WHO’S WHO on Christmas By Cabdlelight Production Staff
BOB KELLY (Director) Christmas by Candlelight 2019 marks his 31st directorial effort at “the barn.” Past shows include Lend Me a Tenor, Brigadoon (Barny – Best Show), Boeing Boeing (Barny – Best Director), Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof (Barny – Best Director), Driving Miss Daisy, The Producers (Barny – Best Director), Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden (Best Show/Director Broadway World), as well as Christmas by Candlelight (2012, 2013 Barny – Best Show). As an actor, Bob has been seen locally at the Arden, Walnut Street Theatre, 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. TV 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), the mini-series George Washington (Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke) and , most recently husband to Sally Field in the upcoming AMC series Dispatches from Elsewhere. 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), Split (Betty Buckley).
CLINT WILLIAMS currently serves as Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware, where he conducts three choirs, teaches acting, guitar, and produces the plays and musicals. Past-President of the Delaware Music Educators Association and the Delaware American Choral Director’s Association, Clint is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. He also pursued post-graduate studies in opera performance at Temple University. Before teaching at Sanford, Clint spent a decade performing as a professional singer in many operas and oratorios. Among his honors as a singer are second place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and being named a finalist in the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. An accomplished pianist and vocal coach, Clint also enjoys music directing, accompanying, and conducting musicals at Sanford School, with Delaware All-State Theatre, and at professional theatres in the area. Recent musical performances include conducting the world premiere of the ballet Irene with First State Ballet at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, and appearing as the countertenor soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, also at The Grand. Clint is happy to be back at Candlelight after being on extended paternity leave.
JEFF REIM Jeff’s work has been seen in numerous shows including Catch Me If You Can, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Curtains, Brigadoon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Camelot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mame, Nunsense, Steel Magnolias, How to Succeed…, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, CATS, 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 Disney’s 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.
MATTHEW J. KATOR
MATTHEW J. KATOR is thrilled to return to Candlelight where his work was previously seen in 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 and colleagues for their continued support but especially his children for understanding what it means when Daddy has a show. “Look, I made a hat!”
TARA BOWERS This is Tara’s second season with Candlelight Theatre. She loves everything about this theater, mostly the people, the audience, the actors, and the production team here. Bob Kelly has a great thing going! Previously, at Candlelight, her costuming was seen in Lend Me a Tenor, Brigadoon, She Loves Me, Funny Girl, Barefoot in the Park, and Camelot. She also assisted with Sweeney Todd, Christmas by Candlelight, Crazy for You, and Beauty and the Beast. Prior to Candlelight, Tara’s work could be seen at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Delaware Children’s Theatre, and The Everett Theatre. When not designing and sewing she is home with her amazing husband Rick.
Props and Set Dressing
AMANDA GILLIES loves the treasure hunt, creativity and making something out of nothing 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 but be careful if you invite her to your house – she’ll probably ask to borrow something.
Production Stage Manager
MAX REDMAN is happy to be back in the booth for the holiday season! Max has been the PSM at Candlelight for Guy and Dolls, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes…, Boeing Boeing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast, Barefoot in the Park, Christmas by Candlelight (2016), The Music Man, and Sweeney Todd. Onstage credits include: The Candlelight Theatre: Catch Me If You Can (Agent Branton), South Pacific (Commander Harbison), She Loves Me (Sipos), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), Crazy for You (Bela Zangler), Camelot (Sir Dinadan), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble), Mame (Patrick Dennis), How to Succeed…(Mr. Bratt), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik); The Eagle Theatre: The Shape of Things (Adam), Heathers: The Musical (Beleaguered Geek). He will be returning to the stage in January as Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret! Max sends his love to his wife Tori, as well as Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, Adelaide, and Dixie!