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Meet the Cast – Mary Poppins | Arizona Broadway Theatre

Meet the Cast - Mary Poppins | Arizona Broadway Theatre

KATHLEEN BERGER (Miss Andrew/Mrs. Corry) is thrilled to return to AZ Broadway! Just lately: Eulalie McKechnie Shinn (The Music Man/Showtune Productions); Soprano Soloist: Requiem (Michael Haydn/Glendale School); Soprano Soloist: Mass in C (Beethoven/Helios Ensemble); What Makes it Nice: Gershwin (Robert Kapilow/MIM); Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat)/FHTAZ); Love is Right here to Keep (Theater Works); Beggar Lady (Sweeney Todd/MET – Greatest Supporting Actress); Nettie Fowler (Carousel/AZ Broadway); Yvonne/Naomi (Sunday in the Park With George/FHTAZ); Queen (SpellBound!/Southwest Shakespeare, premiere); Soprano Soloist: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (Mozart/Glendale School); Solange (Follies/Theater Works, AZ premiere); Soprano Soloist: Requiem (Mozart/Glendale School); Miss Jones (H2$/Theater Works, AriZoni nomination); Rose (The Secret Backyard/AZ Broadway). Internationally: Violetta (La traviata); Musetta (La bohème); Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor); Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro); Witch (Into the Woods), many extra. She is the solely American singer to ever seem with Compañía Lírica Dolores Marco in Spain. I really like and couldn’t do that with out my SuperManuel, my tiny twin Alba-Bergers, my household, and the 4 Kitties of the Apocalypse!

ALLISON BLANCHARD (Annie) is a Franklin, Tennessee, native and holds a BFA in trendy dance from the College of South Florida.  Her current credit embrace: 42nd Road Nationwide Tour; Scrooge No Extra, Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  She could be very excited to be spending her summer time with Arizona Broadway Theatre performing in Mary Poppins!

WYATT CHAMOFF (Michael Banks) is thrilled to be making his ABT debut with Mary Poppins! Wyatt is 9 years previous and can begin 4th grade in the fall. Wyatt has beforehand appeared in Flat Stanley, Magnificence and the Beast as Chip, Shrek the Musical, and most lately in Charlotte’s Net as Templeton the Rat. Wyatt enjoys to studying, enjoying together with his sister, and asking questions. He want to thank his household for all they do to help him.

CHAE CLEARWOOD (Mrs. Brill/Hen Lady) is thrilled to be making her ABT debut this season!  Her favourite credit embrace Dyanne in Million Greenback Quartet, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Rizzo in Grease, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors.  A local of Billings, Montana, Chae now resides in New York Metropolis the place she just lately graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  She additionally holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Montana State College – Billings.  Chae want to thank the quite a few family and friends who’ve supported her goals and ambitions over the years, with out which none of this might be potential.

JULIANNE CREED (Jane Banks) simply completed sixth grade. She likes to carry out and is thrilled to be in her first position with ABT!  Her previous performances embrace Younger Fiona in NCS’s manufacturing of Shrek, Jr., Younger Wilbur in Charlotte’s Net, and Gracie Shinn in The Music Man.  She has additionally carried out as Cinderella in Cinderella, and as a part of the Ensemble in White Christmas for Pinnacle Artistic Arts.   She loves doing gymnastics, being together with her household and pals, singing, and simply being artistic nevertheless potential!

BEATRICE CROSBIE (Mrs. Winifred Banks) is overjoyed to hitch Arizona Broadway Theatre this summer time! NYC based mostly, UCLA alumni. Excursions: Magnificence and the Beast Worldwide (Wardrobe/Mrs Potts us), 42nd Road Nationwide (Diane/Dorothy Brock us), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical Nationwide (Grandma Who) Regional: Good Work If You Can Get It (Billie), She Loves Me (Amalia), Firm (Jenny) Huge because of the ABT group and Luedtke Company. Like to my unimaginable household!

