Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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Gloria Manning

GLORIA MANNING (Young Alline) is a 6th grader at the Professional Performing Arts Schools (PPAS). Recent credits include The Lion King Broadway Tour 2017-19 (Young Nala), Nickelodeon’s “Butterbean’s Cafe” (Brookie Kid), and “Sprout TV” (Lead rapper). Gloria has been singing and training since age 3 and is an active member of the Young Peoples Chorus of New York (YPC). Gloria attends Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon. She is represented by The SquarePeg Group, Inc. and Stewart Talent.

Mehret Marsh

MEHRET MARSH (Young Anna Mae/Young Alline Understudy) Singer, actor, dancer. Her first feature film, Straighten Up and Fly Right is due out soon and she just completed a short film with writer/director Jose Rivera. She was the first African born Young Nala on Broadway in The Lion King at age 9. Other credits include: “What Would You Do?” (ABC), “Super Wings,” “Sesame Street,” various voice-overs, “Sandman,” Broadway Sessions, vocal solo, 54 Below, Tree Hause Broadway Cabaret, Tunes in Times Square, “Carols For A Cure” CD, opening solo; Lion King cast, and solo on “I have a Voice” for Broadway Kids anti-bullying campaign. Her last play was Till We Meet Again by Glory Kadigan, directed by Tonya Pinkins and prior to that, Jose’ Rivera’s Fall of the Sparrow as part of Playwrights for a Cause. She is excited and honored to be part of the original Broadway cast of Tina. She is especially grateful to her family and her team, Lisa Calli, Barry Kolker, Bonnie Shumofsky and her voice coach Bryan Wade. FB mehretmarsh. Instagram @mehret_marsh.

Jayden Theophile

JAYDEN THEOPHILE (Young Craig alt.) was born into a military family in Anchorage, Alaska. A naturally gifted singer and dancer, Jayden has been entertaining friends, family and classmates for over 5 years. He has appeared in a community stage play and is ecstatic that he will be making his professional Broadway debut in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Special thanks to my parents (Charlisa and Frantzy), my siblings (Aliyah and Kingston), my family, my manager Lisa Cali and agent Barry Kolker, who all supported and believed in my talent. IG: @Jaytheo_11

Skye Turner

SKYE TURNER (Young Anna Mae) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in TINA. Theater: Prince the Musical, An 80’s and 90’s Musical Revue and Michael The Musical (All directed by the Emmy-Award Winning Curtis King at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, TX). TV: Featured singer with Patti LaBelle on “The Steve Harvey Show.” Other: Charles Rice Learning Center Honor Choir, Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Debate Team, 2018 Gardere MLK Oratory Competition participant.
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Antonio Watson

ANTONIO WATSON (Young Craig alt.) is honored and excited to be making his Broadway debut at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre. A New Jersey native, Antonio was most recently seen in the role of Chip at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Off-Broadway: Charley in This Ain’t No Disco (Atlantic Theater Company). Professional Stage: Joe Thibodeaux in Caroline, Or Change (Tantrum Theater), Mandela (AEA Reading), The Preacher’s Wife (AEA Reading). Film/TV: Andrew Pierce in “Blue Bloods,” All The Little Things We Kill (in post-production), In The Field, Lily, “The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert,” Nick Jr.’s “Magic Carpet Ride” music video, “Sesame Street” Workshop, and “Sprout Sunny Side Up,” “Peanuts.” Pixie Dust Players: The People Garden (Hamilton Stage-UCPAC), Junie B. Jones (Hamilton Stage – UCPAC), Winnie the Pooh KIDS (Summit Playhouse), and Oliver Jr (Summit Playhouse). In his spare time, Antonio loves to create fun drawings and conduct science experiments. Special thanks go to Zoom Talent and Abrams Artists. You can find Antonio on Instagram @antonio.j.watson and Facebook.

Review Quotes

Deadline

“Young Anna Mae Bullock (a scene-stealing Skye Turner, no relation, none needed)…”

Front Row Center

“Skye Dakota Turner is a surprise powerhouse and steals the show early on as a young Tina.”

JK’s Theatre Scene

“…Mehret Marsh as young Anna-Mae, earns screams of approval with a voice five times as big as her diminutive stature.”

New York Theater

“…outstanding performances by…Skye Dakota Turner as the young ebullient Anna Mae.”

NY1

“And little Skye Turner as young Tina, born Anna Mae Bullock, is a phenom in the making and already a scene stealer at the tender age of ten.”

Sounds of Broadway

“…the supporting cast is superb, especially the young actress Skye Turner who possesses a powerhouse set of vocal chords…”

The Source

“Another highlight of the musical is young Anna Mae (y’all do know Tina Turner’s real name was Anna Mae?), Skye Turner. We first fell in love with her big voice and that infectious smile on The Steve Harvey Show, when she met her idol Patti Labelle. Now she literally blows everyone away as a young Tina.”

Talkin’ Broadway

“The young Anna-Mae Bullock (Skye Dakota Turner, a powerhouse singer in her own right)…”

Theater Scene.net

“…her youthful self played by an effervescent Skye Dakota Turner…”

Too Much Time On My Hands

“First of all, I have to say that Skye Turner (who played young Anna-Mae) was phenomenal. I LOVED her! Follow this kid…she will be a star one day!”

The Wrap

“…strong vocals from Skye Dakota Turner…”

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