STURGEON BAY, WI (March 1, 2013) – TAP Announces the 2nd Summer/Fall Season of Stage Door Theatre Company (June 26 – Oct. 13, 2013)
June 26 - July 19, 2013 | Written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by James Valcq.
While Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daughter with at least one "gentleman caller," her son, Tom, dreams of escaping from his job at a warehouse and his oppressive life at home. An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom's memory, The Glass Menagerie is a true modern classic of the American theatre.
Featuring: Kay Allmand, Claire Morkin, Ryan Schabach, and Ryan Patrick Shaw
July 24 - August 16, 2013 | Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard. Directed by Robert Boles.
The hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful.
Featuring: Dan Klarer and Ryan Schabach
August 21 - September 13, 2013 | Written by John Guare. Directed by Ryan Schabach.
This wacky, poignant screwball comedy takes place on the Pope's 1965 visit to New York City bringing the hope of answered prayers and a few unexpected guests to an apartment in Sunnyside, Queens, where Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper, pines for a new life as a popular songwriter.
"Enchantingly zany and original farce." -The New York Times
Featuring: Kay Allmand, Debra Babich, Robert Boles, Madelyn DePrey, Amy Ensign, Chris Milton, Mark Moede, Anne St. Henry, and Isaiah Spetz
September 18 - October 13, 2013 | Written by Patrick Barlow. Directed by James Valcq.
4 actors x 150 characters /100 hilarious minutes = 39 STEPS! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters played by a cast of 4, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Featuring: Kay Allmand, Amy Ensign, Ryan Schabach, and Ryan Patrick Shaw
KAY ALLMAND is familiar to Door County audiences for her work at Door Shakespeare in The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, The Merchant of Venice, Pride and Prejudice, and The Rivals. She has also performed at the Milwaukee Rep, Stages Repertory Theatre (TX), and currently she is appearing in God of Carnage at the Stark Naked Theatre in Houston, Texas.
DEBRA BABICH spent the past three consecutive summer seasons with Door Shakespeare, where her favorite roles included Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals. She calls Milwaukee home, but she can often be seen on stages outside of Wisconsin, including the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Music Theatre Louisville and the International Mystery Writers' Festival ("Angie" Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress and Inductee to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels). Back in her neck of the woods, Debra has performed with Skylight Music Theatre, Fireside Theatre, In Tandem Theatre Company and First Stage Childrens' Theatre.
ROBERT BOLES For Stage Door, Bob has directed The Subject Was Roses, Souvenir, The Santaland Diaries, and Love Letters. He has performed on Broadway (Footloose), Off-Broadway (Zombies From The Beyond) and in numerous regional theatres throughout the country including the Indiana Rep, Delaware Thetre Company, Skylight Music Theatre, Arkansas Rep, and the American Folklore Theatre here in Door County. Film and television credits include LAW & ORDER, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, RANSOM plus several local and national commericals. Bob was the director and creator of the theatre program at the University of New Haven (CT), and served as the New England chair of playwriting for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is currently TAP's artistic director.
MADELYN DUPREY hails from St. Paul, Minnesota, but has been proud to call Door County her home since taking the position of Marketing and Community Connections Director at the YMCA in 2012. She holds a BFA in Theater and studied acting in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Eugene O'Neil Center (CT). Credits include Door Shakespeare's Pride and Prejudice, Troupe America's A Christmas Carol, The Guthrie Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Spongebob at the Mall of America. Now she can be found teaching yoga, running on the track, gardening in the Communities Garden, or in her cubicle at Y!
AMY ENSIGN recently appeared in the Stage Door productions of Shirley Valentine and Almost,Maine. Last summer she was seen as Rosalind in Door Shakespeare's As You Like It. Amy played Effy in American Folklore Theatre's production of The Spitfire Grill and Susan in Theatre M's production of A Bed Among Lentils at the Woodwalk Gallery. Amy's other credits include Portia in The Merchant of Venice at Door Shakespeare, and The Belle of Amherst for Teatro Carovaggio. Also for TAP, Amy directed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and The Birds' Christmas Carol and played Doctor Emma Brooner in The Normal Heart. Amy holds a BA in Theatre form the University of Washington and studied with the Suzuki Company of Toga-Mura in Japan. A voyaging sailor, she lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband and son.
