Carmen • My Fair Lady • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Shanelle Woods: Carmen in Carmen | Ensemble in My Fair Lady
Shanelle Valerie Woods is delighted to be returning to Glow, and to be making her role debut as Carmen. Favorite credits include a double feature in Glow’s 2017 festival season – as Tituba in THE CRUCIBLE, and as Ronnie in HAIR. Other credits include: The Judge in the world premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS – a new work commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, Jeanette in the Colour of Music Festival production of L’AMANT ANONYME, and a double feature with Spoleto Festival USA: Kentucky Kate in AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA, and Annie in PORGY AND BESS. She also recently contributed to a production of TOSCA with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from University of Florida (‘12), and has been a adjunct professor of voice at Charleston Southern University and Claflin University, while maintaining a private studio at FAME Performing Arts (Mt. Pleasant, SC). In the fall, Shanelle will assume the role of Education Coordinator/Voice Teacher for Young People’s Chorus of New York City. She can’t think of a better way to bid farewell to SC than with a character as fiercely independent as Carmen, and thanks her upstate family and lowcountry friends for all of their love and support.
Hugo Vera: Don Jose in Carmen | Servant/Zolton Karpath in My Fair Lady
Hugo Vera is delighted to be returning to Glow. Recent/Favorite credits include RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (World Premiere) with Arizona Opera; Verdi’s REQUIEM with Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and True Concord Ensemble and Orchestra; TALES OF HOFFMAN, Minnesota Opera; AIDA, Opera Memphis; THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, Kansas City Civic Opera; IL TROVATORE, The Metropolitan Opera, and TOSCA with Opera Argentario (Italy). He also recently presented recitals as Artist in Residence at Tabor College, University of Arizona, and the Lied Center of Kansas. Upcoming: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG with Lyric Opera of Chicago, TOSCA with Lawrence Opera Theatre, and recitals at SUNY Oswego and Presbyterian College. He is Artistic Director of the Vocal Academy of Orvieto (Italy) and Executive Director of Lawrence Opera Theatre (Kansas).
Meg Supina: Eliza in My Fair Lady | Ensemble in Carmen.
MegSupinais thrilled to tell the iconic and inspiring story of Eliza Doolittle. Favorite roles include Miss Wordsworth in ALBERT HERRING, Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and Florika in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Ms. Supina has appeared Off-Broadway in LILI MARLENE and regionally with FUSE Productions, John W. Engeman Theater, OperaDelaware, and Poor Richard’s Opera. Much like in Eliza’s time, women today are still struggling to advance their position in the world. In honor of Eliza and today’s women, Ms. Supina is making a donation to AAUW’s Greenville chapter (https://aauw-sc.aauw.net/) which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Ms. Supina would like to thank GLOW, her family, JWS, Amy, and Chris.
Dave LaPage: Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady | Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Dave LaPage is thrilled to be making his debut with Glow Lyric Theatre! Favorite past credits include: Narrator in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (The Warehouse Theatre), R.P. McMurphy in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and Michael Novak in GOD OF CARNAGE (both at Centre Stage South Carolina), the Emcee in CABARET (The Market Theatre Company), and Charlotte (et al.) in I AM MY OWN WIFE (Proud Mary Theatre Company), for which he won Best Actor awards at the SCTA and SETC Community Theatre Festivals. Dave holds degrees in both Tuba Performance and Theatre from Bob Jones University, and he is part of the Actors’ Equity Association EMC program. During the day, Dave works as the Business Manager at Productions Unlimited, Inc., a theatrical systems integrator based in Greer, SC.
Nikki Yarnell: Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Mrs. Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady | Ensemble in Carmen.
Nikki Yarnell is thrilled to make her GLOW Lyric Theatre debut. She was most recently seen as MeeMaw on the national tour of STAND BY YOUR MAN. Prior to that, Nikki played Mary Lazarus in SISTER ACT (dir. Trey Compton) and Maudie Atkinson in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (dir. David Leidholdt) at Millbrook Playhouse; both of which earned her BroadwayWorld Award nominations. Recent credits: Ruth in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Theater at Monmouth; Oceana in THE REAL WICKED WITCHES OF HALLOWEEN HILLS, Westchester Broadway Theatre; Mavis in CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES; Slyvia in ALL SHOOK UP; Elsie Hickam in Universal’s ROCKET BOYS; Morgan Le Fey in CAMELOT; Sally in THE MCCREARYS (NAMT/BMI), Mrs. Mayor in SEUSSICAL; and Jill Sosmiley in BAR CODE W/ JAMES RADO. Ms. Yarnell is a Northwestern University graduate, and gives her heartfelt thanks to Christian, Jenna and everyone at Glow!
