Directed by Original Broadway Cast Member Marc Moritz

Music Direction by Lawrence Wallace

Stage Managed by Sarah Lynn Nicholas

Costumes Designed by Jenniver Sparano

Lighting Designed by Cory Molner

 

 

 

 

CAST


Timothy J. Allen
 (Ensemble) is delighted to return to Blank Canvas after appearing in Next Fall.  He is a recent graduate of the MFA Musical Theatre program at San Diego State University where he focused on performance, direction, and education.  He recently published his thesis, Artistry in Collaboration: The Director’s Approach in Musical Theatre, a critical look into how the director fosters the creativity of all members of his collaborative team under a single vision.  In San Diego, Timothy appeared in Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Zanna Don’t! (Mike Singer), and Little Women (Professor Bhaer).  A native of Cleveland, OH, Timothy has appeared at area stages in Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel) at Beck Center for the Arts; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack Worthing) and Sweeny Todd (Ensemble) at Lakeland Civic; and Cabaret (Emcee) and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at Stage Left Theatre. This summer Tim will be appearing in Spamalot at Beck Center. www.timothyallenonline.com.

 

Ian Atwood (Joe) - A native of the St. Louis area, Ian has now been living and performing in the Cleveland area for over 10 years. He took up refuge here after attending Ohio Northern University where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre. This is Ian's 2nd show here at Blank Canvas Theatre after debuting in Working (Man 2) this past month. He would like to thank Patrick and Marc for the opportunity and support. Favorite credits include Parade (Britt Craig), Assassins (Charles Guiteau), Annie (Bert Healy), Aida (Radames), Jekyll & Hyde (Utterson), Oliver (Bill Sykes), Children of Eden(Adam/Noah) and The Producers (Max Bialystock). But his favorite role of all is that of husband to his amazing wife, Jessica, and parent to his puppies, Captain and Reisling. Look for Ian in Cassidy Theatre's production of Anything Goes in June. Much love to Riley and Lucy for always inspiring my inner child. To the journey! TPOG

 

Douglas F. Bailey II (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be returning to the stage at Blank Canvas Theatre, and once again be working with director Patrick Ciamacco. Recently, he has been seen on stage with Mighty Goliath Productions in Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Blank Canvas Theatre in Psycho Beach Party (Kanaka) and Debbie Does Dallas: the Musical (Greenfelt/Biddle/Kevin). Some of his favorite roles include, The Producers (Leo Bloom), ...Spelling Bee (William Barfee), Big River (Huck), and Urinetown: The Musical (Bobby Strong). Douglas also recently made his directorial debut in Cleveland at TNCA with Children of Eden. When not on stage, Douglas spends his time with his beautiful daughter, Matilda. He is elated to be associated with the amazing cast and production team of Working. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support and love, especially his roommates, Dan and Sarah. He dedicates his performance in this production to his late father, “The Silver Fox”.

 

Patrick Ciamacco (Charlie) is honored to work with such an amazing cast and staff. Past Blank Canvas shows include Of Mice and Men (Lennie) and Hellcab (Cabbie). Other professional credits include Beck Center’s Jerry Springer The Opera (Dwight/God), Spelling Bee (William Barfee), and Evil Dead The Musical (Jake). Also, Playhouse Square's We Gotta Bingo (Bucky Fuller), a musical version of The Nutcracker at The Cleveland Play House, and Playhouse Square's 2 1/2 year run of Tony & Tina's Wedding. Favorite performances include Secret Garden (Archibald), Children of Eden (God the Father), The Baker's Wife (The Baker), Chess (Freddie), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Art (Marc) and The Full Monty (Dave). Patrick also co-founded, directs, performs, and writes for The Laughter League, a Cleveland- based sketch comedy group. Patrick sends thanks to his Mom, Frank, his brothers, Joe Kenderes, Jacqi, and especially everyone who loves, supports him and never gave up on him.

 

Ashley Conlon (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Blank Canvas Theatre after having performed in Debbie Does Dallas (Tammy). 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. 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Edwards-Maag (Ensemble) – is thrilled to be joining Blank Canvas Theater for the first time in this exciting production. Some of her regional projects include The Scent of Change (Estelle), Personals Uncut(Jessica), and Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy). When she’s not performing one way or another, you can find her spending time with her incredibly awesome, hilarious, and talented husband Keith, enjoying some classic episodes of Psych, relaxing with some audiobooks, or planning her annual Halloween party and trip. They get very involved. She would like to thank her wonderful acting coach Jessica and her second family at the Houde School of Acting; her amazing voice teacher Linda, and of course, her magnificent circle of family and friends, who will never know just how much they mean to her and inspire her every day. Support, encouragement, and unconditional love are immeasurably precious gifts. Enjoy the show! 

