“You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Mary’s a Grand Old Name” are among the 22 production numbers that tell the story of original Yankee Doodle Boy, and the founding father of Broadway, George M. Cohan.
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
GEORGE M. COHAN
NEW MUSIC AND
JOE & EDNA MOORE
GEORGE & GLORIA
Youth Performance Underwriters
DON BLACK &
JUDY McNULTY BLACK,
ACKERMAN FAMILY /
EVALYN M. BAUER FOUNDATION
2 HOURS, 10 MINUTES
Cast & Crew
Rachel Beard (Little Georgette)
Bio coming soon.
Richard Bulda (Chick/Ensemble)
Richard was last seen at MTW in Big Fish. Recent credits include South Pacific and Cabaret (La Mirada), Guys and Dolls (Old Globe), world premiere of EMPIRE: The Musical, The King and I (Chicago), Salome and Wonderful Town (L.A. Opera). He has appeared in productions with Sacramento Music Circus, Reprise, San Diego Opera, L.A. Opera, Arizona Opera, Houston and Dallas Operas, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Thank you MTW and James Rocco!
Joven Calloway (The Champ/Ensemble Dancer)
Joven is thrilled to be back at MTW for his 4th show (Evita, Carousel, Guys and Dolls)! He has toured internationally and performed in regional theaters across the country. Favorite credits include: A Chorus Line (Hollywood Bowl), Damn Yankees (Goodspeed), Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (Madison Square Garden/N. Tour), Miss Saigon (TUTS/Riverside FL), and can currently be seen in Frozen at Disney's California Adventure! He sends love and gratitude to everyone at Musical Theatre West, the DDO Agency, his family, Mayla, Gus and to his fiancee, Brian. www.jovencalloway.com
Ryan Chlanda (Ensemble)
Ryan is returning for his fourth show with Musical Theatre West! Past MTW credits: White Christmas, Singin' in the Rain, Young Frankenstein. Other select regional credits include: The Addams Family (3DT), Young Frankenstein (3DT & PVPA), 42nd Street (PVPA), and Funny Girl (3DT). He's also danced for various companies across Southern California, such as: Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, and The Honey Taps. Offstage, he teaches tap throughout the LA/OC area. Enjoy!
Quintan Craig (Young Lou/Ensemble)
Quintan is more than thrilled to be back home for his tenth show at Musical Theatre West! Some past shows with MTW are Young Frankenstein (Sasha), 42nd Street (Scooter), Mary Poppins just last year. Quintan just graduated from Belmont University in Nashville with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank Jamie, Paul and Mary for this amazing opportunity. Love you to Mom, Dad and Mollie Rae! quintancraig.com
Maggie Darago (Ensemble)
Maggie is a California native and graduate of the UCLA Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program. Maggie has been seen in regional productions across California including BYE BYE BIRDIE, OKLAHOMA (Cabrillo), BIG FISH (Moonlight), WEST SIDE STORY (McCoy Rigby), A CHORUS LINE (Hollywood Bowl), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (3DT), WHITE CHRISTMAS, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (MTW). She would like to thank her family, DDO Artists Agency, and the whole MTW team!
Mia Davidson (Ensemble)
Mia was born and raised in Queens NY. She is a proud graduate of LaGuardia High school in NY. She performed with The Martha Graham Company Season at the Joyce Theater. She was last seen in Singin' in the Rain at Candlelight dinner Theatre. She is currently attending AMDA to pursue a BFA in Dance Theater. She would like to thank Musical Theatre West for this amazing opportunity and everyone who supported her through her journey.
Bryan Dobson (Old Lou)
Bio coming soon.
David Engel (Jerry Cohan)
MTW's audiences will remember David on this stage starring in Singin' In The Rain, Crazy For You, Never Gonna Dance, Kiss Me Kate, La Cage aux Folles, and most recently White Christmas among many others. Broadway credits include Putting It Together, Seussical, La Cage Aux Folles, and as an original cast member of Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings, and "Forever Plaid: The Movie". Other credits include starring roles in Mamma Mia!, The Producers, The Addams Family, The Music Man, The Full Monty, and lots and lots more!
