Alison Anteau as Rose Hoffman, Candy Cottingham
Angela Colavecchio as Terry Mason
Lailani Cook as Delores Dante
Jordan Crenshaw as Lovin’ Al, Conrad Swibel
Donald Endres as Eddie Jaffe, Joe Zutty
Andy King as Frank Decker, Father
Alexandra McCall as Sharon Atkins
Jacob Mayforth as Rex Winship, Allen Epstein, Tom Patrick
Christian Mendoza as Raj Chadha, Charlie Blossom
Matthew Meyer as Utkarsh Trajillo
Becca Padrick as Amanda McKenny, Roberta Victor
Seth’Mikel Queja as Mike Dillard, Anthony Coelho
Hana Rondeau as Theresa Liu
Jill Tieskoetter as Grace Clements
Danielle Vetro as Kate Rushton
Edward Washington II as Ralph Warner
Rolanda Watson as Maggie Holmes
Alexandra McCall (Ensemble) is so excited to be exercising her singing voice and dancing feet in Working!
Alexandra is a theatre major at UAA in her 4th year. She has performed in several
main stage productions at UAA, appearing as Joe Harper and Susan Wilkes in Big River
(2013), Viola in Twelfth Night (2014), Presidents Taft, Eisenhower, and various others
in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (2015), and Lamballe in Marie Antoinette (2015). Other
theatrical ventures include ensemble roles in Theatre Artists United production of
Pippin (2014), Eli in Let the Right One In (2014) at UAA’s direction scenes, and the
Wench in A Bully There Be for UAA’s Theatre for Young Audiences Tour (2016).
Alison Anteau (Rose Hoffman, Ensemble) is excited to be on stage again after a 2 year hiatus. She last performed in UAA’s production of Sense & Sensibility as Fanny Dashwood. She received her Theatre degree from UAA many years ago, and now teaches 5th grade. Over the years, Alison has performed in many shows in Anchorage and Honolulu.
Jill Tieskoetter (Grace Clements, Ensemble)- Jill is very excited to be joining UAA for this production
of Working. She is a 2002 graduate of Viterbo University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical
Theatre Performance. She has spent the better part of 13 years performing professionally in Arizona and
Alaska. Most recently, she performed in A Christmas Carol the musical at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Favorite roles include Anna in The King and I, Frauline Kost in Cabaret, and Elsa
in The Sound of Music. Jill spends her summers in Denali National Park performing at Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre
and her winters are spent in Girdwood working for Chugach Powder Guides. Thanks to Rob for all of his love and support. Enjoy the show!
Hana Rondeau (Ensemble) Originally from South Korea, Hana received her degree in Musical Theater
at Seoul Institute of the Arts. Recently, Hana was the 2nd place winner of the 2016
Bel Canto Vocal Competition. Currently, Hana is pursuing a degree with the University
of Alaska Anchorage in Music where she hopes to become a local music teacher. Ever
since she was young, Hana’s determination and love for the arts motivates her to flourish
in two ways, the smile of the audience, and lastly but certainly not the least, the
ability to praise God.
Becca Padrick (Roberta Victor, Ensemble) Becca “Shrekka” Padrick is in her sophomore year studying Theatre Performance at UAA. She has had the privilege
of being involved in numerous UAA productions. Working is Becca’s first musical. She
is also intent on learning how to scenic paint, as it combines her passion for art
and theatre. Some of her favorite productions include Marie Antoinette, Much Ado About
Nothing, and the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). Becca’s many hobbies include
creating art, theatre, and staring at walls waiting for paint to dry.
Jordan Crenshaw (Lovin’ Al, Conrad Swibel) is a junior theatre major at UAA. He is currently president
of the Wolfpack Theatre Club and has been involved in numerous shows for the Department
of Theatre and Dance. Most recently, Jordan was the Stage Manager for And Then There
Were None. In addition, he did the Lighting Design for UAA Dance in Performance 2016. Jordan
is very excited to continue his journey in the world of the stage for his remaining
Danielle Vetro-Kalseth (Kate Rushton, Ensemble) is happy to be performing in UAA’s production of Working.
Danielle spent a good 12 years as a professional actress performing in regional theatre
and tours. In 2013, she went back to school to get her Masters in Music Therapy from
The Florida State University. These days you can find her at Providence Alaska Medical
Center as a board certified Music Therapist. Danielle loves music, hiking, snow-shoeing,
traveling, her husband, Ryan and her 4-month old baby, Ava. For more information on
music therapy: www.AMTA.org. Enjoy the show!
