Because of Winn Dixie Cast and Creative Team
Dixie) Bill Berloni adopted
Bowdie in 2014 when his family could no longer keep this smart, energetic dog. He
began training but actually made his acting debut when he was cast as the first
dog to ever play Nana in Peter Pan Live
on NBC. He played Winn Dixie in Because of Winn Dixie The Musical at the Delaware Theatre Company in the spring of
2015 and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in February of 2017. Bowdie has done two Rachel Ray commercials and he is the
character Schnoodle on "Elmo’s World" on Sesame Street. Bowdie played Grandpa
in an episode of the HBO series High Maintenance, receiving glowing reviews. Bowdie
is a cross between a poodle and something large.
|CHLOË CHEERS (Amanda)
Age 14, is a native NYC resident. Professionally singing since the age of 5,
she has performed with Gas Lamp Theatre Players and is a soloist at The Center
School’s Choir. Chloë acts in on-camera commercials, voiceovers, and podcasts.
She prides herself on having perfect pitch and harmonizes instantaneously to
any melody thrown her way. Chloë was accepted to the prestigious ‘Fame’
school, La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, Drama Major, Class of 2023.
She is thrilled to a part of Goodspeed’s production of Because of Winn Dixie! Chloë would like to thank her Mama, DDO, and
her amazing management team at Nouveaux Talent!
|JOHN EDWARDS* (Carl)
Goodspeed debut! Last seen in the revival of Smokey Joe’s Café (Lortel Award
nominee). Broadway and 1st National Tour of Jersey
Boys (Barry Belson/others), National Tour of Hairspray (Seaweed J Stubbs). Regional: In the Heights (Kennedy Center) Dreamgirls
(Jimmy Early). IG:@therealjohnedwards
|RYAN HALSAVER* (Townsperson) is thrilled to make his Goodspeed debut in Because of Winn Dixie. Ryan was last seen in Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story at Bucks County Playhouse, where he played Hipockets Duncan. Favorite stage credits include Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Paul in Moon Over Buffalo, and John Calhoun in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. All the love to M, J, R, and ATB. For more information, please visit ryanhalsaver.com|
JAY HENDRIX* (Stevie) from South Florida, is excited to be making his Goodspeed debut! Recent favorites include Matilda, Jr. Pilot Production (Bruce Bogtrotter, Broward Center for the Performing Arts), AChristmas Carol (Tiny Tim, BCPA), AND Into the Woods, Jr. (Jack, Performance Project), among others. Thank you to Broadway Artists Alliance for opening so many doors, Tammy Holder for believing in me from the beginning, and Chris York for always being there for me! Special thanks to Goodspeed for this amazing opportunity and to Mom, Dad, and Nancy Carson for all your loving support! www.jayhendrix.com IG: @jayhendrixofficial
|BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN* (Jiggs, Dog
Handler) is thrilled to be back at the Winn
Dixie, after making a mess in aisle 5 in the Delaware and Alabama productions.
He’s performed at theatres across the country, including Madison Square
Garden, 54 Below, Sacramento Music Circus, MUNY, Maine State, Syracuse Stage,
Marriott Lincolnshire, Pioneer, Ivoryton, and Pittsburgh CLO. Off-Broadway: Seussical (Horton - Revival / Cast Recording). Broadway/WBTA: Legally
Blonde, Lady Day… (starring Audra McDonald), The Royal
Family, Bullets Over
Broadway. For Stormee, Figaro,
Buster, Lola, Princess, Cosmo, Sparky, Mikey, Dusty, Chico, Chloe, Nellie,
Teddy, Boo, Louis, Phoebe, Ralphie, Bill, Dorothy, Andy, and the rest of his 2-
and 4-legged family. www.brianmichaelhoffman.com
|ISABEL KEATING* (Franny) has starred on Broadway in Wicked, It’s Only a Play, Hairspray, Spider-Man, Enchanted April, and The Boy from Oz (Tony Award, Drama League, Outer Critics nominations, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards). Off-Broadway appearances include Primary Stages, Atlantic, and Rattlestick. Isabel won the Helen Hayes Award for Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink at DC’s Studio Theatre and has appeared at Arena, Bay Street, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Paper Mill, Williamstown, and more. Films include Indignation and The Nanny Diaries. Keating guest-starred on The Path, Law &Order: Criminal Intent, and the Emmy-winning PBS American Masters Judy Garland: By Myself. Instagram: @isabelkeating|
|CRYSTAL KELLOGG* (Callie) First time at Goodspeed! Crystal is thrilled to be back with Winn Dixie in the same role she played in the world premiere at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Broadway: School of Rock, Finding Neverland. National Tours: Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, The Pajama Game. Favorite Regional credits: Cloned! (NYMF, NY Times Critics Pick), Little Shop of Horrors (Gateway Playhouse), South Pacific (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Grease (Tuacahn Center for the Arts), The Sound of Music (Surflight Theatre), Nine (Westchester Broadway Theatre). TV: Person of Interest (CBS), The Looming Tower (Hulu). Thank you Winn Dixie team! Thank you CTG, WAM, my family, friends, and Jeff for your endless support. Dogs are everything! www.crystalkellogg.com Insta: @cryskellogg|
