Stage Talk Preview: Fever 2016

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Chanbrielle Beason (Dixie, season company performer) is marks her third production with C-PAC. Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Chanbrielle expressed a love for the performing arts at a very young age; growing up singing in the church choir, competing in pageants, and taking dance classes. She has appeared in Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wiz, and C-PAC’s Christmas Cabaret and Dreamgirls, the Revue. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this company, and thanks Kirk and Scott for their vision and commitment. She also thanks her parents and grandparents for their unconditional love, and her family and friends for their unwavering support.

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Kristina Nieskens (Rosalie, Guest Artist) is incredibly excited to make her debut performance with Charleston Performing Arts Center! Kristina is a New Jersey native with a BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University. Back in the concrete jungle, Kristina loves performing with her a cappella group, Echo A Cappella, and Elan Artist’s vocal entertainment group, The New York Melodies. Favorite roles include Mrs. Mullin (Carousel), Effy (The Spitfire Grill), and Gladys (The Pajama Game). She would like to thank the one and only Madame Samaras, who has never fallen short with her support and positive energy.

Maureen Remerowski (Fanny, season company performer) marks her fourth production with CPAC and third as a season company performer. Favorite theatre credits include Some Enchanted Evening (Nellie), Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and The Rocky Horror Show!. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Maureen has appeared at many events and weddings across the Midwest and Northeast regions. Some favorites include, walking the runway at the National Bridal Market in Chicago, IL and singing the National Anthem in her hometown at a Cleveland Indians game. She is a song writer and recorded many in Chicago, IL – some are featured in the film “Of Boys and Men”. She thanks to Kirk and Scott for this opportunity and their hard work, and is honored and blessed to work and learn from you, and the amazing cast! She also thanks her husband, Josh, for his love and homemade sweet potato fries on Sundays! (They are still really good!)

Sarah M. Taylor (Millie, dancer) is a native of Charleston, South Carolina who recently received her BA in Theatre from the College of Charleston. Under the mentorship and guidance of Myra Chamble (Artistic Dir., Cannon Street YMCA), she has been dancing since the age of 4 (Ballet, Tap, African, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz). She is a dance instructor at the Y-Dance Program. Along with appearing on Broadway and screen, she aspires to one day own her own dance company. Sarah made her C-PAC debut with Dreamgirls: The Revue.

Renee Turner (Mae, guest artist) comes to us direct from Detroit, where the Motown native has worked with Martha Reeves, the Stubbs Sisters (of the Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs), and Keith John, longtime backup singer for Stevie Wonder; and whose father Little Willie John was the first artist to record “Fever”. Earlier this year, Renee recorded a song composed by bestselling author Mitch Albom (“Tuesday’s with Morrie”) for the companion CD to his latest book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto”. She then performed it live at Detroit’s famed Fox Theatre, sharing the stage with Michael Bolton. Renee is a member of Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, voted Detroit’s Favorite Band for the past two years. She has been delighting audiences since before becoming a teenager. Her favorite roles include Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), The Witch (Into the Woods), Nancy (Oliver!), Reno Sweeny (Anything Goes), and The Yellow Girl (Shout: The Mod Musical). She has a musical theatre degree from Oakland University in Michigan, and has studied with accomplished artists including Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen. Renee wants to thank her new friends in the Lowcountry for hosting her with warmth and genuine Southern Hospitality.

Tiffany West (Fay, company member, dance captain) hails from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and has been dancing for over 20 years. Trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap and modern, she attended three Radio City Rockette Summer Intensives, as well as, C-PAC’s Broadway Training Program in NYC. Tiffany has studied Acting, Voice, and Dance with C-PAC’s South Carolina Musical Theatre Conservatory. She sits on C-PAC’s Board of Directors, instructs dance for the Kid On Stage program, and is the Dance Captain and Assistant to Choreographer. In her second year as a C-PAC company performer, Fever marks her tenth show with the company. Her C-PAC credits started with their first-ever production, Santa’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque (2013). Her passion for dance and musical theatre combined with her board position, fuels her high hopes and expectations for The Charleston Performing Arts Center. She thanks her family, friends, and co-workers for their unwavering support as she pursues her dreams of being on stage; and most of all Kirk and Scott for the opportunity to do so!

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