The Rocky Horror Show Cast
Alison Elzinga (Usherette/Columbia)
Alison is thrilled to be performing alongside her friends and family at another Spotlight production!! She is eternally grateful for her supportive friends, family, and boyfriend that always encourage her to keep doing shows. Alison has done theatre for most of her life and holds a minor in theatre from Ohio State. Some of Alison’s favorite previous shows include Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde, Anything Goes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Mamma Mia. This show is dedicated with love to her cousin Tara, who always adored all things Rocky Horror.
Meg Seth (Usherette/Magenta/)
Meg is STOKED to be in her first production with Spotlight Arts Collective! Some of her previous work includes roles as Bibi Cavendish (While the Lights were Out) and Cinderella (Into the Woods) with Covered Bridge Theater, and Emma Carew (Jekyll and Hyde) with IUB. She sends a huge thank you to her friends, family, librarians, and especially to her partner, Chris, for your support, love, and patience. Performing in The Rocky Horror Show has been a dream since she was a teen, and Meg could not be more thrilled to bring this show to the stage with such an amazing group of people. She is tremendously grateful for her wonderful castmates, amazing creative team, and supportive producers – Let’s be it!
John Kladis (Brad Majors)
John Kladis is excited to be working with such a fantastic cast, crew, and creative team. A few of John's past acting credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Captain Tempest), The Last Lifeboat (J. Bruce Ismay), The Game's Afoot (William Gillette), and These Shining Lives (Tom Donohue). Instagram: kladisjohn
Katie Christensen (Janet Weiss)
Katie is thrilled to be making her Spotlight debut as Janet! Previous roles include Diana in Next to Normal (MPTG), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Saint Xavier University), and chorus roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Sound of Music (Lincoln-Way North). “I’m beyond grateful to be able to play a character in a show that brings back many good memories for me; my friends and I saw a live show after senior prom, a live show was one of my husband and I’s first dates, and I’ve watched the movie many times with loved ones. I’d like to thank my castmates, family, friends, and husband for their love and support. Enjoy the show!”
Estella Sierra Cruz (Narrator)
Stella grew up on stage in musicals and dramas. She returned to the stage in 2017 as Blanche CBP’s "A Streetcar Named Desire", and as Julia in “Lend me a Tenor”, Stella also enjoys working as AD for various CPD productions. Stella joined Spotlight in 2022, appearing as Juror #6 in "12 Angry Jurors" and Mrs. Bradman in "Blithe Spirit". She was most recently seen as Lady Monica with CBP in "While the Lights Were Out". A mammogram found cancer and saved her life in 2020, so get your mammograms! Stella thanks her family and friends, especially her Mom, Victoria and her children, Joe and Andrea, for all their love and unending support. “A heartfelt Thank You to Spotlight Arts Collective for this mind-blowing opportunity that I will never forget!” As the Narrator, Stella would like to welcome you all to the Frankenstein Place, so leave your troubles at the door and JUST HAVE FUN!!
Tim Tholl (Riff-Raff)
Collin Tompulis (Dr. Frank-n-Furter)
Collin is bringing the heat as Frank-N-Furter in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". It's been four years since he did a musical, but he's back and better than ever. When he's not on stage you'll find him in the salon working as a hairstylist/makeup artist - yeah, he loves all things glam! So get ready for some serious fun as he struts Frank's high heels. It's a wild ride of music, moves, and a touch of that sweet Rocky Horror magic. "Let's do this!"
Mitchel Elzinga (Rocky)
Mitchell is thrilled to be working with such a fun and talented cast! Rock Horror has been a dream musical since he was little (maybe even a bit too little to watch it!) This is his third show with Spotlight, with the prior two being Rock of Ages and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where he played Joseph. Music, theater, and the arts have always been an important part of Mitchell's life; he plays 12 instruments, and has participated in several shows, choirs, and musical ensembles. When not creating music or performing, Mitchell enjoys rock climbing, working on cars, and spending time with friends and family. He thanks to everyone coming and enjoy the show!
Miles Kolby Meador (Eddie/Dr. Scott)
Kolby hails originally from the small town of Oreana, IL. Currently residing in Manteno, he graduated from Olivet-Nazarene University in 2015 with a degree in film studies and a theatre minor. Over 20+ years he has performed on stage and screen, most recently spending several years working Chicago's stand-up comedy circuit. In early 2023, he returned to the stage as King Herod in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Other credits for this year include the Cowardly Lion in JDG's Wizard of Oz, and most recently the voice of Audrey II in KVTA's Little Shop of Horrors. He is incredibly grateful for a chance to bring Eddie and Dr. Scott to life alongside such a talented cast and crew. Enjoy the show!
Katherine Carl (Phantom)
Katherine is very excited to be part of the Rocky Horror experience at Spotlight! She recently played Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, Meg March in Little Women, Oz in We Will Rock You, Farrah in She Kills Monsters, and a Minstrel in Something Rotten. She would like to thank the amazing cast, crew, and staff, as well as her wonderful husband Jeremy for all of his support.
