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2018 Production Team
Susan is excited to be making her directorial debut with Owen J. Roberts High School. She has been directing and/or producing youth theater for the past 17 years with 50+ productions with actors ages 4 to 18 years under her belt.
Her professional experiences include performing as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies Entertainment Troupe, vocal over artist for Bold Gold Media, and walk-on parts in "Rocky V" and a small independent film "The Life and Times of Charlie Putz."
Her biggest delight (other than being the mother 3 wonderful young men) has been the opportunity to bring her love of the arts to the youth in PA. Her career in live theater began at the age of 10 and she's been hooked since that very first show.
Becca is thrilled to be back for her fourth show at Owen J. Roberts. She has previously choreographed Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cinderella, and Brigadoon, as well as worked with the 7ups show choir. She holds a degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from West Chester University. Over the past eight years, she has been busy choreographing and directing in the community - working with a number of schools and companies.
She has performed for many years in college and community theatre as well as danced professionally with ECLIPSE Performing Dance Company. Some of her favorite performances have been Helga from the Kit Kat Klub in "Cabaret", the villainous Miss Andrew in "Mary Poppins", and as a featured dancer in "A Grand Night For Singing".
In all her years of choreographing, there's one lesson she strives to teach every performer she works with: "Not everyone is a trained dancer, but with enough hard work anyone can dance!" She can't wait to share this and her love of theatre with the cast of Guys and Dolls!
||Marie Anderson is an accomplished pianist and accompanist. She received her
Bachelor of Music Education from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and her
Masters of Music Education with Piano Performance from West Chester
University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Marie is a versatile artist who has
extensive experience in performing at the piano, accompanying in many
churches, music directing and accompanying in multiple local theaters. She is
a cantor and vocal coach who holds a private voice and piano studio in her
home in Chester Springs. Pennsylvania.
Marie's private studio, The Aria and Fugue Studio, also holds a adult private
piano or voice lessons as well as a class on Meditation Thru Music.
Marie thoroughly enjoys playing and accompanying for various gigs around
the area. She is currently the Music Director for Twin Valley High School and
Owen J Roberts High School.
||Mr. Ben Hayes directs the Pottsgrove Middle School Band. He has worked with the district for 13 years. He has 12 years of experience teaching music; 2 years at the elementary level, and 10 years at the middle school level. He's a firm believer that hard work and dedication, plus a lot of fun, will create a wonderful musical experience. He has a wonderful and supportive wife and three amazing children.|
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