Candace Arndt (Ensemble) is delighted to be returning for her fifth production with Servant Stage Company. Last seen as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill in MY FAIR LADY, Candace survived TITANIC and appeared twice on THE OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR. She has performed locally at The Red Caboose, and with Cavod Community Theatre, Gretna Theatre, The Rainbow Dinner Theatre, and York Little Theater. Off stage, Candace adventures with Lucy, Micah, and Jonathan.
Johnathan Bauer (Harold Hill) is delighted to return to the stage in such an iconic role, in one of his very favorite musicals, and with such a dear group of friends in the cast and crew. Though he started his theatre career on stage, Johnathan has taken a break from performing for a while to help start Servant Stage and serve as Executive Director through the past several years of dramatic expansion. He is so grateful to his incredible wife Rebecca for her encouragement and to the wonderful Servant Stage staff for making this possible. Love to Rebecca, Gabriel, and Jubilee. Philippians 3:10
Anna Ashburn (Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to Servant Stage in the cast of THE MUSIC MAN! She recently moved to Lancaster from NYC, and has so enjoyed being a part of this community! This year, Anna appeared as an ensemble member in MY FAIR LADY (Servant Stage Company), and the Woman/Mary in PASSION: THE MUSICAL (Piercing Word). Originally from Kentucky, she obtained her B.F.A in Musical Theatre and performed with professional theatres all over the country before moving up to New York, where she performed regionally and took classes to continue to hone her craft. Anna had always been drawn to the area through friends she had known for years. She is thankful for God’s perfect timing and provision in her life which led her to Lancaster, and for those who have given her these amazing opportunities to create something beautiful with such gifted artists and friends.
Delaney Bigley (Zaneeta Shinn) is a freshman musical theater major at Lancaster Bible College. She most recently performed in MAMMA MIA the Fulton Theater. In high school, Delaney appeared as "Fiona" in SHREK and "Dorothy" in THE WIZARD OF OZ. She has also performed in many local theater companies with favorite roles including “LP” in the brand-new musical SOCIAL STUDIESand “Ms. Mullins” in SCHOOL OF ROCK with PPAS; “Rosie” in BYE BYE BIRDIE JR with SSC; “Puck” in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with WESC; “Annie” in ANNIE JR with LAPA; and “Ensemble” in the Fulton Theater’s youth production of MARY POPPINS. Delaney would like to thank her parents for their love and support!
Ellie Comerford (Ensemble) is super excited to once again be performing with Servant Stage Company. Last year she enjoyed her experience in TITANIC: THE MUSICAL. She has also participated in three Servant Stage Youth Theater Summer Camps (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR, INTO THE WOODS JR, and BYE BYE BIRDIE JR). Born and still being raised in Lancaster County, Ellie is a seventh grader who enjoys spending time with her family, singing for her church, and playing softball. From her first performance on the pre-school stage, Ellie has always had a desire to entertain. She is grateful to God for her many blessings and talents, and is looking forward to where this journey takes her! Ellie is thankful to Wally for including her in this amazing show and giving her the opportunity to learn from such a talented cast. "Thank you to Mom, Dad, Jack, and Will for your support!"
Katelyn Coryell (Ensemble) is a Lanco native who has returned after 3 1/2 years in Philadelphia where she received her BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts, and she is thrilled to do another show with Servant Stage. Besides all the singing and dancing, Katelyn keeps busy serving at her church, running the social media for World Christian Endeavor, working as a personal assistant, cooking vegan food, adventuring, and drinking as many cups of coffee as she can get her hands on. Love and hugs to the FamJam, all my pals, and our amazing, loving God; without Him I am nothing. Matthew 5:16 www.katelynmariecoryell.com Instagram: @katelynmariecoryell
Susan DiNovis (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Servant Stage debut with THE MUSIC MAN. She has been involved in many of the theater companies in the area, most recently in EPAC’s production of RAGTIME. When not on stage, Susan holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and is working towards a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Love to Michael. “Thank you for supporting live theater and Servant Stage’s commitment to bring quality theater to everyone.”
Mckenna Donaldson (Ensemble) is ecstatic and grateful for her first opportunity to join the tremendous cast at Servant Stage. Most recently she was cast as the Orphan Swing in ANNIE and part of the Youth Choir for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - both with Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Mckenna's previous opportunities include being Mary Lennox in THE SECRET GARDEN, Annie in ANNIE, and Lefou in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR, all with Cavod Theatre. She has also played Jane Banks in Lancaster Bible College's production of MARY POPPINS and was a lead singer in Decades: A Musical Journey Through Time with Creative Pursuits Studio. While being a normal 7th grader, she takes voice lessons, acting classes, dance instruction, and sings locally for competitions, cabarets, and young musician showcases. Mckenna hopes to honor Servant Stage for the opportunity and the Lord for the gifts and abilities He has given her.
