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.
Mark Campbell (Harold Hill) is excited to be returning to The Fireside for the fourth time in one of his favorite shows. Mark recently toured the country as Scar in THE LION KING. Broadway National Tour credits include MAMMA MIA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and the original Phantom in the 25th Anniversary PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. He played George Washington on the Fox show Sleepy Hollow. Love to my family; both biological and hand-picked. This one is for Curtiss: missing you in River City. @markcampbellactor www.markcampbellactor.com
Laura Cable (Marian Paroo) is the real-life daughter of a librarian and the leader of a marching band! Favorite Fireside credits: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Betty Haynes), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Wicked Witch), MY FAIR LADY (Eliza Doolittle), HOLIDAY INN (Linda Mason), and THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ursula). There’s no better place to be than right here, right now, in River City with all of you. Many thanks to Ed, love to the Cables, and praise to God for this adventurous life!
Darryl Winslow (Marcellus Washburn) is exited to return to The Fireside. He last appeared as the Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Nicely Nicely in GUYS AND DOLLS, Santa in A CHRISTMAS STORY, and Edna in HAIRSPRAY. Broadway: AVENUE Q. Off-Broadway: EVIL DEAD: the Musical, SHLEMIEL THE FIRST, and GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at The Public. Favorite Regionals: SPAMALOT and SISTER ACT at Arkansas Rep, DAS BARBECUE, THE FULL MONTY, and URINETOWN at The Barnstormers, JEKYLL & HYDE and JOSEPH at NCT.
Michael Haws (Mayor Shinn) Recent favorite roles: General Waverly-WHITE CHRISTMAS; Wizard-THE WIZARD OF OZ; Max-THE SOUND OF MUSIC; King-CINDERELLA; Arvide-GUYS AND DOLLS; Pickering-MY FAIR LADY; Maurice-BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Clarence-WONDERFUL LIFE; Jim-ALL SHOOK UP; Doc-WEST SIDE STORY; Thenardier-LES MISERABLES. Other theatres: Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane E.P., Light Opera Works, Beef & Boards, Fulton Musical Theatre, Little Theatre. Joke: Why was the tenor arrested? Answer: He was in treble, my friends!
Rhonda Rae Busch (Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn) is excited to be back at The Fireside! Previous Fireside credits include LES MISERABLES (Madame Thernardier), CINDERELLA (Stepmother), MARY POPPINS (Mrs. Brill), SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Bertha) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Wardrobe). Favorites elsewhere: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Martha), MUSIC MAN (Widow Paroo), CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES (Mavis), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Golde), and INTO THE WOODS (Jack’s Mother). Rhonda Rae is the proud wife of Bill and mother of Emily and Adam.
Marcee Doherty-Elst (Mrs. Paroo) is excited to make her debut with The Fireside alongside this tremendously talented cast, crew, and production team! Marcee is a Milwaukee-based performer whose Regional credits include work with Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theater, Renaissance Theaterworks, and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (YPF). THE MUSIC MAN was her very first show (years ago) and has a special place in her heart – thank you for spending time with us in River City!
Kurt Perry (Jacey Squires) NYC: NOBLESSE OBLIGE (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), QUILT: A Musical Celebration (MJP Theatricals). Tours: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Christmas Present). Regional: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Uncle Fester, Beef and Boards), SOUTH PACIFIC (Stewpot, Plaza Theatricals), LUCKY STIFF (Ensemble, Barnstomers) AMADEUS (Ensemble, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), HAIR (Margret Mead, Maine State Music Theater). TV: Bull (CBS). Thank you to Penny Luedtke, Jordan Fischer, friends and family for their unconditional support. @KurtPerry41.
Jason Plourde (Ewart Dunlop) is thrilled to be back on the Fireside stage. Past credits include WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT, ANNIE, MY FAIR LADY, ELF, 42ND STREET, and LES MISERABLES. With 25 years experience in Opera and Theatre, other favorite credits have included Henry Higgins (MY FAIR LADY), Frank Abignale, Sr. (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN), Frank Sinatra (THE RAT PACK LOUNGE), and Macbeth (Verdi’s MACBETH). Jason would like to thank his wonderful wife, Ahlana, for all her love and support.
Vincent DiPeri (Oliver Hix) is making his Fireside Theatre debut! Recent: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paper Mill Playhouse (Regional Tony Award Winner 2016). Favorite credits: Disney’s TANGLED the Musical (Stabbington Brother), HAIRSPRAY (Male Authority Figure) LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Don Curzio), and National Tour: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Papa Who). This performance is dedicated to the CHEESE CURDS he will have enjoyed this contract, and the TUMS afterwards! Love to Carl and Théo! Social Media: @VincentDiPeri www.VincentDiPeri.com
Carl Hulden (Olin Britt) is beyond excited to be back! A Minnesota native turned New Yorker was previously seen in LES MISERABLES and A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS three times! Also: Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (National Tour), ANNIE (WBT), DAY OF WRATH (NYMF), LES MISERABLES (LTOTS) and Disney’s TANGLED and FROZEN. Thanks to Ed. Love to Théo and Vincent. Dedicated to Grandpa Rusty. Carl holds a BM from WCC and teaches voice…come sing with me! www.carlhulden.com
Daniel Patrick Russell (Tommy Djilas) is from Umina Beach, Australia. Film: Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY. Theatre: THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, starred as the title role in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL (Australian Tour, US Broadway Tour), WEST SIDE STORY (International Tour, Asolo Repertory Theatre), LE GRAND TANGO (SDC at the Sydney Opera House). TV: Fosse/Verdon, The Price is Right, 75th Tony Awards. www.danielpatrickrussell.com
TaylorRae Carter (Zaneeta Shinn) is ecstatic to be back at The Fireside! She is a recent graduate from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied musical theatre. Some of her favorite credits include CAROUSEL (Louise), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Dorothy), and A CHORUS LINE (Cassie). She greatly thanks the cast, crew, directors, and her family for making her theatrical dreams possible. Break a leg, everyone!
