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The Music Man

The Music Man

The Tony-Winning Broadway Musical Classic

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Directed by Victoria Bussert

Run Time: 2 hours & 10 minutes (including intermission)

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“There’s trouble in River City…” when Harold Hill, a fast-talking salesman, attempts to con its citizens into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he never fully intends on forming. That is until, Marian, the prim town librarian, catches on to his scheme and the two fall into an unlikely romance that is the foil to all of Harold’s plans. This six-time, Tony-winning musical, which features cherished numbers such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble” and “Till There Was You,” is the perfect musical comedy for all ages.  THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). THE MUSIC MAN is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater.  2019-20 Subscriptions on sale now. Click Here. Group Tickets on sale now. Click Here.

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THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN, photo by DKM Photography, courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Grace Burch, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Ewan Michael Devitt, Delius Doherty*, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Jillian Kates*, Marcus Martin*, Devon Matika, Ian McLaughlin, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Brenna Sherman, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier, Alex Syiek*, Boe Wank*, Kinsley Wardle and Daniel Yang. * Member Actors’ Equity

THE MUSIC MAN Set Model (Designer: Jeff Herrmann)

THE MUSIC MAN Set Model (Designer: Jeff Herrmann)

Synopsis

SONG LIST


ACT 1

Rock Island
Iowa Stubborn
Ya Got Trouble
Trouble Playoff & Walking Music
Piano Lesson/If You Don't Mind My Saying So
Good Night My Someone
Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
Ya Got Trouble (Reprise)
Seventy-Six Trombones
Ice Cream/Sincere
TheSadder-But-Wiser Girl
Pick-a-little, Talk-a-Little/ Good Night, Ladies
Marian The Librarian
My White Knight
Wells Fargo Wagon


ACT 2

It's You
Shipoopi
Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little (Reprise)
Lida Rose
Will I Ever Tell You?
Gary, Indiana
Lida Rose (Reprise)
Till There Was You
Goodnight & Seventy-Six Trombones (Double Reprise)
Till There Was You (Reprise)

Alex Syiek

Alex Syiek*

Harold Hill

Five seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous GLT credits: Bill in Mamma Mia!, Fitzwilliam in Pride and Prejudice, Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Snout/Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Factory Foreman/Claquesous/Grantaire in Les Misérables, Richmond in Richard III. Other favorite credits: Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble), Bob White in White Christmas (Northern Stage), Mr. Franklin in Passing Strange (14th Street Theatre). BM in Music Theatre performance from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. Proud member of Actor’s Equity. He would love to thank his mother, father and sister for their support.www.alexsyiek.com Five seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous GLT credits: Bill in Mamma Mia!, Fitzwilliam in Pride and Prejudice, Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Snout/Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Factory Foreman/Claquesous/Grantaire in Les Misérables, Richmond in Richard III. Other favorite credits: Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble), Bob...more

Jillian Kates

Jillian Kates*

Marian Paroo

Six season with Great Lakes Theater | Select previous roles include: Donna in Mamma Mia!, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Texas/Sally u/s in Cabaret. Jillian also appeared on the road with the Broadway National Tour of Wicked as the Glinda and Nessarose u/s. She is a very proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre Program. So many thanks and to Vicky, Charlie, Sara, Matt, Jackie, the entire cast, crew and company that make up this magic filled festival that has become my artistic home. All my love to my parents, sibs, squeebs and Mack! @smallfirevintage Six season with Great Lakes Theater | Select previous roles include: Donna in Mamma Mia!, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Texas/Sally u/s in Cabaret. Jillian also appeared on the road with the Broadway National Tour of Wicked as the Glinda and Nessarose u/s. She is a very proud graduate of...more

Laura Welsh Berg

Laura Welsh Berg*

Alma Hix / Chorus

Fourteen seasons at Great Lakes Theater | Shows with GLT: Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Hamlet (Hamlet), And Then There Were None (Vera), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), Witness for the Prosecution, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, All’s Well That Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Funny Thing…Forum,and She Stoops to Conquer. At Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night (Viola) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Speed). Chicago credits: The Farnsworth Invention at Timeline Theater, Arms and the Man at Centerstage and Mill Fire at Sheil Park. She holds a BA from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA from The Theater School at DePaul. L'MLS. Fourteen seasons at Great Lakes Theater | Shows with GLT: Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Hamlet (Hamlet), And Then There Were None (Vera), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), Witness for the Prosecution, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, All’s Well That Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Funny Thing…Forum,and She...more

