DANN DUNN is thrilled to return to the Candlelight stage in Cabaret after playing the role of the Emcee here in 2005. Broadway/NYC: Miracle on 34th Street, Sesame Street on Broadway! (Madison Square Garden), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Symphony Space). National Tours: CATS, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, Sesame Street Live!, The Music Man. International: CATS, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, La Traviata, Sesame Street Live!. Selected Regional: Walnut Street, Kennedy Center, Bucks County Playhouse, PGLTF, Arden Theatre, Dallas Summer Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Weathervane Rep. Original Cast: Created the role of ‘Tennessee’ in YANK. Workshop: Kander & Ebb’s Life Is. Cast Recording: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Back-Up Dancer: Mariah Carey, Mark Kanemura (Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, So You Think You Can Dance?). Dann was fortunate to join the Fosse legacy by training in the style under Gary Flannery, a principal Fosse dancer (Pippin, Dancin’, All That Jazz), dancing back-up for Chita Rivera, and working beside Debra McWaters, Gary Chryst, and Ann Reinking in preparation for the National and International companies of Chicago. Proud Member, AEA. Instagram: @TheDannDunn
MACKENZIE NEWBURY is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut in her dream role in her all-time favorite show! Some favorite credits include: Fiona (Shrek), Ulla (The Producers), Lois/Bianca (Kiss Me Kate), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), and performing Nellie in South Pacific and the title role Evita. Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from The Catholic University of America. Next up: Queenie in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at Theatre Non-Conforming. Thanks to Bob, Dann and Chris for the opportunity! I dedicate this, my favorite show, to my grandmothers & mother – my three favorite women. www.mackenzie-newbury.com.
MAX REDMAN is very excited to be back on the stage here at Candlelight! Max has been involved in many shows over the past few years but was most recently on stage in Catch Me If You Can as Agent Branton. A few of his favorite Candlelight credits include: Hairspray (Corny Collins), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), Crazy for You (Bela Zangler), She Loves Me (Sipos), How to Succeed…(Mr. Bratt), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), South Pacific (Commander Harrbison). Other credits: Eagle Theatre: The Shape of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek); BTOP: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… (Mike Depki). Max would like to thank Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and of course, his wife Tori and their pup, Dixie, for their love and support!
DONNA DOUGHERTY has been active in professional and amateur theater in the tri-state area for over 40 years and is thrilled to return to the Candlelight stage, last seen as the Broadway producer, Carmen Bernstein, in Curtains. An attorney by day, Donna serves as an officer on the board of several non-profits, including the Players Club of Swarthmore. Donna sings with, and is the Resident Choreographer for, the Valley Forge Chorus, the region’s Sweet Adeline small chorus champions. She dedicates this performance to the memory of her mother who, as Hitler was rising to power, escaped from Czechoslovakia and fled to this country nursing a baby.
EDWARD EMMI last appeared at Candlelight in 2001. Ed is a veteran of over 300 shows, mostly musicals, with groups throughout the tri-state area. Recent roles have included The D’Ysquith Family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Roger Debris in The Producers. He has sung to benefit many organizations including the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, OperaDelaware, Sojourners’ Place, The September 11th Fund, AIDS Delaware, the American Diabetes Association, and the Kennett Symphony Orchestra. When not on stage, Ed is a Senior Employee Relations Specialist for Christiana Care Health System, a cantor at four Catholic churches in Delaware, and a professional wedding and funeral soloist.
SOPHIE JONES is so excited to be back at her home away from home! Audiences most recently saw her as Paula Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can this fall. Favorite credits include: Cinderella (Into the Woods, Resident Theatre Company), Amneris (Aida, Broadway Theatre of Pitman), Sibella (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Ritz Theatre), Fiona (Brigadoon, Candlelight), Kate McGowan (Titanic, Ted Paul Theater). Much love to her family for being so supportive, and to her wenig schatzi, Cody. www.sophie-jones.com @sofathecouch2
KATHARINA MUÑIZ Originally from New York City, Katharina 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 Chi-cago (Hunyak/”uh-uh”), Newsies (Bowery Beauty/Nun/Newsie) Mamma Mia (Ensemble), A Wonderful Life (Dorothy/Lillian), and Dancing Past The Dark with Allegory Dance Theatre. Sending love and thanks to the Spinosi family, her family back home in NYC, her friends and her boyfriend Andy. Instagram: katharinam_
SAM NAGEL is so glad to be back at Candlelight! Previous Candlelight credits include The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Other favorites include Hello Dolly! with Andrea McArdle (Media Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher (The Eagle Theatre), The Producers (BCCPA), and Falsettos (11th Hour Theatre Co.) BFA Musical Theatre, UArts 2012.
