Cast of "My Man Godfrey"
Character: Godfrey Parke
Van Rockwell is thrilled to be back on the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre stage once again, with this wonderful cast and crew. Latest credits include directing Blacklisters for Brelby Theatre as well as appearing in Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See (as Stan) at Stray Cat Theatre, Charley’s Aunt (as Charley) for Don Bluth, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (as Brian) at Fountain Hills Theatre. “Shout-outs to our leader Gary, the cast and crew, my folks, Amie, Charlie; Gil, Michael T., and Rick for insisting I ‘keep going for it,’ all my past restaurants jobs for the tray practice, and my pup Neko.”
Character: Alexander Bullock
Frank is a familiar face around the Valley having appeared in over 100 theatre productions as well as more than half a dozen TV shows and movies. He is very excited to be working with this incredible cast. Some of his favorite rolls have been the recently performed Uncle Billy (It's A Wonderful Life), The Kralahome (King and I), Dr. Bradman (Blithe Spirit) as well as Murray (The Odd Couple). A very special thank you to our Director Mr. Don Bluth for this fabulous opportunity. When not performing Frank is the proud father of four wonderful grown children and two fabulous granddaughters.
Amie (Molly) recently appeared with Southwest Shakespeare Company as Gertrude (Hamlet) and Margaret (Much Ado). She has her Master’s degree in acting from BSA in England, where she spent a year studying classical British theater. Some of her favorite roles include The Witch (Into The Woods), Mayzie (Seussical), Nurse Grice (Dracula), Reno (Anything Goes), and The Narrator (Joseph). Thank you to her family for their love, to the audience for supporting live theatre, and to her pack, the best gift she could ever ask for.
Character: Angelica Bullock
Janis is thrilled to be back at DBFRT, having last been seen as Berta in the summer of 2015's hit 'Boeing ,Boeing.' She also directed last summer's production of 'Private Lives.' Janis has an MFA in theater and can be seen around the valley on many stages. Favorite roles include: Mattie Faye in 'August, Osage County,' Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' and Miss Tweed in 'Something's Afoot.' Thank you to Gary, Roger and Don for the opportunity!
Character: Cornelia Bullock
Lauren is so excited to be working at the DBFRT again! She has worked with Don Bluth off and on for the last 13 years, and feels very privileged to consider him a friend and mentor. Lauren has acted around the valley in several productions. Her favorite roles include Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Tuscany Theatre), Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (DBFRT), and Belle in A Christmas Carol (Hale Center Theatre). She would like to thank Gary for being such a wonderful director, as well as all the production staff for their hard work. Love to Mom, who always supports me in everything I do!)
Character: Tommy Gray
Ted is thrilled to making his debut at the Front Row Theatre. Some of his favorite shows/roles were Lancelot (Camelot), Caldwell B. Cladwell (Urinetown), Herb (Godspell), John 'Jack' Worthing (The Importance of Being Earnest), Franklin Hart, Jr. (9 to 5), Rooster Hannigan (Annie) and Lazar Wolf (Fiddler). Ted last appeared at Desert Stages in Moon Over Buffalo playing George Hays. When not treading the boards, Ted is the Chief Development Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market helping them open new stores across the country. Ted is so excited to be a part of this very talented group of actors and equally dedicated crew. Finally, a huge thank you to his wife Beverly and his children Nathan and Mara who put up with his crazy passion for theater.
Character: Faithful George
Eric Bond (Faithful George) makes his return to Don Bluth after appearing in Fiddler on the Roof. He has been working in the valley for a few years, having been most recently in DST’s Producers (Franz Liebkind). He thanks the cast and crew for their amazing work and dedication to this show. He thanks his loved ones for their inspiration and support. Come what may, I will love you till my dying day.
Mac is new to the Don Bluth Front Row Theater family, making his debut as Carlo in "My Man Godfrey". Originally from Arizona, he was raised in Baton Rouge, LA where he accumulated a wealth of experience in theater and film. Some of his credits include "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Grease", and "Oklahoma". When he is not on stage, he is pursuing film acting and writing screenplays.
Hal Bliss (MC & Mayor) is delighted to be back on the stage at DBFRT after a 16-month hiatus. Previously, Hal appeared here in It’s a Wonderful Life (3 years), Guys and Doll and Annie Get Your Gun. Roles at other theatres, while thoroughly enjoyed, are too few to enumerate. In his day job, Hal practices law.
My Man Godfrey is Stephanie's second production at DBFRT. After making her stage debut in Fiddler on the Roof earlier this year, she is now serving as stage manager for the first time in addition to playing a couple minor roles: female socialite and a forgotten women. Prior performance experience includes Dickens Carolers, Sweet Adelines Chorus, and a variety of other choirs and ensembles over the years. She would like to thank Gary Caswell for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful production, and the cast of My Man Godfrey for being such a joy to work with!