Get to know Stephen Turner

Ebenezer Scrooge – Stephen Turner

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name:  Stephen Charles Turner

DOB: December 2nd, 1976
Hometown: Colorado Springs
Education: Bachelor’s of Musical Theatre, University of Northern Colorado
Day Job:  Slumlord, and I mostly work at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition:  Dining at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve

Off-Time: I’m an avid board gamer. I play tons of games and am always learning more. I also design games. Check out My Big Break, the hilarious cutthroat board game that follows musical theater actors as they audition their way to success! www.mybigbreakgame.com
Season:  Autumn.  I love the colors, and it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Movie: Mary Poppins
Musical:  Into the Woods, but Sunday in the Park With George is climbing my chart. So is Hamilton
Color: Green
Animal:  I love zebras!
Book:  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  This is the only book I ever threw across a room in frustration!
Band:  The Beatles
Song: Whatever is stuck in my head at the time…
Beverage: Glenlivet 15, with a splash of water

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present
Cats or Dogs?  Dogs
Beer or Wine?  Scotch
Sweet of Sour?  Sweet
Mild or Spicy?  Mild
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos?  Neither, but I prefer tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream?  Ice cream is the nectar of the gods
City or Country?  City
Coke or Pepsi? Both
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.  

Who do you admire most? I admire a local actor named Wayne Kennedy.  He’s an amazing performer, and so impressive to watch as a parent as well.  
What is your biggest fear? I fear boredom and drudgery, this is probably why avoid ever getting a real job.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Probably doing exactly the same thing I am now, and living in the exact same place.  
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Bungee jumping for realsies.  
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Only you can make you happy.  
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Not really.  Sorry.  As self-deluded as I am, I don’t need to start having ‘fans’ to make my solipsism worse.  
Why see A Christmas Carol? I think everybody needs a reminder that Scrooge is in all of us, and that from time to time we need to realize how we can be better people than we are.  

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Get to know Matt LaFontaine

Matt LaFontaine as St. Jimmy

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Matty LaFontaine
DOB: August 23
Hometown: Castle Rock, CO
Education: Douglas County High School and University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: lots… often.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: let’s be honest, day drinkin with friends
Season: Fall! (Summer?) Fall!
Movie: Clue
Musical: In the Heights
Color: Green
Animal: Lion
Book: And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
Band: Ben Folds Five
Song: Like a Prayer – Madonna
Beverage: …..tequila…..

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? Dog. Harold.
Beer or Wine? Beer.
Sweet of Sour? Both
Mild or Spicy? spicy!
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
Boxers or Briefs? Speedo… live your dreams
City or Suburbs? Country, y’all.
Coke or Pepsi? Mountain Dew
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix. Until they take FRIENDS off
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night owl.

ANSWER ME THIS…
Are we the waiting? In line at Water World, yes.
When life hands you lemons? Squeeze them in the eyes of someone who is irritating you.
Who do you admire most? Tracy Salter, my old voice coach
What is your biggest fear? Not performing
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being the next Nick Sugar… but after being schooled BY Nick Sugar on how to be Nick Sugar
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Directing and choreographing Chicago
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Tom McNally “what do you want, what’s in your way, what do you do to get what you want”
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook… I’m old. 
Why see American Idiot? Because live theatre lifts you to the sky, enriches your soul and makes you experience raw talent whether you are ready or not.

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Get to know Mike Martinkus

Mike Martinkus

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Mike Martinkus

DOB: October 25th
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Education: BA in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: Office of the Bursar – Advisor at University of Denver

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: Cooking, gaming

Season: Fall
Movie: The Dark Crystal
Musical: Hamilton
Color: Orange
Animal: Wolf
Band: Reel Big Fish
Song: Either “Take On Me” by A-Ha or “Africa” by Toto
Beverage: Tea

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Beer or Wine? Beer
Sweet of Sour? Sour
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos? Used to have eyebrow and labret pierced, tattoo of an ankh on my back, Triforce on my calf
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
Boxers or Briefs? Commando
City or Suburbs? City
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
Are we the waiting? Not anymore

