This year, we are delighted to have a nice blend of both past JTMF participants and new talent cast in our production of Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party. They come from all over the area, bringing tons of acting experience with them. In the order of appearance they are:
Josiah DeAndrea is YoYo. Josiah previously appeared as Lance in our production of The Altruists. He is a Theatre major at MCCC.
Josh Minton of Princeton is appearing with us for the first time as Nicky. Josh has many local theatre credits.
Damian Geata returns to the JTMF to play Provoloney. Damain was Ronald in The Altruists and appeared as Judas in last year's MCCC student production of Godspell.
Mark Violi, who appeared in our 2005 production of The Odd Couple returns to play Star Cat. Mark recently appeared in a commercial for a local window manufacturer.
Nicole Patrick joins us for the first time in the role of Chicklet. Her credits include several roles in NYC.
Adam Fitting, a north Jersey theatre veteran who recently returned from a year in New Zealand, makes his JTMF debut in the role of Kanaka.
Tina Henderson joins the JTMF family as Berdine, coming to us after studying at the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Aubrey Malloy, an MCCC Theatre student, makes her first JTMF appearance as Marvel Ann.
Doug Edelson, who appeared in our first three productions, Jeffrey; Torch Song Trilogy and The Odd Couple, returns to play with us again as Mrs. Forrest.
And last, but not least...
Cat Miller, who runs a dance studio in Levittown, PA, and has worked with many local companies, joins us as Bettina Barnes.
There you have it. Ten extraordinary local actors, donating their time and talents to the JTMF, in what promises to be the funniest play we've ever produced. Be sure to join us on June 22nd and 23rd for an evening of laughs, good food and great causes. And make sure you stay to meet the cast after the show. They'll be happy to know you were there.
See you at the show!