She Loves Me Actors
NICOLE RENNA is thrilled to make her Candlelight debut in this dream role!! Favorite roles include: Fiona (Brigadoon), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), Sylviane (The Merry Widow), and Christine (Return of the Phantom). She teaches private voice lessons in the greater-Philadelphia area. Special thanks to Renee and Doug for this opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, and Chris. nicolerenna.net
JARED CALHOU is excited to return to the Candlelight stage, where he was most recently seen as Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon. Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) and The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke) Ritz Theatre, Troilus and Cressida (Troilus) Gamut Theatre, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Jordanaire) Bristol Riverside, A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) Walnut Street Theatre, Peter Pan (Captain Hook) Family Stages. Acting BA from Liberty University and former Walnut Street Theatre Acting Apprentice. Much love to my family who has always supported me in the arts. Follow me at Jaredcalhoun.com.
Ensemble, Assoc. Choreographer
JULIANNA BABB is thrilled to be returning to Candlelight! Audiences may have seen her in Crazy for You, Spamalot, or Young Frankenstein. Other favorite credits include The Producers (Bristol Riverside), Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Story (Media), Ordinary Days, and Sideshow (UArts). She has recently choreographed for the Ogunquit Playhouse, the Sharon Playhouse, Cheltenham High School, and Music Theatre Philly. Thanks Mom!
VICTORIA HEALY is tickled to be a part of this delightful show! Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), 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.”
Mr. Keller/George Understudy
MICHAEL KILIANY is excited to be making his debut at Candlelight Theatre! He completed his undergrad at Temple University’s musical theater program. Favorite roles include: Charlie (Merrily We Roll Along) and Moritz (Spring Awakening).
LINDSAY MAUCK hopes you’re “a person who shops in time” as we barrel toward Christmas! Recently at Candlelight, Lindsay has appeared as Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone, Patricia Fodor in Crazy for You, and Female Authority Figure in Hairspray. 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 – check out January’s Fallen Angels. She is also a Travel Agent – magicplustravel.com (Call me!). Much love to her family, her Candlelight family for 11 wonderful years of Christmases, and her husband, Schmoopie.
PAUL McELWEE is thrilled to be back on stage at Candlelight, having portrayed Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl and King Arthur in Camelot last season. Other recent credits include Dan in Next to Normal with St. Joseph’s University Theatre; Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins with the Ritz Theatre Company; Ferdinand in Time Remembered with the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium; Jules/Bob Greenberg in Sunday in the Park with George with City Theatre Company; and Drake/Greylag in Honk with Limelight Performing Arts Center. By day, Paul is a Project Manager for theatre-based community outreach programs with Public Health Management Corporation. Next up, you can catch Paul in several roles in the IRC’s production of Dream Girl in February.
COLLEEN MURPHY is happy to be back at Candlelight for the holiday season! She was last seen here as Virginia in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray. Regional: Arden, Eagle, EgoPo, New City Stage. Love to Knobs, the fam and friends! www.colleen-murphy.com
CODY PALMER is thrilled to be back at Candlelight after appearing in Brigadoon this autumn! Select credits include The Sound of Music (Friedrich von Trapp), A Few Good Men (Lt. Kendrick), and Without a Clue (A.D.). He sends his thanks to Renee and the rest of the team for their hard work and tireless efforts, and to the cast for making this such a wonderful experience. For J.P. & O.P.
MAX REDMAN () is very excited to be a part of this lovely production to finish out the 2018 season! Max has been involved in many shows over the past few years, most recently here at Candlelight in Brigadoon as a part of the ensemble. A few of his favorite Candlelight credits include: Hairspray (Corny Collins), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), Crazy for You (Bela Zangler), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik). Other credits: Eagle Theatre: The Shape of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek); BTOP: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… (Mike Depki). Max would like to thank Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and of course, his wife Tori and Dixie for their love and support!
FAITH SACHER is thrilled to be spending the holidays at Candlelight. You may recognize her from being in The Drowsy Chaperone, 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 past spring in Ivy and Bean The Musical! Aside from being on stage, Faith loves working with children and is a middle school math teacher, teaching artist, and private voice teacher in the Philadelphia area. Thanks so much to Renee, Doug, Bob, and the entire cast and crew for making this a wonderful experience! She would not be where she is today without her wonderful support system: Mom, Dad, Seth, Billy, Jacob, and Alex.
JACOB SCHRIMPF is thrilled to return to The Candlelight Theatre where he just appeared in Brigadoon! Recent highlights include The Diary of Anne Frank (People’s Light), Beauty and the Beast (Media Theatre), Oliver! (Palace Theatre), Mary Poppins, Stinky Kids (Ocean City Theatre Company), Damn Yankees (Scranton Shakespeare Festival). When he isn’t performing, Jacob teaches theatre and instrumental music at the Walnut Street Theatre, Music Theatre Philly, and Mister John’s Music. Jacob was a 2016-2017 Walnut Street Theatre Acting Apprentice and is a proud Notre Dame graduate. Love to Mom, Dad, Benjamin, and Megan.
ANDY SPINOSI is excited to perform at Candlelight for the first time! He is a graduate of Rowan University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts (Acting/Directing) and a M.S. in Teaching Theatre. Previous professional credits include Fred Casely (Chicago), Lewis (Pippin), Michal (The Pillowman), Spike (Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike), Stairs to the Roof (EgoPo Classical Theater) and Kill Me Now: Rowan Edition (Philly Fringe Festival 2014). Next up, you can see him as Jack in Newsies at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. He would like to thank his family, friends, and Katie for their love and support. He dedicates this run to his Dad, who he hopes is watching from the best seat, up above.
MIKE SOKOLOWSKI is glad to be back on stage at The Candlelight Theatre, previously appearing as Renaldi in Funny Girl. Previous credits include Lt. Frank Cioffi (Curtains), Jean-Francois Millet (Is He Dead?), Benny Southstreet (Guys and Dolls), Toby (Sweeney Todd), and David Kolowitz (Enter Laughing).
ALEXA WILDER is very excited to return to Candlelight! She is a BFA graduate of University of the Arts. She recently understudied Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre, and has been in Funny Girl at Candlelight, Ragtime at Ritz Theatre Company, and Evita at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Thank you to the cast and crew and her amazing family and friends!