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Best wishes to the Theater-on-the–Hill performers and crews as they present their newest musical

“Back to the 80’s”

Roger C. Claar Mayor Bolingbrook Population 74,000


C A S T O F C H A R AC T E R S Corey Palmer Sr........................................................................................................... Scott Bovaird Corey Palmer Jr...............................................................................................................Caleb Hand Alf Bueller...........................................................................................................................Jon Slowik Kirk Keaton............................................................................................................... Troy Schaeflein Tiffany Houston.......................................................................................................... Kristina Parro Cyndi Gibson...............................................................................................................Alyssa Emelio Melanie Easton.......................................................................................................... Rachel Slowik Kimberly Easton....................................................................................................................Teri Karl Michael Feldman........................................................................................................Victor Rachal Billy Arnold.....................................................................................................................Jon Worlton Lionel Astley........................................................................................................ Jonathan O’Brien Huey Jackson.............................................................................................................Kayaun Pierce Feargal McFerrin................................Kevin Nepomuceno (Robert Schauner-Understudy) Eileen Reagan......................................................................................................... Deana Vazquez Laura Wilde...............................................................................................................Rachel Lapidus Debbie Fox..............................................................................................................Emily Coronado Ms. Sheena Brannigan...............................................................................Guinevere McGahan Mr. Stevie Cocker......................................................................................................... Scott Boland Marty Palmer......................................................................................................... Spencer Bovaird Biff Palmer........................................................................................................... Campbell Bovaird Dinosaur Diva..................................................................................................Brianna Thompson Mr. Miyagi/Coach Pete Martell........................................................................ Dan Jagodzinski Science Teacher/ Mr. Leland Palmer............................................................. Matthew Bockus English Teacher /Mrs. Laura Palmer...................................................................Terry Michalak Health Teacher /Log Lady....................................................................................... Gail St. Aubin Cheerleading Coach.............................................................................................Nicole Benziger Karl the Custodian............................................................................................................Bill Everitt Art Teacher/B-52..............................................................................................Marie Salvaggione Spanish Teacher/B-52...................................................................................................Julie Guida Nurse...................................................................................................................Robin Greer-Jogun DJ.....................................................................................................................................Sharon Hand Special Guest Star..........................................................................................Jeff Pattawi-Gamlin Yoda............................................................................................................................ Joseph Bovaird Ensemble................................................ Lauren Anthony, Maya Benziger, Nicole Benziger, Clarence Blake, Matthew Bockus, Zach Coronado, Bryan Croce, Bill Everitt, Ashley Gavin, Robin Greer-Jogun, Julie Guida, Grace Hand, Lauren Jagiel, Hannah Ruth Jordan, Kaitlin Lacek, Corey McNulty, Terry Michalak, Carolina Monarrez, Maribeth Murray, Eric Rice, Melaura Rice, Marie Salvaggione, Robert Schauner, Gail St. Aubin, Brianna Thompson, Karen Thompson, Kesley Van Dahm, Alex Vazquez, Greg Worlton

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

Set in 1989, at William Ocean High School and the home of Corey Palmer

Act I Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Corey Palmer Sr., Ensemble Kids In America Ensemble Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Tiffany, Cyndi, Mel, Kim, Laura, Debbie Footloose Michael, Billy, Huey, Lionel, Corey, Alf, Kirk, Feargal Mickey Michael, Cheerleaders, Ensemble Video Killed the Radio Star Feargal, Laura, Debbie Let’s Hear It For the Boy Laura, Debbie, Eileen I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) Corey Jr., Michael Man In the Mirror Mr. Cocker, Ms. Brannigan, Ensemble

Act II Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Love Shack Total Eclipse of the Heart Walking On Sunshine Centerfold Never Gonna Give You Up Material Girl Don’t Worry Be Happy (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

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Ensemble Ensemble Corey Jr., Ms. Brannigan Eileen, Laura, Debbie Mr. Cocker, Ensemble Billy, Mel, Kim Cyndi, Male Ensemble Corey Jr., Kirk, Alf Ensemble


