Backyard Broadway

The historic Woodland Opera House is proud to present an evening highlighting Broadway. Arranged by former New York City performers, Randi Kaye & Jared Young, Broadway singers, dancers and musicians have been invited to perform. The cast is composed of former Broadway and/or on Broadway national tour performers, along with some incredible local performers. Music will include both Broadway and contemporary songs.

 

Featured Broadway performers are Leah Sprecher (Happy Days), Robert Petrarca (Forever Plaid), Peter Porte (Mamma Mia) Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) and Madison Micucci (A Band’s Visit

 

Performer bios;

 Jessica Lee Coffman– Jess just completed the 2019 summer season performing and as Dance Captain for Tuacahn Amphitheatre’s productions of The Little Mermaid, Disney’s When You Wish and The Sound of Music. She has performed with other nationally acclaimed theatre companies such Sacramento Music Circus as “Francisca” in West Side Story, Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of Mary Poppins and with The Troubadour Theatre Company as “Dancer” in
The Year Without a Santana Claus. 

 

 

 

Victoria Matlock-Victoria was last seen on Broadway as the girlfriend of Elvis (and the only woman onstage), the sultry Dyanne in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. She is also known for belting her face off as the iconic Elphaba in the Broadway smash WICKED. She can be heard on the Original Cast Album of the Off-Broadway hit THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, playing the mean and beautiful Cindy Lou. She’s been honored to work with such illustrious names as Hal Prince, Jack O’Brien, Jerry Mitchell and Frank Wildhorn.

 

 

 

Nicole Mangi has performed on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone and can be heard singing on the Grammy Award winning cast album. After earning her BFA in musical theatre from Webster Conservatory, she has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, National Tours, and Internationally with Broadway in South Africa.  She has also performed regionally at the Tony Award winning Goodspeed Opera House (Meet John Doe), and Signature Theatre (Gypsy), Walnut Street Theatre (Beauty and the Beast), Westchester Broadway Theatre (The Full Monty), Gateway Playhouse (Cats, 42nd Street, Carousel),  Northshore Music Theatre (Fame) and many, many more! Her TV credits include Law and Order: SVU and The Middle. Proud Mama to Vivien.

 

 

Brook Tansley Broadway: Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Films: Music and Lyrics (Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore), My Sassy Girl (Elisha Cuthbert & Jesse Bradford), Who’s the Top? (Steve Buscemi). TV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), Video Game Reunion (Comedy Central). Los Angeles stage: the smash hit immersive concert/club experience For the Record, Rocky Horror at Rockwell Table & Stage, Anne Frank in Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish (Cast Recording on iTunes), and the Los Angeles Regional Premiere of The Light in the Piazza as Clara Johnson (Best Performance by a Leading Actress – Stage Scene LA). Comedy: Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade in LA, comedy festivals all over the country. Brooke lives in Sonoma County and is the founder & CEO of Folklight, a film, music, and live entertainment company bringing storytelling back to its roots as community-centered tradition. folklightfilmclub.com

 

Leah Sprecher-After earning a B.A. in Theatre from UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program, Leah went on to tour the country with multiple broadway musicals including 42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She
has also performed regionally at the Tony award winning Papermill Playhouse (Cinderella) and Goodspeed Opera House (Pirates of Penzance, Happy Days, Darling Grenadine). She is an alumnus of the renowned Groundlings Sunday Company where she debuted two original one woman shows, Old Lady Parts and Everything’s Coming Up Barbara. Her TV credits include guest stints on IFC’s Maron, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and Blackish.

 

 

Robert Petrarca (Music Director) – Previously Smudge in Forever Plaid (International City Theatre, Lawrence Welk Resorts Theatre, PV Performing Arts Center), Potsie in Happy Days (world premiere at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre), The Pianist in Laurel & Hardy (Falcon Theatre), Schwartz in A Christmas West Side Story (Troubadour Theatre Company), Subby in Zip! Goes A Million (Operetta Foundation), Betty/Gerry in Cloud 9 (Ryan Repertory Theater, NY), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lucius in Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in Delaware Park). Robert has directed several productions throughout Los Angeles, including the world premiere of It’s Top Secret at the Noho Arts Center. He had the privilege of running Golden PAC’s Young Adult Workshop Program for 6 years and directed over 20 productions during that time. He is also a co-founder of Maxine’s Heavenly Cookies.

 

Danny Gardner – Broadway: Lucky in Dames at Sea. Radio City Music Hall: Dad / George M. Cohan in The NY Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes. City Center Encores!: Dick Trevor in Lady, Be Good! (Subsequent Album). National Tours: White Christmas, Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience! and 42nd Street. Regional Theatre: Bobby Child in Crazy for You (Helen Hayes Nomination – Washington DC’s Signature Theatre). Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre). Frump in the world premiere of Between The Lines (Kansas City Rep). Bert in Mary Poppins (Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars). www.dannyjgardner.com

 

 

Madison Micucci is happy to be a part of Backyard Broadway once again! She’s a University of Michigan grad and was recently seen i n the original Broadway cast of The Band’s Visit (Dina standby), and in the first national tour of The School of Rock (Patty). She’s worked regionally at Pioneer Theater, Barrington Stage and Arkansas Rep. Other favorite credits include: Orange Is the New Black (Lisa), originating the title role of Angie in the world premier of The Sabbath Girl, The Crucible (Abigail) and Sunday in The Park With George (Dot).

 

Peter Porte is a NYU: Tisch and RADA trained performer living in Los Angeles. Some of his previous television credits include: MOM, NCIS:LA, Devious Maids, The New Normal, Parks and Recreation, Cold Case, CSI : Miami, Medium, New Girl, Telenovela, Swedish Dicks, The Good Nanny, Love at the Shore, Love Once and Always, A Gift to Remember, Gift to Remember 2, and Love in Rome. His Theatre credits include Troilus and Cressida (SoHo Rep), A Pretty Filthy Evening (Kirk Douglas), Scituate (Odyssey), Sky in Mamma Mia! (Broadway National), 5 seasons with the For the Record Company, the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s new play O.P.C at A.R.T. And most recently The Bachelor Musical. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Ricky Williams on the Young and the Restless (CBS), Brad Walker on Baby Daddy (Freeform), and a whole bunch of Hallmark Christmas movies. He’s thrilled to be joining Backyard Broadway and singing with all his old friends! @peteporte

Time

Friday, March 20 at 7:30

Tickets

$30, children 17 and under $15