KSMT is dedicated to enriching the public and the Region through exceptional Musical theater, and to impacting lives positively beyond the stage through innovative education and community outreach Initiatives.
Megan Bablak (Ensemble) is 15 years old and goes to Seneca Valley High School. Her favorite performances have been in Rock of Ages (Groupie, Connie), All Shook Up (Ensemble), and Shrek (Captain of the Guards). Megan also likes to run, ski, and swim. She is thrilled to be in her first professional show!!
Dylan Baughman (Principal Clark/Ensemble, u/s Cowboy Bob) is ecstatic to be back again with Keystone State Music Theater! Last summer he had the pleasure of playing Big Davey/ u/s Tony in Billy Elliot with Keystone. He is a graduate of Point Park University’s acting program. Past roles include Thompson in The Sea at Point Park University, Raymond in The Book of Ruth, Saint Aphrodisius in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Enjoy the show!
Jessica Bell (Ensemble, u/s Wendy Jo) is going into her Sophomore year at Mars High School, and has been training at KSMT Academy for three years. Some of her favorite roles include Debbie in BILLY ELLIOT and Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ. She cannot wait to perform in FOOTLOOSE this summer!
Brian Boehmke (Williard Hewitt) is excited to be in his first Keystone State Musical Theater production. He has previously appeared in Beaumont as Ren, along with a few other credits that include Tony in West Side Story, Moritz in Spring Awakening, and Enjolras in Les Mis. When not on stage you can find him playing ultimate frisbee or jamming out on his ukulele. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Katie Broecker (Ensemble) is nine years old and excited for her seventh KSMT show! She has trained with Keystone since summer of 2014 and performed in ProShow BILLY ELLIOT (Susan Parks), Comtra’s ANNIE (orphan), WIZARD OF OZ (Toto) and more. Katie loves to perform with KSMT!
Katelyn Buchanan (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in Footloose, the musical! She has done ten KSMT academy musicals including Willy Wonka Jr. and Rock of Ages. Katelyn has also been seen in Annie and Les Miserables at other local theaters. She thanks her family and friends for always believing in her.
Rachel Cahoon (Rusty, u/s Arial) is a rising junior musical theatre major at Point Park University and is ecstatic to be in her first Keystone production! She was last seen as Bree in Fancy Nancy the Musical at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Rachel thanks her friends and family for their endless support.
Jim Critchfield (Rev. Shaw Moore) This guy stumbled into the profession with blind luck. He somehow convinced Point Park to reluctantly give him two degrees (Acting & Theater Education) getting rid of him. He’s traveled every bridge and tunnel in our pierogi eating region to perform, direct, produce, and teach performing arts for over 35 years. He also snookered Actors Equity Association for membership while sneeking into productions with the Symphony Orchestra, Opera, CLO, Playhouse REP, Opera Theater, PICT, WVPT, and way too many performances for PMT. He actually tried playing (Tevye) Fiddler, (Stage Manager) Our Town, (Audrey II ~ The voice) Little Shop, (Pilate) JC Superstar, & (Scrooge) Christmas Carol receiving – to everyone’s surprise - audience and critical acclaim for 18 seasons. We figured we’d help this poor old guy out by casting him. WAIT!!! DON'T LEAVE!!! The direction, music, choreography and the rest of our cast is FABULOUS!
Grace Dennis (Ensemble, u/s Lulu) is 15 years old and attends Seneca Valley. Although she has been in many Keystone musicals, this is her first pro-show and she is so excited to be a part of the Footloose cast!
Gabe DeRose (Chuck Cranston) Gabe is a graduate of Point Park University with a BA in musical theatre. Favorite credits include Hunchback of Notre Dame (Congregation/Phoebus U/S), Hairspray (Link Larkin), The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzieg), Godspell (Judas/John the Baptist), and Zombie Prom (Eddie Flagrante). He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support. instagram: capitangabe
Paige Ditson (Ensemble) is so excited to do Footloose! She has done seven shows with KSMT. This is her first pro show and she is looking forward to it. in her free time loves to read and plays piano. She also played Molly in Annie at her school.
