Grand Night


Director’s Note

Every year I get the privilege of witnessing Elon Music Theatre’s creativity, collaboration, innovation, skill, and commitment to growth as the students build Grand Night from the rehearsal room floor up.  

Like everything else right now, this spring’s Grand Night looks different, and it has proven our students’ inventive resilience and commitment to learning new things under limiting circumstances. 

For this year’s Grand Night, the true directors, creators, arrangers, choreographers, and visual storytellers are our students, and I am glad you’re joining us to celebrate all the ways they are bringing beauty and artistry into this moment. Thank you for sharing this evening with us. 

Special Thanks

The Elon Music Theatre Faculty and Staff: Julio Matos, Brian Kremer, Deb Leamy, John McCarty, Haidee Dollak, Tyson Hankins, Lauren Kearns, Bill Webb, and Kimberly Rippy 

Production Team

Artistic DirectorDan Callaway
Music DirectorDan Gibson
Director of VideographyWillem Butler
PianoTyson Hankins
DrumsChristina Flaherty

Senior Speeches

Katie Brnjac
Oliver Davids
Cara DiPietro
Eddie Falshaw
Audrey Flowers
Travis Flynt
Meredith Fox
GraceAnn Kontak
Sarah Liddy
Braden Phillips
Christine Wanda

Song Credits

Medley from The Prom — First Years 

Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin

Direction: Sara LiBrandi and Micah Day

Music Direction: Mallorie Sievert

Choreography: Jaid Green and Zeth Dixon

Videography: Weston LeCrone, McKenna Meeks

Editing: Sara LiBrandi

Sound: Mallorie Sievert and Camille Fundingsland

“Beautiful City” from Godspell 

Music and Lyrics: Steven Schwartz 

Direction: Kali Clougherty

Music Direction: Gianni Palmarini

Choreography: Jaid Green

Videography: Hector Lopez Sanchez, Weston LeCrone, & Braden Phillips

Editing: Kali Clougherty and Weston LeCrone

Sound: Kaylee Hayden and Gianni Palmarini


“You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray 

Music and Lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman 

Direction and Choreography: Cullen Zeno

Music Direction: Hannah Hubbard

Videography: Hunt Hendrix, Collin Kerr

Sound: Michael Gaffney

Lighting: Haley Richey, Riley Gibson

“Meadowlark” from The Baker’s Wife 

Music and Lyrics by Steven Schwartz

Direction: Sidney Nicole Wilson

Music Arrangement and Direction: Kevin Lacey

Videography: Sidney Nicole Wilson

Editing: Sidney Nicole Wilson

 


“Donny Novitski” from Band Stand 

Music and Lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor

Direction: Sara LiBrandi

Vocal Arrangement and Music Direction: Mallorie Sievert

Choreography: Jaid Green

Videography: Willem Butler

Lighting: Riley Gibson, Haley Richey, and Jessica Valente

Editing: Sara LiBrandi

Sound: Mallorie Sievert

“The Key Is” from Alice by Heart 

Music by Duncan Sheik Lyrics by Steven Sater 

Direction: Faythe Kelly and Brooks Andrew

Music Direction: Nathan Meyer and Taylor Mitchell

Videography: Hector Lopez-Sanchez 

Editing: Hector Lopez-Sanchez 

Sound: Nathan Meyer


Asian Persuasion: A Bruno Mars Mashup 

Songs made famous by Bruno Mars 

Direction and Music Direction: Stephanie Zaharis

Choreography: Daniel Brackett

Videography: Willem Butler

Editing: Willem Butler

Sound: Andrew High

Hadestown Mashup 

Music and Lyrics by Anaïs Mitchell

Direction, Musical Direction, Arrangement, and Staging: Travis Flynt

Videography: Mabel Kitchens (Director of Photography), Collin Kerr (Cameraman), Hunt Hendrix (Cameraman), Jesse Newman (Cameraman) 

Editing: Mabel Kitchens

Sound: Michael Gaffrey (Mix Engineer), Mabel Kitchens (Recording Engineer)


