Joseph BallROLE: Louie
Joseph is a graduate of Kent State University with a B.F.A. in musical theatre, and he is making his La Comedia debut. Recent credits include Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes, Georg in Spring Awakening, Franz in Rock of Ages, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, George in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He thanks his family for their endless support.
Eva BowerROLE: Mary
Eva is from Whitehall, Michigan, and returns to the La Comedia stage after just appearing as Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Performing on stage since the age of 9, her favorite credits include Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Rapunzel in Into The Woods, and Eurydice in Antigone. She has also assistant directed a number of shows at White Lake Youth Theatre. Eva dedicates her performance to her grandmother Phyllis.
Abbey CarlsonROLE: Sister Helen
Abbey is from Dayton and is happy to be making her La Comedia debut. She has performed in many productions with Class Act Drama including Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Cinderella, Crazy for You, and The Little Mermaid. Abbey enjoys singing, leading worship at her church, and swing dancing.
Andy DonnellyROLE: Eddie
Andy is a graduate of Kent State University with a B.F.A. in musical theatre and returns to our stage after appearing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Disaster! Based out of New York City, his other regional credits include Henry in Next to Normal, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Bobby in Cabaret, and Private Santiago in A Few Good Men. He thanks Mom, Dad, Charlie, Ellie, and Hallie.
Allison GabertROLE: Virginia
Allison is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a B.F.A. in theatre performance and returns after appearing as Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man, and Wendy Jo in Footloose. Some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda: The Musical, Eponine in Les Misérables and Little Red in Into the Woods. She has choreographed for several youth musical theatre productions and NKU dance shows. Thank you to my friends and family for their endless support.
Tonda HoeflerROLE: Sister Lee
Tonda is excited to return to the La Comedia stage after appearing in productions of Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, Phantom, and Miracle on 34th Street. Other credits include Steel Magnolias As the World Goes Round, Side by Side by Sondheim, Working, Sunday in the Park with George, A Catered Affair, and numerous galas with the Lebanon Theatre Company. Tonda also performs and competes throughout the region as a member of the Diamond Jubilee Barbershop Chorus.
Mark ReuterROLE: Father O’Reilly
Mark is happy to be returning to the La Comedia stage for his 23rd show after most recently playing Charlie Cowell in The Music Man. Other favorite roles include Jean Shepherd in A Christmas Story, Uncle Billy in It’s A Wonderful Life, Monsignor O’Hara in Sister Act: The Musical. He has also appeared in other area productions such as Beavercreek Community Theatre’s Freaky Friday. He wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support and to thank each and every one of you for coming out to support live theatre. God Bless!
Meredith RussROLE: Becky
Meredith is from Kettering, Ohio, and is making her La Comedia debut. She has been performing since she was two years old and is now a dance teacher at Bellbrook Dance Academy. She enjoys writing songs, dancing, and choreographing and working with a non-profit that educates kids on mental health.
Marisha RuthROLE: Nancy
Marisha returns to the La Comedia stage after appearing in Shrek: The Musical. Currently studying musical theatre at Ohio Northern University, her other credits include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, and Babette in Beauty and the Beast. Ruthie has also performed at Cedar Point and Busch Gardens as a singer/dancer.
David ThomasROLE: Felix
David returns to our stage after most recently appearing as Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Edgar in A Christmas to Remember and Buddy in Elf: The Musical. He has also been seen here in Disaster!, Shrek: The Musical, Joseph…Dreamcoat, as Ralph Sheldrake in White Christmas, Mr. Boddy in Clue: The Musical, Flotsam in The Little Mermaid, Marty in It’s a Wonderful Life, Mara in Miracle on 34th Street, and many more. Other credits include Lancelot in Camelot, The Sound of Music, Children of Eden, Guys and Dolls, Moon Over Buffalo, and The Wedding Singer.