Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by Matt Dolan

Choreography by Katie Zarecki

Stage Managed by Brittany Gaul

Costume Design by Jenniver Sparano

Lighting, Set, & Sound Design by Patrick Ciamacco

 

 

CAST

Rob Albrecht (Officer Lockstock) is happy to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre after performing in Floyd Collins as Lee Collins earlier this year.  He teaches English and Drama at Aurora High School and has been performing in northeast Ohio for the last 25 years.  Some favorite roles include The Light In The Piazza (Signor Naccarelli) and Into The Woods (Mysterious Man) at Lakeland Civic Theater, Legally Blonde the Musical (Professor Callahan) and Falsettos (Marvin) at Beck Center for the Arts, 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.


Dayshawnda Ash (Little Sally) is excited to make her debut at Blank Canvas Theatre. She is ecstatic to have a chance to work with this amazing cast. Her credits include Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Children of Eden (Snake), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy), Side Show (Dolly Dimples), Ghost the Musical (Clara Brown), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (St. Monica), and For Colored Girls…Rainbow is Enuf (Lady in Orange).  Dayshawnda thanks her Grandma for her unending love and support in the pursuit of her dreams! She reminds you to "Always go the bathroom before a show starts. Just in case."  Enjoy the show! 

 

Kyle Burnett (Billy Boy Bill/Business Man) is thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre after making his debut in The Rocky Horror Show! He graduated from Kent State University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.  Favorite credits include Alice and the Dream Child (Charles) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, It’s Only a Play (Gus P. Head) at Weathervane Playhouse, Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio/Flynt) at KSU, City of Angels (Pasco/Gene) and American Idiot (Ensemble) at Beck Center for the Arts, Godspell (Judas) at CAMEO, and South Pacific (Seabee) with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.  Much thanks to Patrick for all the work he does and for bringing him back to this wonderful stage, as well as to the cast and crew for all their talent and fun that makes this production one of a kind. Love you, mom and dad!  Miss you, bub! Thank you Bobby, for keeping me sane in Cleveland! www.kyleburnett.net 


Becca Ciamacco (Soupy Sue) is always thrilled to be on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage. Previous credits include Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Suzanne), Reefer Madness (Ensemble), Our Town (Emily), Hair (Jeanie), and Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Roberta), all at BCT. Becca was last seen in Pippin (Catherine) at The Cassidy Theatre. Thanks to all of you for keeping live theater alive in Cleveland. 

 

 

 

Kristy Cruz (Little Becky Two Shoes) is elated to return to the Blank Canvas Theatre stage after participating in last year’s benefit and making her debut in one of her favorite roles, Mayor Maggie/Ron Taylor/Clem in Bat Boy: the Musical.  She has previously been seen throughout Cleveland on the stages of such theatres as Dobama, Lakeland, Near West, Cassidy, and Cleveland Public Theatre’s Pandemonium. Favorite roles include The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker), Songs For A New World (Woman II), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Chess (Svetlana Sergievsky), The Wedding Singer (Rosie/Angie/Ensemble), and Tigers Be Still (Grace). This winter, she will begin her fourteenth year as the choreographer for Solon High School’s Drama Club, where she has received Dazzle Award nominations for her work on Shrek the Musical and last spring’s All Shook Up. Kristy feels so fortunate to perform in one of her favorite shows at one of her favorite theatres with such a talented cast, and sends endless gratitude to Patrick for this opportunity, and to her family for their endless love and support.


Barb Dragony (Josephine Strong/Old Woman) is thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre! She was last seen here in The Bigfoot Letters (Sheila Hartman). A veteran of many shows, she counts among her favorites Nunsense (Mother Superior), Lucky Stiff (Rita), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Nurse Ratched), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (company) and Young Frankenstein (ensemble). Barb is a regular member of Flanagan’s Wake (Fiona), which will begin its ninth season in January.  Much thanks to Patrick, Matt and the talented cast and crew.  And always, Mr. B.

