JOSHUA M. BONILLA (Ensemble) is a junior at Plymouth State. Previously, he has appeared in Ragtime in Concert (Booker T. Washington), Shrek The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), West Side Story (Bernardo).
Alicia is a Senior at Plymouth State University with an Interdisciplinary Contract titled Performing Arts Production. She has been working in various parts of the theatre for many years and dancing for even longer. Some of her recent theatrical highlights include Cats, Evita, Showboat, and Hairspray. She has been dancing for 18 years and has been seen in CDE several times through her time at PSU. She is also a choreographer and has been choreographing children’s theatre in 2 Manchester Schools and Interlakes Summer Program for 5 years. Alicia hopes to continue working in the theatre wherever she can.
AMANDA LATTANZI (Doll/Ensemble) is a sophomore Theatre Arts major, with a concentration in Music Theatre Performance. You may have seen her in Plymouth State’s spring 2018 production of Sweet Charity (Elaine). She also performs with Plymprov, the auditioned improv troupe on campus, and Mixed Emotions, Plymouth’s all-female a cappella group. She would like to thank everyone in the cast/crew as well as her family and friends for their love and support.
ELIZABETH DAILY (Director), is a Professor of acting, voice/speech and American Sign Language at Plymouth State University. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; she is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique, recently completing her training at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Professional acting credits include roles at The Barnstormers, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, North Country Center for the Arts, New Hampshire Theatre Project, Advice to the Players, Stage One Productions, Canterbury Shaker Village, the Belknap Mill Society and Little Church Theater. This past summer, she appeared in Deathtrap (Helga ten Dorp). Other professional work includes directing, voice/speech coaching and voice-over for a variety of organizations. In August, she directed Shadows, a devised physical theatre work featuring colleagues Amanda Whitworth and Robin Marcotte seen at Seacoast Repertory in Portsmouth. Other recent directing credits include: Merrily We Roll Along, The Birthday Party, Dottie, Dracula and Love, Loss…
ANDREW HOTHAM (Von Hussler/Ensemble) is a sophomore Theatre Arts Major with an option in Music Theatre Performance at Plymouth State University. He is very excited for the show and extremely proud of everyone in the cast and crew. He wishes everyone good luck and hopes everyone breaks a leg! Actually, break both the legs. All the legs. Every. Last. One.
ASHER CLARK (Bank Chairman/Teddy Bear/Ensemble) is a Junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Acting and a minor in Music. Prior shows that he has been a part of in Plymouth State include: Merrily We Roll Along (Mr. Spencer), and Sweet Charity (Big Daddy Brubeck). He also participates in the University Chorale as well as the Honors Choir that he was accepted into this year. He is a member Vocal Order: the male A Capella group at Plymouth State. He is very excited to be participating in a show with Beth Daily as director once again – it is always a pleasure. He couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of bringing this amazing story to the Hanaway Theatre, and hopes that the you will enjoy it as much as he has.
EMILY TRUBEY (Ensemble) is super thrilled to be a part of her second mainstage production here at Plymouth state, and can’t wait to kick her knees up in Step in Time! This past summer, Emily appeared as Little Red Riding Hood in the Derryfield Repertory Theater’s production of Into the Woods. Other past favorites include, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cinderella (Ella), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown) and Sweeney Todd (Johanna) as always, she thanks her family and friends for their forever going love and support!
ISABELLA (IZZY) STAFFORD (Katie Nana/Ensemble) is a sophomore Theater Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Previous performances include Sister Act(Mother Superior) and Shrek the Musical(Wicked Witch). This is her first main-stage musical at Plymouth State. She would like to thank her family for being incredibly supportive of her love the theater.
GRACE KUDLA (Assistant Stage Manager) is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in design tech, focusing mainly on costumes, hair, and makeup. This is the third production she has worked on at Plymouth State, past credits include wardrobe for Much Ado About Nothing and Sweet Charity. This is her first time in a stage management position and she cannot wait to further explore this division of the theatre. She would like to thank Paul, Kizer, Beth, Dan, and Amara for being an amazing team to work with and the whole cast and crew for being so awesome, supportive and for all the hugs! She hopes you enjoy the show!
EMMA COOKE (Ensemble) is a Junior Music Education major here at Plymouth State University. This is her second show here at Plymouth State as well as performing in Music Man, On The Town and Fiddler on the Roof in her hometown. She loves musical theater and if very glad to be a part of this amazing cast and crew. She also wants to thank her friends and family for the endless support and love.
MADISON D’URBANO (Stage Manager) is a senior Theatre Arts major with an option in Stage Management. She is excited to be working on one of her favorite shows! Past favorite credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Stage Manager, Plymouth State University), Spamalot (Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor, Seacoast Repertory Theatre). Madison has had the opportunity to shadow stage managers at The Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She would like to thank her family for their endless support. For Marjorie Mersereau, Veronica, Lily, BNM, and my LND friends.
JEROME J. TORRES (Bert) is a third year Music Theatre Major and is thrilled to be “flying over the rooftops” as Bert in Mary Poppins. Jerome has recently appeared in Plymouth State’s productions of Sweet Charity (Vittorio Vidal), Merrily We Roll Along, and Oedipus The King. Over the summer, he sang with the NH Friendship Chorus and traveled to Bulgaria. When he’s not at school, Jerome trains and coaches at his family’s gymnastics facility in Rochester. Jerome would like to thank his family, friends, and the creative team for their never ending support throughout this magical process.
