The Drowsy Chaperone Actors
Man in Chair
CONNOR MCANDREWS is stoked beyond all reason for show number three here at The Candlelight Theatre, after his scenery-chewing appearances as Mr. Ovington in How To Succeed… and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes. Other favorite roles include The Black Stache in Peter & The Starcatcher, Sparky in Forever Plaid, and Robbie The Stockfish in Urinetown: The Musical. Much love and gratitude to Peter, Bob, this wonderful cast and crew, and to his family for their support. connormcandrews.weebly.com
TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER
The Drowsy Chaperone
TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER is THRILLED to be back at Candlelight! She’s a graduate of Howard University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre. Audiences most recently saw her in Ragtime the Musical playing the role of Sarah at the Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township, NJ. Her Candlelight credits include: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, The Odd Couple-Female Version, Anything Goes, and Christmas by Candlelight. Her favorite shows include: Memphis the Musical (Felicia Farrell), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), West Side Story (Francesca), The King and I (Eliza), and Into the Woods (The Witch – 2001 and 2004). She thanks God for blessing her with her talents and for allowing her to share them with the world. Thanks to Peter Rios for the opportunity and for trusting her with this role. Special thanks to her Family and Friends for all of their LOVE and SUPPORT! I dedicate this show to my BEAUTIFUL daughter, Harper. Everything I do is for YOU!
ANTHONY CONNELL is proud to be a part of this fantastic production with an amazing cast and crew. Previous Candlelight credits: Miss Saigon (Chris), The Producers (Leo Bloom), Young Frankenstein (Frederick), Spamalot (Sir Robin), Secret Garden (Dickon). Other ;credits: Theatre Horizon – Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Broadway Theatre of Pitman – La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Michel), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Titanic (Fleet/Widner). Love to Mom, Dad, Tina, Mike, David, Art, and Larry.
KEVIN DIETZLER is thrilled to be on stage again and joining the Candlelight family. He is heavily involved with youth theatre having directed and choreographed more than 15 productions over the past 10 years with Upper Darby Summer Stage and Upper Darby High School. Favorite performing credits include 42nd Street (Ensemble) with Walnut Street Theatre, Singing in the Rain (Don Lockwood) and Crazy For You (Bobby Child) with Players Club of Swarthmore, Ragtime (Younger Brother), and the title role in George M!, both with Upper Darby Summer Stage. He holds his M.S. in Education and B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Saint Joseph’s University and spends his days as an Applications Programmer Analyst at Villanova University.
CHRISTINA FUSCELLARO is so thrilled to be making her debut at The Candlelight Theatre amongst such an amazing cast and creative team. Favorite roles include: Cha-Cha DeGregorio (Greas), Maria Elena (Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story), Eve (Children of Eden).
TIARA GREENE Tiara is thrilled to be returning to the Candlelight stage! Last seen here as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, she is excited to once again share this stage with a talented cast and crew. Favorite credits include: Memphis (Felicia), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), and Rent (Joanne). Tiara would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support and encouragement.
VICTORIA HEALY is tickled to be back onstage stage at Candlelight, this time playing a Gangster with her real life partner in crime, Max! Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Hairspray (Penny), Spelling Bee (Olive), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), How to Succeed… (Smitty). Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street, 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.”
TOPHER LAYTON is thrilled to be back at Candlelight with this incredibly zany show. Past credits include, Off Broadway: Dorian Gray: The Musical as Basil (NYMF2017), Sword of the Unicorn as Freddie Mercury (New Plays Festival), Regional: Media Theatre – Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story. Walnut Street Theatre – Mary Poppins. Broadway Theatre of Pitman – Shrek the Musical as Lord Farquaad. Candlelight Theatre – Crazy For You, Camelot, Spamalot, Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, How to Succeed…, Young Frankenstein. Ritz Theatre – Ragtime as Houdini. Other Philly Shows – Title role in Zanna Don’t, Paper Phoenix, Life and Times Episodes 1-5. Thank you to Peter for the chance to play, create, and dream in this role. Love to husband Theo for the constant support.
