Titanic: The Musical | September 21-23 & 28-30, 2018
Story and Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
SERVANT STAGE’s largest production to date! Come aboard the ship of dreams in this Tony Award®-winning Best Musical—a heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey. Brought to you in partnership with Lancaster Bible College.
Due to the tragic nature of this show that is based on the true, historic events of the sinking of the Titanic, parents are advised that parts of the show may be too intense for younger children.
Thank you to our Titanic Show Sponsors!
Mitchell Aiello (Harold Bride) is originally from the Detroit, MI area and received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University in Auburn Hills. He was last seen in the Lancaster, PA area with Blue Gate Musicals at the Bird-in-Hand Stage as Daniel Fisher (The Confession) and Bart (Josiah for President) in 2016. Other notable regional credits: Younger Brother (Ragtime), Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Pinocchio (Shrek), Geoffrey (The Lion in Winter), Smee (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Corny Collins (Hairspray). Mitchell would like to first thank his family for their loving support. He would also like to thank his professors and mentors for their inspiration and guidance. Lastly, he wants to send a shout out to Kim and his friends for always having his back! Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @mitchjaiello, mitchellaiello.com
Rachel Allen (Maid) is a senior at Lancaster Bible College studying music education and is thrilled to be making her on stage debut with Servant Stage Company. This past summer she had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with Servant Stage as a counselor for their youth production of Seussical Jr. Rachel fell in love with acting in 8th grade when she was cast as Yente in her school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Most recently she was seen on LBC’s stage playing Mrs. Corry in Mary Poppins, Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!, and in the ensemble of Godspell. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work with this talented cast and share such an incredible musical with the community.1 Corinthians 15:58
Joshua Ankabrandt (1st & 2nd class ensemble) is very excited to be a part of the amazing cast of Titanic. Josh has been apart of Lancaster Bible College and Servant Stage shows such as Mary Poppins (Constable) and Magic Flute (Monostatos) with LBC and Jukebox Saturday Night with Servant Stage. Josh is currently attending Lancaster Bible College as a musical theater major. He would like to thank his friends and family for the unlimited love and support. Also Mr. Wilson and Mr. Feeser for teaching me from day 1.
Seth Garrett Antes (Charles Clark/Fourth Man) is originally from Manheim, PA and is a graduate of Cairn University with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Biblical Studies and Vocal Performance. Seth works at Sight & Sound Theatres as a Stage Technician and is a Cantor at St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. He has appeared in many Servant Stage productions over the years including The Importance of Being Earnest, HMS Pinafore, Forever Plaid and many others. Seth has also performed throughout Central Pennsylvania with The Fulton Theatre, Opera Lancaster, Piercing Word, Steitz City Players, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, American Music Theatre, and as a Guest Artist at Lancaster Bible College. He is honored to be a part of this production. Special thanks to Wally and Johnathan and the rest of the cast, crew and production team! Soli Deo Gloria!
Joe Anthony (Lighttoller/2nd class ensemble) a native of the Midwest, resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife, Kristine. They have been blessed with two children; son Parker and daughter Brielle. For 20 years, he has worked professionally in the entertainment industry. As a seasoned performer, Joe has enjoyed working locally for 15 years at Sight & Sound Theatres, and has achieved additional success in movie & film, music, national tours, other theater productions, and a gospel quartet. Currently, Joe serves as a worship leader for First United Methodist Church of Lancaster. “Each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)
Candace Arndt (2nd class ensemble) is grateful to be a part of this adventure! Candace appeared twice on The Old Time Gospel Radio Hour with Servant Stage Company and 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 is Momma to Lucy and Micah. Micah 6:8
Jim Bauer (Isidor Straus) is honored to be a part of Servant Stage and this wonderful production of Titanic. With Servant Stage he has played with the Backwoods Bluegrass Band in the Old Time Gospel Radio Hour and helped backstage with HMS Pinafore. His first role was in Doody Dumpy (storyteller). He loves children and children’s theater, directing many plays over the years. He lives in Maine with his wife Mary. Choose Life.
Delaney (3rd class ensemble) is a junior at JP McCaskey where she has performed annually in the fall plays and musicals and most recently appeared as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She is also active in the music department at JP, singing in Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and participating in the PMEA Choir Festivals at the District, Regional, and State levels. Delaney has performed in many Lancaster theater companies with favorite roles including “LP” in the brand new musical Social Studies and Ms. Mullins in School of Rock with PPAS, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie 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, Jessica Dey for her expert vocal training, and Servant Stage for putting on this spectacular show!
