The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Musical by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn. Woodbury Community Theater, 2018

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. Natalia performed the role of Olive Ostrovsky.

Director: Andrew Smith
Music Director: Haley Garland
Choreographer: Nicholas Oyen


Songs for a New World

Musical by Jason Robert Brown Woodbury Community Theater, 2016

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. Natalia performed the role of Woman 1.

Director: Justin Madsen
Music Director: Zach Busch


Animal Encounters

It's no secret I love working with elementary students. They're brutally honest (too honest?), genuine and crack me up. I was thrilled to join Ashland Productions in their summer elementary camp "Animal Encounters" where campers brought Disney animal songs to life with singing and dance.

Director: Kristen Bark
Music Director: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Maddie Napolski 


A Funny Thing Happened…

My first collaboration with Lakeshore Players in White Bear Lake and a terrifying one. Their Music Director dropped the production two weeks in and I was handed a Sondheim score and asked to learn it over the course of a weekend! To date, this is the funniest show I've ever participated in.

Director: Paul Reyburn
Music Director: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Hannah Weinberger


Rock and Roll Revival XI

Lovingly known as "The Show That Ate Northfield", RRR is an every other year extravaganza at Northfield High School where casts of over 100 sing, dance, act to rock & roll tunes. Although I'd worked with singers in a small capacity two years ago, in 2017 I was hired on as a vocal coach where I was tasked with helping the soloists find a balance between rock and roll belting and healthy phonation.

Director: Ray Coudret
Music Director: Bob Bjorklund
Vocal Coach: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Shari Setchell


The Little Mermaid

A beloved classic, The Little Mermaid is a staple of community and youth theaters in Minnesota. For this production, I got to work with Young Artists Initiative, a local youth theater based in St. Paul, MN. This performance of the Little Mermaid took place at the Wellstone Center and was a terrific way of introducing young kids to musical theater.

Director: Matt Berdahl
Vocal Director: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Anna Hickey


Big Fish

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Big Fish served as my senior capstone performance. The production featured some innovative tech elements and was featured at USITT for the tech and design elements involved.

Director: Karen Peterson Wilson
Music Director: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Heidi Spesard-Noble


In the Heights

Out of all the productions I've done, this was the one nearest and dearest to my heart. This was my first foray into music directing and where I fell in love with musical theater as an art form. In The Heights was a powerful experience as it was the first time I'd seen an immigrant story (similar to mine!) onstage.

Director: Karen Peterson Wilson
Music Director: Natalia Romero
Choreographer: Joe Cook & James Kunz