The 2012 Carousel Music Theater Cast
Because Kristofer Holz has few mathematical abilities and possesses only 10 fingers, he is no longer able to count the number of years it has been since he 1st appeared at the Carousel as but a wee, wee lad barely sprung from the crib. That said, he is beyond delighted to be back! A NYC based stage actor, he was recently seen as Costa in the award winning “Opa! The Musical”, in New York, and before that as Vinnie in The Skinner Barn’s marvelous production of “Lucky Stiff” in Vermont. Previously, his other professional credits include what now seems an almost endless series of productions of “1776” including a run at the famed “Goodspeed Opera House” (he swung that one, but usually he has appeared as Edward Rutledge) as well as 2 LONG runs of “Fiddler On the Roof” (Perchik once, and 3rrd prayer shawl-from-the-left the other time) and “Oklahoma” (Curly, both times) as well as a large slew of other plays and musicals all having one virtue in common: None of them demanded that he dance much. Or well.
(We are delighted Kris is joining us AGAIN this season! RB)
Hollyann Marshall is excited to be making her debut with Carousel Music Theater this summer. She is a native of Massachusetts and holds a BM in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory. After graduating in 2009, she went on to receive her Music Together, Children's Yoga, and 200-Hour Certifications. Hollyann has performed throughout the Greater Boston area and New England in various musical theater and operatic productions and cabarets including Les Misérables (Cosette), Jekyll & Hyde (Emma), Massenet's Cendrillon, Rachel Portman's The Little Prince (Water), and most recently in Carousel (Carrie) with The F.U.D.G.E. Theater Company for which she received an IRNE nomination for Best Supporting Actress. When not on stage, she enjoys teaching yoga to students of all ages and incorporating her love of music in her practice whenever possible.
Samantha Carroll, better known to friends and family as “Samm”, is ecstatic to be joining the Carousel Music Theatre for a summer season in Maine. She is a very recent graduate of Montclair State University in New Jersey with a BFA in Musical Theatre. A Long Island Native, Samantha has been doing theatre since she was in 6th grade. This is her first “real” job after graduating school. Favorite past credits include: Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Adele Rice in A Man of No Importance, and Jo March in Little Women, among many others. She is very thankful for the undying love and support she has been given all her life from friends and her incredible family.
Caitlyn Oenbrink is thrilled to be making her debut with Carousel Music Theater! She is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Music and a minor in Public Relations. While at the University of South Carolina, she appeared in several productions with Opera at USC including Monica in The Medium, First Spirit in Cendrillon, Belinda in Mr. Scrooge, and Amore in Il Ciarlatano. Roles with other companies include: Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Marian in The Music Man, the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, and Princess Winifred in Once Upon A Mattress. She is ever grateful for the unconditional love and support of her family, teachers, and friends.
Chris Balestriere is trilled to be making his summer debut at the Carousel Music Theater! A Connecticut native, Chris has loved singing and performing at all levels since he was just a lad. Receiving his Bachelors in Drama from Hofstra University, Chris has set out to make use of all the great training he’s received from college and beyond. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports (mainly soccer), reading post apocalyptic novels, singing karaoke, and spending time with his friends and family. Some favorite roles include Marius (Les Miserables), Tony (West Side Story), and Ozzie (On the Town). Chris has just finished up a Rodgers and Hammerstein review in Greenwich Connecticut with the Connecticut Playmakers and looks forward to putting his 1950’s-1980’s chops to the test this summer. A huge thanks to Robb for this opportunity and to his family and friends for all the support and encouragement over the years!
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