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Production Team

Faculty AdvisorCourtney Liu and John McCarty
Collage Student DirectorsFaythe Kelly and Giselle Watts
Stage ManagersSammy Azua
Maddie Hewgley
PianoTyson Hankins
DrumsChristina Lowder
Front of House SupervisorDavid J. McGraw
House ManagersKeri Anderson
Laura McGuire

Musical Numbers

Brand New Day from The Wiz

Director: Zion Middleton

Music Director: Candace Rhodes

Trouble from Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Director: Jaron Cole

Choreographer: Jaron Cole

Music Director: Sujaya Sunkara

Right This Way from Bandstand

Director: Brooks Andrew

Music Director: Nathan Meyer

Welcome to Wonderland from Wonderland

Director: Jaron Cole & Giselle Watts

Choreographer: Jaron Cole & Giselle Watts

Music Director: Zion Middleton

Movin’ On Reprise from Movin’ On

Director: Jaid Green

Music Director: Tristan Altobelli

Gold from Once

Director: Faythe Kelly

Choreographer: Faythe Kelly & Tyler Okunski

Music Director: Faythe Kelly & Tyler Okunski

The Club from In the Heights

Director: Derick Donato

Choreographer: Marina Jansen

Music Director: Charlie Castro

Louder Than Words from Tick Tick Boom

Director: Tristan Altobeli

Music Director: Tristan Altobelli

Another Day of Sun from La La Land

Director: Ellie Schwartz

Choreographer: Ella Huestis, Marina Jansen, & Gabriel Logan

Music Director: Charlie Castro, Summer Severin, & Sitare Sadeghi

I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles

Director: Kelly Belarmino

Choreographer: Hannah Kevitt

Music Director: Sujaya Sunkara

Special Thanks

Elon Performing Arts

Company

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew

Faythe Kelly

Faythe Kelly

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Brooks Andrew

Brooks Andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro

Jaron Cole

Jaron Cole

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt

Micah Day

Micah Day

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Collin Flanagan

Collin Flanagan

Abigayle Harnum

Abigayle Harnum

Jaid Green

Jaid Green

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee Hayden

Erik Houck

Erik Houck

Bryant Howard

Bryant Howard

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate

MK McDonald

MK McDonald

Mia McManamy

Mia McManamy

Charlee Rubino

Charlee Rubino

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi

Ellie Schwartz

Ellie Schwartz

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie Pelletier

Summer Severin

Summer Severin

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara

Emily Stober

Emily Stober

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman

Aubee Billie

Aubee Billie

Giselle Watts

Giselle Watts

Ella Hinds

Ella Hinds

Maddie Hewgley

Maddie Hewgley

Helena Padial

Helena Padial

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini Amarasinghe

Campy Rodriguez

Campy Rodriguez

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancusco

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

Malia Horst

Malia Horst

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella Scarpace

Nate Krohmer

Nate Krohmer

Sammy Azua

Sammy Azua

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew is so excited to be returning to the McCrary stage during his junior year. Most recent credits include Dreamgirls at the North Carolina Theatre and The Wild Party at Short North Stage. Educational credits include the ensemble of Head Over Heels. He would like to thank his family, his friends, Prof. Lanier & Liu, and Ken. Enjoy the show!!

Faythe Kelly

Faythe is a senior Music Theatre major and Dance minor and is so excited to be a part of this production! You may have seen her onstage in Grand Night, Elon Cares, Collage, or The Elephant Man. She has also worked behind the table at Elon on The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Asst. Choreo) and Into The Woods (Choreographer). Thank you to Elon Music Theatre for making me the artist I am today and to my friends and family for always supporting me through everything. Fail Forward.

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli (Don, U/S Zach) is excited to be taking his final bows on the Elon MainStage. His Elon credits include: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), The Bridges of Madison County (Bud), Antigone (Haemon), and Movin' On. Tristan will graduate with the class of 2024 with his BFA in Music Theater, but not before serving as Assistant Director on Elon's Spring MainStage: Myths & Hymns. Thanks to Friends, Family, & the Chorus Line Team!