Shawn Ian Hardee: Sheriff Ed Earle Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Jamie/Ensemble in My Fair Lady | Ensemble in Carmen.
Shawn Ian Hardee has appeared Alan in GOD OF CARNAGE, as Paul Verrall in BORN YESTERDAY, and as Lysander in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Some of his favorite past stage credits include Rapunzel’s Prince in INTO THE WOODS; Patrick in MAME; Adam in ADAM AND EVE; Lenny in OF MICE AND MED; and Mortimer in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. In addition to the stage, Shawn has appeared in commercials and short films, most recently as Nolan in “From Afar,” Max in “Union Made,” and Mr. Niedermeyer in “Awkward.” Mr. Hardee is a graduate of Texas State University where he wrote several short plays for Texas State’s Brown Bag Theatre. Along with his beautiful wife Lindsay, he is the co-founder of Artists in Progress Theatre Company which resides in the San Antonio School for Performing Arts. He has been an on-again-off-again singer in a number of original and cover bands in Austin/San Antonio area.
Carmen Beam: Frasquita in Carmen | Ensemble in My Fair Lady.
Carmen Beam is overjoyed to be making her debut with Glow. Her recent credits include Gamekeeper’s Wife and the Woodpecker in Janáček’s THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN with Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She also recently premiered the role of the Philanthropist in …for the sake of a narrative closure, a world premier written by a graduate composition student of Roosevelt University. Her favorite role she has performed is First Lady in Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Furman University in 2016 and her Master of Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2018. She wants to thank her family for always supporting her artistic endeavors and God for blessing her with the gift of music.
Jarius Cliett: Zuniga in Carmen | Freddy in My Fair Lady.
Jarius Cliett is excited to be making his Glow Lyric Theatre debut. His previous roles include Mac in the First National Tour of NOEL: THE MUSICAL, Ton Ton Julian in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Theatre Covington, and the roles of Leporello in DON GIOVANNI and The Mikado in THE MIKADO with Georgia State University Opera Theater. Mr. Cliett also has the following film credits: Short Film: Denin (45 Days) Film/TV: Featured Extra (What Men Want). Jarius received a B.M. in Vocal Performance from The University of Alabama and a M.M. in Voice Performance from Georgia State University. He is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. For without God, family, and love I would not be here today.
Mary Evan: Doatsy Mae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Mary Evan is thrilled to be making her Glow season debut! From Greenwood, SC, Mary Evan studied Theatre and Vocal Performance at Lander University. Since moving to Greenville she has worked with several upstate theatre companies, performing and working behind the scenes. Some recent credits include Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, Julie in PERFECT WEDDING, Urleen in FOOTLOOSE, Subway Ghost in GHOST: THE MUSICAL, and Lucinda in INTO THE WOODS at Centre Stage. Other credits include: I Feel The Earth Move at the Greenville Theatre, Laughing All the Way, Rockin’ the Keys, Jukebox Heroes, and Heart & Soul.
Nicholas Hawkins: Morales and Dancaïro in Carmen | Dogette and Reporter in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Nicholas Hawkins is a native of Greenville, SC, and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and The Fine Arts Center. Nicholas received his degree in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina in 2016, where he was a member of both the Concert and University Choirs. In addition to his choral participation, Nicholas performed several roles with Opera at USC, including Il Commendatore in DON GIOVANNI and Der Vater in HANSEL UND GRETEL. Most recently, Nicholas was seen in Centre Stage’s productions of DREAMGIRLS and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST as Tiny Joe/Wayne and Chief Bromden, respectively. This is Nicholas’ third glorious season with Glow Lyric Theatre (he was previously seen in Glow’s performances of ROMEO ET JULIETTE and HAIR), and he is excited to work with a company that has provided him so many wonderful experiences. Nicholas hopes that you all enjoy the show, and that the work that has been done touches you all in a profound way.