Amber Emerson (Marian Paroo) is thrilled to make her debut with Servant Stage Company! As an actress and jazz vocalist, Amber considers both the stage and bandstand home. In summer 2018, she embarked on her first international jazz tour, headlining in cities across the Czech Republic, including Prague. She has headlined at the Deer Head Inn with the Skip Wilkins Trio, showcasing her distinctive repertoire. Theatre-wise, Amber made her regional debut as Philia in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Totem Pole Playhouse. Other favorite past credits include ANYTHING GOES(Hope), THE CIVIL WAR(Sarah), and THE LITTLE MERMAID JR(Ariel), which resulted in her receiving a 2013 Central PA Broadway World award. Amber holds a BM from Moravian College and is a current resident of Manhattan, NY. She would like to thank SSC for this wonderful opportunity and her family for their constant love! James 1:17
Brennen Eshleman (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of THE MUSIC MAN. He has been in 7 Servant Stage youth camps, including GETTING TO KNOW OKLAHOMA (Jud), SEUSSICAL JR (Mr. Mayor), and many others. He has also been in other shows with his school, Mount Calvary Christian, and Ephrata Performing Arts Center in a youth camp.
Chris Faith (Marcellus Washburn) is thrilled and honored to be performing with Servant Stage! He is a former Equity actor who has performed Off-Broadway (THE SECRET GARDEN). Other credits include leading and supporting roles for The Wilma Theatre, Arden Theatre Company and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Philadelphia. Favorite roles include Huck Finn in BIG RIVER (Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre), the Fool in KING LEAR (PSF), and Gaza in SAMSON (Sight & Sound Theatres). Most memorable stage moments include performing opposite Linda Eder in THE SEDUCTION OF SHEILA VALENTINE and performing for Sheldon Harnick (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Galt MacDermot (HAIR), and Martin Charnin (ANNIE) at a musical theater symposium. Chris holds an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University and currently serves as the Casting Director for Sight & Sound Theatres, as well as an instructor for Improv and Voice & Speech for the Sight & Sound Conservatory. "Thank you to Wally and Servant Stage for this marvelous opportunity!"
Quinn Andrew Fickes (Winthrop Paroo) is in the sixth grade at Rohrerstown Elementary. Recent credits: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Toad), SEUSSICAL (Jojo), MARY POPPINS (Michael). Dutch Apple: HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS, PETER PAN (Michael), A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Tiny Tim), and CAMELOT (Page/Tom). He enjoys all things football, playing piano, reading, and his new puppy, Greta. Thanks to Wally for the opportunity to perform with Servant Stage!
Ashley Gage (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with Servant Stage after last being seen as Martha Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL! Her favorite local credits include ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Anne Shirley) at Cavod, SHREK THE MUSICAL (Young Fiona/Baby Bear) and ELF at the Fulton Theatre, SEUSSICAL (Jojo) and INTO THE WOODS (Little Red) at the Dutch Apple, FIFTH OF JULY (Shirley Talley) and HONK JR (The Cat) at Susquehanna Stage, and SCHOOL OF ROCK (Madison) at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio. When not performing, Ashley enjoys playing the piano, violin and ukulele. Thanks to Wally, Kendra, and everyone at Servant Stage for this wonderful experience! Love to Mom, Dad, and Macie.
Carly Geiter (Amaryllis) is thrilled to be in her first Servant Stage production. She was recently seen in ANNIE and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES with Piercing Word Ministries. Carly would like to thank her voice teacher, Julie Stone, and also to Mom, Dad, Jacob, Elise, and Grandma for their love and encouragement. Above all, Carly thanks God! (Psalm 16:5)
Cora Glacken (Ensemble) is excited to work with all the friendly people in her first mainstage Servant Stage production! She has enjoyed two years of SSC camp, performing in INTO THE WOODS JR and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. At Conestoga Valley High School, she joined the ensembles in MARY POPPINS and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. She has also had roles in productions at school, and in the children’s dramas at Calvary Church, where she has sung in the King’s Kids Choir. Cora has taken drama lessons with The Fulton; has studied piano, violin, and percussion; and has taken 7 years of dance, mostly with Premiere Danse Academy. Her other hobbies include taking care of her kitties and baking. She is thrilled to meet new people and bring the joy of theatre to her community!
