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.
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.
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.