WHO’S WHO on Brigadoon Production Staff
BOB KELLY Brigadoon marks Bob’s 25th directorial effort here at Candlelight. Past shows include Boeing Boeing, Camelot, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof Line (Barny-Best Director), Driving Miss Daisy, The Producers (Barny- Best Show/Director), Sweeney Todd, and The Secret Garden (Best Director/Best show – BroadwayWorld.com) as well as Christmas by Candlelight (2013 Barny-Best Show). As an actor, Bob has been seen locally at The Arden, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Eagle Theatre, People’s Light, The Arts Bank, and The Annenberg Center. He is fast approaching 200 stage productions as an actor/ director which speaks more to his age than anything else. T.V. credits include: Hack (with David Morse), Homicide: Life on the Street (with Andre Braugher), America’s Most Wanted, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Danny DeVito), Unsolved Mysteries, Political Animals (Sigourney Weaver), and the mini-series George Washington (Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke). Film credits include: Jesus’ Son (with Billy Crudup), The Mighty Macs (Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino), Diary of a City Priest (David Morse), Blair Witch 2, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), and Split (Betty Buckley).
JODY ANDERSON is thrilled to be back at Candlelight after winning the Barny Award for her choreography of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast last year!! As a principal dancer with the Kansas City Ballet for 16 years, Jody had the honor of performing some of the greatest works of the 20th Century. She was also hand -picked by Alvin Ailey to perform as a guest artist with his company The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Jody is currently the ballet mistress at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia. Locally, Jody has choreographed for Candlelight Theatre, Wilmington Drama League, Three Little Bakers, The Brandywiners and the Ritz Theatre. She also created original works for The Kansas City Ballet, Mid-Atlantic Ballet, The Rock School and the Delaware Dance Company. Jody won the 2013 and 2015 Barny award for her choreography for A Chorus Line and Mame, and won Broadway.com award for best choreography in 2016 for The Music Man, also here at Candlelight. Jody would like to thank all of you for supporting live theatre. Her best production, however, is her beautiful daughter Julia …and as always PING!
Vocal Music Direction
BETSY JANE CONNER is honored to have worked with this incredibly talented group of people. Past Candlelight shows include Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof , Christmas by Candlelight, and The Producers. Betsy teaches voice and piano privately and at Delaware Arts Conservatory. National tours: stage management – Fiddler on the Roof (Topol, Harvey Fierstein); Company management – On Golden Pond (Michael Learned, Tom Bosley), Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and BLAST(1st national). Prior to touring, she was stage manager, frequently musical director, and company manager for Weber Prianti Productions at The Three Little Bakers. Heartfelt thanks to the cast and to Bob, Jody, Lindsay and Max. For my parents. Enjoy the magic!
JEFF REIM Jeff’s work has been seen in numerous shows including Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? 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
MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in 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 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.
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.
LISA MILLER CHALLENGER
Wig and Hair Design
LISA MILLER CHALLENGER is an award-winning hairstylist who has studied and trained with the best in the industry for over 20 years. Her work has been published in Delaware Today magazine, Passion on Hair Trends, and many others. She was featured on Fox’s “Ambush Makeover.” She has done hair designs for many local theater productions and is the Artistic Designer and Master Stylist at Sherif Zaki Salon. Love to James, Kayla, and Kaeman.