Grease

Grease

Put on your poodle skirts, leather jackets and saddle shoes!

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  • May 10 TO May 25, 2019
  • 7:00 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays Evenings
  • 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

LUCY ANDERS (Marty) is thrilled to return to Salt Lake City after making her PTC debut in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street earlier this season! First National Tour: Something Rotten! (Ensemble /u/s Portia), Off-Broadway: Baby (Lizzie). Regional include: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Love Story: The Musical (Jenny), Richard III (Young Richard), Much Ado About Nothing, A Little Night Music (Anne), Starmites (Bizarbra/Eleanor), The Sound of Music (Liesl), Oliver! (Charlotte). Other favorite roles: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi) and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). Anders is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and hails from Findlay, Ohio. Instagram: @lucsqueal

LENNY DANIEL (u/s Vince Fontaine) Choreographed Mary Poppins (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and Spamalot (Geva Theatre Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre). Directed and choreographed Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical (TexARTS); choreographed The Little Mermaid (Forestburgh Playhouse); assistant directed The Wizard of Oz National Tour starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt; assistant choreographed Gigi (Paper Mill Playhouse), assisted Ann Reinking and performed in Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwirth (NYC & SF). Performing credits include Broadway: Cats (final original company) and The Wizard of Oz. NYC: Sinatra (Radio City Music Hall), Wonderful Town (NYC Opera). Tours: Spamalot, Chicago, South Pacific, Camelot, Jekyll & Hyde. Favorite Regional: La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Newsies, Chess, Oliver!, The Last Ship, (PTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore Center Stage), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Gigi and Evita (Paper Mill Playhouse).

ELIZABETH HANSEN (Miss Lynch) Broadway credits: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? National Tours: Mrs. Malloy in Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing; Anna in The King & I with Rudolf Nureyev; A Partridge in a Pear Tree with James Mason; Evita directed by Harold Prince. Regional: Sister Act, Hale Theatre West Valley; The Music Man, Sundance; The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music, Utah Rep. Directing credits: Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto all for Utah Lyric Opera; Carmen Pine Mountain Music Festival. She holds an MFA in screenwriting from AFI, has won the prestigious WGA Award and an Emmy nomination, was a finalist for the Humanitas Prize for Excellence in Children’s Television Programming and has two Crystal Awards and a Telly. Her musical An Enchanted April is scheduled to open in New York City at the Kirk Theatre @ Theatre Row November 1, 2019 www.enchantedaprilamusical.com

EMMA HEARN (Sandy Dumbrowski) is excited to be making her PTC debut! Originally from Philadelphia, now living in NYC, Hearn is a 2018 graduate of the Texas State Musical Theatre program. Off-Broadway: Nickel Mines (Mary Liz Miller). Select Regional credits: The Little Mermaid (Aquata) and Freaky Friday (Alexandra Daniels) at Music Theatre Wichita; Footloose, Young Frankenstein and Newsies at Wagon Wheel Center for the Performing Arts. Favorite credits include: Ragtime (Mother), A Chorus Line (Cassie) and Legally Blonde (Vivienne). So grateful to Karen for this wonderful opportunity and big thanks to the entire company and crew for this memorable experience. “Hopelessly Devoted” to Mom, Dad, Sophie, Chris and CGF along with extended family and friends for their endless love and support.

DAVID GUY HOLMES (Vince Fontaine) Pioneer Theatre Com-pany credits: La Cage aux Folles — Concert Production, Mamma Mia!, In the Heights — Concert Production, Newsies, The Rocky Horror Show — Concert Production, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity, A Christmas Carol, In the Heights and Rent. Other credits: Hertz in Rock of Ages NCL, Mary Poppins ASF, Sonny in Xanadu, Thenardier in Les Misérables, Pharaoh in Joseph, and Woof/choreographer in Hair. Grateful to be doing what I love with people I love. Thank you Karen, Lenny, Helen, Mary and the rest of the incredible PTC family!

