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Bio:
Susan Haldeman has performed professionally in various productions across the United States and Canada. National Tour: PHANTOM (Florence). Regional Credits: MORNINGSIDE (Grace Bouchard Driscoll), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Mrs. Bumbrake), ASSASSINS (Sara Jane Moore), MR. BURNS A POST ELECTRIC PLAY ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Susan Haldeman has performed professionally in various productions across the United States and Canada. National Tour: PHANTOM (Florence). Regional Credits: MORNINGSIDE (Grace Bouchard Driscoll), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Mrs. Bumbrake), ASSASSINS (Sara Jane Moore), MR. BURNS A POST ELECTRIC PLAY ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE is an Out of This World, Feel-Good, Eupho Photo BWW Review: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE is an Out of This World, Feel-Good, Euphoric Knockout at Jobsite Theater
by Drew Eberhard - Oct 2, 2021

In 1983, Sally Ride, or as proclaimed in the play, “She should be called Dr. Ride,” an Astrophysicist became the first and youngest American woman in Space aboard the Orbiter Challenger. Liza Birkenmeier’s play is not about Sally Ride, even though her name is mentioned throughout the 85 minutes. However, under the veil of the ’80s in St. Louis, Missouri we meet four women living out their lives and by a matter of opinion telling stories that boldly go where none of them have gone before so to speak. At its heart, Birkenmeier’s script is compelling, enlightening, and stunning from top to bottom, a true marvel of live theatre. In her script, we get to meet characters that are not as often displayed on-stage, and that is what makes this show so endearing. Being that this show is set in the 80’s smartphones, and other things like social media, don’t exist yet; which renders the compelling humanity shown throughout the script. It’s a breath of fresh air as we learn of these women, and how they may or may not enjoy their current way of life, and yet so different in a matter of opinions and lifestyle they are all one and the same.

Photos: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE at Jobsite Theater Photo Photos: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE at Jobsite Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

Jobsite Theater presents DR. RIDE’S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE, Oct. 1 – 10, 2021.

BWW Review: Turkey Creek Collective Presents the Local Premiere of the Odd and Moving Photo BWW Review: Turkey Creek Collective Presents the Local Premiere of the Odd and Moving (I AM) NOBODY'S LUNCH
by Peter Nason - Jul 24, 2021

It's a cabaret, with songs both bouncy and torchy, but it’s more than that.  It’s like a quirky collage, a found object performance piece. And there's nothing else quite like it.

BWW Review: SNOOPY: THE MUSICAL is a Delightful Trip Down Memory Lane With an Extreme Photo BWW Review: SNOOPY: THE MUSICAL is a Delightful Trip Down Memory Lane With an Extremely Talented Cast at ThinkTankYAE
by Drew Eberhard - May 15, 2021

Familiar faces, familiar characters, and a familiar red dog house with a delightful white beagle and a fleeting yellow bird make up the musical sequel to the ever so popular You’re a Good Man Charley Brown. This time the tables are turned on Charley Brown and the gang and we hear the story of Snoopy and the many comings and goings of a dog’s life centered around the kids in the neighborhood. Georgia Mallory Guy and team have assembled an All-Star cast complete with an Adult ensemble and a Young Actors Ensemble. The Adult ensemble play the parts of the characters and the young ensemble make up the chorus, but there is not a weak link in the entire company, all coming together for a swiftly paced two hour trip down memory lane. Complete with 15 toe-tapping numbers, Snoopy and his lovable gang will have you smiling from ear to ear with delight by the end of the show.

BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, REVEALING HARD TRUTHS INSIDE ALL OF US  at Stagew Photo BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, REVEALING HARD TRUTHS INSIDE ALL OF US at Stageworks Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 13, 2021

Just shy of a year ago which seems crazy to think about now, myself and other patrons sat in the familiar space surrounded by familiar faces to embark on a journey with a group of characters outside our normalcy. Think about that sentence for a minute. Almost a year later and we are still trying to grasp our ideals of what “normalcy” truly means. Nonetheless, the fine staff at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa’s Channelside District opened their doors once more to present an evening of live, socially distanced in person performances to remove our weary minds of the mundane, and help us escape what has now become our new normal. With names delegated on seats socially distanced away from other patrons, and masks donned by staff and audience alike, it had the welcoming feeling of being home once more. Aside from the temperature checks and socially distanced restroom protocols, the welcoming feeling of old and new friends gathering in a familiar place was comforting and much needed. The staff at Stageworks should be commended here for their top-notch protocols in place there was not an uneasy feeling to be had. Producing Artistic Director Karla Hartley welcomed everyone in her speech and with candor and compassion welcomed us back into the doors of a space we all know and love. A beautiful homage to those personally affected...stars have been placed across the front row of the audience which made for a touching tribute in these times.

BWW Review: Family Matters, Matters Of The Heart, And Deep Southern Pride Extends No  Photo BWW Review: Family Matters, Matters Of The Heart, And Deep Southern Pride Extends No Matter How Far You May Go With MORNINGSIDE at Stageworks Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 23, 2020

Topher Payne's witty, smart, and sharply fine-tuned work Morningside gives an ingenious glimpse into the lives of eight women some friends, but mostly family. Grounded deep in Southern Pride, heartfelt lessons, and the idea that above all family is what matters most proves to be the heart of this side-splitting a?oemother of all baby showers.a?? In 2015 Topher Payne was interviewed for Backstage Magazine where he described his writing style by saying, a?oeIf you can make someone laugh, they listen. And they lean in and they want to hear more. And once you have that level of engagement, then you can start layering in a message that you want them to take away. You can do that in film. You can do that in a book. But the act of being in the same room with the storyteller is just fundamentally different. It lands differently.a?? The cast, crew and entire company making up the ensemble of Morningside should be exceptionally proud of the work that was shown onstage; for the a?oeMother of all Baby Showers,a?? turned out to be one of the finest displays of ensemble acting to come from one company of outstanding actresses. Everyone in the audience and the Tampa theatre community respectively didn't quite know but over the course of two-hours found this to not be the show they wanted but to be the show they needed.

Florida Professional Theatre Companies Join Forces For Exciting Co-Productions Photo Florida Professional Theatre Companies Join Forces For Exciting Co-Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2020

freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL and The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL have joined forces to co-present two productions in their 2019/2020 season. freeFall will present MARIE & ROSETTA opening  January 18 and Hippodrome will present LONE STAR SPIRITS opening January 24. The company will then transfer the productions to their respective spaces after the initial run of each show. Both shows will run a combined total of over 8 weeks.

Florida Professional Theatre Companies Join Forces For Exciting Co-Productions Photo Florida Professional Theatre Companies Join Forces For Exciting Co-Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2020

freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL and The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL have joined forces to co-present two productions in their 2019/2020 season. freeFall will present MARIE & ROSETTA opening January 18 and Hippodrome will present LONE STAR SPIRITS opening January 24. The company will then transfer the productions to their respective spaces after the initial run of each show. Both shows will run a combined total of over 8 weeks.

FreeFall Announces Additions To Growing Team Photo FreeFall Announces Additions To Growing Team
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2018

freeFall Theatre Company announced three exciting additions to the growing organization's staff. Joining the team are Amanda Chandler as Director of Development and Jen Brown as Patron Services Manager. Susan Haldeman stepped into the key role of Managing Director. Susan, Amanda, and Jen join Artistic Director Eric Davis and the rest of the freeFall team as they begin to prepare for the upcoming 2019/2020 season, which will mark 10 years as Tampa Bay's most exciting theatre company.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; ALL MY SONS Leads Best Musical Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; ALL MY SONS Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Tampa Rep's FLYING Leads Best  Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Tampa Rep's FLYING Leads Best Play!
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; freeFall's HAIRSPRAY Leads as  Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; freeFall's HAIRSPRAY Leads as Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

freeFall Sets Cast for PETER PAN and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or todays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm.

freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or todays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm. 

freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or on Saturdays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm. 

freeFall Sets Cast for PETER PAN and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or on Saturdays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm.

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director.

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