cast and creative
SALLY STRUTHERS (Mayor Matilda Hyde) Sally Struthers is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for her performance in the groundbreaking series "All in the Family". She starred in the Fox television series "9 to 5" and her own CBS series "Gloria." Her recurring roles include the CBS comedy "Still Standing" and the CW’s highly acclaimed "Gilmore Girls." Sally was “heard” as the voice of the teenage dinosaur Charlene Sinclair in the ABC prime-time series "Dinosaurs." She is also the voice of Pebbles Flintstone on the "Pebbles and Bam-Bam" cartoon series and the lead female character on the popular Disney cartoon "Tailspin." Struthers’ television movies include: "A Gun in the House," "And Your Name is Jonah," "The Great Houdinis," "Hey, I’m Alive," "In The Best Interest of the Children," "Deadly Silence," "My Husband is Missing," and "Intimate Strangers." Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70’s: "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson and "The Getaway" with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. She was featured in two independent films: "Out of the Black" and "A Month of Sundays" with Rod Steiger. Sally made a cameo appearance for actor/writer/producer Mario Van Peebles in the Sony feature "Baadassss!" Sally’s first two Broadway forays were in Wally’s Café with Rita Moreno and Jimmy Coco and in Neil Simon’s female version of The Odd Couple with Brenda Vaccaro. For three years she starred as Miss Mamie Lynch on Broadway and on tour in the Tommy Tune production of Grease. In the 20th Anniversary National Tour of Annie, Sally played the coveted role of Miss Hannigan. Sally was named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Artistic Director Theatre Awards for her role as Louise Seger in the musical, Always, Patsy Cline, a true story based on the relationship between Seger and Cline. She also won the 2003 Ovation Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Agnes Gooch in the Los Angeles production of Mame. She has also starred in regional productions of Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, The Fifth of July, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, and The Full Monty. For thirty years, Struthers has worked tirelessly to help the hungry and uneducated children everywhere. She has visited these children in the United States and many Third World countries, and has filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf. Because of her devotion to children and animals, Sally has received numerous humanitarian awards. Her best reward, however, is her darling daughter Samantha.
JENNIFER CODY (Rosaline) was last seen at The Ogunquit Playhouse as Joy, the “off” stepsister in Cinderella. On Broadway, Jen has been in Shrek the Musical, Pajama Game, Urinetown, Best Little Whorehouse (actor’s fund), Taboo, Seussical the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Cats. Off-Broadway audiences have seen her as Junie B Jones (Lortel Theatre), The Wild Party (MTC), Henry and Mudge (Drama league nomination), Best Foot Forward (York) and No No Nanette (Encores!) She has played many of the theatres around the country including Northshore Music Theatre and The Cape Playhouseand has earned a Kevin Kline award for Minnie Fae in Hello, Dolly! Her voice can be heard on 6 original cast recordings. Television: Law and Order, Rosie Live, Paul Reiser Project (pilot). Upcoming: Disney’s The Princess and the Frog animated feature film as Charlotte La Boeuf.
TODD DUBAIL (Chad) is excited to be rockin’ once again at the Ogunquit Playhouse! He was previously seen here in the 2000 production of Grease (Danny Zuko) and The Full Monty (Keno) in 2007. Mr. DuBail has been seen across the country in national tours of Joseph...(Pharaoh, with Patrick Cassidy & Jon Secada), Grease (Danny with Frankie Avalon, Chubbie Checker & Fabian), Leader of the Pack and Jesus Christ Superstar (with Ted Neeley & Carl Anderson). Regionally, Todd has performed in shows including: Little Shop of Horrors (Orin, et al.), All Shook Up (Chad), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Smokey Joe's Cafe, Hairspray (Corny Collins), The Thing About Men (Sebastian), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Romance, Romance (Alfred/Sam), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), and Cabaret (Cliff). Todd is always grateful to his amazing family and friends for their love and unwavering support. Mr. DuBail is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
CADY HUFFMAN (Miss Sandra) wowed audiences and critics alike with her performance as the Swedish Bombshell “Ulla” in the Broadway smash hit The Producers for which she won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Nighttime television audiences remember her as Larry’s “anniversary present” on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," while daytimers rooted for her as Dr. Paige Miller on "One Life to Live." Her ecclectic film credits include self-produced film festival favorite "Sunday on the Rocks," "Dare" (due out in November), "The Company Men" and "Choose" (both due out next year), "Hero" (with Dustin Hoffman), "Space Marines," "Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker," "$20 Drinks,"and John Turturro’s "Romance & Cigarettes."
DANIELLE LEE GREAVES (Sylvia) – Broadway: Rent, Hairspray (original cast), Sunset Boulevard,Show Boat (original cast). New York: Two Gentlemen of Verona, New York Shakespeare Festival; Purlie, City Center Encores!. National: The Lion King (Cheetah Tour), Rent (Benny Tour), Rent (Angel Tour). International: Rent (Asia), Show Boat (Toronto); Hair (Europe). Regional: Ethel Waters – His Eye Is On The Sparrow (DayTony Award), The Human Race Theatre; Working, The Old Globe; Caroline or Change, CenterStage; Working, Asolo Repertory Theatre; Swinging on a Star, Nunsense, Barnum. Television: “Rescue Me”, “Damages”, “Whoopi” on NBC, “100 Centre Street”. Voiceover: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
BRIANNA HORNE (Lorraine) is thrilled to be in beautiful Ogunquit this fall. She is a recent Wagner College graduate with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. Regional credits: Erzule in Once on this Island (Hangar Theatre), Aida in Aida (TriArts Sharon Playhouse), St. Louis Woman (Prince Music Theatre), In Sun and Snow (Walnut Street Theatre). Other Credits: JONESTOWN (NY Workshop) and the short film Tangy's Song. www.BriannaHorne.net
CHRISTOPHER KALE JONES (Dennis) is thrilled to be in this amazing production of All Shook Up. The last time Chris was this far north, he was privileged to be playing Chris in Miss Saigon at the Foothills Theater in Worcester, Mass. That was where he first met Bradford T. Kenney, Ogunquit Playhouse's fine producer. Soon after that gig, Chris was hired to play Frankie Valli in the National Tour of Jersey Boys, where he worked with Holly-Anne Ruggiero. So though he's never been here before, it feels a bit like a homecoming! Never-ending love, respect, and cupcakes to Jenna. www.christopherkalejones.com. God Bless!
MORGAN KARR (Dean Hyde) was born in Nashville, TN and raised on Elvis music. Broadway: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Everyday Rapture (Second Stage Theatre), Morgan Karr : An Awfully Big Adventure (Joe’s Pub/Public Theater, dir. Holly-Anne Ruggiero). Selected Regional: Lippa's The Wild Party, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific. He saw this show on Broadway more times than he’d like to admit, and he is excited to shake it up here in Maine with this great cast and creative team. Proud member of AEA and Northwestern Grad. http://www.morgankarr.com
GEORGE F. PIEHL (Sheriff Earl) lives in Manchester, NH and has been performing professionally since 1975. During his thirty year career he has performed in, or directed, over 120 musicals, comedies and dramas. In 1981 George and his wife, Jeannemarie Thorpe, founded Stage One Productions, a New Hampshire based, professional theatre company which currently produces dinner theatre throughout the winter months. Here at the Ogunquit Playhouse Mr. Piehl performed the Sheriff in Best Little Whore house and Horris Vandegelder in Hello Dolly. He is very pleased to perform for you once again.
MITCH POULOS (Jim Haller) is “all shook up” about his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Recent credits: "30 Rock" (“Cleveland” episode), 42nd Street (Mac, Thug & Doc, North Shore Music Theatre), Damn Yankees (Van Buren, Carousel Dinner Theatre), A Wonderful Life (Uncle Billy, John W. Engeman Theatre) and Grease (Vince Fontaine, Kansas City Starlight Theatre). Mitch can also be seen and heard in several TV and Radio commercials. Look for him soon in the new Off-Broadway show, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal. Special thanks to his wonderful agents, Judy Boals and Kevin Thompson. www.mitchpoulos.com
DESMOND BING (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. A recent graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, his favorite roles included Dr. Chasuble in The Importance of being Ernest directed by Gerald Freedman, Othello in Othello directed by Robert Francesconi, Solly Two Kings in Gem of the Ocean directed by Michele Shay, Argante in Scapino, and Belize in Angels in America. Thanks to Robert Levinstein, Holly Cruz, everyone at Nicolosi Talent, and all of the wonderful people involved in this great process. All of my heart to my awesome friends and rock solid family. Thank you.