ALEX CROSSLAND (Ensemble) could be very comfortable to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre, he holds a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre Efficiency from Arizona State College, however is initially from Northern California. Current regional credit embrace Gypsy (Farmer’s Alley Theatre) Newsies and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (The Barn Theatre), and Million Greenback Quartet, Billy Elliot, and Bullets Over Broadway (Phoenix Theatre). A few of his favourite roles embrace Ralph in Reefer Insanity, Henry in Subsequent to Regular, Grantaire in Les Miserables, and Roger in Lease. Alex want to thank his family and friends for his or her help.

EVAN DOLAN (Ensemble) is supercalifragilistically excited to return to Arizona Broadway in Disney’s Mary Poppins! A few of his favourite credit embrace the Jeff Award-profitable manufacturing of Sweeney Todd (Paramount Theatre), Humorous Woman (Arizona Broadway), Cabaret (Thingamajig Theatre Co.), West Aspect Story (Woodstock Playhouse), and Good Work If You Can Get It (Broward Stage Door). He sends an enormous “THANK YOU” to his household for supporting him in all of his adventures, and to Clayton and everybody at ABT for his or her continued generosity!

HANNAH FAIRMAN (Fannie) is thrilled to be again at ABT for an additional Disney basic! Hannah was final seen in ABT’s Magnificence and the Beast as a Foolish Woman and as Babette at the Herberger! Current credit embrace Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Mamma Mia! (ensemble/uns. Ali/Lisa) and Theatre by the Sea’s The Producers (Usherette). Favourite credit: Grease (Frenchy), Shrek (Fairy Godmother), Something Goes (Purity), The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, and Oklahoma! BFA Musical Theatre, Level Park College. Instagram: @fannahairman

SAMANTHA GARDNER (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, and return to one in every of her favourite exhibits, “Mary Poppins.” Earlier credit embrace: “Gershwin” (Off-Broadway), “Happy Days” (Westchester Broadway Theatre), “Show Boat” Magnolia u/s (Alhambra Theatre & Eating), and Ms. Lark “Mary Poppins” (Prather Leisure Group). Love all the time to Mother, Dad, Marshall, Alex, and Snow. Take pleasure in the present!

PHILLIP GIANDILETTI (Neleus) is a current graduate of Oklahoma Metropolis College and is happy to be making his first look at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Mary Poppins. He has just lately completed performing in Dallas at Casa Mañana Theatre in Evita, Al Deluca in A Refrain Line at Uptown Gamers, and in Grease as Danny Zuko at Firehouse Theatre. Different theatre credit embrace: Completely Trendy Millie (Ensemble), Newsies (Oscar Delancey/Ensemble/Dance Captain), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Nathan); Music Theatre Wichita. West Aspect Story (Anxious); Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Mary Poppins, 42nd St. (Ensemble); The Lexington Theatre Firm.

STEPHEN HOHENDORF (Policeman) is ecstatic to be returning to this lovely theatre and for such a magical present!  Earlier ABT credit embrace Mordred in final season’s Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Greatest Little Whorehouse in TX.  Stephen is coming straight from a run of Present Boat (Frank Schultz) at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA.  Nationwide Excursions: The Full Monty, Sesame Road Reside!, Pinkalicious, and Flight Faculty the Musical. New York: Smelly Youngsters, Pinkalicious, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Very important Theatre Firm), and Leaf in The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (MCTC). Regional/ Summerstock:  Surflight Theatre, Hope Summer time Repertory, and The Liberty Theatre.  Stephen spent his final two summers at the historic Ft. Peck Summer time Theatre directing, choreographing, and appearing in exhibits resembling Oliver!, Arsenic and Previous Lace, Mary Poppins, and Grease.  A humongous thanks to the superb group right here at ABT- Cass, Keil, Kurtis, and Clayton! And an enormous thank-you to YOU for persevering with to help stay theatre.

CONNOR HUBBARD (Park Keeper/Northbrook/Valentine/Bert cowl) is completely stoked to be making his ABT debut! Current favorites embrace Monty Python’s Spamalot, Something Goes, Good day Dolly!, Saturday Night time Fever and Good Work If You Can Get It. Main love and gratitude to household and buddies which have supported me alongside the means — you’re the greatest.

