Ben Acedo as Antonio
Ben is excited to be a part of his first production with 6th Street! Benjamin has had notable roles at Lucky Penny Theatre as Roger in Maple and Vine, and at Spreckels Theatre as Jim Farrell in Titanic, Bob Cratchit in Scrooge, and Clifford Anderson in Death Trap. When not acting, Benjamin enjoys playing guitar and archery.
Lorenzo Alviso as Sebastian
Lorenzo just stepped off the 6th Street stage as Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, and is excited to be right back on it! Recent credits include Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert (Theatre-at-Large), Monsieur D’Arque in Beauty and the Beast (Mountain Play), and David in Company (Novato Theatre Co). Locally, Lorenzo enjoyed playing Prince Herbert in Spamalot and Frederick Fleet in Titanic the Musical (Spreckels). @Double_Lo7.
Joy Bessonen as Maid/Ensemble
Joy is excited to be back at 6th Street as part of the cast of Illyria! A Santa Rosa native, Joy is a soprano and a lover of theatre. She is currently a student in the ArtQuest Theatre Arts program at SRHS. She was most recently seen as Ensemble in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (6th Street), and Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (RVMS)! She hopes you enjoy the show!
Seth Dahlgren as Sir Toby Belch
Seth returns to 6th Street Playhouse, where he previously sang as the Big Bopper, after spending several years off stage. He's been nominated for a TBA and SFBATCC award for his performance in Avenue Q at Novato Theater Company as Nicky and Trekkie Monster. His father’s day performance is dedicated to his son for whom he wishes a life where "Merriment and Mirth Prevail."
Gillian Eichenberger as Maria
Gillian is lucky to pursue her passions as an actor, vocal coach, and costume designer here in the Bay Area. She was recently seen as vixen Roxie Hart in Chicago and as Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other favorites include: Louise in Gypsy, Logainne in Spelling Bee, and April in Company. Love and gratitude to her parents, Jim & Leslie, and to Charlene, Julianne, Kayla and Andre.
Tracy Hinman as Countess Olivia
Tracy holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Cal State Hayward and an MFA in Costume Design from San Diego State. She is the soloist for the First Church of Christ Science in Santa Rosa, and works full-time for Alegre Home Care, where one of her favorite parts of the job is leading showtune sing-alongs for seniors. She last appeared on stage at 6th Street in A Little Night Music, and has designed costumes for dozens of shows here since 2010.
Stephen Kanaski as Andrew Aguecheek
Stephen is honored to be joining 6th St. Playhouse’s production of Illyria. Notable credits include: Franz in Rock of Ages (PAP), various roles ReOrient 2017 (Golden Thread); Arthur Lake in the world premiere of Castle Happy (Alterena); Miss Understanding/Lars/Ensemble in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (TheatreRhino); Charles in Sons of the Prophet and Alan in the West Coast premiere of On a Clear Day…(NCTC); Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (PSP).
David Klaut as Guard/Ensemble
David is a recent graduate of Elsie Allen High School who performed four years with his high school jazz band and three years with his high school choir. During his second semester at the Santa Rosa Junior College he would encounter his third passion within the performing arts: acting. Seeking to utilize his three passions he auditioned for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s 2018 production Into The Woods, where he made his acting debut as an ensemble member.
Austin Maisler as Guard/Ensemble
Austin is very excited to be in his first production at 6th street Playhouse and his first musical ever. He hopes you enjoy the show as much as he enjoys performing in it.
Teanna Maloney as Maid/Ensemble
Teanna has participated in the teen drama productions for four years at 6th Street Playhouse, and played Martha Cratchit in The Christmas Carol at 6th Street. She is currently majoring in Performing Arts at Santa Rosa Junior College, and is excited to be a part of Illyria.
Carmen Mitchell as Viola
Carmen grew up in Sonoma County as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer, skating professionally with "Disney on Ice" and the "Great America" Ice Show, and dancing as a soloist at the Academy of Ballet in San Francisco and Santa Rosa Dance Theater. She then studied music and theater in San Francisco and at the SRJC. She has performed many leading roles with theater companies in the Bay Area. Carmen is thrilled and honored to be working at 6th Street Playhouse for the first time!
Tim Setzer as Feste
Tim is elated to return to the 6th Street Playhouse stage, previously appearing in ART (Yvan) and Victor/Victoria (Toddy). Favorite roles include: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein, SFBATCC nom.); Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge, the Musical, SFBATCC nom.); Herbie (Gypsy! TBA award nom.); Vincent Alcedo (Book of Matthew, SFBATCC nom.); Nathan Detroit (Guys & Dolls); Fagin (Oliver!); Pseudolus (A Funny Thing…Forum); Albin/Zaza (La Cage Aux Folles); and Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), to name a few.
Burton Thomas* as Duke Orsino
Burton Thomas* is delighted to be making his 6th St. Playhouse debut! He has spent the last two years living in Tuscany, earning an MFA in Physical Theatre. There, he studied various forms of Physical Theatre including Commedia dell’Arte, Clown, Buffoon, Circus, and the movement studies of Jacques Lecoq. No stranger to the Bay Area, Burton has worked at other local companies including Woodminster Summer Musicals, 42nd St. Moon, the New Conservatory Theatre Center, and many more. Burton is a proud member of Actor's Equity.
Larry Williams as Malvolio
Larry is pleased to be back at 6th street! Larry was last seen as Sir Rupert Watlington Pips in Jeeves Intervenes at Sonoma Arts Live. Some of Larry’s recent roles include David in David Templeton's original play Pinky and Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. Some 6th Street favorites include Alfie in One Man Two Guvners, Andre in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clown 2 in The 39 Steps, Roger Debris in The Producers and Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life.
*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.