MAX REDMAN is very excited to be back on stage at The Candlelight Theatre! Most recently at Candlelight, Max has been the stage manager for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty & The Beast, and Barefoot In The Park, and was last on stage in Crazy For You (Bela Zangler). Other previous credits include: Candlelight Theatre – Camelot (Sir Dinadan), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble), Mame (Patrick Dennis), How To Succeed…(Mr. Bratt), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), Christmas Carol (Fred), Fiddler On The Roof (Perchik); Eagle Theatre – The Shape Of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleagured Geek); BTOP – Do Black Patent Leather Shoes…(Mike Depki). Max would like to thank Tori, Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Dixie for their love and support!
LINDSAY MAUCK is thrilled to return to the Candlelight stage in her – how many shows has it been now? A few years ago, she played Ulla in The Producers here at Candlelight and Anthony Connell played Leo Bloom. Lindsay looks forward to once again showering Anthony with love, affection, etc. Regionally she’s appeared on many stages including Walnut Street, Arden, Act II Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Mauckingbird, Eagle Theatre, Mazeppa, Ritz, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Co-founder/Managing Director of Philly’s acclaimed Mauckingbird Theatre Company – mauckingbird.org. Much love to her family, her Candlelight family, and her husband, Schmoopie – Oh, I just love weddings! This performance is dedicated to her dearly departed basset hound, Elvis. To Rio, you poop!
ELIAS RIVERA is excited to be making his Candlelight debut with Drowsy! Elias is currently a Senior Musical Theater major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Recent credits include: Ragtime (Ritz Theatre Co.), Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre), American Idiot (UARTS), Normativity (Polyphone New Musical Festival), After Orlando (Philadelphia Theatre Company). “Thank you to my family for their continued support” Insta: erjr95 Twitter: eliasrivera173
FAITH SACHER is excited to be back on stage at Candlelight where audiences most recently saw her in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Funny Girl! Faith spent 2016-2017 as an Acting Apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre and was last seen on their stage this previous winter in StinkyKids The Musical! Aside from being on stage, Faith loves educating young performers and is a Teaching Artist in the Philadelphia area. Thanks to her friends and family for their constant love and support! faithsacher.com
FRANK SCHIERLOH is elated to be back at Candlelight, working with this extremely hilarious group of performers. Frank has performed regionally with Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, City Theatre Company, and many more. Some favorite roles include: Harry (Barefoot in the Park), John Quincy Adams (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Man 1 (Forbidden Broadway), and Dennis (From White Plains). Many heartfelt thanks to Peter, Cindy, Eric and this wonderful cast and crew; plus my own personal Spider-Man.
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AUDREY SIMMONS recently graduated from The University of the Arts obtaining a BFA in Dance with a minor in Musical Theater. Most recently, Audrey was seen in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels here at Candlelight, and on the understudy team for The Arden Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret. Other credits include: Judy (A Chorus Line), Cassie (A Chorus Line), Graziella (West Side Story), Mama Maddelena (Nine), Cinderella (Cinderella), Mabel und. (The Pirates of Penzance). Additionally, Audrey has participated in many elite dance intensives around the country and abroad including the Paul Taylor Modern Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, BalletX, Joffrey Ballet, and more. Visit www.audreybsimmons.weebly.com for more!
ERIN WALDIE is thrilled to be back on the Candlelight stage. She has most recently been seen in Crazy For You last year. You may have also seen her in Camelot, Hairspray, The Music Man, The Secret Garden, or Spamalot. Favorite roles include: Amneris (AIDA), Lucy Harris (Jekyll & Hyde), and Kathy Seldon (Singing In The Rain). Thanks to Peter and Eric for giving her this opportunity and allowing her to be a part of such a talented cast.
SHAUN YATES is very excited to be making his debut at The Candlelight Theatre. A native Texan, he is currently a company member at Hedgerow Theatre 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. Up next, you can catch Shaun in Evil Dead: The Musical at Bootless Stageworks. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, & Cris; and to you, theatre patron, for keeping the theatre alive. www.shaunyates.com