“Master of the House” from Les Miserables 

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Alain Boublil 

Direction: Zion Middleton

Musical Direction: Daniel Rabinowitz and Zion Middleton

Choreography: Faythe Kelly

Videography: Sara LiBrandi

Editing: Sara LiBrandi 

Sound: Cara DiPietro

“A Whole New World” from Aladdin

Music by Alan Menken

Direction: Kamal Lado and Kevin Lacey

Music Direction: Kevin Lacey

Choreography: Kamal Lado

Videography: Willem Butler

Editing: Willem Butler


“A Night to Remember” from High School Musical 3 

Songwriters: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, David Lawrence, Faye Greenberg 

Direction: Hannah Hubbard

Choreography: Kayla Jacobs and Alex Segarra

Music Direction: Jaelyn Alexander 

Videography: Willem Butler and McKenna Meeks

Editing: McKenna Meeks 

Sound: Jaelyn Alexander 

“Burn/World Burn” from Hamilton and Mean Girls 

“Burn” music and lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda 

“World Burn” music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin 

Direction, Music Direction, and Arrangement: Cara DiPietro

Videography: McKenna Meeks

Editing: McKenna Meeks

Sound: Cara DiPietro


“Mr. Sandman”  

Songwriter: Pat Ballard

Direction: Hannah Hubbard and Daniel Rabinowitz 

Musical Direction and Arrangement: Daniel Rabinowitz 

Choreography: Hannah Hubbard 

Videography: David D’Ardenne 

Editing: David D’Ardenne 

Sound: Hannah Hubbard

“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” 

Songwriter: Sonny Bono

Direction: Hannah Ellowitz, Kamal Lado, and Willem Butler

Music Direction: Nathan Keffer

Choreography: Kamal Lado and Timothy Brausch

Videography: Willem Butler

Editing: Willem Butler

Sound: Nathan Keffer

 


“A Musical” from Something Rotten 

Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Direction: Hannah Hubbard and Kali Clougherty

Musical Direction: Kaylee Hayden

Choreography: Hannah Hubbard

Videography: Katie Norman 

Editing: Caleb Martin 

Sound: Kaylee Hayden 

“For Now” from Avenue Q 

Music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez 

Direction: Oliver Davids

Musical Direction: Matt Seib

Choreography: Oliver Davids

Videography: Oliver Davids and Eddie Falshaw

Editing: Oliver Davids and Eddie Falshaw

Sound: Oliver Davids


“I Will Turn to You”

Music by Dan Gibson Lyrics by Christopher Staskel

Seniors

Stephanie Ainsworth
Katie Brnjac
Oliver Davids
Cara DiPietro
Eddie Falshaw
Haile Ferrier
Audrey Flowers
Travis Flynt
Meredith Fox
GraceAnn Kontak
Kevin Lacey
Kamal Lado
Sarah Liddy
Dariana Mullen
Braden Phillips
Daniela Rodrigo
Evan Schacter
Matt Seib
Andrey Vdovenko
Christine Wanda
Sidney Wilson
Stephanie Zaharis

Juniors

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
Julianne Roberts
Skyler Sajewski
Alexander Segarra
Audrey Trullinger
Kenny Wells
John Zamborsky
Cullen Zeno

Sophomores

Brooks Andrew
Kelly Belarmino
Jaron Cole
Abigayle Harnum
Kaylee Hayden
Faythe Kelly
Jacqueline Mate
Nathan Meyer
Zion Middleton
Taylor Mitchell
Sayo Oni
Sujaya Sunkara
Renell Taylor
Giselle Watts

First Years

Tristan Altobelli
Jacob Atkins
Caroline Borio
Micah Day
Zeth Dixon
Camille Fundingsland
Jaid Green
Anne-Sophie Hill
Elsa Keefe
Hannah Kevitt
Sara LiBrandi
Mary Kate McDonald
Candace Rhodes
Mallorie Sievert

