WHO’S WHO on Guys and Dolls Production Staff
S. LEE LEWIS
S. LEE LEWIS attended Towson University where he studied Theatre and Directing with Esiaba Iriobi and Scott Susong. Select Direction and Design Credits include: Company, Follies, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Fantasticks, Hamlet, Spring Awakening, Dogfight, Oliver!, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, The Wizard of Oz, Amadeus, Nude with Violin, and Annie. Lee has also directed Chess and Sweeney Todd for Penn Singers at UPenn and Do Patent Leather Shoes… at The Candlelight Theatre. He is the founder and artistic director of Showcase on Main, a new theatre company in Elkton, MD where he produced and directed A Coupla Of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, The Weir, and William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic. He directed an industry reading of The Unpredictable Times by Kevin Ray Johnson at The Hudson Theatre on Broadway and took that piece to the Page to Stage festival at The John F. Kennedy Center. His next project will be directing Judy Garland the Musical by Greer Firestone at The Grand.
David T. Snyder
DAVID T. SNYDER is an Actor, Singer, Music Director and Teaching Artist from Ridley Park, PA. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Drama Department. David has performed regularly in the Philadelphia area, including 14 productions at The Candlelight Theatre and understudy roles at The Walnut Street Theatre and the Arden Theatre. He has traveled the globe performing shows in Beijing and Edinburgh. David has music directed with The Candlelight Theatre (Follies in Concert, Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden, Christmas by Candlelight, Camelot), Delaware All-State Theatre, Wilmington Drama League, Abington Friends School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Wolf Performing Arts Center, and The University of the Arts. Enjoy the Show and Tip Your Waiter!
JODY ANDERSON is thrilled to be choreographing the opening show for Candlelight’s 50th anniversary season!! 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, Broadway Theatre of Pitman 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 is a three-time Barny award winner for her choreography for A Chorus Line (2013), Mame (2015), and Beauty and the Beast (2017) and won Broadway.com award for best choreography in 2016 for The Music Man, also here at Candlelight. Jody would like to thank you the audience. With your support, this wonderful theatre has been shining for 50 years!! Her best production, however, is her beautiful daughter Julia…and as always PING!
Jeff’s work has been seen in numerous shows including She Loves Me, Brigadoon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Camelot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mame, Nunsense, Steel Magnolias, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, CATS, Miss Saigon, 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.
Production Stage Manager
MAX REDMAN is happy to be back in the booth for this production! Max has been the PSM at Candlelight for Do Black Patent Leather Shoes…, Boeing Boeing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty & The Beast, Barefoot In The Park, Christmas By Candlelight (2016), The Music Man, and Sweeney Todd. On-stage credits include: Candlelight Theatre: She Loves Me (Sipos), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), Crazy For You (Bela Zangler), Camelot (Sir Dinadan), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble), Mame (Patrick Dennis), How to Succeed…(Mr. Bratt), Fiddler On The Roof (Perchik); The Eagle Theatre: The Shape Of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek). Max sends his love to his wife Tori, as well as Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Dixie!
MATTHEW J. KATOR
MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in 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!”
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.
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.