Cast & Creative Team

JESSICA BILLONES: has been appearing at WOB on and off since playing the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere in the theatre’s 2008 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Since Millie, her WOB credits include Sister Act (Mother Superior), Into the Woods (Witch), Noises Off (Belinda), The Addams Family (Morticia), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baroness), and a number of other Mainstage, Christmas, New Year’s and Children’s Theatre productions. Favorite local roles include Judy/Ginger in Ruthless! The Musical, June in Musical of Musicals: The Musical, Donna/Oolie in City of Angels, and Georgia in Curtains. Thanks to Justin for (begrudgingly) watching cheesy Hallmark movies with me, my family for their support, and God for His many blessings.
 
KATHARINE FORD: is appearing in only her second Christmas show at WOB, though she has been seen in a number of the theatre’s Mainstage productions. Most recently, she performed the title role in this past fall’s production of Annie. She is a student at Mount View Middle School whose credits include Mary Poppins (Jane) and Annie (Orphan) at Olney Theatre Center; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Jemima), The Sound of Music (Marta), Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke), Annie Get Your Gun (Nellie), Shrek (Peter Pan), and The Magic of Christmas (Kate) at WOB. She studies voice with Cathie Porter-Borden and is a member of the Pre-Professional Program at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy.
 
PATRICK FORD: is making his WOB Christmas show debut! Though this is his first holiday at the theatre, he has been seen in a number of productions including Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Chip), Shrek (Young Shrek, Baby Bear), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Jeremy) on the Mainstage, as well as Little Mermaid Jr., 101 Dalmatians Kids, and Cinderella Kids in the Children’s Theatre.  A fifth grader at New Market Elementary School, Patrick studies voice with Catherine Porter-Borden and musical theatre at Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center.
 
JAIMIE LEA KISKA: was last seen this past summer as Belle in WOB’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Prior to her turn as a Disney princess, WOB credits included Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), Into the Woods (Little Red), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden), Legally Blonde (Paulette), Dolly Patron’s 9 to 5: The Musical (Doralee), An Empire Christmas (Dolly Lynn), Damn Yankees (Lola), Chicago (Roxie), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty). An actor, singer, and dancer, Jaimie made her WOB debut in 2010 as the crude oil heiress Jolene Oakes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. When not on stage, she teaches physical education in the Howard County Public School System and is an instructor at The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance.
 
OLIVIA MANOS: is excited to return to WOB! She has previously appeared in A Christmas Carol (Tammy Tim), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Jemima), Shrek (Young Fiona), and Annie (Tessie). Olivia is a 6th grader at Walkersville Middle School where her favorite subjects are math and science. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys GVAA basketball, track, cheerleading, and playing the ukulele.
 
MELISSA ANN MARTIN: is excited to return to the WOB stage once more this season, having just appeared in Annie. Favorite past roles include: Maria in The Sound of Music, Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain, and Fiona in Shrek. Please enjoy our show! Love and thanks to family and friends.
 
SARAH MELINDA: is looking forward to another Christmas at WOB after spending an enchanted summer as an enchanted object in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Babette). WOB credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious), Happy Days (Marion), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Evita (Eva Peron), The Goodbye Girl (Paula), Bye Bye, Birdie (Rosie), The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta/Sister Berthe/Baroness Schraeder), Pirates of Penzance, Lullabies of Broadway, An Empire Christmas, An Old Fashioned Radio Christmas, 'Tis the Season, A Christmas Time of Year, and numerous WOB Children's Theatre productions. Sarah has worked for Wayside Theater, Totem Pole Playhouse, Round House Theater, Signature Theatre, Charter Theatre, and Theater J in Washington DC.  She is a trained Theatrical Combatant with Dueling Arts International and an alumni of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC.
 
