Show Boat

March 22 – April 28, 2018

Passions run high on the mighty Mississippi as the paddle-steamer Cotton Blossom sets sail on a journey into the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk. With its powerful story of loyalty and freedom, Show Boat is a thrilling musical spectacle that features some of the most memorable songs like Ol’ Man River, Goodbye My Lady Love, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, and You Are Love. So hop on board the Cotton Blossom and be swept away by one of the most romantic musicals of all time.

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March 22 – April 28, 2018

Passions run high on the mighty Mississippi as the paddle-steamer Cotton Blossom sets sail on a journey into the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk. With its powerful story of loyalty and freedom, Show Boat is a thrilling musical spectacle that features some of the most memorable songs like Ol’ Man River, Goodbye My Lady Love, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, and You Are Love. So hop on board the Cotton Blossom and be swept away by one of the most romantic musicals of all time.

Mike Brennan

MIKE BRENNAN (Captain Andy) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple! He was last seen here as Doctor Grayburn in Something’s Afoot. National tour: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper). Other regional credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), The Producers (Franz), Annie (Warbucks), Footloose (Cowboy Bob) and Ebenezer (Fezziwig/Christmas Present). Mike would like to thank his friends, family and the staff at Dutch Apple for their endless love and support. Follow him online @mikebrennanjr

Casi Briggs

CASI BRIGGS (Lottie/Ensemble/Ellie Understudy) is excited and grateful to be back at Dutch Apple! Credits include West Side Story (Consuela), Mame (Sally Cato), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), A Christmas Story (Ensemble), Newsies (Bowery Beauty), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Gyspy), Mary Poppins (Katie Nanna/Ensemble), Legally Blonde (Delta Nu) and most recently Oklahoma! (Gertie Cummings). A big shout out to her family and Ryan for their support. Follow her @cas.briggs. Acts 1:8.

Troy Bruchwalski

TROY BRUCHWALSKI (Ravenal) is excited to take part in this production. Recent credits: national tours of Ragtime (Father) and Camelot (King Arthur/Sir Lionel), My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Les Miserables (Javert). Troy was last seen here as Nigel Rancour Something’s Afoot and the title role in Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom. Troy would like to thank his Mom and Dad for their unrelenting support, Prather Productions for the opportunities, and his amazing girlfriend, Kat. www.troybruchwalski.net

Sarah Cammarata

SARAH CAMMARATA (Ellie) is thrilled to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage for Show Boat! She spent much of last year sailing the high seas performing as a lead vocalist with Viking Ocean Cruises. Regionally, Sarah has also performed at Flat Rock Playhouse, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Favorite credits include The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), All Shook Up (Natalie), Evita (Mistress) and Junie B. Jones, The Musical (Junie B. Jones). Sarah earned her BFA in musical theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Endless love and thanks to family, friends, all of Prather Productions and Chris!

Christopher Cody Cooley

CHRISTOPHER CODY COOLEY (Vallon/Ensemble/Captain Andy and Ravenal Understudy) is excited to be at Dutch Apple! He holds a B.A. in acting from Rider University: Westminster College of the Arts. Past credits: Crazy For You, Mamma Mia (Post Playhouse), Show Boat (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Shrek The Musical, 42nd Street, The Fantasticks (Forestburgh Playhouse), Cole (St. Vincent Summer Theatre), The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), Our Town, Metamorphoses (Rider University). Love to friends and family for their support!

Matt Flocco

MATT FLOCCO (Windy/Jake/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut in both Show Boat and Madagascar! Raised in Reading, he now resides in Philadelphia. Credits: Disney Cruise Line, Walnut Street Theatre (Sister Act, Wizard of Oz), Arden Theatre Company (The Light Princess), Candlelight Theater (Funny Girl, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Resident Theatre Company (Patsy in Spamalot), Pitman (Eddie in Funny Girl, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd), Ritz Theatre Company (LeFou in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). Love and many thanks to his parents, friends, Lauren, Brian, JP, Dean, Ford and Ryan. Equity Membership Candidate. mattflocco.com

Kira Galindo

KIRA GALINDO (Julie) is happy to be once again at the Dutch Apple. Some of Kira’s favorite roles have been Tina/Nun in Sister Act, Julie in Show Boat, Rhetta Cupp in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Lexi Richards in Dixie Swim Club, Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, Scurry Dog in How I Became A Pirate and Sally in Burt and Me. Kira has a BA in performance from University of Wyoming. She has toured internationally, opened in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, and performed Off Broadway in New York City. Kira would like to thank all her family, friends, her Prather family, her rocket scientist and her mentor, General. “Third row aisle seat Mom, we’re almost there.”