Company

Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson

Christine Wanda

Christine Wanda

Sayo Oni

Sayo Oni

Matt Seib

Matt Seib

Meredith Fox

Meredith Fox

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie Hill

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski

Kevin Lacey

Kevin Lacey

Renell Taylor

Renell Taylor

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly Belarmino

Sidney Wilson

Sidney Wilson

Alex Pouloutides

Alex Pouloutides

Stephanie Ainsworth

Stephanie Ainsworth

Tristan Altobelli

Tristan Altobelli

Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins

Caroline Borio

Caroline Borio

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Audrey Jean Flowers

Audrey Jean Flowers

Micah Day

Micah Day

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn Alexander

Eddie Falshaw

Eddie Falshaw

Haile Ferrier

Haile Ferrier

Travis Flynt

Travis Flynt

Daniela Rodrigo

Daniela Rodrigo

Kali Clougherty

Kali Clougherty

Jaid Green

Jaid Green

Kayla Jacobs

Kayla Jacobs

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt

Kamal Lado

Kamal Lado

Weston LeCrone

Weston LeCrone

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah Hubbard

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton

Mallorie Sievert

Mallorie Sievert

Sujaya Sunkara

Sujaya Sunkara

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes

Taylor Mitchell

Taylor Mitchell

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

John Zamborsky

John Zamborsky

Cullen Zeno

Cullen Zeno

Giselle Watts

Giselle Watts

McKenna Meeks

McKenna Meeks

Katie Brnjac

Katie Brnjac

Jaron Cole

Jaron Cole

Dariana Mullen

Dariana Mullen

Oliver Davids

Oliver Davids

Braden Phillips

Braden Phillips

Faythe Kelly

Faythe Kelly

Brooks Andrew

Brooks Andrew

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee Hayden

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland

Nathan Keffer

Nathan Keffer

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah Ellowitz

Mary Kate McDonald

Mary Kate McDonald

Stephie Zaharis

Stephie Zaharis

Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson is a New York City-based composer and music/vocal director. Currently Assistant Professor of Performing Arts and Music Director for Elon Music Theatre. Dan is thrilled to be home at Elon for a year, where his first full-length musical, I.D., premiered in 2010. Recently a composer in Columbia University's MFA Lyric Writing Lab. In the works: Behind the Front Door with Sam Rosenblatt, Return to Flight with Alex Higgin-Houser. Music/Vocal Director: Royal Caribbean Productions, Enlightened Theatrics, and The Flat Rock Playhouse where Dan has been an actor, vocal coach, music director, or youth educator for almost 20 productions. MFA NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, BFA Elon Music Theatre, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, AEA, BroadwayWorld-Portland Award Winner for Best Music Direction. Love and thanks to Bub!

Christine Wanda

Christine Wanda is a Senior Music Theatre major from Arlington, VA. She recently starred in Elon's winter musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, as the title character, Viveca Stanton. Other credits include: Ti Moune in Once On this Island, John Merrick in The Elephant Man, and the ensemble of American Idiot. She'd like to thank the entire Elon Performing Arts program for shaping her into the artist she is today. Thank you for a beautiful four years. Website: thechristinewanda.com

Sayo Oni

Sayo Oni is a sophomore at Elon University in the Musical Theatre BFA program. Some of his most recent productions are Beast Mode Champion, We Will Rock You, and Songs for a New World. Sayo would like to thank his mom, dad, sisters, niece, extended family, and friends for their unlimited support.

Matt Seib

Matt Seib (Gavin) is thrilled to be a part of Fugitive Songs! A proud member of MT21, he will be graduating at the end of this crazy year. His previous Elon credits include Dave in Moment, Lou in 1940's Radio Hour, and part of the ensemble in Damn Yankees and Sweeney Todd. Much love to family, friends, and mentors who have helped me along the way! Website: mattjseib.com

Meredith Fox

Meredith is a Senior Music Theatre and Arts Administration double major with a minor in Business Administration. She is a Seasonal Entertainment Cast Member at the Walt Disney World Resort. Favorite roles include Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, Hilary Kelly in Moment, and Helen in Carrie: The Musical. All the love to family and friends for their support.

