MADISON AUSTIN (Egeria / Mermaid) is very excited to be part of Peter Pan with Home Made Theater! Her recent credits include Brigadoon (Maggie Anderson), The Lightning Thief (Silena Beauregard), Big Fish (The Witch), The Addams Family (Pugsley), and Mamma Mia! (Ali). Madison has recently received her BS in Mathematics from Stony Brook University. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her passions.
MAYA BALTODANO (Curly – Juniper cast) is appearing on stage for the first time with Home Made Theater. She recently performed in Moana Jr. (Te Fiti / Ancestor) with The Young Actors Guild. Maya has only recently become interested in acting but is taking it very seriously. Maya also enjoys dancing, reading and traveling.
HALEY BEAUREGARD (Peter Pan – Juniper cast) is excited to return to Home Made Theater after so many years! Most recently she appeared in Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Donna Marsala) and Pump Up the Volume! (Stacey). Film and TV credits include: The Dragons (Freya Weisz), Devouring Venus (Erin), The Night We Met (Steph), and Lost and Broken (Andi Conway). Her theater credits include: Hysterical! (Shannon), Diary of Anne Frank (Anne), Dog Sees God (Van’s Sister); She has done voice-over work in Knockout City (EA), Freihofer’s (Overit Studios), and HANYS. Haley has a BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia. She is currently in pre-production for her own short film, I Heard the Dead Cry, which is scheduled to shoot this year in Atlanta. www.haleybeauregard.com
SCOTT BROWN (Smee) – has been performing in the Capital Region for almost 20 years and enjoys every minute he spends in the theatre. Some of his most recent performances include Bells are Ringing (Carl) with NSCP, Evita in Concert (Ensemble) with NSCP, Murder on the Orient Express (Hector McQueen) with SCP, and Brigadoon in Concert (Ensemble) with Home Made Theater. He would like to dedicate this performance to his Grandma Phyllis who introduced him to Peter Pan at an early age.
ELI BUCK (John – Emerald cast) is a seventh-grader at Shenendehowa’s Gowana Middle School, and is excited to be in his first production with Home Made Theater. He can’t wait to see his friends thrive on stage with the energy of Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure, and make many memories with this amazing company. Eli’s prior acting journey has included roles in James and the Giant Peach (James), Shrek the Musical (Lord Farquaad), Into the Woods (Ensemble), The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White (Zip the Dwarf), and several more! Eli has some advice to give the audience, cast, and crew: Sprinkle some pixie dust on your dreams and let them soar!
STACEY BUNTING (Starkey) is excited to perform in her second production with Home Made Theater! She was last seen as a nun in Home Made Theater’s production of The Sound of Music. She had been in previous productions in her hometown of Olney, IL including: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), The Wizard of Oz (Princess of Oz), Ten Little Indians (Vera Claythorne), and Annie (Pepper). Stacey works as a local veterinarian and in her spare time likes to spend time with her husband and two young daughters.
ANDREA BURGER (Antianara) – is excited to be returning to the stage at Home Made Theater. Her last stage appearance was in the ensemble of Ragtime (SLCA / CTP). Andrea has also recently been part of the Home Made Theater family in Nine (Ensemble), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ensemble), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), Shrek the Musical (Little Pig / Blind Mouse / Ensemble), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble). Favorite roles include Kathy (Company), June (Chicago), Sister Mary Leo (Nunsense II,) and Charity (Anything Goes). Andrea would like to thank Dawn, Richard and Johnny for the opportunity to be a fierce warrior, the cast and crew for a fabulous time, and her family and friends for their continued love and support. Love and hugs to my Angels!!
LAURIE BURNS (Cookson) is excited to be returning to the Home Made Theater stage for the third time. Her other Home Made Theater appearances were in The Sound of Music (Sister Bertha) and Mamma Mia! (Santorini Ensemble). Most recently she was seen in The Addams Family (Grandma Addams) with Glens Falls Community Theater. She has also been involved in various musical theater productions throughout the years, but most notable are Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney) with SLOC, All Shook Up (Sylvia) with Class Act Productions and A Chorus Line (Morales) with RPI Players. She is having so much fun playing kooky, funny and flawed characters. You better enjoy the show, Matey, or she’ll make you walk to plank. Arrgh!
