42nd Street Cast
Anthony Salatino (Julian Marsh)
Anthony is ecstatic to be taking on the role of Julian Marsh in Brecksville Theatre’s production of “42nd Street”. Past productions – Stage Manager: Crazy For You, Sound of Music. Featured roles: Elle's Dad / Dewey in Legally Blonde, Morris Delancey in Newsies, Al Deluca in A Chorus Line, Horse in EQUUS, Pitman/Major in Titanic, Young Ebenezer in Scrooge, Prince Christopher in Cinderella. Featured ensemble roles: RENT, How To Succeed…, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, Joseph, The Last 5 Years, Jesus Christ Superstar. He wants to give a big thanks to Kristin and the production team for trusting him with this enormous role. Sends his love to all of his family and friends. And to the cast…“Our hopes, our future, our dreams are in your hands. Go out there and make them shine with your golden talent.”
Allison Naso (Dorothy Brock)
Allison Naso (Dorothy Brock) is thrilled to be back on the Brecksville Theatre stage with such a fantastic cast and production team! Past credits at Brecksville include The Sound of Music (Elsa Schraeder), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Jesus Christ Superstar, and City of Angels. Other favorite credits include Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Larken), Company (Amy), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina). Allison has also served as a director, music director, and accompanist for a number of theatre productions across the region. She would like to thank her husband, Mike, for his unending love and for his support of her theatrical endeavors.
Sarah Heffner (Peggy Sawyer)
Sarah Heffner (Peggy Sawyer) is honored to be a part of this spectacular cast in her first post-pandemic show! Favorite past credits include Legally Blonde (Serena), A Chorus Line (Val), Chicago (Mona), and Cabaret (Helga). Sarah proudly choreographs at St. Edward High School and teaches at Beck Center. Special thanks to AC for putting rhythm in my feet and a love of dance in my heart, every step is for you. For TH.
David Turner (Billy Lawlor)
David Turner (Billy Lawlor) is excited to be back at Brecksville Theatre. Some favorite theatrical credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Chris), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), How To Succeed in Business... (Pierpont Finch), Newsies (Davey), Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear), Cannibal the Musical (Israel Swan), Chicago (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Mike), Cabaret (Bobby), Rock of Ages (Franz Kleinman), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), The Producers (Leo Bloom), and Bonnie and Clyde (Buck Barrow). Many thanks to Kristin and Bryan for this wonderful opportunity! Special thanks to my family and friends for their support and especially to my husband for all his love!
Timothy Richard Parks (Bert Barry)
Timothy Richard Parks is excited to be returning to the Brecksville Theatre in 42nd Street. This is one of his bucket list shows and is so grateful for the opportunity to perform such a fun role with an amazing cast. Previous credits are The Kitchen Witches(Workshop Players), Crazy For You(Brecksville), and Cabaret(Blank Canvas Theatre) among many others. While he loves acting Timothy also has a passion for technical theatre and has worked at many theatres including Cain Park, Cleveland Playhouse, and MAD* Factory. He would like to thank Kristin for casting him and his Grandmother for sparking a love of musical theatre and for always supporting him. Enjoy the show!
Sydney Noelle Warren (Maggie Jones)
Sydney Noelle Warren is excited to do her first show at Brecksville Theater. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a BA in Film Studies and a minor in Theater. She has a thorough background in music, film, and theater. Sydney has had various roles in high school and college including Cinderella in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Shelia Franklin in HAIR and Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors. After three years in Cleveland, Sydney is happy to work on her first show with Brecksville Theater. She is super excited to work with Kristin and the rest of the cast!
Amanda Houlahan (Ann 'Anytime Annie' Reilly)
Amanda Houlahan is excited to join the cast of 42nd Street in her first production here at Brecksville Theatre. Although this is not her first production of 42nd Street! Her love affair with the “Lullaby of Broadway” started in high school with Kristin Netzband (now Pohlig) almost 20 years ago (20 years? woof!)! Thanks to Kristin’s powers of persuasion Amanda is happy to return to the stage after an 8 year hiatus where she followed her love of theater as a music teacher and youth director. Some of her favorite roles have included: Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent (Noises Off), Bombalurina (Cats), Edwin Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Rusty (Footloose) and Joy (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella). She would like to thank the Brecksville Theatre and the whole cast for their warm welcome and the opportunity to share her love of musical comedy “the most glorious words in the English language” with others. Thank you to Kristin for always being the friend that picks up right where you left off! And a special thank you to Amanda’s forever dance partner, Shawn, for always supporting her dreams and always being up for adventure. She said it once (20 years ago) and she’ll say it again, “Get out your tap shoes Frances!” enjoy the show!
