ELVIS: A Musical Revolution

May 26 – June 24, 2023

This bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. Explore pivotal moments from his impoverished childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 Comeback Special and his ascent to be “The King.” A must-see for all Elvis fans!

Rated PG-13

Running Time: 2 HOURS

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ELVIS: A Musical Revolution

May 26 – June 24, 2023

This bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. Explore pivotal moments from his impoverished childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 Comeback Special and his ascent to be “The King.” A must-see for all Elvis fans!

Rated PG-13

Running Time: 2 HOURS

William Draper
William Draper (Elvis) is excited to return to Dutch Apple! Recent graduate of the University of Memphis, where he received his BFA in Theatre Performance. His recent credits include "Elvis" in ELVIS, "Prince Eric" in The Little Mermaid, "Rocky" in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Emmett in Legally Blonde, and Billy Cane in Bright Star. He would like to thank his family, friends, and the company for their immense love and support. Audience Of One.
Carter Geesaman
Carter Geesaman (Jonathan) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple after playing Kid Elvis in Elvis: A Musical Revolution this past June. Carter has also been on stage as Winthrop in The Music Man at Warwick High School, Chief Tui in Moana Jr. at Warwick Middle School, and both Pete the Cat and Pecos Bill at John Beck Elementary School. In 2020, Carter played Young Chilion in the Lancaster Bible College production of Ruth. He has also appeared as Mr. Smee in Peter Pan Jr., Aladdin in Aladdin Jr., Horton the Elephant in Seussical Jr., Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins Jr., and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast Jr. through caps at Creative Pursuits Academy in Lancaster. When not on stage, Carter enjoys spending time with his family, playing with friends, building Legos, playing the trumpet, researching all things Disney, and creating artwork.
Brodie Kennedy
Brodie Kennedy (Little Boy) started his career at the age of 4 doing small roles in television episodes. Most recently, his theatre roles have included Bruce in Matilda Jr. the Musical, Les in Disney's Newsies, Young Charlie in Kinky Boots, Tiny Tim/Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Michael Hobbs in Elf: The Musical, Pugsley in The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy, Kurt von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Kid Elvis in ELVIS: A Musical Revolution. He is so excited to be returning to the stage at Dutch Apple! Brodie would like to thank Lauren Sobon for inviting him to return and his family and friends for all of their support!
Kimberly Abrams
Kimberly Abrams (Marion Kessler/Doris/Gladys US) is a New York based actor thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut! National Tour: Vocalist with Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Off-Broadway: Pinkalicious (Mrs. Pinkerton; Vital Theatre); select regional theatre: Mame (Mame Alternate) at Arizona Broadway Theatre; Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah), Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus US) at the Fireside Theatre (WI); The Most Happy Fella (Cleo), The Kid from Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story (Sylvia Fine) at the Broward Stage Door Theatre (FL). BFA in Musical Theatre, State University of New York at Fredonia. Endless love and gratitude to my mom, sister, and brother! Instagram: @kimabrams. For my Dad.
Derek Alexander
Derek Alexander (Ensemble/Swing) is thrilled to be joining the team at Dutch Apple for ELVIS: A Musical Revolution. He recently finished swinging Jersey Boys as Joe Pesci, Barry, and Hank at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Other recent roles include Brad Majors (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Norman Cornell (The Star-Spangled Girl), and Buster (The Color Purple) at The Roxy Regional Theatre. He earned his Musical Theatre BFA from Western Connecticut State University in May 2022 and furthered his practice with Lindsey Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's 2023 Actor Therapy Winter Intensive. Derek would like to thank his family (Dalton, Elizabeth, and Kelsey) and friends for their love and support.
Justin P. Bendel
Justin Bendel (Bill Black/Jerry/Bass). In high demand as a performer and educator, Justin P. Bendel has become one of Pittsburgh's most sought-after bassists. Equally at home as an orchestral member, pit musician, soloist, and instructor, Mr. Bendel maintains a thriving, successful studio alongside his full-time career as a professional bassist. With 70+ musicals to his credit, he is no stranger to the eclectic music of Broadway. He was most recently asked to reprise the role of Brother Jay (bassist) for the Orpheum Theatre's production of Million Dollar Quartet (National Tour) in Memphis this past summer. Previous engagements as Brother Jay include Hippodrome Theatre (Gainesville), Dutch Apple, and PCLO (Pittsburgh). Most notably with the CLO Cabaret, he played 412 performances of Forever Plaid. In early 2020, Justin has the honor of being the requested bassist to perform for rock drummer and founder of The Police, Steward Copland, for his commissioned world premiere rock opera "Satan's Fall." Throughout his vast career, he has shared the stage with artists ranging from Christopher Parkening, Yo-Yo Man, Andrea Bocelli, The Moody Blues, Al Jarreau, Michael W. Smith, The Eagles, and the legendary Ray Charles to Tom Rocco, Elaine Stritch, and fellow Pittsburgh native Billy Porter. www.jsutinbendel.com.