Cynthia Ferrer (Nellie)
MTW productions - MARY POPPINS as Mrs. Brill and Muriel Eubanks in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and directed LOUISIANA PURCHASE for the Reiner Reading Series. She has played leading roles in four National Tours, over one-hundred musicals, working alongside Carol Burnett, Buddy Ebsen, Michael Feinstein, the Nicholas Brothers, Onna White, and Tommy Tune. In film and television she has worked with Garry Marshall, Julia Roberts, Courtney Cox, and Jennifer Garner, appearing in MOTHER'S DAY, VALENTINES DAY, GEORGIA RULE, COUGARTOWN, CROSSING JORDAN, PORT CHARLES and GENERAL HOSPITAL. Cynthia recently returned from NYC where she played Emily Hobbs in ELF at Madison Square Garden.
Kenny Gary (Ensemble)
Kenny has a true love for music and the theatre, and has worked at perfecting his craft throughout many years of studying performing and, teaching. Throughout his professional career he has graced many stages in production shows, cover bands, and musicals, on land and sea for Holland America Line,Royal Carribean, Carnival Cruise Lines, The Kennedy Center and more.His theatre credits include Hairspray (seaweed) Dream Girls (C.C),
Hello Dolly , Chicago , Its a Wonderful Life, Songs For A New World (Man1), Smokey Joes Cafe (Victor) and most recently 42nd Street!!
Sylvie Gosse (Ensemble)
Sylvie is excited to be back at MTW after appearing in Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady! Originally from Vancouver, Canada she has been seen on stages across British Columbia, Los Angeles, Anchorage, afloat in Hawaii and the Caribbean and across the ocean in Beijing, China. Regional: Cabaret, Chicago, South Street, Beauty and the Beast, Murder on the Nile, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Annie, Assassins and the Wizard of Oz. She sends her thanks to ZajacStudio, Avalon Artists Group, her ever-supportive family and incredible husband, Eric.
Caleb Green (Ensemble)
Caleb is thrilled to be making his MTW debut! Favorite roles include "Sweeney Todd" (Beadle), "Beauty and the Beast" (Lumiere), "Singin' in the Rain" (Vocal Coach). Caleb was a part of The Young Americans, an international performing arts group, and had the immense honor of traveling to 10 countries throughout Europe, participating in workshops, promoting music education in schools and communities. He dedicates his performance to La Divina Maria Callas and to his loving mother.
David Allen Jones (Old George)
Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. National Tour: Pilate in Superstar. Selected Regional: Grove Theater Center - A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), The Man Who Came to Dinner, Noises Off; Depot Theatre - Westport, NY - Outside Mullingar; 3-D Theatricals - Hello, Dolly!, Into the Woods, Wizard of Oz (L.A. Ovation Award nominee); PCPA Theaterfest - My Fair Lady, Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Fullerton CLO - Damn Yankees, Oliver!; CLO South Bay - Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye)
Matthew Kacergis (Sam Harris)
MTW: South Pacific (Lt. Buzz Adams). Tour: The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric). Regional: Les Misérables (Marius), Billy Elliot (Tony), Chasing Nicolette (Aucassin) and Anne of Green Gables (Gilbert Blythe) at Village Theatre. Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Wickham) at La Mirada Theatre. Parade (Frankie/Young Soldier) and The Civil War ("Tell My Father") at Ford's Theatre. Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Cinderella (Prince Christopher) at Olney Theatre Center. TV/Film: Veep. Cast Recording: A Walk On The Wild Side. Proud AEA and SAG-AFTRA member. MatthewKacergis.com
Katie Marshall (Agnes/Ensemble)
Katie is grateful to take the stage with the talented cast and team of Yankee Doodle Dandy! This is her second time on the MTW stage, having performed as a Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls. Previous credits: Cabaret, The Music Man (GEM Theatre) and Hairspray (Louise K. Taylor PAC). She currently performs in the Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland and at DJ's Dance N' Drive at Disney California Adventure. BFA in Dance, CSULB
Christine Negherbon (Ensemble/Dance Captain)
Christine was last seen as associate choreographer for last season's MARY POPPINS. Also just directed/choreographed 42nd STREET (Norris Theatre). National Tours: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE (starring Ann-Margret), MY FAIR LADY (Eliza u/s), CHICAGO, 42nd STREET (Peggy) & RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Select Regional: CATS (Sacramento Music Circus & The MUNY as Jennyanydots ), BILLY ELLIOT (Mrs. Wilkinson), SOUND OF MUSIC (Maria). Co-Author/Co-Founder of The Thriving Artists with husband/actor Joe Abraham. Proud mom of Cole & Ty. www.TheThrivingArtists.com
Dylan Pass (Ensemble)
Couldn't be happier to be returning to Musical Theatre West. His most recent show with MTW was OKLAHOMA! and he did BABES IN ARMS with the Reiner Reading Series. Other credits: CABARET (Starring Joey McIntyre), LEGALLY BLONDE and MARY POPPINS (Moonlight Amphitheatre), LA CAGE... (Hanna, ITL nominated), CRAZY FOR YOU (Candlelight Pavilion), FUNNY GIRL (3-D Theatricals), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Starring Rachel York and Bronson Pinchot), CHICAGO, GYPSY and more. Thanks to the creative team and Paul for this opportunity and to his family and friends for their unending support.