Candace Spencer: Jewel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Candace Spencer is delighted to be working with Glow Lyric Theatre. Her recent/favorite credits include Nora Helmer in A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, Rebecca Heminges in THE BOOK OF WILL, Carol Wyman in LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, and Levora Verona in DISASTER THE MUSICAL at Greensboro College. She has also recently worked on Taking Flight with Barter Theatre in Virginia. She also recently contributed to a short film called Oh Crappy Day (OCD) as an Extra. Candace recently earned her B.A. in Theatre from Greensboro College. She wants to thank God, her Mom, Grandmother, and all of her friends for their continuous support.
Aaron Pennington: CJ Scruggs in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Aaron Pennington is thrilled to be making his Glow debut. He recently made his Directorial debut directing the Market Theatre Company’s production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. He has also acted in productions across the upstate at Mill Town Players,the Market Theatre Company, Warehouse Theatre, Greenville Theatre, South Carolina Children’s theatre and centre stage. Some of his favorite roles include Jinx in FOREVER PLAID, Roger in GREASE, Eddie in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and Naphtali/Potiphar in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. He would like to thank his friends and family for always being his biggest fans. He sends love, always, to his daughter Allie who makes her daddy feel like a star everyday. A huge thanks to Libby for always being by his side through thick and thin and showering him with so much love and support each and every day, I love you my darling. And last but not least he would like to thank God for blessing him with his talents. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Jenna Stewart: Mercedes in Carmen | Ensemble in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and My Fair Lady.
Jenna Stewart is a mezzo-soprano pursuing her Master of Music at Binghamton University studying vocal performance with Mary Burgess. Jenna is from Fort Mill, South Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Most recently, she has been seen as the Sorceress in Binghamton University’s DIDO AND AENEAS, as well as the title role in BU’s production of PINOCCHIO. She was also featured in the Tri Cities Opera productions of SUOR ANGELICA as a Lay Sister, as well as in the chorus for MADAMA BUTTERFLY and HMS PINAFORE. Her other credits include Leila in Gilbert & Sullivan’s IOLANTHE with the Indiana G&S Society and premiering the role of Bridget in MARILYN’S ROOM with Bloomington New Voices Opera.
Tim Brosnan: Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Tim Brosnan last appeared in Greenville as Hero’s father, Leonato, in the Warehouse production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. A perennial player of father figures, the list of Tim’s other stage children includes Desdemona (OTHELLO), Laertes (HAMLET), Luisa (THE FANTASTICKS), and George (OUR TOWN). His performance venues have run the gamut from rural branch libraries in New England to FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE (Hendersonville, NC), CHAFFIN’S BARN DINNER THEATRE (Nashville, TN), THEATRE IV (Richmond, VA), NORTHERN LIGHTS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE (Hazelhurst, WI), and STAGE ONE (Louisville, KY) where he originated the role of Alexandre Manette – Lucie’s father, of course – in Wendy Kesselman’s musical adaptation of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, directed by Moses Goldberg. Theme park fans might remember Tim as arch villain Silas Barnaby in DOLLYWOOD’S million dollar production of DOLLY’S BABES IN TOYLAND. Or not. He lives in Greenville with his Maine Coon life coach, ACADIA.
Amanda Sesler : Micaëla in Carmen | Imogene/Dogette in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble My Fair Lady.
Amanda Sesler is thrilled to be making her company debut Glow Lyric Theatre. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, she attended Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music where she majored in Music Education. Amanda taught choir, band, music history, theater, and piano in Indianapolis for two years before returning to Indiana University for her Master of Music in Voice under the tutelage of Alice Hopper. Performance credits include Kitty Hart in DEAD MAN WALKING with IU Opera Theater, featured soloist with Lafayette Bach Chorale, Cio Cio San in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, Yvette in LA RONDINE with La Musica Lirica, and four seasons with the outreach company, Reimagining Opera for Kids. She toured China with the Windiana Concert Band as the vocal soloist on the Golden Age of Broadway Tour. She was awarded the Robert and Sophia Marks First Prize Award by the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale in 2015. She would love to thank her teacher Victoria Livengood for her help and encouragement!
Kenneth Stavert: Escamillo in Carmen | Cockney/Ensemble My Fair Lady.
