Joe Anthony, a native of the Midwest, resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife of nearly 16 years, Kristine, and their two children Parker, 10, and Brielle, 4. He has spent over 20 years in the entertainment industry and has achieved local, regional, and national success in commercials, movie and film, music, stage, and touring. “Performing has been an itch that I continue to scratch because of the many wonderful opportunities to meet new people, to gain knowledge, to build relationships, and to share new experiences in this crazy journey so many of us call “life.” If I may be so fortunate, those very things will serve to deepen my walk with the One who created me, the Author and Sustainer of my life. Thank you Servant Stage for inviting me to be a part of LET FREEDOM RING! Kristy, Parker, and Brielle, you are my life! I love you!” 1 Peter 4:10
Brandon is excited to return to Servant Stage for the summer season. While he is from Southern NJ, Brandon has been performing professionally in Lancaster for ten years. He has been blessed to perform with Servant Stage Company, Sight & Sound Theatres, American Music Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, and Piercing Word Ministries. He is currently pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at Shenandoah University. Brandon has enjoyed being part of many Servant Stage productions and is looking forward to spending this summer as a faculty member for the camps and a cast member in LET FREEDOM RING. Thank you to Wally and the entire Servant Stage team for the opportunity to share in their mission.
Gabrielle Dina is delighted to be making her debut with Servant Stage Company. She recently graduated with a B.A. in Drama from Hofstra University as an Honors College Graduate with Distinction. Favorite credits include SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Mrs. Hardcastle) with Hofstra U., 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Marcy Park) with Masquerade Musical Theatre Company, and THE WHALE (Ellie) with Creative Works of Lancaster. Love to family, cast, and crew!
Elle is a 7th grade homeschool student and thrilled to be a part of LET FREEDOM RING! In addition to Servant Stage, Elle has had the opportunity to perform at the American Music Theatre, Barley Sheaf Theater, SALT, Piercing Word, and West Chester Studios. Her experience with TV/commercial includes work with PGW, YMCA, the Discovery Channel, and the Philadelphia Convention and Business Bureau. Last summer, as a performer on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, Elle was honored to be able to recite from memory many of the great American documents and speeches that have helped to shape our nation, including the Declaration of Independence, MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the JFK Inaugural Address, the Bill of Rights, the Gettysburg Address, and the Preamble to the US Constitution. Above all, Elle’s passion is to live for Jesus Christ, who because of His grace, is her Lord and Savior!
Rebekah is so excited to be returning to Servant Stage Company for this production! Rebekah is a recent graduate of Lancaster Bible College with her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She has performed regionally around Lancaster with Fulton Theatre (THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME), Opera Lancaster (THE THREE LITTLE PIGS), Susquehanna Stage Company (A CHORUS LINE), Lancaster Bible College (THE MUSIC MAN, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE MAGIC FLUTE), and York Opera Collaborative. She was recently seen as Lucy in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE with Reverie Actors Company and in TITANIC: THE MUSICAL and MY FAIR LADY with SSC. In addition to performing, Rebekah maintains a private voice studio at Creative Pursuits Studio and teaches dance at Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy. Thank you to Servant Stage Company for another wonderful opportunity, and her family and friends for their love and support!
Carly Lafferty is thrilled to be making her Servant Stage Company debut in LET FREEDOM RING! She was born and raised in Central PA and made her first musical appearance in the fifth grade with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Some of her favorite credits include #2 in THE WOLVES with Open Stage, Hope Cladwell in URINETOWN and Veronica Sawyer in HEATHERS with Phantom Theater Company, NYC Woman/Diana u/s with Theater Harrisburg, Lucy Harris in JEKYLL AND HYDE at The Belmont, and Penny Lou Pingleton in HAIRSPRAY with Carlise Theater Company. She was also recently seen at TREATVILLE in Hershey Park as Little Miss Muffett and Dutch Wonderland as Topsy in TOY TIME FUN! She would like to thank you for supporting live theater as well as this amazing team, her friends, family, and Nik for their love and support. This performance is dedicated to her late mentor Sharon Hillegas and Mommom.
