2010 Team

ACTORS

John Baker (Actor/ Director)

John’s recent credits include a couple of captains… Cap’n Andy in”Showboat”at Shenandoah Music Theatre and Captain Von Trapp in Virginia Musical Theatre’s “The Sound of Music”. He also recently played the bad guy Mr. Sawyer in “Here’s Love” at the Fireside Theatre. Tours include: “The Sound of Music”, National and Asia as Max, “42nd Street” as Bert Barry and “The Phantom of the Opera” as the Stage Manager. Other favorite roles include: Alan in “Baby”, Archie in “The Secret Garden”. John played the Ghost of Present (Christmas Carol) Ragtime (Henry Ford) and Pirates of Penzance (Samuel) all at the Fulton Opera House. Others: 1776 (Franklin), CATS (Old Deuteronomy), Oklahoma, (Ali Hakim), …Best Little Whorehouse (Melvin) Victor Velasco (Barefoot in the Park), Evelyn Oakleigh (Anything Goes) and many more.  John directed last season’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and is very happy to be back, directing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” here at Meredith Village. Thanks to Nancy Barry. Safe Home!

Brittany Bara

Brittany is thrilled to be back in Meredith with the Summer Theatre. You may remember her as Reno in Anything Goes, Mrs. Mullin in Carousel or as Maria in Lend Me A Tenor. After ending two and a half years of touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Brittany is a recent transplant to NYC. She looks forward to coming back to the Summer Theatre in August to play Rona in Spelling Bee. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. Thanks to Nancy, Paul and the three wonderful people she shares the stage with this weekend.

Mark Blowers

Mark W. Blowers is a junior music education and musical theatre major at Ohio Northern University.  Mark was most recently seen as Andy Lee in 42nd Street.  At ONU he has been in other productions including Grand Hotel, Cabaret, the ONU Holiday Spectacular, Donald McKayle and the ONU Choreography Showcase, 15 Years of Dance, and A Whole Buncha’ Improv.  Last summer Mark was seen in Our Town, as Biff Baker in 1940’s Radio Hour, and as Major Holmes in The Secret Garden at the Huron Playhouse in Huron, OH.

Lauren Burbank

Lauren is delighted to be returning to The Interlakes Theatre this summer for Camelot!  A graduate from Plymouth State University (BA Musical Theatre), Lauren has spent the past year touring the country with Artspower National Touring Theatre Company playing ‘Mom’ in the children’s musical Harry the Dirty Dog.  Favorite past roles include Laurey Williams in Oklahoma at The Interlakes Theatre and  PSU Theatre including Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown, Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods and Frenchie in Cabaret.  Thank you to family and friends for all of the love and support!

Will Carlyon

Will was seen last summer as Friedrich in The Sound of Music, and is very happy to be joining the STMV team for a second season. A rising sophomore at Northwestern University, Will is a Theatre Major in the Music Theater Certificate Program. Some of his favorite shows have been A Midsummer Nights Dream, Parade, Jack in Into the Woods, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, and The Baron in Grand Hotel. Will is from Larchmont, NY.

Thom Caska

Thom is thrilled to spending some time here at Interlakes.  Thom is NYC based with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University.   He spent his fall and winter on tour with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and his spring was spent in NYC and Miami working on two new rock musicals.  One was a Rock Version of Homer’s the Odyssey, ROCK ODYSSEY. The other a new Broadway bound show titled RENEGADE;  It is a juke box musical using the music of STYX. Thom is a proud member of Avalon Artists and Actors Equity.   Love and Thanks to Nancy for the opportunity!

Kelsey Cooke

Kelsey (Velma Kelly) is so grateful for this opportunity to join such an amazing cast at Summer Theatre! NYC credits: Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl/ Violinist), Click Clack Moo (Hen). National Tour: Artspowers’ The Rainbow Fish (Star/ Blue Fish), Oklahoma (Gertie) Fall 2010. Regional: The Little Dog Laughed (Ellen, regional premiere), Cats (Victoria), How to Succeed…(Rosemary), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), Company (Kathy), The Music Man (Zaneeta/ Dance Capt), My One and Only (Fish). This is for my amazing cast and crew, some of the most supportive and wonderful people I’ve ever worked with, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! Finally to that Funny Hubby of Mine. Love you.

