Carousel Cast

Below is the list of marvelous actors, singers and dancers  We are fortunate to have such a talented group!   Click HERE for more information about the show.  Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

ActorRoleBio
   
Dave SaxeBilly BigelowDave was a professional actor-director at Nittany Theatre at the Barn (Boalsburg, PA) where he serves as Producing Artistic-Director operating one of America’s oldest-barn summer-stock theaters. At the Barn, Dave has directed Always…Patsy Cline, 1776, Calendar Girls, Play Murder, Church Basement Ladies, Looking, and the world-premiere of Mae by TV’s Nashville award-winning songwriter, Shawna Harrington. Under the pen-name “Sterling Sax” Dave serves as the Barn’s playwright-in-residence having penned Betty Crocker, Rock ‘n Roll, and Kinsey, Play Murder, Treasure Island, and the Barn’s upcoming adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Among other plays he’s authored are the musicals Swearing Off Women!, The Royal Gilberts performed at The State Theatre, and the celebrated “Fred Waring Trilogy” of “live radio” performed at the Shawnee Playhouse. His recent Barn acting credits include playing 12 different roles in the zany comedy, Greater Tuna, Ben Gunn in Treasure Island, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, Larry in Company, Gomez Addams in The Addams Family, Floyd in Love, Sex, and the I.R.S., Doug Panch in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Sergeant Trotter in The Mousetrap. Other favorites roles include John Adams in 1776 at PSU’s Pavilion Theatre and Horace in Hello Dolly and Alfred P. Dolittle in My Fair Lady at PSU’s Eisenhower Theatre. While on Fullbright in Europe, Dave also appeared as Father Moynihan in Jenny Kissed Me at the Regensburg Theatre (Germany). Getting his start as an Actors Equity performer in Chicago, in his ‘younger days’ Dave ran the Rogers-Hammerstein gauntlet, performing in Carousel (Billy, Jigger, and Mister Snow), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and Oklahoma (Curley). Other favorite works include Kiss Me Kate (Fred/Petruchio), Sweeny Todd, Camelot, Brigadoon, and The Music Man. As a resident American history-education professor-nut at Penn State, Dave teaches American Heritage and occasional theatre courses.
Mary Jo VitaleJulie JordanMary Jo is no stranger to the folks here in the Villages. She has performed in and around the area for over 10 years and has taken part in numerous charity events and variety shows in addition to her many solo performances. She is affectionately known as “The Sweetheart of the Villages.” Mary Jo and her husband Marc (Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in the Villages) have been married for 15 years and have two beautiful children. She expresses beauty and feeling in her vocal interpretations as well as tremendous musical versatility and limitless positive energy. The Villages is thrilled to call this amazing performer one of their own. Recently, Mary Jo played the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar! and then starred as Eva Peron in EVITA. Last Fall she appeared as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and this past spring starred as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
Dellie SaxeCarrie Pipperidge

Laura Ann (Dellie) is a proud Registered Nurse and  is delighted to make her TV-Savannah Center debut. A professional singer-actor-dancer, Laura has just finished up her third season at Nittany Theatre at the Barn where she appeared in Always Patsy Cline (Louise), the first-ever all-female production of 1776 (John Adams), Betty Crocker, Kinsey, and Rock n’ Roll, The Addams Family (Alice) Company (Joann), Twelve Angry Men ( Juror #3), Calendar Girls ( Annie), Play Murder, Treasure Island, and Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper). An Actors Equity actress from Chicago, where she met hubby Dave, Laura had the opportunity to co-star with Broadway’s Mark Jacoby as Carla in Nine. At the famous Candlelight Playhouse Laura played Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, completed a one-year stint as Grace Farrell in Annie, Sonja in Playing Our Song, among dozens of other musicals. Laura also appeared in an ABC-TV special with Lisa Hartman-Black and worked with the famed Lorne Green (Bonanza). Other favorite roles include Dolly in Hello Dolly, Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Nellie in South Pacific, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Glenda in The Wizard of Oz, Betty Meeks in The Foreigner, and Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap. Laura is also pleased to add her work in the world premieres of Swearing Off Women, The Royal Gilberts, and the celebrated Fred Waring Radio Show series performed at the Shawnee Playhouse in the Poconos.

