The Pirates of Penzance, 2017. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principal Cast

Zanda Švēde – Carmen *
Rafael Dàvila – Don Jose
Corey Crider – Escamillo *
Janai Brugger – Micaëla *
Jeffrey Beruan – Zuniga
Doug Jones – Dancaïro
Derrek Stark – Remendado ~
John Viscardi – Morales *
April Martin – Frasquita ~
Samantha Gossard – Mercédès ^
Carey Wilson – The Guide


Artistic and Production Staff

David Charles Abell – Conductor
Jose Maria Condemi – Director *
R. Keith Brumley – Set Designer
Eduardo V. Sicangco – Costume Designer *
Kendall Smith – Lighting Designer
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Zhanna Saparova – Dance Choreographer *
William Warren – Fight Choreographer
Mark Ferrell – Chrous Master
Mark Ferrell – Children’s Chorus Master
Mark Ferrell – Rehearsal Accompanist
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Deb Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Russell Bagwell-Schein, Colleen Coffman – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assisting Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Audrey Chait – Stage Manager *
Sadie DeSantis, Kelly Schmidli – Assistant Stage Managers
Karl Anderson – Production Assitant
Carly Jones – Production Intern
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Regina Weller – Scenic Artist
Tasha Zugazagoitia – French Diction Coach *
Jessica Bacus *, Nicki Kearney – Child Coordinators
Melvin T. McClenahan – Head Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
Chris Tyrone – Head Electrician
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervisor
Desiree Baird Story – Wardrobe Assistant


Chorus

Soprano
Lindsey Allen*
Cassie Banion
Melissa Faltermeier
Christen Blair Horne *
LaTeesha M. Jackson
Kristin Newbegin
Liz Pearse *
Alyssa Toepfer *
Ashley Yvonne Wheat ~

Mezzo-Soprano
Rebecca Allen
Ashley Beth Burnett
Alice Chung *
Elaine Fox ^
Sarah Lockwood
Kathryn Long
Danielle Perrault
Mackenzie Phillips
Ashley Puenner

Tenor
Tytus Abrahamson ^
Alexis Alfaro
Chad DeMaris
Trent J. Green
Christopher Puckett
Jedd C. Schneider
Kevin Smith
Jake Thede
Clark Weyrauch ^

Bass-Baritone
Matt Black
Christopher Cobbett
Armando Contreras
Phil Eatherton
Thomas Garrison
Josh Markley
Benjamin Murbach
Rhys Lloyd Talbot ~
Carey Wilson


Children’s Chorus

Kaitlyn Borgelt
Ainsley Cornelius
Cade Crider
Erica Michelle Domen
Maeve Donovan
Tristan A. Feener
Alex Freeman
Sarah Hayes
Amari Lewis
Sa’Mya Lewis
Jacquelyn McKay
Sarah Milgrim
Sawyer Nevins
Scarlett Nevins
Ana Rojas-Plumberg
Gillian Royster
Jackson Seitter


Dancers

Hannah Luzicka
Luke Luzicka
Matthew Reinschmidt
Zhanna Saparova


Supernumeraries

Deborah Carr
Beau Crowder
Rodrigo Gonçalves
Sherry Love
Matt Messing
Noah Metzger
Ricardo Renteria
Craig Robinson
Jeff Ronk
Lynn Sheek
Mark Spencer
Elizabeth Stephens
Ernesto Suarez


The Kansas City Symphony

First Violins
Noah Geller
Justine Lamb-Budge
Lisa Jackson
Anne-Marie Brown
Tomoko Iguchi
Anthony DeMarco
Vladimir Rykov
Chiafei Lin
Gregory Sandomirsky

Second Violins
Tamamo Gibbs
Kristin Velicer
Francesca Manheim
Stephanie Cathcart
Rena Ishii
Kazato Inouye
Kevin Hao

Violas
Duke Lee
Kent Brauninger
Jenifer Richison
Philip Kramp
Marvin Gruenbaum
Matthew Rombaum

Cellos
Mark Gibbs
Lawrence Figg
Maria Crosby
John Eadie
Rung Lee

Double Basses
Evan Halloin
Keith Wymer
Brandon Mason
Owen Levine

Flutes
Shannon Finney
Diane Schick

Oboes
Adam De Sorgo
Kenneth Lawrence

Clarinets
Gabriel Campos Zamora
John Klinghammer

Bassoons
Ann Bilderback
Marita Abner

Horns
David Sullivan
Elizabeth Gray
David Gamble
Stephen Multer

Trumpets
Julian Kaplan
Philip Clark

Trombones
Roger Oyster
Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey

Timpani
Timothy Jepson

Percussion
Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek
Rajesh Prasad

Harp
Deborah Wells Clark


* Lyric Opera Debut
~ UMKC Apprentice
^ Former Lyric Opera Apprentice

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