Amanda is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, with a double major in Theatre and Dance Performance from Indiana University. She is married to actor / product designer / founder of Dialogue, Jarrod Zimmerman. They reside on the north side of Chicago with their cat and son.
“This show is all about being a great leader,” Tanguay says. “And if you think about it, a room full of five- and six-year-olds — they are our future leaders. We want to bring children and parents to come together, so they can talk about things. It’s more than just entertainment. It’s a chance to learn.”
...directed and choreographed with heart and tenderness by popular Chicago actress/dancer Amanda Tanguay, and musically directed by Ellen K. Morris, the story has been updated and slightly altered...This isn’t your typical theatre for young audiences production. The Marriott’s current offering explores far more serious themes and offers considerably less action and broad comedy. The musical is far more character-driven and, as such, may not hold the attention of some very young theatergoers. However, juvenile audiences, and their adult companions, who appreciate and understand a more thoughtful and reflective story will love this production.
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
This is a stunning production filled with memorable characters...As this production shares the stage with the main stage production of “Man Of LaMancha” there is no real set, but the smooth direction and solid cast take care of telling us the story in a way that every child (and adult) “gets it”!
Al Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
A new life on the vaudeville stage brings love and adventure. But when high society takes notice, will Rosie leave it all behind?
In a show rich in character roles, there are triumphant turns by... Amanda Tanguay and Adrian Aguilar (as the mayor's spicy daughter and her boyfriend)
Hedy Weiss, Sun Times
As the decent local kids whom Harold helps, Adrian Aguilar and Amanda Tanguay carry the romantic subplot with goofy grace.
Scotty Zacher, Chicago Theater Blog
Adrian Aguilar as Tommy Djilas and Amanda Tanguay as Zaneeta Shinn dance up a storm, and are engaging and honest.
Paul W Thompson, Broadway World
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