Tim CaseyDirector
Enoch Snow

Tim grew up in the theater playing his first role in Teahouse of the August Moon at the tender age of 11. Educated at Temple University, he studied as a Theater/ Television major, which led to a 25+year career in corporate television before focusing on technology during the later part of his career. At his prior home in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, Tim performed leads in Deathtrap, as well as Dracula and did some directing. Then he took a 20+ year hiatus from theater to focus on public service, becoming a Councilman and ultimately serving as Mayor.  Since retiring to The Villages, Tim has appeared in Company and in KC Productions of Les Miserables, as the Padre in Man of La Mancha, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Juan Peron in EVITA, played two roles in Sweeney Todd – Judge Turpin and Adolfo Pirell and last spring appeared as Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  Tim also directed KC Productions’s Young Frankenstein, appearing as the Hermit and this summer’s production of 1776 appearing as Edward Ruttledge.  In March he will star as Max Bialystock in VMT’s production of Mel Brooks The Producers.

Becky TownleyNettie Fowler

Becky’s love of singing began as a very young child harmonizing around her grandmother’s piano with her mother and aunts.  She formally sang in front of her first large audience at the age of 8 in Cleveland, OH.  Becky continued to be a soloist in her church and school choirs in Mentor, OH where she grew up.  At the age of 16, she started voice training and traveled with a select “Show Choir.” By the age of eighteen, Becky was singing in community events, weddings, and a Philharmonic Choir in Corning, NY. In her early twenty’s she was a voice major at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. and traveling with their Acapella Choir.  She finished her Masters in Elementary Education at Elmira College, Elmira, NY and taught Primary School for twenty years.  Becky continued her love of music by directing children’s choirs at church and school.  Becky participated in a “Summer Show” group performing a variety of styles of music including Cabarets at Finger Lakes Wineries in NY.  She has had the opportunity to sing with choral groups at Carnegie Hall in NYC twice and has belonged to Community choirs, Gospel groups, a Madrigal Group, and church choirs. She also enjoyed singing weekly at a local restaurant.  In community theater Becky was Golda in Fiddler on the Roof and Maria in Most Happy Fella. Becky has studied voice off and on for over forty years.  Her current singing teacher is renowned tenor Mark Steven Schmidt here in The Villages.  Becky is currently a member of Covenant United Methodist Church Choir. She and her husband Gary moved into The Villages in 2014.  This is Becky’s first theater experience here in The Villages.

Paul YoungJigger Cragin

Paul has been very active singer in a variety of venues, but had not performed in theater prior to coming to The Villages and  appearing in KC Productions Les Miserables as Feuilly and VMT’s Crazy for You as Moose.  He is also involved locally with Bach with a Beat and the Pops Chorus. Paul also enjoys participating in a variety of sports here in The Villages including basketball, pickleball, softball and platform tennis.

Brynn NealMrs. Mullin

Brynn Neal (Mrs. Mullin) Before moving to TV, Brynn, a native of Chicago, lived in and worked out of NYC where she was lucky enough to, not only get her Equity card, but to work in the Off-Broadway musical Trolls and to play Melissa opposite John Davidson in the 1st Nat’l Tour of State Fair.  Other favorite roles include Rose in Gypsy; Eva in Evita;  Rev. Mother, Sister Hubert, & Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense; Mother Abbess in Sound of Music; Frau Blucher in KC Productions Young Frankenstein, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Bloody Mary in VMT’s South Pacific. See Brynn again next March when she takes on the roll of Rizzo in Grease!