Robert Bigley (Ismay) is thrilled to return to Servant Stage with this beautiful production. He was last seen with the company as Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore. An active performer, conductor, and educator, he is the director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Lancaster Bible College and recently served as chorus master for Fulton Theatre’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. He appeared on the Fulton stage last summer in Newsies (Seitz) and Big the Musical (MacMillan). Other favorite stage credits include Evita (Juan Perón), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder), and Carmen (Escamillo). He and his wife, Music Director Kendra Bigley, love their amazing and ever-growing family. SDG!
Brianna Brady (Madelaine Astor) is thrilled to be a part of her first show with the Servant Stage Company. Brianna is a Sophomore at Lancaster Bible College studying Musical Theater and has recently played the role of Katie Nana in LBC’s Mary Poppins. She also participated in musicals throughout high school including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and Footloose. Brianna is heavily involved in the music ministry at her church and she enjoys being involved in the Chorale and Worship Teams at LBC. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, but most of all to God who works all things to His purpose.
Ellie Comerford (Young Girl) is super excited to once again to be performing with Servant Stage Company. Last year she enjoyed her experience as a Candy Cane Caroler in Old Time Gospel Radio Christmas. She has also participated in two Servant Stage Youth Theater Summer Camps (Bye-Bye Birdie, Into the Woods Jr.) Born and still being raised in Lancaster County, Ellie is a sixth 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"
Alex Detter (3rd class ensemble) is very excited to be working with Servant Stage again. Alex’s most recent show was Legally Blonde with Popovsky Performing Arts Center. His last show with Servant Stage was Jukebox Saturday Night! He would like to thank his parents and family for their support in his love for music and theatre.
Jessica Dey (Kate McGowan) is overjoyed and to be a part of this spectacular production. Some of her favorite credits include Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde, Meg Brockie in Brigadoon and Ado Annie in Oklahoma!. She is a B.F.A. musical theater graduate of Penn State University. Locally, Jessica is the proud Co-owner of the performing arts space Creative Pursuits Studio, an adjunct voice professor in her second year at Lancaster Bible College, as well as a teaching artist for the Fulton Theatre. She sends much love to her family and friends for their constant love and support. A special thank you to all of YOU for supporting live theatre!
Ariel Edler (Marion Thayer) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Titanic in her debut with Servant Stage Company! She recently appeared as Guenevere in Camelot with Woodbrook Players and Marian/Ensemble in The Bridges of Madison County at Dundalk Community Theatre. Other credits include Annie Get Your Gun and Hello, Dolly! (Ensemble), and performing with the National Broadway Chorus in Children of Eden in Concert at the Kennedy Center and A Broadway Christmas with Elaine Paige. Away from the stage, Ariel enjoys traveling and watching classic films.
Ellie Faggion (1st & 3rd class ensemble) is a native of North Carolina and has been performing since she was seven. Credits include Sight & Sound Theatre’s productions of Jonah and Miracle of Christmas as a student in the 2017 conservatory, and other notable roles include Fantine in Les Misérables and the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass. Ellie will also be seen in SSC’s production of A Christmas Carol this holiday season. Thanks to my family who’s supported me all the way and my God who has provided exceedingly and abundantly!
Kara Faraldi (2nd Class Ensemble) this is Kara’s Servant Stage debut! Originally from south Jersey, she holds a BA in Theatre Arts Education from Liberty University. Recent credits comprise of various production and performance roles, including: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Fulton Theatre-Choir); The Luther Oratorio (North American Premiere-Choir); Jonah (Sight & Sound Theatres-Stage Management); and, two years as an intern with the Alluvion Stage Company for their 2013/14, 2014/15 seasons (favorites: Peter and the Starcatcher-Molly Aster; The Secret Garden, Kindertransport, Les Misérables-various crew positions). When not performing, you can find her working at Sight & Sound Theatres. Love to family, friends, and mentors. Thanks to Wally, JB, and the Servant Stage team for letting me aboard 😊 Prov. 3:5-6, Jeremiah 9:23-24. Soli Deo Gloria.
