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RESUME

Marika Abe 

 

Soprano/ mix belter 

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Height: 5’4"

Dowload Resume

 

THEATRE

Off Broadway/ NYC

Sayonara (Staged Reading)          Ensemble                                                      Pan Asian Rep. Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant    Spirit(Principal-bossy bird, naïve fairy,etc.)  The Players Theatre

21st Century Noel                           Featured Soloist Singer                                York Theatre,

                                                                                                                             Bruno Walter Auditorium

                                                                                                                                Dir. Larry Fuller

Good Soul of Szechuan                 Ensemble/ Pianist on stage                          Theresa Lang Theatre

                                                                                                                                 Dir. Diana Kimball

Quiet Clock                                    Swing/Asst.Music Dir.                                   Stage 72

                                                                                                                                 Dir. Adam Karsten, Choreo. Karen Sieber

Harbored                                        Ensemble Actor, Dancer                              

                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Regional

The King and I                                Ensemble                                                      Maltz Jupiter Theatre / FL

                                                                                                                                  Dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Guys and Dolls                              Ensemble(Featured Dancer,Hot Box Girls)   Weathervane Playhouse/ OH

                                                                                                                                   Dir. Adam Karsten, Cho.Karen Sieber

Spamalot                                        Ensemble (Dance Captain)                           Weathervane Playhouse

Oliver!                                            Ensemble(Dance Captain-old dying lady)    Weathervane Playhouse

                                                                                                                                   Dir. Steven Eng

Christmas at the Palace                 Featured Singer/ Dance Ensemble              Palace Theatre in the Dells / WI

                                                                                                                                   Dir. Michael Stanek

Top Girls                                        Lady Nijo(Principal-tough princess)             DixHills Performing Arts Center

                                                                                                                                  Dir. Kathy Curtis

TV/ Film

Capacity Crunch                           Principal Actress (tech specialist)                       NHK WORLD

~Facing the Information Blast~                                             (International Broadcasting service)

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE

Music Directing

A Moment In Time                                         Asst. Music Dir.                                          Broadway World Premier

A Quiet Clock                                                Asst. Music Dir/ Asst. Dir.                           Studio 72

Chorus Line                                                   Music Director                                            Five Towns College

Tommy                                                           Asst. Music Dir.                                          Five Towns College

VOICE                               

KAMOME Live Matters                                  Main Vocalist                                  Yokohama Japan       

No Letter Love Letter Autumn Concert    Main Vocalist, Producer. Dir.               Yokohama Japan

No Letter Love Letter Benefit Gig              Main Vocalist, Producer. Dir.             Tokyo, Japan

Midsummer Night Concert                            Main Vocalist                                  Tokyo, Japan

Somewhere Out There                                  Main Vocalist                                   Yokohama, Japan

DANCE                                    

Jazz Dance Festival                                      Dancer                                                    Jazz Dance Art Assoc.

 

TRAINING

Marymount Manhattan College – BA Theatre Arts, Theatre Performance / Musical Theatre, 

Five Towns College – BFA Theatre Arts Major                       

Acting  - Adam Karsten, James Beneduce(Suzuki Training), Kathy Curtis Patricia Simon, Timothy Johnson, John Znidarsic

Voice - Michelle Rosen (Somatic Voicework), Mari Meguro (Bel Canto), Katie Bradley, Christine Riley, Debra Vanderlinde

Dance –Modern (6 years)                                                   Yoshimoto Dance Co., Steps on Broadway, NYU Dance Intensity

                  Contemporary (8 years)                                   Andrew Turtle, Max Stone, Kanagawa HS, Steps on Broadway

                  Jazz (12 years)                                                          Richard Pierlon, Jeff Shade, Katie Bradley, Yoshimoto Dance Co., Steps

                  Ballet (6 years)                                                         Paulin Prudom School of Dance, Steps, Katie Bradley, NYU Dance Intensity

                  Tap (4 years)                                                              Jeff Shade, Katie Bradley

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Classical piano (25years), Clarinet (4 years), Music Directing, fluent in Japanese, splits, cartwheel, Baton twirling, Choreography, Perfect Pitch, Cooking, Ballroom lifts,