SKYLER ADAMS (Keith Partridge) OU alum. National Tours: Pippin (Lewis) MTWichita: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr.) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest), Monty Python's Spamalot (Not-Dead Fred / Minstrel / Prince Herbert) Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: World Premiere of Bartram and Hill’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Pinocchio); Drury Lane in Chicago: Next to Normal (Henry), Les Misérables (Marius); Lyric Opera of Chicago: Oklahoma! Paramount Theatre: Hair (Claude), Grease (Danny), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Altar Boyz (Matthew), and Riverside Theatre: Hero (Funny Thing...Forum). Big thanks to Bets, his family and Sam. Hope is real.
BRIANNA BORGER (Shirley Partridge) is thrilled to be back at The Mercury, where she spent the last two holiday seasons playing Alma Stossel in The Christmas Schooner. Chicagoland: The King & I (Anna - Jeff Nomination) and Into the Woods (Baker's Wife) at Porchlight Music Theatre, A Little Night Music (Petra) at Writers Theatre, Billy Elliot (Dead Mum) and Bye Bye Birdie (Doris MacAfee) at Drury Lane, The Secret Garden (Lily) at Light Opera Works, The American Girl Revue at American Girl Place, The Three Musketeers at Chicago Shakespeare. Also: The Full Monty (Georgie) at Peninsula Players, Always, Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline) at the Armory, The King & I (Anna) International Tour. Favorite roles: Mom to Ian, Wife to Adrian. And don't call me Shirley.
TIMOTHY EIDMAN (Chris Partridge) is stoked to be working on such a groovy project! He was last seen at The Mercury as a Swing in The Producers. Other credits include Oklahoma! (Dream Curly) and The Addams Family at the Tibbits Opera House; A Jazz Happening with Lucie Arnaz at Jacob's Pillow; She Loves Me (Kodaly), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Hot Mikado (The Mikado) at Loyola Univeristy Chicago. Recent alum of The School at Jacobs Pillow. Love to Mom and Dad! Timothyeidman.com
TINA GLUSCHENKO (Alice Nelson, u/s Carol Brady and Shirley Partridge) tours the country regularly with a sketch/improv group, Wavelength. Chicago credits include Windy City Playhouse (End Days), The Goodman Theatre (Rapture, Blister Burn; The House of Martin Guerre; Randy Newman’s Faust), Steppenwolf (My Thing of Love; Ghost In The Machine), Drury Lane Oakbrook (A Christmas Carol), Porchlight Music Theatre (A Class Act), Northlight Theatre (Away!), Chicago Shakespeare (Hamlet! The Musical), and Second City Theatricals (Sex and the Second City; Songs of the Second City). She has performed at Theatre at the Centre in Indiana (The Beverly Hillbillies, the Musical), at Ars Nova in New York (Melancholy Baby), and toured Nationally with Into The Woods and The Secret Garden.
DAN GOLD (Peter Brady, u/s Greg Brady) is grateful to be working with The Bardy Bunch team. Recent Chicago credits include The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago), The Book of Merman (Pride Films & Plays), Side Show (Porchlight Music Theater, u/s), South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees (Light Opera Works), and Jersey Shore: The Musical (4 Days Late Productions). He has sung with the University of Illinois' The Xtension Chords a cappella group, and studied at Second City's Music Improv Conservatory.
CORY GOODRICH (Carol Brady) is a Jeff Award-winning actress for her roles as Mother in Drury Lane’s Ragtime, and as June Carter in the Johnny Cash revue, Ring of Fire, at Mercury Theater Chicago. Recent roles include: The Bridges of Madison County (Marian), Arkansas Rep, The Addams Family (Alice), Mercury Theater, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pepa), Theatre at the Center Seussical the Musical (Maysie), Chicago Shakespeare and The Sound of Music (Sr Margaretta), Lyric Opera, Chicago. The winner of this year’s Cohen-Grappel Recording Endowment, Cory is dropping her next album, Wildwood Flower, a collection of traditional and original folk songs featuring the autoharp, on August 1st. For more info, visit www.corygoodrich.com
CALLIE JOHNSON (Cindy Brady, u/s Laurie Partridge) is a Chicago-based actress, and couldn't be happier to be using her lithping thkillth as Cindy Brady. Chicago credits include Melba Snyder in Pal Joey (Porchlight Music Theatre, Jeff Award: Cameo Performance), Natalie Goodman in Next to Normal (Drury Lane Oakbrook, Broadway World Award: Best Musical Revival), Carrie White in Carrie: The Musical (Bailiwick Theatre, Jeff Nomination: Best Leading Actress, Broadway World Nomination: Best Leading Actress), Natalie Haller in All Shook Up (Theatre at the Center, Broadway World Nomination: Best Leading Actress), Chloe Coverly in Arcadia (Writer's Theatre). Television: guest role on Chicago PD. Callie is also a proud player of the Peninsula Players in Door County, WI. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Columbia College Chicago, and is a vocal student of Rebecca Schorsch. www.calliejohnson.com
JEFFREY MAX (Reuben Kincaid, u/s Mike Brady) has been a professional Chicago actor for twenty years working all over the country. Chicago credits include Samuel in Pirates of Penzance, The Lion in The Wizard of Oz, The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Magaldi in Evita and The Pharaoh in Joseph…Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond. Other favorite roles are Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl and Jafar in Aladdin. Jeff is thrilled to be back in the 70s where he grew up!
