Cassie is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Past roles include Sweet Charity (U/S Charity, Betsy,) Hairspray (LouAnn,) Les Miserables (Cosette,) Into the Woods (The Baker’s Wife,) You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sallie Brown,) and The Little Mermaid Jr (Ariel.) She would like to thank her friends and family for the support they’ve given that has allowed her to be here doing what she loves. And a special thanks to the amazing women that have made this experience so incredible; I love each and every one of you.
SHARLEIGH THOMSON (Sarah Bonham) is a Theatre Arts student, with options in Music Theatre Performance and Dramatic Writing who is graduating Magna Cum Laude this May. Plymouth State Credits include:A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Grace,) Oedipus the King (Terisias,) Merrily We Roll Along (U/S Gussie, KT), and Mary Poppins (Bird Woman, Mrs. Brill). Sharleigh is overjoyed to have spent the last four years on the Plymouth State stage. She thanks Beth for her constant support, and Connie for being her collaborator for four years. She dedicates this role to Dr. A…”there are glasses to raise in the praise of surviving the day.”
CONNIE CHESEBOROUGH (Music Director) is the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Plymouth State University. She is a classical pianist who enjoys musical theatre. At PSU she directed the music for Jerry’s Girls, Quilters, Iolanthe and Romance, Romance and served as the pianist for numerous other productions. At Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH, she was a pianist and music director for several years. Her favorite shows include The Man of La Mancha, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Fantastiks and Tintypes.
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. Recent directing credits include: Mary Poppins, the devised physical theatre work Shadows, Merrily We Roll Along, The Birthday Party, Dottie, Dracula and Love, Loss and What I Wore. 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. Last summer, she appeared in Deathtrap (Helga ten Dorp) and in the fall of 2019 will appear in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Thanks to a wonderful production team and the ladies past and present who have performed this beautiful piece of theatre.
Alicia is a Senior at Plymouth State University with a degree titled Performing Arts Production. Alicia has been seen in multiple areas of the theatre, both onstage and off. This is her first time filling the role of stage manager, although she has been the ASM. She is also a choreographer and has been choreographing children’s theatre for several years. She is also a performer herself, some of her recent theatrical highlights include Cats and Evita. Alicia hopes to continue working in the theatre wherever she can and wants to thank PSU for giving her the opportunity to stage manage.
Amanda Lattanzi (Lisa) is a sophomore Music Theatre performance major originally from Hudson, MA. Previous shows at Plymouth State University include Mary Poppins (Ensemble) and Sweet Charity (Elaine). She has also performed at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA in Guys and Dolls (Adelaide) and Shrek (Teen Fiona/Blind Mouse). Amanda is in the all-girls a Capella group on campus, Mixed Emotions, as well as Plymprov, Plymouth State’s auditioned improvisational comedy troupe. She gives a special thanks to her friends, family, and the entire Quilters team.
(Jenny) is a Senior at Plymouth State. She is a double major in Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre and Music Contract/Vocal Performance. This will be her fifth show at Plymouth State University. Past performances include: Stage Kiss (Laurie/Millicent,) Merrily We Roll Along (Beth’s Mother/Ensemble,) A Dream Play (Solicitor,) and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley/Martha Cratchit.) This will be Cali’s final production at PSU. She is grateful to have lived and presented the story of Quilters with this amazing group of women. Cali would like to thank Beth, Connie, and Lisa for making her final production such a wonderful, memorable experience
Alexandra Flammia is a senior Theatre Arts major with a option in Music Theatre Performance and a focus in Stage Management. Alexandra was last seen in PSU’s performance of Mary Poppins (Jane), as well as A Dream Play (Stage Door Keeper), Oedipus the King and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). She would like to thank her family and friends for all the support they give her.
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.