Grand Night 2022

Director’s Note

Welcome to Grand Night, one of the great annual traditions of Elon Music Theatre. Tonight, you’ll experience musical theatre through the voices of its next-generation – every musical number in Grand Night is selected, directed, choreographed, arranged, and music directed by Elon Music Theatre majors. Their life experiences, their passions, their worries, and their friendships are woven through the performances of tonight’s program.

As curators of this student-led revue, we hope that you leave the theater tonight with the inspiration to produce your own work; to gather your own circle of friends, and celebrate the art that speaks to you. Thank you for sharing in this evening – now sit back, relax, and enjoy a truly Grand Night!

Deb Leamy,

Chris Rayis,

and

The Cast of Grand Night

Special Thanks

Dr. Connie Book, Dr. Aswani Volety, Dr. Gabie Smith, Kimberly Rippy, and Christina Lowder

Song Credits

“Another Day of Sun” from the film La La Land

Music and Lyrics: Justin Hurwitz/Pasek & Paul 

Direction: Ellie Schwartz

Music Direction: Charlie Castro/Summer Severin/Sitare Sadeghi

Choreography: Ella Huestis/Marina Jansen/Gabriel Logan

“The Club” from In The Heights 

Music and Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Direction: Mallorie Sievert/Derick Donato

Music Direction: Charlie Castro

Choreography: Alex Segarra/Marina Jansen


“Blow High, Blow Low” from Carousel 

Music and Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein

Direction and Choreography: Jaid Green

Music Direction: Mallorie Sievert

“Amigas Cheetahs” from the film Cheetah Girls 2

Music and Lyrics: Jamie Houston/Will Robinson 

Direction and Choreography: Cullen Zeno

Music Direction: Hannah Hubbard


“Louder Than Words” from Tick Tick Boom! 

Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larsen

Direction: Anne-Sophie Hill

Music Direction: Mallorie Sievert/Tristan Altobelli

“Shakin’ the Blues away” from Holiday Inn 

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin

Direction and Choreography: Hannah Hubbard

Music Direction: Daniel Rabinowitz


“Right This Way” from Bandstand

Music and Lyrics: Richard Oberacker/Robert Taylor

Direction and Choreography: Weston LeCrone

Music Direction: Gianni Palmarini 

“Trouble” from Smokey Joe’s Café

Music and Lyrics: Mike Stoller/Jerry Leiber

Direction: Jaron Cole/Hannah Ellowitz

Music Direction: Sujaya Sunkara

Choreography: Jaron Cole


“Gold” from Once

Music and Lyrics: Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova

Direction: Faythe Kelly/Tyler Okunski

Music Direction: Kaylee Hayden/Micah Day

Choreography: Faythe Kelly/Tyler Okunski

“Welcome to Wonderland” from Wonderland

Music and Lyrics: Frank Wildhorn

Direction: Jaron Cole/Zion Middleton

Music Direction: Zion Middleton

Choreography: Jaron Cole/Giselle Watts


“Brand New Day” from The Wiz

Music and Lyrics: Charlie Smalls/Timothy Graphenreed/ Luther Vandross/Zachary Walzer

Direction and Choreography: Hannah Hubbard/Cullen Zeno/Gabriel Logan 

Music Direction: Candace Rhodes

“What’s Up Duloc?” from Shrek the Musical

Music and Lyrics: Jeanine Tesori/David Lindsay-Abaire

Direction: Hannah Ellowitz

Music Direction: Nathan Keffer

Choreography: Daniel Brackett


“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” 

Music and Lyrics: The Beatles 

Direction: Daniel Brackett

Music Direction: Jaelyn Alexander

Choreography: Daniel Brackett

“Nothing Without You” from Theory of Relativity

Music and Lyrics: Neil Bartram

Direction: Alex Pouloutides

Music Direction: Daniel Rabinowitz


“The Abduction” from Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Music and Lyrics: Dave Malloy

Direction: Sara Librandi

Music Direction: Mallorie Sievert

Choreography: Jaid Green

“I Will Turn to You”

