Once
book by Enda Walsh
music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
directed by Kent Nicholson
SEGERSTROM STAGE
September 2, 2017 - September 30, 2017

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“Glorious and inspiring” (Time Out New York), “fun and heartfelt” (The New Yorker), Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician about to abandon his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance. A captivating tale that will draw you in from the very first note.

Previews: September 2–September 7, 2017
First Night: September 8, 2017
Regular Performances: September 9–September 30, 2017

Recommendation: Age 13 and above. Contains adult language and haze effects.

Running Time: Approximately ​​two hours including one ​​15-minute intermission.

For Once, Arrive Early for a Drink on the Stage
The setting for Once includes an Irish pub and, for a limited time, when you arrive early, you may order a drink and pick it up onstage at the pub bar—all the while enjoying the band (actors in the cast) playing traditional Irish songs live on stage. Here’s what you need to know about pre-show drinks onstage.

Enda Walsh (Book) has written numerous works, most recently including Arlington (Landmark, Galway International Arts Festival); Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop, King’s Cross Theatre); The Last Hotel (Landmark Productions, Wide Open Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Royal Opera House, St. Ann’s Warehouse New York); three installation pieces: Kitchen, A Girl’s Bedroom and Room 303 (Galway International Arts Festival); Ballyturk (Landmark, Galway International Arts Festival, Irish Tour, Royal National Theatre); and Misterman (Landmark, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Royal National Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse). His other work includes Once (New York Theatre Workshop, West End, Broadway, world tours); Penelope (Druid, Irish Tour, Edinburgh, London, New York St. Ann’s Warehouse); The New Electric Ballroom (Kammerspiele, Munich, Druid Ireland, London, New York St. Ann’s Warehouse, L.A., Australia); The Walworth Farce (Druid Theatre, Ireland, Edinburgh, Royal National Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Australian and American Tour); Chatroom (Royal National Theatre, British and Asian Tours); The Small Things (Paines Plough, Menier Chocolate Factory); Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival Traverse, Royal Court Theatre, New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre); and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca Theatre Company, world tour). His work has been translated into many languages and has been performed internationally since 1996. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from Galway University.

Glen Hansard (Music & Lyrics) is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist. His films include The Commitments and Once. His albums include Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo and Another Love Song.

Markéta Irglová (Music & Lyrics) is a Czech singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her films include Once. Her albums include The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award, Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”), Strict Joy and Anar.

John Carney (Music & Lyrics) is a Dublin-based writer-director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film, Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, Carney was a bassist in the Irish rock band, The Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in his work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?. His other projects include Dogs of Babel, for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane, starring Steve Carrell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

Learn more about the production, cast & creative team with a peek into the program. Read full artist bios, in-depth articles and more.

Cast
Anthony, Scott
Scott Anthony* (Eamon) is making his South Coast Repertory debut. His favorite productions include The Christians at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum and Alley Theatre; Jouét, Love, Janis, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and music-directing numerous Humana Festival of New American Plays world premieres at Actors Theatre of Louisville; The Aliens (Jasper), Broadsword (Nicky) and The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn at Theatre [502]; Southern Crossroads, Ring of Fire, Happy Days (Fonz), The Jungle Book, Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut and A Fairy Tale Christmas at Derby Dinner Playhouse; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Diary of a Worm, A Spider and Fly and The House at Pooh Corner at StageOne Family Theatre; Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig, 2010 LEO Reader’s Choice Award, Best Theatrical Production) and Evil Dead the Musical (Ash) at Art Sanctuary at the Alley Theatre; and The Normal Heart (Felix, Actor Saturday). scottanthonysounds.com

Jerry, Amanda Leigh
Amanda Leigh Jerry* (Girl) is thrilled to make her SCR debut! Her previous credits include Julie Jordan in Carousel and Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins at Musical Theatre West and Dara Gurman in MTV’s new series, “Sweet/Vicious.” She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 with a BFA in musical theatre. She feels blessed to be making art in 2017. Follow her at IG: mandajerry and Twitter: mandaleighjerry. Hear more of her music at youtube.com/amandajerrymusic.

