The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) has announced the Professional Acting Company for the 2019 Summer Repertory Season. With three productions in the making, the multi-talented six-member company that includes Kayla Ryan Walsh, Johnny Link, Whitney Noelle, Adam Marcantoni, Linnea Scott and Patrick Monaghan, is gearing up to bring Trinidad another fantastic summer of entertaining theater.
The 2019 Summer Season begins with the military play, Grounded by George Brant and will be directed by Artistic Director Eli Carpenter. Grounded will star a returning favorite from New York City, Kayla Ryan Walsh. This one woman show tells the story of an unnamed fighter pilot in the US Air Force who becomes pregnant unexpectedly, forcing her to stop flying. Grounded runs July 5-August 18.
The Last Five Years
Next in the season is “The Last Five Years” directed by SCRT Associate Artistic Director, James Bruenger. “The Last Five Year” will star Johnny Link and Whitney Noelle both based out New York City. Noelle was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado.
This piece of musical theatre, written by one of the most important living American composers, Jason Robert Brown, follows Jamie through the start of his relationship with Cathy, moving forward in time, while it follows Cathy after their relationship has ended, moving backwards.
For one brief moment they meet in the middle of the show, as we see a glimpse at the momentary brush of balance in the relationship. “The Last Five Years” runs July 12-August 17.
The 39 Steps
To round out the season, the SCRT will produce The 39 Steps, a laugh-out-loud adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic movie by the same title.
This production will feature a company of four stellar comedians, two of whom actually play clowns. The ensemble is led by Adam Marcantoni and supported by Linnea Scott, Patrick Monaghan, and the aforementioned Kayla Ryan Walsh. The 39 Steps runs July 26-August 16.
About the actors
Kayla Ryan Walsh
Walsh is delighted to return to SCRT after appearing in last summer’s season “Favorite.” Regional credits include “Fly By Night,” “Into the Woods,” “Hairspray,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “God of Carnage,” “Blithe Spirit,” and “An American in Paris” to name a few.
Walsh was an Acting Apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study Shakespeare at The Globe in London. Kayla and Alexander Sage Oyen will be releasing an album this fall, “Maybe Manhattan.”
Johnny Link is a Chicago native residing in NYC. Credits include the national tour of “Cinderella,” the U.S. premiere of Tim Rice’s “From Here to Eternity,” and “Stepchild,” a new musical collaboration with deaf artists.
Other roles include Marius (“Les Miserables”), Georg (“Spring Awakening”) and Starbuck (“110 in the Shade”).
Whitney Noelle is ecstatic to be part of SCRT’s summer company playing one of her dream roles. Though she now calls New York City home, Noelle is a Colorado native born and raised in Littleton.
Most recently Noelle played Katherine Plumber in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre’s production of “Newsies.” Other favorite credits include Nellie Forbush (“South Pacific”), Annie (“Evil Dead The Musical”), Yonah (“Children of Eden”), Cinderella (“Cinderella”), Luisa (“The Fantasticks”), and Logainne (“Spelling Bee”).
Adam Marcantoni is a Colorado native and currently based out of Chicago. His theater credits include “Midnight Cowboy” (Lifeline Theatre); “The Adventures of Augie March” (U/S Court Theatre); “HIR” (U/S Steppenwolf); “The Woman Before” (Trap Door Theatre); “Henry V” (Chicago Shakespeare); “Letters Home, Into America” (Griffin Theatre); “Dog Sees God” (Fearless Theater) and “The Doin’ The Most Comedy Series” (The Black Actors Guild, Denver).
Marcantoni’s film credits include “Putting Down Charlie” (Dir. Owen Dunne); “Getting the Axe,” “Scopophilia” (Dir. Kathyrn Lunte).
Adam has a BFA from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Linnea Scott is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she will be receiving her BFA in Drama.
Scott was raised in Denver and first discovered her love for acting while attending Denver School of the Arts as a theatre major. Some recent stage credits include “Balm in Gilead” (Darlene), “The Things They Carried” (Various Roles), “Scenes from an Execution” (Pastaccio), and “Hamlet” (Gertrude/Ghost). This is her second summer at SCRT.
Patrick Monaghan is very excited to be joining the SCRT team for the first time this summer. A native of New Jersey, this fall he’ll start his fourth year in the B.F.A. acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Previous credits include; “Midsummer Nights Dream” (Bottom), “As You Like It” (Orlando), “Lives of Reason” (Jimmy) all with the Two River Theater Company. At university: “Balm in Gilead” (Joe), “Scenes from an Execution” (Admiral Suffici) and “Othello” (Iago).