GREG KALAFATAS (Admiral Growth/Financial institution Chairman) doesn’t like speaking about himself in the third individual, so he’s going to cease now! I’m returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre for my fifth manufacturing and couldn’t be happier to be again.  If I look acquainted, perhaps you caught my efficiency as Franz in The Producers or, most lately, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid… or perhaps I simply seem like somebody you realize! Because of Cassandra, Kiel and Kurtis together with everybody right here at ABT, my household, and pals for all the love and help. gregkalafatas.com

RENEE KATHLEEN KOHER (Mary Poppins) is past excited to be part of this lovely present! Bringing one among her all-time favourite Disney characters to life, for ABTs 100th manufacturing, is actually a dream come true! It will mark Renee’s 21st mainstage manufacturing at ABT. A few of her favorites embrace: Kiss Me, Kate (Lily/Katherine), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Previous), Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas (Doatsy Mae), Camelot (Nimue/Morgan LeFay), Carousel (Mrs. Mullins), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah), Rock Of Ages, Hair, Disney’s the Little Mermaid, Disney’s Tarzan, and most lately The Bridges of  Madison County. Different favourite Regional credit embrace: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), 9 to five (Violet), Pippin (Fastrata), Godspell, and Sister Act. Renee has labored for a number of years with Disney Cruise Line and Tokyo Disney Resort as a singer and aerialist in a number of exhibits on the excessive seas and in Japan. An enormous thanks to Mother, Dad, and Ryan for all the time supporting her goals and serving to them come true; to Cass, Kiel and Kurtis for giving her this present that’s Mary, and for being such an unimaginable household; to Clayton and JR for being our fearless leaders, and bringing this world to life; and to this superb forged, crew and manufacturing group for all the magic and unimaginable expertise you deliver to this present. BUNNY!! www.reneekathleenkoher.com

AARON McCASKILL (Michael Banks) is 11yrs previous and in seventh grade. He’s residence-schooled and enjoys enjoying the piano, dancing, cooking and studying.  Aaron has carried out all through the valley together with at Valley Youth Theater in A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Story (Piglet). His different productions embrace Madagascar (Foosa) at Queen Creek Performing Arts; Robin Hood and His Merry Males (Kevin), All Shook Up (Dennis), and Completely Trendy Millie Jr. (Ching Ho), all at Actors Youth Theater. Aaron loves being on stage and is happy to be part of Mary Poppins at ABT.

CHRIS McNIFF (Bert) is S-U-P-E-R excited to be enjoying one among his dream roles this summer time at ABT! He was most just lately seen in his second yr on the Nationwide Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner. He was additionally seen on the 2015 Nationwide Tour of Memphis. Regional credit embrace Levels St. Louis, Arkansas Rep, Northern Stage, Music Theatre of CT, Artpark, and New London Barn Playhouse. Chris can also be a choreographer, and has choreographed exhibits in school, at two regional theaters, in addition to for a program in Shanghai, China. He has a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon College in North Carolina. He’d wish to thank his mother and father, his sister Cara, Mama, his pals, and everybody else who has helped him alongside the means. “In this whole wide world, there’s no ‘appier bloke.” Now, let’s go fly a kite! www.chrismcniff.com

MELISSA MITCHELL (Miss Lark/Mrs. Banks cowl) hails from San Diego, however now calls NYC residence. Earlier ABT credit embrace Legally Blonde (Gaelan/Elle us*perf), Whorehouse (Eloise), and Shrek (Humpty/Fiona/Dragon us*perf). Regional credit embrace A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre, Sister Act at The Palace Theatre, and a number of other exhibits with Prather Leisure. She want to thank Cass, Kurtis, Kiel, and Rob for the alternative, her bestie Liz for all her love, and her household for his or her by no means-wavering help and love. Jer 29:11 www.melissasmitchell.com

