Introducing- Simley Theatre’s New Director!!


I am Jodi Carmeli, the new director of Simley Theatre. I am so excited to begin the season with the students at Simley High School. I have studied at the University of Minnesota where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and just received my Masters Degree in Education at Bethel University.

I am a professional actress and have performed in musicals such as Rent on Broadway, the National Tour of Grease and even played Marilyn Monroe in the National Tour, Some Like it Hot. You may have seen me performing at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres where I have spent the last ten years as a resident actress.

Jim and I got a special tour of the new Performing Arts Center today. It is absolutely fabulous. We are planning our plays for the 2015-2016 season. I look forward to meeting you all!


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