Mongiardo-Cooper, Nicholas
Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper* (Billy) is thrilled to make his Segerstrom Stage debut at South Coast Repertory. He has appeared off-Broadway in Rothschild & Sons, Lonesome Traveler and Julius Caesar. His other New York credits include SubUrbia, Iolanthe, Slavs!, Three Days of Rain, and Not About Nightingales. His regional appearances include Our Lady of 121st St., A Midsummer Night’s Dream and La Jolla Playhouse’s Side Show. His North Coast Repertory appearances include Side By Side By Sondheim, Sherlock Holmes, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and the world premiere of Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook, for which he received a Critics Circle nomination for Best Actor. His nine Theatre for Young Audiences appearances at SCR include Lucky Duck, The Borrowers and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. His television credits include “Fuller House”(Netflix, WB) “Superstore”(NBCUniversal) and “Casual”(Hulu). He attended LaGuardia High School of The Performing Arts and received a BFA from NYU. He has been a proud Equity member since 2003. nicholasmongiardocooper.com

Nee, Alex
Alex Nee* (Andrej) is making his SCR debut and is thrilled to return to this incredible story and music after touring the world as Andrej and understudying Guy in the first national tour of Once. His other credits include the U.K/U.S. tour of Green Day’s American Idiot (Johnny), Love is a Battlefield, Vol. 2 (Romeo, Prospect Theatre) and Beauty and the Beast (Lumière). Follow his adventures at alexnee.net

Pedersen, Christian
​Christian Pedersen* (Emcee) is making his SCR debut. His recent credits include Cloud Nine (Studio Theatre) directed by Michael Kahn, Clybourne Park (Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre), The Mousetrap (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Flare Path (Theatre 40) and The 39 Steps (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). In New York, he has performed at the Pearl Theatre Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, Barrow Street Theatre, 59E59 Theatres, Abingdon Theatre Company, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Hudson Guild Theatre and many others. His television credits include “The Good Wife,” “Fringe,” “Damages,” “Royal Pains” and recurring roles on soap operas that no longer exist. As a composer and guitarist, he has written two full-length rock musicals, scored several short films and played in many bars. Pedersen graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia and the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in New York City. christianpedersen.com

Sailors, Rustin Cole
Rustin Cole Sailors* (​Guy) is thrilled to make his SCR debut. Sailors most recently starred as the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Sierra Repertory Theatre. His other credits include Rebel in the Norwegian Cruise Line installment of For The Record: The Brat Pack, Drew in Broadway’s Rock of Ages at the Venetian Las Vegas, Deaf West Theatre’s Los Angeles production of Broadway’s revival of Spring Awakening as Voice of Moritz, Hair at the Hollywood Bowl, Rent (Roger) and Les Misérables (Marius). Sailors is represented theatrically by KMR Talent. Thanks to dear family, friends and his team, Evan, Ashley and Mark.

Schon, Marnina
​​​Marnina Schon* (​Ex-Girlfriend) is honored to make her South Coast Repertory debut in this magical show. Her credits include Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak’s Brundibar at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Desire Under the Elms with the UCLA Department of Theatre; and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Rosemary), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone) and Spring Awakening (Anna) with Hooligan Theatre Company. Schon performs at Upright Citizens Brigade and in the recurring site-specific satire, “Drinks with Horrible People.” She also records voice and violin on original songs, children’s musicals and film scores. Schon started playing violin at age four to keep up with her brother and thanks him, along with the rest of her teachers, from the bottom of her heart. marninaschon.com

Spound, Zach
​Zach Spound* (​Svec) is making his South Coast Repertory debut. He is a Los Angeles-native actor, writer and composer. His theatre credits include Floyd Collins (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Murder For Two (Geffen Playhouse), A Class Act (Porchlight Music Theatre), and Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost and La Ronde (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). As a composer, he participated in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in Chicago, was a winner of the 2016 NMI/Disney New Voices contest and is currently developing his first musical, Leap. He is the music director, arranger and orchestrator of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, which has enjoyed successful runs at Rockwell Table & Stage and the Prospect Theatre. He is a proud graduate of Northwestern University.