Brooks Andrew

Brooks is currently a Senior Music Theatre major at Elon and is looking forward to graduation and moving to NYC. His past favorite roles include Prince Topher (Cinderella, Wagon Wheel Center For The Arts), Robert Kincaid (The Bridges of Madison County, Elon University). Brooks looks forward to returning to Wagon Wheel Center For The Arts this summer to play the role of Prince Eric in Disney's The Little Mermaid. Brooks would like to extend a special thanks to his family, his Music Theatre Class of '23, and his Vizsla puppy "Rugby". Find him on Instagram @brooks_andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins is thrilled to be making his main stage debut here at Elon University. He will be portraying the role of a “Muse” and couldn’t be more excited! You could find Jacob this past summer working at Highlands Playhouse where he played “Joe Pesci” and Understudied “Franki Valli” in Jersey Boys! Some interesting facts about Jacob are he only eats fries in 2’s, and he is a Marvel Enthusiast! Special shout out to his Mom, Dad, Aunt Lisa, and Belle Noel. @Thejacobatkins

Charlie Castro

Charles "Charlie" Castro is a junior musical theatre major at Elon University. He is a Miami, Florida native. Some of his past favorite roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Harry Houdini in Side Show, Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown, and Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It. He wants to thank his family for their constant support in all of his artistic endeavors. A Chorus Line is a dream show come true for Charlie. He hopes you enjoy our singular sensation!

Jaron Cole

A senior in the Music Theatre and Arts Administration programs. Elon highlights: Spelling Bee (Director/Choreographer), Into the Woods (Mysterious Man), the President of Renegade Productions, and the Artistic Director of Elon Cares for the last two years. Jaron has worked administratively with The Muny and The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Thank you friends and family!

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt is excited to be an assistant Music Director for A Chorus Line. She has enjoyed working on such a phenomenal production, and is thankful for the cast, crew, and creative team for making that possible. Special thanks to Chris Rayis, and Hashini for supporting her in this endeavor.

Micah Day

Micah Day is a Junior Musical Theatre major at Elon University and could not be more excited to get this show up and running! He was last seen this summer in Label•Less: A New Musical (Cast Member) in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born and raised! Elon: Into The Woods (Sleeping Beauty/Rapunzels Prince U/S) Micah would like to thank his family and friends for pushing him to be the performer he is today! Sit back, relax, laugh a little, and enjoy the show! @micah.andrew

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a Senior Music Theatre major from Nashville, TN. Previous credits include: Flatrock Playhouse - A Chorus Line, Cinderella, Elon University - Spring Awakening, Bridges of Madison County, 42nd Street. He is thrilled to be apart of this years Black History Month Dance Concert as it will also be his last Elon MainStage performance.

Derick Donato

Derick is so excited to be back on the McCrary Stage performing in A Chorus Line. Favorite credits include The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), On Your Feet! (Swing), & The Bridges of Madison County (Ensemble). Special thanks and shoutout to the cast and creatives, as well as my friends and family!! @derickgdonato

Collin Flanagan

Collin is ecstatic to be a part of the cast of Grand Night! Recently at Elon, Collin has performed in Movin’ On, Collage, Grand Night, and Elon Cares. He would like to thank the entire company for their perseverance, and a special shout-out to his parents for being the best people in the whole world. Enjoy the show!

Abigayle Harnum

Abby Harnum is a current senior and proud member of Elon’s Music Theatre class of 2023. She is absolutely thrilled to be portraying such a dream role and is incredibly grateful for such a rewarding experience working on this show. Most recently, Abby was seen in North Carolina Theatre’s production of On Your Feet! and Peach State Summer Theatre’s productions of Cinderella and Sister Act. Abby would like to thank her loving family, friends and the entire Elon Performing Arts community for their support.

