Jamie is delighted to be doing another show with her Arena Fair family! She has performed in many shows in the past, most recently “Hairspray” with Arena Fair. She wants to thank her Mother for giving her the talent and love of the Arts. As always, she wants to thank her loving and supportive Husband, Dante. Father this ones for you, enjoy the show!
Allisha is so excited to make her debut in the Arena Fair Theater after a 14 year hiatus from performing. Most of her previous experience was in her home town of Upper Sandusky at the Star Theater. Her favorite roles she played were Lily in “The Secret Garden” and Fiona in “Brigadoon.” She thanks her wonderful, supportive husband for holding down the fort at home while she got back to living her passion.
Francine Butler was last seen in Arena Fair Theater's production of Hairspray singing the role of Motor Mouth Maybelle. She is a teacher at Hayes High School, and lives in Delaware with her husband, Mark.
"If we're not supposed to dance, why all this music?"
- Gregory Orr
Clare is very excited to be performing her second show with Arena Fair. She has previously been in Big River with her whole family and always has so much fun whenever she performs! She wants to thank her Mom for exposing her to theatre and Mr. Patterson and Mr. White for all they have done to make her a better singer and actress. She hopes you enjoy the show and thanks you for coming!!
Growing up on the streets of South Vienna, Zach lived a mild life as the fields were plowed year after year... it wasn't until he was an adult warthog that Zach moved to Columbus to fulfill his dreams of living in the big city and take the insurance world by storm. Zach currently lives in Pickerington with two friends from Capital University where he attended. Long before Zach dreamt of being on the stage, he worked to make people happy. For the first time in a few years, he uses the theatre as his medium. Zach would like to thank Brian, the music director for accommodating all of his special requirements, and his coworkers for being so excited and supportive of Zach and Nikki for their involvement in the show.
Cat Hodge is still growing out her red dye job from playing a young ingenue in Arena Fair's last production, The Front Page. She figures she now has sufficient gray coverage to play the bitter teacher in Working. Cat has been in many Arena Fair productions over the past few years, including The Front Page, Big River, Hairspray, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In her past life, she studied theater and worked as a production assistant in Los Angeles; now she lives in an old house in Delaware with her husband Brendan and seven children.
Eleanor has been in a few Arena Fair shows before. She was in Big River, Hairspray, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her favorite role was being one of the Corny's kids in Hairspray. Eleanor enjoys big chorus numbers and helping out behind the scenes. Eleanor lives with her six sibling, two parents, two cats and two guinea pigs. They have lived in Ohio for almost nine years, having been in Texas before that. She usually prefers gouda, but would also recommend brie for beginners. Stay away from overly pungent varieties, just in case.
Julia has been performing with Arena Fair for a couple years and has been in many fantastic productions such as: Hairspray, Big River, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She loves to sing and dance and is ecstatic to present you with Working! Julia would like to thank everyone on the staff, especially Mr. White, and Mr Patterson for their patience. Thank you all for coming, and enjoy the show!
Tony is pleased to join Arena Fair for his first production and would like to thank them for being so welcoming. Tony has been performing in community theater for 9 years and was last seen in 'Arsenic and Old Lace' and 'Exit the King' at Curtain Players in Galena. When not onstage, Tony works for a software company in Columbus, sings with The Harmony Project and with his church choir.
Tracy is overwhelmed with excitement about her roles with this amazing cast. She has never performed in a musical, but held high dreams of one day doing so ever since she was little! Tracy started off with voice lessons a couple of months ago and had her very first two auditions in her life, landing her the role of Miss Lynch, the principal in “Grease”, and also landing her multiple roles in the musical “Working”. She holds a powerful personality filled with dramatic facial expressions and pure joy of life itself. At the age of 35, she decided to prove to her two children that no matter how old you are, you can reach for your dreams. It’s never too late! Along with being a wife, and a mother of two boys, she runs her own in-home daycare. Tracy would like to thank the production company for giving her this chance, her friends for their amazing support, and most importantly her family for their positive feedback on her new adventure!
Nikki has a degree in something and works. She wants to thank everyone that is involved in the show – she never could have lived her dream of being semi-freight driver without the love and support of the cast and crew.
Annette participated in a couple of theater shows in college. She began with Arena Fair Theater in 2014 with Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then, she has been involved with several Arena Fair Theater productions, as well as Arena Fair Singers. Annette is excited to be in "Working" with her husband, Ken, with whom she also shares the stage for “In A Jam” and "Cross Connection" bands. In addition to working part time work as a school psychologist, Annette spends her free time training for Ohio's Half Ironman triathlon. Thank you to everyone who supports community theater!
Local singer/musician and performs regularly with local Delaware bands “In A Jam” and Cross Connection. This is Ken’s seventh show with Arena Fair Theatre, having performed in past performances: Jesus Christ Superstar, Brigadoon, 1776, Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 12 Angry Men and Front Page. Ken would like to thank his wife Annette for her constant support and understanding and the cast, crew and director of “Working” for their friendship, talent, dedication and shared love of theatre!