110 In the Shade

Cast & Team




THERESE WALTH (Lizzy Curry) is so pumped to be making her debut with Second Fiddle Productions. Therese is an AEA member and choral music teacher at Hill-Murray School. Credits include: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre: Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula Merkle); The Guthrie: The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier) Ordway: Broadway Songbook: Gershwin; Jungle Theatre: Urinetown; The World Goes ‘Round, Paul Bunyan Playhouse: Seussical the Musical (Sour Kangaroo), The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company: The Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Bloomington Civic Theatre: Les Miserables, Kiss Me Kate. Therese wants to thank God, her family, and her friends for all or their continued love and support.


What inspires me is all the talent that is in this amazing theatre community!




Eric is thrilled to be FIDDLING again!!  Last year, he was seen as Mickey in Blood Brothers.  In the Twin Cities, Eric has worked with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theater Latté Da, Old Log Theatre, History Theatre and Nautilus Music-Theater.  Eric also sang the role of Beppe for Mill City Summer Opera’s inaugural production of I Pagliacci.  Select regional credits: Curly in Oklahoma!, Tommy in The Who’s Tommy, Robbie Fay in A Man of No Importance, Big River, The Civil War, The Light in the Piazza, and City of Angels.  Eric is currently portraying Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet at the Old Log Theatre.  BFA Ithaca College. 






Kory was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He earned his BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013. Leaving the collegiate nest, Kory moved to Chicago and worked with Raven Theatre, Light Opera Works, The Gift Theatre, and Porchlight Music Theatre in their Jeff-nominated production of Pal Joey. Since moving to the Twin Cities, he's worked with Guthrie Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Brave New Workshop, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Theatre Pro Rata, HUGE Improv Theater, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, and Paul Bunyan Playhouse. Kory is also a founding member of Blackout, the premier Black comedy troupe in the Twin Cities. You can currently catch him in Park Square's production of Calendar Girls. Look out for Kory this fall as he returns to the Guthrie Theater for The Parchman Hour!






Bill is pleased to be making his second appearance with Second Fiddle Productions. Previously he was Tony in The Most Happy Fella. He has appeared on many stages in the Twin Cities including Lyric Arts in Anoka, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera, Lake Shore Players, The Phipps in Hudson, WI, Minneapolis Music Theater, Eat Street Players, New Plymouth Players and others.

His recent concert appearances include principal roles in Mendelssohn's Elijah, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Ralph Vaughan- Williams' Five Mystical Songs, Haydn's Creation and Handel's Messiah.


Favorite roles include Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Howard in Happy Days, Max Bialystock in The Producers, Rutledge in 1776 and Emil DeBeq in South Pacific. 






Paul R. Coate last appeared with Second Fiddle in TITANIC, and as the director for A NEW BRAIN. Performance credits include Guthrie Theater,Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Children's Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, Nebraska Shakespeare, Nebraska Rep, Skylark Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, and Theater Latte Da, where he will return for his second season in ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914. Paul is also on faculty at St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists Paul is inspired by the amazing artists in this community he has had the ability to
collaborate with and whose hard work and passion he has been honored to
experience. Paul is a proud member of Actors' Equity. www.paulrcoate.com





Robbie recently played Barret in Second Fiddle Productions "Titanic".  He has worked as an actor, director, producer and teaching artist here in the Twin Cities with credits including: Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Loring Theater and Actors Theater of Minnesota. A visionary who chooses possibility over problem, much of Robbie’s last five years have been spent hot on the campaign trail or serving a diverse range of public, private, and nonprofit sector clients. Today, he ‘captains’ the Development/Fundraising efforts at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.






Shinah Brashears is thrilled to be in her first Second Fiddle production. Past twin cities productions include Gypsy (Dainty June, Agnes) Theater Latte Da, Into The Woods (Little Red, Lucinda) Theater Latte Da, The Great Work (Francesca) 7th House, Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn) The Guthrie. She is currently on tour with the Kennedy Centers production of Elephant and Piggie's: We're in a Play! (Piggie) and you can see her next as Frenchy in Grease at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters.


What inspires me is kindness. 






Christian is very excited to work with Second Fiddle again, having most recently participated in their staged reading of “Titanic”. Christian has been acting in the Twin Cities for over 16 years, mostly with Minneapolis Musical Theatre. His most memorable roles include “Uncle Ernie” in The Who’s Tommy and “Max von Mayerling” in “Sunset Boulevard”. In 2014, Christian took over as Artistic Director for Minneapolis Musical Theatre, and has overseen critically acclaimed productions of shows like “Eating Raoul” “Happy Days” and “Leap of Faith”. He has also served as vocal director for several of MMT’s recent shows. In addition, he can be seen performing with several different improv groups at HUGE Theater. 


