Meet the Cast of
"Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour"
"Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour"
Sydney Leigh Allen (Servant Sisters) is thrilled to be working once again with Servant Stage. Sydney recently appeared with SSC as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. She has performed with many of the theatre companies in the Lancaster area including Sight & Sound Theatres, Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Gretna Theatre TYA, Theatre of the Seventh Sister and Prima Theatre. Some favorite roles included Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, Belle in A Christmas Carol, and Lady Anne in Richard III. Thank you to the Bauers and to my family!
Seth Garrett Antes (Southern Gentlemen) is overjoyed to share the stage with such a great company and cast. This is his fourth production with Servant Stage Company, having appeared in An Old-Fashioned Christmas, The Importance of Being Earnest, and last year's Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. He has also performed locally with Piercing Word Ministries and at the Fulton Theatre. Soli Deo Gloria.
Rebecca Bauer (Wayfarin’ Strangers) is excited to be back on stage with Servant Stage after working behind the scenes for the last several shows! Outside of SSC, has performed with the Lancaster Symphony, PRiMA Theatre, Cavod Community Theatre, and Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Originally from New Hampshire, she now lives in Strasburg with her husband, Johnathan, and son, Gabriel.
Caleb Brown (Bluegrass Boys) has established himself in the Central PA region as both a violinist and instructor. He performs regularly with Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, Saint Elouise, with local theater companies, and as a soloist. Caleb is excited to be fiddling again as a Bluegrass Boy for Servant Stage Company. His violin can be heard in recordings with multiple groups and has proven his skill in both classical music and heavy rock. When not performing, Caleb is a private instructor and conducts the orchestra for the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts and mentors its small ensembles. He is also an Activity Coordinator at a retirement community and uses his music to bring enjoyment to the residents there.
Bryson Buffington (Southern Gentlemen) is returning to Servant Stage for his second production. Last summer he had the pleasure of being in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” Music of America. Bryson enjoys performing in the area and has been seen on stage at Lancaster Bible College, chavod, and Opera Lancaster. A vocal performance major at Lancaster Bible College, Bryson often performs with various ensembles and at local venues with fellow students.
Jacob Daniel Cummings (Radio Stage Hand) hails from a small town in lil' ole Alabama. Since his dreams of being a big country star never came through, he began pursuing musical theatre. He has since worked with such theatres as Riverside Theatre (Florida), Red Mountain, The Prizery, etc. Currently, He is honored to be performing with the cast of "Moses" at Sight & Sound. *John 14:6* Oh, and thanks Mom & Dad.
Monica DePaul (Servant Sisters) is a Southern California native who recieved her BFA in Musical Theatre from California State University, Fullerton. After graduation she followed her dreams to New York City where she enjoyed the life of an actor...performing, auditioning and of course, waiting tables. She also met her husband Vinnie in New York City while he was persuing his dreams of stand-up comedy and also, of course, waiting tables. Monica and Vinnie now live in Lancaster with their two lovely daughters, Amelia and Ella. Favorite roles of Monica's include: Julie in Showboat, Patty in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Sarah in Abraham and Sarah and Meg in Leading Ladies. Monica now enjoys singing Tuesday nights at The Pressroom restaurant in Downtown Lancaster where she also, of course, waits tables. She'd like to thank her entire circle of family and friends for their love and support...through good times and bad...and also God for all the little treasures life provides.
Paul Drellock-Hughes (Southern Gentlemen) is delighted to be back again with SSC for the second run of Old Time Gospel Radio Show and is excited to see all the new faces in the cast. He is a senior at Millersville University studying Musical Theatre. Paul was last seen in Piercing Word's "The Christmas Story" as a Caroler and was the assistant Director for M-Uth Theatre, which brings theatre to at-risk and disadvantaged youth, over this past summer. Past credits include The Pirate King in "Pirates of Penzance", Gideon in "7 Brides for 7 Brothers", and Joe in "A PRiMA Christmas". Paul would like to thank his family, friends, and beautiful girlfriend, Corina for all their love and support in all his endeavors.
