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|Missouri State celebrates 50 Years of Tent Theater with
an alumni showcase at the Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC on March 18,
2012 Los Angeles Industry Showcase, for Missouri State University BFA Professional Actor Training Program 2012
Monday, March 19th @ 7:30 @ The Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles
Talent Includes: Emily Bolt, Hannah Duncan , Matthew Emerick , Elizabeth Mara Finder, Rachel Flanigan, Margaret Elizabeth Howard, Laura Jenkins, Josiah Kumpost, Sam Long, Jennifer Mohr, Adam Murphy, Taylor Paul, Leah Samson, Julie Schaper , Nicholas Stephens, Jimmy Wilson
be making his Broadway debut in the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opening
Deidre Goodwin is currently starring in the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical (The Silence of the Lambs musical spoof).
Kendra Kassabaum is starring in the Broadway bound musical Leap of Faith.
Gerald Downey appeared as an FBI agent in the film J Edgar this year.
Greg Roderick and Antuan Raimone performed in Broadway Backwards 7, the annual benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on March 5th.
Solstad's online comedy YouTube video Victoria
Jackson Speaks Out Against The Little Mermaid
has gone viral
and has been picked up by the uber-popular blogsite Joe.My.God
MSU Professional Actor Training Program, 2011 Los Angeles Industry Showcase
Monday, March 21 · 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. , Los Angeles
2011 Talent Includes:
Addie Barnhart, Joel Cornwell, Alan Daugherty, Hannah Duncan , Melissa Fagan, Elizabeth Mara Finder, Ariel Forste, Drew Irwin, Kanome Jones, Darian Leatherman , Cody Mobley , Julie Schaper , Kimberly Smalling , Tracy TeStrake, Sam Valentine, Andy Venneman
Click here for details: Facebook Event Page
Katy Tibbets will be seen as Amalia in She Loves Me this summer with Insight Theatre Company.
Missouri State Musical Theatre celebrates its first fifteen years on March 6, 2011; 9:30pm @Joe's Pub.
Newly graduating MSU alumni: Natalie Baughman, Hannah Duncan, Thomas Blake Hogan , and Julie Schaper will be performing with alumni from MSU/SMSU.
Alumni scheduled to appear: Andrew Call, Deidre Goodwin, Dale Hensley , Hollie Howard , Kendra Kassabaum , Kyle Dean Massey ,
Antuan Raimone , Nathan Tysen , Nicole Van Giesen , and Broadway Bombs (featuring Jessica Ryan , Avery Ragsdale , and Jermaine Blackwell ).
Click here for the: Joe's Pub website and details on the event.
Raimone is performing with the Broadway
cast of In
The Heights for the 22nd Annual Gypsy of the Year
Greg Roderick will be joining the Broadway National tour of South Pacific beginning December 15th, 2010.
Jessica Ryan, Avery Ragsdale, and Jermaine Blackwell performed in their highly received production of Broadway Bombs with The Joe Allen Players, Off-Broadway at the Laurie Beechman Theater in November.
Kassabaum is playing the role of Sam in the new
musical Leap of Faith, co-starring
Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields, opening at Ahmanson Theater in Los
Angeles, Oct 2nd.
David Schmittou will be appearing in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at Cape May Stage in southern NJ in October and November.
Greg Roderick will be appearing in the play Amadeus at Northern Stage in Vermont, October 6-24.
Michele Burdette Elmore is appearing as Widow Corny in Oliver for The Variety Club Children’s Charity at The Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis.
is currently starring in the Off-Broadway hit: Silence! The Musical (The
campy Silence of the Lambs spoof).
(Currently in American
Idiot) received The Broadway Gypsy Robe from fellow (S)MSU alumni Dale
in the Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles) in the
traditional Gypsy Robe hand-off on the opening night of American Idiot.
The robe is presented to the "gypsy" in the opening cast who
has performed the most Broadway musicals on a chorus contract. Along
the way, the robe is decorated, painted, patched, stitched, and signed
by everyone in the show, becoming a fanciful patchwork for an entire
Broadway season. Dale was the Broadway chorus veteran with the
most shows in 'La Cage' and passed it on to Andrew, who is the Broadway
chorus veteran in 'American Idiot'. Click here for more photos: American Idiot Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Nathan Tysen (lyrics) and Chris Miller's musical The Burnt Part Boys will play Playwright's Horizons' Mainstage Theater, April 30-June 13th. Click here for: Playbill Online Announcement.
Addie Barnhart recently off the road with Missoula Children's Theatre, will return to her hometown, Wichita, KS, and direct How to Eat Like a Child with Music Theatre for Young People. She heads to Red Bank, NJ to teach acting with Two River Theatre Company in July and will permanently relocate to Chicago following the conclusion of her job with TRTC.
Brett Kristofferson was nominated for a cabaret MAC Award for his song: "Things That Haunt Me"
Joel Ewing will be seen in War With the Newts at The Next Theater in Chicago from May 21-June 20, 2010.
Stephanie Brown will be performing in the Stages St. Louis production of State Fair this September. For details click here: State Fair at STAGES
(lyrics) and Chris Miller's musical The Burnt Part
will play Playwright's Horizons' Mainstage Theater, April 30-June 13th.