What inspires me are my parents. My mother was a drama teacher and made all of the costumes for her shows and my father built all of her sets. That hard work and “just get it done” attitude as served me throughout my life, both on and off stage.






Elena Glass is thrilled to be a part of Second Fiddle Productions for a second time!  Second Fiddle Productions: "Chess" (Ensemble) Ordway: "The Sound of Music" (Ensemble/ Maria Understudy)/ "Broadway Songbook: Comden and Green"// Off-Broadway: "Closer Than You Think" (Riley) //Theatreworks, USA National Tour: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other Storybooks" (Martha)// The History Theatre: "The Christmas Schooner" (Mary Claire)/ "Orphan Train" (Katrin)//  Upcoming this spring: "One Man, Two Guvnors" at Yellow Tree Theatre. Elena performs as a soloist every Sunday for Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church in Golden Valley, directed by Jerry Rubino. Graduate of New York University. Proud Member: AEA. 


What inspires me is: genuine performers, teachers of every grade, and my parents.






Adam Qualls is happy as a clam to join Second Fiddle for the third time, having previously appeared in Titanic and The Most Happy Fella. Adam has appeared on many Twin Cities stages: Children's Theatre Company, Theater Latte Da, History Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, and Artistry (formerly BCT), among others. Adam serves as an Artistic Associate with New Epic Theater, and he is also a freelance dialect coach. He is inspired easily, and often, by a lot of things, especially good television.





Jennifer Eckes (EMC), making her Second Fiddle debut, has been performing professionally in the Twin Cities for over two decades, with companies including the Ordway, Plymouth Playhouse, Mill City Summer Opera, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Skylark Opera, and Minneapolis Musical Theatre. Most recently, she sang in the Minnesota Opera’s Romeo et Juliette, her 26th production with the company. She is a co-creator of Pop Up Musical, a MN Fringe Festival hit that has enjoyed remounts at numerous venues in MN and WI. As a soloist, Jennifer has found many musical revues, concerts and cabaret opportunities throughout the Twin Cities, and is a founding member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network.


What inspires me: well-crafted artistry, attention to detail, kindness and generosity of spirit.





Max is a native of Rice, Minnesota, and a graduate of St Olaf College. Credits include the Children's Theatre Company, Theater Latte Da, Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Jungle Theater, Illusion Theater, Frank Theatre, Park Square Theatre, and Nautilus Music-Theater. Max's monthly cabaret series, Musical Mondays at Hell’s Kitchen, is in its fourth year of providing local artists with performance and networking opportunities. He is the artistic director of The Catalysts, with whom he has written four original musicals. His latest, Ball: A Musical Tribute To My Lost Testicle, was a best-seller at the Minnesota Fringe and toured throughout Minnesota this year. Upcoming: All is Calm with Latte Da and the world premiere of The Sneetches with CTC! www.maxwojtanowicz.com


“What inspires me is…" storytelling. Telling our stories is the best way we have to foster empathy, compassion and change!




Shelli has returned to acting after a nearly a decade of producing/directing corporate awards, fashion shows and red carpet events. Her Minnesota debut was the popular 2013 Fringe Festival’s “A Certain Age”, followed by “Two Weekends” at the Playwright’s Center. A long time member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA, theater credits include King Lear (Regan), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mae), Mary Stuart (Mary), Twelfth Night (Viola), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn) and musicals How to Succeed… Fiorello and Company Tours include Closer than Ever, A My Name is Alice , Man of La Mancha , Play it again Sam, Geroge M, and Room Service. TV and film credits: 3rd Rock from the Sun, Miyasaki’s Animated Classic – The Crimson Pig (English Version) and the cult horror film Party Line. Shelli loves living in such a vibrant theatrical community where she has directed Over the River and Through The Woods and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for Theater NOW and Lives of the Great Waitresses for Theater Unbound. She feels fortunate to be a part of the Actor’s Workout with Raye Birk at the Guthrie. Shelli recently started Prime Theatre which will have their inaugural season in 2017.