Zach Fernback (Andrew Latimer) is a sophomore musical theatre major at Lancaster Bible College, is very excited to perform in Titanic in this joint production with Servant Stage. This will be his third musical at LBC, having performed in the winter productions of Hello Dolly! and Mary Poppins. He also performed the role of Tamino in LBC’s first opera, The Magic Flute, this past spring. A graduate of the Sight & Sound Conservatory, he trained in the performing arts and was a cast member of Sight & Sound’s 2016 production of Samson. He studied ballet at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet where he performed the roles of lead candy cane and tea in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at Hershey Theatre. Last summer he had the privilege of being part of the Servant Stage production of Sing, Sing, Swing! He is thankful to God for this great opportunity to work with such talented staff, cast, and crew!
Jennifer Fort (3rd class ensemble) It is my pleasure to be working with Servant Stage again. I enjoyed working with Servant Stage 2 years ago in Old Time Gospel Radio Hour. While my career is in teaching kindergarten, I love to get involved in local theatre groups and have also been a part of the musical Chess with PRiMA. I am excited to be a part of Titanic and to use the gifts God has given me.
Becca Goebel (1st class ensemble) is excited to be making her Servant Stage debut! Favorite credits include: Princess Brooke-Dutch Wonderland (RWS Entertainment Group), The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Mauckingbird Theater Co.), and Anything Goes (Temple Theaters). Much love to her family and friends. Special thanks to Wally! Temple Made and Temple Proud. Website: www.becca-goebel.com
Daniel Grayberg (Boxhall/Taylor/German Man) is excited to be part of the cast of Titanic having previously appeared in Titanic at SALT Theatre. 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 music directed multiple productions at SALT Theatre, 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.
Melody Griffith (Mme. Aubert/Italian Woman) is delighted to be a part of Titanic. Melody is a junior at Lancaster Bible College working toward a musical theater degree. She recently spent the summer singing in the choir of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Fulton Theater. She also appeared recently in LBC's production of the Magic Flute as a dancer and in Mary Poppins as Miss Andrew. Melody is an accomplished violinist and enjoys writing fiction and reading classic novels. She would like to thank her parents for helping her pursue her dreams and always being supportive.
Lauren Groff (Caroline Neville) is happy to set sail with Servant Stage Company! She is a local performer, seen on the stages of Cavod Theatre in Annie (Miss Hannigan) and Miracle on 34th Street (Doris Walker) as well as Reji Woods Productions (Portrait of a Lady: Barbara Streisand), Steitz City Players in Into the Woods (Witch), and most recently in Fulton Theatre's Hunchback of Notre Dame (Choir). What an honor it is to serve through the arts and to work with such a talented and caring team...Thanks to Wally, Johnathan, Katie, and all who cultivate this space to create!
Caleb Heckman (George Widener) is excited to be a part of this grand musical after first appearing onstage with Servant Stage in HMS Pinafore back in 2015, he also recently performed as an accompanist for this summer's I'll Fly Away. He has performed onstage with many local theaters, including Cavod Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, and Fulton Theatre, and has music directed productions for Susquehanna Stage Company, The Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, and Cavod Academy. When not in rehearsal for one show or another, Caleb loves serving guests as the Catering Manager at the local Chick-fil-A. Caleb is grateful to Wally and Servant Stage for the opportunity to participate in their mission to make art that is accessible to all!
Rebekah Hill (Kate Mullins) is thrilled to be returning to Servant Stage Company to perform this beautiful show with such an outstanding cast! Rebekah has performed around Lancaster with the Fulton Theatre, Opera Lancaster, Servant Stage Company, the York Fringe Festival, Lancaster Bible College and Popovsky Performing Arts. She has been a winner in Opera Lancaster’s Young Artists Vocal Competition as well as the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Some of her favorite credits include Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Into The Woods (Cinderella), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Rebekah currently teaches voice at Creative Pursuits Studio and is a senior in the vocal performance program at Lancaster Bible College. She would like to thank her teachers for their dedication and wisdom, and her family and friends for their unending encouragement and support.
Gene Hole (John Thayer) is a 2004 graduate of the theatre program at Evangel University, Gene has enjoyed performing in such productions as Taming of The Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Little Women, 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 recently directed The Diary of Anne Frank at Lebanon Community Theatre. A graphic designer by day, when he’s not involved in theatrical endeavors, Gene enjoys writing, drawing and animating in the little free time that remains. Soli Deo Gloria.
Tyler Hoover (Andrews) is thrilled to be aboard the Titanic alongside this amazing cast and crew! Recent performance credits include I’ll Fly Away (SSC), Sing, Sing, Swing (SSC), and Forever Plaid (SSC). Tyler also enjoys freelance work as a composer/arranger with credits including I’ll Fly Away (SSC), Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas (SSC), Sermon On The Mount: The Musical (Piercing Word), and Grace Family Christmas (Piercing Word). Having experience on both sides of the curtain in various creative roles and organizations for nearly twenty years, Tyler is now incredibly blessed to serve as Managing Director for Servant Stage. Special thanks to Sandra, Evelyn, and Declan for their love and support and to Wally, Johnathan, and Katie for making this opportunity possible. All glory to God!
