Ariel Zuckerman as Nathan Detroit
Ariel is thrilled to be back at 6SP, having been in The Comedy of Errors and Death of a Salesman earlier this season. Favorite past shows include The Winter’s Tale and The Scottish Play. On screen, Ariel was seen in Super Troopers 2. A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio in NYC, Ariel relocated to the West coast with his wife Gillian last year. He is eternally grateful for her support both on and off the stage. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show! www.arielzuckerman.com
Ella Park as Adelaide
Ella is ecstatic to be playing Adelaide in 6th Street’s Guys and Dolls. Her most recent roles were Cinderella in Into the Woods, Andrina in The Little Mermaid, and Benji in The Super Trio as well as co-prop and costume design. She hopes to transfer to Southern Oregon University to study theatre, music, and fine art. She has loved working with this incredible production team and cast and hopes to again in the future. She thanks her friends and family for their endless support in her pursuit of her passions.
Ezra Hernandez as Sky Masterson
Ezra is a non-Union and not-for-profit artist who has appeared in over 200 plays, musicals, cruise ships and theme parks worldwide. Most recent and notable local roles have been Into the Woods (Wolf/Narrator 2), Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) at SRJC (SOTA for best vocal performance), and Carousel (Billy Bigelow), which was one of the greatest experiences of his career. He would like to thank James, Jenna, Ginger, and this wonderful cast for the magic they make every night, and Granny, Amala, and my ever loving Mama who have made all I do possible; also Grandpa Howard, Wendy, and Algeo for always watching over me.
Elenor Paul as Sarah Brown
Elenor is a native of Sonoma County, and has been involved in theater since featuring in her mother’s class play at nine months old. Her experiences at ArtQuest with John Craven have shaped her entire life. She has been fortunate to work at the Santa Rosa JC, Roustabout Theater Company, and 6th Street Playhouse. Her family and friends are always her greatest inspiration.
Kit Grimm as Arvide Abernathy
Kit is enjoying the opportunity to do back-to-back shows with 6th Street this summer/fall, having just completed The Comedy of Errors at the adjacent Cannery ruins. Guys and Dolls continues his collaboration with 6th Street through such previous roles as Rocky Horror’s Narrator, Uncle Fester, Colonel Pickering, and Scrooge (among others). He declares that “More he cannot wish you” than that you enjoy the show!
Randy Nazarian* as Nicely Nicely Johnson
Randy performed for the first time when he opened for “The Coasters” in Las Vegas in 1977. His credits include: Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theater, numerous television shows, films, commercials, voice-over artist. Favorite role/s: Husband of 36 years to Lora, Father to Katia & Aimee and the Best role: Grandfather to Jonah, Micah-May, Tyler, & Ms. Violet. Enjoy the show!
Brett Mollard as Benny Southstreet
Brett has appeared in over 25 shows in Sonoma County. Notable roles include the Baker in Into the Woods (SRJC), Giuseppe Zangara in Assassins (Sonoma Arts Live), and Freddy in My Fair Lady (6th Street). Brett recently wrote and produced his own musical, The Super Trio, at Redwood Theatre Company. Guys and Dolls was the musical that got him into musical theatre. Enjoy!
Evan Held as Rusty Charlie
Evan is a recent graduate from the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA), and excited to be back home in the bay area. He’s been involved in numerous productions in the area at companies like Shakespeare in the Cannery, Redwood Theater Company, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Marin Summer Theater.
Benjamin Donner as Harry the Horse
Benjamin is a 2018 graduate of Montgomery High, where he participated in concert and chamber choirs, danced and acted. Benjamin actively pursues dance in his local community through Santa Rosa’s Hip Hop Dance Team ‘Auxiliary’ and dance battling in Sacramento. He wants to explore the arts in theatre and provide entertainment to all.