Ryan F Cupello

Ryan is thrilled to be a part of the company at the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village! He recently graduated from the University at Buffalo where he earned a BFA in Music Theatre. He also enjoys performing physical theatre forms which he recently combined with traditional performance styles in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that he both directed and acted in. Favorite credits include: On the Town (Gabey), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Oliver! (Bill Sykes), and Les Miserables (Montparnasse/Army Officer). He’d like to thank his family and friends for their ongoing support.

Sheira Feuerstein

Sheira is delighted to be with Summer Theatre in Meredith Village! Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Faux-Real Theatre, 365 Days/Plays, Bleecker Street Theatre, Night of the Butterfly. Off-Off Broadway: Queens Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice); Theater for the New City, Living in a Musical¸ Generation BuY. Regional: Millbrook Playhouse, Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred); The Theater Barn, Leading Ladies. Other credits: West Side Story (Maria), Pennsylvania Players; Nine (Carla & Saraghinna), Front Row Theatre Co.; Kiss Me, Kate (Kate/Lilli Vanessi), Pennsylvania Singers Light Opera Co. Sheira is a graduate of UPENN and the American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC.  www.sheirasings.com

Jordan Firstman

Jordan is going to be tackling his Sophomore year at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. At CCM, he has performed in Through the Looking Glass and Anything Goes, as Ling the Asian (no, I know). Other favorite roles include Leo Frank in Parade, Emcee inCabaret, Chad in All Shook Up, and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Peace and love to my friends old and new and my crazy family. Shalom!

Jill Ginsberg

Jill is thrilled to be joining The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village this summer! Hailing from Lexington, MA, she is a proud New England native. Favorite recent roles include Joy in Cinderella and Laurey in Oklahoma! Many thanks to my family and loved ones for all their constant love and support. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”-W.Disney

Christina Giordano

Off-Broadway: Norma Doesmen
A few stock credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Rosemary), Cats (Grizabella), and Barefoot in the Park (Corie Bratter). New York credits include Rock-A-My Soul, Unlocked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Company and Sarah Wants the Moon. Readings include Lola Lola and the television series City Rock directed by Paul Michael Glaser. Christina was a featured extra in the film It’s Complicated, written and directed by Nancy Myers. She just filmed her first soap opera as an extra on One Life to Live. Thank you to Susan Campochiaro Confrey at CBU Management.

Laura Hartle

Laura Hartle is a graduate of the Program in Vocal Performance at NYU. She is thrilled to be a part of the company at The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village! Laura has been seen in such NYC productions as Broadway Meets Jazz Under The Stars At Lincoln Center and The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular at Ars Nova. Previous productions include Sweet Charity, Meet Me In St. Louis, 110 In The Shade and Parade. Favorite roles include Belle in Beauty And The Beast, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), the Courtesan in The Boys From Syracuse and Liat in South Pacific. She would like to thank her friends, family, and James for their unyielding support and love.

Kimberly Hirst

Kimberly is thrilled to be a part of such a brilliant cast and crew!  Recently, she toured in AIM Management’s Fiddler on the Roof.  Other credits include: American Family Theatre’s Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Forestburgh Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and many local venues.  Kimberly has lived in NJ, PA, CA, and OH and enjoys teaching theater and dance to children.  She thanks her loving and supportive family, friends and teachers for believing in her.  Special thanks to the cast and crew for making this experience so memorable.  Enjoy the show!

John Hollingsworth

John is a rising junior in CAP21 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  New York Credits include featured soloist in the Off-Broadway show Chautauqua! (Under the Radar Festival) at the Public Theatre; Rohna in CAP21’s production of Grand Hotel; soloist in Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at the Triad Theatre; and Tisch Gala at “Jazz at Lincoln Center.”  Love to family and friends.

