"In the dual roles of Margaret and her cousin, Anne Steele, Gabriella Abbott showcases her charm and cleverness on the Lyric Arts stage." ~ Review of Sense and Sensibility by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadwayworld.com
"Highlights in the cast include [...] Gabriella Abbot with two delightful performances as the youngest sister and a very chatty Anne Steele." ~ Review of Sense and Sensibility by Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon
Gabriella is an actor, singer, and playwright who is still waiting for someone to write a quality musical version of A Tale of Two Cities. She is a monologue writer for hire, a freelance writer for MN Playlist, and dreams of someday playing eccentric old ladies on British miniseries.
Margaret, Anne, and Gossip in Sense and Sensibility at Lyric Arts, directed by Natalie Novacek
Please see résumé (below) for most recent acting experience
Directing / Playwriting
Wasn't This Supposed to Be a Musical? // Book & Co-Lyric Writer, Co-Director, Production Manager // The Skyline Collective (MN Fringe)
Mother Figure, by Alan Ayckbourn // Director in one act play festival // University of Northwestern-St. Paul
Bathrobe Drama Christmas Festival // Director/Playwright of 10 minute play // University of Northwestern-St. Paul
The Wizard of Oz // Assistant Director under Kristin Aitchison // St Anthony Community Theater
Various camps // Summer Intern // Nikki Swoboda // Stages Theatre Company
Into the Woods // ASM Internship // Kara Wolf // Yellow Tree Theatre
University of Northwestern-St. Paul, MN: B.A. Theatre, Music Minor (vocal emphasis), Literature Minor
Lundstrom Center for the Performing Arts: Broadway Arts Conservatory
Acting // Brian Grandison, Dr. Don Rainbow, Chrissy Fournier, Mike Davidavich
Improvisation // Dr. Don Rainbow
Voice (Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz) // David Goudzwaard, Doreen Hutchings, Catherine McCord Larsen, Susan Casserly-Kosel
Directing // Jennifer Hunter
Ballet // Jolene Konkel, Jane Casserly-McMonagle, Katie Wodele
Jazz // Jolene Konkel, Jane Casserly-McMonagle, Colleen Ueland
Tap // Jolene Konkel, Rick Ausland
Piano // Alex Mezeritski
Excellent Spanish, skilled at dialects, improvisation, voice (soprano), piano (12 years), ukulele (1 year), writing, drawing, cross-stitch, hula hooping, own over 200 LIFE magazines from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, owl noises.
Swimming, horseback riding (Level 2 Certified Horsemanship Association), soccer, simple spear/staff fighting.