Music by Dan Gibson Lyrics by Christopher Staskel

Seniors

Jaelyn Alexander
Daniel Brackett
Timothy Brausch
Willem Butler
Kali Clougherty
Brendan Coulter
Andy Edelman
Hannah Ellowitz
Anna Hertel
Hannah Hubbard
Kayla Jacobs
Nathan Keffer
Weston LeCrone
McKenna Meeks
Tyler Okunski
Gianni Palmarini
Alexandra Pouloutides
Daniel Rabinowitz
Juli Roberts
Skyler Sajewski
Alexander Segarra
Audrey Trullinger
Cullen Zeno

Juniors

Brooks Andrew
Kelly Belarmino
Jaron Cole
Abigayle Harnum
Kaylee Hayden
Bryant Howard
Faythe Kelly
Hannah Kevitt
Jackie Mate
Nathan Meyer
Zion Middleton
Taylor Mitchell
Candace Rhodes
Jakov Schwartzberg
Sujaya Sunkara
Renell Taylor
Giselle Watts

Sophomores

Tristan Altobelli
Jacob Atkins
Caroline Borio
Kyra Britt
Micah Day
Zeth Dixon
Camille Fundingsland
Jaid Green
Anne Sophie Hill
Elsa Keefe
Sara LiBrandi
Charlie Pelletier
Mallorie Sievert

First Years

Kameron Askew
Charlie Castro
Derick Donato
Collin Flanagan
Erik Houck
Ella Huestis
Marina Jensen
Gabe Logan
Mia McManamy
Charlee Rubino
Sitare Sadeghi
Ellie Schwartz
Summer Severin
Emily Stober
Tara Venkataraman

Company

Deborah Leamy

Deborah Leamy

Chris Rayis

Chris Rayis

Tyson Hankins

Tyson Hankins

Faythe Kelly

Faythe Kelly

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn Alexander

Kameron Askew

Kameron Askew

Brooks Andrew

Brooks Andrew

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly Belarmino

Caroline Borio

Caroline Borio

Daniel Brackett

Daniel Brackett

Timothy Scott Brausch

Timothy Scott Brausch

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt

Willem Butler

Willem Butler

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro

Kali Clougherty

Kali Clougherty

Jaron Cole

Jaron Cole

Brendan Coulter

Brendan Coulter

Micah Day

Micah Day

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Andy Edelman

Andy Edelman

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah Ellowitz

Collin Flanagan

Collin Flanagan

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland

Jaid Green

Jaid Green

Abby Harnum

Abby Harnum

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee Hayden

Anna Hertel

Anna Hertel

Erik Houck

Erik Houck

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie Hill

Bryant Howard

Bryant Howard

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah Hubbard

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe

Nathan Keffer

Nathan Keffer

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt

Weston LeCrone

Weston LeCrone

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate

Mia McManamy

Mia McManamy

McKenna Meeks

McKenna Meeks

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie Pelletier

Alex Pouloutides

Alex Pouloutides

Daniel Rabinowitz

Daniel Rabinowitz

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes

Julianne Roberts

Julianne Roberts

Charlee Rubino

Charlee Rubino

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi

Ellie Schwartz

Ellie Schwartz

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski

Alex Segarra

Alex Segarra

Summer Severin

Summer Severin

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie Sievert

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara

Emily Stober

Emily Stober

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor

Audrey Trullinger

Audrey Trullinger

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman

Giselle Watts

Giselle Watts

Cullen Zeno

Cullen Zeno

Deborah Leamy

Deb has performed on Broadway in Never Gonna Dance, Sweet Sell of Success, and was an original cast member of the Tony winning Broadway musical Fosse. Regional/National tours include: Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Bye, Bye Birdie, Kiss Me Kate, and A Chorus Line. Choreographer/Director for productions of Legally Blonde, Fugitive Songs, Damn Yankees, Pippin, My Way, Shrek, Roar of the Greasepaint..., and Grease as well as various cabarets, benefits/revues. In 2016 she created the west coast version of the NYC AIDS benefit BROADWAY BARES, in San Francisco, in conjunction with BC/EFA.