JESSE LENAT* (Otis) thanks his childhood dogs Bubbles and Jason for teaching him everything that matters! Jesse’s first New York show was the original cast of Rent (NYTW). Other favorites: Floyd Collins as Jewel Estes (Original Cast Album); Sam Shepard’s Tooth of Crime: Second Dance; John Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett, and Stephen King’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in Nashville, Tenn.; singing Steve Martin’s original bluegrass score in Dan Sullivan’s As U Like It at NYSF. As a singer/songwriter, Jesse has self-released four albums and is a four time alumnus of Willie Nelson’s longest-running benefit concert FARM AID. Jesse can be seen as AJ on Sneaky Pete (Amazon). More info: www.jesselenat.com
|JAMIE MANN* (Dunlap) is thrilled to make
his Goodspeed debut! Theater credits include the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical (Maltz Jupiter,
Fulton, Palace, Company Theatre), Brett in 13
the Musical (off-Broadway), Weiner
in Camp Rolling Hills and Lord N. Taylor in Ever Happily After (NYMF). He has danced with New York City Ballet
in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Harlequinade; with Alvin
Ailey at the Apollo Theater; and as the Prince and Fritz in The Nutcracker at Westport Country
Playhouse. Thank you to Dave/Shirley Grant Mgmt, Innovative Artists, Trapper,
Badiene, Cynthia Gibb, Brian Carter, my family, and the BOWD creative team!
|SOPHIA MASSA (Sweetie Pie) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! National Tour: Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music (Gretl); Off-Broadway: Where Angels Fear to Tread (Irma); Film: Welcome to Mercy (Willow). Many thanks to Leslie Zaslower and my amazing team at Buchwald, Valerie McCaffrey, Tara Rubin Casting, and the entire BOWD team! Special thanks to Lindsay Mendez and Kirsten Wyatt for all of your guidance and support. For Mommy, Daddy, Charleigh, Glamma, and Papa for your endless love and support. Instagram @Sophiamassa_|
|JACQUELINE PETROCCIA* (Jeanne) Goodspeed debut! Her theatre credits include The Emmy Award-winning Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson, Carousel for PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, Single Wide at the New York Musical Festival (Outstanding Performance Award), The Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), Because of Winn Dixie (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), A Christmas Carol, and numerous regional productions as Patsy Cline in Always... Patsy Cline (Connecticut Critics Circle Award). National Tours: The Producers, The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. Her debut album Champagne & Moonshine is available on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify, and at www.jacquelinepetroccia.com. @jackiepetro|
|NICOLE POWELL* (Millie)
recently had the pleasure of working with Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz in
the new stage adaptation of The Prince of
Egypt, playing the role of Queen Tuya. She received her BFA from Howard
University, is a member of D.I.V.A. Inc., and is grateful for a supportive and
loving husband, Ron. Broadway: Ragtime,
Hairspray. National Tours: South Pacific, Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway: Curvy
Widow, Sistas, Next to Normal. Regional Theaters
include Paper Mill, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Pittsburgh CLO, Actors Theatre of
Louisville, Northshore Music Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre. Film/TV: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blue Bloods, Spike Lee's Drop Squad. www.nicolepowell.com @nicolepowell7
|ROZ RYAN* (Gloria) has entertained audiences for more than
40 years as a television actress, singer, recording artist, and nightclub and
concert performer. Her Broadway credits include Dreamgirls, Ain't
Misbehavin’, The Pajama Game, One Mo' Time, Scandalous, and Chicago. Ms. Ryan broke the record for
the longest-running female lead in the 20-year history of the Broadway production
of Chicago. She is delighted to
join the Goodspeed cast of Because of
Winn Dixie after performing the same role at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Numerous
television, film, and animation/voice over credits. For more information on her
career, visit www.RozRyan.com
|J. ROBERT SPENCER* (Preacher) First Broadway role was as a swing/understudy in the original Broadway production of Side Show. In 2004, he was cast as Nick Massi in the original Tony- and Grammy Award-winning Musical Jersey Boys. In 2009, he was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor of a Musical as Dan Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal. He also earned a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award nomination in 2009 for his performance in the Sony-PBS concert Handel's Messiah Rocks. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Shenandoah Conservatory and has performed over 900 concerts with his touring company, The Midtown Men.|