Jaid Green

Jaid is a senior music theatre major from Wyckoff, NJ. She is thrilled to take her final bow on the McCrary stage as Sheila in A Chorus Line, a show that has meant so much to her for many years. Elon credits: Spring Awakening (Associate Choreographer/Swing), Head Over Heels (Dance Ensemble), Movin' On (Assistant Director and Rachel U/S). She has participated in Dance Lab New York's Broadway Choreographer’s Intensive in 2021, and interned for Thistle Dance in 2023. She is also a proud member of Vital Signs A Cappella and a Leadership Fellow.

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee Hayden is a Senior Music Theatre major with a minor in Music Technology. Previously at Elon, she played Mopsa in Head Over Heels and Lucinda in Into The Woods. Kaylee also is a proud member of Vital Signs A Cappella. She is so grateful for her four years at Elon, and sends all of her love and gratitude to her family and friends!

Erik Houck

Erik is super excited to be performing here at Elon alongside his peers! Previous roles Erik has played include Tom of Warwick in the Broadway tour of Camelot and Roger in ITS’s Rent.

Bryant Howard

This is Bryant’s second and last Grand Night :’(. You may have seen him in Elon’s Fall Musical, Head Over Heels, as Basilius, or in 42nd Street the previous Fall. This summer Bryant will be performing as Jimmy Ray Dobbs in Bright Star, Doody in Grease, Rolf in The Sound of Music, and Dance Captaining 9 to 5, all at Timber Lake Playhouse. Bryant would like to thank his parents for their immense support throughout his college journey. He would also like to thank Professor Liu, Professor Rayis, and Professor Kremer for their constant support, and his voice teacher Dr. Carter. Also a special shoutout to MT ‘24 and ‘25 for accepting him as an honorary member of their classes, he will miss them dearly.

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland. They have been working in the professional industry both onstage and onscreen since they were 13. In addition to performing, Marina loves choreographing, playing the piano and guitar, and writing music. They'd like to thank all their friends and fellow MT majors for their amazing hard work and talent. Enjoy the show!

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa is a senior Music Theatre major, from Lowell, MA. Recent; A Man of No Importance (Cape Rep Theatre), Fun Home (Paramount Theatre Aurora), Sister Act (Geva Theatre Center), Bridges of Madison County (Elon University), Head Over Heels (Elon University), 42nd Street (Elon University), Bubbly Black Girl.. (Elon University), The Who’s Tommy (Seacoast Rep). Many thanks to her mentors, friends, and family for their unwavering support. Extra love to her voice teacher Ken Lee! (She/They) @elsakeefe

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis is a junior Music Theatre major from Dallas, TX and is over the moon to be performing her dream role, Cassie, on the Elon stage alongside her dad Michael Huestis playing with the orchestra! Previous credits includes Mary Poppins (Ensemble) at the North Carolina Theatre, Deep Water Ballad (Darla Dawson), Head Over Heels (Dance Capt., Ens., Assoc. Choreographer). Ella also performs as a vocalist in Alex Heitlinger's Jazz Combo here on campus. Massive thanks to the incomparable Jane Lanier, Courtney Liu, and Chris Rayis for giving us this incredible gift and to my dad for introducing me to this show all those years ago, it is my dream come true to do it by your side! 

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate, a senior BFA Music Theatre Major, is thrilled to take part in her final Grand Night! Selected Theatre Experience: Beauty & The Beast (Belle), Head Over Heels (Philoclea), Into The Woods (Rapunzel), Cabaret (Helga). Jacqueline has also performed various times throughout NYC & CT (Metropolitan Room, The Klein, Downtown Cabaret, Shubert Theater, Palace Theater). She thanks her family, friends and professors for their never ending love and support. Instagram: @jacquelinemate TikTok: @jacquelinemate_

MK McDonald

MK is stoked for her final mainstage at Elon! Recent credits include Spring Awakening (Ensemble/Wendla U/S), Jersey Boys (Lorraine), Deep Water Ballad (Ensemble/Hill Child Shannon), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), and The Addams Family (Grandma Addams). Special thanks to MK's teacher Dr. Polly, the creative team, and her supportive family. Proud cat mom.

