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Bio:
Recent credits include: Vanda in VENUS IN FUR (The Fulton); Dorothy Collins in POWERHOUSE (NY Times Critics' Pick); Fantine in LES MISERABLES (The Fulton); Dierdre in THE COTTAGE (World Premier); Cecily in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gulfshore Playhouse); Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS (Virginia ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recent credits include: Vanda in VENUS IN FUR (The Fulton); Dorothy Collins in POWERHOUSE (NY Times Critics' Pick); Fantine in LES MISERABLES (The Fulton); Dierdre in THE COTTAGE (World Premier); Cecily in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gulfshore Playhouse); Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS (Virginia ... (read complete bio)
Fulton Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Adds Performances Photo Fulton Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Adds Performances
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

From the reigning queen of Mystery, comes the regional premiere of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig. Due to popular demand, four performances have been added to the production, including Sunday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm. This thrilling ride on the Orient Express, with surprising twists, will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with an All-Star cast of Fulton Favorites.

Fulton Theatre Presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Photo Fulton Theatre Presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 31, 2019

From the reigning queen of Mystery, comes the regional premiere of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig. The Fulton Theatre is proud to have secured the rights to this new adaptation, running January 16 through February 9, 2020, with previews January 14 & 15. This thrilling ride on the Orient Express, with surprising twists, will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with an All-Star cast of Fulton Favorites.

BWW Review: THE COTTAGE At Florida Studio Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE COTTAGE At Florida Studio Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Aug 19, 2019

FST's The Cottage Offers A Fun Night of Mayhem

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Extension Of THE COTTAGE Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Extension Of THE COTTAGE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2019

Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the extension of its Summer Mainstage production, The Cottage by Sandy Rustin, a fast-paced comedy of manners inspired by Noël Coward and Oscar Wilde.

FST Presents The Regional Premiere Of THE COTTAGE Photo FST Presents The Regional Premiere Of THE COTTAGE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents the regional premiere of Sandy Rustin's The Cottage, a ridiculous-and potentially murderous-comedy about the ins and outs of marriage and infidelity.

BWW Review: THE LAST 5 YEARS is a Visionary Masterpiece at Syracuse Stage Photo BWW Review: THE LAST 5 YEARS is a Visionary Masterpiece at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 1, 2019

A stunning, visionary, and thought-provoking production of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last 5 Years, is now delighting audiences at Syracuse Stage. The production is directed by none other than Jason Alexander, who is, of course, best known for his role in the television series Seinfeld. Alexander's vision results in a production that is refreshing, captivating, and brilliant. This production stands out from others because Alexander cast four actors rather than the traditional two. There is also the incomparable score by the brilliant Jason Robert Brown that is a delight to the ears.

BWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM at Gulfshore Playhouse is Electric and Emotional! Photo BWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM at Gulfshore Playhouse is Electric and Emotional!
by Emily Yorgey - Mar 3, 2019

Gulfshore Playhouse's production of IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jeffrey Binder, deals with the struggles of intimacy and marriage in a funny but thoughtful play.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.” Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award–nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

DCPA Announces Full Casting For A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES Photo DCPA Announces Full Casting For A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Julie Musbach - Oct 31, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces full casting for the Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol and Off-Center's production of The SantaLand Diaries. The 2018 production of The SantaLand Diaries will mark the final year of the annual collaboration between Off-Center and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC).  

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Gretna Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Gretna Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 2, 2018

The 39 Steps is a prime example of big things coming in small packages. The cast of four expertly portray over 150 characters in a show with aspects of espionage, mystery, thrills, and comedy...lots and lots of comedy.

Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME Photo Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

Gretna Theatre presents the Broadway classic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Inspiring the popular romantic movie You've Got Mail, She Loves Me tells the story of Amalia (Hanley Smith) and Georg (William Connell), co-workers in a department store who don't see eye to eye and constantly bump heads on the job. Little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Featuring songs like 'Tonight at Eight' and the favorite 'Vanilla Ice Cream.' Direct from a hugely successful Broadway revival, this sweeping romantic Tony-Award winning musical marks the biggest production of Gretna's 2018 season.

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Gretna Theatre Photo BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Gretna Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jul 13, 2018

She Loves Me doesn't employ splashy chorus numbers or elaborate choreography. It is designed as a character piece, and does without a lot of traditional musical theater bells and whistles to tell a more honest and realistic story.

Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME Photo Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2018

Gretna Theatre presents the Broadway classic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Inspiring the popular romantic movie You've Got Mail, She Loves Me tells the story of Amalia (Hanley Smith) and Georg (William Connell), co-workers in a department store who don't see eye to eye and constantly bump heads on the job. Little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Featuring songs like 'Tonight at Eight' and the favorite 'Vanilla Ice Cream.' Direct from a hugely successful Broadway revival, this sweeping romantic Tony-Award winning musical marks the biggest production of Gretna's 2018 season.

BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's MAJOR BARBARA is Pretty, but Dusty Photo BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's MAJOR BARBARA is Pretty, but Dusty
by Krista Garver - Apr 30, 2018

MAJOR BARBARA tackles the age-old question of how best to help someone: Do you give them a fish or a job fishing? It's an interesting play to be putting on right now, but I think the material -- and the audience -- would have benefitted from a slightly less dusty, even if that meant less opulent, production.

Chris Coleman Directs Final Production At The Armory, Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA Photo Chris Coleman Directs Final Production At The Armory, Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2018

The clash between a daughter's philanthropic idealism and her father's hard-headed capitalism is at the heart of George Bernard Shaw's witty and timely classic Major Barbara, which begins preview performances at The Armory on April 14, opens on April 20, and runs through May 13 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.

Trey Anastasio, Eddie Izzard, And More Keep Patrons Busy At The Grand! Photo Trey Anastasio, Eddie Izzard, And More Keep Patrons Busy At The Grand!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2018

Excitement is brewing as 14 artists play one of The Grand's three venues in Wimington.  With the potential to bring over 15,000 patrons to downtown Wilmington, this month is sure to restaurants and patrons happy. The old saying goes, there's something for everyone this month at The Grand!   

BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is Wonderfully Witty! Photo BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is Wonderfully Witty!
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 12, 2017

Gulfshore Playhouse's LEADING LADIES is absolutely the show to see if you want a fun, entertaining, and unique night of theatre. The acting was fantastic, the jokes were precise and perfectly delivered, and the story, written by Ken Ludwig, has easily become one of my new favorites. I highly suggest seeing it if you get the chance; it is well worth it, and I promise you will have a time full of laughter and enjoyment in the two hours that LEADING LADIES plays out. You really don't want to miss this one.

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