Melissa Jessel

Melissa Jessel is so excited to be spending her summer in Meredith Village! Melissa is going to be a  senior Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University.  At SU Melissa was seen in Room Service, Tales of Whimsy, and Little Person: An Original Piece.  In the fall she will be in Cabaret with the SU Drama Department.  Favorite previous credits include Sweeney Todd and Children of Eden at the North Shore Music Theatre.  She wants to thank Mom, Dad, David and all her friends for all their support!

Jessica Kingsdale

Jessica Kingsdale is thrilled to be a part of the STMV season! She is a rising senior at Northwestern University, where she has been seen in In Trousers, The American Pilot, Bernstein’s MASS, and the American Music Theatre Project production of Dangerous Beauty, as well as several student films. Previous productions include South Pacific, The Producers, Suds—New London Barn Playhouse; and High School Musical—Barrington Stage Company. Much love and thanks to Mom, Dad, and Julia.

Linda Lambert

Linda is excited to be performing in her first Summer Theatre in Meredith Village production and joining such a talented group of folks.  She has been hooked on theatre since her summer camp debut as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (a VERY long time ago).  Active in theatre in the Kearsarge Valley area, and currently on the board of S.K.I.T. (Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre), favorite roles include Mae in Bye Bye Birdie, “Mrs. Mushnik” in Little Shop of Horrors, Rheba in You Can’t Take it With You, Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, Emma in Over the River and Through the Woods, Lucy in Poet Laureate Donald Hall’s The Bone Ring and Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.  Linda especially enjoys the chance to share the stage with her husband Jay as she did playing Mabel in Pajama Game, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Mrs. Webb in Our Town, and Halie in Buried Child.  When not performing, Linda and her husband Jay are The Computer Tutors, helping people with their computer needs.  Thanks to Nancy for this wonderful opportunity.

Ryan Lange

Ryan Lange is a returning cast member to the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village, currently enrolled as a  BFA2 dance major at the California Institute of the Arts. Last year, he joined the company and performed in “Grease” and “Oklahoma!” as an ensemble member but made his debut as Pinocchio in the Summer Theatre Junior Intern Company. This summer he is delighted to be back performing in Fiddler On The Roof, Camelot, Chicago and assisting the production team of the Junior Company as choreographer. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support.

John Paul Makowski

J.P. Makowski is thrilled to be performing with the Summer Theatre at Meredith Village this season.  J.P. recently graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance.  Previous credits include Hysterum in A Funny Thing…Forum, Big Deal in West Side Story, Wilson in Annie Get Your Gun, and McQueen in Urinetown.  He has spent previous summers working at Porthouse Theatre, the Barn Theatre, and the Beck Center for the Arts.  He will be relocating to New York City this Fall.  Much love to Mom and Dad.  For Nanny.

Cary Mitchell

Cary Mitchell hails originally from Virginia, but has been calling NYC home for the past couple years.  Favorite roles include Riff Raff in “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Westchester Sandbox; Jerry/Daphne in “Sugar” and Crazy Old Maurice/Cheesegrater in Disney’ s “Beauty and the Beast” at The Bigfork Summer Playhouse.  BFA from Elon University.  Thanks to Tommy, Ivy, Elliot, and Penelope.

Vanessa Moyen

Vanessa Moyen is thrilled to be working with STMV for the first time in Camelot and Spelling Bee.  She is currently earning her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College in Boston.  Some past credits include: Olive in Spelling Bee (Willows Theatre Company, CA), Lucy in Mr. Marmalade (Rareworks, Boston), Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street (Starstruck Theatre, CA), and a Swing for the main stage shows at Paramount’s Great America in California.  A big thanks to her unwavering support systems in Boston and CA!

