NATE GOLDEN is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to step into this role with Dann Dunn and this talented company. Nate is an Actor, Director/Choreographer, and Teaching Artist in Philadelphia. Recent work with Walnut Street (Grease, Christmas Carol), Arden (Passion), Mauckingbird (Sisterhood, Pirates of Penzance), Bristol Riverside (Little Shop of Horrors, Patsy Cline), Media (Hairspray, Christmas Story), Delaware Theatre Company (Sheryl Crow’s DINER), Candlelight (How To Succeed). Nate is also the Artistic Director of Nightcap Cabaret. Many thanks to Dann, Bob and the rest of the CRAZY family. Love to Dave and Fam. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory. www.nategolden.com
MADISON PAIGE BUCK
MADISON PAIGE BUCK Candlelight Theatre debut! Recent graduate from Temple University with BA in Musical Theater. Favorite credits include: Cosette in Les Miserables (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Ensemble in Les Miserables (Fulton Theatre), Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Temple Theaters), Bless the Lord soloist in Godspell (Temple Theaters). So much love to Dann, Mumsie and Popsicle, friends, and the cast for their open arms and undying support!
SUSAN DEWEY is thrilled to be back at Candlelight where audiences saw her last year as Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace. Previously, Susan played Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, Jeannette in The Full Monty and the mother in Bye Bye Birdie. Recently, she had the pleasure of beingin Agnes of God and Suddenly Last Summer at South Camden Theatre. She has performed in many venues around the Delaware Valley. Some of her theatre credits include the inn keeper in The Foreigner and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, the mother in ‘Night Mother and the sister in August: Osage County at the Ritz Theatre and the cook in A Murder Has Been Arranged at Hedgerow Theatre. She can also be seen on the PBS special, “Maple Avenue.” Her favorite role is playing Nana to grandchildren Joey, Rachel and John. Thanks to this wonderful cast and a special thanks to Dann for giving me this opportunity!
KAYLAN WETZEL Kaylan is thrilled to return to the Candlelight stage after playing Velma in last season’s Hairspray. She is a Pittsburgh native who is a graduate of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University with a B.A. inMusical Theatre. Candlelight audiences may remember her in A Chorus Line (Cassie), Damn Yankees (Lola), Footloose (Ariel), Rocky Horror (Magenta), CATS (Bombalurina) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) to name a few. Kaylan has also been seen in Moon Over Buffalo (Roz) at the Ritz Theatre Co., Tommy at the Media Theatre, RENT (Mimi) at Shadow Productions. Broadwayworld. com nominated Kaylan as Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She would like to thank her daughter Olivia for being her biggest inspiration on and off stage, and her mother Tatha for always supporting her.
ANTHONY CONNELL is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular cast and crew. He is a 2011 graduate of DeSales University. Previous Candlelight credits include Miss Saigon (Chris), The Wedding Singer (George), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Chip), The Producers (Leo), Young Frankenstein (Frederick), Sweeney Todd (Toby), and Secret Garden (Dickon). Other credits include Spring Awakening (Hanchsen) at Theatre Horizon, South Pacific (Lt. Cable) and La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Michel) at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Thanks to Da, Mum, Tina and Mike for their unending love and support.
MAX REDMAN is very excited to be back on the Candlelight stage! Max was last seen on stage most recently in Camelot and as well as in last year’s production of Hairspray as Corny Collins. Other credits include: Candlelight Theatre: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble) Mame (Patrick Dennis), How To Succeed In Business…(Mr. Bratt), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Fred), and Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), The Eagle Theatre: Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek), The Ritz Theatre Co.: The Laramie Project (Rulan Stacey, En-semble), BTOP: Do Patent Leather Shoes…(Mike Depki). Thanks as always to Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Tori, love you guys!
KIMBERLY MAXSON is excited to be returning to Candlelight! Credits include: 9 to 5: The Musical (Walnut Street Theatre), Heathers: The Musical (The Eagle Theatre), Side Show, A Christmas Story, Billy Elliot, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly! (The Media Theatre), Hairspray, Young Frankenstein (Candlelight Theatre), Chicago (Maples Repertory Theatre), Macbeth (Temple University). Proudly Temple Made! Love and thanks to my family and friends for their constant support.
