Guys and Dolls Cast
Marela Kay Minosa (Sarah Brown)
Marela Kay Minosa is thrilled to be working with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore! This doll's recent theatre credits include partying with BEEHIVE: THE 60's MUSICAL (Spotlighters), refusing to be wed in VINEGAR TOM (Spotlighters), and serenading everyone about air pollution as a radioactive octopus in HAIR (GTF). As always, Marela Kay would like to thank her parents, sister, and friends for the continuous love and support they show, even when she goes MIA. Mahal na mahal kita!
Mathew Price (Sky Masterson)
Mathew Price is overjoyed to partake in his first production with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore! Mathew is currently a sophomore at Towson University studying vocal performance and choral music education with a minor in theatre. A few of Mathew's most recent work includes: INTO THE WOODS (Baker), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), MARY POPPINS (Robertson Ay), and most recently as an ensemble member in Towson University's production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Mathew looks forward to the great opportunities and connections the Baltimore theatre scene has to offer.
Lauren Lowell (Adelaide)
Lauren Lowell is so excited for the opportunity to perform one of her “bucket list” roles with this amazing cast! Previous roles with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore include, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey), and HONK! (Ida). Other favorite performances include HEATHERS (Mrs. Flemming, Howard Community College), SECRET GARDEN (Martha, in Memorial Players), and SWEENEY TODD (The Beggar Woman, Laurel Mill Playhouse). When Lauren is not on stage, she can be found teaching Musical Theatre classes for Anne Arundel Rec & Parks, directing and choreographing productions with S.T.A.R. Ltd. in Catonsville, and working as a guest artist in various schools and theatre companies in the Baltimore area with a focus on Intimacy Choreography. She would like to thank her husband Josh, and daughter Gwen, for always supporting her theatre endeavors, and Jennifer Viets for being the best Voice Teacher (and friend!) a girl could ask for!
Jim Morgan (Nathan Detroit)
As always Jim would like to thank his family for their support, and he, like many others in the cast, dedicates this performance to Ray Lawson. Jim auditioned for this production for a chance to work with Ray (No offense, Melissa), so he deserves all the credit and hopefully not the blame. This will be Jim’s fourth production with ASOB and he is happy to return. Past roles have included Maurice in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Verges in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the Wizard in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and Old Man Strong in URINETOWN. When not annoying his wife while running lines, Jim works for Baltimore County Department of Health and is nearing retirement (2 yrs, 1 mth, & 9 days, but who’s counting!). Get well soon, Ray. I miss the back stage friendship.
Gregory L. Dorsey (Nicely-Nicely Johnson)
Gregory Dorsey is making his Artistic Synergy of Baltimore debut, however, he is no stranger to the stage. You may have seen him at Cockpit in Court, Dundalk Community Theatre, September Song, and Towson Dinner Theatre, to name a few. Some of his favorite roles include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS… (Bud Frump), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT (Levi), A CHORUS LINE (Mark), SMOKEY JOES CAFÉ, DAMN YANKEES, and CRAZY FOR YOU (Moose). Greg has also directed productions of THE WEDDING SINGER, NUNSENSE, and NUNSENSE A-MEN!
Marshall Gibbs (Benny Southstreet)
Marshall Gibbs is making his debut with ASoB. He has performed in over 30 theatrical productions in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and California. Some of his favorite roles include SCHOOL OF ROCK (Dewey Finn), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cogsworth), and SPRING AWAKENING (Otto). He is currently attending BCCC, but has previously studied under the Musical Theatre + Film program at Studio School in Los Angeles, CA. He would like to thank his Uncle Anthony for his continued encouragement and support.
Joey Rolandelli (Rusty Charlie)
Joey Rolandelli is thrilled to return to the ASoB stage. He was last seen here as the father to the Ugly Duckling in HONK! A graduate of the Towson University Theatre program, Joey now spreads vibrancy at Brightview Annapolis where he utilizes his theatre and singing experience to entertain the residents. Joey has worked with community theatres all over Maryland including SPOTs, TWP, Archangel Players, and GAC. Some of the shows he has appeared in include, AVENUE Q, CABARET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, ROCKY HORROR SHOW, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, ANS SHREK THE MUSICAL. Joey would first like to thank Melissa, not only for the job, but the chance to work with her and ASOB again, and of course his family and friends.
Megan Smith (Harriet the Horse)
This is Megan’s first show with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore and she couldn’t be more excited! Megan is studying theater performance at Harford Community College and is graduating this fall with her Associate Degree of Arts in theater performance! Megan had previously performed with Suburban Players, Tidewater Players, Street Lamp Productions, Milburne Stone Theater and more across Maryland! Her favorite roles include MAMMA MIA (Ali), PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Madam Giry), LITTLE MERMAID (Adella), ALMOST MAINE (Ginette/Marvalyn/Marcy/Suzette/Vilian), and more! Kai, Steph, and Ariel thanks for being my light<3.
