Guys and Dolls Actors
ROBERT MILLER is thrilled to return to Candlelight stage where he last appeared as Harold Hill in The Music Man. Other Candlelight appearances include as Zack in A Chorus Line, and Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy. Bob was associate choreographer on Fiddler on the Roof (2014) and appeared as Sasha (maybe the oldest bottle dancer in Fiddler on the Roof history). He has performed in numerous national tours, including Fiddler on the Roof and Meet Me in St. Louis, as well as the European tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Performances in and around the Philadelphia area include the Walnut Street Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, and Three Little Bakers.
JULIA KERSHETSKY is excited to make her Candlelight debut and perform a dream role! In New York City, she performed Helena (Midsummer), in Kiss Me Kate, and Mrs. Winthrop (The Secret Garden). Her favorite shows regionally include Edith/Lamb u/s (Charlotte’s Web) at the Arden, Evelyn Nesbit (Ragtime) at the Ritz, Helena (Midsummer) at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Terry Randall (Stage Door) with Newtown Arts, Marvel Ann (Psycho Beach Party) at the Adrienne Theatre, and herself in many cabarets. She is the founder/instructor of Starling Voice Studio. Thanks to Lee, Bob, and the wonderful chemistry of this cast! Love to Mom, Dad, and Greg. juliakershetsky.com
REBECCA SCHALL is beyond excited to celebrate her 10-year anniversary with The Candlelight Theatre. She was last seen as Louise (GYPSY), Christine Daae (Maury Yeston’s Phantom), and as Janet (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Other favorite credits include, Off-Broadway While Chasing The Fantastic (Geneva), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Carousel (Julie Jordan). TV/FILM credits start but don’t stop at, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire, In Case Of Emergency (winner best Independent Film, Bushwick Film Festival), and Dependence (award-winning Judge’s Choice best short film, now adapted to a TV series). Much love to her amazing family. Schnugglezzzzzz to her favorite choreographer, Jody and her amazing goddaughter, Julia. A huge thank you to Lee Lewis for believing in her Adelaide. Robert Kelly, thanks for being you and always checking in on my sanity. Rebecca Schall is a proud member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. For Seymour.
SHAUN YATES is very excited to be back at The Candlelight Theatre, where he most recently played Uncle Angus in Brigadoon. A native Texan, he is currently a company member at Bootless Stageworks and has been performing in the area since 2010. In that time he has brought to life numerous characters including; Star Wars: A New Musical Hope (Obi-Wan) and You’ve Got Red On You (Shaun) at Bootless Stageworks, Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf) at the Eagle Theatre and Around the World in 80 Days (Actor 1) at Stages Theatre. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, & Cris; and to you, theatre patron, for keeping the theatre alive. www.shaunyates.com
ANTHONY CONNELL is very excited to be part of this magnificent company, performing in one of the best musicals in history. He is a 2011 graduate of DeSales Univeristy. Previous Candlelight credits: Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Frederick Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein), Dickon (The Secret Garden), Sir Robin (Spamalot), Underling (Drowsy Chaperone), Eddie Ryan (…Patent Leather Shoes…). Other credits include: Hanschen (Spring Awakening-Theatre Horizon), Painter U/S + (Tulipomania-Arden Theatre), Lt. Cable (South Pacific-B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ), Jean Michel (La Cage- B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ.) Thanks to Da, Mum, Teen and Mikey for their constant love and support. And to Jody Anderson for awakening my inner cartwheel.
JIM CONTE is thrilled to be back at Candlelight where audiences most recently saw him as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast. He is enjoying his “encore career” playing some of the zaniest characters ever written, including: Clarence (A Wonderful Life), Cap’n Andy (Showboat), Geek (Side Show), Stephen Hopkins (1776), Grandfather (Ragtime), Fagin (Oliver!), Selsdon (Noises Off!) and Gangster #1 (Kiss Me, Kate). Jim also enjoys singing with the Philly Pops Festival Chorus and being a Supernumerary (extra) in several Opera Philadelphia productions. Thanks to Bob, Lee and Jody for the opportunity to be in his favorite show of all time. Remember…It’s never too late to follow your dreams!