I have been so fortunate as to have been part of Joe Chvala and the FLYING FOOT forum in 2 productions: French Twist (Guthrie) and ALICE. 4 productions at Chanhassen DINNER theater; oKLAHOMA, my FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY and SINGING IN THE RAIN. 12 years playing, KNUTE GUNDERSON in the DON'T HUG ME series, in addition to my one man show MAN WANTED, in London at The St. James Theater. I am so pleased to debut here at Second Fiddle after being a fan from the beginning. 





This is Suzie Juul's 4th reading with Second Fiddle productions, her favorite being Titanic where she read for Alice! 

Suzie has more that a couple favorite roles and shows she's worked on, they include Hope (Urinetown - Normandale College Theatre) A Little Night Music (Anne - Mu Performing Arts), The Coward (Gavin - Walking Shadow), Disenchanted (Sleeping Beauty - Casting Spells Productions), Pirates of Penzance (Kate/Mabel U/S - Ordway)

With a passion for performing and bringing joy to little ones, Suzie just opened her own princess party company called Pixie Dust Parties, a company specializing in making truly magical memories! 





Joey Clark is thrilled to be working with Ruthie and Second Fiddle for the second time!  Joey works throughout the Twin Cities as a performer, director, musical director and teaching artist. As chair of the musical theatre program at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA), he has directed FLOYD COLLINS, PARADE, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, VAUDEVILLE!, ILLYRIA, THREE PENNY OPERA, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and musical directed RAGTIME, VIOLET, and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.  Performance credits include many ROUGH CUTS with Nautilus Music Theatre; Park Square Theatre and Theatre Mu’s  A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Bloomington Civic Theatre’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (George) and CABARET (Emcee); and, LET’S KEEP DANCING (an original cabaret produced by MacPhail Center for Music and Nautilus Music Theatre).  Past credits include Theatre Latte Da’s THE FULL MONTY; Frank Theater's CABARET; and a multitude of cabaret performances at the Bryant Lake Bowl.  When not teaching the younger generation, Joey is leading music groups at senior residences throughout the metro through MacPhail Center for Music’s “Music for Life” Program.






Nic Delcambre is a Twin Cities composer, keyboardist, and actor who is proud to be Music Directing his seventh Second Fiddle Production. He is currently in Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story at the History Theatre.


His stage credits include Murder for Two, Park Square Theatre and Complicated Fun at History Theatre, Casting SpellsProduction's Disenchanted (Piano/Band Leader), The History Theatre's Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Piano), The Christmas Schooner (Barclay), 1968 (Piano/Band Leader), MSCM Theatre's Hair (Music Director/Piano), Assassins (Charles Guiteau), Working (UPS Man/Trucker), WCT's The Music Man (Music Director/Harold Hill) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince), The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzieg) and many others. In addition to creating and Music Directing new works for The Producing House at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Nic has composed and scored a number of short and feature length films, including Maxwell Freduenthal’s Undone, a feature-length musical which won the Audience Choice Award at the OUT Twin Cities film festival.  Nic has played keyboards for the hit 80's rock sing-a-long Power Balladz  and was recently in The History Theatre Working Boys Band and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story also at the History Theatre. 





Gina Musto is a dramaturg and playwright who is thrilled to be working with Second Fiddle. She has dramaturged for Park Square Theater on My Children! My Africa! and Nina Simone: Four Women and for History Theatre on Complicated Fun. She was also the dramaturgy intern for Theatre Pro Rata on their production of 1984. She has studied at the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing her MFA in playwriting at Augsburg College. She looks forward to continuing her work with Second Fiddle was well as retuning to History Theatre for The Highwaymen and joining the Guthrie Literary Department as their intern next summer. 






Ruthie is so excited to be producing the last show of the Third Season with Second Fiddle Productions. A Minnesota native, Ruthie moved to NYC in 2005 where she was involved in various readings with B-Side Productions,  NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Manhattan JCC where she performed with Tony Nominees Christiane Noll and Alison Fraser.  She is delighted to be back in the Twin Cities and hopes to help other artists connect with their potential and possiblity through Second Fiddle!  Favorite shows include Music Man at the Guthrie, Glensheen (2016 IVEY AWARD) at the History Theatre, Violet at Yellow Tree Theatre and Sisters of Swing at Riverside Theatre & Totem Pole Playhouse. Ruthie has loved musical theatre since she was 3 and saw her first musical "Peter Pan" at the Hopkins Community Center. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of Second Fiddle Productions. Proudly AEA.


What inspires me: Simple & honest storytelling, exploring without fear, sillyness, creativity, possibility and fun-loving people!