WHO’S WHO on Beauty And The Beast Production Staff
CINDY ALBERTINI has directed, choreographed and performed in various professional and regional theatres in states from Virginia to Massachusetts for more years than she would like to count. Some highlights from her production career include Jekyll & Hyde, Little Shop of Horrors, The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, and yes Beauty and the Beast. In her former performing life, favorite roles include Eva Peron (Evita), Lina Lamont (Singin’ in the Rain), Fanny Brice (Funny Girl) and Cassie (A Chorus Line). (Although some Candlelight audiences may have recently caught a glimpse of her in their recent production of Fiddler on the Roof as Yente the Matchmaker.) She has also worked as a dance teacher and performance coach to competitive skaters. Cindy offers thanks to the Candlelight family who always make her feel welcome, and to Bob and Max for their hours of assistance. She is extremely grateful for her good fortune in receiving the gifts of an extremely giving and talented cast. And last but certainly not least: to her female production trio, with kudos to both Jody Anderson and Betsy Conner for their collaboration and humor, and mostly their wonderful skills and creativity.
BETSY JANE CONNER is proud to be part of this creative team (this mighty trio of women), and honored to have worked with this incredible cast. Past Candlelight shows include Fiddler on the Roof, Christmas by Candlelight, and The Producers. She has musical directed many shows locally including several years at Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre where she was also stage manager and company manager. National tours: stage management – Fiddler on the Roof (Topol, Harvey Fierstein); company management – On Golden Pond (Tom Bosley and Michael Learned), Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Jesus Christ Superstar, Scarlet Pimpernel, and BLAST. Many thanks to the cast and Bob, Cindy, Jody, and Max. Wishing all a magical holiday season. For my dad.
JODY ANDERSON is thrilled to be back at Candlelight and to work with this awesome all-woman team!! 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 choreographed the West Side Story Suite in collaboration with the Curtis Institute, The Rock School and the Leonard Bernstein Trust at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, and was honored to be nominated for a Philadelphia Theatre Alliance Barrymore Award for her choreography for Candlelight Theatre’s 2007 production of Chicago. Jody also 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 this awesome cast, our wonderful production team (Cindy and Betsy you are the best), her amazing dance captain Devon and all of you for supporting live theatre. Her best production, however, is her beautiful daughter Julia, who is having a blast being Chip in this production…and as always PING!
MIKE CRISTELLA is excited to return to The Candlelight Theatre where he most recently co-designed Barefoot in the Park and 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 unique opportunity and wishes the cast and crew the best of luck!
TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON
TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON is excited to be working with such a talented cast. When not on stage performing, you can find Timothy working away to ensure that all actors have costumes and other character-defining accessories. Past credits have included Hairspray, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Christmas by Candlelight, Gypsy, Camelot, CATS, Seussical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Crazy For You, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bye Bye Birdie, and Steel Magnolias. Many thanks to Avi and Tara for helping tame this beast of a show!
Hair, Wigs, and Make up
CLAYTON STACEY has been makeup and hair designer or assistant for many Candlelight shows including: 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. Most recently, he 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 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.
Production Stage Manager
MAX REDMAN Since joining the Candlelight family in 2014, Max has been involved with 17 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 Barefoot in the Park, Crazy for You, Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, and Christmas By Candlelight 2016. Max was most recently seen on stage at Eagle Theatre in The Shape of Things. Max would like to thank Bob Kelly for his wisdom and guidance, as well as Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Tori for their love and support.