King: Tom Teti*
Mama C: Mark Lazar*
Princess Aurora: Ariana Sepúlveda
Aunt Tikki/Sun: Susan McKey*
Chanteuse: Kim Carson*
Sam Slug: Josh Totora*
Kerri Crane: Emily Kaye Lynn
Mudbug: Brendan Norton*
Ogre/Sun: Hannah Van Sciver
Boy: Luke Bradt
Moon: Tabitha Allen
Star: Abigail Brown
Male Swing: Deontez Lockett
Female Swing: Tori Mittelman
Child Swing: Shane Patrick Pryor
Director: Pete Pryor
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Samantha Reading
Music Director: Thomas Fosnocht III
Drummer: Kanako Omae Neale
Set Design: Roman Tatarowicz
Costume Designer: Nikki Delhomme
Lighting Designer: Paul Hackenmueller
Sound Designer: Lucas Fendlay
Dramaturg: Gina Pisasale
Production Stage Manager: Kate Fossner*
Line Producer: Zak Berkman
* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Tabitha Allen: Moon/Dance Captain
Peoples Light: The Three Musketeers (The Later Years). Theatre Includes: This is The Week That Is! (1812), Local Girls, Failure: A Love Story (Azuka), The Taming of the Shrew (Delaware Shakespeare Festival), and Vainglorious (Applied Mechanics). Coming up at People’s Light: The Matchmaker and Moon Over Buffalo.
Luke Bradt: Boy
People’s Light: Biloxi Blues, The Three Musketeers (The Later Years). Theatre Includes: According to Goldman, (Act II Playhouse), 1776 (Media Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Delaware Shakespeare Festival), The Sisterhood, Hot ‘N’ Cole (Mauckingbird Theatre). Training: BFA in Musical Theatre and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. lukebradt.com
Abigail Brown: Star
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: South Jersey Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker 2014 and 2015, most recent roles: Female Cousin, Soldier, Angel, and Snow Assistant; Future Storyteller for Historic Philadelphia this past August. Training: Studied acting and musical theater at Arden Drama School, where her favorite role was Cindy Lou Who. Currently studies dance and musical theater in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. Abigail is a sixth grader at Bunker Hill Middle School in Sewell, NJ, where she sings in the chorus. Her hobbies include piano, history, crafts, and American Girl dolls.
Kim Carson: Chanteuse
People’s Light: Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, Cinderella, Aladdin, The Master Builder, and Six Characters in Search of an Author. Theatre Includes: Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, Mauckingbird Theatre, Theatre Exile, John W Engeman Theater, 59 E 59, Virginia Stage Co, Passage Theatre, NJ Rep, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Azuka Theatre. kim-carson.com
Mark Lazar: Mama C
Company Member since 1998. People’s Light: Sense and Sensibility, The Cherry Orchard, The Rainmaker, The Master Builder, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Of Mice and Men, King Lear, The Foreigner, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, and all the Pantos. Theatre Includes: North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (12 seasons; 10 Christmas Carols as Ebenezer Scrooge), Madison Repertory Theatre (10 seasons; Founding Member), American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Rep and most of Wisconsin’s other professional theatres. Also: Charlotte Rep, Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, New American, Cider Mill and East Lynn. Film/Television Includes: Frame of Mind, Folkbooks (PBS Award), Shake Rag Alley. Radio: Ebenezer Scrooge, Delaware Public Radio’s annual theatrical broadcast of A Christmas Carol, 15 years Broadcaster (USA and International). National Tour: Charlotte’s Web. Training: B.A. Theatre, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin.
Deontez Lockett: Male Swing
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: HAIR, The Elephant Man, Kiss Me, Kate, RUINED, So Far From God (Chicago Shakespeare), Gloomy Gus (Victory Gardens), A Little Night Music with Leslie Uggams and Ron Raines (Michigan Opera Theatre). deontezlockett.wixsite.com/home
Emily Kaye Lynn: Kerri Crane/Fight Captain
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Romeo and Juliet (Compass Rose Theatre), Flash of Time (The Kimmel Center), Cabaret (Renaissance Theatre), Othello, The Taming of the Shrew (Shut Up! It’s Shakespeare!). She also performed for four years with the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, where she served as Assistant Stunt Coordinator. Training: BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory, spent several years street performing as a clown, and is recognized with honors by five different international stage combat organizations. Soli Deo Gloria. Emilykayelynne.com
Susan McKey: Aunt Tikki
Company Member since 1988. People’s Light: Most recently: The Three Musketeers (The Later Years), Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella. Other People’s Light credits include Legacy of Light, Master Builder, End Days, Playhouse Creatures, Book of Days, Splittin’ the Raft, Skin of our Teeth, to name only a few. Theatre Includes: Unnecessary Farce (Act II Playhouse), Time Stands Still (Act II/Delaware Theatre Co), How I Learned to Drive (Theatre Horizon), Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Lady from the Sea (Lantern Theatre), Tooth & Claw, Hedda Gabler, Henry V, & Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet – for which she won the first ever Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress (Arden Theatre). Next up: White Guy on The Bus at DTC and 59th St. E. 59th in NYC.
