MARGARET MCGOVERN (Ursula March) is a junior Voice Performance and Pedagogy major. She has been lucky to appear in several shows at PSU, and some of her favorite roles have included Merrily We Roll Along (Scotty), and Carrie (Margaret White). Maggie is a member of the PSU Chamber Singers, which will be performing Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas later this semester. Maggie will also be performing in the Chorale and Contemporary Dance Ensemble collaborative performance of Anneliese. She will also be performing her junior recital on Sunday, April 29th at 3pm in Smith Recital Hall, and she hopes that many of you will be willing to attend. Maggie has had a great time playing the vivacious Ursula March in this show, and hopes you enjoy this production!
FRAN PAGE (Director) holds a BA in Acting from Plymouth State University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art with a focus on Theatre for Social Change from Goddard College. He is a Teaching Lecturer in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at PSU. Fran has directed, taught, and acted extensively throughout New England. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Little Church Theater and Center for Creativity and spends his winters working with The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at PSU. Previous directing credits include: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Assistant Director – Jean’s Playhouse), Into the Woods, Jr. (Interlakes Children’s Theater), Master Class (PSU), A Man of No Importance (PSU), A Funny Thing Happened… (PSU), Avenue Q (PSU), Rent: School Edition (Stages Academy), La Cage aux Folles (Portland Players), Pippin (Portland Players and St, Joseph’s College of Maine). Fran’s original solo musical, BareFruit was produced at the West End Studio Theatre (Portsmouth, NH), PortFringe (Portland, ME), and Plymouth State University. Special thanks to LBP and MDP
MOLLY STONE (Ensemble, Pony Tail Girl) is finishing up her senior year at Plymouth State University. She is an Interdisciplinary major with her contract titled “Theatre Dance Performance and Production,” combining multiple disciplines from Dance, Music Theatre and Business majors. Molly is also the Dance Office Assistant on campus and has been fortunate enough to be involved in multiple Theatre and Dance productions throughout her four years here. She has also taken part in Merrily We Roll Along (Assistant Choreographer), Wedding Singer (Ensemble/Dancer), and enjoys being a member of The Contemporary Dance Ensemble every semester. Molly would like to thank her family and friends for their never-ending love and support!
SOPHIA SHAY (Rosie) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance at PSU. Sweet Charity will be her sixth Plymouth State production. Other PSU credits include Merrily We Roll Along, The Trial, and Carrie. Sophia would like to thank the faculty, her peers and family for always encouraging her to grow as an artist and human being.
ANDREW HOTHAM (Ensemble) is a freshman Music Wducation major at Plymouth State University. He is extremely excited for you to see the wonderful performance of Sweet Charity! He hopes everyone enjoys the show and wishes the cast and crew good luck! Break some legs! Actually… break all the legs. Every. Last. One.
BECCA BEAULIEU (Stage Manager) is a Senior Theatre Arts Contract major with an emphasis in Arts Administration as well as an option in Technology and Design. She’s delighted to be finishing her career at Plymouth State University stage managing Sweet Charity. She’s worn many hats with the Music Theatre and Dance department including stage managing, light designing, technician, as well as filming and editing the promotional videos for the theatre department. This summer she will return for her 6th season at Canobie Lake Park as a show technician and in the fall she will be on to a new adventure at Walt Disney World Resort for their internship program.
SHEYENNE LESTER is a First Year Acting Major and a local of the Plymouth area. You may recognize Sheyenne from her shenanigans in Plymprov or from her performances at Plymouth Regional High School in South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake) and others . She’d like to thank her family for their endless support and the cast and crew for their hard work. Enjoy the show!
Robert Herstedt (Oscar Lindquist) is a Junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Recent credits include 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.
Sam Boyle (Herman) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance at Plymouth State University. Regional Credits Include: Patrick Dorow Productions:Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, American Idiot; and Derryfield Rep: Children of Eden.Some Past PSU Credits include: Ragtime (Harry Houdini), Cowboys! (Dance Captain/Ensemble) , Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), and A Man of No Importance (Peter).
Isabella Fee is a senior double majoring in Theatre Arts with an option in Music Theatre Performance, and Music Contract, with a focus on Vocal Pedagogy. Recent PSU credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Beth), Ragtime (Mother), and Parade (Lucille Frank), and this past summer she performed in She Loves Me at Hackmatack Playhouse, in Berwick, Maine. She would like to thank this wonderful cast, crew, and creative team for the opportunity to be a part of such a fun show, and her family and friends for their unwavering support.
