Grease

May 3 – June 17, 2018

Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks, and take a trip to a simpler time with Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and everyone else at Rydell High School. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new, good girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the romance of their summer as the rest of the gang sing and dance their way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re the One that I Want, Grease is the Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. Grease is the word again!

An interpreter will be available for the Saturday, May 12 evening performance.

 

 

 

If you are coming from the Harrisburg, PA area, please note that Centerville Road is closed to Marietta Ave from Rt 283 thru late summer. Please take Rt 283W to the Rt 30W exit, then to the Centerville Rd exit at this time.

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Grease

May 3 – June 17, 2018

Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks, and take a trip to a simpler time with Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and everyone else at Rydell High School. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new, good girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the romance of their summer as the rest of the gang sing and dance their way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re the One that I Want, Grease is the Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. Grease is the word again!

An interpreter will be available for the Saturday, May 12 evening performance.

 

 

 

If you are coming from the Harrisburg, PA area, please note that Centerville Road is closed to Marietta Ave from Rt 283 thru late summer. Please take Rt 283W to the Rt 30W exit, then to the Centerville Rd exit at this time.

DEMI MARIE AHLERT

DEMI MARIE AHLERT (Cha Cha/Ensemble/Rizzo understudy) is so happy to be back at the Dutch Apple in Grease! She was last here as Fastrada in the national tour of Pippin. She is originally from Orlando, Florida and is a recent graduate from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BFA in musical theatre. You can see her later this summer in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s Catch Me If You Can! She would like to thank the creative team, and her friends and family for all their love and support!

BRODY AWALT

BRODY AWALT (Johnny Casino/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at Dutch Apple. His recent credits include exploring over forty different countries for the past three years as a singer/dancer with Regent Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines, multiple regional theatre shows in the South Florida area and with Spirit Productions, and finally dancing in Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mashup and the Superstar Parade with Universal Studios Orlando. He would like to thank his family and friends for making his life a beautiful musical of its own.

MICHELLE BAILEY

MICHELLE BAILEY (Patti Simcox/Sandy understudy) is a proud Canadian and graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. Recent credits include Artspower’s national tour of Chicken Dance (Marge), Sweet Charity (Helene) and Burlesque to Broadway (Trixie L’amour). Michelle is thrilled to be joining this cast of Grease! She would like to thank her family, friends and Noah for all their love and support.

SARAH MAE BANNING

SARAH MAE BANNING (Marty) Dutch Apple debut! Recently seen as Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Favorite credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Hairspray (Amber), Saturday Night Fever (Pauline), The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story. Sarah Mae is a proud alum of the Hartt School where she received her BFA in musical theatre. She wants to thank Amy, Lauren, Brian, Will and everyone else involved with this wonderful company. It’s time to hand jive until our diamonds fall into the macaroni! www.sarahmaebanning.com

KATHLEEN CARTER

KATHLEEN CARTER (Betty Rizzo) is excited to be making her Dutch Apple debut! This is her third show with Prather Productions, having just finished Mamma Mia! (Tanya) and Chicago (Velma understudy) at Broadway Palm. Other favorite roles: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth), A Christmas Story (Miss Shields), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), On Golden Pond (Chelsea), Mamma Mia! (Donna), Crazy For You (Tess). She has also appeared in national commercials for names like AT&T, Tanqueray, and Amway. When not on stage, you can find her teaching fitness classes! www.kathleencarter.net

CHRISTOPHER CODY COOLEY

CHRISTOPHER CODY COOLEY (Teen Angel/Ensemble) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple after being in Show Boat! He holds a BA in acting from Rider University. Past credits: Crazy For You (Post Playhouse), Show Boat (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Shrek The Musical, The Fantasticks (Forestburgh Playhouse), The Wizard of Oz, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), Our Town, Metamorphoses (Rider University). Love to friends and family for their support!

DEVAN MARIE CORCORAN

DEVAN MARIE CORCORAN (Jan) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut. After traveling the seas as a performer with Disney Cruise Line and traveling the country as the beloved Abby Cadabby in Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend, this Buffalo native put down roots in the Big Apple. Other favorite credits: Bebe in A Chorus Line, Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street, Texas in Cabaret, Disney’s Mary Poppins. Besides performing, Devan has always loved teaching. She can be found teaching young dancer classes at the School at Steps or traveling the country teaching master classes in tap and musical theatre. Devan would like to thank her parents, friends and family for all of their support.
www.devancorcoran.com

KELLYANN COYLE

KELLYANN COYLE (Swing) Recent credits: Pippin (Prather Productions), Saks 5th Ave Light Show (Disney), Mamma Mia! (Pittsburgh CLO), Sweet Charity (Pittsburgh Playhouse). Special thanks to Lauren and everyone involved! Point Park University ‘17 @KellyannCoyle

JORDAN DIGGORY

JORDAN DIGGORY (Sonny) is a graduate of the BFA music theater program at the University at Buffalo. Recent credits: Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas production cast, The Lightning Thief (Grover), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Martin Van Buren), The Little Drunk Mermaid (Scuttle). In his spare time, Jordan is an avid unicorn hunter and Thin Mint enthusiast. Much love to mom, dad, Ari and arts educators everywhere. Support local music, support local artists. Twitter @Jordan_Diggory. Instagram @jdigs31.

