances captured live on stage for streaming on demand. The Playhouse’s 2018 production of “Man of La Mancha,” the Tony Award-winning musical following Don Quixote’s quest for “The Impossible Dream,” will stream on-demand from Monday, August 23-Sunday, September 5.

WBTT's New Young Artist Program Season Opens with Astrid Victoria

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present the eighth year of its annual Young Artist Program, through which Troupe members are able to showcase their talents with self-produced, one-person shows.


For more than a decade, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has offered the lively and music-filled fundraiser, the April Fools Fête, to support its education programs. This year, with social events cautiously returning to the scene, WBTT has moved the event outdoors to its theatre arts center for a socially-distanced live audience on April 5. It will also offer a livestream option so the rest of the community can join the party virtually while supporting the Troupe.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 15 - THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Survival Guide For SIX Fans, and More!

This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'

Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, Jason Gotay and More Featured on THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Released Today

Broadway Records today released THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, a collection of 16 new songs performed by an all-star broadway cast including Kate Baldwin, Christine Andreas, Lisa Howard, Ethan Slater, Jason Gotay, Margo Seibert, Allie Trimm, Lisa Brescia, Bradley Gibson, Halle Hunt, Marissa McGowan, Michael Mendez, Will Reynolds, and Vishal Vaidya.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.


Michael Mendez has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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