We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit.
This is our guest artist scholarship fundraiser performance presented by professional actors and technicians who have all agreed to donate their time and talents to support the arts in education. This is our 3rd Annual Broadway at the Mountain performance. You will NOT want to miss this! Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Tregoney Shepherd as Abby Brewster
Tregoney will be returning again and couldn't be more thrilled to aid the theatre students at Mountain View High School. The workshops and master classes she has offered over the years have been invaluable to the students here and we are so grateful to have her back again! Tregoney has been in the Broadway companies of WICKED, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Mary Poppins. She has toured the country and has performed in regional theatres and local theatres as well. Tregoney is currently touring as "Midwife and Madame Morrible U/S" in WICKED. For more about Tregoney visit her website: www.tregoneyshepherd.com.
Seth Tucker as Mortimer Brewster
Seth is thrilled to be a part of the 3rd Annual Broadway at the Mountain! Originally from Arizona, Seth double majored in Business Marketing and Music Theatre at ASU before moving to NYC. Most recently seen as The Emcee in Cabaret starring Tony nominee Melissa Hart at FUSE Productions in PA. Favorite roles include: Leo Frank in Parade (Mesa Outback, AriZoni Nom), Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam…(Phoenix Theatre, AriZoni Award), Harry in Lucky Stiff (ABT), Rod in Avenue Q (Mixed Blood Theatre), George in Sunday In the Park with George (Lyric Opera Theatre), Carmen Ghia in The Producers (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), David in Santaland Diaries (FUSE Productions), The Baker in Into The Woods (Quisisana Music Hall) and Max in Lend Me a Tenor (Mesa Encore Theatre). As an author, Seth’s play Our Kiki: A Gay Farce, was a hit at the NY International Fringe Festival and was subsequently produced at ASU, published by Indie Theatre Now. He is currently co-writing the musicals The Unusual Engagement of Chester Pringle and You're It! Other writing/producing credits include web series’, “Acting Up” (Indie Series Network nom. for best actor) and “Tucker Talks,” which he also directed and starred in. Other directing credits include: “Dating In Retrograde” web series (NYC Winter Film Awards best series finalist), Our Kiki: A Gay Farce (NY Intntl. Fringe), [title of show] also choreographed and performed in the role of Hunter, Arizona Broadway Theatre’s Altar Boyz (upcoming) and Pageant, the latter he also choreographed and reprised the role of Miss West Coast which he originated Off Broadway. Seth can also be heard on the original cast recording. Seth is the founder of Acting Up Series under which he has produced, performed and directed: Bad Words for a Good Cause benefit for Live Through Love, Fools Who Dream benefit at VYT, The Most Offensive Christmas Concert Ever! and [title of show] both benefits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As Artistic Producer of Acting Up Entertainment he has provided NYC with Holiday Singers and Singing Telegrams. He has also developed the Acting Up Think Tank which connects NYC based entrepreneurs as a resource for supporting emerging leaders in arts based startups. Seth sits on the board of A Sensible Theatre Company, Seattle’s only strictly LGBTQIA+ company and is a proud member of AEA. Special thanks to my loving family and husband, and to Jere for bringing this amazing team together! www.SethATucker.com
Jere Van Patten as Teddy Brewster
Jere is an ariZoni, Goldy, ANNIE, and Amazon award-winning actor and director represented by the Leighton Agency. His most recent directing projects include: Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus and A Little Princess for East Valley Children's Theatre, and Beau Jest for Hale Centre Theatre. He is a graduate of Mountain View High School (1996), and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Masters Degree in Education, and is currently working toward his second Masters Degree in Theatre Direction. Valley theatres he has worked with include Phoenix Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, East Valley Children's Theatre, Hale Centre Theatre, Theatre Works, Desert Foothills Theatre, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre and others. Jere is the theatre teacher at Mountain View High School in Mesa as well as an adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College. He is so excited to be appearing on stage for this third go around for this incredible cause he believes in so wholeheartedly. Thanks to Karen Rolston for agreeing to direct this project and to all the cast and crew for their time and talents!
Karen Rolston, Guest Director
Karen is the Producing Artistic Director for East Valley Children's Theatre. She is an accomplished actor, director and playwright with numerous awards and accolades. She is a nominee for the distinguished Governor's Arts Award for so many years of dedication and countless hours and talents given to Valley theatre. This award recognizes, educators, teaching artists, school administrators or school volunteers that have demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in the State of Arizona.