Rusty Charlie, u/s Sky
CHRIS FITTING returns to The Candlelight Theatre after appearing in the ensemble of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last year. Other credits include: Georg (She Loves Me), Leo Bloom (The Producers), and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast). Chris is a recent graduate of Temple University, where he studied musical theatre and acting. Come back in March/April to see Chris as Oscar Shapiro in Curtains.
Crapshooter/Liver Lips Louie
MICHAEL GUERRIERE is thrilled to make his Candlelight debut. Professional credits: Holiday Inn (u/s Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble), West Side Story (Action), Tarzan (Snipes), and Grease (Eugene). University credits: The Devil’s Disciple (Ensemble), Godspell (Swing), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), Me and My Girl (Ensemble), Once Upon a Mattress (Jester), and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Ensemble). Michael would like to send a special thanks to the cast and crew of Guys and Dolls for an unforgettable experience, and his family and friends for their continued love and support.
HALLIE HARGUS is so pleased to be back at The Candlelight Theatre. She recently made her Candlelight debut playing Jean in Brigadoon. Hallie is originally from Kentucky; she attended Northern Kentucky University and earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. She moved to Philadelphia after being selected for acting apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre. During her apprenticeship she appeared in Annie, A Christmas Carol, Flat Stanley, and Tell Me on a Sunday. Hallie is incredibly grateful to be working with this wonderful cast and crew.
VICTORIA HEALY is so happy to be a part of Candlelight’s 50th season! Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), She Loves Me (Ilona), Spelling Bee (Olive), Hairspray (Penny), Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), How to Succeed…(Smitty). Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street and Greetings! (Montgomery Theater); A Little Night Music (CTC). She received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a theater teacher at Tower Hill School, coaches sports, sings in the trio A Broad’s Way, and loves to snuggle with her sweet dog, Dixie. “Love the art in you, not you in the art.”
Hot Box Girl
LIBERTY LAFERRIERE is making her Candlelight debut! UArts senior musical theatre major. Credits include: White Girl in Danger (Meagan), Parade (Sally), The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (cut dancer), and The Bourgeois Gentleman (Tailor’s Apprentice). Upcoming: directing Summer in the Equinox New Play Festival at UArts! Love and thanks to all.
Angie The Ox
AUBREY McKINNEY is ecstatic to be on stage here at The Candlelight Theatre in his first production! Previous credits include Camelot (Act II Playhouse), Hair (Muhlenberg SMT), Two Gentlemen of Verona (EgoPo Classic Theatre) and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Temple Theatres.) Special thanks to Alex and Matty.
Ferguson, Hot Box Dancer
KAITY McSALIS is thrilled to make her Candlelight debut! She is currently a student at the University of the Arts. Some favorite past productions include The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty), White Christmas (Rhoda), Into the Woods, and The Producers. Special thanks to her friends and family for their constant support!
TIMOTHY MOUDY Thank you Candlelight for having me back once again. Tim was last seen in Candlelight’s production of Brigadoon as Archie Beaton and prior to that, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as Andre Thibault. “I am extremely honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew you have made this and incredible experience. Thank you kindly.”
Brandy Bottle Bates/Crapshooter
CODY PALMER is thrilled to be back at The Candlelight Theatre! Select credits include The Sound of Music, A Few Good Men, Shrek, Seussical, Mary Poppins (Milburn Stone Theater), The Music Man (Brandywiners), Brigadoon, and She Loves Me (Candlelight). He sends his thanks to Lee and the rest of the production team for their hard work and tireless efforts, and to the cast for making this such an incredibly fun experience.
Liver Lips Louie/Crapshooter
JARED ROSENBERG is excited to make his Candlelight debut in his first show on land after a year and a half of touring with Norwegian Cruise Line. A graduate from Temple University, Jared is proud to be back performing in Philadelphia. Special thanks to his family and friends for their constant support and to his new Candlelight family for all of their efforts. See him next in Curtains this Spring!