Mercedes Foster (Ensemble, u/s Urleen) is a 9th grade student at Pine-Richland High School and she has been studying musical theater under KSMT for over 3 years. She has been in over 9 shows with KSMT and is happy to be cast in Footloose!
Cynthia Harding (Vi Moore) is thrilled to be making her debut with the Keystone State Music Theater. Her credits include “Beauty and the Beast” (Barrow Civic Theater) Mrs. Potts, “The Light in the Piazza” (Front Porch Theatricals),“Into the Woods” (St. Vincent’s Summer Theater),“Sound of Music” (Mother Abbess), “The Addams Family” (Morticia), “Annie" (Miss Hannigan), “Big River” (Miss Watson), “The Wizard of Oz” (Glinda), “Cabaret” (Fraulein Kost), “1940’s Radio Show” (Ann Collier), “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (Domina). www.cynthiaharding.org
Robert Hawley-Potter (Ensemble, u/s Willard) is a senior in high school. He is thankful for the incredible opportunity to perform with the FOOTLOOSE cast. Some of Robert's favorite credits include: WIZARD OF OZ, ROCK OF AGES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LITTLE WOMEN, and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
Rachel Henne (Ensemble) This is Rachel’s 9th production with KSMT. She loved playing Glinda (Wizard of Oz), Waitress #1 (Rock of Ages), and Jovie (Elf). Rachel trains at Keystone 4-7 times a week fall-spring and cannot wait for Footloose.
Jessica Jaros (Ethel), a Pittsburgh native, returned to the area last Fall and is honored to serve as a Resident Artist, Lead Instructor, and Administrator with KSMT. Some favorite credits include: Ulla in The Producers (Olney Theater Center), Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress (Fireside Theatre), Miss Sandra in All Shook Up (WVPT), and Pinky Tuscadero, under the direction of Chris Saunders, in Happy Days (La Commedia). She has also performed as a mainstage singer/dancer with Disney Cruise Line and in television, film, and voiceover. Thanks to the whole KSMT team and love to Shawn!
Brad Keller (COP/Ensemble, u/s Wes) is the son of Mike and Connie Keller. He was most recently seen in Kelly Simon Event Management and Stage Right's production of The Wizard of Oz as Nikko and Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Production of The Little Mermaid. Brad is looking forward to his first show with KSMT!
Alexis Krey (Ariel Moore) is excited to be performing with KSMT! She graduated from The Catholic University of America, earning a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include: Gypsy at Cumberland Theatre, Catch Me If You Can at NextStop Theatre, Shrek and Damn Yankees at OCTC, and Storyland Park and Carowinds with RWS Entertainment Group.
Leah Krumenacker (Ensemble) will be entering fourth grade this fall and has been training with KSMT since 2015. Some of her past credits include THE LION KING, JR. (Young Nala), BILLY ELLIOT (Sharon/Ballet Girl), and WILLY WONKA, JR. (Super Oompa). She wishes to thank her KSMT instructors and her family for their support.
Maddie Kucur (Wendy Jo) is so excited to be joining the cast of Footloose for her KSMT debut! She is a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major attending Seton Hill University, and has been a part of many productions, from SHU to the CLO! She wants to thank her family for their constant support!
Richard Magyan (Ren) is incredibly thrilled and honored to make his way back to the stage, this is Richard's first show with Keystone State Music Theatre. It is also his first professional show! Richard will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia this fall to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre. Thank You to the production team for this opportunity, friends, family and past/ present instructors for endless encouragement and support. Instagram: @richardmagyan
Shawn MacIntyre (Coach/Cowboy Bob/Ensemble) Pittsburgh area debut. Recent credits include Titanic (Barrett), Les Misérables (Enjolras), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (St. Aphrodisius), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Big River (The Duke), and Macbeth (Macduff). By day, Shawn teaches English at NAI High School and in the outreach program at LPPAC. Love to his wife, Jessica, with whom he finally gets to share a stage, and to Mom, Dad, and Adam.
Sarah McKinley (Ensemble) is so excited to be a part of this exceptional production! She was recently seen in KSMT’s Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). Sarah would like to thank her family, friends, and instructors for their endless support, and the opportunity to perform with such a talented cast!
