Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, Gypsy follows indomitable stage mother Mama Rose as she chases vicarious success and stardom through her daughters on the vaudeville circuit. When younger daughter, June, elopes, Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes the acclaimed burlesque strippernamed Gypsy Rose Lee.
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Cast members, including local children, shine in Riverside Theatre's 'Gypsy'
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*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
D.C. Anderson* (Pop, Georgie, Pastey, Mr. Gladstone) has acted with the Steppenwolf, Northlight, Repertory Theater of St Louis, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Penobscot, Goodspeed, Florida Studio Theatre, Gretna and Guthrie regional theater companies and NYC's Transport Group, Majestic and York theaters. Film and television credits include Joseph Cedar's Norman and NBC's The Blacklist. Also a singer/songwriter, he has 9 CD's available online. His hobby is photographing people. www.dcanderson.net, www.dcandersonphotography.com.
Austen Danielle Bohmer* (Louise) is thrilled to revisit a dream role in her Riverside debut! After graduating with a BFA in Acting from The Webster Conservatory this past May, Austen moved to NYC, where she just finished playing Louise in Gypsy at the John W. Engeman Theater. Other regional credits include: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Bye Bye Birdie (The Goodspeed Opera House), Eleemosynary (Mustard Seed Theatre), and The Little Mermaid (Variety St. Louis). Austen also studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. www.austendaniellebohmer.com // instagram: @austendanielle
Pam Bradley* (Electra) Pam is thrilled to be returning to Riverside Theatre after previously appearing here in A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, & Hello Dolly. Broadway credits include the original companies of: Mary Poppins & Thou Shalt Not. 1st National Tours of The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Evita and Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has been a featured singer in the Radio City Easter & Christmas Spectaculars. Favorite regional roles include Nicky in Sweet Charity and Anita in West Side Story. Television credits include: “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Saturday Night Live.” Pam is a graduate of Point Park University and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a private practice in NYC. Special thanks to Allen Cornell, Wojcik Seay Casting and The Roster Agency
David Calahan (Newsboy) is in the 6th grade and attends St. Helen Catholic School. He has loved the performing arts ever since he was three years old. He is involved at Riverside Children’s Theater and has performed in many plays such as Into the Woods Jr (Jack), Aladdin Kids (Genie), Lion King (Timon) and many more. He has been to the Junior Theater Festival four times in Atlanta and was picked to go to New York to work on Newsies Jr. He enjoys meeting new people from around the world and wishes to be on Broadway! He is happy for the opportunity to be a part of Gypsy.
Mary Callanan* (Mazeppa) is very excited to be returning to Riverside Theatre having last performed in Damn Yankees in 2001. Broadway: Bandstand (Jean Ann, Original Broadway Cast), Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Annie (Mrs. Pugh). National Tours: Bridges Of Madison County, Mamma Mia!, big, Damn Yankees, Cinderella and The Sound Of Music. Regional: Gypsy (Rose), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Storyteller) and Mame (Vera). Cabaret work in Boston, New York and Provincetown. Thanks to CVP, CGF and LAF.
Susan Cella* (Miss Cratchitt, Tessie Tura) is thrilled to return to Riverside Theatre for her fourth production having been here previously in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike; Funny Girl and The Boyfriend. BROADWAY: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl (opp. Robert Lindsay and Jim Dale), Evita (Evita), On the Twentieth Century and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for ENCORES! NATIONAL TOURS: Fiddler on the Roof (opp. Topol, Theo Bikel and Harvey Fierstein), Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Me and My Girl (opp Tim Curry) and Can-Can. OFF-BROADWAY: Babylon Line ( Lincoln Center), Cut Throat (Abingdon) Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh (Circle in the Square), Mayor (Village Gate), Jacques Brel (Playwrights Horizons). REGIONAL: It Shoulda Been You, On the Town, Veronica’s Room, Man of La Mancha, Other Desert Cities (4 productions), White Christmas, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Witness for the Prosecution, Noises Off, Gaslight, Bye, Bye Birdie, The Full Monty, Hollywood/Ukraine, Mame, Sideman, Company, Voir Dire, Time and Again. TV AND FILM: “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Law and Order” (2 episodes), “The Sopranos,” “Hi Honey I'm Home” (series regular), “Tavern on Jane,” “The Astronaut's Wife,” “All My Children,” and “Follies and A Sondheim Celebration” for PBS. Thanks Jimmy and Allen.