Daniel Grayberg (Oliver Hix) is excited to be part of the cast of THE MUSIC MAN, having previously appeared in TITANIC. No stranger to the stage, his performance career spans over 10 years. Favorite credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Jesus, Simon, Annas), ASSASSINS (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), and JOSEPH… (Joseph). He has musically directed multiple productions around the Chester County, and has directed choirs all around the Philadelphia area. He obtained his B.M. and M.A.T. from Westminster Choir College, and now works as the Middle School Band Director at Collegium Charter School. He is also the resident Music Director at a brand new theatrical production company in the city of Coatesville called Revival Productions. “Thank you to Servant Stage leadership for giving me this opportunity, and love to God, Heather, Eden, and Selah.”
Ethan Goss (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making his Servant State debut with THE MUSIC MAN! He has been in three shows with the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts: SEUSSICAL JR, OLIVER!, and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. His favorite role in his brief theatre career has been Jerry Allison in BUDDY!: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY with the Belmont Theater. When not on stage, he can be found playing drums, listening to music, or spending time with friends. Ethan would like to thank his parents, who have been encouraging every step of the way, Reji Woods, for being a mentor and inspiration to keep striving for excellence, and his Heavenly Father, for giving him the perseverance to strive to glorify Him in everything.
Lauren Groff (Ensemble) is excited to bring River City to the stage with a lively, heart-warming cast! Favorite credits include Servant Stage’s TITANIC and A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cavod Theatre's SECRET GARDEN, ANNIE, SINGING IN THE RAIN, and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET; Reji Woods Productions' Portrait of a Lady, Golden Age of Broadway, and Let's Duet; Steitz City Players' INTO THE WOODS; and Fulton Theatre's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Offstage, Lauren is grateful to work alongside SS staff as Touring Manager. A generous applause to Wally and team for the heart, leadership, and creativity put into every aspect of the process and product… “And thank YOU for supporting live theater!”
Adelina Grosshans (Maud Dunlop) hails from Brighton, CO and is a graduate of the Sight and Sound Conservatory class of 2015 where she had the privilege to perform in MOSES, JOSEPH, and MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS. She has made Lancaster County her home and has continued to perform locally. Her credits include Ruth in Piercing Word's production of RUTH, Scriptura Angel in the North American Premier of LUTHER: ORATORIO by Gunpowder Productions, a Servant Sister in Servant Stage Company's OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, and a Caboose Kid in the Red Caboose Motel's production of ALL ABOARD: KIDS! Adelina is honored to join the cast of THE MUSIC MAN and is especially blessed that she gets to perform alongside her future husband, Ben Wenger!
Caleb Heckman (Constable Locke) is thrilled to be headed back in time once more with Servant Stage Company! Last year, he could be seen playing piano for I’LL FLY AWAY; as George Widener in TITANIC; and as Marley, Cratchit, and others in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Elsewhere, he has played David in COMPANY at Susquehanna Stage; The Cat in the Hat in SEUSSICAL, Rooster in ANNIE, Boolie in DRIVING MISS DAISY, and Don Lockwwod in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, all at Cavod Theatre, and has worked with several other companies around Lancaster County as an actor, music director, and accompanist, including Fulton Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, and the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts.
Joshua Hess (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his Servant Stage debut in THE MUSIC MAN. An ELCO High School graduate of 2019, he is eager to venture deeper than ever before into the world of theater. Before Servant Stage, Josh was involved in Born to Be Different Productions and ELCO High School productions. As he became more and more intrigued by theater and the possibility of making it something more than a hobby, Josh decided to test the waters at other theater organizations. So far, Servant Stage has not disappointed. Josh is 18 years old and was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois and now lives with his parents and two siblings in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Outside of theater, his hobbies include swimming, eating, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Josh would like to thank his parents for allowing him to participate in this production, his friends for being supportive of his theater ventures, and the cast and crew of THE MUSIC MANfor giving him a warm welcome.
Brooklyn Hilton (Ensemble) is delighted to join the cast of THE MUSIC MAN and loves every opportunity she gets to work with Servant Stage. Other favorite roles include Young Miriam in MOSES at Sight & Sound Theatres, the Cheetah in SEUSSICAL JR with Servant Stage, and Molly in ANNIE JR with CYT Atlanta. She can currently be seen in JESUS at Sight & Sound Theatres. and also takes choir at the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts. “Thank you to my family and friends who support me! I love you!” 2 Timothy 1:7
Gene Hole (Charlie Cowell) is excited to be back with Servant Stage again, after having previously performed in TITANIC: THE MUSICAL and MY FAIR LADY. He studied theatre at Evangel University, and has performed elsewhere in such productions as TAMING OF THE SHREW, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, LITTLE WOMEN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and RAILS OF IRON. Among his favorite recent roles are Gomez Addams (THE ADDAMS FAMILY), Perchik (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Charlie Davenport (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN). He also has been involved behind the scenes, including directing recent productions of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and NOISES OFF! at Lebanon Community Theatre. A graphic designer by day, when he’s not involved in theatrical endeavors or sleeping, Gene enjoys writing, drawing and animating in the little free time that remains. Soli Deo Gloria.