Makayla Montarti (Ensemble, u/s Eleanor) is honored and excited to be joining the cast of Footloose! Favorite credits include High School Musical (Ms. Tenny) and Elf (Chadwick). Thanks to my family, friends, and wonderful instructors for always helping me find the joy.
Sam O'Neill (Ensemble, u/s Chuck) excited to perform in this year's KSMT Pro Show. You may have seen him earlier this summer in All Shook Up (Chad) at the Comtra Theater or last year in Billy Elliot (Michael). Sam studies at KSMT and is very thankful for their training and support.
Savannah Slencak (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL! She loved being in last summer's production of BILLY ELLIOT which was her very first professional show. She trains at KSMT Academy and is very thankful to her instructors and her family for all of their support!
Erika Spondike (Urleen) is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Footloose this summer! Erika is a recent graduate of Shaler Area High School and is headed to The Hartt School this fall to study Musical Theatre. Favorite past roles include Natalie (All Shook Up), Erma (Anything Goes), Roxane (Cyrano de Bergerac), and Pugsley (The Addams Family).
Lizzy Stratigos (Lulu Warn, u/s Vi) is thrilled to be apart of KSMT’s Footloose! Lizzy is a recent graduate of KSMT Academy and will be attending Vanguard University for Musical Theater. Her credits include: THE WIZARD OF OZ (Wicked Witch), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR (Ms. Darbus), and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Melina Stratigos (Eleanor/Ensemble, u/s Ethel) is an Academy alumna, Melina is thrilled to return to KSMT in Footloose! She has spent the last three years at Lancaster Bible College, pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies. She would like to thank Chris and Alirose and her parents for always supporting her dreams. Romans 12:1-2
Cody Sweet (Wes Warnicker) is glad to be on the Keystone State Stage once more having last appeared as George in Billy Elliot. Cody's favorite acting credits include Mrs. Bumbrake (Peter and the Starcatcher, Jesus (Godspell), and Moonface (Anything Goes).
Kiran Szymkowiak is an 8th grader at North Allegheny. He recently discovered his passion for musical theatre when he played LeFou in North Allegheny’s inaugural middle school musical, Beauty and the Beast. Kiran joined KSMT last spring and played Nikko in The Wizard of Oz. He is very excited to perform with professionals for the first time in Footloose!
Hayden Unitas (Ensemble) is 16 and attends Pine- Richland High School. She has recently been seen in the KSMT productions of The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch/ Miss Gulch and Billy Elliot as Keely/ Ballet Girl. She is so excited to be making Footloose her second professional show with KSMT.
Emma Zelesnak (Ensemble) is so excited to perform in her first professional show! This will be her 12th show with Keystone State Music Theater. She is looking forward to getting to know the professional cast and is very grateful for the opportunity to learn from them!
Valena Zitello (Ensemble) has enjoyed performing in numerous productions thru-out Pittsburgh since 2008, and is excited to now be a part of the KSMT theater family. Favorite credits include: Legally Blonde (Beautician), Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Twelve), Back to the Eighties (Kim Easton), and Cats (featured dancer). Hope you like the show!
Lauren McCuen (Stage Manager) is a freelance Stage Manager from Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Point Park University. She has worked as a Stage Manager with The Shawnee Summer Theatre, JAG Production’s JAGFEST 2.0 and a Production Assistant for Pittsburgh CLO’S Inaugural SPARK Festival.
August 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, & 18th
All Show at 8:00
Rotary Amphitheater in
Cranberry Township Community Park
(111 Ernie Mashuda Dr, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066)
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent
memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating
results. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-
nominated top 40 score, FOOTLOOSE celebrates
the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding
them with a warm heart and an open mind. Enjoy
this showstopper of a musical under the stars!
Tickets available at the door the day of the show or online. Online sales stop 24 hours before the show.
Save $5 with code "EARLYBIRD" prior to August 9th
Adults - $23 ($28 full price after August 1st)
Under 18 - $19 ($24 full price after August 1st)