Rocky Horror Shadow Show

Cast List

Emcee, Krista Hagans

Trixie, Jack Mills & Gavin Buurma

Brad Majors, Taylor Richardson

Janet Weiss, Bri Clark

Criminologist, Jackson Helmholtz

Riff Raff, Zack Abraham

Magenta, Gretta Griesbach

Columbia, Audrey Warren

Frank-n-Furter, Veronica “Scooter” Austin

Rocky, Lizzie Bowman

Eddie, Nick Talion

Dr. Scott, Emileo Swain

Partygoers, Hannah Schoen & Natalie Joritz

Production/Creative Team

Director, Solana Petrone

Producer, Jasmine Ridler

Assistant Director, Elayna Brock

Stage Manager, Chantress Dewitt

Assistant Stage Managers, Jackson Helmholtz & Anna Gerber

Lighting Designer, Ben Pollizi

Light Board Operator, Ben Pollizi

Spot Light Operator, Kam Mohney

Projection Operator, Anna Gerber

Sound Board Operator, Anna Gerber

Set/Props, Kam Mohney

Backstage Hand, Anna Gerber

Wardrobe Designer, Hannah Schoen

Makeup and Wig Designer, Taylor Richardson

Survival Packs & Callbacks, Euglossian Society

Box Office, Jasmine Ridler and Bailee Coss

Meet the Cast & Crew

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Zach Abraham is a sophomore at Heidelberg University this fall. He is currently pursuing a degree in both Musical Theatre as well as Business Administration. Zach is over the moon to play the superb character of Uncle Fester this fall. Zach is also a member of Hei-Notes, the Honor’s Activity Board, and the “Make-a-Scene” Improv group on campus. Zach would like to thank his family in Marion, as well as his musical theatre family here in Tiffin. Zach wishes everyone to break a leg!

Veronica "Scooter" Austin is a sophomore Communication and Media major at Heidelberg University and is making their Gundlach Theatre debut with Rocky Horror Shadow Show. In high school, they previously appeared in Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik), Tracks (The Lawyer), and Seussical (ensemble), as well as being an Assistant Stage Manager for Inspecting Carol. They are thrilled to restart their journey on stage.

Lizzie Bowman is a fourth year student at Heidelberg University, majoring in Musical Theatre and History. In the past she has been in and while attending Heidelberg, The Music Man (Mrs. Squires), Cabaret (Rosie), She Kills Monsters (Agnes) and Freaky Friday (Gretchen), Elf  (Emily), and Dance Nation (Sofia). This is the first time Lizzie will be assistant stage managing a production; previously she has been a production member in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Wardrobe) and The Penguin Tango (Assistant Props Master), and dance captain for Freaky Friday and 9 to 5.

 

Elayna Brock is a Junior musical theatre major at Heidelberg University, she has appeared as the Sphinx in the Greek Plays, Joan in Fun Home, Torrey in Freaky Friday, Ashlee in Dance Nation, ensemble member in Heathers, Maria in 9 to 5, and most recently, Alice Beineke in Addams Family. Elayna is excited to be back on the stage once again this year, but she couldn’t do it without the love and support of her friends and family. She also wants to thank the amazing cast and crew for their hard work and dedication.

Gavin Buurma is a Senior Musical Theatre major, with a minor in Business Administration and Theatre Education from Willard, Ohio. He has performed in various productions at Heidelberg including Mamma Mia!, The Music Man, The Penguin Tango, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Cabaret, Fun Home, Puffs, and Elf. Gavin is a member of the Hei-Notes and a Student Ambassador. He would like to thank his friends and family, especially his mom, for all of their support. The cast and crew have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic and he is very excited for everyone to see this show LIVE!

 

Bri Clark is a junior Musical Theater major and is on track to get her MBA. She has participated in theatrical shows pretty much her whole life. Bri has been in multiple shows here at Heidelberg including Cabaret, Oedipus, She Kills Monsters, Freaky Friday, Elf, Heathers, and 9 to 5. She also participates as the scenic charge and graphic designer for the theater. Bri is excited for her future here at Heidelberg as well as what will follow once she graduates.

 

Chantress DeWitt is a sophomore musical theatre major from Cardington, Ohio. During her time here at Heidelberg, she has been involved with the following productions: Elf, Puffs, Heathers, 9 to 5, and most recently a dance captain/ensemble member for The Addams Family. Chantress would like to thank the cast and crew of this production for being amazing and putting in so much hard work. She would also thank her friends and family for their support.

 

Gretta Griesbach is a Junior Theatre Major here at Heidelberg University. She has been performing in productions all throughout middle school and high school. She has performed on the Heidelberg stage in She Kills Monsters, Freaky Friday, Elf, Dog Sees God, Heathers, and 9 to 5. Gretta is super excited to be back acting on the stage and would like to thank everyone for their support for this production! She wants to especially thank the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication towards this amazing show!

