Cast Announcement: Reynolds Pamphlet
REYNOLDS PAMPHLET PRODUCTION DATES: TUESDAY, JULY 24 & SUNDAY, JULY 29 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Progress Iowa today announced the cast of their Reynolds Pamphlet production, an adaption of Hamilton that will parody and pillory the administration of Governor Kim Reynolds in addition to local and national conservatives, along with vignettes from policy experts and organizational leaders.
Reynolds Pamphlet is scheduled for two performances in late July, just after Hamilton’s run in Des Moines, and will feature a talented cast including Andre Davis, Breigh Edwards, Rae Fehring, Alexandra Gray, Madison Ray, Chance Reeves, Nick Strickland, Mariah White, and Alicia Young. Open auditions were held in May for Reynolds Pamphlet, shortly after the initial announcement.
A limited number of tickets are still available for Reynolds Pamphlet on July 24th and July 29th, and can be purchased online at www.reynoldspamphlet.org.
“We are thrilled to have such a talented and passionate cast,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “There was an outpouring of interest in this production, both with auditions and in ticket sales. As we have seen our state and country deeply damaged by Governor Reynolds, President Trump, and conservative ideas. Iowans are fed up, and ready to rise up to fight back.”
Produced by Progress Iowa, featuring Andre Davis, Breigh Edwards, Rae Fehring, Alexandra Gray, Madison Ray, Chance Reeves, Nick Strickland, Mariah White, and Alicia Young.
Tuesday evening, July 24th, at 7:00 PM
Sunday matinee, July 29th, 3:00 PM
$20 – $50 | Ticketing and sponsorship information available at www.ReynoldsPamphlet.org
Andre Davis is a highly energetic spoken word artist from St. Louis who now resides in Des Moines. After being signed to local Des Moines music label Station1 records in 2017 Andre has performed his poetry and music all over the city. Now he finds himself a part of the Reynolds Pamphlet cast to further showcase his passion for words and authentic expression.
After years in theatre, Breigh stepped back to play the role of a lifetime: mother to three girls. For the last decade, her voice was a rare treat at karaoke shows around the city. She is thrilled to make her return to the stage. Breigh would like to thank her family- Ryan, Saffron, and Delia. Also, John and Larry for their unwavering support.
Rae Fehring has been a member of the creative community in Des Moines for the last 13 years. From lead singer of a hard rock band to founding Girls Rock!Des Moines, Rae has been active writing, performing, booking, and producing shows locally and across the country. You can find her performing regularly as lead vocalist for local jazz/funk group The Tighten Up, as well as performing as solo artist, Rae Davis. Rae is honored and excited to work with Madison and the talented cast of vocalists and musicians on such an important project and hopes that it will help incite a radical and progressive shift back to the fair-minded Iowa she calls home.
Alexandra Gray is excited to join the production and present more of her talent to Des Moines. She just recently finished Ragtime at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.
2012 RAW Des Moines Musician of the Year.
2017 Cloris Award Nominee. TV Personality.
Fashion Designer. Record Producer.
Madison Ray was trained by Johnny Contardo of ShaNaNa and has performed with the likes of:
Aaron Carter, Mya, Belinda Carlisle, Latin Grammy award winner Nestor Torres, Christopher the Conquered, Planet Booty, Dominique Morgan, Ellis Hall of Tower of Power, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston, Thea Austin, American Idol’s David Hernandez, Debbie Gibson, Jose Feliciano and Victor Wooten. He sometimes sings with the Des Moines Metro Opera and has starred in RENT as Tom Collins and the Rocky Horror Show as Eddie.
Being raised in a music family I found that I can only achieve if I make myself be heard by others. I am a southeast Polk Music Student, 3 year all state medalist, 3 year speech state medalist, and 3 year IHSMTA award winner. I am here to make my voice heard, And to prove that music and the arts deserve fair funding in ALL schools, to stick up for those who have been forgotten by the state in our schools.
Nick Strickland starting emceeing in the summer of 2000, for a contest rapping about the Blimpie sandwich chain’s new sandwich wraps, which he did not win. Years later he would redeem himself in the sandwich game, by releasing a CIRT award-winning mini music video for Hungry Hobo, which featured a rapping sandwich puppet, voiced by Mr. Strickland. He would later team up with a band, $trick9 & the Truth. Notable shows include presidential candidate Bill Richardson’s 2007 NYE party, and opening up for Afroman at the House of Bricks. In 2011 he released an album titled The Zen Ten in collaboration with local legend DJ Phase 2.
Mariah has been in musical theatre since middle school, her favorite role was when she was an orphan in Annie. She now does most of her singing outside of work because of how hectic life tends to get. She is a cosmetologist and spends her free time making costumes and attending conventions around the Midwest.
Keep art political!