Caleb Cope (Newsboy) is thirteen years old and attends Imagine South Vero Middle School here in Vero Beach. He is excited to be a part of Riverside Theatre’s new production of Gypsy. He has also been a part of Riverside Children’s Theatre where he has done many plays, musicals, and workshops. His recent productions include Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter), The Wizard of Oz (Mayor of the Munchkins), Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie Bucket), and Pirates of Penzance as Frederic. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support, and especially his teachers who have helped him through the busy times. Most of all he would like to thank God, who makes all things possible.
Michael Peter Deeb* (Yonkers, Ensemble) is so excited to return to Vero Beach! Previous Riverside credits: Mame (Junior Babcock, Dance Captain), and Hello, Dolly! National Tours: A Chorus Line (Mike), Young Frankenstein (Swing). Regional favorites: West Side Story (Snowboy, Ogunquit Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer, MTWest; Ensemble, Gateway/Ogunquit Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Mike/Bobby - NBFT/Crest Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Northern Stage). Favorite role: new husband to Eric! A member of AEA and proud native of Buffalo, NY, Michael holds a BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo. Thanks to Jimmy, Wojcik/Seay, and MSA; love to family and Koko! For Gramma.
Ray DeMattis* (Jocko, Weber, Cigar, Kringelein) Broadway: Fiorello, Little Shop Of Horrors, City Of Angels, Zoya's Apartment and the original Grease. Off-Broadway: Streets of New York, Enter Laughing-The Musical, Talk Radio, Tamara, Flora The Red Menace among others. Television: “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order” (9 principal guest appearances), the three of Bill Cosby’s series, “Everwood.” Film: It Runs In The Family, Untitled, Family Business, Fatherhood, Brewster's Millions. Regional: Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, GEVA, Long Wharf, Cleveland Playhouse, Two River Theater and others. He served as founding Artistic Director as the National Theatre Workshop of the handicapped, for which he received the Timmy Award.
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan* (Rose) BROADWAY/NYC: Jacquelyn holds the distinction of portraying both Cosette & Fantine in the original company of Les Miserables, only actor in Broadway history! Miss Saigon (Ellen), Sweet Adeline (Nellie, Encores!), Suburb (Alison), I Remember Mama (Mama) & Closer Than Ever (2012 Revival, York), Kathie Lee Gifford’s Under The Bridge (Zipper), The Ark (37 Arts), Have a Nice Life (NYMF, New World Stages). FIRST NATIONAL TOURS: Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama Who), Sunset Boulevard (Betty Schaefer), big (Susan Lawrence), Miss Saigon (Ellen), The Secret Garden (Lily), Les Miserables (Cosette). FAVORITES: 110 In The Shade (Lizzie, Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie, Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Award), The Witches of Eastwick (Sukie, Signature Theatre), Grey Gardens (Little Edie, Cape Playhouse) Hello Dolly (Dolly, NCT & NSMT), Annie (Miss Hannigan, NSMT). TV: “Another World,” “Broadway on Broadway,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” the final broadcast of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and most recently “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee. EDUCATION: Boston University (BFA in Acting) UNION: AEA 30 years! WEB: @Jacquely333
Victoria Dowdell (Jocko Girl) is a 7th grade student at Storm Grove Middle School where she maintains an A average and is active in Chorus and as a cellist in the Chamber Orchestra. In addition to the cello, Victoria has been playing piano for many years and has earned the highest performance rating, superior with distinction. She has been involved in music, dance, and theatre since the age of three, performing with Dance Space, Riverside Children’s Theatre, Indian River Charter High School, and iTheatrics. Some of her feature credits include: Puck: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Zazu: The Lion King, Kids, Tame Crow: The Snow Queen, Boy: The Witches, Young Clara: Nutcracker in Swingtime, and Aisha: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. with iTheatrics, performed in special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Music Theatre International.
