Parker Arts PACE Center
June 25 - July 18, 2020
Cast & Crew
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST?
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
SHANNAN STEELE* (Donna Sheridan)
EMERY HINES (Sophie Sheridan)
MAGGIE LAMB (Tanya Cresham-Leigh / Donna Cover)
JALYN WEBB* (Rosie Mulligan) Ms. Webb is thrilled to be a part of this production with so many friends and students! Regional favorite roles include: Louise in Always Patsy Cline (Henry Award - Best Actress), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Mme. Thenardier in Les Miserables, and Justice in Rock of Ages. Ms. Webb is a Musical Theatre Faculty Member at University of Northern Colorado and proud member of AEA.
KLINT RUDOLPH (Sam Carmichael)
PAUL JAQUITH (Bill Austin)
JOE CALLAHAN* (Harry Bright)
ROB RINEY (Sky)
HANNAH KATZ (Ali)
OLIVIA LA MEE (Lisa)
JALEN MARTIN (Pepper) Jalen is thrilled to be part of such an amazing cast and production! He was last seen in The Full Monty and Hairspray with the PACE Center. He’s currently an incoming senior at Penn State University majoring in Acting and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Enjoy the show, it’s going to be a party!
NIK VLACHOS (Eddie / Assistant to Susan Draus / Sky Cover)
MARK MIDDLEBROOKS (Father Alexandrios / Tenor Pit Singer / Harry and Bill Cover)
GRACE NAPOLETANO (Ensemble / Sophie Cover)
ARLENE RAPAL HICKS (Ensemble / Rosie Cover / Second Tanya Cover)
CAMRYN TORRES (Ensemble / Lisa Cover)
LAUREN KOTRE (Ensemble / Ali Cover)
REGAN FENSKE (Ensemble / Swing)
TASHA WATERS (Ensemble / Tanya Cover / Second Donna Cover)
ANDY SERACUSE (Ensemble / Eddie Cover / Pit Cover)
JACKSON GARSKE (Ensemble / Pepper Cover)
JON TYLER HEATH (Ensemble / Father Alexandrios Cover / Swing)
KADEN DOLPH (Ensemble)
EVAN GIBLEY (Ensemble)
JOSEPH FERGUSON (Ensemble)
BRENT MILLER (Bari-Tenor Pit Singer)
TBA (Soprano Pit Singer)
TBA (Alto Pit Singer)
Music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson, originally conceived by Judy Craymer, with additional materials and arrangements by Martin Koch.
PIPER LINDSAY ARPAN (Director / Choreographer) is now a Denver based director, choreographer, and performer after almost a decade in NYC. You may have seen her, or her work locally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Lone Tree Arts Center, BDT Stage, The Aurora Fox, or here at Parker Arts Culture and Events, to name a few. She has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, in professional dance companies, in regional theatres, and on film and television, both nationally and internationally. She was also a Radio City Rockette, and holds a BFA and a BA from The Florida State University, magna cum laude.
SUSAN DRAUS (Music Director) has music-directed and conducted several Broadway shows and national tours: The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Sister Act, and Good Vibrations. Susan was recently awarded The Los Angeles BroadwayWorld Award for BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and was featured on the cover of International Musician Magazine. She co-wrote the award-winning musical, VICES, A LOVE STORY and is the creator of the REUNION Series. She has arranged for Henry Mancini, Walt Disney Imagineering, and served as arranger/orchestrator for NBC’s, THE VOICE.
MAHRI RELIN (Associate Choreographer)
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AMY CAMPION (Scenic Design)
JESSIE PAGE (Costume Design)
ALEX HANNA (Lighting Design)
CURT BEHM (Sound Design)
MALIA STONER* (Production Stage Manager) is so excited to be joining Give 5 and PACE for this joyful production! Recent credits include Small Mouth Sounds, Around the World in 80 Days (Theatreworks), A Doll’s House, SantaLand Diaries (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Lone Tree Arts Center), and Seasons 9 & 10 at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. Thanks for being here with us today!
SARA SACHS (Assistant Stage Manager)
JULIA TOBEY (Executive Producer) is the proud founder of Give 5 Productions and is thrilled to have her first crack at producing a full-length Broadway musical on the Parker Arts PACE stage. She expresses her deepest gratitude to Elaine Mariner and the Parker Arts staff for supporting her in this dream opportunity. And Piper, Susan and the Mamma Mia! creative team, cast and crew for coming together and working so joyfully and diligently in such uncertain times.
Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001, Julia enjoyed a career producing, music directing and performing on stage, screen and television in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Orlando, Toronto, Nashville and internationally aboard cruise ships for 15 years before returning home to Denver in 2016 with her comic husband Heath Hyche and daughter Lily in utero. Original roles include ‘Cruella DeVil’ in Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s musical Villains Tonight!, ‘Kandi’ in Christopher Moynihan’s ABC Pilot St. Francis starring Michael Imperioli and Paget Brewster and directed by James Burrows; and ‘Gillian’ in ModRock the Musical. She was bitten by the Parker Arts bug after appearing as ‘Velma’ in Hairspray, earning a 2018 Henry Award nomination.
