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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

Faythe Kelly

Faythe Kelly

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew

Brooks Andrew

Brooks Andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly Belarmino

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

Abby Harnum

Abby 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

Mary Kate McDonald

Mary Kate McDonald

Mia McManamy

Mia McManamy

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton

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

Maddie Hewgley

Maddie Hewgley

Helena Padial

Helena Padial

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini Amarasinghe

Campy Rodriguez

Campy Rodriguez

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancusco

Ella Hinds

Ella Hinds

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

Malia Horst

Malia Horst

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella Scarpace

Nate Krohmer

Nate Krohmer

Sammy Azua

Sammy Azua

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 is super excited to be here and to be a part of Elon performing arts.

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew is so glad to be performing in his second Collage performance at Elon University. Last semester he performed in Renegade's production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee directed by Jaron Cole. He will also be performing in the MainStage musical Head Over Heels this fall in the dance ensemble. He is so thankful for the artist he gets to work with in this department and looks forward to a wonderful year!

Brooks Andrew

Brooks is thrilled to be performing in Grand Night in person this year! Brooks is currently a Junior Music Theatre major at Elon and hails from Boston, MA. His past favorite roles include Jack (Into the Woods, Elon University) and Sky (Mamma Mia!, Walnut Hill School for the Arts). Brooks is looking forward to making his professional theatre debut this summer as a company member at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts playing 'Prince Topher' in Cinderella and 'Charlie Dalrymple' in Brigadoon. Brooks would like to extend a special thanks to his family back home, 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

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly Belarmino is a Senior Music Theatre Major at Elon University. She was most recently seen at Forestburgh Playhouse as Alice in Alice In Wonderland, Ali in Mamma Mia! and in the ensembles of Something Rotten and Kinky Boots. Her favorite Elon credit is Little Red in Into The Woods. She would like to thank her friends and family for being constants in her life.

Charlie Castro

Charlie is a sophomore music theatre major at Elon University. He is a Miami, Florida native. He is overjoyed to be making his Elon mainstage debut as part of the Head Over Heels ensemble. Some of his past favorite roles include Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown, Harry Houdini in Side Show, & Javert in Les Miserables. He wants to thank his family & friends for all of their constant support in all of his artistic endeavors. He is incredibly grateful to be doing what he loves most.

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 a junior Music Theatre major and is excited to perform in Collage for the second time! She was previously a swing in Movin' On, a new work that was performed last spring. Kyra would like to thank her peers, professors, and family for encouraging her. Kyra is especially grateful for her mom, and all she has done for her as an artist, and as a human.

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 3rd year Music Theatre Major here at Elon University. Some of his favorite credits include Eddie in Mamma Mia (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Crapshooter/Ensemble in Guys & Dolls (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Pat Denning/Ensemble in 42nd Street (Elon University), and Man #1 in Songs for a New World (Nashville Children’s Theatre). He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and also serves in many leadership positions here on campus.

Derick Donato

Derick is a proud member of Elon MT '25 and so excited to be making his Elon MT Mainstage Debut as u/s Dametas/Ensemble in Head Over Heels! He was last seen as the Male Swing in North Carolina Theatre’s production of On YOur Feet! Other Elon credits include Collage, Grand Night, Spring and Black History Month Dance Concerts. He wants to thank the creative team, his family, friends, and a special thanks to this beautiful cast for their work on this show. Enjoy! @derick.donato

Collin Flanagan

Collin is ecstatic to be a part of the cast and creative team of Head Over Heels! 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!

Abby Harnum

Abby Harnum is a current proud member of the Music Theatre BFA class of 2023 here at Elon University. Most recently, Abby traveled to Florence, Italy this past summer and performed in the Ensemble of La Bohéme and La Traviata. She has also been seen as Gertrude McFuzz in the Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company’s production of Seussical and as Sister Sophia in their production of The Sound of Music. Abby is very grateful to be a part of this production and she’d like to thank her friends, family and the Elon faculty for their support.

Jaid Green

Jaid is a junior Music Theatre major and Leadership Fellow from Wyckoff, NJ. In the summer of 2021, she attended Dance Lab NY’s Broadway Choreographer’s Intensive. Last spring, she assistant directed and understudied the role of Rachel in Movin' On. She is ecstatic to be making her mainstage debut in the dance ensemble of Head Over Heels alongside the fiercest company Elon has ever seen. She is a proud member of Vital Signs A Cappella, a campus tour guide, and a Sagittarius. @jaid.green

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee (she/her) is a Senior in the BFA Music Theatre program while also pursuing a minor in Music Technology. Previously at Elon, she recently played Lucinda in Into The Woods, as well as understudied in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Kaylee is an executive member of Vital Signs A Cappella, serving as the PR Chair. She is so grateful for her four years at Elon and getting to conclude with this incredible show. She sends all of her love and gratitude to her family, friends, VS fam, MT23, this crazy cast, and Cole <3

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

Bryant is an Elon Music Theatre senior, and this is his last show at the university. Other university credits include 42nd Street (Ensemble) and Movin' On (Scott u/s). This past summer, Bryant was at Timber Lake Playhouse fulfilling various roles in the summer season. Some credits include Khashoggi (We Will Rock You), Kyle/Dance Captain (Legally Blonde), Tony (West Side Story), Danny Zuko (Grease), as well as the regional premiere of Escape To Margaritaville at Timber Lake Playhouse. Bryant would like to thank his friends, his class (superstars MT23), his family, and the creative team for all of their hard work on the show. Enjoy the show!

