ST. LOUIS

Jan 09 - Mar 31

PLAYHOUSE AT WESTPORT PLAZA
635 West Port Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
314-534-1111


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314-534-1111

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SCHEDULE
PERFORMANCE IS 90 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

WEEKDAY

MATINEE

EVENING

TUES
8:00 PM
WED
2:00 PM
8:00 PM
THURS
8:00 PM
FRI
8:00 PM
SAT
4:00 PM
8:00 PM
SUN
2:00 PM
LAURA ACKERMANN
EARTH MOTHER


LAURA ACKERMANN (EARTH MOTHER) LAURA FIRST JOINED THE CAST OF MTM IN 2006, WHERE SHE MET HER DEAR FRIENDS, ROSEMARY, LEEANNE AND MARTY. SHE AND JUDI WERE ALREADY OLD PALS ! A NATIVE ST. LOUISAN, LAURA BEGAN HER CAREER IN 1974 AT THE MUNY OPERA. SINCE THEN, SHE HAS DONE 36 SHOWS AT THE MUNY, PLAYING SUCH ROLES AS AUNTIE EM IN THE WIZARD OF OZ AND THE BIRD WOMAN IN MARY POPPINS. LAURA HAS PERFORMED OR CHOREOGRAPHED FOR THE NEW JEWISH THEATER, BLUFF CITY IN HANNIBAL, THE OZARK ACTORS THEATER IN ROLLA AND STAGES ST. LOUIS. SHE RECENTLY DID A TWO YEAR STINT AS THE DANCE DIRECTOR FOR THE SHOW ME ARTS ACADEMY, FOUNDED BY MARTY CASEY. LAURA IS ALSO THE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR NIPHER MIDDLE SCHOOL IN KIRKWOOD. IN THE OLDEN DAYS, SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BROADWAY CAST OF THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. LAURA IS HOPING YOU'LL LEAVE TONIGHT WITH A BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART !

MARTY K. CASEY
PROFESSIONAL WOMAN


MARTY K. CASEY WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. HER CAREER SPANS OVER 20 YEARS, PERFORMING IN THE UNITED STATES, GERMANY, AND FRANCE. SHE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION SINCE 2006. IT WAS THE ROLE OF THE PROFESSIONAL WOMAN IN MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL THAT AFFORDED HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A MEMBER. SHE LAST PLAYED THE ROLE IN 2010. SINCE HER LAST PERFORMANCE, MARTY HAS APPEARED IN SEVERAL MOVIES, “FOUR WAY STOP,” “RETRIBUTION,” “THE FIRST PICK,” AND “PARALLEL CHORDS.” DURING THE UNREST OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI, MARTY FOUNDED SHOW ME ARTS ACADEMY WHICH IS UNDER THE SHOW ME ARTS FOUNDATION AND RECENTLY CREATED A YOUTH GROUP, SPREADING THE LOVE SINGERS. HER COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION HAS LANDED HER TWO NATIONAL AWARDS, ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR FROM MATHEWS-DICKEY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FROM JUGS (JUSTICE, UNITY, GENEROSITY AND SERVICE) AND RECOGNITION FROM SINGER, BEYONCE’ ON HER #BEYGOOD WEBSITE.

