CAST & CREW


Jody Madaras

(Creator, Director/Choreographer, Ted Crosley)

BROADWAY:
Finian’s Rainbow (with Lauren Bacall). First National Tour: I Love Lucy Live On Stage, The Drowsy Chaperone, Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano – Japan Tour.

OFF-BROADWAY:
Peg O’ My Heart (Irish Repertory), An Evening Of Frank Loesser (92nd ST Y).

TELEVISION:
As The World Turns.

REGIONAL:
Music Man (Riverside Theatre), Miracle On 34th Street (Arvada Center, CO), Singin’ In The Rain (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), White Christmas (Actors’ Playhouse, VMT), Crazy For You (First Euro-tour, Modesto Perf Arts, SS Norway, Phoenix Theatre – Zoni Award Best Actor 2008), Godspell (with Rex Smith), Annie (Paper Mill), Red Hot & Blue! (Goodspeed Opera House/Paper Mill), You Can’t Take It With You (Two River Theatre).

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER:
The Drowsy Chaperone (Gateway Playhouse), Crazy For You (Norwegian Cruise Lines).

Graduate of University of Michigan.
www.JodyMadaras.com


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Valerie Hill

(Betty Blake)

Valerie is honored to be part of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show and is excited to get to work with the incomparable Jody Madaras. Valerie’s an NYU graduate and her favorite credits include: Les Misérables (Fantine); Nine, The Full Monty; Do I Hear A Waltz?; Camelot; Nunsense; A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; She Loves Me; Show Boat; Baby. Heartfelt Interest: Working with animals in need; “Be part of the solution to stop animal cruelty & remember to spay/neuter!”

"Love to my family and friends who encourage me to always let my heart sing!"

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Kelly Pleascia

(Daisy Maxwell)

Kelly Plescia is thrilled to join the cast of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show! Recent credits include Barrington Stage Company’s Tribes, Cape Rep's Merrily We Roll Along (Beth) and Mamma Mia!, the world premiere of The Mollyhouse (Maggie Clap), Legally Blonde (Serena), New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJYT’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Patti). She is a graduate from NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. 

"Thank you to the entire ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show team and the tremendous support from friends and family. " 

www.kellyplescia.com "


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Andrew Leonforte

(John Handley)

Andrew is delighted to be making his debut with the All Hands On Deck! Show. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Andrew is excited to be joining such a talented cast! Credits include: Leo Frank in Parade, Princeton in Avenue Q, Horton in Seussical, Bullfrog in Honk, and Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life. Attended the AMDA NY Program. Received Vocal Arts Award; Directors Award for Drama, and the Bob Fitzsimmons Scholarship Award.

Andrew would like to thank his parents for their endless support, encouragement and love. A special thank you to Jordyn for encouraging him to follow his dream — Enjoy the show!

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Ollie

(Company Transport Vehicle)

"Ollie" is delighted to be joining the cast of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show. Ollie was born in 1952 and hails from Toledo, Ohio and the Willys-Overland Co. A  Willys Navy Issue M38A1 Shore Patrol Jeep, Ollie proudly served our country during the Korean War in Japan during 1952-1955. Prior to being called up for "active entertainment duty" in Branson, Ollie enjoyed life serving retired Army and Navy Veteran Bill Brooks in the hills west of St. Louis. Ollie was named in honor of Oliver Walston, a US Naval Reserve veteran of Pemberville, Ohio, and can be seen zooming through the Branson streets at his top speed of 40 mph.


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Jason Leyva

(Production Manager)

Jason is the current Technical Director/Operations Director at The Firehouse Theatre and also owns and operates L.I.P. Service, LLC. He has performed, directed, and designed in over 100 stage shows from Washington D.C. to Dallas, is a multi-award winning performer for The Column, Theater Jones, and various Dallas outlets. He is also an award-winning film actor and, most recently, has been in the independent films Dirty Red, The Gunslingers, The Posthuman Project, and Skid, as well as the short films Murder by Mistake, Yes, We're Open, and The Bulleteers.

www.jasonleyva.com


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Zachary Leyva

(Assistant Production Manager)

Zachary is proud to be in his first official tour of The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show!  He has grown up performing in the arts since the age of 3, performing in such productions as Oliver, The Lion The Witch and the WardrobeLes Miserables, To Kill a Mockingbird (for which he won a Best Supporting Actor award by The Column) and The Diviners (for which he was nominated for Best Actor by The Column).  He is a graduate of Chisholm Trail High School — where he was active in wrestling and theatre — and is currently enrolled at TCCC. Zachary has recently been seen in Van Quattro’s original one man show Tommy Cain where he received rave reviews in his creation of the title character. Zachary also writes, produces and records his own music.


David Vandervliet

(Associate Production Manager)

NYC: Fly Me to the Moon, Tiny Dynamite, Evolution, As You Like It (Pulse Ensemble), A Separate Peace (Fringe Fest), Billboard (Reverie Productions), world premiere of Construction, NY premiere of The Book of the Dun Cow (Prospect Theatre Co.), Stumps (Nicu’s Spoon). Regional: Urban Arias (DC), The Weathervane Theatre (NH), The Wayside Theatre (VA), The Lycian Centre (NY). Tours: National Theatre of the Deaf, TheatreworksUSA, Pushcart Players. AEA member since 1997. David is a proud alum of the University of Michigan.