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TheatreZone is proud to announce the Cast Members for our 2019 – 2020 productions!

Biographies will be added, so check back often.

Please note that cast lists are subject to change.


Carolann Sanita – Carolann has toured as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story. Some favorite credits include singing back-up to Linda Eder at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, Encore’s No, No Nanette at New York City Center, Les Miserables at Flat Rock Playhouse, Mack & Mabel, The Boy From Oz and Baby at TheatreZone, Beauty And The Beast at Artpark, A Little Night Music at South Coast Repertory, Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Cape Playhouse, Urinetown at the Geva Theatre and Night and Day at Florida Repertory Theatre. Recently she got to reprise the role of Maria in West Side Story at Sacramento Music Circus and enjoyed a run of Spamalot at Arkansas Repertory Theatre playing one of her favorite roles to date, The Lady of the Lake. Carolann has been a soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Gulfcoast Symphony Orchestra, and she is currently on the Voice aculty at FGCU and runs her own private vocal studio in North Naples.  Love to my boys, Gerritt and Coop, who make doing what I love possible!

Kayley Stevens – Based out of NYC, Kayley was last seen as Lady Jaquie in Me and My Girl and Diana Devereaux in Of Thee I Sing. Other TheatreZone credits include: Copacabana, Sweet Smell of Success & Mack and Mabel.  Other Regional Theatre: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Promises, Promises (Miss Della Hoya), Hello Dolly (Ensemble/Dance Capt), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Les Miserables (Dance Captain) Professional Dance Credits: Palazzo Germany (Showgirl, 2017/2018) Holland America Cruise Line (Principal/Dance Captain), Busch Gardens Williamsburg “Fiends”. Television: Odd Mom Out (Bravo!). Kayley recently choreographed A Chorus Line and Newsies! at Florida Repertory Theatre (Education) in Fort Myers, FL. B.A. Theatre University of Florida. Thank you to my family! @KayleyStevens –

Charles Logan – Charlies Logan is so grateful to be returning to the TheatreZone stage. Favorite credits: The title role in George M! and Bill in Me & My Girl here at TZ; Bobby in Crazy For You (Venice Theatre, FL); Smudge in Forever Plaid (Wick Theater, FL; Hippodrome State Theater, FL); Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls (Pines Arts Project, NY); and Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl (Forestburgh Playhouse, NY). He’s performed at Radio City Music Hall in the Christmas Spectacular, as well as at the State Theater in Lincoln Center in Julie Taymor’s Grendel. Television appearances include dancing on The Rachel Ray Show with All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, and alongside Ben Stiller on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars. Thank you to the whole TheatreZone family for this wonderful opportunity to play, and to all the gorgeous souls in his life that make every day a joy.

Laura Hodos – Laura is a singer, actor, improv artist, and cabarista. She’s been honored with the Suzi Bass, New Times, BroadwayWorld, Orlando Sentinel Critic’s Choice, Best of the Bay, and Silver Palm awards, as well as being a seven-time Carbonell nominee. She’s been a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, as well as performing with some Florida favorites: freeFall Theatre, American Stage, Orlando Shakes, Winter Park Playhouse, Mad Cow Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Slow Burn Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse, The Wick Theatre, and GableStage. She’s delighted to have shared the stage with Tituss Burgess, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Faith Prince, Davis Gaines, Maureen McGovern, Shelly Burch, Andrea McArdle, Jason Robert Brown, and Donna Murphy. She’s performed at The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama cabaret theatres in New York City, as well as at Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center. Laura was a Cabaret Fellow at the O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT, working alongside Emmy and Grammy winner John McDaniel. She has written and performed ten solo cabarets, and was thrilled to be first performer to create a solo cabaret show for Walt Disney World as a part of the Disney Event Group and Disney Institute. As a voiceover artist for Walt Disney World, Laura can be heard at festivals and parks. She’s a fierce amateur baker, an aspiring photographer, a Dickinson College and AMDA grad, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Patrick Sullivan – Broadway Credits: Julian in 42nd Street, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and various roles in Titanic. Last show at Theatre Zone was Mack in Mack and Mabel. Regional highlights include: Atticus in To Kill a Mocking Bird, Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Higgins in both Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, LockStock In UrineTown, Father Flynn in Doubt, Serge in Art, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Mikado in Mikado, Javert In Les Miserables, Peter/Arles in Tuna Christmas, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Ruthledge in 1776, Hart in 9 to 5, Tito in Lend Me a Tenor, Miles and Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Bo in Bus Stop, Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, Tony in Dial M For Murder, Michael in I Do, I Do, Moose and Bobby in Crazy for You, Beau in both Auntie Mame and Mame, Billy in Chicago, Billy in Carousel, Phantom in Phantom, Burnt Part Boys, D.B. in Meet John Doe, and Victor in Empty Plate. Patrick has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, The Macao International Music Festival, the Barcelona Olympics in Tokyo, Osaka, and most of the continental U.S. states. TV credits: Law and Order SVU, Starved, Target Audience, Pursued and various commercials. Patrick was commissioned by The WWII Museum to write a musical with longtime friend Chris Roberts that will have its world premiere in September!!

