Sirena Abalian

Jo

Sirena Abalian, is honoured to return to Wheelock for her 10th performance! She has performed in numerous shows in the Boston area since the age of six, some including; Esther Smith, Meet Me in St. Louis (Stoneham Theatre), Pinocchio, Pinocchio (Wheelock), Sara Crewe, A Little Princess (Fiddlehead Theatre); Clara, Nutcracker the Musical (Stoneham); Jojo, Seussical (Wheelock). She has been awarded two IRNE awards and two nominations for “Best Performance by a Young Actor”. Special thanks to her cast, crew, chauffeur and entourage.

Leigh Barrett

Marmee/Hag

Leigh Barrett is thrilled to be joining this company of humans in this beautiful piece. Leigh was last seen on the WFT stage in Alice! As the Red Queen. She is grateful to have spent the majority of her career on Boston stages including The Lyric Stage, New Repertory Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Moonbox Productions, The Reagle Music Theatre, Central Square, Gloucester Stage Company, and Bridge Rep. Favorite roles include ANYTHING SONDHEIM! Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins), Grey Gardens (Little Edie), Gypsy (Rose), Passion (Fosca). Leigh is th 2018 recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence and the proud recipient of two other Elliot Norton Awards and two IRNE Awards. She is an independent vocal/acting coach in Reading. Special thanks to Emily, Nick, Laurel and Jon. For my Mother in Law, Larch who welcomed me as mom and my mom, JoAnne-who taught me how to be the best. Love to HB and my boys Nick and Matt! LeighBarrett.com

Laurel Conrad

Choreographer

Jon Goldberg

Music Director

Jon Goldberg has been a musical director at WFT since Cinderella in 1995 – most recently Billy Elliot in 2017. Recent credits include Road Show at the Lyric Stage, and Urinetown and Titanic at Emerson College, where Jon is a member of the Musical Theatre faculty. Jon has received IRNE awards for Lyric productions of A Little Night Music, Man Of La Mancha, Kiss Me, Kate and Grey Gardens. Upcoming –Working at Emerson in April and Pacific Overtures at the Lyric in May.

Neil Gustafson

Mr. Laurence/Knight

Abigail Mack

Beth/Rodrigo 2

Abigail Mack is thrilled to return to Wheelock in one of her favorite shows, Little Women. Previous credits include Wheelock Family Theater: Ragtime (Kathleen, Evelyn Nesbit u/s, Ensemble), Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play” (Piggie); Vokes Players: Fun Home (Medium Alison); Capachione School of Performing Arts: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), ‪A Chorus Line ‬(Valerie Clark), Les Miserables (Eponine), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost); MMAS Theater: Assassins (Ensemble); Massassoit Theater: A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit). Abigail is a Junior at Cardinal Spellman High School. She takes voice lessons with Eli Bigelow at the Capachione School of Performing Arts in East Bridgewater and dance at her family’s dance studio, Julie’s Studio of Dance, in West Bridgewater. Many thanks to her friends and family for supporting her in all of her theater adventures and a special thanks to Wheelock for providing her with such amazing opportunities. She feels honored to be able to bring to life the story of her favorite character from one of her favorite books. Youtube- Abigail Victoria Mack

Dwayne P. Mitchell

Mr. Brooke/Braxton

Dwayne P. Mitchell, received his Bachelor of Arts in music from Fisk University, and is a current M.F.A. musical theatre student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (‘20). Stage credits include: Choir Boy (SpeakEasy Stage), Fences (The Umbrella Stage Company), Ragtime (Wheelock Family Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (Reagle Music Theatre), The Frogs, Metamorphoses, and Good Kids (Boston Conservatory at Berklee). Screen credits include: Reed Between the Lines (BET), Reconstruction: America After The Civil War (PBS), and My Parents, My Sister, and Me (NBC). Dwayne would like to thank God, his family, and the Wheelock Family for this opportunity.

Gamalia Pharms

Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk

Gamalia is happy to tread the WFT at BU stage with this amazing cast!  She was last seen at WFT in the teen ensemble’s amazing production of Once on This Island!   Some of her favorite WFT shows include: Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast; Sound of Music; Hello Dolly, Cinderella, and The Good Times are Killing Me.  Gamalia has performed in regional theaters up and down the East Coast, and has a BFA from Boston Conservatory of Music. Much love and thanks to my family and friends, Nick, Jon, Laurel, Priscilla, and the entire WFT staff and crew.

