MEET THE CAST
(Gargoyle/Ensemble) Becca is so excited to be a part of Hunchback and The Barn! Previous shows include Big Fish at MCT (Ensemble), West Side Story at Footlighters (Consuela), Three Musketeers at Colonial Playhouse (Sabine), Christmas Carol at Newtown Theatre (Narrator), Wizard of Oz at Tiferet Bet Israel (Dance Captain/Dorothy U.S.), and Twelfth Night at MCCC (Fabian). Much love to Dad, Mom, Clarissa, Kay, and the rest of the cast and crew!
(Choir/Ensemble) Olivia is very glad to be back for her second show at the Barn. Previously she was seen performing in Something Rotten as Peter Quince/Ensemble. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her, as well as the Barn Playhouse for giving her this opportunity of a lifetime. She can’t wait to sing for the beautiful performances of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
(Choir/Ensemble) Courtney is thrilled to be performing at the Barn for the first time! Favorite past productions include Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier), Gypsy (Mazeppa), Silent Sky (Margaret Leavitt), Cinderella (Stepsister Joy), and the Off-Broadway premiere of Dorian Gray (Amelia Vane) at the New York Musical Festival, among others. She is also a director and costume designer and the costume shop manager at Wolf Performing Arts Center in Bryn Mawr. Education: MA, Theatre, Villanova University. www.courtneyboches.com
(Choir/Ensemble) Casey is honored to have her first community theater experience be such an amazing production with an equally amazing cast and crew! When she’s not singing ominously in Latin, she works as an illustrator and web designer and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
(Gargoyle/Ensemble) Rylee is thrilled to make her debut at The Barn Playhouse after a few years hiatus from theater. She feels incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to perform again with all the wonderful and supportive people involved in this production! Rylee thanks her family, friends, dog, and cat for their encouragement and for listening to her sing without covering their ears. Enjoy the show!
(Choir/Ensemble) Joe is delighted to be back on the Barn stage after making his debut this past spring as Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten! In recent years, he has also appeared as Patsy in Monty Python's Spamalot and Hertz Klinemann in Rock of Ages, both with the 1st Street Players. In his civilian life, he is a social worker for the Commonwealth of PA by day and an avid gamer and anime nerd by night. He sends his heartfelt thanks to his friends and family for their continued love and support, and to his cat Fergus for allowing him to live under the same roof. Most of all he would like to thank the cast and crew of Hunchback for enabling him to be part of such a rich musical experience, and for reminding him that there are no small parts, only fun and rewarding ones.
(Gargoyle/King Louis the 11th/Ensemble) A tenor in the DelChordians chorus barbershop quartet, over the years Randy has performed in more than 30 shows at nine area community theaters. Favorite roles include Prince Herbert in Spamalot (Barn); Hysterium in Forum and Jacob/Potiphar in Joseph (Narberth); and Sam Byck in Assassins (Forge). A writer by trade, he's written more than a dozen (mostly "as told to") books. Since 2018, he's held the position of Senior Writer for the Beverly Hills, CA-based agency Think Marketing. Randy self-identifies as a BTGS (Big-Time Grammar Snob). Can you find the flaw in this bio?
(Choir/Ensemble) Troy is a performer from Paoli, PA, with a life-long love for music. His first music introduction was in preschool, continuing through elementary school when he learned to play the violin and into middle school which brought an opportunity to join choir. This dedication and passion continued through his highschool years at Conestoga High School, where he participated in “elite choir ensemble”, and into his college years at Millersville University, where he obtained two bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Voice Performance. Previous roles include A-Rab in West Side Story, Zebulun in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Moonface Martin in Anything Goes. Troy will also be playing Junior in an upcoming production of Crazy For You.
(Choir/Ensemble) This is Robert’s first show with Dramatuers at the Barn. He moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania from Norwalk, Connecticut a year ago in October. No stranger to the stage, his favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, and King Mongkut in The King and I. Love and Gratitude to Tom, his husband.
(Choir/Ensemble) Erin is excited to be making her Barn debut! Recent roles include: Rudolpho (Matilda) and Ensemble/Dance Captain (Spring Awakening). Erin also enjoys playing bass in the pit orchestra! Erin is a recent graduate of Immaculata University and is now a full time music teacher!
(Frederic/Ensemble) Lauren is excited for both her musical and Barn debut, as she finally takes her singing from karaoke to the stage. Other productions include The Miracle Worker (Kate Keller), One Dark Night, and Private Lives (Amanda). She would like to thank her family for all their love, support and excitement. Lauren would also like to thank the cast and everyone involved for this opportunity. It's been a dream!
(Choir/Ensemble) Nicole is excited to be in her first show at The Barn Playhouse with such a talented group. Prior to this experience, Nicole made her community theater debut as Maria in West Side Story at Footlighters Theater. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support in her goals. She would also like to thank the cast and production team of Hunchback for such an enjoyable experience.