Ariella Hoover (Ensemble) is a Lancaster County native, the youngest of nine and a graduate of Lancaster Bible College’s Vocal Performance Program. She is excited for the opportunity to perform in THE MUSIC MAN with Servant Stage. Growing up you would often find her involved in theatre, singing, and sports. In her free time she likes to travel, build relationships, work on music, and pretend that the Olympics are still in reach. A few previous shows include ANNIE, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, CHILDREN OF EDEN, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Ariella would like to thank her family for their endless support of her musical and theatrical endeavors, the cast and crew for doing what they do so well, and to God to whom any and all glory belongs.
Seth Ingram (Ensemble) was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and moved to Lancaster County in 2004, where he has remained. Seth has been acting all his life, specifically at Lancaster Academy of the Performing Arts and at LCBC with his church worship group. He enjoys acting, performing, and anything that involves music or art. Another one of his hobbies is climbing and parkour, whether it be buildings or trees. Self-taught in playing piano and a bit of guitar, he endeavors to learn whatever skills he needs to spread the word and discipleship of the Lord.
Jake Jarkowsky (Winthrop Paroo) is very excited to be making his Servant Stage debut in THE MUSIC MAN! Jake is 10 years old and is homeschooled. Jake is a full time student at the Lancaster Academy For The Performing Arts taking classes in acting and choir. Jake takes voice lessons at Creative Pursuits Studio with Sarah Cope and has been involved with two CPS Cabarets; Fallin’ For Food and Decades! Some of his favorite shows include most recently: SEUSSICAL JR(Jojo), at LAPA, and BYE BYE BIRDIE(Randolph) at Lancaster Bible College. Jake has also been able to work with Piercing Word through his homeschool co-op. When Jake isn’t on the stage he enjoys playing with Legos, Xbox, and with his dog Maggie. Jake would like to thank his family for their love and support, to Servant Stage for this opportunity, and to God for giving him his love of music.
Mandee Kline (Ensemble) has been performing for over 10 years and is excited to return to Servant Stage for her second production! Her first performance with Servant Stage was JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT! Mandee moved to Lancaster locally 2 years ago and loves it! She has performed with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 246 The Main, Creative Works of Lancaster, and just finished a nine-month internship with Piercing Word where she performed in JONAH, SERMON ON THE MOUNT, CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES, RUTH, HEBREWS 11, and other scripture performances. When Mandee isn't performing she loves spending time with friends and family eating ice-cream or playing mini golf. She would like to thank her family for their endless support and gives all the glory to God for the opportunities and blessings she has had here in Lancaster.
Eliana Kreider (Ensemble) is very excited for her first show with Servant Stage! She is 18 years old and has been doing theatre for 4 years, and has been in many shows and even written one, debuting this fall! When she’s not onstage (a rare occurrence), she can be found reading, baking, tap dancing, or reading. Eliana would like to thank her family for their never ending support, and God for this opportunity.
Soren Lefever (Ensemble) is entering 10th grade this fall. She enjoys singing, dancing, cuddling puppies, playing ukulele, and hanging out with her friends. This is the second show Soren is involved with at Servant Stage. She has also been involved with Cavod Academy of the Arts and Learning Station dramas and musicals for the past six years. Her favorite role to date was Diana Berry in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. And as a wise boy once said, “You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin
Dan Lehning (Mayor Shinn) counts it a privilege to perform in his second production with Servant Stage. Dan works full time as the Operations Manager at Piercing Word Ministry helps in the office part-time with Servant Stage. He has recently performed in MY FAIR LADY (Mr. Doolittle) with Servant Stage and as Mr. Stanley in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (Reverie Actor’s Company). He also had been in Scripture Performances of PASSION: THE MUSICAL and THE ONE STORY with Piercing Word. Dan would like to thank his teammates at Piercing Word for their support and flexibility, as well as Wally, and the amazing team that put this show together for the opportunity to be involved! What a blessing!