Samantha Ingram (Kate Murphy) is SO excited to be in her second show with Servant Stage, having performed in Old Time Gospel Radio Christmas last winter! Samantha is a junior in the musical theater program at Lancaster Bible College where she has done Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks) and The Magic Flute (Third Spirit). She has also performed at the Fulton Theatre as a member of the ensemble in both Big, The Musical and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Samantha loves working with Servant Stage and loves that this show (one she's always wanted to be in) is combined with her LBC friends and family as well! She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support, and the directors and God for this AMAZING opportunity! Godspeed, Titanic!!!! Isaiah 40:31
Britt Jarkowsky (Maid) is excited to return to Servant Stage for Titanic! She last performed with Servant Stage in last year’s Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas! Her recent credits with Servant Stage include Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour 2016, interning for Bye Bye Birdie and Sing, Sing, Swing and being a counselor for Seussical Jr.! . Britt is a sophomore at Lancaster Bible College and is working towards her BFA in theatre. Some of her favorite past credits include: Seussical Jr. (Gertrude), Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay), The Magic Flute (Third Spirit). Pride and Prejudice (Lydia Bennet). Britt would specifically like to thank her Mom for helping her get back on stage after reconstructive hip surgery. Colossians 3:23.
Brayden Krikke (Joseph Bell/Bricoux/3rd Class Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Servant Stage’s production of Titanic! College/University productions include Mary Poppins (Bert) and The Magic Flute (Second Priest/Second Guard) at Lancaster Bible College, and Urinetown (Bobby Strong) and Honk! The Musical (Ugly) at Augustana University. Other productions include Grease (Doody), Shrek The Musical (Lord Farquaad), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince) through the Dance Gallery of South Dakota as well as Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely) at Roosevelt High School. Brayden was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and loves his bacon slightly crispy and his eggs over easy. He is now in his second year pursuing Musical Theatre at LBC and has had a great time becoming accustomed to the East Coast. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support in everything he pursues as well as his past and present teachers for their wisdom in helping shape who he is today.
Kaylor (JH Rogers/2nd Class Ensemble) (@klongtheway) is thrilled to be making his debut with Servant Stage Company in Titanic. Regional Theatre Credits include Fulton Theatre’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Choir Member) and Jesus Christ Superstar (John) at Totem Pole Playhouse. Favorite Other Credits include The Secret Garden (Major Holmes), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Gerard), La Boheme (Chorus), Damn Yankees (Joe Boyd - Central PA BroadwayWorld Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Musical) and The Music Man (Ensemble). Kaylor was awarded the 2016 Hershey Theatre Apollo Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role of Fester in The Addams Family at Lower Dauphin High School. Kaylor is a proud Equity Member Candidate. Kaylor also sings with the Hershey Community Chorus as a Bass 1 and is a frequent soloist at community and sporting events throughout the region. When not onstage Kaylor is an Assistant in the Costume and Wardrobe Department for Hershey Entertainment. Enjoy the show! Carpe Diem! Love to my friends and family who support me on this crazy journey! Jeremiah 29:11
Dylan Loraw (Jack Thayer/3rd class ensemble) is very excited to be part of Servant Stage Company's Titanic production. He first got a taste of acting with Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center where he appeared in their productions of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book in which he was Mowgli. Dylan recently was in the Sight & Sound Theatres' production of Jonah and Miracle of Christmas and Servant Stage Company's productions of The Civil War and Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas. He currently is appearing in Jesus with Sight & Sound. He feels blessed and fortunate to be able to learn from the many talents of the Servant Stage cast. He is grateful for every opportunity to follow Matthew 5:16 "let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to Your Father who is in heaven."
Pilisa Mackey (Maid) is thrilled to be in Servant Stage’s production of Titanic! She is currently a sophomore student at Lancaster Bible College pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. Her previous credits include The Bird Woman in LBC’s Mary Poppins, Guard in The Magic Flute, The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s Choir at the Fulton and this past summer’s production of Ecclesiastes with Piercing Word. Pilisa loves meeting new people, dancing, singing and foreign tv shows! She is thankful to her God, her professors and friends who support and encourage her along the way!