JIM RUBRIGHT is happily returning to Candlelight after his most recent appearance as Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. A resident of Wilmington DE, Jim has had the pleasure of appearing locally at The Delaware Theatre Co., Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater, First Stage, Wilmington Drama League and others. Philadelphia credits include The Rivals at the Walnut Street Theatre and the world premier original adaptation based on A Christmas Carol at the Iron Gate Theater in West Philadelphia. Additional stage credits include; You Can’t Take it With You (Delaware Theatre Co.), Noises Off (Wilmington Drama League), Me and My Girl (The Candlelight Theatre), Bell, Book and Candle (Chapel Street Players). Guys and Dolls is one of the most exciting musical comedies ever written. If you were looking for a great night out and you want to laugh and feel good, you’ve come to the right place!
MEGAN RUDD is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut! Megan trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Institute for American Musical Theatre in NYC. Favorite productions include Evita, Chicago, and of course, Guys and Dolls! Thanks always to Mom, Dad, and Vir!
Harry the Horse
FRANK SCHIERLOH is so happy to be back at Candlelight, working with this insanely talented group of people. Frank has performed regionally with Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, City Theatre Company, and many more. Some favorite roles include: Feldzeig (The Drowsy Chaperone), John Quincy Adams (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Man 1 (Forbidden Broadway), and Dennis (From White Plains). Many heartfelt thanks to Lee, Max, Jody, Dave, Bob and my own personal Spider-Man. This one’s for my late father, who loved Guys and Dolls.
STEVE SEYFRIED is thrilled to make his Candlelight debut. He was recently seen as Uncle Billy in A Wonderful Life at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. In summer stock at North Carolina’s Parkway Playhouse he portrayed Van Helsing in Dracula and Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees. Steve has understudied major roles at the Walnut Street (Uncle Willie in High Society) and Arden (Herbie in Gypsy) Theatres. Most of his 40 year career, though, has been devoted to children’s theatre. He is the co-founder (with his wife, Elise) and managing director of Family Stages (1980) of Pennsylvania and the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (1982) on the Delaware Shore. The companies specialize in two-actor versions of classic stories.
CALEB J. TRACY
CALEB J. TRACY is delighted to return to the Candlelight stage, after making his debut in their ensemble of Brigadoon. He was recently seen in Limelight Theatre Co.’s Annie as Bert Healy/FDR. Other recent credits: Ritz Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins (Admiral Boom/Chairman), Limelight Theatre Co.’s James & the Giant Peach (Ladahlord), Ocean City Theatre Company’s Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble). Favorite roles: Peter (The Heidi Chronicles), Greg (A Chorus Line), Flute (Midsummer Night’s Dream). Caleb sends thanks to his amazing parents, his friends, Marc Wayne, and his Candlelight family. @caleb.j.tracy “James 1:17”
NATASHA S. TRUITT
Hot Box Girl, Allison
NATASHA S. TRUITT is thrilled to be making her “Hot Box” debut at The Candlelight Theatre! As a Philadelphia native, Natasha began her artistic journey performing on stage at age five, graduated from Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Dance Major/Vocal Minor), and received her B.A. from Temple University. Other accomplishments: Miss Pennsylvania USA Pageant 2014 (Contestant), Philadelphia Soul Dance Team (Dancer), and the Rockettes Master Series Experience. Favorite shows include: Ragtime (Ensemble), Dream (Vocalist), Memphis (Ensemble), Fame (Lisa/Dancer), Grease (Ensemble). Natasha thanks God for this amazing opportunity and her family and loved ones for their continuous support. Performing Arts are the LOVE of her life!
TIARA WHALEY is excited to make her debut at The Candlelight Theatre! Her favorite roles include Ti Moune (Once on This Island), Heather Chandler (Heathers), and Lorraine (All Shook Up). Tiara thanks her family and husband for always supporting her dreams.
PHILIP ANTHONY WILSON
PHILIP ANTHONY WILSON is thrilled to be making his debut at Candlelight in a role he’s always wanted to play. Philip is a Temple graduate with a concentration in Musical Theater. He has done work all over Philadelphia with EgoPo, Mauckingbird Theatre, The Arden, and Theatre Horizon but was most recently seen as Abel/Ham in Children of Eden with 11th Hour Theater Company and as Addapearle the Good Witch of the North in The Wiz with Theatre in the X.