Zanna, Don't! Cast
Jonathan Blake Flemings (Zanna)
Jonathan Blake Flemings (He/Him) is a multi hyphenate creative living in Los Angeles, CA! Conundrum Theatre Co. debut! Last seen on Broadway, eating $1 pizza. Recent credits: Halfway to Gethsemane at the Hollywood Fringe, A Funny Thing... Forum at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Scottsboro Boys at The REP, A Chorus Line at Olney Theatre, Moonlight Stage, and Welk Theatre, Dreamgirls with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Hairspray at Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, CATS at Cortland Repertory Theatre, American Dream(s) with Transformation Theatre, West Side Story, Joseph… and more at the Norris Theatre. NYC credits: Luigi Tribute at Symphony Space, Grindr The Musical with Third Space Theatre Co, The Fosse/Verdon Legacy. Other credits: Hollywood Loves Broadway, Sony; Elementary, CBS; The Polar Express, Warner Bros. Point Park University - BFA Musical Theatre, Dance. IG - @itsjblake Many thanks to this magical cast, creative team, and crew!
Jaq Shannon (Kate)
Jaq Shannon (She/They) is pleased to make her Conundrum debut in Zanna, Don’t! Earlier this year, this Chicago transplant made her LA debut in the Assistance League of Los Angeles’ production of Cinderella: The True Story and found such joy in sharing that experience with underserved children of LA. You can also find Jaq at artisan markets around the city. She makes beaded jewelry and handmade journals. Follow @beadaleda on instagram for updates!
Danny Holmberg (Mike)
Danny Holmberg (He/Him) is proud to be making his Conundrum debut in Zanna, Don’t! He is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where some favorite performances include Melchior (Spring Awakening), Chip (Spelling Bee) and Tulsa (Gypsy). This past summer, he had a blast playing Hunter in [Title of Show] with Firefly Theatre Group in North Hollywood. He also does pet portraits! @dannycanvas. Many thanks to the wonderful Conundrum team.
Cassandra Caruso (Roberta)
Cassandra Caruso (She/They) is returning to Conundrum having previously appeared in their production of RENT, they are thrilled to be able to rock out in another queer celebration of love! Cassandra is a vocal performance major who studied opera and musical theater in Kansas City, Missouri and pursues blacksmithing in their spare time along with a handful of other artistic hobbies. They are thrilled to be sharing the stage with such a talented cast and crew!
Blake Rhiner (Steve)
Blake Rhiner (He/Him) is excited to be returning to the Conundrum stage as Steve. Blake has previously worked with Conundrum as Roger in their 2022 production of RENT. Blake could write books about how grateful he is for this opportunity, for the continued support of his friends and family, and for his girlfriend’s tolerance of the constant shower singing and musical theatre YouTube clips that fill their apartment. But for the sake of brevity, he will simply thank you for supporting community theater. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Aliza Berger (Candi)
Aliza Berger (She/Her), is thrilled to be making her Conundrum debut in Zanna Don't. Some of her previous credits include, Margot (Legally Blonde), Glinda (The Wizard of Oz), Sally (Reefer Madness) and one day, hopefully Duloc Doll (Shrek). Aliza thanks the three Burbank movie theaters, deodorant, and her dog Winniefred. #WGAStrike
Aaron Lempert (Arvin)
Aaron Lempert (He/Him) is excited to make his Conundrum debut after a ten year hiatus from performance. Previous acting credits include Pippin (Pippin), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (piano), Rent (waiter/ensemble), All Shook Up (Dean), A Chorus Line (Headband Boy), Nunsense A-Men (Sister Mary Leo), and The Laramie Project (Actor 5/Jedediah Schulto). Music directing credits include Last 5 Years and American History Shocked! With any available free time he enjoys video games and playing with his cat. Thank you so much to his extremely supportive family and friends and his boyfriend Josh!
Kit Dezolt (Tank)
Kit DeZolt (He/Him) is making his Conundrum debut. Kit played Kien in "Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”, available on Amazon Prime Video, Nox in "Moon Manor," available on Showtime, and a condom (feel free to ask). IG: Kit_Dezolt