Debbie Jenkins (Phyllis Dale)
Debbie is ecstatic to be performing in a bucket list show for her! She has been seen here in Crazy for You (Follies girl), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), The Producers (ensemble/dance captain), August: Osage County (Jean), Gypsy (Angie/Agnes), Crimes of the Heart (Babe), and Grease (Frenchy). Other favorite roles at various theatres include Anything Goes (ensemble), Guys and Dolls (hot box dancer), West Side Story (Velma), Company (Amy), The Mousetrap (Mollie), Trying (Sarah), Fox on the Fairway (Louise), and Miracle on South Division Street (Ruth). Love to her handsome hubby Jeremy and her three musketeers, Dylan, Nash, and Nolan.
Melanie Leibold - Dance Captain (Lorraine Fleming)
Melanie Leibold (Lorraine Fleming/Dance Captain) - Melanie is thrilled to be tapping her way back to the stage after a 4 year hiatus. Favorite productions include Chicago (June), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), and Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Girl). Melanie is also a choreographer with over 20 years of experience; sharing her love of dance all over Northeast Ohio stages. Favorite choreography credits include RENT, Chicago, Anything Goes, and Oklahoma!. Many thanks to Kristin, Bryan, and always to Len.
Michael McHargh (Andy Lee)
Michael is beyond ecstatic to be back on the stage performing such a classic. He is hanging up his cowboy boots from Crazy for You, and lacing up his tap shoes and heading to the theatre. Having performed in many other show’s such as A Chorus Line, Grease, and many others. He would love to thank the whole production team, especially Kristin for such an amazing opportunity.
Nathaniel Cochran (Pat Denning)
Nathaniel is glad to be returning to Brecksville theatre. He played Bella Zangler in Crazy for You at Brecksville.
Stuart Landes (Abner Dillon)
Stuart Landes is thrilled to return to the Brecksville stage after previous appearances in City of Angels (ensemble) and Company (Bobby). Stuart has appeared in numerous roles in the local area and is a board member at Medina County Showbiz Company, a wonderful little theatre in Medina, Ohio (www.medinashowbiz.org). Favorite shows include Titanic (First Officer Murdoch), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), and 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear). Stuart is especially thrilled to work with this amazing cast and our wonderful director Kristin, saving on special shout out to one of his best friends, Bryan Bird, our amazingly talented music director. Stuart lives in Medina with his beautiful wife Laurie, and children Chloe (Jamie) and Kurt.
Joel Fenstermaker (Oscar)
Joel Fenstermaker is happy to be making a return to the Brecksville stage. Prior shows at Brecksville include Sister Act (Pablo) and Chicago (Mary Sunshine). He has also been seen at Blank Canvas Theatre in Side Show (Terry), the concert of Jekyll and Hyde (the Bishop of Basingstoke), and Wild Party (Ensemble). His greatest claim to fame is as the proud papa of Mildred the bulldog who has played Rufus for Legally Blonde at both Brecksville and Geauga Theatre. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Emma Figge (Ethel)
Emma Figge is excited for her first production at The Breckville Theatre. Emma is originally from Quincy, IL and has recently moved to the Cleveland area. She studied Music Theatre and Dance at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Favorite roles include Charity Valentine (Sweet Charity) and Suzy (The Marvelous Wonderettes). Emma is also a choreographer with recent shows including Cinderella, Shrek, and Legally Blonde. She is a company member and Associate Director of Northeast Ohio Creatives. Emma is thrilled to be tapping so much in this show! She would like to thank her family for their constant support and her mom for sharing her love of tap!