When life hands you lemons? Check if they’re moldy
Who do you admire most? My parents
What is your biggest fear? Being inadequate
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? NYC giving my shot to the actor’s life
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Skydiving
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? I don’t know if it’s the most rewarding, but it has been a great philosophy to follow: “Hope for the best, plan for the worst, and expect everything in between”
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Of course! Facebook.com/mike.martinkus; Twitter: @MikeTinkus; IG: @mikey_andolini
Why see American Idiot? It’s a show that truly embodies lot of the angst and conflict many young people have felt throughout many decades, just placed in the early 2000’s. It shows the need to get out of your home town, to branch out and try new things, to find who you are as an individual, and all the speed bumps that can come along the way. It has three separate stories with all three guys experiencing vastly different hardships. It also speaks to the feelings of pride and resentments of going to the Iraq war. It’s 90 minutes of non-stop energy mixed with moments of stillness and quietude.

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Get to know Faith Siobahn Ford

Faith Siobahn Ford

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Faith Siobahn Ford
DOB: December 2nd, 1993
Hometown: Loveland, CO
Education: Double Bachelors in Theatre and Psychology from University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: Starbucks and Noodles 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: Hanging out with friends
Season: Fall
Movie: Tarzan
Musical: Dear Evan Hansen
Color: PINK
Animal: Dogs
Book: The Girls Guide To Hunting and Fishing
Band: I listen to everything. Current favs are Ariana Grande and The Hunna
Song: Current fav is Breathin by Ariana Grande
Beverage: Chai tea or a good ol margarita 

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? DOGS
Beer or Wine? Wine, or a good sour beer
Sweet of Sour? Sour
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos? Piercings
FroYo or Ice Cream? Icecream
Boxers or Briefs? I wear boxers when I perform drag
City or Suburbs? City
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl (which causes me many issues working at Starbucks opening shift)

 ANSWER ME THIS…
Are we the waiting? Yes. We are always waiting for something.
When life hands you lemons? Make the most of it.
Who do you admire most? Everyone who has been a huge support to me over the last couple months
What is your biggest fear? Not fulfilling my dreams.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living in NY, healthy, and being a full time actress.
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Go skydiving!
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Everything has been said before, but never by you.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Of course! @Faithsiobahn is my in for just about everything! (links: FBTwitterInstagram)
Why see American Idiot? This is a stellar cast and we have truly created something special for everyone. Also, we will rage hard, rock your faces off, and hopefully bring some awareness to the world in it’s current state. Things haven’t changed too much since I was 9 years old when this album came out. I hope this show starts a conversation about how far we have to go.

 

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Get to know Rose Van Dyne…

Rose Van Dyne as Nina Rosario

Rose Van Dyne as Nina Rosario, IN THE HEIGHTS

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Rose Van Dyne
DOB: June 12th, 1996
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Education: University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: Accompanist/voice and piano teacher

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Season: Fall!!
Movie: La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful)
Musical: The Color Purple
Color: Not purple (HA!), but blue!
Animal: Wolf
Book: Crime and Punishment
Band: Ella Fitzgerald
Song: These Foolish Things
Sport: Swimming
Beverage: Fruit smoothies
Pastime: Spending time with loved ones

THIS OR THAT…
Piragua or Ice Cream? Vanilla ice cream, plan and simple 🙂
Dogs or cats? Dogs, because they’re always so happy to see you!
Beer or Wine? Beer. Definitely.
Cake or Pie? Pumpkin pie!! I wish it weren’t a seasonal pie, and I could buy it year round.
Sweet of Sour? Sweets for me, always.
Coke or Pepsi? I’m a big coke believer.
Spicy or Mild? Gimme some of that spicy!
Coffee or Tea? Tea (Preferably boba)
Boxers or Briefs? Who’s to say, really?
Piercings or Tattoos? Just on my ears
City or Country? Depends on the day, but probably city
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring?A piano and a book.
You win the lotto, how do you spend $96,000.00? Save half for grad school, give the other half to my parents.
When life hands you lemons? I’m supposed to say make lemonade here, right? Instead I’ll say… eat the lemon, make yourself laugh, and then get to work!
Who is your hero? I believe each of us should be our own heroes– we’re always trying to be better than the person we were yesterday.
What’s your biggest fear? Finding myself stuck in a job I hate.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by the compassionate and unique individuals in my life, who show me the beauty in diversity.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be getting a grad degree in NYC!
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Check out my website, coming soon! rosevandyne.com
Why see IN THE HEIGHTS? This show is all about heart. This show is all about sharing your heart with others. We wish to share our hearts with you. Come join us and become part of the family!

