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Whose Wives are they Anyway?
by: 
Michael Parker
Directed by: 
Shannon Rossi
Show Dates: 
May 24, 2012 to June 9, 2012

Showtimes: Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm

The Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Company has been sold and two of its vice presidents have planned a weekend off before the new CEO arrives on Monday.  With their wives off on a shopping spree in NYC, they check into The Oakfield Golf & Country Club intending to "golf their brains out."  They unexpectedly encounter their new boss and she insists on meeting the wives stating "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me."  Hilarious chaos ensues as the VPs try to cover for their missing wives, and yes, the real wives arrive!

"If you are looking for rollicking entertainment, this is a show for you." - The Boca Raton News / Boca Rotan, Florida

Meet the Director:

Shannon Rossi 
Shannon has been active in professional theatre for over 25 years.  She spent most of that time working through-out New England and NYC at various Theatre companies including La Mama ETC., Ensemble Studio Theatre, York Theatre Company, Theatre for a New Audience and regionally at the Tony award winning theatre Companies Trinity Repertory Company, Goodspeed Opera House and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She enjoyed mentoring and teaching stage management at Bennington College in Vermont.   Locally she has been seen performing in the Upstate Shakespeare Festival and performing, directing and choreographing at The Clemson Little Theater.   It is a pleasure collaborating with such a talented group of artist here at Centre Stage that shares my passion for theatre.  

Meet the Cast:

Jessie Cann (Tina) Jessie graduated from Anderson University, where she studied English and theatre. Some of her favorite past performances include Cymbeline (Upstate Shakespeare Festival), Ebenezer! and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (SCCT), Merchant of Venice (WHT), and various Studio 444 productions (GLT). Jessie was last seen at Centre Stage in last season's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She dedicates her performance to Ellie Kemper. 

Mary Freeman (D.L. Hutchison) Mary is thrilled to be returning to Centre Stage after her appearance as Mrs. Lovett in the season opener of Sweeney Todd. Other Centre Stage credits include Irene Addler in Sherlock Holmes - The Final Adventure and Side By Side By Sondheim.  No stranger to Greenville audiences, Mary’s favorite GLT credits include Into the Woods (the Baker’s Wife), Noises Off (Belinda), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle).  She enjoyed performing in Peter Pan (Peter) with SCCT, and in The Book of Liz (Liz) and Charley’s Aunt (Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez) with the Warehouse Theatre. Mary and her husband Caleb are the developers and residents of the Acadia community.

Trevor Furlong (Wilson) is returning to Centre Stage, after making his Centre Stage debut as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes - The Final Adventure. Born and raised just outside London, England, Trev’s been acting for over 30 years. He spent a lot of that time in and around the theatres of the West End of London. He has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal National Theatre. He was a founding member of the Monck Street Theatre in Central London, which specialized in Comedy & Farce. 

Bryan Gallagher (David McGachen) Bryan is thrilled to return to the stage after being backstage captain for Centre Stage's smash hit Hairspray and onstage in the CSSC recent production of Rumors.  You have also seen him on the Greenville Little Theatre stage in Sleuth (Milo Tindle and others), Leading Ladies (Duncan Wooley), and Dracula (Jonathan Harker).  Bryan also had the opportunity to tour the northwest with Missoula Children's Theatre this past summer, putting on a full scale musical with 60+ children from the ages of 5-18.  Bryan would like to thank Glenda, Ellen, and Shannon for the chance to be on stage again! 

Jonathan Kilpatrick (John Baker) He has Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Bob Jones University and has performed and covered various roles ranging from opera to musical theatre. Jonathan returns to Centre Stage after portraying The Beadle in Sweeney Todd and is excited to be performing in his first non-musical main stage play.  Most recently Jonathan was seen onstage with GLOW as a soloist in GLOW’s revue, Rock Opera and as Katisha in The Mikado.

Cindy Mixon (Mrs. Carlson) Favorite roles include: The Rocky Horror Show at WHT, Songs For A New World at F.I.R.E.; “Mrs. Potts” in Beauty and the Beast at SCCT; “Delilah Strict” in Zombie Prom The Musical at F.I.R.E; and “Lana Sherwood” in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at CSSC. To support her acting habit, she is employed as Benefits Manager with Delta Apparel, Inc. For Nick…any dream is possible, wishes do come true!   

Miranda Notus (Karly McGachen) A classically trained mezzo-soprano, Miranda received her BA in Music from The Florida State University, and has enjoyed roles in the operatic repertoire of Mozart, Rossini, Massenet and Berlioz.  After a 10 year departure from the arts, she returned to the stage in 2010, joining Centre Stage in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Miranda has also appeared in Cabaret, Metamorphoses, Screwtape, and The Rocky Horror Show at The Warehouse Theatre.

Melanie Ann Wiliford (Laura Baker) Melanie grew up in Spartanburg, graduated from Converse College and then moved to New York City where she lived for nearly a decade. She then relocated to the UK to continue her education and experience Europe. Melanie returned to the Upstate last season just in time to join Centre Stage for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  This season Melanie has trod the Centre Stage boards in Sweeney Todd and Hairspray. Training: Master’s - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland f/k/a RSAMD (Glasgow), Shakespeare's Globe (London), American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC).

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