ALEX KIDDER (Betty Rizzo) PTC debut! Past credits include: My Fair Lady (Olney), Ragtime (Westchester Broadway), Titanic(Kate McGowan), Zanna Don’t (Roberta) NYMF and Off-Broadway’s A Dog Story. Next up: Katherine in Newsies at Little Theatre on the Square! Proud Alumna of CAP21 at NYU Tisch. Thank you to the incredible team here at Pioneer, Bob Cline, Karen, my phenomenal family and dogs. www.alex-kidder.com. @alexkidder

ASHLEY MARINELLI (Ensemble, Cha-Cha DiGregorio, Dance Captain) is psyched to be playing one of her favorite characters in Utah this spring! Theater: An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse, IRNE Winner), Newsies (Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Shrek (Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Mamma Mia! (Tuacahn Center for the Arts), West Side Story (The Engeman Theater), Mary Poppins (Gateway Playhouse), A Funny Thing…Forum (Shakespeare Theatre Co, Helen Hayes Nominee),White Christmas (Fulton Theater) and Disney Cruise Line. Other: performances with Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Lady Sovereign and Shakira. Marinelli is currently working on a new show called “How Did We Get Here: The Story of the Donner Party” and teaches at Peridance in NYC. Proud Tisch Dance Alumni. Many thanks to her family, her fox and PTC!

DAVID PARK (Kenickie) is a NYC based actor/singer/musician and is thrilled to be making his PTC debut. While he enjoys playing this “bad boy” on stage, he has already lined up a plethora of good deeds to balance out his karma. Past credits include: Regional: Mamma Mia! (Eddie), Seussical (Wickersham). Off-Broadway: Red Roses, Green Gold (Liam). TV: “Elementary” (singing telegram man). Film: Glass (dir. M. Night Shyamalan). Much love and gratitude to this cast/crew/creatives (love you Bob Cline) and to CGF talent. Pace MT ‘17 @davidhyunsoopark “When the praises go up, the blessings come down.”

PASCAL PASTRANA (Danny Zuko) Pastrana was born in Los Angeles, California and studied theater in Minnesota before he moved to the Big Apple. Now, heis making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Pastrana también quiere tomar un momento a mandar todo su amor a sus padres: te quiero mucho mama y papa. Check out Pastrana’s social media platforms to see what he will be up to next after his performance here in Utah. @pvpastrana

KATE CASSIDY RYAN (Jan) is thrilled to make her Pioneer Theatre Company debut in Grease! She was most recently seen in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast as a Silly Girl/Puppeteer. Some of her favorite credits include Kate Monster in Avenue Q, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray and Olive Ostrovsky in …Spelling Bee. Ryan is a proud graduate of Penn State’s BFA in Musical Theatre. She would like to thank the cast and crew, Karen Azenberg, Helen Gregory and the entire Pioneer Theatre Company for this incredible experience! Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. For Mom, Dad, Crew ‘15 and Ashlynn. IG: @kateryan37 www.kateryan.net

MICHAEL SCHIMMELE (Roger) PTC debut! Schimmele appeared in the regional premiere of the Off-Broadway musical The View Upstairs as the Puerto Rican, “cross-dressing songstress,” Freddy. Regional: In the Heights (Piragua Guy, North Carolina Theatre), Peter Pan (Tootles, Variety Theatre Company), Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Bye Bye Birdie, Showboat (The MUNY) Proud AEA Member. BFA Elon University. Special thanks to the PTC family, CGF Talent and Mom & Dad for their constant support. Follow along with my adventures on instagram! @michaelschimmele

DAVE ANTHONY VOGEL (Teen Angel, Johnny Casino) is ecstatic to be performing at Pioneer Theatre Company for the first time! Broadway: Chicago (Mary Sunshine). National/International Tour: Chicago (Mary Sunshine). Most recently, Vogel completed a contract aboard Seabourn Cruiseline performing as a lead vocalist in “An Evening with Sir Tim Rice,” created by Tim Rice and Belinda King Creative Studios. Other favorite credits include Les Misérables at North Shore Music Theatre (Joly/Valjean Understudy), Brigadoon at Barnstormers Theatre (Stuart Dalrymple) and Floyd Collins at Black Box Theatre (Homer Collins). Vogel would like to thank Bob Cline, his agents Katie and Meg at Pantera/Murphy the Agency, Lauren, Dan, Mom and Matt. Proud member of Actor’s Equity.

