Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Actors



Becky Bakowski

VICTORIA HEALY is happy to be back in Catholic school with this crazy bunch. Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), Hairspray (Penny), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), …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 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.” Next up: Getting married (for real!)!

Anthony ConnellEddie Ryan

Anthony Connell

Eddie Ryan

ANTHONY CONNELL is thrilled to be working alongside such a charismatic cast and crew in this classic musical. He is a 2011 graduate of DeSales Univeristy. Previous Candlelight credits: Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Frederick (Young Frankenstein), Dickon (The Secret Garden). Other credits include: Hanshcen (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.)  He would like to thank the Holy Savior, St. John Fisher, Cardinal O’Hara, and Saint Francis de Sales for the 16 years of Catholic schooling that prepared him for this role.



Sister Helen

NEENA BOYLE couldn’t be happier to return to Candlelight! She was most recently seen (briefly) in The Drowsy Chaperone (u/s Trix/Gangster 2). Other credits include Steel Magnolias (Truvy), Mame (Cousin Fan), and The Secret Garden. Regional: Dracula (Mina), The Latecomer; an anthology of Poe (Power), and Richard III (Queen Elizabeth) with the Mechanical Theatre at Laurel Hill Cemetery, as well as Clybourne Park (Betsy/Lindsay) at the Stagecrafters Theater and A Moon for the Misbegotten (u/s Josie) at the Walnut Street Theatre. Proud UArts alum. Neena sends endless thanks to Lee, Lindsay, Jody, and the rest of this fantastic team, and, as always, to her favorite bad Catholics: her parents. Love to Billy and Rita. Amen.

EMILY CARBONESwing/Str. Melanie


Swing/Str. Melanie

EMILY CARBONE is excited to make her Candlelight debut this season. Past performances include Starlight Express (Pearl), American Idiot (Heather), and Love and Information (Company). She is currently working towards her BA in Musical Theater at Temple University, where she will next appear as an ensemble member in Side Show.



Nancy Ralansky

SARAH CHEATHAM is delighted to be back at Candlelight this summer where she was most recently seen as Zaneeta in The Music Man. Other theatre credits include: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim), Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike (Nina), Cymbeline (Arviragus); Film/TV: Little Sicily (Sally), LINKED (Amber); Voice Over: BringChange2Mind (Shark). Sarah graduated with a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She would like to thank the talented cast and crew of ‘Shoes‘, Georgeanne Bruzzese at CPM, and most of all her loving and supportive family. In this troubling time, remember Art is healing and God is love.

RENEE GRANTSister Monica Marie


Sister Monica Marie

RENEE GRANT is thrilled to be “back in the habit” for her 4th season with her much-loved Candlelight family in one of her favorite shows.  Renee likes to joke that she has played a nun so much onstage (13 times!) that she is beginning to think she missed her calling!  You might remember her as Mrs. Claus in 2016’s Christmas by Candlelight, Mrs. Upson in Mame, Mrs O’Malley in Funny Girl, or Maude Dunlop in The Music Man.  Some of her other favorite roles in the area include Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Annie (Miss Hannigan), Nunsense 1 & 2 (Sr. Mary Amnesia), Oliver (Nancy), and Sister Act (Sr. Mary Margarita).   Love to all my supportive friends.  This one is for mom.



Sister Lee

TIARA GREENE is grateful to be back on the Candlelight stage! Last seen here as Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone, 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 Lee and the creative team for giving her the opportunity to play the no nonsense Sister Lee. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their continued support.



Virginia Lear

COLLEEN MURPHY is happy to be back at Candlelight!  She was last seen here as Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray and in the ensemble of Beauty and the Beast. She has also worked with The Eagle Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, EgoPo Classic Theatre, New City Stage Company, Ritz Theatre Co. and more. Past credits include Amy (Little Women), Dainty June (Gypsy), Lois/Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate), and April (Company). Love to Knobs, the fam, and friends!