Kenneth Stavert is making his Glow Lyric Theater debut. Recent credits include Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Pacific Opera Project, Yamadori in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Santa Fe Opera, Count DiLuna in IL TROVATORE with the Southern Illinois Music Festival and Papageno in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE with Dayton Opera. Upcoming engagements include Marcello in LA BOHEME with Pacific Opera Project and Dayton Opera, Scarpia in TOSCA with Opera in the Heights and a Viva Verdi concert with Penn Square Music Festival.
Susan Clark: Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady | Wulla Jean in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Susan Clark is delighted to return to Glow after appearing as Cousin Hebe in last season’s HMS PINAFORE. She specializes in playing irascible older women, with whom she has much in common. In addition to her experience at most of the theatres in Greenville, last Christmas Susan’s fruitcake-baking skills were featured on WYFF-TV. Susan sings in S.C. Bach and is a founding member of the national choir of the Royal School of Church Music in America. She has performed locally as a soloist with various ensembles including the Herring Chamber Ensemble and the Greenville Chorale. Love and thanks to husband Randy and her ever-supportive family. Hi, Mom and Dad!
Bruce Meahl: Governor Briscoe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Bruce Meahl (Gov. Briscoe: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) is thrilled to return to GLOW stage after a hiatus for a few years. Past Glow productions include DIE FLEDERMAUS (Frosch), TRIAL BY JURY (Judge) and THE IMPRESARIO (Impresario). Bruce has also had the pleasure of working in a variety of local theatre companies in the following productions: MAMMA MIA (Bill Austin), JEKYLL & HYDE (John Utterson), A PARTY TO MURDER (Konrad/Charles), THE ODD COUPLE (Oscar), SPAMALOT (Patsy), A FLEA IN HER EAR (Dr. Finache), LEND ME A TENOR (Saunders), ANGEL STREET (Inspector Rough), RUMORS (Ernie Cusack), SWEENEY TODD (Fogg), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (André Thibault), COAL CREEK (Quinn), INTO THE WOODS (The Baker), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Max), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cogsworth), A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Frog), LOST IN YONKERS (Ernie), CIVIL WAR – THE MUSICAL (Virgil Franklin), SHE LOVES ME (Maraczek), and LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL (Callahan).
Anna Jane Trinci: Angel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Featured Dancer/Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Anna Jane Trinci is excited to be returning to Glow, where she last appeared as Jeannie in HAIR, and as and Fiametta in THE GONDOLIERS. Other favorite roles include Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and Queen Gertrude in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. She recently graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Musical Theater. She wishes to dedicate this performance to her Aunt Patty, as well as her loving and supportive parents.
Jonathan Kilpatrick: Remendado in Carmen | Edsel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Jonathan Kilpatrick is thrilled to return to Glow for this summer season! Past Glow credits include: THE IMPRESARIO, TRIAL BY JURY, THE MIKADO, DIE FLEDERMAUS, and ROCK OPERA. Other local theatre credits include: Freddie in Noises Off, featured soloist in SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, Beadle Bamford in SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Roger Debris in THE PRODUCERS, Professor Cope in THE EXPLORERS CLUB; Other upstate theatre credits are: South Carolina Children’s Theatre- Nick Claus in SANTA CLAUS: A NEW MUSICAL, Toad in A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD; Proud Mary Theatre Company- Harold in THE BOYS IN THE BAND; The Warehouse Theatre- Riff Raff/Phantom in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (2013, 2015, 2018) , Senator Fipp in URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (2016), Mr. Erlanson in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (2013); Nicky in PSYCHO BEACH PARTY with The Distracted Globe (2013); Greenville Little Theatre- Cogsworth in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Tateh in RAGTIME, Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, Teacher/Mrs. Bumbrake in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Annas/King Herod in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Spartanburg Little Theatre- THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. #loveallpeople
Antoinette Hall: Taddy Jo/Dancer in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Antoinette Hall is delighted to be making her debut with Glow. Recent credits include CATCH ME IF YOU CAN with Greenville Theatre, DREAMGIRLS and INTIMATE APPAREL with Centre Stage. Antoinette studied Music Education at Converse College with a focus in Clarinet.