KAILA BURRITT is so excited to be working on her second show at the Candlelight! She was last seen on stage in Catch Me If You Can. Kaila is an NYC-based actress and a recent graduate of The University of the Arts with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include American Idiot, Mamma Mia, and Lights, Camera, Action! at Cedar Point Amusement Park! Endless love to cast, crew, family, friends, and CPM Talent Management. Keep up with Kaila at KailaBurritt.com!
ANTHONY CONNELL is proud to be a part of this great cast and crew of Cabaret. He is a 2011 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 (Drowsy Chaperone), Eddie Ryan (Patent Leather Shoes). Other credits include: Hanschen (Spring Awakening-Theatre Horizon), Painter U/S + (Tulipomania-Arden Theatre), Lt. Cable (South Pacific-B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ), Jean Michel (La Cage- B’way Theatre Pitman, NJ.) Love to Da, Mum, Teen, Mikey, and Sprout.
JOE GRASSO is thrilled to be making his Candlelight debut. Past performances for Joe include Adam (Apple Tree), Matthew (Altar Boyz), Ralph (Kiss Me Kate), and Radames (Aida). He would like to thank the production and management staff of Candlelight for this opportunity and their hard work during the process. Joe thanks his family for all their love and support throughout his life. Thank you to the Szczepkowski family for everything. And to my fiancé, Grace, thank you for always being in my corner, and for your endless love. You rock my socks.
COLLIN HABER is excited to be making his Candlelight Theatre debut! Temple University Musical Theatre Class of 2021. Recent Credits include: Sweet Charity, Side Show, and Mamma Mia.
JOE KINNON is back at The Candlelight Theatre after finishing up Catch Me If You Can this past fall! In May 2020, he will receive his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts. Joe would like to thank his family and friends for continuing their support of him and the performing arts. Favorite credits include: The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn) The Ritz Theatre Company; The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble, Robert U/S) The Candlelight Theatre; A Chorus Line (Larry, Bobby and Greg U/S), Legally Blonde (Pforzheimer, Ensemble), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble, Scuttle and Chef Louis U/S) Clear Space Theatre Company. INSTAGRAM: @joekinnon
RYAN LAUER is very happy to be back at Candlelight for his second production of Cabaret. Ryan is a dance fitness instructor and dog walker, with a passion for burlesque performance. Past favorites include Newsies (Buttons), Spamalot (Ensemble) and A Chorus Line (Frank). He is thankful to be a part of a show that still carries an important message. Willkommen!
MIKAELA RADA is so excited to be making her Candlelight debut! She is currently a Senior Dance major and Musical Theatre minor at the University of the Arts and will be graduating May 2020. Her recent credits include: The Wiz at the Ritz theatre, Machinal, Guys and Dolls, and Parade. She wants to thank her family, friends, and boyfriend for coming to all her performances, no matter how far they may be.
LIZ SANFORD is so excited to be making her debut at Candlelight! The North Carolina native has performed around the country with two national tours of Sesame Street Live!, where she originated the role of Maya Monster. She then moved to Philadelphia to open a new puppetry show at Sesame Place Theme Park and most recently puppeteered in a feature-length film, A Fairy Tale After All. Liz has danced with several modern dance companies and performed for two seasons at Six Flags Over Georgia. She holds a BA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
DEIRDRE TREACY is so excited to be back on the Candlelight stage! Previous Candlelight credits include Sue Yaeger (South Pacific) and Maggie Anderson (Brigadoon). Other performances include Mamma Mia (Featured Dancer), Four Seasons (Spring Lead), and The Nutcracker (Spanish Lead). Special thanks to Bob, Dann, Julianna and Chris for all their hard work! Much love to my incredible family! This performance is dedicated to my amazing sister Cara who, as Texas, taught me that inside the Kit Kat Klub life is beautiful.
KAYLAN WETZEL is a proud Pittsburgh native who is a graduate of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University with a degree in Musical Theatre. She was last seen by Candlelight audiences as Irene in Crazy for You and Velma in Hairspray. Some of her favorite roles include: Liza Minnelli (The World’s Greatest Entertainer) at The Grand Opera House, Cassie (A Chorus Line), Lola (Damn Yankees), Ariel (Footloose), Magenta (The Rocky Horror Show), Bombalurina (CATS) and Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors). Favorite role of all time: Mom to Olivia :) She would like to thank her husband Luca for being her rock, and mom Tatha for always supporting her.
KIT KAT KLUB BAND
Upright Bass…..Sam Harasink