Mandi Rae is ecstatic to be in her first production with Cutting Edge, where she will take on the role of Rizzo. She started performing at 7 years old at St John Theatre in Reserve La. She was a cast member in several productions including Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Oliver. She was cast as Gana in South Pacific. She also portrayed Bielke in the River Region Drama Guild’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. In Highschool, Mandi was an ensemble member in Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. She was also a Musical Theatre student at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Mandi Rae is also a proud veteran of the Louisiana Air National Guard, where she served 5 years in the 159th Security Forces Squadron. When she is not performing in theatre, you can catch her rocking out with her band Monster Crawfish. Of all roles she has played, Mommy is her favorite. She would like to thank her family for being so supportive and always encouraging each other to never stop chasing your dreams.