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Get to know José Davíd Reynoza…

José Davíd Reynoza as Unsavi de la Vega, IN THE HEIGHTS

Jose David Reynoza as Usnavi de la Vega

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: José Davíd Reynoza
DOB: November 10th
Hometown: born in Durango, Mexico but grew up in Brighton, Colorado. What is home??
Education: University of Northern Colorado 
Day Job: student/ freelance event photographer 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Season: Fall
Movie: La Vita é Bella (Life is Beautiful)
Musical: In the Heights… and I’m not just saying that, promise!
Color: Blue!! …Or Red! Depends on the day.
Animal: Lion! Rawr… 🙂
Book: I need to make more time to read! But loved Shutter Island.
Band: One Republic. 
Song: “I Lived” by One Republic.
Sport: Play soccer, watch football.
Beverage: Orchata or iced tea please.
Pastime: Drawing, or watching movies! 

THIS OR THAT…
Piragua or Ice Cream? Piragua! Watermelon flavor please.
Dogs or cats? DOGS! I might be allergic to cats.
Beer or Wine? Depends, are we trying to be classy? Pinot Grigio please. 
Cake or Pie? Tres leches yeah?
Sweet of Sour? Both? Sour Patch Kids!
Coke or Pepsi? Coke! In a glass bottle yes?
Spicy or Mild? Mango habanero spicy.
Coffee or Tea? Tea! Unless it’s cafe con leche! 
Boxers or Briefs? Let’s say both.
Piercings or Tattoos? Probably will get a tattoo one day. Neither right now.
City or Country? City with the country nearby to escape to when needed.
Netflix or Hulu? … Hulu usually actually!

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? Music and…. wait can I bring a boat, or is that cheating? 😉
You win the lotto, how do you spend $96,000.00? Help my parents first and invest in theater!
When life hands you lemons? Squeeze one into your rum and coke!
Who is your hero? Other than my parents, Lin Manuel Miranda… yes cheesy, but true.
What’s your biggest fear? Dying without having left a legacy of some kind and inspiring others to follow their dreams.
What inspires you? Love, and seeing dedicated passionate people strive for greatness.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living in New York, happy, and starting a regional theater company somewhere!
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram?
…Yes please! All the above! LINKS: FB, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

Why see IN THE HEIGHTS? It’s a great and fun story with a lot of heart!! Great music and witty lines. A very important show, especially in this political climate, with a message of unity and love. I guarantee it’ll be a great time! 🙂

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In the Heights

 

Get to know Lynzee Newton

Lynzee Newton as Amber Von Tussle in HAIRSPRAY

Lynzee Newton as Amber Von Tussle

Name: Lynzee Jones (or Newton sometimes)
DOB: January 11
Hometown: Durango, CO
Education: University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: Nanny

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…? 
Season: Fall!
Movie: When Harry Met Sally 
Musical: The Wild Party (and Les Mis…duh)
Color: Green
Animal: Elephant
Book: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Band: Led Zeppelin 
Song: anything by Patsy Cline
Sport: Softball (to play) Football (to watch)
Beverage: Red Wine and WATER (Separately, not mixed)
Pastime: Spending time with family!

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Neither
Beer or Mixed Drinks? Beer 
Cake or Pie? Pie
Sweet of Sour? Sour
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Spicy or Mild? Mild
Coffee or Tea? Both!
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos 
City or Country? Country 
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix

ANSWER ME THIS…
It takes two to…? Hold hands 
You can’t stop the…? MUSIC!
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? A machete and a huge lighter.
When life hands you lemons? Be thankful, lemons are delicious.
Who is your hero? My mom! 
What’s your biggest fear? Letting time slip by. And snakes.
What inspires you? Bravery and selflessness.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself happy, stable, and surrounded by family!!
Can we follow you? Yes! FB: Lynzee Jones & Instagram: @lynzeeleejones
Why see HAIRSPRAY? It is a story that is still so relevant today and teaches morals that make the world a better place. Plus it’s FUN!! 
HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 Baltimore Maryland, what can this story teach us today? This story teaches us the importance of equality. We are ALL human and we all deserve love, acceptance, and equal opportunities in this life we are given! 

