Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opens tomorrow, which means Final Dress Rehearsal is tonight!
Did you know that Actors’ Theatre has $10 at the door tickets for Final Dress Rehearsal? Talk about a great way to see high quality theatre on a budget. It’s one of the best deals around!
MEET THE CAST
(In alphabetical order)
Matt Ablan (Various Roles) is very excited to be on the Actors’ stage for the first time. Most recent roles include Kiki the colorist in Legally Blonde, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and Max the Pirate in How I Became A Pirate – all at Civic Theatre. Matt’s first appearance on a Grand Rapids stage after moving here from Kansas for work was as a tribe member in Hair at Circle Theatre. When Matt isn’t performing on stage, he is very busy being the Aquatics Director at the Southeast YMCA
Maddie Blyveis (Various Roles) is a senior at Aquinas College (AQ) where she is pursuing a double major in theatre and psychology. Her first time performing with Actors’ Theatre, she appeared as Ilse in Spring Awakening and she is thrilled to be back! Other theatre credits included: Reckless (AQ), Chicago (AQ), Book of Days (AQ), and The Wedding Singer (Circle Theatre).
Jason DeJager (Clay) studied theatre at both Cornerstone University and Aquinas College and is looking to continue pursuing his craft. With Cornerstone University, he was in productions such asInto the Woods, Something’s Afoot, White Christmas, and Proof. At Aquinas College, his production involvement includes Chicago,Xanadu, Reckless, Amadeus, and Hotel Cassiopeia. He has also acted in two shows with Circle Theatre, Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest and Wait Until Dark
Jared Graybiel (Van Buren) is excited to be back on the Actors’ stage in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson! Jared was last seen on the Actors’ stage last season in the Grand Award winning musical, Next to Normal. Other Grand Rapids theatre and musical credits include:Boeing, Boeing (Circle) and Hits of the 80s Cabaret! (Circle). Various other stage credits include: 1940s Radio Hour, By the Bog of Cats, Wonderful Town, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Jackie Green (Various Roles) is a radio personality in Grand Rapids. Jackie’s performing credits include: Circle Theatre’s Hits Of The 80’s and Cabaret, and as Velma Vontussel in Hairspray at Ferris State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree.
Kyle Jurassic (Andrew Jackson) is excited to be performing in this show with this incredible group of people. This is Kyle’s second production this season at Actors’ Theatre, recently playing the role of Arthur Pape in Love! Valour! Compassion! Other previous performances in the community include: The Wedding Singer, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Altar Boyz – all at Circle Theatre, Hairspray at Civic Theatre, Troilus and Cressidawith the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company and The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, White Christmas, Proof, andSeussical: The Musical (for which he won a Grand Award) at Cornerstone University. He is a recent graduate from Cornerstone University, with his Bachelor’s in Music Performance with a Vocal Emphasis.
Connor Manion (Calhoun) is making his debut at Actors’ Theatre. He has previously performed in shows at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, such as: The Sound of Music, Legally Blonde (GM Chad),Fiddler On The Roof (Mendel), and A Christmas Carol. Connor also performed in several shows with his high school, includingSweeney Todd (Toby), Hairspray (IQ), Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat(Judah). Connor is currently studying at GRCC with plans to transfer in the fall and pursue a degree in Musical Theatre.
Mackenzie Moira (Storyteller) is a graduate of the Aquinas College Theatre Program. She directed The Mystic Tale of Aladdinat Circle Theatre this past summer, which earned a Grand Award for Outstanding Children’s Theatre. Favorite acting credits include:Dress Your Wives in Floor Length Denim (Nadine) at Dog Story Theater, The Wedding Singer (Holly), Hair, and Cabaret at Circle Theatre.
Noddea Moore Skidmore (Rachel) returns to the Actors’ stage for the first time since 2008, when she appeared in the ensemble of The Wild Party. Favorite theatre memories include her Actors’ initiation with the ensemble of Urinetown; Annie (Miss Hannigan), the ensemble of Nine, Guys and Dolls (Adelaide),Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got The Will (Marlene), and rockin’ to theHits of the 80’s last summer – all at Circle Theatre; The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), meeting her darling Amanda in Junie B. Jones, and her very first show Gypsy (Electra) at Civic Theatre. While not on stage, she balances the roles of founder/cake stylist for Stiletto Sweets, Executive Director of The Miss Spirit of the State Scholarship Program, Event Producer for ArtPrize, and First Lady of the Skidmore House where she lives with many shoes, tiny pups Beatle and Big, and her dashingly handsome and talented husband.
Benjy Schirm (Adams) returns to the Actors’ Theatre stage for his second show this season. You may have seen a lot of him in our first production – Love! Valor! Compassion! You may have also seen him in The Wedding Singer at Circle Theatre or in Flat Stanley at the Civic Theatre. He has acted and directed professionally all over the United States and internationally for the last decade. Besides appearing on stage, Benjy has also recently appeared in a Family Fare commercial and as the flu zombie on factoryotc.com. Benjy is currently a law school student.
Colin Tobin (Monroe) is making his second appearance on the Actors’ Theatre stage. Colin previously played the role of Georg in Actors’ award winning Spring Awakening. Colin has also performed in: Hair, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, and the Summer Concert Series; all at Circle Theatre and in Hello Dolly at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
February 6-22, 2014
All Shows Begin at 8:00 pm
Call (616) 234-3946 for tickets or purchase them online now!