Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by Bradley Wyner

Choreography by Katie Zarecki

Stage Managed by Brittany Gaul

Video Projection Design by Perren Hedderson

Costume Design by Luke Scattergood

Lighting Set & Sound Design by Patrick Ciamacco

 

 

CAST

 

Douglas F. Bailey II (Eddie) is humbled and excited to return to the stage at Blank Canvas Theatre after a four year absence. Past BCT credits include Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Greenfelt/Biddle/Kevin), Psycho Beach Party (Kanaka), Working (Man 1), and The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Enesmble).  Other area credits include Cain Park's Rock of Ages (Lonnie) and Godspell (Ensemble), Shrek The Musical (Shrek) at both MAD* Factory and Near West Theatre, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd) at MAD* Factory, and Parade (Britt Craig) at French Creek Theatre.   Douglas spends the majority of his time in theatre directing. Recent credits include Beauty and the Beast, Urinetown: The Musical, and Seussical at Mighty Goliath Productions, where he also serves of the President of the Board of Directors; Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, and Fiddler on the Roof at Silhouette Productions; and Doubt at Strongsville Community Theatre.  At home, Douglas prefers to spend his time with his incredible wife, Sarah Lynne, daughter Matilda, and son Desmond.  He thanks his wonderful friends and family for their continued love and support.  Working with this superb cast and production team is an astounding opportunity, and he cannot thank them enough for their hard work . Douglas dedicates his performance in this production, as all others, to the memory of his late father, The Silver Fox.

 

Josh Baum-Shmigel (Phantom) is thrilled to make his Blank Canvas Theatre debut in one of his favorite shows.  He's also excited to be a Phantom again; the last time was at Cassidy Theatre in 2007.  Recent roles include The Wedding Singer (Ensemple), Rent (Paul/a cop/others; Angel), and West Side Story (Shark).  Thank you to Patrick and Brad for this opportunity; all my love and thanks to Roger for the eternal support.  Check out www.dragroyalty.com for my drag queen archive and more. Don't dream it, be it.

 

 

Angie Bendahan (Phantomis delighted to be making her debut at Blank Canvas Theatre!  Recently, Angie has been seen in various productions at Near West Theatre, including Mary Poppins (The Bird Woman), Scrooge! (Mrs. Ethel Cratchit), Shrek the Musical (White Rabbit), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Herod’s Girl).  Angie wants to thank all of the people who have supported her along the way, especially her family, friends, and fellow actors!  Angie would like to thank Patrick for the opportunity to work on this thrilling project, and she looks forward to creating magic, mischief and mayhem over at the Frankenstein Place!


 

Kyle Burnett (Phantom) is thrilled to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut!  He recently graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.  He was last seen on the Cleveland stage in City of Angels (Pasco/Gene) at Beck Center for the Arts.  Favorite credits include Alice and the Dream Child (Charles) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, It’s Only a Play (Gus P. Head) at Weathervane Playhouse, Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio/Flynt) at KSU, American Idiot (Ensemble) at Beck Center for the Arts, Godspell (Judas) at CAMEO, and South Pacific (Seabee) with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.  In the early mornings, he’s a barista for all your coffee and tea needs at Starbucks.  He’d like to Patrick for this wonderful opportunity and for the rest of the cast and crew for a rockin’ good time! www.kyle-burnett.com

 

Tasha Brandt (Columbia) has most recently been seen in Blank Canvas Theatre's production of Cabaret (Lulu) and can be heard singing in the VIP tent before concerts at Blossom Music Center.  Other shows include Mighty Goliath Productions' Urinetown: The Musical (Hope), Near West Theatre’s production of Hair (Tribe), Night of the Living Dead (Judy Rose), High Fidelity (Marie), Working (Woman 1), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Lisa) at Blank Canvas Theatre, and True North's  production of Children of Eden (Eve/ Momma Noah).  Thank you for supporting local theatre and for coming to play with us!