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Get to know Andrew Alber

Andrew Alber as Brad in HAIRSPRAY

Andrew Alber as Brad

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Andrew Alber
DOB: November 24th, 1987. Which makes me a Sagittarius-Scorpio cusp, with a moon in Capicorn. I think 😉 
Hometown: The 303. Littleton, Colorado!
Education: BA from the University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: I’m your new barista at Starbucks! *DING* 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Season: Late summer to early fall
Movie: I’ve decided it’s between, The Goonies and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Because if you wanna be somebody and you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention.  
Musical: Recently, Waitress.
Color: Almost any shade of blue. 
Animal: Monkeys
Book: Harry Potters 1-7
Band: Ingrid Michaelson
Song: Today, Sign of the Times by Harry Styles. 
Sport: What’s that? Just kidding. It’s Under Water Basket Weaving. 
Beverage: Any flavor La Croix
Pastime: Being bossed around by my nephews. 

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Cats
Beer or Mixed Drinks? Tequila
Cake or Pie? Cheesecake
Sweet of Sour? Sour
Coke or Pepsi? Dr. Pepper
Spicy or Mild? SPICY
Coffee or Tea? Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
Boxers or Briefs? What day is it?
Piercings or Tattoos? Both
City or Country? Just a weekend in the Country
Netflix or Hulu? Don’t make me choose! 

ANSWER ME THIS…
It takes two to…? move a couch!
You can’t stop the…? emotions you feel when you see Christopher Whyde and Scott McLean sing “You’re Timeless To Me”
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? My phone and tequila
When life hands you lemons? Use them!
Who is your hero? My nephew Jameson. He’s about three and a half and he’s gone through more in his short life than I have in 30 years, and he manages to continuously find joy in the good things in life. Mostly stomping around in dinosaur slippers and wanting to drink coffee.
What’s your biggest fear? This just got real deep!
What inspires you? My friends and family. It’s really amazing getting to see people follow their dreams and having it pay off. 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I don’t know but it better involve a  beach.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? IG: Andyrooha
Why see HAIRSPRAY? Because everyone loves Hairspray! 
HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 Baltimore Maryland, what can this story teach us today? It can help teach us, or remind us, to be nicer to each other. History feels like it’s repeating itself and we have the ability to change that.

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Get to know Marvin “Buck” Barrow…

Chas Lederer. Cast as Marvin “Buck” Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde the musical…

Chas Lederer as Marvin “Buck” Barrow

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Chas Lederer
DOB: November 15th 1992
Hometown: Evergreen,  CO
Education: Bachelors in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado
Day Job: Papa Murphys Pizza

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Season: Spring
Movie: Forrest Gump
Musical: Far too many to choose from!
Color: Blue
Animal: Monkeys 
Book: I Am The Messenger by Markas Zusack
Band: The Fray or anything Chance the Rapper touches.
Song: Right now its Tell Me by R.Lum.r
Beverage: Raspberry Tea or Dr. Pepper
Pastime: Sleep

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? DOGS
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Cake or Pie? Allergic to both!
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate 
Coke or Pepsi? Dr. PEPPER
Spicy or Mild? Mild
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos (2)
Soup or Salad? Salad
City or Countryside? Both. Yup.  
Mountains or Ocean? Mountains

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? A multi tool and a long Stephen King book
When life hands you lemons? Turn them for a profit. 
Dream role to perform? Christopher in The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night.
Who is your hero? My nonstop go getter of a twin brother. 
What’s your biggest fear? Open water. 
What inspires you? People who consistently and fearlessly fight for what is right and good without questioning it. 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 10 years older and hopefully 10 years wiser. 
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Sure! Thanks for asking! (FB) (TWITTER) (INSTAGRAM)
How do you want the world to remember you? As someone who could make you laugh, move you, and made you feel loved. 
Why should we see Bonnie & Clyde? You should see Bonnie and Clyde because after all is said and done, this is a show about love. About how far people will go and can survive on love alone. This world needs some loving right now, and this show provides it in rich, raw, and moving ways. 

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