Meagan Mapson (Ethel Toffelmier) is ecstatic to be back with Servant Stage in one of her favorite classic musicals. In fact, it was the first musical she remembers seeing on stage starring her Dad as Harold Hill! Meagan is originally from Georgia but now lives in Lancaster County and loves it so much! Favorite credits include Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin in OLIVER! (Gretna Theatre), Mrs. Pearce in MY FAIR LADY (Servant Stage), Nun in SISTER ACT (Prather Productions), Statue/Ensemble in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Fulton Theatre), Agatha in GUYS AND DOLLS (Fulton Theatre) and Mrs. Brill in MARY POPPINS (Prather Productions). Much love to her amazing family, fantastic friends, Mission Church, and her loving husband Jeff. All Glory to God! Romans 10:9
Renee Markell (Eulalie Shinn) is excited to be part of another production with Servant Stage Company. She has previously been seen with Servant Stage as Charlotte Cardoza in TITANIC and Marmee in LITTLE WOMEN. She has also had the privilege of performing with Sight & Sound Theaters in both MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS and MOSES. Renee attends Gateway Church in Parkesburg and is proud to be a part of the worship team. She sends love to her two greatest blessings, her daughters, Maddie and Gwen! Renee is incredibly thankful to her Savior for His unending faithfulness and His unconditional love. To God be the glory!
Chadman Martin (Ensemble) is the son of Anne in Jeffrey Martin, he attends Lancaster Mennonite School and he actively participates in theatre. His past stage experience include productions like JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX!, THE WIZARD OF OZ (Uncle Henry/The Guard), BYE BYE BIRDIE (Hugo Peabody) and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE (Edmund). Chadman views music as a way to express feelings that cannot be expressed through speech and beings power and emotion into his life.
Cody McSherry (Ensemble) 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, LET FREEDOM RING, and is thrilled to be back in THE MUSIC MAN! 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!
Aubrey Metzler (Gracie Shinn) is thrilled and thankful to make her debut at Servant Stage with her role as Gracie Shinn in THE MUSIC MAN! She is a sixth grader at Bonfield Elementary. When she’s not dancing, singing, or performing, she can be found at home choreographing her own dances or tumbling around the house. A few of her past favorite shows include NEWSIES (Les), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Chip), PETER PAN (Michael), CATS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Bree would like to thank Reji for his instruction in helping her hone her skills and Hope and Amanda for always believing in her and giving her confidence and being such positive role models for her! She would also like to thank Servant Stage for this wonderful opportunity! Thank you to all of her friends and family who are so supportive of her! She is truly blessed!
Maddie Miller (Ensemble) hails from Indiana County, Pennsylvania where she performed with the Learning Tree Homeschool Fellowship in PILGRIM, ESTHER, and as Anne Shirley in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Recently, Maddie completed an internship with Piercing Word Ministries where she had roles in SERMON ON THE MOUNT: THE MUSICAL, JONAH, ROMANS 8, and CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES. She is currently a Lancaster local, working in retail at Sight & Sound Theaters. She hopes to grow in her God given talents of acting through local theatre in the area. Maddie is excited and honored to have a role in a Servant Stage production.
Liana Minnich (Ensemble) is a 14-year-old cat lady. She enjoys listening to music, riflery, hanging with friends, and being in musicals. She has been in performances with Servant Stage, Cavod Theatre, and The Learning Station, and her most recent (and favorite) role was playing Charlie in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER. She loves the mission that Servant Stage has to reach the community with family friendly shows, and is excited to be in her second show with them.
Brad Myer (Tommy Djilas) is very excited to return to Servant Stage Company in the cast of THE MUSIC MAN! Brad is a student at Lancaster Bible College majoring in Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies. Past Servant Stage credits include all four OLD-TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR productions, H.M.S PINAFORE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT!, TITANIC, LET FREEDOM RING: MUSIC OF AMERICA, and more. Brad has been performing for 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, PASSION: THE MUSICAL (Judas, Pilate, John), THE ONE STORY(Jesus) with Piercing Word, and HELLO, DOLLY!(Barnaby Tucker) with Lancaster Bible College. Thanks to Johnathan Bauer, Wally Calderon, Tyler Hoover, and the rest of THE MUSIC MAN production team for another opportunity to serve the Lord on stage with an incredible cast!
Chris Nissley (Ensemble) is excited for his 2nd production with Servant Stage. He has performed locally with Piercing Word for 3 1/2 years. Prior to moving to PA, he performed with Calvary Theater Arts Dover, DE for 7 years, and in multiple choir and vocal groups as well. He is grateful for this opportunity and hopes you are entertained and blessed by it. Psalm 40:3
Jaclyn Niven (Ensemble) is so excited to be part of THE MUSIC MAN and working with Servant Stage again. Past credits include A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Martha) and SHOWBOAT (Kim) at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater; OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR and OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR CHRISTMAS (Junior Jubilee) with Servant Stage; as well as performances at EPAC and Cavod theatre. Jaclyn is very thankful to Johnathan, Wally and the entire team for having her in THE MUSIC MAN!
