Alex’s musical journey has been 15+ years in the making, growing out of an unusual garden. Amongst flying children, splintering wood, and shouts of aggressive encouragement, martial arts academy is where Alex formed his first band with training partners who happened to be also dipping their deadly toes into the musical world. The creative path soon led Alex to a new community in a local open mic program, where he spent the following years honing his craft amongst fellow lovable, artsy weirdos of all ages and backgrounds. After years of faithful presence in the community, Alex took over as host of the program and began a joy-filled and colorful journey working to nourish and grow the atmosphere of friendship, support, and togetherness that made him fall in love with the arts in the first place. Now, Alex’s creative and community leadership experience is going to help him fill some big shoes - as Jesus in Godspell!
Candace is thrilled to be fulfilling her bucket list item with this production of Godspell! Candace wears many hats including program manager, dance instructor, choreographer, and costumer. A few of her favorite roles include Baker's Wife and Little Red (Into the Woods), Woman 1 (Songs For a New World), and Mary Jane (Big River). Hugs and kisses to Andy and Jonah!
Cindy is a Seattle area native and vocalist who has performed in a number of rock and old standards (Great American Songbook) bands for the past 20+ years. Cindy has been rehearsing for the Godspell play for decades, gleefully recalling her mom's often-played Godspell record from the '70's! While not on stage, Cindy, a 15-year veteran of Microsoft, is a busy Program Manager, Sustainability Activist and mom of 2 incredible teenagers. She's currently working on a how-to book that will outline ways to reduce single-use plastic waste. Cindy will be passing out gigantic hugs after the show to anyone that remembers their reusable coffee cups or water bottles in the interest of reducing unnecessary plastic. ❤️ A lover of hugs, she will probably pass them out regardless.
Gaila is excited to be joining other misfits, outlaws, in-laws, and the like in this production of Godspell. Gaila has been a theater geek since time immemorial and enjoys making people laugh and cry from the stage, sometimes even intentionally. She has been stretched through this particular production in seeing how Jesus accepts and loves each and every one of us for exactly who we are, never in spite of it. She especially thanks her two daughters for their support and tolerance of her practicing Godspell music in the kitchen, in the shower, in the car, in a box, with a fox, here and there and everywhere. It is always her greatest joy to use our gifts to bring others into any community with God in the center of it.
Joann loves being in spaces where she can play, create and imagine for a healthy, just and beloved community. She is grateful that she is able to do this regularly with her partner and two kids, as a community organizer and programs manager at Korean Community Service Center, and now with the Imagine ministry at Northlake Lutheran Church.
Ken's first time on stage was in 1971 in the Shoreline Community Collage Children's Theater production of the play that brought to life the words of the song "Old McDonald Had a Farm". He would later be seen as a weasel in "Toad of Toad Hall" and go on to star as the little bird in "Are You My Mother". Though not afraid to clown around occasionally he moved on to the serious business of church, where he played Pontius Pilate a short Easter pageant skit in the 1990s, family and work as an electrician.
He has a desire to help those who need a helping hand or may not have a skill he has that is why he has been heard to say, when asked what he does around the church, "Point and I will tell you what I did".
Ken is the key grip for lighting in this show as well as apprentice carpenter for the construction of the stage and props and one of the many who become stagehands.
It is great to be able to be involved with such talented people.
Scott is very glad to be able to prance around the stage with this talented herd of sheep and goats. He is invigorated with the music and message of this play, "oh bless the Lord oh my soul". Previous favorite ramblings have been as Emile in South Pacific, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and Buck in Second Chance. When not on stage, you can find Scott fishing off of his boat with his family plying the waters of the inside passage to Alaska.
Sheri has been singing these Godspell songs in the shower since her high school years and is delighted to give them a try from the stage. She's been a Clown of God, a teacher of Special Education teachers, a folk music church choir leader, a chef, a co-parent alongside an incredibly witty and generous soul, a kid's cooking instructor, a beginning adult tap dance student, a kayaking enthusiast, a failure at generating a backyard colony of mason bees, and a fan of old-time radio stories. When you've got 3 minutes, ask her to tell you her chicken joke!
"Art needs religion...and religion needs art," is the mantra Tom carries into this first Imagine production. Tom has done musicals since his teens, (This is his 3rd production of Godspell); and after a 30-year hiatus in marketing, Tom recently added composing to his creative resume. "I'm super excited to share the radical nature of Jesus that this show shares so well."
Emmy is thrilled to return to the stage in Godspell! A true theatre nerd at heart, she first started acting in elementary school. Past favorite credits include The Music Man (Asst. Director), Mamma Mia! (Stage Management), Oliver Twist (Oliver), and The Sound of Music (Marta). Emmy would like to thank all the amazingly talented humans who have supported the making of Godspell! (with a special shout out to her mom) and hopes that everyone watching enjoys the show!
Jacob is thrilled to be back on stage! He was previously in productions such as Chicago and Beauty and the Beast with the Woodinville High School Theater Company. He would like to thank his family for their continuous support.
Joy has always loved musicals and dabbling in many expressions of creative arts. She is thankful for the opportunity to come alongside this encouraging and talented bunch for Godspell.
In the theatre, though most comfortable with a paintbrush in hand, serving as Master Painter for South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, and Camelot, she has also enjoyed roles in productions of; It’s A Wonderful Life – Radio Show, Fiddler on the Roof as a colorful Dream Spirit for Tevye’s Dream, and Lady in Waiting for Camelot.
Joy and her husband serve on the Worship Team at Newport Covenant Church where she also teaches Prekindergarten.
Joy is especially thankful for her husband, family and friends who encourage her to play!
Hi! I’m Maija. I’m the youngest actor in this play. I am 11, in middle school and an only child. The previous play I did was The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in which I played Beth. It was really fun and so is this play! I really liked meeting new people through this play.
Shannon has been involved in music and musical theater since she was a child. She trained classically in vocal performance at her alma mater California Lutheran University. Upon graduating in 2006 some of her favorite roles played have been Maria in Sound of Music, Nelly Forbush in South Pacific and Guinevere in Camelot. Now Shannon spends most of her free time either with her husband, making cakes/cupcakes or singing with her 4 year old. Her favorite quote is “Where words fail - MUSIC speaks” Hans Christian Andersen
Tom has worked in Worship & Arts for over 30 years. He has a passion for bringing people together and building community, especially through the arts.
Shows Tom has produced over the years include; GODSPELL (5 times), Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, Cotton Patch Gospel, Camelot and a Musical he wrote “Blessed”. Tom biggest joys are his two daughters who are both attending College; Maddie, who is in Chicago and Emmy who is attending ECC and is in this production of GODSPELL.
Steven has been in and out of theatre for more years than he can count. (only ten fingers and toes you know) He has portrayed Lazur Woolfe in Fiddler, King Pellinore in Camelot and directed several productions at Newport Covenant Church including “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” He enjoys volunteering his time to help bridge division through arts.