Sabrina Edwards

Sabrina Edwards

(Esmeralda) Sabrina is ecstatic to be returning to the JPAC stage! Sabrina has been performing in the Chicagoland area since the age of eight. Past credits include Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone (MadKap Productions) and Arista in The Little Mermaid (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center). She would like to thank her amazing family and friends for their continued support as well as the production team for the opportunity to play one of her dream roles!

Jason Vences

Jason Vences

(Quasimodo) Some of his favorite credits include Gomez Addams in "The Addams Family," Bert in "Mary Poppins," George in "Carrie: The Musical," Otto in "Spring Awakening" and Horton The Elephant in "Seussical."

Sean Rhead

Sean Rhead

(Dom Claude Frollo) Some past favorite theatre credits include the Doctor in "A New Brain" (Chicago Heights Drama Group), Orin Scrivello, DDS in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Munroe Park Theatre Guild), Lurch in "The Addams Family" (Oak Lawn Theatre), and Caiaphas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Lincoln Way Summer Stock). Sean holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Saint Xavier University and he has also trained in Voiceover at Acting Studio Chicago.

John Zampino

John Zampino

(Fredric Charlus/Congregation) He is excited to debut with JPAC in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He is currently a freshman at Saint Xavier University, studying music education. He has appeared in high school shows, including Twelve Angry Men and Oliver.

Samantha Chaness

Samantha Chaness

(Congregation) This is Samantha's first time performing for Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, and it is also her first musical in Chicago. Other recent credits include Play On at Oakton Community College and Pericles for Frank Farrell productions. She is a graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Macy Hernandez

Macy Hernandez

(Congregation) Upon receiving her B.A in Theatre Arts and Communications at Augustana College ('13), the Chicagoland actor, stage manager, and teaching artist is also a preschool teacher for KinderCare. Additionally, she serves as the resident teaching artist for Compass Creative Dramatics, a Chicago based children's theatre company. Other credits include Keely and Du, Bat Boy the Musical, and Dreaming Tree Films' Assistant Producer for the feature film, Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission.

Mara Galeno

Mara Galeno

(Congregation) Mara is a current Morton College student and is thrilled to be in her first performance at the JPAC Theatre. Mara has performed various plays and musicals throughout high school including productions such as Beauty and the Beast where she played as the Wardrobe, and West Side Story as Anybody’s. In 2015, Mara received an IHSA All Sectional Medal of Recognition. She is excited to be a part of theatre again and hopes to be a part of many more performances.

Heather Pauliks

Heather Pauliks

(Congregation) Heather is thrilled to be making her Jedlicka debut! She received her BA in Musical Theatre from Elmhurst College. Previous credits include Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Florika, Natural Talent Productions), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell, GreenMan Theatre Troupe), The Producers (Ulla, Wheaton Drama), Into the Woods (Rapunzel, Stage Coach Players), and Hairspray! (Lou Ann, Wheaton Drama).

Emma Widlowski

Emma Widlowski

(Congregation) Emma is a graduate of Elmhurst College where she majored in Musical Theatre and minored in Dance. She was last seen in Wizard of Oz (Big Noise), Spelling Bee (Encore), and Sweet Charity (Up & Coming).

Jules Wolnak

Jules Wolnak

(Congregation) Jules is very excited to be working with JPAC on one of her favorite musical scores from childhood! She was recently seen as Princess Serenity in Otherworld Theatre's Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Musical Parody and Carmen the Maid in Saint Sebastian Player's The House of Bernarda Alba. Some favorite credits include Marcy Park (Putnam County Spelling Bee), Player (Pippin), and Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray!)

Amanda Zgonina

Amanda Zgonina

(Congregation) A Musical Theatre graduate of North Central College and a DuPage Dance Academy-trained dancer, her latest credits include Metropolis PAC’s A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig/Dance Captain), Surging Films and Theatrics’ The Addams Family (Flapper Ancestor) as well as Big Fish (Little Lamb), and Elmhurst Symphony’s Latin Sensations (dancer). When not performing, she enjoys teaching dance and choreographing for local studios and community theatre companies.

Brian Mengler

Brian Mengler

(Jehan Frollo) Brian is elated to be making his Jedlicka Performing Arts Center debut. Previous Chicago credits include Campfire Songs; "Zombie Bathhouse," Big Noise Theatre; "Hair," Big Noise Theatre; "Legally Blonde."

Victor M. Lopez lll

Victor M. Lopez lll

(Father Dupin) Victor makes his Illinois stage debut! He was last seen on another stage debut for "Rock of Ages" at Lakeland Community Theater in Lakeland, Florida, last summer. He is delighted to be taking on more projects in theater after a lifetime of ensemble and choral work.

Natalie Rae

Natalie Rae

(Florika) Natalie was lasy seen as Charity Hays in JPAC's production of THE BUTLER DID IT. Natalie has a Bachelor’s degree in musical theatre from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Natalie was last seen Fraulein Kost in OCC’s Cabaret.

Jim LaPietra

Jim LaPietra

(Clopin Triuillefou) Jim was last seen on stage here at JPAC in this year's production of "The Butler Did It" (Father White). Other favorite productions under his belt include "Evil Dead: The Musical" (Jake), "Reefer Madness" (Lecturer), "Cabaret" (Emcee), "Harvey" (Elwood P. Dowd), "The Game's Afoot;" Or "Holmes for the Holidays" (William Gillete), "The Tempest" (Stephano), and multiple productions of "A Christmas Carol."

Joshua Heinlein

Joshua Heinlein

(Phoebus De Martin) Joshua is honored to be part of this project. This will be his fourth production with JPAC. Most recently seen as Tick in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Other notable roles include Horton in Suessical (Windy City Music Theater), Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (Blackbird Dance Theater),Tulsa in Gypsy (JPAC), and Orin Scrivello (Kentucky Conservatory Theater).

Lane Halverson

Lane Halverson

(King Louis XI/Saint Aphrodisius) Lane is surprised and astounded to be returning to Morton College after a long sabbatical and to be working once again with Micheal Kott. He last appeared at JPAC in Sunset Boulevard in 2012 and various musicals and comedies including Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Miss Saigon, No Sex Please We’re British and The Boys Next Door. He has become somewhat of a Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado having appeared in all 14 of their operettas over the years.