Stirtz, Cassidy
​​​Cassidy Stirtz* (​Reza) is an actor, musician and nomad making her South Coast Repertory debut. She appeared in the first national tour of Once. Her other select theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Chicago Shakespeare), Much Ado About Nothing (Notre Dame Shakespeare) and Pride & Prejudice (Lifeline Theatre). Stirtz was honored to work with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Punchdrunk Theatre Company in London. She performs with The Typsy Spyres and Youth in a Roman Field, as well as solo on IG/YouTube @cassidyjams. cassidystirtz.com

Taylor, Andy
​Andy Taylor* (​Bank Manager) originated three roles on Broadway: the cello-playing Bank Manager in Once, J.H. Rodgers in Titanic and Howard the nerdy weatherman in Moon Over Buffalo, starring Carol Burnett. Also on Broadway, he played Congressman Lockwood in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of On the 20th Century and Sheldrake in the 2017 revival of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close. His first national tours include playing Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Ernst in the Sam Mendes revival of Cabaret. He originated roles in many major American regional theatres, appearing at Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, ACT, SCR, Old Globe Theatre, Geffen Playhouse and Mark Taper Forum. He has guest-starred on “Elementary,” “CSI” and “Law and Order,” appeared last holiday season in Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith. He recently wrapped shooting the upcoming Netflix original film The Week Of… starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

Vann, Diane King
​Diane King Vann* (​Baruska) is delighted to return to South Coast Repertory in Once and make her debut on the accordion. Vann was SCR’s resident composer for many years, along with musical directing, performing and teaching. Some of her favorite shows at SCR are Good, Side by Side by Sondheim and Marry Me a Little; and her favorite role was the whip-wielding pianist in Tomfoolery. She has musical-directed for 3-D Theatricals, Laguna Playhouse (first female pianist in Forver Plaid), Music Theatre West, The Broadway Touring Company and others. She is a published composer and lyricist, and won the Lee Korf Award for her original work, Spellbound. She now adds author to her creative skills, with her children’s book, Mr. Prickle Bear. Her acting credits include Adah LeClerq (Naughty Marietta), Susan (Company) HerSelf (White as Snow) Louise (Gypsy) and her first-grade appearance as the Little Red Hen. Find out more about her stories and music at dianekingvann.com.

Waara, Scott
​Scott Waara* (​Da) is thrilled to revisit both SCR (last appearing here in The Fantastiks and The Education Of Randy Newman) and one of his all-time favorites, Once, having been a part of the first national Broadway tour. He was awarded the Tony and Drama Desk awards for The Most Happy Fella on Broadway, as well as appeared in the original casts of City of Angels, Welcome to the Club and Wind in the Willows. His off-Broadway credits include DuBarry Was A Lady, Falsettoland, The Dining Room and The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket. His regional credits include title roles in Mack and Mabel, Candide and Lucky Guy. Waara toured in South Pacific, worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and appeared in Songs From The Tall Grass and Is There Life After High School? (Ford’s Theatre). His Los Angeles theatre credits include They’re Playing Our Song, The People vs Mona, Sweeney Todd, The Boys From Syracuse, She Loves Me, Company and as Mark Twain and Huck in the Mark Taper Forum revival of Big River. His television and film credits include “NCIS,” The Least Among You, “Numb3rs,” “Without A Trace,” “Family Law,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Providence,” 61*, “Gideon’s Crossing,” “Muddling Through,” “Townies,” Indictment: The McMartin Trial and Beethoven’s 2nd.

CHILDREN

Aoife McEvoy and Jacqueline Vellandi (Ivonka) are students in South Coast Repertory’s Theatre Conservatory. Aoife lives with her family in Newport Beach and attends Orange County High School of the Arts; she has taken acting classes at SCR since 2013. Jacqueline lives with her family in Ladera Ranch and attends Orange County High School of the Arts; she has taken acting classes since 2013. SCR’s Theatre Conservatory offers a progressive program that enables students to build upon their leaning and activities. Student ensembles present three shows each year in the Junior Players, Teen Players and Summer Players ensembles. Both Aoife and Jacqueline have been in several of these productions. Find out more about acting classes for kids, teens and adults at SCR: scr.org/classes.