Brady Norgaard, age 13, is ready to greet the Wells Fargo Wagon! Brady loves performing with Servant Stage and was most recently seen with Servant Stage in JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TITANIC, JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT!, and OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR. Brady recently performed with Creative Works Lancaster, the 2012-2017 American Music Theater Christmas Shows, as well as playing Curious George in CURIOUS GEORGE at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Brady has also performed with the Fulton Theatre, Piercing Word, Theater Harrisburg, PRiMA Theatre, and Lancaster Bible College. Brady would like to thank Servant Stage Company, his family, and teachers for this great opportunity.
Sydney Norgaard, age 15, is ready to proudly march to those Seventy-Six Trombones! Sydney was most recently seen in Servant Stage’s JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, and SHERLOCK HOLMES. Recent credits include American Music Theater’s Songs of the Silver Screen and the 2011-2017 Christmas Shows. Sydney recently performed in The Fulton’s productions of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, WIZARD OF OZ, and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG as well as MOSES and JONAH at Sight & Sound Theatres. Sydney has performed with PRiMA Theatre, Creative Works Lancaster, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Piercing Word, and Lancaster Bible College as well. Many thanks to Servant Stage, her family, and wonderful teachers for this great opportunity.
Liam Nornhold (Ensemble) has enjoyed participating in Servant Stage summer camps, and is now thrilled to make his debut in this fantastic Servant Stage Company production. Liam is a rising 6th grader at Donegal Intermediate School where he plays saxophone in the band and jazz band, and sings in the chorus. He enjoys being a runner, operating the field show props, for his high school’s marching band. Recent performances that Liam has been in include EVITAand A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Liam would like to thank his family and friends for their support and Servant Stage for this opportunity to be a part of their wonderful mission.
John Oechslin (Ensemble) is super excited to perform in his first major production outside of his high school. He is a senior at Conestoga Valley. At CV he has performed as Cornelius Hackl in HELLO, DOLLY! and Prentiss in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. He has also held the role of Curly McLain in Servant Stage's production of OKLAHOMA JR in one of their camps earlier this year.
Audrey Pavlica (Ensemble) is so excited to be performing in her first show with Servant Stage! She is 14 years old and is a freshman at Manheim Township High School. In her free time, Audrey loves to read, play the piano, dance, sing, act, and spend time with family and friends. Some of her favorite roles in the past have been Fiona in Cavod Theatre’s SHREK JR and Nala in THE LION KING JR. She has also performed in Creative Pursuits Studio’s Decades, Fulton Academy’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR, and Cavod Theatre’s ANNIE, HONK JR, ALADDIN JR, and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. She would like to thank her parents for all of their support, and she is so grateful to God for giving her this wonderful opportunity.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Plakans (Zaneeta Shinn), a Manheim Township High School 11th grader, is excited to be a part of THE MUSIC MAN! She previously appeared in Servant Stage Company’s JUMP, JIVE, AND JUKEBOX!, and OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, and has also been cast by the Fulton Theatre, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, PRiMA, Bartos Theatrical Group, and Popovsky Performing Arts Studio musicals over the past 5 years. She regularly performs at school and church, and sings the National Anthem for MTHS athletics, the Lancaster Barnstormers, F&M Men’s Basketball and the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team. Lizzie thanks Wally and Johnathan for this fun opportunity, and for sharing their skills and encouragement! She also thanks her parents, grandparents and friends for their love and support.
Elizabeth Rickard (Mrs. Squires) is ecstatic to perform in her third Servant Stage production, having previously appeared as the Queen of Transylvania/Ensemble in MY FAIR LADY, and in TITANIC. She also has credits with Piercing Word, including Ruth and Naomi in RUTH, Peter’s Wife in PETER, and miscellaneous roles in DANIEL and CORINTHIANS. She was in the choir for the American premiere of THE LUTHER ORATORIO and also enjoyed appearing in THE SECRET GARDEN with CAFE. She has been pleased to help with dialect coaching for various productions around the community. Elizabeth sings with the Worship Ministries at Calvary Church, where she is involved with the children’s drama programme, and teaches voice and piano lessons. “Glory to God, and thanks to my family.”