Renee Markell (Charlotte Cardoza) is thrilled to be performing again with Servant Stage! She was last seen as Marmee in Servant Stage’s production of Little Women. Renee has also been seen on the Sight and Sound stage in Miracle of Christmas and MOSES. She attends Gateway Church where she is part of the worship team. Renee lives in Paradise, PA with her two greatest blessings, her daughters, Maddie (20) and Gwen (17), who continually encourage her to do what she loves! Renee is incredibly thankful to her Savior for His abundant blessings and His unconditional love. To God be the glory!
Cassidy Wray Martin (Maid) Cassidy is ecstatic to be performing with Servant Stage Company where she was most recently seen in Jukebox Saturday Night, Old Time Gospel Christmas, and Bye Bye Birdie. She is in her sophomore year studying Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies at Lancaster BIble College. At LBC, Cassidy performed in Hello Dolly! and Mary Poppins. Cassidy would like to give an extra shout of thanks to Jessica Dey and David Felty for being the greatest instructors in the world. Most importantly, Cassidy gives all of the glory to God who gives her so many reasons to sing.
Conner Moodie (Bellboy), age 11, is thrilled to make his Servant Stage debut! He was last seen in Fun Home, Willy Wonka, Jr., and Wizard of Oz at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Other favorite roles include Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (New York), Workhouse Boy/Fagin’s Gang in Oliver! (EPAC), and Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (Lebanon Community Theatre). 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!
Christine Moussa (3rd class ensemble) is excited to return to Servant Stage and be a part of Titanic! She was last seen in the 2017 summer production of Sing, Sing Swing. Christine is a recent graduate of the Sight & Sound Conservatory (class of 2016), where she also performed in Samson. Since then, she has greatly enjoyed acting with Piercing Word, Servant Stage Company, Rock Ford Plantation, and a princess party company based in Mt. Holly Springs. She thanks God for the opportunities to do what she loves and thanks you, the reader, for coming to see the show! :-)
Jim Moyer (Captain Smith) is thrilled to make his debut performance in Titanic with Servant Stage Company. He has been seen most recently in The Buddy Holly Story and White Christmas at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and Curtains at The Oyster Mill Playhouse. Jim is retired and enjoys spending time with his family and continuing to follow his theatrical roots. Jim played an instrumental role in the creation of Oyster Mill Playhouse and Broadway Classics Theater in the Harrisburg area and loves passing the craft on to the next generation. Enjoy this powerful production of Titanic and thanks for supporting the Arts!
Lukas Muenstermann (Jack Thayer) is excited to be returning to Servant Stage. He got his start in theater while living in South Africa, where he performed in drama productions. Lukas has previously performed in Servant Stage youth theater camp productions and in Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas. He loves to play the piano, drums and soccer. He is thankful to God for this opportunity to serve with wonderful people doing something he loves.
Ava Joy Munn (Young Girl) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Titanic. She loved being a part of Servant Stage's Summer Theatre Camp in Seussical Jr. Ava is currently in her 2nd year at the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts where she's taking theatre and chorale. She is a homeschooled 5th grader who's passionate about science and playing piano. Ava would like to thank her parents, brothers & sisters for their love & support.
Brad Myer (1st class ensemble) is very excited to return to Servant Stage Company in their production of Titanic! A recent high school graduate, he is currently a full-time intern with Piercing Word Ministries. Past Servant Stage credits include Jukebox Saturday Night, all four Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour productions, Yankee Doodle Dandy: Music of America (Emcee), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past, Peter Cratchit, Narrator), H.M.S. Pinafore (Ensemble), and more. A few other credits include Voices of Christmas (Multiple Roles), Psalms of David (Young David), Miracle of Christmas (Multiple Roles), and Joseph (Multiple Roles) with Sight and Sound Theatres, A Swingin’ Christmas (Peter) with Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Edmund) and Aladdin Jr. (Aladdin) with Cavod Theatre, Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) and Pride and Prejudice (Officer/Manservant) with Lancaster Bible College, and various performances with Piercing Word including Christmas Through the Ages, James, 1 st John,Philippians, Ecclesiastes, and Jonah. Thanks to Johnathan Bauer, Wally Calderon, Tyler Hoover, and the rest of the Titanic production team for another opportunity to serve the Lord on stage with an incredible cast!
