Merrill Grant is thrilled to make her debut with the Magic Theatre in this fantastic new play.
She has originated roles in new musicals for both the NYMF and NY Fringe Festivals and made solo debuts at Avery Fisher Hall and Weill Recital Hall during her eleven years in New York. Merrill performed and toured extensively with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and with her own cabaret act “My Shirley Years”. Merrill now resides in Noe Valley and has enjoyed being part of original musical pantomimes (“pantos”) produced by the Presidio Theatre for the last three holiday seasons.
Next month she’ll portray Sarah Bernhardt in “The Divine Sarah”, a new musical, at Ross Valley Players. Thank you, Liam and Andrea!
Ryan Patrick (RP) Welsh, aka The 8th Best Legs in San Francisco, is genuinely delighted to be here. RP has been performed extensively in SF for the last 8 years with The San Francisco Neo-Futurists, Peaches Christ Productions, and Baloney, San Francisco's Gay All-Male Revue. They most recently were seen as the fairy, Fremont, in The Panto in The Presidio's production of Sleeping Beauty and as The Narrator in Oasis' production of The Rocky Horror Show. RP has also been performing their 'one-woman' show, Sex, Camp, Rock 'N Roll, for the last year, most recently bringing it to Shotgun Theatre in Berkeley. You should definitely see it with your own eyeballs when it pops up next! He is grateful to his wonderful community that makes San Francisco the best place to live in. You can keep abreast of all of Ryan Patrick's spectacles by signing up for their mailing list through their linktree! linktr.ee/ryanpatrickwelsh
Janet Roitz is happy to be back on the stage and working again with Andrea Gordon.
She spent many happy years as a member of Gordon's Tour de Force Theater Company performing in The Plough and the Stars, Playboy of the Western World, The Time of Your Life, Member of the Wedding, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Kindertransport.
Janet also performed with Mark Jackson's Art Street Theater and with the American Conservatory Theater in their production of The Black Rider.
She currently teaches dance classes for Rhythm and Motion at Oberlin Dance Collective and is part of the musical duo, Tumble and Ruff.
Elle Brooks, an actor, director and designer recently appeared as Virginia in Native Gardens, Feste in Twelth Night, Lily Langtry in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Prospera in Tempest, Marilyn in Riocord, Alice in The Tin Woman, Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world, in Glorious, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music and Polly Wyeth , yhe indomitable Repulicam matron in Other Desert Cities.
Post Covid, she directed Wizard of Oz for the Western Stage, Anouihl’s Antigone, College of Marin, and three contemporary operas pieces for Music from Marin that were taken to London. She has been nominated as Best Actress by Bay Area Theater Crtics for her roles as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret(a favorite): the quirky maid Berthe in Boeing, Boeing and Alice in The Tin Woman.
Ms. Brooks also acted with the San Francisco Mime Trouoe in its commedia del arte period and spent 21 years training and performing Japanese Kyogen with Theater of Yugen.