Shuga Henry

SHUGA HENRY (Queenie) a native of Jamaica, West Indies, is a singer, actress, writer, director, producer and teaching artist. Shuga has a deep-rooted passion for the performing arts and loves sharing her talents with the world. Some of her past credits include Evilene, Glinda and Aunt Em in The Wiz (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Marathon Little Theatre), Effie White in DreamGirls Revue (Jamibeth Productions) and Queenie in Show Boat (Prather Productions). www.shugahenry.com

Katherine Walker Hill

KATHERINE WALKER HILL (Ensemble/Julie and Mrs. O’Brien Understudy) is returning to the Dutch Apple after playing Lettie in Something’s Afoot earlier this year and Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas this past holiday season. Other favorite roles include Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, Sheila in A Chorus Line and aunt to Brock and Madelaine. A Tennessee native, Katherine received her BFA in musical theatre from Webster Conservatory and currently resides in New York City. She would like to give gratitude to God for his amazing grace, Troy for his endless love and support and her parents for taking her to that first audition. Luke 21:19~ Holla!

Stephen Hohendorf

STEPHEN HOHENDORF (Frank) Dutch Apple debut! National tours: The Full Monty, Sesame Street Live!, Pinkalicious and Flight School the Musical. New York: Vital Theatre Company, Manhattan Rep, Grex Group, Mount Caramel Theatre Company. Regional/Summerstock: Mordred in Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Mary Poppins (upcoming) with Arizona Broadway Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Hope Summer Rep, Liberty Theatre and Fort Peck Summer Theatre. A humongous thank you to the amazing team at Dutch Apple and Prather Productions!

Jennifer Hope

JENNIFER HOPE (Parthy) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple! Recent: Something’s Afoot (Tweed), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Martha). She has worked alongside Pavarotti, Jessye Norman, Jason Robards and Stephen Schwartz in a career that has taken her around the world. Favorite credits: Sound of Music (Maria, Elsa, Mother Abbess), Evita (Eva), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Annie (Hannigan), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett) and Man of La Mancha (Aldonza). Jennifer also coaches students on voice and audition technique. Thanks to Prather Productions! www.JenHopeDiva.com

Carin Lagerberg

CARIN LAGERBERG (Magnolia) is so happy to be returning to the Prather family in this iconic show after appearing in My Fair Lady last spring. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Carin is now based in New York City and holds a BFA in musical theatre from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Most recently, she was seen as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins in Ocean City, New Jersey. Thanks to Mom for your immeasurable love and support. In memory of Dad, who loved great music. carinmlagerberg.com

Amy Laviolette

AMY LAVIOLETTE (Ensemble/Magnolia Understudy) is thrilled to perform with Dutch Apple after spending the holidays here in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas! Recent credits: Into the Woods (Cinderella), The Producers, Will Rodger’s Follies, A Chorus Line (Judy Turner) and Chicago (Annie). Love and thanks to her family and friends.

Abigail Lesher

ABIGAIL LESHER (Kim) is excited to make her Dutch Apple debut in the cast of Show Boat! Most recently, she has been seen as an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka Jr. at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. This past December, she spent the month in the Land of Oz as a munchkin in the mainstage show of The Wizard of Oz at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Abbie is a fourth grader at Denver Elementary School. When not on stage, Abbie can be found on the soccer and softball fields, taking voice or piano lessons and making slime! She is so grateful to the production team and cast for giving her this opportunity. Thank you family and friends for all your support!!!

Marc-Anthony Lewis

MARC-ANTHONY LEWIS (Joe) is thrilled to be making his debut performance here at Dutch Apple. He just finished disembarking a recent production of Show Boat at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include Memphis, Ragtime, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Sister Act. He’d like to give thanks to his supportive family, especially his mother. IG: marcc.anthonyy www.MarcAnthonyLewis.com

Jonah M. Martin

JONAH M. MARTIN (Pete/Jim/Ensemble) Originally hailing from Rochester, New York, Jonah is excited to be back at Dutch Apple after being seen in Ring of Fire. Local credits include Horton the Elephant (Seussical), Stanley Sanders (Smoke on the Mountain), Eddie Ryan (Black Patent Leather Shoes), Jeffrey/Lamar (Godspell) and Confederate Captain (The Civil War). Offstage, he continues to enjoy the little things and serving at Lancaster Alliance Church. “A special thank you to the folks, Doc, Wally, David, Dr. Bigley, and my beautiful Danielle, who never let me quit, even now. I love you all.” SDG. facebook.com/kilolima.band