Creative Team
Kent Nicholson (Director) returns to South Coast Repertory after directing Amadeus, How to Write a New Book for the Bible and The Light in the Piazza. His directing credits include shows for Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, TheatreWorks, Prospect Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New American Plays. He has directed critically acclaimed productions of Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, Vincent In Brixton, Lizzie, Saint Ex, Grey Gardens, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Long Story Short, 9 Circles, Small Tragedy, Satellites, Five Flights and Swimming in the Shallows. A developer of both new plays and musicals, Nicholson has worked as a director and producer on world premieres including works by Liz Duffy Adams, Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Dave Eggers, Richard Greenberg, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and Stephen Schwartz. From 2001-08, he created and ran the New Works Initiative at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He currently serves as the director of musical theatre at Playwrights Horizons in New York and co-creator of The Uncharted Writers Group at Ars Nova.

Andy Taylor (Music Director) is a double-degree graduate in cello performance and acting from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in two disciplines, singing the lead role of Stephen Burton in Gershwin’s Tip-Toes and playing cello in a chamber music recital with guitarist James Keating. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he won all-state band honors on the flute and played double bass with the Los Angeles Valley Symphony. For two years, he was the musical captain on Broadway for Once, where he co-wrote the Bank Manager’s goofy song, “Abandoned in Bandon.” He is a union member of American Federation of Music, Local 802; SAG-AFTRA; and Actors Equity Association.

Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design) returns for his 31st season. Among his many SCR credits are designs for All the Way, Red, Zealot, 4000 Miles, Elemeno Pea, Misalliance, Hamlet, Brooklyn Boy, Major Barbara, The Circle, Private Lives, Six Degrees of Separation, She Stoops to Folly, Buried Child, Good and Da. His work has been seen on- and off-Broadway and at many resident theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Mark Taper Forum, The American Conservatory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Royal Bath and The Old Globe, where he is an associate artist. He also has designed for New York City Opera, L.A. Opera and San Diego Opera. He has been nominated for New York Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Tony awards. He has received the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration and his designs have been recognized by the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Backstage West and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Funicello is the Powell Chair in Set Design at San Diego State University.

Leah Piehl (Costume Design) returns to SCR where she designed The Light in the Piazza, Mr. Wolf, The Motherf**ker with the Hat and the Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Pinocchio, Robin Hood and The Borrowers. Her other select credits include Romeo and Juliette (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Underneath the Lintel (Geffen Playhouse), The Strayhorn Project (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Race (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group), Pygmalion (Pasadena Playhouse), The Steward of Christendom (Mark Taper Forum, Center Theatre Group); Twist Your Dickens (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group); The Most Deserving (Denver Center Theater); Stardust (REDCAT); Intimate Apparel (Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle winner, Best Costume Design); The Heiress (Pasadena Playhouse, Ovation Award-nominated); Arcadia, The Doctor’s Dilemma and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (A Noise Within); Paradise Lost (Intiman Theatre); Bars and Measures, Futura, The Pain and the Itch, Tartuffe (The Theatre @ Boston Court); Hedda Gabbler, (Antaeus Theatre Company), bobrauschenbergamerica, Tree (Inside the Ford); Boom, Men of Tortuga (Furious Theatre Company); Saudade (UCLA Live); and Full Still Hungry (Ford Amphitheater). She recently designed the feature film, All Stars. Her work has been featured at MOMA, Art Basel Miami and 2010 Whitney Biennial. Piehl has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA in costume design from CalArts. leahpiehl.com

Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Design) recently worked on the world premieres of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves (Playwright’s Realm), Rajiv Joseph’s Archduke (Mark Taper Forum) and Suzan-Lori Park’s Father Comes Home From the Wars (The Public Theater). He has designed regionally for Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Contemporary Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, and Portland Center Stage. His New York design credits include The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Performance Space 122 and Kitchen Theatre Company. His awards include the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, an Ovation Award, multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a “Drammy” for best lighting, as well as a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. Chu is on the lighting design faculty at California Institute of the Arts.

