Eva BowerROLE: Olive Ostrovsky
Eva is from Whitehall, Michigan, and is making her La Comedia debut. 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.
Allison GabertROLE: Marcy Park
Allison is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a B.F.A. in theatre performance and returns after appearing as Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man, Wendy Jo in Footloose, Godspell, A Christmas Story, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and The Little Mermaid. 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.
Tyler KirkROLE: Mitch Mahoney
Tyler is excited to return to the Ohio theatre world after eight years in San Diego. Past favorite credits include Rocky in Rocky Horror Show and George Berger in Hair. Most recently, he originated the role of Scott Fernsby in Marry Me Dennis Branigan in San Diego. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and constant support.
Kyle KrichbaumROLE: Chip Tolentino
Originally from Adrian, Michigan, Kyle returns to the La Comedia stage after appearing in All Shook Up eight years ago. A graduate of Wright State University with a B.F.A. in musical theatre, he is now a New York-based actor. Previous credits include the national tours of PJ Masks LIVE! and Angelina Ballerina. Kyle’s TV appearances include POSE, New Amsterdam, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Megan Mullally Show.
Jason S. LakesROLE: Vice-Principal Douglas Panch
Jason is pleased to return to the La Comedia stage, having previously appeared as Shrek in the 2019 production of Shrek. A veteran of several regional and local theatre companies, some of his favorite credits include Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten!, Father in Children of Eden, George Banks in Mary Poppins, the Phantom in Phantom, and Saint Aphrodisius/Father Dupin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He is deeply grateful for the support of family and friends, and he encourages you to support the arts in all levels of education. YIH
Madeline NicholeROLE: Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
Madeline returns to the La Comedia stage after appearing as Traci in the 2019 production of Disaster! She grew up doing theatre around Dayton with The Muse Machine, Vandalia Youth Theatre, and Bethel High School. Some of her previous credits include Sister Mary Downey in Disaster! and Mrs. Hart in 9 to 5: The Musical. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in musical theatre at Shawnee State University and will be studying in England this fall.
Christopher NortonROLE: William Barfee
Christopher is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, and is making his La Comedia debut. He has appeared in various roles at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and on Celebrity Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, and Queen Mary II. Theatre credits include Peter and Paul in Company, Nathan and Sky in Guys and Dolls, Norbert in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and Dean in The Rat Pack Lounge.
Jonathan PendergrassROLE: Leaf Coneybear
Jonathan returns to La Comedia having last appeared as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and Tommy Djilas in The Music Man. His previous La Comedia credits include Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, and Annie, as well as our Lunch and Learn Children’s Theatre productions of Frederick: The Mouse and Flat Stanley in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. He thanks his mom, dad and supportive friends. Jonathan dedicates each performance in the memory of Kathryn Metz. Phil 4:13
Karie-Lee SutherlandROLE: Rona Lisa Peretti
Karie-Lee is happy to be returning to the La Comedia stage after most recently appearing as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. Favorite roles include Tanya in Mamma Mia!, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, and Morticia Addams in The Addams Family. Karie-Lee has toured the world as a performer for the DOD-USO, and is a veteran of live shows at Kings Island. She has worked as an actor, director, and choreographer at various theaters in Cincinnati including the Covedale Center, Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, the Educational Outreach program at Playhouse in the Park, Showboat Majestic, CCM’s Prep Department, and at Miami University’s theatre department. Love to Matthew, William, Aubrie-Lee, and Jeremy. Find her on YouTube at “Still Kicking with Karie-Lee.”