ELLIANA CATALLO (Cubbie – Emerald cast) has appeared at the Malta Spotlighter’s Theater Troupe in The Headless Horseman (Pupil) and The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree (Lady Pirate). Ellie is in third grade and loves to sing, dance, play with her little brother, spend time with her friends, and do Taekwondo where she just received her purple belt and is pursuing a black belt. Ellie is so excited to be involved with Home Made Theater and hopes you enjoy the show.
JOE CHRISTOPHER (Bill Jukes) has appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Rick Demarco) at Universal Preservation Hall, and Dining With Will (Iago and Pyramus) with The Blue Horse Repertory Company at the Meader Little Theater. Joe has also appeared in HBO’s The Gilded Age as a featured extra (Striking Steel Worker) and as a background actor (Upper Class Gentleman). He has also appeared in television commercials for Six Flags and The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. When Joe isn’t teaching English or working on a production, he’s likely immersed in scene and character work with The Blue Horse Repertory Company, rehabbing investment properties with his family, or vacationing in Miami.
JACOB D’AGOSTINO (Michael – Emerald cast) is appearing for the first time with Home Made Theater in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure. Other local appearances include The Rockin Tale of Snow White (“Big” Mike), The Music Man (Winthrop), The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree (Cabin Boy / Thomas), and The Headless Horseman ( School Student / Walter Van Twiller) with the Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe. Some summer camp appearances include A Year With Frog and Toad, Jr. (Mole #3) and Seussical, Jr. at Augustine Classical Academy. In his spare time, Jacob loves to downhill ski, play basketball and soccer, sing, watch Elvis Presley movies, and read Harry Potter books with his older sister.
SOPHIA DeMASI (Wendy – Emerald cast) is excited to be performing in her second show at Home Made Theater. Sophia’s most recent roles were in Tarzan (Leopard) at SLOC, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Baker) at Playhouse Stage Company and The Sound of Music (Brigitta) at Home Made Theater. Other credits include: Frozen, Jr., The Addams Family, Matilda, Jr., Seussical Kids, Annie Kids and Aladdin Kids at Shenendehowa Summer Theatre Camp. Sophia thanks the director of Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure, Dawn, for a terrific experience along with her fellow cast and crew. She also thanks her family and friends and her singing, acting and dance instructors for their support.
HUDSYN DAVIS (Curly – Emerald cast) Hudsyn is in fourth grade at the Waldorf School and attends the Caffè Lena School of Music. She enjoys playing music, singing, dancing, yoga, swimming, and nature. Her first experience in theater was the role of Marta in The Sound of Music last year. Her grandfather, Bud Woolsey, co-starred in a production of The Sound of Music many years ago with Cindy Boyka who was a beloved member of Home Made Theater. Hudsyn considers this her second family, and feels so grateful for all involved.
MALERI DAVIS (Nibs – Emerald cast) attends the Waldorf School of Saratoga, The Caffè Lena School of Music, and dances with the Ottos at Dance Works of Wilton. She enjoys playing many instruments, writing, art, ballet, and singing. This is Maleri’s first experience in theater, but she loves to perform. She is the bassist / singer in a band and she had the honor of singing our National Anthem a few months ago at the Saratoga Springs City Inauguration. She is grateful for this first theater experience with this wonderful company.
SYDNEY DAVIS (Andromache) is glad to be back at Home Made Theater after her last show there Peter and the Starcatcher (Sanchez / Mermaid / Ensemble). Other recent credits include She Kills Monsters (Tilly Evans) at Confetti Stage Productions, The Addams Family (Ancestor) at Glens Falls Community Theater, and Footloose (Teen Ensamble / Cowgirl) at Fort Salem. In her free time Sydney enjoys drawing, attending ren faires and conventions, and playing D&D with her friends. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support.