 

 

BJ Colangelo (Usherette/Phantom) is an import from Chicago.  BJ's credits include Silence! The Musical (Catherine/Lamb), The Wild Party (Ensemble), Urinetown: The Musical (Pennywise), Big Fish (The Witch), Seussical (Mayzie LaBird), Godspell (Turn Back, Oh Man), Once Upon A Mattress (Princess Winnifred), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (Angel), Hair (Cathy), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), and Working (Cleanin' Women).  BJ is also a film actress having appeared in the films Benny & Steve Almost Die, Snuffet, Seven Minutes, Prognosis, and Eat it Up! She recently completed principal photography for her first feature film (co-directed with Zach Shildwachter), POWERBOMB. She'd like to dedicate this performance to her "Eddie," Zack Simonini, and the cast of Sensual Daydreams in Milwaukee, the longest running shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in...the...WORLD! I miss you all!

 

Laney Davis (Phantom) is beyond grateful to be a part of the talented cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show in her final year at Baldwin Wallace University.  Her recent credits include To Kill a Mockingbird (Jean Louise Finch) at Brecksville's Theater on the Square, Pericles (Pericles), The Diviners (Darlene), Quality Street (Miss Fanny), Big Love (Eleanor), The Bear (Eleanor Popova) at Baldwin Wallace University, and City of Angels (Ensemble) at Beck Center for the Arts. This is her first time performing with Blank Canvas Theatre and she would like to thank Patrick for giving her this opportunity of a lifetime! There is no doubt she would not be where she is without the constant support of her loved ones.  Love and positive vibes to Lily, Steven, Karen, and Tyler. 

 

 

 

Eric Fancher (Brad) was recently seen in The Music Man (Harold) at Cain Park.  Eric now returns to Blank Canvas Theatre after a long hiatus. He was previously seen here in Godspell (Light of the World), Merrily We Roll Along: In Concert (Frank), and both incarnations of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Steven). He has done over 60 shows, all of which are listed at www.efancher.com, and he is the Founder and Webmaster of www.ClevelandStageAlliance.com, an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date information regarding any and all locally produced theatre. Eric would like to apologize to his parents for making them see him in this show again, and also thank them for getting him into theatre. Much love to Sarah. TPOG.

 

 

Venchise Glenn (Phantom) is delighted to be back performing on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage!  Recently she has spent most of her time behind the curtain, stage managing and running sound for various BCT shows, including Fissures of Men, Glengarry Glen RossThe Wild Party, and Cabaret.  Venchise was last seen on stage in Bat Boy: The Musical (Daisy) and her other recent credits include Night of the Living Dead (Zombie), and Hair (Tribe).  Outside of theater, Venchise can be found creating costumes for comic conventions, forcing people to look at pictures of her dog, and getting into arguments about various aspects of Harry Potter.  She thanks Patrick for making her a part of the BCT family, and to Aaron for helping her to find the courage to chase her goals.

 

Jeff Glover (Dr. Scott) is happy as a pig in shit to be back for his second show this season!  Previous Blank Canvas shows include Next Fall, Bathroom Humor, Glengarry Glen Ross and Floyd Collins.  Love to Nicki.

 

 

 

 

Noah Hrbek (Phantom) is thrilled to back on the stage, getting weird and wild with this amazing cast and crew!  He was last seen here in Cabaret (Cliff) last December. In the interim, he has continued to be involved at Blank Canvas Theatre, creating paintings for Picasso at the Lapin Agile and helping to design and build wearable horse heads for Equus.  Thanks again to Patrick for his relentless passion and humor, and to all of you for coming to experience its joyfully horrific culmination.

 

 

Daryl Kelley (Phantom) is over the moon to once again be on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage, this time ghoulishly skulking about in the The Rocky Horror Show.  Having racked up quite a list of credits across the Cleveland area over the past few years, he counts among his favorites Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Addams Family (Lurch), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney).  Daryl is profusely thankful for the chance at playing in such a cult classic whilst working with an inconceivably talented cast and top notch production team. Daryl holds a B.A. in Theatre and Spanish from Otterbein University. Благодария! 

 

Kevin Kelly (Frank-n-Furter)  is thrilled to rejoin the Blank Canvas Theatre family for this insane ride of a lifetime. He was previously seen here on stage Chess: In Concert, Fissures of Men, The 39 Steps, and The Wild Party. He wishes much love to castmates, and even more love to his friends for circling him with a wall of light. Thank you Patrick and Brad for this trip of a lifetime. TPOG.

 

 

 

Jonathan Kronenberger (Narrator) is excited to be back onstage at Blank Canvas Theatre.  Previous BCT credits include performing in Night of the Living Dead (Harry) and 12 Angry Men (Juror #2) and directing ExtremitiesSilence! the Musical, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  Thank you to Patrick for all these opportunities and support.

