Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by Matt Dolan

Stage Managed by Carole Hedderson

Costume Design by Luke Scattergood

Set & Sound Design by Patrick Ciamacco

 

 

CAST

Rob Albrecht (Lee Collins) teaches English and Drama at Aurora High School and has been performing in northeast Ohio for the last 25 years.  Some favorite roles include Light In The Piazza (Signor Naccarelli) and Into The Woods (Mysterious Man) at Lakeland Civic Theatre, Legally Blonde (Professor Callahan) and Falsettos (Marvin) at Beck Center, The Full Monty (Jerry) and Romance/Romance (Sam/Alfred) at Weathervane Playhouse, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Laurence Jamison) and Barnum (P.T. Barnum) at Chagrin Little Theater, 1776 (Thomas Jefferson) and Footloose (Rev. Shaw Moore) at Porthouse Theater, and As You Like It (Orlando) and Othello (Montano) with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival.  Thanks and love to Julie, Katie, Robby, and Drew.

 

Daniel Bush (H.T. Carmichael) needs a vacation.  In the meantime, he is thrilled to be part of Blank Canvas Theatre's sixth season!  Dan was last seen on the BCT stage in Of Mice and Men (Slim) and has performed throughout northeast Ohio for over three decades.  During the day, Dan can be found one block down the hall from this theater, doing his plate-spinning act as the owner/developer of 78th Street Studios.  Thanks to Patrick for the opportunity to part of such a powerful cast.

 

 

Amiee Collier (Miss Janeis so happy to return to Blank Canvas Theatre after previously having performed here in Bat Boy (Meredith Parker) and Extremities (Patricia).  Favorites around Cleveland include Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher) and She Loves Me (Ilona) at Beck Center for the Arts, Next to Normal (Diana) and Assassins (Sara Jane Moore) at Lakeland Civic Theatre, Sweeney Todd (The Beggar Woman) at Cain Park, and Into the Woods (The Baker’s Wife) at Tri-C West.  By day, Amiee works at ideastream/WVIZ in the Education Department. amieecollier.com

 

Joseph Daso (Jewell Estes) is excited to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre! His favorite previous roles include Mary Poppins (Michael Banks) and Big The Musical (Billy Kopecki) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Our Town (Wally Webb) here at Blank Canvas. Joey lives in Lakewood, is 12 years old, and enjoys playing the marimba and video games. Joey would like to thank gravity for never letting him down.


 

 

Jeff Glover (Bee Doyle) is pleased to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut for the fourth time.  Jeff is also a playwright whose work can be seen as part of this season's Factory Series.  Previous credits include Seussical (Yertle the Turtle).

 

 

 

Brian O. Jackson (Dr. Hazlett/Reporter) is thrilled to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut. He was most recently seen in the Independence Community Theatre production of Company (Dan).  Favorite credits include The Producers (Max Bialystock), The 39 Steps (Clown 2), Next to Normal (Dan), Avenue Q (Princeton), Unnecessary Farce (Todd), and Dracula (Renfield).  As always, “thank you to my beautiful friends and family for all your love and support, especially my sister Laura for being my good luck charm in getting cast!”

 

 

Michael Knobloch (Homer Collins) is thrilled to be returning to the Blank Canvas Theatre stage after playing Victor in last December's acclaimed production of Cabaret.  Other recent credits include I Love You Because (Austin), Jekyll & Hyde (Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), Next to Normal (Henry), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Boy/Peter).  Michael is currently pursuing his Acting Certification in the Michael Chekhov acting technique with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. He studies voice with Ryan Bergeron and acting with Jamie Koeth. Thanks to Patrick and Matt for this opportunity and thank YOU for supporting live theatre. 


Madeline Krucek (Nellie Collins) Doing what she loves, Madeline is ready to take on a fantastic show with such a wonderful and talented group of friends.  Her most memorable performances were in Heathers: The Musical (Veronica Sawyer) at Beck Center for the Arts and Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker) at Cassidy Theatre, as well as RENT (Mimi Marquez) at Tri-C West theatre.  While trying to balance graduating from Baldwin Wallace University in only one year with part-time jobs, lessons, training and performing, she feels life is pretty hectic.  But she has endless adoration and gratitude for all of her loving family and friends as they support her to their fullest in her pursuits.

 

Pat Miller (Skeets Miller) returns to another cave many miles to the south.  His recent credits include Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical at Blank Canvas Theatre (2015 Best Actor in a Musical – Cleveland Critics Circle, 2016 Best Actor – SCENE Magazine) and Patsy in Monty Python’s SPAMALOT at Beck Center (2013 Best Actor in a Musical, News–Herald). When not onstage, Pat thoroughly enjoys being the Graphic Designer at Beck Center for the Arts. Love to Tina and his parents. trickmiller.com

 

 

David L. Munnell (Frederick Jordan/Reporter) is excited to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut in Floyd Collins!  A recent transplant to the Cleveland area, David is from a small town outside Youngstown, OH.  He holds a BFA with a focus in Musical Theatre from Youngstown State University.  Credits in Cleveland include two summers with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Karamu House, convergence-continuum, and the newly formed Theatre in the Circle.  

 

Robert Pierce (Cliff Roney/Reporter) is excited to finally be performing for the first time at Blank Canvas Theatre!  With training in opera and a lifelong love of musical theatre, Robert performs continually in both genres.  Musical theatre credits include The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), Billy Elliot (Mr. Braithwaite), and Jerry Springer: The Opera (Chucky/Adam) at Beck Center for the Arts, Violet (Preacher) and Into the Woods (Steward/Granny) at Lakeland Civic  Theatre, Company (Peter) with Chagrin Valley Studio Orchestra, and Sunday in the Park with George (Boatman) at TrueNorth Cultural Arts.  Opera credits include Tosca (Angelotti) with Cleveland Opera Theatre and Valley Lyric Opera, La Bohème (Benoit/Alcindoro) with Opera Western Reserve, and Street Scene (Harry Easter) with Nightingale Opera Theatre. Robert also regularly directs and performs operatic programming for young audiences in his role as Educational Outreach Director for Opera Western Reserve.

 

John J. Polk (Ed Bishop) is pleased and proud to be appearing in his seventh Blank Canvas Theatre production.  Audiences may have seen him most recently in Cabaret (Herr Schultz).  He’s previously appeared in Our Town (Doc Gibbs), The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will (Gabe), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Dale Harding), 12 Angry Men (Juror #12) and Of Mice And Men (The Boss).  A long-time member of the Beck Center acting company, he’s appeared there in productions including Mary Poppins (The Chairman/Admiral Boom), Lend Me A Tenor (Henry Saunders), My Favorite Year (King Kaiser), Urinetown: The Musical (Senator Fipp), and A Raisin In The Sun (Karl Lindner).  Thanks to Patrick, to Matt, and to My Charming Wife (as always).

 

Michael Snider (Floyd Collins) is excited to be a part of his first show at Blank Canvas Theatre.  Since his family’s recent move home to Cleveland, he has been seen in Next to Normal (Dan), Mary Poppins (Bert), and It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey).  A few of his favorite previous shows include Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), Company (Bobby), Tomorrow Morning (Jack), Violet (Monty), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus).  He would like to thank Patrick for the incredible opportunity to play this role, and the rest of the production staff and cast for helping make this a great first experience at BCT.  Most importantly, he sends all his love to Trinidad, Kirstin, Colin, Dylan, and Michaela!