Matt Boethin* (Chad Harris) Matt is happy to work with Gary Slavin again, after last having done his reading of the new musical, Abbey Victoria. New York credits include Totems of the Fall at Emerging Artists Theater, and Superfudge (The Musical) for TheaterworksUSA. Elsewhere, he's been seen in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Blowing Rock Theater, NC), John Jakes' A Christmas Carol (Self Family Arts Center, Hilton Head, SC), Forever Plaid (Manchester Palace, NH), and the world premiere of And the Angels Sing: The Music of Johnny Mercer (Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles). The Presentation Center (Big Nasty Investment Banking Firm, Manhattan) is a highlight.
Darron Cardosa* (Jeff Sanchez) is happy to finally be a part of the Fringe. Around the city, he has been in many shows that you have never seen, nor heard of. Perhaps you saw him as Skeets Miller in Floyd Collins at Gallery Players. He doubts it. Also performs stand up comedy in several venues that you have never been to. Watching HBO, maybe you saw him in the short film, The Office Party. He had actual lines with Ralph "Karate Kid" Machio. Only 17 minutes long, HBO aired it a thousand times a week. In his spare time, Darron paints, selling his work on eBay. www.auditionsinteractive.com/darron/
Scott Darby* (Xavier Onassis) This show marks the fourth time Scott has collaborated with Mr. Slavin and Ms. Bushor. Previous shows with them include Area 51: The Musical, The Prince And The Pauper (KC Starlight), and Jolson: A Vadeville. It's all about doing what you love with your friends. Scott teaches Sande Shurin's "Transformational Acting" Technique (www.SandeShurin.com) and has a couple directing credits under his belt. He is currently co-writing a one-man performance piece and developing a cabaret show. OH! And if you're an All My Children fan, and you look real close, you can see him roaming the halls of the Pine Valley Police Department or hanging out at the roadside bar.
Sharon DiCostanzo* (Marge Innovera) has been performing in the New York area for the past 7 years. Most recently, she was seen at Don't Tell Mama in her cabaret show Happiness: Songs I Love to Sing, directed by Gary Slavin. Favorite roles to date: Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Oolie/Donna in City of Angels, Babe Williams in The Pajama Game and Kaye in The Taffetas. Sharon is an escapee of the financial banking world, having worked the pre-Y2K years for one of the major institutions - and she means institution! Special thanks to Gary and everyone at Kaleidoscope for this amazing experience.
Annie Edgerton* (Barbara Dahl) recently appeared with Kaleidoscope as Arleen in Sinfully Rich - Matterhorn and as Ray in High Road at a previous NY International Fringe Festival. Other New York - Two Small Bodies (Eileen), Quartet (Sophie), the award-winning Starry Night (Katie), Queen of Hearts (Camilla Parker-Bowles). Cabaret - That Time of the Year (Don't Tell Mama). Regional - Babes in Toyland (Mary Quite Contrary), Oliver! (Nancy), Showboat (Ellie), Isn't It Romanitc (Deirdre), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Pinter's Betrayal (Emma), The Three Sisters (Natasha). Annie has appeared in films and television, studies with Sande Shurin and teaches Transformational Acting, and performs regularly as a singer-songwriter. www.annieedgerton.com
Bryan Fenkart (Ken DeWitt) hails from Midland Park, NJ. A recent graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Bryan has been seen in the Off-Broadway production Leonce and Lena at the Connelly Theater, as well as various other productions while still in school, playing such roles as BJ Gibson in The 1940's Radio Hour, Jerome in I Didn't Know You Could Cook, and Carp in his own Wake Me Before I Die. He has also written music for Off-Broadway productions of Shakespeare's Women: Under the Corset, and God's Country, in addition to writing a great deal of music for other plays and his own personal projects. This is his first play with a bunch of people he's never met. He wishes to thank his parents, this new exciting cast and company for the opportunity, Kevin Kittle and Barbara Marchant, Aimee, and God, for the above people.
Lindsey Lake (Jen Natal) Lindsey Lake is a recent graduate of the Hartt School where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has been performing in Manhattan since she moved here two years ago. She has appeared in several workshops as well as readings, showcases and various productions in New York City. Currently, she sings with two bands both of which perform throughout the Metropolitan New York area. On the weekends, she can usually be found singing at a bar or a wedding. Favorite roles include Lizzie in 110 In The Shade and Nellie in South Pacific. She is thrilled to be a part of the Fringe Festival and this production.
Peter Mensky* (Jim "Widowmaker" Kirk) was last seen in The Acting Company's benefit performance of Mother and Son as Plautus the cat with Marian Seldes and Harriet Harris at The Culture Project (Maria Aitken, dir.) He starred in the Outer Critics Circle nominated Off-Broadway musical, That's Life! at Theater East and has toured nationally with both The National Theatre of the Performing Arts and Theatreworks USA. Numerous showcases, regional theatre, feature/independent film. Peter received classical training at Dickinson College (BA Dramatic Arts), musical theatre at NYU's CAP 21 Conservatory and studied playwrighting at The University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. He has served as an ensemble member, director and casting director for The Shock Troupe Theatre Ensemble.