Directed by: Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by: Lawrence Wallace

Choreography by: Nicci Cassara

Lighting Design by: Cory Molner

Costume Design by: Luke Scattergood

Sound Design by: Allen Redmon

Props & Stage Manager: Erin Riffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST

 

Leslie Andrews (Debbie) is excited to be returning to Blank Canvas and even more thrilled to be performing with her hubby!  Past roles include Texas Chainsaw Musical (Gospel Nun) at Blank Canvas Theatre, Jerry Springer: The Opera (Zandra/Irene/Mary) and Xanadu (Calliope/Aphrodite) at Beck Center, Legally Blonde:The Musical (Paulette) at the Renaissance Theatre, and Girls Night: The Musical (Liza) at Playhouse Square.  Ms. Andrews was a talent and swimsuit award winner as well as 1st runner-up to Miss Ohio.  She holds a degree in voice from Cleveland State University where she studied under Elizabeth Unis Chesko.  Leslie was a cheerleader in high school but quit so she could be in marching band, sacrificing her popularity for moments alone with her flute at band camp.  Obviously, both of those factors helped her in preparation for this role.  Leslie thanks her wonderful family for all of their support, especially the guy with the messed up face.  Special thanks to Patrick, Lawrence, Nicci and the rest of this amazing cast and crew!  Obeebum Ebee Bababoo!

 

 

Douglas Bailey (Greenfelt, Biddle & Kevin)  is excited to be making his debut at Blank Canvas Theatre, and once again be working with Patrick Ciamacco and Nicci Cassara. His previous credits in Cleveland include The Producers (Brecksville Theatre on the Square), The Fantasticks, Spelling Bee and Big River (True North Cultural Arts), Forever Plaid (Cassidy Theatre), Into the Woods, Cats, Urinetown: The Musical, and Merrily We Roll Along (Near West Theatre). Douglas also recently made his directorial debut in Cleveland at TNCA with Children of Eden. Douglas is excited to work on Debbie Does Dallas with such an amazing cast and production team. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support and love, especially his roommates, Dan and Sarah. When not acting, Douglas spends his time entertaining his beautiful three-year old daughter, Matilda. He dedicates his performance in this production to his late father, “The Silver Fox”.

 

 

Tasha Brandt (Lisa)  is excited to be a part of her first Blank Canvas production! She has been seen in Mercury Summerstock's production of CATS (Jennyanydots), Once Upon A Mattress (The Jester) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ensemble). Tasha has also been seen in Children of Eden (Eve/ Mama Noah) at TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center, Anyone Can Whistle at Lakeland Civic Theater, and The Wizard of Oz (Glinda) at Willoughby Fine Arts Association. She has been in numerous shows at Ashland University including The Crucible (Abigail Williams), The Spitfire Grill (Effie), Urinetown: The Musical (Hope) and several others along with MAME at Cassidy Theatre. Fierce love KRYstall, family, friends and to you... thanks for coming to see us do Debbie!

 

 

 

 

Ashley Conlon (Tammy) lives in Cleveland and works at a nearby College. She has appeared in various productions in the Cleveland/Akron area. Credits include The Ladies Man (Marie), And Then There Were None (Vera), and Mame (Ginny), among many others. She has her bachelor's degree in theatre and is currently pursuing her Master's in Education. In her spare time, Ashley is an avid, yet horrible player on her co-ed football league, but she believes that what she lacks in experience, she makes up for in enthusiasm! She owes a lot to her loved ones for supporting her passions. She has never been to Dallas, but she hears it is pretty family friendly. 

 

 

 

 

 

Becca Frick (Roberta) is thrilled to be on the Blank Canvas stage! A Bay Village native, Becca is currently a student at Cleveland State University studying theater and non-profit administration. She spent last year serving with the AmeriCorps organization, City Year, here in Cleveland tutoring high school youth. Becca has performed in the Cleveland area for many years with The Beck Center for the Arts, Ensemble Theatre, Huntington Playhouse, Near West Theatre, and Lorain Community Music Theater. She loves working with youth and has choreographed productions at Olde Town Hall Theatre and Lorain County Children’s Pioneer Theatre. Some of her favorite acting credits Destroying the Light (Kora) as part of the Colombi New Plays Festival at Ensemble Theater, Chicago (Velma Kelly) at LCMT, Kringle's Inventionsium at Tower City Center and character performing in Walt Disney World. Currently, Becca is portraying Helena in CSU's A Midsummer Night's Dream on the Allen Theatre stage at Playhouse Square. Becca is a proud volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and would like to thank her CSU TheaterDepartment faculty and fellow students for their awesome support!

 

Jordan Renee Malin (Donna) is marking her 20th year of theatre. She has performed in various productions throughout NE Ohio, including Rabbit Run, Willoughby Fine Arts, The Beck Center, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland Play House, True North and Cassidy. Jordan works for The Karamu House as a TOPS Outreach Performer. Some of her most memorable roles include, Chicago (Roxie Hart), Gypsy (Louise), Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales) and Rocky Horror Show (Magenta). Jordan wishes to thank the cast and crew for making this experience professional, entertaining and comfortable! She especially would like to thank Patrick for his honesty, dedication, respect and belief in me. It is unbelievably appreciated! Much love to my puppies! 

 

 

 

Pat Miller (Hardwick, Bradley, Ashley, Nick, Johnny & Tim) has yet to play just one character within each of his most recent theatrical endeavors. Cast in the regional premieres of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! at Blank Canvas Theatre and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Beck Center, Pat has been seen in roles ranging from a groovy teenager to a messenger on roller blades. While he enjoys this versatility on stage, Pat also interns at Zygote Press, Inc. This internship continues to be an absolute blast. Pat recently graduated from the University of Toledo with a major in Film and Video and a minor in Fine Arts. While in school, Pat was a co-founder and art department head of Square 1 Productions, a student run theatre troupe that put on numerous song cycles and productions of Dog Sees God (Van) and Into the Woods (Jack). He was also a finalist in the 2010 American College Theatre Festival and a first place winner in the 2007 and 2010 Toledo 48-Hour Film Festivals. His favorite credits include: Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy/Edgar), The Secret Garden (Dickon), and Godspell (Jesus). Love to his parents and Tina. www.trickmiller.com  

 

Bill Reichert (Rick, Hamilton & Mr. Bigtime) is honored and excited to make his Blank Canvas Theatre debut in Debbie Does Dallas The Musical. He was last seen in Some Girls (Guy) at Baldwin-Wallace University. Bill would like to thank his family for their continued support in his success and failure. He would also like to wish the cast and crew of this production many broken legs throughout this rare piece of theatre history.