Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella Cast
Kylie Parsons (Ella)
Kylie is thrilled to be dusting off her dancing shoes after a 10 year musical hiatus. Music therapist by day, Kylie enjoys using the power of music to discover and foster the true potential of each individual she works with. Additionally, Kyle is a proud dog mom and loves to spend her weekends hiking and camping with her husband and their adventurous pup, Scout. Kylie would like to thank the entire NAC production team and cast for this incredible experience.
Stefan Uveges (Topher)
Stefan is excited for his first production with NAC. His recent credits include Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway, Sky in Mamma Mia, and Laurie in Little Women all with P-CSCT. Hailing from Phelps, NY where he lives with his fiancé Dominic and their three pets Slinky, Buzz, and Hamm. Stefan has been a school counselor at Newark Middle School for seven years. He has been involved in theatre as a performer, assistant director, and choreographer. This role is so important for Stefan as one of his first theatre memories is of seeing his mother play the title role of CInderella in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre production, roughly 25 years ago. Stefan dedicates this performance to his mother who inspired him to do theatre and continues to inspire him daily. Enjoy the show!
Jacqui Yu (Madame)
Jacqui is thrilled to be a part of this timeless story with such a talented cast. This is her third musical with NAC. Jacqui performed in Willy Wonka as Mrs. Gloop (2018) and in Something Rotten as the sad little egg in the ensemble (2021). Jacqui would like to thank her family, friends, and two loveable german shepherds for their love and support.
Kathy Perconti (Marie)
Kathy is excited to be performing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella with NAC! She was last seen in NAC’s White Christmas (Betty) and Ragtime (Mother). She also directed Something Rotten for the NAC a few years ago. Mrs. Perconti has also been seen on the stage with Robert’s Wesleyan Community Theatre, The Off-Monroe Players, Irondequoit Theatre Guild and Rochester Children’s Theatre. Kathy Perconti has been the choral and theater director at Wayne Central for the past 17 years. Since coming to Wayne, she has done the artistic direction, vocal direction and choreography for Wayne High School musicals. Most recently she put on Nice Work If you Can Get It and Anastasia. Wayne Musicals has won numerous awards from RBTL’s Stars of Tomorrow and the Elenbe’s. Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre and Dance from the University of Buffalo and a Bachelor’s in Music from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam College. She’d like to thank her family for being so supportive and putting up with the late theater nights!
Hayley Briner (Gabrielle)
Hayley is very excited to be back for her third show with NAC! She was last seen as Sandy Cheeks in Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical, and Portia in Something Rotten. Some of her other favorite roles include Olive Neal in Bullets Over Broadway with Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre, and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde with Geneseo Community Players. She would like to thank her boyfriend, friends, family, and the incredible production team for all of their support!
Shelby Dunning (Charlotte)
Shelby is ecstatic to be making her NAC debut with the talented cast of Cinderella. Most recent theater credits include MT Ed’s productions of My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Andrea), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), The Prom (Dee Dee Allen), and It Shoulda Been You (Annie). Other Rochester credits include Hello Dolly (ensemble) and Newsies (Medda Dancer) with RWCCT, Barbecue Apocalypse (Jane) with Out of Pocket, and Addams Family (featured dancer) with GPAS. In the past, Shelby could also be found backstage as a director, stagehand, or as Props Master for various productions. Shelby would like to thank her family, friends, and all of her students for their continuous love and support. She would also like to thank NAC and the cast, crew, and production team of Cinderella for being welcoming, accepting, and for helping her fall back in love with theater. Each moment together truly was a lovely night.
Kevin Hayes (Sebastian)
Kevin is thrilled to appear on the NAC stage once again. As a NAC regular, he has been seen previously in NAC's SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical as Perch Perkins, Something Rotten as Peter Quince, and State Fair as Pat Gilbert. His thanks extends to his friends and family for their love and support and everything who bought a ticket and came out tonight.
George Stollsteimer (Jean-Michel)
George is thrilled to be returning for his third show with NAC! He's incredibly grateful to have met so many fantastic friends through NAC, and is excited to share a stage with them!
Darius Fuller (Lord Pinkelton)
Darius Fuller (Lord Pinkelton) (he/him) is thrilled to be making his debut with NAC in this production of Cinderella and hopes to continue working with them in future productions. He would like to thank his amazing production team and cast for putting on this intricate and beautiful show. Favorite past roles include Moritz (Spring Awakening) Frederic (Pirates of Penzance), Michael (Be More Chill), Warner (Legally Blonde), and Prince Eric (Little Mermaid). He would like to give a special thanks to Emma for all of her continued support and helping to push him to always keep going.
