CAST LIST FOR Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Cinderella, forced into a life of household chores by her wickedly cruel stepmother and stepsisters, dreams of a better life. The town crier announces a royal ball at which the King and Queen hope their son, the Prince of the kingdom, finds a bride, and Cinderella wishes she could attend. When her stepsisters and stepmother go off to the ball, her Godmother appears and magically grants Cinderella's wish. At the ball, Cinderella and the Prince meet and instantly fall in love, but she abruptly excuses herself at midnight, leaving only a glass slipper on the palace steps. After an extensive search throughout the kingdom, the Prince and Cinderella are magically reunited and blissfully married.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella logo

Directors

Actors

    Royal Pages
      Brian Rubino
      Marc Rubino

Production Staff

    Sound Designer - Joe Ward
    Stage Crew - Barb Matheson
    Set Construction - Dave Zaffarano (chair)
Kim Dahms
Tina Dahms
Janice Manley
Barb Matheson
Julie Zaffarano
    Publicity Committee
    Audition Committee
Donna Winquist
    House Manager - Dave Verduin

Bios

listed alphabetically

Darlene Adamson (Assistant Lighting Designer) has been with RVCO since 2012. As the Assistant Lighting Designer, she has helped her husband with the technical aspects of our productions. Darlene has run the light board for several of our shows. Most recently she took on the role of Stage Manager at the last minute for the spring 2023 show High Society. Darlene works at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also attending Drexel University to complete her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. Back to top

John Adamson (Lighting Designer) has been with RVCO since 2012. He has been our lighting designer, master stage electrician, and special effects consultant. John has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and prior certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has designed lights for over 500 shows in venues that include schools, community theaters, youth theater groups, and dance recitals. John has had the opportunity to work with groups including the Valley Forge Chorus, the Delaware Valley Opera Company, and the Dancing for Life charity. John is the owner of First Stage Lighting and has provided special lighting and sound equipment for this performance. He also provides consultant services for local events in the suburbs. Back to top

Todd Andrews (Townsperson) found this production by chance through a friend. Although adult life separated him from most of the arts for many years, he was once heavily involved in chorus and band. He continues to enjoy playing classical music on the piano, an instrument he was lucky enough to have at home as a child. As a teen in the 1990s, he worked stage crew for The Sound of Music and played Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof at another theatre. He hopes this will be the first of many productions he gets to participate in and looks forward to learning as much as he can at RVCO. Todd is a software engineer that sometimes wishes he had majored in music instead. Back to top

Don Cheetham headshotDon Cheetham (Townsperson) is enjoying working with a group of spirited, fun actors and directors in Cinderella. Previous RVCO participation includes being a Dragoon in Patience, playing Andrew MacLaren in Brigadoon several years ago, and singing in the chorus of several other musicals. Other favorite roles include two in Our Town - Editor Webb (Barleysheaf Players) and Simon Stimson (St. Peter's Players), and Mr. De Pinna in You Can't Take It With You (St. Peter's Players). Back to top

aith Donaher headshotFaith Donaher (Townsperson) is excited to be returning for her second show with RVCO after appearing as Cousin Hebe in H.M.S. Pinafore. She has also performed in many G&S operettas with the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society, most recently as Vittoria in Gondoliers. Back to top

Lisa Franks headshotLisa Franks (Godmother) is very happy to be in her 5th show with RVCO. She previously appeared as Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol - the Musical; also Annie Get Your Gun, High Society and The Merry Widow. Professional Credits: Understudied Charlotte Hay (Moon Over Buffalo, Walnut St. Theatre). Other roles: (NCT & St. Francis Players) include Fiona (Brigadoon), Liza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Sally Smith (Me and My Girl), Sarah Brown (Guys & Dolls), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Laurey (Oklahoma), Agnes Cohan (George M!), Rosalia (West Side Story), Mrs. McAfee (Bye-Bye Birdie) and Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes). When not on stage, Lisa can be found teaching French at Villanova University. Back to top