Chris Rayis

CHRIS RAYIS (Music Director) Broadway: Frozen. National Tour: Hamilton; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Elf; Man of La Mancha. Film: The Last Five Years. Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven; Cruel Intentions. As composer-lyricist: Just South of Gihon (Belmont University); Deep Water Ballad (Penn State); The Music of Chris Rayis (54 Below); Miss Helvetica (The American School in Switzerland); Jenny and the Paper Pirates (The American School in Switzerland). CHRIS RAYIS || TRANSCRIBER OF DREAMS out now on Spotify and Apple Music. Proud part-owner of Manchester United, the world's greatest football club.

Tyson Hankins

Tyson Hankins is one of the full-time staff accompanists for the musical theatre program at Elon University. A classically trained pianist, Tyson is able to play a multitude of genres ranging from classical to pop and everything in between. Since beginning work here in 2006, he has accompanied many musical productions at Elon University, as well as numerous musical productions for community theatre and professional organizations in the area.

Faythe Kelly

Faythe is a proud member of the Elon Music Theatre class of 2023 from St. Petersburg, Florida. She also has minors in Dance and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Most recently, she was studying abroad at the Theatre Academy of London in England for the fall semester. You may have seen her work in the mainstage productions of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Into The Woods as well as student productions such as Elon Cares, Grand Night, and Collage. All of the love to her friends, family, and faculty. Fail Forward.

Tristan Altobelli

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

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn is a proud member of the Elon Music Theatre Class of 2022. Some of her recent credits include: Heathers: The Musical, Beast Mode Champion, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Jaelyn thanks LINK Class 4, the Elon Music Theatre Faculty, and her family for supporting her throughout the years.

Kameron Askew

Kameron is a first year musical theatre major. He was recently seen in Elon Cares and really enjoys participating in student directed performances. He would like to thank Kayla, Jaylyn, and Cullen for their work on The Moment. He would also like to thank his family for their continued support in everything he does.

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 is a Sophomore at Elon University from Tampa, Florida, who is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits are Newsies (Jack Kelly), Pippin (Pippin), Disaster the Musical (Chad), I Love You Because (Austin). Jacob would like to say a special thank you to his family and friends who have supported his journey in the Arts. Check him out on Instagram @thejacobatkins_

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly is a Junior Music Theatre major with a minor in Spanish and she is thrilled for her first in-person Grand Night! She was most recently seen as Little Red in Into the Woods. Her other credits Elon include Annie in Fugitive Songs and Lourdes U/S in Pheromone. She would like to thank her mom, dad, brother, and friends for their unyielding support and love.

Caroline Borio

Caroline is a sophomore Music Theater major and Honors Fellow from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. She is so excited to be performing (in person!) alongside her incredibly talented peers this year. She would like to thank her peers, the performing arts faculty, and her family for their continuous support.

Daniel Brackett

Daniel Brackett is senior in the music theatre program. At Elon, he has appeared in Fugitive Songs, Damn Yankees, and Once On This Island. Born and raised in Southern California, Daniel has worked with several companies in the area including Ensemble Theatre Company, 5 Star Theatricals, Rubicon Theatre Company, and Ventura Ballet Company. Upon graduation, Daniel plans to move to New York to pursue a Broadway career, and eventually land back in sunny SoCal.

Timothy Scott Brausch

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to close out my performance career at Elon with this powerful and moving show, just as I closed out my high school performance career with the same one. Thank you to my professors, family, and friends for guiding me along the way.

Kyra Britt

Kyra Britt is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Ellicott City, Maryland. She is excited to be in The Moment for the first time, and grateful to be performing again with her peers! Special thanks to her family and friends for supporting her in everything she does, and aspires to do.

Willem Butler

Willem Butler is a senior Music theatre major and is excited to be in his last year at Elon. Elon has provided a perfect jumping off point for his professional career and life outside of his educational career. He would like to thank specifically Kenneth Lee, Julio Augustin, Catherine Mcneela, and his friends and family for all of their support.

Charlie Castro

Charlie Castro is a first-year music theatre major from Miami, Florida. He is so grateful to be joining the Elon University music theatre family! He wants to thank his parents and family back at home for their overwhelming support. Charlie is incredibly excited to return to performing live onstage. He sends a warm thank you to all the professors, production team, and fellow classmates that put so much into every performance at Elon!