Mia McManamy

Mia is a Sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri majoring in Music Theatre with a minor in Communications as well as an Elon College Fellow. Her past Elon credits include Dance Ensemble in Head Over Heels and Linda u/s in Movin' On. Some of her favorite recent roles include Judy Bernly (9 to 5) and Rosie (Mamma Mia!). She is looking forward to playing Amalia Balash in Renegade's upcoming Production of She Loves Me. She would not be here without her incredible family, teachers, and support system!

Charlee Rubino

Charlee is a Junior Musical Theatre major and is so excited to be a part of another show at Elon. She would like to thank her family for making their way from California to come and support her. Tiktok: charlee.rubino

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi is a sophomore Music Theatre major with a minor in Piano Pedagogy. Previous roles include Ensemble in Movin’ On, Sheila in Hair, Sally in Cabaret, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Cassie in A Chorus Line. Sitare has also participated in Collage, Elon Cares, and Grand Night as a Music Director. Sitare is excited to continue her journey performing on the Elon stage and is thankful for all of the opportunities her family has provided her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Ellie Schwartz

Ellie is a sophomore music theatre major and is thrilled to make her Elon main stage debut in Deep Water Ballad. Some of her favorite credits include Smokey Joe's Cafe and Paint Your Wagon at The Muny and Alice Murphy in Bright Star. Big thanks to Chris and Professor Warren as well as the entire cast! Woo!

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie is a current senior MT major from Beacon Falls, CT, and is thrilled to be taking his final Elon main stage bow in A CHORUS LINE. Past Elon credits include: Head Over Heels (Pythio), Spring Awakening (Ensemble, u/s Moritz, u/s Ernst, u/s Georg), and Movin' On (u/s Timothy). Regional credits include: Gypsy (Ensemble) at Music Theatre Connecticut. Special thanks to his mother for her never-ending love and support. Enjoy the show and long live 'lon! @charlesxpelletier

Summer Severin

Summer is so thrilled to have been a part of this incredible production. She would like to thank Professor Liu for entrusting her with such an amazing opportunity, Jane for allowing her to rise to the occasion, and to the amazing cast for giving her the space to grow as a leader. She hopes you enjoy the show!!!

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara is a graduating senior BFA Music Theatre major from Cincinnati, OH and she is so blessed to have Deep Water Ballad be the show to close out her Elon career. She was most recently seen as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods here at Elon and Gabrielle in Cinderella  at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Sujaya would like to thank her friends, family, her dog Turk, for everything they have given her. Last one!

Emily Stober

Emily is a junior from Hickory, North Carolina and has just returned from a wonderful semester abroad in London. She was last seen in Deep Water Ballad (Hill Child/Tonya) at Elon University. Emily is very thankful to be beginning the year singing and dancing with her friends in A Chorus Line.

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor is a senior Music Theatre and Arts Administration double major. Renell has been in multiple Elon productions such as Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and more. Renell is super excited to be performing some of his original choreography in his final performances at Elon. He would like to thank his family, his friends, and the amazing mentors and professors that have continued to support him.

Tara Venkataraman

Tara would like to thank her friends and family for their support. Enjoy the show!

Aubee Billie

Aubee is so excited to be part of Collage! Aubee is a sophomore Music Theatre major and Arts Administration major. Before her time at Elon, Aubee was an ambassador for the Seminole Tribe of Florida since she was 6 years old. She started Musical Theatre in middle school and she has loved it ever since. Previous roles include Eponine in Les Miserables, Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Witch in Into the Woods, and many more. She is so happy to be performing and she hopes y'all enjoy this wonderful show! 🙂

Giselle Watts

Giselle is a senior Music Theatre major and Creative Writing minor from Richmond, VA who couldn’t have been more grateful to perform, learn, and grow alongside such amazing people! As she embarks on her last Grand Night at Elon, she can’t help but thank God for bringing her here and for giving her this gift to share with you all. Giselle is also thankful for her family and friends for their constant support. Sit back and enjoy the show!

Ella Hinds

Ella is a freshman Music Theatre student from the Washington, DC area and is thrilled to be in her first Elon production! Past credits include Aida (Aida), Leading Player (Pippin), and Jane Fairfax (Emma!). She is beyond grateful for everyone involved in making this production happen. Bless!