Lynn Robert Berg

Lynn Robert Berg*

Charlie Cowell / Travelling Salesman / Chorus

Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | For GLT: Mr. Mayhew (Witness for the Prosecution), Macbeth (Macbeth), Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), The Ghost and Player King (Hamlet), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Richard III (Richard III), Frank Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Polixenes (The Winter’s Tale), Doctor Parker (Bat Boy: The Musical), Caliban (The Tempest), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other credits: Don Armado (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Dr. Watson (The Hound of the Baskervilles) with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Hucklebee (The Fantasticks), Bill Walker (Major Barbara), Edmund (King Lear), Hastings (She Stoops to Conquer) with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. MFA from the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program. SLL’M Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | For GLT: Mr. Mayhew (Witness for the Prosecution), Macbeth (Macbeth), Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), The Ghost and Player King (Hamlet), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Richard III (Richard III), Frank Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Polixenes (The Winter’s Tale), Doctor Parker (Bat Boy: The Musical), Caliban...more

Ally Carbonar

Ally Carbonar

Zaneeta Shinn

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Ally is delighted to be making her Great Lakes Theater debut! Some previous credits include Les Misérables (Eponine) at the Malvern Theatre Society, Cabaret (Lulu/Dance Captain) at Baldwin Wallace University and Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle/Ensemble) at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. She is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University. Ally is endlessly thankful to her family, friends and teachers for all of the love and support. Sending you all love and smiles. Great Lakes Theater debut season | Ally is delighted to be making her Great Lakes Theater debut! Some previous credits include Les Misérables (Eponine) at the Malvern Theatre Society, Cabaret (Lulu/Dance Captain) at Baldwin Wallace University and Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle/Ensemble) at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. She is a...more

Aled Davies

Aled Davies*

Conductor / Constable / Chorus

Nineteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previously for GLT: Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC in Witness for the Prosecution, Sir William Lucas/Mr. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice, Seyton the Porter in Macbeth, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Marcellus/The Gravedigger in Hamlet, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, The Old Actor in The Fantasticks, Scrooge/Samuels in A Christmas Carol, King Lear in King Lear, John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dorn in The Seagull, Deputy  Nineteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previously for GLT: Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC in Witness for the Prosecution, Sir William Lucas/Mr. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice, Seyton the Porter in Macbeth, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Marcellus/The Gravedigger in Hamlet, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, The Old Actor...more

Elijah Dawson

Elijah Dawson

Olin Britt/Traveling Salesman/Quartet /Chorus

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Elijah is thrilled to be making his Great Lake Theatre debut this season. Previous credits include Bobby in Memphis (Cain Park), Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell (New London Barn Playhouse), Fred in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Roper Theatre). Elijah is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a BM in Music Theatre in May 2020. Without the love and support of his brother, his parents and God, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Also, love you BWMT20! Great Lakes Theater debut season | Elijah is thrilled to be making his Great Lake Theatre debut this season. Previous credits include Bobby in Memphis (Cain Park), Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell (New London Barn Playhouse), Fred in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Roper Theatre). Elijah is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University and...more

Delius Doherty

Delius Doherty*

Oliver Hix / Traveling Salesman / Quartet

Great Lakes Theater debut season | This past May, he received his MFA from UNLV and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State. He spent five years with The Book of Mormon performing on Broadway and in Australia. His favorite credits are Otis Redding in HBO’s Vinyl, Law and Order alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Biron in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Judge Danforth in The Crucible at NCT, Adrian in Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Arts Coastal Carolina, Richie in A Chorus Line at Northshore Music Theatre and The Public New York. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity! He thanks God, Mom, Dad, Grandma, family, friends and Tom Ford/GLT/ISF for the wonderful opportunity! Great Lakes Theater debut season | This past May, he received his MFA from UNLV and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State. He spent five years with The Book of Mormon performing on Broadway and in Australia. His favorite credits are Otis Redding in HBO’s Vinyl, Law and Order...more

