Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Meet Connie of Lend Me a Tenor (Julia)

Connie Carpenter (Julia)  Connie began her acting journey in junior high school as a principle dancer in L’il Abner.  In high school she played Sarah in JB by Archibald Mac Leach.  Choosing theater over a journalism major, Connie received her B.A. in Theater Performance from UCSB.  Roses she has been fortunate to reprise include: Ibsen’s Peer Gynt where she played Peer’s mother, Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You, Ellen Turner in Thurber’s The Male Animal, The Madwoman in Madwoman of Chaillot, Miramne Estas in Winterset, Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Mary in Juno and the Paycock, Jessica in The Pleasure of His Company, Betty in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, and Rosie in an original musical at Discovery Playhouse Hollywood and Vine, where she first met Director Jody Klemens!  At UCSB Connie performed a one woman show in the Arts & Lectures Series and was a participant in the student directors one act plays series.  Connie has had the honor to serve several years as Secretary on the Board of Directors including: Sacramento Ballet Association, Santa Paula Theater, and the Acting Company in Yuba City.  Connie was hired as Volunteer Coordinator in the Development Department of North Coast Rep Regional Theater in Solano Beach while living in San Diego.  Connie has been a licensed California attorney for 30 years and is now retired.  She wishes to thank Jody for bringing her back full circle to her theater roots.  It has been a thrilling experience for her working with this very talented cast.

Tickets for this lighthearted romp can be purchased online here