Barry CorlewStarkeeper/ Dr. SeldonBarry began his theater career in 4th grade and has never stopped!  While in the U.S. Navy, Barry worked with The Rota Little Theater (Spain). Professionally, Barry has worked with Café Lena Theater Project in Saratoga Springs, NY. and performed with Riverview Productions (NY). He directed Embraceable Me ‘off-off Broadway’ in NYC and was the assistant director and had a featured role in the film The Old Livingston House shot locally in central Florida. His favorite roles include, Henry in The Lion In Winter and Mr. Lundie in Brigadoon. A Villager since 2009, Barry has worked with M&M Productions, VTC, VMT, Lake Miona, Melon Patch, Musicals in Concert (MIC), Smash and is artistic director for Broadway & Beyond Entertainment.  This summer he appeared as  Ben Franklin in KC Productions 1776.
Mia PrescottLouise/ EnsembleMia is a junior at The Villages Charter High School. This is her second time performing in Carousel and has also performed in other Villages productions such as EVITA, The Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof (twice). Mia has also performed as the Witch in The Villages High School’s production of Into the Woods this previous Spring. She has always loved theatre and is going to get her BFA in musical theatre when she goes to college in just under two years. Mia is applying to her top colleges, Carnegie Mellon, NYU Tisch, Julliard, and Penn State and hopes to have a successful career as a performer. She thanks KC Productions for giving her these wonderful experiences and for preparing her for her successes to come.
Dale GagnéMr. Bascome/ Ensemble
Dale has been a Villager since 2005.  He grew up in Michigan, spent 4 1/2 yrs in the Navy settled in Maryland near Washington DC raising 3 daughters .  He sang in the school choir and Navy glee club.  Dale was a competitive Ballroom Dancer for 10 yrs. In The Villages, Dale danced with Music in Motion (MIMO) from 2008-2015 and played the Frankenstein monster in MIMO’s production of Sherry in 2013.  Dale has also danced with Questar.  He appeared in productions of 42nd St., Music Man, Crazy for You, Young Frankenstein, Sweet Charity and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Currently Dale sings with The Villages Pops Chorus.
Janik BuranoskyEnoch Jr.

Janik is 16 years old and lives in Lady Lake. He is a sophomore at the Villages High School and participates in the Musical Theater program as well as Chamber Choir. Janik has been part of productions for the Melon Patch in Leesburg most recently, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He also performed as The Baker in Into the Woods for his spring high school production. He hopes pursue a career in theater.

Gary KressCaptain

Although born and raised in New York City, Gary had no theatrical experience before moving to The Villages.  In 2011, Gary did his first shows, American Bandstand, Honeymoon Italiaand Chicago.  He has also appeared in Promises, Promises, South Pacificand Judgment at Nuremberg.  Outside The Villages he has appeared in The Odd Couple, Arsenic and Old Laceand Sylvia.  Gary served 10 years in the US navy and retired from Verizon in 2008.

Ross WilkinsonPoliceman

Ross is a former newspaper reporter and retired high school English teacher from Lansing, Mi. He has acted in numerous amateur theater productions in Detroit and Lansing before moving to The Villages in 2015. Since then, he has acted in several Villages Theater Company plays, including The Best Man, Judgement at Nuremberg, Run for Your Wife, My Narrator and Dr. Cook’s Garden.

Alejandro Ortega
Carnival Boy

 

Bobbi Steele-MarottaHeavenly Friend

Bobbi brings over 50 years of experience in acting in Community Theater Musical Comedies from MA, MI, NH and the last 10 years right here in the Villages.  Bobbi has starred in major leading roles over the years such as Dolly– Hello Dolly, Adelaide– Guys and Dolls, Nellie– South Pacific, Annie–Annie get your Gun, Marian– Music Man, and Tuptim– King & I.  Other Musical Comedies over the years she’s performed in  include Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Forum, Carousel(3), Music Man(4) Brigadoon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar and Young Frankenstein.  Bobbi was the Co-founder of ‘Arts-In-Motion’ Community Theater Group in North Conway, NH and was instrumental in the formation of their Children’s Summer Theater Camp Program.  She is currently a member of 5 performing arts groups in the Villages.  Bobbi says she is loving every minute of the fun she is having with her “Theater Family/Friends” she has had the honor of making over the last 10 years. Bobbi is very excited about her upcoming role as Marty one of the “Pink Ladies” in KC Production’s upcoming musical Grease in March of 2020.