JACK HOLICK (Michael – Juniper cast)) is thrilled to make his Home Made Theater debut! He has appeared locally in Annie Kids (Roosevelt / Warbucks), Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Spoon / Villager), The Addams Family (Pugsley), Seussical, Jr. (Mayor), Frozen, Jr. (Olaf), High School Musical, Jr. (Ryan), The Sound of Music (Kurt) at Mac-Haydn Theater, and Elf, Jr. (Manager) with Galway Players. He has loved this opportunity to meet new friends and to continue learning with a great company. Thanks to his parents and dog for listening to his constant singing. Enjoy the show!
RYLIE HUANG (Nibs – Juniper cast) has appeared in Home Made Theater’s production of The Sound of Music (Postulant). Additional notable credits include Tarzan (Terk) and Violet (Young Violet) with Schenectady Light Opera Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) with Park Playhouse and School of Rock (Tomika) with Glens Falls Community Theater. Rylie thanks the cast and production team for this wonderful experience and her family, friends, and teachers for supporting her love of theater!
RICHARD JONES (Cecco) has performed in many Home Made Theater productions including The Drowsy Chaperone, A Chorus Line, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, She Loves Me, and The Sound of Music. Only his most devoted fans know that Peter Pan is really a story about pirates, with some nice filler about a boy who can fly. Avast and argh!!
EILLEY KALIL (First Twin – Juniper cast) has appeared at Home Made Theater in The Sound of Music (Brigitta). Other local appearances include: Disney’s Finding Nemo, Jr. (Dory) at Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, and Descendants (Royal Page) and The Ever After (Cinderella), both at Saratoga Children’s’ Theater. In her spare time, Eilley likes to dance, play volleyball, snowboard, and hang out with her friends.
GABRIELLA MANNING (Second Twin – Emerald Cast) is excited to be performing for Home Made Theater again. Her last appearance was in 42nd Street, Youth Edition (Lorraine). Other local appearances include: Matilda, Jr. (Tilly) with Drama Kids, Newsies, Jr. (Buttons) at Not So Common Kids, and Frozen, Jr. (Winter Chorus) and The Addams Family Young@Part (Featured dancer) at Shen Summer Adventures. Gaby dances competitively, sings in the select girls’ choir at her middle school and plays the saxophone. She would like to thank everyone who has instructed her, especially Miss Erica, Miss Lauren, Miss Amanda and Ms. Messare.
LIVIA MANNING (First Twin – Emerald Cast) is excited to be performing for Home Made Theater again. Her last appearance was in 42nd Street, Youth Edition (Phyllis). Other local appearances include: Matilda, Jr. (Tammy) with Drama Kids, Newsies, Jr. (Tommy Boy) at Not So Common Kids, and Frozen, Jr. (Winter Chorus) and The Addams Family Young@Part (Ancestor) at Shen Summer Adventures. Livy dances competitively and sings in the select girls’ choir at her middle school. She would like to thank everyone who has instructed her, especially Miss Erica, Miss Lauren, Miss Amanda and Ms. Messare.
GWEN MATTHEWS (Second Twin – Juniper cast) is so happy to be performing in her second show with Home Made Theater. Last June, Gwen played Marta VonTrapp in Home Made Theater’s The Sound of Music at Pitney Meadows Community Farm. When not on stage, Gwen is a Girl Scout, studies ballet, voice, and violin, and she loves hanging with friends. Some of her favorite roles include the title role in Annie, Singin’ In The Rain (R.F. Simpson) and Dear Edwina (Aphrodite.) Thank you to Dawn for the opportunity. Gwen dreams of being on Broadway one day and she hopes you enjoy the magic of Peter Pan!
EMMETT MAZUROWSKI (Tootles / Nana – Juniper & Emerald casts) has previously appeared in Home Made Theater’s productions of The Sound of Music (Friedrich) and Mean Girls Jr. (Kevin G). A few of his local appearances include The Sound of Music (Kurt) at the Mac-Haydn Theater, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Charlie) at Playhouse Stage Company, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) at Debut Theater. In his spare time Emmett enjoys writing scripts with his friends and playing with his younger brother and dog. He’d like to thank his family and friends for all their support!
GRACE MCCAFFERTY (Tiger Lily) has appeared at Home Made Theater once before in the production of She Loves Me (Ensemble). She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support, and is thrilled to be back on stage!
