Curtains Actors



Lt. Frank Cioffi

TRISTAN HORAN is excited to be back on stage at Candlelight where audiences most recently saw him as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His love of performing started at Upper Darby Summer Stage in the wonderful children’s theatre program. Tristan wants to thank his friends and family for their constant support. Enjoy the performance! 



Niki Harris

KENDYLL YOUNG is excited to make her Candlelight debut! Favorite credits include: Annie (Walnut Street Theatre), West Side Story (Maria, OCTC), The Fantasticks (Luisa, Pitman), Chicago (June, Maples Repertory Theatre), Brigadoon (Jean, Pitman), South Pacific (Maples Repertory Theatre). University: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Spring Awakening (Thea), A Chorus Line (Maggie). Temple made! Many thanks to Peter, Colleen, and the whole team for making this experience a blast; and thanks to my family and Grant for making my life a blasting.



Carmen Bernstein

DONNA DOUGHERTY  has been active in professional and amateur theater for over 40 years and is thrilled to return to Candlelight, having last appeared here as Matron Morton in Chicago over 10 years ago.  A frequent performer and choreographer at Players Club of Swarthmore, Donna’s favorite roles include Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Lola (Damn Yankees) and this role. An attorney by day, Donna also serves as an officer on the board of several non-profits.  For over 36 years Donna has been active with, and is the Resident Choreographer for, the Valley Forge Chorus, the region’s premiere a cappella female competitive chorus. She dedicates this performance to the memory of one of her favorite “show people” of all time, John O’Toole.




LINDSAY MAUCK Is headin’ Thataway into her 40th Candlelight production! Recently Lindsay has appeared as Mrs. Tottendale (Drowsy Chaperone), Patricia Fodor (Crazy for You), and Female Authority Figure (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 – She is also a Travel Agent – (Call me!).  Huge thanks to Peter & Colleen for still wanting to work with me after all these years. Much love to her family on and off-stage; especially Schmoopie. 



Aaron Fox

LJ NORELLI is skipping back on stage for the first time in many, many years.  Currently serving as a factory technician with Cunningham Piano Co., he restores, tunes, and services some of the finest instruments available today.  Favorite roles, from a time gone by, include: Officer Lockstock (Urinetown), Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd), and others with Walnut Street Theatre, Kimmel Center, EgoPo Classic Theater, and Mauckingbird Theatre Company.  Many thanks to Peter and Candlelight for the opportunity!

Nate GoldenBobby Pepper

Nate Golden

Bobby Pepper

NATE GOLDEN is delighted to return to Candlelight after Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Crazy for You (Bobby Child), and How to Succeed….Nate is also a Director/Choreographer and Teaching Artist in Philadelphia working with many of Philly’s theatres. Recently: Fallen Angels – Willy (Mauckingbird), Christmas Carol – Fred/Choreographer (Walnut Street), Christmas Story – Director/Choreographer (PCS Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened…Forum – Associate Director/ Choreographer (Princeton Festival). Up Next: Pinkalicious – Choreographer (Walnut Street), Fly Guy – Director/Choreographer (Walnut Street), Legally Blonde JR – Director/Choreographer (Camp Walnut).

CONNOR MCANDREWSChristopher Belling


Christopher Belling

CONNOR McANDREWS is delighted to be back at Candlelight after almost a year’s hiatus! Favorite Candlelight credits include The Man In Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mr. Ovington in How To Succeed… and Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes. Much love and thanks to Peter, Grant, Colleen, Cindy, this dreamy cast and crew, his family for their love and support, and audiences like you!

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Bambi Bernét

JULIANNA BABB is thrilled to be returning to Candlelight! Audiences may have seen her in She Loves Me, Crazy for YouSpamalot, 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, St. Joseph’s University, Cheltenham High School, and Music Theatre Philly. Thanks Mom!




KATHLEEN BORRELLI  is thrilled to be back at Candlelight! She holds a BFA in musical theatre from the University of the Arts. National tours: MAMMA MIA (Ali), Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (Peter u/s lost boy). Other favorites: Bonnie and Clyde (11th hour) Side Show, Seussical (3D theatrical), Mary Poppins (La Mirada). Huge thanks to Peter and Colleen for this amazing experience! 

Anthony ConnellJohnny Harmon

Anthony Connell

Johnny Harmon

ANTHONY CONNELL is very excited to be a part of this fun show with a great cast and crew. He is a 2011 graduate of DeSales Univeristy. Previous Candlelight credits: Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer),  Leo Bloom (The Producers), Frederick Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein), Dickon (The Secret Garden), Sir Robin (Spamalot), Underling (The Drowsy Chaperone), Eddie Ryan (…Patent Leather Shoes…). Other credits include: Hanshen (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). Special thanks to Max for my ‘stage manager’ lessons.



