The melodrama cast
Ben Abbott loves working at the Melodrama! A San Luis Obispo native, the Melodrama was Ben's first acting job 14 years ago. After graduating from PCPA and UC Berkeley he performed around the country and is thrilled to be back on the Central Coast with his beautiful wife and two (soon to be three!) daughters. Favorite theaters include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Hale Centre Theatre, Indiana Festival Theatre, PCPA and SLO Rep. All the love to Barbara and the girls!
Billy is happy to be returning to work with his Melodrama family. Central Coast audiences will remember him from many Melodrama shows over the years along with SLO Repertory Theatre and PCPA. He has performed in many theatres throughout the US and toured Europe and Israel. He studied dance and theatre at the North Carolina School of the Arts, New York University and the University of Kentucky. Enjoy the show!
Carly is elated to join the cast of Sherlock! She is originally from Long Island, NY and is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre program at SUNY Fredonia, where she played Molly Aster in her favorite show, Peter and the Starcatcher. She spent the past year originating the leading role in A Simple Sanctuary, a new musical with Blue Gate Musicals in Indiana. After this, she is heading to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, to perform in their summer show, Oktoberzest. She'd be nowhere without the never-ending support of her family and friends, and sends them all her love!
Mike is revved up and ready to put the pedal to the metal in 2020! You might recognize him if you were around last year or in years past. Mike is a Central Coast boy through and through, and is delighted to get to perform for the good people of the 805. Many thanks to his fellows here at TGAM and a special thanks to his dear Ma!
Eleise is based out of the Seattle area and is happy to be returning to the sunshine of the Central Coast. Previous roles at The Melodrama include Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Scary Poppins (2014), and Actor 1 in Baskerville. Other favorite roles include Little Sally in Urinetown (PCPA) and Ms. Thorn/Ms. Block in Ruthless! (Harlequin Productions). This is for her family who are visions of patience and support.
Nicholas is thrilled to be returning to TGAM! Previous credits: Sir Henry in Baskerville, Greg in Sylvia, and Eric in Unnecessary Farce. Off-Broadway: Major Barbara (The Pearl Theatre) Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Winni Playhouse), The 39 Steps (Laguna Playhouse, Forestburgh, Surflight, Cortland Rep), Centennial Casting (Seven Angels), Equivocation (Virginia Rep), Angels in America (RTP), The Ladies Man, Sleuth (Cortland Rep). Tours: The 39 Steps (Natl. Tour), The Learned Ladies, Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ) Many thanks to Dan for this opportunity and to Rebecca for everything else.