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director/Music Director/Producer..............................................................Michael A. Fudala Choreographer..............................................................................................................KB Bowman Vocal Director..............................................................................................................Sharon Hand Assistant Director......................................................................................... Kevin Nepomuceno Stage Manager........................................................................................................ Whitney Smith Costumes.............................................................................................Bonnie Bovaird, Sue Jagiel Set and Sound Design.....................................................................................Michael A. Fudala Light Design...............................................................................................................David Tomsky Master Carpenter........................................................................................................ Luis Vazquez Spotlight..............................................................................................................................Sean Wolf Stage Crew............................................................................Brandon Croce, Bobby Alexander, Kelsey Schaeflein, Ameer Davis, Lizzie Gregor, Jennifer La Set Construction.................................................................... Michael A. Fudala, Luis Vazquez, Gary Handwerg, Nancy Davies, Caleb Hand, Clarence Blake Publicity..................................................................................................................CJE & Associates Program.................................................................................Sharon Michalak, Sarah Sallmann Photography.........................................................................................Mere Image Productions Tickets................................................................................................ Robin Bockus, Carol Lucero, Nancy Davies, Wayne Michalak Concessions........................................................... Sue Jagiel, Friends of Theatre-on-the-Hill Facilities Coordinator...................................................................................Dale Mc Clannahan Special thanks to: Laura Rice, Chris Schaeflein and Jane Adams School, Kathy Schaeflein, the Bovaird family, the Jaigel family, Alyssa Emelio, Diane and Rachel Slowik, Diane Parro, Clarence Blake, the Vazquez family, Jon O’Brien, Kevin Nepomuceno, Natural Talent Productions, Spotlight Theater, our sponsors, TOTH board members: Craig Engel, Lorrisa Julianus, Robin Bockus and Sharon Hand; David Tomsky, Dale McClannahan , Mayor Roger Claar and the Village of Bolingbrook The cast and staff of BACK TO THE 80’s wish Robert Schauner a speedy recovery. We miss you, dude!

D I R E C TO R S N O T E So, dude, like where were you over two decades ago? Jamming to radical tuneage by totally awesome bands like U2, Van Halen, Guns N’Roses, The Pretenders and The Buggles? Hanging with some bodacious babes with big hair and gnarly dudes in mascara? Did your vocabulary include groody to the max, oh my gawd, totally tubular, party time- it’s excellent, I’ve fallen and I can’t getup or where’s the beef? Did you care who killed Laura Palmer or shot JR and Ronald Reagan? Were you chillin’ with Bill & Ted, Crockett & Tubbs, Charles & Diana, Wayne & Garth or Connors & McEnroe? Like, man, the Eighties were HUGE! There was MTV, Madonna, a 40 employee company called Microsoft, The Simpsons, Rubik’s Cube, E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Trivial Pursuit, portable Walkmans that could play an entire albums worth of music , a new disease called AIDS, Chernobyl, murder by Tylenol, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, The Brat pack, thirtysomething, Yuppies, a new subscription service called ‘Cable TV’ that had no commercials, Cheers, and believe it or not, nothing came between Brooke and her Calvins. So, c’mon and check it out. Excellent! Back To The 80’s! 5