Kali Clougherty

Kali is a senior Music Theatre major and is excited to perform in her final Grand Night. She was previously seen in Elon's productions Into the Woods and Beast Mode Champion. She wants to thank her professors, family, and friends for their support during her 4 years at Elon.

Jaron Cole

Jaron is a Junior BFA Music Theatre and BA Arts Administration major with a minor in Business Administration from Madison, New Jersey. This May, Jaron is excited to direct and choreograph Renegade Productions' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Elon credits: Into The Woods (Mysterious Man), 42nd Street (Ensemble, u/s Andy Lee), Beast Mode Champion (Swing), Fugitive Songs (Asst. Director/Choreographer). Jaron is the President of Renegade Productions and has served as the Artistic Director of Elon Cares for the last two years. Jaron would like to thank his friends and family!

Brendan Coulter

Brendan is overjoyed to be taking his final bow at Elon as Cinderella’s Prince in Into The Woods. Previously, at Elon, you may have also caught Brendan as Buddy in We Will Rock You, Beast Mode Champion, or Damn Yankees. Brendan would like to thank his family and friends for their continuous support. For more on Brendan, check out his website: brendancoulter.com

Micah Day

Micah is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre Major from Cincinnati, Ohio. He comes from a very musical and theatre background with both of his parents and two siblings having the itch to perform! Elon credits: Into the Woods (Sleeping Beauty, Grimm, u/s Rapunzel's Prince) Other credits: Something Rotten! (Shakespeare), Newsies (Jack Kelly), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit). Micah is very excited that he has found a home here at Elon University and can not wait to see what the future brings. Micah would like to thank his family and friends, and he hopes you enjoy the show! Instagram: @micah.andrew

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a second year Music Theatre Major at Elon University. Previous credits at Elon include 42nd Street (Pat Denning/Ensemble), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Gregory, Keith, Daddy, Lucas U/S), and #Silenced (Actor #4). He is happy and proud to share his artistic endeavors and wants to thank all those who have supported him thus far in his life and career.

Derick Donato

Derick is a First-Year Music Theatre Major from Binghamton, NY, and is super stoked to be performing in his first Grand Night! Derick was last seen in the Spring Dance Concert here at Elon and is super excited to be the Male Swing in Elon Renegade's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Derick would like to thank Deb and Chris, his amazing family, and his friends for everything they do for him and their constant support!

Andy Edelman

Andy is thrilled to be ending his time at Elon with Movin' On. Working on this show has been a dream. Thank you to Professor Matos and all those involved! Andy is looking forward to moving to NYC after Graduation. Regional/Previous Credits: 42nd Street, Footloose, La Cage Aux Folles, The Music Man, Chicago, West Side Story.

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah is a senior Music Theatre major at Elon, originally from Ft Lauderdale, FL. She most recently played the Witch in Elon’s winter production, Into the Woods. Special thanks to her friends and family for their endless love and support throughout her journey at Elon. See more at hannahellowitz.com, @hannahellowitz

Collin Flanagan

Collin Flanagan is a first-year Music Theatre major and is beyond delighted for his first ever performance at Elon! Some of his recent credits include Jack Kelly in Newsies, Tulsa in Gypsy, Pippin in Pippin, and Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone. He wants to thank the faculty at Elon for such amazing training so far, and his fellow classmates for being so supportive and inspiring. Additional thanks to his family for always aiding him in pursuit of his passions.

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland is a second year BFA Musical Theatre Major all the way from San Diego, California. She is incredibly excited to take part in her first Elon production as Lorraine in 42nd Street. Recent credits include Little Women (Beth), Xanadu (Kira), and Newsies (Katherine). Special thanks to her voice professor Dr. Polly, Mom, Dad, and her little sis Audrey for all the support! Instagram: @camille_nf

Jaid Green

Jaid Green is a sophomore Music Theatre major and a Leadership Fellow from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is currently assistant directing and understudying Rachel in Movin' On. She is also a member of Vital Signs A Cappella. During the Summer of 2021, she completed the Broadway Choreographer’s Intensive with Dance Lab New York. Favorite roles include Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, Mother/Singer/Swan in The Secret In The Wings, and Lady Beatrice in Once Upon A Mattress. @jaid.green

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.