DAN KLARER appeared recently for Stage Door as the impish elf in The Santa Land Diaries. Last summer he appeared in the world premiere of Victory Farm at the American Folklore Theatre. He is a core member of the sketch comedy group Team Us. Dan attended the International Stunt School in Seattle, WA, and holds a BA in theatre from UW Stevens Point. He has taught clowning and stage combat for TAP's StageKids company, Pace University (NY), and the New York Film Academy. He co-founded Plimoth Players, an all male Shakespearean troupe in Plymouth, MA.
MARK MOEDE appeared last summer in the inaugural production of Stage Door's The Subject of Roses. He has been performing for over 35 years in a variety of states, countries, languages and genres. Twenty years of these performances include the Door peninsula, beginning with Theatre M which Mark and his wife Mary White founded in 1991. His education includes degrees in acting and directing from Montclair State University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), performances, master classes and study in Switzerland, Venice, London, New York and Philadelphia. Some of his recent works includes Door Shakespeare's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], Pride and Prejudice, 12th Night, AFT's Life on the Mississippi, Spitfire Grill, Theatre M's Talking Heads, The Revival of Billy Sunday, and at TAP in Tuesdays with Morrie.
CHRIS MILTON was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and studied with Paul Mann. Occasional community theater forays and performing with the Fox Valley Sweet Adelines fed her acting bug until moving to Door County in 1993. Since then, she has been in many productions on many stages throughout the County, counting as her favorites Susie inWit, Gabrielle in The Dinner Party, and Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation.
CLAIRE MORKIN performed last summer in Souvenir for Stage Door and will also be seen in the upcoming Tapestries: The Music of Carole King. Originally from Milwaukee, Claire has performed with The Skylight Theatre, Next Act, First Stage and Theatre X. Chicago credits include work with Court Theatre, Organic Theatre, Remains Theatre and Cook County Theatre Department.In New York, she received rave reviews for her performance in the Off Broadway hit Zombies From The Beyond. She performs regularly with her jazz band in Milwaukee and has recorded two cd's. Claire is also part of the StageKids educational program at TAP.
ANNE ST. HENRY has previously been seen in Stage Door's Almost,Maine. You may also have seen her in a variety of roles around the county such as Chelsea Thayer in On Golden Pond, a variety of roles in The Good Doctor, and as Mary in It's a Wonderful Life - all at TAP. She has also worked with Issadoora Theater Company most recently in Circle Mirror Transformation. In the summer of 2011 she was part of the Door Shakespeare's production of Pride and Prejudice as Charlotte Lucas.
RYAN SCHABACH Some of his favorite projects range from: the King in The Underpants at Milwaukee Rep; three seasons at The Utah Shakespearean Festival; multiple character roles in Sylvia at Next Act and Romantic Fools at In Tandem; new play development on Front Room by Wisconsin playwright Richard Kalinoski; and Red at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA. Ryan was last seen in the county at Door Shakespeare in The Rivals, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and directed/acted in numerous productions of Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. Ryan recently directed the world premier of Panto Mother Goose at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston.
RYAN PATRICK SHAW Last summer he was seen in Stage Door's inaugural production, The Subject Was Roses, and Almost, Maine. As well as serving as a member of the acting company he is TAP's education director. Other credits include: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Huron Playhouse(OH) and CLIMB Children's Theatre (MN). Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in the spring of 2011, with a degree in theatre performance with roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs, As You Like It, Company, and The Music Man.
ISAIAH SPETZ has been performing locally since he was nine. In 2010, Isaiah played Georgie in Peninsula Player's production of Tom Dudzick's Over the Tavern. In 2012 Isaiah played Peter in Peninsula Player's reading of Heartland, and he participated in Peninsula Player's The Play's the Thing. Most recently at TAP, Isaiah played Peter in StageKid's production of The Birds' Christmas Carol and Danny Zuko in Grease and Titus in The Curious Savage, both at Sevastopol High school where he is a student. Besides loving theatre, Isaiah also plays piano, violin, guitar, football, and baseball.
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