AUGUSTINE ARDIENTE, he/him (Ensemble) Village Theatre credit: Mamma Mia! (Eddie U/S, Swing). From KIDSTAGE to the Mainstage, Augustine is so thrilled to return for another summer show. Favorite roles include Paul San Marco (A Chorus Line) and Chino (West Side Story). National Commercials: Chase Bank, Twitter. International Campaign: Levi’s 150 Years Of 501. Shout out to Evan, Ven, SoCalTalent, ARITZIA, and the rest of my fam for their endless support!
MARKCUS BLAIR, he/him (Cornelius Hackl) has previously been seen in Stardust Road that premiered Off-Broadway, and has worked at many major regional theatres across the country! Markcus is a proud graduate of Syracuse University, where he studied musical theatre. He would like to thank his family and friends for being endlessly supportive, and a huge shoutout to HCKR. Without art, there is no life! @markcusblair
GABRIEL COREY, he/him (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is most gladdened to be back on the Village Theatre stage. Past Village Credits: Cinderella (Mouse/Ensemble) Newsies (Assoc. Choreographer), Mary Poppins, Funny Girl, Chicago, Big River (Ensemble), Singing In The Rain (Cosmo Brown) and Hello, Dolly! (Ensemble) in 2005. Other notable roles: West Side Story (Action), A Chorus Line (Mike), and Spamalot (Ensemble/Mime) at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Love to Carly, Teddy, and to all other family and friends!
RHYS DALY, he/him (Barnaby Tucker) is proud to be making his Village Theatre debut. Recent roles include Henry IV (Seattle Shakespeare Company), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Book-It Repertory Theatre), A White Haunting (MAP Theatre), Wonder Boy (The 5th Avenue Theatre), and Two Mile Hollow (Intiman Theatre). When not on stage, he can be found looking for a new coffee shop in which to memorize lines or furiously edit his next poetry collection. @cyanagram
ANTEIA DELANEY, she/her (Ensemble/Minnie Fay U/S) is elated to be making her Village Theatre debut in Hello, Dolly! and is excited to break into Seattle’s theatre scene. As a recent BFA graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Anteia’s most recent theatre credits include The Emcee in Cabaret, Marina in Pericles, and Baruska in Once (Cornish College of the Arts). She would like to give special thanks to her family and partner, as she would not be here without them.
CANDICE SONG DONEHOO, she/her (Mrs. Rose/ Ensemble / Dolly U/S) is thrilled to be performing in her second Mainstage show at Village Theatre! Village Theatre credits: Cinderella, The Passage (BETA series and New Works Festival). Career Highlights: 1996 Tony Award-winning production of The King and I (1st National), Jekyll and Hyde (1st National), Miss Saigon (Ellen), and A Christmas Story (Original Cast Album). Other theatre credits: Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Theater Under the Stars, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, and the Ogunquit Playhouse.
ALLEN FITZPATRICK, he/him (Horace Vandergelder) Village Theatre: Guys and Dolls. Broadway: Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Memphis, Driving Miss Daisy, Sweet Smell of Success, Scarlet Pimpernel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Damn Yankees. Off-Broadway: Jack’s Holiday, Annie Warbucks, The Rothschilds, etc. Tours: Sunset Boulevard opposite Petula Clark, Little Mermaid, Aspects of Love, Guys & Dolls, Six Degrees… Shared an Emmy® for Sondheim’s Passion. Footlight Award winner for Sweeney Todd. The 5th Avenue Theatre: 28 shows. TV/Film: Z Nation, Law & Order, Kissing Jessica Stein. allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com
SARAH “SG” GARCIA, she/her (Minnie Fay) is overjoyed to be returning to the Village Theatre stage! She is a performer based in Seattle who is originally from Southern California where she received her BFA in acting from California State University, Fullerton. She has been seen most recently in Mamma Mia! (Village Theatre), Into the Woods (The 5th Avenue Theatre), and The Spitfire Grill (Taproot Theatre).