ASHER CLARK (Daddy Brubeck) is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with an option in acting and a minor in music. This is his second time taking the stage with Music, Theatre and Dance department, after appearing in Merrily We Roll Along in the fall. He is excited to work with the great people of this department, which have become like family.
KELLYJO BOLAND (Assistant Stage Manager) is a senior Theatre Arts major with options in Tech & Design and Dramatic Writing. This is her seventh show at PSU and her second time as Assistant Stage Manager. Her other credits include Spotlight and Tech Intern at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine. Kelly would like to thank her parents and PSU for supporting her these past four years. Ta-ta!
DAVE HEARD (Assistant Choreographer) is a native Bostonian known for three things: Singing the national anthem at his high school football games, creating the “heardburger” (recipe at Facebook.com/davetheactor), and boycotting the 2017 Tony Awards…after they refused to let him in! He is happy to be assistant choreographer for Sweet Charity, and loves the team that he has been able to work with in bringing this great show to life. As a Boston-Based dancer, Dave has choreographed for dance companies in Boston including Rainbow Tribe, Urbanity Dance, and House of Dance. In New Hampshire, he has choreographed and taught for the Specialized Theater Enrichment Program (STEP) in Derry NH! He was most recently seen working as associate choreographer for ETC’s 2018 production of Hairspray. Dave would like to thank his beloved dog, his devoted husband, and his large bank account for making his 2018 dreams come true, or at least he would,
Ethan Fifield (ensemble) is a senior Theatre Arts major with an acting focus. He transferred to Plymouth State from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and has been involved with productions at both institutions as well as at Jean’s Playhouse and the Little Church Theatre. His recent roles include Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing) and the Director (Stage Kiss).
John Rumore (Ensemble) is a fourth-year Theatre Arts Major with options in Acting and Dramatic Writing. His past credits include The Wedding Singer (Ensemble), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), Oedipus The King (First Messenger), and Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick). The first act of his show Fighting was featured last April in the Playwright’s Lab Showcase and his new one-act Our American Traitor will be featured in the upcoming Playwright’s Showcase. He would like to thank all his friends and family for their continued support.
Rebecca Mansfield (Nickie) is a Senior Theatre Arts major with an Option in Musical Theatre and minor in Dance. She is thrilled to be dancing her face off in this Fosse classic. Past credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Mary Flynn), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Curtin), and Parade (Mary Phagan). Becca has had choreography featured in five Contemporary Dance Ensemble performances. She is so thankful for the last four years of educational and theatrical experience at PSU. Thanks to her friends, loved ones, directors, cast, crew, and parents for their never ending support.
JEROME TORRES BOVE (Vittorio Vidal) is a second year Music Theatre Major and is thrilled to be taking part in PSU’s production of Sweet Charity. Jerome has recently appeared in PSU’s production of Merrily We Roll Along, as well as The Trial. Over the summer, he performed in Mary Poppins at Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth NH (Ensemble, U/S Burt). 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 process.
AMANDA LATTANZI is beyond excited to perform in her first show at Plymouth State University. She is a freshman Theatre Arts major, with an option in Music Theatre Performance. She is from Hudson, Massachusetts and would like to thank her friends and family at home as well as her new friends in Plymouth for their love and support.
BRIAN RILEY BEST has lived in New Hampshire his whole life. A graduate of Profile High School, Brian is currently in his second year at Plymouth State University, where he is majoring in History with a minor in Theater Arts. He is also involved in Plymouth Players improvisation group and the WPCR radio station on campus. Sweet Charity will be Brian’s first acting role.
SARAH KELLY (Charity Hope Valentine) is a Senior Music Theatre Major and is overjoyed to be playing ‘Charity’ in her last production here at PSU. She’s been so fortunate to have performed in Carrie: The Musical (Chris), Oedipus the King (Priestess), Ragtime: In Concert (Sarah), and Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie). She has also recently appeared in Legally Blonde (Elle Woods) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at Company Theatre. Sarah must thank everyone involved in Sweet Charity and her fantastic professors who have given such love and opportunity. She thanks Fran so much for the understanding that everyone’s heart beats exactly the same. Lastly, thank you Family, for everything. I have endless love.