Billy Noble

Billy is very excited to return to Meredith for his second summer season! Billy recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors in Music Theatre.  Some of his favorite roles include Curly from Oklahoma!, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Kinickie in Grease, and Wayne in State Fair. Billy has recently been seen performing with Randy Jones of the Village People in Charleston, South Carolina.  He would like to thank Nancy for the great opportunities plus his family and friends for believing in him

Daniel Plimpton

Daniel Plimpton (Leaf Coneybear) is thrilled to be joining the company for “Spelling Bee!” He is currently pursuing a BFA in Theater at The Boston Conservatory. Professional credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Foothills Theatre, and Weathervane Theatre. This upcoming year he will be touring the country with “Spring Awakening.” Thanks to Nancy for the opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, and Alison.

Maggie Politi
Maggie Politi is thrilled to return this summer as Roxie in Chicago. She appeared last summer as Dream Laurey in Oklahoma. She arrives to NH after appearing in High School Musical as Sharpay at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She also performed in the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Concert at Lincoln Center. She graduated from Catholic University with a Bachelor’s of Music and studies with Victoria Clark in NYC. She would like to thank Nancy for this opportunity and her parents for their constant love and support. www.maggiepoliti.com

Matthew Rickard

Matt is happy to be back at the Summer Theatre where he was probably most known for playing Ritchie Valens in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” Matt is a 2009 graduate of Syracuse University’s BFA Musical Theatre program. Recent credits include Benjamin in Joseph (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Paul in A Chorus Line (Merry Go Round Playhouse), Jim in I Love A Piano (Prather Entertainment Group), and a featured dancer in Mame and Hello Dolly (Reagle Players). Look out for him as Mendel on the national tour of “Fiddler On the Roof” this coming fall!

Megan Rosenblatt

Megan is thrilled to be here and thanks Nancy for this wonderful opportunity. Favorite regional credits include: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), A Chorus Line (Bebe—under the direction of Baayork Lee), Carousel (Louise), Gypsy (Tessie Tura/Miss Cratchitt), Crazy for You (Tess), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Baby (Pam), Fiddler on the Roof (Grandma Tzietel), Evita (Mistress), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth), and White Christmas (Rhoda) at theaters all over the country. Megan would like to thank her friends and family, especially J-wu, for all their patience, support, and understanding. Special thanks to mom for, well, EVERYTHING. YATWBMW! This is for Dad, watching from Heaven.

Scott Sowinski

Scott Sowinski Credits include: Sir Evelyn in Anything Goes here at the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village, the title roles in Bat Boy(regional premiere), Candide, Charlie Brown, Honk! (Ugly), Sweeney Todd(Anthony), West Side Story (Tony), Pirates (Frederic), Merrily…(Frank), Blood Brothers (Eddie), Fiddler (Motel), Convenience (Vince), Ragtime (Younger Brother), Love, that 4 Letter Word (Cleaver), Over Here (Bill), and lots of other ‘stuff’ here and there. Venues: Roundabout Theatre Co, Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, The Met, Kennedy Center, Royal Opera, New York City Pops and much concert work throughout the nation and abroad. Scott is the recipient of the SBT award for lead actor in a musical, a Met Finalist, an IAPA and Arts Alliance award winner for vocal excellence. Training: University of Illinois & The Juilliard School. Love to the family and JEB. For Grandma always! Proud member of Actors Equity. Check out www.scottsowinski.com for more info.

Cody Strand

Cody is a soon to be junior at the University of South Dakota pursuing a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in acting.  He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has lived there all his life.  This is his first summer away from home and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be spending it in beautiful New Hampshire.  He would like to thank his family for pushing him to be the best that he can be.

Kyle Szen

Kyle is thrilled to be back in New Hampshire, where he was born! He is pursuing a BM in Music Theatre at Baldwin-Wallace College, where he is also on the volleyball team. Favorite credits include Roger in RENT (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Robbie in The Wedding Singer (Timber Lake Playhouse), and Freddie in Chess (PlayhouseSquare – Cleveland). Thanks to everyone at STMV, Vicky, and BWMT11. Most importantly, thank you Mom & Dad for being behind me 100%. Support our Marines! All things are possible.

