Meet the Cast – Part 3.

October 14, 2010

The show has opened and is going into it’s second full week of performances! Make sure you get your tickets while they are still available… But in the meantime meet some more of our lovely and talented cast members.

Name: Jason Kappus

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Role: Ensemble/Dance Captain (u/s Rocco, Billy, Narrator)

Describe your character in 3 words: Smart guy.

First musical you ever saw: Music Man

Favorite Italian food: Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Favorite song in the show: Sandwiches to Make

Favorite place in New Jersey: Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop

Favorite rehearsal moment so far: Watching Briga do Someone That I Hate for the first time during our first run through.  She’s hilarious.

Name:  Denise DeMirjian

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA

Role:  Millie

Describe your character in 3 words:  Sweet, Strong and somewhat Naive

First musical you ever saw: Peter Pan

Favorite Italian food: Pasta With Clams!  Actually anything

Favorite song in the show: Once Upon A Time in New Jersey (all versions)

Favorite place in New Jersey:  The Shore

Favorite rehearsal moment so far: Our ensemble Finale because it is touching and fun. Otherwise I have my work cut out for me!

Name: Briga Heelan

Hometown: Andover, MA

Role: Angie

Describe your character in 3 words: Passionate, innocent, and romantic. If there’s one word for being very bad at time management, she’d be that too.

First musical you ever saw: “Little Shop of Horrors” starring my mommy. I cried when the plant ate her.

Favorite Italian food: Canoli?

Favorite song in the show: The part of “Mrs. Lobianco” when they say “Anco, Anco, Anco” echo style… to be specific.

Favorite place in New Jersey: Upper Montclair where my Aunt, Uncle, and incredible cousins live!!

Favorite rehearsal moment so far: Anytime I find myself trapped inside a heart of garlic cloves with David is…magical.

Name:  Jeremy Cohen

Hometown:  Roslyn, NY

Role:  Rocco

Describe your character in 3 words:  The Love Machine

First musical you ever saw:  Phantom.  Or maybe 42nd Street.  Coulda been Starlight Express.  I don’t remember much from the 80’s.  It’s pretty much a blur of Mario Brothers, games at Shea and episodes of DuckTales.

Favorite Italian food:  Gnocchi Bolognese with plenty of parmesan, topped off with a full-bodied Italian red.

Favorite song in the show:  Quando Scungili.  Always had a soft spot for La Serenissima.

Favorite place in New Jersey:  Carlo’s Bake Shop, Hoboken.  CAKE BOSS Headquarters.  If Rocco needed a wedding cake, this is where he’d go.  If Rocco needed a wedding cake, that is.

Favorite rehearsal moment so far: Gliding down the Canal Grande, just south of the Rialto.  At least that’s where I pictured myself.  Someday I’ll go back with the Etta’s…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: