Production Staff

WHO’S WHO on She Loves Me Production Staff

RENEE DOBSON

Director/Choreographer

RENEE DOBSON has directed over 100 musicals in professional and educational venues. Some of her favorites include Avenue Q, The Marvelous Wonderettes, I Love a Piano, Forever Plaid (Heritage Theatre Festival In Virginia), Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Carousel, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd (Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia), Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Jesus Christ Superstar (Ohio Northern Summer Theatre). At Candlelight, she directed the 2017 production of Funny Girl. Renee is Associate Professor of Theatre at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a member of Actors Equity Association.

DOUGLASS G. LUTZ

Music Director

DOUGLASS G. LUTZ has conducted over 200 musicals both nationally and internationally. Credits include West Side Story (at The Kennedy Center), premieres of West Side Story in Peru, Brazil, Spain and Belgium. He conducted Philadelphia premieres of Forbidden Broadway, Nunsense, The All Night Strut and Pump Boys & Dinettes. Doug has been nominated for five Barrymore Awards for his music direction of Les Miserables, The King & I, Miss Saigon, Peter Pan and Carousel at Walnut Street Theatre. Doug won the Carbonell Award (Florida Theatre Critics) for Outstanding Music Direction of The Most Happy Fella at The Jupiter Theatre in Florida. Recently, he conducted Jesus Christ Superstar and The Producers at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Jeff Reim

Scenic Designer

JEFF REIM Jeff’s work has been seen in numerous shows including Brigadoon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Camelot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mame, Nunsense, Steel Magnolias, How to Succeed…, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, CATS, Miss Saigon, …Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde, The Producers, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof and many more. Jeff has also served as Musical Director for A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical The Musical, and Grease and as Director for Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Nunsense, and The Music Man. Jeff has also been seen on stage in such roles as Sancho in Man of La Mancha and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. His full-time performing arts career also includes work as a composer/lyricist and commercial film/voice-over actor, among other things. Jeff is a life-long New Jersey resident where he lives with his wife Barbara and sons Benjamin and Adam.

MATTHEW J. KATOR

Lighting Designer

MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in Brigadoon, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. After receiving his BFA in Technical Theatre and Design from Lycoming College, Matthew went on to serve as Technical Director at the New Jersey Ballet, Quinlan Scenic Studios, Showmotion Inc., and spent nine years as Production Manager/Technical Director for Upper Darby Summer Stage/ UDPAC. Currently, Matthew is serving as Department Chair of Theatre at Tower Hill School. He would like to thank his friends, family, students and colleagues for their continued support but especially his children for understanding what it means when Daddy has a show. “Look, I made a hat!”

TARA BOWERS

Costume Design

TARA BOWERS This is Tara’s second season with Candlelight Theatre. She loves everything about this theater, mostly the people, the audience, the actors, and the production team here. Bob Kelly has a great thing going! Previously, at Candlelight, her costuming was seen in Funny Girl, Barefoot in the Park, and Camelot. She also assisted with Sweeney Todd, Christmas by Candlelight, Crazy for You, and Beauty and the Beast. Prior to Candlelight Tara’s work could be seen at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Delaware Children’s Theatre, and The Everett Theatre. When not designing and sewing she is home with her amazing husband Rick. I truly wish our entire Candlelight Family a Peaceful Holiday Season!

Clayton Stacey

Hair, Wigs, and Make up

CLAYTON STACEY has been makeup and hair designer or assistant for many Candlelight shows including: Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, Crazy for You, Arsenic and Old Lace, Mame, Driving Miss Daisy and Legally Blonde. He has also designed for WDL’s Into the Woods, City Theatre’s Xanadu and Gypsy, DAST’s Jekyll and Hyde and The Drowsy Chaperone. As a performer, he has been in Candlelight’s productions of Christmas by Candlelight, Grease (Doody), Fiddler on the Roof (2004 and 2014), Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Barrymore Award-nominated Chicago, to name a few, and was a producer of Candlelight’s Just Drag 14, Queens from the Crypt. He thanks his parents Cameron and Chlela for their love and support.

Amanda Gilles

Props and Set Dressing

AMANDA GILLIES loves the treasure hunt, creativity and making something out of nothing involved in her craft. For 35+ years as stage manager, scenic carpenter, and prop master, she has always said if you saw her on stage something was going wrong! She loves working with the wonderful people at Candlelight but be careful if you invite her to your house – she’ll probably ask to borrow something.