Susan BartlettEnsemble

Susan arrived in The Villages in 2013 and promptly joined in the fun. She plays a variety of musical instruments in The Villages Pops Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Celebration Brass Band and in pit orchestras for several musicals. Always willing to try something new, acting, singing and dancing were next. After her first role as Hedy Larue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, she was hooked. She has since performed in Young Frankenstein, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, and the Evolution Dance Company. Her hobbies are golf and art.

HC BurichEnsembleHelen Clare (HC) Burich hails from Lexington, KY, but has also lived in New England and Arizona. She has performed solo work and shows in high school and college and numerous benefit concerts. Besides church choirs, she is a member of the Christian Chorus and was previously in the Yale Glee Club,  the York Singers and The Lexington Singers who sang with the Mozart orchestra in Vienna and toured all over Europe. Her theatrical debut in The Villages was in EVITA, SweeneyTodd and more recently, My Fair Lady.
Michele BlubaughEnsembleMichele was an engineering manager in Peoria Illinois before moving to TV in 2014.  She studied voice at Bradley U and Illinois State in addition to her engineering degree. Michele performed in 25 musicals.  Her favorite roles were Laurie in Oklahoma, Wendy in Peter Pan, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Liesel in Sound of Music, Marian in Music Man, Plain Jane Constance Lane in Good News, Fran in High Button Shoes, and Mary Turner in Of the I Sing, plus many others. Her first show in The Villages was in VMTs South Pacific in March.
Susan BradleyEnsembleSusie Bradley began her dancing career when she moved to The Villages and joined The Gemstone Dancers. Loving dance so much that she decided to expand on it by joining other dance groups and taking dance lessons in tap, jazz and ballet. Susan has performed at the Town Squares for the holiday events with The Gemstone Dancers for the past 9 years. She is also a member of Dance Fusion, The Villages Musical Theater and KC Productions. She recently performed in KC Production of EVITA and Caroles By Candlelight, with Dance Fusion in Home for Christmas and All the Way and also in Off Broadway’s show Living the Lifestyle. Susan is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. In the spring she appeared in KC Productions My Fair Lady.
Tom BradleyEnsembleTom began singing and acting in his high school plays in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Later in life he became a member of the performing Scranton Electric City Chorus and Barber Shop Quartet for many years.  After moving to The Villages he joined the Heart of Florida Barber Shop Chorus and performed with them for 2 years.  In the spring he appeared in KC Productions My Fair Lady.
Kathy Chelsey-WilliamsEnsembleKathy Chesley-Williams moved to The Villages in 2013.  Since then she has appeared in numerous musical productions, most notably as Nickie in Sweet Charity.  She is a member of both Evolution Dance and the Music In Motion dance company.  This is her first KC Productions show.
Michelle ConnersEnsemble
Michele has been dancing since the age of three. She was senior soloist with the Central Connecticut Ballet Company. She has performed in numerous musicals and was an actor with Project one Theater Company in NYC. Michele has an associate’s degree from Bennett College in dance and a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in theater. Michele owned and operated her own Studio in New York, Michele’s Studio of Dance & Drama. Michele has performed and competed in ballroom dance around the country for the past ten years.  She now dances with Evolution Dance Company here in The Villages. Carousel is her first musical in The VIllages.
Goody DoustEnsembleGoodie was bitten by the theater bug after trying out for VMT production of Music Man as a passenger in the opening train scene and as part of the chorus and dancer. It lead to chorus and dancing in Crazy For You.  He also participated in Musicals In Concert: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Bratt) and The Pajama Game (Pop). This summer, Goodie appeared as Lewis Morris in KC Productions 1776.
Donna DohertyEnsembleDonna is an alumni of the world renowned “Fame” School of the Arts in NYC. She also has the title of Colorado’s Best Voice. At age 10, she was chosen for a lead in the Broadway production, Here’s Love.    Donna studied voice with Gian Carlo Menotti and as well as others at Juilliard.  Donna has been teaching dancing and singing for decades in Colorado, where she met and married her current husband of 25 years.  While previously married to the head of the Air Force Academy band, Blue Steel, Donna became the sole vocalist for the variety band, Firebird and opened for The Drifters and The Diamonds. Donna’s sung with Tony winner, Ben Harney, Grammy winner, Janis Ian, Neva Small, Grammy winner, jazz flautist, Dave Valentin and was a guest singer for Motown The Musical in Denver, Colorado. Moved here in 2017, signing for her house the day before Hurricane Irma!  Donna now regularly entertains in the The Villages for charity, Holiday showcases, private Villages clubs and House Parties!  Last spring, Donna appeared in KC Productions My Fair Lady.
Jo Gagné
EnsembleJo realized her dreams of dancing and singing when she moved to The Villages in 2003, after teaching math for many years in the Pittsburgh area.  She has performed in many musicals, her most notable rolls being Gladys in Pajama Game, and Tessie Taura the Stripper in Gypsy.  With KC Productions, she has appeared in 5 musicals, including A Chorus Line and My Fair Lady.  Jo has been a dancer with Music In Motion since it began, danced with the Orlando Magic Silver Stars, and sang with a Doowop group for more than 10 years.  She is currently a member of The Villages Pops Chorus.
Howard KirschenbaumEnsembleHoward moved to The Villages in 2006 with his wife Sue. He has appeared in many shows in South Florida and in The Villages. including Man of La Mancha, EVITA, Jesus Christ SuperstarMy Fair Lady and 1776.  Some of his previous roles include Babet in Les Miserable, Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Search for the Temple of Shalom at Temple Shalom, as Alf Scrag in Little Abner at Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., The Scare Crow in a Halloween show in Weston, Fl.
Dave KuntzEnsemble

