MEET THE CAST Peggy Stratton (Ensemble, Tour Guide, Signora Naccarelli [May 27-29])...is de-LIGHTed to perform for her first time at the iconic Altarena Playhouse. Bay Area audiences may (or may not) remember Peggy from 17 years of playing wacky characters in Danville’s Reel Blondes/Wigged Out. Other favorite shows include The Full Monty at TVRT, The Sound of Music at CCCT and TVRT, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm as Aunt Miranda at the Firehouse Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie as Muzzy, with TVRT, Ragtime and Cinderella with ACLO, Evita with CCMT, The Mystery of Edwin Drood as Princess Puffer (Shelly Award nominee). Plus many more shows she disavows any knowledge of. Peggy also volunteers for ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation), and fosters dogs for their Pets for Vets Program. Thanks to Bob Stratton - also in the show- for sharing the commute. Thanks also to Stewart for having faith in me! ... See MoreSee Less
MEET THE CAST Donna Turner (Margaret)...is thrilled to explore Italy with such a wonderful cast and production team in this dream role, her 13th show for Altarena, having also appeared in Nunsense (Robert Anne); Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone); Almost, Maine; Gypsy (Madame Rose); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Hay Fever (Judith Bliss); Urinetown (Pennywise); Moonlight and Magnolias (Miss Poppenghul); Spitfire Grill (Shelby); Brighten Beach Memoirs (Blanche); Dames at Sea (Joan) and Babes in Arms (Susie). She will also be directing The Taffetas for Altarena’s 2016 Holiday Show. Elsewhere, Donna received a Shellie Award for Helga in Kindertransport and nominations for City of Angels (Mallory); Me and My Girl (Lady Jacqueline); Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman) and The Women (Mary Haines). Other favorites include Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Chicago (Roxy); Sweet Charity (Charity) and Singing in the Rain (Lena Lamont). Donna is a BokFu Black Belt and has a Drama BFA from SFSU. Love and devotion to Stewart and Boo. ... See MoreSee Less
MEET THE CAST Maggie Tenenbaum (Signora Naccarelli)...was last seen on the Altarena stage in Urinetown in 2007, and she is so happy to be back for a trip to Florence with this phenomenal cast and crew. A Bay Area native, Maggie received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Cruz and since then has performed throughout the region with companies such as Ray of Light, Douglas Morrisson, DLOC, CCCT, and Goat Hall Productions. Favorite roles include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Grace in Annie, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Elsa in The Sound of Music, and Claudia in Nine (the first time she played a passionate Italian). Maggie also sings seasonally with the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, and with the new vocal ensemble NovAntiqua. ... See MoreSee Less
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