JARED OXBOROUGH - Thomas Andrews, Designer
Jared Oxborough is thrilled to be making his debut with Second Fiddle Productions! Jared has been seen on many stages in the Twin Cities such as the Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Theater Latte Da, The Ordway Center, and more. He is also a real estate agent with Edina Realty, and when he’s not selling homes, he enjoys golfing and tennis. You can find more information at www.jaredoxborough.edinarealty.com
ADAM QUALLS - Charles Clarke
Appearing with Second Fiddle for the first time, Adam has most recently been seen onstage with New Epic Theatre's inaugural production of Tennessee Williams's ONE ARM. Other Twin Cities credits include Children's Theatre Company: Shrek the Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Jackie and Me, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Theatre Latte Da: Cabaret; Park Square Theatre: Oliver Twist; Theatre Pro Rata: Taming of the Shrew, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents; Bloomington Civic Theatre: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well...; and others. He can be seen next in his History Theatre debut: Glensheen, a new musical chronicling the infamous 1977 murder at the eponymous Duluth estate.
NIC DELCAMBRE - Bride, Telegrapher
Nic Delcambre is a Twin Cities composer, keyboardist, and actor who is proud to be Music Directing his third Second Fiddle Production. His stage credits include Casting Spells Production'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. He can be seen in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the History Theatre.
What inspires me: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper… wait… that’s a different thing.
Cast & Team
ROBBIE DRODDY - Barrett, Stoker
After a twenty-month hiatus from the stage, Robbie Droddy is immensely grateful to Ruthie Baker and Second Fiddle Productions for ‘steering’ this glorious embarkation of the RMS Titanic to the Twin Cities. Truth be told, Robbie, a self-admitted Broadway know-it-all, pined over the Original Cast Recording in ‘97, and still vividly recalls mimicking Brian d’Arcy James’ (Barrett) star turning performance as a youngster. To say this opportunity is an 18-year old ‘dream come true’ would be putting it mildly. 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.
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor,” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
RANDY SCHMELING - Fleet, Lookout
Randy Schmeling (AEA) has been performing on Twin Cities stages since 2001. He recently appeared at The Ordway’s productions of The Broadway Songbook of Rock & Roll and A Christmas Story. He played Hot Blades Harry in The Jungle Theater's smash hit Urinetown! Other shows include The Working Boys Band at History Theater, The Transdimensional Courier's Union with Walking Shadow, Violet and The Full Monty with Theater Latte Da, Dancing at Lughnasa with Torch Theater, West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and many more! Randy has performed out of state with American Folklore Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin and in Tokyo with the first Japanese tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Randy will be back at The Ordway this summer for Damn Yankees and The Pirates of Penzance.
TERRY LYNN CARLSON - Captain E. J. Smith
Terry Lynn Carlson worked in the Performing Arts for more than 35 years as an Actor-Singer-Dancer, Director, Producer, Administrator and Designer. His work has been seenin over 150 productions in places such as; The Ordway Music Theatre, ChanhassenTheatres, Minnesota Opera, The Old Log Theatre, History Theatre, Nautilus MusicTheatre and The Children’s Theatre. National Tours include Moon Over Buffalo, The Lastof the Red Hot Lovers and The Sunshine Boys. Mr. Carlson was the Artistic Director ofThe Minnesota Festival Theatre, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Executive Director ofthe Bloomington Civic Theatre. He also served as Artistic Associate with the SouthwestTheatre Project, New Plays Inc and ARTisphere Theatre. Terry Lynn has been a memberof Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA for more than 30 years. He majored in
Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Minnesota and The Bernstein School in Los Angeles, CA. A Minnesota native, he is based in Minneapolis with his partner, Actress/Choreographer Elizabeth M. Desotelle and is the proud father of four. This is his third reading with Second Fiddle Productions.