NARISSA MONGIOVI (Prentiss – Emerald cast) is thrilled to make her Home Made Theater debut in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure. She was most recently seen in Matilda, Jr. (Michael) with Drama Kids Albany. She is currently in rehearsal for Emma! A Pop Musical (Welcoming Committee) at Schenectady High School. She’d like to thank her parents, friends, and teachers at Drama Kids Albany.
MICHELENA “MICKEY” NOLAN (Slightly – Juniper cast) has appeared at Valatie Community Theatre in Sleepy Hollow (Villager). Other local appearances include Descendants (Grimhilde) and High School Musical II (Ensemble). At SUNY Adirondack she performed in Who Done It? (Grandma). In her spare time, Mickey likes to draw, do volunteer work, and hang out with friends and family.
CLAIRE O’DONNELL (Prentiss – Juniper cast) is so happy to be making her Home Made Theater debut! She has previously appeared in Frozen, Jr. (Olaf) and Seussical, Jr. (Wickersham) with Carpe Diem Theatre and in The Nutcracker (Angel) with Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet. Claire loves playing the piano, marking art, and spending time with her family and friends. She would like to thank Dawn, Johnny, and Richard for the opportunity to perform in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure!
ELIJAH OESCH (Crocodile) is thrilled to be back at Home Made Theater! He was last seen in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Little Joseph (he was 5!) He’s excited to play with his sister and aunt in this show and be the part his grandma said was her favorite character from the book. In his spare time, Eli likes to play baseball, do taekwondo, and play video games. Tick tock, tick tock…here comes Elijah!
OLIVIA OESCH (Jane / Mermaid) is so happy to be back at Home Made Theater and The Spa Little Theater. She started with Home Made Theater in Shrek the Musical as Teen Fiona. She was also a part of the children’s ensemble of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Olivia loves performing and all aspects of theater, especially designing costumes. A sophomore at Manchester Community College, Olivia is undecided on her major but knows theater will always be in her life. Liv is very excited to be performing with her little brother Elijah in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure, and to be directed by her Aunt Dawn.
DEBORAH OTTO-JONES (Lillith / Dance Captain) has appeared at Home Made Theater in The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble), The Addams Family (Ancestor / Moon), A Chorus Line (Kristine), Shrek the Musical (Peter Pan / Dancer), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ensemble), and Nine (Ensemble). Other Local appearances include 42nd Street at Schenectady Light Opera Company (Ensemble), and Chicago (Mona) and Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl), both at Local Actors Guild of Saratoga. Her greatest role is and always will be, mother to three wonderful young men. Special thanks to her Fierce Friend D, for taking a chance on her all those years ago.
CHARLIE PALMER (John – Juniper cast) is thrilled to embark on his first adventure with Home Made Theater in the magical world of Peter Pan. Other recent local appearances include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) with Masterclass Performing Arts, Matilda, the Musical (Nigel) with SLOC, Frozen, Kids (Hans) with Carpe Diem Theater, Seussical, Kids (Cat) with Carpe Diem Theater, and Willy Wonka (Mike Teavee) with Spotlight Theater Troupe. In his spare time, Charlie likes to build with Legos, go hiking and spend time with friends and family. Charlie extends his heartfelt thanks to the dedicated production team, cast, and crew who have worked tirelessly to bring Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure to life. Grateful for the unwavering love and support from his family, Charlie is eager to create magical memories on stage and hopes you enjoy the captivating journey to Never Land!
NATALYA PALMER (Wendy – Juniper cast) is thrilled to soar into Never Land in her second production with Home Made Theater. Other recent local appearances include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown) with Masterclass Performing Arts, Disney’s Tarzan, the Broadway Musical (Jane) with SLOC, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) with Playhouse Stage Company, The Sound of Music (Louisa) with Home Made Theater, Mean Girls, Jr (Cady) with MCPA and Frozen, Jr. (Elsa) with Playhouse Stage Company. In addition to her theatrical pursuits, Natalya, currently in ninth grade, enjoys singing, Marvel movie marathons, and cherishing moments with friends. Grateful for the hard work of the production team, cast, and crew, as well as the unwavering support from her family, Natalya is excited to share the enchantment of Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure with the audience. She hopes you join her on this magical journey and enjoy the show!