C A S T A N D P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F P R O F I L E S Maya Benziger – Ensemble Maya did not grow up in the “Electric Eighties.” She is a New Millennium kid and a 7th grader at Fischer Middle School. Maya enjoys singing (she is a five year member of the Young Naperville Singers), writing, and drawing (mostly pictures of zombies). This is her second musical production with TOTH. Nicole Benziger – Cheerleading Coach/Ensemble Nicole Benziger remembers all of the songs in this musical from the first time they played on FM radio. She spent her high school days in Southern California saying silly things like “rad!” and “totally tubular!” This is her second performance in a TOTH production. Clarence Blake – Ensemble I am 14 years old and I was born in Bronx, New York. My favorite color is blue. Things that I like to do on a daily basis are playing League of Legends, going to the library and playing soccer. I play soccer almost every day. My favorite team is Real Madrid C.F. I love doing theatre because it brings out a sense of character, shows emotion, and feeling. Also theatre is always fun to do. I never get bored because I always have something to do even if it includes sleeping. I love to go outside and see the trees of nature. Strangely if you smell outside at night it smells so refreshing. But I hate grass because there are a bunch of creepy insects out there. Overall life is a great life to enjoy. Matthew Bockus – Mr. Palmer/ Science Teacher/Ensemble Matthew is thrilled to be working with TOTH once more. He was last seen in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Arcada Theatre in St Charles, IL. His all-time favorite role, to date, has been the bass in the barber shop quartet in The Music Man, followed closely by Pop in We Will Rock You. He would like to thank his fellow performers for their friendship and support. He would also like to thank Michael Fudala, KB and Sharon Hand for giving him this opportunity to hone his theatrical skills and making this a memorable experience. A big special thank you goes out to his loving and supportive wife for all of her encouragement during the rehearsal process. Scott Boland – Mr. Stevie Cocker After spending two years studying theatre outside of Illinois, Scott is thrilled to make his return to TOTH. Past roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Roger in RENT, and Jesus of Nazareth in TOTH’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He wishes to extend his love and thanks to his family, friends, and his cliche nod to Scott Alan Jones for encouraging him with the quote “Don’t dream it, be it.” 6 Theatre-on-the-Hill

Campbell Bovaird – Biff Palmer Campbell will be a freshman at BHS in the fall. He recently graduated from Humphrey Middle School, where he was very active in the music and drama departments. While at Humphrey, he appeared as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, as The Playboy in Write Me a Murder, as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Jr., and as Clayhorn the Butler in And Then There Was One. He also appeared in Charleston: The Musical, and Murder at the Banquet. Outside of school, Campbell has appeared in TOTH’s productions of The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz, Bolingbrook Arts Council’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Hinsdale Community House Players’ productionof Oliver!, and the Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Joseph Bovaird – Yoda Joseph will be a 6th grader at Humphrey Middle School in the fall. Last year, Joseph played Winthrop in TOTH’s production of The Music Man, and in Humphrey Middle School’s production of The Music Man, Jr. Joseph has also appeared in TOTH’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Joe takes piano and horseback riding lessons and loves to ride his scooter. Scott Bovaird – Corey Palmer Sr. Scott is excited to return to the stage with his family this year! Last year, he played Harold Hill in TOTH’s production of The Music Man. In his distant past, Scott played Harold Hill in The Music Man and Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. He is active at New Life Lutheran Church singing in the praise band, working with the High School Youth Group (S.U.P.P.L.Y.), and teaching Sunday school. Spencer Bovaird – Marty Palmer Spencer will be a freshman at BHS in the fall. He recently graduated from Humphrey Middle School, where he was very active in the music and drama departments. While at Humphrey, he appeared as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, as the Butler in Write Me a Murder, as Harold Hill in The Music Man, Jr., and Matthew Charisma (the handsome man) in And Then There Was One. He also appeared in Charleston: The Musical, and Murder at the Banquet. Outside of school, Spencer has appeared in TOTH’s productions of The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz, Bolingbrook Arts Council’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Hinsdale Community House Players’ production of Oliver! and the Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. KB Bowman – Choreographer Karen KB Bowman, professional actress, dancer, choreographer and fitness trainer, this is her 6th season at TOTH! She brings a wealth of experience from national commercials, to fit-