MELISSA CARLILE-PRICE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit debut! Melissa graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. She performed in Medea with the Mainspring Collective in NYC and on the national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel understudy/ensemble). Recent credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), White Christmas (Judy Haynes), and 42nd Street at MUNY. Thanks to a supportive family and wonderful husband, Richard!
KIRA COWAN (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston and is thrilled to be making her debut appearance at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Some favorite credits include The Wedding Singer (Julia), Bare - Boston Premiere (Tanya), Aida - East Coast Regional Premiere (Featured Dancer) and Miss Saigon (Mimi/Gymnast). Many thanks to friends and family for their support. Enjoy the show!
JENNIFER FOGARTY (Ensemble) was last seen as Gabriella in Disney High School Musical! Favorite credits include The Love Note (Jessie), Baby with the Bathwater (Helen), Crazy For You, A Shayna Maidel (Rose), Stop Requested (Christine), and The New Frontier (Kath). She is a recent graduate of Curry College, where she was the General Manager of the theatre for two years. Jennifer was a proud crew member of Singin' in the Rain and is excited to be performing in All Shook Up here at the Playhouse! Special thanks to Brad, Robert, and Jean. Love to her family and friends. This one is for Matt.
JENNIFER FOGARTY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse after playing Gabriella in Disney's High School Musical this season! Favorite credits include The Love Note- World Premiere (Jessie), Baby with the Bathwater (Helen), High School Musical (Gabriella), Crazy For You, Stop Requested (Christine), and The New Frontier (Kath). Jennifer is a recent graduate of Curry College where she was the General Manager of the theatre for two years. Special thanks to Robert, Brad, and Jean for an amazing summer. Love to her family & friends. For Matt, always.
BUDDY FLOWERS (Ensemble) earned his BFA from the University of Akron, some of his favorite credits: Tango Dancer in the North American Tour of Evita, Regional: Cats (Mistoffelees), La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, Swing!, and Singin' in the Rain and Guys and Dolls here on the Ogunquit Stage. Buddy enjoyed performing around the globe on Holland America Cruise Lines, and has been a guest artist with the Ohio Ballet. Thanks to Lana, Andy, Tom and Mona.
MATT GIBSON (Ensemble) is excited to return to the Ogunquit stage for the fourth time (this is his first time as an Equity member) and to do his third show with Sally Struthers! Broadway: Gypsy (starring Patti Lupone); Recent Regional: Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl) Arrowrock Lyceum Theatre, Miss Saigon Pioneer Theatre Co. Member of AEA, AFTRA, and AGVA. BFA: NYU Tisch, CAP21 (drama/journalism). Currently studies at Jen Waldman Studios. Check Matt’s website to see where he’ll be performing next! www.mrmattgibson.com
AISHA HARRIS (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in theatre and a Certificate in musical theatre. Her performances while a student at NU include the annual Waa-Mu Show (ensemble), HAIR (ensemble), The Boys from Syracuse (dancer), and The Apple Tree Theatre’s Theatre for Young Audiences production of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Cassie). She would like to thank her friends and especially her family for supporting her artistic endeavors since the age of 3.
LISA KASSAY (Ensemble) Lisa is happy to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse, where she performed in Cats (Demeter) and Beauty and The Beast (Silly Girl) in the 2004 season. Tours: Hairspray (1st National), The Cameron Mackintosh National Theatre production of My Fair Lady, Cats, Show Boat, and Seussical the Musical. Regional: Hairspray, and High School Musical at North Shore Music Theatre, Grease (Frenchy) at North Carolina Theatre, and more Beauty and The Beast at Detroit's Fox Theatre, Montreal's Place des Arts, and the North Carolina Theatre. Love to my family, my fiance, and my feline.
