A Note from the Director...
On behalf of the entire ActingUp cast and crew, Thank you so much for coming to see Fiddler on the Roof and supporting local theater!
ActingUp has been in the Wilmington area since 2014 and is committed to providing a positive arts experience for children and adults. We believe the arts are essential for everyone, especially for our children and community.
We hope to inspire, educate and give back through classes and performances.
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Thanks and enjoy the show!
Tradition ……...........................Tevye, Ensemble
Matchmaker …........................Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze, Bielke
If I Were a Rich Man …...........Tevye
Sabbath Prayer…....................Tevye, Golde
To Life…....................................Tevye, Lazar Wolf, Russian soloist, . Ensemble
Street Scene….........................Tevye, fiddler
Perchik and Hodel Dance…...Perchik, Hodel
Miracle of Miracles…..............Motel, Tzeitel
The Dream…...........................Tevye, Golde, Rabbi, Grandma Tzeitel, Fruma Sarah, Ensemble
Sunrise, Sunset…....................Tevye, Golde, Ensemble
Wedding Dance…...................Ensemble, Bottle Dancers
Now I have everything ..........Perchik, Hodel
Do You Love Me?….................Tevye, Golde
The Rumor…............................Yente, Shaindel, Mirala, Mendel, Mordcha, Ensemble
Far From the Home I Love.....Hodel, Tevye
Chava’s Sequence…................Tevye, Fiddler, Chava, Fyedka, Tzeitel, Motel, Hodel, Perchik
Anatevka…...............................Tevye, Golde, Yente, Lazar Wolf, Avram, Ensemble
Ben dePaor as Fiddler & Mendel – Ben is incredibly excited to be portraying the Fiddler and Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof. I would like to thank my family for always supporting me and my violin teacher, Carrie Jackson for teaching me everything I know about playing the violin.
Levi Hemingway as Tevye – Levi loves acting and giving people the best he can with every show! I could not do any of this without the support of my beautiful wife, Hali, so thank you for letting me bring laughter and entertain people through acting! Enjoy the show and thank you for the support for our group! L'Chaim!
Katlyn McCrary as Golde – The performing arts have been an integral part of Kaitlyn’s life since before she can remember. Growing up in New Jersey, she participated in many avenues such as church choir, community theater, and opera. Now, Kaitlyn balances being a wife and mother with assisting in over-seeing a private classical Christian school in town. In her free-time, Kaitlyn serves in the music ministry at her church and assists her husband in serving their church’s student ministry. She has also sung with Cape Fear Choral for several years. Kaitlyn is looking forward to being a part of many more ActingUp! Productions!
Hana Quittschreiber as Tzeitel – She has been performing for over 15 years and still gets a thrill every time she steps on stage. Some of her favorite roles have included, Lina Lamont in “Singing in The Rain,” Scuttle in “The Little Mermaid” and Daisy in “The Great Gatsby a Radio Show”.
She would like to thank ActingUp! for creating a space where she gets to not only express herself, but also spend time with her friends and family doing the thing she loves most!
Zoe Hemingway as Hodel – I am excited to be on the stage as always. Some of my favorite roles have included, Mazey le Bird, Tootles and TiMoune. I love any chance to perform and have been dancing, singing, and acting since.... before I could walk. I would like to thank the ActingUp! creative team for always supporting me. Enjoy!
Sarah Rose as Chava – She began pursuing her love for the arts at three years old through dance and has continued to pursue it over the years through singing at church and playing instruments.
Now, she continues to dance as a student and soon to be teacher at a local studio! She praises her Savior Jesus for getting her through health hardship in recent years, so she can now be a part of Fiddler and thrive for His glory!
Hannah Coulbourn as Shprintze – She is thrilled to be on stage again with ActingUp!. Hannah has a love for musical theatre and adores the friendships she has made at ActingUp!. Former shows include Once On This Island (little girl); Lion King (Sarabi) and her favorite, Jungle Book (Baloo). She looks forward to being a part of more shows in the future.
Reese Walker as Bielke – Fiddler on the Roof is my first show with ActingUp!! I am so thankful that I have gotten to work with so many talented people. The last show I was in, I played May in Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr., with Thalian Association Community Theater. Enjoy the show!
Isabella Boswell as Yente (Matchmaker) – I am so happy to be a part of this show! Some of my favorite previous roles include Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical the Musical) and Erzulie (Once on this Island). Thank you so much to ActingUp! and my family for your never-ending support! Enjoy!