Jodi Dominick

Jodi Dominick*

Eulalie Shinn

Eleven seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: Witness for the ProsecutionWait Until DarkMamma Mia!, Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sweeney Todd, The MousetrapCabaretInto the WoodsTwelfth NightAn Ideal Husband, The Imaginary InvalidMy Fair Lady, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Richard III. Ten seasons at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, GLT’s sister company. Other theaters: New World Stages, Hudson Backstage Theater, The Beck Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Hayworth Theatre, Dobama Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Eleven seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: Witness for the ProsecutionWait Until DarkMamma Mia!, Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sweeney Todd, The MousetrapCabaretInto the WoodsTwelfth NightAn Ideal Husband, The Imaginary InvalidMy Fair Lady, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Richard III. Ten seasons at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, GLT’s...more

Shelby Griswold

Shelby Griswold*

Ethel Toffelmier/Chorus

Second season with Great Lakes Theater | Shelby is thrilled to be returning to Great Lakes Theatre for a second season. She was lucky enough to make her debut last season in Beehive: The 60's Musical (Laura/Janis Joplin). Previous credits include: Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Baldwin Wallace University, Bring it On (Bridget), Once (Baruska) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula u/s) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a current senior at Baldwin Wallace University and set to graduate with a Music Theatre degree in the spring. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. @shelby__taylor  Second season with Great Lakes Theater | Shelby is thrilled to be returning to Great Lakes Theatre for a second season. She was lucky enough to make her debut last season in Beehive: The 60's Musical (Laura/Janis Joplin). Previous credits include: Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Baldwin Wallace University, Bring it On (Bridget), Once (Baruska) at...more

Carole Healey

Carole Healey*

Mrs. Paroo

Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Ms. Healey has acted and directed at most of the major regional theatres in the country including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespeare Festival (company member for 14 seasons), The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (company member for 3 years), Southwest Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Denver Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks in CA, Portland Stage, Riverside Theatre, Kingshead Theatre in London, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Olney, The Cape Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and many others. Television and Film: Law and Order, The Guiding Light, The Understudy. MFA – The Professional Theatre Training Program University of Delaware. Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Ms. Healey has acted and directed at most of the major regional theatres in the country including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespeare Festival (company member for 14 seasons), The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (company member for 3 years), Southwest Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theater,...more

Jahir Hipps

Jahir Hipps

Traveling Salesman / Chorus

Great Lakes Theatre debut season | This is Jahir’s first season with GLT and is so blessed to be on board. He has performed many roles for which he’s proud, but most recently he was a Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret at Baldwin Wallace and Jeremy Heere in Playhouse Square’s production of Be More Chill. Jahir is a Junior at Baldwin Wallace University and would like to thank his mother, grandmother and Randy for their constant support and all of the BW Faculty that helped make this opportunity possible. Enjoy the show! Great Lakes Theatre debut season | This is Jahir’s first season with GLT and is so blessed to be on board. He has performed many roles for which he’s proud, but most recently he was a Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret at Baldwin Wallace and Jeremy Heere in Playhouse Square’s production...more

Marcus Martin

Marcus Martin*

Marcellus Washburn

Great Lakes Theatre debut season | As a Northeast Ohio native, Marcus is thrilled to be spending his first fall at the Hanna Theatre with you all! Favorite credits include: The Wiz (The Lion), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Carousel (Enoch Snow), and Anything Goes (Moonface Martin). Marcus is a proud rising senior in the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University. Much love to this cast, crew, God and of course Mama. Please continue to support the arts! @marcusm_330 Great Lakes Theatre debut season | As a Northeast Ohio native, Marcus is thrilled to be spending his first fall at the Hanna Theatre with you all! Favorite credits include: The Wiz (The Lion), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Carousel (Enoch Snow), and Anything Goes (Moonface Martin). Marcus is a...more

Ian McLaughlin

Ian McLaughlin

Winthrop Paroo

Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous credits include: Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (Idaho  Shakespeare Festival), Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. (82nd Street Theatre), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater), Randy in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House) and Bud Ogden- Porter in Mothers and Sons (Beck Center for the Arts). He has studied acting with Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House and Broadway Artist Alliance in NYC. Many thanks to family, friends, Vicky and the entire cast and crew for their never ending love and support to help him follow his dreams. Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous credits include: Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (Idaho  Shakespeare Festival), Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. (82nd Street Theatre), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater), Randy in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House) and Bud Ogden- Porter in Mothers...more

Jessie Cope Miller

Jessie Cope Miller*

Mrs. Squires / Chorus

Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Into the Woods at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater, as well as A Christmas Carol. Other credits: Abuela Claudia (In The Heights), Lady of the Lake (Monty Python’s Spamalot), Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly!) and Leading Player (Pippin). A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and a proud Actors’ Equity member since 2005. Many thanks to the entire company. Much love to Marlowe, family and friends. For Dougfred, Always. Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Into the Woods at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater, as well as A Christmas Carol. Other credits: Abuela Claudia (In The Heights), Lady of the Lake (Monty Python’s Spamalot), Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly!) and Leading Player...more

