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TRISHA APONTE is so excited to be re-united with the wonderful cast of Beehive and to take in the beauty of Ogunquit – it’s a dream come true! Credits include: Chicago (Roxie Hart), Foothills Theatre; Chicago (Velma Kelly), New Bedford Festival Theatre; Back to Bacharach, Speakeasy Stage Company; A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past), Trinity Repertory Company; Gypsy (Tessie Tura), Foothills Theatre; Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Foothills Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette), Stoneham Theatre Company and American Stage Festival. Thank you to Brad Kenney for allowing me the privilege to perform here.
GRETCHEN GOLDSWORTHY is pleased to return to Beehive at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Recently, she performed in the smash hit The Full Monty (Vicki) at the Foothills Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts. Credits include: CATS (Grizabella), National Tour; Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Oliver! (Nancy); A Little Night Music (Charlotte); A Class Act (Felicia); Nine (Claudia); Ragtime (Emma Goldman). Gretchen earned an MM in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to Brad and Russell for the opportunity to revisit this fabulous production.
MARCIE HENDERSON is happy to be return to this production of Beehive with Russell, Brad and the fabulous ladies who rocked the house at the Foothills Theatre last summer. Credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Woodminster; Nunsense (Sister Mary Hubert), Totem Pole Playhouse); HAIR, Theatre Under The Stars; Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia), Bristol Riverside Theatre). She has also worked for The Curran Theatre, Theatre Works, American Conservatory Theatre, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Campo Santo, 42nd Street Moon and Thick Description. All my love to Bug, Boogie and Boomer.
REBEKAH JACOBS is thrilled to be buzzing in Beehive once again at the Ogunquit Playhouse having appeared in the production at the Foothills Theatre. National Tours: Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regional credits: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly Pontipee), Smokey Joe’s Café (Shimmy Girl/Dance Captain), West Side Story (Anybodys), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), Evita (Mistress), Godspell (Robin), Footloose (Dance Captain). New York City Classical: Othello (Desdamona), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia). Film credits: The Madness Channel. Thank you to Russell, Brad and to YOU for supporting live theatre.
A'LISA D. MILES last performed in the New England premiere of Caroline, or Change (The Washing Machine/The Moon) with the SpeakEasy Stage Company. Credits include: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), The Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company; Beehive!, The Sunshine Boys with Dick Van Patten, Foothills Theatre; A Christmas Carol with Stacy Keach, Trinity Repertory Company; Smokey Joe’s Café (B.J.), Little Theatre of the Rocks; Big River (Alice), The Barnstormers. Music Festivals include: Phoenix Jazz Festival, Japan; Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turkey. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ms. Miles is on faculty there for the Summer Performance Program. Thanks Ms. Bradley!
ALENA WATTERS, a proud AEA, received her B.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado. Recently, she was featured in Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon #21 (The Flea) and Monday Night New Voices, Duplex. Off-Broadway credits: the Drama Desk nominated NEWSical, Studio 54; Boobs! The Musical. Regional credits: Beehive, John F. Kennedy Center, Foothills Theatre; Annie; Brooklyn; Denver. Sass and fabulousness to my loved ones, 6, 7, ballchange. LMB to Guy. www.AlénaWatters.com
BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Executive Artistic Director) is thrilled to join such an outstanding staff and Board of Directors in shepherding the Ogunquit Playhouse through one of the most exciting times in the history of both the Playhouse and Ogunquit itself. As the Artistic Director at the Foothills Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts, he oversaw such productions as: Miss Saigon, Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Cabaret (National Regional Premiere), Dick and Jimmy Van Patten in The Sunshine Boys, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Regional Premiere) and Ragtime. He is Co-Founder of the Wachusett Theatre Company in Massachusetts which produced: The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Angela Williams in Aida (Northeast Regional Premiere), Ted Lange in Damn Yankees and Eddie Mekka in Fiddler on the Roof. Mr. Kenney’s productions have been nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England Awards. In addition to his production credits, Brad was named one of Worcester’s top business and community leaders by the Worcester Business Journal and is listed in Who’s Who. Performance credits include: the title role in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer, Salisbury Lyric Opera; Iolanthe (Strephon), Savoyard Light Opera; Carousel (Billy Bigelow); Titanic (Barrett the Stoker); Company (Bobby); Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson); The King and I (King); Hello, Dolly (Cornelius). He dedicates this time in the theatre to the memory of Ryan Curtis.
