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ACTORS & STAFF Fall 2021

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Rachel Coffin

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Rachel is excited to return to dinner theatre with Musical Mysteries & More!  A graduate of Emerson and Middlebury Colleges, she taught high school in Brooklyn, NY for a number of years before deciding to pursue performance full time.  She has since performed in multiple TYA national tours as well as off-broadway and regional productions.  When she is not onstage, she works on cruise ships as a Cruise & Travel Director. 

Joshua Van Nort

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Joshua Van Nort is a recent graduate of the Musical Theatre BFA program at Northern Kentucky University and is excited for his debut performance with Musical Mysteries and More! Some of his favorite roles include Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone and Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S. Pinafore. Joshua would like to thank his family and friends for their endless support and for being part of his acting journey!  joshvannort.com

Krystal Bly

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A graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music, Krystal has been performing professionally on stage & screen since the age of 4. Favorite credits include: Madame De La Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast at The Wick Theater and Costume Museum in Boca, Desdemona in Othello, The Witch in Into The Woods and Lilly in The Secret Garden. She is also an opera singer, children’s interactive entertainer, and historic interpreter. 

Joe Cannito

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Joe has been a member of the professional acting community for over 30 years.  He has performed musicals, comedies, mysteries and Shakespeare in tours, dinner theater, stage plays and cruise ships. Favorite roles: John Adams in 1776, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls,  El Gallo in The Fantasticks & Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast.  When not performing, he enjoys writing  -- 22 mystery shows and counting.

Lauren Alice Smith

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Lauren Alice Smith is thrilled to be making her debut with Musical Mysteries & More! Currently based in Southwest Virginia, Lauren has performed in both New York City and in theatres around the country. Some of her favorite credits include ‘Lily St. Regis’ in “Annie," ‘Janet Weiss’ in “The Rocky Horror Show," and ‘Annelle Dupuy-Desoto” in “Steel Magnolias.” Thank you to Joe and the rest of the company for this opportunity! laurenalicesmith.com

Mikey Miller

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Mikey Miller, a Jersey City-based actor, writer, and educator, is elated to be making his Musical Mysteries & More debut! A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mikey was last seen in person touring the Northeast as the Cat in The Cat in the Hat. When Mikey isn’t acting, he can be found guiding high schoolers through the college applications process or searching for the world’s best cookies and cream milkshake. @mikeyemiller / mikeyemiller.com.

Past Performers

Mitchell Aiello
Mitchell Aiello
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Jennifer Barnaba
Jennifer Barnaba
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Michelle Cannito
Michelle Cannito
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Lani Cataldi
Lani Cataldi
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Olivia Damore
Olivia Damore
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Preston Dildine
Preston Dildine
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Riley Frankhouser
Riley Frankhouser
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Hunter Frederick
Hunter Frederick
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Johnny Gallagher
Johnny Gallagher
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Anna Harkrider
Anna Harkrider
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Kara Hancock
Kara Hancock
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Jamie Harper
Jamie Harper
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Stevie Jackson
Stevie Jackson
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Nicole Korbisch
Nicole Korbisch
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Thea Kraus
Thea Kraus
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Brandon Leatherland
Brandon Leatherland
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Steven Makropoulos
Steven Makropoulos
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Marsha Mayhak
Marsha Mayhak
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Julie McNamara
Julie McNamara
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Katie Miller
Katie Miller
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Abby Morris
Abby Morris
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Robert Neal
Robert Neal
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Grace Noel
Grace Noel
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Dorothy Jo Oberfoell
Dorothy Jo Oberfoell
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Kelli-Ann Paterwic
Kelli-Ann Paterwic
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Lou Petrucci
Lou Petrucci
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Caleb Pless
Caleb Pless
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Michelle Rivas
Michelle Rivas
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Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts
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Gabi Shook
Gabi Shook
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Karlin Smith
Karlin Smith
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Lena Vani
Lena Vani
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Emmi Veinbergs
Emmi Veinbergs
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Emily Wick
Emily Wick
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Brandon Weiner
Brandon Weiner
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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.  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.

Kelli-Ann Paterwic

Choreographer

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Kelli-Ann {aterwic is delighted to return to Musical Mysteries & More this season as choreographer! She first joined the wacky company in 2015 coining some of her favorite roles to date including Ms. Right in “No Clue” and Angel Hair in “Thugs, Mugs, and 38 Slugs”! She is now living in NYC where you can find her chasing her dream, one audition at a time! Let's make life beautiful!
IG - @k_paterwic

In Loving Memory

MICHELLE CANNITO

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)

Bob Roberts

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 missed you, old friend. Until we see each other again in God's glory.

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.  For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ wil rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Therefore encourage one another with these words.

~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18