|JOSIE TODD* (Opal) comes all the way from Memphis, Tenn. and is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut. Performing since the age of 3, a few of her favorite credits include Annie(Molly, DFT & ECS), The Music Man (Gracie Shinn, Theatre Memphis), Beauty and the Beast (Chip, Theatre Memphis), and Freaky Friday the Musical (Monica, ECS). Television: Nashville (ABC). Josie is grateful to her family, coaches, and agent Nancy Carson for their never-ending support and encouragement. Special thanks to Goodspeed and everyone involved in giving her this amazing opportunity. IG: @josietoddofficial|
|MACKENZIE WARREN* (Townsperson) is honored to make her Goodspeed debut! Broadway and First National Tour credits include Cats (Bombalurina), Anything Goes (Reno u/s), Pippin (Fastrada u/s). Regional credits include the US premiere of Life After at The Old Globe, North Carolina Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Dallas Theater Center, Forestburgh Playhouse, Kansas City Starlight, Mason Street Warehouse, and Geva Theatre. You can catch her dancing in season 4 episode 11 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Psalm 16:11.|
|BAILEY (Winn Dixie Understudy) was rescued by Bill Berloni in 2017 as an energetic teenager. After training, he toured the country for a year as the understudy for Porthos in Finding Neverland. He alternated in the title role with Bowdie in Because of Winn Dixie in the fall of 2018, until it was decided that he should understudy. He has also appeared as Schnoodle’s brother Floodle in “Elmo’s World” on Sesame Street. He enjoys learning as much as possible from his “big brother.”|
|VERONICA JAMES (Amanda Understudy) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut. Regional Theatre: Matilda, The Miracle Worker. Veronica would like to thank her team at Bercy Talent Management, Amelia DeMayo, and her family for supporting her dream. Special love to her Winn Dixie family and favorite furry cast mate. https://veronicajamesactress.com|
|AVA LOUGHLIN (Opal Understudy) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed after previously appearing in Oliver!. A Connecticut resident, she loves singing, dancing, acting, and performing and has appeared in productions with The Whitney Players Theater Company and Haddam Killingworth Middle School; some of her favorite roles include Annie (Annie, Jr.), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde, Jr.), Jojo (Seussical), Little Red (Into the Woods, Jr.), Chip (Beauty and the Beast), and Young Fiona (Shrek). Thank you to my Mom, Dad, family, friends, and teachers for their love and support. Special thanks to Goodspeed and the entire creative team for this amazing opportunity!|
|TESS SANTARSIERO (Sweetie Pie Understudy) is an 11-year-old Connecticut native, thrilled to be part of this talented cast and heartening production! Theatre credits include numerous community productions, and she has danced competitively for 8 years. Big hugs and lots of love to Mom, Dad, Willow, and Leo, her biggest fans.|
|BEN STONE-ZELMAN* (Stevie/Dunlap Understudy) is so happy to return to Goodspeed! Previously at Goodspeed: The Will Rogers Follies (Will, Jr.), Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph), and A Wonderful Life (Tommy Bailey). Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol (Boy Scrooge, Fred’s Son), Ivoryton Playhouse: Coney Island Christmas (Jackie Sauerfeld). Additional credits include To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), and The Little Mermaid (Flounder) at Thomaston Opera House; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Edmund) with Pearwater Productions; Ragtime (Little Boy) with Connecticut Theatre Company. Television/Voiceover credits: Nickelodeon’s Becca’s Bunch (Pedro the Worm), Gen-Z Media podcast Ghost of Jessica Majors (Luke Majors).|
|NELL BENJAMIN (Book and Lyrics) Broadway: Mean Girls (Tony Award nomination). Legally Blonde with Laurence O’Keefe (Olivier Award, Tony nomination). Off-Broadway/Regional: The Explorers Club (Outer Critics Circle Best Play); Dave The Musical, Cam Jansen (Drama Desk Nomination); Half Time; Pirates! (or Gilbert and Sullivan plunder’d), Sarah, Plain and Tall; Because of Winn Dixie; The Mice (from 3hree); I Want My Hat Back, How I Became A Pirate, New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve and Young People’s concerts. TV: Unhappily Ever After, Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca, The Electric Company, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Julie’s Greenroom. Upcoming Musicals: Huzzah!, Life of the Party. Grateful recipient of the Kleban Foundation Award and a Jonathan Larson Grant. Most grateful for Larry and Persephone.|
DUNCAN SHEIK (Music) is a Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist who launched his career in 1996 with his Grammy nominated self-titled debut album. Sheik is the composer for the critically acclaimed musical Spring Awakening, which went on to win eight Tony Awards in 2007, including awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score. The album earned Sheik a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. In years since, Sheik has released multiple albums, most recently Legerdemain in 2015. American Psycho, with lyrics and music written by Sheik, premiered in the US on Broadway in 2016 after a sold-out London run. His most recent theater project was Alice By Heart, which premiered in February 2019 at MCC Theatre. His current project Secret Life of Bees premiered in June 2019. Sheik is also the owner of Sneaky Studios in Garrison, NY.