Dave has sung and played guitar and bass in choirs most of his life. In 2014 he began acting in a community theater in Vermont in The Odd Couple, He also appeared in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Much Ado about Nothing.   He moved to the Villages in 2017 and has been in numerous VTC productions as well as Acting Out production. Most recently he appeared in VMT’s production of South Pacific.

Judith MaguireEnsemble
Judith was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota and has been involved in some type of dance most of her life. Soon after moving to the villages in 2011 Judy joined the newly formed Villages Gemstones Dancers and has choreographed several dances for them. Judy was selected to be a dancer in Questar productions in 2016. She is currently a performing member of Evolution Dance. Judy was a dancer in EVITA and My Fair Lady.
Janet MaloneyEnsemble

Janet is a National Credit Manager from upstate New York Lady who moved to The Villages 17 years ago . Her theatrical credentials are extensive at both the professional and charitable levels. Her performances include Church on The Square, all 3 Village Squares, The Savannah Center and other Village Entertainment venues along with neighboring communities. She has had character roles in numerous Villages musical productions such as Annie Get Your Gun, How To Succeed in Business, 42nd Street (Adelaide),White Christmas, Music Man, Crazy for You (Mother), Starry 2,3,4,5 and 8, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady and numerous other book and non-book productions. Janet has also served as Musical Director for 7 years for 2 Villages Production Companies. She golfs (so-so, she says) and works on charitable contributions for Haven House

