Lisa Smith Bradley– is proud to be part of this final production at Pease Auditorium, a place where she has been performing since 1996. A multiple Metrolina Theatre Awards and Creative Loafing Theatre Awards winner, Lisa has performed locally with Actors Theatre of Charlotte, CPCC Summer Theatre, Queen City Theatre, Collaborative Arts, Theatre Charlotte, Abbey Players, and Davidson Players. Favorite performances include FLY BY NIGHT (Miriam), NEXT TO NORMAL (Diana), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Jeannie), GYPSY (Rose), RAGTIME (Mother), CABARET (Sally), KISS ME KATE (Kate), INTO THE WOODS (the Witch), CARRIE THE MUSICAL (Margaret), SPITFIRE GRILL (Percy), and SHE LOVES ME (Ilona). Best role: wife to Chip and mother to Celia. Love to this cast and crew full of lifelong friends!
Ryan Deal is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this production and to be celebrating the history of Pease Auditorim! Favorite past credits include Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) and Les Miserables (Valjean) at CPCC, The Secret Garden (Archibald) at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Assassins (The Balladeer) at CAST. As Music Director, Ryan has collaborated on over a dozen local productions including Rent and Hair at Theatre Charlotte and [title of show] at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. Ryan sings with Festival Singers of Carolina Voices, the Sanctuary Choir at First Presbyterian Church and serves as Director of Advancement at Chidlren’s Theatre of Charlotte. Much love to John, Buddy and Sammy.
Ron T. Diaz is delighted to work with this talented cast and crew to bring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to life. Recent credits include Che (Evita) at CPCC, Radames(Aida) at Theatre Charlotte and SAMSON: The Last Judge with Narroway Productions in Fort Mill, SC. He has also contributed to several other musical productions with the Narroway Company to include The Real Christmas Story, The Fourth Cross and Lord of Light. He would like to thank his Angel and his friends for the love and support.
Theater started for Kevin Harris as an adult in “Showboat” at Pease Auditorium in the Summer of 1982! He has performed in an around Charlotte since then. Most recently, Kevin returned to Charlotte Squawks. He thanks his wife Carmen and family for the support through the years. Kevin is a massage therapist and a Reiki Master.
Susan Roberts Knowlson is thrilled to be on the Pease stage one last time, making more memories with dear friends and colleagues. She has performed some of her favorite roles here including: Marian in The Music Man; Adelaide in Guys and Dolls; Laurey in Oklahoma, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance; Cathy in The Last Five Years; Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Cats; A Chorus Line; and many more. Charlotte audiences may also have seen Susan in The Halton Theatre as Maria in The Sound of Music, Nellie in South Pacific and Eliza in My Fair Lady, and at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, The Charlotte Symphony, Theatre Charlotte and Opera Carolina. Most recently, Susan has been seen in Charlotte Squawks at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. She has appeared Off-Broadway and across the country in tours and regional theatre, as well as television. Susan is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has a master’s degree in music from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Patrick Ratchford is pleased to join in the celebration of Pease Auditorium and all of the excellent performances here over the years! This marks the 26th show that he’s performed in at this beloved venue. Starting with the 1986 Summer Theatre Company with productions of Evita, Sugar and Under the Yum Yum Tree, Patrick went on to perform in many of the memorable productions here. He’s most proud of bringing many of the standards of American musical theatre to the area including roles in Oklahoma! (Curly), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Hello Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl) and Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler). He also brought premiered new works in Charlotte – Tommy (Capt. Walker), Crazy for You (Lank) and The Last Five Years (Jamie). He’s thrilled to work with this exceptional cast of friends – both old and new!
Emily Witte is honored and excited to be a part of such a talented cast! Her favorite CPCC credits include The Mousetrap, Into the Woods, 1776, The Producers, Crazy For You, Seussical, Camelot, and The Sound of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory. Some of her most recent credits include Blanche in Bonnie & Clyde (Matthews Playhouse), Amneris in Aida (Theater Charlotte), Anna in Spring Awakening (Beck Center for the Arts), Phyllis in Follies (Baldwin Wallace Conservatory), u/s Heidi in Passing Strange (Cleveland Playhouse), and Showgirl in Ghostlight (42nd St. Studio/Mint Theatre-NYC).