David Pevsner (Erlanger/Stage Manager)
David is an actor, songwriter, playwright, personal organizer, provocateur, activist. Stage: F*cking Men, It Must Be Him, Bang Bang, Vanya & Sonia and Mystery of Love/ Sex US (Taper), Fiddler B'way, original NY and LA When Pigs Fly. Film/TV: Scrooge & Marley, Spa Night, NCIS, I'm Dying Up Here, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Liz and Dick. Writer: Naked Boys Singing, solo musicals To Bitter and Back, Musical Comedy Whore. Get his CD Most Versatile!
Tro Shaw (Josie Cohan)
Tro is thrilled to be returning to the Carpenter center with this high energy show! Past credits include: Judy Haynes in WHITE CHRISTMAS at MTW & SDMT (dir. Todd Neilsen) as well as the Norris (dir. Randy Brenner); Anybodys in the Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY (Arthur Laurents); Ariel stunt double in the TUTS & McCoy/Rigby tour of THE LITTLE MERMAID (Glenn Casale); and a recent guest star on NCIS: LA playing opposite childhood crush, Chris O'donnell. 😉 Special thanks to James, Mary, Anthony, Jonathan, and of course Simon. www.troshaw.com
Cassie Simone (Ethel Levy/Georgette)
MTW debut! Select credits include A Noise Within Theatre Company: Antonia, Man of La Mancha; La Mirada Theatre: Esmeralda,The Hunchback of Notre Dame (LA Premier, Robby Award Nominated Best Actress); Mimi, RENT (Broadway World Nominated Best Leading Actress In a Musical); Disney's Hyperion Theatre: Anna, Frozen-Live at the Hyperion; Jasmine, Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. San Francisco Symphony: Francisca, West Side Story in Concert (57th Annual Grammy Nominated Best Musical Theatre Album, 2015 Classical Music Award for Best Opera Recording); Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino: Caroline/Brooke u/s, Surf the Musical; San Gabriel Mission Theatre: u/s Kim, Miss Saigon. Among others. Workshops/Readings: Manhattan Theatre Club: Cheryl Cook, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion; The Geffen Playhouse; The Garry Marshall Theatre. Audio Books: Something In Between, Harlequin Audio. Education/Training: University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Visit www.CassieSimone.com and @cassiesimone on Instagram.
Adam Stern-Rand (Ensemble)
Adam is thrilled to perform with MTW again! He was last on stage here in White Christmas. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, performances include Blue Man Group, Dogberry Much Ado About Nothing, Ethan The Full Monty, GeorgeOur Town, Leaf Coneybear 25th...Spelling Bee, Marius Les Miserables, Older Billy Billy Elliot, and Baby John West Side Story.Thanks to the the MTW family! And a reminder, Flint still doesn't have clean water.
Devan Watring (Alice/Ensemble)
Devan is ecstatic to be making her Musical Theatre West debut! A native of Kansas City, MO, she studied at Oklahoma City University, and is a protégé of Robert L. Reed and The Four Step Brothers. Nat'l Tour: DIRTY DANCING (Assist. Dance Captain/ Swing/ u/s Baby/Lisa) 3DTheatrics: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Dance Captain) TV: NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Other Credits: DISNEY CRUISE LINE. Thank you MTW and the entire creative team for the opportunity to be a part of the show! Break a leg everyone! @DevanWatring