The Shadow Box Theatre Cast
Shadow Box casts begin with a key ensemble that has been with the company for many years. This includes actors, musicians, puppeteers, and choreographers who have become part of the SBT family. In addition, each year we hold auditions. We strive to build a multi-ethnic ensemble both for the children in our audience to identify with role models and to see diversity in action. We look for performers who have a special interest in working with young audiences. It takes a unique kind of talent to hold the attention of, charm, and enchant a theatre full of children. Even after the show, our casts remains "on," as they come down from the stage and mingle and interact with the audience.
Kimberlee Monroe has performed 10 years with Shadow Box Theatre. She has enjoyed touching the lives of so many children. She also worked in many Theatre in New York City including some Off Broadway shows. She has traveling as far as Paris France doing what she loves. Ms. Monroe has won two AUDELCO awards. Best Leading Actress and Best Solo Performance by a Performer. She was nominated for Best Ensemble Performance in 2008. Recently this summer she has been nominated for Best Leading Actress in the Planet Connection Theatre Festival 2013. She thanks God and her Family for their love and constant support.
Leopoldo F. Fleming
Percussionist, composer, arranger, lyricist with Afro-Latin-Indian roots. Mainly a Jazz musician, Leopoldo is well versed in several musical genres. Highly active in the music scene of New York, touring Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand with US, Caribbean and African stars, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte, Eartha Kitt, Randy Weston, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, Dianne Reeves, Novella Nelson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Queen Esther Marrow, Symphony of the New World, Boys' Choir of Harlem and more. Has worked on and off Broadway, including his own production “Rumba” at New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Maintains his “Leopoldo Fleming Afro Caribbean Jazz Ensemble”.
To quote Nat Hentoff, Leopoldo's performances sparkle with surprises, sophistication, grace, and exquisite timing.www.allaboutjazz.com/leopoldofleming
Marcus Turnage has been working with The Shadow Box Theatre for 9 seasons. He has Trained classically at the University of Toledo, as well as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Marcus is very proud to be a part of The Shadow Box Theatre, and hopes to continue to touch the lives of children.