C A S T A N D P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F P R O F I L E S ( c o n t . ) Michael A. Fudala – Director / Music Director / Producer BACK TO THE 80’s marks Michael’s 47th production since 1992. Over the years he has been involved as music director, performer, technician, producer and director, most recently for the 2011 production JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Emily Coronado – Debbie Fox at the historic Arcada Theatre. Serving as Emily is ecstatic to be playing the role of Deb- Co-President of TOTH since 2006, Michael bie Fox in Back to the 80’s. Just last year she also owns of Mere Image Productions, which was in TOTH’s production of The Music Man provides professional graphic, photographic as a part of the dance chorus. Previously, she and A/V services to the art, educational and was a part of BHS’s A Funny Thing Happened on corporate communities as well as musical the Way to the Forum (Citizen) and Kingswood orchestrations, sound, set and light design for Academy’s Hamlet (Actor #1 ) and The Mertheatres throughout the Chicago land area. chant of Venice (Nerissa). From said experience, He is very grateful for the opportunity to work Emily has a particular love for the works of with such talented cast and staff. (LCBC333) Shakespeare. Emily hopes to continue acting, and to eventually write a book this summer. Jeff Gamlin – Harry Iconic Jr. She hopes you all enjoy the show, and have a Jeff is totally stoked to be back to the 80’s wonderful time being whisked back to the 80’s. reliving his high school days thanks to the time machine he got from his Uncle Rico. While Zachary Coronado – Ensemble time travelling Jeff has appeared throughout Zachary is glad to be in another TOTH perforhistory as a detective in 1940’s L.A., a homemance. He participated in The Music Man last less, ex-professor in 1980’s New York, a salesyear and has done many other performances man who got in plenty of trouble right there such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in early 20th century River City, an old miser School House Rock Live! and Joseph and the supported by thieving children in 19th cenAmazing Technicolor Dream Coat. He hopes to tury London, & an engineer on the starship continue participating in plays and theatre. Nostromo & a synthetic being who ends up half the man he used to be in the year 2079… Bryan Croce – Ensemble each time hoping that the next leap would be I am 12 years old and will be entering the 6th the leap home… Due to a time paradox, Jeff grade at Lukancic Middle School in Romeis here at TOTH in the 80’s & simultaneously oville. This is my third production here at TOTH directing David Mamet’s Oleanna at Spotlight which included the plays The Wizard of Oz and Theater (www.Spotlight-Theater.com), of The Music Man. I am so happy that I have been which he is co-founder & president. Jeff thanks given the opportunity to join the TOTH family Mercy for her support & vows to return to and really find out that I have a true passion her soon in the present day, good old 2019! for theatre. In addition to theatre I have been playing basketball for six years and I also love Robin Greer – Jogun-School Nurse/Ensemble to go camping and fishing. I would like to Robin is thrilled to have lived through the 80’s thank my parents for all their love and support and be here to sing about it. She is a member they have given me while I continue to grow of the Joliet Drama Guild where she most reand be involved in the activities I love so much. cently appeared as Poole in Jekyll & Hyde and The Foreman in 12 Angry Jurors. Robin can be Alyssa Emelio – Cyndi Gibson seen in the season two premiere of Boss with Alyssa is thrilled to be part of another proKelsey Grammer in August. Thanks to MM, Brian duction with TOTH. She has had a lot of fun & Dad for always coming to her shows and helping people with costume ideas, sharing Eric for all his support. A special thanks to the several items from her own personal collecB Crüe for keeping the 80’s alive every day. tion, and she hopes you all enjoy the show. Julie Guida – Spanish Teacher/Ensemble Bill Everitt – Karl the Custodian/Ensemble Julie’s recent performances were in Jesus This is my 20th year in community theatre. I Christ Superstar at Arcada Theater; and The was recently in The Music Man last year. I’ve Who’s Tommy, The Music Man, and Amadeus been in Cactus Flower, Godspell, Sound of with Bolingbrook’s TOTH. She is proud of Music, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklathe talented cast of teenagers in this show homa!, Annie, Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, and enjoys singing at The Love Shack. We Will Rock You, Wizard of Oz, Our Town, The Who’s Tommy. I want to thank my famCaleb Hand – Corey Palmer Jr. ily and Barb for their support. Barb and I will Caleb has been performing with TOTH since be celebrating our 26th Anniversary June he was part of the Angel Corps in Joseph 27th. Barb, I love you with all my heart! and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in ness & Barbie fashion modeling, to rock videos and hours of personal instruction. KB’s energy rules the stage! I have great memories from the 80’s, the decade my boys were born! To my family, I thank you for your love and support! Hugs to the sweetest staff & cast ever, for sure!