Gay McCantsEnsemble
Gay moved to The Villages after a career as a Medical Marketing Rep, with limited theatrical experience. Before coming to The Villages, she played Amnesia in Nunsense. Gay’s first big role here, was Olivia Newton John’s character, Sandy, in Grease. The following are just a few more productions with Gay singing, dancing, acting or performing all three:  The Betty Gantz Show; Broadway Bound Players; The Villages Musical Company; Church on the Square; Questar;  KC Productions, and, Music in Motion.  Gay portrayed many characters, such as: Dolly Parton, Theresa Brewer, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Mandrell and many others. Gay also wrote the lyrics to several songs at age 15, owns the copyrights, and recorded two.
Bill McGauheyEnsembleThis is Bill’s second theatrical production since moving to The Villages two years ago. He has kept busy singing in the Villages Pops Chorus, the Pops Chorus Folk Singers, the Village Voices and Brothers in Song. Bill has a rich and varied musical background, traveling internationally and covering everything from network television to a Presidential Inaugural. Bill has enjoyed many roles over the years including Tommy in Brigadoon, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Ewart Dunlop in the Music Man, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore and Giuseppe in The Gondoliers.  This summer he appeared as Robert Livingston in 1776.
Dave NewellEnsembleDave’s acting career began with him playing King Alfonso at Medeival Times for over 500 performances before moving to The Villages. Since that time his done many plays here including: Neil Simon’s Rumors, The Miracle Worker, Beckett, Edward Albee plays, as well as Miracle on 34th St. as Santa.  He has also performed in the musicals Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, White Christmas, Les MiserablesMan of La Mancha, EVITA and Sweeney Todd.  Last Spring he appeared as Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific.  Dave has been in many event shows and productions. Most proudly for the Martin Luther King’s scholarship Award ceremony. He’s performing many musical genres from Elvis to Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Englebert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis just to name a few.
Violet RayChoreographer, EnsembleViolet began dancing at the early age of 2-1/2. Her love of dance has taken her through many different disciplines of dance. She is internationally known for her line dance choreography. After moving to The Villages, Violet found herself on the theater stage in the roll of Liat in South Pacific and Blessington’s Secretary in The Solid Gold Cadillac. Violet has also appeared in character rolls along with being a dancer in Oklahoma, Carousel and White Christmas. She is the Director and Choreographer for Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance Troupe and the Shaka Crew Dance Company. Violet also dances with Evolution Dance Company and the Orlando Magic Silver Stars.  She appeared in and choreographed Young Frankenstein and EVITA.
Greg SenholziEnsemble

Growing up in a musical family, he appeared on the Perry Como show with his dad at age 3. Years later appeared in the play PT 109 at the Teddy Roosevelt mansion. Studied acting with Madame Piscatur of Lee Strasberg school of acting and appeared as Motel the tailor in Fiddler, Mordred in Camelot, Will Parker in Oklahoma!, and Mr. Bumble in Oliver. Taught acting, directed, and produced shows for 10 years in NY. Moving to the Villages, joined the Villages Pops Chorus and is the assistant lighting and sound man for VTC.This summer Greg appeared as the Leather Apron in 1776.