Jared Troilo

Jared recently appeared in New York as Stine in “City of Angels” at the famous Gallery Players. Other credits include, Off- Broadway: workshop production of Hells Kitchen: the Musical. Regional: New England premier of Jerry Springer: The Opera (Tremont/Angel Gabriel), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), Hello Again (the Writer), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson). He has also appeared as a guest soloist at Boston’s Symphony Hall, alongside the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart. Jared is thrilled to be returning to Meredith where he has played such roles as Mr. Snow in “Carousel”, Uncle Max in “The Sound of Music”, and Ali Hakim in “Oklahoma”. He holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Many Thanks to Nancy for welcoming him back.

Rebecca Turmel

My name is Rebecca Paige Turmel, I am 12 years old. I have been in many plays, such as Suessical, Beauty And The Beast, which I played Chip, Willy Wonka, Annie and Red VS. The Wolf, which I played Red. Also I participated in the K2K program which we wrote and directed our own play, which I played the lead role in. I like to sing, dance, take bike rides, fish, and run in the wilderness. In school I participate in Drama, Chorus, Cross Country, Track and Basketball.

Corbitt Williams

Corbitt is very happy to be a part of Chicago.  A recent graduate of Boston Conservatory, some of his favorite roles include Miss Industrial Northeast in PAGEANT (written and directed by Tony-nominee Bill Russell), Muteus/Nurse in TITUS ANDRONICUS (Actor’s Shakespeare Project), and Jack in INTO THE WOODS.  All my love to my family and friends.

Maya Yelle

Maya is excited to return to the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village after playing Marta in The Sound of Music last summer. She has been studying ballet at Ballet Memphis, and Suzuki piano at the University of Memphis Community Music School. She has also participated in the acting program at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, where she has appeared in several productions. Maya is a voracious reader and plans to be a scientist and actress when she grows up. She wants to thank her Aunt Nancy for giving her this opportunity.

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Anthony Arnista

(Master Electrician)
Anthony graduated from the University of Maine in 2010 with a degree in Theater and a Minor in German.  He acted in productions at Maine, the Penobscot Theater, and The Theater at Monmouth for the last two summers. While there he began his first endeavors in lighting and is excited to continue them now. He created five original dance pieces with his dance partner and performed in the Robinson Ballet. This fall Anthony will be attending Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theater in California. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support.

Erik Barry

(Lighting Design)
Erik is thrilled to be returning to Meredith and working with such a great company again. Over the past year, he completed his first year as a MFA student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying Lighting Design. Designs include Sappho in Love (Stage Q) The Wild Party (Music Theatre of Madison) The Lady from the Sea (University Theatre) and was an assistant to world renowned designer to Tom Littrell on Into The Woods. (University Theatre) Next year, he will be designing Grapes of Wrath (University Theatre) and is particularly excited to have been selected to design The Rocky Horror Show, a production partially sponsored by Electronic Theatre Controls, based out of Middleton, Wisconsin. A special thanks to Nancy for once again supporting his art. He dedicates this and every performance to the Memories of Mom and Dad, and reminds Sara, Karen, Kate and Iris that he owes it all to them.

Adam Bates

(Technician)
Adam is returning for his third season with the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village as their Audio Technician. He has been involved in technical theatre work since elementary school in a variety of technical roles (spotlight, sound/lighting operator & designer, & Technical Director).  Adam, who will be a senior at Moultonborough Academy this fall, was enrolled this past year in a Multi-Media/Technical Theatre course at Kingswood Regional High School (KRHS) under the direction of Mr. Scott Giessler. The most recent shows Adam worked on were “The Wedding Singer,” & an original show created by KRHS theatre group called “Branding 2012.” Adam is very excited for the upcoming season!

