Production Staff

WHO’S WHO on Mamma Mia! Theatre Production Staff

DANN DUNN

Director/Choreographer

DANN DUNN has created and maintained professional works as a Director/Choreographer, Associate, and Dance Captain around the world with Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Winning Artists. Broadway/NYC: Miracle on 34th Street (Madison Square Garden), Sesame Street on Broadway! (MSG), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Symphony Space), First Date (Workshop). National Tours: CATS, The Music Man, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Sesame Street Live!. International: CATS, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, La Traviata. Regional: Walnut Street Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Arden Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, Gulfshore Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Cardinal Stage, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Weathervane Rep, Prather Entertainment, Jenny Wiley Theatre, Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre, Society Hill Playhouse, Resident Theatre Company (Barrymore Nom), Eagle Theatre (Barrymore Nom), Media Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Grand Opera House, Ocean City Theatre Company. Contributing Choreographer: Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Red Cross, Modell, Merck, National Liberty Museum, Circus Circus, Sesame Street Workshop, Macy’s, and The X Games. Dancer: Mariah Carey, Mark Kanemura (Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, So You Think You Can Dance?). Resident/Assistant Director/Choreographer on Duncan Sheik’s Pre-Broadway musical Because of Winn-Dixie (Delaware Theatre Company). TV/Film: Good Morning America, The Today Show, the Emmy Award-winning PA Cardiovascular Health ProjectMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 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. www.DannDunn.com

JULIANNA BABB

Associate Director/Choreographer

JULIANNA BABB is a Philadelphia-based director, choreographer, actor, and theater educator. Originally from New Hampshire, she graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of the Arts. Julianna has choreographed and directed more than 30 productions for theaters in the northeast including Ogunquit Playhouse, Sharon Playhouse, St Joseph’s University, and the Palace Theatre. She also has been seen on the Candlelight stage in Best of Candlelight, Curtains, Spamalot, and Crazy for You. Other regional performing credits include Bristol Riverside Theatre, Media Theatre, and the Prince Theatre. Julianna works as a drama and dance teacher throughout the area with students of all ages!

Julia Kershetsky

Musical Director

JULIA KERSHETSKY (she/her) is excited to return to Candlelight as music director for this amazing cast of humans! She has previously been seen at the barn as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Diana in Lend Me a Tenor, and in the ensemble of Best of Candlelight and Christmas By Candlelight. Julia has also served as a music director at Walnut Street Theatre. Julia has taught private voice lessons since 2011 through her own studio, Starling Voice Studio (where she occasionally has openings for new students). She has also taught vocal performance at the collegiate level since 2015 – for New York University, University of the Arts, and Molloy College’s CAP21 program. She has served as a judge for the Classical Singer Music Vocal Competition since 2020. Julia holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice from Penn State University, a Master of Musical Theatre Performance from New York University, and a post-graduate Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy (also from NYU). In addition, she has taken doctoral courses in Vocology with the NYU Voice Clinic. Many thanks to Dann, Cody, & Bob.

MATTHEW J. KATOR

Lighting Designer

MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in A Christmas Carol by Candlelight, Best of Candlelight, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Beehive: The 60’s Musical, Cabaret, Something’s Afoot (which didn’t get to open), Catch Me If You Can, South Pacific, Lend Me a Tenor, Curtains, Guys and Dolls, 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, colleagues and his ’accomplice’ for their continued support but especially his children for understanding what it means when Daddy has a show. “Look, I made a hat!”

TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON

Costumer

TIMOTHY LAMONT CANNON is excited to be working with this talented group of super troupers. Although he’d prefer to be performing down in Waterloo, you can sometimes find Timothy working away to ensure that everyone has clothes to wear… No Oh! Calcutta! here! Past credits have included A Christmas Carol by CandlelightBest of CandlelightAin’t Misbehavin’, Something’s AfootCatch Me If You CanSouth Pacific, Hairspray, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Christmas by Candlelight, Gypsy, Camelot, CATS, Seussical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Crazy for You, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, Bye Bye Birdie, and Steel Magnolias. Enjoy the show!

Clayton Stacey

Hair, Wigs, and Makeup

CLAYTON STACEY has been makeup and hair designer or assistant for many Candlelight shows including Best of Candlelight, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Beehive: The 60’s Musical, Curtains, Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, Crazy for You, Arsenic and Old Lace, Mame, Driving Miss Daisy and Legally Blonde. He has also designed for WDL’s Into the Woods, City Theatre’s Xanadu and Gypsy, DAST’s Jekyll and Hyde and The Drowsy Chaperone. 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, and was a producer of Candlelight’s Just Drag 14, Queens from the Crypt. He thanks his mother Chlela for her love and support.

Amanda Gilles

Props and Set Dressing

AMANDA GILLIES After 40+ years as stage manager, scenic carpenter, and prop master, Amanda is so thrilled to be back to the treasure hunt, the thinking and creating, and to be back working with the wonderful Candlelight Family. Amanda, owner of Proper Place Organizing, is a professional organizer by daygetorganized@properplacede.com   Her friends and family (and acquaintances) are back to loaning their belongings! 

CODY PALMER

Production Stage Manager

CODY PALMER is thrilled to be back in the booth at Candlelight! Select credits include The Sound of MusicA Few Good MenShrek, Seussical, Mary Poppins (MST), The Music Man (Brandywiners), Brigadoon, She Loves MeGuys and Dolls, South Pacific, Christmas by Candlelight, Best of Candlelight, Christmas Carol by Candlelight (The Candlelight Theatre). He sends his deepest thanks to Dann, Julia, and the rest of the Candlelight team, as well as the incredible cast of Mamma Mia!, for making his first time as PSM so special. This one’s for his mom!