JOHN RANDO (Director) Broadway: Gettin’ the Band Back Together, On the Town (Tony nomination), Penn & Teller on Broadway, A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Thousand Clowns, and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer – The Opera (New Group), Lives of the Saints (Primary Stages), The Heir Apparent (SDCF Calloway Award – Classic Stage Company), All in the Timing (Primary Stages – Obie Award), Carousel (New York Philharmonic), and The Toxic Avenger, among many others. Regional: Because of Winn Dixie (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); The Sting and The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Royal Family of Broadway, On the Town and Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage); among many others. City Center Encores!: High Button Shoes, The New Yorkers, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s Superman, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Face the Music, Damn Yankees, and others. International: Jay Chou’s The Secret and The Jonathan Lee Musical (Beijing, China, and Asian Tours).
|CHRIS BAILEY (Choreographer) Gettin’ The Band Back Together (Broadway), Jerry Springer the Opera (New Group, 2018 Chita Rivera Award nomination), The New Yorkers and 1776 (New York City Center Encores!), The Entertainer with Kenneth Branagh (West End), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Because of Winn Dixie (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). 2013 Tony Awards opening number “Bigger” (CBS). The Muny: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Production Supervisor), Newsies (St. Louis Theatre Circle Award), The Music Man, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Tarzan, West Side Story, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The 2013, 2014, and 2015 Academy Awards (Assistant Choreographer). Feature films: Cinderella, Ted2, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Beyond the Sea.|
|WILLIAM BERLONI (Animal Director) 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, 1977 and 2013 Outer Critics Awards, and the 2017 Drama League Award for Unique Contribution to the Theater. Broadway: Annie (1977) to The Ferryman (2018) and 25 shows in between. Credits include hundreds of off-Broadway and regional theatre productions and the current tour of Finding Neverland. Recent television: producer and star of From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni on Discovery Family, The Village, Mr. Robot, Power, High Maintenance, Billions, Castle Rock, The Sinner, and Sesame Street. Author of Broadway Tails. Goodspeed Technical Apprentice 1975-76. Goodspeed Animal Trainer for Annie, Little Rascals, Annie Warbucks, Annie (20th Anniversary), Anything Goes, and Darling Grenadine. Director of Animal Behavior at the Humane Society of New York. All the animals he trains are rescues from shelters. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and www.theatricalanimals.com|
|ADAM SOUZA (Music Director) Broadway: Wicked, Kinky Boots; National Tours: Wicked 2nd National (Original MD/Conductor), Kinky Boots (Original MD/Conductor), Spamalot 1st National (MD/Conductor), The Midtown Men, and Les Misérables. Adam also served as Associate Music Supervisor for the international mountings of Wicked in São Paolo, Brazil, and Mexico City. Regional: Next to Normal Hartford TheaterWorks, North Shore Music Theatre, and over 15 productions at Goodspeed, including The Great American Mousical with Julie Andrews, Snapshots by Stephen Schwartz, Roar of the Greasepaint..., George M!, Brigadoon, Very Good Eddie, Rags, Great Expectations, and The Road to Hollywood. A proud Connecticut native. For my wonderful family, GG, and MOF. Boston Conservatory.|
|JASON HART (Music Supervisor/Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements) was the music director of the Broadway production of American Psycho. Additional collaborations with Duncan Sheik include: The Secret Life of Bees, Alice by Heart, Whisper House, Noir, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and Lover, Beloved (written with and starring Suzanne Vega). Jason has toured extensively as keyboard player for Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the Johnsons, Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega, Renaissance and Camel, and leads his own progressive rock project, I and Thou.|
DONYALE WERLE (Scenic Design) is a Brooklyn-based set, installation, and landscape designer. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Tony nomination), In Transit, and Allegiance. Off-Broadway: MCC, Roundabout, Signature, 6 Encores! Off-Center seasons, (2014 to present), Lincoln Center, Public, Vineyard, New York Theater Workshop, and Ars Nova. Regional: 5th Ave Theater, Geffen, ACT, Writer’s Theatre, La Jolla, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Denver Center, Two River Theater. Awards: Tony, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Hewes Design Awards. Affiliations: Broadway Green Alliance, USA Local 829. Donyale speaks internationally on sustainable design and is working towards a Certificate of Horticulture from Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
EMILY REBHOLZ (Costume Design) Broadway: Frankie and Johnny; Getting the Band Back Together; Indecent; Dear Evan Hansen; Oh, Hello On Broadway; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Select recent: Nantucket Sleigh Ride (LCT), Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T), The Low Road (The Public Theatre: Henry Hewes Award, Lucille Lortel Nomination), Winter’s Tale (TFNA), Mary Jane (NYTW), Twelfth Night (CSC), Brigadoon (Encores!), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Lucia Di Lammermoor and Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera Theatre of St. Louis). Upcoming: Jagged Little Pill (Broadhurst Theatre). MFA: Yale University.
