Jim has appeared locally with Guthrie Theater – The Music Man, A Christmas Carol, Little House on the Prairie, The Home Place, 1776; Theater Latté Da – All is Calm, Sweeney Todd, Oliver!; Children's Theatre Company – Jackie and Me; History Theatre – Baby Case; Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company – New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 ; Frank Theatre – The Threepenny Opera; American Repertory Theater – Orpheé
Tinia Moulder (Brownie Frandsen)
is an actress, singer, dancer with extensive Twin Cities credits including: The Guthrie, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Ordway Center, Old Log Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Illusion Theater , History Theater and Minnesota Jewish Theater Company. She loves the creation of new works and has workshopped new plays at Nautilus Music Theater, History Theater, American Folklore Theater and the Playwrights' Center. She is excited to be a part of the journey of Sweet Land, as it takes this next step onto the stage.
Jon Andrew Hegge (Alvin Frandsen)
received his MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota. He has toured extensively around the United States in The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys, and Same Time Next Year. For six years he was a company member of American Folklore Theatre (AFT) in Door County, WI, where he appeared in several world premiere musicals including See Jane Vote, Loose Lips Sink Ships, and Muskie Love. Guthrie Theatre credits include six seasons of A Christmas Carol and Charles Thomsen in 1776. Recent credits include Ragtime at Park Square, Beauty and the Beast at the Ordway Theatre, Mulan Jr. at Children's Theatre Company, All Shook Up at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and On The Town at Skylark Opera. Jon is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG, and AFTRA.
Ann Michels (Inge Altenburg)
She has worked with a wide variety of Twin Cities theaters, including: The Guthrie Theater – Roman Holiday, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1776, A Christmas Carol, She Loves Me, Pirates of Penzance; Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Mary Poppins,Bye Bye Birdie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Easter Parade, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anything Goes, Midlife: the Crisis Musical; Nautilus Music Theater – Man of La Mancha, The Last Five Years; Pantages – Hair; Theater Latte Da – Parade, A Man of No Importance, Sunday in the Park With George, Wings; History Theater – The These Shining Lives, The Christmas Schooner; Illusion/Actors Theater - The Cocoanuts, The Jungle Theater 2008 and Outward Spiral 2001- Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak, David's Redhaired Death; and Theater de la Jeune Lune - The Magic Flute.
Robert Berdahl (Lars/Olaf Torvik)
Guthrie: The Sunshine Boys, A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, H.M.S. Pinafore, The 39 Steps, Macbeth, When We Are Married, Little House on the Prairie, After a Hundred Years, 1776, She Loves Me, Pygmalion, Othello, Pride and Prejudice, Wintertime, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, The School for Scandal; Tours: Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theater Produced/directed:Warm Beer Cold Women; Horton Grand Theater: Triple Espresso; History Theatre; Hope Rep: Our Town; Hey City Stage: Forever Plaid. Film/Television Hole in the Wall, Bind, Dreamer, Great Lakes, Private Eyes. Training Gustavus Adolphus College; California Institute of the Arts.
Michael Gruber (Pastor Sorenson)
Broadway: original companies of Miss Saigon, Swing!, Stairway to Paradise, Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only, and My Favorite Year, both Bill and Hortensio in Kiss Me, Kate!, the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, Munkustrap in Cats, Mike in the final cast of A Chorus Line as well as Greg and Zach in the 2008 revival. Mr. Gruber also performed the role of Munkustrap in the movie of Cats, filmed at the Adephi Theater in London. Over the past 23 years, he has starred in over 50 regional productions. Notable roles include: Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain and Gould in Grey Gardens (Ordway Center) Don Hewes in the world premier of Easter Parade (Chanhassen) both Phil Davis (Wang Center, Boston) and Bob Wallace (5th Ave. Theater, Seattle) in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Young Ben in the highly acclaimed production of Follies (Paper Mill Playhouse) Stanley Donan in the world premier of What A Glorious Feeling (Mason Street Warehouse) Harold Hill in The Music Man (Seattle Opera-conducted by Marvin Hamlisch) Wizzer in Falsettos (Alliance Theater, Atlanta) Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat (Alaska Light Opera) and both Riff and Tony in national and European tours of West Side Story.
Award-winning actor, vocalist, and arts educator Norah Long has made an indelible mark on the Twin Cities arts scene, performing over 70 principal roles with the Guthrie, Ordway, Penumbra, Ten Thousand Things, Nautilus, Old Log, Illusion, Jungle, Jeune Lune, Children's Theatre Company, Skylark Opera, and Minnesota Orchestra, to name a few. Nationally, critics have applauded Ms. Long's theater work in Florida (Florida Stage, Arts Garage, Riverside Theater), Colorado (Arvada Center), and New Jersey (Paper Mill). Norah's credits as a concert soloist span the US, Europe, Asia, and a 2013 nationally-televised performance with Cuba's National Symphony in Havana. Ms. Long has been profiled in numerous publications including American Record Guide, Opera Today Magazine, and Backstage Magazine. She is featured on 6 CDs including her self-produced album View from Violet Hill. Recent honors: 2015 Best Supporting Musical Actress, Lavender Magazine (Mother Superior in Sister Act, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres); 2013 Best Actress in a Play, Broadway World (Marie Lombardi in Lombardi, History Theater). Leadership roles: Adjunct Professor, College of Fine Arts, North Central University; Soloist and Quartet Director, St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church; Adjudicator, Miss Minnesota/Miss America Organization and others; Lead Teaching Artist/founding member, Upstream Arts, fostering communication skills in the disability community.