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    Brelby Besties: Amelia & Sophia

    Brelby Besties Sophie Chavez and Amelia Huot By Megan O’Connor This month’s episode of Brelby Besties comes to you from Sophie Chavez and Amelia Huot. If you caught their Brelby snapchat takeover this weekend or sit anywhere near them, you’d swear they’ve been friends forever, but apparently met while working on this summer’s musical hit, Dogfight. These ladies are currently killing it in The 4th Annual Miscast Concert so read on for more about how amazing their friendship is and shout out to Karson for typing this legendary conversation. Karson: Sophie is doing her makeup, she is beating that face HUNTEA. And we are just wondering how we are going…

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    Brelby Besties: Karson Cook & Kevin Fenderson

    Brelby Besties By Megan O’Connor This month’s episode of Brelby Besties has been literally taken over by Brelby Theatre Company Collaborative Artists, Kevin Fenderson and Karson Cook. These amazing artists slayed this year’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and they’re back to dazzle and amaze us during the upcoming musical, Dogfight. We’re so glad these two found Brelby and found each other in general. Get ready pals, because it’s: Lunchtime Tea w/ Kars and Kev Karson asks Kevin questions: Karson: How do you feel right now? Kevin: Hungry (chuckles). Karson: What are you thinking about? Kevin: Everything I’m doing in the next 3 months (Shakespeare in…

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    Brelby Besties: Monica & Megan

    Brelby Besties: Megan & Monica By Megan O’Connor and Monica Hernandez Bollt Fresh off of working on Brelby Theatre Company’s recent Az premiere of Ghost the Musical, this month’s Brelby Besties, Company Member, Megan O’Connor, and Brelby Collaborative Artist, Monica Hernandez Bollt, have actually been friends for 17 years! There’s a lot that goes into a friendship this long! These two found time in their insanely busy schedules to chat about how they met, what it means to be a best friend, and how they’ve maintained this relationship, and some of their favorite memories. Megan: Do you remember how we met? I’ll be honest, I don’t. I know it was in…

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    Brelby Besties: Philip Amerine & David Samson

    Brelby Besties Philip Amerine and David Samson This month’s pair of besties are coming straight out of the 90s to help Brelby open our new Theatre in Season 8’s Ghost the Musical! These two have been blowing us away with their talent and cracking us up with their humor, terrible dance moves, and an epic bromance for the ages. Philip and David took the time to give us some insight into their best friendship by talking about their mutual love of sports and theatre, social media, and unfortunately, the Dab. Read on to read why we love these guys as much as they love each other, if that’s even possible,…

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    Brelby Besties: Jessie & Lauren

    Brelby Besties Jessie Tully and Lauren Forschino No strangers to the Summer Epic, Brelby Company Member, Jessie Tully, and her bestie, Brelby Collaborative Artist, Lauren Forschino, sat down, had a chat, forgot we were listening and let us post it anyway. Jessie is getting ready to appear as Dorothy in The Oz Chronicles and Lauren is getting ready for the school year to begin, but before that these amazing artists were working shows together, having adventures in Flagstaff, and being way cooler than any of us could hope. They talk about theatre, friends, and cobbler. Read on. Jessie Tully: Do you remember how we met? Lauren Forschino: I don’t remember…

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    Brelby Besties: Alexandra & Alexxis

    Brelby Besties: Alexandra Utpadel and Alexxis Briviesca Ixy Utpadel and Alexxis Briviesca are another perfect example of what to strive for in a frienship. Kindness, compassion, and, of course, a love for musical theatre. Both ladies just finished their two week run in the second studio series for our 2016 season, Postcards from the Apocalypse, and are in rehearsals for our third studio series production, After Hours at Rosie’s Pub. Ixy is taking on the role of Jane Austen in Rosie’s while Alexxis is assistant directing with Jessie Tully under Carolyn McBurney.   Ixy Utpadel (IU): I suppose I’ll get this beautiful ball of friendship rolling! How did we meet?…

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    Brelby Besties: Ayan & Devon

    Brelby Besties: Ayan Aunario and Devon Mahon     The fourth edition of Brelby Besties pairs two NAU (Northern Arizona University) alumni, Ayan Aunario and Devon Mahon, together for a look into the workings of their friendship. Ayan was an amazing Assistant Director during last summer’s epic Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost! and she and Company Member Devon Mahon give us all the behind the scenes details of their friendship! Read on and make sure to stay to the end of this very fun and unique friendship!     Devon Mahon (DM): Ayan! We’re Episode 4! Brelby Besties!!! Ayan Aunario (AA): Do I have to label myself? Can I colorize? What is this…

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    Brelby Besties: John, Brian & Cody

    Brelby Besties: John Perovich, Brian Maticic, and Cody Goulder           The third edition of Brelby Besties follows “the three best friends that anyone could have,” Brelby playwrights: Brian Maticic, John Perovich, and Cody Goulder. These three artists established a bond over a mutual love of writing and, of course, the theater and we get to listen in as they chat about it.   John Perovich (JP): If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things do you wish you had? Brian Maticic (BM): Hmm. Desert island. I assume I’m not allowed to say a boat or yacht, so my dormant Eagle Scout abilities would…

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    Brelby Besties: Anabel & Bertha

    Brelby Besties: Anabel and Bertha Our second installment of Brelby Besties pits two of our fabulous collaborative artists, Bertha and Anabel, against one another in a battle to see who knows who better. You have seen Anabel onstage as Aramis in last summer’s epic, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost! and as Farrah the Fairy in She Kills Monsters in 2014. Bertha was one of the Assistant Stage Managers for Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost! and appeared in the studio series, The Princess and the Pirate, in 2014, has also taught the youth classes here at Brelby Theatre Company last summer. The contestants are in their corners. Let’s do this! Bertha: Hi, Anabel!…

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    Brelby Besties: Allison & Melody

      Brelby is all about fostering relationships and many of our artists invite their massively talented friends to join in on the fun or meet and make lifelong friends as we produce amazing art. Brelby Besties is one of the newest segments on the blog where two of our collaborative artists that are BFF’s (#BestFriendsforLife) interview one another in whatever way they want to give us the real inside scoop on who they are and what their relationship is really like. Our first pair of artists is Company Member, Melody Chrispen, and Collaborative Artist, Allison Bauer. Get ready. No, really. They’re playing The Newlywed Game, bestie style.   Mel: Who…