Crazy For You Cast List

Cast List

Andrew Erickson as Bobby

I am very happy to be returning to the LP cast. The whole cast and production team has worked very hard and greatly appreciates you for seeing the show.
We hope you enjoy!

Kayla Smull as Polly

Crazy For You my first show with Laymen Playmen Theatre. I have been singing and dancing for most of my life and have performed with several theatres in the area. My most recent roles include Mrs. Mayor in Seussical (Town and Country Players) and Grandma Ida/Lauren in First Date (Methacton Community Theater). Thank you to the production team for offering me this dream role, the cast for making her feel welcome, and my family and friends for their love and support – especially my husband Matt. “Who could ask for anything more?”

LeeAnne Krauskopf as Tess

I have been with Laymen Playmen Theatre since 2009, and am so grateful for all that I have learned through the years. I am also grateful that this year I can share the stage with my boyfriend, Danny, as well as hanging with my Mom, Dad, Brother, and close friends. I also support the social media for Laymen Playmen Theatre, so I hope you enjoyed seeing something new this year.

Thank you for seeing the show to help support the community!

John Keefrider as Lank

This is my 13th consecutive Laymen Playmen Theatre production. I began in 2010 in Grease (Teen Angel, Johnny Casino, Vince Fontaine), Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn), The Pajama Game (Sid Sorokin), Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), Shrek (Donkey), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Cinderella (the King), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson). In addition, I perform elsewhere in other musicals and ballets. When not on stage, I am often found on the tennis court and soon to be with our 1st grandchild, Stella.

Justin Lamphere as Lank

I am excited to be a part of my first show at Laymen Playmen Theatre. Recently, I played Scott in Evil Dead the musical at the Barn Playhouse in Norristown, PA. I also played Quasimodo in Hunchback of Notre Dame and Nigel in Something Rotten at the Barn, reprised my role of Nigel at Willow Manor Players, and Lucas in Addams Family at Neshaminy Valley. I would like to thank my family for being so supportive of me, and the production team, cast, and crew for doing a great job and for welcoming me to the Laymen Playmen Theatre family.

Kathleen (Katie) VanNewkirk as Irene

I am so pleased to be crossing off a dream musical! I am making my debut at Laymen Playmen Theatre and have enjoyed getting to know the cast and the mission of this theater company. Katie is currently a board certified music therapist and life enrichment coordinator specializing in dementia care. My favorite shows: Barnstormers: Bright Star (Margo), Toxic Avenger (Sarah the Librarian), Center Stage Productions: She Loves Me (Ilona), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), and Wilmington Drama League: Jekyll and Hyde (Lady Beckonsfield).

Tom Blair as Zangler

I have been an actor, dancer, choreographer, and director in community theater for the past 25 years. My favorite roles include Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and George Condomine in Blithe Spirit. In my mid-20’s I was a professional dancer with the Los Angeles Ballet Company. I thank director, Charla Bendas for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful show and community. And I thank my wife Phyllis for joining me in this experience.

Derick Wiesinger as Sam

I have been involved with Laymen Playmen since my debut in Anything Goes in 1998 at the ripe old age of 9. I have been sharing my talents ever since – not only with Laymen Playmen, but with Pennfield Middle School and North Penn High School as well. Some of my favorite roles have included Prince Farquaad in Shrek, The Tinman in Wizard of Oz, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast and Conrad Birdie in last year’s performances of Bye Bye Birdie. When I am not performing I enjoy being with my fiancée, Cait (and sharing the stage with her for the first time this year!), my pup Allan, and my kitties Morris and Elle.

Jess Nardone as Patsy

This is my 4th show with Laymen Playmen Theatre, and I could not be more excited to be back. I also teach theater classes at Creative Edge and Theater and Kids. I also participate in Irish dancing, Country Line dancing, Karate and enjoy reading. I am currently a student at West Chester University majoring in Secondary Education and specializing in Earth and Space Science.

Connor Cherby as Moose

This is my seventh year here with Laymen Playmen Theatre. I am 20 years old and a Fine Arts Major at Montgomery County Community College that and love drawing.

Roie Gat as Eugene

Roie, a devoted family man, and finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. With a heart full of love and compassion, Roie creates a warm and nurturing home environment where laughter and affection abound. Whether spending quality time with his family or cuddling with his cats, Roie’s unwavering devotion shines through, illuminating the lives of those around him.