Lauren Akerley (Fox/Dance Captain)
Lauren is a senior at Wayne Central High School. Past roles she has played include Billie Bendix in Nice Work if You Can Get It, Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Betty in No, No, Nanette and has been in the ensemble and assistant choreographed Something Rotten, SpongeBob the Musical, and Anastasia. Lauren has danced at Legacy Dance Academy (formally Sandy Stramonine School of Dance) for 13 years. This past year she was part of the All State and All Eastern Mixed Chorus ensembles and was top 11 of RBTL’s Stars of Tomorrow competition. Lauren would like to thank her friends and family for all of their love and support.
Nicole Simone (Fox Puppet)
Stay foxy 🖤 Nicole
Aleyna DeMay (Raccoon/Dance Captain)
Aleyna is a senior at Wayne Central High School. This is her third year participating in NAC. She has also been in Wayne HS’s Anastasia and Nice Work if You Can Get It. She is so happy to be doing her last NAC show before college with her friends who she’s been doing musicals with since the beginning.
Logan Champlin (Raccoon Puppet)
Logan is excited to join NAC for another year! He previously appeared as Patchy the Pirate in The SpongeBob Musical and Shakespeare in Something Rotten. In addition to performing as the raccoon puppet, Logan will also be appearing in the ensemble as a non-puppet human guy. Keep an eye out and enjoy the show!
Coraleigh Aman (Ensemble)
This will be Corey's 5th show, and her second production with NAC. She's very happy to be back on stage, especially with such a great cast and crew. She'd like to thank her family and friends, and of course Mr. Kittleson, Kendra, Dominic, and Mrs. Lauren's Mom.
Kensington Aman (Ensemble)
Kensington is electrified to return to the stage for Cinderella! Before this, an enjoyable past role of hers was Tamatoa in Moana Jr and being in the ensemble for Nice Work if You Can Get It! Kensington would love to thank her family and friends for supporting her, and her fellow cast and crew members for making this fantastic show possible!
Charlene Beckwith (Ensemble)
She is excited to be a part of her third production with NAC having previously been in SpongeBob The Musical and Something Rotten! Other credits include: Shrek the Musical, Legally Blonde, Over the River and Through The Woods, Miracle on 34th Street, and As You Like It. She would like to thank Kendra for giving her the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast on this wonderful show!
Adam Bresette (Ensemble)
Adam is more than happy to be performing right now. He went to MCC and got his Associates Degree in Theater Arts. A few of his past performances include Bullets Over Broadway (Mitch/Hot Dog Man), Spring Awakening (George/Rupert), Another Sunday (Lewis), and Flour City Interactive ROC garden (H.H. Warner). In his free time, Adam enjoys playing video games, watching movies, writing, playing guitar, and spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid open mic performer, even making it on the Poster at Lovin’ Cup. Adam would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support. He would also like to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication.
Courtney Buss (Ensemble)
Courtney is an incoming 10th grader at Wayne High School. Courtney is a High Honor Roll student and is in the Select Choir at her school. She spends most of her time singing, dancing, and acting in many shows around Rochester. Some of her most recent roles have been Alice (Addams Family), Featured Dancer (Nice Work If You Can Get It), she has spent two summers at Geva Theatre’s Summer Academy and she is currently Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Besides singing and dancing, Courtney loves to read and spend time with her friends in her free time. Courtney would like to thank her family members and friends for all the support to get her where she aspires to be.
Madison Caine (Ensemble)
Madison is a 7th grader at Wayne Central Middle School. This is her first NAC show. Madison has performed in the Wayne Central High School’s musical Anastasia and TC Armstrong’s Moana Jr. and Matilda Jr. as Matilda. She enjoys singing in chorus, playing percussion in the band and playing soccer. Madison loved all the dancing in this show and would like to thank everyone who made Cinderella a fun experience.
Michaela Caine (Ensemble)
Michaela has been involved in theatre for six years now. Her most recent role was Jeannie Muldoon in Nice Work if You Can Get It. Michaela is most excited for making new friends and new memories in this production on Cinderella. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support throughout the years.