Christian Elser: Band Leader in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Baritone Christian Elser has performed with such organizations as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Cleveland, Light Opera Oklahoma, Charleston Chamber Orchestra, Jefferson Performing Arts Society (New Orleans), Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Florence Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Symphony, Tulsa Project Theatre, and Centre Stage Theatre of South Carolina. He has recorded for MSR Classics on a series of songs by Sergei Tanayev, and for Cedille Records where he sang several roles on the world premiere recording of Robert Kurka’s THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK. In broadcast he has performed live in concert on WFMT Chicago’s Live from Studio One and on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Elvejhem series, among others. Additionally, Christian is the founder, Executive Director and Music Director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville, SC, and is Associate Professor of Music at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC where he is Voice Division Director and Director of the PC Opera & Musical Theatre. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas.
Rebecca Payne: Beatrice in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Rebecca Payne is excited to return to Glow for their 2019 Summer Season. A Greenville, SC native, she has been seen on various stages in the upstate and is looking forward to continuing to perform with Glow. Past performances include Alice Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL with The Market Theater, LaVerne Andrews in SISTERS OF SWING with Centre Stage, as well as Inga in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Baker’s Wife in INTO THE WOODS, and Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC with the FIRE Theatre Co. She has a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Memphis and has studied at the Université Catholique de Lille. Rebecca would like to thank all of her loved ones for their unending support while she continues to pursue her dreams!
Steve Compton: Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Steve Compton has appeared in Glow Lyric Theatre productions from TRIAL BY JURY (2010), THE MIKADO (2011), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2013), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (2013), AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (2013, 2014, 2015), to LA BOHEME (2014). He was seen as “Ivan the Cossack” in Glow’s production of DIE FLEDERMAUS in 2011, and as “Officer Krupke” in Glow’s 2016 WEST SIDE STORY. He has appeared in Glow’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE, THE GONDOLIERS, THE CRUCIBLE, FIDELIO, and HMS PINAFORE. From 2002-2007 he sang with the Charleston, SC Symphony Chorus; from 2007 he has been a member of the Greenville Chorale. Steve is a social worker with a private practice in psychotherapy. A long time ago Steve decided to change the world. To that end he became a social worker. He loves to work with Glow because they have such high standards in musical theatre; but, even more meaningfully, because they have dedicated their work to the idea that music can change the world.
Maddie Tisdel: Ginger in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Maddie Tisdel is delighted to be making her debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. Her recent credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and ROMEO AND JULIET with Scrappy Shakespeare, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with The Warehouse Theatre, and AS YOU LIKE IT and HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Converse College. She has degrees in History and Musical Theatre from Converse College, and lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She wants to thank her family, Kyle and the Madison family, her Scrappy and Sparkle City Improv ensemble, and Dwayne Johnson for being her rocks.
Stephen M. Harris is delighted to be making his debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and CALENDAR GIRLS with the Spartanburg Little Theatre; KISS ME, KATE and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME with the Tryon Little Theatre; and HAIR and SIN-EATER with Wofford College. He has a B.A. in Theatre and Philosophy from Wofford College. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.
Miranda Lee: Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen.
Miranda Lee is excited to be joining Glow for their 2019 festival season! A recent graduate of Hillcrest High School, Miranda has appeared in many of her alma mater’s productions. Some of her favorite roles include Narrator 1 in THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON, Valerie in ANGEL, and Ella Krieder in NEXT MOVE. Her most recent project was directing one of the school’s spring shows, PROPERTY RITES. Miranda has also studied with the South Carolina Children’s Theatre and is a student of the Brittany Hogan Alomar Voice Studio. She plans on pursuing a double major in theatre and statistics at George Washington University this fall.
Barry Combs: Harry in My Fair Lady | Chorusmaster/Ensemble in Carmen and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Barry Combs is excited to be returning to the stage as a part of the Glow Lyric Theater. Recent credits with Glow include: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; ROMEO ET JULIETTE; WEST SIDE STORY; HMS PINAFORE; THE CRUCIBLE; THE GONDOLIERS; and FIDELIO. He retired last year after being on the faculty of North Greenville University as the choral director, and member of the Cline School of Music faculty for twenty years. He continues to serve as the Minister of Music of Augusta Road Baptist Church in Greenville. He wants to thank family and dear friends for their support of his participation in local theater.