ELIZABETH PARIZH (Cattleya) is excited to be acting in this show. Most recently, you might have seen her as Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She has also done props design for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and She Loves Me, both with Home Made Theater. Elizabeth participated in theater throughout college and law school, and has been grateful for the opportunity to continue after graduation. Elizabeth dedicates this performance in memory of her friend, Liam.
JOHN RAYOME (Mr. Darling / Captain Hook) last appeared with Home Made Theater in the production of The Sound Of Music (Max Detweiler). Previous appearances include: The Music
Man (Mayor Shin) with Spotlight Players; Spamalot (King Arthur) and Shenandoah (James) with SLOC; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolous), The King and I (King), The Music Man (Harold Hill), and Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye) with The Glove Theater; and Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate) with The Company (U.K.). He also spent his time as an on-air host for multiple regional radio stations as “Johnny Ray” after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He’s thrilled to appear in this wonderful re-telling of a tale as old as time (wait, wrong show) directed by Dawn Oesch and alongside his “leading lady for life”, Suzanne! Je t’aime Mon Chou!!!
SUZANNE RAYOME (Mrs. Darling) is delighted to be returning to Home Made Theater, to work with the fabulous Dawn Oesch, and perform in her third production with this wonderful company. Previous credits with the Home Made Theater include Sister Sophia (The Sound of Music) and Scraps (Talking With). This production marks her 51st year of acting in or directing over 125 shows, including productions for schools, community, regional, and professional theaters throughout the U.S. Favorite roles on stage include: Widow Paroo (The Music Man), Dolly, (Hello Dolly!), Anna (The King and I), Maria (The Sound of Music), Golde (Fiddler on the Roof), Eliza (My Fair Lady), Hannigan (Annie), Nellie (South Pacific), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), and Winnifred (Once Upon a Mattress). Favorite Directorial credits include: Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Producers, West Side Story, The Music Man, Mary Poppins, and 42nd Street. She recently retired as a K-12 Director for Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake CSD and served as the Drama Club Director for the O’Rourke MS for 22 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her leading man, John. A toi, mon Chou!
LILY SCOTT (Slightly – Emerald cast) is appearing in her first production with Home Made Theater. Other local appearances include: Oz (Dorothy), Fame (Carman Diaz), Matilda (Acrobat), The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Kai), The Big Bad Musical (The Girl that Cried Wolf), and Sleeping Beauty (Young Prince Charming and Ensemble). Lily is on the Dance Evolution Competition Team, and in her spare time she enjoys singing, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
LAUREN SCHIRNHOFER (Peter Pan – Emerald cast) – is an actor, singer, and teaching artist who has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and internationally, from Argentina to Switzerland! After receiving a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston Conservatory, Lauren studied theater at L’Ecole de Comédie Musicale in Paris, France. Now based in the Capital Region, she teaches at SPAC School of the Arts and from her home voice studio in Ballston Lake. She has had the joy of creating and collaborating with Curtain Call Theater, Saratoga Children’s Theater, Adirondack Theater Festival, and is thrilled to make her Home Made Theater debut with this incredible cast and creative team! Love to Kyle – what an adventure to grow old with you. www.laurentaylorberkman.com
DIANE SKIBINSKI (Skylight) has appeared at Home Made Theater in The Addams Family (Egyptian Ancestor), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Levi) and Mamma Mia! (Ensemble). Other local shows include Guys and Dolls at SLOC and The Nutcracker at Proctors with Northeast Ballet Company. She would like to thank everyone at Home Made Theater for this opportunity, her friends and family for their support, and especially her husband, Steve. Enjoy the show!
LEAH SHARRON THOMPSON (Venus / Grown up Wendy) is delighted to return to the stage in her first production since Home Made Theater’s Mamma Mia! (Dance Ensemble). Some other favorite local roles include: Rent (Maureen) with LAGS, and Legally Blonde (Brooke) and Spamalot (Ensemble) with SLOC. Leah would like to thank her husband and three sons, her own lost boys, for their unwavering support. She dedicates her performances to her warrior inspiration, her new niece Alexis!