Jocelyn Hall (Townsperson) is making her stage debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. She is very excited to be joining the cast. Her love of music has led her to be in the chorus at school and learn to play the flute in her school band. Jocelyn also enjoys other activities such as travel soccer, tennis, and dance. Back to top

Maria Leonetti headshotMaria Leonetti (Cinderella) returns to Rose Valley after having previously been seen in Patience (Patience), High Society (Liz), and The Sorcerer (Constance). Professional credits include: Princess Leia in Star Wars, the Musical (Bootless), Cassie/Ensemble in Snyder v Phelps (Philly Fringe), Lottie/Ensemble in Show Boat (Pitman), Frou Frou in The Merry Widow (Washington Savoyards), Agnes in Train to Essex Junction (Philly Fringe), and featured soloist in New Voices Cabaret (Society Hill Playhouse). She has received two Broadway World nominations for Best (Supporting) Actress in a Musical for Natalie in All Shook Up (Forge) and Rosalia in West Side Story (Narberth). Other past roles include Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Viviana), Essie in You Can't Take It with You (Village Playbox), and Anne in A Little Night Music (Playcrafters). Much love to all her friends and family who come out to support her, especially Sid, who will forever be her favorite scene partner. Back to top

Marie Maguire headshotMarie Maguire (Townsperson) is happy to be singing in her first G&S production with RVCO. She has performed in eleven of G&S's thirteen operettas with Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan of Chester County, and Thespis including a speaking part in Princess Ida with Thespis. This is her thirty-fifth G&S production. Marie is an entrepreneur, author, and a business consultant. Back to top

Florrie Marks headshotFlorrie Marks (Music Director) is a past recipient of the Best Musical Director award at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. She has music directed the entire G&S canon, primarily with the G&S Society of Chester County. Other directing credits include Allenberry Playhouse, Penn Singers, Ardensingers, Ridgewood (NJ) Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Ridgewood High School Alumni Band, and Glen Rock (NJ) Pops Orchestra. For several years, she was also the Music Director of the fall and spring musicals at Archbishop Wood High School. In addition to her conducting activities, she is Director of Music Ministries at Temple Lutheran Church in Havertown. Before picking up the baton on a regular basis, Florrie was a professional violinist, with credits ranging from symphony orchestras to a bluegrass band. She music directed our productions of Annie Get Your Gun (2017), The Sorcerer (2018), Naughty Marietta, Revised 2018 (2019), H.M.S. Pinafore (2022), and High Society (2023), and Patience (2003), and she is delighted to be directing this production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Back to top

Paula McGeary (Townsperson) is thrilled to be diving back into the world of theatre after many years. She was active in community theatre in her high school and college years and is excited to perform again. This is her first production with RVCO and she looks forward to many more with this wonderful group. Back to top

Bill Michael headshotBill Michael (Stage Manager, Producer, Web Master) was last seen but not heard as the Solicitor in Patience and but heard as George Kitteridge in last spring's High Society. He has appeared in many RVCO shows in the past 30 plus years and performed just as many roles behind the scenes. Not on stage for this show, he is none the less busy as producer, stage manager, set designer and others for this show. I do it for the love of the people of RVCO and the magic of the theatre. If I survive this show I just might do another one. Sit back and enjoy what makes this show a true classic. Back to top

Kathy Michael (Co-Director, Props, RVCO Board Secretary) A long time member of RVCO, this is Kathy's first foray into directing. Previously, she has been Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, and House Manager, as well as Secretary. Getting to see the ideas in her head play out on the stage is hugely exciting and satisfying. Thank you to Bob, her partner in crime, to Florrie for her expertise and being so easy to work with, to the cast for their enthusiasm and hard work, to the technical people for helping to bring this vision to spectacular life, and especially to Bill, her partner in this and everything else and the glue that gets it all done. All of this is a collaboration and all the parts are required. "Impossible things happen every day and even foolish dreams come true!" Back to top