Celia Blitzer: Ruby Rae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Celia Blitzer is excited to be making her Glow debut! Past upstate credits: SHABOOM (Vocalist), GHOST (Mrs. Santiago), SISTER ACT (Ensemble), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Nellie), ADDAMS FAMILY (Grandma), SHOUT! (Orange), and THE PRODUCERS (Shirley Markowitz) at Centre Stage; LITTLE WOMEN (Aunt March) and LEGALLY BLONDE (Paulette) at GLT; HANDS ON A HARDBODY (Norma), XANADU (Melpomene) and ROCKY HORROR (Columbia) at SLT; BEEHIVE (Peggy) at MTP; and NUNSENSE (Sister Mary Amnesia). Originally from Baltimore, MD other favorites include: HAIRSPRAY (Tracy, Helen Hayes Nomination), NUNSENSE (RobertAnn), CHILDREN OF EDEN (Yonah), and COMPANY (Marta). When Celia is not onstage she can be found behind the scenes directing, costuming, or working on props. Mostly recently she costumed GHOST, MAMMA MIA, and DREAMGIRLS at Centre Stage. Thanks to all those who make me smile!
Jerius Duncan: Aggie Clifford in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady
Jerius Duncan is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Theater and Chinese at Presbyterian College. Jerius first starred as the “Uptown Player” in SONGS FROM THE JAZZ AGE in 2018. His second production was earlier this year (2019) as Elephant in ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” Jerius has also studied language and theater at Guizhou University in Guizhou, China. After graduation, Jerius intends to continue his journey in the field of entertainment. This is Jerius Duncan’s first production with a professional theater company, and he thanks God, his family, and Dr. Christian Elser for all that they have done to help him get to this level.
Lexi Fazzolari: Eloise in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble/Dance Captain in Carmen and My Fair Lady
Lexi Fazzolari is thrilled to be making her Glow Lyric Theatre debut! Some of her favorite credits include Sandra (BIG FISH), Marcy (I LOVE YOU BECAUSE), Catherine (PROOF) and Goth Girl/Dance Captain (HEATHERS). When she is not performing, Lexi can be found choreographing, teaching dance, taking photos or hiking. She would like to thank Glow Lyric for this opportunity and her amazing support team!
Paul Noga: Senator Wingwoa in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady | Pastia/Ensemble in Carmen.
Paul Noga spent the last several decades in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area working for IBM and performing with local theaters. As a native of Brooklyn, NY and suburban New Jersey, he finds it somewhat baffling that he found himself specializing in British comedies and roles, including NOISES OFF, ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, THE FOREIGNER, and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. Paul started his theater avocation with musical comedies, and one of his first roles was that of a chimney sweep in MY FAIR LADY. Paul is elated to be making both his Glow and South Carolina debut and looks forward to working with such an accomplished company.
Hillary Schranze: Durla in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady
Hillary Schranze is thrilled to be returning to Glow! She was previously seen at Glow in LA BOHEME. Most recently Hillary was seen on PBS in VILLA DIODATI as the Maid filmed live at the off-Broadway York Theater. Hillary performs regularly at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra as a member of The Bard Festival Chorale. Previous Credits include: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at White Plains Performing Arts Center, Carrie Pepperidge in CAROUSEL, Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Mother Abbess in THE SOUND OF MUSIC just to name a few. Equally at home on the orchestral stage, Hillary performs regularly on violin and viola throughout the NY Tri-State area and Connecticut and is the Orchestra Director of Greenwich Country Day School.
Drake Shadwell: Scandinavian Place Kicker in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Drake W. Shadwell is beyond stoked to be back with Glow after debuting in their Raising Voices series ARMED. Drake just finished touring with MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE as The Invisible Force for Good in GULLIVER’S TRAVELS IN SPACE and plans to return for a nine month Spring tour. His adventure started with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Furman University where he got the chance to take the stage as Romeo (ROMEO AND JULIET), Alan (GOD OF CARNAGE) and James (BOOK OF DAYS). As always I am thankful to the audiences that come out and let us perform, thank you for giving us that joy and I hope to return it to you tonight; enjoy our show!