 

 

Neely Gevaart (Mrs. Millennium/Ensemble) is so excited to be back on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage! She has been seen here previously in The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Kristy), Triassic Parq: The Musical (T-Rex 2), and Reefer Madness (Mary Lane).  She has also performed at Lakeland Civic Theater, Cain Park, Mercury Theater Company, and The Cleveland Play House. During the day she works as a receptionist at Jakprints, Print Your Heart Out™. Love to Dan, Laura, and Taco. 


Trey Gilpin (Hot Blades Harry) is thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre for one of his very favorite musicals!  You may have seen him here in Silence! the Musical (Dr. Chilton), Reefer Madness (Ralph), Hai (Woof), or 12 Angry Men (Juror #4). Trey’s a Kentucky native who moved here after working with the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City.  As an adopted Clevelander, Trey has appeared at Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cain Park, Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Theatre, Mercury Theatre Company, and more. Favorite shows include The Toxic Avenger (White Dude), Assassins (Zangara), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy), Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Matt), and The Last Five Years (Jamie).  Many thanks to Patrick, Matt, Katie, Jenniver, and the rest of this spectacular team! 


Stephanie Harden (Hope Cladwell) is excited to be performing again at Blank Canvas Theatre, having appeared in Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley Parker).  Other favorite credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Songs For a New World (Woman I), and Hello, Dolly! (Irene Malloy) at Rabbit Run Theater, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine) and Company (April) at Capital University, Into the Woods (Lucinda) at Lakeland Civic Theatre, and Young Frankenstein at Beck Center for the Arts.  Stephanie is the vocal music director for Mentor Theatre, having most recently worked on A Chorus Line last year and, currently, The Music Man. Full-time, she is a middle school choir director in her fifth year of teaching.


 

Bernadette Hisey (Penelope Pennywise) is excited to return to Blank Canvas Theatre.  She was previously seen in Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), and was a part of the ensemble for Chess.  She has performed in over 50 shows on 25 stages in five counties of Northeast Ohio.  Favorite roles include Kiss Me, Kate (Kate/Lilli Vanessi), Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Hello, Dolly! (Dolly), Footloose (Vi Moore), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mrs. Lovett), The King and I (Mrs. Anna), Don’t Dress For Dinner (Jacqueline)and A Broadway Christmas Carol (Woman). After retiring from a 30+ year career as a music teacher, she is pursuing an acting career and is an Equity Membership Candidate.

 

 

 

Frank Ivancic (Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux) is thrilled to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut in one of his favorite shows! He is a junior majoring in Theatre at Cleveland State University, where he just played Bobby in Company on the Allen Theatre stage at Playhouse Square. Other recent credits include The Music Man: In Concert (Tommy Djilas), It's Only a Play (Gus), Parade (Frankie/Young Soldier), and The Bridges of Madison County (Michael). Thank you to Patrick and everyone at BCT for this experience, and thank you to everyone for the love and support! Break Legs!

 

 

Daryl Kelley (Bobby Strong) is elated to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre! He was last seen here as a phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Prior Blank Canvas credits include Equus (Nugget/Horseman), and Cabaret (Hans). As far as other credits in the area, Daryl 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 would like to extend his most profuse gratitude to Patrick and Matt for such an invaluable opportunity, to his fellow cast members for a truly sensational experience, and to you (yeah, YOU!) for supporting local theatre. Daryl holds a B.A. in Theatre and Spanish from Otterbein University. Благодария!


Kevin Kelly (Mr. McQueen) is very excited to return to Blank Canvas Theatre for another amazing run on the boards.  Last seen here in The Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter), Kevin has performed and/or directed at The Cleveland Play House, Beck Center for the Arts, Clague Playhouse, Weathervane Playhouse, The Cassidy Theatre, and many others in the area. He was Artistic Director for Rocky River Community Theatre for three years. Thank you to Patrick Ciamacco for providing the wings for so many to fly. #tpog

 

 

 