AnnMarie Champagne (Ensemble)
This is AnneMarie’s eighth performance with NAC. Some of her favorites were Something Rotten, SpongeBob, State Fair, The Pajama Game and All Shook Up. She is finding that each year brings more fun & excitement. AnneMarie would like to thank the production staff and crew for their patience and for making the experience so enjoyable, her fellow cast members (especially Mary) for their guidance, kindness and laughter, and most of all Jerry, Angie, Lydia & Emily, Joe & Kyle, and Mom & Dad for their constant encouragement and love.
Kyle Clair-Phillips (Ensemble)
Kyle is enlivened to be appearing in his first show with NAC and is enraptured to be performing with old friends and new ones. Some of his favorite roles are Principal Hawking (The Prom), Albert (It Shoulda Been You, and Mr. Webb (Our Town) with MTEd, Condom (What Happens in a Las Vegas Bathroom) and Kenny (The John Gray Laws) for Fringe Fest and Billy Hill (Ravengale) with E.T.C. Kyle has also assistant directed for MTEd’s Your a Good Man Charlie Brown and stage managed and ran lights and sound for E.T.C. When not on stage, he is making the City of Rochester Public Market look beautiful and posting updates on E.T.C’s social media. Kyle would like to shout out Charles Palella for help with my audition. Thank you to my wonderful husband Jeff for pushing me and supporting me so much. Special thanks to my family for always being there and special thanks to this incredible cast, crew, and production team. Love to everyone, mlem.
Raeanne Cook (Ensemble)
Raeanne is happy to be back on stage with NAC after having last been in 2019’s State Fair. She is grateful that this is show number 10 with her sister! Thanks to the cast and crew for making this production memorable. All her love to Dean & Holly.
Susan Costa (Ensemble)
Susan is very excited to share that this will be her 10th musical! SHe is extremely grateful for all the opportunities she has been given throughout the years. Her more recent shows include The SpongeBob Musical and Something Rotten both with NAC! She would like to give thanks to her family and friends for all their support, especially her NAC family!
Gabrielle Crespo (Ensemble)
Gabrielle is very excited to be sharing the stage with her sister Raeanne again. This is her 19th play with NAC and her first time back on stage in nearly 4 years. She would like to thank her husband Dan for all his love and support.
Jeremy Cummings (Ensemble)
Jeremy is excited to be back on the NAC stage in this amazing production of Cinderella. He will be a member of the ensemble and hopes everyone who sees this production will be impacted by the updated story and the classic R&H score. This is his 5th production with NAC, he was the director of last year's TheSpongeBob Musical and is active with other companies in the area. He has most recently played Mr. Braithewaite in the OFC Theater Creations production of Billy Elliot. He has played Charles (Pippin), Mysterious Man (Into the Woods), Leaf Coney-Bear (Spelling Bee) , Jacob Marley (Christmas Carol), Priest (Bare), Don Cherry (Big Fish), Grandpa Joe (Wonka), Brother Jerimiah (Something Rotten) and other roles. Jeremy is so happy to again be on stage with his daughter Katie and wants to thank his wife Jen for letting him spend so much time out of the house.
Katie Cummings (Ensemble)
Katie is a sophomore at St. John Fisher University. She has been in Big Fish, Willy Wonka, Something Rotten, SpongeBob, and now Cinderella, making this her 5th production here at NAC. She has also participated in various other community theater productions in the Rochester area. Thank you to the cast and crew for being such a supportive and fun loving group of people, and thank you to my friends and family for instilling my love of theater from a young age. Couldn’t thank you enough! Break a leg everyone!
Victoria Dunning (Ensemble)
Victoria is excited to be joining the cast of Cinderella for her NAC debut. Previously, Victoria was in the Prom (ensemble) with MTEd. Although still new to the stage, Victoria has volunteered her time backstage helping with hair/makeup and as a stagehand. This past year she even choreographed Beauty and the Beast at St. Lawrence School. Her passion for dance and the support from her sister is what brought her back to performing arts. VIctoria would like to thank her parents and her amazing boyfriend Zack, for their continued support. She would also like to thank the cast for making her feel welcomed and giving her a safe place to explore the art of theater.
Kaitlyn Elliott (Ensemble)
Kaitlyn has been involved in music and theater since she was little and is very excited to continue by being in this show! Previous roles include ensemble for Something Rotten (NAC), the violin in the pit for SpongeBob the Musical (NAC) and drowning woman at your local YMCA (for training purposes). Kaitlyn currently works in the music field teaching and providing music programs to different daycares.
