CAST & CREW
(Creator, Director/Choreographer, Ted Crosley)
Finian’s Rainbow (with Lauren Bacall). First National Tour: I Love Lucy Live On Stage, The Drowsy Chaperone, Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano – Japan Tour.
Peg O’ My Heart (Irish Repertory), An Evening Of Frank Loesser (92nd ST Y).
As The World Turns.
Music Man (Riverside Theatre), Miracle On 34th Street (Arvada Center, CO), Singin’ In The Rain (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), White Christmas (Actors’ Playhouse, VMT), Crazy For You (First Euro-tour, Modesto Perf Arts, SS Norway, Phoenix Theatre – Zoni Award Best Actor 2008), Godspell (with Rex Smith), Annie (Paper Mill), Red Hot & Blue! (Goodspeed Opera House/Paper Mill), You Can’t Take It With You (Two River Theatre).
The Drowsy Chaperone (Gateway Playhouse), Crazy For You (Norwegian Cruise Lines).
Graduate of University of Michigan.
Valerie is honored to be part of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show and is excited to get to work with the incomparable Jody Madaras. Valerie’s an NYU graduate and her favorite credits include: Les Misérables (Fantine); Nine, The Full Monty; Do I Hear A Waltz?; Camelot; Nunsense; A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; She Loves Me; Show Boat; Baby. Heartfelt Interest: Working with animals in need; “Be part of the solution to stop animal cruelty & remember to spay/neuter!”
"Love to my family and friends who encourage me to always let my heart sing!"
Emily is thrilled to be joining this uniquely fun show! NYC: Stephen Schwartz’s Prince of Egypt (workshop). Favorite Regional credits: Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie); Billy Elliot; Dames at Sea (Ruby); A Christmas Carol; and Always … Patsy Cline (Patsy). She is a proud graduate of UNC Greensboro. www.emilygardenhire.com.
Taylor James Hopkins
Taylor is proud to join The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show. Theatre credits: The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air with Lillianne Montevecchi (Jack Pepper); Lyrics By Lee at Lincoln Center; Gypsy with Sally Mayes (LA/Georgie); The Book Of Love (Adam); Brigadoon (Harry Beaton); Damn Yankees (Sohovik); The Producers (Leo Bloom); Godspell (Jesus); and Spring Awakening (Moritz). This performance is dedicated to Taylor's Grandpa, Walter Hopkins, who served in the US Navy during WWII.
Mckenzie is thrilled to be joining the company of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show. She is a recent graduate of Montclair State University's BFA Musical Theatre program. Since graduation she has been to North Carolina at Highlands Playhouse, and recently completed a run of Mary Poppins at Centenary Stage Co in the title role. She was most recently in NYC performing in the immersive children's theater experience, Pip's Island. She would like to thank the creative team of The AHOD! Show for the chance to perform some of America's most beloved music. She would also like to thank her parents for their endless support.
(Company Transport Vehicle)
"Ollie" is delighted to be joining the cast of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show. Ollie was born in 1952 and hails from Toledo, Ohio and the Willys-Overland Co. A Willys Navy Issue M38A1 Shore Patrol Jeep, Ollie proudly served our country during the Korean War in Japan during 1952-1955. Prior to being called up for "active entertainment duty" in Branson, Ollie enjoyed life serving retired Army and Navy Veteran Bill Brooks in the hills west of St. Louis. Ollie was named in honor of Oliver Walston, a US Naval Reserve veteran of Pemberville, Ohio, and can be seen zooming through the Branson streets at his top speed of 40 mph.
(Production Stage Manager)
NYC: Fly Me to the Moon, Tiny Dynamite, Evolution, As You Like It (Pulse Ensemble), A Separate Peace (Fringe Fest), Billboard (Reverie Productions), world premiere of Construction, NY premiere of The Book of the Dun Cow (Prospect Theatre Co.), Stumps (Nicu’s Spoon). Regional: Urban Arias (DC), The Weathervane Theatre (NH), The Wayside Theatre (VA), The Lycian Centre (NY). Tours: National Theatre of the Deaf, TheatreworksUSA, Pushcart Players. AEA member since 1997. David is a proud alum of the University of Michigan.