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All Quiet on the Western Front - Cast



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Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM

 

All Quiet on the Western Front

by Erich Maria Remarque
Adapted for the stage by Robin Kingsland
Directed by Scott P. Calhoon

November 4 – 12, 2017

CAST BIOS/PHOTOS

BACKGROUND RESOURCES

Michael Barnett (Haie Westus) is thrilled to once again work with the Prime Stage. He has always had a creative streak and with the help of many fine individuals in the Pittsburgh acting community, he started to pursue his passion last year. After taking classes and acting in short films, he appeared in Prime Stage’s production of 1984 last winter. Now he can be seen playing Frank in Jacqueline Druga’s Beginnings streaming through on Amazon Prime and Roku. Michael also appears in the web series The Pittsburgh SOAPranos available on Facebook. When not in acting classes or trying to perfect a line read, he can be found hunched over a computer reading opinions or trying to deadlift a small truck.


Chelsea Bartel (Behm/Recruit) Chelsea is thrilled to be back performing with Prime Stage! She performed here last year as “Miss Stephanie Crawford” in To Kill a Mockingbird and two years ago as “Clover” in Animal Farm. She is also honored to work under the direction of Scott Calhoon again. In addition to Mockingbird, he also directed Chelsea in her dream role as “Diana Goodman” in Next to Normal last year at The Theatre Factory. She just completed her most recent production at The Theatre Factory as “Paula McFadden” in The Goodbye Girl, in addition to choreographing the show. Favorite credits include Billy Elliot (Mrs. Wilkinson), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), The Addams Family (Alice Beineke). Chelsea is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and performed in many shows with Scotch‘n’Soda Theatre, including Moon Over Buffalo (Charlotte Hay). Chelsea wishes to thank everyone who has given her a chance to shine, and like Mary Tyler Moore, “she’s gonna make it after all”. chelseabartel.weebly.com


Chris Cattell (Effects Crew) is grateful for the opportunity to perform with Prime Stage for the first time. Chris earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre from Point Park University, went on to work as Cecil in Amy Hartman's world premiere of Disinfecting Edwin at the Open Stage Theatre. Other credits include the Thompson Kid in The Umbrella Man with the REP; various characters in Macbeth Redux & Shakespeare's Lovers and Fighters with Shakespeare in the Schools at Pittsburgh University; Bill in The Wrong Brannigan with the McKeesport Little Theatre (Pittsburgh New Works Festival).


Kaylee Hansberry (Effects Crew): Kaylee Hansberry is a recent graduate of Seton Hill University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and a B.S. in Business Administration. Her notable university credits include Nine (Claudia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Sweet Charity (Frenchy), A Little Night Music (Malla/Anne Egerman u/s), and Six Characters in Search of an Author (Young Actress). She has also been seen on stage recently in Catch Me if You Can with Actors and Artists of Fayette County as well as School House Rock and Cinderella, Cinderella with Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences. Kaylee has also performed with Stage Right, The Lamp Theatre, The Ligonier Valley Players, and City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival stage readings. She is thrilled to be making her debut with Prime Stage, and she would like to thank Scott for the amazing opportunity to be part of such an important and moving piece of art.


Brenda Theresa Hayes (Effects Crew) is excited to be in her first Prime Stage production. She is a senior at Winchester Thurston School, but spent her first two years of high school in Richmond, VA where she appeared in shows with the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC). She also participated in a program with SPARC called LIVE ART, performing with guest artists such as Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, and Sara Bareilles. Previous credits include Urinetown (Hope Cladwell), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), and Pirates of Penzance (Edith). Thanks and love to the cast & crew & her beautiful family & Jivak.


Daniel Keitel (Muller) is thrilled to be making his return to Prime Stage after appearing in Great Expectations as Young Pip 12 years ago. Selected acting credits include Gibson/Mr. Burns in Mr. Burns: A post-electric play, John in Baby with the Bathwater, Frank in The School for Lies and Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. A recent graduate of Allegheny College with a BA in theatre, Daniel is excited to work with this amazing cast and creative team for his first show back in Pittsburgh. He would like to thank his mother, father, and brother, for supporting his artistic side throughout his life. These performances are dedicated to friends and faculty from Allegheny, especially Liz, Mary, Joe, Mark Cosdon and Daniel Crozier, who taught him the joy and significance of theatre. Enjoy this cacophony of a show!


Peter Kelley Stamerra (Tjaden & others) is incredibly grateful to be returning to Prime Stage for another show after portraying Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Before joining his cast, he was in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival with Thoreau NM in When You are a Little Bit Older. Peter is a Junior and a musical theater major with the brand-new performing arts school, Westinghouse Arts Academy which he absolutely loves. Some other shows Peter has done in the past are Into the Woods (the Baker), Julius Caesar (Brutus), Annie Jr. (Rooster), and Narnia (Peter, ironically). Peter would like to thank all the women in his life who have loved and supported him unconditionally. He wishes luck to all of the cast and crew and along with them, he hopes to inspire more interest in the First World War.