KIMBERLY A. STARLING (Associate Artistic Director) arrived in 2001 as the Box Office/Subscription Manager but was so involved with the operations of the Playhouse, she was named the Director of Operations by the end of that year. A native of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, Kim attended Plymouth State College in the White Mountains. She became Box Office Manager at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire which led to a five year stint as the Front of House & Audience Services Manager at the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston. Next, Kim returned to her beloved White Mountains as the Managing Director at the North Country Center for the Arts. Missing her family and friends brought her back to the Seacoast. Kim's most important role in life is sister, niece, daughter, granddaughter, cousin and most especially aunt to a crazy clan in Dover, New Hampshire; she enjoys travel to her homeland of Northern Ireland.
RUSSELL GARRETT (Director/Choreographer) is excited to be back at the Ogunquit Playhouse where he performed in the 1990 production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Caleb). Mr. Garrett is the current Artistic Director at the Foothills Theatre Company in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has overseen this season’s critical successes Evita, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Full Monty and the smash hits The Underpants and Beehive, which he also directed. As a director/choreographer he has staged shows all over the country including popular and critically acclaimed productions of Smokey Joe’s Café, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Pageant, Kiss Me, Kate, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast and Chicago. As an actor, he has appeared in the Broadway and/or National Tour productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and A Chorus Line as well as numerous Off-Broadway, Regional and Stock productions. Coming up, Mr. Garrett will be back here at the Ogunquit Playhouse appearing as Ernst Ludvig in Cabaret, and later this summer, he will be directing the Foothills Theatre’s opening show, The Rocky Horror Show.
SEAN MARTIN (Set Designer) is delighted to be working again on Beehive! with Russell Garrett, particularly at such a historic theatre. A former professor of scenic design at Guilford College, recent work includes: The Sound of Music, Sandersville Summer Theatre; Jekyll & Hyde, Glove Theatre; The Daughter of the Regiment, Todi Music Festival; Marisol, Guilford College; Peter Pan, Greensboro Community Theatre. This summer, he worked on productions in Toronto, Paris and Glasgow. Sean lives in the tiny burg of Whitsett, North Carolina, with his partner Scott and a dozen cats, none of whom understand the importance of closing the gate at night.
JEFF ADELBERG (Lighting Designer) lives and works in Boston, where recent designs include: The Full Monty and Beehive!, Foothills Theatre; Heading For Eureka, CentaStage; Hiding Behind Comets and Flesh and Blood, Zeitgeist Stage Co.; Better Off Dead, Village Theatre Project; Seven Rabbits, Stoneham; As You Like It and UBU 1977, Concord Academy; The King Stag, Boston College. He teaches all aspects of theatre lighting at Boston College and has also worked in Opera. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and grew up here in beautiful Maine - he's delighted to be back! www.LDJeff.com
STEVEN ESPACH (Production Stage Manager) is a proud to be a member of Actors’ Equity Association, this is his first foray at the Ogunquit Playhouse. As the Production Stage Manager at the Foothills Theatre in Worcester, he has stage managed over 40 productions in the past five years. One of those productions in Spring 2004, provided Mr. Espach the opportunity to be the first stage manager in the United States, outside of Broadway and two National Tours, to work on the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret along side director B.T. McNicholl. In past summers Mr. Espach has been a Stage Manager at the New Century Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he will return after Cabaret.