ANGELICA FORCIER ROSENTHAL

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Dance Instructor, Private Voice Coach

Angèlica Forcier Rosenthal is a graduate from Plymouth State University with a degree in Political Science and Theatre and has been performing, directing and teaching often in the New Hampshire and Boston area since graduation.  Some of her recent directorial productions include “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” (Winner of the two NHTA awards, Actorsingers) “Matilda” (KCT) “Mamma Mia” (Actorsingers) “21 Chump Street (2018 Winner of the NHCTAs and  six  other awards, Actorsingers) “Reefer Madness” (Actorsingers) “Bye Bye Birdie” (Windham Actors Guild), “Spring Awakening” (Winner of four awards including Directing, Actorsingers), and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Actorsingers).  When Angèlica is not directing she can be found on the stage and has just finished working on “Little Shop Of Horrors” (Hatbox). She has also been recently  seen in “Pippin”, “Macbeth”, and the original cast of “God Hates Musicals”.  Angèlica has also worked as a music teacher for the past 7 years. Her main instruments consist of: Cello, Violin, Viola, Ukulele, Bass, Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Piano and Voice. Angèlica also has an extensive background in Dance, Tech, Sound Design, Stage Management and Set Design.

AMANDA MORGAN

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Private Voice Coach

Amanda is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she majored in Music Education, with concentrations in Trombone, Piano and Voice. As a student, she worked as an accompanist for the Department of Theater and Dance and received an award from the Kennedy Center for outstanding musical direction. After graduating from UNH, Amanda joined the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and debuted with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As a music director, Amanda has worked on over 30 productions - most notably Pippin, Footloose, West Side Story, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Parade, Hair, South Pacific Sister Act and Fiddler on the Roof - while teaching privately throughout. She has music directed and coached groups all over the state, including: Actorsingers, Windham Actor’s Guild, Peacock Players, Seacoast Repertory Theater, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Patrick Dorow Productions, Granite State Arts Academy and Kids Coop Theatre. Amanda has been recognized at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards five times as a Top 10 finalist, twice as a Top 3 finalist, and won her first New Hampshire Theatre Award in 2019 for her work on the Actorsingers production of Pippin in the category of Best Music Director – Community. She currently lives in Manchester with her dog, Tony, and teaches music at Woodbury Middle School in Salem, NH.

JESSE DRAKE

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Private Voice Coach

Jesse attended Plymouth State University for Music with a concentration in Voice. Jesse has been musically directing theatre since 2012, with more recent productions being a Teen production of  "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 2017 and "Reefer Madness in 2018 with Actorsingers in Nashua. He is also a seasoned theatrical performer, having performed since 2009 in shows such as "Les Miserables", "Chess", "21 Chump Street", "American Idiot", "Mamma Mia!", and many more throughout New Hampshire. He has also been teaching piano fundamentals and voice since 2017 throughout Nashua and Manchester.

 

Some of his favorite shows are "Dear Evan Hansen", "Hamilton", "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". He also has relative perfect pitch, loves music theory, and his favorite chord is Bbsus2/D (for the theory lovers).

ANDREW GIBSON

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Acting Instructor

Andrew Gibson has been working in Southern NH theaters since graduating high school in 2004. He worked with the Palace Theater and RB Productions in Concord from 2004-2006 in shows such as Footloose, Grease, and A Christmas Carol. During a long hiatus he continued to work on voice and character material, and in 2017 made his return in A Christmas Carol the Musical Ghost Story under Jeans Playhouse playing 4 different characters over the last three yearly runs. Since 2017, Andrew has worked for multiple NH and MA theater companies playing a range of characters, some of his most notable include the title role(s) in Jekyll & Hyde (The Majestic), Bill Austin in Mamma Mia (Actorsingers), Burt in Mary Poppins (RB Productions), and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (The Amato). In 2017, he was nominated into the Top 10 for Best Actor at the NHTAS for Burt in Mary Poppins.

 

Andrew is currently playing the Guard Captain and Gaston in Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier with ACT (Actors Cooperative Theatre) and Ben Jacobson in Love Songs with The Majestic.

 

Andrew specializes in a wide variety of accents including German, French, Italian, and various British styles. He’s also adept in character acting, specifically villains and eccentric characters.

MICHELLE LERICHE

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Tap Instructor

Michelle Leriche (she/her) graduated from Rivier College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and General Special Education.  Michelle uses her educational background to meet diverse needs in a dance education setting. She taught dance at Dance Progressions in Londonderry, NH for 13 years and has been certified by Dance Masters of America to teach.  She is proud to be an award winning choreographer in the genre of tap. 

 

Michelle volunteers with the Greater Derry Arts Council as the entertainment coordinator for Derryfest and serves as a volunteer at the Derry Opera House. She is excited to join the Behind the Curtain series to teach the fundamentals of tap and to progress the skills of her students.