LEE ANNE MATTHEWS
SOAP STAR


LEE ANNE MATHEWS (SOAP STAR) LEE ANNE IS THRILLED TO BE REUNITED WITH HER MENOPAUSE FAMILY. BEFORE MOVING TO ST. LOUIS IN 2006 TO PLAY THE SOAP STAR HERE AT WESTPORT, LEE ANNE TRAVELED THE WORLD PERFORMING IN VENUES FROM TORONTO TO TOKYO AND FROM ALASKA TO FLORIDA. LOCALLY, SHE HAS WORKED FOR MANY THEATRE COMPANIES AS AN ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND STAGE MANAGER INCLUDING THE MUNY, SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL OF ST. LOUIS, NEW JEWISH THEATRE, ST. LOUIS ACTORS STUDIO, UPSTREAM THEATRE, AND MORE. SHE WAS RECENTLY NOMINATED FOR A TAMPA BAY THEATRE AWARD FOR HER PERFORMANCE AS THE BAKER’S WIFE IN INTO THE WOODS, AT FREEFALL THEATRE COMPANY IN FLORIDA. SHE HAS VOLUNTEERED FOR WORTHWHILE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS PRISON PERFORMING ARTS AND THE SHOW ME ARTS ACADEMY. LEE ANNE TEACHES THEATRE AT CROSSROADS COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL IN THE CITY, AND WAS AWARDED MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY TEACHER OF THE YEAR IN 2014. PROUD MEMBER OF AEA.

ROSEMARY WATTS
IOWA HOUSEWIFE


ROSEMARY WATTS (IOWA HOUSEWIFE) IS DELIGHTED TO ONCE AGAIN BE PERFORMING WITH HER “FAMILY” BACK AT THEIR HOME, THE PLAYHOUSE AT WESTPORT. SHE WAS THE ORIGINAL IOWA HOUSEWIFE IN MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS. MOSTLY RECENTLY, SHE WAS IN BEST OF ENEMIES AT BLUFF CITY THEATRE IN HANNIBAL, MO. OTHER SHOWS INCLUDE: I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (CITY THEATRE, HOT CITY THEATRE, AND THE PLAYHOUSE AT WESTPORT); FAMILY OF MANN (TNT); TABLE MANNERS (OFF THE CUFF PRODUCTIONS); LOVE TROUBLE AND DREAMS OF BABY (SHATTERMASK THEATRE); UNCOMMON WOMEN ... (THE BLACK REPERTORY THEATRE); AND THE SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, SOUTH PACIFIC, AND 1940'S RADIO HOUR (THE LITTLE THEATRE ON THE SQUARE, SULLIVAN, IL). SHE WAS PART OF THE RESIDENT COMPANY OF HISTORYONICS THEATRE FOR OVER ELEVEN YEARS. FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS, SHE HAS LOVED SHARING THE STAGE IN CABARET SHOWS WITH HER TALENTED HUSBAND, JOE DREYER. DEDICATED TO JOE AND MY LOVELY DAUGHTER, ROSALIND. WITH BIG THANKS TO GFOUR!

JUDI MANN



JUDI MANN IS THRILLED TO BE RETURNING TO THE WESTPORT PLAYHOUSE FOR HER THIRD RUN OF MTM! AN AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND WRITER, AND GRADUATE OF A.M.D.A. IN NYC, JUDI BRIEFLY APPEARED OFF BROADWAY, TOURED THE COUNTRY WITH CAROL CHANNING IN HELLO DOLLY, & HOWARD KEEL IN MY FAIR LADY & SOUTH PACIFIC. SHE MOST RECENTLY APPEARED AT ARROWROCK LYCEUM IN A MUSICAL & A FARCE. JUDI HAS APPEARED IN OR VOICED NUMEROUS TV & RADIO COMMERCIALS, AND FILMS, MOST RECENTLY, A HORROR FEATURE, THE NAMELESS. MS. MANN IS THE PROUD THEATER DEPT. HEAD OF SHOW ME ARTS ACADEMY, A NON-PROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION WHICH BRINGS ART OPPORTUNITIES TO UNDERSERVED ST. LOUIS CITY YOUTH. SHE IS MOM TO THREE GROWN KIDS & MARRIED TO ACTOR JAMES ANTHONY. JUDI RUNS A SMALL WEDDING BUSINESS, WONDER WEDDINGS, AND HAS HAD THE HONOR OF MARRYING OVER 200 COUPLES. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIVE LOCAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER.

…those who have seen it, most of them otherwise sober and sane women, start giggling like schoolgirls as they try to describe it.

- IDAHO STATESMAN