Marlowe Miller

Marlowe Miller

River City Kid

Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Marlowe is excited to return professionally as an actor with Great Lakes Theater. She’s practically grew up around GLT with her mom and dad, Jessie Cope and the late Dougfred Miller, and loves being with her theater family and friends. She’s also seen some of the best musicals out there like WickedMatildaMean Girls and even Hamilton on Broadway, but her favorite musical is Waitress! When Marlowe isn’t acting, singing and dancing, she loves to draw, read, write stories and play with friends. She sends love to all this holiday season, but most especially to her dad.. Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Marlowe is excited to return professionally as an actor with Great Lakes Theater. She’s practically grew up around GLT with her mom and dad, Jessie Cope and the late Dougfred Miller, and loves being with her theater family and friends. She’s also seen some...more

Owen Mills

Owen Mills

River City Kid

Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Owen attends North Royalton Middle School. He is thrilled to be back at GLT after playing Delivery Boy in A Christmas Carol last season. Other credits: Baloo in Jungle Book (Wandering Aesthetics), Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad (82nd Street Theater), Host in HoHoHo! The Santa Claus Chronicles (Broadview Heights Spotlights), Newsies (Near West) and Winthrop in The Music Man (North Royalton High School). He made his film debut in Cleveland's 48 hour film festival as Eddie in Happy (Happy Dog Studios). He would like to thank GTL for this opportunity and his family for all the support. Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Owen attends North Royalton Middle School. He is thrilled to be back at GLT after playing Delivery Boy in A Christmas Carol last season. Other credits: Baloo in Jungle Book (Wandering Aesthetics), Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad (82nd Street Theater), Host in...more

Andrew Nelin

Andrew Nelin

Tommy Djilas

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Andrew is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University where he studies Music Theatre. Credits include: Laurie in Little Women, Race/Dance Captain in Newsies (New London Barn Playhouse) and J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (Virginia Musical Theatre). Many thanks to Mom and Dad! Great Lakes Theater debut season | Andrew is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University where he studies Music Theatre. Credits include: Laurie in Little Women, Race/Dance Captain in Newsies (New London Barn Playhouse) and J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (Virginia Musical Theatre). Many thanks...more

Erin Niebuhr

Erin Niebuhr

Maude Dunlop / Chorus

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Erin is delighted to be making her GLT debut! Some recent favorites include Ex-Girlfriend in Once (Beck Center for the Arts) and Nancy in Oliver! (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre). Erin is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in Music Theatre. She thanks her family, friends and Cynthia O’Connell for everything she is today. Great Lakes Theater debut season | Erin is delighted to be making her GLT debut! Some recent favorites include Ex-Girlfriend in Once (Beck Center for the Arts) and Nancy in Oliver! (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre). Erin is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in Music Theatre. She thanks her family, friends and Cynthia O’Connell...more

Avery Pyo

Avery Pyo

River City Kid

Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: A Christmas Carol, Oz, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Little Mermaid Jr, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar Jr, Pirates of Penzance, We the People, Big Bad Musical, Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles, Jungle Book, Jr. and Willy Wonka. Other theaters: Medina Showbiz, Academy of Dramatic Arts, 82nd Street Theater, Buckeye Community Theater, Ohio Youth Ensemble and Spotlights. Avery is a fifth-grader at C.R. Towslee Elementary School in Brunswick, OH. Avery would like to thank her family for all their support in chasing her dreams. Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous shows include: A Christmas Carol, Oz, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Little Mermaid Jr, James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar Jr, Pirates of Penzance, We the People, Big Bad Musical, Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles, Jungle Book, Jr. and Willy Wonka. Other theaters: Medina Showbiz, Academy...more

