A Night Out
Cast and Crew

Lucy Price

Good Morning Baltimore

Lucy Price is a homeschooled sophomore, and the oldest of 5 kids. She adores musical theatre and hopes to attend an arts university. Lucy is a busy body, juggling high school studies, running a small business, learning to drive, and working a full time nannying job. She is thrilled to be part of such a unique production. Enjoy the show!!!!

AJ Brodin

Stars

AJ Brodin was last onstage as part of the ensemble for ACT’s James and the Giant Peach. By day, he works as the Director of Bands at Stanwood High School. When he is not working, he practices instruments, sings at every opportunity, plays video games, or volunteers with Stanwood Foursquare Church. He would like to thank his amazing wife, Ashley, for her support and love!

Emily Hall

I Can't Say No

Emily Hall is so excited to be back on the stage! She has been in many local shows,including West Side Story and A Chorus Line, and currently serves on the META Board of Directors. When not on stage she is a Theatre student at Western Washington University.

Carole Leander

The Neverending Story

Carole Leander is still in shock that one of the directors was a 7th grader in her class at one point. (Shoutout to Taylor!) Before having kids, Carole was last in I Love A Piano and Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at ACT. Often, she’s involved as a music director, so singing a duet with her oldest will be a special memory forever.    

Stella Leander

The Neverending Story

Stella Leander is 7 years old and entering 2nd grade at Island View. She loves horses, legos, OMG/LOL dolls and vanilla ice cream. She has participated in a couple of Class Act courses, but this is her first time in a production!

Katie Eastman

I Loved You Once In Silence

Katie was last seen on the ACT stage in Thank You, 10! with her daughter, Cali.  Katie studied opera in college, and has has previously been seen on ACT’s stage in Oliver! and Music Man. When she is not offering support as an online mental health counselor, she is using COVID time to write and be creative.

Darla Bradshaw Loeb

Let Me Sing

Darla Bradshaw Lobb is a veteran of the stage, but a newcomer to ACT. She recently returned to theater
after a long absence in META’s Matilda the Musical (2019), and was ready to perform the role of Alma Hix in TAG’s The Music Man before COVID shut it down. She thanks her husband Rick for his love and support, and everyone at ACT for this creative opportunity.

Joey Wassom

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

This is Joey’s first production with ACT..however, in Skagit County theater she is often cast as “the mom”! 🙂  Grace Ferrell in Annie, A Mama in Fiddler on the Roof, Vi Moore in Footloose, Charlie Bucket’s mom in Willy Wonka and the Dynamic Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia. Joey’s favorite role is to her three biggest fans, Lucy, Ella and Charlie.  She’s blessed to be their real-life mom. Joey is delighted to share this Carole King song as a part of A Night Out. She knows you will  enjoy all the performances of this amazing cast.  Thanks to the directors and to ACT for continuing to champion the arts even during Covid times. 

TJ Fantini

Grease Lightning

Tj Fanini has been singing and dancing since he was just a young kid on ACT’s stage.  He and his wife Torie were in ACT’s last virtual show, Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.  TJ is excited to share this stage with his buddy, Anthony, who’s he’s known since elementary school.  TJ is also the ACT Board President, and he wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our amazing little theatre.

Anthon Gegen

Greased Lightning

Anthony Gegen has been involved with many productions at the ACT Theatre since 2012. He has enjoyed many roles in plays and music reviews. He has also participated in the Aktion Theatre in The Three Musketeers (young D’Artagnan), A Christmas Carole (Jacob Marley) and Alice in Wonderland (King of Hearts and the chef). He was also an Assistant Director for 9 to 5. He is very excited to be involved with Grease Lightning again!

Helen Larreau

I Speak Six Languages

Helen Larreau is a senior at Mount Vernon high school. She has been doing theatre for about six years now with ACT, TAG  META, and MVHS’s drama club. Some of her favorite roles have been younger Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables with ACT, Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream with Mount Vernon high school, and Big Kid number one in Matilda with META. When Helen‘s not belting show-tunes, she loves playing piano, reading, and thrift shopping. “Thank yah kindly, and enjoy the show!”