ERIN MCGRATH (Laurie Patridge) is very excited to be joining The Bardy Bunch! She has recently performed around the Chicagoland area in City of Angels (Mallory/Avril) at the Marriott Theatre and A Christmas Story at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Erin has previously been seen as Delee on the Smokey Joe’s Cafe National Tour, in the new musical White Noise at the Royal George Theatre, on the Hairspray National Tour as Tammy (u/s Penny), and all around Europe in Shout! The Mod Musical and And the World Goes Round. She has also appeared on TV in shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Royal Pains as well as numerous commercials. Erin received her BFA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!)
JAKE NICHOLSON (Bobby Brady) Jake is thrilled to make his professional Chicago theatre debut with The Bardy Bunch! He recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he was seen in productions of Assassins and Legally Blonde. Jake is originally from Seattle where he worked at Village Theatre in both their youth program and their New Works program.
OLIVIA RENTERIA (Marcia Brady) Olivia is beyond grateful to be working at Mercury Theater for the first time! Her recent credits include Teen Bertie in Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), Jean in Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre). Other productions that she has been in include The Who’s Tommy, Cats, The Music Man (Paramount Theatre) and Oliver (Drury Lane Theatre). Olivia attends Point Park University and is an alumni member with The Ruth Page School of Dance and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. Olivia would like to thank her five sisters for inspiring her every day, her wonderful parents for pushing and supporting her and her grandparents for owning an amazing nonprofit studio called Maywood Fine Arts where it all began for Olivia! Thanks to Gray Talent group for all the opportunities that I have been given!
JARED REIN (Danny) made his Mercury Theater debut in The Addams Family and previously appeared as an ensemble member in Gyspy at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. He is a proud graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a BFA in musical theater.
MARY-MARGARET ROBERTS (Tracy Partridge) is thrilled to be a part of The Bardy Bunch. After completing her MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University, she moved to Chicago to live the dream! Some of her favorite Chicago credits include Doreen in Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre), Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Broadway Playhouse), Halle in Hey Dancin! Hey Musical! (Factory Theatre), and Anne in Anne of Green Gables (Provision Theatre). Mary-Margaret would like to dedicate this show to her family, close friends, and Matthew—her amazing support system. www.marymargaretroberts.com
JAKE STEMPEL (Chris Partridge, u/s Danny Partridge, Reuben Kincaid, Sam The Butcher) is thrilled to be performing with Disappearing Dog LLC and making his Mercury Theater debut. Previous credits include: the Chicagoland premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It (Chief Berry) at TATC, the world premiere of Café Variations directed by Anne Bogart, Mary Poppins at Stage 773, The Drowsy Chaperone (George) at Metropolis PAC, Gypsy (Tulsa) at Williams Street Rep., No Way To Treat A Lady and Christmas On Broadway at Fox Valley Rep., and Busytown and Alexander...Very Bad Day at Northbrook TYA. He's a proud graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank Disappearing Dog, The Mercury, and his family and friends for the support!
SAWYER SMITH (Greg Brady, u/s Keith Partridge) Is thrilled to be a part of this Bardy Bunch! Recent credits include The Producers (Mercury Theater), First Date (Royal George), The Addams Family (Mercury Theater), Cats, Rent, and A Chorus Line (Paramount Theater), and Carrie (Bailiwick Chicago). Sawyer toured the Caribbean in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean), Pippin (Bohemian Theater Ensemble), A Chorus Line, Children of Eden, Sweet Charity, Sunset Boulevard, Oklahoma, and Chicago (Timber Lake Playhouse). Choreography Credits: Heathers: The Musical (Kokandy Productions, Jeff Award), Titanic, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Griffin Theater), Sweet Charity (Timber Lake Playhouse). Sawyer is a graduate of The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Thanks to his wonderful family and friends for their support!
