Meet the Cast

Richard Ryan
(Captain E.J. Smith)

Richard is pleased to be performing for the first time with TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana. Richard is a veteran of 40 years of stage performing in the Kentuckiana area professional and community theatre, the Kentucky Opera, and The Stephen Foster Story. Richard also has 50 years of vocal performing in churches across the United States. Richard lives in Sellersburg, IN with his wife Cathy, and they have three adult children, Briner, Jonathan and Jenna. He wishes to thank the cast and crew of Titanic and especially Chris Bundy and Hannegan Roseberry for the opportunity to take the helm as the Captain. Enjoy your "cruise!" 

Chris Haulter
(J. Bruce Ismay)

Chris Haulter happily returns to the TheatreWorks stage this season, having been seen previously in Rumors and An Old-Fashioned Christmas.  Notable credits include: Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Into The Woods (Baker), The Producers (Max Bialystock & Franz Liebkind), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Funny Thing…Forum (Pseudolus), Annie (Warbucks), Oklahoma (Judd Fry), Children of Eden (Father), Peter Pan (Smee), Proof (Hal), and All My Sons (George Deever).  However, he is proudest of his role as dad to Leigha, Claire, Meghan and Amelia and husband to Katie!  Enjoy the show!

Curtis Becht
(Thomas Andrews)

Titanic marks Curtis’ second show with TheatreWorks.  You may have seen him as Jack in An Old Fashioned Christmas this past December.  Curtis received his Bachelors in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and moved to Chicago with his wife shortly after graduation where he acted for several years before returning home. When asked about the role of Mr. Andrews Curtis said, “I’m thrilled to play this part.  The first big part I had at Floyd Central was in 2003 playing Henry Etches in Titanic, which was also directed by Chris Bundy. It’s always a pleasure to work with Chris, but it’s hard to not call him “Mr. Bundy.” Curtis would like to thank his wife, Chelsea, for her constant support and love, and also for agreeing to watch their daughter Isabella while he went off to play around on stage. “I love you, Chels.”  

Johnathan Jackson
(Frederick Barrett)

Johnathan is thrilled to be in his second show at TheatreWorks. He has recently been seen as Paul in Moon Over Buffalo. He would like to thank Hannegan Roseberry for all her patience in training him vocally. Always keep it weird!!

Ken Robinson
(Harold Bride, Wallace Hartley)

Ken is excited to make his debut at Theatreworks of Southern Indiana. Ken’s previous credits include Godspell, Sweeney Todd, Yank, and Assassins.  He’s performed in regional theatre, dinner theatres, theme parks, and cruise lines.  Favorite Roles include Jinx–Forever Plaid, Malcolm–Full Monty, Mendel–Falsettos, and Pharaoh - Joseph/Dreamcoat. Ken would like to thank the Theatreworks of Southern Indiana staff for this opportunity. This cast is just wonderful to work with and I’m honored to share the stage with them. Special thanks to his family and friends for their love and support, you too RH!!

Josh O'Brien
(Officer Fleet, Mr. Widner)

Josh O'Brien is proud to be joining TheatreWorks for such a beautiful show. Regional credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince), Monty Python's Spamalot! (Patsy), and 1776 (Richard Henry Lee) with Mind's Eye Theatre, Company (Bobby) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack) with The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company, Pride and Prejudice (Darcy) with The Theatre Downstream and The Who's Tommy (Barker), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and Assassins (John Hinckley, Jr.) with CenterStage. Huge thanks to Chris and the Roseberry's for the opportunity. All love to Jen. Enjoy the show!

Phillip Hubbard
(Second Officer Lightoller, John Thayer)

Phillip Hubbard is ecstatic to be working with the wonderful Chris Bundy for the first time and to be cast in his first role with TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana. You may have seen Phillip as Dennis Dupree with Acting Against Cancer and as the Narrator/Crimenologist in IUS's production of The Rocky Horror Show.