Anne-Sophie Hill

Anne-Sophie is a first-year Musical Theatre major at Elon University this year. She has performed in various regional performances such as Chicago, Bring It On, Legally Blonde, and many others. She is beyond excited to start her journey at Elon and to be apart of the beautiful,inspiring work that is The Moment. She would like to dedicate this performance to her family and to the ones that pushed her past barriers to reach her goals.

Skyler Sajewski

Skyler Sajewski is a junior Music Theatre major with minors in Business Administration and Literature. Her Elon credits include #2 in The Wolves, and you would have seen her as Young Violet in Violet, had it not been cancelled due to COVID-19. She is very thankful for any performance opportunity in a time where the arts are so important.

Kevin Lacey

Kevin Lacey is a senior BFA Music Theatre program major, originally from Atlanta, GA. Some previous credits include Joseph and the… Dreamcoat (Judah) and the ensembles of Elon’s productions of American Idiot and Once on this Island. He wants to extend a huge shout-out to his friends, family, and teachers for constantly supporting him and continuously encouraging him to grow. Romans 8:18. Kevin-lacey.com

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.

Kelly Belarmino

Kelly Belarmino is a sophomore Music Theatre Major at Elon University. Some of her credits include Pheromone (Lourdes U/S) and Grease (Rizzo). She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and Gotham Hall. All of this would not be possible without the continued love and support of A3 Agency, her friends, and her family!

Sidney Wilson

Sidney Wilson is a Senior Music Theatre major at Elon University. Most recently seen in Elon’s production of Damn Yankees as Meg, she has also performed at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival in Jelly's Last Jam as a Hunnie. She is ecstatic to be a part of The Moment and would like to thank her friends and family for their endless love and support!

Alex Pouloutides

Alex Pouloutides is a third year Music Theatre major who is very excited to be performing in her first ever Dancing in the Landscape. She performed in her first mainstage at Elon last Spring in Rites of Seasons. She would like to thank LK, Casey, as well as the rest of the Performing Arts faculty for their support.

Stephanie Ainsworth

is a proud member of MT '21 and can't believe it's her last collage! She is so grateful for all her amazing professors at Elon and can not thank them enough for their love and support. She will be playing the role of Queenie in The Wild Party for her senior capstone, so stay tuned for information on how to access the show! @stains21

Tristan Altobelli

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

Jacob Atkins

Jacob is a first year 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_

Caroline Borio

Caroline Borio is a first-year BFA Music Theater major from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. She is so excited for the opportunity to perform alongside the incredibly talented members of Elon performing arts.

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a first year BFA Musical Theatre student at Elon University Recent/Favorite performance credits include Songs for a New World, The Drowsy Chaperone, Newsies, Chicago, and Hello Dolly! He would like to thank his family and friends for their unlimited support and dedicates his performance to them.

Audrey Jean Flowers

Audrey is a Senior Music Theater Major here at Elon University and can't believe she is graduating so soon! She is so thankful for the support of her family and teachers along the way!

Micah Day

Micah is a first year at Elon University from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include, Newsies (Jack Kelly), Shrek (Donkey), Lachey Arts Showcase (Cast Member), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit). Micah would like to thank his family, friends, and professors for their constant support in everything he does. Micah hopes you enjoy the show! Be sure to check me out on Instagram @micah.andrew!

Jaelyn Alexander

Jaelyn is a junior at Elon University from Mt. Laurel, NJ. She is pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre, BA in Arts Administration, and minor in Business Administration. Some of her recent credits include Heathers: The MusicalNice Work if You Can Get ItBeast Mode Champion, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin.  She thanks her family, friends, and teachers for their endless love and support. Instagram: jaelyn_alexander

Eddie Falshaw

Eddie Falshaw is a Senior BFA Music Theatre major here at Elon University. Elon credits include: Sweeney Todd (Tobias Ragg), Songs for a New World (Man 2), Spring Awakening (Melchior Gabor), and the upcoming spring production of Fugitive Songs (DB). With the hiatus of theatre during the pandemic, Eddie has been lucky enough to transition in the TV/Film industries working with production companies like C&W Productions and Entertainment GOES, shooting his first TV pilot (Arena) and his first professional short film (Flora's Spell). Shoutout to Julio Matos, Deb Leamy, Landrum Arts LA, & DGRW for all the love, learning, and opportunities this year. And as always, all my love & gratitude to Mom, Dad, Maggie, W+J.