Brenna Sherman

Brenna Sherman

Amaryllis

Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Brenna is happy to be back with GLT! She performed in The Music Man this summer in Boise at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and is excited to reprise her role in Cleveland. Some previous shows include: A Christmas Carol (Sarah Cratchit/Want) with GLT, Once (Ivanka) at the Beck Center and Annie (Molly) at the Brecksville Little Theatre. She has had supporting roles in The Last Summer on Netflix and The Clovehitch Killer on Hulu. She enjoys playing basketball, anything artsy and swimming. Thanks to Vicky Bussert for this opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad and her brother, Brady. Instagram @brennasherman   Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Brenna is happy to be back with GLT! She performed in The Music Man this summer in Boise at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and is excited to reprise her role in Cleveland. Some previous shows include: A Christmas Carol (Sarah Cratchit/Want) with GLT, Once (Ivanka) at the Beck Center and Annie (Molly) at...more

Mack Shirilla

Mack Shirilla*

Ewart Dunlop / Traveling Salesman / Quartet / Chorus

Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Mack is happy to come back home for his fourth season with Great Lakes Theater! Previous credits include Eddie (Mamma Mia!) Francis (Forever Plaid), Huck Finn (Big River), Mike (Theory of Relativity), Cain/Japeth (Children of Eden), Chad (All Shook Up), Bobby C (Saturday Night Fever) and George (Spring Awakening). While offstage, he puts his eye for design to work building web sites and editing video for local businesses through his creative studio, Big Stache Design (www.bigstachedesign.com). He sends his love to Mom, Dad, Kristin, Jillian, his friends and everyone at Abrams Artists Agency for their never-ending love and support. @mackshirillla Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Mack is happy to come back home for his fourth season with Great Lakes Theater! Previous credits include Eddie (Mamma Mia!) Francis (Forever Plaid), Huck Finn (Big River), Mike (Theory of Relativity), Cain/Japeth (Children of Eden), Chad (All Shook Up), Bobby C (Saturday Night Fever)...more

David Anthony Smith

David Anthony Smith*

Mayor Shinn / Traveling Salesman / Quartet / Chorus

Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | GLT: Vincentio/Ensemble (Witness for the Prosecution), Prospero (The Tempest), Iago (Othello), Jaques (As You Like It), Duke of Buckingham (Richard III), Muggeridge/Christmas Present/Debtor (A Christmas Carol), Viscount Goring (An Ideal Husband), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Macduff (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Sergius (Arms and the Man) and Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest). He has performed at the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theater in San Diego, South Coast Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep and Shakespeare festivals of Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Garden Grove, Rhode Island, Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Forever and a day — Natalia. Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | GLT: Vincentio/Ensemble (Witness for the Prosecution), Prospero (The Tempest), Iago (Othello), Jaques (As You Like It), Duke of Buckingham (Richard III), Muggeridge/Christmas Present/Debtor (A Christmas Carol), Viscount Goring (An Ideal Husband), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Macduff (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado...more

Sun-Hee Smith

Sun-Hee Smith

Gracie Shinn

Three seasons with Great Lakes | Sun-Hee was previously in A Christmas Carol with GLT. Recently, she performed in South Pacific at Blossom Music Center with the Cleveland Orchestra. Her other credits include A Christmas Story at Cleveland Play House, Snow White’s Adventures and Hillbilly Holiday at The Beck Center, The Music Man at Cain Park, La Bohème with Cleveland Opera Theater and Mary Poppins and Newsies at Near West Theater. As a winning author in the 10-10 Festival of New Plays, her play “The Heart of a Princess” was produced by Chagrin Valley Little Theater. She plays piano and flute and enjoys singing, volleyball and softball. Three seasons with Great Lakes | Sun-Hee was previously in A Christmas Carol with GLT. Recently, she performed in South Pacific at Blossom Music Center with the Cleveland Orchestra. Her other credits include A Christmas Story at Cleveland Play House, Snow White’s Adventures and Hillbilly Holiday at The Beck Center, The Music Man at Cain Park, La Bohème with Cleveland Opera...more

Claire Soulier

Claire Soulier

Chorus

Second season with Great Lakes Theater | Past shows include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Cinderella British Pantomime (Cinderella), Hair (Tribe Member) and Tick, Tick... Boom! (Susan understudy). Claire is currently studying musical theater at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. She would like to thank her mentor, Victoria Bussert, for the wonderful opportunities and support. She sends much love to BWMT’21 and her family. @clairesoulier Second season with Great Lakes Theater | Past shows include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Cinderella British Pantomime (Cinderella), Hair (Tribe Member) and Tick, Tick... Boom! (Susan understudy). Claire is currently studying musical theater at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. She would like to thank her mentor, Victoria Bussert, for...more