Aaron Reeder – Last seen on the TheatreZone stage as Mereb in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Aaron will bring his glorious voice and ineffable charm and warmth to the TheatreZone again on Jan. 14, 2020, in this show he developed.

Recipient of the Roger Sturtevant Musical Theatre Award given by Actor’s Equity Association, Aaron is currently a Berlin-based performer and creative consultant.

Noted as “one of greater Washington DC area’s finest young talents” (The Gazette) and possessing “a voice that soars” according to The Washington Post, Aaron has performed with music luminaries from Dave Brubeck to Renee Fleming to Kristen Chenoweth.

Performing with The Metropolitan Opera other select appearances include: The White House, National Institutes of Health, Washington National Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City, Liceu Studio at the Teatre Grec in Barcelona, Spoleto, productions with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Signature Theatre, as well as engagements with the John F. Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, Harlem Stage, Playwright’s Horizons, Studio Theatre and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

After working with the Smithsonian Institution, he developed “Beyond the Lights: Discovering Sammy Davis Jr.” This in-gallery piece gives a unique look at the life, work and contribution of “The World’s Greatest Entertainer” to American culture.

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Valerie Higgs (piano) – A native of South Jersey, Valerie A. Higgs has musically directed, conducted, and accompanied various theater productions in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. In 1996, Valerie music directed the world premiere of The Three Willies, a musical theater work conceived by the late jazz violinist and composer Leroy Jenkins in collaboration with multimedia performance artist/poet Homer Jenkins and choreographer/dancer Rennie Harris at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia. She was nominated for a Washington Area Theatre Community Honors award for “Outstanding Musical Direction” for Kensington Arts Theatre’s production of Jekyll & Hyde in 2011, and chosen by DC Metro Theater Arts as “Best of 2012 Musical Director” for Quotidian Theatre’s production of James Joyce’s The Dead. She accompanies instrumentalists for local and state competitions, such as the Young Artists Competition of Gaithersburg, and is also a member of the ensembles Da Capo Tango and Tango Reo, and the DC Tango Orchestra.

Joan Ellison

Joan Ellison has been praised for her “vocal prowess…[and] organic grasp of the classic songs” by Michael Feinstein. She has made a specialty of reviving Judy Garland’s repertoire, and her 2016 NYC solo cabaret debut prompted Cabaret Scenes Magazine to describe her as “Judy-esque in appearance and…a near voice double for her idol.”

Joan’s immersion in the popular songs of the 1920s to the 1960s includes transcribing over 250 arrangements note-for-note from classic recordings. She was recently invited by Michael Feinstein to serve as Editor of the Judy Garland Carnegie Hall Concert Restoration Project for the Judy Garland Heirs Trust.