Louie Schlang

ROBERT GENE PELLECHIO is thrilled to be making his debut at The Candlelight Theatre! Favorite roles include Storyboard: The Hobbit (Elvinking/Kili/Others), Dishman Springs (Lil’ Gordy), Storyboard: Treasure Island (Dr. Livesy/Others), Storyboard:The Hound of Baskervilles (Sir Henry Baskerville), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius/Flute), A Christmas Carol (Fred/Various, Mame (Ito), Just a Dream (Walter), Captive (The Doctor), and Run for Your Wife! (Bobby). When not performing, Robert frequently leads the youth creative camps for Hedgerow Theatre School and serves as the Podcast Director for the Philadelphia/New York bi-locational Theatre company Elephant Room Productions, of which he has been a member of since its inception in 2014. See Robert next in Oedipus for Kids, this Autumn with Bootless Stageworks.

Max RedmanProduction Stage Manager, Mike u/s

Max Redman

Production Stage Manager, Mike u/s

MAX REDMAN (Production Stage Manager, Mike u/s) is happy to be back in the stage manager’s booth for this production. Max has been the PSM at Candlelight for Boeing Boeing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and The Beast, Barefoot in the Park, Christmas By Candlelight (2016), The Music Man, and Sweeney Todd. Previous on-stage credits include: Candlelight Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), Crazy for You (Bela Zangler), Camelot (Sir Dinadan), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble), Mame (Patrick Dennis), How to Succeed…(Mr. Bratt), Fiddler On The Roof (Perchik); The Eagle Theatre: The Shape Of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek); BTOP: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes…(Mike). Max sends his love to Tori, Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Dixie!



Felix Lindor

ELIAS RIVERA is excited to be returning to Candlelight This season with another fun and exciting show. Elias is currently a Senior Musical Theater major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Recent credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Candlelight), 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

Ryan RugglesFather O'Reilly

Ryan Ruggles

Father O'Reilly

RYAN RUGGLES is happy to back at Candlelight. Past Candlelight roles are: Panch (… Spelling Bee) and Lancelot (Spamalot).  Other favorite past performances include Pillowman at Haddonfield P&P (Ariel), Lost in Yonkers at Philadelphia P&P (Uncle Louie), and The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Shrek at the Ritz Theatre (Norbert and Big Bad Wolf respectively). Up next: Incorruptible and Into The Woods at the Ritz Theatre.  The following should all mean something to someone: sweet nothings (or whatever) whispered in a friend’s ear; being told not to scare a friend, doing it anyway, and getting scolded; trading Heracross for Chimecho with a friend; which friend is wearing the best shirt; taking a selfie on a friend’s phone when they’re not looking; snogging with a friend in the broom closet; and last, but not least, hot (or cold) bag fries for a friend…always.  He wants to thank his family for all their love and support during the time of this show and for letting go of him just long enough to become Father O.  So much love to M…and of course M&M&W!!



Mike Depki

FRANK SCHIERLOH is filled with joy to be back at Candlelight, working with this rag tag group of “catholics”.  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 Lee, Max, Jody, Lindsay and Bob as well as this wonderful cast and crew; plus my own personal Spider-Man.




ALEXA WILDER is very excited to return to Candlelight! She is a BFA graduate of University of the Arts. She is currently understudying Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre, and has been in Funny Girl at Candlelight, Ragtime at Ritz Theatre Company, and Hair at the Grand Theatre. Thank you to this amazing cast and crew for being so welcoming!



Mary Kenny

CHRISTY WYATT is thrilled to be making her official Candlelight debut alongside this wonderful cast and crew! Last time Christy was on this stage, she was playing Gertrude McFuzz in the Candlelight Summer Intensive production of Seussical (almost ten years ago)! Christy just recently earned her Master’s Degree in Education from The University of Delaware where she studied Autism and Severe Disabilities. Favorite past roles include Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Luisa (The Fantasticks), Cosette (Les Miserables), Little Red (Into the Woods), Mary Phagan (Parade), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Sue Snell (Carrie: The Musical), Liesl (The Sound of Music), and Meg March (Little Women). Much love and thanks to Mom and Dad, Sugar Beet, and the bag of “Trash Fries” that brought us all together on that fateful afternoon!