Brian Feehan (Director/Choreographer)

Brian is a professional director, choreographer and writer, originally from the Chicago area and now based in Connecticut.   Brian began his career as an actor, attending the Goodman School of Drama.  He was also chosen as one of thirty to study at the Royal National Theatre in Great Britain under the tutelage of Sirs Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellan.  As a director/choreographer his work has been seen in New York as well as across the U.S.  He received the Golden Leaf Best Director Award for his production of “THE LION IN WINTER’ at the Dorset Theater Festival in Vermont; the Founder’s Award for Best Direction from the Riverside Stage Company in NYC (“CARRIN BEGINNING” — an Oppy Award Winner).  He was nominated for Best Choreography by the Philadelphia Critics Circle for his production of “JACQUES BREL” at the Walnut Street Theater.  As a writer, his play “MARTINIS AND MIDNIGHT” was just a part of the Lost Theatre Play Festival in London (getting a rave review from the London Times).  His screenplay “HEAD GAMES” was recently selected to be a part of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. “HEAD GAMES” (as a play) was also a finalist for the Humana Prize at the Actor’s Theater of Louisville, at the American Globe Theater in NYC and was seen last year’s Lost Theatre’s Festival.  His adaptation of JM Barrie’s “PETER PAN” premiered at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont, and “IT’S THE MISER” (an adaptation of the Moliere, set in the world of 1950’s black and white sitcom) has been seen at several Regional theaters throughout the country. Previously at the Summer Theatre of Meredith Brian has directed and choreographed “CAROUSEL”, “BUDDY HOLLY”, “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”, and “GREASE”.  Other favorites include “WEST SIDE STORY”, “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC”, “LES LIAISONS DANGERUSES” (Yale), and “INTO THE WOODS”.  Some other theaters include Walnut Street, Radio City Music Hall, Dorset Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, two seasons at the New London Barn, Arundel Barn, Music Theatre of Connecticut, Boston Center for the Arts, and the Riverside Stage Co.   For more info: www.brianfeehan.com.

Christian Fernandes

(Box Office, Marketing/Design)
Christian is excited to be back at the Summer Theatre for a second season. Christian is a student at Ramapo College of New Jersey, majoring in communications with a minor in theater. Ramapo credits include The Fifth of July (John Landis), As You Like It (Amiens), One Touch of Venus (Lieutenant), Matthew 5:3 (John) and the student directed one acts. Other credits include It’s A Wonderful Life (George Bailey), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson), Once Upon A Mattress (Sir Harry) and the Sound of Music. He is also a member of the theater honor society, Alpha Psi Omega.

Jordan Fleming

(Assistant Stage Manager)
A graduate of Appalachian State University, Jordan is excited to be back for a second season at SMTV.  Recently she stage managed the Chicago premiere of Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues at Eclipse Theatre and Village Players Theatre’s Home Free! Past shows include Nutcracker (Carolina Ballet); Peter Pan, The Tempest (Blowing Rock Stage Company); Some Girls, An Ideal Husband, This is Not a Pipe Dream, Proof, North Carolina Dance Festival and two seasons touring with Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (ASU).

Lisa Hansen

(Assistant Musical Director)
Lisa is a Vocal Performance and Music Education double major at Plymouth State University where she will return in the fall as a sophomore.  She has performed both on and off stage, her favorite role being Natalie in “All Shook Up.”   She’d like to thank her friends and family for their amazing love and support of her dreams, and her parents for the years and years of piano lessons.

Dan Hopper

(Audio/Carpenter)
Dan is a student at Plymouth State University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Technology and Design with concentrations in Sound and Lighting Design. He has worked on shows such as Reckless, The Robber Bridegroom, Oklahoma!, and most recently Human Beings. He plans to continue his education after Plymouth State and pursue a Masters of Arts degree, and one day hopes to operate his own Audio, Lighting, and Video company. He would like to thank his parents and friends for all of their support.

