Meet the Cast of The Civil War
Stephen Baker is overjoyed to be working with Servant Stage in Civil War, his second show with the company. Stephen has been on stage in some form or another since he was 10 years old, starting as a child actor at Sight & Sound Theatres where he played young roles for four of their productions. In 2015, he graduated from Sight & Sound Conservatory where he performed alongside the casts of Moses, Joseph, and Miracle of Christmas. The following season he was then hired to perform in their production of Samson. He currently serves as Worship Leader at Tri-County Worship Center in Bethel, PA and could have been seen most recently in the theatre world as Laurie in Servant Stage's production of Little Women.
Jacob Daniel Cummings is beyond excited to be in Civil War with so many talented people. He is thrilled to be performing again with Servant Stage, after being a part of Old-Time Radio Gospel Hour (2015 & 2016.) Jacob was most recently seen performing with Sight & Sound Theatre in Samson (Jair). He has been blessed to be a part of Moses, Joseph, and Miracle of Christmas at S&S. He has also been involved in many Servant Stage Co, PRiMA, & freelance projects in the area. Jacob is currently in Piercing Word's Passion the Musical. Many thanks to his supportive friends and family, and, ultimately, God!
Daniel Gorham Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel's professional career began with the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore in their production of La Boheme. Some of his favorite roles include Pirates of Penzance (The Pirate King), Carmen (Zuniga), Cendrillon (Baron Pictordu) and Aida (Amonasro). He was recently seen in the National Tour of Ragtime (Ensemble, U/S Coalhouse Walker Jr.) with Phoenix Entertainment. Other credits include Sight & Sound Theatres where he has performed for five seasons and is currently in their production of Jonah as King Ashurdan III. He would like to thank his parents, James and Linda, for their love and support. All glory to God!
Lindsey Aeriel Grimble is excited to finally be apart of the Servant Stage family. She is originally from Springfield, IL and studied Musical Theatre at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC. Lindsey stars in the award-winning short film Carry Me Home alongside War Room's Karen Abercrombie. Credits: NYC Equity Reading/Workshop of Off-Bway Disenchanted (Pocahontas), Sight & Sound's Moses (Pharoah's Wife), HCFTA Show Boat (Julie LaVerne), Prather's Smokey Joe's Cafe (Swing), Prima's Aida (Nehebka),TIP's Once on this Island (Ti Moune), STC's Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), The Gretna Timbers (Alto), & Piercing Word's Passion (Mary). Film/TV: ESPN: Silver Bullet, Stanley Black & Decker DIYZ, RTO, Rutter's Super Bowl. Love to God always and my husband. Jeremiah 29:11. www.LindseyGrimble.com
Jonah M. Martin Originally hailing from Rochester, NY, Jonah moved to Lancaster to study at Lancaster Bible College. He will graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre and has enjoyed the ride so far. This will be his second Servant Stage performance and was blessed to be a Bluegrass Boy in last summer’s Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. Offstage, he enjoys all manner of music, ice cream, and serving at Lancaster Alliance Church. 'Thank you, to all the teachers and mentors who never let me quit.' Joshua 1:9, SDG.
Amber Renae is a proud Dallas, Texas native. She graduated with her BA in Theatre with an emphasis in Performing from The University of North Texas. She is the founder of A. Renae & Company, a traveling theatre troupe with the focus of ministry through theatre. She currently enjoys performing at Sight & Sound Theatres in the production of Jonah. Some of her favorite roles played have been Camae (The Mountaintop), Nettie (The Color Purple), and Effie White (Dreamgirls). This is her Servant Stage debut & she would like to dedicate this show to her biggest fan, her husband, Robert T Gibson. Thank you hunny for always supporting my dreams. Follow Amber Renae on Twitter and IG at amberdivarenae
Japheal Bondurant grew up in Ohio where he attended Ashland University for musical theater. Recent Roles include Shopkeeper/Ensemble in Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres, William Barfee in CATCO’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Eat Moe in CATCO’s Five Guys Named Moe and Motor-Mouth Maybelle in Imagine Production’s Hairspray. Japheal is more than excited to take on new artistic challenges and be involved in Servant Stage.
Brittany Adair Beitzel is thrilled to be on stage this year in another Servant Stage Company production singing such beautiful music! She's been seen around Lancaster for the past five years on various stages, including Sight and Sound Theatres, Servant Stage Company and Prima Theatre Company and feels so blessed for each opportunity she gets to do what she truly loves. Thanks to my husband Aaron, who is my pure joy on this earth.
