WHO’S WHO on Christmas by Candlelight Production Staff
BOB KELLY Camelot marks Bob’s 23rd 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 (2013 Barny-Best Show). As an actor, Bob has been seen locally at The Arden, The Walnut Street Theatre, 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: Joe in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split with Betty Buckley, 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).
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!
CHRIS MILLER His credits at Candlelight include Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Full Monty, Christmas by Candlelight, and Forever Plaid. Selected professional credits include: Assassins, Bonnie and Clyde, Heathers, The Civil War, The Addams Family, Spamalot, Hairspray, Moon over Buffalo, The Philadelphia Theater Workshops Spring Playwright Festival, Barnum, Cats, Rent, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Pippin, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He would love to thank his family for their unfettered support! “Art first of all is optical. That’s where the material of our art is: in what our eyes think.” – Paul Cézanne
JEFF REIM 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, 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.
MAX REDMAN is a graduate from the University of Vermont with a BA in theatre performance, but studied various other topics of lighting, scenic, and costume designs to fill out his education. After learning from his predecessor, David McConney, the ins and outs of the Candlelight stage, Max has worked on the following shows as Technical Director of the theatre: Christmas By Candlelight (2016), Hairspray!, The Music Man, and Arsenic and Old Lace. Max would like to thank his family and girlfriend, Tori, for all of their support, and Bob Kelly for his aid and invaluable wisdom.
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 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.
CLAYTON STACEY is an aesthetician and makeup artist at the Sherif Zaki Salon and Spa in Greenville, Delaware and was makeup designer for WDL’s Into the Woods, City Theatre’s Xanadu and Gypsy, DAST’s Jekyll and Hyde and , The Drowsy Chaperone. At Candlelight, he designed wigs and hair for Driving Miss Daisy and Legally Blonde. 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 the producer of Candlelight’s Just Drag 10 and 11. He thanks his parents Cameron and Chlela for their love and support.
Production Stage Manager
VICTORIA HEALY is back in the booth for this classic, for the 7th time. Favorite Candlelight credits: Hairspray (Penny), Spelling Bee (Olive), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), The Odd Couple: Female Version (Olive), How to Succeed…(Smitty). Other favorites: Assassins (Sara Jane Moore, Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street (Ruth), Greetings! (Randy, Montgomery Theater); A Little Night Music (Charlotte, CTC). She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. During the day, you can find her coaching high school sports, performing with the trio A Broad’s Way, and directing shows/teaching drama to enthusiastic children and teens at a variety of local schools. A special thank you to Marie Swajeski, her theater mentor who started it all, thinking of her always – “Love the art in you, not you in the art.”
Assistant Stage Manager
MATTHEW ALLEN Following his acclaimed performance as “Sir Not Appearing In This Show” in last season’s Spamalot, Matthew is thrilled to perform the role of “Sir May Be Appearing” in Camelot. This is Matthew’s 15th show working backstage and he is excited to be working on the new, flat, stage! Matthew is thrilled to be back here in the barn, surrounded by friends who feel like family, and working with his lovely wife, Schmoopie.