Cinderella Bios

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CINDY BERG

Ensemble / Baker / Set Designer

Cindy has enjoyed working on stage and as technical staff in her years at OSP. In this show she is please to be doing both, especially since she is sharing the stage with her mom, Betty. It is truly a magical time and she thanks Brian, cast, crew, and orchestra for all their hard work and the sharing of many talents.

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DEBBIE DESCUTNER

Queen Constantina

This is Debbie’s 20th season with OSP. She was last seen as Grandma Addams in The Addams Family Musical. Other roles include: Mrs. Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Mrs. Gloop in Willy Wonka, Mama Bear & Bluebird in Shrek, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, Lady Beconsfield in Jekyll & Hyde, Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver!, Aunt Lulu in Footloose, and Sister Margaret in The Sound of Music. Debbie also has sewn costumes for many productions. Outside of OSP, she is the play and musical director at Avella High School and is a lifelong choir member at St. Patrick. Debbie appreciates her supportive husband and the professional coaching from her daughter Kaitlin. Debbie loves her OSP family and hope’s the audience has “A Lovely Night”.

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JIM FOX

Ensemble / Butcher

It’s great to be back on the OSP stage after the pandemic isolation playing in the ensemble of Cinderella. Prior notable credits include: Ernie in It’s A Wonderful Life, Steve in The Christmas Schooner, Grandma Joe in Willy Wonka, Tigger in Winnie the Pooh Christmas, The Coach in Footloose, Rubin and the Butler in Joseph…, James Wilson in 1776, the Bishop in Jekyll & Hyde and others. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

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CARINA IANNARELLI

Cinderella

Carina is delighted to once again be playing “the belle of the ball” after last appearing on the OSP stage in her dream role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She has performed for Little Lake, Heritage Players, Red Masquers, Gemini and more and her normal 9-5 gig is doing marketing & design work at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Although she hasn’t been on stage for awhile, she directed Almost Maine and was the costume designer for The Addams Family Musical earlier this season. She thanks the OSP crew for being the real Fairy Godmothers and creating the magic, this incredible ensemble, and her real life sisters and mum for all the method acting she used to prepare for this role. (Kidding. Love you!) 

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SYDNEY KRAMER

Ensemble / Cheese Merchant

Sydney is excited to return to the OSP stage. She has appeared both onstage and in the pit playing the trombone. Her last onstage show was Beauty and the Beast, where she played a Silly Girl. Her last pit experience was for The Addams Family Musical. Sydney just graduated from Fort Cherry High School and is looking forward to attending Michigan State University in the fall. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support and wishes the cast the biggest “break a leg!”

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ADAM MAZZA

Prince Christopher

A Houston PA native, is grateful that even after several decade long hiatuses, OSP continues to welcome him to the stage and theater family. Last seen as Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat, Adam has portrayed the characters of Charlie Brown in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, and Max in Dial M for Murder. Adams thanks his family and friends, both on and off stage, for their love and support and wishes that everyone who who attends Cinderella has their dreams come true.

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MARY KARTHERINE NICKLAS

Ensemble

Bio coming soon.

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JIM PALMER

Ensemble

Jim has been an active member with OSP mainly ushering, set construction, and painting. Jim also participated back stage with tech for Who Wants A Painted Lady? Other OSP shows include: Dearly Departed and My Fair Lady. Other productions include: The Conductor/Gothic Farmer in The Music Man (Heritage Players), Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music (Heritage Players) and an ensemble member in Oliver! (Stage 62). Jim would like to thank his family for their support.

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GIANNA TRESS

Ensemble

Gianna previously appeared as an ensemble member in OSP's Beauty and the Beast (2019), and It's a Wonder Life (2019). She also appeared in a silent one act in Happy Holidays, With Love (2021) where she got engaged to her now-husband, Ben. Most recently, she appeared as Sandrine in OSP's Almost, Maine back in January.