Libby Riggins: Ensemble in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Libby Riggins is excited to be making her debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. Her favorite credits from Mill Town Players include: Mrs. Allen (DARK OF THE MOON), Mrs. Cratchit and Fezziwig (A CHRISTMAS CAROL), Denise Sanders (SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN), Delightful and Nadine (DEARLY DEPARTED), and her most recent, Edith Ellington (FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP. Favorite roles from The Market Theatre Company include: Ouiser (STEEL MAGNOLIAS), Shirley (WELCOME TO THE MOON, and Grandma Addams (THE ADDAMS FAMILY). Libby is the Head Chair of the Community Theatre Festival, for the Southeastern Theatre Conference. By day, Libby is a dental hygienist at West End and North Main Dental. She is forever grateful to her always fan club of her mom and dad, and her reasons for living, Kaylee, Kelsey, and Ben. To her Aaron: more, most. Libby is thankful to God above for this gift we call theatre. “Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good.” -Terrence Mann
Josh Hudson: Aggie Eugene/Featured Dancer in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Josh Hudson is very excited to be making his Glow Lyric debut in this incredible summer season. Hailing from Eatonton, GA, he recently obtained his BA in Theatre with a double-major in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. Starting out as a singer, Josh advanced through four rounds of the 13th season of American Idol when he was 16. He went on to find his love for acting through theatre, particularly loving the blend of the two provided by musical theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Frederick in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Will Bloom in BIG FISH, Kurt Kelly in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, David in COMPANY, Hans in CABARET, and B-flat in SECOND SAMUEL. He’d like to thank all of his family and friends for the constant love and support. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Holly Caprell: Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady.
Holly Caprell is excited to be working with Glow again. Favorite credits include SISTER ACT (Sister Mary Theresa) with Centre Stage, THE GONDOLIERS (Inez) with Glow, JEKYLL & HYDE (Music Director) with Center Stage, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM (Music Director) with Centre Stage, and COMPANY (Jenny) with Theatre Bristol (TN). Holly is a freelance vocalist, music director, voice/piano teacher and sometimes actor, but spends most of her time behind the scenes as Executive Director of Greenville County Youth Orchestras. Thanks to my patient and loving husband Jim for his support and encouragement!
Alden Burroughs: Aggie Lonnie/Cowboy/Heckler in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | Ensemble in Carmen and My Fair Lady.
Righteous Luster: Aggie Boy/Ensemble in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Righteous Luster is delighted to be making his debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. He has participated in many plays including 21 CHUMP STREET (Narrator), CONFORM! (Milton), and A COMPANY OF PLAYERS (Thomas). Upon his graduation, he plans to attend Mars Hill University, where he will major in Theatre.
Megan Noelle: Dawn/Featured Dancer in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Megan Noelle is thrilled to be making her debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. Some of her favorite credits include SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ with YOUNTS THEATRE COMPANY, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with GREENVILLE THEATRE and MAMMA MIA with CENTRE STAGE. Last year Megan made the big move to New York City where she trained at the BROADWAY DANCE CENTER under many wonderful choreographers such as, Justin Boccitto, Al Blackstone, Heather Rigg, Shiela Barker, Katherine Ponza, and many more! One day Megan hopes to choreograph children’s theatre and work with non-profits to bring theatre and dance to children of all backgrounds. She would like to thank Jenna, Christian, Jenise and her amazing cast and crew for all of their love and support. Last but not least, she’d like to thank her wonderful family, friends and mentors for always believing in her and pushing her to pursue her dreams. Proverbs 3:5-6
Ethan Weber: Aggie Boy/Ensemble in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Ethan Weber is delighted to be making his debut with Glow Lyric Theatre. You may have seen him in productions such as CONFORM!, A COMPANY OF PLAYERS, and 21 CHUMP STREET. Ethan is graduating from Berea High School this year and plans to attend Mars Hill University in the fall where he will major in Theatre Arts.
Erin Bradley: Ensemble in Carmen.
Mezzo-soprano Erin Bradley is a recent graduate of Converse College, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance studying under Dr. Valerie MacPhail, as well as a minor in Arts Management. She was most recently seen as Bradamante in ALCINA and in Converse Opera Theatre’s devised project, HOJOTOHO: THE CRY OF THE VALKYRIE. She has participated in the Bassi Brugnatelli Symposium for Singers in Robbiate, Italy, and the Hub City Vocal Institute in Spartanburg, SC. Erin is a voice teacher through the Lawson Academy in Spartanburg, and is also a member of Glow’s administrative team! When she is not singing alongside Glow’s remarkable performers, you can find her managing the front of the house, working on box office and program development, or generally spreading mirth and mischief.