 

Eric Thomas Fancher (Frank) - is floored to be playing a dream role of his, being able to play it with such wonderful actors and people, and doing it all for such a good cause!  He is revisiting this stage for the first time after last season's The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Steven), and will be reprising his role in the fall.  Other credits include: Children of Eden (Adam/Noah),Ragtime (Younger Brother) and Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris at Near West Theatre; You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) and Altar Boyz (Luke) at TrueNorth Cultural Arts; Into The Woods(Wolf/Cinderella's Prince) at Tri-C West; A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog) at Cassidy Theatre; Kiss Me, Kate (Bill Calhoun) at Solon Center for the Arts;Othello (Cassio), and the Regional Premiere of William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead (Francis Bacon) with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival; and the Cleveland Premiere of The History Boys (Dakin) at The Beck Center.  A special thank you to Marc, Lawrence, and Patrick for allowing me this opportunity, and to Patrick for living his dream and making "Our Time" a reality.  "Much love to my loving love, Sarah. TPOG."


Becca Frick (Gussie) is thrilled to be back on the Blank Canvas stage with this all-star cast! She was last seen as ditzy Roberta in Debbie Does Dallas here at BCT. Some of her other recent credits include, Julie in Miss Julie and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Allen stage through CSU, Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray at Near West Theater and Kora in Destroying the Light at Ensemble Theater. Becca is honored to be acting alongside Patrick Ciamacco who she first met 6 years ago when he was her assistant director at Near West for their teen production of West Side Story. In December, Becca will be graduating from Cleveland State University with her bachelor’s in nonprofit administration. Thanks to her family for their constant support and much love to her best friend, who she is lucky to be sharing the stage with again. Support BCT!!


 

Neely Gevaart (Beth) is so excited to return to Blank Canvas Theater! She was last seen here in Texas Chainsaw Musical!(Kristy), a role she will be taking on again in the fall. Some of her favorite past roles include: The Last Five Years (Cathy) at Salem Community Theater, A Carol for Cleveland (Ensemble) at the Cleveland Playhouse, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) at True North. She has a Bachelor of Music from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. I want to thank Patrick, Marc and Lawrence for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing ensemble! Also, thanks to Mom, Dad, (New) Eric, and Taco for their continued support and love.

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Pier (Mary) is delighted to be back at BCT, having appeared as Holly in last season’s production of Next Fall. Other roles around town have included: Lily in The Secret Garden and Sharon in Finian’s Rainbow at Near West Theatre. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Lindsay came to the Cleveland area six years ago via Washington D.C. with her husband, a native of Berea. She studied musical theater at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. In real life, Lindsay is the mother to a beautiful, toddling mess of a daughter and works for the ACLU of Ohio helping to preserve and protect civil liberties. Favorite past roles have included Madeline True in The Wild Party, Rosencrantz (it’s a long story) in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Woman 2 in Songs for a New World.  

 

 

 

Bill Reichert (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining this cast of devoted artists in the blank canvas benefit. Most recently seen in Psycho Beach Party (Yoyo) and previously in Debbie does Dallas (Rick), Bill is in full support of the great work being produced! A special thanks to Patrick for this opportunity to give back to the theatre that has given him so much enjoyment and growth. 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Unger (Ensemble) is excited to make her Blank Canvas Theatre debut! She has been seen locally at Cassidy Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Near West Theatre and numerous others. Some favorite credits include Oliver! (Nancy) and Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) at Near West Theatre, as well as Crooked River Cross Camera Shootout (Anne Boleyn) at Creative House Studios. When not onstage, she travels with Motive for Murder playing various suspects, most recently, Vixen, in The Night They Killed X-mas. Otherwise she can be found as a promotional model and student at Kent State where she is so close to obtaining her B.A. in Theatre with a Writing minor. Endless thanks to her supportive parents, Danielle, Bri, and Pat and Marc Moritz for getting to be part of this. Thanks for coming out! 

Derrick Winger (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut on the Blank Canvas stage with such a talented cast and crew.  He has worked at several area theatres including Coach House Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, and the Ohio Shakespeare Festival in Akron as well as many more in Western Pennsylvania and New York.  Most recently he performed in Putting it Together at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre.  Some other favorite Musical Theatre credits include Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), The Wiz (Lion), Les Miserablés-SE (Val Jean), Children of Eden (God), The Fantasticks (Matt), Of Thee I Sing (Wintergreen), and Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King).  He would like to thank this incredible cast for their constant support and inspiration and his wife, Justine, for being ok with the whole “never-being-home” thing.  Enjoy the show!