BYRON DANE TURNER (Mullins) is overjoyed to be returning to The Spa Little Theater! He has previously appeared in Home Made Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), A Christmas Story (The Old Man), Brigadoon in Concert (Jeff Douglas), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Aslan), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), the 2003 and 2017 productions of A Christmas Carol (Fred), Cabaret (Ensemble), and Ramona Quimby (Bob Quimby). He has also appeared in LAGS performance of P-Town (Preston), Schenectady Civic Players’ The Birthday Present (Hopp), and Home Made Theater’s Murder Mysteries Ghost of a Chance (Alfred Pennyworth) and Murder at Comic-Con (Dion Daley) Byron is also the Author / Illustrator of the comic book series The Caped Costumers Costumed Capers and the daily comic strip SES: Spookyeveryseason! He is proud to once again be working with his wife Susan, and sharing the stage with his daughters Lily, Chloe and Deanna!
CHLOE TURNER (Noodler / Peter Pan Double) is very excited to be participating in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure this year. She has appeared in many Home Made Theater productions, including Mean Girls, Jr. (Mrs. Norbury), Chicago, Jr., All Together Now!, and many more. Over the summer she also participated in Footloose Theater’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as Snoopy, directed by Liam Pickett. Chloe is overjoyed to return to The Spa Little Theater and excited to perform in Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure.
DEANNA TURNER (Hermione) has appeared in other Home Made Theater productions, including Chicago, Teen Edition, Mean Girls, Jr., and It’s a Wonderful Life. Deanna also appeared as Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, directed by Liam Pickett with Footloose Theater Company. Outside of theater Deanna enjoys dancing, reading, and walking dogs. Deanna is very excited to be working with this cast and crew on Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure.
LILY CORDE TURNER (Athene / Mermaid) is excited to be in this production. Previous Home Made Theater credits include It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street, and many Youth Conservatory productions over the last decade. She has also performed with the Master Class Production of Nunsense, and the Park Playhouse production of The Lightning Thief. Lily is a senior at Saratoga Springs High School. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a college degree in Musical Theater and Choreography.
KIERNAN WOLPERT (Cubby – Juniper cast) is making his theater debut. He is seven years old and in the second grade. Kiernan enjoys spending time with his family, especially his older brother. He has always been fond of music and plays the piano. You can always hear him singing a melody he has recently heard!
ERIC RUDY (Artistic & Executive Director / Scenic Designer) Eric’s scenic design credits include the Home Made Theater productions of Almost, Maine and The Sound of Music. Other credits include productions of You Can’t Take It With You, Blacker, Perchance to Dream and a festival of diverse one- act plays all performed using the same scenic pieces. His many wardrobe management credits include Assistant Wardrobe Master for the prestigious New York City Ballet, and for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He served as Wardrobe Supervisor for the Broadway production of Fela!, and for Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Schpeel. While on the board of IATSE TWU Local 764 he served on two negotiating committees with the Broadway League of Producers. He also served on the board of The Crossroads HDFC as Treasurer and Building Manager. He would like to thank Steve and their three cats for putting up with his projects all over the house.
ERIN NICOLE HARRINGTON (Business Manager) is happy to be in her fifth season at Home Made Theater. On stage Erin’s work has most recently been seen in The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-time (Director, Scenic Designer, and the role of Voice Five et al.), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Director, Designer). Erin is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam where she majored in both Theatre and English with a concentration in Dramaturgy. Outside of theater Erin enjoys tabletop gaming, tabletop game design, and Star Wars. As always she would like to thank Jacquie for all her love and support.
DAWN OESCH (Artistic Coordinator / Director) has been involved with Home Made Theater since 2004. In that time, she has acted, directed and most recently been the Artistic Coordinator. Favorite roles at Home Made Theater include: The Witch (Into the Woods), Carmen (Curtains) and Logainne (The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). As a director, she is responsible for our top five selling shows of all time: Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. Last year she directed the sold-out run of The Sound of Music. Dawn has always wanted to direct Peter Pan and tried to make it clever / fun. Being back at The Spa Little Theater, and having her niece and nephew in the show, make this a very special production for her. Professionally, Dawn has owned / operated Saratoga Candy Co. for the last 25 years. This show is dedicated to a beloved friend of Home Made Theater, Liam Pickett. His talent and heart had been a part of many Home Made Theater shows and there is a true void in our little family without him. May we never grow up too much to forget the magic of theater.