Katherine Rundall (Mrs. Paroo) is grateful to be returning for another show with Servant Stage. The opportunity to engage in the creative process on a project that supports family-friendly and accessible entertainment is such a gratifying blessing! Past stage experiences include the Countess in the opera, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO; Cousin Nettie in CAROUSEL; Elizabeth in THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS, and Mrs. Hudson in SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DETECTIVE AND THE DOCTOR. Katherine wishes to thank the team at Servant Stage for another chance to spread her creative wings, her family for always being her most avid fans and God for the gift of the arts and the opportunity to express them!
JT Schaeffer (Ensemble) is proud to join the cast of THE MUSIC MAN for his first production with Servant Stage Company. He started acting on stage with his family when he was 9 years old and his passion for performing has only grown stronger. Some of his credits include the Sight & Sound Conservatory where he performed in JONAH and MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS (2017), 8 different Piercing Word productions, and 25+ community theatre productions back home in Texas where he found his love for live theatre. Some of his favorite role have been Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Scuttle in THE LITTLE MERMAID, and John Barsad in A TALE OF TWO CITIES: THE MUSICAL. He currently works at Sight & Sound Theatres as a Props and Decor Craftsperson, constructing the sets for QUEEN ESTHER, and is having a blast! Prov. 3:5-6
Grace Signor (Amaryllis) - This is Grace first show with Servant Stage and she couldn’t be more excited! She is 9 years old and in 4th Grade. Most recently, she was last seen in ANNIE (Holly) and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Children’s Choir) both at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Other favorite recent credits include: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, ANNIE (Kate), MUSICVILLE (Sorceress), CHILDREN OF EDEN, INHERIT THE WIND (Melinda), and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Grace sings the National Anthem at Lebanon Valley College athletic events and at other local recreation venues. Grace would like to thank her teachers: Sarah Cope, Reji Woods, and Alli McClune. Enjoy the show!
Micah Skaggs was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He has been home schooled his whole life, but will be entering the Hempfield high school this fall as a ninth-grade student. Micah has been involved in choir singing since Kindergarten and studied drama as part of his home-school co-op . Additionally, he recently played a lead role in a musical production at his home church. Micah is looking forward to being a member of the Servant Stage community.
Michael Sole (Ewart Dunlop) is a Philadelphia native now living in Lancaster, PA. He performed as Frederick Fleet in TITANIC and is thrilled to be returning for his second production at Servant Stage. He has been in over 30 productions since the age of 15 and is versatile in many vocal styles, but Musical Theatre is where he feel most at home. He thanks all his friends and family for supporting his music through the years and especially YOU for helping keep Musical Theater alive and well and living in Lancaster County at Servant Stage!
Julie Stone (Ensemble) is grateful for the opportunity to return for another show with Servant Stage! She was a part of the original cast of JOY TO THE WORLD in 2016. Most recently, she appeared as “Kathy” in Cavod Theater’s TILLYand as the mother in Piercing Word’s CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES. Julie has performed with Sight & Sound Theatres, EPAC, and Opera Lancaster. She is also a frequent guest soloist at the Remember America Speaker Series. She is wife of Dan and mom of Jackson, Landon, Sierra and Luke. She also instructs in piano and voice at her studio, Bella Voce Studio, in Mountville, PA and at sopranojam.com “All glory to my Savior Jesus!”
Sierra Stone (Gracie Shinn) is a fourth grader at Dayspring Christian Academy and is excited to be a part of Servant Stage for the first time! Sierra loves to sing and act, and also plays the piano. Last Christmas she appeared with Piercing Word in CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES. She has participated in several performing arts camps, including Discover Your Voice Camp with Bella Voce Studio, where she is a student. She is the lone sister of 3 brothers, and laments her plight daily!
Dylan Tackley (Ensemble) has performed in various theatre productions, television appearances, and radio broadcasts. You may have seen him in Lancaster Bible College’s BYE BYE BIRDIE, Clark Summit University’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, or WVIA’s Artist-of-the-Week. Dylan’s ability to act and sing has been recognized by ESTA Awards of NEPA with nominations for two awards (Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Actor). He studied Musical Theatre at Lancaster Bible College. When not on the stage, you’ll see him serving guests at Sight & Sound Theatres as an usher. A native of Scranton Pennsylvania, Mr. Tackley now resides in Ephrata with his beloved wife Shelby.
Austin Weaver (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing with Servant Stage Company again. Most recently seen in Servant Stage’s production of MY FAIR LADY (2019) and TITANIC (2018), he was delighted to have the opportunity to perform this classic and to work with so many wonderful friends. Although he didn’t grow up performing theater, Austin is no stranger to the stage. He performed with his high school choir and gospel team, then continued singing with a touring community choir after he graduated. In his free time, Austin enjoys running, sports, spending time with kids, and playing the ukulele. “I would like to thank my voice teacher, Scott Byrom, for his wisdom and guidance in helping to make my dream a reality."
