Sister Act

Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

After witnessing a violent crime, night club singer Deloris Van Cartier, takes refuge in a Philadelphia convent where she awaits a date in court to testify against the perpetrators. Her values, however, are put to the test when a group of Carmelite nuns unwittingly make their way into her heart and enlighten her on the power of faith and sisterhood.

Performance Info

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm

@ Kirkland Fine Arts Center

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Event Date

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Deloris Van Cartier.........Kiana Beverly

Michelle..........................Ariya Hawkins

Tina.................................Marissa Garcia

Curtis Jackson.................Rafael Wilson

Joey.................................Dylan Scott Finch

Pablo...............................Roberto Graff

TJ....................................Cortez Emerson

Ernie...............................Nathan Bonsall

Eddie Souther.................Nathaniel D. Lee

Mother Superior.............Sarah Obert

Monsignor O'Hara.........Will Koski

Mary Robert...................Hannah Rose Geisz

Mary Patrick..................Kelly Cunningham

Mary Lazarus.................McKena Silva

Ensemble.......................Patricia Bales, Mackenzie Barnett, Nicole Barth, Nathan Bonsall, Collin Bradley, Emily Brandt, Katie Czajkowski, Levi Ehrmentraut, Olivia Irmiter, Bela Karwatowicz, Emily Long, Justin Nelson, Daniel Nieves, Annie Reichart, Greer Tornquist, Andrew Tufano

Swings............................Piper Charlton, Thomas Ferro, Emma Jean Lupp, Jack Wartman

kiana beverly

Kiana Beverly, Deloris Van Cartier

Transfer Junior BA Music

Oak Park, Illinois

Some credits include: Annie, Footloose, The Wiz, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Les Miserables, Anything Goes (Oak Park and River Forest High School); Phantom of the Opera (Millikin Mainstage); and Sweeney Todd (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival). During her high school career, she received Best Performer and Best Soloist awards at the Midwest Show Choir Competition and performed on Carnival Cruise in a leading role while attending McKendree University. Kiana has also been in show choirs, acapella groups, and a music video production called “All About That Pride”, a video created by students to showcase school pride.


ariya hawkins

Ariya Hawkins, Michelle

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

Ariya Hawkins- Ariya recently made her Millikin Mainstage debut as a swing in Intimate Apparel, (primarily covering Esther). Other credits include Remixing the MarchHeartscape, and The Water is Rising (Goodman Theatre); The Bikinis (Canterbury Summer Theatre); OklahomaKiss Me KateRagtimeInto the WoodsWorking, and Sweet Charity (The Chicago High School for the Arts); and Entering Summerland (Cultura In Pilsen).


marissa garcia

Marissa Garcia, Tina

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marissa Garcia - Credits include Blue Horses (Millikin University’s Children Show); Rent, Pippin, and The Music Man (CAPA High School); Evita, Godspell, Into the Woods, and Guys and Dolls (Methacton Community Theatre); and The Hits: Reimagined tour (Broadway Dreams).


rafael wilson

Rafael Wilson, Curtis Jackson

Senior BFA Acting

Alsip, Illinois

Rafael Wilson: Credits include George in Intimate Apparel, Jacques de Bois in As You Like It (Millikin Mainstage); Officer Lockstock in Urinetown (Gallery 37 Theatre); and Chino in West Side Story (Drama Group). Rafael also appeared as Donkey in Shrek, Ren in Footloose, Wadsworth in Clue, Jeff in The Curious Savage, and Sky in Guys and Dolls (Blue Island Performing Arts Center). Additional Ensemble credits include Heartscape (Goodman Theatre), Heathers (Drama Group), and the vocal ensemble of The Phantom Of The Opera (Millikin Mainstage).


dylan finch

Dylan Scott Finch, Joey

Sophomore BA Theatre, Entrepreneurship minor

St. Louis, Missouri

Dylan Finch is excited to be making his Millikin Mainstage debut! He recently appeared in West Side Story (Tony) with COCA Theatre Company. He performed in many shows at Christian Brothers College High School, including Grease (Danny), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), and The Addams Family (Lucas Bienikie). Other notable roles include Robin Hood (Robin Hood), High School Musical (Troy Bolton), and Aladdin (Aladdin).


roberto graff

Roberto Graff, Pablo

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Cary, North Carolina

Roberto Graff - Millikin Mainstage debut. Credits include Pippin, Into the Woods, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Catch Me If You Can, and Legally Blonde (Cardinal Gibbons High School).


