Production Staff

WHO’S WHO on Barefoot in the Park Production Staff



PAUL L. NOLAN has been working in the lively arts and such since the Nixon administration and he is delighted to be working for the first time at the Candlelight Theatre. Thanks, Bob! His experience includes: acting on stage and for the camera, and directing for the stage and numerous radio productions. Some awards gathering dust in his studio are: two Hollywood Drama Logue Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, a San Diego Press Club Journalism Award for Best Light Feature-Radio, and a Golden Mic Award from the Radio & TV News Association of Southern California. In between rehearsals for Barefoot in the Park, he was working on a new movie – All Square – look for it (probably on Netflix) soon. Paul will be appearing in two shows coming up this season at Lantern Theatre in Philadelphia – The Craftsman and Copenhagen.


Co-Lighting Designer

MIKE CRISTELLA is excited to return to The Candlelight Theatre where he most recently designed Christmas by Candlelight (2016) and Mame. Owner of Live Wire Productions, LLC, Cristella runs this full-service production house that provides event and theatrical production services, equipment rentals, and A/V installation and integration to clients across the country. Live Wire Productions has worked with many charities, business, and talent such as Paula Abdul and the Social Club Misfits. His personal work includes lighting design on shows for artists such as 50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Ice-T, Flo Rida, Kesha and many more. He is an accomplished photographer and can often be found enjoying the summer months at the Jersey shore. Mike thanks Candlelight for yet another a unique opportunity and wishes the cast and crew the best of luck!

Max Redman

PSM, Co-Lighting Designer

MAX REDMAN is delighted to be back in the stage manager’s booth for another show! Since joining the Candlelight family in 2014, Max has been involved with 16 main-stage productions here at The Candlelight Theatre. He was most recently seen on stage as “Bela Zangler” in Crazy For You, “Sir Dinadan” in Camelot, and “Corny Collins” in Hairspray. Past stage management credits at Candlelight include Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, and Christmas By Candlelight 2016. After Barefoot In The Park, Max will be back on stage at The Eagle Theatre in their Fall production of The Shape Of Things. Max would like that thank Bob Kelly for his wisdom and guidance, as well as Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Tori for their love and support.



TARA BOWERS loves it here at Candlelight Theatre working with this amazing team! She loves the entire ART of theater and enjoys sewing, conjuring, and creating costumes. Her recent shows here include Crazy for You, Camelot, The Christmas Show, and Sweeney Todd. Prior to that she costumed at Cab Calloway School of the Arts and Delaware Children’s Theatre. A HUGE thank you goes out to Lisa Challenger for her encouragement to get Tara involved with Candlelight. When Tara is not sewing she loves spending time with her husband

Envision Productions

Set Design and Construction

ENVISION PRODUCTIONS is proud to be the scenic design company for The Candlelight Theatre’s production of Barefoot in the Park. 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!

Amanda Gilles

Props & Set Dressing

AMANDA GILLIES loves the treasure hunt and creativity 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 and credits them with helping to bring life back to her life. She is SO excited about the new space.


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.