Kyle Quittschreiber as Motel – Kyle has been performing on stage since the age of 8. Now 23 years old, he has garnered extensive experience and has played many memorable roles throughout his career, including Harold Hill in "The Music Man," Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," and the Great Gatsby in “The Great Gatsby Radio Show”. He is thrilled to be a part of this production and is grateful to ActingUp! for giving him the opportunity to not only act but also step into the role of directing
Anderson Lewis as Perchik – Anderson has been acting for eight years and been with ActingUp! Homeschool Theater for seven of those. His most notable roles include the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and Daniel Beauxhomme in Once on This Island. Anderson would like to thank Rachel and the entire ActingUp! group for providing an amazing space to learn and grow as an actor.
Jeff Nason as Lazar Wolf (Butcher) – This is Jeff's 7th show with ActingUp! after a 30-year hiatus from the stage. He met his wife while doing Shakespeare in college and is very thankful to be able to be in another show that his wife and daughters are all involved in.
Joshua Wise as Mordcha (Innkeeper) – Joshua began his training with Robert Ivey Ballet in Charleston, SC under the direction of Robert Ivey. Here he had the opportunity to perform many classical and original dance pieces with the Spoleto Festival USA.
During this time, Joshua made the decision to no longer pursue a career in veterinary medicine; he then auditioned and joined the professional ballet company, Ballet Magnificat. Over the next seven years of performing and touring internationally with Ballet Magnificat, his excitement of teaching and choreographing new works to share with others grew. He is an award-winning choreographer who continues to share his experiences with Wilmington where he teaches contemporary and neoclassical dance at City Ballet of Wilmington.
Joshua wanted to respect the Jewish culture and keep much of the dancing in Fiddler on the Roof to the muchness of the traditional ways of that time.
Erik Hemingway as Rabbi – What a wonderful experience to be a part of this show, it has been fun to watch unfold. The entire cast and creative team are so talented and truly feels like family. Thanks to everyone who helped support this production both on and off stage. Enjoy!
Donnie Boswell as Avram (Bookseller) – After seeing my children and wife involved in ActingUp! for many years, I am excited to take the stage for the very first time. I would like to Thank Rachel for this opportunity and my daughter Isabella (Yente) for all the late-night practices!
Mikhail Novick as Nachum (Beggar) – He started acting at four in Los Angeles, CA. Acting has always been a significant part of his natural creative expression. In addition, he is enjoying musical theatre.
Rhapsody Knipping as Grandma Tzeitel – She has been performing on stage since she was 4. She has been involved in many shows with Performance Club Kids, TACT, Thalian Hall, and Opera House; as well as Film with Honey Head Films and Lighthouse Films. Rhapsody has been a part of AET and ActingUp! for three years as a performer and junior director. She wants to thank Rachel (and all instructors and directors) for the opportunities she has had in theatre; and for the encouragement and instruction she receives during each production.
Maggie Hefner as Fruma-Sarah – I am so excited to be in this show because I love Fiddler on the Roof so much! My favorite role with ActingUp! was the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical Jr. I love the ActingUp! cast and crew so much as they have helped me become a better actress and singer. Hope you enjoy the show!
Lydia Nason as Shaindel – She is overjoyed to be performing another show with ActingUp!. She is learning more with each show and could not be happier with this cast and crew. She has appeared in many shows over the years, her favorites being the Lion King Jr as Scar and Seussical Jr as Thing 1.
Korbin Knipping as Constable – He is excited to be coming back to the stage with "Fiddler on the Roof," under the direction of Rachel Hemingway. He will be playing the role of the Constable, a Russian, and a Jew. Korbin has been in "Anne of Green Gables," director Stacie Smith, as Moody MacPherson. He has also been in "Midsummer Night's Dream," director Chandler Davis as Theseus.
In addition, he has been involved in AET for three years as a Junior Director, and is looking forward to more drama opportunities in the future. Korbin wants to thank Rachel Hemingway, Becky Lewis, and everyone at ActingUp! for giving him such wonderful instruction; and encouraging him to try new things. He loves being a part of such an amazing group of artists, singers, and actors.
Cade Quittschreiber as Fyedka – He is a multi-talented artist who has been performing since a young age. At 21 years old, he has already gained experience in acting, singing, and playing music. Cadence has a natural talent for performing, and he has already played several iconic roles such as Captain Hook in Peter Pan, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, and Charlie in Willy Wonka.
In addition to his acting career, Cade is also a skilled graphic designer. His creativity extends beyond the stage, and he has used his artistic abilities to create stunning visual designs and beautiful photography. Cade is dedicated to his craft, and he continues to pursue new opportunities to showcase his talents. With his passion and talent, Cadence is sure to make a significant impact in the world of performing arts and design.