Marcus Fisher
(First Officer Murdoch)

Marcus Fisher is excited to make his TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana debut. He was last seen on stage as Nate in Double V, a play by Louisville playwright Larry Muhammad (KyBlackRep). Marcus’ previous shows include Smokey Joe’s Cafe (CenterStage), How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Wally Womper)/CenterStage, Buster: The Musical of Louis Coleman (Bimbo,Preacher,Ensemble)/KyBlackRep, Once on this Island Gatekeeper)/CenterStage, The Color Purple (Harpo)/CenterStage and  Gospel Nativity Live (Reporter)/Faithworks Studios. Marcus also enjoys singing with St. Stephen Church Joe Tiggs Chorale, Joe Leavell w/1 Purpose gospel choir and the Jeff Sherman Jazz group as a vocalist. He thanks his family and friends for their continued support.

Mark Merk
(Jim Farrell, Andrew Latimer)

Mark Merk is a cool guy who loves theatre. He is incredibly happy to be acting on a stage again, as this is his first gig since high school. He acted all four years at Floyd Central, and took a break when he went to college at IU Bloomington. He is grateful for his supportive friends (Josh, Maddi, Rudy, and several others) and family (Mom, Dad, Jacob, and Hannah) as well as to Chris Bundy for giving him this opportunity to get back in the game, and the chill cast he’s had the privilege to work with. He hopes everyone enjoys this incredible story and is glad to be a part of it.

William Strauss
(Isidor Straus)

Performing his first role in a play while in the eighth grade, Bill has been hooked ever since and holds degrees in Theatrical Performance and Broadcasting from Ball State University. Throughout his years as an educator, and also as a member of the Richmond Civic Theatre, Bill has directed numerous plays and musicals.  One of the roles he found most fun was that of Dr. Carrasco in Man of LaMancha  at the Richmond Civic Theatre, a role he reprised from more than thirty years earlier as a student at Ball State University. He has also played Ferris Layman in The Diviners and Dr. Alex Gorman in The God Committee. He appeared as Mr. VanDaan, opposite Sharon Grabowski's Mrs. VanDaan, in the Hayswood Theatre's fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Teaming up as spouses again with Sharon has made Titanic even more fun.  Most recently Bill played Richard Maynard in Theatreworks' production of Moon over Buffalo. Bill lives in New Albany and is currently an administrator and English teacher for a private high school.

Tyler Dippold
(Henry Etches)

Tyler Dippold is honored to join his first production with Theatreworks of Southern Indinana. As a former student of Chris Bundy and Hannegan Roseberry, he feels great to be back! His past collaborations include Orchestra Enigmatic, Forecastle Festival, 1200, Voices of Kentuckiana, Saint Martin of Tours, The Speed Art Museum, and The Louisville Orchestra (Bernstein: MASS, Rock Singer #1). He is a recent graduate of U of L where he recieved a BA in Music Therapy. There, he was a vocal scholar and studied with Baritone, Chad Sloan. He also spent several summers competing and touring internationally with the Cardinal Singers. By day, Tyler is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with Personal Counseling Services, helping clients throught southern Indiana on the Medicaid waiver meet their social, communication, motor, emotional, and behavioral goals.

David Neal
(Officer Pitman, Charles Clark)

David, more commonly referred to as Mrs. Neal’s husband, is grateful to be a part of this amazing cast! He has also appeared in Big River as Laffe, the Sheriff, and part of the ensemble. David has been singing in bands and participating on worship teams for many years. He is extremely grateful to Mr. Bundy, Jason, and Hannegan for opening the door for him to experience the wonderful world of theatre. He states, “Everyone at Theatreworks and in this cast has been extremely patient and helpful. I am blessed to be surrounded by such talented and gracious people.” In keeping with I Corinthians 10:31, David hopes to honor God by giving his best in Titanic.