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C A S T A N D P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F P R O F I L E S ( c o n t . ) 2005. Caleb’s first principal role was Young Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy. This summer, Caleb is playing his first lead role ever, the rocking music blasting, attractive looking, nerdy Corey Palmer. Outside of TOTH, Caleb is a Tenor I in Sunrise Singers and a prince in the Madrigal Company at BHS. Caleb plays piano, tuba, bass guitar and the ocarina. He hopes you enjoy the show. Rock and Roll! Grace Hand – Ensemble I’ve been in eight shows in my life; five here at TOTH, one at Wood View and two at Brooks Middle School. I’m 12 years old. My favorite music is from the 80’s, so I auditioned for this show (also, my mom is the vocal director). My favorite bands are The Who and Queen. Sharon Hand – Vocal Director/DJ Sharon has had fun these past few months going through her old yearbooks and watching 80’s music videos (except for the Escape Club one, that was just creepy) and John Hughes and Cameron Crowe films to help prepare for this show. She is thrilled again to have had such a great family experience this summer with Mom, Caleb, Gracie, Troy and Michael. Sharon is so proud of KB for her spot-on choreography and energetic brilliance, and Michael for his artistic and creative genius. She truly thinks the future’s so bright for this cast and she thanks the cast and crew for sharing their talent, dedication, cooperation and M&Ms. 33348eb Lauren Jagiel – Ensemble This is Lauren Jagiel’s fifth performance with TOTH. This fall, she will enter 8th grade at Brooks Middle School where she has already performed in four plays and will do some more later this year. She enjoys meeting new friends. What a great way to spend the summer! Dan Jagodzinski – Mr. Miyagi/Ensemble This is Dan’s second attempt at a TOTH musical, the first being The Music Man. Once again he is having lots of fun and wishes to thank the directors and cast for making it so. However, I still refuse to use any 80’s language to write this totally awesome bio. OOPS! Teri Karl – Kim Easton Teri Karl was born and raised in Bolingbrook and is thrilled to have her first experience with TOTH! Teri is returning to the stage after over a decade. At Benedictine University she was one of the sisters in the production of Pirates of Penzance, and in Bolingbrook High School she played “Peggy” in Godspell. Teri has always loved music. She was in band and choir all through school and recently picked up the clarinet again to play in the American Wind Band and the Joliet Symphony Orchestra. She also loves to dance and sing karaoke, 8 Theatre-on-the-Hill

and she has performed in various staff dances and songs with her fellow staff members at Tibbott Elementary School. Teri would like to thank her fantastic friends and family for their continuous support and encouragement. She would also like to thank Michael, Sharon, KB, and all the staff and cast of TOTH for making this a wonderful experience. Kaitlin Lacek – Ensemble Kaitlin Lacek will be a senior at Downers Grove North High School, where she is involved in NHS, leadership programs, choir, and many other activities. She is very happy to be back on stage performing at TOTH, where she performed in her first production of Annie eight summers ago. Kaitlin would like to thank Michael, KB, Sharon, and the rest of the cast for all of their hard work and dedication that it took to put this show together. Thanks to everyone who came out to see Back to the 80’s! Guinevere McGahan – Ms. Sheena Brannigan This is Guinevere’s first time performing with TOTH, and she is having a great time! She studied theater and psychology at Lewis University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her favorite roles include, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Polly Browne in The Boy Friend, and Ellen Pazinski in Over the Tavern. Most recently, she played Tina Vitale in Chicago’s Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding. Guinevere would like to thank her husband, Tim for all of his love and support. Corey McNulty – Ensemble Corey is the oldest of five children and will be a freshman at BHS this year. He loves to play piano and violin, but especially enjoys singing on stage. He just finished performing as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Kingswood Academy. Other roles he has recently played at Kingswood Academy include Willy Wonka, in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and chorus roles in Malice in the Palace, Schoolhouse Rock, Live!, and 20th Century Musical Revue. Corey enjoys reading and movies, especially Lord of the Rings and Rick Riordan books. His favorite band is Rush, and favorite school subject is Science. Corey thanks Mom for inspiring and nurturing his love for musicals and books. He thanks Dad for his musical abilities. Corey loves spending time with his family, including Grandmas & Papa & Uncle John! Love to all my siblings, too! Terry Michalak – Mrs. Palmer/ English Teacher/Ensemble Terry is enjoying reliving the 80’s this summer while returning to the TOTH stage. She is extremely impressed with this cast and is happy to be counted among its members. This “Dinosaur” gives a shout out to a