Cruz Knipping – He is making his onstage debut as an ensemble member for Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Rachel Hemingway. He is so excited to be part of such a talented and fun cast of performers. Cruz is in his first year as a junior director in AET, which is a youth drama program. He is hoping to extend his experience onstage as he is thoroughly enjoying being a part of such a life-changing experience
Halli Williams – I am so excited to be a part of this amazing play, especially with such an amazing cast! Thank you to my parents for being so supportive, and thank you to the whole ActingUp! team for making this play possible!
Lily Hefner – I am so excited to be in this show! Thank you to all the ActingUp! crew for making this show so great! I hope you enjoy!
Emma Coulbourn – She joined ActingUp! in 2021 where she participated in the club, AET (ActingUp!’s Educational Troupe). Since then, she has performed in Once On This Island and Lion King Jr. and has truly enjoyed learning more about theatre. Emma loves anything to do with animals and hopes to pursue a career including some form of animal care one day.
Molly Hamilton – I am super excited to have to opportunity to perform with the amazing cast of Fiddler on the Roof. I have been performing for over 15 years while training in classical ballet. Performing in outreach events from NYC to Orlando with a nonprofit dance company. A few of my favorite roles have been Cinderella, the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, and the White Witch. I love teaching the next generation of dancers! This is my second performance with ActingUp! and I hope you love the show as much as we do!
Nathan Iandoli – He was home schooled his entire life and attended Montreat College where he played soccer and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration. This is Nathan's first production of any kind. Nathan is super excited to be a part of such an amazing production and to put on an amazing show. He hopes to return for more shows in the future
Miles Hemingway – I am excited to be performing in Fiddler on the Roof! I want to thank the whole cast and most importantly my family for their love and support.
Enjoy the show everyone!
Ava Norris – Ava is excited to participate in her first ActingUp! production. She has led in small school plays before, but this is her first real acting experience.
Lara Cole Burk – This is the first show I have ever done with ActingUp!! I would like to thank the cast for being so kind and welcoming, and my family and best friend for their support. I hope you guys love the show just as much as I do!
Ellie Gillespie – Ellie has always been a lover of theater. Growing up she watched many of her cousin’s performances and lives in a family that loves music. She, her siblings, and her cousins used to do a Christmas play at their grandma’s house on Christmas Eve. She has also been in skits at her church and enjoys being a part of those services.
Naomi Nason – I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with many incredible creative forces not only with ActingUp! but also with opera house theatre company. Some of my favorite roles include Papa Ge (Once on this Island), Horton the elephant (Seussical), and Mrs. Paroo (Music Man).
Rachel Hemingway (Director) – I am so incredibly honored and proud to be working with this incredibly talented cast and crew. You all feel more like family than friends. I want to say a special thanks to my husband who supports and encourages me in everything I do and to the cast and crew.... LET'S DO THIS!!
Becky Lewis (Property Manager) – I could not have imaged all those years ago when we began our ActingUp! journey that we would have developed such an amazing cast and crew. Each person is so talented, creative, and hardworking. It is truly a joy and honor to watch them shine. I want to thank my husband Drew who is up for any challenge the Rachel and I concoct. I love you very much and appreciate all your help.
Dori Nason (Costume Design) – She is delighted to be costuming her 14th show with ActingUp!! At the age of 8, Dori was in her first community theater production of Fiddler, beginning her love of all thing’s theatre. Special thanks to her family who do not mind wearing the costumes she picks for them TOO much.
Kyristen Knipping (Music Director) - She is leaping back into Music Directing with ActingUp!'s "Fiddler on the Roof," under the direction of Rachel Hemingway. As a music major in college, Kyristen was in many musicals, performances, and recitals; including touring choir (special audition) traveling every Spring in the US, Canada and Europe. She traveled with a group called The Continental Singers as a vocalist and soloist; and traveled all over the US, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Kyristen has been a music/drama teacher, Worship Associate at a church full time, a wife, mom of 8, and thankful for the opportunity to get back to doing what she loves.
Rhapsody Knipping, Emma Coulbourn, Zoe Hemingway,
Hana Quittschreiber, Lydia Nason, Maggie Hefner,
Tannis Boswell – House Manager
Stacy Quittschreiber – Stage Manager
Frances Coulbourn – Assistant Stage Manager
Joshua Wise – Choreographer
Zoe Hemingway – Assistant Choreographer
Alec Guesser – Light Design
Drew Lewis – Visual and light design and operator
Phillip Bernier – Sound
James Quittschreiber – Set Design
Anthony Small – Set Design
CAST (in order of appearance)
ActingUp! Board Members
Christ the King Church
Cape Fear Costumes
Opera House Theater Company