Meet the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson, opening March 21st!

Meet the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson, opening March 21st!

Theatre Unleashed is proud to announce the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Heidi Powers, opening March 21st at studio/stage!

The Cast

Clockwise from top left:

* Member of the Theatre Unleashed Ensemble
æ Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


About Ada and the Engine

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Ada and the Engine is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


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Learn more about the show on the production page.

Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes


2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival Award, Best Immersive Theatre – VOTE FOR MURDER; 2017 Broadway World Award Nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical – HELLO AGAIN; 2016 Eddon Award, Best Lead Performance and Broadway World Award Nomination, Best Leading Actress in a Play – NOSFERATU; 2015 Ovation Award Nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Stage Raw Award Nomination, Best Female Comic Performance – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN; Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Awards, LA Weekly Award, Scenie Awards, Drama-Logue Award, NAACP Award Nomination; lead singer/bass player for Crazy Aunt Mary – top LA band Hard Rock Cafe; award-winning songwriter and NARAS member


Recurred on series “Fudge” for ABC/Amblin; Guest starred on “Arrest & Trial” for Universal/Wolf Films; Starred as Fran in HOLE for Box Party Films; Ingrid in A WEEKEND WITH BARBARA UND INGRID for Rabbit in the Moon/Angelika Films


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – Stage and Cinema – The strongest voices in musical theater. Each one is stellar; HELLO AGAIN – Broadway World (Recommended) – I must congratulate Michelle Holmes once more for setting the tone at the very top with her knockout sensual interpretation in look, voice and movement. This actress manifests sublime versatility; NOSFERATU – StageScene LA (WOW!) – L.A. musical theater treasure Holmes vanishes inside Count Orlok. Holmes’ body language is sublime, her performance a master class in acting without words; Vertlieb on Film – (Holmes is) evocatively creepy beyond rational descriptiveness. It is genius at the summit of its inspired artistry; NUNSENSE – StageSceneLA (WOW!)- Holmes couldn’t be more divine, who stops the show, then abandons all decorum to hilarious effect; ABIGAIL/1702 – – Holmes plays with a terse intensity that brings you to the edge of your seat; YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – Los Angeles Times (Critics Choice) – In ‘He Was My Boyfriend’, Holmes brings down the house; Edge Los Angeles (Recommended) – The true star of the night was Michelle Holmes, raunchy and sexy and completely uproarious. Her presence on stage brought constant applause and never-ending laughter; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Broadway World (5 stars) – Kudos as well to Michelle Holmes, so wonderfully slick and evil as Annas; MACBETH – Daily Trojan – The standout goes to the powerful, unflappable Michelle Holmes, whose ringing bravado as Hecate very nearly causes goosebumps


Animal rights advocate; AEA, SAG-AFTRA, BAE, ASCAP.  Also member of 2Cents Theatre Company, Crown City Theatre, DOMA Theatre Company, Associate Member Sacred Fools, Friend of Celebration Theatre