Norb Joerder

(Director/Choreographer)
Mr. Joerder’s work can be seen from Broadway to regional theaters across America and to European and International productions. He recently reunited Robert Goulet and Camelot for a critically acclaimed revival on Broadway and a record breaking national tour. He also staged the Richard Harris International “Camelot” that toured Australia and Europe. In New York, he has directed and choreographed revivals of “Forty Second Street” with Jerry Orbach and Tammy Grimes; “LaCage Aux Falles” with Gene Barry and LeRoy Reemes; “Gypsy” with Lanie Kazan; “Guys and Dolls” with Vic Damone; “The Music Man” with John Schneider; “Annie Get Your Gun” with Andrea McArdle and “My Fair Lady” with Michael Moriarty. Regionally he has worked for “Theatre Under The Stars” in Houston, Texas, “The Fifth Avenue Theatre” in Seattle, Washington, “Theatre of the Stars” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and “Music Fair Productions” in New York and Pennsylvania. He also has staged over 25 musicals for The Jupiter Theatre and Richard Akins Productions of Jupiter, Florida. For his work there, he was nominated over twelve times and received the “Carbonell Award” for excellence in theatre in southern Florida.

Caitlin Joy

(Production Stage Manager)
Caitlin is happy to be returning to Meredith.  She served as Production Stage Manager for Meredith’s season last year and Second Company stage manager for the Peterborough Players 2008 summer season. Caitlin contributes at Blowing Rock stage company while working towards her Bachelor’s degree in General Theatre at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Caitlin would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support.

David LeBlanc

(Musician)
David started playing drums when he was about eight years old. His Dad played and he had a drum set in the basement and David just began playing it all the time. He eventually taught himself well enough to know drumming was really his passion. When his Dad passed away in 2000, David really began taking the drums seriously as a way to connect with his Dad who he could no longer be with. He started taking structured lessons and got his first pit drumming gig with the Peacock Players of Nashua, NH when he was just 14. He continued playing pit drums for many different groups such as the Actorsingers and Palace Theater. He is currently at Junior at the University of New Hampshire and is looking forward to his career in drumming starting with this great opportunity. He would like to thank his mom, 2 sisters, and grandfather for their support.

Mike Maloney

(Scenic Designer/Technical Director)
Michael R. Maloney just finished his first year of a three year Master of Fine Arts program in theatrical Set design at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Perviously, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in theatre from St Mary’s University in Winona MN, with emphasis in scenic construction design.  Originally from Madison WI, He would like to give special thanks to my parents, Kit Mayer, Joe Varga, and Matt Albrecht for their continued support and belief in my abilities.

Shamus Hunter McCarty

(Assistant Director of Children’s Theatre/Props Master)
Shamus is a 2010 graduate of Dickinson College with a degree in Acting/Directing and is excited to be back in Meredith for another season.  Previously Shamus has worked with the Fulton Opera House, Pendragon Theatre & Hedgerow Theatre and is the resident designer for the Philadelphia-based Hyphen-Nation Arts with whom he will be designing the new work “The Jane Goddall Experience” for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this fall.  Favorite credits include 4.48 Psychosis, The Stonewater Rapture, Mr. Marmalade, Noises Off!, The Conduct of Life, The Most Massive Woman Wins, and the world premiere of Jonathan Yukich’s Finding Don Quixote in which he portrayed his dream role of the coolest thirteen year-old in school, a role he is hoping to reprise in the Broadway transfer.  Special Thanks to Nancy for another season of doing what I love with people I love.

David MacLean

(Audio/Carpenter)
David MacLean holds a Degree in Music from Plymouth State University. He is a New Hampshire resident from the Conway area. His recent credits include working as a sound engineer for Company, Electrician for Oklahoma!  and Marat/Sade, and Carpenter for Rhinoceros. He was also involved in the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers and traveled with them to Vietnam, Italy, and the Southwestern US as well as being a member of the University’s a cappella group, Vocal Order, for which he was the Business Director for one year. He would like to thank Marisa and his family for all their love and support.

Mellissa Mattucci

(Assistant Costumer/Wardrobe)
Mellissa is a senior at Plymouth State University majoring in Costume Design with a minor in music.  This is her first production here at The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village and looks forward to wonderful summer.  Her past production experiences include costume designing for Education Theatre Collaborative’s GODSPELL and assistant costume designer for Plymouth State’s production of MARAT/SADE.  She has also performed in various shows at PSU including OKLAHOMA!, IOLANTHE, and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM.  Mellissa would like to thank the cast and crew at The Summer Theatre for their great work and her friends and family for supporting her in all her endeavors.

