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Birth Place:
Chicago, IL
Bio:
China Brickey, a proud Chicago native, is an Actress, Vocalist, Musician, Dancer, Teaching Artist and Stage Combatant. She has also done various commercial/print work under representation by Moore Talent. China is a graduate of Millikin University's Acting BFA program with a minor in ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Bio:
China Brickey, a proud Chicago native, is an Actress, Vocalist, Musician, Dancer, Teaching Artist and Stage Combatant. She has also done various commercial/print work under representation by Moore Talent. China is a graduate of Millikin University's Acting BFA program with a minor in ... (read complete bio)
Park Square Offers A Progressive Look At Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Photo Park Square Offers A Progressive Look At Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

Park Square Theatre rings in the winter holidays with its first ever production of a Jane Austen novel with the regional premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Nov 15 a?" Dec 22, 2019) adapted from the classic by Kate Hamill (SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, LITTLE WOMEN) and directed by Lisa Channer in her Park Square debut. This clever comedy offers a decidedly progressive take on the trials of Lizzy, Mr. Darcy, and the whole Bennet clan, with a few dance breaks thrown in for good measure.

Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller At The Ordway Photo Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller At The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts opens its season with the Ordway Original Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which begins performances on Sept. 10 and runs through Sept. 22.

BWW Review: CTC Thrills with Production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Review: CTC Thrills with Production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 14, 2019

Might children appear to be called maggots or miracles? What type of question could that possibly be? The famous British young adult author, Roald Dahl, fills his pages with chill and thrill inducing scenes that empower children to take themselves seriously and asks that very question of his readers. On the first May weekend, Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company (CTC) opened a production that began in London and then travelled to Broadway in their opening of Matilda the Musical, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous 1988 young adult novel.

Photo Flash: Children's Theatre Company Presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photo Flash: Children's Theatre Company Presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Children's Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running April 28 through June 23, 2019, written by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and directed by Peter C. Brosius.

Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running April 28 through June 23, 2019, written by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and directed by Peter C. Brosius.

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Ordway Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Take a first look at the new production of MAMMA MIA!, the beloved international smash hit stage musical, which opened at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts just days before the release of the highly anticipated Hollywood motion picture, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Check out photos below!

THE WIZ at Children's Theatre Company Photo THE WIZ at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Children's Theatre Company, in collaboration with Penumbra Theatre, presents THE WIZ. At the time of its opening on Broadway in 1974, THE WIZ was a modern retelling of The Wizard of Oz, featuring Soul-inspired songs and an entirely African-American cast. It was later adapted into a popular 1978 film starring Diana Ross and a young Michael Jackson. The Children's Theatre Company's production of THE WIZ opened on January 23rd and will run through March 18th.

BWW Review: Penumbra Theatre and Children's Theatre Company's First Collaboration is  Photo BWW Review: Penumbra Theatre and Children's Theatre Company's First Collaboration is a Hit - the Fabulous and Inspirational THE WIZ
by Jill Schafer - Jan 30, 2018

'Combining CTC's critical literacy work and Penumbra's racial justice work allows us to forge something together that neither could do alone.' These words in the playbill of THE WIZ, the first collaboration between these two acclaimed #TCTheater companies, brought tears to my eyes before the show even started. Especially after wading through a sea of children of all shapes, sizes, colors, and creeds. In an increasingly divided world, Penumbra (one of the longest-running and most acclaimed African American theater companies in the nation) and Children's Theatre (ditto for children's theater) give me hope, as individual companies and especially in this collaboration in which an all-black cast tells a story of a young black woman who discovers her own power through the help of friends. They give me hope that maybe we can overcome our seemingly insurmountable differences and join together in song and awesome dance to solve our problems. It's possible, right? Can't you feel a brand new day? Indeed I can.

Paris Bennett to Star in CTC & Penumbra's THE WIZ; Cast Announced! Photo Paris Bennett to Star in CTC & Penumbra's THE WIZ; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in partnership with Penumbra Theatre will present The Wiz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Paris Bennett to Star in CTC & Penumbra's THE WIZ; Cast Announced! Photo Paris Bennett to Star in CTC & Penumbra's THE WIZ; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in partnership with Penumbra Theatre will present The Wiz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall Photo Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Illusion Theater will present THE PRIVATEER, a daring new tale by the celebrated physical theatre ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA). On stage November 3-18, The Privateer explores the strange world of the 'golden age of piracy,' where the lines between legal and illegal, moral and immoral could be erased on a whim.

Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall Photo Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Illusion Theater will present THE PRIVATEER, a daring new tale by the celebrated physical theatre ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA). On stage November 3-18, The Privateer explores the strange world of the 'golden age of piracy,' where the lines between legal and illegal, moral and immoral could be erased on a whim.

BWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story Better
by Jill Schafer - Jun 27, 2017

Old Log Theatre's contribution to the summer blockbuster musical is GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1990 movie. It premiered on Broadway in 2012 and ran for only a few months, and when I saw the tour the following year I was not impressed. At the time I wrote, 'At its core, GHOST is a small intimate love story, but GHOST THE MUSICAL is a big splashy techno-heavy 'show,' in which the beauty of that story gets lost. The story would be better served with less tricks, a smaller cast, fewer showy songs, and a greater focus on what we really care about - the relationship between Molly and Sam.' I'm thrilled to report that Old Log has done just that. The score, which is quite good, the story, and the relationships between the characters are more the focus of the show, with lower tech effects that serve the story rather than drawing attention away from it. If you're looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre, one of the oldest theaters in Minnesota, in lovely Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka.

Photo Flash: An Outrageous Holiday Favorite Returns with Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) presents the back-by-popular-demand production of Cinderella.  This rambunctious musical originally created by CTC brings together the heart-warming, classic story of Cinderella's transformation, a Victorian Christmas party with lavish period costumes, grandiose sets and holiday carols, with brand-new, clever pop culture references, shameless physical comedy, audience participation, and gut-busting gags.  

An Outrageous Holiday Favorite Returns with Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) presents the back-by-popular-demand production of Cinderella.  This rambunctious musical originally created by CTC brings together the heart-warming, classic story of Cinderella's transformation, a Victorian Christmas party with lavish period costumes, grandiose sets and holiday carols, with brand-new, clever pop culture references, shameless physical comedy, audience participation, and gut-busting gags. 

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric.

BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is Irresistible
by Jill Schafer - Apr 26, 2016

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL - I've got an animal heart for you. Even though I have no familiarity with the successful book series or movies, I felt obliged to see Children's Theater Company's world premiere musical adaptation because of the talk about a possibly Broadway run, and producer Kevin McCollum also produced my favorite musical RENT. But all sense of obligation quickly went out the window as the show won me over with it's clever and musically diverse score, universally relatable story of a kid trying to find himself in middle school, and most of all this incredible cast of mostly Twin Cities youth. Whether you're a kid stuck in the middle (school), or a jaded grown-up, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is simply irresistible, and I think it's going to go far.