Becca Goebel
Becca Goebel (Susan Hershey/Pam US) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage for The Full Monty. Other Dutch Apple credits include: Ragtime, Newsies, Elvis, Elf, Saturday Night Fever, and The Little Mermaid. Becca holds a degree in Musical Theater from Temple University. When she is not performing you can find her teaching locally. Website: www.becca-goebel.com
Gregory Holmes Jr.
Gregory Holmes Jr. (Ensemble) is thrilled to be return to Dutch Apple debut! Recent credits include ELVIS: A Musical Revolution at Dutch Apple, Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville at Walnut Street Theatre (Ensemble), Sister Act at Candlelight Theatre (Eddie), The Brother Size at South Camden Theatre Co. (Elegba), Young Frederick Douglas at Beacon Theatre (Young Freddy), Hustle 'til it Hurts at NYC Summer Theatre Festival (Multiple Roles), Godspell at Enon Baptist Church (Judas), Thanksgiving Day Parade (Principal Dancer-Yolanda Adams). Gregory attended Howard University to study Theatre Arts and trained in Dance at Philadelphia Dance Company and Freedom Theatre. He was also chosen to participate in NYU's Musical Theatre Summer Intensive. He is thankful for his ever-supportive family and friends, as well as God from whom his talents and gifts com from. Romans 8:29. IG: @GregoryHolmesJr
Brandon Kallen
Brandon Kallen (Colonel Parker/Music Director). Regional credits include: Mystic Pizza at the Engeman Theater, La Cage at Cygnet, Singin' in the Rain with Candlelight Pavilion, Newsies, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, and Les Misérables with Theatre Royale, Peter Pan and Ragtime with Performance Riverside, and Anne of Green Gables with The Chance Theatre. Brandon graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts and minor in Music from California Lutheran Unviersity, and would like to thank his family, friends, and manager for all of their support.
Johnathon Lee
Johnathon Lee (Rev. Brewster/Jackie Brenston) is a graduate of the University of Memphis with his BFA in Musical Theatre in May. He has performed in places like the Mississippi Delta Blues Tour, opened for The Smithsonian of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, and toured Europe celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. His musical theatre credits include: Swing in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Man 1 in Songs for a New World, Benny in Rent, Leading Player in Pippin, Frank 'N' Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and many mroe. He hope to continue to live and grow as a performer and one day inspire the next to do the same.
Kathleen Macari
Kathleen Macari (Priscilla Presley) is elated to be a part of ELVIS: A Musical Revolution! She has previously worked as Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet and Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, so to go from playing "Elvis's Girlfriend" to his wife is quite a fun progression. Kathleen graduated from Niagara Unviersity with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She currently lives in New York City and performs all around the country on national tours and cruise ships. You can hear her on the Original Cast Album of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas on all streaming platforms. Thank you so much to everyone involved in the show and her family and friends for their support. IG: @kathleenmacari. Website: www.kathleenmacari.com.
Brandon T. Miller
Brandon T. Miller (DJ Fontana/Ronnie/Drums) has been with Prather Productions for 17 years! National tours: A Gentleman's Guide, Beautiful, The Wedding Singer, and Beehive. Favorite regional credits: Jersey Boys, Chicago, On  Your Feet, and Miss Saigon. Brandon is also the Wig Master for Prather Productions and Apex Touring. His wig designs have been seen by audiences all over the world. Enjoy the show! IG: @btmiller22
Josey Miller
Josey Miller (Gladys Presley) is beyond excited to be a part of ELVIS: The Musical Revolution! Early in her acting career, Josey called Lancaster home and worked for various theatres in the area before eventually moving to NYC. For the past 13 years, she has worked at regional theatres and on tours around the country. Select favorite credits include: Donna (Mamma Mia!), Mrs. Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Daisy Hilton (Side Show), Woman 2 (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), Claire (Tokens of Affection), as well as originating roles in the premieres of Seasonal Allergies and Game On! A New Musical (Pittsburgh CLO). Josey is currently obtaining her MFA in Acting at West Virginia University, where she also serves as the Casting Assistant/Assistant to the Artistic Director of West Virginia Public Theatre, which is where ELVIS: A Musical Revolution got its start as a staged reading in 2020 due to their partnership with Broadway Licensing. Endless love and gratitude for the years of support to John, friends, and family. And hey Mom, this one is for you, the biggest Elvis fan I know. @joseymariemiller