August Sumlin

August Sumlin

River City Kid

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Favorite roles include: Helen in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House), Mary in Minton’s Place (Cleveland Play House), Storyteller in Children of Eden (French Creek), Reporter in James and the Giant Peach (Heights Youth Theatre), Lillian in The Music Man (Cain Park), Child in I Spy (Dobama Theatre), Lead Spy Carrot in Veggie Mayhem (Dobama Theatre) and Mally in Trouble for Four (Dobama Theatre). August has been taking ballet for seven years. She loves to write songs for the piano, sing and read. August loves spending time with babies and wants to be an obstetrician when she's older. Great Lakes Theater debut season | Favorite roles include: Helen in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House), Mary in Minton’s Place (Cleveland Play House), Storyteller in Children of Eden (French Creek), Reporter in James and the Giant Peach (Heights Youth Theatre), Lillian in The Music Man (Cain Park), Child in I...more

Boe Wank

Boe Wank*

Jacey Squaires / Traveling Salesman / Quartet / Chorus

Great Lakes Theatre debut season | Previous credits include: the national tour of Kathleen Marshall’s Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes!Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (LeFou)A Chorus Line (Mike), Little Women (Laurie) and All Shook Up (Dean Hyde). Other favorites: Singin’ in the RainGreaseLegally BlondeJesus Christ SuperstarOklahoma!Hello Dolly! and 42nd Street. Living in NYC by way of Ohio, Boe is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace’s Musical Theatre Program and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. All love and thanks to Vicky, the cast, crew and company of GLT, and— as always— my beautiful family.  Great Lakes Theatre debut season | Previous credits include: the national tour of Kathleen Marshall’s Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes!Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (LeFou)A Chorus Line (Mike), Little Women (Laurie) and All Shook Up (Dean Hyde). Other favorites: Singin’ in the RainGreaseLegally BlondeJesus Christ SuperstarOklahoma!Hello Dolly! and 42nd Street. Living in NYC by way of...more

Chase Christopher Zadd

Chase Christopher Zadd

River City Kid

Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Chase is 13 years old and in the eighth grade at Bethany Lutheran School. Chase’s previous credits include: Near West Theatre in Newsies, Show Boat and Xanadu; Cassidy Theatre in Titanic, Children of Eden, Alice in Wonderland, Show Business and Into the Woods (Jack). Chase was also the understudy for Colin Craven in GLT’s production of  A Secret Garden. Chase has been involved in the movie, The Last Summer, and commercials. Chase appreciates everyone who has helped him realize his dream of musical theater, and thanks his family and friends for their ongoing support. He thanks GLT for this awesome opportunity once again! Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Chase is 13 years old and in the eighth grade at Bethany Lutheran School. Chase’s previous credits include: Near West Theatre in Newsies, Show Boat and Xanadu; Cassidy Theatre in Titanic, Children of Eden, Alice in Wonderland, Show Business and Into the Woods (Jack)....more

* Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Victoria Bussert

Director

Thirty-four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Victoria returns for her thirty-fourth season at GLT, balancing the professional and academic worlds between her active life as an award-winning free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Nationally, her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, New World Stages, Goodspeed Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Anchorage Opera. Her international credits include Friar Tuck in Russia, The Who's Tommy in Brazil, the Danish premiere of Avenue Q (2012 Reumert Award nomination) and the European premieres of Lizzie and [title of show] for the Fredericia Teater in Denmark. Victoria made her London directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed production of Lizzie and went on to direct it in Chicago as the inaugural production for Firebrand Theatre, the first feminist musical theatre company in the country. Other recent directing assignments have included Mamma Mia, for ISF/GLT and the academic premiere of Once for the Beck Center; in November, she will tackle the academic premiere of Kinky Boots for BW.  Victoria was recently awarded the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize in Theatre and Dance.  Many thanks to her "theater" family, Matt, Jacqui, Jeff, Tracy and David; her inspirational BW student and grad family; and a very special thanks to her "family" family, Dale and Ondie  victoriabussert.com Thirty-four seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Victoria returns for her thirty-fourth season at GLT, balancing the professional and academic worlds between her active life as an award-winning free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Nationally, her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, New World Stages, Goodspeed Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Anchorage Opera. Her international credits include Friar...more