Jaclyn Niven

JACLYN NIVEN (Kim) is very excited to join the Dutch Apple family. Her favorite credits include Old-Time Gospel Hour at Servant Stage Company, Scrooge at Cavod Theatre, The Little Mermaid Jr. at Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Prima Theatre and anytime she gets to sing and dance for an audience. Jaclyn is a dancer, tutor at elementary school, a straight-A student, a budding artist and an orange belt in Okinawa Karate. Jaclyn would like to thank her friends and family for being supportive and encouraging, and Dutch Apple for this opportunity!

Megan Opalinski

MEGAN OPALINSKI (Ensemble/Mrs. O’Brien/Parthy Understudy) is delighted to be back, having just returned from nine months abroad in five countries, on the international tour of Sister Act. Dutch Apple credits include Earth Mother in Menopause the Musical and Alma Hix in The Music Man. National tour: Sister Act. Other favorites NYC/Regional: Les Miserables, Church Basement Ladies, 42nd Street, Rumors, The Sound of Music, Evita, Big River, Footloose, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Urinetown, A Man of No Importance. Many thanks to her ever supportive friends and family and to her “Prather Family”. Namaste. Romans 8:31

Tyler Price

TYLER PRICE (Charlie/Joe Understudy) is very excited to make his Dutch Apple debut! Recent roles include Jim (Big River) and Curtis (Sister Act) with Thingamajig Theatre Company, Jacob (Gloria) with Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Ensemble (Jelly’s Last Jam) with Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler is a proud alum of Northwestern State University (musical theatre 2016) and the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Thanks be to God. B3.

Mychaela Rosario

MYCHAELA ROSARIO (Kim) is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be part of Show Boat! As her Dutch Apple debut, she wishes to thank those who made it possible: God, Lauren and Dean Sobon, Joanne Abrom, Andrea McCormick, all of her dance instructors at Encore Dance Center and her family. Mychaela is in the third grade at St. Leo the Great and has been dancing since she was three and performing since she was five. She recently co-starred in a short film called Pinky Promise (Drexel University). She has enjoyed being part of the Christmas show at American Music Theatre the last two years. She is so excited to be on board a boat on the Mississippi River for the first time!

India Shanelle

INDIA SHANELLE (Ensemble/Queenie Understudy) is thrilled to be a part of Dutch Apple. She is a graduate from The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. She has been in Halfstitched (Ruby Lee), On the Town (Dianna Dream) and Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle). India is from St. Louis, Missouri. Her vocal coaches, Joe Mason and Judith Farris, encouraged her growth as a performer. India would like to thank her mother for her love and support.

Andrew Trotter

ANDREW TROTTER (Ensemble/Backwoodsman/Frank Understudy) is so excited to be making his debut at the Dutch Apple! Andrew is a Chicago native, where he just finished Peter and the Starcatcher as Captain Scott and dance captain. Regional credits include Kiss Me Kate (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Other professional credits include Six Flags Great America and Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. He sends love to his family back home, and Jesus, who gives him strength every day. Enjoy the show!

Eric Waters

ERIC WATERS (Steve/Vallon Understudy) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple after most recently performing in Something’s Afoot and The Cat in the Hat. Regional credits include Mary Poppins (Ensemble, Broadway Palm), South Pacific (Stewpot, The Fireside Theatre), Damn Yankees and Spamalot (Ensemble, Sharon Playhouse). Special thanks to the Prather family, Lauren and Dean Sobon and everyone who has made this show possible. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

Chris Withers

CHRIS WITHERS (Ensemble/Backwoodsman) is thrilled to return to Dutch Apple after appearing as Harry/Ensemble in My Fair Lady last year! National tour: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! (Swing, Dance Captain). Selected New York credits: Pinkalicious (Vital Theatre Company), Benjamin Button the Musical (Fundamental Theatre Project), Molasses in January (Newbury Productions). Regional credits: Life Could Be a Dream (Cortland Repertory), Pinkalicious (Jenny Wiley), Spamalot and 9 to 5 (Riverside Center Theatre), Hairspray (CPS Productions), Les Miserables (Cohoes Music Hall), Grease and Godspell (Virginia Repertory Theatre). BA from Christopher Newport University, AMDA alumnus. To Mom, Dad, Grandma, Brit and Odie!

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