Shaunie McLeod

That's What You Call A Dream

Shaunie has been performing on stage for over 30 years with well over a decade spent in high level vocal/entertainment competitions. Her experiences also include time as a country music recording artist, where she had the honor to be part of an opening show for the late Charlie Daniels. Shaunie’s favorite theatre production thus far was in Little Shop of Horrors as the soulful street urchin/doo-wop girl, Crystal.

Diana Becerra

I'm Still Standing

Diana Becerra Ayala is has had the honor of appearing in several different shows with different theater companies in the Valley for more than a decade. Her most recent role was Mabel Washington in Fame with META. In her off time, you’ll find Diana obsessing over anything Marvel related, engrossed in a new TV show that her boyfriend recommended, or failing at playing video games. Diana is a proud employee of North Cascade Family Physicians, helping keep the Valley safe and healthy. She hopes that you’ve enjoyed the show and the diverse talent our Valley has to offer!

Nona Hanson

Sixteen Going On Seventeen

This is Nona’s second production with ACT, having performed in Thank You, 10! previously this year.  She previously performed in META’s Matilda the Musical in the adult ensemble.  Nona was also cast as Mrs. Paroo in TAG’s The Music Man, which was canceled a week before opening due to the pandemic.  In her spare time, Nona home schools her two boys and works as an urgent care physician.  

Rob Hanson

Sixteen Going On Seventeen

This is Rob’s second production with ACT, having performed in Thank You, 10! earlier this year.  He previously performed in META’s Matilda The Musical as the Escapologist and Mr. Myers in FAME.  Rob is excited to be performing with his wife Nona on this production

Taylor Bannister

I Don't Know How to Love Him

Taylor is so proud to finally take a turn in the directors chair with A Night Out! Usually, Taylor sticks to the stage, most recently performing in 9 to 5 and anything written or directed by Willow McLaughlin. When not shining on the ACT stage, Taylor works for the other side of the show as the Outreach Manager of the historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon. She’s a proud wife to Noah and mama to Hadley and Nikolai and is so lucky to have such a beautiful supportive family. 
 

Sydney Brady

Mother Knows Best

You may recognize Sydney from the library across the street, as “the voice on the phone message” or most recently, “bringing books to your car”.  She has been privileged to perform previously with ACT and TAG.  Live theatre is surely missed, and this project was a nice diversion.  She thanks Abbi, Taylor, Katie and Heather for their encouragement and laughter.  And of course, she thanks Don and Chloe for their forgiveness for getting the song stuckin their heads 😊.

Charles Michel

I'd Rather Cha Cha Than Eat

A young Charles Michel began acting back in the heyday of Dinner Theater in the 1970s, where he learned how to get laughs and and how to make people cry from many fading Hollywood and TV Stars of the Golden Era, as they chewed up the scenery for one last time in front of folks chewing up their food!   Along with directing and writing, he has made much of his living for over 40 years doing commercial voice overs. And he has coached hundreds of other actors on how to do the same. As a brand new resident of Anacortes, he is thrilled to be living in a place where a community of
local actors still love chewing up the scenery!

Victoria Steiner

In A Crowd of Thousands

Victoria has been previously seen on stage as Bobby’s Mom in TAG’s production of Pray the Gay Away and as an ensemble member in Mamma Mia!. She was also a pick-a-little lady in The Music Man, which was cancelled in March. She works for the Whatcom Family YMCA, and enjoys spending time with her besties, drinking wine, floating the lake and reading a good book. She’s excited to finally take the Steiner’s duets out of the car and onto the stage.

Shawn Steiner

In A Crowd Of Thousands

Shawn is excited to be a part of this virtual show. Favorite previously roles of his include Terry in Sideshow, Shrek in Shrek the Musical and the pastor in Pray the Gay Away. When not on the stage, Shawn works as a roofer and enjoys frequenting local breweries, hanging out with his cat Pinot and floating on Lake Whatcom. Thank you to
ACT theater and the directors of A Night Out for the opportunity to be a part of this
show.

