Meet the Cast of Sister Act!
ALYSSA ARMSTRONG (Ensemble) is 17 years previous and a current graduate of Centennial High Faculty. She is excited to be again on stage at Arizona Broadway Theatre and part of this unimaginable show! Alyssa has been performing throughout the valley over the past 10 years and acquired a Nationwide Youth Arts Award for her position as Catherine in Pippin (Highlight Youth Theatre). Other favourite roles embrace Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Desert Levels Theatre) and Toula in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Highlight Youth Theatre). She is additionally a member of Arizona Broadway Theatre’s elite performance group, Sonic Revolution/HyRev. Alyssa want to thank Cassandra Klaphake, Kurtis Overby, Stephen Casey, Nathaniel Beliveau, and her friends and family for his or her constant help on this journey, and this superb cast!
MATRAVIUS AVENT (Curtis) is elated to make his ABT debut in Sister Act! He’s even more excited to be residence in Arizona and sharing the stage together with his pretty spouse, Trisha Hart Ditsworth. Worldwide: Huge Band Beat – Tokyo Disney Resort. Regional favorites: Lease, Swing, Les Misérables, Memphis, Jekyll & Hyde, Passing Strange. BM, University of Denver; MM, Arizona State. Matravius sends love and due to Trisha and the fam. www.matravius.com @matravius
BLAIR BEASLEY (Michelle) is very excited to be back at Arizona Broadway Theatre! She was beforehand in ABT’s production of MAMMA MIA! (Patrice/Rosie u/s), Jesus Christ Celebrity (Disciple), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s) and Showboat (Stevedor Gal). Off-Broadway: Urinetown: The Musical (Revival) (Little Becky Two Footwear, American Theatre of Actors). Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Madame/Congregation, The Ogunquit Playhouse), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s, Drury Lane Theatre), Footloose (Wendy Jo, Eldorado Resort On line casino). Other credits embrace: RENT (Seasons of Love Soloist), The Wedding ceremony Singer (Holly). BFA Appearing from Syracuse University. She want to thank her family, close associates and her Nana for their limitless love and help.
DOMENEQUE CLAUDE (Sister Mary Patrick) is thrilled to be making her debut at Arizona Broadway Theatre! Presently residing in NYC, she holds a BA in Theatre Efficiency from Marymount Manhattan School. Current credits embrace Hairspray (Shelley, Brooklyn Players). NYC Live shows: Lindsay Mendez & RSO’s Actor’s Therapy at 54 Under, Les Mis: Broadway Goals at Broadway In Bryant Park. All thanks go to God, Mama, academics, family, buddies and their families for his or her full encouragement, love, and help. Jeremiah 29:11 Comply with her @domenequeclaude | domenequeclaude.com
JAZLYNN DAMASCO (Ensemble) is so excited to be in this fantastic production. She began out in the ABT Youth Academy Camps (The Little Mermaid Jr and Shrek the Musical Jr). Some past credits embrace Elf Jr, Mulan Jr (Mulan; ariZoni and NYA nominee), and Oliver. Jazlynn is also an element of ABT’s elite performance group, HyRev. She want to thank Cass, Kurtis, cast and crew for this superb alternative. And a particular thank you to her household and buddies for their encouragement and loving help. Enjoy the present!
CHRISTIE DABREAU (Tina) is ecstatic to be joining Arizona Broadway Theatre again. Other past exhibits embrace Guys and Dolls (Ensemble), Kiss Me, Kate (Lois Lane), Legally Blonde (Margot), My Means (Lady #2), Singin’ within the Rain (Kathy Seldon u/s), and Broadway’s current Head Over Heels (OSF workshop)! Particular because of my Mother, Dad, and Massive Bud for the infinite love, help, and music. Shine brilliant, everybody!