Click here for: Playbill
Andrew Call is currently in the Broadway company of American Idiot
Colin Shea Denniston , Matthew Emerick , Darian Leatherman , Marnie Liesel, Cody Mobley , Kimberly Smalling , Lauren Sweetser, Matt Tassell, Jessica Teliczan, Andy Venneman, Sayward Ferguson , Jason Goff , and Geovonday Jones , will be performing in the 2010 LOS ANGELES Missouri State BFA Theatre Showcase on Monday, April 12 at The Hudson Theatre: 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. See the showcase link for details: 2010 Showcase in Los Angeles
will be appearing in the upcoming film A Voice in the Dark,
and is in post-production for the film Open House.
Katy Tibbets will be appearing in the 2010 company of Stages St. Louis productions of Big River as Susan Wilkes and covering the role of Fran in Promises, Promises.
Natalie Hiatt is currently playing Toni in Cactus Flower at the New Theatre in Kansas City.
Samantha Barboza is contracted to perform for Timberlake Playhouse's 2010 Summer Season! Roles include Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (June 3rd-13th), Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! (July 1st-11th), and Carmen Bernstein in Curtains (July 29th-August 8th).
Chelsea Anglemyer, Colin Shea Denniston , Jeffrey Fenoglio , Jared Hill , Jessica Morgan , Erin Michelle Routh , Jodi Watson , and Julia MacKenzie will be performing in the 2010 NEW YORK Missouri State BFA Theatre Showcase on Tuesday, March 30 at New World Stages, NYC. See the showcase link for details: 2010 Showcase in NYC
Sneary was featured in
a Superbowl XLIV Commerical for Flo TV: Flo TV:
Greg Roderick and Antuan Raimone performed in Broadway Backwards 5, the annual benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center on February 22nd. This year Florence Henderson hosted, and guest stars included Mario Cantone, Robert Cuccioli, Raul Esparza, Valerie Harper, Richard Kind, Gary Beach, Michele Lee, Eve Plumb, Marion Ross, Lea Salonga, Douglas Sills, Bruce Vilanch, and more.
Marra is currently at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
playing the role of Peter Pan after covering the role for Cathy Rigby
the last six months.
Kyle Dean Massey will be permanently taking over the role of Gabe in the Tony winning new Broadway musical Next to Normal.
Brett Kristofferson (SMSU grad from mid-90s) was recently awarded the Dottie Burman Songwriting Award by Cabaret Hotline Online. His song, "The Whole Wide World," was nominated for Song of the Year by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs.
Kendra Kassabaum performed in the high profile staged reading/backers audition of the new musical Leap of Faith, co-starring Raul Esparza and Sutton Foster.
|Michele Burdette Elmore will be appearing in Unbeatable, the Musical at The Playhouse at West Port in St. Louis through November 22nd.|
Goodwin returns to the Broadway production of
Chicago as Velma Kelly on September 7th. Theater Mania announcement.
Sean Powell and Jae Boley got married in August and will start the National tour of Calculus The Musical on September 14th. Check out the website at: www.calculusthemusical.com
Sandra Paola Hendrix-López is currently teaching in Bogota, Colombia for the rest of this calendar year. Also working as a guest artist for the dance company IMPETU.
will be performing in the Stages St. Louis production of Guys and Dolls
Sept/Oct 09! Click for tix: Guys
& Dolls at Stages
Emily Bolt is currently on tour as an Actor/Director for Missoula Children's Theatre.
Brad Price will appear in the Los Angeles premiere of The Pain and the Itch, by Bruce Norris, beginning previews July 16th with performances running through August 23rd. The play is being co-produced by Furious Theatre Company and the Theatre @ Boston Court.
| Nathan Tysen
and Chris Miller's musical The Burnt Part Boys
will be staged as part of Vassar & New York Stage and Film
Powerhouse Theater's 25th anniversary season through July 26th.
Matt Stokes (mid-90's graduate) has been cast in the Broadway national tour of South Pacific.
|Kyle Dean Massey will be taking over the role of Gabe in the Tony winning new Broadway musical Next to Normal in June. Playbill Online Announcement|
|Michele Burdette Elmore ('79) will be appearing in Annie at The MUNY in June and starts rehearsals in September for "Unbeatable" at The PlayHouse at Westport Plaza also in St. Louis which opens in October. www.unbeatablemusical.com|
Goodwin stars in a music video "Keep It Campy" for
the hit online television series THE BATTERY'S DOWN, returning for its
second season. Click here for Clip: Keep It Campy!
Greg Roderick performed the National Anthem with nine of the South Pacific men for the Mets vs. Marlins game at Citifield on April 27th. Also he wil be performing in the benefit concert When You're Good To Mama: The Mother of All Mother's Day Concerts on May 10th.
|Addie Barnhart , Samantha Barboza , Stephanie Elzea , Emily Bolt , Kelly Hogan , Bryan Benware , Stephanie Brown , Beca Rasch, Jackson McKeehan, and Doran Schmidt will be performing in the 2009 Missouri State BFA Musical Theatre Showcase in New York on April 21st. See the showcase link for details: 2009 Showcase in NYC|
|Nathan Tysen and writing partner Chris Miller's musical The Burnt Part Boys will receive a workshop in June of 2009 and eventual full scale production in 2010 by Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. Click here for Playbill Online announcement: The Burnt Part Boys|
|Jessie Kohut Jessie is currently performing with a country/ southern rock band in Nashville, TN. Her band is called Jessie 'n' the Boys and they perform various venues throughout the Middle Tennessee region. They perform covers and originals and their demo debut album will be completed by mid-spring. www.myspace.com/jessiekohut|
|Antuan Raimone made his Broadway debut in In The Heights.|
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