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Meet the cast: BEAT IT! Back to the ’80s – Musical MainStage

Our first tribute to that totally righteous decade—the ‘80s–was an absolute sell-out! So rinse and repeat
and this one’s getting close.  BEAT IT! Back to the ’80s – April 29 & 30, 2019.

With an all-star cast it’s no surprise—just look who we’ve got!

ALLIE BABICH was one of this series’ very first Rising Stars. That was ten years ago and oh, the places she’s gone! A graduate of the University of MN/Guthrie program, Allie has appeared across the country singing and speaking Shakespeare. Favorite roles include VIOLET at Skylight Music Theatre, Rosalind (AS YOU LIKE IT) at the American Shakespeare Center, and Ela (CHARLEY'S AUNT) at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Allie looks forward to making her Door Shakespeare debut this summer.

TOMMY HAHN is on his some-teenth Musical MainStage appearance because well, he’s Tommy Hahn. Among his credits: MAN OF LA MANCHA (Milwaukee Rep); RENT, LES MISERABLES, and MUSIC MAN (Skylight); JC SUPERSTAR (Rochester Civic Theatre), PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at the Fireside; PHANTOM, EVITA, MISS SAIGON (Marriott Lincolnshire); and DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE (Broadway Playhouse, Chicago).

JOSH KRAUSE’s credits include SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME (Two Crows Theater); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Children’s Theater of Madison); THE RECRUITING OFFICER, BORN YESTERDAY, and OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD (American Players Theater, where he’ll spend the summer); EQUIVOCATION (Next Act); MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET and GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Milwaukee Chamber Theater); and VISITING MR. GREEN and JEEVES AT SEA with Artists’ Ensemble.

BETH MULKERRON appeared Off-Broadway in REDHOOK (H.C., Lambs Theatre). Regionally: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Linkup Series), MAN OF LA MANCHA and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Milwaukee Rep), FALLEN ANGELS (Milwaukee Chamber), WINTER'S TALE (Optimist Theatre), BIG (First Stage), SIZZLIN' 60's (Fireside), CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES (Marcus Center), SUNDAY IN THE PARK… (Windfall Theatre), and A CHORUS LINE (MOT/TheaterRED).

ELLA ROSE KLEEFISCH returns for her second Rising Star turn. She’s been seen on the Sunset Playhouseboards as Baby June in GYPSY!, Little Red in INTO THE WOODS, and Jane in MARY POPPINS. Other credits include Young Violet in Skylight’s VIOLET, Amy in LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL at Lake Country Playhouse, Opal in Acacia Theatre's OPAL, and Nellie in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN for Waukesha Civic.

Plus KERRY HART BIENEMAN on keys, CASEY OLSON on guitar, TIM KARTH behind the drums, and the usual SUSAN LOVERIDGE-BOB HIRSCHI combo platter doing play-by-play. Missing this one will be grody to the max. Word.

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