Charles Fee

Producing Artistic Director

Eighteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Directing credits at GLT: Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth, Hamlet, And Then There Were None, Dial “M” for Murder, Deathtrap, Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Charles holds a unique position in the American theater as producing artistic director of three independently operated, professional theater companies: Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002); Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho (since 1991) and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Incline Village, Nevada (since 2010). His appointments have resulted in a dynamic and groundbreaking producing model for the companies, in which more than 60 plays have been shared since 2002. In 2009, Charles was honored to receive recognition for his leadership by the Cleveland Arts Prize as a recipient of the Martha Joseph Award. Other awards include The Mayor’s and Governor’s awards for Excellence in the Arts, Idaho. From 1988 to 1992, he held the position of artistic director at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in California. He has also worked with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, the Milwaukee and Missouri repertory theaters, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. In addition to his work with the companies in Ohio, Idaho and Nevada, Charles is active within the community. He has served as a member of the strategic planning committee for the Morrison Center, as producer of the FUNDSY Award Gala (’96, ’98 and 2000), and as producer of the 1996 Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Charles has served on the board of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. He received his BA from the University of the Pacific and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Along with his wife, Lidia and daughter, Alexa, Charles resides in Boise, Cleveland and Lake Tahoe — a feat that is only possible because of the incredible love and support of his family, and the generous communities he serves! Eighteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Directing credits at GLT: Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth, Hamlet, And Then There Were None, Dial “M” for Murder, Deathtrap, Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Charles holds a...more

Nicki Cathro

Assistant Stage Manager

Four Season with Great Lakes Theater | Nicki is thrilled to be returning for her fourth season at the Hanna. Previously she's worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice; and as Production Assistant for A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Great Lakes Theater and ISF. Nicki earned her BFA in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. She also works in film production and photography and is incredibly lucky to work with her husband Nick <4. For more information on her media company, visit www.cavernmedia.com. Four Season with Great Lakes Theater | Nicki is thrilled to be returning for her fourth season at the Hanna. Previously she's worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice; and as Production Assistant for A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Great Lakes Theater and ISF. Nicki earned her BFA in Radio, Television and Film from the University...more

Tracy Christensen

Costume Designer

Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Last season, Tracy designed Mamma Mia! for Great Lakes Theater. Recent premieres include: Passing Through (Goodspeed), The Prompter (Bay Street), The Willard Suitcases (American Shakespeare Center), Anne of Green Gables (Merry Go Round) and Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice off Broadway. Other projects: Scotland PA, (Roundabout), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Folger), Noises Off! (Asolo), Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close (Broadway), Candide at Carnegie Hall with John Lithgow, Carousel (English National Opera), Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson, and Souvenir (Broadway). Ten seasons: Chautauqua Theatre Company. Faculty member at Purchase College SUNY for costume design. www.tracychristensen.com Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Last season, Tracy designed Mamma Mia! for Great Lakes Theater. Recent premieres include: Passing Through (Goodspeed), The Prompter (Bay Street), The Willard Suitcases (American Shakespeare Center), Anne of Green Gables (Merry Go Round) and Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice off Broadway. Other projects: Scotland PA, (Roundabout), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Folger), Noises Off! (Asolo), Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close (Broadway), Candide at Carnegie Hall with John Lithgow,...more

David Gotwald

Sound Designer

Six seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Over the last three decades, David was the sound mixer for numerous Broadway productions: A Chorus Line (1981), Dreamgirls (1983), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), The Producers (2000), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014). David designed the sound for the Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (2006) and The Musical of Musicals. Concert sound credits: Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone and events at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NY City Center Encores series. Currently, David is a faculty adviser at Carnegie Mellon University and a sound consultant to the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Six seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Over the last three decades, David was the sound mixer for numerous Broadway productions: A Chorus Line (1981), Dreamgirls (1983), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), The Producers (2000), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014). David designed the sound for the Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (2006) and The Musical of Musicals. Concert sound credits: Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone and events at The...more

Jeff Herrmann

Scenic Designer

Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Jeff is pleased to return to Great Lakes Theater as a resident scenic designer with the company.  Previous productions for GLT include Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady and last season’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, all joint productions with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Jeff also serves as the production manager for the company. He holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Jeff is pleased to return to Great Lakes Theater as a resident scenic designer with the company.  Previous productions for GLT include Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady and last season’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, all joint productions with...more