cortez emerson

Cortez Emerson, TJ

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Hannibal, Missouri

Credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, and Seaweed in Hairspray (Hannibal High School Theatre); Cosmo Brown in Singin’ In the Rain (Hannibal LaGrange University Theatre); and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Phantom of the Opera (Millikin University).


nathan bonsall

Nathan Bonsall, Ernie

First-year BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Kearney, Nebraska

Millikin Mainstage debut. National credits: Jimmy Awards (Broadway; Minskoff Theatre), Broadway’s Next Generation (Carnegie Hall), We Tell the Story (Lied Center). Regional: Big River, Oklahoma!, Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Memphis. Other select: Children of Eden, The Addams Family, The Last 5 Years, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman, FootlooseThe Crucible. Classy shout outs to the cast & crew, directors, and technical team.


nathaniel d lee

Nathaniel D. Lee, Eddie Souther

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Winfield, Kansas

Nathaniel D. Lee - Credits include The Phantom of The Opera, Heathers: The Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Blood Wedding, and The Addams Family (Millikin Mainstage); and Fugitive Songs and Unlock’d (Millikin’s New Musical Workshop Series).


sarah obert

Sarah Obert, Mother Superior

Sophomore Musical Theatre

Oswego, Illinois

Sarah Obert- Credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Millikin Mainstage); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Legally Blonde (The Limelight Theatre Company); Mary Poppins (Magical Starlight Theatre); Arsenic and Old Lace, The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, and The Diary of Anne Frank (Oswego High School).


will koski

Will Koski, Monsignor O'Hara

Sophomore Musical Theatre

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Will Koski recently appeared in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival's production of Sweeney Todd as Tobias and on Millikin Mainstage in The Phantom of the Opera. Additional credits include Big Fish (Edward Bloom), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), and Monty Python's Spamalot (Sir Galahad).


hannah rose geisz

Hannah Rose Geisz, Mary Robert

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Hannah Rose Geisz is delighted to be given yet another chance to develop through performance at Millikin. Previous performance credits at Millikin include As You Like It (Phebe), Headshot!, and the Children’s show Umbrella Escapades. The Millikin New Musicals program allowed her to work with New York writing teams in Fugitive Songs with Millier&Tysen, and Unlock’d with Carner&Gregor. She recently played Annie in Crane River Theater’s production of Annie and worked with Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre in Unlatched.


kelly cunningham

Kelly Cunningham, Mary Patrick

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

Cary, Illinois

Kelly Cunningham- Credits include Mimi/Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls, Swing for Beehive (Raue Centre for the Arts); Ancestor Bride in The Addams Family, Ensemble/Understudy Jeannie in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Swing for 9 to 5, Corps de Ballet in Phantom of the Opera (Millikin Main Stage); Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar and Hairspray (Up and Coming Theater Company); Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, and Erma in Anything Goes (Cary-Grove High School).


mckena silva

McKena Silva, Mary Lazarus

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Casper, Wyoming

McKena Silva recently appeared as Gloria Thorpe in Highlands Playhouse’s production of Damn Yankees. Other regional credits include Cortland Repertory Theatre’s productions of Appointment with Death as Ginevra Boyton, Footloose as Urleen, and The Velveteen Rabbit as The Velveteen Rabbit. McKena was in Millikin’s productions of 9 to 5 as Kathy, The Addams Family as an ancestor, and in the Corps de Ballet of The Phantom of the Opera. McKena was a member of Colorado’s Ballet Ariel and the Idaho Ballet.


patricia bales

Patricia Bales, Ensemble

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

Martinsville, Indiana

Patricia Bales- Credits include Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play (Quincy/ Bart), 9 to 5 (Ensemble), Heathers: The Musical (Young Republicanette), Little Shop of Horrors (ensemble), The Addams Family (Stand In and Cousin It), and Nice Work if You Can Get It (Pit singer) at Millikin University; and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Seussical: The Musical (Gertrude McFuzz), and Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel) at Martinsville High School.