Lindsay Jones (Sound Design) returns to SCR where he previously designed The Madwoman in the Volvo; One Man, Two Guvnors; Smokefall; and Vesuvius. He designed and composed for the Broadway productions of Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. His off-Broadway credits include Bella; Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons); Mr. Joy (LCT3); Privacy; Dry Powder; Barbecue (The Public Theater); Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop); and Discord (Primary Stages). His regional credits include the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse and Arena Stage. His international work includes Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada and Royal Shakespeare Company in the U.K. He has received seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations; two Ovation Awards and three nominations; a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award; three Drama Desk Award nominations; and two Helen Hayes Award nominations. His film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject). lindsayjones.com.

Philip D. Thompson (Dialect Coach) teaches at UC Irvine and works as a voice and dialect coach for professional and university productions. He is certified as a master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, is the co-founder of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and is the past president of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. He is the head of voice and text at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and has served as resident coach there for 15 seasons and more than 100 productions. He has coached at Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company and Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others including numerous productions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. This is his 31st production at SCR.

Kelly Todd (Choreography), a UCLA theatre graduate, has directed, choreographed and performed in musicals in Los Angeles and New York. She is a proud resident artist at the Chance Theater, where some of her favorite projects have been Lysistrata Jones, for which she received the 2014 Ovation Award for Best Choreography; West Side Story, for which she received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2012 Special Award for Fight Choreography; and Triassic Parq (2013) and Jerry Springer: The Opera (2011), both of which won the Ovation Award for Best Musical in an Intimate Theatre and garnered Ovation Award nominations for Best Choreography. She was named Southern California’s Choreographer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 by StageSceneLA. Her other credits include Ivy + Bean: The Musical, Absurd Person Singular and Seussical at SCR; The Who’s Tommy at Segerstrom Center for the Arts; and two world premieres, Keep Movin’ On, featuring the music of Sam Cooke, and What’s Going On, featuring the music of Marvin Gaye. She is currently a professor in the Theatre Department at Pepperdine University.

Sue Karutz* (Stage Manager) has been part of the stage management team at SCR for more than 20 productions, her favorites being Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick in 2016 and One Man, Two Guvnors in 2015. Elsewhere, she has toured with Robert Wilson’s The Black Rider (London, San Francisco, Sydney, Los Angeles), Wicked (Chicago, L.A., San Francisco), Les Misérables (more than 100 cities across the U.S., Canada, China and Korea) and Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo (Russia and Belgium). She earned her Equity card off-Broadway on Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly. Karutz has stage-managed for Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Falcon Theatre, Deaf West Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Alpine Theatre Project and The National Theatre of the Deaf, and is a staff stage manager at Disneyland.

Kathryn Davies (Assistant Stage Manager) previously stage-managed Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Roommate, All the Way, Future Thinking, Red, Vietgone, OZ 2.5, The Whipping Man, Tartuffe, Reunion, Trudy and Max in Love, Ivy+Bean: the Musical, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Sight Unseen, Topdog/Underdog, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Doctor Cerberus, Ordinary Days, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, The Injured Party, The Brand New Kid and Imagine at SCR. Her favorite credits include Dividing the Estate at Dallas Theater Center; La Bohème at Tulsa Opera; The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Daddy Long Legs at Laguna Playhouse; Tosca and La Fille du Régiment at Opera Ontario; Of Mice and Men at Theatre Calgary, CanStage, Neptune Theatre; The Dresser at Manitoba Theatre Centre; Skylight at Tarragon Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird at Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary; and The Designated Mourner at Tarragon Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Davies also has worked as head theatre representative at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, AFI Fest, TCM Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and as team leader at Sundance.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailors in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailors, center, in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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Scott Waara, Cassidy Stirtz, Amanda Leigh Jerry, ​Rustin Cole Sailors and Andy Taylor in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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Christian Pedersen, Amanda Leigh Jerry, Cassidy Stirtz, Zack Spound, Diane King Vann and Rustin Cole Sailors in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat
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Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailors in "​Once." Photo by ​​Jordan Kubat.
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Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry in "​Once." Photo by ​​Jordan Kubat.
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Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry in ​"Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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Christian ​Pedersen, Cassidy Stirtz and Rustin Cole Sailors in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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South Coast Repertory's production of "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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Christian Pedersen and Cassidy Stirtz in "Once." Photo by Jordan Kubat.
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