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland who has performed professionally both onstage and onscreen for nearly 8 years. They are so excited to be in their first musical here at Elon! They'd like to thank the cast and crew for their incredible work and effort, and their parents for always supporting them no matter what. Enjoy the show - we got the beat!

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa is a junior Musical Theatre Major from Lowell, MA. Recent credits include; Fun Home (Paramount theatre Aurora), Sister Act (Geva Theatre Center), 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. Special shoutout to her voice teacher Kenneth Lee! @elsakeefe

Ella Huestis

Ella is a sophomore Music Theatre student from Dallas, TX and is thrilled to be making her mainstage debut, while also working behind the table as Dance Captain and Associate Choreographer, alongside superstar Collin Flanagan, for the production (with work on Vision of Nowness, Get Up and Go, Vacation, Head Over Heels)! Elon Credits include Collage, Elon Cares, Grand Night, Movin' On (Ensemble Swing) and they are ecstatic to be performing as Darla Dawson in Deep Water Ballad this Spring. Past credits include Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Roxie (Chicago), Little Sally/Dance Captain (Urinetown), Katherine/Dance Corps (Newsies). Ella also serves as a Promotional/House Manager for the Department of Performing Arts. Huge thanks to Professor Warren, Professor Rayis, and to this incredible company for their resilience and joy! We got the beat! @ellagracehuestis

  

Jacqueline Mate

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

Mary Kate McDonald

MK McDonald is thrilled to be participating in Collage! Recent credits include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, and Patrice in 13. MK is also appearing as Ismene in Renegade's Antigone this fall at Elon. Thank you to Dr. McCarty, Professor Liu, Tyson Hankins, Faythe Kelly and Giselle Watts! @marykate.mcdonald

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. She is absolutely ecstatic to be making her Elon mainstage debut dancing in "Head Over Heels" alongside this incredible company. Some of her favorite recent roles include Judy Bernly (9 to 5) and Rosie (Mamma Mia!). Recent Elon Credits include Collage '22, Grand Night '22, and Movin' On last spring. She would not be here without her incredible family, teachers, and support system!

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton is a junior BFA Music Theatre major from McDonough, Ga. His passion for social justice and change in today’s society is what drives his need to perform. Outside of performing he enjoys directing, playing soccer, and working at the Boys and Girl’s Club of Alamance County. Other theatre credits include: Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Judas in Godspell. Lucas in Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and Fortinbras in Hamlet. Special thanks to his mother, grandmother and brother!

Charlee Rubino

Charlee is proud to be in the Elon University Musical Theatre Class of 2025 where her most recent role was as Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She comes from beautiful Laguna Beach, California and is a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Past credits include Wednesday (The Addams Family), Jody (Quilters), Performing With The Pros With Jessica Vosk. A special thank you to the amazing Elon faculty and to her parents who continue to be her biggest cheerleaders. @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 BFA music theatre major and is thrilled to be back this year performing in Collage! Some of Ellie's favorite credits include Smokey Joe's Cafe and Paint Your Wagon at The Muny, and Alice Murphy in Bright Star at Visitation Academy. All the love to MT 25! Enjoy Collage!

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie is a junior BFA Music Theatre student from Waterbury, CT, and is absolutely thrilled to be making their principal main stage debut at Elon! Previous Elon credits include Movin' On (Timothy u/s). Regional credits include Gypsy (ensemble) at Music Theatre of Connecticut. Other credits include A Chorus Line (Mark), Newsies (Finch), and Pippin (Pippin). Charlie would like to thank his mother for her never-ending love and support! Also, HUGE thank you to everyone involved in this beautiful queer-filled show. Enjoy and SLAY! @charlesxpelletier

Summer Severin

Summer is a sophomore Music Theatre major and Music Production minor. She is so thrilled to be associate music directing for the first time for this outrageous show. She would like to thank Chris Rayis for mentoring her through this amazing opportunity. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara is a senior BFA Music Theatre major from Cincinnati, OH. 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, and all of the Elon faculty and students for everything they have given her.