Adena Ershow* (Hollywood Blonde, Ensemble) Riverside Debut! Most recently seen at Bucks County Playhouse as Patience Higgins in the World Premiere Production of The New World. Other regional credits: Mary Poppins (Paper Mill Playhouse), Grease (Maine State Music Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Fulton Theatre), Spamalot (North Shore Music Theatre). International: CATS (Rumpleteazer, RUG Ltd./RCCL). Thanks to Jimmy, Gayle and the entire Gypsy team. Love to The Mine and my family. For KJS. Instagram: @aershow
Olivia Fanders (Baby June) is thrilled to be performing the role of Baby June at the Riverside Theatre. Credits include: Shrek the Musical Global Tour (Young Fiona) traveling through Europe, the Middle East and Asia, 4:48 Psychosis (Little Sara), A Little Princess (Lottie) and The Sound of Music (Gretl). Thank you to the Riverside Theatre Production team, Wojcik/Seay Casting, my manager Tamara Markowitz, my agents at Buchwald and my family for their support. http://www.oliviafanders.com
Chloe Fox (Renée, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Riverside Theatre after appearing in Hello, Dolly! in 2016. She recently appeared off-Broadway as Sybil in Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg, and toured with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Lady of Ridicule, u/s Madame). Favorite credits include: Morticia (The Addams Family, The Palace Theatre), Connie (Saturday Night Fever, Finger Lakes MTF), Rizzo (Grease, Theatre By The Sea), Bombalurina (Cats, Flat Rock Playhouse), and The Tempest, starring Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The Public's Shakespeare in the Park: Ensemble, u/s Miranda). www.ChloeFox.com
Kristina R. Gregg (Jocko Girl) is twelve years old and arrived in Vero Beach last summer from Tennessee. She is ecstatic to debut on the Stark Stage in the production of Gypsy. Working with Kevin Quillinan and staff at the Children’s Theatre has been incredible. Her favorite show she has been in is Peter and the Starcatcher where she played Ted. Besides pursuing her dream of being on Broadway one day, she enjoys collecting and delivering books to Children Centers from her charity, “Friend To Friend Happy Books”, studying piano, and singing. She is grateful to Riverside Theatre for this opportunity, her parents for supporting her, and GOD for his love and guidance
Brady Miller* (L.A., Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Riverside Theatre debut! Recent credits: Gypsy (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre), 42nd Street (National Tour), Mary Poppins, Swing! (Little Theater on the Square). Proud BFA MT alum of Ohio Northern University. Thanks to Eddie and Take3Talent. Love to mom, dad, Jared and Steph. Gratitude to the Riverside team and everyone at Wojcik/Seay! @BAMiller_
Charlotte Nafe (Jocko Girl), age thirteen, is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Gypsy! She has been studying musical theatre and performing at Riverside Children’s Theatre since she was 7 years old. She currently trains in ballet, tap, jazz and vocal technique. She plans to attend Indian River Charter High School in the fall where she hopes to further her studies in the theatre arts. She would like to thank her teachers, friends and family for their constant support. A very special thank you to her grandparents, Bob & Janis, for helping her pursue her dreams.
Christian Probst* (Tulsa) is a graduate of Yale University and St. Louis native. He was most recently seen in 42nd Street at North Shore Music Theatre. Regional: Link Larkin in Hairspray and Linus in The World According to Snoopy! (Theater Aspen), National Tour: Flounder in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Yale Dramat: Burrs in The Wild Party, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Princeton in Avenue Q, and Brad in The Rocky Horror Show. Special thanks to the Riverside Family, Wojcik Seay Casting, James, and my family for all of their support! Proud member of AEA. Christian-probst.com, @christianbprobst
Bryce Roux (Newsboy) is an 8th grader in the Advanced IB Program and select Madrigal Choir at Sebastian River Middle School. Most recently, Bryce was seen as Ralphie in the Riverside Theatre For Kids production of A Christmas Story: The Musical, the evil Grempkin in last summer’s Peter and The Starcatcher, and Lysander in last spring’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bryce dreams of becoming the General Manager of a professional sports team. Love and gratitude to family, teachers, and all at Riverside.
Rachel Schimenti* (Agnes, Hollywood Blonde, Ensemble) is elated to join the Riverside family as “Agnes” in Gypsy! Favorite roles include: Mamma Mia (Lisa), Crazy For You (Patsy), White Christmas (Rhoda), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Fiddler (Hodel), Nunsense (Amnesia), Spelling Bee (Schwartzy), Dames at Sea (Joan), and Suds (Dee Dee). BFA Musical Theatre from UCF. Gratitude to the cosmos for the opportunity to tell story with this wonderful cast and crew. Eternal love to her family, friends, and Teddy!
Jennifer Seifter* (Hollywood Blonde, Ensemble) thanks her lucky stars (and Jimmy Brennan) to be returning to Vero for the third year in a row. National Tour/Cruise lines: Memphis (White Teen Girl), Disney Cruise Line (Swing/Dance Captain). Regional favorites: Mame and Hello Dolly! (Riverside Theatre), Ali, Sophie u/s in Mamma Mia (John W. Engeman Theatre), Zaneeta in The Music Man and Alice in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (LTOTS), Cats (Rumpleteazer). BFA: NYU/Tisch. Thanks to Wojick/Seay Casting and Jimmy for keeping me employed, Eddie at Take3Talent, the cast, crew and patron producers of Gypsy, and Mama Trish, who never fails to miss a show!
