Elfie Tuesday: All About the Cast

With Elf taking The Rep’s MainStage this week, we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the cool backgrounds of some of the actors and where you might have seen them before they made it to our stage!

JackDoyleElfHeadshotWe will start off with Jack Doyle* (Mr. Greenway), who has worked alongside many celebrated talents, including Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Cy Coleman, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse, Kristin Chenoweth, and Susan Stroman. He has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and national tours, including Young Frankenstein (Mr. Hilltop), The Music Man (Barbershop Quartet), Beauty And The Beast (Lumiere), Crazy For You (Mingo), Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle (Dolittle US), The Will Rogers Follies (Wrangler Quartet) and Funny Girl (Ziegfeld Tenor). He also has several credits Off-Broadway and regionally and has made appearances on “The Today
Show,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” The Tony Awards and “Broadway On Broadway.”

J.B. Adams* (Santa) JBAdamsElfHeadshothas several Broadway credits to his name, including Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang (Grandpa), Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), Parade (Rosser), Me and My Girl (Sir Jasper) and Annie (Drake/Bert Healy), in addition to numerous Off-Broadway and regional credits across the country. You might have also seen him in movies like “Far From Heaven” and “I Married A Strange Person”; NBC shows, including “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Law & Order: SVU'; and as Santa in the national Verizon FiOs commerical.

 

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We are excited to bring David Hess* (Walter) back to The Rep after appearing in the 2013 world premiere of Treasure Island. He has been in Sweeney Todd (Sweeney/Judge Turpin standby) and Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler/Buffalo Bill standby) on Broadway and has performed on the prominent stages of Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. In addition to theatre on the Broadway and several regional stages, Hess has appeared in film and TV, including “New York Crossing” and “Tennessee Nights,” “The Americans”, “Elementary”, “The Good Wife” and “Royal Pains”

Lead Ethan Paulini* (Buddy) is a six-time veteran of The Rep, appearing previously in Compleat Wks of EthanPauliniElfHeadshotWllm Shkspr, Avenue Q, White Christmas, The Who’s Tommy and The Full Monty. National tour and regional credits
include: Spelling Bee, Side Man, Urinetown, Spider Woman, Gross Indecency, Old Wicked Songs, The Last 5 Years, Forever Plaid, tick, tick…BOOM!, A Class Act, Moon Over Buffalo, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 39 Steps and Young Frankenstein (NH Theatre Award). He has appeared in TV and on film in “The Big Headache,” “It Is What It Is,” “Here and Now” (NBC) and “The Quinn-Tuplets” (CBS, directed by Emmy Award-winner Mimi Leder), as well as numerous national commercials.

TessaFayeElfHeadshotWhile Tessa Faye* (Deb) is making her Rep debut in Elf, she is no stranger to theatre. With several regional credits to her name, including the CCC Best Supporting Actress-nominated role of Babe in Good News! (Goodspeed Opera) and NHTA Best Supporting Actress-nominated role of Inga in Young Frankenstein (Weathervane Theatre), she has also been featured on TV in shows “The Electric Company,” “Made” and “Pokemon Learning League.”
Alyssa Gorgone* (Jovie) is also making her debut here at The Rep after being featured in AlyssaGorgoneElfHeadshotLes Misérables (Eponine), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Elle Woods) and Neil Simon’s
Fools (Sophia) at the Ocean State Theatre Company, in addition to The Shadow Box at Wimbledon Studio Theatre in London. Her educational background also extends internationally, having studied at Gaeity School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland and Rose Bruford College for Performing Arts in London.
Read more about these cast members of Elf, as well as the rest of the cast here! Great seats are available for Elf after Christmas. Purchase yours online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.
* Denotes actor is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Choose The Rep for #GivingTuesday; Be Our ‘Buddy’ This Month

Giving-Tues-Logo.jpgNow that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, nonprofits, businesses and communities across the world are coming together for one day to give: #GivingTuesday.

Today (Dec. 2), be a part of this global celebration of a new tradition of generosity by making any size monetary donation to Arkansas Repertory Theatre to help keep live professional theatre alive and well in central Arkansas.

Your financial donation will ensure The Rep can continue provide:

  • Top-notch educational programming through our Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) program
  • Deeply discounted matinees, attended on a regular basis by students from 29 Arkansas counties

Take the next step and join as a donor here!BuddyLogo

If you can’t join in on the #GivingTuesday movement, though, no problem! We are accepting donations the entire month of December as part of our end-of-year “I’m a Buddy” holiday giving campaign.

Did you know that The Rep is one of 125 Blue Star Theatres across the country, which means that we offer a discount a discount for veterans and current members of the military? We love providing them with a discounted opportunity to experience live theatre their whole family will enjoy. With your donation, you’ll also be supporting these service men and women and their families who benefit from the Blue Star Theatre program.

And, every person who attends Elf will be given the opportunity to write a holiday card to a local military hero. In partnership with the 19th Force Support Squadron at the Little Rock Air Force Base, we will send these cards to active military serving overseas during the holidays!

Learn more and become our Buddy here.