The melodrama cast
Ben 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!
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!
Alejandro is thrilled to start the new decade at The Melodrama after debuting last year in Treasure Island followed by Papa Pia and How The West Was Really Won. Based in Atlanta, Alejandro has performed all over the country from Florida to Alaska and almost everywhere in between. Thank you Dan for providing a place to play, Stacy for a place to work, and the rest of the cast for friends to jam with.
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.
Kurt Morrow has enjoyed a career in music and is married to his beautiful wife, Julie. They have a wonderful daughter named Kylie. Kurt hails from Chicago and started playing the bass in 1977. His musical theatre experience began in 1982 with his first pit orchestra job in the musical Grease. In his career, Kurt has held the bass chair in shows such as A Chorus Line, Little Shop Of Horrors, and Forever Plaid.
Katie Is tickled pink to be returning to TGAM. Some previous TGAM credits include: Steel Magnolias, The 39 Steps, Under the Boardwalk, Scary Poppins and The Holiday Extravaganza. Katie graduated from PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre in 2006. Some PCPA credits include: Our Town as Emily Webb, Much Ado About Nothing as Hero, Hairspray as LouAnn, and Guys and Dolls as The Drunk. Other credits include: The 39 Step, All Night Strut and Blithe Spirt at SLO REP; The 39 Steps and 9-5 The Musical at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre; Boom! at Willamette Stage Company; Ordinary Days and The Great Gatsby at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Katie would like to thank not only her amazing family and friends but her fantastic husband who is a constant stream of support and love.
Mark is a pianist, accordionist, actor and writer. He is in the Advanced BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and voices Lightning in the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. BFA Acting, BMUS Music Composition from Michigan State University. NYC: Associate Music Director (The Bad Years), Music Assistant (The Mad Ones, Off-Bway) Regional: Murder for Two (Williamston, MI; Fort Worth, TX; Kalamazoo, MI; Coral Gables, FL), Billy Elliot (Media, PA), Sirens (Williamston, MI) Insta: @schenfisch, Twitter: @MarkSchenfisch