Get To Know Brianna!

Brianna Martinez is no stranger to The Growing Stage having appeared in last season’s World Premiere, BOOGIE and just this Fall in GOOSEBUMPS: The Musical.  We recently sat down with Brianna to talk more about her new role, “Maddie” and who’s her First Lady. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
When I’m not performing, you can find me managing the Box Office at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. In my spare time– I love binge watching TV shows, cooking new recipes, and buying more candles than I need!

Tell us about your role in Maddie & Eleanor.
Maddie is an expressive and good-hearted young girl, who loves making connections (in her own way, not the way her mom wants her to!). Although she struggles with her confidence, she is able to learn the importance of self-love.

Were you a fan of Eleanor Roosevelt prior to this production?
I always knew she was a respectable First Lady, but this play has given me a lot more perspective on her impact!

What can audiences expect from seeing Maddie & Eleanor?
Audiences can expect to see a young girl having a surprisingly positive relationship with her phone and “social media.”

Do you have a favorite first lady? If so, who and why?
Michelle Obama. She was the First Lady when I was Maddie’s age. Seeing a woman like her in that position made everything feel possible for us, as young POC.

What’s it like getting to work with this team at TGS?
The team at TGS makes me want to be better every day I show up. I’m lucky to keep finding myself in their company.

Fill in the blank: Maddie & Eleanor is…
All about connection!

Don’t miss Brianna and the entire company of MADDIE & ELEANOR, February 3-18!

About Maddie & Eleanor:
When Maddie Leonard returns home after her first day in fourth grade, she is fed up with school-yard bullies and flaky ex-best friends. As she turns to her beloved iPhone for solace, she gets an unexpected surprise with a magical visit by Eleanor Roosevelt. As Maddie and Eleanor navigate their budding relationship through old and modern technologies, they inspire each other, laugh with one another, and discover a universal truth: friendship transcends everything.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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