ERIN HERRICK, she/her (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be back in Seattle making her Village Theatre Mainstage debut. Local credits include Cinderella (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Centerstage Theatre), Carrie (Balagan Theatre), and numerous productions at the University of Washington. Additional credits include appearances at the New York Theatre Festival, 54 Below, UCB-NY, and a National Tour with Educational Theatre Inc. Love to the Fam + Dino. erin.herrick.com
NEHEMIAH HOOKS, he/him (Ambrose Kemper) makes his Village Theatre Mainstage debut with Hello, Dolly! Last seen in the Beta production MISS STEP, he also worked as the associate choreographer for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Village Theatre). Other credits: Scarecrow in The Wiz, And So That Happened, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Choir Boy (ACT Theatre), Shout, Sister, Shout! (Seattle Repertory Theatre), and many shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
BOBBI KOTULA, she/her (Dolly Gallagher Levi) was most recently seen at Village Theatre as Janet in MISS STEP. Bobbi has garnered awards for her unique and detailed portrayals of new and classic roles in Seattle and New York theatre scenes. Favorites: Vic (Stu for Silverton), Mrs. Warren (Mrs. Warren’s Profession), Molly Brown (The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Kate (Taming of the Shrew), Hildret Heinz (Iron Curtain), Golde (Fiddler on the Roof), and Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast).
LISA KWAK, she/her (Ensemble, Ermengarde, U/S) was last seen in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Village Theatre) and Afterwords (The 5th Avenue Theatre). A 2021 Village Theatre Northwest Creator Resident, Lisa has performed with the Chamber Dance Company, PRICEarts, The Guild Dance Company, The Three Yells, Gansango Music & Dance, and has presented works at Strictly Seattle Dance Festival, Velocity Dance Center PORTALS, and eXitSPACE BOOST Dance Festival. lkwak.com
TONY LAWSON, he/him (Judge/Ensemble/Horace U/S) last appeared at the Village Theatre in She Loves Me. He has played FDR in Annie and Colonel John Falstaff in Lone Star Love while at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Tony played Thenardier in Les Misérables on Broadway. His regional credits include roles with the Alley Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, and the Florida Shakespeare Festival.
TATUM LUDLAM, she/her (Ermengarde) says Helloooooo Village after 9 long years! Credits: Fiddler on the Roof, The Tutor, Meet Me in St. Louis (Village Theatre), Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls, Pippin, Sister Act (Music Theatre Wichita), Singin’ in the Rain, Newsies, Titanic (Lyric Theatre). OUMT19. Columbia bound. Love to her family, friends, fiancé, and fur baby. Thanks to the cast, crew, creatives, and her parents for driving to/from rehearsals (just like high school). Enjoy!
HAYLEY MARTIN, she/her (Ensemble/Irene Malloy U/S) is making her debut with Village Theatre. Past roles include: Nice Work if You Can Get It (Billie Bendix) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). Hayley received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts this spring: Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaf) and Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider). She thanks her family in Michigan and Ohio for tolerating her big move to the Pacific Northwest, and her friends for their endless support.
ANTONIO MITCHELL, he/him (Ensemble/Cornelius U/S) is excited to be making his Village Theatre debut! Much love to Mom for being his biggest supporter all these years. Without her consistent courage and support, he wouldn’t be here today. Recent credits: Into the Woods, The Wiz (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society), MFA: University of Washington (PATP); BFA: University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Instagram: @antonio.d.mitchell; antoniomitchell.com.
MACKENZIE NEUSIOK, she/her (Ensemble) A member of the Coharie Tribe, Mackenzie is honored to be back on stage at Village Theatre. Her Village Theatre credits include Cinderella (2022), Guys and Dolls (2019), and ensemble swing in Matilda (2018). When not performing, she works throughout the Salish Sea region as a choreographer, dance instructor, and Pilates instructor.
JOHN SCOTT, he/ him (Rudolph/Ensemble) Last seen at Village Theatre puppeteering Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, John is overjoyed to be returning to this stage which he calls a home. Other Village Theatre credits include Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Hairspray, and Singin’ In The Rain (Don Lockwood). John also co-owns a dance studio with his wife, Erin, in the Northgate area. Welcome to the theatre, everyone!
JESSICA SKERRITT, she/her (Irene Malloy) Village Theatre credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), String (Atropos), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Xanadu (Kira/Clio), The Producers (Ulla), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne). The 5th Avenue Theatre: A Christmas Story (Mother), How to Succeed… (Hedy LaRue), Annie (Grace), The Sound of Music (Elsa Schraeder). ACT: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Grey Gardens (Young Little Edie). Much gratitude to this production team and to Village Theatre. Love always to Dane. For Aunt Linda.