Eyl Fitzpatrick (Phantom)
Eyl Fitzpatrick (Phantom) is thrilled to be joining Spotlight Arts Collective’s production of The Rocky Horror Show! This is their very first production with the company. Former credits of theirs include The Witch, (Into The Woods) Mrs. Peacock, (Clue) Rose Bailey, (It’s A Wonderful Life) and many more. Eyl would like to thank their family and friends for their continuous love and support and hopes that everyone has a wickedly good time seeing the show!
Wendi Levine (Phantom)
Wendi has been involved in musical theater since she was in 4th grade and has loved the stage ever since. She was involved in many amazing productions such as being a featured dancer in Shrek the Musical, Wednesday in the Addams’ Family, and most recently a featured dancer in Spotlight's production of Mamma Mia. Wendi is excited to return to Spotlight as a Phantom in Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Jennifer O'Keefe (Phantom)
Jennifer is thrilled to be in her second Spotlight production, the first being last year’s “Rock of Ages.” She also recently choreographed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Joliet Central High School and directed/choreographed a mini version of “Matilda” at IJP School. She’s so excited to work with this very talented cast and production staff. Big thanks to her family and friends for their support!
Rylee Schimmel (Phantom)
This is Rylee’s first theater production! Although new to theater, she is not new to performing. Rylee spent 15 years as a cheerleader and gymnast, competing in some of the world’s biggest events, including the ESPN Worlds stage in Orlando. Rylee is a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old daughter and an instructor at Fitness Premier in Monee. She is grateful for her friends
Mandy Spiess (Phantom)
Mandy is very excited to be in her first production with Spotlight. Her previous roles include Wendy Jo in Footloose and Patty Simcox in Grease at PHS. She has since graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in dance where she was member of their touring ensemble, Western Dance Project. Mandy is currently a dance instructor at The Dance Company and is very excited to be performing again!
Aracely Bennett (Party Goer Ensemble)
Aracely has been in various productions since the young age of 13. She has performed in school productions, community theater, and small productions in Las Vegas while attending college. Aracely loves performing and is excited to return to the stage after a long break. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends and making memories. This show is Aracely's favorite all-time show as she attended it as a young teenage age girl. She wants to send a big shout-out to her husband Jim for holding down the fort so that she could return to the stage! Thanks Jimmy B.!
Brianna Flesher (Party Goer Ensemble)
Hello and welcome to the Rocky Horror Show! Bria is so excited that you’re here! This is her very first production on stage. She has participated in various Lincoln-Way groups while in high school, she attended UCF down in Orlando Fl, and now has found her way back home. She cannot thank Steven and the production team enough for this opportunity. She would also like to thank everyone who came out to support this "rockin" cast!
Nina Iraci (Party Goer Ensemble)
Nina is originally from New Lenox, IL and is a practicing speech-language pathologist. Prior to Rocky Horror, Nina has been seen on the stage as a featured dancer and ensemble member in Footloose and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She is immensely grateful to be on stage again with such a talented cast, and wants to thank her friends and family for their never-ending love and support.
Rosie Knezz (Party Goer Ensemble)
Rosie is super excited to do this show with some awesome peeps, including her sister, Aracely! She has been involved with many South suburb community theatre groups over 30 years, as well as choreographer with Providence Catholic the last 10 years. Rosie sends love to her 3 leading guys for always supporting her in this beautiful endeavor called musical theatre! Enjoy the show!!
Jennifer Martinez (Party Goer Ensemble)
Jen is thrilled to make her debut in Spotlight’s RHS! When not attending shows or concerts, Jen likes to practice her tap dancing. Jen has had a great time working on the show and meeting new people. Jen would like to thank her #1 fan, Sean, for encouraging her to pursue her dreams. Let’s do the time warp again!
Logan Meder (Party Goer Ensemble)
Han Murphy (Party Goer Ensemble)
Han is a chicagoland actor and designer, and is thrilled to be a part of Rocky Horror! Previous credits include “Pugsley” in The Addams Family, “Sam” from What Happened Here, and “Rocky” from Rocky Horror at North Central College. They want to thank their friends and family for their never ending support, and the wonderful cast and crew for making this an incredible experience! Check out their design work on their website www.thehanmurphy.com
Mimi Pahis (Party Goer Ensemble)
imi is very excited to finally have the chance to be in one of her favorite shows. As a teen, Mimi and her friends attended countless midnight showings of RHPS. After 40+ years in community theatre, some of Mimi's favorite roles have been, Mickey~The Odd Couple, Annie~Chicago, Sonia/Gilmer~Godspell, Janet~Waiting for the Parade and Bittelle~La Cage Aux Folles. "Thank you to an amazing cast and crew - xoxomimi"
Jake Tedeschi (Party Goer Ensemble)
Jake is 25 years old and extremely proud to be a part of Rocky Horror. He has been in many shows throughout his acting career including 42nd Street, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Tarzan. He is a graduate of UIUC and currently a Personal Trainer/PE teacher. He is grateful for the opportunity to be back in theatre. Jake would like to thank his family and friends for supporting him throughout all his aspirations.
Blake Wilcox (Party Goer Ensemble)
Blake fell in love with theatre when she got cast as Annie in Annie at age 11. Eventually, her focus shifted to pursuing academics and sports, so she drifted away from theatre. Now that she has 2 degrees and a fulfilling job in her field, she has the time to pursue her old passion thanks to the support of her fantastic and loving mother, Kim and her amazing partner, Chad.