Stefan Lingenfelts (Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky )  This is Stefan's third production with Prime Stage appearing in previous season's productions of Animal Farm in the role of Napoleon and To Kill a Mockingbird as Bob Ewell. Stefan has worked as an actor and director professionally and nonprofessionally his entire adult life.  Favorite local roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night for Hobnob Theatre Co., George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life for the Butler Little Theatre, Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Kean Theatre, Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd for the Butler Musical Theatre Guild, Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias at The Legacy Theatre. Stefan moved to the area eight years ago from New York City where he lived and worked for 20 years. Stefan is excited to be back with the Prime Stage family.


Connor McNelis (Paul Baumer): Connor is very grateful to be making his debut with Prime Stage. After graduating from Edinboro University last year, he moved back home and was soon cast in his Pittsburgh debut in Stage Right's Once upon a Mattress Store through the 2016 Pittsburgh New Works Festival, which would go on to win Best Lead Actor, Best Director and Best Production. He returned to New Works this year starring in The Heritage Player's Exit Strategy. His other theatre credits include Titus Andronicus (Cup-A-Jo Productions), STEEL (Pittsburgh CLO's Gallery of Heroes tour), Last Train to Nibroc and One Man, Two Guvnors (Little Lake Theatre).  Outside of the stage, Connor has also pursued acting in film. His short film A Funny Man, which he co-wrote and produced, screened in competition at the 2016 Three Rivers Film Festival and received a substantial number of accolades in the film festival circuit across the country during its run. A Funny Man can now be viewed at vimeo.com/benjamintothet. Thanks to his family, friends and to Scott. "It doesn't get better than this, until it does." connormcnelis.com


Adam Seligson (Detering) is thrilled to be making his debut with everyone at Prime Stage. Recently, Adam could be seen in South Park Theatre's production of Living on Love, the New Renaissance Theatre Companies Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project, New Kensington Civic Theatre's production of Fox On The Fairway, and the Theatre Factory's production of The Complete History of America to name a few. He is very excited to bring the concept of such a poignant and moving story to the stage, and he couldn't be happier with the company and friends who are along for the ride with him in bringing this show to life. A special thanks to any and all who have pledged service to the country. Adam truly hopes you enjoy the production.


Corwin Stoddard (Albert Kropp) is pumped to make his debut with Prime Stage! A native of Houston, TX, he's worked with many Pittsburgh companies such as the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Roosevelt's Ghosts), Front Porch Theatricals (Violet, Floyd Collins), and Stage 62 (Assassins), as well as productions with MTAP, 12 Peers, No Name Players, and the Conservatory Theatre company. Love to the cast and crew for this awesome experience. Proud alumnus of PPU, HSPVA, and Perry-Mansfield.


Jason Via (Props Master/Effects Crew) Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Jason is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, with a BA in Theatre and Psychology. He is a freelance theater technician, with skills in costuming, scenic painting, millinery, crafts, and lighting. His scenic work has been seen at City Theatre (Hand to God, Feeding the Dragon, The Royale, A Funny Thing...) and with Prime Stage last season as Props Master (1984, The Perks of Being a Wallflower). He recently designed costumes for South Park High School's A Wrinkle in Time. He would like to thank all of his friends, mentors, and family, who support and inspire him every day.


Scott P.Calhoon (Director) Scott was Artistic Managing Director for Wisconsin’s Northern Lights Playhouse and Pinewood Dinner Theatre where he directed/choreographed such shows as Forever Plaid, Grease, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mister Roberts, Tuna Christmas, Same Time This YearSame Time Next Year and many others.  Locally, he held the position of Artistic Director with The Theatre Factory for several years.  In addition, he has held artistic/administrative positions with Canterbury Dinner Theatre, CalMcIre Productions, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Pittsburgh Playhouse.  Local directing credits include the highly acclaimed The Last Five Years (Front Porch Theatricals), The Crucible and To Kill A Mockingbird (Prime Stage),Next to Normal, The Light in the Piazza, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Yeoman of the Guard, Funny Girl, Lost in Yonkers and Steel Magnolias.  The Secret Garden and Company both garnered him Best Director, Suburban Theatres Awards from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a best set award for the latter.  Scott received the Outstanding Director Award for Pump, which also achieved the Outstanding Production Award from PNWF in 2011 and his direction of The Field was nominated for a Donna Award in 2014.  In addition to his direction and design work, he has performed locally with Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Canterbury Dinner Theatre, Pittsburgh New Works and at Hartwood Acres where he sings during the holiday season with two of his favorite friends. Regional performance credits include the Northern Lights Playhouse (WI), WV Public Theatre, Candlewood Playhouse (CT) and Gateway Playhouse (NY). Scott also toured regionally in Big Bad Burlesque and nationally in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Scott wishes to thank God, family and friends for their love and support and asks everyone to embrace their neighbors.