Tanner Emmerling (Sunshine Kid) is 9 years old and started singing lessons December of 2013. Tanner attends 4th grade at Lampeter-Strasburg school. Tanner has appeared at DreamWrights Theatre, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, he was a featured soloist in EPAC's "Youth Cabaret," and just completed performing in PRiMA Theatre's "Oz in Concert." When Tanner isn't in rehearsal, he very much enjoys playing soccer.
Nathan Graves (Quartet), a baritone singer, is a local artist who has been performing on stages his entire life. He has directed both church and collegiate choirs in the Delaware Valley for over twenty years. Mr. Graves is comfortable performing jazz, blues, gospel, sacred, and opera music. Nathan has performed with the Cairn University Chorale, Community Choir, and the Lancaster Chorale. He is a graduate of Cairn University and is currently on cast at Sight & Sound Theatres.
Nicole Horton (Quartet) is thrilled to be performing in Old-Time Gospel :) She hails from Wisconsin and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University. Some of her favorite roles include Cathy in The Last Five Years, Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, Anna in The King and I, and Betty Jean in Winter Wonderettes. She can currently be seen performing in Moses at Sight and Sound! Deuteronomy 31:6
Allie Hynoski (Sunshine Kid) is excited to be part of Old Time Gospel with Servant Stage. Allie is no stranger to the stage having been in many productions in the area. Her most recent credits include: The American Music Theater 2014 Christmas Show Joy To The World! The Music Man at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Music of the Night and Home for the Holidays at American Music Theater, A Christmas Carol at Dutch Apple, The Wizard of Oz at Gretna Theatre, Gypsy at the Fulton Theatre just to name a few! Allie has performed vocally for many politcal and sporting events! Allie would like to send a huge THANK YOU to Andrea McCormick and Joanne Abrom, her family and friends for all their support and Johnathan and Wally for this amazing opportunity!
Amie Harper LaBrozzi (Wayfarin' Strangers) has been singing her whole life and is very excited to be joining the cast of Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. She is thrilled to be a part of a group that shares her passion for singing gospel greats. Amie was an on-air radio personality for a number of years before leaving the business to raise her kids. These days she is a homeschool mom to Harper and Elijah and wife to husband Dave. She lives in Glen Rock, PA.
Della Limbert (Wayfarin' Strangers) is thrilled to be starting her first season with Servant Stage! Della has been involved with the Fine Arts since she was very young and over the past 15 years has appeared in numerous local choirs, orchestras, ensembles and theater productions. Some of her credits include Little Women, Oklahoma, The King and I, Quilters and Mountain Jack. Thank you to Johnathan and Wally for this wonderful opportunity and to her family for making it all possible.
Sheldon Markel (Southern Gentlemen) is a native of Ashland, OH and resides in Strasburg. You may have seen him in other productions with Servant Stage, Piercing Word or performing in downtown Lancaster. His passion for music and people carries through in performing, serving at Threshold Church, and working for Apple Inc. Sheldon finds it a a great pleasure to serve others through music and it is His prayer is that you leave this show blessed. Looking forward to meeting you at the end of the show!
Emily Marini (Servant Sisters) is so very happy to be involved in bringing back Old Time Gospel Radio Hour with a new twist! She has immensely enjoyed many different opportunities to grow in the things she loves all through the past year, stage and musical performance in particular. It is her prayer that you will be blessed, encouraged in a very real way, as well as entertained, through this show and all others you may see her in!
