MIAMI, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL.) kicked off its 2015-16 season with the Tony Award-winning musical West Side Story on November 13th. Two-time Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely (who reproduced the choreography for the celebrated 2009 Broadway revival) directed Robbins' timeless choreography for Asolo Rep's production.
Among a great line-up of actors was Miami's Marilyn Caserta, a recent graduate of the Atlantic Acting School in New York, who was cast as Rosalia. Marilyn was selected to perform the curtain singing of "Somewhere". The Herald Tribune loved the performance, stating "Tony and Maria take us into a heavenly dreamland during an ethereal singing of "Somewhere."
Marilyn was then cast to perform in a Broadway Royale New Years show at the Copacabana in New York, produced by Radio City musical director Ken Lundy and Broadway producer Dale Badway. On stage Marilyn clearly rocked the crowd.
To showcase this triple threat, Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Coral Gables) cast Marilyn for their debut of West Side Story directed by David Arisco. She is also about to open Sondheim on Sondheim at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.
"She has the 'it' factor," said John Rodaz of Area Stage Company—who directed Marilyn in numerous shows. In 2012, director and winner of most industry awards, Arthur Whitelaw, cast Marilyn as Peppermint Patty in Snoopy, the Musical. At 16, this was her first professional show. Whitelaw said "I had the honor of introducing Liza Minnelli and Kristin Chenoweth to the stage and now I can say I discovered Marilyn Caserta." Michele Solomon, the Florida Theatre on Stage critic, stated "Standouts in the cast include Marilyn Caserta as Peppermint Patty, whose natural talent shines through in 'Hurry Up, Face' and 'Poor Sweet Baby.'" Miami Herald's Christine Dolen's review said "Patty's 'Poor Sweet Baby' is overflowing with tenderness, thanks to the impressive Caserta."
Tickets for Sondheim on Sondheim are available at the Actors' Playhouse website, http://www.actorsplayhouse.org/ or at (305) 444-9293.
ABOUT MARILYN CASERTA
Marilyn's been acting, singing, and dancing since childhood—her passion for performance turned Marilyn into a tour-de-force in South Florida and a growing voice in New York City theater. Her successes are on her website. For information visit the MarilynCaserta.com or contact Scott at one small studio at (954) 449-5798 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre