Cast Bios

Meet the Cast of On Golden Pond



  Amy Pearre Dunn is delighted to be making her first appearance with CPCC. She recently played “Mary Hatch” in the Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts production of It’s a Wonderful Life. She is a proud lifelong “theatre geek” and graduate of the Appalachian State University Department of Theater and Dance where she studied acting, directing and performed in numerous productions including The DivinersMan of La Mancha and Equis in addition to the outdoor drama, Horn in the West with the Appalachian Historical Society. She is a former teacher at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA and served as the Education Director at The Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, Georgia. Amy would like to thank her husband Ryan, their ten-year-old daughter, Juliet, along with the many friends and family who have inspired her on this journey and helped her “get back to where you once belonged”.

Todd Magnusson – This is Todd’s first production with CPCC and has thoroughly enjoyed working with a talented and generous actors and production team. Todd is software developer that that has recently moved Charlotte area and is enjoying all that the region has to offer.

Four Weddings and an Elvis Pineville Players, On Golden Pond, Charlie, Davidson Community Players, The Dining Room with the Huguenot Players, The Cocktail Hour and Picnic with the South Street Players, Dividing the Estate and Book of Days with the OCC Repertory Theater.

Stepp Nadelman was born in Charlotte NC, but lived in New York for a year. Stepp began his acting career after doing “Robin Hood” at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Stepp is now in 7th grade at Randolph Middle School. Stepp has performed in many musicals at Children’s theatre of Charlotte, but recently did “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre of Charlotte. He is very excited to do his first CPCC play!


Diane Overcash-Diane is playing the part of the telephone operator. Diane has most recently played the part of Vera Walters in Old Courthouse Theater’s production of Nana’s Naughty Knickers.  Also in scene presentations Diane was drug addicted Violet Weston in August: Osage County and Mrs. Baker, the tight-ass matron from Scarsdale, in Butterflies are Free. Diane Lives in the beautiful farming community of Enochville, NC, enjoying frequent interruptions from the black lab who lives next door. Diane has lived in Europe and California, where Whoopi Goldberg was her neighbor. She has been a public school teacher, fine arts painter and ski mechanic. Acting is now a fervent interest. Add this to playing bluegrass fiddle, guitar, singing and publishing adult coloring books through Amazon. Diane’s philosophy of life, use the talents you were given. Just look around. There is always some kind of mischief to get into. Growth trumps comfort every time.

Tom Scott is very happy to be performing in his 9th CPCC production. Previous Pease favorites include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Big Daddy) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Rutherford Selig). Other favorites in the Charlotte area include Theatre Charlotte’s Lend Me a Tenor and Harvey, CAST’s Orphans and Rembrandt’s Gift, and Actor’s Theatre’s Yankee Tavern and Jungle Rot.




ELYSE A. WILLIAMS began her professional theatrical career at The Barn Dinner Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia in 1969.  Since moving to Charlotte in 1985, she has been on stage for many theatre companies including Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, CPCC Summer Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Theatre Charlotte, Three Bone Theatre, Davidson Community Players, Old Courthouse Theatre and Fort Mill Playhouse.  Some of Elyse’s favorite roles were Margaret in 9 to 5, The Musical, Vivian Leigh in Orson’s Shadow, Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo and Jesse in Benedictions. By day, she’s a director/producer of broadcast and non-broadcast television and by night, a party animal!