Paul Myers (2nd & 3rd class ensemble) is very excited to be in his fifth show at Lancaster Bible College and his first show with Servant Stage!! He feels blessed to be working with such a talented cast and crew and wants to shout out a big “thank you” to all of them for making this show possible, as well as a “thank you” to God, Who made this ALL possible! Paul is grateful to the many people in his past and present who have invested time and effort to help him do what he loves better and given him countless opportunities to serve the Lord in this way! Paul would also like to thank his family who faithfully support him in his theater endeavors and make it to every show they can!! Paul hopes you enjoy the show!!
Tori Nicktern (Mrs. Damico/3rd class ensemble) ’19 Musical Theatre, is blessed to be featured in a collaborative show with both Servant Stage and LBC! She had been a part of LBC’s first opera recently and loved being in the winter show of Mary Poppins as assistant choreographer/Miss Smythe. She joined her first show at LBC as a featured dancer in Hello Dolly! and fell in love with the program so much that she switched majors. She is grateful for all of her peers and the staff that have been pushing her to be the best she can be and is happy to be working with such a huge cast of amazing people!
Brady Norgaard (Bellboy) age 12, is ready to set sail on the Titanic! Brady loves performing with Servant Stage and was most recently seen with Servant Stage in Jukebox Saturday Night, Old Time Gospel Radio Hour, and Christmas Carol. Brady recently performed with Creative Works Lancaster, the 2017 American Music Theater Christmas Show where he has been performing since he was 7, as well as playing Curious George in Curious George at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater last summer. Brady has also performed with the Fulton Theatre, Piercing Word, PRiMA Theatre, and Lancaster Bible College. Brady would like to thank Servant Stage Company, his family, and teachers for this great opportunity.
Rachel Elizabeth Potter (3rd Class Ensemble) is overjoyed to be a part of Titanic, her first show with Servant Stage Company. Originally from northern Maine, Rachel moved to Lancaster to study Musical Theatre at Lancaster Bible College, where she is currently in her junior year. She has performed in LBC's productions of Hello Dolly, Godspell, and The Music Man as a featured dancer and ensemble member. Life's adventures has taken her down many paths, but God remains the constant through it all. Love to Mom and Dad. John 16:33.
Shaun Ressler (Guggenheim/Major) is no stranger to Servant Stage Company, and is thrilled to be a part of this epic production! He was previously seen in the past two Old Time Gospel Radio Hour productions (Quartets) and Forever Plaid (Smudge), and has designed sound for almost a dozen of Servant Stage’s past productions. Shaun is a graduate of Millersville University with a BA in Music (Voice) and a BS in Computer Science, and works as a Software Engineer for Cargas Systems. He has a passion for theater, sound design, and singing, and has worked and acted with many area production companies. Many thanks to Kayla and the SSC team for all the support and encouragement!
Elizabeth Rickard (2nd & 3rd class ensemble) is thrilled to make her Servant Stage debut with the talented cast, crew, and staff of 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 shows. She was most recently in the choir for the American premier of The Luther Oratorio, and also enjoyed appearing in The Secret Garden with CAFE. Elizabeth sings with the Worship Ministries at Calvary Church, and teaches voice and piano lessons. Glory to God, and thanks to my family.
Jon (Isidor Strauss) is proud to return to Servant Stage, having played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the Host of the Old Time Gospel Radio Hour and Mr. Lawrence in Little Women. Featured in a children's video series, The Gospels, he played Rooster in the Broadway tour Annie and Abraham in Sight & Sound’s Abraham and Sarah. Author of several books, Jon dedicates his work to God, Who blesses him every day through his wonderful wife Kristen.
Adler Roberts (Fred Barrett) has never been more excited to board a sinking ship! He graduated with his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he met the love of his life, Anna. Since then, Adler has had the privilege to perform from coast to coast and looks forward to each new opportunity. Outside of Servant Stage, he most recently appeared in Millbrook Playhouse's production of Beauty and the Beast, as the Beast. Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!
Johnny Russell (Jim Farrell) has spent over two decades teaching and performing around the country as well as internationally in Toronto, London, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and China. After completing a residency at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, he went on to co-found the award-winning SiNNERMAN Ensemble as well as the Parallax Ensemble Theater where he served as the founding Artistic Director. He has his M.F.A. in Theater from Penn State University where he was awarded the Manuel Duque Scholarship. Johnny was most recently seen on stage at Sight & Sound Theaters where he was in the cast for five years and now serves on the Show Operations supervisor team. In addition, he is very blessed to be a part of the Acting faculty here at Lancaster Bible College. Johnny would like to thank Amara, Silas, and of course Darci. Plus one forever.