John J. Polk (Cladwell B. Cladwell) is pleased and honored to join this marvelous company for this timely and hilarious (we hope) show. This is his third shot at Urinetown: The Musical (Beck Center for the Arts, 2005 and 2008), and he promises to keep doing it until he gets it right. BCT theatergoers will remember him from productions such as Cabaret (Herr Schultz), Floyd Collins (Ed Bishop), Our Town (Doc Gibbs) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dale Harding).  He has also brought an assortment of blowhards, authority figures, villains, and foils to other area stages including productions of Lend Me A Tenor (Henry Saunders) and My Favorite Year (King Kaiser) at Beck Center, Spirits To Enforce (The Snow-Heavy Branch) at Cleveland Public Theatre, and Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival’s The Winter’s Tale (The Old Shepherd).  Given that he first set foot on a stage in a production of Mr. Roberts at Saint Edward High School in the fall of 1967, it’s occurred to him that he’s been showing off on local stages for 50 years….So for heaven’s sake, buy the old guy a drink…Thanks to Patrick, and love always to Laura, My Great And Wondrous Beauty…


Devin Pfeiffer (Robby the Stockfish/Businessman) is ecstatic to be in his first production at Blank Canvas Theatre. His recent credits include Carrie: The Musical (Tommy Ross) and Big Fish (Edward Bloom).  Devin would like to thank all his friends and his family for always supporting him. 

 

 

 

 

Jason Salamon (Officer Barrell)  is very excited to be playing Officer Barrell in this production. His recent credits include Avenue Q (Rod), Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play (Matt), and Titanic (Bride).

 

 

 

 

Anna Sylvester (Ensemble) is a junior in the B.F.A. in acting program at Baldwin Wallace University. This is her first production with Blank Canvas Theatre, and she is so excited to be a part of this show!  Recent credits include Uncle Vanya (Sonya), The Pillowman (Ariel), and Rock 'N' Roll (Eleanor).  Anna would like to thank her friends and family for their continual love and support.

 

 

Tim Tavcar (Old Man Strong/Senator Fipp) Tim began his professional theatrical/musical career at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colorado.  Since then, his work as an actor, director, musician, and lecturer has been seen in Cleveland, Akron, Chicago, Houston, Williamsburg, VA, Newport, RI, Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, NYC’s Carnegie Recital Hall, and on stages and in concert halls throughout Vermont.  He currently serves as an Artistic Associate for Montpelier, VT’s professional company, Lost Nation Theater.  Also in Vermont, he founded his literary concert series, WordStage, in 2007.  In addition to creating, producing, and directing WordStage performances in Ohio and Vermont, he has acted and/or directed locally at Beck Center, Blank Canvas Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland State University, Dobama Theatre and Ensemble Theatre.  He is honored to be returning to BCT for Urinetown: The Musical and to work with Director Patrick Ciamacco and his talented cast and crew. 


Rachel Woods (Ensemble) is thrilled to be stepping out from behind the keyboard to make her Blank Canvas Theatre acting debut. You may have heard her playing during BCT's productions of Chess, Cabaret, and Bat Boy: The Musical, or down the street at Near West Theatre during Xanadu, Carrie: The MusicalUrinetown: The Musical, and several other shows. She was last seen on stage in Near West's 2012 production of Ragtime. Many thanks to Patrick and Matt for this opportunity, to her amazing sisters, and to her incredibly phenomenal husband.

 

 

 

 

Jenniver Sparano (Costume Design) expands her resume of Blank Canvas Theatre shows dedicated to bodily fluids with this production, having already designed costumes for blood (The Texas Chainsaw Musical!, Bat Boy: The Musical, Night of the Living Dead), sweat (12 Angry Men, Glengarry Glen Ross) and tears (Next Fall).  Most recently, her work was seen in the benefit production of Chess and the Factory Series premiere of Fissures of Men.  In addition to BCT, she has designed for Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland Public Theatre, Clague Playhouse, Dobama Theatre, the bang and the clatter, Weathervane Playhouse, and the Pickwick & Frolic cabaret stage.  For the last fourteen years, she has co-produced a musical benefit for HIV/AIDS service agencies in Cuyahoga and Summit counties, and is already planning for next year.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, she is employed by KeyBank.