ABOUT CENTER REP

 


DANE PAUL ANDRES

(Bus Boy/Ensemble) is ecstatic to join the cast of She Loves Me being his second show with Center REPertory Company, being in their production of All Shook Up as well. Favorites include: A Chorus Line as Paul (Tri-Valley Repertory), Flower Drum Song (American Musical Theatre Of San Jose), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers as Gideon (Woodminster Amphitheatre), Jesus Christ Superstar as Peter (Willows Theatre Company) & Disney’s High School Musical as Ryan (Blue Moon Productions). Dane recently choreographed for Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Aladdin and will be in Diablo Theater Company’s Production of White Christmas. Please visit http://www.wix.com/dynamicsxxi/danepaulandres to find out more on upcoming shows & projects.


NOEL ANTHONY

(Steven Kodaly) is thrilled to be making his Center REP debut with She Loves Me. Noel has worked throughout the Bay Area in such productions as The Full Monty (Jerry), Miss Saigon (Chris, BATCC Nom.), West Side Story (Tony, BATCC Nom.), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Beast), Annie (Rooster) and Evita (Che) with Broadway by the Bay, Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Oklahoma! (Curly), Ragtime (Younger Brother) and Carousel (Billy) with Woodminster Summer Musicals, Damn Yankees (Sohovik), Guys & Dolls (Benny), Cabaret (Ernst), Tapestry and Little Shop of Horrors with American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Jacques Brel with Marin Theatre Company, All Shook Up (Chad) with Sierra Repertory Theatre, the world premiere of A Little Princess (Skipwith/Crewe u/s), Jane Eyre the musical (Richard Mason) and Merrily We Roll Along with TheatreWorks, Lady, Be Good (Jack Robinson) with 42nd Street Moon, Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf) with Golden State Theatre Productions and Guys & Dolls (Sky) with Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Noel has also worked on a handful of staged readings with the New Works Festival at TheatreWorks, and this summer, had the pleasure of singing the National Anthem at a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park. This performance dedicated to mom, grandma, Brooke and Mindy. All my love and devotion to Brittany. www.noelanthonyescobar.com


EVAN BOOMER

(Waiter) is thrilled to be returning to Center REP for this production of She Loves Me. He is currently a senior at CSU East Bay majoring in Communications and Theater Arts. Previous favorite credits include DTC’s Curtains, Center REP’s All Shook Up, BBBay’s Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Starstruck Theater’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), and AMTSJ’s The Wizard of Oz. He is also a proud member of the Fantasy Forum Actor’s Ensemble. Evan sends all the thanks in the world to his amazing family, friends, Starstruck crew, Irvington Crew, and the Big Guy upstairs for their constant love and support.


DEREK TRAVIS COLLARD

(Mr. Keller/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Center REP debut with one of his favorite shows! Since moving to the Bay Area from NYC, he has been seen recently in Jubilee (Fruity) with 42nd Street Moon and in Oliver! (Mr Sowerberry, Dr Grimwig, Fagin (u/s)) with CCMT. Other SF, NYC, Regional credits include: Wildcat, High Spirits (42nd Street Moon), Angels (Pre-Broadway Workshop), Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Nunsense A-Men (Sister Amnesia), The Gold Wuthakee (Lincoln Center), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Funny (Old Globe Theatre), Pageant (Miss Great Plains), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Peachy), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bazzard). Thanks to Craig for being an amazing support through this.


JACKSON DAVIS

(Ladislav Sipos) is pleased to perform for the first time with Center REP. He most recently appeared in Opus at TheatreWorks, where he has worked for many years in a variety of roles spanning musicals, comedies and dramas. Last fall he appeared at SF Playhouse in the world premier of First Day of School by Billy Aronson which was named Best Original Script by the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. Among other Bay Area companies he has worked with are ACT (Happy End, Hans Christian Anderson), San Jose Rep (Mizlansky/Zilinsky,The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial), Aurora Theater Co. (The Best Man), Marin Theater Co. (Lovers & Executioners, Company), the Magic (God of Hell), City Lights (The Return to Morality) 42nd Street Moon (Ben Franklin in Paris, Pipe Dream) and Playground. Regionally he has worked with Moving Target in New York City, Villanova Shakespeare Festival, and Missouri Summer Repertory.


LYNDA DIVITO

(Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to return to Center REP this season in She Loves Me. Last season Lynda played Mayor Mathilda in Center REP’s production of All Shook Up. Other Bay Area credits include; The Full Monty at AMTSJ, In this House (Bay Area Critics Circle award 2008) at Playhouse West. NYC Off Bway/ International/ regional credits include; Cats/Jellylorum. Off Broadway Sheba/Leah. Oliver at Papermill Playhouse. Fiddler on the Roof at Riverside Theatre. Lynda toured throughout Europe in various different shows and was the lead singer for JamSquare, one of Holland’s premiere dance bands.