Jenna L. Smith (Jocko Girl) is a 7th grader at Gifford Middle School. She enjoys dancing, singing and all things athletic. Jenna has been involved with the Children’s Theatre dance program for over 9 years and has performed in The Nutcracker: In Swingtime. She has also done several summer drama performances for Vero Beach High School summer drama camp with Ms. Dee. Jenna is very excited as this is her first professional production. She would like to thank her jazz teacher, Tara Schweitzer for suggesting she tryout for Gypsy as well as her parents for encouraging her to do so. Jenna would like to thank the entire Gypsy cast and can't wait to see the audience’s reaction to the performance.
Robbie Smith* (Kansas, Ensemble) is SO thrilled to back home in the state of Florida for his Riverside and Gypsy debut! Recent regional: 42nd Street and Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (Goodspeed Musicals), The Little Mermaid (Alabama Shakespeare Festival) and West Side Story (Actors’ Playhouse). Proud graduate of the Hartt School. Huge thanks to Jimmy, Wojcik/Seay Casting and the entire staff at Riverside Theatre. Endless love and thanks to my family and my Frankie. @rob_robs
Kelsey Stalter* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with James Brennan again while making her Riverside debut! Kelsey has traveled around the country-- and in international waters-- performing in tours, regional theaters, and on cruise ships. Favorite credits include: Ginger Rogers (Backwards in High Heels), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), and Lois Lane (Kiss Me Kate). Thank you Wojcik/Seay for this amazing opportunity, Craig and Avalon Artists for helping me along the way, and to Matt and my incredible family for always supporting my “gypsy" life.
Charity Van Tassel* (Dainty June) is a native of Beyoncé’s homeland, Houston, TX and is very excited to be joining the cast of Gypsy! Previous credits include; Gypsy (The Engeman Theater) Sound of Music (Nat’l Tour), Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca), The Winter’s Tale (Houston Shakespeare Festival), Saturday Night Fever (Walnut Street Theater), The Who’s Tommy (Theater Under the Stars), Peter Pan (Syracuse Stage), Mamma Mia! (Westchester Broadway Theater). Charity has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, and proudly bleeds Orange. For Mom, who took me to my first Broadway show- Gypsy with Bernadette Peters.
Madison Turner* (Hollywood Blonde, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Riverside debut! Favorite credits include: Oklahoma! (Goodspeed), Rocky Horror... (TUTS), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), Les Misèrables (Arrow Rock), Best Little Whorehouse... (TUTS), Hairspray (WBT), A Chorus Line (Forestburgh), and Rock of Ages (Nat'l Tour/NCL). Thank you so much to James Brennan and Wojcik/Seay for the most fun audition process and to my girl Sofia and CESD. Love to P,G,P,C,M,A,Z,H,C, and Monks. Proud AEA member. For Johnny and the framily. @tadimurner
Bob Walton* (Herbie) Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street (Revival), The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (with brother Jim Walton), Once Upon A Mattress, Show Boat, and City Of Angels. Off-Broadway: I Love You/Perfect/Change, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back and Preppies, and many regional productions. TV: “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Americans,” “Person Of Interest,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law and Order: SVU.” As a writer with brother Jim: Mid-Life! (The Crisis Musical), Mid-Life 2! (#WhatDidIComeInHereFor?), Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce) and A Day In Gloucester. Bob is co-author of the Off Broadway play, Game Show. Married to Laurie Walton, they have two actor children: Emily and Alex.
Quinn Wood (Baby Louise) is thrilled to be making her Riverside Theatre debut! Regional theatre credits include: Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League/Munchkin) and Annie (Children’s Ensemble) with Walnut Street Theatre in Philly; Show & Tell: The Musical (Anabelle Carrington) at The Workshop Theater in NYC. Quinn has also performed with Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.™ TV: “Deadliest Decade” (Sarah Rairdon). Quinn would like to thank the Riverside Theatre team & patrons, Wojcik|Seay, The Walnut, Julie Z., Bowman, HTAC and all her family, friends and teachers for supporting her throughout this experience.
Director, Choreographer: James Brennan
Music Director: Anne Shuttlesworth
Scenic Designer: Cliff Simon
Costume & Wig Designer: Kurt Alger
Lighting Designer: Michelle Habeck
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Stage Manager: Mark Johnson*
Assistant Stage Manager: Amy M. Bertacini*