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Cast – “Making It Again?”

  • Sheridan Archbold – Sheridan Cantarelli
  • Amanda Flahive – Mother
  • David Schuringa – Father
  • Deric Anthony Gochenauer – Roger (the Manager)
  • Chuck Sisson – Fritz Hasenpfeffer (Acting Coach)
  • Deric Anthony Gochenauer – Director-
  • Maggie Madziarczyk – Marla (Sheridan’s Fan)
  • Leonardo Espinosa – Robbie – Robert Luedtke – Mike – (Sheridan’s Friends)

Sheridan ArchboldSHERIDAN ARCHBOLD (Sheridan Cantarelli)

Sheridan Archbold is a fourteen year old, multiple award winning singer specializing in Opera and Classical Crossover Repertoire. He sings in English, Italian, German, Russian and French. Sheridan has won awards in Singing and talent Competitions regionally and nationally.

Sheridan received the 2014 Youth Trendsetter of the Year Award for raising the standard of excellence in the entertainment field.

In August of 2015 Sheridan was the first 13 year old boy to perform the role of Cherubino in the Opera “Le Nozze di Figaro”, in Italy.

On November 4, 2015 SHERIDAN performed on ABC7, Windy City Live, Chicago, IL in Chicagoland’s Most Talented Kids

Wherever Sheridan performs he always surprises the audiences with his unforgettable voice, unique personality and the unbeatable charisma.

He successfully participated in TV show America’s Got Talent Season 9.

The three words that best describe Sheridan is Perseverant, Competitive, and Hard worker.

 

AmandaAMANDA FLAHIVE (Mother)

Amanda Flahive began her acting career at 16 when she was cast as the Mother Abbess in her high school production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and has been at home on the stage ever since. She is a core ensemble member of Williams Street Repertory, the in-house theatre company at Raue Center for the Arts, appearing in productions of SWEENEY TODD (Mrs. Lovett), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (Corie Bratter), SHE LOVES ME (Ilona Ritter), COMPANY (Amy), I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (Woman 1), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Magenta), STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Annelle), THE FANTASTICKS She is a graduate of Millikin University (BFA musical theatre)

2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominee, Best Actress in a Musical (Resident Non-Equity)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominee, Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non-Equity)

 

David SchuringaDAVID SCHURINGA (Father)

David Schuringa has been performing on stage for over 25 years. David has multiple skill sets including smooth Josh Groban like vocals, acting, and stage/film makeup and production management. He has an extensive choral repertoire and has enjoyed lead roles in such musicals as “Les Miserables” (Jean Valjean), “The Phantom of the Opera” (Raul) and the Broadway World Chicago nominated musical “Next To Normal” (Dan) just to name a few.

Although David will never give up his time on stage, during his free time, David is in training to create stage and film characters through special effects makeup and prosthetics.

 

Deric TransparentDERIC ANTHONY GOCHENAUER (Roger – The Manager & Director)

Deric is a character actor living in Chicago. A seasoned creative personality covering many aspects of the theatre world including On Stage, Front of House, Educational, Directorial, Design Team, Critique and Managerial.

Deric is an active member of the Joseph Jefferson Committee and holds several nominations for BroadwayWorld.com Awards including Best Actor in a Musical for She Love Me. Other recent credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, A Chorus Line, and Sweeney Todd.

 

Chuck SissonCHUCK SISSON (Fritz Hasenpfeffer – Acting Coach)

Chuck Sisson (Fritz Hasenpfeffer) is a veteran of Chicago area theatre. He is the recipient of a Jeff Award, for best actor in a Principal Role – Musical, The Baker’s Wife at Circle Theatre. Other credits include: The Student Prince and Brigadoon with Light Opera Works. A Christmas Carol, The Butler Didn’t and Out of Order at The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. 1776, Into the Woods and Evita with Music On Stage. His recent credits include: King Arthur in Spamalot, Morton Gillfax in the Workshop Production of Kevin Wiczer’s A Man With No Opinion and The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show with Theatre Nebula.

 

Maggie Kate Madziarczy newMAGGIE MADZIARCZYK (Maria – Sheridan’s Fan)

Maggie Kate Madziarczyk – “Marla” is thirteen years old and very excited to be part of Making it “Again?”! Maggie Kate is very active in musical theatre and favorite roles include Fiona and Donkey in Shrek the Musical, Annie in Annie (3 times!), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Bird Girl in Seussical, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka, and Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life. Maggie Kate has been coached under George Keating, Scott Calcagno, Roberta Duchak, and Kevin Wiczer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano and guitar, singing, cooking, playing with her dogs, and annoying her brothers. Maggie Kate hopes to one day star on Broadway!

 

Leonardo EspinosaLEONARDO ESPINOSA (Robbie – Sheridan’s Friend)

Leonardo Espinosa (“Robbie”) is fourteen years old and overjoyed to be a part of “Making it “Again?”! Leonardo is very active in theatre. His favorite roles have been Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, and Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland.

When Leonardo is not working on theatre he is a part of the KHS Marching Knights. Leonardo also likes spending his spare time by playing his instruments, singing, reading, and spending time with family!