Emily Stober

Emily Stober (she/her) is so excited to be a part of her first main stage production at Elon University! She is a sophomore musical theatre major and college fellow from Hickory, NC. Emily is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School Drama program. She would like to thank her family, friends and mentors for all of their love and support!

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor (Performer) is delighted to be making an appearance in Collage. Recent/Favorite credits include Lucky in Dames at Sea at the National WWII Museum, Specs in Newsies with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, and Ensemble in Chicago at The Lex. He is a senior at Elon University where he is double majoring with a minor to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BA in Arts Administration, as well as a minor in business administration. Renell would like to give special thanks to his family and friends as well as all of the amazing educators he has had the pleasure to learn from.

Tara Venkataraman

Tara is so excited to be performing again! Her past credits at Elon include Evil Gabbi in Renegades production of She Kills Monsters and Ensemble in the new musical Movin’ On. Tara wants to thank her family for their endless support and love. She hopes you enjoy Collage!

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 with a minor in Creative Writing from Richmond, VA! In her sophomore fall, she made her Elon Debut as an understudy in Beast Mode Champion. That same school year, she understudied in the Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and participated as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the show. You may have recently seen her last J-Term as Snow White/Little Red U/S in Into the Woods. Giselle is thankful for her family and friends and their constant support. This being Giselle's last Collage, she hopes that you will enjoy the show!

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 first-year Music Theatre student and College Fellow from Palisades, NY and is so excited to kick off her journey at Elon! Past credits include Morticia (Addams Family), Roxie (Chicago), Cassie (A Chorus Line), Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Grace (Annie). She has also performed principal roles in The Nutcracker with Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble. Helena is beyond grateful to have the privilege of performing with this amazing cast. Thank you to everyone involved in making this show possible!

Hashini Amarasinghe

Hashini is beyond excited to be entering her first year as a Music Theatre major from Ellicott City, Maryland! Credits include Amneris (Aida), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Joanne (RENT), and Fraulein Schneider (Cabaret). She is incredibly grateful towards her supportive family and the wonderful faculty and students here. Enjoy the show!

Campy Rodriguez

Campy is a first year MT student from Brownsville, TX and is ecstatic to be making his Elon performance debut at Collage! Some past theatre credits include Jon (Tick, Tick... Boom!), Spongebob (Spongebob the Musical), Jean Valjean (Les Misérables), Hamlet (Hamlet), and Emcee (Cabaret). He would like to thank the entirety of the MT department for being so incredibly supportive and for all the work that they've put into this amazing show. Y'all are in for a treat!!!

Angelina Mancusco

Angelina Mancuso is a freshman musical theatre student from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is overjoyed to be a part of crew for this production at Elon!! Past credits include Little Red Riding Hood (Into The Woods), Anna (Frozen), and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz). She wants to give a big shoutout to the faculty, cast, and crew for putting together an amazing show! She hopes you enjoy!

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!

Anya Jones

Anya Jones (she/her) is so excited for her first year with Elon Music Theatre! She has had the honor of working at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theater in their production of Billy Elliot (Susan Parks), and with Emmy and Tony-award-winning actress Debby Allen in the DC revival of Allen’s original show, Brothers Of The Knight. Other productions include Wonka (Veruca Salt), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy), Badger (Rose), and the film You Can't Frighten Me Like That (Lead). Anya can’t wait for the next four with Elon MT!!

Malia Horst

Malia Horst is a Freshman Music Theatre major and could not be more excited to be on crew for Head Over Heels! Her past credits include Marty (Grease, Cinderella (Into The Woods), and Inga (Young Frankenstein) and she looks forward to being a part of Elon productions to come. Thanks to all faculty, crew, and cast members for all their hard work on this phenomenal show!

Gabriella Scarpace

Gabriella Scarpace (Crew) is so excited to be working on the fall show at Elon University! Gabriella is a first-year BFA Music Theatre student and cannot wait for the next four years at Elon. She has recently been seen in Two By Two (Rachel) and Something Rotten (Associate Choreographer). She had the honor of training with the Radio City Rockettes in NYC. Gabriella will be making her first Elon debut in The Bridges of Madison County as Chiara and absolutely cannot wait! Gabriella wants to thank the cast and crew for this wonderful opportunity!

Nate Krohmer

Nate Krohmer is a Freshman Musical Theatre major excited to be behind the scenes creating theatre magic! He has recently been seen in Collage and will be an ensemble member and understudy in the spring with Deep Water Ballad. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Sammy Azua

Sammy is so very excited to be performing in her first ever Elon performance! She is loving every second of being a first year in the Music Theatre BFA program and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform with such a talented group. Previous credits include Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Chicago (Merry Murderess, Mona), Crush (Camilla Faraday), 1940's Radio Hour (Connie Miller). Sammy would like to thank her family whom she would not be here without. And keep an eye out for her performing in Antigone this October with Elon Renegade Productions! Enjoy the show! @sammyazua