The Fireside auditions and hires professional singers, dancers and actors from all over the United States. Many come with Broadway and National Tour experience. All of them come with great talent and a passion for their craft.
Alex Drost (Tony Manero) Fireside Theatre debut! Last seen in the world-premiere, new musical, MAMBO ITALIANO at the Westchester Broadway Theatre! NYC: ERROL AND FIDEL (NYMF). Eddie in MAMMA MIA! (Royal Caribbean Productions). Randy Skinner’s 42ND STREET (Ogunquit Playhouse). CHICAGO, 42ND STREET, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BILLY ELLIOT (Fulton Theatre). A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MAMMA MIA! (Maine State Music Theatre). Western Carolina University BFA. For my Nini. @heyitsalexdrost
Veronica Fiaoni (Stephanie Mangano) Fireside debut! Regional: JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY (TUTS); A CHORUS LINE; MEMPHIS; MAMMA MIA; THE BODYGUARD. Tours: WEST SIDE STORY (Female Swing); A CHORUS LINE (Maggie Winslow). TV: MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT (Lifetime). Website: veronicafiaoni.com. She gives all the love and thanks to her family both in Toronto and California! @vernyverny
Kalie Kaimann (Annette) is elated to be returning to The Fireside! Recent credits/favorites: Dorothy Gale (THE WIZARD OF OZ – 2018-19 National Tour), Sandy (GREASE), Ulla (THE PRODUCERS), Belle (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Sally (CAT IN THE HAT), Bonnie (ANYTHING GOES), Millie (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), and a Swing Dancer (SWING! the Musical). Special thanks to Ed, her amazing family, and her incredible partner, Hunter. Follow her adventures on Instagram @kaliemariek. God is good!
Sammy Borla (Bobby C) is thrilled to join The Fireside Theatre’s production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Sammy recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University in Michigan with past credits like A CHORUS LINE (Mike Costa) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (David Shayne). Sammy would like to thank his family for supporting him along every step of the way and his Open Jar family for helping him begin this wonderful journey.
Jordan Cyphert (Joey) is thrilled to make his Fireside Theatre debut! Tour: FLASHDANCE; Select Regional: HELLO, DOLLY! (Cornelius Hackl), MARY POPPINS (Bert), OKLAHOMA! (Will Parker), WHITE CHRISTMAS (Bob Wallace), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (Michael), and BONNIE & CLYDE (Buck Barrow); Cruise Line: Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. BFA in Musical Theatre – Clarion University of PA. Proud AEA member. Many thanks to Ed, the entire SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER team, and The Roster Agency. www.jordancyphert.com
Mickey Nix (Double J) From Memphis, TN, Mickey is excited to make his Fireside debut! Regional credits: DREAMGIRLS, AIDA, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, RUINED, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, MAHALIA The Musical, and THE WIZ. Concert dance credits include works by Francesca Harper, Lloyd Culbreath, Angel Kaba, Elizabeth Corbett, Mark Allan Davis, Robin Sanders, General Hambrick, Nijawwon Matthews, and Jennifer Muller. Mickey is a graduate of Jackson State University and recently certified in the Jennifer Muller Polarity Technique of modern dance. Instagram: @mickemnix
Kelcey Steele (Gus) is delighted to return to The Fireside Theatre after being seen in A CHRISTMAS STORY – The Musical. Favorite regional roles include: Hero in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED . . . Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.); Drew Boley in ROCK OF AGES (Carnegie Theatre); Huck Finn in BIG RIVER (Heartwood Regional Theater); and Peter in PETER PAN (Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati). Kelcey can also be found as an Irish dancer in multiple touring shows. Follow the journey @kelceysteele on Instagram. kelceyksteele.com
Victor Hernandez (Frank Manero) created the role of Henry Barrow in BONNIE & CLYDE The Musical on Broadway. Previous Fireside: The Old Man-A CHRISTMAS STORY, Harry-MAMMA MIA, George Banks-MARY POPPINS, Rev. Shaw Moore-FOOTLOOSE, Walter Hobbs-ELF, and Shellhammer-MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other Regional: BONNIE & CLYDE (La Jolla Playhouse & Asolo Repertory), Dan-NEXT TO NORMAL (Seven Angels Theatre), Lt. Brannigan-GUYS AND DOLLS (Bucks County Playhouse). Thanks to Ed, Mary, Shanna, and The Klopcic family for welcoming me back.
Marilyn Matarrese (Flo Manero) TV&FILM: The Americans, Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos, Law & Order-C.I.; THIRSTY, Thom & Gerry, MIAMI OR BUST, Lbs., Four Deadly Reasons. THEATRE: Off-Bway: ROCKET TO THE MOON; TONY ‘N’ TINA’S WEDDING; A TASTE OF HONEY; REVENGE IN THE MOB; EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES; THE BONUS ARMY, ‘NIGHT MOTHER at Edinburgh Fringe Fest. Regional: ROCK AND ROLL REDEMPTION; LOST IN YONKERS; THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES; co-creator web series sitcom, Patty and Patty pattyandpatty.com. marilynmatarrese.com. For Brett.