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Erin Mary Lynch is excited to be back performing with Servant Stage Company. Her last performance with SSC was in JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX! Erin Mary has most recently been seen as Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE and Sister Mary Steven in SISTER ACT at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Other credits include performing at the American Music Theatre, Sight & Sound Theatres, and other theaters across Lancaster. She enjoys going on adventures and spending time with family. Many thanks to Wally and Tyler for this opportunity, Joanne Abrom her incredible voice teacher, her family, and especially to God. Enjoy the show as we LET FREEDOM RING!
Cody McSherry is a rising Junior at Lancaster Catholic High School and Lancaster Center for Classical Studies. He has been studying accordion since the age of six. Cody was last seen in I’LL FLY AWAY and is thrilled to be back for LET FREEDOM RING! Cody would like to thank God for the gifts in his life, his parents for their love and support, and Servant Stage for the opportunity to participate in their mission!
Hannah Messerschmidt is a native of Buffalo, NY, and has been playing piano since she was four years old. She earned her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Houghton College under the instruction of Dr. William Newbrough (winner of the American Prize in Piano Performance), and received her master’s degree in Collaborative Piano with Dr. Sharon Johnson. Hannah has played piano for several different theaters throughout her college years, including performances of INTO THE WOODS and SHE LOVES ME. As an active performer, Hannah has also toured with various ensembles including the Houghton College Choir, Houghton Acapella, the Houghton Symphony Orchestra, and the Western New York Fiddle Kids (both as a keyboardist and a fiddle player). She is so excited to join Servant Stage in bringing LET FREEDOM RING to the stage and hopes you enjoy it as much as she does.
Conner Moodie, age 11, is ready to rock LET FREEDOM RING! Conner loves performing with Servant Stage and was most recently seen with Servant Stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Tiny Tim) and TITANIC (Bellboy). Last summer he was the Cat in the Hat in SEUSSICAL, JR. with Servant Stage’s Youth Theatre camp. Conner has also performed with Ephrata Performing Arts Center in FUN HOME, WILLY WONKA JR, WIZARD OF OZ, and MARY POPPINS. Other credits include performing at Popovsky Performing Arts, Creative Pursuits Studio, and with Broadway Workshop in New York. Conner is a fifth-grader at Hershey Elementary School. When not on stage, Conner can be found in the dance studio at One Broadway Dance Centre, or taking voice and saxophone lessons. He is honored to work with such an amazing cast and grateful to the Servant Stage production team for giving him this opportunity!
Geoffery Morgan is thrilled to be working with Servant Stage for the summer. He has spent the last four years working as a professional actor, singer, and theater technician. Most recent credits include being a member of Univoice at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC and performing multiple times with Piercing Word. Currently, Geoff works full time at Sight & Sound Theatres doing all wig maintenance for the 2019 season of JESUS. Phil. 3:12-14
Ava Munn, age 11, is proud to spend this summer sharing her patriotism in LET FREEDOM RING. During the school year she attends The Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts where she takes choir and acting classes. She recently began voice lessons at Creative Pursuits Studio with Rebekah Hill. Ava feels right at home on stage and loves all the friends she has made in recent years. Some of Ava’s favorite stage appearances include: Sarah (JESUS, Sight & Sound Theatres), Ensemble (MARY POPPINS JR, EPAC), Young Girl (TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, Servant Stage) and Elephant Bird & Who Ensemble (SUESSICAL JR, Servant Stage). When not on stage you can find Ava outside playing with friends, practicing piano, or reading a book. Ava would like to salute all the military personnel, past and present, who’ve sacrificed and served, including her maternal grandparents. She is thankful to God, her family, and her teachers who love and believe in her. Psalm 150:1-6
Brad Myer is very excited to return to Servant Stage Company in the cast of LET FREEDOM RING! Brad recently finished a year-long internship with Piercing Word and will attend Lancaster Bible College this fall as a Musical Theatre major. Past Servant Stage credits include all four OLD-TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR productions, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY: MUSIC OF AMERICA (Emcee), H.M.S. PINAFORE (Ensemble), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Multiple Roles), JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT! (Featured Performer), TITANIC (First-Class Ensemble) and more. Brad has been performing for almost a decade with local professional and community theatres, including Sight & Sound Theatres, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Cavod Theatre, Piercing Word, and Lancaster Bible College. A few favorite shows include VOICES OF CHRISTMAS (Multiple Roles) and JOSEPH (Multiple Roles) with Sight & Sound Theatres, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE (Edmund) with Cavod Theatre, ECCLESIASTES (Reader) and PASSION: THE MUSICAL (Judas, Pilate, John) with Piercing Word, and HELLO, DOLLY! (Barnaby Tucker) with Lancaster Bible College. Currently, Brad can also be seen playing Jesus in THE ONE STORY with Piercing Word. Thanks to Johnathan Bauer, Wally Calderon, Tyler Hoover, and the rest of the LET FREEDOM RING production team for another opportunity to serve the Lord on stage with an incredible cast!
