Shane Heidecker has a bachelors degree from Nazareth College in Musical Theatre. Previous credits include Hanschen in Spring Awakening, Prince Eric in Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jason in Bare, Bobby in Company, Claude in Hair, and Tulsa in Gypsy, along with many others.
Shannon Harding is thrilled to be making her debut appearance with Orpheus Theatre as Sandy in Grease. Some of her collegiate and regional credits include Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut), The Gondoliers (Gianetta), You Can’t Take It With You (Essie Carmichael), The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), All Shook Up (Lorraine), and Fame (Miss Bell). Shannon is a sophomore at SUNY Oneonta where she is studying Theatre.
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Brooke Tallman-Birkett has appeared on the Orpheus Theatre stage twelve times, most recently in Orpheus Theatre’s production of Gypsy as Louise. Her favorite Orpheus roles include Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show, The Baker’s Wife (Into The Woods), Jeanie (HAIR), Gingy (Shrek), Jennyanydots (Cats), Enid Hoopes (Legally Blonde), and Jenny (Company). Outside of Orpheus, Brooke has appeared locally in The Laramie Project, and in Cooperstown V-day’s production of The Vagina Monologues for the last five years, making her directorial debut with their 2015 production. She recently co-directed her first musical, Into The Woods JR, with Ben Burke for Orpheus’ Starstruck Players. Brooke is a wedding and event planner, and is the staff photographer for Orpheus Theatre.
Matthew Jahnke - appearing in his eleventh Orpheus show amidst the chaos of spring planting, the dairy farmer from Milford is excited to be part of another fantastic production. Notable roles include Bobby from Company, Riff Raff from Rocky Horror Show, Donkey from Shrek, The Baker from Into the Woods, Charlie from Never Too Late, and most recently Chef Louis from The Little Mermaid.
Kyle Burch has performed in many Orpheus Productions over the years as well as other regional theatre productions with Catskill Theatre Works and as a student at SUNY Oneonta’s Mask and Hammer Theatre Club. Some of his credits include Eddie (Rocky Horror Show), Albert Peterson (Bye Bye Birdie), the Baker (Into the Woods), The Player (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast), Mitch (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Malvolio (Twelfth Night). Kyle is very excited to be participating in another Orpheus Production and can’t wait to give life to GREASE!
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Sean Sansevere is happy to be returning to Orpheus after a slight hiatus while at school at SUNY Potsdam. Having recently graduated college with a degree in theatre as well as business administration Sean currently is in charge of group sales at The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown. Collegiate highlights include Princeton in Avenue Q, Horst in Bent, and several one act and ten minutes plays stretching from admin performance and technical work. Previous work with Orpheus includes Linus in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. Community theatre companies such as Orpheus help shape the way we all appreciate and create all art, so please continue to support it!
Dorothy Wisnewski builds and installs for a local custom cabinetmaking shop by day, where her tiresome attention to detail is seen as an asset. She is also a soap maker, and enjoys cultivating a ”crazy neighbor” reputation by working al fresco in full chemical safety gear. She has several other hobbies she finds fascinating, but doesn’t want to bore you any more than absolutely necessary. Dorothy is thrilled to be back on the Orpheus stage, having appeared in Cinderella, The Rocky Horror Show, Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (Mary), and Gypsy (Miss Cratchitt/Hollywood Blonde/Showgirl). She also appeared in Cooperstown V-Day’s production of The Vagina Monologues the past two years.
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