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Jamie Colburn and Jessica Gomes-Ng will perform the roles of Tony and Maria, respectively, in selections from West Side Story as part of one of the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert at Hill Auditorium on Nov. 18
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Janet Maylie has performed Off-Broadway in the original production of A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room at Playwrights Horizons and The Astor Place Theatre, in Fourtune at the Actors' Playhouse, and in Approaching Zero at LaMaMa ETC. Off-Off Broadway, she appeared as Viola in Twelfth Night at the Alvina Krause Theatre, Susan B. Anthony in Chamber Music at the Walden Theatre, and Doreen in The Private Ear.
Professor Maylie's regional theatre experience includes Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Masha) at the Tipping Point Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mrs. Ford) at the Meadow Brook Theatre; When You Comin' Back Red Ryder (Clarisse) at New Mexico Repertory Theatre; Taking Steps (Elizabeth) at the Arizona Theatre Company; Bus Stop (Cherie) at The Barter Theatre; The Seven Keys to Baldpate (Mary); The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show (Karen) at The American Stage Festival; and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Theodora) at Performance Network. A Resident Artist of The Purple Rose Theatre Company, Maylie has performed there in Off the Map (Arlene), Shoe Man (Sally), The Purple Rose Spring Comedy Festival, Completing Dahlia (Rachel), Blithe Spirit (Ruth), Sea of Fools (Stella), and The Vast Difference (Dr. Howard), which also played at The Gem Theatre. She was seen at U-M in Uncommon Women and Others (Mrs. Plumm), and in The Festival of New Works in Rock Garden, Jack's Wife and The Immersion of Madeleine Favorini.
Maylie's television appearances include Hill Street Blues, The Love Boat, As The World Turns, over 90 national and regional commercials, and numerous radio and television voiceovers. She has received four Theatre Excellence Awards from The Detroit Free Press, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
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