JON HEGGE - J. Bruce Ismay, Owner
Recent Twin Cities credits include: Guthrie Theatre: 1776, and A Christmas Carol, History Theatre: Baby Case, Working Boys Band, Radio Man. Park Square Theatre: Cyrano, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ragtime and Democracy, Ordway Theatre Centre: Beauty and the Beast; Chanhassen Theatres: All Shook Up and The Wonderbread Years. Jon holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota. This is his second reading with Second Fiddle Productions
JAMES MICHAEL DETMAR - Isidor Strauss
James is delighted to be making his Second Fiddle debut. He is currently performing as Andre, at the Old Log Theater, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In addition to appearing in Theater Latte’ Da’s Ivey Award winning productions of Cabaret (Herr Schultz) and Spring Awakening (The Adult Male), James recently tackled the title role of Vince Lombardi, in History Theater’s critically acclaimed, Lombardi. A veteran of Twin Cities theater, he has also appeared with Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Illusion Theater, The Children’s Theater, Cricket Theater, The Plymouth Playhouse, and also as a resident company member and former artistic director of Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop. James’ film credits include: Thin Ice, Factotum, Best Man Down, Carousel of Revenge, and the soon to be released, The Public Domain. In 2014, James co-produced the wildly successful musical, Disenchanted, at the Illusion Theater.
DAVID BEUKEMA - Edgar Beane
David Beukema is proud to be making his second appearance with Second Fiddle, having been last seen in Baby. Around the Twin Cities, he has appeared with Park Square Theatre, Frank Theatre, Girl Friday Productions, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Theatre Pro Rata, Bloomington Civic Theatre, and many others. He has a BFA in Acting from Otterbein College. This summer, he can be seen in The Matchmaker with Girl Friday Productions at Park Square Theatre, and in Washburn, WI in Over the River and Through the Woods with Sidekick Theatre.
PAUL R. COATE- Jim Farrell, 3rd Class Passenger
Paul R. Coate was seen most recently as "Enoch Snow" in the MinnesotaOrchestra's concert version of CAROUSEL, and will next appear in StephenSondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Skylark Opera. Theatre credits includeChildren's Theatre Company, Theater Latte Da, History Theatre, Park SquareTheatre, Skylark Opera, Nautilus Music Theatre, Nebraska RepertoryTheatre, Nebraska Shakespeare, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and many more.Concert credits include Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, St. Paul ChamberOrchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra. Paul is a proud member of Actors'Equity Association. www.paulrcoate.com
JOEL LIESTMAN - First Officer Murdoch
Joel Liestman has performed with several Twin Cities companies including the Guthrie Theater, the Ordway Center, Nautilus Music-Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and the Playwrights’ Center. He's also appeared Off-Broadway in New York, with regional theaters across the country and in Tokyo. He is also a member of the faculty at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists as well as teaching private voice and actor coaching. For more information, go to joelliestman.com.
CHRISTIAN UNSER - Henry Etches, Sr. 1st Class Steward
Christian is excited to be working with Second Fiddle on the amazing TITANIC! He has performed as an actor in 13 shows with Minneapolis Musical Theatre, and last year he took over as Artistic Director of that company. Favorite roles include “Roger” in A New Brain (Chameleon Theatre Circle), “Uncle Ernie” in The Who’s Tommy and “Max” in Sunset Boulevard (Minneapolis Musical Theatre). He has also worked behind the scenes as a vocal director and a producer of video and photography elements for several productions. You can also see him performing with various improv groups at HUGE Theater. Thanks to Jen, Hannah and Gabe for all of their support!
JOSIAH THOMPSON - Bellboy
Josiah Thompson is excited to be working with Second Fiddle Productions on this amazing show. He was most recently in Skin Deep Sea at the Playwright's Center. Before that Josiah was studying for his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he was a part of many productions including; Legally Blonde the Musical (Kyle), Damn Yankees (featured dancer), Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Ollie) and others. Other credits include; Bare: a pop opera and Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors(The Underground), and Pippin (Lundeen Productions). Huge thanks to Ruthie Baker for this awesome and fun opportunity.
PAUL REYBURN - Officer Lightoller
Paul has been working around MN for 30+ years now. He has appeared at Actor's Theatre on MN (right on the Camp stage, among other spots), Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji (where he met Ruthie during "Into The Woods"), History Theatre, Troupe America, Penumbra, and Pioneer Place to name a few.