KEVIN MILLER (Technical Director) is happy – and a tad bewildered – to be celebrating his 12th season as Technical Director at Home Made Theater. Kevin has served locally as the TD for Saratoga Shakespeare Company and iTheatre Saratoga / The Creative Place International, and – many, many years ago – was occasionally on stage at ACT, SLOC, and SCP. After attending SUNY New Paltz, Kevin meandered on a 12 year sojourn through Chicago’s professional theater / event / television scene where he worked the spectrum of positions from carpenter to Stage Manager with institutions such as Criterion Productions, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal George Theatre and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
RICHARD CHERRY (Musical Director) has been the Musical Director for a number of theater companies in the region. He was the Musical Director for Sunday in the Park with George, Meet Me in St. Louis, Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden, Man of La Mancha, Merrily We Roll Along, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Peter and the Starcatcher, Drood, and the world premiere of He Who Gets Slapped, as well as numerous children’s theatre productions for The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York. For the Dorset Players he has been Musical Director for Anyone Can Whistle, She Loves Me, and The Fantasticks. For Home Made Theater he was Musical Director for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Curtains, Hair, Nine to Five: The Musical, A Chorus Line, Peter and the Starcatcher, Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia!, They’re Playing Our Song, The Last Five Years, and Nine. For Channel Z Productions in Saratoga Springs he was Musical Director for Drood, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Runaways, Zombie Prom, The Robber Bridegroom, and the regional premiere of The Last Five Years. He has been a faculty member of the Canberra School of Music, Canberra, Australia, and of the Rockland Conservatory of Music and Blue Rock School, both in Rockland County, New York. He presently works in the Music Department at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
JOHNNY MARTINEZ (Choreographer) is thrilled to be teaming up with Dawn and Richard again. Most recently he played detective Hercule Poirot in iTheatre’s production of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Last year he made his Home Made Theater directorial debut with the very charming She Loves Me. Other Home Made Theater credits include: Curtains (Bobby), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), A Chorus Line (Dan), and The Addams Family (Gomez and Choreographer). Other regional work includes, Hamlet (Cap Rep), In The Heights (SLOC and Park Playhouse), City of Angels (GFCC), The Magic Flute, Elixir of Love, The Mighty Casey (Opera Saratoga), Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof (Downtown Cabaret), and Chicago (LAGS). Johnny is on the faculty of SPAC’s School of the Arts, directs the Lake Ave. Elementary School Drama Club, dances with Nacre Dance Group, and Co-Directs Tango Fusion Dance Company in Saratoga, teaching all forms of ballroom and Latin dance to children and adults. Blessings to the cast and crew of Peter Pan
SUSAN TURNER (Stage Manager) has worked at Home Made Theater and around the region for over twenty years. During her tenure here at Home Made Theater, when not stage managing, she has also filled the roles of, assistant stage manager, light board operator, sound board operator, spotlight operator, running crew, dresser, Properties Designer, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, box office staff, Volunteer Coordinator, Group Sales Coordinator, Ad Sales Manager, Associate Manager, Production Manager for the Home Made Theater Youth Conservatory, and actually performed in one benefit musical number. With every season that passes at Home Made Theater, she is more in awe of the wonderful devotion and commitment of our numerous volunteers, without whom we would not be here today. “Thank you to everyone who has given their time and talents to this production.”
STEVE MOULTON (Lighting Designer) is happy to be back working with Home Made Theater again this season with such a talented cast and production staff, new faces and old. He is also the Technical Director for The Lake George Dinner Theatre. He has enjoyed working on many local community and professional productions across the capital region, filling various production and designer roles. By day Steve manages IT at The Charlton School in Burnt Hills.