Willow Seixas

It's Possible

 Willow is  nearly 9 years old. She is a precocious young girl who at the age of 4, was  bitten  by the performance bug while cast in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with ACT, and onwards to  play Molly in TAG’s production of Annie, and  Matilda understudy as well as ensemble in  META’s production of Matilda the Musical. She was cast as a “River City Kid” in The Music Man with TAG but unfortunately this production was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been  receiving formal piano instruction since the age of  4  as well as voice instruction since the age of 6. Willow  is very passionate about her beloved art of performing.

Jocelyn Acosta

Mama Who Bore Me

 Jocelyn is a 17 year old senior and running start student attending BEHS and SVC. She has performed for and assisted in ACT, META, and TAG, with roughly 10 shows. Her most memorable performances are her as Spider in ACT’s James And The Giant Peach, and a Jingle Sister in TAG’s Pray The Gay Away. She has performed with a multitude of choral groups for over 6 years, and enjoys singing solo as well. She has assisted with makeup and hair for 2 theatre productions, and other backstage opportunities as well. She plans to attend a 4 year university, and graduate with her bachelors or masters in Social Work. She’ll then go on to have her own practice as a Mental Health Therapist. In her free time she likes to dance, hang out with friends, and go thrift shopping! 

Ria Peth

Stuff Like That There

Ria has been performing on the many stages of Skagit County for over 20 years. Previous ACT shows include her role as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes  and a variety of musical reviews. As president of Theater Arts Guild in Mount Vernon, she is grateful and inspired

to see so many actors from the theater community coming together in support of keeping theater alive during this time. And thank you to YOU, patrons of the arts, for supporting ACT!

Katie Ramstead

Sisters

Katie is thrilled to be taking the ACT stage for the first time and getting the chance to preform with her amazingly talented roomie! She was supposed to be seen as Zaneeta Shinn in Theater Arts Guild’s Music Man before it was cancelled in March but is so excited to be preforming again! Other past shows include TAG’s PTGA, Mamma Mia, Side Show and Beauty and the Beast. 

Sarah  Amador

Sisters

Sarah is super duper grateful for the opportunity to be in a production once more! You may have seen her in TAG’s 2019 season of Mamma Mia and Pray The Gay Away! She would like to thank her roommate and costar, Katie Ramstead, for being her rock. And of course, Sarah would like to thank Jerry, her cat, for his continuous love and support. Thank you Katie and Jerry! 

Abigail Hanson

When he Sees Me

Abigail is thrilled to be returning to the ACT Stage in A Night Out! Previous ACT Credits include Pippa in That’s Not My Department, Ensemble in Young Frankenstein, and various performances in Musical Revues. She has also recently begun an adventure in directing and was looking forward to making her ACT Directorial Debut with Disney’s High School Musical which had to be postponed due to the Global Pandemic. Abbi is also a Class Act Teacher and Board Member for Theater Arts Guild. Thank you for supporting everyone involved in the arts as we navigate a new form of theater! Enjoy the show!

Carolyn Travis

Omar Sharif

Carolyn is thrilled to be a part of this exciting production. She last appeared on ACT’s virtual stage alongside her talented husband, Trey Hatch, in “Mom’s Poetry Book” for Thank You, 10. Her last live performance at ACT was as Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady. A founding member of
Shakespeare Northwest, Carolyn supports her theater habit by working as a LVT for Maplewood Animal Hospital and the NOAH Center’s spay and neuter clinic. Carolyn desperately misses the thrill of live performance, but is beyond grateful for the chance to work virtually. She hopes you enjoy the show.

Dulcey Whyte

By The Sea

Dulcey misses her theatre community and am so thankful for the opportunity to help keep Theatre ‘ALIVE’ by participating in this production. Most recently seen on stage in TAG’s Pray The Gay Away and MAMMA MIA. Happily married to the man of her dreams with 6 kids and 5 grandkids between them, they are a busy happy family! Dulcey currently work for Skagit Regional Health in Information Systems as an Analyst.

