Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Courtney Mack ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, stars in the Chicago premiere of Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera, running November 25-December 30 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago.
Mack plays Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan in this musical by Elizabeth Searle and Michael Teoli, which concerns the 1994 scandal in which Kerrigan was attacked by the boyfriend of her rival Tonya Harding. As previously reported in this blog, Mack was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune’s “Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2016” feature, published August 10, 2016, after she won the 2016 Joseph Jefferson Award for Non-Equity Theatre for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for her lead performance in the Chicago premiere of Heathers.
The musical’s cast also includes Genevieve Perrino ’09, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, as skater Oksana Baiul. Current Musical Theatre Performance BFA student Tyler Symone is a member of the ensemble as well as being Courtney Mack’s understudy. And alum Mollyanne Nunn ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program, is the company’s female swing.
Presented by Underscore Theatre Company in association with Harborside Films, Tonya and Nancy is directed and choreographed by Jon Martinez, a former student in Columbia College’s Musical Theatre BA program. Alumnus Adrian Abel Azevedo ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is associate director, and alumnus Joseph Kuchey ’13 , a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, is associate choreographer.
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