Nik Olson is elated to return to Servant Stage Company after performing in MY FAIR LADY (Freddy) earlier this year! Previous regional credits include NEXT TO NORMAL (Henry) at Oyster Mill Playhouse, TREASURE ISLAND (Meade Slykar) at The Fulton Theater, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (Marty) at Keystone Theatrics, and HOW TO SUCCEED (Finch) at Susquehanna Stage Company. Nik would like to thank Wally and the entire creative team at Servant Stage for this remarkable opportunity. He also sends love to his friends and family, especially Mom, Dad, Mammaw, Audrie, and Carly for their never-ending support and inspiration. He dedicates this and every performance to the memory of his mentor and dear friend, Steve Doud.
Jack Packer, a Lititz fifth-grader, is excited to make his Servant Stage debut in LET FREEDOM RING! Recent credits include Young Jesus (JESUS, Sight & Sound Theatres), Tiny Tim (A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), and Michael (PETER PAN JR., Manheim Performing Arts Community Theater). Jack has performed with Creative Pursuits Studio, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, PRiMA Theatre, and Missoula Children’s Theater/Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Jack thanks his voice teacher, Reji Woods, and Creative Pursuits Studio for helping him prepare, Wally and Servant Stage for this opportunity, and his family for their love and support.
Callaghan Petrosky, a 7th grader, is thrilled to perform in LET FREEDOM RING, his first show with Servant Stage. Callaghan has done two shows with Encore!, NEWSIES and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. He is proud to have been in several shows with Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, including THE MUSIC MAN JR, ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED BY BEING IN A BAD PLAY, PIRATES OF PENZANCE JR, and OLIVER! He is very grateful to many people, including his mom and dad for encouraging him every step of the way, Reji Woods for improving his singing and acting abilities, Vicki Dincher for her confidence in him, Amy Barth Meehan for improving his tapping, Lauren Groff for letting him be Tommy Djilas, and all of his friends for being solid.
Emily Stone is so excited to be making her Servant Stage debut! She is originally from Albany, GA and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Mississippi. She was most recently seen in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Allenberry Playhouse and as a performer at Hersheypark where she performed in THE SCREAMING MUMMIES, CHARACTER COMMOTION, THE WAVES, and COUNTRY ROADS. Her favorite theatrical roles include Hermia in A MIDSUMMER…, Holly in THE WEDDING SINGER, and Barbara in DARK OF THE MOON. Thank you to the cast and creative team, and a huge thank you to Mama, Daddy, Ashton, and Gabe for their support.
Reji Woods is thrilled to work again with Servant Stage Company in this spirited production of LET FREEDOM RING. He has performed throughout the United States as well as in Paris, Amsterdam, and India! Reji is the co-founder/owner Bending Threads Cabaret Company based in New York, NY, and the founder of Reji Woods Productions based in Lancaster, PA. Broadway: Rocktopia. New York/Off-Broadway: THE WIZ, BLACK NATIVITY, ROMEO & JULIET, and ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE. Tour/Regional: TITANIC, BIG RIVER, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, JAMAICA, GUYS & DOLLS, WEST SIDE STORY, CHESS, JONAH, MOSES, IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. A lover of the stage and screen, Reji is thrilled to be featured in the current season of the Netflix Series, Orange Is The New Black.