Paul Marini (Bluegrass Boys) is excited to help bringing back such a fun show! Paul is blessed to have had the opportunity to perform for over ten years with his family, study at Sight and Sound's Conservatory and work professionally with several theater and film companies. "I pray that you are blessed and have a fun time tapping your feet to these wonderful and timeless gospel classics! God Bless." 1st Corinthians 10:31
Anthony Marini (Bluegrass Boys) is a part-time farmer and woodworker, and has recently been living part-time in Colorado and part-time in PA. He grew up playing and performing music with his family and has especially enjoyed Bluegrass and Gospel music. He is looking forward to performing alongside his brother and sister in the Old-Time Gospel show with the Servant Stage Company.
Justin Mazzella (Quartet), Pennsylvania born, grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. Throughout his middle and high school years he grew up in theater, performing in the Charleston Youth Company for six years before graduating. With the intent of teaching in a public school setting, Justin attended Newberry College, also in South Carolina, and finished his undergrad with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. The summer before his senior year he appeared as Tony in West Side Story which inspired him to peruse his career in performance once again. His passion for music and performance propels him into furthering his career as an actor and musician. Now Justin works as an actor at Sight & Sound theaters and will continue pursuing music and performance.
Renee Mendenhall (Wayfarin' Strangers) is excited to make her Servant Stage Company debut in this energetic show! She received an undergraduate degree from Penn State and a master’s degree from Northwestern University in music education. Currently a band director and private instrumental instructor, Renee enjoys playing the piano, clarinet, accordion, and ukulele. She remains active in performing as a substitute worship leader, piano accompanist, and pit orchestra member.
Josey Miller (Servant Sisters) is very excited to be performing in her first show with Servant Stage! Originally from southwestern PA, Josey has made Lancaster her home after graduating from Seton Hill University in 2011. Since here, she has had the privilege to perform with Blue Gate Musicals, Rainbow Dinner Theater, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Theater of the Seventh Sister and PriMa Theater Company. She also has done work in film and TV. Enjoy the show!
Bradley Myer (Sunshine Kid) is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He lives in Strasburg with his parents, Doug & Janet Myer. He has been involved in theatre since age seven performing with Sight & Sound Theatres, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Cavod Community Theatre, Lampeter-Strasburg High School Thespian Society, Piercing Word Ministries, Servant Stage Company, and The Lancaster Chorale & Orchestra. Brad enjoys taking piano lessons, tap dance, ballet, and voice lessons. When he is not focusing on his music, Brad enjoys reading, camping, fishing, and swimming. He would like to thank Johnathan for this opportunity to serve the Lord with Servant Stage Company.
Brady Norgaard (Sunshine Kids), 9 years old, is so excited to be a part of Servant Stage for this fun production. Brady's favorite hobbies are riding his bike and playing with his sister, Sydney. Brady could be most recently seen in "Les Miserable" at The Fulton as well as original productions at the American Music Theatre and Prima Theatre. Brady would like to thank Andrea McCormick, Julie Keough, Amy Meehan, and Morton's Dance Center for their outstanding instruction, support, and encouragement.
Sydney Norgaard (Sunshine Kids) is very grateful and excited for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Servant Stage family. Sydney could be most recently seen in original productions at the American Music Theatre and Prima Theatre, as well as "Moses" at Sight and Sound Theatre. She would like to thank Andrea McCormick, Julie Keough, Amy Meehan, and Morton's Dance Center for preparing her for the stage. Many thanks to family and friends for their encouragement and support.
Sarah Poague (Servant Sisters) is beyond excited to be returning to Servant Stage Company for The Old Time Gospel Radio Hour Show after her amazing time in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Music of America! She is also excited to not be pregnant for this show :) Sarah lives in Lititz with her husband Jeremy and brand new daughter Madison! After graduating from Lancaster Bible College, she traveled the country for 3 years with a group called Re-Creation USA performing in 49 of the 50 states! She has also been on stage locally with Rainbow Dinner Theatre and PRiMA. Thank you to Johnathan and Rebecca Bauer for this amazing opportunity and to the rest of the Servant Stage cast and crew! You are all such an incredible blessing! Deepest love to Jeremy and Madison and thanks be to God for all these blessings! Enjoy the show as we all praise the Lord together!
