Evil Dead The Musical Cast
Adam Seiwell (Ash)
Adam Seiwell has been actively performing in NEPA theatre since 2017, and has been a fan of "The Evil Dead" since he first found an old VHS of it in his basement at the tender age of 9. This is his first show at DM Performance Works, but he has performed in other venues such as Little Theatre, Music Box, PTPA, and most recently, the King's College sensory-friendly performance of "James and the Giant Peach" at the Kirby Center. Some of his favorite roles have been Brad in "The Rocky Horror Show", Biff in "Death of a Salesman", and Grasshopper in the aforementioned "James". He would like to thank his wife of 7 years Rachel, who has shared his love of horror movies and supported all of his theatre endeavours. He would also like to thank his mother, Rosemary, who was responsible for recording "The Evil Dead" on that VHS. The Movie Pirate of the Early Days!
Alison Rancont (Cheryl)
Alison Rancont (Cheryl) is a senior at Hazleton Area High School, where she maintains highest honors in advanced classes. She tries to participate in theater as much as she can before she dedicates herself to a boring career in science. Alison's been seen on stage only once before as Ma Strong in Urinetown, and she's worked backstage for a handful of shows including Mamma Mia! and Breakfast at Tiffany's. She'd like to thank her family and friends for support, and John for the bloody and frankly inappropriate opportunity.
Jessica Bickel (Linda)
Jessica Bickel (Linda) Jessica is thrilled to be performing on the DMPW stage! Jessica recently moved to Wilkes-Barre after getting engaged to Scott Colin and they decided it would be fun to be a bloody mess together. Before transplanting herself to W-B, she primarily directed and acted in the Poconos, mainly at Shawnee Playhouse and Theatrical Gems. Some of her favorite roles include Erzulie (Once on this Island, Gems), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar, Shawnee), and Dragon (Shrek, Gems). When not doing theatre, she can be found at Bear Creek Community Charter School teaching kiddos to love learning. “Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me (you are the real mvps), and to my dear Scott, I love you... and it’s been a blast being evil and dead with you.”
Jasmine Treichler (Annie)
Jasmine Treichler (Annie) is a graduate of the arts and humanities academy. She has been involved with DMPW for over a year and has been seen performing in shows with the cougar players and at the PTPA. Jasmine has been seen in Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Beauty and the beast (Mrs. Potts), Les Miserables (Fantine), Sweeney Todd (Toby), and many others. She is very excited to take on this role and hope you all enjoy the show!
Elijah LaPoint (Scott)
Elijah LaPoint (Scott) is a recent graduate of the Hazleton Area Arts and Humanities Academy and a longtime horror fan. His favorite roles include Dallas Winston in The Outsiders and Pepper in Mamma Mia. Elijah is also a musician, and has played guitar and bass in many pit bands for various local theatres. As the founding member (and only member) of the Bruce Campbell Fan Club, he knows the cast and crew will make Evil Dead fans proud!
Bethany Gavlick (Shelly)
Bethany Gavlick (Shelly) is a sophomore at Penn State University where she is a Dean’s List student majoring in English/Language Arts Education. Bethany is the fundraising chairperson for the Penn State Lion Ambassadors, is a student teacher at her church and is a 15 year dancer at All That Dancin’ studio. She has done both high school and community theater since she was 14. Some of her favorite roles have been Lisa (Mamma Mia), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), Bird Girl (Seussical the Musical), and Silly Girl (Beauty and the Beast). She is excited to step into Shelly’s shoes and show you all her “evil” side. She would like to thank her parents for supporting her and thanks to John for giving her the opportunity to be evil!
Scott Colin (Jake)
Scott Colin (Jake) serves as the Artistic Director for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, with 38 years’ experience with theatre at all levels, performing in professional and amateur productions across the US and in three foreign countries. He has been seen on stages across NEPA, most notably as Hamlet in Hamlet (LTWB) [NEPTA – Best Lead Actor], Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty (Music Box), and Lord Farquaad in Shrek (Theatrical Gems) [NEPTA – Best Supporting Actor]. More locally, he has been seen as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Thomas Jefferson in 1776, and John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (PTPA), as well as a one-night engagement as a fill-in for Bill Austin in Mamma Mia (DMPW). Scott is currently employed at Misericordia University where he worked as a disability services coordinator since 2009, and is also a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He would thanks his amazing fiancée, Jessica and his son, Colin (who will NOT be seeing this show) for their support!
Joshua Plesce (Ed)
Josh ia junior at Bloomsburg University. He studies Secondary English Education. Some of his favorite roles include The Squip (Be More Chill), The Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Jack (Into the Woods), and Sky (Mamma Mia). Joshua is also an avid coffee enthusiast!
Joey Morgan (Fake Shemp)
JOEY MORGAN (Fake Shemp) has been acting in community theatre since 2004. Some favorite previous roles of his include (but are not limited to) Enoch Drebber (Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Avenger), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), William Barfee (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and the Ghost of Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol). When he's not acting (or at work), he's either writing or working as head editor of the Doctor Who Novel Adaptations project.