Brian Reagan (Lt. Brannigan)
Brian only kicked off his acting career last December; playing Attorney Thomas Mara, Sr. in ASoB’s production of "Miracle on 34th Street”. This year he received “Improv” training at B.I.G. (Baltimore Improv Group). He loves GUYS AND DOLLS and decided “what the heck,” auditioned, and got a part! He can also be seen this November in MAN OF LA MANCHA (TWP). During the day, Brian is a Real Estate Agent and Investor. Brian and his wife, Sandy, support local amateur theatre every chance they get. "Love you, Melissa, very grateful for your instruction and support." “Thank you, Sandy, for allowing me the time to pursue my dream! Love you!” “Thank you to all my friends who come out to see our shows! You have no idea how much it means to me and our cast and crew.”
Stacey Cosden (General Matilda B. Cartwright)
Stacey Cosden is excited to hit the stage for her 3rd show with ASoB. She has been seen as The Detective in CLUE THE MUSICAL, and a lady-in-waiting in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. She has also directed four children’s shows at CCC ArtBeat. When she’s not pursuing her own theatre dreams, she’s supporting the theatre dreams of her two daughters. She enjoys serving as a student leader at her church, and spending time with her husband, kids, and friends. To her cast mates: “Break all the legs, y’all!”
Chip Meister (Big Jule)
Chip Meister is happy be onstage for his first ASoB show. He has previously worked here offstage, co-directing and designing and building the set for THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION. Chip's most recent appearance was in the musical A CHRISTMAS STORY (Santa Claus…of course, TWP). Other local roles include OUR TOWN (Dr. Gibbs, Vagabond Players), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Dr. Scott, Spotlighters), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Criminologist, TWP), OF MICE AND MEN (Lenny, TWP) AVENUE Q (Trekkie Monster, TWP), and CUCKOO’S NEST (Chief Bromden, TWP), ASSASSINS (the Proprietor, PFT), JESUS CHRIST SUPERTAR (Pilate, PFT), ANNIE (Daddy Warbucks, Cecil C.C.), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cogsworth, DCT), BLOOD BROTHERS (Narrator, DCT), among many others. Chip has also directed, stage managed, and designed and built multiple sets. Chip and the cast dedicate this production to our friend Ray.
Nick Ruth (Arvide Abernathy)
Nick took his son, David, to an audition and soon found himself sucked into the theatre world. He has performed with Artistic Synergyof Baltimore, Third Wall Productions, Other Voices Theatre, Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre, St. Gabriel Miracle Players, Red Branch Theatre, and Just Off Broadway. His favorite shows include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Simon Zealotes), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT (Pharoah), OLIVER! (Mr. Sowerberry), and SOUTH PACIFIC (Captain Brackett). His wife Sheila loves the backstage life. Hopefully there will be other opportunities for the Ruth family to be together under the lights.
Tina James (Agatha / Allison)
Cory Bauer (Danny 'The Shadow' Paggalini)
Franceso Leandri (Angie The Ox / Waiter)
Max Wolf (Liver Lips Louie)
Max wolf is absolutely thrilled to be stepping on the stage for the second time here at ASOB. Previous Credits include THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Gomez Addams, Patapsco HS) ANNIE (Rooster, Patapsco HS), THE WEDDING SINGER (Sammy, Patapsco HS), THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Chip Tolentino, ASOB), and THE PRODUCERS (Carmen Ghia, TWP). When not onstage, you can find him serving coffee at America’s finest establishment, Starbucks. He would like to send out the greatest of thanks to all of his friends and family for the insurmountable love and support they give him with each and every day. His mother and father for simply being the best, his lovely girlfriend Hunter, and the incredible production staff at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore. Enjoy the Show!
Kimberly Hart (Mimi)
Kim Hart (Hot Box Girl Ferguson) is excited to return to the stage after a 3-year hiatus to grow and raise her sweet daughter Melody. She previously appeared in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Chiffon, ASoB). Favorite roles include MUSIC MAN (Marion Paroo, Cockpit in Court), and MAN OF LA MANCHA (Antonia). Kim has performed with various theaters and music groups in the Baltimore Metro region and has previously run BMoreMusical, a local cabaret company. She’s excited to be back on stage.
Sarah O'Hara (Hot Box Girl Vernon)
Sarah is happy to be working with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore again having recently performed in the TRIBUTE TO FOUR GREAT COMPOSERS CABARET and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. She would like to dedicate her work in Guys and Dolls to H. Ray Lawson, the best friend anyone could ask for.
Emily Anna Neubauer (Hot Box Girl Ferguson)
Emily Neubauer is an 18-year-old, Senior at Howard High School and is excited to be in her first production with ASoB. She has performed in numerous productions throughout the Baltimore/Washington area. Her roles have included HEATHERS (New Wave Party Girl, HCC), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Alice, HHS), LION KING (Timon, Ho Co Summer Theater), STAR LTD. (Mrs. VW), MARY POPPINS (Bird Woman, DLC), RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET (Featured Dancer, GAC), and SHREK THE MUSICAL (Fiona, DLC). She would like to thank her Mom, Dad and Grandparents for always supporting her.