Kelsey James

Production Stage Manager

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Other recent credits: The Music Man (Assistant Stage Manager: Idaho Shakespeare Festival), My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (Production Stage Manager: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre); La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights (Assistant Stage Manager: Pioneer Theatre Company); Swing! The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage Manager: Little Theatre of the Rockies). Kelsey received her BA from Idaho State University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Stage Management MFA program. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love and thanks to Kai and family for your constant support! Great Lakes Theater debut season | Other recent credits: The Music Man (Assistant Stage Manager: Idaho Shakespeare Festival), My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (Production Stage Manager: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre); La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights (Assistant Stage Manager: Pioneer Theatre Company); Swing! The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage Manager: Little Theatre of the Rockies). Kelsey received her BA from Idaho State University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Stage Management MFA program....more

Jesse Klug

Lighting Designer

Great Lakes Theater debut season | Off-Broadway: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Lortel, Hewes nominations), The Screwtape Letters (Off-Broadway and National Tour), Romulus and The Hunchback Variations. Regional: Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Indiana Rep, American Players Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Paramount, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Portland Center Stage, Northlight, Writers Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre. International: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, INFANT, Market Theatre of South Africa, Syndney Fringe Festival, as well as others on five different continents. Mr. Klug is a multiple Joesph Jefferson award winner and twenty-two time nominee. www.Jessekluglightingdesign.com  Great Lakes Theater debut season | Off-Broadway: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Lortel, Hewes nominations), The Screwtape Letters (Off-Broadway and National Tour), Romulus and The Hunchback Variations. Regional: Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Indiana Rep, American Players Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Paramount, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Portland Center Stage, Northlight, Writers Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre. International: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, INFANT,...more

Nancy Maier

Music Director

Seven seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous GLT credits: Rough Crossing, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, She Loves Me, The Most Happy Fella, A Little Night Music, Gypsy and Anything Goes. Other theaters: Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park Theater, Porthouse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, Karamu House, Dallas Theater Center and most recently the World Premiere Revised Version of Jane Eyre for Cleveland Musical Theatre. Nancy was for many years Music Director of the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University under the direction of Victoria Bussert. She is currently Associate Artistic Director of The Musical Theater Project and is a teaching artist/accompanist for Playhouse Square. She is happy to be back at GLT where she has so many fond memories.   Seven seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Previous GLT credits: Rough Crossing, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, She Loves Me, The Most Happy Fella, A Little Night Music, Gypsy and Anything Goes. Other theaters: Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park Theater, Porthouse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, Karamu House, Dallas Theater Center and most recently the World Premiere Revised Version of Jane Eyre for Cleveland Musical Theatre. Nancy was for many years Music Director of the Music Theatre...more

Jaclyn Miller

Choreographer

Three Seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Choreography credit for GLT: Mamma Mia!Taming of the ShrewPride and PrejudiceHunchback of Notre Dame. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: HairsprayBook of WillShakespeare in LoveTwelfth NightYeoman of GuardFingersmith (world premiere), Much Ado About Nothing, The CocoanutsMy Fair Lady, Taming of the Shrew; Guthrie Theatre: The Cocoanuts; Baltimore Center Stage: Fun Home. Additionally, Jaclyn has worked as an Associate Director and/or Choreographer around the country. Such theaters include: Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Parker Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Love and thanks to Vicky, Charlie and SB.  Three Seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Choreography credit for GLT: Mamma Mia!Taming of the ShrewPride and PrejudiceHunchback of Notre Dame. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: HairsprayBook of WillShakespeare in LoveTwelfth NightYeoman of GuardFingersmith (world premiere), Much Ado About Nothing, The CocoanutsMy Fair Lady, Taming of the Shrew; Guthrie Theatre: The Cocoanuts; Baltimore Center Stage: Fun Home. Additionally, Jaclyn has worked as an Associate Director and/or Choreographer around the country. Such theaters include: Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Parker Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Berkshire Theatre...more

Matthew Webb

Orchestral Arrangements

Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Matthew is music director for music theatre at Baldwin Wallace University. As music director for Great Lakes Theater: Mamma Mia!, Beehive, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, Two Gentlemen of Verona and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Elsewhere: LIZZIE (Playhouse Square), Once (Beck Center), Hair (Cain Park and Kent State). Previous sound design at GLT: Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Hamlet. Many thanks to Vicky, Sara, Charlie and his incredible parents, Carol and Jerry. Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater | Matthew is music director for music theatre at Baldwin Wallace University. As music director for Great Lakes Theater: Mamma Mia!, Beehive, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, Two Gentlemen of Verona and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Elsewhere: LIZZIE (Playhouse Square),...more

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