Actors

Funny Girl Actors

VICTORIA HEALYFanny

VICTORIA HEALY

Fanny

VICTORIA HEALY is nervous, happy, scared and excited to be playing Fanny Brice with this talented cast and crew!  Favorite Candlelight credits: 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 StreetGreetings! (Montgomery Theatre); A Little Night Music (Charlotte, CTC).   She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She is a full-time theater teacher at Tower Hill School, coaches sports, and sings in the trio A Broad’s Way. Thanks to Renee, Dave, Brett, Tara, and Cindy for all your dedication and hard work and love to Dixie and Max.

PAUL McELWEENick Arnstein

PAUL McELWEE

Nick Arnstein

PAUL McELWEE is so happy to be back at Candlelight, having played King Arthur in this season’s Camelot. Other recent credits include Georges in La Cage aux Folles with City Theatre, Vanya in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike with The Ritz Theatre Company, the Baker in Into the Woods with Limelight Performing Arts Center and the Judge/Osip in The Government Inspector with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium. Next up (November), you can catch him in Honk with LPAC in West Chester, PA. By day, Paul is a Project Manager doing theatre-based intervention work with Public Health Management Corporation.

ROSEMARY BENSONMrs. Brice

ROSEMARY BENSON

Mrs. Brice

ROSEMARY BENSON loves the Candlelight family! Favorite roles include Mame (Barny Award), Mrs. Paroo (The Music Man), Big Mama (Speakeeezy), Miss Mona (Best Little…), Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat), The Girl (Salute to Spike Jones). Former Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year, featured vocalist with the Ward Marston Orchestra, the Jim Levendis Orchestra, the Midiri Brothers Sextet; several Italy  tours with the Atlantic City Jazz Band. Recent cabarets include Falling In Love Is Wonderful, from her CD with pianist Ward Marston. An Audible Best-Selling narrator by day, her 60+ audiobooks are also available on Amazon and iTunes.

BRETT ANDERSONEddie Ryan/Choreographer

BRETT ANDERSON

Eddie Ryan/Choreographer

BRETT ANDERSON has been singing, dancing, and acting like a fool for what feels like an eternity. While he thoroughly enjoys making his friends laugh and doing things purely for his own amusement, there is no feeling quite like being in front of an actual audience who have specifically come to see you perform. Candlelight has been a great place to experience, with very nice people who have all put in a lot of hard work.  It’s kind of like being one of The Muppets; minus the rats and chickens, also nothing blows up. Anywho…..enjoy the show.

Barry GomolkaFlorenz Ziegfeld

Barry Gomolka

Florenz Ziegfeld

BARRY GOMOLKA was last seen at Candlelight as Everett in Crazy For You.  Other shows here include Camelot (Pellinore), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), Mame (Babcock), Arsenic And Old Lace (Harper/Witherspoon), Sweeney Todd (Fogg) and Fiddler On The Roof (Mordcha).  Philadelphia shows include Son Of A Dog (Walnut Street) and Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar And Grille (Plays and Players).  Barry spent many years acting, singing, directing and touring in New York where he was co-founder of the Xavier Company, a Christian touring group.  Favorite shows include Twelfth Night (Malvolio) and No Greater Love (Jesus).

SARAH KATHLEEN ADAMSEmma/Ziegfeld Girl

SARAH KATHLEEN ADAMS

Emma/Ziegfeld Girl

SARAH KATHLEEN ADAMS is excited to be on stage for her first show with Candlelight. Sarah has been involved in all things theater since she was young. In 2013, she was selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts as a Classical Singer and consequently received a medal signed by President Obama himself. Her favorite roles include: The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), The Doll (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), and Miss Gardner (Carrie). Sarah is truly grateful to her entire family, especially her loving, constantly supportive parents, Mike, and Einstein (her dog)!

BRANT CASEYKeeney

BRANT CASEY

Keeney

BRANT CASEY is excited to be back on stage at Candlelight where audiences most recently saw him as M. Lindsay Woolsey in Mame. When not performing in musical theater, Brant can be seen in films (The Upside with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston), television (House of Cards, Homeland, Quantico, Mr. Robot), and commercials (Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Liberty Toyota, Herr’s Chips), just to name a few.  He even played Joe Biden’s rehearsal stand-in at the 2016 Democratic National Convention!  Many thanks to all of my friends and family for their love and support.