Bonnie StaufferEnsembleDr. Bonnie Stauffer is an “old jock” who loves to dance. She danced as a youngster, performed in college shows and continues to line dance in The Villages when not traveling. In 2013, she was the “pro” for Alabama Dancing With Stars, where she and her partner won the dance portion of the contest as well as winning the fund-raising portion of the contest. As a former competitive collegiate gymnast, and as the women’s gymnastics coach at different universities, she studied and taught various dance genres . After serving as a civilian professor and Director of Upperclass Physical Education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where she also coached the Army Cheerleaders, she became the Associate Director of Auburn University Outreach Program Office. More recently she performed with KC Productions in My Fair Lady; and after recent auditions, has been selected to join the teaching staff at MVP Fitness.
Cynthia ZambruskiEnsembleCynthia began singing in choir’s and choruses at the age of four.  Being raised in a musical family she has been involved with theater and choral groups throughout her lifetime. She was a member of sweet Adeline’s, Inc. and performed in an award-winning quartet for many years. After studying music and voice in South Florida she became a member of the Gold Coast Opera Company performing in numerous musicals and operas including Camelot, South Pacific, Tosca, Carmen, Rigoletto, naughty Marietta, and Di Fledermaus. She has appeared with KC productions in EVITASweeney Todd and My Fair Lady. She is also a member of the Sisters in Harmony, a barbershop chorus that performs in The Villages.
Linda RosalskyMusical DirectorLinda Corcoran Rosalsky has been accompanying and directing choirs for various churches, temples, community choirs as well as theatre productions since 1967. After graduation from Rutgers and Westminster Choir College, she taught music K-12, private piano and organ lessons as well as accompanying several community choirs.  She has also made four european concert tours, a live performance on WQXR and sung background vocals for Peter Paul and Mary on Broadway in their Christmas television special.  As a member of NYCS she performed in Carnegie Hall more than 75 times.  Since retiring to The Villages, she has played piano and organ for Bach with a Beat, Village Voices, Brothers in Song, Philharmonic Chorale, the Congregational Church, and North Lake Presbyterian. This is her 9th show for KC Productions serving as the Musical Director for Les Miserables, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, EVITA, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady and 1776.
Anya GulatiChild
Anya is a fourth grader in the Villages Charter School. Her passion is singing and she has been part of the Villages Charter School honors choir since 2nd grade. Anya has been part of all the choir Christmas and End of school year performances. 
She has  also been part of the Villages Charter School dance teams since Pre- K  3 and has been enrolled in Hip Hop dance teams in the school. Anya has also taken part in the annual Villages Spring Dance Concert since Pre-K 3.
Shanaya GulatiChild
Shanaya is a fourth grader in the Villages Charter School. She has been part of the Villages Charter School dance teams since Pre K 3 and has been enrolled in hip hop and ballet classes. 
Shanaya has also taken part in the annual Villages Charter School Spring dance concert since Pre K 3. 
Shanaya’s passion is art and she has been enrolled in Art Club/ Art Studio program in the Villages Charter School since 2nd grade. 
Benjamin KeefeChildBenjamin is a 5th Grade student at The Villages Charter School. He appeared just recently as Eric in Matilda The Musical at Ocala Civic Theatre’s first production for their 2019-2020 season (69th). He also played Mowgli in The Jungle Book during the TVCS Performing Arts Camp this past summer. He is a member of TVCS Elementary Choir since 2nd grade. He is also a member of St. Mark’s Celebration Choir in Summerfield. Benjamin loves singing, dancing and theatre. Benjamin is excited to perform with KC Productions. He wants to thank his Mom and Dad and special thanks to his little sister Gabbie for unknowingly guiding him to his love for theatre.
Ethan Adams-RaeChildEthan is a 4th grader at the Villages Charter School.  Ethan has been on stage just a hand full of times before.  The first time was a little over a year ago with Nuncrackers: as Billy.  Shortly after was When You Wish Upon A Mouse 2, a Disney based musical.  This past summer Ethan traveled up to St. Cloud, MN and participated in The Great Theater Company summer production of Aladdin, where he worked on his non-speaking skills as Abu, Aladdin’s monkey.  When Ethan is not on stage he enjoys drawing, video games and playing Pokémon with his friends.  Ethan is a member of the VCS Honors Choir.  He has been with the Villages Stampeders Wrestling Club since Kindergarten and is currently playing on the competitive U10 soccer team with The Villages Soccer Club.
Maeve CheshireChildMaeve is a 4th grader at The Villages Charter School. Maeve has been part of the VCS dance team since Pre-K 3. She has been a member of VCS Honors Choir since 2nd grade and a member of all performances of The Sharon’s Compass Creative Dramatics ensembles since the beginning of the program.
MaKenzie ReesChildMakenzie is a 5th grader at the Villages Charter School. She is a newcomer to the stage having performed in her first production, Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical (Maria Montini) only a year ago. Makenzie caught the acting bug and four months later performed in When You Wish Upon A Mouse 2.  Over the summer, Makenzie participated with Compass Creative Dramatics at the Sharon Morse Center. There, she performed as part of the Entourage in Peas and Harmony and starred as Cinderella in Cinderella Saves the World.  Makenzie’s activities at The Villages Charter School include, choir, art club, volleyball and basketball.  She also plays softball for Lady Lake Little League.  In her free time, Makenzie loves to read, play with her friends, and annoy her little brother.