Kristina Zielinski (Gladys)
Kristina Zielinski(Gladys) is beyond thrilled to be performing back at The Brecksville Theatre! Zielinski is a graduate of AMDA NYC. Kristina has been seen in past productions such as Legally Blonde(Delta Nu), Little Shop of Horrors(Chiffon), Annie(Grace), LSOH(Crystal), Chorus Line(Kristine), Titanic(Madeline Astor), Wedding Singer(Julia), Spelling Bee(Logainne), and Oklahoma!(Ado Annie). She has also been seen in the ensemble of The Addams Family, Spamalot, The Producers, Guys and Dolls, and Anything Goes. “HUGE thank you to all of my family and friends for their constant love and support and my babies who inspire me everyday!“
Allison Custer (Winnie)
Allison Custer is very excited to join the cast of 42nd Street. Although she is new to The Brecksville Theatre, she is no stranger to performing on stage. She is a member and choir officer of both the concert choir and show choir as well as drama club all at Medina High School and has performed in several musicals both in school and with community theatre groups. Some of her favorite roles include Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Alice Beineke in The Addams Family Musical. When she’s not on stage, she enjoys playing her ukulele, crocheting, taking polaroid pictures, and all things artsy. Her favorite thing about The Brecksville Theatre are all the friendly and talented people in the cast, crew, and directing team.
Alison Kamis (Robin)
Alison Kamis is thrilled to be returning to The Brecksville Theatre stage for the third time! Past favorite credits include; Crazy For Youl (Follies Girl), Legally Blonde The Musical (Delta Nu/Ensemble), The Wedding Singer (Ensemble), The Producers (Ensemble), Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Girl), and Anything Goes (Purity). She has also performed with Cleveland Dance Project in 4 of their showcases. When she is not performing, you can find Alison working as a photographer. She is thrilled to be performing with such a talented cast and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Rachel Helbley (Diane Lorimer / Ensemble)
Rachel is thrilled to join the cast of 42nd Street in her first show with The Brecksville Theatre! After a 12 year break to pursue her RN career and marry her sweetheart, she is excited to dust off her skills and return to the stage. She was seen in featured dancing roles in Singin' in the Rain ('08), Beauty and the Beast ('09), Miracle on 34th St. ('09) and Les Misérables ('10) with Olmsted Performing Arts, as well as in OPA's dance teams. Prior to theater Rachel trained as a gymnast, then in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and acro for dance competitions with Above the Barre. She is especially grateful to all of her teachers (thanks Mom for driving!) She thanks Kristin for this opportunity and she loves the cast camaraderie.Thank you to family and friends for their prayers, and to her husband Charlie for his support, sacrifice and encouragement during the entire show process (I love you baby!) Thanks most of all goes to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without whom she wouldn't have her sins forgiven or have such an abundant life filled with joy, peace and hope! (Rom. 3:23-26)
Grace Mackin (Ensemble)
Grace Mackin is so excited to be in the production 42nd Street at The Brecksville Theatre. She has been performing since she was 6 years old. Some of her favorite shows include Matilda (Lavender) Beck Center; Newsies (Jojo) Brecksville Theatre; and Children of Eden (Storyteller) French Creek Theater.
Mark Vandevender (Frank)
Mark Vandveender is extremely excited to be in 42nd street! This will be his first show at Brecksville but is having a blast tapping with friends. You may have seen him at Blank Canvas Theater as Rocky in the Rocky horror Picture Show, Sister Mary Leo at Judson, or Kurt at Western Reserve Playhouse. He would like to thank all of you for coming and thanks all of his sports teams and family for being supportive for the time commitment! Enjoy!
Brendan Junge (Ensemble)
Brendan Junge is very excited to be returning to the Brecksville Stage. You may have seen him in Legally Blonde (Kyle B. O’Boyle), Newsies (Albert), Chicago (Ensemble), and Sister Act (Ensemble) all on the Brecksville Stage. Brendan is delighted to return to the stage with this wonderful cast. He would like to thank his family, friends and girlfriend Sarah for all of their love and support.
Bradley Kohl (Ensemble)
Brad is really excited to be back on stage and to be in this production of “42nd Street”. Brad started acting in 2013 and has never looked back. Most recent performances - Ensemble roles: Crazy For You, How to Succeed…, Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, Joseph, The Last 5 Years, Mary Poppins, Jesus Christ Superstar. Star roles: Franz in Sound of Music, Winthrop in Legally Blonde, Greg Gardner in A Chorus Line, Lightoller/Steward in Titanic: The Musical, Toy Maker in Scrooge. He is looking forward to working with this awesome cast and would like to thank Kristin for this chance to entertain.