KAREN SKRINDE, she/her (Ernestina) Karen’s appearances at Village Theatre include: ZM, A Proper Place, Lost in Yonkers, and Babes in Toyland. The 5th Avenue Theatre: Sweeney Todd, Sound of Music, Oliver, Mame, Candide, Hello, Dolly!, and The Music Man. Karen has performed for several years at the Northwest Cabaret Festival (at Egan’s) and most recentlyat Showtunes (Roz in 9 to 5) and Aspire Rep (with Bobbi Kotula) in Libra Sisters Bobbi and Karen: Not Dead Yet! She is thrilled to be back at Village Theatre.
CHRISTOPHER SWEET, he/him (Ensemble/Ambrose U/S) is thrilled to be dancing on this stage again! You may have seen him in Guys & Dolls or most recently in Cinderella. Currently he works with the Anna Kaiser Technique in Redmond, WA and wants to thank that company for his strides in dance and choreography. He will be a regular performer with Naomi Morgan Entertainment in their Cabaret series and will be performing throughout the greater Seattle area!
FRANCO WEAVER, he/him (Ensemble/Barnaby U/S) Enthusiastic to be joining Village Theatre this summer, Franco is a performer, artist, and recent graduate from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in musical theatre. This past fall, he joined the cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Drama Dock in Vashon Island for the concert musical of a lifetime. Franco is extremely grateful for his family and friends who have supported the journey to work in theatre professionally.
SHELBY WILLIS, she/her (Ensemble) is beyond excited to be back performing at Village Theatre in this production of Hello, Dolly! You may have seen her dancing in previous Village shows including In the Heights, My Fair Lady, Singin’ the Rain, and as the Michelle Morris understudy in Dreamgirls. Shelby was last seen in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of The Wiz and Beauty and the Beast as one of the dance ensemble members. Lastly, she hopes you enjoy the show!
JOSH WINGERTER, he/him (Ensemble) is grateful and ecstatic to return to Village Theatre after more than twelve years away. Previous Village credits include Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oklahoma, Hello, Dolly!, Evita, The Who’s Tommy, and Aida. A native to the Puget Sound, Josh has gotten the opportunity to perform at other theatres from Olympia to Seattle which include: Harlequin, Tacoma Actors’ Guild, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, and more.
BRANDI BIRDSONG, she/her (U/S Ernestina, Mrs. Rose/Ensemble Swing) is a So-Cal native artist with a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Cal State Fullerton. Since moving to Seattle, credits include Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, understudy in Welcome Home Holiday Concert (Village Theatre), Rosita/Fulang Chang in Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World (Seattle Opera), and a feature on NPR Music Live Sessions with Classical King FM. Much love to my loved ones. @brandi.birdsong
TAYLOR STÜTZ, he/him (U/S Rudolph, Judge, Ensemble Swing) is thrilled to be back onstage and thanks YOU for supporting live theatre! Favorite credits include Urania and U/S Sonny in Xanadu (Connecticut Repertory), Will Parker in The Oklahoma! Project (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Harold Hill in The Music Man (Village Theatre KIDSTAGE) and Eros, Hermes, Sleep in Metamorphoses (Adrienne Arsht Center). Proud graduate: University of Miami Conservatory, BFA Musical Theatre. Taylor is also a yoga teacher and is working towards becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist. @tay.stutz.
JEFFERY WALLACE II, he/him (U/S Ensemble Swing) is thrilled to be making his Village Theatre debut. Recent credits include: Once on This Island (Tacoma Musical Playhouse), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Centerstage Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher (Manestage Theatre), Holiday Inn, and all-time favorite Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. When he’s not on stage, Jeff manages his own interior design business. He is so grateful for the love of his family, friends and to God for his gifts in the arts. @jbrianjr_
TRICIA ZUSKIND, she/her (U/S Ensemble Swing) is thrilled to be making her Village Theatre debut! Selection of past credits: Claire in Frankenstein: The Musical (Off-Broadway), The Wizard of Oz (National Tour), and Disney Cruise Line. BFA in Music Dance Theatre (Brigham Young University). Huge thank you to the entire Dolly team. Much love to her husband Mitch, her son Warren, and the rest of her family for their constant support. triciazuskind.com