TOPHER LAYTON is ecstatic to be in this incredible show, with such a talented and dedicated cast. Past Candlelight credits include: Young Frankenstein, How to Succeed…, Sweeney Todd, Secret Garden, Spamalot, Camelot. You may have also seen him in Billy Elliot and A Christmas Story at The Media Theatre or in Mary Poppins at The Walnut. Favorite roles include: Zanna (Zanna Don’t), George (The Drowsy Chaperone), Lefou and Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast), Ephraim (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). You can see Topher in the upcoming NYMF production of Dorian Gray: The Musical. Thank you, husband Theo, for the love and support.
Patricia Fodor/Music Director
LINDSAY MAUCK is a proud 3-time “Barny” Award Winner- 35 past Candlelight shows including Mame (Gooch), The Full Monty (Vicki), Producers (Ulla), 25th… Spelling Bee (Rona) and CATS (Jennyanydots). Regionally she’s appeared on many stages including Walnut Street, 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 Dann, Bob and everyone at Candlelight, her onstage and offstage family, Lucy, Elvis, and Schmoopie! www.lindsaymauck.com
Michelle Lewin Affleck
MICHELLE LEWIN AFFLECK is so excited to be back at Candlelight dancing in one of her favorite shows with this incredible cast! She was last seen at Candlelight in Monty Python’s Spamalot and as an usherette in The Producers! Michelle’s other recent credits include Elf and Mary Poppins at Walnut Street Theatre, and her favorite roles include Jean in Brigadoon (Parker Playhouse), Princess Penelope in Princess and the Pauper (Actors’ Playhouse), and Louise in Carousel (Lakewood Players). Thanks to Jim, Jimmy, Nicole, and mom for their love and support. And special thanks to Dann and Bob for this opportunity!
JULIANNA BABB is thrilled to be back at Candlelight after appearing in Spamalot and Young Frankenstein. Other recent credits include A Christmas Story (Media Theatre), Ordinary Days, Side Show, She Loves Me, and Legally Blonde (UArts). Next up, she will be directing and choreographing for the Ogunquit Playhouse Jr. Players.
NICOLE CALABRESE is so excited to return to Candlelight after appearing here in the 2012 production of The Wedding Singer. She was recently seen onstage at Resident Theatre Company in their production of Spamalot. Credits include Mary Poppins, 9 to 5 (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Mame, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Hello Dolly!, A Christmas Story (The Media Theatre), Footloose, Catch Me If You Can (The Eagle Theatre), A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show (Bucks County Playhouse). Up next: choreographing the summer children’s theatre program at Ogunquit Playhouse. Thanks to Dann, you’re the best.
ZACHARY DEBEVEC is ecstatic to be returning to The Candlelight Theatre stage. Previous Candlelight credits include: Hairspray, The Music Man, Mame and Legally Blonde. Other favorite credits include: Hairspray (Sketch), The Kinetic Tree Show/PIFA 2016 (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Mark), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug, u/s Demetrius and Flute). Zach would like to thank his friends, family and Chris for their love and support, and Dann for giving him this amazing opportunity. www.zacharydebevec.com
DANIEL IRWIN is excited to be joining the Candlelight crew for the fourth show. As a Colorado native and Emerson College graduate, he is enjoying his second year in the Philadelphia area. He has wedged his way into the Philly theatre scene as Snail (u/s. perf) in A Year With Frog and Toad at The Arden, Mordred in Camelot at Candlelight, and Dennis (u/s) Mauritius at Act II Playhouse. Other memorable roles include Lon in Meet Me in St Louis, Oliver in The Pride, Turner Buckminster in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Moth in Love Labors’ Lost, and Darren in Next Thing You Know. He is always thankful to his ever supportive parents and sister, as well as his amazing roommate and all his Philadelphia friends.