Kaylee Hayden

Welcome to Grand Night! Kaylee is a junior Music Theatre major with a minor in Music Technology. At Elon, Kaylee was most recently Lucinda in Into the Woods, and was in the cast of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin as an understudy. She is a member of Vital Signs A Cappella, serving as the PR/Marketing Chair. Thank you for supporting live theatre, enjoy the show!

Anna Hertel

Anna is elated to be working on a new project for her very last show at Elon. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support!

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.

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Elon University this year. She has performed in various regional performances such as Chicago, Bring it On, Legally Blonde, as well as Elon’s The Moment and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. She is beyond excited to continue her journey at Elon!

Bryant Howard

This is Bryant's first year and first Grand Night at Elon University, and he is so excited to perform alongside his talented peers. Bryant's previous performances at Elon include 42nd Street (Ensemble), Elon Cares, and upcoming as an understudy for Scott in Movin' On, a workshop. Bryant would like to thank the faculty and his peers for their hard work on this project and hopes you all enjoy!

Ella Huestis

Ella is a first-year Music Theatre student from Dallas, TX, and is thrilled to be performing on the Elon stage in Movin' On! She has performed in Collage, Elon Cares, and Grand Night at Elon. Past credits include Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Roxie (Chicago), Little Sally/Dance Captain (Urinetown), Katherine/Dance Corps (Newsies). She would like to thank Julio Matos, Dr. John McCarty, and Alexandra Warren for their guidance and hard work on this production and for the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone. Enjoy the show! @ellagracehuestis

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah is a current senior in the Music Theatre and Arts Administration program here at Elon and she cannot wait to get back on stage, especially in a tap dance show. Hannah's been tapping since she was four years old and has been in various tap shows like Anything Goes and Crazy For You. When not tapping on stage you can find her tapping in the garage with her dad or trying to convince her mom to join in. I hope you enjoy the show!

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre major from Maryland. They are so excited to be performing and choreographing in their first Elon Grand Night! Thank you to all everyone for their hard work and enjoy the show!

Kayla Jordan Jacobs

Durham, NC native, Kayla Jordan Jacobs is currently a Senior at Elon University and is working toward a B.F.A in Music Theatre and B.A. in Arts Administration. Her most recent credits include "Stepmother," in Into the Woods and "Granny," in The Bubbly Black Girl. Kayla is grateful and excited to be performing in her very last Grand Night and would like to thank God and her family for getting her through these last four years!

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe is a sophomore Musical Theatre major and is thrilled to be back on the Elon University stage! She recently appeared as Chitty Chatty Pal in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin on Elon’s Mainstage. Credits include Jo March (Little Women), Penny Pingleton (Hairspray), and Katherine (Newsies) for which she received two New Hampshire Theatre Awards. She is a proud YoungArts alumni. She’d like to thank her family for being a fierce supporter of her life in the arts and beyond, as well as Kenneth Lee and her friends at Elon for all of their support.

Nathan Keffer

Nathan Keffer is a senior Music Theatre major and Jazz Studies minor this year and is so grateful to be wrapping up his time at Elon at Grand Night with such an amazing group of friends. He would like to thank his parents for their unending love and support, as without whom he would never have been.

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt is delighted to be back for her second year at Elon! Some of Hannah’s favorite regional credits include: Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Heritage Theatre Festival), The Wolves (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), South Pacific (Triad Stage), and Fugitive Songs (Elon University). Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support. Hannah is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she’s received over the years and is beyond excited to be a part of the Elon Music Theatre Family!

Weston LeCrone

Weston is thrilled to be on both sides of the table for his final Elon credit! Previous Elon productions include 42nd Street, Fugitive Songs, Damn Yankees, Bent, and #silenced (Co-Director). Regional/professional credits include The Sound of Music (Beef & Boards), Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins (The Prizery), And Then They Came For Me (Indiana Rep). Special thanks to the cast, crew, and creative team for all their dedication to this project. Much love to Mom and Dad.