Ben Wenger (Conductor) was born in Brighton, Colorado, but he has lived in Lancaster County most of his life. In high school, he performed in several high school theater productions under the direction of Stanley Deen. He has studied theatrical arts through private tutoring and he has performed with other local drama groups including Piercing Word. His interests also include music, videography, photography, and coffee roasting. Ben is very excited to make his debut with Servant Stage in this presentation of THE MUSIC MAN and he is also thrilled to be performing alongside his future wife, Adelina Grosshans.
Matthew Wilhelm (Olin Britt) is a rising junior in LBC's vocal performance major. He is excited to return to Servant Stage once again, most recently having appeared in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and TITANIC. Since attending the Sight & Sound Conservatory in 2015 (MOSES, JOSEPH, MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS), Matthew has performed with Piercing Word (SERMON ON THE MOUNT, THE PASSION), The Gretna Timbers Dinner Theatre (MAKE MINE MUSIC), The Fulton Theatre (THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME), The Gretna Theatre (SHE LOVES ME, OLIVER!), and Opera Susquehanna (GIANNI SCHICCI) as well as LBC (MARY POPPINS, THE MAGIC FLUTE). Thanks once again to Servant Stage for an incredible experience onstage and off! Psalm 16:8
Emmanuel Williams (Ensemble) is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and photographer. He graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Sport Management. During his time in the GMU Dance program he learned professional repertoire by Robert Battle, Alejandro Cerrudo, Donald Byrd, and others. Additionally, he choreographed for and performed in numerous student performances. In November of 2017 he created Luna, a dual platform for photography and choreography. Since then, Luna has had 4 performances under the Durang Dance Collective and A-Y/Dancers, as well as with DancEthos located in the DC Metro area. He has recently choreographed for Servant Stage's MY FAIR LADY but this is his first experience being in a musical. He is so grateful for the opportunity to work with Servant Stage and is excited to contribute his part in THE MUSIC MAN! Genesis 18:27
Adam Witmer (Ensemble) is a 15-year-old sophomore at Ephrata High School. He's been acting and singing for many years and is thrilled to a part of Servant Stage and their mission. He also plays trumpet and enjoys being part of his high school band. He loves how theatre brings joy to people and hopes you leave THE MUSIC MAN with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Lots of thanks to Wally and Johnathan for this amazing opportunity to work with such a talented cast and crew. Another huge thanks to all his acting and voice teachers who've helped him get this far and his friends and family for all their love and support.
April Yoder is thrilled and blessed to make her debut with Servant Stage Company in The Music Man! April has recently started getting back into musical theater after concentrating on raising her 5 year old son and 3 year old twins, helping her husband with his ministry as the Evangelist for the Ephrata Area Church of Christ, and working as a full-time Realtor for Weichert, Realtors - Welcome Home in Lancaster. April has her bachelors of vocal music education from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and taught K-12 Music for Coventry Christian Schools in Pottstown, PA for 3 years. Other credits include Choir (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fulton Theatre), Ethel Toffelmier (The Music Man, Harding University), Servant (Once Upon A Mattress, Harding University), and she has performed in other shows as a teenager like Anything Goes, Annie, Brigadoon, and Hello, Dolly!She would like to thank her family, especially her biggest fan her mom, for supporting her through years of lessons, competitions, rehearsals, shows, etc. A special thank you to Deb Kline-Smith, the Warwick High School Choral Director for having such a profound influence on her love for music and performance. And most importantly a huge thank you to God for the gift of music and song!
Ric Zimmerman (Jacey Squires) is excited to be appearing in another Servant Stage production! A Lancaster native, Ric has performed in numerous American Music Theatre and Sight & Sound shows, and has been seen at the Fulton Theatre, and PRiMA Theatre. He was the founder/director of the Celebration Singers. Ric has had the privilege of singing with Christian artists Steve Green, Dino, Wayne Watson, and conducted the orchestra for the Mandrell sisters and Celeste Holmes. He also toured with The Continentals throughout the US, Canada, Korea, and Taiwan, and Japan.
Jacquelyn Zliczewski (Alma Hix) is thrilled to return with Servant Stage Company in THE MUSIC MAN after performing in MY FAIR LADY and LET FREEDOM RING earlier this year! Jacquelyn recently performed in Piercing Word’s PASSION: THE MUSICAL and Cavod Theatre’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (as 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. A special thanks to all the family, friends and colleagues who continue to lovingly support Jacquelyn in her journey!