Happy Days

February 24  – April 3 , 2021

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with your favorite characters Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable “king of cool” Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in this fresh new musical based on the classic TV series.

The famed drive-in and number one hangout, Arnold’s, is in danger of demolition; so, the gang teams up with a plan to save it. Return to the days of varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun that will have you and the family rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

Rated PG

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

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Happy Days

February 24  – April 3 , 2021

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with your favorite characters Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable “king of cool” Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in this fresh new musical based on the classic TV series.

The famed drive-in and number one hangout, Arnold’s, is in danger of demolition; so, the gang teams up with a plan to save it. Return to the days of varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun that will have you and the family rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

Rated PG

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Jonathan Acorn

JONATHAN ACORN (Richie Cunningham) is thrilled to be back with Prather Productions! Other favorites include North Shore Music Theatre, the Palace Theatre, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and the world premier production of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College. Be a light. www.JonathanAcorn.com IG: Jonathan.Acorn

Tony Ardolino

Tony Ardolino (Charles “Chachi” Arcola) just returned from the Nickelodeon National Tour of Paw Patrol Live where he originated the role of Ryder. Theater credits: Into the Woods (Jack), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Aladdin (Aladdin), Dora the Explorer Live Tour (Diego) and Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin). Tony has written and directed shows at International theme parks, directed the 15 award-winning short film “Far Far Away” and just finished assistant directing and co-producing the upcoming film “Waking Up Dead” streaming soon. All my love to my Mom and Dad, and my guardian angel, Grandma, watching this performance. Enjoy the Show! @Tony.Cannoli

KIERSTEN BENZING

KIERSTEN BENZING (Female swing) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple! She was recently seen at Broadway Palm as Ali in Mamma Mia!. Favorites: national tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Alice), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Rita), Chicago (Liz), CATS (Cassandra), Anything Goes (Chastity), Junie B. Jones (May), Hairspray (Lou Ann). Thanks to her family and friends for all their support and God for all his blessings. Social Media: @kierstenbenzing

Sam Boyle

SAM BOYLE (Ensemble) is a New York based actor and is super excited to be making his Prather debut in Happy Days. Some Regional credits include: Evita (The Wick), Divas (TLTOTS), Flashdance, Christmas Carol (Palace Theatre), Newsies, Mamma Mia, Evita, SNF, Showboat (ILST), WSS (SRT).

Shannon Conboy

Shannon Conboy (Lori Beth Allen/Calendar Girl) was previously seen at our sister theatre, Broadway Palm in Dames at Sea (Ruby), Sounds of Christmas (Faith), and Guys and Dolls. Other regional credits: Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl) at the ZACH Theatre; Grease (Sandy), at The Firehouse Theatre; West Side Story (Velma) at UFOMT; and A Man of No Importance (Adele) at Brick Road Theatre.

Nick Drivas

Nick Drivas (Ensemble) Regional favorites: West Side Story (Tony), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Disaster! (Chad), Camelot (Lancelot), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor) and Rocky Horror (Brad). He also served as Michael Feinstein’s opening act on the Sinatra Centennial Tour. NickDrivas.com

Nicole Esposito

Nicole Esposito (Ensemble) is a Lancaster, PA native who is no stranger to the Dutch Apple stage! Favorite regional credits include Camelot, Hello, Dolly!, Hairspray, South Pacific. Nicole has also performed at American Music Theatre, and sailed the Atlantic Ocean as a vocalist on Cunard Line’s grand flagship, Queen Mary 2. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance from Muhlenberg College. She is thankful for her family for supporting her dreams. Enjoy the show! www.nicole-esposito.com

Amy Fenicle

Amy Fenicle (Joanie Cunningham) was recently seen at Dutch Apple in Grumpy Old Men! Broadway Palm credits: Sounds of Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Saturday Night Fever, Elf, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. When not performing, Amy works as a substitute teacher. All her love to her family!

Charis Michelle Gullage

Charis Michelle Gullage (Ensemble) Social Media: @CharisMachelle

Michael Corey Hassel

Michael Corey Hassel (Ralph Malph) – Social Media: @_MichaelCorey_

Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at the Dutch Apple and the Taverna! Most recently you may have seen him as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Recent Dutch Apple credits include: Happy Days (Mr. C), Lucky Stiff (Luigi Gaudi), A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig), and Sister Act. Much love to the cast, crew, and creative team, extra love to Shannon. For my mom. Visit his website at: www.frank-hughes.com

Michael Motkowski

Michael Motkowski (Warren “Potsie” Webber) is elated to be making his Prather debut! Michael is a graduate of Wagner College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance. National Tour: Wizard of OZ (Munchkin). Regional: Next to Normal (Henry), West Side Story (Baby John) and Cats (Pouncival).

Danielle Mouch

Danielle Mouch (Pinky Tuscadero) is ecstatic to be making her debut with Prather Productions! Her credits include Kate (The Wild Party), Ensemble/Inga US (Young Frankenstein), Swing (Spring Awakening) and Frenchy (Sweet Charity). She’s done multiple shows with Six Flags and Cedar Fair Entertainment. www.dnycmoochie.com

Jim Moyer

Jim Moyer (Arnold Delvecchio) is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple stage. Having most recently played Danny; many will remember Jim from The Buddy Holly Story and White Christmas. Jim has also performed at Allenberry Playhouse as AC Gilbert in The Man Who Saved Christmas, Servant Stage as Captain Smith in Titanic and many other Central Pa Theaters. Jim was one of the original founders of The Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill and also founded Broadway Classics Theater in Harrisburg and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Jim enjoys spending special family time and hopes to help his two grandchildren to find the love of the theater that has so enlightened his life.

Heather Setzler

Heather Setzler (Donna) returns to the Dutch Apple after first appearing as Marion Cunningham in the musical Happy Days earlier this year. She is based in Wilmington, NC where she worked for 13 years as an executive producer in a local newsroom before pursuing a career in the arts. Regional theatre credits include: Tanya in Mamma Mia (Cape Fear Regional Theatre) and Marge in The Bridges of Madison County (Theatre Raleigh). She is also a voiceover producer and actor with BJS VoiceOver and is obsessed with her cat.

Corey Shorter

Corey Shorter (Ensemble) is making his debut with Prather Productions and is excited to be back on stage. Some regional credits include In The Heights (Usnavi), Kinky Boots (Angel/Lola u/s). National tour credits: Pray The Gay Away (Fairy Gay Father). Check out Cory’s original music which is available on all streaming platforms. He would like to dedicate this production to his Aunt Sheesha!

Asher Van Meter

Asher Van Meter (Male Swing) – is ecstatic to be with Prather Productions in the Happy Days Gang. He is a graduate of NSULA’s Theatre department where he studied Musical Theatre and Dance. Regional Credits: Pepper in Mamma Mia, Mark in A Chorus LineNewsies, The Who’s Tommy, Jekyll and Hyde, and As You Like It.

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