Oscar Shapiro

CHRIS FITTING is excited to remain on the Candlelight stage. He was last seen as Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls. Other credits include: Georg (She Loves Me), Leo Bloom (The Producers), and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast). Chris is a recent graduate of Temple University, where he studied musical theatre and acting.




KYLE MCLEMORE is really excited to be back at Candlelight.  He was last seen dancing his butt off as North Avenue member Thad in Hairspray. Kyle is an Upper Darby, PA native who received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Theatre from West Chester University of PA. Some notable roles he has played are: Crapshooters/Havana Dancer (Guys and Dolls), Tommy Gaither (Soul Harmony), Reuben (Joseph and the…Dreamcoat), and Mitch Mahoney (Spelling Bee). Kyle would like to thank his cast and production team for a great experience as well as his family and friends for their constant love and support. 

CONNIE PELESHJessica Cranshaw


Jessica Cranshaw

CONNIE PELESH returns to the Candlelight after playing the role of Muriel Eubanks in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last season. Other credits include A Christmas Story (Miss Shields), Curtains (Carmen Bernstein), Chicago (Liz) and The Full Monty (Vicki). Connie is lead vocalist with her big band UpFront directed by her husband, Jeff. She has performed with many Philadelphia-based bands including The Al Raymond Orchestra, The WPEN Big Band, Walter Jay, Walt Wagner, Carmen Vitanza and more.

TAYLOR RESSLERMona/Ensemble/Jessica u/s


Mona/Ensemble/Jessica u/s

TAYLOR RESSLER is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut with such a fun show! Favorite credits include: Jane Eyre (Mary Ingram), The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot), Spring Awakening (Thea), Brigadoon and Oklahoma. Proud graduate of Temple University!  Thank you to Peter, Colleen and Grant for bringing me along for the ride. Congrats to the cast and crew! Excited to be sharing the stage with my partner, LJ, for the first time. Much love to my friends and family for their endless support!



Randy Dexter

JARED ROSENBERG is excited for his second show at the Candlelight Theatre, just coming off of his run with Guys and Dolls. After a year and a half of touring with Norwegian Cruise Line, he’s very happy to have his land legs back and to join this talented cast. A graduate from Temple University, Jared is proud to be back performing under the direction of some of his college mentors once again. Special thanks to his family and friends for their constant support and to his Candlelight family for all of their efforts. This’ll definitely be one tough act to foller!

FAITH SACHERRoberta/Ensemble



FAITH SACHER is happy to be back for another show at Candlelight! You may recognize her from being in She Loves MeThe 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 last spring in Ivy and Bean The Musical! Aside from being on stage, Faith loves working with children and is a middle school math teacher, theatre teaching artist, and private voice teacher in the Philadelphia area. Thanks so much to Peter, Colleen, Grant, and the entire cast and crew for making this crazy show a wonderful experience! She would not be where she is today without her wonderful support system: Mom, Dad, Seth, Grandma, and Billy! 



Daryl Grady

GRANT STRUBLE is thrilled to be performing in his first Candlelight production!  Previous credits include: Bus Stop at Bristol Riverside Theatre (Bo), West Side Story at The Media Theatre (Tony), The Lydie Breeze Trilogy with EgoPo (Jeremiah Grady). Many thanks to Peter for this opportunity and much love to my scene/life partner Kendyll.

CALEB J. TRACYDet. O’Farrell/Ensemble/Johnny u/s


Det. O’Farrell/Ensemble/Johnny u/s

CALEB J. TRACY is delighted to return to the Candlelight stage. After making his debut in the ensemble of Brigadoon, he danced his way into the chorus of Guys and Dolls. He also was recently seen in Limelight Theatre Company’s production of Annie as Bert Healy/FDR. Other recent credits: Ritz Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins (Admiral Boom/Chairman), Limelight Theatre Co.’s James & the Giant Peach (Ladahlord), Ocean City Theatre Company’s Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble). Favorite roles: Peter (The Heidi Chronicles), Greg (A Chorus Line), Flute (Midsummer Night’s Dream). Caleb sends thanks to his amazing parents, his friends, Hannah L’Abri Miller, the Wayne’s, the Enna’s, the production team, and his Candlelight family. @caleb.j.tracy “James 1:17”

SHAUN YATESSidney Bernstein


Sidney Bernstein

SHAUN YATES is very excited to be celebrating his one-year anniversary of working at The Candlelight Theatre, where he most recently played Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. A native Texan, he is currently a company member at Bootless Stageworks 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. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, & Cris; and to you, theatre patron, for keeping the theatre alive.