CAST

Alethea Bakogeorge

(Chrissie)

Alethea is elated to be making her national tour debut! Most recently, Alethea was seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Piper (Celia) and Are You Listening?. Alethea is currently pursuing a BFA in Music theatre at Viterbo University, where some of her favorite credits have included Romeo and Juliet and Mrs. Packard. Additionally, she is an alumna of the Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Alex, MaryAlice, and Jessy—none of this would be possible without you.

Terrence J. Bennett

(O the Owl/Music Man Stan/King Friday/Baker Aker)

) Regional: Smithsonian Institute’s Discovery Theater, Kennedy Center, Compass Rose Theater, Toby’s Dinner Theater. Theme Parks: Six Flags America/Discovery Kingdom, Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Concerts: The Yojo Show!, Chessie Jam Children’s Music Festival. TV: The 700 Club. Selected credits: Rum Tum Tugger (CATS), Hud (Hair), Ensemble (Ragtime), Bill Powell (Bessie & Bill: Black Wings in Flight). Marymount Manhattan College Alum! Thanks to Mills Entertainment, Wojcik/Seay Casting, Jenn Rapp for the opportunity and to my angels above and among me! terrjbennett.web.com

Erik Gosnell

(Dad Tiger/Prince Wednesday/Prince Tuesday/Mr. McFeely)

Erik is excited that you’re visiting the neighborhood – it’s his first time here too! Originally from Nebraska, where he graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a BFA in Musical Theatre/Directing, Erik now resides in New York City! Some past credits include: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Alexander Who’s Not Not Not…Going to Move! (Two Beans Productions/Theatreworks USA!), Rap-Punzel (Florida Studio Theatre), SHREK (Pinewood Bowl, INC.), Monty Python’s SPAMalot (LCP). Thanks to my family, friends, RVC for the love and support and to Viewers Like You! “Theatre is a work of he(ART).”

Michael Jones “MJ”

(Male Swing)

Selected Credits: Memphis (Delray), Curtains (Harv), Cabaret (Herman), Into the Woods (Wolf), Songs For A New World (Man 1), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), RENT! (Angel), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Eglamour), A Chorus Line (Richie), Your Name on my Lips (Phil). Readings: Gary the Invincible (Crimson Chemist), Through the Smoke (Cole), Strike the Musical! (Hodges Brown). Thanking God, family and friends for all their love and support. www.mjactor.com

Nora Moutrane

(Daniel Tiger)

Nora is stoked to be joining the Mills Entertainment family with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Previous credits: Bright Star’s Spring National Tour (2017), NYC: Dog Sees God (The Barrow Group); Honestly Abe the Musical (Actor’s Temple Theatre); and various readings/workshops. Regional: Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story and Agatha Christie Made Me Do It (Northern Lights Playhouse), North Pole Express Christmas Show (Valley Railroad Company). Thanks to family and friends for their constant support, and Mills Entertainment for this amazing opportunity. www.noramoutrane.com

Laura Diestler Park

(Katerina Kittycat)

Thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Mills Entertainment. New York Performance: Making BKJKT (BKJKT), Community Dance Project (Guest Artist). Other Performance: Mary Poppins – Journey Theatre Arts Group, Traditions – Kariamu & Company. Love and thanks to Travis, family, and friends for their unwavering support and encouragement.

Amy Romero

(Miss Elaina/Teacher Harriet)

Theater/Stage credits: Thoughts of a Colored Man…, Rose Gold, Que Sera Sera. Television/Video credits: Team UmiZoomi (Nick, Jr.), Person of Interest (CBS), Mysteries of Laura (NBC), The Today Show w/Channing Tatum, Rob Thomas’s “Trust You” music video, MTV’s Real World’s Nick Brown’s “Take You Home” music video.

Chelsea Margaux Smith

(Mom Tiger/ u/s Miss Elaina/Teacher Harriet)

Chelsea is elated to be making her National Tour debut! Training: MM Vocal Performance in Music Theatre NYU Steinhardt, BM Vocal Performance The Boston Conservatory. Favorite University Credits: Helena Landless (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Ayah (The Secret Garden), First Lady (The Magic Flute). Many thanks to WS Casting and my supportive friends and family!

Melissa Southmayd

(Female Swing)

Melissa is elated to be making her National Tour debut. She is originally from St. Louis, MO but now calls NYC home. Credits include Curtains (Bambi), Spring Awakening (Wendla) and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). She would like to thank Dad and KBNBE for all their support and encouragement, as well as her friends and family near and far. xxox.