Evelyn Iversen has begun a daily ritual of pinching herself to make sure playing a Disney Princess isn’t just a dream. She made her theatrical debut in a church play at the age of 2 and has been coming up with excuses to find her way back on stage ever since. Evelyn has performed in multiple Orpheus Theatre productions since 2007, her favorite role being Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and most recently Mrs. Bucket in Willy Wonka. She has appeared in over 20 productions in the area, such as Crazy For You (Polly Baker) with Out of the Woodworks Players in Bainbridge; Hank Williams: The Lost Highway (Audrey Williams) and Oklahoma (Gertie Cummings) with Afton Community Theatre; and Willy Wonka (Phineous Trout) with Tri-Town Theatre. This summer Evelyn also appeared as Jennie on the Ghost Tours at Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, NY. Evelyn works in Oneonta as a legal secretary and as Director of Children’s Programming for Orpheus Theatre.
Shane Heidecker is recent graduate of Nazareth College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous credits include Bobby in Company, Claude in Hair, and Tulsa in Gypsy, along with many others.
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Jeff Moore is experienced in choral singing, but is a latecomer to theater. He has been involved in numerous Orpheus Theatre productions in recent years, thanks to his wife, Kathleen Mami Moore. Recent roles include Kringelein and the Rich Man in Gypsy, Phineous Trout in Willy Wonka, Harry in Company, Dr. Everett Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, Growltiger in CATS, Herr Zellor in The Sound of Music, and the UPS man in Legally Blonde. He was pleased to appear in Orpheus Theatre's 30th Anniversary Music Revue.
VB Rising has appeared in over 20 local plays and independent films. Most recently, she was seen with Orpheus Theater as the Dragon in Shrek The Musical, and as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, which remains her favorite role to date. She lives in Troy, NY, where she is developing and writing a web series with the support of her very patient boyfriend, a very generous family, and a pair of very stupid cats.
Benjamin Burke, Executive Director of Orpheus Theatre, is delighted to be back on stage. His most memorable roles with Orpheus Theatre include Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka), Into the Woods (Jack), Cats (Munkustrap), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), The Sound of Music (Max Detweiller), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Cabaret (The Emcee), RENT (Mark Cohen), Babes in Arms (Valentine White) and Grease! (Teen Angel). The Little Mermaid marks his seventeenth production with Orpheus Theatre as a performer. In addition to his on stage efforts, Benjamin has served Orpheus Theatre as director and scenic designer on productions of Gypsy, Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Shrek: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and Company. He is thrilled to be directing two upcoming Orpheus Theatre productions: 13 and Grease!
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David Gouldin is in sixth grade at the Oneonta Middle School. David’s first foray into musical theatre was in Hairspray where he was part of the ensemble. Since catching the acting bug, David has played the role of James in Willy Wonka, Rich Man’s Son in Gypsy and Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Jr. In addition to theatre, David has been dancing with Jillian’s Dance Arts since its inception.
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Quinn Kelley is happy to be back with Orpheus theater for their second show! Quinn previously joined the ensemble in Orpheus' Beauty and the Beast and is excited to join the cast of The Little Mermaid in a featured role. Quinn has had a lifetime of theater experience while growing up in a theater family and participated in many shows in high school. Currently, Quinn works at the Blue Bee Cafe and will be returning to school in the Fall to become a Veterinary Technician.
James Canal is excited to be performing in his second show with Orpheus Theatre, after appearing in Gypsy as both L.A. and Bourgeron-Cochon. Other regional and collegiate credits include Dog Sees God (Beethoven), Chicago (Harrison/Dancer), Carrie the Musical (George), The Foreigner (Froggy LeSeuer), 13 the Musical (Eddie), The Secret Garden (Fakir), The Tempest (Ariel) and Legally Blonde (Nikos/Carlos/Dancer). He has also worked as a Dramatic Interpreter at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY. James is a senior at Hartwick College pursuing a double major in Theatre Arts and Mathematics, as well as a minor in Music. He performs as a member of Not So Sharp (Hartwick's a capella group) and Phi Mu Alpha (men's music fraternity). In February 2016, he will be starring as Hedwig in his senior thesis production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Hartwick College, directed by Nathan Skethway.
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Anjana “Geegee” Heaven is a 16-year-old junior who currently attends OHS. She has been in over eight productions. Anjana's favorite roles have been: Officer O'Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace and Zeke in High School Musical Junior. Anjana has also been involved in the Orpheus Theatre workshops and New York City theater camps. Anjana enjoys reading, dancing, and singing. She is also interested in earning her cosmetology license.
Bill Goertemoeller is a “veteran actor” in the Oneonta community, beginning with his performances with Mask & Hammer at SUNY Oneonta during his college years and then the SUCO-Community Summer Theater for numerous years. He has appeared in almost 60 Orpheus productions. Some of his favorites were: Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), A Christmas Carol (Cratchit—twice!),Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet),The Wizard of OZ (Uncle Henry/Guard of Oz), Mame (Ito), Crazy For You (Bela Zangler), Rent (Steve/Homeless Man/Pastor/Rioter), The Rocky Horror Show(Ensemble),Never Too Late (Mayor Crane), and—in a three-way tie for his very favorites--Cats (Gus, the Theater Cat), Hair (Margaret Mead), and Willy Wonka (Grandpa Joe). Bill is a retired elementary school teacher (Oneonta) who is a very active volunteer and board member for Orpheus Theatre,Glimmerglass Opera Guild, and Fox Hospital Auxiliary.
Don't forget about our character breakfast tomorrow morning from 8AM - 10AM at Applebee's in Oneonta!