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 safely concluded his 27th Season of Reprise at Great Plains Theatre producing 9 productions for 86 total performances. This marks the 15th show he has worked on at GPT since taking over his new position as Artistic/Education Director about two and a half years ago.
This past season on the Main Stage, he directed Godspell, Grease, The Music Man, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He also choreographed Godspell and The Music Man. In addition, he served as Lighting Designer for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and as the Scenic Designer for all of the Main Stage shows. Mitch was overjoyed to play one of his dream roles this season, Buddy the Elf in Elf - The musical. He also performed on stage as Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Mitchell continues to break records with his youth programs, the Plain Great Players Youth Academy and the Live Literature Series. In 2021, he produced Frozen Jr., Stuart Little, EMMA: A Pop Musical JV, and The Giver. Throughout these youth productions, Mitch acts as the director, scenic designer, sound designer, lighting designer, and marketing official. Over 150 outstanding kids are now a part of this sensational program. He is so proud of their hard work and for these successful productions!
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 favorites 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/
Mitchell is the sole Artistic/Education Director of Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, KS. Great Plains Theatre is a professional, non-union, regional theatre where Mitch is directing, hiring, auditioning, casting, and choreographing while choosing shows and taking artistic liberties to excel the professional theatrical experience in Kansas. The 28th Season (2022) is just beginning and looking to be the most exciting season yet with 8 productions total. 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.
2010 - present
2010 - present