Get to Know Donald!

Donald returns to The Growing Stage having appeared in our holiday production of THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS.  We recently sat down with him to talk about his three roles in The Growing Stage’s World Premiere new play, MADDIE & ELEANOR!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.                                                                                                         I was born and raised in Ohio. I fell in love with acting in the 5th grade and earned a B.F.A. In theatre performance from Ohio University.

Tell us about your role in Maddie & Eleanor.
I have 3, but the largest is Robert.  He’s a young man who gets to work side by side the Eleanor Roosevelt while she speaks on the radio.

Were you a fan of Eleanor Roosevelt prior to this production?
Oh yes! She was very progressive, especially for her time.

What can audiences expect from seeing Maddie & Eleanor?
They can expect a show that is for the entire family to enjoy, come watch us play!

Do you have a favorite first lady? If so, who and why?
I think it’s hard to beat Eleanor Roosevelt.  She fought for so many good causes, even when it was unpopular to do so.

What’s it like getting to work with this team at TGS?
I love working with TGS! I’ve done several shows with them. But this team is great, we have a lot of fun together. Going to rehearsal is a highlight of my day!

Fill in the blank: Maddie & Eleanor is…
A play that should have been written a long time ago.  Everyone should know about Eleanor Roosevelt and all the good she did.

Don’t miss Donald 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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