NATHAN WILD (Robertson Ay) is thrilled to be putting on the first show of his last year at PSU. Under his belt at Plymouth include various roles in Ragtime, Balthasar in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, various ensemble roles in Neil Simon’s Sweet Charity, and 2 years in Plymprov, PSU’s improv troupe. Nate is extremely grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make all this magic happen, and he immensely thanks his family and friends who came so far to see it!
Robert Herstedt (George Banks) is a Senior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Recent credits include Sweet Charity (Oscar Lindquist), Merrily We Roll Along (Jerome Kincaid), Cowboys (Blabby Gaze), Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Carrie (Ensemble), and A Man of No Importance (Father Kenny). He also works for Skyrise Children’s Theatre where he works on carpentry, lighting, and directing. He would like to thank his family for supporting him as he follows his passion.
RYAN DEPAOLO (Admiral Boom/Ensemble/Dramaturg) is a senior Accounting major with a Theatre minor. Some of his past performances include Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio), Singin’ In the Rain (Asst. Director #1/ Sid Phillips), All Shook Up (Ensemble), and A Christmas Carol (Gentleman #2). He is going to Orlando, FL this Spring to participate in the Disney College Program. He is grateful to be part of this production and would like to thank Beth, Dan, his fellow cast and crew members for this magical experience. He would also like to thank his family for all the love and support wherever he goes.
SAM BOYLE (Valentine/Northbrook/Neleus) is a senior Music Theatre Major at Plymouth State University. Professional Credits Include: Newsies, Evita, Showboat, La Cage Aux Folles (Interlakes Summer Theatre) , Hairspray, JCS (Patrick Dorrow Productions). Children of Eden (Derryfield Repertory Theatre). Some PSU credits include: Herman (Sweet Charity), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), Peter (A Man of No Importance), and Harry Houdini (Ragtime).
Music Director Dan Perkins is professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State University. He is co-founder, with Dr. Patricia Lindberg, of the Educational Theatre Collaborative and has musically directed and conducted dozens of staged and/or concert musical theatre productions. Past musicals at PSU include Working, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Starting Here Starting Now, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Trouble in Tahiti, Strike up the Band, and most recently Ragtime and Parade in concert. He will conduct the PSU choirs in concert performances of West Side Story in April 2019.
Mikayla Caterino (Mary Poppins) is beyond thrilled to be in her second production as a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Some past credits include Sweet Charity (Ensemble), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), and She Kills Monsters (Lilith/Lily). She will also be performing with the University Chorale this fall. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her pursuit of the arts. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for a truly incredible experience.
JAMES (JIM) GLEICH (Park Keeper) is a Para-Educator at Campton Elementary School, Circus Artist (Juggling Jim) and a Stage Combat Instructor / Fight Choreographer. Past performances include: Shrek the Musical (Thelonius, Villager), King Lear (PRHS / Fight Choreographer), Peter Pan (Pirate / Fight Choreographer), Beauty and the Beast (Fight Double / Fight Choreographer). Jim would like to thank Ms. Beth Daily, Dr. Dan Perkins, and the cast of Mary Poppins for this opportunity to perform alongside his son Patrick (Michael Banks). He would like to thank his wife, Brenda, and daughter, Grace, for their support and understanding throughout the production.
PATRICK GLEICH (Michael Banks) is a sixth grade student at Thornton Central School. He has been in two theater camp productions (Stormy Weather and Peace Child) under the direction of Dr. Trish Lindberg. Patrick is a purple belt in Karate and has studied stage combat for two years. He would like to thank Ms. Beth Daily and Dr. Dan Perkins for this amazing opportunity to perform at Plymouth State University. Patrick also offers his gratitude to the cast and crew of Mary Poppins and to his Mom and sister, Grace, for their support and the opportunity to perform with his Dad on stage.
SYDNEY MOQUIN (Miss Lark/Dance Captian/Ensemble) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre and Costume Design. Some of her past shows include Sweet Charity (Ensemble), Much Ado About Nothing (Third Watchman), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), and Oedipus the King (Chorus). She’s excited to be doing so much dancing in the show and can’t wait for the audience to enjoy the number Step in Time. She would also like to thank Amara for her wonderful choreography and guidance.
SOPHIA SHAY (Dance Captain/Mrs. Corey/ Ensemble) is a senior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance at PSU. Mary Poppins will be her seventh Plymouth State theatre production. Other credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Sweet Charity (Rosie) and Carrie. Special thanks to Beth Daily, Dan Perkins, Amara Decker, and Sydney Moquin. Being able to work besides these brilliant artists has given her an abundance of inspiration. Additional thanks to everyone involved in the production and the family and friends that offer her so much support. Cheers!
Matt Kizer has been the resident designer for Plymouth State since 1996. He has presented workshops on projections for performance nationally and internationally, including the National Opera Association in New York, and The Cyprus Theatre Organization in Nicosia. His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and with A-Fortiorni dance company in Germany. He designed for two years with Operafestival Di Roma in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has a B.A. from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.