mad Alums on the Move
Mika Mcgee Kleinschmidt
We sat down with mad Theatre of Tampa alum Mika McGee Kleinschmidt, co-star of 100 Day Dream Home. Mika was in our productions of RENT, Cabaret, and Green Day’s American Idiot. Watch to see Mika answer 50 mad questions here on our YouTube Channel.
Tune in to 100 Day Dream Home on HGTV to see her and her husband, Brian, in action! New season starts January 2022. Read more about the show here.
Photo credit: Upper & Lower Left; Green Day’s American Idiot – Chaz D. Photography
Right; RENT – Design by Vito
Amanda Fallon smith
Congratulations to Amanda Fallon Smith who rejoined the national tour of Wicked as Nessarose, the Wicked Witch of the East and sister to Elphaba. Amanda is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. She was fortunate to spend a year as Miss Pennsylvania 2014, winning the talent award at the annual Miss America Pageant. Amanda is originally from Tampa, Florida and performed with mad Theatre of Tampa as Rosa Bud in our 2013 production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Shaun Rice’s creative pursuits have led him from the South to the Big Apple and beyond. He has been touring the globe and performing regionally for the past ten years. His most notable roles were touring the US and Asia as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family Musical and as Alf in Peter and the Starcatcher. We remember him well when he appeared in our 2004 and 2005 productions of Perfectly Frank and Ragtime before he directed Quilt for us in 2006. Shaun returned to the mad Theatre of Tampa as the Director of The Toxic Avenger in October 2021.
Most recently Mark Bacon starred as JM Barrie in the national tour of Finding Neverland. Mark was the lead soloist for Aida Cruise Lines, Hamburg, Germany and appeared in the regional premiere of Heathers along with several productions around the US including Hairspray with mad Theatre, Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Live, Cabaret, All Shook Up!, RENT, and Brigadoon. Mark graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
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mad Theatre of Tampa, Inc.
P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602
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