Announcing the 2022 Season Cast of The Greenshow
“This summer I am so excited to be working with such an incredibly talented group of performers,” said Cassie Abate, director of The Greenshow. “This season The Greenshow has a total of nine performers with six performers in each cast. So along with three different shows, there will be three different cast makeups. There will be lots of song, dance, and fun!”
The Greenshow is the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s free, pre-play entertainment that is performed nightly before the evening play. All nine actors in this talented group of performers are looking forward to their work this year. They are:
Lucy Austin will be playing Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Ursula and Ensemble in The Sound of Music in addition to appearing in The Greenshow. She has appeared in Into the Woods, Much Ado about Nothing, Cymbeline, and The General from America at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, as well as in Cabaret, Macbeth, Good Kids, Little Women, Cagebirds, and Carousel at The Boston Conservatory. She also acted in the film Little Women. She received her B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory.
Whitney Black is performing, in addition to The Greenshow, the roles of Soldier, French Lady, and Ensemble in All’s Well That Ends Well. Elsewhere, she has performed such roles as Mother Courage in Mother Courage (Southern Utah University), The Witch in Into the Woods (Southern Utah University), Olivia in Twelfth Night Or What You Will (Utah Valley University), The Angel in Angels in America (Utah Rep. Theatre), Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice (Creekside Theatre Fest), and Witch in The Tragedy of Macbeth (Creekside Theatre Fest). She is working on her BFA degree in acting at Southern Utah University.
Black appears courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.
Augusto Guardado will appear in The Greenshow and in the Ensemble of The Sound of Music. Work at other theatres includes On Your Feet, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story (Moonlight Amphitheater); White Christmas (Musical Theatre West); América Tropical (McCoy Rigby Entertainment); Something Rotten, Shrek the Musical (5-Star Theatricals). He received his B.A. from California State University Northridge.
Elizabeth Harlen is playing Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music in addition to performing in The Greenshow. She has appeared in a workshop of Galt MacDermot‘s The Human Comedy at New York City Center, Rosa Bud in Manhattan School of Music’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Performer in Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday Gala, and Performer in The Drama League Gala Honoring Sutton Foster. She received her bachelor of music degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Malory Myers, in addition to performing in The Greenshow, will fill the roles of Postulant/Ensemble in The Sound of Music. Other work includes Jerusha Abbott in Daddy Long Legs and Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker (radio) at Southern Utah University; Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher and Rosalind Hay in Moon Over Buffalo at Dixie State University; and Soprano in Hunchback of Notre Dame at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. She was also a dancer in the Disney film High School Musical 2. She holds a BFA in musical theatre and minor in dance degree from Southern Utah University.
Samantha Paredes is in the ensembles of Sweeney Todd and The Sound of Music, as well as appearing in The Greenshow. She has also worked at Hale Center Theatre, Center Theatre Orem, Hopebox Theatre, Westminster College Opera Studio, Wasatch Theatre Company and On Pitch Performing Arts. She has also appeared in two films: Sol (SpyHop Productions) and Wallsburg (Crash Forward Productions). She won first place in the 2022 Grand Prize Vienna International Competition and first place in singing in the 2020 International Model and Talent Association Competition. She received a BA in vocal performance from Westminster College.
Taylor Tveten is playing Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music and Ensemble in Sweeney Todd, in addition to appearing in The Greenshow. She played Priscilla Presley/Dance Captain in the United States premiere of Elvis the Musical at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Elizabeth in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Jobsite Theater, and others. She is the 2020 second place National Winner in Musical Theatre with the National Society of Arts and Letters and the first place St. Louis Regional Winner in Musical Theatre with the National Society of Arts and Letters. She has a BFA in musical theatre from The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University
Ethan Van Slyke, in addition to performing in The Greenshow, will play Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd and Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music. Other theatre work includes Newsies, Watch on the Rhine, and Oliver! (Arena Stage); Altar Boyz, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Forestburgh Playhouse); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dogfight, Hair (University of Michigan). He is a 2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominee, and he holds a BFA in musical theatre from The University of Michigan
Spencer Watson is also appearing in The Greenshow. Other theatre work has included James Lingk in Glengarry Glen Ross, Snail (understudy) in A Year with Frog and Toad, Barnaby in The Matchmaker, Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods, Whizzer in Falsettos (Southern Utah University); Smee/Nana in Peter Pan (Pickleville Playhouse), and Younger Brother in Ragtime (Centerpoint Legacy Theatre). He is working on a BFA in musical theatre from Southern Utah.
Watson appears courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.
The Festival season runs from June 20 to October 8, featuring All’s Well That Ends Well, Sweeney Todd, King Lear, The Sound of Music, Trouble in Mind, Clue, The Tempest, and Thurgood. Tickets are now on sale. You can order or receive more information by visiting www.bard.org or calling the Ticket Office at 800-PLAYTIX.BUY TICKETS
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