Mitchell Aiello is originally from the Detroit, MI area. He graduated as a BFA Musical Theatre major from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI in 2016. He is now the Artistic/Education Director at Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, Kansas. Some notable roles that Mitch has played include Younger Brother (Ragtime), Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Harold Bride (Titanic the Musical), Ted (Disaster!), Pinocchio (Shrek the Musical), Smee (Peter and the Starcatcher), Corny Collins (Hairspray), Balladeer (Assassins), and Curly (Oklahoma!). He also completed his first National Tour in 2019 as Cap'n turbot in Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure!". Some of Mitch's favorite games are Skip-BO and What Do You Meme? When not performing or teaching, you can often find him eating a bag of chips with lots of dips while setting the latest trend! Mitchell would like to first thank his very supportive family for always cheering him on! He would also like to thank his professors and mentors for their wise guidance and inspiration. Lastly, he would like to thank his friends for always having his back! Be sure to follow Mitchell on Facebook, and on Instagram and Twitter @mitchjaiello!
Mitchell has just concluded the Summer Live Literature show at Great Plains Theatre under his direction, The Jungle Book. The production was socially distanced with face masks incorporated into each costume for safety. Mitch served as the Director, Choreographer, Scenic Designer, Scenic Painter, Set Dresser, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and more! This marks the 5th show he has directed at GPT since taking over his new position less than 11 months ago.
In addition, Mitchell has broken Great Plains and Plain Great Players records with his direction of the Youth production of Annie Jr. co-directed by Melissa Ford. 43 kids ages 5-18 were involved in the production and played 6 stellar performances to massive audiences! He is so proud of their hard work and for this successful production!
Mitchell concluded his NATIONAL TOUR Debut last year! He played Cap'n Turbot in PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" with Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment. He concluded his tour in Alaska performing in over 125 shows in 14 states over 6 months!
Mitchell has checked many dream roles off his bucket list recently! His two favorite have been Cat in the Hat (Seussical) and Younger Brother (Ragtime)! Mitchell became EMC from his experience in Ragtime with Great Plains Theatre! Here is the link to Mitchell's Cat in the Hat review: http://www.pghintheround.com/seussical-the-musical/
2010 - present
2010 - present
Mitchell is now the sole Artistic/Education Director of Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, KS. Great Plains Theatre is a professional, regional theatre affiliated with the Actor's Equity Association where Mitch will be directing, hiring, auditioning, casting, and choreographing while choosing shows and taking artistic liberties to excel the professional theatrical experience in Kansas. The 26th Season (April 2020 - December 2020) has been forced to adjust due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he is hopeful that the end of this year will bring us swiftly into the 27th Season (2021) with the hope of producing 9 productions with ages 4-84 in our Main Stage, PGP, and Live Lit shows. With audition and callback submissions constantly being received, I encourage you to submit and reach out as early as possible and buy your tickets for the incredible upcoming season! More information can be found at greatplainstheatre.com or you can contact Mitch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.