SHERRY RECINELLA (Costume Designer) has designed and constructed costumes for Home Made Theater, Sun City Idaho Shakespeare Company, The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall, Lake George Dinner Theatre, Cohoes Music Hall, Curtain Call Theatre, Living Room Theatre Group, SUNY Adirondack, Roberts Wesleyan College, Wrightstage Productions, Collaborative Artists, Adirondack Children’s Troupe, Schenectady Light Opera, Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre, Saratoga’s Children’s Theatre, Laughing Giraffe Productions (NYC), Circle in the Square Theatre/PW (NYC), and others. Filmwork includes NYU Productions/Ft. Apache, and Charlie Samuels productions (short). She has worked on commercials for Capital Rep / Proctors. Sherry is so happy to be working with Dawn’s great team again! Break a leg cast and crew!
ANNE-MARIE BAKER (Sound Design) is in her 13th season with Home Made Theater. She has worn many hats both on and off stage at Home Made Theater since her first show in 2011. Some of her favorites have been The 39 Steps (Sound Operator), The Addams Family (Ancestor), Calendar Girls (Ruth), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Spot Operator), Dial M for Murder (Sound Design), and Sunday in the Park with George (Old Lady / Blair Daniels). She is also occasionally found in other area theaters supporting sound design. Currently she is more often found behind a camera, or spending time discovering all the joys of home ownership. She is looking forward to one more time in the old haunt for this show. Many thanks to this team of talented folks!
TOM MOELLER (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be looking down at The Spa Little Theater stage again. Previously he’s been kept in the dark doing sound for Home Made Theater and other local groups at Saratoga Arts’ Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Springs City Music Hall, Saratoga City Center, the Canfield Casino, the Gideon Putnam, Fort Salem Theater, SLOC, Spa Catholic, Caffè Lena, and The Spa Little Theater. Special thanks to Anne-Marie, Barry and Kevin for their assistance and patience.
CHRISTINA TOPPIN (Properties Designer). This is Christina’s sixth season with Home Made Theater, and she was excited to be invited back as the Properties Designer for Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure. She loves the magic Dawn Oesch brings to her shows, and has previously done props for The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia! and Young Frankenstein, all with Home Made Theater. Christina has always had a passion for the creative arts, and is thrilled that her love of crafting and live theater can come together in this fulfilling way. She is grateful for the Home Made Theater family, and the friendships she has made over the years here.
KADI J. DRISCOLL (Assistant Stage Manager) joined Home Made Theater in 2018 and she has worked on 18 of the last 25 productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time to name a few. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her pets Shempie and Nessie. Kadi wishes to dedicate her work on this production to the late Liam Pickett: may he live on in our hearts forever.
MAURA DONAHUE PICKETT (Assistant Stage Manager) is working this show in honor of Liam Pickett. He would be writing this if he could. We wish he could be here with us in person. Maura is grateful to be able to be back this season doing theater work and wants to thank Dawn Oesch, Susan Turner, and Kadi Driscoll, and all my theater family for their help along the way. She is also honored to be a member of the Home Made Theater Board of Directors and thanks them for their support. She has worked with Home Made Theater since the 1985-1986 Season. Since then, she has done props, running crew, light board operator (for the manual board), light hang and focus, set painting, ushering, and baked special “theater chocolate chip cookie bars” for Opening Nights in memory of our founder, Jonathan Foster. Other recent theater work has included costumes for Finding Nemo at Lisha Kill Middle School, and prop work for Santa’s Magical Express, Fort Salem Theater, Ghent Playhouse, Sand Lake Arts Center for the Arts, and Not So Common Players. She works at the South Colonie School District teaching / mentoring middle school kids about costumes and props where she is known as “Prop Extraordinaire.” She has also staged managed and was Props Designer for many shows for Family Players of NENY. In earlier days she did Lighting Design for Painted Churches with SCT and CHP Talent Show. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, photography, painting, crafting, and possibly some scrapbooking. ”I want to thank Eric Rudy and my family for always being there for me especially, at this time. I want to thank YOU all for supporting Home Made Theater and hope you enjoy this special production, dedicated to the most impressive, amazing teacher and theater professional, Liam Pickett. Please don’t forget to help us keep theater alive and in this fabulous community.”