Maddie Hewgley

Maddie is a first year Music Theatre major and College Fellow from St. Louis, Missouri. Past credits include 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Mary Poppins at the Muny (Ensemble), and Chicago at the Muny (Ensemble). She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support in her dreams. She is incredibly honored and thrilled to be performing alongside such talented people. She is so excited for the next four years and to be in her first Elon performance! Enjoy the show! @maddiehewgley

Helena Padial

Helena is a Sophomore Music Theatre major from Palisades, NY and she is thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast! Some of her favorite credits include Morticia in The Addams Family, Roxie in Chicago, and most recently, Adult Woman in Elon’s production of Spring Awakening. Helena would like to thank everyone that made this show possible! It has been an honor working alongside this amazing group of people. Break a leg everyone!

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini is thrilled to be making her Associate Music Director debut in A Chorus Line! Enjoy the show!

Campy Rodriguez

Campy Rodriguez (Al) is from Brownsville, Texas and is ecstatic to be part of A Chorus Line! He was most recently seen in Spring Awakening this past fall as Melchior Gabor at Elon University. Regional theatre credits include: Escapologist Matilda, Marty Madagascar A Musical Adventure, Norm Lewis/Hal Miller/Others Jersey Boys, Ensemble Spamalot, and Ancestor/Gomez us The Addams Family. He is currently a sophomore at Elon University and is pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in Leadership Studies. Campy would like to thank his mom and dad for constantly encouraging him to follow his passion!

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancuso is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is so excited to perform in A Chorus Line! A few past credits include Mick’s Pick (Steel Pier) at Surflight Theatre, Little Red Riding Hood (Into The Woods), Anna (Frozen), and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz). She wants to thank her parents for their constant love and support, and she wants to give a shoutout to the cast, crew, production, and creative team for their remarkable dedication and love for the show. She hopes everyone enjoys A Chorus Line!

Anya Jones

Anya is so excited to be making her mainstage debut in A Chorus Line! Some of her favorite credits include Marcy Park in 25th Annual... Spelling Bee and Robin/Associate Choreographer in Something Rotten. She has had the honor of working at the Tony Award Winning Signature Theatre in Billy Elliot and with the icon Debbie Allen in her original show Brothers of the Knight. Thank you so much to the entire cast and crew. She hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Malia Horst

Malia Horst is a Sophomore Music Theatre major and welcomes you to Collage 2023! Her past credits include Marian U/S, Chiara U/S, and Ensemble in Elon’s Bridges of Madison County, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Inga in Young Frankenstein, and Marty in Grease. Most recently, she worked as a Summer Resident Artist (roles including Snow White, Wendy, Various) at The Palace Theatre. She is thrilled to perform in such an inspiring student run showcase. Thank you to everyone (specifically Courtney Liu and Jane Lanier) for their dedication to making this such a rewarding process. Enjoy the show!

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella is a current sophomore and is so excited for A Chorus Line! This past summer, she had the opportunity to work at Grandstreet Theatre as Atina/Dance Captain in their production of The Little Mermaid. Last winter at Elon, Gabriella was in her first Elon show, The Bridges of Madison County as Chiara/Ensemble/Marge US. She wants to thank the faculty for helping her grow and making her who she is today. Gabriella cannot wait for what comes in the future! Let's make it the best!

Nate Krohmer

Nate is happy you could come see today's show! A sophomore musical theatre major, he has had the opportunity to be a part of Chris Rayis's Deep Water Ballad production and reading this summer in NYC. As always, he thanks his family and friends for their support.

Sammy Azua

Sammy is loving every second of being a first year in the Music Theatre BFA program! She was recently seen making her Elon MainStage debut in Bridges of Madison County; she was also seen earlier this year in Antigone as Creon. Sammy would like to thank each of her Grand Night directors for the opportunity they gave her and every single student and faculty member in the Music Theatre department for making this show and this year so wonderful. Most importantly, she would like to thank her mom, dad and little brother DJ, whom she wouldn’t be here without. Enjoy! @sammyazua