mackenzie barnett

Mackenzie Barnett, Ensemble

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor, Communications minor

Spring Hill, Tennessee

Mackenzie Barnett- Credits include: Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Fugitive Songs (Millikin’s New Musical Series); Leading Player in Pippin, The Curious Savage, and Anything Goes (Independence Theatre); That’s Entertainment and A Musical: One Singular Sensation (Six Flags St. Louis); Legally Blonde The Musical (Columbia Center for the Arts); 13 The Musical (Pulltight Players); and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Imaginary Theatre Company).


nicole barth

Nicole Barth, Ensemble

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

Morton, Illinois

Nicole Barth most recently played Katherine in Corn Stock Theatre’s production of Newsies. At Millikin University, her credits include Maria Salgado in 9 to 5 and the ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Additional Credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, Footloose, Anything Goes, and Funny Girl at Corn Stock Theatre; Big Fish (Alabama Lamb) and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) at Eastlight Theatre.


collin bradley

Collin Bradley, Ensemble

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Pingree Grove, Illinois

Collin Bradley has most recently performed in Spring Awakening with Elgin Community College as Ernst. He has also performed with Natural Talent Productions in their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus), and in Schaumburg On Stage’s production of Les Miserables (Marius). Additionally, he has danced in Northwest Ballet Academy’s productions of The Wizard of Oz Ballet (The Cowardly Lion) and Giselle (Character Soloist) as well as Schaumburg Dance Ensemble’s production of The Nutcracker (Mouse King).


emily brandt

Emily Brandt, Ensemble

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Appleton, Wisconsin

Emily spent this past summer playing Sophie in Mamma Mia! at The Legacy Theatre. She was also seen last fall in Millikin’s Mainstage production of Wintertime by Charles Mee as Ariel. Additional credits include: Grease (Rizzo), West Side Story (Anybodys), and Next to Normal (Natalie).


katie czajkowski

Katie Czajkowski, Ensemble

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Glendale, Arizona

Katie Czajkowski recently appeared in Bring It On and 42nd Street at Spotlight Youth Theater. At Theater Works she has been seen in Man of la Mancha, The Follies, Shifting Gears, Quiltmaker’s Gift and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. ​She also has appeared in Hair at Desert Stages Theater. She is excited to share the Millikin Mainstage for the first time with this wonderful cast!


levi ehrmantraut

Levi Ehrmantraut, Ensemble

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Bismarck, North Dakota

Levi has been seen on Millikin Mainstage in The Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and 9 to 5. This last summer, he played the role of Davey for the second time in Disney's Newsies at Interlakes Theatre in New Hampshire.


olivia irmiter

Olivia Irmiter, Ensemble

Senior BFA Acting

Chicago, Illinois

Olivia Irmiter has recently appeared on the Millikin Mainstage as Colleen in Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play and as Bob in Wintertime. Additional credits include Lena Hanson in Eric Hermannson’s Soul (Millikin’s New Musical Workshop Series).


bela karwatowicz

Bela Karwatowicz, Ensemble

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Chicago, Illinois

Recent Credits include: Legally Blonde (Margot), Screen Test the Musical (Brenda/Jenny, OG) and Joseph...Dream Coat at Lees Mcrae Summer Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors at Millikin University (Audrey standby); and A Nightmare on Backstreet at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre (swing).


emily long

Emily Long, Ensemble

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Decatur, Illinois

Emily Long- Credits include: The Phantom of the Opera (Meg), and Nice Work if You Can Get It (Millikin University); Hello Dolly, Super Kids, Damn Yankees, Annie, Young Frankenstein, Beauty and the Beast, Fancy Nancy, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, Princess and the Pea, Shrek, James and the Giant Peach, and Sister Act (Little Theater on the Square)


justin nelson

Justin Nelson, Ensemble

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Justin Nelson is thrilled to be making his Millikin Mainstage debut! You may have recently seen him in Mamma Mia! at The Muny and in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Stages St. Louis. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre and he couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Millikin family!


daniel nieves

Daniel Nieves, Ensemble

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

This summer Daniel made his regional theatre debut while acting at Tecumseh Outdoor Drama (Roundhead Young King). Recent collegiate credits include Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play (Troy Mclure/Gibson U.S), As You Like It (Silvius), and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ensemble/U.S Senator Evergreen & Duke). He hopes you enjoy the show!


annie reichart

Annie Reichart, Ensemble

First-year BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

York, Pennsylvania

Annie Reichart is making her Millikin Mainstage debut! Credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Olive Ostrovsky in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act, and Wendy in Peter Pan (Central York Performing Arts); Cosette in Les Misérables (Belmont Theatre); and Jane in Mary Poppins (ACTS of Kindness Theatre). Additional credits include: The Addams Family and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Central York Performing Arts).


