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Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is pleased to present the World Premiere of this delightfully wacky but endearing musical comedy. It’s the story of the loveable loser Frank and his best friend, his very own Neurosis. Follow Frank and his Neurosis in this hilarious musical journey to find happiness and love and to overcome man’s biggest obstacle: himself. Discovered in the 2012 new musical series at The PiTCH this comedy will leave you humming clever tunes as you realize there’s a little bit of Frank in all of us.
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|Joanne Baum (Geri) A Cayuga county resident, Joanne played Emma Goldman in the Hangar Theater’s production of Ragtime and Madame Thenardier in Merry-Go-Round’s Les Miserables. Broadway and 1st National Tour Credits include: Bells are Ringing, CATS, and Les Miserables. Regional credits include: Falsettos at Hartford Stage and On the Town at Goodspeed Opera House. She was in the original NY and LA casts of the cult musical Ruthless! Thanks to the incredible creative team of Neurosisand to Mom.|
|Julie Cardia (Samantha) Credits: Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperoneand No, No Nannette (@MGR, 2X's nominated for SALT Award), Guys and Dolls and Secret Garden (2X's nominated for Kevin Kline Award), Legally Blonde at Moonlight Amphitheater, LA Scene Award winner for "Season's Best Featured Actress." National Tours: Wizard of Oz and Annie at Madison Square Garden; Shout and Sunset Boulevard both at Ogunquit Playhouse. Julie completes her MFA in Acting next May from Cal State, where she is developing her two-woman show entitled "Twin Studies." Enjoy the show!|
|Scott Duell (Male Cover) is a CNY native who spent last summer House Managing at the MGR Playhouse and the winter performing with MGR Youth Theatre. Scott has also toured with American Family Theatre, appearing in The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow) and twice in Babes in Toyland (Jack and Alan). A graduate of Nazareth College, favorite roles include: The 25th…Spelling Bee (Leaf), A Little Night Music (Henrik), and Sweet Charity(Oscar). He would like to thank Ed, Walter, Allan, Ben, and Greg for this opportunity and for the identity disorder he is about to develop! Much love and many thanks to his wonderfully supportive family and friends!|
|John E. Elliott (Kurt/Larry/Featured Ensemble) Off-B'way: Showgirls! The Musical! (Kyle MacLachlan). Nat. Tour: Titanic the Musical (Frederick Barrett). Regional: Titanic the Musical, Man of La Mancha (Ocean Professional Theatre Company), The Great American Trailer Park Musical(Spirit Award nom), The Greenbrier Ghost, Once Upon a Time in Atlantic City (Spirit of Broadway Theater). Love to my beautiful sons Finn and Rowan.|
|Bob Frame (Kenny) has worked for the MGR since he was theatre major at SUNY Oswego. He was a carpenter and took small roles when needed. Now he mostly designs lights but still takes roles when needed. At MGR Bob has played Pap Finn in Big River, McKeon in 1776, and in 2012 reprised his role as Gangster 2 in Kiss Me, Kate. Bob’s day job is Director of Theatre Operations at Cayuga Community College. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to create the role of Kenny in this premier production.|
|Danny Gardner (Frank) just finished the world premiere of Pulse at the Asolo Repetory Theater. Past credits: National Tour of 42nd Street, National Symphonic Tour of Here To Stay: The Gershwin Experience. Regional:Fingers & Toes, Promises, Promises and The Drowsy Chaperone all three at Merry-Go-Round. Show Boat, Half a Sixpence, and Singin’ in the Rain all three at Goodspeed Opera House.” Annie and White Christmas at Theater Under The Stars. Danny also originated a role in the drama desk nominatedRoom 17B. Love to Aleka! DannyJGardner.com|
|Joseph Medeiros (Neurosis) Broadway: Wicked, West Side Story, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Big. Off Broadway: A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center Theater), Yank! (The York Theatre), The Blue Flower (Second Stage), Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Kansas City Rep), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Grandstreet Theatre), Cats, Seven Brides (The Muny), The Secret Garden (Stages St. Louis), Over The Tavern (San Jose Rep), The Gershwins’ An American in Paris (Alley Theatre), Crazy for You (CCM).|
|Patricia Noonan (Abby) NYC credits: creating roles in Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday (Sophia/Roundabout), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennett),Baby Case (Betty Gow), and Signs of Life (Lorelei), Carousel with the NY Philharmonic (PBS: Live from Lincoln Center), and featured roles in Girl Crazy, Where's Charley, and Merrily We Roll Along (all City Center Encores!). Regional: Carousel (Julie Jordan), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel),Little House in the Prairie (original cast), Camelot (Nimue), How to Succeed… (Rosemary), Ragtime (Evelyn), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), andSecret Garden (Lily).|
|Alexandrea Tocco (Neurosalina) is thrilled to be upstate and putting on her comedy stilettos for this exciting new show! Favorite credits include: Rent, See What I Wanna See, Tick..Tick...Boom!, Reporting Live: A New Musical, Romeo and Juliet: Re-defined, On The Way Up, The Illusion, Sweet Charityand Aida. Education: NYU, CAP21, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Many thanks to Walter for having me back; her friends and family for keeping her very own Neurosalina in check…and the glorious wonders of tea!|
|Christine Zavakos (Female Cover) is thrilled to be in her second world premiere for Merry-Go-Round. She is blessed to be working with MGR again after touring 4 shows for youth tour this past year. She has also worked for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Casa Manana, Universal Studios, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Favorite roles: Judy in A Chorus Line, Sarah in Sondheim'sCompany, Starlett O'Hara in I’ll Never Be Hungry Again, and Miss Sandra inAll Shook Up. A graduate of Point Park University: BFA in Musical theatre. She'd like to thank Ed for this incredible opportunity! And God, her family, and friends for their constant love and support.