MATT FLOCCO

MATT FLOCCO (Vince Fontaine) Humbled to be back! Recently at Dutch Apple: Show Boat, Madagascar (King Julien). Credits: Walnut Street Theatre, Disney Cruise Line, Resident Theatre Company. Favorite roles: Funny Girl (Eddie), Spamalot (Patsy), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (LeFou). Thanks to God, Mom and Dad, supportive friends, Amy, JP, Lauren, Ryan and the Prather team! MattFlocco.com

EMILY FRANCH

EMILY FRANCH (Ensemble/Frenchy and Jan understudy) is so excited to be back at Dutch Apple! After a magical contract with Disney Cruise Lines, Emily performed in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Dutch Apple and Mamma Mia! at Broadway Palm. Thank you to Prather Productions and everyone here for being so welcoming, and thank you to mom, James, and Bampo for being the best fan club a girl could ask for.

KIRA GALINDO

KIRA GALINDO (Miss Lynch) has a BA in performance from University of Wyoming. She has toured internationally, opened in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and performed Off Broadway in New York City. Kira would like to thank all her family, friends, her Prather family, her rocket scientist and her mentor, General. “Third row aisle seat Mom, we’re almost there.”

KARIS GALLANT

KARIS GALLANT (Sandy) is thrilled to be trading in the Big Apple for some summer nights here at Dutch Apple! Credits: Olive in Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), Lead Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Curley’s wife in Of Mice and Men (Monomoy Theatre), Penny in Milo at the Movies (Goodspeed Musicals), Rosamund in The Robber Bridegroom, Mary in Mary’s Wedding. BFA music theatre from The Hartt School. Infinite gratitude to Rydell High, her family, friends and Nate. www.karisgallant.com

ANDY KEAR

ANDY KEAR (Roger) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut! A recent graduate from SUNY Cortland, some of Andy’s favorite credits include Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Woodstock Playhouse), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter), Little Women (Laurie) and The Laramie Project (John McAdams). Andy was recently seen performing at The Town Hall NYC in Scott Seigel’s Broadway’s Rising Stars. Much love to Mom, Dad and his three favorite sailors. @AndyTKear

NICK McDONOUGH

NICK McDONOUGH (Danny) is so excited to make his Dutch Apple debut and to be a part of such a great team! Some favorite credits: Jekyll and Hyde, Playboy of the Western World, Christmas at Quigley’s. Many thanks and much love to his family, friends and Elise, as always.

NICK MOULTON

NICK MOULTON (Kenickie) Dutch Apple debut! A New Hampshire native now hailing from Brooklyn, his work as a musical theater performer and multi-instrumentalist has been featured at popular New York City venues such as 54 Below and internationally as a Principal Singer for Carnival Cruise Line. Credits: Peter Pan 360 Tour (Swing/Peter understudy), American Idiot (Johnny), Rock of Ages (Joey Primo/Drew understudy), The Buddy Holly Story (Jerry Allison) and more. Huge thanks to the team here, my family, roommates, coffee and friends, especially HK, ABC, MM.

ROBERT MURRAY

ROBERT MURRAY (Doody) Dutch Apple debut! Originally from Pittsburgh, Robert is now based in New York City after graduating from American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He’s worked professionally with the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh CLO. He most recently appeared performing at Carnegie Hall for A Dean Martin Centennial Celebration and as a guest performer with Albany Pro Musica. He can also be heard in the recording of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s new musical Republic. Thanks to Prather Productions, Mom and Dad for your constant love and support and obviously Olivia Newton John.

CHRIS TROMBETTA

CHRIS TROMBETTA (Eugene) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut as Eugene in Grease! He was most recently seen as Baby John in West Side Story at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Brother Bear in the Off-Broadway national tour of the Berenstain Bears Live, Igor in Young Frankenstein (New Candlelight), and Arpad in She Loves Me (WCU). A big thanks to the Dutch Apple team and to his family and friends for their love and support.

THERESA WALKER

THERESA WALKER (Frenchy) is happy to be back home at Dutch Apple for Grease! Recent credits include Ruby in Dames at Sea, Brooke in Noises Off, both at Big Arts Strauss Theatre on Sanibel Island, Florida; Judy in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Mrs. White in Clue: The Musical and Erma in Anything Goes, all here at the Dutch Apple! When not performing, Theresa shares a common bond with her character, Frenchy. She is also a professional makeup artist who specializes in weddings and bridal makeup! www.TheresaWalkerMakeupArtist.com

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