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

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principal Cast

Ellie Dehn – Rusalka
Maxim Aksenov – Prince *
Nancy Maultsby – Ježibaba
Robert Pomakov – Vodnik *
Kirsten Chambers – Foreign Princess *
Ashley Yvonne Wheat – 1st Wood Sprite ~
April Martin – 2nd Wood Sprite ~
Samantha Gossard – 3rd Wood Sprite ^
Derrek Stark – Voice of a Huntsman ~*


Artistic and Production Staff

Alexander Polianichko – Conductor *
Eric Simonson – Director *
Erhard Rom – Set Designer
Kärin Kopischke – Costume Designer
Robert Wierzel – Lighting Designer *
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Wendall K. Harrington – Projection Designer *
Erik Pearson – Associate Projection Designer *
David Justin – Dance Choreographer *
Milos Repicky – Czech Diction, Musical Preperation *
Mark Ferrell – Chorus Master
Mark Ferrell – Rehearsal Accompanist
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
John Story – Sound Designer *
Deb Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Colleen May – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assistant Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Sadie DeSantis – Stage Manager
Kelly Schmidli, Julia Tyson – Assistant Stage Managers
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Melvin T. McClenahan – Head Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
Chris Tyrone – Head Electrician
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Shawn Martin – Head Video Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervisor
Desiree Baird Story – Wardrobe Assistant


Chorus

Soprano
Emily M. Bennett
Victoria Botero
Lindsey Bush
Catherine Dowling *
LaTeesha M. Jackson
Sarah LaBarr

Mezzo-Soprano
Elaine Fox
Alice Anne Light *
Sarah Lockwood
Kathryn Long
Mackenzie Phillips
Julia Scozzafava

Tenor
Matthew Foerschler
Alexander Goering
Trent J. Green
Jedd C. Schneider
Kevin Smith
Jake Thede

Bass-Baritone
Matt Black
Benjamin Murbach
Terence Murphy
William H. Perry
Rhys Lloyd Talbot ~
Nathan Whitson


Supernumeraries

Beau Crowder
Ernesto Suarez


Dancers

Lilliana Hagerman *
Naomi Hergott *
Elysa Hotchkiss *
Whitney Huell *
Geoffrey Kropp *
Dillon Malinski *
Charles Martin
Logan Pachciarz


The Kansas City Symphony

First Violins
Justine Lamb-Budge
Gregory Sandomirsky
Anne-Marie Brown
Anthony DeMarco
Susan Goldenberg
Tomoko Iguchi
Lisa Jackson
Dorris Dai Janssen
Vladimir Rykov
Alex Shum

Second Violins
Kristin Velicer
Nancy Beckmann
Kathy Haid Berry
Stephanie Cathcart
Mary Garcia Grant
Kevin Hao
Francesca Manheim

Violas
Christine Grossman
Jessica Nance
Kent Brauninger
Sean Brumble
Marvin Gruenbaum
Jenifer Richison

Cellos
Susie Yang
Alexander East
John Eadie
Allen Probus

Double Basses
Evan Halloin
Brandon Mason
Richard Ryan

Flutes
Michael Gordon
Shannon Finney
Diane Schick

Piccolo
Diane Schick

Oboes
Kristina Fulton
Adam De Sorgo
Kenneth Lawrence

English Horn
Kenneth Lawrence

Clarinets
Raymond Santos
Gabriel Campos Zamora
John Klinghammer

E-Flat Clarinet
Gabriel Campos Zamora

Bass Clarinet
John Klinghammer

Bassoons
Ann Bilderback
Marita Abner

ContraBassoon
Thomas DeWitt

Horns
Alberto Suarez
David Sullivan
Elizabeth Gray
David Gamble
Stephen Multer

Trumpets
Julian Kaplan
Philip Clark
Keith Benjamin

Trombones
Roger Oyster
Porter Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey

Bass Trombone
Adam Rainey

Tuba
Steven Seward

Timpani
Timothy Jepson

Percussion
Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek

Harp
Deborah Wells Clark


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

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