Paul is delighted to work with Second Fiddle! As a big fan of musicals, this is right up his alley.
RUTHIE BAKER - Caroline Neville, 2nd Class Passenger
Ruthie Baker is so excited to be abord the R.M.S. Titanic 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. 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! 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. Catch her this summer in The Music Man at the Guthrie Theatre and this fall in Glensheen at the History Theatre. www.ruthiebaker.com
What inspires me: Simple & honest storytelling, exploring without fear. Sillyness, creativity, possibility and fun-loving people! Oh, and puggles.
SHELLI PLACE - Ida Strauss, 1st Class Passenger
Shelli Place – 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.
BRITTANY PARKER - Kate Mullins, 3rd Class Passenger
Brittany Parker (Kate Mullins) is excited to be a part of her first staged reading with Second Fiddle! Previous credits include: Minneapolis Children's Theater, Park Square, History Theater, Plymouth Playhouse, Troupe America, Stages Children's Theater, BCT, Lowry Theatre Lab, Actors' Theater, Yellow Tree Theater, Climb, SunsetGun Productions and Jeune Leune. Next up: playing "Ursula" in 'The Little Mermaid' at Stages Children's Theater. Lots of love to family, friends and Mike.
STEPHANIE COUSINS - Kate McGowan, 3rd Class Passenger
Stephanie is THRILLED to be working with this amazing team of artists and, for the first time, with Second Fiddle! She's had the GREAT privilege of working with a variety of theatre companies in the Twin Cities, some of which include Gremlin Theatre, Old Log Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. She makes her home in Northeast Minneapolis, where she can be found voyaging around with her husband, Nathan, whom she adores. Catch her next in Old Log's "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"! Sail on, Titanic!
SUZIE JUUL - Alice Beane, 2nd Class Passenger
Suzie has worked with Park Square Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Theatre for the Thirsty, Casting Spells Productions, The Ordway and more companies around the Twin Cities.
She teaches acting classes for kids in middle school and older, entertains at preschools, and also brings beloved characters to life as entertainment for children's parties! Suzie will be back at The Ordway this summer inThe Pirates of Penzance. For More info please visit: http://suziejuul.weebly.com
KYM CHAMBERS OTTO - Kate Murphy, 3rd Class Passenger
KYM CHAMBERS OTTO NationalTours: Cats (Jellylorum), Wizard of Oz (u/s Wicked Witch), Cinderella (Queen). Theater: KC Starlight: Sound of Music, Anything Goes, Wizard of Oz, KC Rep: Cabaret, Ordway CPA: Cinderella (u/s Stepmother, Queen), Joseph..., Contemporary Songbook, Bushnell CPA: The Music Man starring Shirley Jones, Forestburgh Playhouse: Mame (Gooch) NSMT: Camelot, History Theatre: Baby Case, Chanhassen DT: Joseph..., 42nd St, Oklahoma!, Old Log: Elves and the Shoemaker. Nautilus Music Theater. Training: M.A. NYU, B.A. St. Olaf College. Thanks to all of you who continue to support the Arts! LYBT Otto. AEA since 2005.
JOSEPH PATRICK CLARK - Director
Joey Clark is thrilled to be working with Ruthie and Second Fiddle! Joey works throughout the Twin Cities as a performer, director, musical director and teaching artist. Joey chairs the musical theatre department at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA) where he has directed CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, VAUDEVILLE!, ILLYRIA, THREE PENNY OPERA, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and musical directed RAGTIME, VIOLET, and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. His recent performance credits include 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.
ANDREW BOURGION - Music Director
Andrew Bourgoin is thrilled to be musical directing at Second Fiddle Productions! Twin Cities collaborations: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Latté Da, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Park Square Theatre, among others. Regional collaborations: College Light Opera Company, Northern Michigan University, University of Central Arkansas. Andrew's served an assistant conductor and touring pianist to both the St. Olaf Choir and Manitou Singers and appeared as a soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from St. Olaf College.