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Running for One More Week!

Tickets are still available by calling the box office at 517.278.6029, ordering online at tibbits.org, or going to the box office during office hours, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Meet some of the leading ladies and gentlemen of this “show that has heart.”

Whatever Lola Wants…Lola Gets! (Photo courtesy of Lisa Lawrence)


Alan Elliott: Actor, 5th season

At Tibbits: Arsenic and Old Lace, Alone Together Again, Oliver!, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Escanaba in Love. Favorite Roles:  Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate and Smudge in Forever Plaid with Marshall Civic Players, Da Jimmmer in Escanaba in Da Moonlight with Armadillo Productions, Pastor in Church Basement Ladies at Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre, and Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Great Escape Stage Company. Training:  University of Michigan, Northwood/IASTA Musical Theatre Workshop “I’m ecstatic to be performing in a full season at TST. Can’t believe I’m following in my daughter’s footsteps!”


Joylene Taylor:  Actor, 1st season

Favorite Roles: Elizabeth, Miracle of Christmas, Sight and Sound Theatre; Rebecca Nurse, The Crucible, Greenbrier Valley Theatre; Mother Abbess, The Sound of Music, Roxy Theatre. Training: Undergraduate at Marshall University; Graduate Studies at Marshall University, University of Alabama and The AIMS Program. “I am excited to be joining the Tibbits Theatre Family.”





Peter Riopelle: Actor, 10th season

At Tibbits: Boeing-Boeing, Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Trilogy, Big River, Mass Appeal, Sweet Charity, Fiddler on the Roof, Lucky Stiff, + more than a dozen others. Favorite Roles: John Adams in 1776, NY, PA, IN, KY, MI; John Wilkes Booth in The Brothers Booth, Off Broadway, NY; Richard in The Baby Dance, Off Broadway, NY; Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Utah Shakespeare Festival, UT; Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, PA, FL, IN, ID, KY; Hamlet in Hamlet, Whole Art Theatre, MI.  Training: BFA: Musical Theatre, Western Michigan University; MFA: Acting & Directing, Brandeis University; Post Graduate Theatre Studies: NYC, Columbia University. “So thrilled to return to this theater and community I love so much after many years in NYC, Los Angeles, and on the road. Love and thanks to Mom and Dad, Charles for the opportunity, and Tibbits audiences for continuing to support Live Theatre!”


Jackson Mattek: Actor, 1st season

Favorite Roles: Greg in A Chorus Line, Bill Jukes in Peter Pan, Judge Thatcher in Big River and Ensemble in American Idiot (CCM) Hello Dolly! and The Drowsy Chaperone (Light Opera of Oklahoma). Training: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, BFA Musical Theatre. “I quit pre-school Tee-ball halfway through the season, so here’s to what could have been”





Maureen Duke: Actor, 3rd season

At TibbitsAddams Family, Oklahoma!, Peter Pan, Pippin.  Favorite Roles: Morticia and Dream Laurey 2016 at Tibbits, Emily in “Our Town” the Ballet. Training: U of Mo-Kansas City.  “Thank you to the Bracy family for being so welcoming and wonderful to me for all my seasons at the Tibbits.  Also thank you to Charles, Christine and Kevin for inviting me back!!”



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