Director: Patrick Ciamacco

Music Director: Lawrence Wallace

Costume Design: Luke Scattergood

Lighting Design: Cory Molner

Scenic Painting: Noah Hrbek

 

 

 

CAST

 

Leslie Andrews (Ensemble) is super excited to be a part of another brilliant production at BCT and to do another show with her hubby!  Past appearances at Blank Canvas include The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Nun/Parisioner/Ensemble), and Debbie Does Dallas: the Musical (Debbie).  Leslie has also been seen at Beck Center, Mansfield Renaissance Theatre, and Playhouse Square.  Favorite roles include Jerry Springer: The Opera  (Zandra /Irene/Mary), The Great American Trailer Park Musical  (Pippi), Xanadu (Caliope), and Legally Blonde (Paulette).  Ms. Andrews holds a Bachelors of Music in Voice from Cleveland State University where she studied under Elizabeth Unis Chesko.  Leslie would like to thank Patrick for sharing his amazing vision with Cleveland theater and for always believing in her.  She also thanks Lawrence and the rest of the cast and crew, her family, and, especially, the guy with the messed up face.  Obeebum ebee bababoo!

 


Eric Thomas Fancher (Ensemble)  is beyond happy to be returning to Blank Canvas for his very first production of Godspell!  Recent credits include The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Steven) and Merrily We Roll Along: In Concert (Frank) at Blank Canvas Theatre; Ragtime (Younger Brother), Children of Eden (Adam/Noah), and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Near West Theatre; These Are The Times (Elliot Ness/Orson Welles/Danny Michaels) at Cleveland Public Theatre; Monty Python's Spamalot (Dennis/Sir Galahad/Black Knight/Herbert's Father) at Beck Center for the Arts; and co-director of Little Women: The Musical at Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory. During the day, Eric works as the Department Manager of Jos. A Bank in Rocky River and is the founder and administrator of the Cleveland Stage Alliance.  He would like to thank Sarah for her love and support, and Patrick for bringing dreams to life.  TPOG.

 


Kristen Hoffman (Ensemble) is so excited to be making her Blank Canvas debut with Godspell! She is currently studying theatre at Kent State University, and her recent credits include Reservoir Dogs (Holdaway), Children of Eden (Yonah), West Side Story (Anita), and Aida (Amneris). She would like to thank Patrick for this opportunity and her incredible family for all of their support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah Hrbek (Jesus) is thrilled to be a part of this production of Godspell, sharing the stage with such an amazing group of people. He was most recently seen on the Blank Canvas stage as part of The Laugher League, a Cleveland-based sketch comedy group. He is excited to be doing a musical for the first time in over three years, as he loves to sing (and play guitar) whenever he gets the chance. In addition to performing, Noah spends much of his time as a visual artist, and has provided backdrop paintings for nearly every show at Blank Canvas Theatre. He sends much love and many thank yous to his family and friends for their constant support, and all the love in the world to his smallest but most bountiful blessing: his 8-month old daughter Lydia. GG

 


Kirk Lydell (Ensemble) is so excited to be embarking on this journey again with a new cast! He is a sophomore at Kent State University where is working on obtaining his BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits have been The Rocky Horror (Phantom), The musical Adventure of Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled), 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Godspell (All Good Gifts soloist), and many more. He would like to thank God, his Brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi, his family, friends, and the KSU faculty for always believing that he has what it takes to pursue this crazy dream. And to Kristen thank you for always being there, every step of the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Leigh Michalski (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas after stabbing her way around the theatre reviving Lucretia in The Texas Chainsaw Musical!  Kate has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University.  Past favorite shows include Hello, Dolly! (Irene Malloy), Blood Brothers (Linda), ...Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), Little Women (Marmee), ...Charlie Brown (Lucy), and The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie Grosholtz).  "Love you Mom!  Love you Dad."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayden Neidhardt (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be under Patrick Ciamacco's direction again. Her first lead role was in the play Annie Jr. at Near West Theatre with Pat as the director. Hayden has been involved in Cleveland Orchestra Choruses for 6 years. She is newly an intern at Room Service Boutique. Hayden would like to thank Pat for the amazing experiences he has granted her. She would also like to thank her mother for always being her cheerleader. Hayden has many friends to thank, they are constantly keeping her smiling. She sends a big hug and kiss to all of them. Enjoy!

 

Shane Patrick O’Neill (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut and return to the Cleveland stage after spending the last four years in New York City. He holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre from NYU and a BA in Musical Theatre from Ashland University. Regional: Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest),  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Man 2). NYU: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), The Light in the Piazza (Giuseppe), and Baby (Nick). Local credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), Godspell (John/Judas), and Honk!(Cat) at Mercury Summer Stock. He was also seen in the New York City reading of the new musical Babes at Sea (Jinx Jamieson), as well as the Orchestral Premier of Songs for a New World (Man 2). Shane teaches acting and musical theatre performance at Olmsted Performing Arts Center as well as out of his home studio. Shane would like to thank his wife Alicia for all of her wonderful support. www.shanepatrickoneill.com

 

Isreal Spain (Judas ) - is very excited to be in this production of Godspell. His recent credits include Sweet Charity (Ensemble), Hair (Hud), and Urinetown (Barrel).