RYAN DRUMMOND

(Georg Nowack) is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Drummond’s Bay Area credits include: Hairspray (Corny Collins) with Woodminster, Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler) (Shellie Award), and The Wedding Singer (Robbie) with The Willows, Caroline or Change (Stuart) with Theatreworks, and On The Town (Ozzie) and The Producers (Leo Bloom) (Shellie Award and Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award) with Diablo Theatre Company. Other credits include many companies of Forever Plaid across the nation, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe Theatre), Zhivago and The Farnsworth Invention (The La Jolla Playhouse), and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Touring Circuit). Mr. Drummond’s film and television credits include Bring It On (starring Kirsten Dunst), Trauma, and Baywatch. Also an Emmy-winning commercial actor, clown, certified mime instructor, and award-winning voiceover artist, Mr. Drummond is most widely known as the voice of “Sonic the Hedgehog” for Sega Gaming Corporation (1998-2004). Mr. Drummond is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. He dedicates his performance to his magical son, Daniel, and also to his amazing wife Lisa, who is bringing his second son, Tommie David, into the world on opening night! Stop by the circus of www.RyanDrummond.com


RICHARD FARRELL

(Mr. Maraczek) is delighted to be a part of Center REP’s production of She Loves Me. He was last seen here in Noises Off! In the Bay Area he has performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz and in The San Francisco Opera’s recent production of Porgy and Bess. He has appeared on stages throughout the country including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, The Alliance Theatre Company, GEVA Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company and off-Broadway with The Pearl Theatre Company. Richard was a company member with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for five seasons where he was an associate artist and a company member of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival for twelve seasons. He recently played Dr. Watson in the premier production of Holmes and Watson: A Musical Mystery for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.


EMMA GOLDIN

(Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of the She Loves Me cast for her Center REP debut. She is a Walnut Creek native and a graduate of the University of California, Davis. Recent roles include Laurey in Oklahoma!, Hope in Urinetown, Witch in Macbeth (all at UC Davis), and Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Studio 301 Productions). She most recently performed at the Napa Valley Opera House in The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan for the opera house’s 130th anniversary celebration. Last year, she was nominated for a Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award for her portrayal of Claire de Loone in Diablo Theatre Company’s production of On the Town. Ms. Goldin studies voice with Jane Randolph.


JASON HITE

(Arpad Laszlo) is thrilled to be returning to Center REP where he played the role of Dean Hyde in their production of All Shook Up. Other notable roles include: Mike (world premiere of Girlfriend at Berkeley Rep), Mark (Rent Golden State Theatre Productions), Billy Lawlor (42nd Street Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Rex (Lead Exit Stage Left). Trained with Young REP here at the Lesher Center and is a proud member of Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Love to my amazing friends and family who keep me grounded and driven.


MARY KALITA

(Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Center REP debut! Bay Area credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Lina) CMTSJ Marquee Production; The Who’s Tommy (Sally Simpson) ROLT; Cats (Rumpleteazer) and The Wedding Singer (Linda) Willows; Crazy For You (Tess), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), Showboat (Ellie), and Thoroughly Modern Millie Broadway by the Bay; 42nd Street (Phyllis) CCMT; Pardon My English (Magda) and Mack & Mabel 42nd Street Moon; and The Producers DTC. She also created the role of Amber/Lurlene in Homeland, a new musical workshop performed at the Magic Theatre and subsequently at California Music Theatre in Sacramento. Midwest regional credits include Proof (Catherine); No, No Nanette; James and the Giant Peach (Spider); Grease (Marty); and A Christmas Carol. Mary holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University.


BRITTANY OGLE

(Ilona Ritter) is honored to be back at Center REP, having made her debut last Spring as Brooke in Noises Off! Select Credits include: Ulla in The Producers (Foothill Music Theater), Hot Box Dancer/Sarah Brown Understudy in Guys and Dolls, Velma in West Side Story with American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo and Bebe in A Chorus Line directed by original Broadway cast member Kay Cole, (American Musical Theater of San Jose), Holly in The Wedding Singer (The Willows), Rapunzel in Into the Woods (Broadway by the Bay) and Eva Peron in Evita - Best Actress Award (Tri-Valley Rep.) Brittany is a proud Theater Artists Institute Graduate and recipient of AMT’s Ginny Award and Mim Babin Scholarship. Brittany’s next endeavor will be the snarky musical adventure, Becoming Britney also with Center REP! Thanks to Robert, Brandon, Jenny and Michael, for this opportunity. Brittany is thrilled to share the stage with her love Noel. Love you MOM.


SHARON RIETKERK

(Ensemble) received a BA in Theatre, with Honors in Musical Theatre, from the University of California, Irvine. Recently Sharon appeared with Diablo Theatre Company in the Northern California premier of Curtains as Nikki Harris. Other Bay Area credits include the Lamplighters’ My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle) and Iolanthe (Phyllis), CCCT’s Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), and the Napa Valley Opera House’s 130th Anniversary Concert featuring the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. Other favorites include Sweeney Todd (Joanna), Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Nine, Blood Brothers, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Sharon will return to Diablo Theatre Company as Judy Haynes in their upcoming production of White Christmas this November-December.


KELSEY VENTER

(Amalia Balash) is so excited to be making her Center REP debut with She Loves Me! Bay Area credits include The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum) and Seagull in the Hamptons (Nina) with Shotgun Players, Romeo & Juliet (Juliet) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) with the ACT MFA program, and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Philotis) and A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past) with the American Conservatory Theater mainstage. Other regional credits include I Love You Because (Marcy) with North Coast Rep, Beehive: The 60’s Musical and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with The Theatre in Old Town. Venter received her BA in Theatre from San Diego State University and her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Many thanks to RBF and Ryan for this amazing experience!