Brad Myer
Brad Myer (Younger Brother) is thrilled to return for his third production at Dutch Apple! Brad holds a BFA in Musical Theatre, and recent credits include productions at The Fulton Theatre, American Music Theatre, Prima Theatre, Servant Stage, and more.  Thanks to Lauren, Josh, and the entire Prather team for this opportunity and to his family and friends for their constant support.  John 16:33 IG: @brad.myer
Ceslie Parker-Waller
Ceslie Parker-Waller (Betty/Ensemble) is a Kansas State University Theatre and Dance graduate. Their recent credits include Reinette in When I'm Gone (MOMO), Mrs. Puff in The Spongebob Musical (MOMO), Support Group Leader/Coat Vendor/Mimi US in Rent (Crown Arts Collaborative), and Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wondrettes (Black Hills Playhouse). She sends her gratitude and love to all who have supported their joureny. Now let's rock and roll! Website: ceslieparkerwaller.com
Nolen Petrosky
Nolen Petrosky (Vernon/Ensemble/Guitar/Elvis US) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut. He's previously been seen in the Broadway Palm production of Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo, Tommy Devito US). A few favorite credits include Disney's Newsies (Race, Jack Kelly US), The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Holly), and The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson). A huge thank you to the Prather team, his parents for their support, and of course to Kylee and Callaghan Jax.
Sam Pottinger
Sam Pottinger (Dewey Phillips/Sinatra/Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut in ELVIS: A Musical Revolution this summer. Sam's most recent credits include Richard Bailey/Don US in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's produciton of Kinky Boots and, as his NYC Debut, Jigger in Off-Brand Opera's production of Carousel. Other credits include Melchior (Spring Awakening), Emmett (Legally Blonde), John Brooke (Little Women), and Mr. Carter Smith (John Proctor is the Villain). Sam received his BM in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University and would like to thank his parents, voice teachers, and friends in NYC and OKC for all their love and support.
Damaria Quick
Damaria Quick (Ensemble/Sarah's Friend US) studied Music and Theatre at Lancaster Bible College. Her most current production include: Little Shop of Horrors as Crystal (Waterfront Playhouse Key West), Escape to Margaritaville (Circa ’21), Elvis: A Musical Revolution (Dutch Apple), The Color Purple (Ephrata Performing Arts) as Squeak. She has appeared on For My Man (TV ONE) as Antoinette Frank. Damaria has training in opera, gospel, musical theater, and jazz. She was trained in different acting techniques such as Shakespeare, Meisner, Chekhov, Stanislavski, and method acting. Much of her dance training came from Studio A and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp which she learned hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theater styles, stage combat and modeling. Her special skills include riffing, belting, dialects, and Krav Maga, looking forward to working with more theaters and film productions. Jeremiah 29:11.
Sydney Quildon
Sydney Quildon (Ensemble/Singer with Jackie/Swing) is very excited to be a part of ELVIS: A Musical Revolution at Dutch Apple, making her professional theatre debut! Sydney is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School of Music and Dance at the University of Hartford. Sydney likes to roller-skate and write. She wants to thank her family, teachers, and puppy Rico.
Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts (Scott Moor/Glen/Guitar) is excited to make his Dutch Apple debut! Nathan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Buffalo. His career has taken him across the US and Mexico. Nathan was most recently seen as Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet. Favorite credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Forever Plaid (Smudge), and Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). NathanRobertsNYC.com
Samantha Roche
Samantha Roche (Dixie/Ann Margaret) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut! Recent credits include White Christmas (Judy Haynes), Mamma Mia! (Sophie), The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Fairy), Spongebob (Squidward), Damn Yankees (Lola). She also created and manipulated the puppets for the Bowling For Soup music video "Getting Old Sucks." Special thanks to Wayne Ballet, Kim Russell Voice Studio, and her family for their endless love and support. @samantha.roche
Justin Tepper
Justin Tepper (Benny Southstreet) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage after Newsies. A graduate of Northwestern University, Justin has performed around the world including at Arizona Broadway Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Surflight Theatre, and on the seas with Celebrity Cruises! You can keep up with Justin on Instagram @jtepper95 or at his website JustinATepper.com.

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