Meet the Cast & Crew of “Pinocchio”

Meet the Cast & Crew of “Pinocchio”

Pinocchio runs August 2-3 and 9-10. Find out show times and purchase tickets HERE.

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Jake Smith

Jake Allen Smith: Actor Tibbits 2019: Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story. 2nd season. At Tibbits: Damn Yankees, Footloose, The Troll and the Elephant Prince, Puss and Boots, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Pigs.  Favorite Roles: Finch in Newsies at Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dancer in Monster Stomp at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Training: B.S. Dance/ Musical Theatre Min. at Nazareth College. 

Les Gibbs: Actor Tibbits 2019:  Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Pinocchio. 1st season. Favorite Roles: Simeon in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Solange in The Maids, Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa, and dancing each year in BCEFA’s Broadway Bares.Training: University of Kentucky and Broadway Dance Center’s Training Program.  “I’m elated to join Tibbits for this exciting season. A huge thank you to my support system for making all of this possible. Psalm 149:3”

Kat Katona

Kat Katona, Actor. Tibbits 2019: Joseph…Dreamcoat, Wind in the Willows, West Side Story, Pinnochio. 1st season. Favorite role: Fritzie, Cabaret, White Plains Performing Arts Center; Director of ASL Rocky NYC--Rocky Horror Picture Show in American Sign Language. Training: Columbia College Chicago (Sign Language Interpretation), Jacob's Pillow Musical Theater Program. "6'1" - because you were wondering. And no, too tall for Rockettes."

Gil Torres

Gil Torres: Actor Tibbits 2019:Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Pinocchio. 1st season. Favorite Roles:  Pepper in Mamma Mia! at Yorktown Stage, IQ in Hairspray at Berkeley Playhouse. Training:  California State University, Chico.  “Thanks to the entire Tibbits team for this wonderful opportunity and endless love to my family and friends.”

Taylor Joseph Rivera

Taylor Joseph Rivera: Actor Tibbits 2019:  Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Pinocchio.  1st season.  Favorite ProductionsAnything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly, Miss Saigon.  Training: Circle In The Square Theatre School (14').. “Many thanks to Tibbits and my patient family.”

Bailey Kote: Actor Tibbits 2019: Be My Baby, Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Wind in the Willows, West Side Story, Pinocchio.  2nd season. At Tibbits: Damn Yankees, Footloose, Puss in Boots, The Troll and the Elephant Prince.  Favorite Roles: Wendy Jo in Footloose at the Tibbits, Clarice in West Side Story and Tricia in A Chorus Line at Cortland Repertory Theater. Training: BFA Musical Theatre- Rider University Class of 2020.“Thank you to Charles, Kevin, and Dougie for inviting me back to the Tibbits stage. Love to my family, friends and boyfriend for their constant encouragement and support.”


(The crew doesn’t usually get head shots and a lot of them tend to be camera shy…stay tuned for photos of them working)

Matthew C. Scott: Actor, Director Tibbits 2019:  Be My Baby, West Side Story, Directing Pinocchio.  1st season.  Favorite roles: John Dickinson in 1776, The Baker in Into the Woods and the Reverend Mother in Nunsense A-Men.Training: Regent University Grad studies. “After all these years, I am finally looking forward to working and setting foot on the Tibbits stage.”

 Costumers Marie Green and Ariel Smith O'Neal with puppet Hickory Cricket
Costumers Marie Green and Ariel Smith O'Neal with puppet Hickory Cricket

Ariel Smith O’Neal: Costume Designer Tibbits 2019: Popcorn Theatre.  1st season.Favorite Productions: Blood Wedding at Pacific Lutheran University, Little Shop of Horrors at Lakewood Community Theatre.  Training: Pacific Lutheran University.  “I have always had an affinity for clothing and discovering a profession that embodies that passion has been a dream come true.”

Rachel Marengere: Production Stage Manager for Popcorn Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager for Mainstage Shows. Tibbits 2019All Productions. 1st season. Favorite Shows: Guys and Dolls and It Shoulda Been You at The Players Guild of Dearborn, Woody’s Order! with The REP of Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre. Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production from Point Park University.  “Thank you to my family for believing in me and encouraging me every day.”

Leon Kriser: Scenic Designer

Connor Beatie: Lighting Designer

Sarah Gens: Properties

Pinocchio is presented with the support of Tibbits sponsor Honor Credit Union.

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