Harry Whyte

By The Sea

Harry is happy to have been ‘encouraged’ by his wife to join her in this virtual production onstage at ACT, where we met in Fiddler on the Roof. He also enjoyed my role at the Whidbey Playhouse in HONK.   My day job kinda stinks but I am thankful for all my coworkers at the Anacortes WasteWater Treatment Plant.

Tom Ochiai

Anything You Can Do

Tom has been in 23 shows–ten of them at ACT–since really catching the theatre bug in 2011.  Favorite roles: Gordon in RENT, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Callahan in Legally Blonde, Javert in Les Misérables, Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Paul in A Chorus Line.

Aya Ochiai

Anything You Can Do

Aya started out in theatre as a six-year-old in the ensemble of Annie and has performed at ACT and the Skagit Valley College Drama Department.  Favorite roles: Susan Waverly in White Christmas, Little Cosette in Les Misérables, and Connie in A Chorus Line

Ron Wohl

Some Enchanted Evening

Ron is pleased to be back on the ACT stage after playing Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, J. B. Biggley in How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying, The Blind Hermit in Young Frankenstein, John in Calendar Girls and Thernardier in Les Miserable. Ron founded Skagit Opera in 2002, and was its General Director for 8 years, and sang in all of his operatic productions. He performed in WitchesThe Producers and Mamma Mia (with Theater Arts Guild).  At Whidbey Playhouse he played the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Emile de Becque in South Pacific and The Narrator and Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. He lives in Anacortes with his wife, Darcie Morris and they both love seeing their young grandchildren, Marli and Bo.

 

Julie Johnson Lindsey

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Julie is so delighted to be a part of this talented cast! As a member of ACT since 1973, Julie acts, directs, produces and helps design make-up, costumes and choreography. She was last seen onstage in The Pageturners by local author Regina Zaheer ,and as Roz in 9-5, the Musical.

Megan Reeve

Easy Street

Meg is excited to be back on a stage for the first time in over ten years. She came close to being back on the stage in March as Maud Dunlop in TAGs cancelled production of The Music Man. She is stoked to share the virtual stage with so many humans she loves a lot and would like to thank her theater fam for all that they are to her.

Benjamin Swain

Easy Needed

Benjamin has been involved in music and theater his entire life.  He was most recently seen on stage in Theater Arts Guild’s production of Pray the Gay Away and singing with SoundCity Singers out of Seattle.  Benjamin is excited to finally get to ACT’s stage and is thankful he gets to share the virtual stage with so many friends.”

Beth El Fatal

The Wizard and I

Beth El Fattal has been arranging her schedule around rehearsals and shows almost as long as she can remember. She’s performed a variety of roles including Mabel in Pirates of Penzance,
Cinderella in Cinderella, and most recently, played The Wardrobe in Beauty in the Beast. During quarantine, she began her Masters in Teaching English, dabbled in homemade calzones, and
ate entirely too much Chipotle, but, hey, who’s counting?

Heather DeGroot

They Just Keep Moving The Line

Heather DeGroot is so happy to be performing in A Night Out, as well as directing alongside some stellar women. Heather stays busy as an ACT Board Member, dedicated cat mom, and mediocre plant keeper. When not occupied by any of those things, Heather can be found still obsessing over her cats but also trying to sing like Megan Hilty. She extends her gratitude to the audience for supporting the theatre.

Katie Jennings

Director

Katie is so happy to have had the opportunity to be involved at ACT again. Directing A Night Out: ACT in Concert along with Heather, Taylor, and Abbi has been a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. Katie has music directed  Disney’s High School Musical, My Fair Lady, and Oliver at ACT, and was most recently seen on stage as Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical and Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Massive, heartfelt thanks are due to the board of ACT who have worked so hard to help the theater adapt to new complications and restrictions. Many thanks to Willow McLaughlin who has worked tirelessly to spearhead ACT’s digital theatre offerings. And special thanks to our cast who’ve responded positively and enthusiastically to new circumstances. We hope you enjoy this special concert!

Willow McLaughlin

Producer

Willow has been a part of ACT for twenty years as an actor, director, writer, stage manager, producer, light tech and crew member.  She works as ACT’s Office Administrator and the Class ACT Coordinator.  ACT is her second home and she loves everyone involved like family.