Peninsula Broadway Theatre
Guys and Dolls cast
Crystal Adams (Agatha & Pit Singer) is a Bay Area native who has sung in venues all over the world, and is proud to be a part of PBT's production of Guys and Dolls. She first fell in love with this musical when her brother played Nicely-Nicely in his middle school production and has kept that love alive by singing "Bushel and a Peck" to her daughter through the years. She is honored to sing in support of this cast tonight, and thankful to be part of live theater once again.
Darrell Batchelder (Pit Singer) Since 2003, Darrell’s performed in fifteen musicals with Woodside Community Theater including Guys & Dolls. Other credits include The Producers at Hillbarn Theater, Nine to Five, Sister Act and The Wedding Singer at Redwood Community Theater, Oklahoma and others at Portola Valley Theater Group and many productions with the Lamplighters (a Gilbert & Sullivan troupe in SF). Some of Darrell’s favorite roles: General Harrison Howell in Kiss Me Kate, Indian Chief in Annie Get Your Gun, the Editor/Father in Our Town, Grandfather in Ragtime (with Stanford Black Student Group), the Sheriff in Oklahoma and the Bishop in Les Miserables. For fun, Darrell sings the Great American Songbook with a jazz quartet. As a senior citizen, Darrell’s happy to give up dancing in a Broadway musical to support the actors from off-stage.
Charles Evans (Arvide Abernathy) is so happy to return to the musical stage in this great classic! Charles has been very active in Bay Area theatre companies for several years. Favorite roles include Ismay in Titanic, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Joe in Merrily We Roll Along, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, the Proprietor in Assassins, Robert in Proof and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Adam Green (Benny Southstreet) is excited to be making his Peninsula Ballet Theater debut. Most recently Mr. Green has been seen on stage in Pacific Coast Repertory Theater's West Side Story, Billy Elliot and Newsies with Woodminster Summer Musicals, Stockton Civic Theatre's productions of Hair, Mamma Mia (Pepper) and as the Stag in Stockton Opera's Production of Hansel and Gretel.
Angela Harrington (General Matilda B. Cartwright) is an active teaching and performing artist throughout the peninsula! Angela has provided music and vocal direction for Hillbarn Conservatory, Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Woodside Community Theater, Pacifica Spindrift Players, and San Carlos Children’s Theater! Local performance credits include Lyric Theater, Tabard Theater, Hillbarn, NDNU, Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, Bay Shore Lyric Opera, and Santa Clara University. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Music and earned her MM in Voice & Opera Performance from Northwestern University. Angela is the performing arts director at Beechwood School in Menlo Park where she teaches KP-8 students. She is certified in levels I & II of Orff-Schulwerk and teaches voice to singers of all ages.
Zaya Kolia (Sky Masterson) is a Bay Area native. He received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Acting from the Academy of Art University where his credits include Flan in Six Degrees of Separation, Joshua and Martin in Cloud Nine, Barnett in Crimes of the Heart, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Kevin Rosario in In the Heights. Other credits include Frank Jr. in Saturday Night Fever at Broadway by the Bay, The Wizard of Oz at Berkeley Playhouse, Khadim in The North Pool at Bread & Butter, The Captain in Anything Goes at Hillbarn Theatre, Ludovic and Augenti in Passion, Harry and Martin in Cloud Nine both at The Custom Made Theatre Company, Azad in On the Periphery with Golden Thread and Crowded Fire Theatre company, and most recently Tiny Beautiful Things at Los Altos Stage Company. He is very excited to be back in a musical!
Jamari McGee (Harry the Horse) is thrilled to be making his debut with Peninsula Ballet Theatre! This will be Jamari's second time doing this show. He played Benny in high school. He was last seen in Landmarks Musical Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Chip Tolentino. Some of his most recent credits include Urinetown (Senator Fipp), Once On This Island (Tonton Julian) and A Raisin in the Sun (Joseph Asagai) with Pittsburg Community Players. Other credits include, Mamma Mia, Anything Goes, Into the Woods, and more. Jamari is pursuing his degree in Theatre Arts at City College of San Francisco and after graduation he plans to finish his education on the east coast where he will continue to audition and grow as an actor.
Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov (Mimi & Big Jule) is no stranger to the stage both off and on as she serves on the creative sides of many theatre companies in the Bay Area and as an actor in a few more. Some of her recent credits include Officer Barrel in Skyline College’s Urinetown and a few virtual endeavors during the pandemic. A MA Theater Arts Thesis candidate, Raissa also works at Google and owns Redwood City Players, a very small nomadic community theatre in Redwood City. She wouldn’t be here today without Gary Ferguson & Issac Booth, two people that always find ways to make her shine (in many capacities). She wants to thank this small and mighty cast who came together to make this show a success and she sends love to her family and friends (near and far). Live theatre is slowly coming back to the Bay Area and she’s honored to be a part of it’s triumphant return.
Joshua Michelberg (Lt. Brannigan) is very excited to be a part of Guys and Dolls. His favorite roles include Finch in How to Succeed, Danny Zuko in Grease, Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening, and Laurie in Little Women. Josh recently graduated from Chapman University with a degree in International Business. He works as a DJ for private events and as a Covid Compliance Officer for A Christmas Carol in Broadway San Francisco. He lives in Los Altos Hills with his mom, stepdad, and two dogs.
Sasha Motalygo (Pit Singer) Credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Kevin Cahoon (Yitzhak); Camelot starring Robert Goulet; 1776 (Abigail) and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Assistant Director) at SBMT; Legally Blonde (Paulette – Broadway.com Award Nomination) at Palo Alto Players; Curtains (Carmen) at Hillbarn; Shrek (Humpty/Blind Mouse) at Foothill Music Theatre; Into the Woods (Stepmother) at Los Altos Stage; Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper) at Symphony Silicon Valley. Other credits: American Musical Theatre of San Jose, 42nd Street Moon, The San Francisco Pocket Opera, Opera San Jose, PCPA, The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers and The Mendocino Shakespeare Festival. Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Musical Theater Conservatory.
Laura Park (Sarah Brown) (she/her) is thrilled to be joining Peninsula Ballet Theatre for Guys and Dolls! Most recently: Elf (Ens./Dance Captain), The Addams Family (Ancestor), Grease (Patty), Mamma Mia (Sophie), Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Live National Tour (Katerina Kittycat). Many thanks to the team at Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and Michael Jacobs Vocal Studio.
Tara Roberts (Miss Adelaide) is so excited to be celebrating the return to live theater with Peninsula Ballet Theatre - and this incredibly talented cast - in this iconic role. A native of Alma, MI, she has performed in many capacities over the last 25+ years. Favorite roles include Judy Haynes in White Christmas (GCP), the Star-To-Be in Annie (Woodside Community Theatre), Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (Landmark Musical Theater) and Anytime Annie in 42nd Street (Stage 1 Theatre).
James Schott (Nathan Detroit) Nathan Detroit is a role James has wanted to play since high school and he is very thankful for the opportunity to do so. James has been in theatre all over the Bay Area and hopes that our return to live theatre will be quick and permanent. Some of James’ favorite roles have included: Jerry Lukowski (The Full Monty), twice!, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Jekyll & Hyde), and George Nowack (She Loves Me).
Kenny Silberberg (Calvin, MC & Joey Biltmore) is excited to make his PBT debut in Guys and Dolls. Past credits include Ernst Ludwig, Cabaret (Chanticleers), TJ in Sister Act (Stage 1), Krupke West Side Story (SCP), Graffiti Pete In The Heights (NDNU), and more. Kenny graduated and got his BA degree from NDNU in Theatre/Dance in the year 2015.
Randall Watts (Nicely Nicely Johnson) is thrilled to be doing his first show with Peninsula Ballet Theatre and only the third since moving from Tampa in 2014. He could previously be seen and was thrilled to perform as Edna Turnbald in Hairspray ( Stage 1 and Ohlone College) but glad to not have to put on heels again. He was also a Gangster in The Drowsy Chaperone for Landmark Musicals. His favorite roles include Samuel Chase in 1776 (Lyric Theater of Oklahoma), Father in Ragtime (MAD theatre), and perform in the National tours of A Christmas Carol and George M as Mr. Fezziwig and Edward Albee respectively.