WHO’S WHO on LEND ME A TENOR Production Staff
BOB KELLY marks his 25th directorial effort here at Candlelight with Lend Me a Tenor. Past shows include Brigadoon (Barny-Best Show), Boeing Boeing (Barny – Best Director), Camelot, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof (Barny – Best Director), Driving Miss Daisy, The Producers (Barny – Best Director), Sweeney Todd, and The Secret Garden as well as Christmas by Candlelight (2012, 2013 Barny – Best Show). As an actor, Bob has been seen locally at the Arden, Walnut Street Theatre, 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. TV 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).
Set Design and Construction
ENVISION PRODUCTIONS is proud to be the scenic design company for The Candlelight Theatre’s production of Lend Me a Tenor. Envision Productions is an all-in-one theatrical set design and construction company located in Sewell, NJ. Envision Productions eliminates those messy crew calls or production week set-fixes, and we are dedicated to providing a high-quality, professional set within your production budget. Working closely with your production staff, we assess the space, understand the budget, and create a timeline to make your concept reality. Envision Productions maintains a large inventory of flats and show-specific set pieces on site, and we are always willing to build your unique set pieces from scratch. Our experienced staff is on-call from the minute we deliver your set pieces until the moment the set leaves, allowing time for those last-minute changes. Whether you have an established theatre program, or are just getting started, Envision Productions is here for your Theatrical Scenery needs!
MATTHEW J. KATOR
MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in Curtains, Guys and Dolls, She Loves Me, 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 is marking her second season at The 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 Curtains, Brigadoon, She Loves Me, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 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.
Wig and Hair Design
CLAYTON STACEY has been makeup and hair designer or assistant for many Candlelight shows including urtains, 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.
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.
Production Stage Manager
VICTORIA HEALY is back in the booth for this door-slamming farce. Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), She Loves Me (Ilona), 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.”