Robert Moore headshotRobert Moore (Co-Director, Executive Board, Make-Up Designer, Show Selection Committee Chair) is a proud RVCO Life Member, Stage Director, and Actor! He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (where he served in Sierra Leone, West Africa), retired Art teacher, and holds an MA in Theatre from Villanova University. He has professional credits in theatre, film, touring companies, and has worked in numerous theatres around the area especially RVCO where he's directed many shows and created principal roles in productions. He was the co-founder of the Young People's Theatre Workshop in Swarthmore where he directed and taught classes for 45 years and is now on the teaching staff of the Next Generation youth theatre, also in Swarthmore! This past Summer he appeared as Dr Grimwig in the Brandywiners' production of Oliver! at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Last spring he co-directed High Society for RVCO and will do the same for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in April 2024! Enjoy the show, everyone!! Back to top

Steve Naz headshotSteve Naz (Townsperson) returns for his third RVCO appearance. Having previously served as an able sailor aboard the <>H.M.S. Pinafore and a trusted butler in High Society, Steve's latest role has him proudly manifesting as a Dragoon in the Queen's service. Steve's performance background includes participation in numerous bands and ensembles from elementary school up through the Temple University marching and concert bands. He has been an orchestra member in several musical shows, including Brigadoon, Wildcat, and Call Me Madam. Off-stage, Steve is a retired computer specialist and technologist. Back to top

Chris Rubino headshotChris Rubino (Prince, Set Designer, RVCO Board Vice President) has been performing with RVCO since 2011. Notable roles include Freddy in My Fair Lady, Charlie in Brigadoon, Tolloller in Iolanthe, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, and Ralph in H.M.S. Pinafore. Chris began designing sets for RVCO in 2018, first for The Sorcerer, subsequently for A Christmas Carol - the Musical (2019), and also for H.M.S. Pinafore (2022). Most recently, he designed the set for High Society (2023), also playing the role of C.K. Dexter Haven. "Much love to my wife Meagan, and our two sons, Marc and Brian. A special shout-out to this production's Ella, who never criticizes my aesthetic tastes." Back to top

Meagan Rubino headshotMeagan Rubino (Portia) is excited to appear in another RVCO production this fall! Prior to this performance, she was in the chorus for the 2022 production of H.M.S. Pinafore. She has also performed as Fiametta in the Penn Singers production of The Gondoliers and was an enthusiastic member of the chorus for its productions of The Most Happy Fella, Utopia Ltd., Ruddigore, My Favorite Year, and The Mikado. She also performed in the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Gettysburg, PA in their production of The Sorcerer. When not busy trying to hook an eligible bachelor on stage, Meagan is a proud member of the faculty of School of the Future in Philadelphia and an ardent advocate of public education and civil service in Upper Darby Township. "To my McNuggets: I love you to the moon and back! To the Set Designer: it's all-but... indeed, jolly utter!" Back to top

Laura Ryan (Costumes Chair) is excited to be working on her first RVCO. She has been working as a costumer and freelance artist for the past 8 years and has worked on a wide range of musicals and straight plays in the Philadelphia, New York, and Long Island areas. She would like to thank the whole cast and crew for being so kind and welcoming, her wonderful costuming team, and her partner for being so supportive. Wishing everyone involved with Patience a fantastic run! Back to top

Joyce Severin headshotJoyce Severin (Townsperson) is thrilled to be in Rose Valley's fall production of Patience. This will be her first foray into the world of Gilbert and Sullivan, and her second with RVCO. When not appearing with RVCO, Joyce is an active member of the Havertown Choristers, the William Penn Community Chorus, and the St Andrew's Choir. She would like to congratulate all involved with this production. Lots of love to her family! Back to top

Jeff Swafford headshotJeff Swafford (King, Board Member) enjoys spending time with his RVCO family. Recent RVCO roles include High Society (Mike Connor), H.M.S. Pinafore (Dick Deadeye), A Christmas Carol - The Musical (Bob Cratchit), Naughty Marietta, Revised 2018 and The Mikado (Ensemble), and with other local theaters, South Pacific (Stewpot), Seussical the Musical (Horton), and The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King). Jeff enjoys camping, the shore, Italian Food, red wine, reviving his love with singing and photography, and is most eager to challenge himself, after many years away, at the piano again. Jeff also enjoys Italian Food and red wine... and toffee. Back to top