Carl Kraines as Big Jule
Carl has been involved in theater from an early age, studying and performing at Hollywood’s famous Meglin Studios in the early 60’s. He has worked in the Bay Area and L.A. with theater and film. In his move to Santa Rosa he served as the Director of Theater for Maria Carrillo High School, where he produced and directed over 60 high school productions. Now retired, he is looking forward to acting and directing in our wonderfully vibrant local theater scene.
Levi Sterling as Lt. Brannigan/Brandy Bottle Bates
Levi is proud to announce his return to 6th Street Playhouse after a four-year hiatus. He has spent time studying acting and voice in both London and New York as well as cultivating the growth of Sonoma County’s newest black box theatre, The Redwood Theatre Company, in Healdsburg. It has been an honor for him to perform such roles as: Dewey Finn, School of Rock the Musical; Jack, Into the Woods; Frank, from Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica; and Maurice Wilkins in Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51.
Laura J. Davies as General Cartwright/Joey Biltmore
Laura continues her family’s tradition of being cast in Guys and Dolls! You may have seen her at 6th Street in The Children’s Hour, Silent Sky, A Christmas Story, The Glass Menagerie, as well as many others shows here and at theatres in the North Bay. Laura trained for a BFA in Acting at the University of Minnesota. She thanks YOU, the audience, for supporting Live Theatre!
Michael Hunter as Scranton Slim
Michael has appeared in 6th Street’s The Comedy of Errors, Victor/Victoria and as Ruckly in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Michael’s favorite roles include Spike (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Rochefort (The Three Musketeers), Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Renfield (Dracula), Armand (Once on This Island), and Humpty Dumpty (Alice: The Rebellion of Wonderland).
Austin Maisler as Angie the Ox
Austin is very excited to be returning to 6th Street Playhouse after performing in last season’s Illyria. This is his second production with the Playhouse and his second musical ever. He hopes you enjoy this show as much as he enjoys performing in it.
Pales Gensler as Martha
Pales is very excited to make her debut at 6th Street Playhouse. She’s worked as the 6SP summer camp assistant for shows such as Mary Poppins Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Hairspray Jr and The Lion King Jr. She just received her acting certificate at Santa Rosa Junior College where she performed in shows such as It Can’t Happen Here, The Music Man, Shakespeare Cabaret, and Almost, Maine. She thanks her family for being supportive and everyone at 6th Street for giving her the opportunity to perform in this amazing show.
Jannay Avelar as Hot Box Girl/Ensemble
Jannay started ballet at age four with Shirley Hunter, spent four years at Santa Rosa Gymnastics, and was an all-star on a jazz dance team called STARS, performing all over the Bay Area. She also learned a lot from Debbie Medina at SRJC with Jazz and hip hop classes. Dance feeds her soul and has helped sell Real Estate for the last 14 years. Jannay is a proud mother of a 9-year-old boy and a third generation local of Santa Rosa..
Allyson Bray as Hot Box Girl/Ensemble
Allyson came out of the womb singing and dancing. A Sonoma County native, she is co-founder of Existdance, a modern improvisational storytelling dance troupe, and Just In Time Productions, a traveling performance company born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She co-wrote and directed Immortelle, a Theatre/Film Noir musical mystery about a mummy’s redemption in modern times. Most recently, Allyson performed in SRJC’s production of Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter. She currently studies Theatre Arts at SRJC.
Laura McGinnis as Hot Box Girl/Ensemble
Laura is thrilled to return for her sixth production at her favorite playhouse! She’s been in numerous musicals throughout Sonoma County, including Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy for You, Bye-Bye Birdie, and George M! Laura is a member of the four-part women’s harmony group, Vinyl Revival, and a freelance artist with exhibits at The Children’s Museum and The Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Sofía Pérez Kempton as Hot Box Girl/Ensemble
Sofía has been dancing since the early age of three and occasionally acted in plays and musicals. Dancing is her passion and her specialty is flamenco. She was born and raised in Spain and moved to this area just over two weeks ago. She is very proud of being Spanish, loves and adores her family, and is ready to learn and thrive in America.