MEET THE CAST
Our amazing actors give their time so that we can all enjoy a little more art in our daily lives.
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." - Oscar Wilde
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Director: Lynn Jackson
Kira Fisher (Narrator)
is thrilled to be directing her second show at the VBTG. Recently, she directed Love, Loss and What I Wore and performed in the show on its final weekend. Last season, she played Marie in Calendar Girls. Lynn has been a professional team-builder for four decades.
Caitlin Harris (Narrator)
This is Barbara’s 5th season with the Guild which includes volunteering in front and behind the scenes. She is an active board member and networking coordinator which shows her commitment to the arts and community. Barb encourages everyone to think about supporting this wonderful theatre available for all ages.
Jack Evans (Joseph)
is a retired schoolteacher from CT. and is thrilled to have another role at the Theatre Guild. Previous performances include The Case Of The Crushed Petunias (Mrs. Dull), Footloose (Principal Clark), Calendar Girls, and Sister Act. She thanks the Vero Beach Theater Guild for giving her such great opportunities.
Ray Balsamo (Jacob)
is a professional performer from Sebastian, FL. His other roles here include Cuckoo's Nest (Billy), Dracula (Arthur), and See How They Run (Rev. Arthur). He studied Theatre in Colorado at Adams State University. Mason has also acted at Melbourne Civic Theatre and Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach.
Nathan Suniphon (Judah)
was last seen in our fall production, Musical Chairs (Blue Suit). Cathi is the president of the Cascades Music and Performing Arts Club and has appeared in shows around the Treasure Coast, she was also part of an expatriate group performing British pantomime comedies while living abroad.
Emily C. Burch (Christina Grant)
is thrilled to be making her debut with Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Murder on the Nile marks her first return to the stage after she completed graduate school in 2020, and she could not be more excited to share this experience with the lovely cast and crew.
Steve Geis (William Smith)
is appearing in his first production. Steve, a recent graduate from Rowan University (NJ), is actively getting licensed to have a career in financial planning with a desire to learn and become a better actor. He enjoys surfing, pickleball, and spending time with his family.
Jennifer DiNapoli (Louise)
is ecstatic to be returning to the stage, making her VBTG debut! She has performed at Broward Center in The King and I (Anna), and is now relishing her most cherished role yet, (Mama) to her precious 1 and 3 year old boys, Jack & Ryder!
Phil Markley (Dr. Bessner)
recently retired from 43 years of elementary teaching in Pennsylvania! He has written and directed children’s theatre and appeared in over 30 musicals, several Forensic Files episodes, and feature films The Billboard Movie, Killian’s Comeback, and Getting Grace. Phil’s performed in nine Guild productions and is a Board Director.
Megan Cournoyer (Kay Mostyn)
is 19 years old. She has most recently been seen in Footloose (Youth Ensemble), Musical Chairs (Miranda), and Pippin (Player 6). She is excited to keep pushing toward her dream of becoming an actor and thanks the Theatre Guild for the opportunities she has been given.
Brigadier Bristol (Simon Mostyn)
is a Vero Beach native. Examples of previous roles include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), and Grease (Kenickie). Brigg’s works as a Barista at Starbucks, is a part time Dungeon Master, and will be moving to L.A. to pursue a career in acting on film.
Dennis Whetsel (Canon Pennefether)
is a new resident to Vero. He is hardly a snowbird rather a self-described Grey Pelican here to permanently enjoy frolicking above the waves. Dennis studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and performed on stages throughout NYC, most recently as a company member of the Hudson Guild.
Vonetta Steward (Jacqueline)
appears in her first role with the Vero Beach Theater Guild. Previous roles include Deidre (Deanne), Opening Night (Danielle), and Why Ruin Another Life (Marva). Vonetta graduated from the Acting Studio and was a member of the Chelsea Rep in New York City.
Brandon Riggs (McNaught/Police Official)
is excited to perform again at VBTG! He just recently took the stage for the first time in The Case of The Crushed Petunias (Police), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Gooper) this past fall. When he isn’t acting, Brandon enjoys playing soccer, reading, painting, and traveling the world.
Lisa Keeler (Production Stage Manager)
has been a part of the local theatre community, and VBTG for 13 years. She has worked in almost every role over the years but recent accomplishments include directing last season’s Studio Theater’s grand opening production of Buyer & Cellar, as well as January’s, Visiting Mr. Green.
Claudette Roche (Dialect Coach)
Claudette Roche won Backstage Magazine’s Los Angeles Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Dialect/Voice Coach two years in a row. And was also named as one of The Top 5 Voice Coaches by Hollywood Weekly Magazine. She was born in London, England and has lived in Montreal, Toronto, Los
Angeles, Dublin and now Vero Beach.
Her former 30+ year career as a television, film, theatre and voice actor has been a huge asset in becoming an Accent/Dialect Coach. She has a deep understanding of the actor’s process and how key it is for them to be
comfortable with their newly acquired sounds. She has helped hundreds of people (executives, doctors, lawyers, academics
etc) modify their accents, including notable actors like: Kevin Bacon, Emmy Award winner Julia Garner (Ozark, Inventing Anna), Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Emma Roberts (Scream 4, Hotel for Dogs), Martin Compston (The Rig, Line of Duty), Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and the casts of Billy Elliot, and Boing Boing. It has become Claudette’s passion to help others communicate authentically and fluently.