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi is a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major from Dayton, Ohio. She is thrilled to be making her Elon main stage debut as Jack's Mom in one of her favorite musicals. Some of her favorite previous credits include Freaky Friday (Katherine), Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn), and Mamma Mia (Rosie). Instagram: @sara_libi

Jacqueline Mate

Jacqueline Mate, a junior Musical Theatre major, is thrilled to be making her Elon mainstage debut as Rapunzel in Into the Woods! This past summer, Jacqueline worked at BMA playing Helga in Cabaret. She has also performed numerous times throughout NYC and CT (Metropolitan Room, Downtown Cabaret, The Klein). Endless thank yous to her family, friends, and professors for their never-ending love, support, and kindness. Instagram: @jacquelinemate

Mia McManamy

Mia is a First-Year BFA Music Theatre Major from Kansas City, Missouri who is also an Elon College Fellow with a minor in Communications. She is grateful to be understudying Linda in Movin' On, and for all she was able to learn and observe during this workshop process. She has worked at KC Rep, Starlight Theater, The Coterie, New Theater Restaurant, and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she spent her Senior Year of High School. She would not be here without her incredible family, teachers, and support system!

McKenna Meeks

McKenna is a proud member of Elon MT ‘22 from Las Vegas, NV. Some of her favorite credits include We Will Rock You - Elon University (ensemble), Trojan Barbie - Elon University (chorus, assistant choreographer, dance captain), She Loves Me- Super Summer Theatre (dance captain, ensemble), Anything Goes - B.B. Production Co. (Reno), All Shook Up- B.B. Production Co. (Ms. Sandra), The King and I - B.B. Production Co. (Anna), & Into the Woods - B.B. Production Co. (Witch). She would like to thank her family and of course her wonderful cast and crew for this opportunity. @mckenna_meeks

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!

Taylor Ann Mitchell

Taylor is thrilled to be performing in her first play here at Elon! She is a junior this year and cannot wait to see what her third year at Elon holds in store. She would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support. She would also like to thank her incredible professors and mentors for the support and knowledge they have given her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

Charlie Pelletier

Charlie is a sophomore transfer BFA Music Theatre student from Waterbury, CT, and is absolutely thrilled to be making their Elon main stage debut! 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! Instagram: @charlesxpelletier

Alex Pouloutides

Alex is a senior BFA music theatre major and is thrilled to be making her Elon MT debut in 42nd Street. She has previously appeared on the McCrary Stage in the 2020 spring dance concert Rite Of Seasons. She would like to thank Professor Matos, Ken, Sara, Nina, Gene, and Deb for their support, as well as LK and the dance department. She is so grateful to her mom, dad, and sister for their love and encouragement throughout this process. When in doubt, tap it out.

Daniel Rabinowitz

Daniel is a Junior Music Theatre major! Favorite credits include You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie), Newsies (Davey), Sweeney Todd, and Bent. After a year of loss and struggle, he is unbelievably grateful to be storytelling alongside some of his favorite people again. Huge thanks to his Mom and Dad, friends, and family for the constant support; and to the cast, crew, and creative team for working non-stop to keep everybody safe and happy!

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes is a junior musical theatre major at Elon University. She has played in various roles such as Working The Musical, Grand Hotel, Once on This Island, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Candace is thrilled to be a part of Elon's workshop production of Movin' On. She wants to thank her family, friends, and God for consistently supporting her endeavors.

Julianne Roberts

Julianne is a senior Music Theatre student and is thrilled to be performing in her last show at Elon. Prior to this show, you may have seen Julianne in Damn Yankees, Trojan Barbie, and multiple Grand Night performances! She would like to thank her parents, sister, and the rest of her family for their constant support over the years. She would also like to thank all of her professors, and especially Professor Matos, for helping her cultivate her skills as an actor, singer, and dancer to be successful in the industry. Enjoy the show!

Charlee Rubino

Charlee Rubino is a first year Music Theatre major from California. She is so excited to be performing in her first show at Elon! She would love to thank her family and friends for their support and all of the teachers and coaches who helped her get here. Charlee is so excited to be apart of the class of 2025 and can’t wait to continue her training here for the next 4 years!