NICOLE LEWIN MARIASH
NICOLE LEWIN MARIASH is thrilled to be tapping her heart out in Crazy for You! Nicole has performed professionally throughout South Florida and the Tri-State area, most recently at the Walnut Street Theatre in A Christmas Story. Favorite shows include A Chorus Line (The Candlelight Theatre), The Producers (The Candlelight Theatre and The Ritz Theatre), The Princess and the Pauper (Actors’ Playhouse), Philadelphia premier of The Jingle Man (Philadelphia Fringe Festival). Thanks to Dann and Bob for this great opportunity! All my love to Fred, Violet, Mom, and Michelle.
Sam, Male Ensemble, Bobby Child u/s
CHRISTOPHER MILLISON is always glad to be part of a show at Candlelight. Patrons last saw him in the ensemble of last year’s Monty Python’s Spamalot! as a tap dancing knight and the gallant rabbit-fighting Sir Bors. This will mark his third time being in Crazy for You, one of his all-time favorite musicals. While not on stage, Christopher can be found working at the Apple store, playing video games, longboarding, or adventuring with his loyal dog Rosie. s/o to his support system – Cindy, Jamie, & Deanna! <3
JENNA ROGALSKI is proud to be back for her third run at Candlelight (previously Brenda in Hairspray and Ethel Toffelmeier in The Music Man)! Philadelphia: The Light Princess (Light Princess u/s, Arden Theatre Co.), The Three Maries (Operator, No Attytude Prod.), Hot N’ Cole (Mauckingbird Theatre Co.). Regional: All Shook Up (Mayor Matilda, Camp Broadway). Emerson Stage: Carousel (Arminy), Two Gentlemen of Verona. Cast member of The Shakespearean Jazz Show, which will be performing with NYMF this summer (other performances include 54 Below, The Cell NYC, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, Outside-The-Box Festival—check us out on Spotify!). Proud alumni of Upper Darby Summer Stage (Velma Von Tussle, Hairspray. Kate Murphey, Titanic). Graduate of Emerson College, MA (BFA Musical Theatre ’14). Shoutout to Ma and Pa, Keb, and Little Debbie.
CHRISTIAN RYAN is delighted to be returning to Candlelight! Past Candlelight credits: Hairspray, How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot. Favorite regional credits: Footloose (Thunder Bay Theatre), Gypsy, Grease, Little Women (Sawmill Theatre), La Cage aux Folles (City Theatre Co.), Brigadoon (Broadway-Pitman), Shrek (Ritz Theatre Co.). Favorite University credits: Women of Lockerbie, Rhinoceros, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet, Alls Well That Ends Well. Graduate – Clarion University BFA Acting. Super big thanks to Dann and everyone involved in this production. Onward!
DEVON SINCLAIR is ecstatic to return to the Candlelight stage after last season’s Hairspray. Recently, Devon played Bobby in Memphis (Ritz Theatre) and has worked with the Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and more. Additionally, Devon works as a Teaching Artist and Choreographer in the Greater Philadelphia region. Devon first learned to tap dance years ago for this show and loves revisiting this timeless masterpiece. Much love to his mother for her support and endless display of heart and strength–Who could ask for anything more? Credits, media, and upcoming info can be found by visiting www.DevonSinclairFields.com!
KRISTEN SMITH is so excited to be doing her first show at The Candlelight Theatre! Credits include: Spamalot (Ensemble, Dance Captain) RTC, Sweet Charity (Ursula March) Mazeppa Productions, Roxey Ballet Company (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Pied Piper, Carmen, Fall of Freddie the leaf, Mowgli, Buffalo Bills Saloon). Thanks to Dann and my family for their constant support! www.kristenmariesmith.com
ERIN WALDIE is excited to be part of this amazing cast of Crazy for You. She has most recently been seen in Camelot. You may have also seen her in Christmas by Candlelight, Hairspray, The Music Man, The Secret Garden, or Spamalot last season. Favorite roles include: Amneris (AIDA), Lucy Harris (Jekyll & Hyde), and Kathy Seldon (Singing in the Rain). Thanks to Dann Dunn for giving her this opportunity. Love and thanks to Peter always.