Carolyn is currently in rehearsal in NYC, playing the role of Mary in HEREAFTER MUSICAL at the Snapple Theater Center, Broadway and 50th Street. A beautiful piece. It's a joy to be a part of it. Performances begin on September 13th.
She is off to direct THE FANTASTICKS at the William Inge Center this summer. While there, she will also perform in TO LIFE, a review of the music of Boch and Harnick.
She will head to NYC to participate in the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration at Town Hall,
Sharing the stage with Andrea Martin, Adrienne Barbeau, Jerry Zaks and dozens of FIDDLER former cast members.
Then, off to Salt Lake City to direct a developmental reading of a new musical written by Elizabeth Hansen and Michael Perry, ENCHANTED APRIL, based of the much loved film.
In the fall, Carolyn completed the demo recording of Small Town Story, a new musical by Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn. It's the tale of a Texas High School that chooses RENT as the annual musical as social, religious and personal uproar ensues.
In August, Carolyn performed the lead in Between Pretty Places by Susan Merson and Shellen Lubin. The workshop production of this "musical ghost story" played at Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles and at HERE's Sublet Series Festival in New York.
Prior to that, Carolyn tackled the role of Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's classic, Death of a Salesman. Critics said, "Carolyn Mignini effortlessly alternates between diminutive, devoted wife and mother and fiercely loyal defender of her crumbling spouse," and "Mignini really lights up the stage with her passion as mother and wife Linda."
In March, Tom Rowan directed Carolyn as the legendary Maria Callas in Terence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class at New York's Gallery Players. NYTheatre.com interviewed Carolyn about the experience here.