Julia’s producing credits include Swingeroo, Sister, Swing! at Disney’s California Adventure; Swingin’ on the Sea with The Beverly Belles, aboard Disney Cruise Line; Swing into Christmas and Victory Swingtime with The Beverly Belles at various venues, cruise ships across the world, including opening for Meghan Trainor, Seth MacFarlane, Katharine McPhee; Sounds of the Street on Ellis Island in New York, NY; The Cottonwood Club in Denver, CO; Black Iris Collective at various venues across the U.S.; The Mistletones at Macy’s Herald Square Tree Lighting, New York, NY; Santa’s Naughty List at The Schoolhouse Theatre, Parker, CO; and corporate event bands Rockslide and Rocky Mtn. Bluegrass.
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JACK STEPHENS (Associate Producer)
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Parker Arts Announces 2020 Summer Smash Hit Musical, Mamma Mia!
February 18, 2020
CONTACT: Carrie Glassburn
Assistant Cultural Director for Communications
303.805.3366 | email@example.com
Parker Arts Announces 2020 Summer Smash Hit Musical, Mamma Mia!
PARKER, Colo. – February 18, 2020 – South Metro Denver theater lovers are in for a dazzling night of musical entertainment as Mamma Mia! sparkles its way on stage at the Parker Culture and Events Center (PACE) June 25 to July 18.
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The energy and story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. The production features ABBA’s world-renowned songs, “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and many, many more! A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
PACE’s presentation of Mamma Mia! marks the first time Denver-based Give 5 Productions (G5P) will be co-producing with Parker Arts. Directed and choreographed by Piper Arpan and featuring the musical direction of Susan Draus, “the production promises to be a different experience than ever before!” says Julia Tobey, G5P Founder, Executive Producer and Artistic Director.
“I am so grateful to be a part of the inaugural G5P production at PACE!” says Director/Choreographer Piper Arpan. “After playing ‘Tanya’ in the Arvada Center’s production of Mamma Mia! in 2018, I fell in love with the show and was hopeful to get my hands on it as a director/choreographer. I am thrilled that the moment has finally come.”
“Mamma Mia! was my very first Broadway National Tour,” adds Music Director Susan Draus, “so I'm absolutely thrilled to be back home in Denver doing a show that is so near and dear to me. And to work with Piper Arpan and Julia Tobey makes it even more special! This will be my first show at Parker Arts!!!”
Casting for the PACE production of Mamma Mia! will be complete late March. Matinee and evening productions of Mamma Mia! will run at PACE from June 25 to July 18. Tickets are on sale to Parker Arts Family Circle Members now. Tickets go on sale to the public starting February 25. Visit www.ParkerArts.org or call the Box Office at 303.805.6800 for tickets and more information.
Mamma Mia! is generously sponsored by Parker Senior Living and Vitalant.
JULIA TOBEY (PRODUCER) was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 with minors in both theater and dance. Julia has lived and worked all over the world and has performed and produced for several shows at the PACE Center, including The Beverly Belles, Swing into Christmas with the Beverly Belles, Santa’s Naughty List and the upcoming Mamma Mia! Her company, Give 5 Productions, has been a preferred resource for high-end corporate event entertainment since 2012.
PIPER LINDSAY ARPAN (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER) is now a Denver based director, choreographer, and performer after almost a decade in NYC. You may have seen her, or her work locally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Lone Tree Arts Center, BDT Stage, The Aurora Fox, or here at Parker Arts Culture and Events, to name a few. She has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, in professional dance companies, in regional theatres, and on film and television, both nationally and internationally. She was also a Radio City Rockette, and holds a BFA and a BA from The Florida State University, magna cum laude.
SUSAN DRAUS (MUSIC DIRECTOR) has music directed/ conducted several Broadway shows and national tours: The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, Sister Act, Good Vibrations. Susan was recently awarded The Los Angeles BroadwayWorld Award for BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and featured on the cover of International Musician Magazine. She co-wrote the award-winning musical, VICES, A LOVE STORY and is the creator of the REUNION Series. She has arranged for Henry Mancini, Walt Disney Imagineering, and served as arranger/orchestrator for NBC’s, THE VOICE.
ABOUT PARKER ARTS
PARKER ARTS encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals. The PACE Center is home to a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen, and several classrooms. The historic Schoolhouse on Mainstreet houses a cozy 200-seat theater, small art gallery, gym, and vintage classrooms. The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings. Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s library, the park and plaza on Mainstreet and Pine Drive is a unique destination. With interactive fountains in the summer, a vibrant ice trail in the winter, and performances and events throughout the year, the 1.5-acre park is an all-season community gathering place. For more information about Parker Arts, visit www.ParkerArts.org.
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