Two fresh faces will be bringing Jerusha and Jervis to life this winter:
DEREK CARLEY (Jervis Pendleton) is thrilled to be making his TheatreWorks debut. He has appeared in the First National Tour of Flashdance the Musical. Regional credits include Miss Saigon and Titanic at the St. Louis Muny, Big the Musical and Grease at Wagon Wheel Theatre in Indiana, The Dodgers at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles, and Gay Bride of Frankenstein at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. TV/Film credits include Notorious on ABC and the feature film The Billionaire. Mr. Carley is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre.
HILARY MAIBERGER (Jerusha Abbott) is thrilled to making her TheatreWorks debut. National and international tours include NetWorks Productions’ Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Regional credits include The Light in the Piazza (Clara Johnson) at Theatre Raleigh and two seasons at Moonlight Amphitheatre where she starred in My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle) and South Pacific (Nellie Forbush). Other theatre credits include Aladdin: The Musical Spectacular (Jasmine), Cinderella (Cinderella), Little Women (Jo March), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou). Ms. Maiberger earned her MM in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University and currently teaches private voice in New York City.
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Here’s your first look at the Bay Area premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s wry romantic comedy:
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Four familiar faces return to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy:
STEVE BRADY (Tony Reilly) appeared in TheatreWorks’ The Great Pretender as Mr. Felt (2014, SFCC nomination for Best Actor). He appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, and toured nationally in The Exonerated, including two weeks at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. He toured the world with West Side Story, and Germany as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Mr. Brady has performed off-Broadway several times, most recently in Bill W. and Dr. Bob (SoHo Playhouse). In the past year he’s played J. Edgar Hoover in All the Way (Denver Center Theatre), Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session (Riverside Theatre, Florida), Anything Goes opposite Sally Struthers (Gateway Playhouse), and Singin’ in the Rain (North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA). TV: Law & Order, Law & Order CI, Spin City, Seinfeld, Diff’rent Strokes, and others. Continue reading
During The Life of the Party, we’re asking a special question of our audience in the lobby of the theatre: Which Andrew Lippa lyric relates the most to your life?
I made some mistakes, but I made something new. And I love my life this way!
(The Man in the Ceiling)
I’m not made for things like mowin’ lawns or apron strings
I’m my best when not at rest.
(Big Fish) Continue reading
All summer long, the teen students of our Summer Studio have been hard at work on The Feathers, an original play adapted from the classic Greek comedy The Birds…with a unique twist. Given the basic outline of the classic text, these students have written the remainder of the play themselves, including the addition of music and hip hop dance. We asked a few of our teen Lin-Manuel Mirandas to describe in one sentence why you should see The Feathers, and here’s what they had to say:
“Come see The Feathers because it is a whirlwind of witty humor and commentary and current events.” -Julia C Continue reading
See a cast of internally-acclaimed Broadway and West End veterans without leaving home in The Life of the Party! Our cast includes:
DAMIAN HUMBLEY is making his TheatreWorks debut. Mr. Humbley is well known in London for his work on Stephen Sondheim musicals, including the critically acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along (Charley Kringas), and the recent London production of Putting It Together. Other West End credits include Lend Me a Tenor (Max), The Woman In White (Walter Hartright), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Forbidden Broadway, and Dickens Abridged. Other London credits include the UK Premiere of The Last 5 Years, the Menier Chocolate Factory’s The Life of the Party, and most recently Songs for a New World at St. James Theatre. His recordings include Lend Me a Tenor (Original Cast Recording), Fiddler on the Roof (2009 London Cast Recording), The Symphony of Australia (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), and Merrily We Roll Along (DigitalTheatre.com). Continue reading
Take a first look at the world premiere of Confederates in the teaser trailer:
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Just in time for the election year, Suzanne Bradbeer’s Confederates will open our 2016/2017 Season. A smash hit with audiences at last year’s New Works Festival, this politically-charged drama will also mark our 67th world premiere. Meet the team of actors bringing Bradbeer’s provocative new work to life:
JESSICA LYNN CARROLL (Maddie) is delighted to return to TheatreWorks, having previously appeared in Auctioning the Ainsleys and multiple New Works Festivals. Ms. Carroll most recently performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in The Revolutionists as Marie Antoinette; other regional credits include I and You and Bellwether at Marin Theatre Company, Jesus in India at Magic Theatre, and The Big Meal at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Additionally in the Bay Area, she has been seen at Crowded Fire Theater (Truck Stop), Center REPertory Company (Boeing-Boeing), and Encore Theatre Company (Hookman), where she is also an associate artist. Ms. Carroll earned her BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading
Check out actors Susan Greenhill and Mark Anderson Phillips as the dynamic mother-son duo of The Velocity of Autumn:
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Longtime audience favorite Mark Anderson Phillips has enjoyed a long and varied career on the TheatreWorks Silicon Valley stage, appearing in everything from farcical comedies to contemporary dramas to classic period pieces. One of the most recognizable faces in Bay Area theatre, Phillips returns as a conflicted son desperately trying to reason with his aging mother in Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn. As we approach Opening Night, let’s take a look back at just a few of his many memorable roles here at TheatreWorks:
Phillips as Silvius with Juliette Morgan as Phebe in 1995’s As You Like It. Photo by Wilson P. Graham.
Phillips as Nogood Boyo with Tanya Shaffer as Lily Smalls in 1996’s Under MilkWood. Photo by David Allen