Welcome to Curtains for a Cause, a Capital City Playhouse benefit that over the years has benefitted not for profit organizations and programs such as the  Brian Jackson Dystonia Research & Discovery Program at FSU College of Medicine, Character & Heritage Institute, Ability First and various other worthwhile charities!

Congratulations to my new cast of
"Are We There Yet?"

Sarah Fuhrman

Sarah is a second year Theatre major at The Florida State University. She has performed on a variety of stages including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Coral Springs Center for the Arts, and the Julliard School Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York, along with her high school stage in Coral Springs. Her most recent and rewarding performance was Mark Marple’s Curtains for a Cause 2014 production of Forbidden Broadway. She is forever grateful and honored to be given this opportunity again. Sarah is extremely excited to perform alongside and with such a talented cast and crew. She is also very appreciative to have such a loving and supportive family behind her the whole way especially her Mom, Dad and sister.




Megan Rochford

Megan is ecstatic to be doing her second show at Capital City Playhouse for “Curtains for a Cause”. She is a sophomore at FSU studying Business, that hopes to one day own her own Theatre Production Company. Her favorite roles include Rona (Putnam), Penny (Hairspray), Amber (Hairspray) and Understudy Nina (In the Heights). She’s extremely grateful to be a part of this production and would like to thank Mark, her director, for the opportunity and coaching. Additionally, she would like to thank her family and friends for their never-ending love and support! She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does performing it!


Emily Pfender

Emily Pfender is a Junior who has attended Reinhardt University for Vocal Performance and now Tallahassee Community College with the hopes of attending Florida State University. She has been in "Once Upon a Mattress" as Lady Larken, "Little Women" as Amy March, and "Annie Get Your Gun" as Nellie. She has also been in the short film, "Higher Power" as General Wrath. In "Are We There Yet" Emily features as many roles, alongside her talented cast. Emily is extremely grateful to Mark Marple for giving her this opportunity to be in this fun show.  She also thanks her parents and past teachers who have always supported her wishes of acting.  


Ryan Akers

Ryan Akers is absolutely thrilled to be performing under the direction of Mark Marple for Capital City Playhouse for a third time.  Every experience has been enlightening and rewarding and he can’t believe this time will be any different.  A graduate of Florida State University with degrees in Finance and Real Estate, he has since devoted his time to pursue his true dream, a career in front of the camera and audience. Having the privilege to portray characters like Happy Loman in “Death of a Salesman”, Froggy LeSeuer in “The Foreigner”, and impersonate Casey Kasem in Mark’s production of “Rocking Through the Ages” has happily prepared Ryan to continue down this life path of acting and production.  He is quite sure that, despite no vocal or singing training earlier in life, Mark has made the right choice in casting him for the numerous roles that you all are about witness and enjoy.  Happy Valentine’s Day.




Jonathan Bottisti

Johnathan is proud to join alongside the talent at Capital City Playhouse for "Curtains for a Cause". He is a freshman BA Theatre Major at Florida State planning to better his talents in the art of acting, directing, dramaturgy and film. His favorite roles played in the past include Horton (Seussical), Prince Dauntless (Once Upon a Mattress) and Professor Callahan (Legally Blonde). He would like to thank his parents, sister and best friends (Abbie Argo, Jules Anzano, Bradley Johnson and Reva Stover) for supporting him every step of the way. He would also like to thank his director Mark for giving him this amazing opportunity and for seeing something in him.



Bradley Johnson

Bradley Johnson is a freshman BA Theatre major and is thrilled to be involved in Are We There Yet? His theatre credits include Children of Eden (Young Abel), Our Town (Joe Crowell), My Fair Lady (Colonel Pickering) and The Phantom of the Opera (Monsieur Lefevre). Bradley is excited to be able to work with “Curtains for a Cause’’ and is enjoying developing his skills in acting and playwriting.


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Congratulations to my Wonderful and Talented Cast of "Forbidden Broadway" and the crew that made it go off flawlessly! I am blessed to be able to work with so many amazing people! You helped TMH Foundation, the Jackson Family and FSU College of Medicine reach donation peaks way over last year and kept evryone in stiches! See you all in the future and remember to "break a leg!"

Forbidden Broadway
Cast bios and pictures


 
Amber Steward

Amber is a senior at Leon High School. She works for the city of Tallahassee as a Lifeguard and dances with both Dance Tallahassee and Danceffects in their company. Though she has been involved with theater since she was ten, dance has been a lifelong passion since she was four. She is thrilled to be working on her third show with Mark Marple in seven years including the USO Tribute show in the FSU Circus tent and A Tribute to Ed Sullivan at UCC. She'd like to thank the cast and crew for the opportunity and experience and
looks forward to Valentine’s Day
!

Sarah Rose Fuhrman

Sarah is a first year Theatre major at The Florida State University. She has performed on a variety of stages including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Coral Springs Center for the Arts, and the Julliard School Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York, along with her high school stage in Coral Springs. Her most recent and rewarding performances include Jojo in Seussical, Annie in Annie and Tracy in Hairspray. This will be her first production under the direction of Mark A. Marple, and she is forever grateful and honored to be given this opportunity. Sarah is extremely excited to perform alongside and with such a talented cast and crew. She is also very appreciative to have such a loving and supportive family behind her the whole way especially her Mom, Dad and sister.