Sitare Sadeghi

Sitare Sadeghi is a first-year Music Theatre major with a minor in Piano Pedagogy. Previous roles include Sally in Cabaret, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Cassie in A Chorus Line. Sitare has also participated in Collage and Elon Cares as Music Director. She is thrilled to be making her Elon Mainstage Debut in Movin' On as Ensemble. Sitare is excited to start 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 Schwartz is delighted to make her college debut! Ellie is a freshman from St. Louis, Missouri where she was most recently seen in Smokey Joe's Cafe (Muny). Favorite roles include Alice Murphy in Bright Star, Roxy in Chicago, and a pioneer in the Muny premiere of Paint Your Wagon. Ellie enjoys dancing, laughing, shouting, and searching for the world's best chai tea latte. So thankful to Elon University for the opportunity to learn from amazing faculty and students.

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski is a senior Musical Theatre Major, with minors in Business and Literature. She is thrilled to be making her Elon Mainstage Debut as Cinderella in Into the Woods! You may have also seen her in Elon’s production of The Wolves as #2. Skyler is honored to celebrate live theatre being back with such a stellar cast, crew, and creative team. Favorite credits include Julia (The Wedding Singer), Kate (Kiss Me Kate), and Dream Laurie (Oklahoma!). Much love to her family and friends, whose support and love mean everything in the world to her.

Alex Segarra

Alex Segarra, born in Chicago and raised in Miami, is now a senior Music Theater major with 42nd Street being his second main-stage production, previously performing in the McCrary theater in Once On This Island his freshman year. Being a strong dancer along with having a natural stage presence, he has been in various other performances throughout his collegiate career through student-produced showcases such as Grand Night and Elon Cares. Saying goodbye is never easy, but he is excited to perform in a show one more time before he graduates. Special thanks to his family and friends, enjoy the show!

Summer Severin

Summer is a freshman in the MT program and is so excited to be performing in her first main stage production! She would like to thank her family for their constant support in making her dreams come true. She sends all her love to the cast and crew. She hopes you enjoy the show!!

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie is a first year Music Theatre major in the Honors Fellows program with a double major in Applied Mathematics. Some of her favorite roles have been Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Marianne in Constellations, Nora Morton in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Beth in Little Women. She is so incredibly excited and thankful to be a part of the Elon musical theatre family and hopes you enjoy the show!

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara is a junior BFA Music Theatre major from Cincinnati, OH and is so excited to do her first IN-PERSON Grand Night!!! She was most recently seen as the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods and as a Chitty Chatty Pal in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, both here at Elon. 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 is so excited for her first year as a Musical Theatre Major and Elon College Fellow! She is from Hickory, North Carolina where she grew up performing in local theatre, dance, and music venues. Emily recently graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she spent her senior year in the High School Drama Program. She is incredibly thankful for the support from her family and mentors as she continues her artistic and academic journey.

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor (Performer) is delighted to be making an appearance in The Moment. 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 Catch Me if You Can at Tent Theatre. He is a sophomore 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.

Audrey Trullinger

Audrey is a Senior Music Theatre Major here at Elon. This is her FIRST time in an Elon Mainstage Musical and to say she is excited would be an understatement. She would like to thank her friends and family for being there for her through everything! Love you all!

Tara Venkataraman

Tara Venkataraman is a first-year Music Theatre major, Psychology minor, and Elon College of Arts and Sciences Fellow from Atlanta, GA. She is so excited to be in the ensemble of Movin' On! Some of Tara's previous credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia, Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret, and Ornella Understudy in Leap of Faith. Tara wants to thank her friends, teachers, and, most importantly, her family for all their love and support!

Giselle Watts

Giselle is a junior Music Theatre major with a minor in Creative Writing from Richmond, VA who is ecstatic to be here and to be able to grow alongside such amazing people! Last fall semester, she made her Elon Debut as an understudy in Beast Mode Champion. And during j-term 2021, she had the privilege of understudying in the Bubbly Black Girl as well as being the Community Outreach Coordinator for the show. Giselle is thankful for her family and friends and their constant support. And she hopes that you will enjoy the show!

Cullen Zeno

Cullen is thrilled to be a part of the legacy that is The Moment. He loved collaborating with his fellow black performers to celebrate our blackness. Lastly, WE DEM FLAMES! Go Phoenix!