RECENT NEWS

Beautiful Moment Album Release Party

I have the honor of joining LA Recording Artist, Alena Bernardi, onstage at her Album Release party in Detroit this month! 

First stop on tour!

Orange Park, FL

We have just returned from our first stop on tour, Orange Park, Florida. Six completely packed houses that jumped to their feet have started us off on what will surely be a successful run! 

WXYZ Detroit

The carolers from Meadow Brook Theatre spent a wonderful morning filming for WXYZ Detroit. For the spot, please click below!

3rd times a charm!

Meadow Brook Theatre

I feel so lucky to have been asked back for Meadow Brook Theatre's acclaimed Christmas tradition, A Christmas Carol again this year for their 34th anniversary performance. I will be reprising my role as Fred's Wife (Christmas Past u/s,Laundress u/s).Once again, I will be featured as a caroler! We will be singing Dicken's era Carols during the show as well as special events around Metro Detroit. Look for us during the Detroit Thanksgiving's Day Parade (Channel 4), Downtown Rochester's Laginappe Ceremony, On Channel 7 Action News, and more!Meadow Brook Theatre is an Equity theatre located in Rochester, MI. Director/Stage Manager: Terry W. CarpenterStarring Thomas D. Mahard as Ebenezor Scrooge 

Magenta is ready to Time Warp again!

The Performance Network (an Equity house in Ann Arbor, MI) will be reuniting the Meadow Brook Music Festival

cast of The Rocky Horror Show for a one night only midnight performance!

 

I am thrilled to timewarp as Magenta again and reunite with my Rocky family for what will be a very memorable and wild event.

"Hello, My name is Tracy Turnblad!"

I'm going from Legally Blonde, to a high teased brunette! I am thrilled to be playing Tracy Turnblad in the ATC Summer Production of Hairspray.  I'm excited to take on this memorable character, a girl wth  big dreams and an even bigger heart. It has been an honor to have been asked to return to my home town (Troy,MI) to join alumni and fellow professionals (along side some extremely talented kids) in the theatre company that nurished my passion for theatre. I hope you'll catch me, my wig and fat suit, and the nicest kids in town, this July!Box Office Phone
248 823-2923

The Cross and the Light:Tour

US Tour

Following a successful 2014 production of The Cross and the Light at the Detroit Music Hall, Creator and Executive Producer Kelly Neito reunites members of the cast for a Concert Experience tour. I am honored to be reprising my role of Mary Magdalene. 

Meadow Brook Theatre's A Christmas Carol

Meadow Brook Theatre

Anything but a "Bah Humbug!" I have been asked back to the beautiful Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, MI this year for their 33rd anniversary production of A Christmas Carol! Catch me as Fred's Wife, A Caroler, u/s Past and Laundress this holiday season as well as special events apperances such as the Detroit America's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more!Director/Stage Manager: Terry W. CarpenterStarring Thomas D. Mahard as Ebenezor Scrooge 

Cast Recording of The Cross and The Light

Northline Studios

Today the cast took to the recording studio to record the cast recording of The Cross and the Light. Stay tuned for cd release, ticket and merchandise info both here and at www.CrossandLight.com

Mary Magdalene in "The Cross and the Light"!

Detroit Music Hall, Detroit MI

Beyond thrilled to announce I will be joining the cast of "The Cross and the Light", an epic musical based on the life and resurrection of Christ. Please stay tuned for more information on updates, cast recordings, and more exciting news from this production and its future! Starring along side Capitol Records recording artist Tim Bowman Jr. as Thomas, famed Detroit vocalist Kenny Watson as Jesus, and more.

Some Special Event Details!

Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI

While I hope you will join us at Meadow Brook for A Christmas Carol, you can also catch me and my fellow carolers at various special events throughout this holiday season. Hope to see you there!

America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Detroit: (Thursday, Nov.28)-Tune in to Channel 4, beginning at 6am!

http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/parade

 

Langinappe: (Monday, Dec.2) join us in Downtown Rochester at 6:45pm for this wonderful Rochester tradition!

https://www.downtownrochestermi.com/events/lagniappe/

 

Kris Kringle Market: (Friday, Dec.6)-Join us in Downtown Rochester at 4:30pm for holiday fun!

https://www.downtownrochestermi.com/events/kris-kringle-market/

 

For show and ticket information please visit www.mbtheatre.com. 

Director/Stage Manager   Terry W. Carpenter

A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre!

Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI

I am over the moon excited to announce that I will be appearing in "A Christmas Carol" at Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, Michigan this holiday season!  With a tradition running 32 years strong at Meadow Brook, I can not wait to become a part of the Meadow Brook team to bring holiday joy to the area. 

 

For show and ticket information please visit www.mbtheatre.com. 

 

Director/Stage Manager   Terry W. Carpenter and Starring Thomas D. Mahard as Ebenezor Scrooge.