Angela Fradella (Ensemble)
Angela moved December 6, 2021 to Rochester, NY from Carmel, NY. This is my 2nd play in Rochester. She was in My Big Gay Italian Wedding as Vera Marinelli. Angela wants to thank my sons and my family for all their love and support. We have a great cast and crew. I hope to work with you all again soon!
Mary Gagliano (Ensemble)
This is Mary’s 9th NAC show and she is so excited to see her favorite fairy tale brought to the stage, with some fun twists! She would like to thank all the “Nactors” she has worked with over the years who make every show a blast. Special love and shout out to AnnMarie, her favorite partner in crime. Lots of love and gratitude to her husband, son and in particular, her daughter, who encourages and supports her.
Leah Gonzalez (Ensemble)
Leah is thrilled to be in NAC's production of Cinderella! She is a sophomore at Wayne HIgh School where she sings in chorus and plays Tuba in band. Her most cherished roles have been Ram Sweeney (Heathers) and Senator Fipp (Urinetown). She’d like to thank everyone who has worked on this show for making it possible.
Will Grant (Ensemble)
Will recently moved to the area and is an electrical engineer at Ginna.
Elyse Heerkens (Ensemble)
Elyse is excited to return to the NAC stage. She was last seen in SpongBob Squarepants the musical which was her first show after an almost 20 year hiatus! Many thanks to my family for supporting my return to theater.
Becky Jasen (Ensemble)
Becky is so happy to be back in her fourth show with NAC. This show has always been a family favorite and it fulfills a childhood dream to waltz on stage to this beautiful music.
Dawn Kittleson (Ensemble)
Dawn is returning to the stage for this year’s CInderella. Music has always been a big part of Dawn’s life so being able to be a part of Dawn’s life so being able to be a part of NAC has been a lot of fun! She previously performed with NAC in Something Rotten and State Fair. Prior to that, her last performances were 42 years ago right here at Wayne Central in Oklahoma (ensemble), The Sound of Music (Liesl), and L’il Abner (Dancer). She’d like to thank her son, Andy, for encouraging her to give NAC a try as well as her husband, Duane, daughter Becca, and daughter-in-law Morgan for their support.
Martha Liddle (Ensemble)
Kris Lombardo (Ensemble)
This is Kris’ first of hopefully many productions at the NAC. She is excited to be a part of the particular production of Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Among my favorite musicals are Wicked, Momma Mia, Beautiful the Carole King Story, Hamilton, and of course the timeless Beauty & the Beast. I would like to thank my many friends & family for their support in this new and exciting adventure. I would also like to remember the very inspirational words “ You got this.” Thank you to the entire casting crew of this theater company, you all are just wonderful.
Wesley Lowe (Ensemble)
Wes has been involved with community theatre for the past twenty years and has played the roles of Abner Dillian in 42nd Street with Pittsford Musicals and Officer Krupke in West Side Story with both the Webster Theatre Guild and Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theatre. He also played Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jud Fry in Oklahoma both with the Neighborhood Acting Company. Wes lives in Brighton and works for Whirlwind Inc. as a technician. He is also the author of four published works of fiction. His books can be found at www.wesleylowe.com. Wes would like to thank the NAC production team for giving him the opportunity to perform once again.
Laura Maher (Ensemble)
Laura has enjoyed with the Neighborhood Acting Company in Cinderella . When she isn’t on stage, Laura is working as a physics teacher at James Monroe High School.
Sean Meyer (Ensemble)
Sean is excited to be joining NAC this year! This is his first show with NAC, but he has done other shows with Gananda Community Youth Theater (GCYT). Most recently, he was Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka Jr. I want to thank my mom for driving me to practice every time, even though she couldn’t do the show for herself.
Larissa Myhowych (Ensemble)
Larissa is excited to return to the NAC stage after last performing as a Fairtone in State Fair in 2019. In addition to NAC, she has performed with The Gatesinger Company, Ltd. and Off-Monroe Players. Favorite past roles include Into the Woods (Little Red), Little Women (Aunt March) and Creatures of Impulse (Pipette). Enjoy the show!
Eileen Naegler (Ensemble)
This is Eileen’s second time performing in a NAC production. Her previous roles include Featured Fish in SpongeBob the Musical (NAC) and Jan in Grease(Elmira Free Academy). Eileen loves the NAC family and enjoys performing with them after a 35 year hiatus from the stage. Thank you so much to all family, friends, and production staff who continue to indulge and support her renewed joy of acting and singing. It’s been amazing!