Haile Ferrier

Haile Ferrier is a Senior BFA Music Theatre Major and is so excited to be prioritizing her personal growth and preparation as a transitioning professional. She will be participating in The Growing Studio's Link Program/Intensive in January and looks forward to the doors the experience will open. She thanks her parents for their emotional (and financial) support as well as Professor Matos for all he has already brought to the music theatre program.

Travis Flynt

Travis Flynt, born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho, is so excited to be participating in his last ever Grand Night! Some of Travis's favorite credits include Ren McCormack in Footloose, Baby John in West Side Story, and Doctor in Matilda. Travis wants to thank the creative team and creators of these beautiful pieces for so magically transferring this performance to a virtual platform. Thank you to his mom, sister, and amazing friend group. @travis_flynt | travisflynt.com

Daniela Rodrigo

Daniela is a proud member of Elon's Music Theatre Class of 2021 and is thrilled to be playing the role of Barrett in this production of Fugitive Songs. Past Elon credits include Pheromone (Lourdes), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), and Once on this Island (Andrea understudy/Ensemble). She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support!

Kali Clougherty

Kali Clougherty is a proud member of MT22 and feels very blessed that we still get to continue on our tradition of Grand Night in the middle of a pandemic. Kali had the opportunity to direct "Beautiful City" and "A Musical" for Grand Night this year and is so excited to share with you the final products. She is looking forward to co-directing Junior Cabaret in April. Kali is featured in "Beautiful City", "A Musical," and "A Night to Remember."

Jaid Green

Jaid is a first-year Music Theatre major with minors in Leadership Studies and Dance from Wyckoff, NJ. She graduated from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Bergen County Academies, most recently seen in Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), The Secret in the Wings (Mother/Singer/Swan), and Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Beatrice/Dance Ensemble). She performed in EAT’s New Works Series in  A Love Story with Supernatural Roadblocks (Bri). She was also the choreographer for Bergen Sound A Capella. She’s so excited to be joining the Elon Music Theatre family!

Kayla Jacobs

Durham, NC native, Kayla Jacobs is currently a Junior 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 "Granny," in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and "Somebody," in Branden Jacobs Jenkins' Everybody. Kayla feels blessed to have been a part of Fugitive Songs, and is inspired by the adaptability of the performing arts during these times!

Elsa Oates Keefe

Elsa Oates Keefe is a First Year at Elon University from Lowell, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include: Little Women (Jo March) Newsies (Katherine) The Who's Tommy (Sally Simpson) Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly Aster) She would like to thank her family for their constant support. Check her out on instagram @elsakeefe !

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt is a first year Musical Theatre Major with a double major in Sociology. 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), and South Pacific (Triad Stage). Hannah would like to thank her family, boyfriend, and best friend 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!

Kamal Lado

Kamal Lado (they/them) is from St. Louis, MO, and a senior at Elon University. They were last seen on the university stage in We Will Rock You. Regionally, Kamal has performed at The Muny, Music Theatre Wichita, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. Through performing in venues around the country, Kamal began to clearly see the disparities and injustices in a community they had long found solace in. Over the past 4 years, Kamal has developed a passion for advocacy work and activism specifically for Black and queer folx in the theatre. BLACK LIVES MATTER. kamallado.com

Weston LeCrone

Weston is thrilled to be coming together with his music theatre peers to produce Fugitive Songs during these turbulent times. Previous Elon credits include Damn Yankees, Bent, and #Silenced (Co-Director). Regional/professional credits include: Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins (The Prizery), And Then They Came for Me (Indiana Rep). Special thanks to Deb Leamy and the rest of the creative team for facilitating this project with patience and grace!