Andrew Morrissey

(Musical Director)
Andrew is a recent graduate from Plymouth State University with a BA in Music. He has worked as a collaborative pianist and as a music director for various semi-professional, university, and community theatre companies in New Hampshire, but his accompanying has taken him internationally, including Vietnam, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro and most recently Morocco. Shows that he has musically directed include: Once on This Island (Moultonborough Academy), Edges (Plymouth State University), Urinetown,  Lippa’s Wild Party, Songs For A New World (Peacock Players). He also was the music director for a workshop performance of Sit In at the Five and Dime at the New Harmony Project in Indiana. This is his third summer playing for the theatre, and his second as the full time Music Director.  He is attending Catholic University in Washington DC in the fall to pursue a masters in stage music composition. Andrew would like to thank Nancy for helping him pursue his dream in musical theatre and all the wonderful advice and support, his family for keeping him laughing, and my friends who have stuck by me through thick and thin.

Corriane Oster

(Company Manager)
Corriane Oster is enjoying her first summer at the Summer Theatre in Meredith Village.  She is currently a senior at Elon University in North Carolina studying Leisure and Sports Management with a focus on theatre management.  Corri has also previously worked at Olney Theatre Center and has appeared in numerous productions in the DC-area, most recently Parade with Wildwood Summer Theatre.  Thanks to Nancy Barry for this opportunity.

Brandon Santoro

(Artistic Director, Children’s Series)
Brandon is thrilled to be returning for a third season at The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village.  A recent graduate of The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, Brandon will be continuing his studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through the New Studio on Broadway this fall.  Behind the scenes, he has directed several workshops and children’s theatre programs for the young at heart in New Hampshire and Connecticut.  Favorite roles include Baker (Into The Woods), Officer Lockstock (Urinetown), Einstein (Picasso at the Lapin Agile) at The Hotchkiss School, Prince John (Robin Hood) at The Summer Theatre, Blabber (Blabber Mouse) and Venticello II (Amadeus) at the New London Barn Playhouse.  Brandon would like to thank his family and friends for their support.

Zaque Smith

(Musician)
Zaque is a Senior at Appalachian State University in North Carolina studying theatre,  he’s been making music for 11 years and is very excited to be working in Meredith this summer.

Shawn A. Sturdevant

(Costume Designer)
Shawn A. Sturdevant, originally from Oklahoma, is excited to be joining the family here at The Summer Theatre in Meredith Village.  He most recently has designed All Shook Up, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, and Mid-Life The Crisis Musical for the Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita, KS.  With a BFA in Costume Design and Musical Theatre Performance, Shawn has designed nationally for companies from Vermont all the way to Utah.  He has been nominated for various awards across America, and has won the Mary Jane Teall Award for Costume Design of Chicago and the Curtwright Award for his design of Kiss Me Kate.  Shawn’s design of Camelot this summer will mark his 80th Costume Design on his way to breaking into triple digits.  He has taught Master Classes in Costume Design and Developing Concepts at various colleges from Oklahoma to Florida and all the way up in Minnesota.  He is so excited to be involved with such a wonderful cast and production crew and would like to thank Nancy for this opportunity and his family for their support.

Rachel Witkovsky

(Box Office Associate)
Rachel Witkovsky is excited and honored to be entering her third season as box office associate at STMV where she has enjoyed meeting many fun, new people both cast/crew and community members.  She is a recent BA graduate from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she earned her degree in theatre performance.  While at Elizabethtown, Rachel was seen in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Gonzalo), Vaclav Havel’s The Memorandum (Masat), and Pinocchio (Circus Owner).  She also wrote a play for her senior project (Piece of Mind), directed short plays, and stage managed for The Diary of Anne Frank.  Last year at STMV she appeared in The Sound of Music (a nun and Baronness Elberfeld) and Oklahoma! (ensemble).