STEF TOVAR (Mike Brady) is a Jeff Award-winning Chicago actor, who most recently was seen as Cookie in Nice Work if You Can Get It at Theatre at the Center. Stef is the Founder and Artistic Director of Route 66 Theatre Company, where he played Nolan in No Wake in both Chicago and Los Angeles this season, directed by Kimberly Senior. Some of his favorite Chicago roles include Edward Bloom in Big Fish (TATC), Luther Billis in South Pacific (Marriott), Harold Hill in The Music Man (Paramount), Peter Stossell in The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater) and Noah in the world premiere of A Twist of Water (Route 66), which was remounted Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. His film and TV credits include Contagion, Chicago Fire, Boss and most recently, Bunker Hill with Fred Willard and Eric Roberts. www.steftovar.com.
BRET TUOMI (Sam the Butcher, Mr. Phillips, and more!) is super happy to be a part of this groovy show. Mixing 70s TV and Shakespeare sounds like his idea of a good time. Other less groovy Chicago credits include Henry V and Julius Caesar at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Ice Man Cometh and A Christmas Carol at The Goodman, Enron and The Price at TimeLine Theatre Company, and West Side Story and Billy Elliot at Drury Lane. He has also appeared on Broadway and the first national tour of Rock of Ages. Bret would like to thank his parents for letting him watch so much TV growing up.
ANNIE WATKINS (Jan Brady) Annie is thrilled to be reprising her role in The Bardy Bunch from the 2014 Off-Broadway production. Other credits include original casts of The Deathly Ones (Off-Broadway), Latvia/Latvia (Access Theatre), and Queen of the May (Galapagos Art Space). Annie Graduated From Circle in the Square Theatre School, and is a certified arts educator. She is also a proud member of the international commedia dell’arte troupe, Theatre Hotel Courage.
ANA MARIA ALVAREZ (u/s Alice) Honored to understudy Alice and work with the Brady Bunch cast and crew! Seen in The Goodman Theatre’s Another Word for Beauty, ensemble and u.s. for Ciliana and Bita in Yasmina’s Necklace for The New Stages Festival. Anna in Stuffing the Turkey with Broad Shoulder’s Productions. Sonia (u.s.) Sonia Flew at The Steppenwolf Theatre, Mother True West The Redtwist Theatre, and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella The Chicago Kids Co. Roles in Zarzuelas with The Spanish Repertory Theatre in NYC directed by Rene Buch, The Light Opera of Manhattan and The NY Gilbert and Sullivan players. Toured The Netherlands and USA with The London Savoyards. TV roles in The Exorcist, Sirens, Unsolved Mysteries, Early Edition, Film roles in Nothing Like the Holidays, Cup of my Blood, The Fugitive, Welcome Back to the Barrio, Rising Up, Setting Son and Change. BFA in Theatre from SMU in Dallas, TX.
ANDREW LUND (u/s Peter Brady, Bobby Brady, Chris Partridge) Andrew returns to the Mercury after appearing in the long-running hit Avenue Q! You may have recently caught him in The Nutcracker (The House Theatre of Chicago), Photograph 51 (20% Theatre), or Loving Repeating (Kokandy Productions). Chicago-area credits include Drury Lane Oakbrook (Charlotte's Web), Porchlight Music Theatre (A Funny Thing...Forum, Double Trouble, City of Angels, Anyone Can Whistle, Fade Out-Fade In), and Brown Paper Box Co. (Godspell). He is an ensemble member of (re)discover theatre, where he appeared in Lysistrata and 50 Shades of Shakespeare, and provided movement and immersion design for Farewell My Friend. Andrew is an alumni of iO Chicago and ANARCHY: An Improvised Rock Opera. www.andrew-lund.com
RAINEY WRIGHT (u/s Marcia, Jan and Cindy Brady, Tracy Partridge) is excited to be making her professional debut with The Bardy Bunch! She recently graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. At Millikin, she had the mainstage roles of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and Wendy in Peter Pan. Other roles include Tricia in Dog Sees God (Pipe Dreams Studio, Decatur, IL), Mary Jane in Reefer Madness and Janet Weiss in Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Avon, Decatur, IL). Rainey has also trained at iO Chicago in their 5-week Improv Intensive and performed professionally at Six Flags in Gurnee, IL. An avid fan of The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, Rainey is thrilled to be part of this far-out show!
In the summer of 1974, the Brady and Partridge Families, recently canceled by ABC and no longer under America's watchful eye, met in a blood-soaked, passion-filled, vengeance-fueled, very special episode of Shakespearean proportions.