Joe Lehman (Charlie Cowell) is delighted to return to Fireside Theatre where he has appeared in MAMMA MIA!, GREASE, BUDDY HOLLY, CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES #1, 2 & 4, SOUTH PACIFIC, and RUN FOR YOUR WIFE. A proud member of Actors’ Equity, he has worked at Williams Street Rep, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Theatre at the Center, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre, Classical Kids Live, and Meadow Brook Theatre among others. Thanks for supporting live theatre! www.joe-lehman.com
Shannon Haddock (Ethel Toffelmier) is thrilled to be joining the Fireside team! Regional: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Mrs. Tottenham), THE ROOMMATE (Robyn), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Duchess Estonia Dulworth), SILENT SKY (Williamina Fleming), MY FAIR LADY (Mrs. Pearce) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mrs. Cratchit). New York: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Mrs. Hardcastle), Jaclyn Backhaus’ THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS (Mrs. Fox, Official), SOLSTICE PARTY (Peggy). Lots of love and gratitude to my wonderful husband Phillip, and my whole family.
Brooke Melton (Alma Hix) is so excited to be back at The Fireside after performing in THE WIZARD OF OZ (Glinda)! OCU and NYU graduate. Regional Credits: MARY POPPINS (Mary), NUNSENSE (Sister Robert Anne), ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Phantom), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Mary Hatch). Thank you to Ed, the incredible Fireside team, and her family. @brookemariemelt
Tierney Rose Bent (Maud Dunlop) is thrilled to make her Fireside Theatre debut! From Burbank, Los Angeles, California. Favorite roles include Jane Porter (TARZAN), Belle (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Jessica Goldman (THIS IS OUR YOUTH), and various princesses on the main stage of Disney Cruise Line. Love to her parents, siblings and nibling, her vocal coach/actual wizard Jacquelynne Fontaine, plus Carol Bush and the Broadway Brunch gals. @tyrannyroseb
Melody Lieberman (Mrs. Squires), a NJ native, is excited to be here for her Fireside debut! National Tour: Ice Queen (CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE). Notable Regional: The Mayor (THE SPONGE BOB MUSICAL, Arizona Broadway Theatre), Magenta (ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Roxy Regional), Sara Jane Moore (ASSASSINS, Roxy Regional), Doorman (CURIOUS GEORGE, The Growing Stage…NJ), Minnie Marx (MINNIE’S BOYS, Broward Stage Door). Much love to Mom and Dad, Jeremy and Rachel for their constant support. @miss__melody
John Cavaseno (Ensemble) is excited and grateful to be returning to The Fireside Theatre! Favorite Regional credits include WEST SIDE STORY (Tibbits Opera House), CHICAGO (Arizona Broadway Theatre), and BYE BYE BIRDIE (The Palace Theatre). Proud graduate of both SUNY Cortland and the BDC Professional Semester. Much love and thanks to his family, teachers, and the amazing production team here at The Fireside Theatre! @JohnCavaseno “Follow your bliss…Stay put.”
TJ Kubler (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Fireside debut with The Music Man! He is an NYC native and a proud AMDA alum. Some of his favorite credits include: ELF the Musical (ensemble) National Tour, KINKY BOOTS (Swing/Angel) at The Engeman Theatre, NEWSIES (Elmer) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, and THE LITTLE MERMAID (Jetsam) at The Palace Theatre. Big thank you to his friends and family for their love and support, his rep at Ann Steele Agency, and to this cast/crew/creative team for all the hard work! IG: @tj_kubler
Irene Lo (Ensemble) BFA in voice, National Taiwan Normal University. AMDA NY (Musical Theater). She has performed with the Taiwan Ballet Company, Chinese Art Dance Ensemble and in many International Art Dance Festivals in Europe. Favorite credits: THE KING AND I (Interlakes Theater), NOBLE FAMILY (dir. Richard Maltby), R&H’s CINDERELLA (Alvin Alley American Dance Theater), GWANGJU (Contemporary Asian Theatre), AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (Taipei Opera Theater), EL AMOR BRUJO (National Taichung Theater), New York Mets Taiwan Day national anthem.
Arik Vega (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Fireside debut! Originally from West Texas, he earned his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Belmont University. Some theatre credits include EVITA (Officer/Ensemble) Drury Lane Theatre, HOLIDAY INN (Ensemble) Drury Lane Theatre, WEST SIDE STORY (Bernardo) A.D. Players, WEST SIDE STORY (Chino) Studio Tenn, IN THE HEIGHTS (Usnavi) Visión Latino Theatre Company. Represented by Stewart Talent and proud company member of Visión Latino Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. IG:@arikvega!
Heather Nolting (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Fireside Theatre! Previous credits include: THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fireside Theatre), MY FAIR LADY (Fireside Theatre), 42ND STREET (Fulton Theatre). Graduate of Marist College with a B.S. in Chemistry. She would like to thank Ed, MJ, and everyone at the Fireside, as well as her family and friends for their continuous support. @heathernolting
Taylor Palma (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Music Man at Fireside Theatre! Select Live Credits: America’s Got Talent, Orange Bowl Half-Time Show, TEXAS! The Outdoor Musical Drama, Frontier City’s Dead Man’s Party. TV/Film: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (HBO MAX | Season 1), City On Fire (Apple TV), Things Like This (TBA). Proud Oklahoma City University Dance Alum. Love and gratitude to my family, Jon, and Finn!