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Carolina Monarrez – Ensemble Carolina is new to TOTH and is very happy to be in this play. She is part of the ensemble and is in most of the dance scenes. She would like to thank everyone in this production for all their help. Carolina would also like to thank her parents who helped her to be anything she wanted and for not telling her to give up.

Victor Rachal – Michael Feldman This is Victor’s debut with TOTH and his first musical debut. Victor may be remembered from the Joliet Junior College Production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest as the nutcase Chesawick. Victor was a 2009 IHSA Speech Team State Competitor in Dramatic Interpratation and sectionalist in the contest play Zooman and the Sign, as Zooman.

Maribeth Murray – Ensemble Maribeth Murray is 13 years old and loves to do the plays. She has been in three productions which included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wizard of Oz, and The Music Man. Everyone there is so nice and fun to work with. Thanks to everyone that helped make this show possible. Kevin Nepomuceno – Feargal McFerrin From playing an extra at BHS’s The Man Who Came to Dinner, to Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly, to roles such as Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Harold Hill in TOTH’s The Music Man, Kevin is very excited to be playing the role of Feargal Bobby McFerrin III. He says “I’ve always wanted to play a nerdy character, and now I’ve got the chance!” Kevin will be going into his sophomore year at the University of Missouri-Columbia this coming fall, majoring in Journalism, and he would like to thank all his friends and family for their continued support and encouragement. He hopes you enjoy the show, and would also like to say “Mark my words! You will!”

Eric Rice – Ensemble Eric is going to be a 6th grader at GMS. This is his second production with TOTH, previously being in The Wizard of Oz as the Coroner. Eric’s interests include hockey, drawing, mine craft and running his business. Melaura Rice – Ensemble Melaura is going to be a freshman at NVHS this fall. This is her fourth production with TOTH, previously being in Jesus Christ Superstar, Wizard of Oz, and The Music Man as Amaryllis. She hopes to do many more productions with TOTH in the future. When she isn’t acting or singing, Melaura likes to play volleyball, dance and read.

Kristina Parro – Tiffany Houston Kristina Parro, a sophomore at Butler University in Indianapolis, is delighted to be back on the TOTH stage as Tiffany in tonight’s performance. She has recently been in numerous productions at TOTH and BHS Theatre. Her favorite roles have included Marian in The Music Man, Minnie Fay in, Hello, Dolly, Grace in Annie, and Belinda in Noises Off. She would like to thank her parents, family, and friends for their support in everything she does. She would also like to thank Michael, Sharon, and everyone involved in Back to the 80’s for making this summer one to remember! Kayaun Pierce - Huey Jackson First off, thanks for coming to the show! We’ve been working really hard. This is my second TOTH show, and my first summer musical. Some of you regulars may recognise me from End Days that ran last March. I was also Frank Heller in BHS’s production of Rehearsal For Murder in 2008, and an ensemble member of Hello Dolly! in 2009. I’d like to tell everyone reading this that if they have the time and opportunity, theatre (community or otherwise) Back To The 80’s! 9


