CAST

Tasha Brandt has been seen at Blank Canvas in Night of the Living Dead, Working, Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, and the 2014 benefit concert. “I am honored to be a part of Blank Canvas' benefit show! This theatre presents art in its realest form. Authentic connection is always real and present on stage. Thank you for your support!”

 

 

Ashley Conlon is humbled and excited to be on the Blank Canvas stage again!  Previously at BCT, she performed in Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, Bathroom Humor, and the 2013 and 2014 benefit concerts. “To see this theatre grow since its first season has been an incredible experience. Collaboration, artistry, and professionalism are what you'll find here. Blank Canvas isn't just a theatre. It's the embodiment of creative expression and passion, and a home to many actors in the surrounding community!”

 

Michael Crowley is thrilled to return to Blank Canvas Theatre for a second production.  He made his debut here as Mime-A-Saurus and Morgan Freeman in Triassic Parq: the Musical. Other BCT credits include audience member at Godspell and audience member at Our Town. He loves Blank Canvas because Pat is willing to take risks to perform new, interesting shows that aren't typically done. “It's a unique theatre that has done and will do great things.”


Joseph Daso has been seen on the Beck Center stage but most recently made his Blank Canvas Theatre debut as Wally Webb in Our Town. Joseph looks forward to many more performances here at Blank Canvas Theatre.

 

 

Becca Frick is excited to be back for her third benefit performance at Blank Canvas Theatre! She has been at BCT since performing in Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Roberta) in 2012. Her other favorite roles here include Hair (Jeanie) and Our Town (Emily).  Becca is also the Volunteer Coordinator for BCT and is often working the box office or bar herself when not performing in the productions.  “All my love to my fiancé, Patrick, thank you for allowing me to share in this dream with you.”

 

Noah Hrbek is thoroughly thrilled and thankful to be back on this stage for the first time this year! Aside from comedy shows with the Laughter League, his last time on the Blank Canvas stage was in the 2013 production of Godspell, portraying Jesus. Though recently absent ON stage, he has continued to participate in other artistic ways here, creating scenic paintings for many shows, as well as painting the lobby mural. Most recently, he had the great pleasure of painting the backdrop and sculpting masks for Triassic Parq: The Musical. “So grateful to be a part of this theater. Thanks, Pat!”


Kirk Lydell believes Blank Canvas is a great place to create theatre. He was a member of the Godspell cast in 2013 singing "All good Gifts," and reprised the song in the 2014 benefit concert.  “I found this gem of a place at a time of life when I felt like the lights had been turned off around me and I was meant to sit in darkness, unsure who I was and what I wanted out of life.” 

 

 

Pat Miller is an original cast member of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Groovy Teen), the very first production at Blank Canvas Theatre. Since then, he has appeared in Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Mr. Hardwick/Señor Bradley/Tim/Johnny/Ashley/Nick) and High Fidelity: A Musical (Dick).  Pat has also contributed offstage by painting the “Leatherface” backdrop for The Texas Chainsaw Musical! and assisting with graphic design. Pat is proud to have been with Blank Canvas Theatre since its very beginning. This is one of his favorite places to perform!  “Many thanks to Patrick Ciamacco.”


Colin Myers fell in love with Blank Canvas Theater after watching his dad, Kevin, in High Fidelity: A Musical -- which he considers one of the funniest shows ever!  After the show, Colin said he can't wait until he is old enough to do a show there. Colin's dream came true when Patrick cast him in the role of Joe Crowell in Our Town. Colin hopes to be able to do more shows at Blank Canvas Theater because it's been so much fun and it's the only place he can get his new favorite: pepper popcorn!
 

Cara Myers first became a fan of Blank Canvas Theater after watching her friend Makenna in Night of the Living Dead, which she loved so much that she saw it twice!  That was followed by watching her dad in High Fidelity: A Musical a record three times!  Cara thinks Patrick does an awesome job picking cool shows. She was so excited when she learned that Our Town had roles for kids. Cara is so grateful to Patrick for casting her in the role of Si Crowell. She feels like Blank Canvas is a second home and can't wait to be a part of more shows in the years to come. 

 

Aaron Patterson made his Blank Canvas Theatre debut in his very first musical ever, High Fidelity: A Musical. That sparked many more musical performances around Cleveland, and he most recently returned to Blank Canvas in Triassic Parq: The Musical.

 

 

Luke Scattergood has been an active and involved part of Blank Canvas Theatre since the very first Laughter League show on this stage in December, 2011,  Whether he’s on stage in a Laughter League show, Of Mice and Men, or Bathroom Humor, or off stage costuming, painting, hanging curtains, bartending, or stage managing, chances are you've seen his work here at BCT. He is excited to be involved in this benefit for such a great place and is proud to call BCT his theatre home!

 

David Turner is excited to be a part of the Blank Canvas benefit. His past credits at BCT include Hair (Tribe/Margaret Mead) and Bathroom Humor (Sandy). During the day, David works in development for PlayhouseSquare and is a LMT at The Studio Cleveland in the Flats.

 

 

Makenna Weyburne is overjoyed to be part of the Blank Canvas family! Getting her head blown off as Karen Cooper in Night of the Living Dead will never be forgotten.  Recently she enjoyed the stage as Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town. She would like to thank Patrick, Becca, and every one of the Blank Canvas family members for their love and support.