ALEXA CEPEDAPolly/Ziegfeld Girl

ALEXA CEPEDA

Polly/Ziegfeld Girl

ALEXA CEPEDA is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut! Audiences most recently saw her in Skippyjon Jones at The Walnut Street Theatre. Thanks to Bob Kelly and Renee Dobson. Love to my familia! Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre // alexacepeda.com

ZACHARY DEBEVECPaul/Ensemble

ZACHARY DEBEVEC

Paul/Ensemble

ZACHARY DEBEVEC is ecstatic to be returning to The Candlelight Theatre stage.  Previous Candlelight credits include: Crazy for You, 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

MATT FLOCCOZiegfeld Tenor, John

MATT FLOCCO

Ziegfeld Tenor, John

MATT FLOCCO is excited to be making his Candlelight debut! After spending three years with Disney Cruise Line, he moved back to Philly in 2016. Philly credits: The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act (Walnut Street Theatre), Barrymore-nominated musicals The Light Princess (Arden Theatre Company) and Spamalot (As Patsy, Resident Theatre Company), Beauty and the Beast (as Lefou, Ritz) and Sweeney Todd (as Pirelli, Pitman). Love to family and friends for their undying support. Many thanks to Renee, Bob, Cindy, Brett, the cast and crew! Next up: back at Candlelight for Beauty and the Beast. Equity Membership Candidate. MattFlocco.com

LINDSAY MAUCKMrs. Meeker

LINDSAY MAUCK

Mrs. Meeker

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 the 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 – Check out HalloQueen this October! Much love to Renee, Bob, Tori and everyone at Candlelight, her onstage and offstage family, Lucy, Elvis, and Schmoopie! www.lindsaymauck.com

RENEE GRANTMrs. O’Malley

RENEE GRANT

Mrs. O’Malley

RENEE GRANT is thrilled to be returning to the stage with her much loved Candlelight family for another season! Y​​ou might remember her as Mrs. Claus in last season’s Christmas by Candlelight, Mrs. Upson in Mame and Maude Dunlop in The Music Man. Some of her favorite roles throughout her theatrical career include  Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Annie (Miss Hannigan),  Nunsense -1 and 2 (Sr. Mary Amnesia), Oliver (Nancy), 25th…  Spelling Bee (Rona)  and Anything Goes (Erma). Much love to her friends and family who support her in everything she does!  It means the world!  Enjoy the show!

TRUDY GRABOYESMrs. Strakosh

TRUDY GRABOYES

Mrs. Strakosh

TRUDY GRABOYES is thrilled to return to Candlelight where she was last seen in Mame (hairdresser, Mrs. Burnside, Vera u/s). Recent shows: RVCs: Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly), The Ritz Theatre:  Addams Family (Granny), Shannondell PACs Gypsy ( Rose). Nominated for both a 2014 Perry award and Broadway World best actress award as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, the musical. Subscribers Choice award at The Ritz for Yente in Fiddler on the Roof. Performed at Walnut Street, Arden, Media, Centre, Hedgerow, Plays and Players, and  New York Dinner Theaters. In TONY AND TINAS’ WEDDING Show for 6 years (Mrs. Vitale). Cabaret singer; cabaret, DUSTPAN DIVA; performed at Don’t Tell Mama, NYC. Trudy’s “day” job – Standardized Patient (hospital actress).

FAITH SACHERBubbles/Ziegfeld Girl

FAITH SACHER

Bubbles/Ziegfeld Girl

FAITH SACHER is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut! Faith spent the last year as an Acting Apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre where she performed in their Mainstage Kids Series productions of Junie B. Jones the Musical (Lucille) and Garfield the Musical (Nermal)! She is a proud Susquehanna University grad! SU theatre credits include: Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Threepenny Opera (Polly), and A Catered Affair (Jane). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Grandma, Seth and her friends and family for their constant love and support! Check out faithsacher.com for more!

LEAH SENSENEYMaude/Ziegfeld Girl

LEAH SENSENEY

Maude/Ziegfeld Girl

LEAH SENSENEY is elated and honored to be making her Candlelight debut! Most recently she appeared as Joanie (Happy Days: A New Musical) at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre. In 2016 she received her BA in Vocal Performance from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Her favorite roles from college include Olivia (Shakespeare in Hollywood), Roberta Victor (Working: The Musical), and Balthasar (Much Ado About Nothing).

AMANDA SPIVACKVera/Ziegfeld Girl

AMANDA SPIVACK

Vera/Ziegfeld Girl

AMANDA SPIVACK is excited to be making her Candlelight debut! Proud UArts grad. Favorite roles include: Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Sister Mary Robert (Sister Act, NJACT Perry award nomination), and Heather (American Idiot). 

MIKE SOKOLOWSKI

Renaldi

MIKE SOKOLOWSKI is making his debut at Candlelight. Past credits include Curtains (Lt. Frank Cioffi), Enter Laughing (David Kolowitz), Is He Dead? (Jean-Francois Millet), and Sweeney Todd (Tobias).

ALEXA WILDERJenny/Ziegfeld Girl

ALEXA WILDER

Jenny/Ziegfeld Girl

ALEXA WILDER is thrilled to be making her Candlelight Theatre debut. Favorite shows include: Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), A Chorus Line (Bebe), and The Threepenny Opera (Mrs. Peachum). Alexa just graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from University of the Arts. Much love and many thanks to her family, friends, and to the entire Candlelight cast and crew!