"54 Below Favorite"

54 Below, New York

​​I am thrilled to be asked back to perform alongside fellow  "The Callback"  former contestants for a reunion performance as a "54 Below favorite"! If you are in the New York area, please join us for a night of wild fun lead by the hilarious Christine Pedi at the legendary 54 Below.Hosted by Christine Pedi of Broadway's Chicago

Lincoln Center Performance: Part 2

Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York

I am thrilled to be asked back again this year to perform along side fellow HR Artist Management friends and peers for "A Salute to Broadway!"

Director: Jim Harwood ​Accompanist: Phil Hall​​ HR Artists Management

THE CALLBACK at 54 Below

54 Below, New York

Hosted by Christine Pedi of Broadway's Chicago

Doors open at 11pm. No cover; $20 food or beverage minimum. 

In the recording studio with Skunkmello

Manhattan, New York

I recently had the fantastic opportunity to record some background vocals for the super cool band, Skunkmello. Check out their new EP and hear a familiar voice! 

"From Book to Broadway!"

The Duplex, New York

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the cast of The Duplex Theatre's "FROM BOOK TO BROADWAY"! ​The show is described as "Not a typical showcase, FROM BOOK TO BROADWAY, presents only the best new voices New York has to offer. Each performer will have the opportunity to select one song from their audition "Book" and one song from an established Broadway composer. The show will feature hosts from the Broadway community and established Broadway composers."Directed by Lisa Moss,Produced by Thomas Honeck​

Duplex Theatre 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue

November 20th, 7pm Tickets are $15 with a two drink minimum Industry comp tickets are available for industry professionals​

For more information please call, (212) 255-5438 ​ ​

"Broadway Thru the Years"!

Bronxville, New York

My next project will be BROADWAY THRU THE AGES in Bronxville, New York. This project will benefit underprivileged children in the arts by providing them with scholarships for NYRKS programs! For tickets or information on the project or NYRKS, please call (914)337-3252.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!!

And the Winner is...?

Lafayette Grand Crystal Ballroom

As I was excited to announce earlier, I had been previously nominated for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for my role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde with the Detroit Actors Theatre Company. I am beyond excited to announce that at the DATCY Awards Gala on the 14th, I received the honor of "Best Actress". Just to be nominated in that category along side the other four phenomenal women, who I look up to, was truly an honor.

Time Warp!

Meadow Brook Music Festival

Don't dream it, Be it! I'm unbelievably thrilled to announce that I will be joining the cast of The Rocky Horror Show, as Magenta, playing at Meadow Brook Music Festival this September! For ticket information, please visit, www.Palacenet.com

Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination!

Detroit Actors Theatre Company

I am beyond excited to announce that I have been nominated for Best Actress in a leading role for my role as Elle Woods as part of the Detroit Actors Theatre Company. I am very much looking forward to reuniting with my Delta Nu cast members at the award ceremony come September 14th!

Lincoln Center Performance!

Lincoln Center

Thanks to Jim Harwood of HR Artists Management, I will be joining a fabulous group of performers at the Lincoln Center for a Broadway revue show entitled "On a Sunday Afternoon". On top of the ensemble numbers, I will have the honor of performing the Jason Robert Brown duet, "I'd Give It All For You", along side a great friend of mine, Ryan C. Dawley as well as performing "Get Out and Stay Out" from the musical 9 to 5. 

Woods, Elle

Detroit Actors Theatre Company

Someone pinch me! I'm still absolutely speechless but I am incredibly excited to announce that, come May, I will be playing the role of Elle Woods for the Detroit Actor's Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical! I am so excited to get the chance to live out my dream of playing such an inspiring character...and I won't deny that her fantastic pink wardrobe is a plus.Show dates are May 3-5 and May 10-12! For more information on the DATC and their upcoming productions, please visit www.thedatc.org

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Music Directing UnTangled

Bronxville, New York

Working with children performers is one of my very favorite things! I had the incredible honor of returning to Bronxville Schools to Music Direct UnTangled-A retelling of Rapunzel. Teaching children vocal technique, acting skills, and most of all, confidence is something I treasure and look forward to with each production.

Judging the Arts Beats and Eats-Rock the Mic contest

I am BEYOND excited to have been asked to special guest judge the 2019 Arts Beats and Eats-Rock the Mic contest! This contest continually brings out the most notable Detroit artists with the hopes of winning the large cash prize and a performance spot in the Festivals main stage event. 

Putting on my Music Director Hat

Bronxville, New York

I have a huge passion for teaching/directing theatre. Aside from running my own vocal and coaching studio, I often direct youth theatre and High School theatre at various schools throughout the country. This month I had the honor of being Music Director to 150 (yes, that many!) wonderful elementary school students in their performances in Lion King Jr: Pridelands. These kids put up a full 1.5 hour memorized and choreographed musical in just 9 days! To say I am proud of them is an understatement!

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Ashley  Yvonne

Actress-Singer-Dancer  (AEA,SAG-AFTRA) 

 

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