WHO’S WHO on Christmas by Candlelight Production Staff
TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON
Cast and Costumer/Designer
TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON (Cast and Costumer/Designer) is excited and thankful to be working with such a great cast and crew. When not on stage performing, you can find Timothy working away to ensure that all the actors have costumes and other character-defining quirks. Past credits have included Cats, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Christmas by Candlelight, Gypsy, Camelot, Seussical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, and Bye Bye Birdie. Merry Christmas!
BOB KELLY (Director) Christmas by Candlelight marks Bob’s 22nd directorial effort here at Candlelight. Past shows include 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 show/Director), Sweeney Todd, and The Secret Garden as well as Christmas by Candlelight (Barny-Best Show). As an actor, Bob has been seen locally at The Arden, The Walnut Street Theater, 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 the soon to be released Split (Betty Buckley).
For 16 years Jenn has taught, choreographed, performed and worked as a Production Associate for Zakarak Productions. She has had the fortune of staging the iconic Radio City Rockettes, the well know “Quick Change Act” of David and Dania from America’s Got Talent and several other well known acts from Las Vegas, Florida and California. Jenn also choreographed the dancers for the Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds DVD Dance Mat national commercial with Zakarak productions. Jennifer has enjoyed extensive dance training for over 20 years alongside some of the top dance teachers in the country. She has worked as a dancer/singer/actor in several top theatrical companies: Holland America Cruise Line, Wolfgang Bosch European Touring company, Vee Corporation and The Walnut Street Theatre. Thank you to the cast and crew for your hardwork and dedication. Special love to my children, Sydney and Joshua, and to my fiance’, Frankie, you’re Special! Mom, Dad and The Minutola’s thank you for everything you do for us. Couldn’t be where we are without you.
David T. Snyder
DAVID T. SNYDER is a native of Ridley Park, PA and a graduate of Syracuse University Department of Drama. Here, at Candlelight, he has performed in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee’), Miss Saigon (John), Annie (FDR/Lt. Ward),CATS (Gus/Bustopher Jones), and Seussical (Horton). He has also had the pleasure of understudying Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (u/s Big Bopper) at the Walnut Street Theatre and Parade (u/s Slaton, Starnes, and Rosser) at the Arden Theatre Company. Dave has additionally lent his talents to The Tooth of Crime (Original Music/Music Director) and The Tempest (Original Music) with Black Box Players, Haunted: A Love Story (Original Music) at The Manhattan Theatre Club, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Another Openin’…and The Secret Garden (Vocal Director) at Candlelight, Ragtime (MD) at Wilmington Drama League, Jekyll and Hyde (MD) with Delaware All-State Theatre, and Cats (MD) with Wolf Performing Arts Center. Love and thanks to my family and Colleen for their unending support. Enjoy the show and Tip Your Waiter!
Jeff’s work has been seen in numerous shows including 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, 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.
MIKE CRISTELLA is excited to return to The Candlelight Theatre where his design work was last seen in Mame. Cristella has recently taken a hiatus from theatre to work with artists such as Jason Alexander from Seinfeld, The Sugar Hill Gang, The Ohio Players, and 50 Cent as they toured in Atlantic City, NJ. His past productions include a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird and Moonlight and Magnolias. Cristella is currently studying Media Management and Television Production at Drexel University and currently lives in Blackwood, NJ. He is an accomplished photographer as well as an avid cyclist. Mike thanks Candlelight for such a unique opportunity and wishes the cast and crew the best of luck!
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.
Production Stage Manager / Technical Director
MAX REDMAN is very happy to be working on Christmas by Candlelight here at Candlelight! He was last up in the booth for The Music Man, and Sweeney Todd. Most recently he was seen here on stage as Corny Collins in Hairspray and earlier this year in the ensemble of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other select acting credits include the regional premier of Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek) at The Eagle Theatre, Mame (Patrick Dennis), Young Frankenstein: The Musical (Ensemble), and Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik). Thank you to Mom, Dad, Tori, and all my friends and family for their continuing support.
Assistant Stage Manager
In 2013, Matthew’s wife (then-fiancée), Lindsay, and their basset hound, Lucy, performed in Christmas by Candlelight. Faced with the prospect of spending weekends during the holiday season alone (again), and knowing that Candlelight was in need of a new assistant stage manager, Matthew joined the tech crew. Three years, and fifteen shows later, he’s still backstage; he’s also been known to make cameo appearances on stage. This holiday season, Matthew wishes for peace on earth and goodwill to all. But if peace on Earth be not granted us in this season of our lives, may you spend your holidays as Matthew will be spending his – surrounded by loving family, great friends, and randomly breaking into song and dance. Much love to Lucy, Elvis, and Schmoopie. Enjoy the show!
Assistant Stage Manager
JESSICA QUINDLEN is excited to be working with Candlelight again after working as the Production Stage Manager for Hairspray. Notable productions include Grease (Sandy), Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Into the Woods (Little Red), White Christmas (Judy Haynes), Young Frankenstein (Inga), Sylvia (Sylvia) and The Penelopiad (Helen of Troy/Maid). Next Jessica will be traveling to New Mexico to star as Heather Chandler in Heathers the Musical. Jessica studied theatre at SUNY Oswego and the British American Dramatic Academy. She would like to thank her family & friends for their constant love & support. www.JessicaQuindlen.com