JEFF CROITER (Lighting Design) Goodspeed: More than a dozen shows over the last twenty years; recently Cyrano and Holiday Inn. Broadway includes Bandstand, Falsettos, Holiday Inn, Something Rotten, Disaster, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mothers and Sons, A Time to Kill, Jekyll and Hyde, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki & Herb. Off-Broadway includes Freestyle Love Supreme; The Other Josh Cohen; Jerry Springer Opera; Tiny Beautiful Things; Cost of Living; Sweet Charity; Head of Passes; Ordinary Days; Last Five Years. Other: Big Apple Circus; Penn & Teller in Las Vegas; Muller Works. Jeff received Tony, Hewes, and Bass Awards and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Ovation, NAACP, Irne, and Audelco nominations.
|OLIVIA SEBESKY (Projection Design) is a Projection Designer, Art Director, and Motion Graphics Designer for theater, dance, TV, concerts, and special events. She has designed for James Taylor, Hootie and The Blowfish, Aerosmith, Nike, Soho House, Alice and Olivia, and Bloomberg. Selected theater credits include Rap Guide to Consciousness (International Tour); Jerry Springer The Opera, Steve, The Spoils, Sticks and Bones (The New Group); How To Catch A Star, Me…Jane (Kennedy Center); My Paris (Long Wharf Theater), In Your Arms (The Old Globe), Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), Vegas Nocturne (Spiegelworld, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas).|
JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless other productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre in Chester. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Audio Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut with Cookie and Macy.
MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Hair & Wig Design) has designed more than 20 productions for Goodspeed Musicals, including 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, and Oklahoma!. As a stylist, he was fortunate enough to be a part of the Broadway productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and 42nd Street. Other design credits include Broadway: West Side Story, Lysistrata Jones, The Farnsworth Invention. Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger, Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle, and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore with Olympia Dukakis. Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride and Christmas on the Rocks for TheaterWorks and many productions for Hartford Stage Company. He is the recipient of a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature Theatre Company. Thanks to all for their continued support on this journey. *peep*
BRADLEY G. SPACHMAN* (Production Stage Manager) originally from Chicago, has enjoyed working at both the Opera House and Terris Theaters for more years and productions than he cares to keep counting (25 and 75+). He gives his heartfelt thanks to the entire Goodspeed family throughout the years, particularly his long-time friends and colleagues: Ed, Michele, Mary, Nancy, Diane, Clay, Troy, Carla, John, Wade, Bill, MOF, Kristan, Jay, and most especially DLCH. Finally, a special thanks to Kim, without whose patience none of this would be possible.
HEATHER KLEIN* (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to return to Goodspeed for her 15th show! Highlights include Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas; Fiddler on the Roof; Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn; Hello, Dolly!. Off-Broadway: Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, Beautiful Day Without You (Origin Theatre Company). Off-Off-Broadway: Emojiland (NYMF); Cotton Candy & Cocaine, Radiant Baby at Joe’s Pub (Theatre C). Regional: Man of La Mancha, His Girl Friday, Presto Change-o, Pirates of Penzance, Well Intentioned White People (Barrington Stage Company); 2016-2017 Season Resident Ensemble Players; Love Letters (Long Wharf Theatre); Detroit '67 (Hartford Stage); Homebody/Kabul, Arcadia (Yale School of Drama). Education/Training: BA Brandeis University, McCarter Theatre Center Stage Management Internship.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States