We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Thomas Crone (Bishop of Basingstoke) – Tom is happy to be back to McKeesport Little Theater after nearly a 40 years absence. During that time he has been the Director of Performing Arts in the Woodland Hills School District. His duties included Marching Band Director and Stage Director of their Gene Kelly Award winning musicals. He has also been active in many several community theatre productions throughout the years. Tom is very pleased to be working with past Woodland Hills alumni: Ed, Eric and Anthony.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Thomas Due (Poole) – Thomas is making his debut at the McKeesport LittleTheater with his return to the stage after an absence of over 30 years. His former stage work was with the Waverly Opera House. He has worked behind the scenes With the Pittsburgh Central Catholic Masque, Mount St. Peter and Saint Joseph’s High School. Thomas spends most of his year as an active Boy Scout leader. Thomas currently holds positions at Pack 186 as Webelos Den Leader, Troop 186 as Assistant Scoutmaster, And the Japeechan District as Cub Scout Round Table Commissioner. He also convenes for Clan Donnachaidh at the Highland Games several times a year.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Scott Hamilton (Lord Savage) – Scott is excited to be making his first appearance with MLT, and he is happy to be working with such a beautifully talented cast. He was just seen as Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, and as Noodler the pirate in Peter Pan, both at Comtra. Currently residing in Beaver Falls since moving to the Pittsburgh area last year, he is also involved with R-Act Theatre Productions and Bobcat Players. Some past musical experiences include Evita, Joseph…, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and Grease.
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We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Randi D. Walker (Lucy Harris) – Randi made her MLT debut in “Seussical” in 2009 and couldn’t be more thrilled to make her return in one of her favorite shows! A few of her favorite past roles include Dionne in “HAIR” and Sue Snell in “Carrie”. Randi wants to express her appreciation to her friends, family, and each and every member of the cast for their constant encouragement and unwavering support. Finally, she thanks Ed for believing in her abilities and giving her the opportunity to perform in one of her dream roles; for that, she is eternally grateful.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Lena Nazarei (Nellie) – Lena has been acting for 20 wonderful years. The whole time, she was dreaming of being in Jekyll & Hyde. She has rehearsed it in her car, her bedroom and her shower more times than she can count. She is more than honored to share her dream come true with the talented cast you are about to see and her perfect support group. A great big thank you to the friends and patients that have rallied around her and cheered her on. To George, Aubrey and Steph “Your support means so much.” To Amanda, her boss, “Your patience and understanding means so much.” To Greta, her best friend, “Wouldn’t be here without you.” To Michael, her boyfriend “You’re the greatest.” To Amina and Laila, her beautiful daughters “I love you so much.”
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll and Hyde, please meet Maria Ferguson (Ensemble) – Maria returns to MLT after appearing last season in Beauty and the Beast as the Bookseller and as an ensemble member. Among other previous roles was the Postulant in the Sound of Music at Greensburg Central Catholic High School. She is thankful to Heather, Ed, Liz, and George for their support.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Laura Stumpf (Ensemble) – Laura has participated in Curtains (Ensemble), Hairspray (Ensemble), Shrek: The Musical (Pit Orchestra), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Pit Orchestra). She has also directed her church’s Christmas musical, Precious Emmanuel. Laura is a Junior Duquesne University majoring in early childhood education. She also works at the YMCA daycare on Duquesne’s campus and St. Edmund’s Academy. Laura enjoys all types of theater and is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in one of her favorite musicals, Jekyll and Hyde.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Kate Kratzenberg (Lady of Beaconsfield) – Kate is excited to be making her debut at McKeesport Little Theatre as Lady Beaconsfield. Kate is currently a senior at Duquesne University, studying vocal performance. She is known for her wide vocal diversity, singing everything from musical theatre to opera to jazz to gospel, and recently made her operatic debut in Bologna, Italy. Past roles have included Arista in “The Little Mermaid,” Doralee Rhodes in “9 to 5,” and most recently, Mayzie La Bird in “Seussical.” Kate would like to thank her boyfriend and best friend, her family, and her voice teacher for their continued support of not only her, but the arts as a whole.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please welcome Josh List (Sir Danvers Carew) – Josh is thrilled to make his MLT debut. He has worked with many companies in the Westmoreland County area and some favorite roles include; Jean Valjean – Les Miserables – Geyer Performing Arts Center, Roger – Rent – Split Stage Productions, Jinx – Forever Plaid – Lamp Theatre Players and Greensburg Civic Theater, Dentist – Little Shop of Horrors – The Theatre Factory, and Joseph – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Apple Hill Playhouse. Josh had the honor of vocal directing for McKeesport High School’s production of Shrek the Musical in 2016 but had to step down this year due to a scheduling conflict. He would like to thank his family for their support and a special thanks to his closest loved ones, Melissa, Bella, Norah, and Roscoe!
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Jessie Freuden (Ensemble) – Jessica is in the 11th grade currently attending Lincoln Park Performing Art Charter School, as a Theater Major. She is thrilled to be able to widen her horizon in this production of Jekyll and Hyde. Her previous performances include Shrek, The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, and Madagascar. Also she would like to thank her cast and crew for making this the one most rewarding experience of her life.