PATRICK RYAN CASTLE (Ensemble, u/s Kenickie and Eugene) Recent credits: PTC: La Cage aux Folles – Concert Production (Jean-Michel), Newsies (Ensemble), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Ensemble); U of U Theatre: Company (Paul), Chess (Anatoly Sergivesky) and Steel Pier (Happy). Wrapping up his degree here at the U, Castle plans to move to the Big Apple this summer to pursue his dreams and passion. He thanks his family and friends for their love and support.

KEVIN DORT (Eugene Florczyk) is electrified to join the cast of Grease at PTC! Credits: A Charlie Brown Christmas (2nd National Tour), Joe Iconis’ Love in Hate Nation, The Light in the Piazza and Titanic (PSU), Shrek, 42nd Street, West Side Story (NLBP), Hunchback….(Fuse). Recent grad of Penn State, BFA in musical theatre. Many thanks to my family, the Hybrid Agency, Bob and Karen! @kevdort

CAMERON HOLZMAN (Sonny LaTierri) is a junior in the MTP. He’s a scholarship recipient and has also appeared in the musical Steel Pier and The Beautiful Game. Most recently, he appeared as Anatoly in Chess (U of U Theatre). He would like to thank his parents for their continued belief in his passion, all of his friends who have supported him along the way, and his voice teacher, Dave.

JAYME INOUYE (Frenchy) is a senior in Brigham Young University’s BFA Music, Dance, Theatre program. Previous credits include Company, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins at BYU Theatre, as well as The Scarlet Pimpernel and Tuck Everlasting at Hale Centre Theatre. She is so excited to be a part of this cast and thanks her family, friends and professors for their never ending support.

LINDSIE KONGSORE (Patty Simcox) is a recent graduate from the University of Utah, where she received her BFA in Acting. She also has completed her internship with PTC this spring. Her recent roles include John & Jen (Jen), Julius Caesar (Marcus Brutus), The Beautiful Game (Mary Maguire) and You Never Can Tell (Dolly). She would like to thank Karen Azenberg, everyone at PTC and her parents.

SERENA KOZUSKO (Ensemble, u/s Frenchy and Cha-Cha DiGregorio) is excited to be making her PTC debut! She is a student in the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Utah and has recently been seen in An American in Paris at Hale Centre Theatre, Chess at the University of Utah and Verano at Lagoon Amusement Park. She’d love to thank her family and friends for all of their support.

MARY C. NIKOLS (Ensemble, u/s Betty Rizzo and Marty) is so grateful to be back at PTC after appearing in last season’s In the Heights—Concert Production! She recently graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Musical Theatre where she played Florence Vassy in Chess, Olympia in Big Love and Sarah in Company. Thank you to Karen, Lenny, Helen and everyone at PTC for this amazing opportunity, and all my love to my incredible friends and family. DMJY. Enjoy the show!

PEPE NUFRIO (Doody) is thrilled to be making his PTC debut in Grease. Originally from Madrid, Spain, Pepe moved to New York City to study Theatre at AMDA. New York and Regional credits include From Here To Eternity (Finger Lakes), Evita (St. Louis Rep), The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Aladdin (Fulton Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Totem Pole Playhouse), West Side Story (Philadelphia Philharmonic), Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Many thanks to Karen Azenberg for this wonderful opportunity! Shout out to the Cooper Company for their ongoing work and all my love to my family for their never-ending support. www. pepenufrioart.com @thepepenufrio

CALL VANDE VEEGAETE (Ensemble, u/s Sonny LaTierri and Doody) is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah and an intern at Pioneer Theatre Company. His university credits include Julius Caesar (Portia), Our Country’s Good (Harry Brewer/John Arscott), Loves Labour’s Lost (Costard) and Dogfight (Fector). Grease is his first show with PTC.


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