Best Of Candlelight Theatre Cast
JULIANNA BABB is thrilled to be returning to Candlelight! You may have seen her in Curtains, She Loves Me, Crazy for You, or Spamalot. Recent credits include: Crazy For You (Sharon Playhouse), Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Story (Media Theatre), The Producers, Cabaret (Bristol Riverside Theatre). Julianna is the Director of Education at Music Theatre Philly. BFA: UArts. @juliannababb
ROSEMARY BENSON loves being back with the Candlelight family! Favorite roles include Mame (Barny Award), Mrs. Brice (Funny Girl), Mrs. Paroo (Music Man), Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast, Barny Award). A featured vocalist with the Ward Marston Orchestra, the Jim Levendis Orchestra, the Midiri Brothers Sextet; several Italy tours with the Atlantic City Jazz Band; East Coast cabarets include Falling in Love Is Wonderful, from her CD with pianist Ward Marston. A SOVAS award-winning and Audie-nominated narrator by day, most of her 100+ audiobooks are available on Audible/iTunes. www.rosemarybenson.com
DANTE BRATTELLI is thrilled to be making his Candlelight debut with this amazing cast. He was most recently seen as Ren in Moorestown Theater Company’s Footloose. Previous stage credits include: Off Broadway: Comfort Women, Dream Babies (St. Clements Theatre), He Loves Me Not (Davenport Theatre). Regional: Evita (Fulton Theatre), Mamma Mia, Holiday Inn (Walnut Street Theatre), Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), American Idiot (Landis), Newsies, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia (Ocean City Theatre Company), Saturday Night Fever, The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Elf, Beauty and The Beast, A Christmas Story, and Carousel (The Media Theatre). Proud alum of the Lee Strasberg Conservatory in New York. He thanks his family and friends for their enduring love and support. IG: @dantebrattelli website: www.dantebrattelli.com
TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER
Tiffany Dawn Christopher is THRILLED to be part of such an AMAZING show with a STELLAR cast! She was last seen in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Beehive: The 60s Musical here at Candlelight. She’s a graduate of Howard University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre. Audiences may also remember her in The Drowsy Chaperone playing the role of The Drowsy Chaperone here at Candlelight. Theatre credits include: The Color Purple (Shug Avery u/s & Ensemble), Ragtime (Sarah), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, The Odd Couple-Female Version, Anything Goes, and Christmas by Candlelight. Favorite roles include: Memphis the Musical (Felicia Farrell), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), West Side Story (Anita), The King and I (Eliza), and Into the Woods (The Witch – 2001 and 2004). All thanks God for the multiple opportunities to share her talents with the world. Thank you, Bob, Chris, Jodi and Dann, for this opportunity. Special thanks to my Family and Friends for all of their LOVE and SUPPORT! This show and every show is dedicated to my heartbeat, my BEAUTIFUL daughter Harper! Everything I do is for YOU!
ANTHONY CONNELL is proud to be part of Best of Candlelight. He is a graduate of DeSales University. Previous Candlelight credits: Chris (Miss Saigon), George (The Wedding Singer), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Frederick Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein), Dickon (The Secret Garden), Sir Robin (Spamalot), Underling (The Drowsy Chaperone), Eddie Ryan (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?). Other credits include: Hanschen (Spring Awakening-Theatre Horizon), Painter U/S + (Tulipomania-Arden Theatre), Lt. Cable (South Pacific-Broadway Theatre Pitman, NJ), Jean Michel (La Cage- Broadway Theatre Pitman, NJ). A million thanks to the Candlelight patrons and season pass holders who keep Candlelight glowing. Special thanks to my #1 fan- Roberta. I love you!
PHOEBE GAVULA (she/her) is so happy to be back on stage at Candlelight after having such a blast in Beehive earlier this year! Favorite regional credits include Cabaret (Helga/Gorilla) at the Arden Theatre; A Sign of the Times (Female Swing) at Delaware Theatre Company; Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), Evita (Mistress) and Into the Woods (Florinda, u/s Cinderella) at Resident Theatre Company; The Producers (Ensemble) at BCCPA; A Chorus Line (Bebe) and Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl) at Greater Ocean City Theatre Company; Willy Wonka (Mrs. Bucket) and Sleeping Beauty (Queen Marguerite) in OCTC’s TYA series. All the gratitude to everyone who has helped along the way. But especially to her dog, Asparagus. @pheebeegee
TIARA GREENE is thrilled to be returning to the Candlelight stage! Tiara was recently seen here in “Beehive: The 60s musical” and is excited to once again share this stage with a talented cast and crew. Theater credits include: Bonnie and Clyde (Governor/Trish), Annie (Miss Hannigan), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Sister Lee), The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), Memphis (Felicia), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), and Rent (Joanne). Tiara would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support!
VICTORIA HEALY is thrilled to be back onstage revisiting some of her favorite roles! Favorite Candlelight credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Boeing Boeing (Berthe), Hairspray (Penny), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), She Loves Me (Ilona), and Spelling Bee (Olive). Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street and Greetings! (Montgomery Theater); A Little Night Music (CTC). She received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. During the day, she is a middle school Theater teacher at Tower Hill School, coaches sports, cheers for the Phillies, and loves to snuggle with her sweet dog, Dixie, and new puppy, Daisy! “Love the art in you, not you in the art.”
