During the summer of 2012 Copious Love Productions embarked on a journey of epic theatrical proportions. We brought Alice’s Anthem to life for three weekends in Ballard. Our audiences responded in a completely fanatical way and they have continued to champion the revival of Alice since it closed two years ago. This got us to thinking, a revival show would be a lot of fun! So during our fundraiser earlier this year we opened voting up to the public and asked everyone, “which of the 6 shows we have produced previously, do you want to see us revive?” The final results overwhelmingly backed Alice’s Anthem: An Electro-Cabaret. Since then we have worked ridiculously hard to put together our ultimate dream team of actors, musicians, and crew members to ensure that this production is more insatiably incredible than you die hard Alice fans out there could have ever possibly imagined.
Take a look at all this talent we have rounded up and then help us launch Alice down the rabbit hole once again! We are offering some unique incentives for every wallet size at alicesanthem.com.
Without further interruption, here is the official cast & crew for Alice’s Anthem!
|Zenobia Taylor as Alice Charlotte Chase
In the character descriptions Alice is described as “A clever, witty, and somewhat mischievous girl on the cusp of adulthood.” I hate the phrase ‘a teenager’, Alice would as well, but that is what she is. A teenager. Nearly an adult but not quite. Thing is, you would never know it. No one suspects her age throughout the play and she isn’t living the normal life of a teen, she never really gets to be one. So it seems that fate has something to do with our casting process as Zenobia came to audition for us, legitimately a 17 year old girl. One that you would never suspect. Zenobia is a actress that you will want to keep an eye on, she is ferociously talented, and she will leave you positively breathless.
|Shermona Mitchell as Queen Mother
Queen Mother is a role within this show that has changed significantly, even if you have been a die hard servant of the Queen since 2012 you will be introduced to a whole different side to Anita Chase, the Queen. I challenge you to try not to empathize with her and I challenge you not to want to get up and tango with her yourself! “Shermona could not be more pleased to be playing with Copious Love! Originally from Kentucky, Shermona moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Theater. She has been seen locally working with Book -It Repertory Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Anything Is Possible Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, StageRIGHT, Theater Schmeater and The Collision Project. She can now be seen in Balagan Theatre’s Production of Urinetown!”
|Olivia Lee as Charlotte
The character of Charlotte, based on the Cheshire Cat, is a complicated task. One has to be simultaneously sweet, charming, evil, seductive, and endlessly manipulative all at once. The role also requires you to sing like a diva and move like a feline. Olivia simply walked into her audition and the decision to cast her was almost immediate. She brought all of the requirements to the table AND she is a honest to god Cher impersonator. Need I say more? I won’t, but she will… “All I’ve ever wanted to do is corrupt someone. Who better than a crazy girl with drug issues?! Makes my job as a naughty kitty cat much easier (and more fun!)”
|Justin Johns as Chase
The next time we cast Justin in a show we swear he will be portraying a human! Actually, we can’t promise that. The guy is able to play animals as easily as he is humans and we can’t help but love that. Chase is our White Rabbit and he is Alice’s good conscience, alerting her to danger and looking out for her best interest. Which is to get the hell out of town and back on the right track. Justin brings the perfect balance of urgent guidance next to Olivia’s feline manipulation, you will not want to miss what they achieve together with Zenobia. “Justin is so very excited to be cast in his second Copious Love production as a furry creature. This show is so gripping and engaging, and he can’t wait to sink his teeth into the role of Chase. Perhaps he’ll even keep his clothes on this time, but one never knows!”
|Dan Davidson as
Sir Anthony Maxwell Patrick McPatches
or “Mad Max”
Mad Max is a role that was made for a chameleon actor. You have to be able to push boundaries and get a little nuts. Dan is truly a chameleon actor by nature, one minute he can be killing a drag number as a glitter Marge Simpson, next he’s a crazed meth dealer and the next he’s reciting poetry as sweetly as Shakespeare. “The Mad Hatter is a dream role. However, as my career has taught me- expect the unexpected. Mad Max is a re-invention I feel like the Hatter, himself would want to play! Very excited for his Journey & to help the little lady through hers! *SPaRKLeS!*”
|Neil Hobson as Pillar
Pillar is a character that is larger than life. He is “all knowing all seeing” and more than a little psychic. He doesn’t have time for wandering adolescents and their hallucinations, but knows Alice is coming to him for answers. What could he provide her with that will enlighten and inspire personal transformation? Neil brought an unexplainable amount of energy and passion to this role the second we gave him sides at auditions, we instantly wanted to see him do more. This is a Pillar we never knew existed! “A recent transplant from England, Neil is happy to be making his Seattle debut in Copious Love’s production of Alice’s Anthem. He has studied drama in the UK and has some experience both on stage and behind the scenes. Neil enjoys reading, long walks on the beach and Thai food.”
|Jake McDermott as Buddy, Gladys The Radish, Fly, Jack
Jake McDermott is know in Seattle as a performer with The Puppet Burlesque society and Playtime Time as Gladys the Radish Attorney at law, and Gladys is making the jump to Copious Loves Alice’s Anthem! Jake Is a Model and Dancer, credits include Dancing as a Go Go Bear with Miss Honey Bucket at Bacon Strip and West Side Glory, and performing with The Anita Goodmann Experience, Amanduh “She Came from the Internet” and many appearances onstage. Copious Love is so excited to Have Jake (and Gladys the Radish Attorney at Law) as part of Alice’s Anthem!
|Joshua Moore as Hedge, Greg, Cook
Being a sassy know it all is at the core of what the characters of Hedge, Greg and the Cook are all about really. Josh does this with the expertise of a well trained shade thrower and is is a ton of fun to play with. He can out sass the best of them and he isn’t afraid to get a little weird. These are valued skills here with Copious Love and essential to Alice’s Anthem. “Josh is excited to be stepping on stage again with Copious Love Productions, This is gonna be better than snap backs and tank tops!!”
|Rachel Tyrrel as Iris, LaDee
Iris and LaDee are two very different characters and they were brought to life with zeal and ecstatic passion by Rachel herself in 2012. With the voice of an angel she sang her way into our hearts and then turned around and brought the house down with an incredibly infectious rap battle. Though you would never expect it, unless you really know her, this adorable, pixie like actress can rap like the best of the MCs. This is what she has to say about reprising her original role: “I expect this experience to be a bodacious trippy euphoric mind fuck. Lets get weird.” INDEED.
|Katie Kuntz as Rhodie, DeeDa
Like Iris and LaDee, Rhodie and DeeDa are nearly polar opposites. One set of twins are beautiful comedic flowers, the other two are meth heads that live in a shanty in the middle of the woods. These characters were built like Tweedledee and Tweedledum and similarly live together in a forest, forever fighting and bickering. Fun fact, Rachel and Katie are actually roommates and are probably two of the funniest actors to watch verbally and physically spar against one another. Putting them together in these roles was a natural decision. Come watch the insanity unfold.