Sister Act Cast
Ayeshah Douglas (Deloris/Mary Clarence)
Ayeshah is excited to make her Brecksville Theatre debut. She was last seen on the Karamu Stage in 2015, their Centennial Season, as Effie White in Dreamgirls. She was featured at Karamu in the 2008 production of Caroline or Change (Washing Machine) and the 2002 production of Black Nativity. In addition, her credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe (BJ), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdelene), Nine (Sarraghina), Beehive (Narrator), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal) and the 2007 production of Dreamgirls (Effie White).
Bernadette Hisey (Mother Superior)
Bernadette Hisey has performed in over 60 shows on 25 stages in 5 counties of Northeast Ohio. Previously, she was seen in this theatre in the ensemble for Evita. Favorite roles include Kate/Lilli Vanessi (Kiss Me, Kate), Fraulein Schneider (Cabaret), Dolly (Hello, Dolly), Vi Moore (Footloose), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), and Judith Bliss (Hay Fever) . After retiring from a 30+ year career teaching music, she is pursuing an acting career. She is an Equity Member Candidate.
Don DiSantis (Monsignor O'Hara)
Don is happy to not only be performing at The Brecksville Theatre for the first time, but being reunited with this enormously talented director, Kristen Netzband. They first met when she directed Titanic and Don played Captain E. J. Smith. Other credits include My Fair Lady (Alfie Doolittle), Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), Camelot (King Arthur), Oliver (Fagan) and a variety of other classic shows including Guys and Dolls; Bye, Bye, Birdie and Company , just to name a few. Don is a very successful entertainer with his fine group of musicians singing the Great American Songbook, and more. They can be found at various lounges throughout Ohio and beyond. You can find where at his web site: www.dondisantis.com and go out to see them.
Joshua McElroy (Eddie)
Joshua is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BA in Video. In addition to being a versatile visual artist, he is also a director, musician and comedian. Joshua got started in theatre seven years ago while he was the director of the Shaker Heights Improv Team, as well as a member of Case Western Reserve University's IMPROVment. He was also part of a weekly performing comedy group at Hilarities in downtown Cleveland’s Pickwick & Frolic. Joshua has performed in plays at Ensemble Theatre, Waterloo Arts Center, Cuyahoga Community College, convergence-continuum, French Creek Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre and Dobama Theatre. He got his start at the Karamu House, where he performed in the musicals The Color Purple, The Wiz, Passing Strange and, most recently, in Aida. Joshua is excited to make his debut at The Brecksville Theatre in Sister Act as the loveable, sexy, nerdy cop, Eddie.
Anthony Savage-Williams (Curtis)
Kaylea Kudlaty (Sister Mary Robert)
Kaylea is beyond thrilled to be bringing this show to life with such a stellar cast! Some of her favorite past credits include ‘Inga’ in Young Frankenstein at CVLT, ‘Fiona’ in Shrek the Musical and 'Peter Pan' in Peter Pan at OPA. As well as 'Essie' In You Cant Take It With You at Weathervane, ‘Sandrine/Ginette’ in Almost Maine at Broadview Heights Spotlights and a Swing in a production of A Chorus Line at Cassidy Theatre where she covered 4 roles. Kaylea also choreographs across Northeast ohio shows such as Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, Addams Family, On the Town and Newsies! There is very little time when she is not performing or rehearsing but in those times Kaylea enjoys watching and quoting vines, game nights with the worlds best buds and singing very loudly and off key in her car on road trips. Kaylea would like to thank Kristin and Heidi as well as her cast her amazing support system and hopes you enjoy the show! Proverbs 16: 3
Amanda Magpoc (Sister Mary Patrick)
Amanda Magpoc is pleased to perform with such a talented cast on the Brecksville stage. Favorite roles include Twink Futrelle (Southern Hospitality) and various ensemble parts in Little Shop of Horrors. Amanda has been expanding her theater knowledge in recent seasons by taking on behind the scenes roles such as the costumer for Lend Me a Tenor and assistant stage manager for Newsies. Somehow she still finds spare time for knitting, too.
Madonna Fasimpaur (Sister Mary Lazarus)
Madonna is thrilled to be on stage again. She has enjoyed performing in A Christmas Carol, Annie, Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Arsenic & Old Lace, Girls of the Garden Club and Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up. The privilege of working with Kristin Netzband again is extra sweet. Madonna dedicates her performances to all her friends and family taking time to come and see the shows.
Harmony Taylor (Sister Mary Martin of Tours/Homeless)
Harmony Taylor is excited to be making her Brecksville Theatre debut! Some of her favorite roles include Liz (Chicago), Aphra (Children of Eden), Allana (The Little Mermaid), and Mama Bear (Shrek). Harmony has recently moved from Michigan to Cleveland after graduating from the University of Toledo. She is currently the Marketing and PR Associate at the Cleveland Play House. She would like to thank Logyn and her family for their continued love and support.
Sarah Seed Michalski (Sister Mary Theresa)
After 40 years of Community Theatre, this is Sarah's 1st production at The Brecksville Theatre. Past favorite characters include Mary Kelly’s Christmas Canteen (Cassidy), Houdini’s Mother in Ragtime (Near West), and Lady Brockhurst in The Boy Friend (Cassidy). Thank you all for supporting theatre! Love to Kate. Miss you Bruce…
Brian Pichola (Joey/Altar Boy)
Brian is happy to be back with the Netzband/Stevens team for another great production. He was last seen on this stage in Newsies as Roosevelt/Seitz, but has also appeared in Chicago (Amos Hart), both with The Brecksville Theatre. With Brecksville Little Theater he appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Potiphar/Pharoah) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero). Over the last 20 years Brian has also appeared on stage at Hudson Players, Chagrin Valley Little Theater, Independence Community Theater, Aurora Community Theater, Stow Players and Streetsboro Community Theater. By day, he teaches Biology and Geoscience at Aurora High school.
