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Lisa Appleyard

Lady Montague

Lisa is excited to return to the Food Bank Players, having just played Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gertrude in Hamlet, last Summer, and Kate in Sylvia, their first production. Locally she has been seen in five shows at the Altarena: Cabaret, Chicago, The Savannah Sipping Society, La Cage Aux Folles, and Ruthless!. She has been fortunate of late to perform in quite a few musicals and is thrilled to be a part of live theatre’s spectacular comeback. Recent performances include Elf (Mrs. Claus), Gypsy (Tessie Tura/Ms. Cratchitt), Cockettes Are Golden (Harlo), and Mamma Mia! (Tanya). Other favorite roles: A Chorus Line (Sheila), Gypsy (Louise) & The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta/Usherette). It is truly an honor to be playing Lady Montague, as she is the actual mother to this Romeo.

She is looking forward to her first season as a Tap Dancing Christmas Tree. Perhaps you will spot her in a parade this Winter. Lisa teaches sixth grade math & science at Park Day School, coaches cross country & track, and is mom to Julian and Austin. You are likely to see her running about town with her Schnoodle, Schatzi.