Danielle Poznanovic (Servant Sisters) is exhilarated to get to join Servant Stage again, this time for Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. She originally hails from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and since moving to Lancaster she has had the opportunity to perform with theaters such as Sight & Sound Theatre, PRiMA, and Piercing Word. Danielle is ecstatic to be performing alongside her Servant Stage family once again, and hopes that you enjoy the show as you are swept back to the era of swing and gospel! God bless!
Jon Rider (Radio Host) - Jon’s credits range from the Los Angeles Opera to the Lancaster Symphony Choir to originating the roles of “Abraham” in Sight & Sound’s “Abraham and Sarah” and “Publicus” in “The Centurion The Musical” to playing “Rooster” in the Broadway tour of "Annie". His favorite role is playing “Scrooge” in “A Christmas Carol”. Most recently, he played Dr. Drosselmeyer in the Fulton's all-time box office hit children's show "The Nutcracker", and finished up an educational video series for children on the Gospels. Jon is the author of several books, including The BIBLE: By The Numbers, a book of puzzles designed to get people of all ages to read their Bibles, and his book of weekly devotions, A Journey To Contentment. He has written more than fifty songs and, on a grander scale, is the author of the libretto and lyrics for “MARTYR”, his historical musical drama. As always, Jon dedicates his work to the Lord, Who blesses him every day through his wife Kristen.
Melissa Rivera (Quartet) is a singer/actress currently working with Sight and Sound Theatres in their production of Moses. Favorite roles include; Mimi (Rent), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), and Rosita in Creede Repertory Theatre’s touring musical, Viva Agua. She participated in the LAByrinth Theater Company’s intensive ensemble in New York where she studied with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stephen Adly Guirgis. She holds an MM in Opera/Music Theater from Southern Illinois University, a BM in voice and a BA in Spanish from San Diego State University. For more info go to: www.melissariveraonline.com
Sue Steffy (Wayfarin’ Strangers) When the last of her children went off to college, Sue revived her interest in singing and acting. She has performed with Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Popovsky Productions, Promise Players and sings in choir and on worship team at Calvary Church. Sue loves to ballroom dance, studies voice and tap dancing and she’s delighted to be a part of this terrific show. Thanks to family and friends for the loving support, to RF for the training and to God for the gift.
Isabel Subacz (Sunshine Kids) is 13 years old and is in the 8th grade at Martin Meylin Middle School. She lives in Lancaster with her mom, step dad, sisters, brother, dog, and bird. She has been performing since age 2 with her mother’s dance studio, Premiere Danse Academy. Isabel most recently was the Hollywood Agent in the Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. She has performed with American Music Theater, Ballet Theater of Lancaster, Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society, Lampeter-Strasburg’s Madrigal singers, her school Orchestra and Chorus, St. Mary’s Youth Choir, and for The Lancaster Barnstormers. Isabel studies ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and Irish Step dancing. She also studies voice, violin, and guitar. When she is not performing or at lessons Isabel loves to read, play math/strategy games, and hang out with her friends. She would like to thank Jonathan Bauer and everybody at Servant Stage Company, her family, teachers, and the Lord for allowing her this opportunity to perform and spread happiness to others by singing, dancing, and acting.
Lauren Zehr (Radio Stage Hand) is so excited to be a part of this fun show! Lauren grew up in Wauseon, Ohio. She lived in six different states and has been living in Lancaster for three years now. She received her BA in Music from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. Companies Lauren has worked with include Theater of the Seventh Sister, PRiMA Theatre Company, Broadway Theatre of Pitman, and Rainbow Dinner Theatre. A couple of her favorite roles include Louise in Fox on the Fairway, The Cat in the Hat in Seussical, and Chris in Dancing at Lughnasa. Lauren recently finished Burglar's Holiday at Rainbow Dinner Theatre. She's thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to work with Servant Stage Company. Enjoy the show everyone!