Phyllis Blair as Lottie

I have performed in local community theaters for over 25 years. This is my first time with Laymen Playmen Theatre. Among my favorite roles is Peg in The Outgoing Tide, Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man, and Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace. I am a former ballet dancer from Los Angeles and currently a licensed esthetician. I am enjoying sharing this production with my husband, Tom.

Christina Smith as Harriet

This my third performance with Laymen Playmen Theatre. I like to sing, read, & travel with my three sons.

Kelsey Reish as Mitzi / Follies Girl

I hope you have a lot of “Gal-darn” fun while watching the show. I did my best to “put on my dancing shoes” to help raise money for those in need. Thank you for your support and thank you to Laymen Playmen Theatre for helping shape me into who I am today.

Chris Donahue as Billy

I have been with multiple productions with Laymen Playmen Theatre. My most notable role was Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. I also do theater with DCP and Playcrafters. I thank my family for their ongoing support. Enjoy the show!

Courtney Katz as Ensemble/Patricia

I have been involved with Laymen Playmen Inc for many years – last seen here in Cinderella. Last year I directed Enchanted April at Playcrafters of Skippack, where I am in charge of hospitality, and am the voice of the reservation line. I was also part of DCPs haunted house as afterlife Barbie last Halloween. Later this year I will be producing An Inspector Calls.

MC Reilly Ensemble

Being part of the Laymen Playmen family for the past 37 years has been an honor and privilege. My entire family has participated in shows since my children were little guys while supporting our Mission to serve others. Some of my favorite characters I played were Mother Abbes in Sound of Music, Laurie in Oklahoma, and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and Alice Bean in Titanic.

Susan Pashos Ensemble

I am making my first appearance with the Laymen Playmen Theatre. I recently retired from a 43-year career developing and publishing books, software, and online learning content in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. I welcome participation in this show as a new way to serve local communities. I enjoy singing in the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale and would like to thank my grown children, fellow choir members, and especially my choir director for their support and encouragement.

Linda Wiesinger Ensemble

I did not know I could sing until I was in my early 30’s; performing on stage in front of other humans was just a childish fantasy. Then, I was in NYC when the planes hit the twin towers, and everything changed. Tomorrow is promised to no one; what had I been putting off? Gathering my courage, I auditioned and was cast in Laymen Playmen’s 2002 production of State Fair. This show marks #17 with this amazingly talented and caring group of humans, who freely give so much of themselves in support of others.

Emma Zetzsche as Cowgirl

I like to keep my “chin up” and smile while I am on stage! This is my 4th show with Laymen Playmen Theatre. I hope that you go “k-ra-zy” for the show!

Jocelyn Jablonowski as Cowgirl

I’m 13 years old, my favorite colors blue and my hobbies are arts and crafts, and playing the drums. I have 3 years of performance experience with Jenifer Wilkinson. I performed in Annie , Lion King and Wizard of Oz. I also danced for New Dance Workshop in Harleysville. My goal is to one day be an actress in Hollywood.

Lochlan Smith Ensemble

This is my third performance with Laymen Playmen Theatre. When I am not on stage I enjoy singing with choral groups and playing video games.

Dan McDougald Ensemble

This is my first year with Laymen Playmen Theatre group and I’m so excited! I have a few years of high school theater experience, and am very grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow my skills. Thank you to everyone for coming out, and enjoy the show!

Doug Burns Ensemble

I am thrilled to be back with this wonderful theater! It is my 2nd year performing. I’ve performed in Bye, Bye Birdie, Peter Pan and Into the Woods. I love being on stage but I hope to direct in the near future. I want to thank my wife and three daughters for their support in this new passion in my life as well as all the friends I’ve made in the cast and crew. Love you guys!

Caitlin Orth as Follies Girl

This is my first performance with Laymen Playmen Theatre. For the two years prior, I was involved behind the scenes. I enjoy dancing, reading, exploring new places, and spending time with my fiancé, family, & friends.

Olivia Corlett as Follies Girl

This is my first show with Laymen Playmen Theatre. I am in 9th grade and enjoy math, singing and musical theater. I recently played Morticia in The Addams Family and Mrs. George in Mean Girls. I am enjoying my first community theater show and am grateful for the experience!

Celeste Plummer as Follies Girl

I am 15 and delighted to make my Laymen Playmen Theatre debut in Crazy for You! My passion for music, dance, and theater has led me to participate in many school and community theater productions in the past few years. My favorite recent performances include Singin’ in the Rain at Montgomery Theater and Addams Family at Pennfield Middle School. I would like to thank everyone who came together to make this show possible!