greer tornquist

Greer Tornquist, Ensemble

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Phoenix, Arizona

Credits include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The Addams Family, and Footloose (Xavier/Brophy College Prep); Claire De Loone in On The Town, Judy Bernly in 9 to 5, Rock Of Ages, and Pippin (Stagedoor Manor Training Center); Heather Duke in Heathers: The Musical, and The Producers (Greasepaint Youtheatre); and Rebecca in American Idiot (Spotlight Youth Theatre).


andrew tufano

Andrew Tufano, Ensemble

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Melrose Park, Illinois

Andrew Tufano- Credits include Big Fish (IHSTF Allstate Production); Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache), Crazy for You (Bobby Child), Aida, The Matchmaker (Barnaby Tucker), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), The Great Gatsby, Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), and Shrek at St. Ignatius College Prep. He was also nominated for BIC Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Broadway Playhouse.


piper charlton

Piper Charlton, Swing

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Piper was most recently seen in Millikin's Children's Show Blue Horses last fall. Before returning to school this fall, she performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia with Broadway Dreams, a performance she has been doing for six years and is more and more grateful for every year. Piper would like to thank her mom and her family, her friends for wonderful memories and inspiration, and the wonderful people of SOTAD for giving her this opportunity.


thomas ferro

Thomas Ferro, Swing

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Mundelein, Illinois

Thomas Ferro is very excited to be a part of this wonderful company! Credits include Equinox: A Concert of Dance (Millikin Mainstage); Joey in The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Hotspur in Prince Hal and the Bolingbroke Boys (F### That’s Immersive Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival); Sweeney Todd and Rent (IHSTF All-State); Officer Lockstock in Urinetown (Cricket Theatre); and Glen Weston in the World High School Premiere of TRUST (Mundelein Theatre).


emma jean lupp

Emma Jean Lupp, Swing

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Wauconda, Illinois

Emma Jean is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform in her first Millikin production! She most recently was seen taking part in Chicago’s 9th annual one minute play festival (Den Theatre) . Other credits include a Silly Girl in Chicago Kids Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast (Stahl Theatre), Paige Turner in Wedding Italiano (Palace theatre); Mary Poppins, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Alice in The Addams Family, and Lily St. Regis in Annie.


jack wartman

Jack Wartman, Swing

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

St. Charles, Illinois

Jack Wartman- Credits include Big Fish (Will Bloom) at IHSTF and ITF; Les Miserables, Pirates of Penzance, Fools, and Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play (STCE Theatre); Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Gift of The Magi, and Seussical (Elevate Performing Arts); A Midsummers Night Dream, Into The Woods and Seussical (Natural Talent Productions); and Sound of Music, Grimm, and My Son Pinocchio (CYT).

sean morrissey

Sean T. Morrissey, Director and Choreographer

Artist in Residence

Sean has been the Director of Dance at Millikin since 1999.  He was the recipient of the Times Newspaper’s Outstanding Choreography award for his work on the Porthouse Theatre production of Dames at Sea and the Connecticut Critics Circle Best Choreographer Award for his work on the Candlewood Playhouse production of West Side Story. He earned critical acclaim for his direction of the Porthouse Theatre production of A Little Night Music. As a director/choreographer, Sean’s work includes Lucky Stiff, Sweet Charity, Me and My Girl, No No Nanette, Sugar, Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls, My Favorite Year, Kiss Me Kate, Drowsy Chaperone, The World Goes Round, and Grand Hotel. Other choreography credits include Carousel, The Merry Widow, Brigadoon, Pippin, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and Cabaret. In addition to musicals, Sean has choreographed 21 concert works for the Millikin stage. As a performer, Sean appeared in the original Broadway cast of the Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens production of A Christmas Carol featuring choreography by Tony Award winner, Susan Stroman, the European tour of 42nd Street, the Vienna company of West Side Story, the Asian tour of South Pacific, and regional productions of Cabaret, Me and My Girl, Big River, Anything Goes, Singin’ In the Rain, Oklahoma!, and Gypsy. Sean is a graduate of Syracuse University and a proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).