C A S T A N D P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F P R O F I L E S ( c o n t . ) Marie Salvaggione – Art Teacher/Ensemble Marie is happy to be back on the TOTH stage once again. Ever since her first big role as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables in high school she has enjoyed being in theater. Some of her more favorite past roles include Alma Hix in Music Man, a Tree and a beautician in The Wizard of Oz, and several roles in The Laramie Project which was one of her favorite productions because it challenged her acting skills by being able to play different characters all with different accents and personalities. She has also directed, assistant directed and stage managed several productions. Troy Schaeflein – Kirk Keaton Troy is having a wonderful time in this summer’s show. This is Troy’s second show here at TOTH. His first was The Music Man during Summer 2011. You may also remember Troy from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Hero) and Father Of The Bride (Tommy) at BHS. Troy hopes you enjoy the show. Robert Schauner – Feargal McFerrin (Understudy)/Ensemble Robert is a kid who has mostly done the tech side of musicals and plays, but in 8th grade, he did play Frank and Harry in the Jane Addams production of Dear Edwina Jr. Robert has done tech for Annie and Father of the Bride and has student directed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at BHS. He is very excited for the upcoming school year because of a rockin’ season for the Marching Raiders, the fall play and spring musical, NHS, and Thespians. He is also exited for his classes next year, from AP Biology, to American Studies, what a geek! Jon Slowi – Alf Bueller Jonathan Slowik is like totally excited to be playing the role of Alf Bueller in TOTH’s production of Back to the 80’s. Jonathan has been in a number of TOTH productions, most recently as Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, and also does theater at BHS. When he’s not takin’ a day off (get it) Jonathan is most likely involved in some sort of music competition, performance and recording. He also hopes you enjoy he show. Rachel Slowik – Mel Easton Rachel Slowik is once again thrilled to grace the stage with TOTH. Rachel is currently attending Northern Illinois University for a degree in Anthropology. At Northern, Rachel participates in the Concert Choir. Previous roles include Tracy Turnblad in Lewis University’s production of Hairspray, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods, Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in M*A*S*H, Dolly Understudy/Ensemble in Hello, Dolly, and En10 Theatre-on-the-Hill

semble in Footloose all at BHS; Choreographer at Jane Addams Middle School for Dear Edwina Jr., and School House Rock LIVE Jr.; Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Kate/Dream Laurey/Dance Captain in Oklahoma!, Ensemble/Dance Chorus in We Will Rock You, Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar, Angel Corps in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat all here at TOTH. Hope you, like, totally enjoy the show! Gail St. Aubin – Log Lady/ Health Teacher/Ensemble This is my 8th (and last) show at TOTH. I am moving to California at the end of July. “Playing” at TOTH has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life, thanks in no small part to directors like Michael, Sharon, Craig, Lorrisa, and K.B. Back to the 80’s is a great show for my “swan song”-- so full of fun and energy, and a wonderful cast. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed putting it together! And, in parting, I have just one thing to say: “BOOM! BOOM! ACKA-LACKA BOOM BOOM!” Brianna Thompson – Dinosaur Diva/Ensemble This is my 6th musical with TOTH. I began when I was 8 with Jesus Christ Superstar. I am so happy being back with my second family once again. My favorite things to do are singing and reading and playing the clarinet. I will be a sophomore at BHS and can’t wait to start again. Karen Thompson – Ensemble This is my fourth musical with TOTH. I began with TOTH in Jesus Christ Superstar. I am happy to be back with so many wonderful people. My favorite things to do are listening to music and reading and playing games on Facebook. Kesley Van Dahm – Ensemble Born and raised in Bolingbrook, IL, I will attend BMS in the Fall. I look forward to the challenges of a new school. I want to personally thank Michael, Sharon, and Craig for their continued support these last four summers. Not only are they good teachers, they are friends. It is great to be back seeing old friends and making new ones. Lately, I have been involved with Spirit choir at church – 3Yrs; TOTH – Wizard of Oz, The Who’s Tommy, The Music Man, and now Back to the 80’s; American Coed Pageant 2011 – Crowned Talent Winner; Nat. American Miss Pageant 2011 – 1st Runner-up Talent; 2011 TOTH/ Drama & Music workshop; Gymnastics, 2011 – IL. Park Dist. Gymnastics Conference State Finals – Level 3, 10 -12 Yr olds., 1st Place Currently: Level 5; Figure Skating: Currently Free style 6; Piano Lessons with Laura Niemiec


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