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Corinne Broadbent is a Norwalk-based choreographer, vocal coach, and singer. She was nominated as an outstanding leading actress in a musical by the CT Critics Circle for her portrayal of the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat with The Summer Theatre of New Canaan. She was seen in Music Theatre of Connecticut’s production of Evita, among other local engagements. Corinne has choreographed a number of Theatre for Young Audience productions for The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, including The Little Mermaid, a new adaptation of Cinderella, James and the Giant Peach, and Dancing Princesses. For the new immersive theater company, Bros do Prose, Corinne has choreographed new adaptations of Robin Hood and Peter Pan. This fall, she helped re-stage Bros do Prose’s Peter Pan for a run at Chicago’s Mercury Theater. Corinne and her husband Allan are the parents of two young children.
Kenneth Gartman performed in the National Tour of THE MUSIC MAN. He has also performed internationally on a Live BBC Broadcast of Simply Sondheim and throughout Ireland in A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. Kenneth has appeared as both a singer and a pianist in the country's finest concert halls. Gartman's work in cabaret garnered nominations for Best Music Director and Best Male Debut in the 2012 Broadway World New York Cabaret Awards and a nomination for Best Vocal Duo in the 2016 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Awards. As a Musical Director, he has worked on numerous musicals, cast recordings, demos, cabaret workshops, cabaret shows, benefits, awards presentations & concerts. KennethGartman.com
Frank Mastrone is thrilled to return to the Magnolia room. He has appeared in six Broadway Shows including in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jekyll and Hyde, as well as five major national tours including Mamma Mia and Evita. He has performed at The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, The Old Globe in San Diego, Avery Fisher & Carnegie Hall's in NY, and The Royal Albert Hall in London, He recently performed the role of Big Daddy in the Music Theatre of CT's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof here in Norwalk. frankmastrone.com
Sidney Myer - Here's what the critics say about Sidney. "A beloved, latter-day vaudevillian...an engagingly mischievous dispenser of musical repartee" Stephen Holden, The New York Times; "What’s so special about Sidney? He’s a cross between Noel Coward and Fannie Brice with a blend of sophistication and style, sentiment and kitsch which have you roaring with laughter one moment and wiping away tears a few seconds later. There ain’t nobody else quite like him. He’s really one of a kind!" Myra Chanin, The Huffington Post; "There's nothing provisional about a Sidney Myer performance. He's disarming, funny, preposterous, touching and utterly unique. Those of you lucky enough to have seen this show will undoubtedly never forget it.” Alix Cohen, Broadway World
Jodi Stevens Since arriving in Connecticut to raise her family in 2001, Jodi has become a well known fixture on local stages racking up six Connecticut Drama Circle nominations in three years, including: “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Menger’s - MTC Mazeppa - “GYPSY” - MTC Masha - “Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike” - MTC Paulette - “Legally Blonde” - Summer Theatre of New Canaan Velma Von Tussle - “Hairspray” - Summer Theatre of New Canaan And audiences loved her “Steal the Show” performance as Lina Lamont in last summers “Singin’ in the Rain” at Summer Theatre of New Canaan. And will soon be see as Tanya in “Mama Mia” at ACT of Connecticut, opening June 9, 2018 Her other credits include: Broadway: Pam - Original Company, “Urban Cowboy” - Bet/Lucy - Original Company, “Jekyll and Hyde “ Off Broadway: Claire Strider - “Under Fire” - NYMF, Doris - “The Body Shop” - Westbeth, Hildy Lincoln - “Eliot Ness in Cleveland” - Hal Prince Workshop. Jodi has played Marlene Di- etrich in 3 different shows: “Noel Coward and Friends” - Lincoln Center, Barry Manilow’s, “Harmony” - La Jolla Playhouse, and “Dietrich and Chevalier - The Musical” - St. Luke’s Regional: The Beggar Woman - “Sweeney Todd” - Gateway Playhouse, “Dracula the Musi- cal”- La Jolla Playhouse, “Heaven Help Us” - Denver Center, Lily St. Regis, 20th Anniversary of “Annie” - Goodspeed Opera House, “My Way” and “Love Letters” - MTC and The White Heron Theatre.
Richard Weidlich has appeared with opera companies, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in musical theatre productions. A selection of roles includes Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Schaunard in La Bohème, Nerone in Il Coronazione di Poppea, Pacquillo in La Périchole, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Fleville in Andrea Chénier, and Sonora in La Fanciulla del West, among others. Richard has sung with the St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, to name a few. Music theatre roles include his favorite, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Ravenal in Showboat, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl, Max Dettweiler in The Sound of Music, Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the King in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Matt in The Fantasticks, Antipholus of Syracuse in The Boys from Syracuse, KoKo in The Mikado, and others. Richard lives in Norwalk.
Join us as we celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY at the Magnolia Room. We are bringing back our Magnolia Room favorites who performed to sold out audiences over the past year. This is a night you do not want to miss!
Director & Musical Director - Kenneth Gartman
*Cast is subject to change.