TRISHA HART DITSWORTH (Sister Mary Robert) is ecstatic to be an element of this present! Most just lately she performed Sarah Brown right here in Guys and Dolls. Favorite credits: Maria (The Sound of Music), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Fanny Brice (Funny Woman), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Martha (The Secret Garden), Percy (The Spitfire Grill), Crissy (Hair), Penny (Hairspray), Pickles (Trailer Park), Annabel (Fortunate Stiff), Sarah (The Toxic Avenger), Catherine (Pippin), Enid (Legally Blonde), Caroline (Titanic), Eden (Bullets Over Broadway), Lucinda (Ella Enchanted). She has a BFA in Musical Theater from the College of Arizona and now resides in Phoenix the place she spends free time educating voice and appearing classes. “Thanks to Mom and Dad for your endless love and support!” Trisha could not be more excited to share the stage together with her good-looking husband, Matravius! www.trishaditsworth.com
LISA FRANKLIN (Mother Superior) is thrilled to be making her ABT debut as Mother Superior. Favorite regional credit embrace Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Reverend Mother in Nuncrackers (she makes a “habit” of enjoying a nun!!!), Margaret White in Carrie, Velma in Hairspray, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and Marie Lombardi in Lombardi on the Palace Theatre in WI, directed by the Affiliate Director of Hamilton on Broadway, Patrick Vassel. Lisa is a voice instructor to Broadway’s rising stars. Her college students have appeared in the title roles in Matilda and Billy Elliot, Younger Alison in Fun Residence and quite a few different roles on Broadway, nationwide tours, Off-Broadway, regional theatres and Radio City Music Hall. Because of her agent, Dave Secor, Bob Cline, Susan Eichorn Young, Charles, and her family. www.lisafranklinonline.com
DARREN FRIEDMAN (Monsignor O’Hara) is proud to be making his tenth appearance with ABT. Originally from Edison, NJ, Darren has been residing in Phoenix for the past 20 years. Mr. Friedman is experienced in performing and educating each classical and Musical Theatre repertoire. He has performed with the Arizona Opera, Phoenix Theatre, Herberger Theater, AZ Jewish Theatre, and, most lately, Arizona Regional Theatre. Mr. Friedman earned his BA from ASU in Vocal Performance, a MM in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory, and is a licensed, nationally accredited instructor of music specializing in Voice. Show credits embrace Into the Woods, Working, Miss Saigon, Kiss Me, Kate, Sundown Blvd, Secret Backyard, Songs for a New World, and As Bees in Honey Drown. Darren want to categorical his gratitude to the ABT inventive employees for having him be an element of Sister Act. I really like ABT… it looks like residence.
ALAN GONZALEZ (Pablo) is ecstatic to be making his ABT DEBUT! A puppeteer and self-proclaimed “good mover” originally from El Paso, TX, he lives in NYC together with his husband and is glad to make it again to the Southwest! Alan’s favorite roles embrace Sir (Aspect Present), Bobby (Cabaret), Rod (Avenue Q), Preventing Prawn (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Charlie Brown (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Because of ABT, Chino, and my chosen household! @aeonalan07
LARON LEE HUDSON (Tj) So pleased to be again at ABT for my third present. Previous credits embrace South Pacific and Arms on a Hardbody. Tours and Regional credit embrace No Straightforward Street to Freedom, West Aspect Story, Residence for the Holidays, Full Monty, Ragtime, Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Mary Poppins and Will Rogers Follies. Off and Off-off Broadway credit: Lysisarah, Christmas Carol, and Animal Story. #staymoisturized #hydrated #love
WILLIE MARTE (Ernie) s thrilled to be making his ABT debut! Past credit embrace: Piraguero (Within the Heights), Lyons (Fences), Pablo (Sister Act), Ken (Smokey Joe’s Cafe). “Special thanks to the cast and crew, my friends and family for their continued support, and thanks to Roslyn for your endless love. Los amo a todos!”
MATTHEW MELLO (Joey) Good day, Peoria!! Matt is glad to be again at ABT with this gifted cast. Matt is now an area Peorian. He is excited to be right here on the regular! This is his seventh and hopefully not last production with ABT. Other ABT roles embrace Gomez Addams – Alternate in Addams Household, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, J. Bruce Ismay in Titanic, Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Celebrity, and Lonny in Rock of Ages. He is excited to start out this new chapter in his life together with his spouse Dana and son Aiden. Matt want to thank his household, Cassandra Klaphake, Kiel Klaphake, Kurtis Overby, and everyone at ABT from the Field Workplace and beyond for welcoming him and his family. “Art is beautiful. Art is love. Art is life.”