JEREMY TRAMMELLE: is excited to spend his Christmas at WOB the season! Favorite roles include Lumiere (Disney’s Beauty & the Beast), Emmett (Legally Blonde), Sharktooth (How I Became a Pirate), Herb (Junie B. Jones - The Musical), Uncle Fester (Addams Family), Caractacus Potts (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Corny Collins (Hairspray), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Swiper (Dora the Explorer), Sister Robert Anne and Sister Leo (Nunsense A-Men), Sir Bedevere (Spamalot), Brian (Avenue Q!), Munkustrap (CATS), Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors), Conrad Birdie (Bye Bye, Birdie!), Adam/Noah (Children of Eden), and Benny Southstreet (Guys and Dolls). Thanks to all for understanding when he says, “I can’t. I have rehearsal
 
JOSEPH WAEYAERT: is a very familiar face on the WOB stage, having appeared in productions over the past seven seasons both on the Mainstage and in the Children’s Theatre. A few of his roles have included Pseudolus in …Forum, Donkey in Shrek, Fonzie in Happy Days – The Musical, Boris the Spy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Police Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, the Narrator and Herbert in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Lucas in The Addams Family, Peter in Disney’s Peter Pan, Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain, Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin, and Tommy Djilas in The Music Man. One of his favorite appearances outside of WOB was as Harry Witherspoon in the musical comedy Lucky Stiff with FtP and Being Revived
 
MEGAN E. WEST: is back on the WOB stage after appearing as Grace in WOB’s 2018/2019 Season-opener, Annie. Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast last season. Other recent WOB credits include Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Shrek, … Forum, Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), and Happy Days (Lori Beth). Regional credits include Rose Fenny in Dogfight, Tracy Turblad in Hairspray, Nadia in bare: a pop opera, Enid Hoops in Legally Blonde, and Maria in West Side Story.  Megan has worked at many theaters in the region, including Washington County Playhouse, the Old Opera House, and The Apollo Civic Theatre, just to name a few.  When not on stage, she can be found teaching choir at Musselman High School and teaching private voice lessons.
 
JUSTIN M. KISKA (Author, Director): has written ten of the theatre’s last fourteen Mainstage Christmas shows, directed five of them, and wrote The Great Elf Adventure, which premiered in the Children’s Theatre in 2015 and has returned for this holiday season. When not writing light-hearted Christmas shows, he can be found writing murder mysteries, as he is the creator and “mastermind” behind Marquee Mysteries – a growing series of interactive murder mystery events produced throughout the area. As Way Off Broadway’s President & Managing Director, Justin oversees all of the theatre’s operations and development. He is also the Chairman & Executive Producer of WOB LIVE!, the division which is responsible for all of the company's activities outside of the theatre itself. Directing credits include productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 - The Musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mel Brooks' The Producers, Grease, Lullabies of Broadway - A Musical Revue (which he also wrote), Steel Magnolias, and Wait Until Dark.
 
JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE (Music Director): is the theatre’s Artistic Director and Resident Music Director. Since assuming the position, he has music directed every production since 2010; directed Steel Magnolias and Nunsense A-Men!, co-directed Disney’s Beauty & the Beast; and wrote 2010’s Christmas Follies. In addition to his stage appearances at WOB, he has performed in theatres throughout the Maryland-Virginia region. Some favorite roles include Shrek (Shrek), Baker (Into the Woods), Gomez (The Addams Family), Jean Val Jean (Les Mis), and Edna (Hairspray).
 
DEE BUCHANAN (Choreographer): has owned and operated The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance since 1992 and has directed her own dance company since its inception 18 years ago. She is a graduate of Hood College and is a member of Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America, as well as Way Off Broadway’s Resident Choreographer. WOB credits include Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Shrek, Sister Act, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Anything Goes, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5: The Musical, and The Music Man.
 
BILL KISKA (Executive Producer): is WOB’s Executive Producer and CEO. Since taking over the theatre in 2002, he has overseen every production, directing a majority of them, including Disney’s Beauty & the Beast,  Sister Act, Happy Days, SPAMALOT, Anything Goes, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray.
 
WAY OFF BROADWAY (Producer): The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska family since 2002, is proud to be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary Season!  Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area’s theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Sister Act, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Annie, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, …Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph…, Blood Brothers, Mame, and 42nd Street.  In addition to its regular season, the theatre produces a number of special events throughout the year including an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and an interactive mysteries series.
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