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BRIAN NATH

Director

Brian not only serves as the director this production, but also as the Business Manager for OSP. He's a long time director here with highlights including Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek The Musical, Oliver! Children of Eden, and Joseph...Dreamcoat. Once in a blue moon you can see Brian onstage like in 1776 or this past winter strutting in his heels as Villian in Almost Maine. When he's not here at OSP he's a science teacher (pumpkin carriages don't make themselves) and is known as Dad to his adorable puppy Simon. 

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MEGHAN CHILD

Fairy Godmother

Meghan is thrilled to be back onstage at OSP. Over the last 20 years or so, she has participated in over 30 shows as either an actress or director. Some of her favorites include Sister Robert Ann in Nuncrackers, Baker's Wife in Into the Woods and Church Basement Ladies as Mavis. Meghan teaches English at Trinity High School and directs the school's spring musical (this most recent production was Mary Poppins). In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their beautiful daughter. Thank you Brian, Ruthann, and the rest of the cast for a great time. Break legs, everyone!

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RICHARD DETTORE

King Maximillian

This is my first first theatre adventure with OSP and I am thrilled, though I’m no stranger to the stage. I have been involved in the performing arts my entire life, from dance recitals at the age of 5 to co-founding and performing for 33 years with Weirton Community Players. I have also participated in productions with numerous other theatre companies in the Tri State area. Second only to my late wife Jessica, who passed in 2020, my love of theatre beats strong in my heart! This is the first time I have been on stage since 2017. Nervous? Oh my, yes! But very, very happy!

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KATE GIGER

Joy

Kate is excited to make her debut with Old Schoolhouse Players. She was last scene in Clue as Yvette. Other roles include Lucinda in Into the Woods, Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma, and a Bird Girl in Seussical. Thanks to my friends for their love and support and also my family Love you guys.

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SARA IMPELLICCEIRI

Ensemble

Sara is a freshman pre-law major at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She has done previous shows at OSP including Fern in Charlotte’s Web, Baby Bear/Dancer in Shrek, and ensemble in Addams Family & Willy Wonka. She has also been in shows such as House at Pooh Corner as Tigger (BrookHills Playhouse) and Seussical Jr. as a Whovian (PCLO). She can also be heard as a background singer on Nickelodeon’s Ryan’s Mystery Playdate Theme Song. Sara is so excited to be back on stage with her OSP family. Enjoy the show!

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DEANNA LESSO

Grace

This is Deanna’s 4th season with OSP and she was most recently seen in The Addams Family as the Cowgirl Ancestor and Morticia’s beloved plant. When not on stage, Deanna is a devoted employee at Select Medical’s central business office and was recently promoted. Previous favorite roles include: Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web, and Gingy in Shrek. Portraying villains is not unfamiliar to Deanna in the least, and she is ecstatic to be back on the dark side as the evil Stepsister Grace.

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BETTY MORAN

Ensemble / Flower Vendor

Betty is pleased to be a part of her first production since high school. She has not only been a part of the performance, but also costuming and set work with her daughter Cindy Berg. She thanks Brian Nath for this unique and fun experience.

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STACIE PARONISH

Stepmother

Stacie is excited to change it up and be on “Team Evil” after having previously portrayed the role of Cinderella in high school. You may have seen her this season at OSP as Marci in Almost, Maine or also running the sound board for both Almost, Maine and The Addams Family. She has previously directed, choreographed, and done technical work for various productions at OSP as well as performed as the Wicked Witch in Shrek and Delightful/Nadine in Dearly Departed. Stacie would like to thank Brian for giving her this opportunity and her friends and family for their love and support!!!

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BEN TRESS

Lionel

Here ye, here ya! Ben has previously appeared at OSP as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (2019), and George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (2019). He also participated in the holiday special Happy Holidays, With Love (2021) where he proposed onstage to his now-wife Gianna. He was most recently seen as Jimmy in OSP's production of Almost, Maine.

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AMI LAYNE WOLSONCROFT

Ensemble / Girl in Braids

Ami is a freshman at South Fayette High School. She has been in two shows at OSP. She was an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka and a villager in Beauty and the Beast. On top of these shows, she has been in three middle school productions. Her favorite was playing a giraffe in The Lion King Jr. and her most recent show was The Little Mermaid. She is excited to be involved at OSP again.