Don Endres (Ensemble) began studying voice a few years ago after he was recruited into his church
choir. Recent roles include The Mayor in Bizet’s Dr. Miracle, The Father in Aklaq and Nayak
(the UAA/Anchorage Opera adaptation of Hansel and Gretel), Mr. Peachum in UAA’s Threepenny
Opera, and Dulcamara in UAA’s Elixir of Love. He has performed as bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Anchorage Concert Chorus. Don performs in the Anchorage Opera chorus (most recently Rigoletto) and has sung
in the Anchorage Concert Chorus chorale. Most recently, Don won the Advanced Artist division of the 2016 NATS Alaska Classical
Voice Competition. Don holds non-musical degrees, and is now (slowly) winding his
way through the vocal performance coursework at UAA.
Andy King (Ensemble) is a local musician who plays in several honkytonk and bluegrass bands
in Anchorage. His recent roles include Joe Quigley, as part the Cabin Nite Dinner
Theater show in Denali National Park. He also starred in the reality TV show, Alaska
Proof on the Discovery Channel. In his spare time, Andy likes to build houses and
play LEGOs with his 3-year-old son.
Edward Washington II (Ensemble) recently graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Music. He has performed in several UAA ensembles and productions
including, The Fantastiks (El Gallo), Hansel & Gretel (The Witch), Dr. Miracle (Shaggy),
University Singers, UAA Glee Club, and the UAA Vocal Octet. Edward received the title
Best Male Vocalist of 2015 in the 3rd annual Alaska Hip Hop Awards. He aspires to
master and teach all vocal styles as a vocal instructor, and he plans to achieve this
by furthering his education in music, performing, and traveling.
Angela Colavecchio (Terry Mason, Ensemble) is a 2nd year theatre student. Working is Angela’s 4th production
at UAA. Her previous productions include And Then There Were None, 44 Plays for 44
Presidents, and Eurydice.
Seth’Mikel Queja–Makana (Anthony Coelho, Mike Dillard, Ensemble) is a part time student at UAA and Guardsman
for the 176th Civil Engineering Squadron. His theatre experience has primarily been
centered around East Anchorage High School, performing as Dauntless in Once Upon a
Mattress, Prince Humperdinck in a stage adaption of Princess Bride. Makana was also a member of East High’s improv troupe Wingin’ It.
Chris Mendoza (Ensemble) is in his second semester as a Music Performance Major at UAA. Working
is Chris’ first show outside of West High School’s productions, here in Anchorage.
Some of Chris’ favorite roles include Donkey in Shrek The Musical and Sebastian in
The Little Mermaid. This is Chris’ first step toward becoming a part of the theatre
community in Anchorage.
Matthew Meyer (Ensemble) is Junior Theatre Major here at UAA. Some of his most recent roles include
Thomas Rogers in UAA’s production of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and
in another UAA production as King Louis in Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi. While
working his day job he likes to listen to the audio drama Welcome to Nightvale to
make the time go by faster.
Lailani Cook (Delores Dante, Ensemble) is a senior in her final semester at UAA as a Music Education
Major (Vocal Emphasis) & Theatre Minor. She is originally from Hawaii, where she met
her husband, before they were stationed in North Dakota and now Alaska. Favorite stage
credits include Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Once on this Island (Asaka), Threepenny Opera (Jenny), BARE: A Pop Opera (Ivy), and The Vagina Monologues. Last Spring, she was a featured soloist for Symphony of Sounds. Lailani has participated
in the UAA Opera Ensemble, UAA U-Singers, and the UAA Glee Club. Lailani acted as president of the UAA Glee Club for three years and was the music
director for two. Out in the community, she is a board member & vocal coach for Girls
Rock Camp Alaska (girlsrockcampalliance.org), and is the Executive Director & new
Children’s Choir Director of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River. When she
has time, she interns under Ron Lange with the Chugiak High School & Eagle River High
School Choirs. One of her goals before graduating was to be in a UAA Musical, so she is more than excited to be working with this amazing cast & crew.
The next time you’ll see her on stage will be at her Senior Vocal Recital on April
15 at 4pm in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. After graduation (and maybe after
sleeping for a year), she plans to further her education with a Master of Arts in
Teaching (Music Education).
RoLanda Veronica Watson (Maggie Homes, Ensemble) is an American gospel singer-songwriter hailing from Arcadia,
Florida. RoLanda started singing as a child at Mount Olive Christian Methodist Episcopal
Church and went on to become one the most revered gospel figures in her home town
and abroad. RoLanda has performed all over the world, including Alaska, New York, Colorado, Georgia,
Washington, Germany and Puerto Rico. She has shared the stage with some of the Gospel greats, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin,
Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Kierra “KiKi” Sheard and R&B singers Peabo Bryson,
Freddie Jackson and Alyson Wilson. In 1990, Watson joined the U.S. Army as Communications Specialist, where she continued
to sing throughout her career. In 2007, she enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage
and obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with a dual concentration
in Management and Marketing. Watson is a Gulf War Veteran of the United States Army who now works as a Financial
Manager with the United States Air Force. Watson can be heard singing special music
at the local church she attends, Shiloh Missionary Baptist and various community events.