(Esmeralda) Michaeline is excited to be playing the role of Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Barn Playhouse. She has recently portrayed the roles of Anya (Anastasia the Musical), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), and Lily St Regis (Annie). She is truly honored to have the opportunity to play such a strong, hopeful and resilie nt woman like Esmeralda. Michaeline would like to thank the whole cast and crew, especially Brittany and Darian, for guiding and encouraging her. She’d also like to thank her family for all the love and support, particularly her mom, who’s helped her find the strength to follow her dreams.
(Quasimodo) Justin is very honored to be ringing the bells of Notre Dame in his tenth show at The Barn. His most memorable roles at the Barn include Nigel (Something Rotten), Pugsley (Addams Family) and Horton (Seussical Jr.) In high school, he played Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and the Wolf in Into the Woods. You can also see him as Nigel in Something Rotten again at Willow Manor Players in November. Justin is currently attending Bucks County Community College with a major in Graphic Design. He would like to thank his family for being the most supportive people to him, the production team for doing a wonderful job putting this show together, and the whole cast and crew for they’ve been a lot of fun to work with and for doing an awesome job to make this show such an incredible experience.
(Gypsy Dancer/Ensemble) Lisa is thrilled to be back for another show at The Barn. Previous roles include Enid in Legally Blonde (The Barn), Graziella in West Side Story (Footlighters), Ensemble in If/Then (Players Club of Swarthmore), and Ensemble in Mamma Mia (The Barn). Lisa would like to thank the whole cast and crew of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for making this show such an amazing experience. She would also like to thank her family and friends for all their support and encouragement.
(Frollo) Clem is thrilled to be appearing on the Barn's stage once again, after 28 years. 2022 also marks 33 years since he performed in his first ever community theater production. There have been many great productions between then and now, running the gamut from acting, directing, set and light design, even playing in a pit or two every so often. Once again, Clem shares the stage with his wife Wendy. They met here at the Barn in 1992 when Eileen made them dance partners, and the rest, as they say, is history! In real life, Clem is the Service Manager of a local pipe organ maintenance and restoration company. Many thanks to Brittany, Laura and the rest of the production staff! OLIM!!
(Choir/Ensemble) Chris is happy to be performing in her first show for The Barn. She has previously been seen on the stage for Jenkintown Music Theatre and Willow Manor Players. Some of her favorites include Annie, Curtains, Titanic, Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, and A Christmas Carol. For many of these, she was lucky enough to share the stage with her talented daughter, Hannah. Other musical endeavors include singing with a 9 voice A cappella Renaissance group, the Philly Pops festival chorus, and recently Valley Forge Chorus, a female barbershop group. When not singing, she works as a pediatric occupational therapist with preschoolers. Thank you Hannah for convincing me to audition for this fabulous show!
(Gypsy Dancer/Ensemble) Jessica is excited to return to The Barn Playhouse for her second show. She previously performed in The Barn Playhouse’s youth production of Seussical Jr. In addition, she has performed with other theater companies in The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. Jessica has assisted with choreography in community productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Oliver Jr. She is currently a junior in college studying to become a secondary education Chemistry teacher and participates in Irish dancing and karate.
(Jehan Frollo/Gypsy/Ensemble) Ryan is so excited to be in his 2nd production at the Barn and to once again be in this amazing musical. His past roles have included Davey (Newsies), Doody (Grease), Mr. Wormwood (Matilda) and Francis Flute (Something Rotten). He is so excited to see this beautiful show come to life on stage and would like to thank his family for their continuous support.
(Clopin) Paul is thrilled to be back at the Barn appearing alongside such talented performers, familiar and new. Even better, it's his first time being directed by his wife! (...outside of home, where it is quite common.) This is also the 20th anniversary of his first Barn production (yay, Scarlet Pimpernel), and the 10th anniversary of the Barn show where he met his wife (yay, Little Shop)! More recently, Paul performed here in Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty) and directed Children of Eden and The Drowsy Chaperone. He also recently played some memorable roles at MCT: George Bailey, Malvolio, Professor Bhaer, and this past spring, Max in Lend Me a Tenor...a production 2.5 years in the making. Next, he's ready and raring to direct the jazzy film noir musical City of Angels at MCT in May. Paul is a lawyer who works as a legal content editor for a national bar exam prep course. Thank yous to the cast, Barb & Laura, Maddie K, Jenn, Rob, and the rest of the production team, notably Darian (this show was her idea!) and of course his immensely talented, part-time director and full-time wife Brittany, of whom he could not be more proud.
(Gypsy Dancers/Ensemble) Madison is ecstatic to be making her Barn debut! She makes her return to the stage having previously been seen in Fiddler on the Roof, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. She would like to extend a thank you to the cast and crew for an amazing show, her friends and family for their support, and to her fiancé, James, for driving her to rehearsal every so often and for being her #1 hype man.
(Madame/Gypsy/Ensemble) Megan is excited to be on the Barn stage for the first time. Her favorite previous performances include Hunchback of Notre Dame (congregant) at CTL in Williamsport and Sister Act. She would like to thank the cast and crew for all the laughs and memories. She hopes you enjoy the show!
