Cuckoo’s Theater Announces Designers and Cast for THE CALORIE COUNTERS

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project has announced the cast and design team for its spring production of THE CALORIE COUNTERS by Molly Wagner, directed by company member Melissa Golden.

The cast features Serina Johnston (Maggie), Emily Lindberg (Jordan), Zach Tabor (Charlie), Carlos Villalpando (Alex), and Christian Morris (Nick), with Jessika Cummins, Reginald Hemphill, and Michael Wilson understudying.

Pictured (top l-r): Serina Johnston, Emily Lindberg , bottom (l-r) Zach Tabor, Carlos Villalpando, and Christian Morris.

Artistic and production staff include Artistic Director Marc James (Assistant Director/Sound Design), Charlotte Lastra (Set Design), and Joan Pritchard (Costume Design).

Maggie’s sister, Jordan, has just gotten engaged, and the wedding practically all planned out, from the centerpieces to the napkin colors, to the bridesmaid’s dresses – the bridesmaids dresses that are only carried up to a size 12. There’s just one problem. Maggie is nowhere near a size 12. Determined to not disrupt her sister’s big day, Maggie finds guidance in a weight-loss group called The Calorie Counters. As Jordan buries herself in her wedding arrangements and Maggie uproots her life for the chance to fit in, the sisters begin to discover secrets that they had kept hidden from each other and themselves.

THE CALORIE COUNTERS runs March 18 – April 20 at The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago. For more information visit

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