 

 

 

Meg Martinez (Janet Weiss) is excited to be making her Blank Canvas Theatre debut in The Rocky Horror Show!  Favorite recent credits include Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins—twice!), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), [title of show] (Susan), Doubt (Sister James), Cymbeline (Imogen), Princess Ida (Princess Ida), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), and Company (Kathy).  This December, she will be playing Della in Peter Ekstrom's musical version of The Gift of the Magi with Theatre in the Circle.  Meg holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University and is an Equity Membership Candidate. Thanks to Patrick, Brad, and the rest of the cast and crew for welcoming her to the BCT family, and all her love to Matt. www.meg-martinez.com

 

Amber Revelt (Magenta) is ecstatic to be returning to Blank Canvas Theatre as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show.  Her credits include Night of the Living Dead (Barbara), The Maids (Claire), and Twelfth Night (Maria).  When Amber is not acting, she is an active member of Blackwater Cabaret, which was featured in the music video "House of Freaks" by Brickwall Jackson.  She is also a belly dancer, a fire performer, and a writer.  She would like to thank Patrick Ciamacco for this amazing opportunity, the wonderful cast and crew, her friends and family, and her adoring fiancé, Anthony H.

 

 

 

Danny Simpson (Riff Raff)  is honored to be a part of another great cast for his second show on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage.  Danny is very thankful for Patrick and Brad allowing him this opportunity and would like to thank the cast for an awesome experience that he will never forget.  Recent credits include BCT’s production of Fissures of Men (Paul), Lakeland Civic theatre’s productions of Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nick), and Beck Center’s American Idiot (Ensemble). Danny graduated from John Carroll University with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts and is currently pursuing career paths in theatre, beer, and food.  And one more big thanks to his family and friends for their love and support.  Enjoy the show…and thank YOU for coming.

 

Mark Vandevender (Rocky)  is extremely excited to be playing Rocky and to be working with Blank Canvas Theatre!  He is very much looking forward to working with this cast.  He recently moved back from Columbus as a chemist/forensic scientist.  His recent productions include Forbidden Broadway and Fiddler on the Roof.  His favorite roles have been Joseph in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Abel in Children of Eden.  Thank you so much to everyone who came and who helped prepare him!  Enjoy the show!

 

Patrick Ciamacco (Director/Eddie) is honored to work with such an amazing cast and staff.  Past Blank Canvas Theatre shows include High Fidelity (Barry), Of Mice and Men (Lennie), and Hellcab (Cabbie).  You may remember Patrick from Shrek The Musical (Shrek) at Mercury Theatre Company and Near West Theatre.  Other professional credits include Beck Center’s Jerry Springer: The Opera (Dwight/God), … Spelling Bee (William Barfee), and Evil Dead - The Musical (Jake).  His experience also includes Playhouse Square's We Gotta Bingo (Bucky Fuller), a musical version of The Nutcracker at The Cleveland Play House, and Playhouse Square's two and a half year run of Tony & Tina's Wedding.  Patrick is also the Artistic Director of Blank Canvas Theatre. Patrick sends thanks to his Mom, Frank, his brothers, Jonathan, and especially Becca for her continued support and love.  He dedicates his performance to the person sitting in the third row, fifth seat from the left.

 

Bradley Wyner (Music Director) is delighted to return to Blank Canvas Theatre, where he greatly enjoyed working as musical director for Hair.  Other credits include serving as musical director for Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock MusicalThe Rocky Horror Show, and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play at Cleveland Public Theatre; Bunnicula and Mambo Italiano at The Cleveland Play House; Gutenberg! The Musical! at Dobama Theatre; 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down at Weathervane Playhouse; Little Shop of Horrors at Cassidy Theatre; Lobo A GoGo at Tri-C West; and CabaretChristmas Carol RagA Little Night MusicBaby, and Opal at Kalliope Stage.  As a singer/rock pianist, Brad spent a year in New York performing with Piano Loco: The Rock’n’Roll Dueling Piano Show, and currently plays keyboards for Diamond Dogs: The Sound and Vision of David Bowie.  Teaching music and arts for diverse groups has led Bradley to a second career as a dual diagnosis specialist for people with autism, mental health issues, and developmental disabilities.