Sara LiBrandi

Sara LiBrandi is a first year Musical Theatre major from Dayton, Ohio. Some of her favorite shows she has been a part of include Hello Dolly, Songs for a New World, Mamma Mia, and Steel Magnolias. She is so grateful to be a part of the Elon performing arts family! And she is so appreciative of her family, friends, and mentors who have gotten her here.

Hannah Hubbard

Hannah is a current Junior in the Musical Theatre department as well as a Arts Administration major. She enjoys working on Elon's sketch comedy show "Elon Tonight", helping with various on-campus cabarets, and of course talking to her puppy and parents over FaceTime.

Zion Middleton

Zion Middleton is a Junior Music Theatre Major from Mcdonough, Ga. Outside of his passion and love for performing, he enjoys working at the Boys and Gir’s Club, advocating for racial justice, and mentoring and educating the young black artist of the future. Previous Elon credits include: Fortinbras (Hamlet) and John Merrick U/S (The Elephant Man). Other credits include: Aldolpho (The Drowsy Chaperone), Agwe (Once on this Island) and Othello (Othello).

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 sophomore BFA Music Theatre major from Cincinnati, OH. She’s loving her time at Elon so far and is excited for everything else that’s to come! Some of her favorite credits include Chitty Chatty Pal #1 in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin here at Elon and Rosemary Pilkington in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Candace Rhodes

Candace Rhodes is a first-year Music Theatre student at Elon University. She has been in many productions such as HairsprayOnce on this Island, Working The Musical, Student Body, and Grand Hotel. Candace loves performing for her community and is blessed to be a part of Bubbly. She would like to thank her family and friends for endless love and support.

Taylor Mitchell

Taylor Ann Mitchell is a sophomore Music Theatre major at Elon University with a minor in Business Administration. She is thrilled to be learning and growing with such amazing people here at Elon. Taylor, originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has always had a love for the arts, and has been singing and performing her entire life. Some of her credits include Mary U/S in Beast Mode Champion and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, as well as her incredible teachers.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski is a BFA Music Theatre Major from San Francisco, California. Professional credits include Peter and the Starcatcher at the Tabard Theatre. Past credits at Elon include Violet, Bent, and The Elephant Man. Special thanks to his friends and family for all their love and support!

John Zamborsky

John is a junior at Elon University from Port Orange, FL. While majoring in Music Theatre, he also minors in Sociology and Dance. Professional highlights include: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Young Bernadette), and Hair (Margaret Mead) at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Selected Elon credits: We Will Rock You (Galileo), Damn Yankees (Rocky), Cabaret (Dance Captain/Swing), and Sweeney Todd (Ensemble). John would like to thank his family, his friends, and his professors for their constant support. Check me out on Instagram @izamwhoiam or visit www.johnzamborsky.com!

Cullen Zeno

Cullen is a proud member of MT 22! Geaux Phoenix!

Giselle Watts

Giselle is a sophomore Music Theatre major here at Elon. She is more than happy to be here and to be able to grow alongside such amazing people! Giselle is thankful for her family and friends and their constant support. While singing you can find either painting, taking pictures of random clouds, obsessing over flowers, writing, or just enjoying life. Her daily mantra is “born to bloom”: a message that constantly reminds her that she has a wonderful purpose and should always strive to be growing into a better version of herself.

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

Katie Brnjac

Katie Brnjac is a proud member of Elon MT 21’ and is thrilled to be back on campus after working as the choreography intern on Mrs. Doubtfire last spring. Her favorite professional credits include: Sandy – Grease, Glinda U/S – The Wizard of Oz, and Hello, Dolly! at Maine State Music Theater: Violet – Alice in Wonderland at Stages St. Louis: and Annie at Variety Theater. Elon University credits include: Swing – Cabaret, Asst. Choreographer / Swing – Baby, and Sweeney Todd. Thank you to my family who continues to support this crazy dream of mine! @katie.brnjac

Jaron Cole

Jaron is Sophomore BFA Music Theatre and BA Arts Administration major with a minor in Business Administration from Madison, New Jersey. Jaron is so excited to have gotten to work on the "other side of the table" this spring and wants to extend endless gratitude to Deb Leamy for this opportunity. This past fall, Jaron made his Mainstage debut swinging the new musical Beast Mode Champion. Jaron would like to thank the entire cast and crew of Fugitive Songs, his friends, family, and MT23!