kevin long

Kevin Long, Musical Direction

Artist in Residence

Kevin Long is an Artist-In-Residence with Millikin University’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. He has worked in both educational and professional theatre in multiple positions including Musical Director, Director, Conductor, Music Supervisor, Vocal Arranger and Accompanist. Kevin has worked with several other colleges including Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University and Virginia Wesleyan. He has worked with various Regional Theatre companies including The Lost Colony (Manteo, NC), Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk, VA), The Little Theatre on the Square (Sullivan, IL) and The Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY). During his time at Millikin he has served as Musical Director / Conductor for many shows including The Secret Garden, Sugar, Lucky Stiff, Damn Yankees, My Favorite Year, Little Women, A Chorus Line, Spitfire Grill, Urinetown, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Spring Awakening.  Kevin has also served as director for Millikin’s productions of Ruthless and Cinderella.  He will return to the Little Theatre on the Square as Music Director for the 2015 summer season.

An advocate of New Musical development, he has collaborated with the Academy of New Musicals, Theatre Building Chicago, and Millikin University’s New Musicals initiative serving as musical director and music supervisor. Golden Gate (Spring 2011) was the first fully produced original musical on the Millikin University Main Stage season followed by String in Fall of 2013. Kevin is very proud to have been a part of that team.


mary black

Mary Black, Scenic Design

Associate Professor and Director of Theatre and Dance

Recent Millikin credits include Scenic Design for 9 to 5: The Musical, Heathers: The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Lighting Design for Rough Magic and Scenic Design and Technical Direction for Peter Pan, The Ladies Man, and Legally Blonde: The Musical. Previous design credits include Rent and Hamlet for the Station Theatre and several productions for the Decatur Park District Best of Summer Stock program.  Previous technical credits include work for Indiana University’s Opera and Theatre programs, Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, and University of Iowa’s Opera and Theatre programs. Mary earned her MFA in Technical Theatre from Indiana University.


ashley bellet

Ashley Bellet, Costume Design

Visiting Instructor

Ashley Bellet is a costume designer and costume crafts artisan. She received BAs in English and Theatre Design from the University of the South at Sewanee, and her MFA in Theatre Design from The University of Memphis where she focused on scenic and costume design, as well as properties and scenic artistry. She is currently working on her PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She designed and taught previously at Oklahoma City University, The University of Memphis, and The University of Tulsa, and attended Cobalt Studios for studies in Scenic Artistry. Ashley has worked for American Players Theatre and the Santa Fe Opera as a crafts artisan, and has designed professionally for the Potsdam Music Theatre, The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Theatre Memphis, Germantown Theatre, and Theatreworks in Memphis, where she received nominations from the Ostrander Awards for her work. She has also designed for Theatre Tulsa and Light Opera Oklahoma in Tulsa, and The Kentucky Repertory Theatre, among others. She is the Commissioner for the Education Commission of USITT, and a member of the Board of Directors. She is an editor for TD&T and the Wisconsin State Chair for KCACTF.


matthew albrecht

Matthew Albrecht, Lighting Design

Assistant Professor

Matt Albrecht is a lighting designer from Madison, WI. Matt has had the opportunity to work in theaters across the United States. Some of his design highlights include The Greeks (Madison Repertory Theatre), The Water Engine (University Theatre), Into the Woods (Houston's Center Stage Theatre), The Temperamentals (Celebration Theatre), and Annie (Madison Theatre Guild). Matt has also had the opportunity to work with Peninsula Players in Door County, WI. Matt would like to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work.


melanie wilson

Melanie Wilson, Stage Manager

Junior BFA Stage Management, BA Spanish

Palos Park, Illinois

Melanie Wilson’s Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance credits include Stage Manager for Wintertime, Assistant Stage Manager for As You Like It and Solstice: A Concert of Dance. She is also the Production Manager for Millikin’s student run theatre company, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. Pipe Dreams credits include Assistant Stage Manager for Cock, and Stage Manager for Unlatched.


andrea pfau

Andrea Pfau, Asst. Stage Manager

First-year BFA Stage Management

Belleville, Illinois

Sweeney Todd: Stage Manager (Belleville East Highschool), Madagascar the Musical: Stage Manager (Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon Illinois), Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sound Board Operator (Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon Illinois).


elie simon

Elie Simon, Asst. Stage Manager

Sophomore BFA Stage Management

Overland Park, Kansas

Assistant Stage Manager for 9 to 5: The Musical, Production Assistant for The Phantom of the Opera.