Laura Hodos (Margaret Johnson) is thrilled to be back at Mad Cow Theatre, where she was Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Marian in The Music Man and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (with the Orlando Philharmonic), and five shows for the Orlando Cabaret Festival! She just returned from playing Fantine in Les Misérables in California and Titusville. Other favorites: Always…Patsy Cline (Penobscot Theatre and Titusville Playhouse); Company (Palm Beach Dramaworks); Working, She Loves Me, Into the Woods, Follies (Caldwell Theatre Company); Jolson at the Winter Garden, Love Is Love (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Bonnie & Clyde (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Blithe Spirit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hair (American Stage); Nine, A Streetcar Named Desire (Seaside Music Theatre), Suds, Fred Astaire, My Way, Gershwin (Winter Park Playhouse). Seven solo cabarets; three Carbonell Award nominations and a Best Actress Theatre Tampa Bay nomination; Graduate of Dickinson College and AMDA; New Jersey native; proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.LauraHodos.com
Stephan Jones (Signor Naccarelli) Since transplanting to Orlando 12 years ago, Stephan has worked with The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and of course, here in the pasture. Past Mad Cow Theatre credits include Oscar in The Odd Couple, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, and the title role in Sweeney Todd (to name a few). This marks his 17th production with the Cows.
Jennafer Newberry (Clara Johnson) is thrilled to be a part of her first production with Mad Cow Theatre! Some favorite credits include the NYC Off-Broadway Production of Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?, Nibelung in the Metropolitan Opera's Das Rheingold, and roles in Parade, Little Women, Bye Bye Birdie, and State Fair. She has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theater for Amateur Night where she was awarded 2nd place. When she isn't mooing with the Cows she can be seen swimming with the fish over at Finding Nemo the Musical at Walt Disney World. Jennafer is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts CAP21 and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Endless love and gratitude to my family, near and far, blood and chosen. Mom, this one is for you and your Margaret. Matthew 5:14-16.
Robert Johnston (Fabrizio) is incredibly proud to be returning to Orlando to be a part of this wonderful cast, in this beautiful show. Some previous credits include: Matthew in Altar Boyz, Emcee in Cabaret, Tulsa in Gypsy, Telemachus in The Odyssey: A Rock Musical, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, Barnaby in Hello Dolly (Starring Sally Struthers), Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Has recently started working in voiceover and dubbing. He would like to take a moment to not only thank his incredible parents and family, but his best friends (who also qualify as family) for their unmatched support and love they all offer on a daily basis, and being there for him when he needs them most.
Aradhana Tiwari (Director) has an M.A. in theatre from the University of Central Florida. Tiwari is thrilled to be returning to the pasture, having recently directed Other Desert Cities, Enchanted April, and The Road to Mecca. Other directing credits include The Way of the Cards, The Diviners, Connected, Driving Miss Daisy, Crimes of the Heart, The Singing Christmas Trees, Steel Magnolias, War of the Worlds,The Littele Foxes, Peter Pan, It's a Wonderful Life, Little Women, The Pink Ribbon Project and 33 Variations which will open at the Garden Theatre in 2014. MUCH thanks to Mitzi Maxwell, the wonderful team at Mad Cow, cast and crew, who ardently strive for MORE.
Robin Jensen (Music Director) has been a Music Director for Mad Cow Theatre since 2004. Musical Productions include, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, archy and mehitalbel, Urinetown, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, The Fantasticks, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Cradle Will Rock, Company and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Robin has also served as Music Director for the OPO/Mad Cow productions of The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Carmen, La Boheme and Porgy and Bess. Robin is an Adjunct Professor at Rollins College and is Artistic Director for the UCF opera program.
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