Heather Radovich

Stage Manager

Heather Radovich is a stage and production manager originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent credits include stage manager for Nixon’s Nixon (New Repertory Theatre), stage manager for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Pride & Prejudice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), stage manager for Power Play (Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company), and stage manager for Priscilla Beach Theatre’s 2018 season. Heather also works as the production manager here at Wheelock Family Theatre @ Boston University. She received her MFA in stage management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her BA in technical theatre from Sonoma State University. Heather is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.heatherradovich.com

Maxwell Seelig

Laurie/Rodrigo

Maxwell Seelig is thrilled to bring Little Women to life with WFT@BU. He last appeared with WFT@BU in Ragtime, Into the Woods, Seussical, Billy Elliot, and A Year With Frog and Toad. Some of Maxwell’s previous credits include Stanley (Flat Stanley), Ben / Lisa (Disaster!), Mr. Wormwood (Matilda), Edward Bloom (Big Fish), Dauntless (Once Upon A Mattress), Augustus Gloop (Willy Wonka), and James (James and the Giant Peach). Maxwell is a high-school sophomore at Milton Academy who enjoys cooking and spending time with his puppy, Cooper, when he’s not in school or on stage. He is extremely grateful for his family, friends, teachers, cast mates, and the production team for being supportive and guiding him on and off stage. He would like to especially acknowledge his late grandfather, Dr. Arnold P. Gold, for teaching him the power of following his dreams every day.

Emilia Tagliani

Amy/Troll

Emilia Tagliani is thrilled to be returning to Wheelock Family Theatre at BU. She is from the North Shore and is a 9th grader. Recent credits include North Shore Music Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit-2019 & Fan-2017), Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Musical (Ensemble), Broken Leg Production’s Amelie (Young Amelie), Acting Out Production’s 13 The Musical (Patrice), and Greater Boston Stage Young Company’s Beauty & the Beast (Belle). Many thanks to the amazing cast and crew of Little Women: The Broadway Musical, and much love to Mom, Dad, Luca and Alex for the endless support!

Jared Troilo

Professor Bhaer

Jared Troilo* returns t‪o Wheelock Family Theatre‬ having appeared in James and The Giant Peach, Beauty and the Beast, and Billy Elliot. Jared has also been seen on the stages of The ‪Lyric Stage‬, Speakeasy Stage, The Palace Theatre, The Barnstormers, Moonbox Productions, Company Theater, Shadowland Stages, Reagle Music Theater, Fiddlehead Theatre, and Greater Boston Stage Co. He is the recipient of an IRNE award for best performance of a featured actor in a musical. Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Proud member of AEA.  Next up: Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Lyric Stage Company. All my love to Kira and Levi. ‪JaredTroilo.com

Kira Troilo

Meg/Clarissa

Kira Troilo is excited to return to Wheelock after having recently appeared as Carla in In the Heights! Recent local performing credits include Caroline, or Change (Moonbox Productions), Gypsy, Camelot (Lyric Stage), Sister Act (NextDoor Theater) and Hairspray (Palace Theatre). Recent choreography credits include Parade (Moonbox Productions), Pandora (Blue Spruce Theatre), The Little Mermaid (IRNE Nomination), Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), Evita, Chicago, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Weston Drama Workshop). She also recently assistant directed Admissions at Speakeasy Stage. Kira graduated with a B.F.A. from Emerson College. Love to Jared, Levi, Mom and Dad.

Nick Vargas

Director

is a director, educator, casting director, and arts administrator and has been Wheelock Family Theatre’s Associate Artistic & Education Director since November 2016. Nick is a proud alum of Emerson College where he studied theatre education and directing. WFT directing credits include Stuart LittleSeussical (Boston Children’s Museum), A Year With Frog & Toad (Boston Children’s Museum) and this season’s production of Ragtime. Other WFT credits include Honk!, Annie (Asst. Director); The Secret Garden, Aladdin’s Luck (Production Asst.). Before returning to Boston, Nick was the Casting Director and Artistic Associate at Imagination Stage, the mid-Atlantic’s leading theatre for children and families. In his time there he directed productions in the My first Imagination Stage Program (for children ages 1-5); the education department; and the Pegasus Ensemble, a two-year theatre training program for teens with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Nick was also a founding member and Artistic Director of Field Trip Theatre, a Washington, D.C. based theatre company dedicated to providing local playwrights with readings and full productions of their plays.