Current season highlights include “A Tribute to Judy and Liza at the Palladium” with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Holiday Pops concerts with the Augusta Symphony and Erie Philharmonic, “Get Happy! A Judy Garland Celebration” with the Toledo Symphony, “Gershwin to Garland” with the Evansville Philharmonic and for the Judy Garland Festival, and “The American Musical On Stage and Screen” as part of the Bard Music Festival.

The 2017-’18 season kicked-off with a sold-out premiere of Joan’s one-woman theatre piece, All Happiness, Judy Garland, at The Winter Park Playhouse (FL). In 2016, she made her NYC solo cabaret debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below in Get Happy! Judy Garland 1944-’54, right after playing the role of Ms. Garland in the first U.S. professional regional production of The Boy From Oz at TheatreZone (Naples). Her critically-acclaimed second album,“Retrophonic Gershwin” (2015) features arrangements based on original recordings of the 1920s, ’30s, and ‘40s.

Joan made her Cleveland Pops debut in 2005 and has since sung more than 35 concerts with orchestras across the country, as well as playing classic leading-lady roles in regional theatre, including Julie in Carousel, Nellie in South Pacific, Lizzie in 110 in the Shade, and Eliza in My Fair Lady (in concert). She earned an M.M.T. and a B.Mus. in voice from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. By day, she is Teacher of Popular Voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music.


Carolann M. Sanita

Carolann M. Sanita is thrilled to be making her concert series debut at one of her favorite theatres! She has toured as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story. Some favorite credits include singing back-up to Linda Eder at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, Encore’s No, No Nanette at New York City Center, Les Miserables at Flat Rock Playhouse, West Side Story at Sacramento Music Circus, Mack and Mabel at TheatreZone, Spamalot at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Night and Day at Florida Repertory Theatre, Beauty and the Beast at Artpark, A Little Night Music at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Cape Playhouse, and Urinetown at the Geva Theatre.

About two years ago, Carolann was lucky enough to play Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz at TheatreZone, where she met the lovely Joan Ellison playing Judy Garland and she is so excited to be singing with her in these roles once again!

Carolann has been a soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Gulfcoast Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and currently serves as a member of the Voice Faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a proud member of AEA.

Love always to my husband Gerritt and my little guy Cooper, who constantly make it possible for me to continue doing what I love!


Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz is now in his 15th year as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony in Santa Rosa, Ca. Previous posts have included the Carolina Pops in Greensboro, NC and the Paducah Pops. He was the Music Director/Conductor/Drummer for Liza Minnelli, working with her on the Tony Award Winning, “Liza’s At The Palace” on Broadway and in concerts around the World.

Michael served as Marvin Hamlisch’s Music Director for 9 years, appearing with him at the White House, the London Symphony and the Academy Awards as well as virtually every Symphony in the US. Michael also had a 13 year working relationship with arranger Nelson Riddle, as his Drummer, Assistant Conductor and Musical Contractor.  Michael was Nelson’s “go to guy” on projects ranging from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Linda Ronstadt, Television Specials, Movies, Live Events and recordings.

On Broadway, Michael has worked closely with Legends such as Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Michael Kidd.

Michael’s recordings include the Original Cast Albums of Jerome Robbins Broadway, Liza’s At The Palace, Follies with the NY Philharmonic, My Favorite Broadway, Anyone Can Whistle, Betty Buckley at Carnegie Hall, Tribute To Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall, Route 66 with the Cincinnati Pops and many more.

In addition to Ms. Minnelli, Michael has appeared with Michael Crawford, Beyonce, Harry Connick Jr., Steve Lawrence, Helen Reddy, Jon Bon Jovi, Chuck Berry, Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey, Hal Linden, Sting, and Billy Joel, to name a few.

Symphonys Orchestra appearances include The London Symphony,The New York Philharmonic, The Naples Symphony, The Lexington Symphony, The New Mexico Symphony, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala, The Oregon Symphony, The Elgin Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, The Hartford Symphony as well as Orchestras throughout Italy, France, Sweden and Germany.