CONNER MORLEY (Robertson Ay) is so excited to be at Arizona Broadway Theatre for an additional summer time! He was final seen on stage in ABT’s productions of Magnificence and the Beast and Shrek!The Musical. He shall be heading into his senior yr at The College of Arizona in the fall as a BFA Musical Theatre Main. At UofA, he was lately seen in Addams Household (Dance Captain) and The Pajama Recreation (Prez/Steam Warmth). He want to thank his professors for his or her assist, his pals for his or her love and help, and his mother, dad, and brother who’re all the time there for him. I couldn’t do that with out you guys, a lot love. Comply with his journey on Instagram – @connerrm

GRACIE PALMER (Jane Banks) Gracie’s old flame is appearing – anyplace, anyhow.  She was final seen enjoying the spunky Vivian in Starlight Group Theater’s presentation of Revenge of the Area Pandas as an acrobatic equestrian circus performer – Cornelia – at Pinnacle Artistic Arts, and the energetic, acrobatic, Unicorn in Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at Theaterworks. When not acting on the theatrical stage, Gracie research all types of dance, practices Kung Fu and takes piano, singing, and appearing classes and sings in her church choir.  Gracie loves faculty – particularly writing (fiction), participates in superior arithmetic packages, and likes to play at the park together with her siblings and pals.

JAMIE PARNELL (Mr. George Banks) a local of Montana, is delighted to be spending the winter as soon as extra with ABT. Jamie, who studied voice efficiency and has a BA in Theatre from the College of Montana, carried out for the first time on the ABT stage in the 2009 manufacturing of A Christmas Carol as Younger Marley. Since then he has been fortunate sufficient to work with them in Phantom, Footloose, and as Vittorio Vidal in Candy Charity. Having spent Season 12 in ABT productions of Humorous Woman (Nick Arnstein), Camelot (Lancelot), Oliver!, and Jesus Christ Celebrity, Jamie is wanting ahead to a shift in gears and to serving to to convey this basic present to Phoenix audiences.

EMILY RHEIN (Katie Nanna/Miss Smythe/Queen Victoria) is thrilled to be again at Arizona Broadway Theatre! Previous ABT credit embrace Humorous Woman (Ensemble, u/s Fanny Brice) & A Christmas Story (Ensemble/Dance Captain, u/s Miss Shields). Nationwide excursions: A Christmas Story (with my “Blondie” Ralphie, Tristan Klaphake!). Regional favorites: 42nd Road, Little Ladies the Musical, Completely Trendy Millie, Hairspray. BFA Musical Theatre from Western Illinois College. “All my love to my wonderfully supportive family & friends and endless thanks to the entire ABT family and Prevail Artist Management. For Tori; practically perfect in every way.” www.emilyrhein.com @EmRhein

ERIC WATERS (Von Hussler) is thrilled to make his Arizona Broadway Theatre debut with this virtually good forged! A Texas native now based mostly in New York, Eric is a proud graduate of Coastal Carolina Universities BFA Musical Theatre Program. Regional; Mary Poppins (Broadway Palm, FL), South Pacific (The Hearth Theatre, WI), Spamalot, and Rattling Yankees (Sharon Playhouse, CT), 9 to five, Younger Frankenstein, and Kiss Me, Kate (Weathervane Theatre, NH). Particular thanks to each member of the Arizona Broadway Theatre household for serving to to make magic attainable! “Go and chase your dreams, you won’t regret it. Anything can happen if you let it.”

KARA ZIRINGER (Ensemble/Mary Poppins cowl) is thrilled to be returning to the ABT stage! She graduated from the Florida State College in Might of 2016 and has been dwelling in New York Metropolis ever since. Her earlier ABT credit embrace Showboat (Ensemble/Magnolia Cowl) and A Christmas Carol (Ensemble) at the Herberger Theatre Middle! Different favourite credit embrace: A Refrain Line (Maggie), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Legally Blonde (Serena), and Younger Frankenstein (Dance Captain/Ensemble).  She want to thank her household and pals for his or her unwavering love and help. Take pleasure in the present!

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