Dariana Mullen

Dariana Mullen is a senior in the BFA Music Theatre program from Hoboken N.J. This is her final show at Elon University; favorite roles include Scaramouche in We Will Rock You at Elon last winter, and Heather Chandler in Heathers at Gatehouse Theatre Company. She owes everything to her family (mom specifically), her class, Haidee Dollak, and all of the stage managers ever. Go Sayo!

Oliver Davids

Oliver Davids is a Senior BFA Music Theatre major from Orlando, Florida. Recent credits include: The Prizery; Bert in Mary Poppins, Father Alexandrios / Ensemble in Mamma Mia. Shawnee Theatre; Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Elon University; Joe Boyd in Damn Yankees, Johnny Cantone in The 1940s Radio Hour, Nick Sakarian in Baby, Ensemble in Sweeney Todd. He would like to thank his family, friends, MT '21, the cast/crew, and the entire program for their love and support. oliverdavids.com

Braden Phillips

Braden Phillips is so elated for this opportunity! A proud member of Elon MT '21, he has appeared in Spring Awakening as Mortiz, We Will Rock You, 1940's Radio Hour, and Baby during his time at Elon. Regional houses include: The Muny, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Stages St. Louis, and more! All the love to his family, friends, and the cast and creative team for making this experience one to remember. This is for Grandpa!

Faythe Kelly

Faythe is a sophomore music theatre major and is so excited to be a part of Grand Night this year! You may have seen her last fall in The Elephant Man or as a part of the many cabarets and student productions we do here at Elon! All of the thanks to the faculty and to my class- fail forward!

Brooks Andrew

Brooks is thrilled to be a Cast Member and Director in Grand Night this year. Brooks is currently a Sophomore Music Theatre major at Elon and hails from Boston, MA. He most recently worked as an understudy for Elon's Winter Musical: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, but his past favorite roles include Sky (Mamma Mia!, Walnut Hill School for the Arts), and George (The Drowsy Chaperone, Walnut Hill School for the Arts). He would like to extend special thanks to his family back home, his Music Theatre Class of '23, and his beloved Vizsla puppy "Rugby". Find him on Instagram @brooks_andrew

Kaylee Hayden

Kaylee is beyond grateful for this show and her program! She is a current sophomore musical theatre major and a music technology minor from Chicago, IL. She took part in Collage in the fall and was an understudy in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin. Her favorite roles include Val in A Chorus Line, Alice in Alice in Wonderland: A Pop Opera, and Cinderella in Into The Woods.

Camille Fundingsland

Camille Fundingsland is a first year BFA Musical Theatre Major all the way from San Diego, California. Recent credits include Little Women (Beth), Xanadu (Kira), and Newsies (Katherine). Special thanks to Mom, Dad, her little sis Audrey, and her mentor Stephie for all the support! Instagram: @camille_nf

Nathan Keffer

Nathan, a junior, is thrilled to be back at Elon after spending last semester in London studying classical acting at LAMDA. Some of his recent credits include Sebastian in Twelfth Night and Jewell Estes in Floyd Collins (Podcast Musical @ Elon). He'd like to thank his friends and family for their endless love and support! @nathankeffer

Hannah Ellowitz

Hannah, a junior, is happy to be back at Elon after spending last semester in London studying classical acting at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of her recent credits include Olivia in Twelfth and Ensemble in We Will Rock You. She'd like to thank her friends and family for their endless love and support! @hannahellowitz

Mary Kate McDonald

Mary Kate McDonald, an ecstatic first-year MT, cannot wait to share her first Grand Night with you! Participating in educational and regional theatre, some of MK’s favorite credits include Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, Christine in Yeston’s Phantom, and Patrice in 13: The Musical. Thank you, Mom, Dad, MT 24, and Dr. Polly!

Stephie Zaharis