JULE C. FINLEY is a graduate student at PSU finishing her CAGS in Educational Leadership- Arts, Leadership and Learning, after finishing her M.ED in Arts Integration. She completed her BA in Theater in 1990 at SUNY Geneseo and has taught theater K-12 in NY, TX and NH for the last 27 years. She started Franklin Footlight Theatre in 1995 and FACT (Franklin Area Children’s Theater) in 2005. Jule performed in Sweet Charity in 2009 and is thrilled to have an opportunity to sing and dance to it again. Special thanks to Fran for taking a chance on a more “mature” actress and to her husband for understanding!
AMARA DECKER (Choreographer) is a recent graduate of Plymouth State with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus in Dance and Theatrical Production. She studied at Sole City Dance in Rochester, New Hampshire, starting at the age of three. Previous choreography credits include; Carrie: The Musical (Plymouth State Theatre), Once Upon A Mattress (Hackmatack Playhouse). To see more of her choreography subscribe to her YouTube channel “Amara Decker” and follow her on Instagram: @marmardeckher. Enjoy the show!
Mikayla Caterino (Second Woman/Ensemble) is very excited to be in her first production as a first year Theatre major with an option in Music Theatre. Some past credits include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), The Magic Flute (Pamina), and She Kills Monsters (Lilith/Lily). 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 an amazing experience.
SHARLEIGH THOMSON is a a junior Theatre Arts student, with options in Music Theatre Performance and Dramatic Writing. Past performances include: A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Grace,) Peter Pan (Wendy,) The Addams Family (U/S Grandma,) 9 to 5 (Margaret,) Oedipus the King (Terisias,) Merrily We Roll Along (U/S Gussie, KT.) Her one act play, When the Tide Comes In, was a top 3 finalist in Prescott Park’s 2017 30 in 30 competition. She thanks Fran and Emily for their support and guidance.
Jeanmarie LaPointe (Suzanne) is thrilled to be taking the stage for her third production at Plymouth State. She is a sophomore Theatre Arts major with options in Music Theatre Performance and Tech/Design with a focus in Costume Design. Past Credits: Hairspray (Brenda), Much Ado About Nothing (Watchman #2), Ragtime (Sob Sister), Cry Innocent (Bridget Bishop/All Women), Pippin (Catherine), Billy Elliot (Clipboard Woman), and Into the Woods (The Witch). Jeanmarie is also a proud member of Plymouth State’s only improv troupe, Plymprov! She sends all her love to her friends and family!
Spencer Bernard-Kriegl (Conrade) pis very excited to be performing in his first fully staged musical at Plymouth State University. Past performances at Plymouth include Much Ado About Nothing (Conrade) Ragtime in concert, and the Playwright’s Lab Rehearsed Readings Series. Last summer he appeared in the Prescott Park Arts Festival production of Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay). Past productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). Thank you to everyone who has supported him!
Grace Fay Brooks (Baseball Player and Woman Waiting for Elevator) is a 19 year old sophomore, double majoring in Psychology and Theatre Arts with an option in Acting, and a minor in Dance. She was recently seen in Much Ado About Nothing (Sister Francis & Messenger) and The Vagina Monologues (Ensemble). She is excited to be in her first musical at Plymouth State, and would like to thank her friends and her loved ones for coming to see her and always supporting her passion!
Samantha Leone (Frenchie) is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and contract in Stage Management. This production will be her fourth show with Plymouth State University and she is so thrilled to be a part of this process with such a talented cast and crew. Past performances include Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula), Cowboys! The Musical (Toadsticker/Judge Mean Boss Lynch III), Carrie (Ensemble), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona ’14, Olive ’12), and Pippin (Berthe). She would like to thank her family for always supporting her in everything she does.
Nick Cochran is a Costume Design student with a focus in Acting at Plymouth state university. This is his fourth roll in a production at Plymouth State. He last preformed as Joe Josephson in Merrily we Roll along. Later this semester he is assistant designing the costumes for A Dream Play. Nick is beyond excited to be a part of this amazingly tallented ensamble, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to act,sing, and dance as various characters. He hopes that you enjoy the show because there’s nothing better than this!
SYDNEY IS A SOPHOMORE YEAR MUSICAL THEATRE MAJOR AND SHE LAST PERFORMED IN PLYMOUTH IN MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING AS A THE THIRD WATCHMAN. LAST SUMMER SHE PERFORMED AS SISTER MARY ROBERT IN SISTER ACT AT THE FRANKLIN OPERA HOUSE. THIS IS HER FIRST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL AT PSU!
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.