GERRY MCINTYRE (Warden) Broadway: Once On This Island (Cast Recording), Joseph...Dreamcoat(Cast Recording with Michael Damien), Anything Goes (Cast Recording), Chicago, Uptown It's Hot, A Christmas Carol. Off Broadway: Enter Laughing (Drama Desk Nomination Best Revival), The Audience (Drama Desk Nomination Best Musical) Forbidden Broadway (Ovation Award, NAACP Award), SIDD, Broadway Juke Box, Joan of Arc at the Stake - Starring Glen Close and William Hurt TV: "Law & Order," "Murphy Brown," "Caroline in the City," "The Pretender," "Jamie Foxx," "Whoopi," "N.Y.P.D Blue," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Films: "Broadway Damage," "The Next Step," "The Kiss," "After the Storm," and was one of the three Americans chosen for the "Joseph...Dreamcoat the Movie" starring Donny Osmond.
CHRISTOPHER NOFFKE (Ensemble) was recently seen at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Guys and Dollsand Singin' in the Rain. He hails from NYC where he teaches Musical Theatre Dance at STEPS on Broadway, and Jazz at Joffrey Ballet School. Recent Credits include The Producers - Carmen Ghia (Palace Theatre), How To Succeed... - Johnson (White Plains), Hello, Dolly! - Waiter (Paper Mill Playhouse), Nunsense A-men - Sister Robert Anne (Palace Theatre), National Tour of SWING!. He served as Director/Choreographer at SDM Theatre Camp, and as Resident Choreographer for Naples Dinner Theatre. He writes and choreographs shows for HS Competitive Show Choir, is part of Kicker and Turner comedy duo in NYC, and choreographs all over NYC and the Midwest.
JOSIAH PARSONS (Ensemble) has been a part of the season at the Playhouse making things happen backstage during Guys and Dolls and Singin' in the Rain. Recently returned from studying classical ballet and tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Josiah is ecstatic to be making his onstage debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. A native of western Massachusetts, Josiah attended the University of New Hampshire where he most recently completed his requirements for a BA in theatre. Some of his credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), All Shook Up (Ensemble), Seussical the Musical (Wickersham), and Oliver (Fagin). Thanks to my wonderful family for always being there, and thanks to Robert for having faith in me.
JAY REYNOLDS, JR. (Ensemble) After covering the role of Dennis in Marc Robin's production of All Shook Up at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Jay is back in All Shook Up one year later! Other Chicago theatre credits include Bare: A Pop Opera (Peter), Zanna, Don’t! (Tank), and the cult musical, Bat Boy, where he starred as the boy with the big ears and fangs. Jay is a graduate from Northwestern's theatre and Music Theatre Certificate Program.
SHAWNA WALKER (Ensemble) attended Point Park University and graduated in 2004 with a BFA in dance. She has worked with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Sam Watson, Margo Sappington and Daniel Ezralow. Since graduation, she has performed at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and with Stiletto Entertainment on three Holland America cruise ships. She was recently seen at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Guys and Dolls and she is extremely happy to be a part of All Shook Up. She would like to send her love to Michael and her family for their support.
EDDIE ZITKA (Ensemble) is so excited to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse! He was last seen on the Ogunquit Stage in Singin' in the Rain and in Cinderella three years ago as a mouse. Recent credits include the first National tour of the Wedding Singer (groom), McCarter Theater A Christmas Carol(Dance captain, puppet master, Bob Cratchit u/s), and Downtown Cabaret Theater Sweet Charity(Ensemble). Thanks to family, friends, and the Ogunquit family for allowing me back. ENJOY!
PAUL BREWSTER (Assistant Director): Selected NY Credits: For the Love of Christ! (PSM, FringeNYC), Gentleman's Wish (PSM, MITF), Wood (ASM, NYMF), Sympathy Jones (SM, NYMF). Upcoming: The Pillowman (PSM, APAC). BFA, Tisch School of the Arts. A native of New-Hampshire, Paul's excited to return to New England! Thanks to Robert, Brad and Holly-Anne for the opportunity.