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ACTORS & STAFF

FALL 2019

Preston Dildine

(Actor/Office Manager)

Preston Dildine is excited to be back with the "Musical Mysteries & More" family! A resident of Indiana, he attended Indiana State University for theatre. He has performed with Crossroads Repertory Theatre, Sugar Creek Players, and Myers Dinner Theatre, where he was a seven year staff member as actor / director / playwright / choreographer / producer / marketing manager. He also works at Dancing Raine Studio as a ballroom instructor. He would like to thank Joe for this opportunity, and his friends and family for their constant support!

FUN FACTS ABOUT PRESTON

  • He has muscular dystrophy and yet still supplements his income as a ballroom dance instructor.

  • He is a paranormal investigator in his spare time.

  • He has an almost unhealthy love of Chinese food.

Nicole Korbisch

(Actor)

Nicole comes to Musical Mysteries & More after just closing contracts in Minnesota and Washington. Wisconsin-born Nicole Korbisch has worked professionally for a number of years in both the Midwest and New York theatre markets. Holding a degree in vocal performance, Nicole regularly performs in operas, musicals, plays, and in improv troupes. Favorite roles of this current NYC resident have included Cathy (The Last Five Years – tour), Magenta (The Rocky Horror Show), Velma Von Tussle (Hairspray), and Bad Idea Bear, Mrs. Thistletwat/Kate, Lucy u.s. (Avenue Q).

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT NICOLE: 

  •   There is never a wrong time for cheesecake...or cheese in general.

  •   She believes Christmas music should be played loud and proud year round.

  •   She has a goal to visit every state in the US...So far, it's not going well, but she has a whole   life to live.

Dorothy Jo Oberfoell

(Actor)

Dorothy Jo is the first to admit that she’s  “pretty corny” since she’s originally from Dubuque, Iowa (the corn state). She recently graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin with a BFA Theatre: Acting Emphasis. She relocated to the east coast this summer to be a singing waitress at the Show Place Ice Cream Parlor in Long Beach Island, NJ.  Favorite credits include: (u/s Mrs. Wormwood) Matilda, (female swing) Mamma Mia, (Cassandra) CATS, (Tessie Tura) Gypsy, (Agnes) Dancing at Lughnasa, (Paris) Romeo and Juliet, and (Helga) Cabaret. 

 

Dorothy Jo is very excited to be joining the Murder Mysteries and More gang and she is grateful for her friends and family for their support.

FUN FACTS ABOUT DOROTHY JO

  • She Jo can do a mean Ethel Merman singing impression

  • Of all of the sodas that exist, her favorite is A&W Root Beer 

  • She has 10+ years of Midwest Show Choir experience under her belt since she was in a show choir from 6th grade through college! 

Caleb Pless

(Actor/Choreographer)

Caleb is excited to once again be joining the Musical Mysteries and More family this season and performing along side such an amazing cast. Caleb is from Nashville, TN and received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Kentucky University. Professional credits include: Mary Poppins (Bert), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Camelot (Sir Lionel), Kiss Me, Kate (Bill) and All Shook Up (Dean Hyde). Caleb just finished performing this summer as Old Tom at The Lost Colony, which was the honorary Tony recipient in 2013. He has been a featured dancer at the Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown, KY for five years and has toured with the National Theatre for Children in Chicago. Caleb is proud to be in the Equity Membership Candidate Program. Enjoy the show!

FUN FACTS ABOUT CALEB

·       He plays 5 instruments: Flute, Saxophone, Piano, and a little Guitar and Uke

·       He can lick his own elbow

·       He is an avid Instagramer

·       He has a childhood dream of one day talking with a Gorilla through sign language

Joe Cannito

Executive Director

Joe Cannito has been an active member of the professional theatre community for over 30 years, performing in literally hundreds of musical and non-musical shows with such theaters and companies as Saltworks, West Virginia Public Theatre, Latshaw Productions, Sight & Sound, Theatre by the Sea, The Shawnee Playhouse, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and The Struthers Library Theatre to name a few.  He has also directed and managed a number of shows in Pittsburgh and western PA since arriving in 1992.  A skilled character actor and improviser, he has performed interactively in such shows as: Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Flanagan’s Wake, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding and numerous interactive mystery shows before 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.

PAST ACTORS

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)

Grace Noel