Meet the Cast of The Nutcracker!
Emily is a classically trained ballerina from Lancaster. She trains with Susquehanna Dance Center in Mountville, and previously with the Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Arizona, as well as at the John F. Kennedy Center. Emily currently performs with the Contemporary Ballet of Pennsylvania (COBALT), a local non-profit dance company, and has danced in shows including The Nutcracker, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Dances with Jane Austen, Le Carnaval des Animaux, and this January will perform in their production of Cinderella.
Jack-In-The-Box, Arabian, Penguin, Dance Captain
Joshua is thrilled to be back on the Fulton stage where he was previously seen in Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Annie Get Your Gun, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Footloose, Elf, The Musical, Evita, and Peter Pan. Regional credits: Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Maine State Music Theatre; Mary Poppins (Swing), West Side Story (Swing), Funny Girl, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre; Chess: The Musical, PRiMA Theatre. Favorite past credits: Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees/Dance Captain), Rent (Angel), and Mame (Young Patrick Dennis). Other credits: Norwegian Cruise Lines, American Music Theatre, Sight and Sound Theatres, and EPAC. Joshua graduated magma cum lauded with a B.A. in Dance Arts from IUP. Endless love and thanks to God, Matthew, Buddy, Randall, Marc, family, friends, and YOU for supporting live theater.
Rocking Horse, Arabian, Penguin
Any opportunity to perform in this gorgeous theatre is a blessing beyond belief! Armed with a degree in Music Theatre from Shenandoah University, Melissa has been very blessed to perform regionally and around the world by land and by sea. Favorite regional credits; In the Heights (Fulton), Suessical (SSMT & Fulton), Crazy for You (ABT), Damn Yankees (WHDT), and 42nd Street (Cohoes). A huge thank you to Marc and Randall for allowing us to play a part in this amazing community.
Kevin is thrilled to be back at the Fulton! Past appearances include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, The Addams Family, Sister Act, and Family Series shows as well. He has also been seen locally at American Music Theatre. Before moving to Lancaster his credits include two 1st National Tours (The Wedding Singer, A Stoop On Orchard Street), some of the largest cruise ships in the world, and as a lead singer in multiple Cirque Du Soleil productions including a role in the original cast of ZED in Tokyo. Kevin is featured on the original cast album of that beautiful show as well. He is also a singer/songwriter and avid photographer. See and hear more from him at kevinfaraci.com.
National Tours: Bye, Bye, Birdie (starring Troy Donahue), Big River (Lafe, Counselor Robinson), Barry Manilow’s Copacabana (Sam Silver) and Seussical, the Musical (Horton the Elephant). Off-Broadway: Face The Music (Hal Reisman) Regional: Into the Woods (The Baker), The Sound of Music (Max Detwiler), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Goran), Carousel (Enoch Snow), The All Night Strut (Man #2), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… (Louis Schlang), Crazy for You (Lank Hawkins), Tomfoolery (Randall – Shelly Award), Little Shop Of Horrors (Orin Scrivello), Steve Martin’s Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Schmendiman), Noises Off (Gary Lejune), Bus Stop (Carl), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Reverend Tooker), and Lend Me A Tenor (Tito Marelli). Randall is a Broadway World Award Winner for his performance in Gypsy. Training: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Randall is the winner of the Florence Bowler vocal scholarship, as well as a proud member of Actors’ Equity! For Cooper, Zachary, and Madelyn, who are my world.
Mama, Harp, Snow Princess, Sugar Plum Fairy
Nicole is so excited to be making her Fulton Theatre debut! When she’s not wearing her actor hat, Ms. Hackmann is the Fulton’s Director of Donor Relations and has the joy of fundraising for this amazing institution. Favorite regional credits include Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady, Guinevere Camelot, Fantine Les Misérables, Mother Ragtime and the title role in Mary Poppins. Her MOST favorite roles are wife to Nathaniel and mommy to Alexander. Remember: Live Theatre Changes Lives!
Gabrielle is thrilled to be returning to The Fulton stage! She was recently seen in this summer’s productions of Disney’s Newsies and Big, The Musical. Regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden, The Fireside Theatre), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert, Beef & Boards), Into the Woods (Rapunzel, Beef & Boards), Footloose (Rusty, Broadway Palm), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy). She is also a proud member of the USO Show Troupe based out of New York City. BFA in Musical Theatre, Coastal Carolina University. Thank you to her friends and family for their endless love and support!
Donovan is overjoyed to return to the Fulton for the holidays! Donovan was last seen on the Fulton stage in Little Shop of Horrors and Disney’s Newsies! Donovan was recently on tour as Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other Fulton credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, The Musical, and Footloose! Donovan has traveled and performed with Carnival and Norwegian cruise lines. Other regional credits: Munkustrap in Cats, Angel in Rent, Mark in Altar Boyz, West Side Story, and Les Misérables. Donovan enjoys teaching musical theatre dance at Creative Prusuits Studio. Always- Carpe diem.
Fritz, Mouse King
Andrew is blessed to be in two classics tales this holiday season here at the Fulton Theatre. Most recently, he had the privilege of directing Sleuth in the Fulton’s Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series. Favorite Regional Credits: Leo Bloom The Producers, Jeff Douglas Brigadoon, Mssr. D’arque Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Boris Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Robertson Aye Mary Poppins, The Wizard/Uncle Henry The Wizard of Oz, Joe Pitt Angels in America, Nick Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mordcha Fiddler on the Roof, Marcellus The Music Man, Roscoe Dexter Singin’ in the Rain, and Emcee Cabaret. Much thanks to: Wayne for the joy of this Christmas Story; Marc for yet another Mouse King; the audience for supporting live theatre; and to K, A, and C for bringing joy into my life every day.
Evan is so excited to return to A Christmas Story, The Musical after touring with it around the country last year! National and International Tours: My Fair Lady, Annie. Off-B’way: Out of this World, Babes in Arms. Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), Ragtime and Mary Poppins (Westchester Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde (MTWichita). BFA: Indiana University. Endless thanks and love to family, friends, Avalon, Wayne, Mara, and the rest of this amazing company! Evan-mayer.com
StephanieJo has been seen in numerous Family Series productions at the Fulton Theatre. Favorites include James and the Giant Peach, Alice in Wonderland, Pinkalicious, Sleeping Beauty, Christmas Carol, and Princess and the Pea. She has also performed in several Mainstage Fulton shows as well as throughout the region in the many theatre and music venues this thriving arts community has to offer. StephJo is proud to serve as Fulton Theatre’s Director of Community Engagement.