2016/2017 Guest Artists
Josh’s performance credits include the National Tours of “Mamma Mia!” and “Legally Blonde” as well as numerous regional theater productions including The Guthrie Theater, Papermill Playhouse, Children’s Theater Company, Jungle Theater, TUTS, and the Ordway Playhouse. His recent directing credits include “Calvin Berger” at Minneapolis Music Theater, Open Window, MN Fringe Festival, Avant Guard Theater and The Ritz Theater.
Katie Gearty is the lead singer for Minneapolis band “Hookers and Blow” since 2009. She also performs with Minneapolis Legend Mick Sterling & Cate Fierro in the 9-piece power house soul/r&b band, The Irresistibles. Both bands perform regularly around Minnesota, and some of their favorite venues are The Dakota Jazz Club, The Narrows Saloon in Navarre and Mayslacks. Some of her accomplishments include working with Bruce Henry, The Modd Squad, Debbie Duncan, JD Steele, Christine Rosholt, Arnie Fogel, Steve Clarke & The Working Stiffs, Kurt Jorgensen, Sam Kuusisto, Larry Fountain, stepping in for bands such as Synergy, Bruce Balgaard & The Covers, The Sevilles, The Atlantis Quartet and Colleen Raye’s Girl Singers ‘The Sirens of The 60’s’ and ‘Broadways Best’ productions. www.katiegearty.com
Michael Hanna is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training program. Some recent credits include “My Fair Lady,” “Born Yesterday” and “Those Who Favor Fire” at the Guthrie Theater, “Stars and Stripes” with The Mixed Blood Theatre, “The Light in the Piazza” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Hope Summer Repertory Theater. Michael played the role of “Christian Michaels” in COLLIDE’s “Class of ’85″. He recently performed as “Romeo” in Park Square’s “Romeo and Juliet” and in Workhouse Productions “The Reagan Years.”
Doug is a full time working musician with 30 years experience playing classical, jazz, rock, calypso, reggae and blues piano and keyboards. Current and recent projects include The Auto Body Experience, a 7-piece original rock band led by guitarist Scott Yoho, Hair and The Rocky Horror Show with Candid Theater Company, Connie and Herb, Peace Meal, The Fleetwood Mac Attack, Steeling Dan, The Metro Mix, Power of Ten, The Gentlemen’s Club, The St. Croix Jazz Orchestra, The Big Stoop Big Band, and the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network. Doug served as music director at Interact Center For the Visual and Performing Arts from 2004-2005, is an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and theMN Music Teachers Association.