Donna Schilke (Ida Straus) Donna has worked locally with: Servant Stage- Little Women (Aunt March) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism); Cavod Theatre - Driving Miss Daisy (Daisy Werthan); The People’s Shakespeare Project- As You Like It (Anna and Hymen) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mrs. Quince); Sight & Sound, Jonah, and Samson; Piercing Word- 2018 Summer Camp, Daniel, Luke 1&2: The Christmas Story, and I John Sermon Starter. Regionally: multiple seasons with the Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Playhouse on Park; Ivoryton Playhouse; 7 Angels Theatre; River Rep at Ivoryton; Essex Steam Train; National Tour- Magic Treehouse: The Musical; as well as numerous commercial, film, print, and voice projects. She is widely traveled, and has performed, taught and choreographed at home and abroad, with a special emphasis in devotional dance. Ongoing thanks to Servant Stage for making theater so accessible to this community.
Gretchen Blaine Singles (2nd & 3rd class ensemble) is excited to make her Servant Stage debut! She has previously been a part of Piercing Word, seen in Ephesians and Grace Family Christmas. She is very excited to be a part of Titanic once again. She was a part of Titanic in high school. She performed with the theater program during college at Summit University and studied vocal performance. Gretchen is grateful to be a part of Servant Stage and thanks her family for their support of pursuing her dreams!
Michael Sole (Frederick Fleet/First Man) is a Philadelphia native now living in Lancaster, PA and is thrilled to be making his Servant Stage debut in Titanic. 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.
Rachel Stargel (2nd & 3rd Class Ensemble) is grateful to be joining this cast and crew for Titanic! She last set sail with Servant Stage on the HMS Pinafore, and couldn't be more optimistic about this voyage. Originally from Colorado, she has performed with her husband on stages from Alaska to Florida, finally settling here in Lancaster. Some of her favorite roles include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), the Narrator (Ruth), and Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore). Thank you to the wonderful and talented cast and crew, and to you, our audience, for joining us on our journey. All thanks to God, and my deepest love to the lights of my life, Daniel, Eliana, Uriah and Elaisa. Enjoy the show!
Sue Steffy (1st class ensemble) When the last of her children went off to college, Sue revived her interest in singing and acting. Her favorite Servant Stage role was Hebe in HMS Pinafore. She has performed with Fulton Opera House, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Popovsky Productions, Susquehanna Stage, Lebanon Community Theater and sings in choir and worship choir at Calvary Church. Sue studies voice and acting and loves to ballroom dance. Thanks to family and friends for the loving support, to RF for the training and to God for the gift.
Alexandra Stoll (1st class ensemble) is thrilled to be part of her first Servant Stage show in Titanic. Alex holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, and is currently earning an M.A. in Music Therapy from Immaculata University. Alex has enjoyed taking part in various productions, including You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and performing as a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Alex recently completed a music therapy internship with Hospice and Community Care, where she enjoyed interacting with hospice patients and bringing music experiences to them in their settings of home or facility care. Alex would like to thank her parents, Dick and Joy Stoll, for supporting and fostering a lifelong love of music in the family. Alex also wishes to dedicate this performance to her hospice patients, many of whom would have liked to be here, in gratitude for the gift of getting to share a small part of life with them.
Richard Thomas (Mr. DaMico) 20' Musical Theatre, is very excited to be performing in this exciting Servant Stage collaboration at LBC. Prior to Titanic, Richard has performed numerous roles on the LBC Stage and local theatres including Papageno in Magic Flute, Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins, Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods, and Stanley in Hello Dolly. Along with theatre, Richard does gymnastics/ tumbling, plays piano, sings in Choral/Chamber Singers, and performs in Hershey's seasonal juggling show. Richard would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him as he pursues his passion for musical theatre.
Kayla Velasquez (maid) is very excited to be in her first production with Servant Stage and her 3rd production at LBC. Kayla is a transfer in the Musical Theatre department and loves doing the shows here at LBC. Previous LBC productions she has been in are Mary Poppins (ensemble/dancer) and The Magic Flute (1st Spirit). She is incredibly thankful for this opportunity to do what she loves and glorify God on stage!
Jonathan Dinkle (Edgar Beane) is no stranger to the LBC Stage. He was last seen in their 2015 production of Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye. Jonathan has also appeared in Servant Stage’s Old Time Radio Gospel Hour. He is a native of Virginia where he lives currently.