Tori Mittelman: Female Swing
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: (Upcoming) Praskovya in The Nose (EgoPo Classic Theatre), Martha in The Secret Garden (Candlelight Theatre), Napoleon in Animal Farm (Luna Theatre), Annelle in Steel Magnolias (Candlelight Theatre), Agent Skuller in Men in Plaid (National Theatre for Children), Lydia in Big Love (UWSP Theatre). Recently AD for When the Rain Stops Falling at the Wilma Theatre. Training: BFA in Acting, Minor in Peace Studies from The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. torimittelman.org
Brendan Norton: Mudbug
People’s Light: Pride & Prejudice. Theatre Includes: Field Hockey Hot (11th Hour Theatre Company), The Diary of Anne Frank (EgoPo Productions), RENT (Bristol Riverside Theatre), The Wind in the Willow (Quintessence Theatre Group), among others; several shows with Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT - including Emcee in Cabaret and S. Antipholus/E. Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors. Training: BA in Acting, Fordham at Lincoln Center.
Shane Patrick Pryor: Child Swing
People's Light debut. Shane is an animal enthusiast and future discoverer of new animal species. While Shane entertains people on a daily basis, Sleeping Beauty will be his first professional acting experience. He is very happy to be working with his Dad on this show and dedicates his performance (if he goes on) to his family.
Ariana Sepúlveda: Princess Aurora
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Recent grad of University of the Arts where some favorite roles include Sheila in A Chorus Line, Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show, Ofelia in Anna in the Tropics; also featured in cabarets at 54 Below, Birdland and Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
Tom Teti: King
Company Member since the beginning, 1974. People’s Light: Over 150 productions, most recently The Three Musketeers (The Later Years), Stella and Lou, Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella, and Mark Twain: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers. Theatre Includes: Most recently Red at Shadowland Theatre, Tommy and Me with Theatre Exile at Fringe Arts, Walnut Street Theatre, Wilma Theater, Hedgerow, Philadelphia Theater Company, Arden Theatre, Montgomery Theater, Act II Playhouse. Nationally: Kennedy Center, D.C.; City Theater, Pittsburgh; Humana Festival Actor’s Theater, Louisville; Two River, Red Bank, NJ; Shadowland, Ellenville, NY; Odyssey Theatre LA. Film/Television Includes: Homicide, Hack, Limitless, Condition Red.
Josh Totora: Sam Slug
People’s Light: Big Gus in Cinderella. Theatre Includes: Performer: He Who Gets Slapped (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music); The Three Maries by Michael Ogborn; The Tempest (Commonwealth Classic Theatre); Man of La Mancha (Act II Playhouse); Gentlemen Volunteers (Upcoming, Pig Iron); Hetty Feather (Upcoming, Delaware Theatre Co.). Composer: A Dream Within a Dream: The Spirit of Poe and Red Badge of Courage (Florida Rep); Journey to Oz (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte); The Odyssey Experience (Experiential Theatre); Watership Down (Simpatico); Five Children and It (Haddonfield Theater Arts Center). Training: BA in Theatre Performance, Rowan University. Josh is also a member of the folk/bluegrass band The Nimble Cats.
Hannah Van Sciver: Ogre/Sun
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Bicycle Face (Off-Broadway, United Solo), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in Clark Park), King John and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Revolution Shakespeare), La Ronde (Historic Powell House), and The Magnus Effect and Fifty Days at Iliam (The Greenfield Collective); Upcoming: Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please (The Greenfield Collective). Founding and Artistic Director of The Greenfield Collective, a Philadelphia-based team of artists creating gutsy, original, multidisciplinary works of theatre. Training: British American Drama Academy/Yale School of Drama at Oxford, Pig Iron and Wilma Hothouse workshops, University of Pennsylvania. hannahvansciver.com