(Florika/Gypsy Dancer/Ensemble) Maddi is thrilled to be back at the Barn for her 17th show here! She is an active member of the theater community and has been in more shows than she can count. Some favorite roles include Bea in Something Rotten! (The Barn), Feste in Twelfth Night (MCT) and Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Facetime Theater). By day she is a veterinary technician at a local veterinary hospital. She would like to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work on this show, and her friends and family for all of their support! Look Mom! Those circus classes finally came in handy!
(Phoebus) Tindall is a Junior Theatre major at West Chester University. This being his first production at the Barn, Tindall couldn't be more excited to be a part of this show.
(Gargoyle/St. Aphrodisius/Fr. Dupin) Mark is a music teacher by day and theater goer by night! This is his first show in the cast at the Barn, but was last at the Barn playing Little Shop of Horrors back in 2012! He is the Resident Music Director for Sine Timore in Glenside, vocal directs for ASH theater, plays for several musicals a year, and is obviously in shows himself! Past favorite roles include: Trunchbull (Matilda), Noah (Children of Eden), Beast (Beauty and the Beast) and Mitch Mahoney (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Thanks to the amazing cast and the awesome production team! As always, much love to Paula and Ella!
(Director) Brittany is elated to be back at The Barn after making her stage debut here 10 years ago! Past shows here and elsewhere include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Catch Me If You Can (Brenda Strong), Cinderella (Cinderella) and ensemble in numerous shows including The Wedding Singer, Children of Eden and Curtains. You can also find Brittany directing at several schools in the Philadelphia area. So much TLC went into this production- big thanks to all of the production team, I would not have been able to keep my head on straight without you! To Darian, the shy 15-year-old from my first production, I am so very proud of what we created together. Love and luck to the cast and pitt, especially Paul-the best thing about The Barn was bringing me to you! Enjoy the bells!
(Asst. Director) Darian is making her directing debut in Hunchback of Notre Dame. Darian’s favorite song in Hunchback is “Hellfire.” She participated in a few of the Barn’s youth productions including: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Mermaid, Aladdin. Darian loves working with the Barn for many reasons, but one is that she practically grew up in this playhouse. When she isn’t working full time, Darian spends her free moments as a content creator and a Philly-based makeup artist. She enjoys wearing many different hats in the Barn’s production. This is her first time as an Assistant Director and it is by far her favorite. Special thanks to her friends, family, her cat Minnie, and most importantly Brittany for teaching her everything she knows about directing- this dream never would have become a reality without her. She is so grateful for the opportunity and is very excited for what’s to come in her future as a Director.
(Choreographer) Maddie is very excited to be back at The Barn choreographing another show, and she is especially excited to be doing so with our incredible director Brittany. Maddie has been dancing for over 25 years and doing theater for over 10 years. Some of her favorite theater roles have been Smee in Peter Pan, a Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast, and an Angel in Anything Goes. This is the 5th show she has choreographed and her second time doing so at The Barn. Maddie wants to thank her boyfriend for his help and being okay with being dragged around when she's figuring out steps when she's choreographing and dealing with listening to the same 30 seconds of a song on repeat for hours. She also wants to thank the cast and production staff for making this show such a joy to work on.
(Music Director) Laura wants to thank Brittany and Darien for the opportunity to cross Hunchback off her Disney Musicals bucket list. She has had a great time working with the ridiculously talented cast, crew, and staff and hopes to cross paths with everyone again soon. When not behind a piano keyboard, Laura can be found behind a computer keyboard freelancing as a programmer/developer/analyst.
(Asst. Music Director/ Conductor) Barbara is a former high school band director who remains actively involved in music through her involvement in local community theater either playing woodwind instruments in the pit orchestra, serving as music director and/or conducting. Barbara continues to teach instrumental music via private lessons and plays clarinet in The Wind Symphony of Southern NJ. Barbara’s passion for music is equaled by her husband Aaron who she met in a pit orchestra at The Barn!
(Producer) Jenn is usually seen on stage but thought she’d give behind the scenes a shot. She’ll also be filling in as Stage Manager for one performance. Hopefully nothing goes wrong! Break a leg cast and crew!
(Stage Manager) Gabi wants to thank Jenn Smith for forcing her to write this bio, which she really didn’t want to do…She would have been fine without having one. :) As far as her theater resume goes, she’s done way too many shows and spends way too many hours at various theaters. And for that reason, she most likely needs a nap. Catch Gabi living at Shannondell for the next few months without reaping any of the benefits of the old folks home (aka she’s producing the next few MCT shows and neglecting her sleep schedule yet again.) Enjoy the show!
(Set Designer) Rob is normally found performing on stage but has somehow convinced everyone he knows how to design and build sets. Here’s hoping we wrap up the final show of the season with minimal set piece malfunctions! Good luck to everyone in the front row.
CAST PHOTOS COURTESY OF LESLIE HOPPER.