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ACTORS & STAFF Fall 2023

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Kathryn McCarty

Brian Boehmke

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Socorra Carrillo

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Joe Cannito

Joe Cannito

Emma Heinbaugh

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Claire Stoller

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Erik Thompson

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Lena Vani

Lena Vani

Emmie Wright

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Past Performers

Joe Cannito

Executive Director

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Joe Cannito has been an active member of the professional theatre community for over 30 years.  He has performed in hundreds of musical and non-musical shows, directed over 3 dozen productions and written almost 2 dozen.  Theaters where he has worked include: Saltworks, Sight & Sound, Latshaw Productions, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and West Virginia Public Theatre to name a few. 

A skilled character actor and improviser, he has appeared in Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Flanagan’s Wake and numerous interactive mystery shows as well as performing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as an interactive performer.  Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he and his wife, Michelle decided to begin their own company, marrying musical theatre with interactive comedy mysteries.  Thus Musical Mysteries & More was born.

Laura Wurzell


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Laura has been performing, choreographing, and directing for many of the local professional, community, and educational theaters for over 30 years. Most recently, she has worked for Split Stage Productions in Next to Normal as both director and choreographer, and with the 

Theatre Factory in Mama Mia as choreographer. and will be working next with Split Stage and Prime Stage Theatre.
She originally performed with the Executive Producer, Joe Cannito, at Apple Hill Playhouse many moons ago, and is grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with him professionally on this production.

Nicole Rae Jones


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Nicole Rae Jones is a performer, choreographer and dance educator in both dance and theatre industries. A graduate of Point Park University, she has performed in several national tours, including:
“An American in Paris”, “Legally Blonde”, “South Pacific”, and “Swing!”, and locally with Split Stage Productions, Stage Right!, Theatre Factory and The Strand Theater.

Since returning to Pittsburgh from living and working in New York City, she choreographs and teaches for theaters and dance schools in the area. Most notably, Nicole associate choreographed the 2022-2023 national tour of “Legally Blonde”.
Nicole teaches dance in the Pittsburgh area, and is a professor of dance with Seton Hill University.

In Loving Memory


August 12, 1968 - November 8, 2017

You were the light in my life and the very air I breathe.  Until we are reunited with Christ in glory, I will miss you every day.  I love you forever.

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?  She is more precious than rubies.  Her husband can trust her and she will greatly enrich his life.  She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life.

 ~ Proverbs 31:10-12 (NLT)

In Memorium

Bob Roberts


November 2, 1937 - September 1, 2021

Friend, performer and our original COLONEL CUSTARD.  Knowing you these last 20 years has been my great privilege. You inspired us all in so many ways. I will miss you, old friend. Until we see each other again in God's glory.

~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.  For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.  

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