 

Robert LuedtkeROBERT LUEDTKE (Mike – Sheridan’s Friend)

Rob Luedtke (“Mike”) is twelve years old and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to be part of “Making it “Again?”! Rob is very active in musical theatre and his favorite roles include Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, Simba in Lion King, JoJo in Seussical, and Mike Teavee in Willy Wonka.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano, hanging out with friends, and doing special effect makeup. When he grows up, Rob wants to either be a music teacher or youth counselor.


Staff – “Making It Again?”

  • Peter Whitman – Executive Producer
  • Aelita Archbold – Producer
  • Kevin Wiczer – Director
  • Mike Crowley – Director of Photography-Editor
  • Aelita Archbold, Mike Crowley – Sound Design
  • Beryl Seckington – Film Production Consultant
  • Rod Johnson – Graphic Design
  • Edgeorge Archbold – Assistant Director

 

peterwhitmanPETER WHITMAN (Executive Producer)

Peter heralds from Pointe Vedra, FL and attended Union College in NY where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He has always been an individual who enjoys helping others and we are so happy that he has chosen to be a part of “Making It Again?” supporting us in the roll of Executive Producer. We are very honored to have someone like Pete at the helm of this project!

Aelita ArchboldAELITA ARCHBOLD (Producer, founder of ACA Productions LLC, PEM Recordings) (Sound Design)

Being a profesional musician, songwriter, and audio engineer who has perfomed in multiple TV shows and become a recording artist herself, Aelita has more then 20 years of experience in different aspects of the music industry. These include producing live events, live performances, music videos, CDs and now she is challenged with producing a web series; managing all aspects of the production. She is a graduate of State University of Fine Arts (BFA Composition & Conducting) and ASCAP Member.

 

Kevin WiczerKEVIN WICZER (Director)

Kevin is thrilled to be working on the web series “Making It Again?” He holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Acting and Directing from Columbia College Chicago. Regional theatre directing credits include: Dial “M” for Murder, The Diary of Anne Frank, Peter Pan and Wendy, Oklahoma!, The Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, James and the Giant Peach, & Excalibur! (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre), Scrooge The Musical, Nuncrackers and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Steel Beam Theatre), Dearly Departed (Circle Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show, Spamalot, A Man With No Opinion, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat & Songs for a New World (Theatre Nebula), the Midwest Premiere of Dracula: The Musical (Music On Stage & Theatre Nebula), Evita, Brigadoon & Jekyll & Hyde (Music On Stage), Into the Woods (Wishing Star Theatre), The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! (Highland Park Players), The Music Man (Neuqua Valley High School), The Sunshine Boys, Dames at Sea, Oklahoma! & Guys and Dolls (Woodstock Musical Theatre Company), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical (St. James Theatre), The Freshman Experience (Harper College), Jake’s Women & The Fantasticks (Waukegan Players), Nunsense II: The Second Coming (Elgin Theatre Company), We Were SDClogoDancing (The Classic Studio Theatre), Romeo’s Ghost (Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago), and Blithe Spirit (Rolling Meadows High School). Kevin is a DGlogoproud Associate Member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national theatrical labor union, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

 

Mike CrowleyMIKE CROWLEY (Director of Photography, Video Editor, Sound Design)

Mike Crowley is an excellent, creative and experienced camera Operator and Editor. For more than ten years Mike has been actively involved in both Film and Television Production.

Over the years he has been involved in various productions including big budget feature films, small independent films, short films, music videos, and student films while continuing to work on some of his own projects simultaneously. Some of his work has received various accolades. His clients include names like Roger Ebert and Charles Oakley.

 

Beryl SeckingtonBERYL SECKINGTON (Film Production Consultant)

Beryl is an Australian Filmmaker with a Bachelor Degree in Film Production, obtained in Sydney.

Her filmmaking skills include writing, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, animation and video effects.

Her 90-minute documentary film “Glimpses From The Past – History of Bundanoon” was released in 2015. Some of her other film credits include “Dreams To Reality – A Life in Film”, “Water on Tap”, “The Bundanoon Club – Promotional video”, “Beyond The Limits of Sight – TV episode?, “The Edge – short film”, and “Friendship – animated music video”

Beryl is a very active member of the Bundanoon History Group and is currently the curator of their collection of historical photographs. Her volunteer work includes the restoration of old and damaged photographs

Rod JohnsonROD JOHNSON – AKA RIVENMASTER (Graphic Design)

Rod is the founder of Rivenmaster.com now called Torchlight Talent which supports and promotes over 140 young artists ranging in ages from 6 to 18 from all over the world.

He works directly with a number of young artist’s parents and managers advising and building websites, social media sites, graphic art work, as well as promotion. He currently is appointed as Public Relations Manager for Sam Santiago Music setting up interviews and appearance with major media professionals in both Television and Radio.

Rod’s volunteer work includes but is not limited to serving as a CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected Children and helping at a local Food Pantry.

 

EdgeorgeEDGEORGE ARCHBOLD (Assistant Director)

Edgeorge is a 15 year old High Honor Roll Student with hard working, responsible, creative, patient, and extraordinary communication skills.

He has also been blessed with many God given talents and enjoys singing, dancing and acting. He was given the nickname Steve Jobs for his ability to build, program and fix computers.

In addition Edgeorge has a special love for animals, especially his pet kitten “Felix”.

Whatever Edgeorge is assigned he does it to perfection. The staff is proud to have Edgeorge as part of the production team.