BRYAN JEFFREY is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has training from the GAMP school (music/voice/theory/theatre), UArts (dance/theatre/voice), Morgan State University (voice/theatre), Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Point Breeze Performing Arts (piano), Alvin Ailey Intensive Program, Kimmel Center for the Arts (voice/dance/theatre). He most recently appeared at Candlelight in Ain’t Misbehavin’. A few other credits include: Scarecrow (The Wiz), Angel (Rent), Zodzetrick (Treemonisha), Lionel (It’s a Wonderful Life), Junior Babcock (Mame), Elijah (Elijah), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Wayne/Lil Albert/Tiny Joe (Dreamgirls), Cagelle/Speciality (La Cage Aux Folles), Chino/Jose (West Side Story), Joseph (Black Nativity), Hairspray, Mary Sunshine (Chicago), James “Thunder” Early (Dreamgirls, Helen Hayes Award Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical), Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jaguar Jr (Thunder Knocking on The Door), Snapshots (Dawan; Bryan Logan), Amazing Grace (Tyler), and a few world tours for singing including Germany, Russia, Jamaica, England. 2021 Broadway World Baltimore Performer of the Decade-Winner. He dedicates his performances to Jesus and his Ma, Dr. Dolores L. Daniels. “Be Legendary!! 1Love!”
JULIA KERSHETSKY is excited to be back at Candlelight, recently seen as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Diana in Lend Me a Tenor and Christmas by Candlelight. Her favorite shows regionally include Edith/Lamb u/s (Charlotte’s Web) at the Arden, Evelyn Nesbit (Ragtime) at the Ritz, Helena (Midsummer) at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Terry Randall (Stage Door) with Newtown Arts, Marvel Ann (Psycho Beach Party) at the Adrienne Theatre, and herself in many cabarets. She is the founder/instructor of Starling Voice Studio. Many thanks Bob. Love to Mom, Dad, and Greg. juliakershetsky.com
DAN LUNDE is excited to be in his first production with Candlelight. He would like to thank everyone for such a warm welcome into the family. He got married this year and is thrilled to be performing alongside his wife, Erin. He has degrees in Spanish and Nursing and works as a nurse for Jefferson Health.
LINDSAY MAUCK is excited to be back after the ne’er opened Something’s Afoot. At Candlelight, you’ve seen her onstage in Catch Me If You Can (Carol Strong), Curtains (Georgia), and 50+ others onstage, backstage, and as Musical Director. Regionally she’s appeared on many stages including The Walnut, Arden, Act II, PTC, Mauckingbird, Bucks Co. Center, Eagle, Mazeppa, Ritz, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Co-founder/Managing Director of Philly’s acclaimed Mauckingbird Theatre Company. She is also a Travel Agent – magicplustravel.com/LindsayMauck (Call me!). Much love to her family, her Candlelight family, and to Schmoopie for cooking for her for the last 18 months.
CHRISTOPHER MILLISON is glad to be back performing at The Candlelight Theatre. His last show here was 2017’s Crazy for You, with a handful of shows preceding – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Young Frankenstein, to name a few. He is happy to be a member of such a talented cast and would like to thank the production team for their efforts and dedication. Enjoy the show!
TIMOTHY MOUDY is so very happy to tag along with his fellow castmates on this marvelous adventure. Tim was last seen in Candlelight’s production of Christmas by Candlelight 2019, South Pacific (Professor), Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet), Brigadoon (Archie Beaton), and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre Thibault). “I am extremely honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew you have made this and incredible experience. Thank you kindly.”
CODY PALMER is thrilled to be back onstage at Candlelight with so many friends! Select credits include The Sound of Music, A Few Good Men, Shrek, Seussical, Mary Poppins (Milburn Stone Theatre), The Music Man (Brandywiners), Brigadoon, She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Christmas by Candlelight (The Candlelight Theatre). He sends his thanks to Bob, Dann, Jody, and Max for their hard work and tireless efforts, and the rest of the cast for making this such a fantastic experience! For C.K.
KATHARINA MUÑIZ is excited to be returning to The Candlelight Theatre! Originally from New York City, she is a graduate of Long Island University- Post campus, where she earned her BFA in dance studies/minor in musical theatre. Her favorite regional credits include Cabaret (Frenchie) and Catch Me If You Can (Diane/Ensemble) (both at Candlelight!), Chicago (Hunyak/”Uhuh”) and Newsies (Bowery Beauty/Nun/Newsie). Sending love and thanks to her familia, her friends and her partner Andy. She would like to dedicate her return to the stage to her late dad- Este es para ti, Dad. Instagram: katharinam_
ANDY SPINOSI is a graduate of Rowan University (B.A. in Theatre / M.S. in Teaching Theatre). Credits: Jack Kelly (Newsies)- Broadway Theatre of Pitman); Ensemble/Buddy Understudy (Elf) and Gus (Saturday Night Fever) -The Media Theatre; Detective Carl Hanratty (Catch Me If You Can), Lt. Cable (South Pacific), and Kodaly (She Loves Me) here at Candlelight; Johnnie/ Ensemble (Stairs to the Roof) -EgoPo Classic Theatre; Danny O’Brien (original cast, Kill Me Now) -Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He would like to thank his family, friends, and Katie for their love and support. He dedicates this run to his Dad. @andyspinosi_
GRACE SZCZEPKOWSKI thanks Bob, Dann, and Jody for welcoming her into this celebration of Candlelight! Grace previously appeared in the ensemble of Catch Me If You Can and is so happy to be back. Up next she’ll be at The Media Theatre in Mamma Mia in the ensemble and understudying Tanya. “All my love to Mom and Dad for being my rocks, Joe for being my best friend (and the best fiancé) and our Loki for his cuddles.”
ERIN WALDIE is so excited to be back on the Candlelight stage. She has most recently been seen in Catch Me If You Can. You may have also seen her in The Drowsy Chaperone, Crazy for You, Camelot, Hairspray, The Music Man, The Secret Garden, or Spamalot. She would like to thank her husband, Dan, for agreeing to the busy schedules and quick dinners.