This year we are thrilled to welcome some old faces, and some new guest artists to the LTR stage.
Kerri Jill Garbis* returns to LTR after performing the role Ann Landers in The Lady with all the Answers in 2010.
She was in the Broadway bound musical, Angels, off- Broadway in That Time of The Year, and sang or screeched on a stage in every state (except Hawaii) in the National Tours of Evita (as Evita) and Singin’ In The Rain (as Lina Lamont). Favorite credits include Spelling Bee in Boston, Ruthless! In Philadelphia, and Evita in Nashville (directed by David Grapes). Kerri is the Co-founder of Ovation Communication, they teach Presentation Skills, Storytelling and Emotional Intelligence to business professionals and all the trainers are – guess what? – professional actors! www.OvationComm.com
Kerri’s first book, Presentation Skills for Managers, published by McGraw Hill is about the actor’s take on how to prepare and deliver business presentations. You can find it on Amazon. (Quick, order it now before the show starts!)
John Jankow is thrilled to return to LTR for Angel Street. Past LTR credits include Anthony Reilly in Outside Mullingar, Fighting Prawn/Slank/Hawking Clam in Peter and the Starcatcher, Greg in Sylvia, Reuben in Escanaba in da Moonlight, Charlie in On Golden Pond, David in Enter Laughing, and Charlie in The Foreigner. John was most recently seen as both Eddie and Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers at Midtown Arts Center, and in the sketch comedy Christmas show Santa’s Big Red Sack at the Avenue Theater. On camera, he is currently featured in a series of commercial spots for TGIFridays. Denver audiences may know him from productions with Impulse Theater, Rattlebrain Theater, and Paragon Theater, as well as various television and radio commercials. In the Northwest, credits include Wit and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at Artists Repertory Theater, and an extended run of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding for Hey City Theater. A 1995 graduate of UNC’s acting and directing programs, John also studied acting at Circle In The Square Theater School in NYC. John would like to thank his wonderful wife, Jennie, and his amazing kids, Maddie, Ben, Nicholas and Molly, for their constant encouragement, support and love.
Keir Kirkegaard* is very excited to be returning to Greeley to perform a dream role. Recently he has been seen rocking out as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages both in Las Vegas and on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. He toured around Asia and Australia as Danny in BarbieLIVE the musical, performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Mama Mia and was in the world premiere of Scary Musical. He also frequents the stage at the Rockwell Table and Stage most recently in UMPO Jurrassic Park as Dr. Grant. His favorite TV credits include Tosh.O, Glee, and a new project with Interscope records, TRACKS. Big thank you to David for the amazing opportunity, his family, friends, and beautiful fiancee.
Rebecca Rich Joy* has 20+ years of professional performance experience as an actor based in NYC and Philadelphia, including a guest starring role alongside Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris on the Comedy Central TV show “Strangers with Candy,” a national tour of Guys & Dolls, originating roles in Off-Broadway musical productions, such as the cult hit Zombie Prom (original cast recording), Yiddle w/ a Fiddle, A Naughty Knight, working at a number of the biggest regional stages in the US (Kansas City Starlight, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Barter Theatre, etc.), and with Kristen Chenoweth in a special concert appearance and other venues. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and worked in casting for professional theatres in and out of NYC and Philadelphia. Rebecca holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University, a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, and a Michael Chekhov Technique Teaching Certification. She has many years of college teaching experience, including courses at Rowan, West Chester, Rider and Temple Universities. She is now proud to serve as a full time Assistant Professor of Theatre at UNC, teaching acting and performances courses to the Acting and Musical Theatre concentration students in the School of Theatre and Dance. Thanks to David Grapes and all at UNC for providing and supporting both her academic and creative endeavors!
Joe Serrano is thrilled to return to LTR! Audiences may remember him as Fr. Flynn in Doubt (2008), Jacob in Joseph and the…Dreamcoat (2009), and the MC in Chicago (2010). He received his BA in Musical Theatre from UNC in 2010. While an undergrad he appeared in “Guys & Dolls,” “Assassins,” “The Elephant Man,” and others. In NYC he has appeared in “Women Behind Bars” and “St. Patrick’s Day” at The Times Square Arts Center; “Phantom Luck” and “Dogmouth” at Theatre for the New City. On tour, he played Capt. Braidbeard in “How I Became A Pirate,” with Omaha Theatre Company; Fred Noonan in “Amelia Earheart,” with The Seem To Be Players. Film credits include “Now Boarding,” “Big Break,” “Air,” and “How Beer Is Made.” Joe also holds an AA in Theatre Performance from KCKCC. joeserranoactor.com
Alison Vasquez, from San Antonio, Texas, is an instructor of theatre at San Antonio College. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre at The Ohio State University, and her Bachelor’s in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. She trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company and their Stand Up for Shakespeare pedagogy. She performed as company member and director with CP Repertory Theater Company for seven years, performing in the North America and seven countries in South America. She is celebrating her fourteenth year of marriage with her husband Rene, and their three-year old daughter, Paloma.
Directing: La Pastorela, Panza Monologues (Teatro Audaz San Antonio); Zoot Suit, Early Music & Shakespeare (San Antonio College); Luchadora!, Zoot, This Above All, The Comedy of Errors (Palo Alto College); La Flor de La Canela, This Above All (The Ohio State University); The Alabaster Jar, Look Ma No Mirrors, Anybody Know the Way?, The Assay, Died October 20th (CP Repertory Theater Company).
*Appears Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association