Josh Harnish is excited to join the Civil War cast in this, his first, (on stage) Servant Stage show. He has been doing creative work for the last 11 years here in Lancaster. He is an actor, singer/songwriter, director and producer. His original work has included 3 one-act musicals: Lifted (2010), Fear Not (2014), and Peace (2016). Thanks to Johnathan, Wally, Tyler and the entire Servant Stage team for this opportunity. All the love in my heart to my two favorites; Jaclyn and Hosea. (Philippians 2:13)
Paul Marini of New Holland is excited to have the opportunity - nay the privilege - of being a part of the Servant Stage family and to perform this incredible work with such incredible people! Paul is blessed to have had the opportunity to perform for over ten years with his family and more recently study and perform with various theatre and film companies. "I pray that you are uplifted and blessed by the show but most of all that God would be glorified!" 1 Corinthians 10:31
Justin Mazzella is thrilled to be back in Lancaster and working with Servant Stage once again. Previously, he enjoyed being a part of their productions of Forever Plaid and H.M.S Pinafore. Mazzella is also currently in the cast of Jonah over at Sight & Sound theaters. Before returning to Lancaster, he was recently a resident actor over in Hammonton, New Jersey, at The Eagle Theatre for their past season. Lancaster has always felt like home to Mazzella, and he could not be more excited to be a part of The Civil War with this incredible group of people. “Thankful to my mother for getting me here, my extended family for their constant support, and my girlfriend Kelly for her love and support from afar.”
Lisa Stewart Born in Lancaster, PA, Lisa began her performing career at the age of 10, when she was hired as a studio singer for the PBS program Barney & Friends. She has appeared as an ensemble member in six productions at Sight & Sound Theatres in Strasburg, PA. Lisa’s favorite roles have been as Elizabeth in Miracle of Christmas and Mary in Behold the Lamb. For more than 15 years, Lisa has used her musical gifts and her love for Jesus Christ as a worship leader in several Lancaster-area churches. Lisa loves people, music, and the theater, and she is thankful for the opportunity to express those loves in the Servant Stage production of The Civil War.
Wally Calderon (Artistic Director) Originally from Green Bay, WI, Wally earned his BFA in Music Theatre Performance and Direction from Ohio Northern University. For over 15 years Wally traveled the country as a freelance performer, director, and choreographer. Notable stays include the Miracle Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN, The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH, Hershey Park, and the highly credited Stagedoor Manor in upstate New York. For the last 5 years, Wally has worked at Sight & Sound Theatres in multiple positions. “Special thanks to my wonderful wife Andrea and sweetest daughter Joyanna for their love and support. All the glory to God for the amazing gifts and opportunities He has given me!” Psalms 149:3
Jordanne Brodersen (Stage Manager) is a 2017 graduate of Lampeter Strasburg High School. There she stage managed several productions including Annie Get Your Gun, Pippin, Arsenic and Old Lace, and High School Musical. She has also been the secretary and president of the Lampeter Strasburg Thespian Society. Additionally, she has worked with PRiMA Theatre as an assistant stage manager. She hopes to continue theatre and pursue stage management as a career.
Courtney Harris (Stage Manager) is elated to be back with Servant Stage Company after taking a short break! Previous stage management credits with Servant Stage include Sherlock, Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour (2016), Rhapsody in Gershwin, A Christmas Carol, Forever Plaid, HMS Pinafore, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Courtney has also stage managed for Popvosky Performing Arts Studio, Piercing Word, Lancaster Bible College, and Franklin & Marshall College. She recently moved to Mount Joy with her family, and loves to spend her spare time baking any and all types of desserts. Many thanks to the production team, cast, and crew for an amazing process! It has been fantastic to work alongside such talented people. Prov. 3:5-6
Dan Deal (Costume Consultant)
Dane Styzcynski (Audio Designer)
Tanner Uffelman (Audio Assistant) is thankful God has blessed him with the opportunity to help in his second show with Servant Stage! He previously helped with sound for Servant Stage's production of Little Women. He has been involved with audio throughout high school and college both at his high school (plays, chapels, special events) and at his church (serving with the Youth and Main Service worship teams). He has also dabbled in acting, having been in numerous plays at his local Family Theatre- DreamWrights, along with a number of church productions. His favorite roles so far have been Robin Hood in DreamWrights' show Robin Hood and also Jim Hawkins in their version of Treasure Island. He wishes to thank his Heavenly Father, the Servant Stage staff, as well as the cast of Civil War for the blessing of this opportunity to further develop and express his passions for sound and theatre! He would also like to thank his family for support as he partners with SSC.
Candace Arndt, Alex Bender, Lily Brown, Olivia Brown, Calvary Fellowship Homes, Nathan Cottrell, Cheryl Erb, Garden Spot Village,
Laura Kendall, Lancaster Bible College, Michael Lapham, Lititz Springs Park, Mark Martin Motors, Millcreek Bible Church,
Millersville University, Popovsky Performing Arts Studio, Premiere Danse Studio, Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community,
Shaun Ressler, Student Services, Inc., Leslie Talley, WDAC, Stephanie Witman, Lydia Yeager