Tonyia Myrie Rue (Candy) is delighted to be back at The Fireside Theatre in this winters production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER! Tonyia, who recently appeared here in BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story and THAT’S WHAT I CALL ROCK ‘N ROLL has other credits including: MAMMA MIA at Short North and West Virginia, DREAM GIRLS National Tour, Pittsburgh CLO Tour, ANYTHING GOES, AIDA and THE FACES OF BLACK HISTORY at Irving Street. Tonyia is thankful to be back in this incredible production!
Ryan Slone (Monty) is excited to be back after appearing as Johnny Casino in GREASE. Originally from Cincinnati and a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music, he now resides in New York City and tours with a local a cappella group The Cats Pajamas. Previous roles: Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Growing Stage), Pirelli in SWEENEY TODD (City Island Theatre), Figaro in Il BARBER DI SIVIGLIA (Central Florida Lyric Opera), and Count Almaviva in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Bronx Opera). Ryan thanks his family, friends, and partner for all their support! @Baritone_Slone
Elizabeth McGuire (Pauline) is excited to make her debut at The Fireside Theatre! Regional: SOMETHING ROTTEN (Assoc. Choreo, Cape Rep Theatre), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine, The Lexington Theatre Co.), 42ND STREET (Ogunquit Playhouse), NEWSIES, THE MUSIC MAN, LEGALLY BLONDE, MARY POPPINS (The Lexington Theatre Co.). Concert: Christmas on Broadway with Randy Skinner (The Beacon Theatre), Theatre of Dreams (BCEFA/SAKS 5th Avenue.) Thank you to Mom, Dad, L&J, Ed, and the Fireside team!
Gabriel Andrew Reyes (Cesar) hails from Hammonton, New Jersey and is thrilled to be at The Fireside after being with NSMT for THE BODYGUARD The Musical. Reyes credits include touring with The First National Tour of ON YOUR FEET, 2017 Tony Awards, the National tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, ABC 6 Thanksgiving Day Parade, BECKY G at the Univision Upfront, and Choreographer of Delilahs in P.A. Gabriel continues to pursue his passion for dance nationwide. He dedicates this performance with gratitude and love to his family friends and God! @gabriel_andrew1
Brittany Monachino (Maria) recently closed her first Broadway show with KING KONG: ALIVE ON BROADWAY. She previously performed in productions of KISS ME KATE and WEST SIDE STORY as well as toured with Philadanco and Norwegian Cruise Lines across the Hawaiian Islands, Europe, and North Africa. Further credits include performing in HAIRSPRAY LIVE in Philadelphia, Washington Ballet, and Dianne McIntyre’s WHY I HAD TO DANCE written by Ntozake Shange.
David Rivera (Frank Jr./Jay) is very glad to be returning for his second show at The Fireside (BUDDY). Favorite credits include: Scorpion/Male Swing in THE VIDEO GAMES Off-Broadway, Jimmy in THE REAL LIFE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY DE LAS ROSAS (Passage Theatre Company), and Hal in PROOF (SCRT). David grew up wanting to be a priest, so he doesn’t take playing one on stage for granted. BFA MT Fredonia State, Fredonia NY. Special thanks to God, Mom, and Jackie! Follow on IG @DavidJRivera07
Olivia Crago (Linda, Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at The Fireside Theatre. A recent Otterbein University graduate, she has previously been seen performing SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Girl in Green), BIG FISH (Mermaid), and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Cora) as well as GUYS AND DOLLS (Hotbox Girl) and OKLAHOMA! (Dream Laurey) with Otterbein Summer Theatre. Thank you to Ed, Shanna, and Mary!
Jordan Chin (Pete, Ensemble) is grateful to perform in this timeless show! A CHORUS LINE (Shanghai Culture Square), FLASHDANCE (The Gateway Playhouse), IN THE HEIGHTS (John W. Engeman Theater). Jordan recently finished a contract with Celebrity Cruises as a lead vocalist. Other credits include: 71st Annual Tony Awards and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. University of Florida alumnus and former scholarship recipient at The Ailey School. Many thanks to Rebecca and my loving family! @j0rdanchin
Matthew Ruff (Fusco) is so very happy to be back at The Fireside Theatre to start off 2020. He’s an NYC-based actor and musician. Gratitude to God, Ruff family, friends, and The Fireside for having me here. Favorite credits: Padre (MAN OF LA MANCHA), Norman Petty (BUDDY), Stanley (SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN), and Professor (SOUTH PACIFIC), and Pete (SHOW BOAT).
Katherine Stanas (Doreen, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Fireside Theatre debut in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER! Recent credits include THE BODYGUARD (Gateway Playhouse), EVITA (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), OLIVER (Palace Theatre), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER National Tour (Linda), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Ogunquit Playhouse). Thank you to my family, and Tony for your endless support!
Gina Ventura (Shirley, Ensemble) is a proud Jersey girl from Farmingdale, NJ. As an NYC-based performer and choreographer, she has collaborated with Poughkeepsie NY’s Half Moon Theatre (Director: Michael Schiralli), and the NJ Arts Collective (Director: Darren Gage). Recent performance credits include: ANNIE (Fireside Theatre), EVITA (Riverside Theatre), and DREAMGIRLS (Skyline Theatre Company). Gina holds her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, and her Masters in Dance Education from Rutgers University. Thank you to Ed and the Fireside family! #13