Jacquelyn Zliczewski is thrilled to return with Servant Stage Company in LET FREEDOM RING after performing in MY FAIR LADY earlier this year! Jacquelyn recently performed in Piercing Word’s PASSION: THE MUSICAL and Cavod Theatre’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Mrs. Blewett and Mrs. Barry). Last year, Jacquelyn graduated from the Sight & Sound Conservatory, where she performed in the 2018 run of JESUS. She is blessed to continue performing in the area and looks forward to God growing her in this new season. Jacquelyn is honored to partner with Servant Stage again in this fun, lively, and patriotic performance. A special thanks to all the family, friends, and colleagues who continue to lovingly support Jacquelyn in her journey!
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. Wally moved to Lancaster in 2012 where he spent five amazing years holding multiple positions at Sight & Sound Theatres. He considers it an honor and a blessing to now be a part of Servant Stage Company and of a community that is so supportive of the arts in Lancaster. “Special thanks to my wonderful wife Andrea, sweetest daughter Joyanna , and our newest addition Juliet. All the glory to God for the amazing gifts and opportunities He has given me!” Psalms 149:3
Rebecca Bauer has been a part of Servant Stage from the beginning, helping to start the company in 2011, serving on the board of directors, and designing costumes for many Servant Stage shows over the years. She also enjoys being on stage, and has performed with Servant Stage and many other local theatres. Originally from New Hampshire, she now lives in Strasburg with her husband, Johnathan, and children, Gabriel and Jubilee.
Michael DiSciullo is thrilled to be returning to Servant Stage after being heavily involved last season. He is a recent high school graduate, currently taking a gap year to pursue theatre and explore the Lancaster theatre community. Favorite Servant Stage credits include TITANIC (A2), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (SM), and most recently JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX! (SM). Many thanks to his friends and family for supporting him; and to Servant Stage for the opportunity.
Jaime Hilton is Mama Bear of the Hilton Family in Lancaster, PA. She and actor husband, Ray, are in the trenches of parenting four children between the ages of 1 and 13 years. Thanks to homeschooling and her voracious reading habits she has her library card number memorized. In her (rare!) spare time she works as an audition coach, writer, and director, and especially loves connecting with and encouraging fellow artists to glorify God in every aspect of their work. Her most passionate pursuit is studying the Word and discovering the stories within The Story. She blogs about life, faith, and theater at alltheworldastage.org and is active on Facebook @jaime.hilton, Twitter @myscriptstudy, and Instagram @lancaster_theatre_bug.
Tyler is a Lancaster County native and has been involved in the regional arts scene for more than fifteen years. Tyler has been blessed to serve as an actor, director, writer, and composer with a number of local theatre companies including Servant Stage, Sight & Sound Theatres, Piercing Word, and PRiMA. Tyler holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Theory & Composition from West Chester University and resides in Lititz with his wife, Sandra, and their children, Evelyn and Declan. “With gratitude to God, our fantastic audiences and supporters, and all who make Servant Stage possible!” 1 Peter 4:10-11
This is Patryk's first show at Servant Stage. He has helped out Piercing Word's Productions as well as his school, Penn State Berks. He is attending Penn State to get his degree in Computer Engineering. He is grateful to be apart of the wonderful team at Servant Stage and would like to thank his family, friends, and team members for their support!
Shaun Ressler is no stranger to Servant Stage Company, having designed sound for nearly a dozen of Servant Stage’s past productions and acted in several as well. He has a passion for theater, sound design, and singing, and has also worked with Ephrata Performing Arts Center, PPAS, OperaLancaster, and Cavod Theatre, to name a few. Shaun graduated from Millersville University with a BA in Music (Voice) and a BS in Computer Science, and works as a Software Engineer for Cargas Systems. Many thanks to Kayla and the SSC team for all their support and encouragement!