Bye Bye Birdie
“…Amy Atkins played Rose Alvarez, Albert’s secretary and love interest. After eight years she has decided it’s time to get her man or else. Atkins had the most sincere, heart-felt ballads in this show and she nailed them with a nice combination of pure, powerful voice, a deepening of each song with her own subtext that revealed Rosie’s longing for Albert, and an acting style that made her a perfect ingénue. Atkins created vulnerability for Rose which was understandable as a woman who wanted her man. Remember, it was the 50’s. But Rose has strength and when Atkins lit into some of her songs, you could feel determination and anguish, especially in her duet with young Kim, What Did I Ever See in Him. Rosie dances a lot, as you might guess from a role originated by Chita Rivera. Atkins danced all songs well, whether in ballroom style with Tillman or other moves. But the highlight was her iconic Spanish dancer during the Shriner Ballet. I don’t know how much was modeled after Rivera’s iconic stage dance, but it was high energy, on the tables, under the tables, all around the tables, in a nifty bit of choreography with the uptight Shriners of Sweet Apple following, avoiding, catching, sometimes missing the energetic dancer. It was colorful, funny, and harkened back to some of the musical movies of the 1940’s which had big, lush, over-the-top dance numbers. It was a bit of an interlude, but fun and funny. ” – Charlie Bowles, Associate Critic for John Garcia’s THE COLUMN
An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground – Feature Film
February 2016, Amy played Lydia in an indie film An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground. Entirely shot in black and white and filmed in a historic home in Arizona, the film features a 1960s setting and harkens back to the genre of The Twilight Zone.
For more information about this film or to purchase a DVD, click here.
Amy was part of a viral commercial for Nordic Track, shot by Jamestown films. She worked with several YouTube stars and played a fitness dance instructor in the commercial.
Amy recently completed work on her first feature film, American Nobody (IMBD link). She played reporter Debbie Ross.
Amy recently played Sylvia in Hale Center Theatre’s Production of Oklahoma!, running from August – October.
She has studied in The Actors Workshop with Michael Flynn.
Recent films projects:
Age of Gods
In March 2014, Amy performed the role of Stella in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The show was performed in the newly renovated Granbury Opera House.
This production was produced by the Granbury Theatre Company.
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Show runs: March 14th – April 5th.
Granbury Opera House Production directed by Ben Lokey.
Tennessee Williams’ magnificent play has one of the widest audiences in contemporary literature. In its first year of presentation in New York, A Streetcar Named Desire won The Pulitzer Prize, The Donaldson Award and The New York Drama Critics Award. The film version of Streetcar was also a triumphant success, winning the New York Film Critics Award as well as a handful of Oscars from the Motion Picture Academy. A Streetcar Named Desire is the haunting story of a woman who was betrayed by love. Blanche DuBois, tormented by the memory of her tragic marriage and the scandal that followed, in the small southern town of her birth, flees to New Orleans to find refuge with her sister, Stella. But Stanley, her brother-in-law, a sometimes violent, passionate man, exposes her past, cutting off her last chance of escape from the squalid misery of her life, and driving her to the brink of insanity.