Nathan Todd (1st class ensemble) has performed in shows with Dutch Apple, PRiMA, Fulton Theatre, EPAC, PPAS, and Cavod Theatre. Favorite credits include The Jungle Book (Shere Khan), Willy Wonka Jr. (Grandpa Joe), Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore), Seussical (Wickersham Brother), West Side Story (Big Deal), Bold Creative Media’s short Rat Facts (Patton), and choreographing Cavod Theatre’s productions of Annie and Scrooge. Nathan is a current Psychology major with Liberty University Online. Romans 11:36.
Austin Weaver (1st & 2nd Class Ensemble) is delighted to be making his theater debut in Titanic. A native of Lancaster County, his family instilled in him a love for music. He has sung in several distinguished choirs such as the Terre Hill Gospel Team, Sharon Singers, and the Acclamation Chorale, as well as performing a number of solos. His voice teacher piqued his interest in the theatrical arts, but it didn’t become reality until a few years later after he returned from missionary service as a teacher in Grenada. He especially enjoys backpacking, campfires, and learning new songs on his ukulele.
Rachel Werner (Eleanor Widener) is delighted to be boarding the Titanic in her first show with Servant Stage! Rachel has performed locally with Lancaster Bible College, The Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, and Piercing Word. A few of her favorite shows have been Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennet), Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (Marilla Cuthbert), and Fiddler on the Roof (Yente/Golde u/s). When not on the stage herself, Rachel enjoys other thespian pursuits such as Assistant Directing for The Lancaster Academy and Veritas Academy, as well as Stage Managing for Piercing Word. Rachel is looking forward to teaching theatre classes as The Lancaster Academy this school year. Many thanks to Bonnie Bosso, Earl Grove, and David Felty for their constant wisdom and support. Isaiah 41:10
Matthew Wilhelm (Murdoch/2nd Class Ensemble) A sophomore in LBC’s vocal performance major, Matthew is excited for his seventh Servant Stage show, most recently appearing in Old Time Gospel Radio Christmas and The Civil War. Since attending the Sight & Sound conservatory in 2015, Matthew has performed with Piercing Word (Sermon on the Mount, The Passion), Maryland Entertainment Group, The Gretna Timbers Dinner Theatre (Make Mine Music), The Fulton Theatre (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and The Gretna Theatre (She Loves Me), as well as LBC (Mary Poppins, The Magic Flute). Philippians 4:7
Ashley Winkler (Maid) is excited to be making her Servant Stage debut in Titanic. Some of her recent credits include Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (LCT), Mrs. Brill/Dance Captain in Mary Poppins (LBC), Ermengarde/Dolly Levi u/s in Hello Dolly (LBC), Little Red in Into the Woods (Steitz City Players), as well as over twenty other performance and production credits. She is currently a Junior studying Musical Theater at LBC. Special thanks to everyone who has influenced and encouraged her over the past year.
Lauren Witman (3rd class ensemble) is thrilled to perform in her fourth show with Servant Stage, after appearing in Jukebox Saturday Night, A Christmas Carol, and Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. She is a freshman musical theatre major at LBC, where she has performed in The Music Man, Hello Dolly, and Mary Poppins. Lauren has had the privilege to perform in 10 productions at American Music Theatre since 2010, along with performing in numerous productions with PRiMA Theatre and with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall and at the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to singing and dancing, Lauren enjoys playing the violin, piano, and guitar. Isaiah 12:2
Reji Woods (Henry Etches) is thrilled to work again with Servant Stage Company in this epic production of Titanic. 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: Big River, Smokey Joe's Café, 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. Reji is thrilled to be featured in the upcoming season of the Netflix Series, Orange Is The New Black.
Sarah Zahn (Alice Beane) is grateful for the opportunity to sail aboard the Titanic today! She graduated with a degree in vocal music and theater from the University of Iowa and has made her home here in Central PA with her husband and daughter. She has also enjoyed working with the Hershey Area Playhouse, The Media Theatre and Sight & Sound Theatres. Coming up on October 12th she’ll be singing with fellow soprano Holly Wert in CLASSIC: A Concert in Soprano at The Trust Performing Arts Center. More info at www.LancasterTrust.com All my love to Andrew and Kate!
Ric Zimmerman (John Astor/Carlson) is excited to be appearing in another Servant Stage production! He has performed with Servant Stage before in Joy to the World, Old Time Gospel Radio Hour and most recently as a featured singer in this summer’s I’ll Fly Away. A Lancaster native, Ric has performed in numerous American Music Theatre and Sight & Sound Theatres 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.
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