Three shows in rep at Great River Shakespeare Festival

I had a spectacular summer working at Great River Shakespeare Festival.  Here's some of the characters I played and some fun videos I got to be a part of.

Next up: A Midsummer Night's Dream at GRSF

I'm thrilled to be making my Great River Shakespeare Festival debut this summer as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Directed by the delightful and brilliant Beth Gardiner, it is sure to be a fun and wild ride.  I’ll also be playing multiple roles in Shakespeare in Love, and Widow Capilet in All’s Well That Ends Well. It will be my first visit to Minnesota and I'm looking forward to spending time in the lovely city of Winona, on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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Next up: MEDEA with Titan Theatre Company

I'm thrilled to step back on the Titan stage and take on the title role in this new adaptation of Euripides' tragedy.  We are doing a VERY limited run at the Queens Theatre Feb 16-25!  Book tickets here.

DIRECTIONS TO QUEENS THEATRE (google maps):

Allow extra travel time, it is a 15 MINUTE WALK from the subway!

  • Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point (2nd last stop).  
  • Walk along the boardwalk away from Citi Field, but towards the tennis stadium.  
  • At the park, take the wide avenue to your right, all the way to the giant globe.  Go around the globe (Queens Museum will be on your right), the Queens Theatre is on the opposite side, underneath the retro-futuristic towers.
  • There is also a SHUTTLE BUS to the theatre from the subway (go down to street level) every 10 minutes, starting 1 hour prior to curtain.

 

A lovely review of The 39 Steps

We four are sweating up a storm at Cortland Repertory Theatre for one more week!   I'm having a blast and my three brilliant cast mates are absolute magic every night.  

We also had a lovely review from Syracuse.com:

"Gabriel plays the icy Hitchcock blonde with style and verve, showing as much leg as possible in an impossibly tight short skirt while maintaining dignity and modesty.  An antidote to the summer movie blockbuster ... "The 39 Steps" is a reassuring return to the roots of theater: spare, simple and fun."

Here we are at opening with director Dustin Charles.  I couldn't have asked for a finer team of delightful, talented folk.  

 L-R: Jason Shipman, Nicholas Wilder, Leah Gabriel, James Taylor Odom, Dustin Charles.

L-R: Jason Shipman, Nicholas Wilder, Leah Gabriel, James Taylor Odom, Dustin Charles.

Rave reviews for The Good Girl at 59E59 Theaters thru Feb 28

With only one week of performances to go, we've had incredible reviews and sold out houses.  Catch The Good Girl before she's gone!  Tickets: http://bit.ly/1S2E04z

A FEMINIST SCI-FI COMEDY THAT DARKENS CONSIDERABLY AS IT GOES ALONG ... MS. COLLYER HAS WRITTEN A CLEVER EXAMINATION OF SEX, LONGING, MEMORY, GENDER ROLES AND VIOLENCE.
- The New York Times
ANJALI (PLAYED WITH WIT AND INTENSITY BY LEAH GABRIEL) IS A MADAM SUPERVISING A ROBO-PROSTITUTE ... ADAM FITZGERALD’S FAST-PACED DIRECTION AND THE HIGH-KEY ACTING KEEP THE AUDIENCE RIVETED.
- Huffington Post
Leah Gabriel and Giacomo Baessato in The Good Girl at 59E59 Theaters

The Good Girl at 59E59 Theaters, February 11-28

We're already two weeks into rehearsal for The Good Girl - the US premiere of Emilie Collyer's award winning Australian play at 59E59 Theaters.  It's a delight to work with fellow Circle In The Square alum Giacomo Baessato and incredible director Adam Fitzgerald

Read all about it on broadwayworld.com

 Leah Gabriel, Giacomo Baessato and director Adam Fitzgerald rehearse The Good Girl. Photo by Lloyd Mulvey  www.lloydmulvey.com

Leah Gabriel, Giacomo Baessato and director Adam Fitzgerald rehearse The Good Girl. Photo by Lloyd Mulvey www.lloydmulvey.com

Review round-up - Three Day Hangover's TARTUFFE!

I think I can safely say that every single cast member had an absolute blast performing this show each night.  Playwright Jake Brandman wrote an incredible script and Three Day Hangover created another wild and hilarious theatre/drinking experience!  Run, don't walk to whatever they do next.

Leah Gabriel - Three Day Hangover's Tartuffe!

"The entire cast is hilarious and unpredictable ... Leah Gabriel is the perfect Doreen" - Stage Buddy

"Like most productions of Tartuffe, the breakout character is Doreen.  Leah Gabriel as the Australian maid brings the witty and dry humor that is unlike any other character. Gabriel's Doreen is truly the glue that keeps the family and show together." - Theater In The Now

 "The voice of sanity in this household is that of the housekeeper, Doreen.  Leah Gabriel is very engaging in this role – funny and a little seditious.  You feel for her as she pulls the one or another inept family member back from the brink."  - Front Row Center

"Tartuffe is blessed with an excellent ensemble. Not a single cast member misses a mark." - New York Theatre Review

"Beth Gardiner directs an impeccable ensemble of actors ... every actor in this production shines." - Theater Pizzazz


Up Next - Sex. Drugs. Politics. TARTUFFE! Nov 4-21, 2015

Three Day Hangover presents Tartuffe!

This one is going to be raucous, hilarious, boozy FUN:

Love your country. Hard. Three Day Hangover is jumping into politics and the candidate to watch is this November is Tartuffe. We’re re-imagining Molière’s searing comedy of hypocrites and heathens for our modern age, and there's no better setting for farce and hilarity than a U.S. Senate race.

Tickets --> threedayhangover.com