 

  

 Megan Rochford

Megan is ecstatic to be doing her first show at Capital City Playhouse for “Curtains for a Cause”. She is a freshman at FSU studying Business, that hopes to one day own her own Theatre Production Company. Her favorite roles include Rona (Putnam), Penny (Hairspray), Amber (Hairspray) and Understudy Nina (In the Heights). She’s extremely grateful to be a part of this production and would like to thank Mark, her director, for the opportunity and coaching. Additionally, she would like to thank her family and friends for their never-ending love and support! She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does performing it!

 

 

 Sue Sartorelli

Sue Sartorelli has been involved with community and regional professional theater for over 40 years in New Hampshire. This is her first show in Tallahassee since moving here 2 years ago. She is the mother of 2 grown sons and has 2 grandchildren. Sue taught dance at her own studio in Concord, NH for many years. After selling her studio to a former student, she went on to earn her Certificate in Early Childhood Education and began teaching at a private pre-school. She remained in demand as a choreographer for pageant organizations and numerous community theater groups. Over the years, she has directed, stage managed, produced and had minor and leading roles in countless musical productions in the New England area. Recent roles include Mama Rose in GYPSY, Miss Mona in BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Reverend Mother & Sister Hubert in NUNSENSE, Mimi Schwinn in A NEW BRAIN for which she was runner-up for Best Actress-Musical, 2011 NH Theater Awards. Her choreography of THE FULL MONTY was also nominated for the Best award in 2010. Relocating to Florida to follow her heart (high school boyfriend!) started a new chapter in Sue's personal life as well as her theatrical career. She wants to thank Mikey for loving her and Mark for casting her!

 

  Mathew Hargreaves

A graduate of Chiles high school, Mathew is currently enrolled at TCC for Medical Administration and Management.  He has appeared in various productions such as: Beauty and the Beast, Swing, and the Taffetas. He currently works at the Department of Education in the Office of Student Financial Assistance as a Program Specialist II.

Kyle Davis 

Kyle Davis' passion for performing began in a high school drama class and has been present ever since. His other productions with Capital City Playhouse include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] and The Complete History of America [abridged]. Now a graduate of THE Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Kyle plans on pursuing acting and filmmaking as a career. God Bless, and Go 'Noles.

 

 

 


To last year's cast:

Congratulations to my wonderful cast and crew for 2013 Curtains For A Cause and our production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"! 
We kept them laughing and applauding while raising money for such a great cause: The Brian Jackson Dystonia Research & Discovery program at FSU College of Medicine. Looking forward to next year's production on February 14, 2014. Keep an eye on the website for future developments, casting and crew opportunities and other ways to help our community through the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation.
Director: Mark A. Marple

Skyler Matchett
Skyler has most recently been seen as Jack’s Mother in Into The Woods, Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress, and a featured soloist in Godspell – all with the wonderful people of Quincy Music Theatre. As a junior Media/Communication Studies major at Florida State University and the current Social Coordinator of Lady Spirithunters, an all-female group dedicated to spreading Seminole spirit, Skyler has no trouble staying busy. She is pleased to be on stage with such a hardworking group of performers.

 

Amanda Boger

Amanda’s lifelong passion has always been performance.  She has performed in over 16 plays and musicals, received 10 years of extensive vocal training, and 6 years of dance including ballet and contemporary. Although Anchorage, Alaska is her home, she has performed all over the world including Europe, Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Orchestra Hall, Washington D.C., the Midwest, and throughout Alaska.  She is currently a theatre major at FSU and is delighted to be a part of this wonderful cast. 

 

Miles Postlethwait
Miles Postlethwait is a sophomore B.A. Theatre Major at Florida State University. He has previously appeared in Theatre A La Carte’s production of Next to Normal, and the F.S.U. School of Theatre productions Tortoise and the Hare and The Seagull. Miles is pursuing a career on stage, in film, music, art or wherever the wind may take him. And he is incredibly proud to be a part of such a wonderfully fun and incredibly talented cast and crew.


Kasey Jaymes Sanchez
Kasey is a second year Theatre major at FSU. Previous roles include: Jesus (Godspell), Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), Adam/ Noah (Children of Eden), Albert (Bye Bye Birdie), Sir Harry (Once Upon a Mattress), Jesus (Jesus
Christ Superstar) and many more. Kasey also has experience in puppeteering and circus arts. He is pleased to be a current member of the cast of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!

Andrew Small
Andrew is a freshman at Florida State University and is performing in his first show since attending the School of Theatre. While he focuses mainly on technical aspects, Andrew has perform in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Gypsy (Tulsa), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Dr. Chasuble). His goal is to work as a Stage Manager or a Lighting Designer after he graduates with his BA. He would like to thank his fellow cast mates for welcoming him to the show. He would also like to thank his director, Mark, for giving him a chance to perform once again and for trusting him.

Trisha "Fearless" Carter
Trisha Carter, better known as "Fearless", is an actor that can take direction  and has no problem doing what is necessary to create the scene. She began her interest in acting at TCC  where she took an acting class taught by
Mark A. Marple. Her determination and drive earned her the nickname "Fearless". She has appeared in the Theatre Ala Carte production of "Curtains" directed by Eric Hurst, and has appeared in films such as "The Faculty" directed by Clarissa Dorson and "The Eyes of Heaven" directed by Grace Hendley. She also was the principal actor in the competition piece Walking Dead 2.5 by Tonya Francois. Trisha also worked with Alan Nelson in the Improvisation Group "Thought Process"

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