 

Jackson Helmholtz is a freshman musical theatre major here at Heidelberg. In the past he has been Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Tarzan, and The Wizard of Oz. He is in Hei-Notes as well as Make-A-Scene. He would like to thank his parents for always supporting him.

 

Natalie Joritz is tickled gray to be in this production once again! She is a sophomore musical theatre major here at Heidelberg University. Some previous stage credits include: Angelo (The Comedy of Errors), Manson Trio Dancer (Pippin), and The Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Natalie is also in Hei-Notes, the Honors program, and was the stage manager for last semester's production of Dance Nation. Love goes out to her friends and family for being her biggest supporters, the creative team for giving her this opportunity, and the HeidelBean for supplying coffee for countless late nights. Enjoy the show - It's to die for!

Jack Mills is a sophomore musical theatre major. He is a part of Heidelberg’s Heinotes, and Heidelberg’s improv group, Make-a-Scene. He has performed in Heidelberg’s productions of Freaky Friday, Elf, and Heathers The Musical. As well as being Luke in Dance Nation, and Josh in 9 to 5. He wants to thank his friends and family for their continuous support. He would also like to thank the cast and crew of Rocky Horror family for their hard work, dedication, and being such great role models, and great people to work with. Hope you enjoy the show!

 

Kamryn Mohney is an accounting and musical theater double major at Heidelberg University. Kamryn is a second year student and debuted on the Gundlach Theatre stage as Fraulein Kost in Cabaret as a freshman. A few other roles Kamryn has enjoyed while being at Heidelberg, is Medium Allison in Fun Home and Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday. Her favorite role was Heather McNamara in Heathers. She is a part of Hei-Notes here on campus. Kamryn would love to thank her friends and family for all of their support. Kamryn has been involved with theater since the seventh grade and is delighted to continue her journey at Heidelberg.

 

Solana Petrone is a Junior Musical Theatre major here at Heidelberg and is thrilled to be back on the stage and making beautiful art through the pandemic. She has previously appeared in 9 to 5 (Violet), Cabaret (Kit Kat Dancer, Trumpet), Oedipus (chorus), and Dance Nation (Zuzu), and is also the student foreman of the scene shop. She is so excited to continue her theatre career at Heidelberg. She would like to thank Stephen and David for believing in her and trusting her with these responsibilities.

 

Ben Pollizi is so glad to be back on stage working as master electrician. Some of his previous roles include Beethoven in Dog Sees God and Oliver in Puffs. Later this semester he will be in Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Collins as well as doing lighting for all of these shows. He hopes you enjoy the show!

 

Taylor Richardson is a Senior Acting and English Writing Major and Theatre Education Minor from Dayton, OH. Previously she has been seen as Megan Jones in Puffs, Myrrhine in Lysistrata, and Grandma/Others in Freaky Friday as well as hair and makeup designer for Puffs and Lysistrata and Assistant Stage Manager for Elf and Heathers. She is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work on this show and would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support.

Jasmine Ridler, a senior Theatre and History double major and Business minor, is thrilled to be playing Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. Previously, she had an exciting directorial debut with the Charlie Brown rework play Dog Sees God. She has also recently been noted for her acting work as Roz in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5. She is also currently working with Berg Allies and Alpha Psi Omega to put on an LGBTQ+ Genderbent Musical Showcase. Outside of theatre, Jasmine is the President of Berg Allies, the Founder of the Berg Body Positivity Club, Game Master of Make-A-Scene Improv Comedy Troupe, a Euglossian Society Corollary member, member of the theatre honorary Alpha Psi Omega, and a proud member of her sorority Kappa Psi Omega. She would like to thank Stephen Svoboda and David Cotter for their belief in her and passion for helping her grow. And she would like to thank her partner Leo Swain for his love and support.

Hannah Schoen is a Senior musical theatre major at Heidelberg. Since coming to Heidelberg, she has done Music Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Penguin Tango, Lysistrata, Oedipus, She Kills Monsters, Elf, Puffs, Heathers, 9 to 5. She has also been involved in Hei-notes, has worked wardrobe and designing in previous shows, and is a member Alpha Psi Omega. She hopes to continue to learn more about acting, singing and costume design in the future here at Heidelberg. Thank you and enjoy the show!

 


 

Audrey Warren is a freshman Musical Theatre major who is thrilled to be performing in her first show at Gundlach theater! Her favorite previous roles include The Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Paul (Moon Over Buffalo), Snoopy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night), and Captain Northix (The Corvus 3–a one-act play that Audrey wrote and directed). She is so excited to call Gundlach her new home, and she would like to thank her amazing family, friends, and all of those who advocated for the arts during an incredibly trying and unpredictable year.