Naomi Wager is thrilled to perform in her third production with Orpheus and she couldn’t be happier working with new and old friends!! In past Orpheus productions, Naomi appeared as Baby June in Gypsy and Matilda/Sophie in Willy Wonka. Naomi has also performed in the Youth Chorus and as a supernumerary with the Glimmerglass Festival in La Boheme, The Odyssey, American Tragedy, Madame Butterfly and little match girl passion. She also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in the Youth Chorus with the Washington National Opera in The Little Prince and The Lion Unicorn and Me. Naomi’s first national commercial is airing now – look for her on TV!
Sean Sansevere is a frequent supporter and friend to Orpheus Theatre. He is currently in charge of group sales for The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown NY, and appreciates all the support that this community gives to Orpheus, as it is an outlet for many performers and theatergoers in the area. Collegiate highlights include Princeton in Avenue Q, horst in Bent, and several one act plays. Orpheus credits include Doody in Grease, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, and a full childhood of workshops and camps.
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Casey Thomas's participation in Orpheus Theatre productions spans over twenty years. Recent credits include Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine in Next to Normal, Mr. Bucket in Willy Wonka, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Berger in Hair, Lord Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical, Skimbleshanks in Cats, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show, and Warner in Legally Blonde. He has performed for several other theater companies and was also a member of The Colgate Thirteen, one of the oldest and renowned collegiate a cappella groups in the country.
Tom Pondolfino is a Retired Navy Gunners Mate who is proud to be appearing in his nineteenth Orpheus production since his return to his home town of Oneonta. Previous Orpheus credits include: Shrek: The Musical (Shrek), Next To Normal (Dan), Legally Blonde The Musical (Professor Callahan), Hairspray! (Wilber), Cinderella (The King).
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Brooke Tallman-Birkett was last seen on the Orpheus stage as Rizzo in Grease! Previous Orpheus Theatre credits include Gypsy (Louise), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), Into The Woods (The Baker’s Wife), Hair (Jeannie), CATS (Jennyanydots), Shrek: The Musical (Gingy), Company (Jenny), and Legally Blonde (Enid Hoopes). Brooke is excited to be directing Orpheus Theatre’s Starstruck Players’ performance in January, as well as Cooperstown V-Day’s The Vagina Monologues in February, and Orpheus Theatre’s May production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Maura Kavanagh is very excited to be making her debut with Orpheus! She is a senior at SUNY Oneonta earning a BS in both theatre and psychology. Recent/favorite collegiate credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio/Curtis/Hostess/Player), Bare: A Pop Opera (Ivy), You Can't Take it With You (Miriam Kirby), The Good Person of Szechwan (Policeman). Other favorite credits include Legally Blonde (Vivienne), The Wiz (Glinda), and Pride and Prejudice (Lady Catherine).
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Kara Grady excited to be making her debut appearance with Orpheus Theatre as Aunt Em. Her first appearance on stage was in The Wizard of Oz as a Lullaby League Munchkin at Cooperstown Central School when she was 10. She also appeared in the Cooperstown Central School production of Oliver as Widow Corney. Kara is thrilled to also be sharing the stage with her daughter, Lilly. In her spare time you can find her Irish step dancing with Iona Troupe.
Jeff Moore was previously involved in choral singing, but is a latecomer to theater. He was involved in numerous Orpheus Theatre productions in recent years, thanks to his wife Kathleen Mami Moore. Recent roles include King Triton in The Little Mermaid, Phineous Trout in Willy Wonka, The Steward in Into The Woods, Harry in Company, Dr. Everett Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, Growltiger in Cats, Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and the UPS man in Legally Blonde.
John Willis has performed in thirty Orpheus productions (twice as Senex in A Funny Thing Happened… and twice as FDR in Annie) but had to wait until he was in his seventies ago and Cabaret to cross “romantic lead” off his bucket list. He has performed as well for Catskill Theatreworks in such roles as the Padre in Man Of La Mancha, Charlemagne in Pippin and the carnival owner in Carnival. He has over 200 performances as a chorus member for Glimmerglass Opera and has sung with the Catskill Chorale Society for over thirty years and currently serves as its treasurer.
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