Who's Who in the Cast?
Brad Boaz (El Gallo/Narrator)
Brad is an alumnus of Catawba College and a current graduate student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Some of Brad's noteworty performances include Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. His most recent apperance was Adam in Children of Eden. Brad would like to thank his family, Ken, Laura and Matt Boaz, who support and embolden him. His thanks also to his friend and mentor Christopher Lawing. And then a thank you the hardworking cast, to the director, Tony Mullins, and to all of the people who helped to give life to this production. Brad performs this evening in defiance of a disease that affects millions of people across the world, be it directly, or indirectly. Please consider a donation to the Levine Cancer Institute right here in Charlotte by going to their website at http://www.givecarolinas.org/GiveLife/.
Heidi Woodward (Luisa, The Girl)
Heidi was most recently seen as Eve in Children of Eden with The Little Theatre of Gastonia. Professional credits include: Quick-Note Callie in The Wild, Wild West Show at Hersheypark and Ensemble in The Scarlet Pimpernel at Central Piedmont Summer Theatre. Heidi also played Snoopy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Celia in As You Like It, and a Featured Vocalist in Reeling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She would like to thank her husband for his unwavering support, her family for their constant encouragement, and her Savior, Jesus Christ for His faithfulness. Heidi is grateful for the opportunity to work with fantastic people and share with the community this beautiful message of life and love.
Jonah Stephens (Matt, The Boy)
has been In musical theater since his early teens. He has done a broad array of characters and shows. He has played Michael Feldman in the show Back to the 80's, Robin Hood, Rum Tum Tugger in the musical "CATS", and most recently the biblical character Abel in "Children of Eden". Jonah spends most of his time either on the stage or on the battle field reenacting the history of North Carolina from 1750-1870. Jonah would like to thank God for the blessings given to him,his parents for their constant love and support, and his friends and fellow actors for helping mold him in the ways of theater.
Tony Mullins (Hucklebee, The Boy's Father)
Tony Mullins (The Boy’s Father-Hucklebee): Tony was previously seen as Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Godfrey “Goodness” Crump in Crumbs from the Table of Joy , and The Judge in Hello, Dolly . As an American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Nominated Theatre Major, Tony has appeared as Delbert Tibbs in The Exonerated, Mr. Bratt in How to Succeed…, and Deputy/Master Nick Cricker in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Some of Mr. Mullins’ favorite credits include Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, and The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He recently participated in a workshop of Up Where We Belong, a Broadway-aimed musical based on the lives of BeBe and CeCe Winnans. Tony would like to first and foremost thank God, from whom all blessings flow, for the vision of this show and the message behind it, and then everyone who has contributed to this production in any way. Tony performs this show in the name of love and in the spirit of always trying to remember the simple joys in life. www.eveningstarpro.com
David Mark Seidel (The Girl’s Father, Bellomy)
David makes his ESP and Duke Energy Theater debut in the role of Bellomy. He is an Entertainer, Educator and Author. He performs currently at Weddings, Corporate events, and at all manner of celebrations, large and small, for all ages. His mission is a simple one: ENTERTAIN, INFORM, UPLIFT!™ His most recent book, Peace Butter & Jelly: Tales of Nourishment, has been a textbook at universities and colleges since 2011. He has taught locally at UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Winthrop University, Davidson College, and CPCC. A graduate of Rutgers University and trained by masters of ancient Yoga traditions, David has been a teacher of the Humanities, Culinary Arts, Yoga and Meditation for over 33 years. He has taught in over 60 cities in North and South America, as well as in India, and the Caribbean. Prior to living in Charlotte, David trained at Restaurant Maison Robert in Boston, Massachusetts and founded the first personal chef service in that city. David owes his existence to his wife Jeanette, and his son, Jonathan. David welcomes you with all his heart to The Fantasticks! To book David for entertainment and education, please contact him via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Denard Drew (The Mute)
Denard was previously a storyteller in Children of Eden. and The Man in White in The House of Blue Leaves. Denard would like thank God for being God; apart from him, we can do nothing. Denard thanks Tony Mullins for casting him, and would also like to thank the cast for being amazing. Enjoy the show!
Clam Sepulveda (Henry, The Old Actor)
Chris "Clam" Sepulveda (Henry): Chris just finished his 30th show where he played Noah in Children of Eden. He has also been Sam Byck in Assassins, Lamar in Godspell, Henry Etches in Titanic and The Ghost of Christmas Present in Christmas Carol a couple hundred times. He has also played Henry once, and was nominated for a MTA Award for the role. You can also catch him seasonally at Scarowinds, where he will do his best to disgust and disturb you, as a reoccurring townsperson on the show Under The Dome (starting in June), and hopefully, in Nicolas Sparks The Longest Ride as the guy in the yellow shirt. He thanks Ty Shelton for talking him into doing his first big stage show, the hundreds of theater folk that has cheered him on over the years - and especially to Tony Mullins for coming to his last show and casting almost everyone. If you need a fat actor with nearly no shame - e-mail him at email@example.com - he is your man.
Shawn Jones (Mortimer, The Man Who Dies)
Shawn is estatic to be in his second production with Evening Star Productions. Shawn is studying Theatre at UNC-Charlotte. He has been in A Raisin in the Sun (Joesph Asagai) at Duke Energy Theatre, The Purple Flower (Foots) at The Belk Theatre and Sassafras Cannon (House staff/Investor) at the Waxhaw Museum. Shawn would like to first thank God and his wonderful family who have always pushed and supported all of his hopes and aspirations. Shawn dedicates this performance to those who live without fear.