We would to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Jennifer Szakolczay (Emma Carew) – Jenn is ecstatic to be playing this role in one of her most favorite shows! This former New Yorker is a recent graduate of Point Park University’s Theatre Arts BA program and excited to be in her first post grad production. Some of her favorite previous roles include: Maureen (RENT), Amber and Penny (Hairspray), Mary Lane (Reefer Madness), Jenny (The Shape of Things) Woman 2 (Songs for a New World), Strawberry (Freckle Face Strawberry), Ruthie (Batboy) and many more. Jenn would like to thank her wonderful, loving and supportive: parents, boyfriend, professors and friends for reminding her that she can do anything she sets her mind to with hard work, passion, focus and that she is “good enough” to do anything and everything she wants. She would also like to thank Ed, Liz and Heather for all their hard work and taking a chance on her and finally the cast for being incredible, extremely fun to work and putting up with her weird sense humor. “Shine bright”
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet James Scharer (General Lord Glossop) – James is thrilled to be joining the McKeesport Little Theater in his debut performance in Jekyll & Hyde. He is from Greensburg and a 5th year senior at Seton Hill University studying theatre performance, acting, and commercial music performance. As well as being an actor, James is versed in Saxophone, Guitar, and Bass. Over the summer months, you can find him under the alias “Jim-Bob” at Idlewild Park driving the train and giving tours through Confusion Hill. Some of his past roles include The Wickersham Brother in Seussical, King Kreon in Euripides Medea, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bernardo in West Side Story and Orcus in She Kills Monsters.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Jade Goodes (Ensemble) – Jade is excited to be performing in her third show with McKeesport Little Theater. She was recently seen as Purity in MLT’s production of Anything Goes last spring. She started performing at the age of eight and has since been seen in many productions in the Pittsburgh area. Some of her favorite roles include: Eponine (Les Miserables), Peggy (Godspell), and Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors).
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Heather Due (Ensemble) – Heather have been in involved in four other musicals, Children of Eden, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, and Hello Dolly. Aside from theater, Heather also cheers, teaches CCD, volunteers at several places, and works for Justice. Heather would like to thank her parents, family and friends, and of course Ed, Liz, George, and Heather, for all making this musical possible. She’d also like to thank the amazing cast, you are all crazy talented, love you all!
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Eric Sciulli (Jekyll/Hyde) – Eric is very excited to participate in his first production at McKeesport Little Theater. He performed in The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Annie (Rooster), and The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) while at Woodland Hills High School. He graduated from St. Vincent College in 2015, where he performed in Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus). He would like to thank Ed Bostedo, Liz Civello, George Pecoraro, Heather Atkinson, Cindy Nee, Thomas Crone, the entire cast, and everyone else involved with the production. Also, he would like to thank his family, especially his Dad, Aunt Elaine, and Emily.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Emily-Ann Stephens (Ensemble) – Emily-Ann is excited to return to McKeesport Little Theatre to work with such a wonderful cast and crew. She would like to thank Ed for this wonderful opportunity and hopes everyone enjoys the show.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Brandon Keller (Utterson) is thrilled to be back at McKeesport Little Theatre. You may have seen Brandon as a Gargoyle/Official (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Tinman (Wizard of Oz), Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors), Lefevere (Phantom of the Opera), Lefou (Beauty and the Beast), Kyle (Legally Blonde), Big Deal (West Side Story), Senator Fipp (Urinetown), Barnaby (Hello Dolly), George Widener (Titanic), and one of the 3 Little Pigs (Shrek the Musical). Brandon is a grad student at RMU for Data Analytics. Brandon had a terrific time working with so many extremely talented people and is happy to have made so many new friends. Brandon would finally like to thank his friends and family for all of the support they give him through all of his endeavors.
We would like to wish a Happy Birthday and introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Benjamin Blinn (Bisset/Apothecary) – is excited to be making his McKeesport Little Theater debut! Ben is a 2017 graduate of Clarion University with a secondary mathematics education major and an athletic coaching minor. He was frequently seen on the Penn Hills High School stage, most notably as Dennis in All Shook Up, for which he received a Gene Kelly Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ben would like to thank his parents and wish this amazing cast and crew the best of luck!
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Antonia Flamini (Ensemble/Dance Captain) – Antonia is excited to be cast in her first production at the McKeesport Little Theater. She has previously been seen as Cinderella in Into the Woods, Catherine Wolfe Donahue in These Shining Lives, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Westminster).
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Anthony Martello (Spider) – Anthony is a 2009 graduate from Woodland Hills high school. He is ecstatic to be performing in his first show at McKeesport Little Theater. The last time Anthony was on stage was in the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in Urinetown playing Bobby Strong. Prior to that he played The Scarecrow at Woodland Hills in their production of the Wizard of Oz and Cogsworth in Woodland Hills’ production of Beauty and the Beast. Anthony would like to thank his mother Bobbi, Gianni, Emily, Eric, and the cast/crew/staff of J&H for their unwavering support and love.
We would like to introduce you to our cast of Jekyll & Hyde, please meet Alex Stumpf (Simon Stride) – Alex is very excited to perform in “Jekyll and Hyde,” which has been one of his family’s favorite musicals for years. He has previously performed in the 2015 film “Me, Earl and the Dying Girl” and WHUMC’s production of “Precious Emmanuel.” Alex graduated from Point Park in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts and is currently working as a sports writer.