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MJ is an actor, R.N., military veteran and guided meditation leader who co- founded The Veteran Arts Workshop-Online Portal: offering free classes in arts/mindfulness to veterans in response to the pandemic. She currently recurs as Una, a ‚ÄúNazi bombmaker on a mission‚ÄĚ in Hunters on Amazon Prime. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MJ is an actor, R.N., military veteran and guided meditation leader who co- founded The Veteran Arts Workshop-Online Portal: offering free classes in arts/mindfulness to veterans in response to the pandemic. She currently recurs as Una, a ‚ÄúNazi bombmaker on a mission‚ÄĚ in Hunters on Amazon Prime. ... (read complete bio)
Montego Glover and Quentin Earl Darrington to Lead BEYOND THE VEIL at Radial Park at  Photo Montego Glover and Quentin Earl Darrington to Lead BEYOND THE VEIL at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021

Resounding, the immersive-audio entertainment company, announced today casting for the world premiere live outdoor performance and simulcast of Beyond the Veil, an original ghost thriller by Steve Wargo, as part of the month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.

Veteran Voices Returns With CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY AS RITUAL Photo Veteran Voices Returns With CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY AS RITUAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021

Poetic Theater Productions will present Veteran Voices: Conscious Community as Ritual, a national showcase of original work by military veterans and family members of veterans.

Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices Programming Returns With VETERAN VOICES: T Photo Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices Programming Returns With VETERAN VOICES: TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020

Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices programming returns with Veteran Voices: Transformation, a national showcase of original work by military veterans and the family members of veterans from fourteen cities, nine states and the District of Columbia, and two countries.

North Shore Civic Ballet's Holiday Auction Launches November 15 Photo North Shore Civic Ballet's Holiday Auction Launches November 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Finish your holiday shopping early this year. The North Shore Civic Ballet (NSCB), a nonprofit dance company based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, kicks off its annual holiday online auction on Friday, November 15. The NSCB's auction website page, www.biddingforgood.com/ballet, opens for bids on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. and continues through Friday, December 6 closing at 6:00 p.m. The auction's proceeds provide dancers with the resources and training they need to study ballet in the North Shore region.

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 11, 2019

Disney's Freaky Friday just opened at North Shore Music Theatre. Based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers. It was then made into a movie by Disney in 1976 staring Jody Foster and Barbara Harris, with a less memorable movie remake in 2018. It is now a newly created, fun family musical with all the bells and whistles.

North Shore Music Theatre Mixes Things Up With Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Photo North Shore Music Theatre Mixes Things Up With Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, a brand-new motherdaughter body swap musical playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 21, 2019. Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY is sponsored by Big Jim's Auto Body.

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets Freaky! On the Red Carpet for the Premiere of FREAKY FR Photo Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets Freaky! On the Red Carpet for the Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 31, 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions just celebrated its first stage-to-television collaboration with the Disney Channel in adapting its original stage musical Freaky Friday for a worldwide televised premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday, August 10th.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway Theatre Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Apr 24, 2018

I never saw Sister Act, the Musical when it was on Broadway, but now this is my second Westchester go round with this musical. It certainly makes sense for Westchester Broadway Theatre especially to mount it since it gives a unified group of nuns the chance to belt and let their habits down to a 60's themed score.

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT Photo Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

SISTER ACT, based on the Touchstone Motion Picture, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found - a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT Photo Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

SISTER ACT, based on the Touchstone Motion Picture, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found - a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT Photo Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

SISTER ACT, based on the Touchstone Motion Picture, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found - a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Adam Kaplan, Alex Newell & More Will Take Part in FAR FROM CANTERBURY Reading Photo Adam Kaplan, Alex Newell & More Will Take Part in FAR FROM CANTERBURY Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Far From Canterbury, a new musical by Danny K. Bernstein, is having a staged reading on March 9th. The reading will be directed by Charlie Johnson.

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below!

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday.

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety).

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19. 

Mary Jo McConnell to Make NYC Cabaret Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Mary Jo McConnell makes her NYC cabaret debut while celebrating a very special birthday in Captain MJ's Fantastic Journey: A Memoir With Song.

Maine State Music Theatre Says 'Hallelujah' With SISTER ACT, Running 6/24-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) is proud to be one of the first regional theatres to present the feel-amazing musical comedy smash SISTER ACT, running June 24 - July 11, 2015.

MSMT Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) is proud to be one of the first regional theatres to present the feel-amazing musical comedy smash SISTER ACT, running June 24 - July 11, 2015.

BWW Reviews: MSMT's SISTER ACT Raises the Rafters in Rejoicing
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 26, 2015

In the first act of the Menken/Slater/Steinkellner musical comedy, Sister Act, the heroine, Sister Mary Clarence (aka Deloris Van Cartier) tells Mother Superior that song should come from the soul to raise the rafters. Maine State Music Theatre's second season offering does just that with a dazzling production and a cast whose talent is, indeed, cause for celebration!

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