The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol

The Studio_FBI usually use this site specifically for performance updates, casting announcements, reviews and the like, but today my day job is colliding with my performing life.  For the last two years I have been working Artistic Director at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.  Tomorrow we officially launch our sister space:  The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol, as our first season of subscriptions will go on sale!

The Studio is a professional production company in its own intimate 99 seat black box space.   We will produce four productions with twenty five performances each every November – April.  For our first season those four shows will be: Next To Normal by Brian Yorky and Tom Kitt, Private Lives by Noel Coward, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, and Proof by David Auburn.

Now here is where the collision happens:  I will be performing in three of those four productions.  My casting is as follows:

Next To Normal – Diana Goodman

The Last Five Years – Cathy

Proof – Claire

It’s going to be great fun and a wonderful challenge to wear both the Actor and Artistic Director Hats, but I am excited about it.

Want to see what BroadwayWorld had to say about out upcoming season?  Check out their article HERE.

Want tickets?  Check out our website HERE

 

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1776: All Female Cast!

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I am so pleased to announce that I am currently playing George Read in an ALL FEMALE production of 1776 at Mad Cow Theatre in Downtown Orlando, Florida.  I had a great time working there around this time last year in Secret Garden, and it is an honor to tread those same boards again with these powerful women.  Don’t miss this revolutionary take on our country’s revolution.

For Tickets: check out Mad Cow’s website!

Don’t Tell Nonnie

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Over the last 18 months or so I have been transitioning from Chicago-based actor to Florida-based Artistic Director and Actor (who still has a place in Chicago so have no fear I am still a local hire) at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.  You can learn more about The Sharon HERE.  We are doing many exciting things at The Sharon, one of my favorites is our new Piano Bar Series in The Lobby Lounge called Don’t Tell Nonnie in which I serve as hostess for the evening.  We did one already in March and it was a HUGE success.  Our next one is just around the corner on May 3rd.  If you’re in the Central Florida area come on over to The Sharon with your sheet music and join in the fun.

 

 

Jeeves At Sea at First Folio Theatre

So it has been a while since Jeeves At Sea closed, but I have just been too darn busy to update my website.   Silly me!  But here it is al long last: Jeeves at Sea Production Photos and Reviews:

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Whitney Morse with Joe Foust and Christian Grey Photo by: D. Rice

“Whitney Morse shines as Miss Minerva Pilbeam. While stern and straightforward in character, Whitney Morse has an eloquent, one of a kind character voice and strong stage presence that stands out among the cast, and delivers some terrific laugh lines along the way.” – Luke Simone for The Chicago Stage Standard. Read the full review HERE.

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Kate McDermott, Christian Grey, Jim McCance, Joe Foust Whitney Morse and Andrew Behling.  Photo by: D. Rice

“…stern Miss Pillbeam, done slyly and well by Whitney Morse” – Crista Zivanovic for Northwest Indiana Times.  Read the full review HERE.

 

Here are links to all the rest of our reviews:

The Secret Garden

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, Florida this fall on the breathtaking musical: The Secret Garden. It is currently running through December 20th.  Check out this amazing review we got in the Orlando Sentinel.

I was quite honored when they chose this bit player’s face to kick off Mad Cow’s Cyber Monday Sale this Holiday Season.  More production photos to come!

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Broadway World Awards

I am so honored to announce that I have been nominated for a Broadway World Chicago Award for my performance in Spike Heels with Brown Paper Box Company this winter.  If you have a few minutes I would greatly appreciate your vote.   I am nominated for Best Actress in A Play (Non-Equity).  Simply enter your email and vote away.

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Whitney Morse and Jillian Weingart. Photo by C.B. Lindsey.

Vote Here!

Next To Normal Review Round Up

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‘The performance (and especially the singing) of Whitney Morse as Diana, the mother whose illness threatens to wreck her family as well as her own life, suggests much bigger things in her future: she’s rueful but free of self-pity, funny without resorting to stereotype, and all-around engaging.” – Kelly Kleiman for Dueling Critics

Read full review – HERE.

“Whitney Morse does a spectacular job and has a vocal range that is wonderful.” – Alan Bresloff for Around Town Chicago

Read full review – HERE.

“Whitney Morse gives a tour de force performance as Diana, the woman who can never let go of her first child’s death.” – Angela Allyn for Chicago Stage Standard.

Read full review – HERE

“Whitney Morse cycles between sweetness, sarcasm, and psychosis but is at her most chilling acting out the aftereffects of electroshock therapy and sedation” – Marissa Oberlander for The Chicago Reader

Read the full review – HERE.

“Whitney Morse, who I really liked last year in The Children’s Hour in another dramatically-intense role, is outstanding here as Diana.” – Seth Saith for SethSaith.Blogspot.com

Read full review – HERE.