The Confession: The Hit Musical
2012 Season Cast
Erica Smith - Katie Lapp/Katherine Mayfield
Erica Smith is a New York City based actress, originally from Roswell, GA. Her regional theatre credits include: Medora Musical (StageWest Entertainment), Once in a Lifetime (Alliance Theatre), Aida (Opera Birmingham) and Tosca (Opera Birmingham). She has also enjoyed touring with Student Life, Inc. and performing at Six Flags Over Georgia. She is thrilled to be taking a break from the Big Apple to have a taste of the Plain life! Galatians 2:20
Carrie Greenberg - Mary Stoltzfus
Carrie is thrilled to be making her debut as Mary at the Blue Gate Theater. This Long Island native comes to Indiana by way of West Virginia where she spent three seasons with Theatre West Virginia. Favorite Theatre West Virginia credits include Footloose (Wendy Jo), Hatfields & McCoys (Allifair McCoy), Honey in the Rock (Cora), Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Shulie) and the world premiere of Rocket Boys: The Musical. Other credits include two seasons with Trumpet in the Land, a tour of Cinderalla (Stepsister) with American Family Theatre and an internship with Asolo Repertory Theatre. In addition to touring the nation, Carrie also had the privilege to sing in five European countries with the New England Ambassadors of Music. Carrie holds a B.A. in Musical Theatre and Public Relations from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Bobby Hall Jr. - Daniel Fisher
Bobby is excited to be working in Indiana! He has performed all over the country, including Dollywood in the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN and most recently Theatre West Virginia in his home state of WV. Some of his favorite roles include Dennis in All Shook Up, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof and understudying the lead role of Homer Hickam Jr. in the world premiere of Rocket Boys: The Musical. He has been seen in several tours, regional theaters and outdoor dramas. In addition to over 40 professional credits to his name, he has also served as casting assistant, playwright, sound engineer, costume/make-up team and as an acting instructor at Theatre WV. Bobby is very thankful to all his friends and family who have been there and supported him through it all.
Gloria Wallman - Rebecca Lapp
Gloria Wallman is blessed to be returning to the Blue Gate Theater to reprise her role as Rebecca for a third season of The Confession. She has also performed in two seasons of His Life and The Rock, The Redeemer and the Resurrection Morning. Gloria holds a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. Other theatrical credits include Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, Yum Yum in The Mikado and Rapunzel in Into The Woods. She originated the role of Amrah in the Orlando, FL premiere of Ben Hur: The Musical. Singing credits include the Dickens Carolers, Highest Call, the Orlando Opera Company and the Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World. She was a founding member of the Century Vocal Ensemble/Drama Cast at The Holy Land Experience, but relocated to Sturgis, MI in 2008, where she resides with her wonderful husband, Mark.
Kyle Yampiro - Samuel Lapp
Kyle Yampiro has recently completed a MM Voice Performance degree at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He will be continuing there this Fall, both teaching voice in the area and pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance. At JMU, he has performed various opera roles, including Eisenstein and Frank (Die Fledermaus) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro). For the past two summers, he has been a member of the vocal company of the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA, where he was given the opportunity to play roles such as Ko-Ko (The Mikado), Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Cosmo Constantine (Call Me Madam), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), and Padre (Man of La Mancha). His musical interests also include a cappella music. He has performed with, arranged for, and directed JMU Exit 245 all-male and University of Delaware Vocal Point co-ed groups. www.kyleyampiro.com.
Jennifer Smith - Laura Mayfield
Jennifer Smith is excited to join The Confession cast this season in Shipshewana, IN! A native of Traverse City, MI, she graduated with a BM in Vocal Performance from DePauw University School of Music in 2008 where she studied with the late Dr. Stanley Irwin. Her notable show credits include: Strauss' Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda), Bat Boy: The Musical (Meredith), Children of Eden (Mother God), P.D.Q. Bach's Abduction of Figaro (Blondie) and West Side Story (Maria). Other show credits include Godspell (Joanne) and Nunsense (Mother Superior), both performed with Miracle Productions Theatre Company of Traverse City. She currently resides in Asheville, NC where she has frequently entertained audiences at the White Horse in Black Mountain since 2010. Jennifer would like to thank God for his unconditional love and blessings, her wonderful family for all their love, support and encouragement over the years as well as her friends for believing in her.
John Davis - Fulton Taylor
John A. Davis was born and raised in Sturgis, Michigan. John is retired from a marketing management position in drapery hardware and is owner of a local floral shop. He has been singing lead for the Helmsmen Quartet of southwest Michigan for the past four years. In his spare time he has been involved in many theatre productions throughout the area. His stage credits include Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Teen Angel in Grease and Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. John has also had experience in set design for many theatre productions. He recently finished performing for Operation Celebration: A Tribute to our Armed Forces. He is grateful to God for his provision and blessings and to his friends and family (especially his wonderful wife Roseann) for their love and support.
Jenny Reber - Rosie Taylor
Jenny is excited to once again return to the Blue Gate Theater Stage and reenact the role of Rosie Taylor. She recently graduated from Bethel College with a degree in Theater. Her previous credits include: Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), Cinderella (Stepsister Joy) and Plain and Fancy (Ruth Winters) at the Round Barn Theater. Jenny would like to thank her supportive and loving family and friends, and give praise to God for the opportunities He has provided for her. She feels blessed to once again have a part in sharing The Confession story.
Brent Hildreth - Dylan Bennett
Brent Hildreth lives in NYC and is thrilled to be involved in this great show. Other credits: Off-bway: Central Park. NY Readings: The Better Part. Others include the Fantasticks (Matt), Footloose (Ren), Grease (Danny), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus), Godspell (Lamar), A Chorus Line (Don), Once Upon a Mattress (Jester), Sound of Music (Rolf), Children of Eden (Ham), Annie (Bert Healy), BatBoy (Ron) and Big River (Dick), to name a few. Also is a recent graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Brent would like to thank his family for all the support no matter what over the years, my new family in NY, Joe and to The Blue Gate Theater for this opportunity.
Katy Hinson - Alyson Cairns
Katy Hinson is thrilled to be joining The Confession family! A native of South Carolina, Katy is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BM in vocal performance. She enjoys performing both musical theatre and opera and has played leads in both genres. Some past productions include Jeanie in Hair, Sharpay in High School Musical, Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Noémie in Cendrillon. Many thanks to Wally for this opportunity, educators that have been a Godsend and her loving and supportive family.
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