KATHI OSBORNE (Sister Mary Lazarus) is completely happy to be again at ABT. She is native New Yorker with over 500 exhibits underneath her belt. Kathi earned her fairness card at the age of nine while performing at The Muny in St. Louis. She has performed with many fantastic actors together with Jerry Lewis, Tommy Tune, Vincent Worth, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, and Twiggy, to call a number of. Kathi has had the pleasure of working at Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Broadway, Broadway Palm (30 exhibits), Hale Theatre Fountain Hills, and the Orpheum where she did Music Man and Singin’ within the Rain. Kathi was final seen at DST where she played Lavora Verona in the Arizona Premier of Disaster. She has been nominated and gained many awards including 10 Arizona Theatre of Excellence and a couple of Jeff awards in Chicago. Kathi has carried out commercials, television, nationwide tours, night time clubs, and films, the place she met her husband, Larry. Thank you, Cassandra, cast and crew for this exciting position.
JUSTIN EMMANUEL PARKER (Eddie) is elated to make his ABT debut with Sister Act! NYC Credits: Urinetown (Billy Boy Invoice / understudy Bobby Robust), Hairspray (Duane). National Tour Credit: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Reside! (O the Owl/ Music Man Stan/ Baker Aker/ King Friday). Regional Credits: The Colour Purple (Mister), Scrooge No More (Ghost of Christmas Current), The Full Monty (Horse), Hairspray, Annie, Completely happy Days (Allenberry Playhouse). He want to thank God, his family, and his pals for all of the love and drive they gave him. Thanks to Kurtis Overby, cast, and crew. AMDA Alumnus 1 Corinthians 2:9
RACHEL PERIN (Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours) originally hails from Cincinnati “Cincitucky”. Regional Credit: 42nd Road, Damn Yankees, Metal Magnolias, A Refrain Line, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Factor Occurred…, How you can Succeed.., Greatest Little Whorehouse, The Will Roger’s Follies, Spamalot, Meet Me In St. Louis, Jesus Christ Celebrity, West Aspect Story, Magnificence and the Beast, Annie, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Les Misérables, First Date, Godspell, Younger Frankenstein, The Odd Couple, Fallen Angels. Asian Tour: Lounge at The Edge.
KHADIJAH ROLLE (Deloris Van Cartier) is a local of Miami, FL, and is elated to be making her Arizona Broadway Theatre debut as Miss Deloris Van Cartier! As they say “Third time’s a charm”! She acquired her high school diploma from New World Faculty of the Arts and her BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She was final seen in Sluggish Burn Theater’s Production of the musical Memphis as Felicia Farrell. Other credit embrace The Marriott Theater of Chicago’s production of Ragtime, overlaying both Sarah and Sarah’s pal; Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette); Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier); The Wiz (Dorothy); All Shook Up ( Lorraine); Hair ( Ensemble); The Shade Purple (Nettie); The Fulton’s and Maine State Theater Production of Dreamgirls (Ensemble); and Junie B Jones The Musical National Tour (Lucille, Bobby Jean Piper, Jose). When not performing, Khadijah provides back to the group that helped mould her craft by providing and educating Musical Theater Grasp Courses to the youth of Miami. She credit her presents and skills to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is endlessly grateful to ABT for the opportunity and dedicates all performances to her loving and supportive family.
TAYLOR UNDERWOOD (Ensemble) is elated to make her Arizona Broadway Theatre debut in Sister Act. Taylor was most lately seen in the Arizona premiere of Tuck Eternal (Nana) at Valley Youth Theatre, Highlight Youth Theatre’s production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and her high school’s manufacturing of Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II). She want to thank ABT for this superb opportunity, and her friends and family for his or her eternal love and help.
CHRISTY WELTY (Sister Mary Theresa) is thrilled to be making her debut with ABT in Sister Act. Favorite exhibits: Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Something Goes, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Ouncesand La Cage aux Folles. A personal voice instructor and affiliate teacher at ASU in Theatre. I need to thank Cass and Kurtis and this unimaginable cast: so excited for the enjoyable! Love you Gene.