Isaiah Finley (TJ/Altar Boy)
Isaiah is a very energetic and outgoing actor who is always searching for roles that may be out of his comfort zone. This is his first production at The Brecksville Theatre and he is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented artists. His recent credits include: Carrie The Musical (Freddy), Meet the Leverts (John), and Pippin (Lewis). He hopes you enjoy the show as much as he does!
Joel Festermaker (Pablo/Nun)
Joel Fenstermaker is excited to be returning to the stage at The Brecksville Theatre. Last seen on this stage during Chicago (Mary Sunshine) he is thrilled to be wearing pants this show while still singing stratospherically. While a relative newcomer to the Brecksville stage he has enjoyed performing with multiple members of the cast in multiple shows. He most recently performed in Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Guard), and has followed Kristin’s direction in shows like The Producers (Carmen Ghia) and The Wedding Singer (George). He thanks everyone for coming out to see this fantastic show and hopes you all enjoy watching us “spread the love around.”
AdeWe Stovall (Nun 10/Pool Player/Fantasy Dancer)
Lexy Jensen (Nun 8/Pool Player/Homeless)
Lexy Jensen is a 17-year-old senior at the Cleveland School of the Arts in University Circle. Her favorite past roles include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Mary Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life, and Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act. She would like to thank her family for always supporting her in her endeavors as well as her teachers both in and outside of school for helping her grow musically.
Bonita Jenkins (Cop/Nun 2)
Bonita Jenkins is a former member of Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Choir in Chicago, IL. She traveled throughout the U.S. with the choir, performing in concert halls that included the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She was a featured singer in the 2018 Black Nativity at the Historical Karamu Theater. She played Michelle Morris in Dreamgirls at the Weathervane Theater in Akron, OH. Most recently, she was in Aida, also at the Historical Karamu Theater.
Lindsay MacLeod (Nun 6/ Bar Patron/Newscaster)
Lindsay is excited to be making her Brecksville Theatre debut with such a talented cast. Her most recent theatre experiences include the role of Madeline True in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and ensemble roles in Jekyll & Hyde and Pippin. After an 8-year break from theatre, Lindsay is grateful that her return to the stage took place in such a welcoming environment with people who work hard and, most importantly, have fun!
Sarah Farris (Hooker/Nun 3/1st Female Bar Patron)
Sarah is excited to be in her first production here at The Brecksville Theatre! Previous credits include: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim MacAfee), Singin’ In The Rain (Kathy Selden), The Sleeper (Vivien), Spring Awakening (Wendla Bergmann) and Chess (Florence Vassy) both at Near West Theatre, and Secrets: A Spy Musical at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Special love and thanks to her parents and family for their constant love and support in everything she does!
Michele DeScioli (Nun 7/Waitress)
Michele is thrilled to return to the stage after a long stint as a musical director! Michele directed/assistant directed musicals at Independence High School from 2008-2018. She was a member of the Kansas State Concert Choir and has previously performed in many shows including Laurie in Oklahoma!, Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street. Michele has more recently performed the National Anthem for the Cleveland Indians and is now back on stage with this amazingly talented cast! She is profoundly grateful to Kristin, Mandi and the entire crew for this opportunity. Thanks everyone!
Kayla Mae Schleimer (Tina/Fantasy Dancer/Homeless/Nun)
Kayla is super excited to be a part of this production at The Brecksville Theatre. This is Kayla’s first show here and her second musical so far! Kayla has previously been in the cast of Mamma Mia! at Cassidy Theatre. Her favorite thing about The Brecksville Theatre making new friendships and learning new things. Kayla would like to thank her friends and family for their ongoing support with her theatre endeavors.
Sydney Sallee (Michelle/Fantasy Dancer)
Sydney Sallee is honored to be performing in her first show at The Brecksville Theatre. Her most recent credits include Mamma Mia (Ensemble) and Children of Eden (Cain’s Wife/Storyteller). She would like to thank her directors and cast members for making this show such an incredible experience!
David Turner (Deloris Dancer/Fantasy Dancer/Homeless)
David Turner can’t believe he is in his all time favorite movie! Past theatrical credits include Newsies (Davey), Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear), Cannibal the Musical (Israel Swan), Chicago (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Mike), Cabaret (Bobby), Rock of Ages (Franz Kleinman), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), The Producers (Leo Bloom), Bonnie and Clyde (Buck Barrow), A Funny Thing Happened... Forum (Hero), and Hair (Tribe/Margaret Mead). Many thanks to Kristin for this exciting opportunity. Special thanks to my family and friends for their support and especially to my husband for all his love!
Mark Majercik (Ernie/Hooker/Homeless/Thug)
Brendan Junge (NUNderstudy/Fantasy Dancer)
Brendan is delightedly return to the Brecksville stage! You might have seen him in “Newsies” (Albert) Brecksville Theatre, “Chicago” (Ensemble) The Brecksville Theatre, “A Chorus Line” (Bobby) The Cassidy Theatre, “Annie” (Bert Healy) The Cassidy Theatre, and “MAMMA MIA!” (Eddie) The Cassidy Theatre. He would like to thank his friends family cast and crew for all their love and support.