Christine Nagel (Ensemble)
After almost 10 years as a “show mom”, CHris is excited to join her son Caleb as a member of the Cinderella cast. She has previously assisted in house roles for Gatesinger Company Ltd in Williamson, NY and is currently their company treasurer.
Caleb Nagel (Ensemble)
Caleb is happy to be back on stage for the first time in 4 years, last on stage for NAC’s State Fair in 2019.Caleb has previously done work with Gatesinger Company in productions such as Irene, Footloose, and Curtains. Caleb would like to thank the production team and cast for making this a fun experience back into theater.
Rebecca Nigro (Ensemble)
Rebecca is excited to be a part of this talented ensemble. This is her first show in the Rochester area, and first return to community theater since 2019. She has previously enjoyed taking part in many community theatre shows in the Chicago area. She would like to thank the cast and directors of NAC for being absolutely fabulous about fostering a sense of welcoming and inclusivity!
Maggie Nowak (Ensemble)
Maggie is very excited to be performing in her first NAC musical. Maggie is enjoying being part of the ensemble. Maggie was Nigel in Matilda Jr. and is cast as Nigel the Pelican in Finding Nemo Jr. Maggie wants to thank her family and friends for their support.
Adair Priddle (Ensemble)
Adair has participated in 21 NAC shows. She has also performed with WTG and ORT, joining family members frequently. While teaching 36 years for Monroe BOCES #1, she raised 3 children. Besides marching in the ER Fire Department Band, she plays flute/piccolo with Webster Village Band and Eastman New Horizons. It is been interesting to see so many of the same people across the arts. Since retirement, Adair has volunteered as a horse leaser or sidewalker at Heritage Christian Stables.
Karen Reiber (Ensemble)
Karen is excited to be participating in her 3rd NAC show with her daughter, Kylie (Reiber) Parsons since their debut in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2010. After 43 years at Xerox, Karen retired in 2020 and is now spending her time babysitting for her two granddaughters (Hi to Paisley and Lily) and crafting for a cause by sewing, knitting, and crocheting numerous charitable projects. She is thrilled with all the new friends she has made during this show and is thankful to the entire production staff for their hard work.
Hannah Scozzari (Ensemble)
Hannah is excited to participate in her second NAC production! She was previously in SpongeBob Squarepants the musical as a sardine and a pirate. Hannah is homeschooled and has taken piano for 8 years. She has taken martial arts for 4 years and is very close to blackbelt. Hannah would like to thank her family, her bros from the show and of course, Goose!
Karen Smith (Ensemble)
Karen Skerrett Smith (ensemble) Karen has been performing and directing at various venues in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area for over four decades. (That's a really long time!) She was recently onstage as the mayor of Bikini Bottom in NAC's TANYS award winning production of SpongeBob the Musical. Prior to that, she directed another award-winning production of Into the Woods, for the Gatesinger Company, in Pultneyville, NY. Karen is excited to be performing with this fun and talented cast.
Marissa Tucker (Ensemble)
Marissa is excited to be making her NAC debut in Cinderella! As a performer she has appeared in several opera/theater productions including; My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Antoinette Pinnunziato),You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), The Prom (Angie Dickenson), It Shoulda Been You (Ensemble), Princess Ida (Chloe), Falstaff (Ensemble), and Legally Blonde: The Musical (Margo). As a music director she has vocal directed; The Show Must Go On, SpongeBob The Musical and Marry Poppins. Marissa is a 2020 graduate from SUNY Fredonia receiving a degree in Vocal Performance. Marissa has studied under Patricia Alexander through Eastman Community School, Daniel Ihasz, four years during her time at Fredonia as well as Brent Weber during her time at Rocky Ridge Young Artist Seminar in Boulder, Colorado. Currently Marissa studies with Andrea Folan through Eastman Community School. Marissa would like to dedicate this performance to the late Patricia Alexander.
Karl Unvericht (Ensemble)
Karl is a freshman at Nazareth University and is so happy to be in his first production with the Neighborhood Acting Company. He has been involved in local community theater and high school productions and was also the assistant costumer for his high school and head costumer for the middle school production. Karl is so happy to be involved in this production with such amazing people. Thank you and congratulations to the cast and crew for putting together such a fun show!