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Meet the Cast

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LEAH HOCKING as Lotty Wilkins

Just a sampling: Broadway: The Last Ship (Jesse), Billy Elliot (Mum), Mamma Mia (Donna Sheridan), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra),  Dance of the Vampires (Magda), The Wild Party (Mae), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), Grease (Marty), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown).  Leah was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for her performance as Mrs. Wilkinson in the national tour of Billy Elliot at The Kennedy Center.  She made her New York City Opera debut as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella.  Off Broadway: The Mad Ones, The Thing About Men , Forbidden Broadway 10th Anniversary. 

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ALMA CUERVO as Mrs. Fisher

Most recently, Ms Cuervo, appeared in In The Heights(Music Theatre of Wichita), YERMA (Huntington Theatre) and On Your Feet(Broadway and national tour). Other Broadway credits include Beauty and the Beast; Cabaret; Titanic; The Heidi Chronicles; Ghetto; Quilters; Is There Life After High School?; Censored Scenes from King Kong; and Bedroom Farce. She played in the national tours of Wicked; My Fair Lady; Cabaret; M. Butterfly. Her off-Broadway credits include Road Show(Public Theatre); Allegro(Classic Stage Company) and many others. She received an OBIE for her performance in Uncommon Women and Others (also on PBS) and a Barrymore Award for Beauty Queen of Leenane(Philadelphia Theatre Company). Alma has worked extensively in regional theatre and is an award-winning narrator of audiobooks. She was a series regular on Norman Lear’s a.k.a. Pabloand is a graduate of Tulane and Yale Drama School.

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CHIRSTIANA COLE as Rose Arbuthnot

The NY Times called Christiana Cole “top-notch.” Seen at: Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, City Center, 54 Below, Musical Theatre Factory, Queens Theatre, York Theatre, Labyrinth Theatre Company, O’Neill Theatre Center, Transport Group. Fave credit: Big Alison in Fun Home (TheatreSquared). Winner of NPR’s The MOTH Story Slam. Featured vocalist on the soundtrack of the Sundance-selected film The Farewell, starring Awkwafina. Christiana has a degree in opera from the Manhattan School of Music and teaches voice.

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GENA SIMS as Lady Caroline Dester

...is excited to make her professional NYC debut in An Enchanted April! She received her BFA in Music Theatre from Carnegie Mellon. Gena was fortunate to recently win first prize of $15,000 at the National Society of Arts and Letters Drama Competition! Other awards include a 2014 National Young Arts Finalist, and both the John Kennedy Arthur Award and Thomas Auclair Memorial Award at Carnegie Mellon. Favorite credits: SKiNFoLK and The Perfect Mate at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; Violet and Floyd Collins, and Detroit ‘67, Cabaret, and Medea/Shulie at CMU. 

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JIM STANEK as Mellersh Wilkins

Broadway:  Fun Home, Lestat, Little Women, The Rivals, A FunnyThing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Off-Broadway: Goldstein, Desperate Writers, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Freud's Last Session, Jacques Brel Returns, Frankenstein, A New Musical, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Slut, Best Foot Forward. Regional: Footloose, Into the Woods, Family Ties, Carnival!, The Threepenny Opera, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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AARON PHILLIPS as Frederick Arbuthnot

Off-Broadway: American Morning (Sasha/Wilson) NY theatre: Boats and… (The Gus), Lincoln Center: Broadway’s Future SongbookSandy & Soil(Sandy), The New Hopeville Comics (Felix), The Bardy Bunch(Chris Partridge). Regional: Jekyll and Hyde (John Utterson), Batboy: The Musical (Batboy), Les Misérables (Foreman/Combeferret. Voiceover: Subway, USAA, Staples, World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2and Lord of the Rings: Online

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PETER REID LAMBERT as Mr. Briggs

...moved to New York last year and is thrilled to work on An Enchanted April. He has played Freddie in Hudson Warehouse’s Pride and Prejudice, Ensemble in Seven Angels Theatre’s The Who’s Tommy, and Ernst in Resident Theatre Company’s Cabaret. He also originated the role of Johnny in the new musical Beulah Landby Patrick Nash and Eric Liddell in the American premiere of Chariots of Fire.

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MELODY MEEKS PUTNAM as Francesca

...has performed with Utah Lyric Opera for four seasons, without singing a note, in their productions of La Traviata, La Boheme, Rigoletto, and as “Dorcus,” the silent servant in The Barber of Seville.  Regional credits include: Eulalie McKecknie Shinn in The Music Man, Aunt Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace, and numerous Broadway Revues in San Diego, as well as Grandma Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof in Salt Lake City, to name just a few. Melody, who hasn’t graduated from anything, except high school, and has no degree in anything, except life, is a native of California currently living in Utah.