Amy Harpenau
(Choreographer, Alice Beane)

Amy is thrilled to be returning to the TheatreWorks stage as Alice Beane in her second rendezvous with Titanic, the musical. Amy is currently finishing her fourth year with the southern Indiana high school theatre elite as teacher and Producing Director of Theatre Arts at New Albany High School (newalbanytheatrearts.org). A graduate of Ball State University, Amy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance. Amy has performed, directed, and choreographed throughout the Midwest with numerous companies including 3 seasons with The Barn Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Music Theatre of Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Round Barn Theatre, Kandel Theatre Company, The Duplex in NYC, and TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana. She has been seen in dozens of musicals and plays including, her favorites, Spamalot ​(Lady of the Lake), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie/Choreographer), Pal Joey (Gladys/Assist. Choreographer), Zombie Prom ​(Toffee/Choreographer), and Into the Woods (Little Red). Most recently Amy was seen as the Crazy Woman in Big River at TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana this past August. Amy has guest directed for Floyd Central Theatre Arts and choreographed the award winning 2013-2014 Providence High School Singers. She helped to establish New Albany RiverStage Productions in its inaugural summer season as Director and Choreographer of Seussical the Musical in July of 2014. Amy is also on the Board of Directors here at TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana. When she's not playing director or choreographer to her "kids" at New Albany High School, Amy can be found playing tennis, reading magazines, getting her Masters Degree, and planning her next big production...her wedding! Big thanks to family and friends that support me in all of my endeavors! Love to my number one fans... mom, dad, and fiance Mac.

Sharon Krupski Grabowski
(Ida Strauss)

Sharon first fell in love with the theater when she played a daffodil in first grade at Public School #24, Buffalo, NY. The ability to be many things and live many lives in one lifetime was too seductive to ever turn down. Through her long association with theater, she has played a wide range of characters - Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Maria in The Sound of Music, Vera in Mame, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Mrs. VanDaan in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Julia Leverette in Lend Me A Tenor, to name a few.  For all the shows and all the directors – one stands out! My high school drama teacher/director taught me lessons of the theater and of life that have lasted for more than half a century. Tom Weatherston, you were generous with your time and talent. You taught and inspired me and so many others. Thank you.  Sharon thanks Chris Bundy and Hannegan Roseberry for this opportunity to “tread the boards” with this vibrant, generous, and talented cast. After all these years, it’s still so much fun! Godspeed Titanic!

Kalee Johnson
(Ensemble)

Kalee Johnson is extremely proud to be joining the TheatreWorks cast for Titanic. Kalee is thrilled to be back on the stage with such an incredible cast, after taking years away to pursue her professional and academic career.  Kalee lives in Louisville with her husband and two dogs, and is a graduate student at the University of Louisville studying for her Masters in Science of Social Work.
Kalee would like to thank her husband, Brendan, for loving and supporting her, and for his persistent encouragement to pursue acting once again. She is also profoundly grateful for directors Hannegan Roseberry and Jason Roseberry for their years of guidance and faith in her.   

Henry Fisher
(Bellboy)

Henry is very excited to make his debut with TheatreWorks in this production of Titanic. No stranger to performing, Henry has been acting, singing and dancing since the age of five. He is a 6th Grade student at OLPH in New Albany and a current dancer with Weber School of Dance. His favorite roles include Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Kurt Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, The Cat in Seussical, Jr. and Baby Bear in Shrek: The Musical to name a few. He'd like to thank the amazing cast and crew of Titanic for this experience and for welcoming him to the TheatreWorks family, especially Mr. Bundy, Amy, and the Haulters.  Love to Mom, Dad, Madeline, Gran-gran, Grandma and Grandpa.

Jared Burton
(Edgar Beane, Officer Boxhall)

Jared Burton is thrilled to be part of this production with the talented folks at TheatreWorks.  Some of his previous roles include Rock of Ages (Hertz), Sylvia! (Tom, Phyllis, Leslie), You’ve Got Hate Mail (George), and Equus (Alan). When not strutting and fretting his hour upon the stage, he can be found binge-watching Netflix, working on his house, or hammocking with his dogs all while contemplating the nothingness of being. 

Cathy Ryan
(Mrs. Widner)

Cathy Ryan has decades of work in the Kentuckiana Theater community.  She is a retired school administrator and is currently employed with JCPS at Southern High School.  Cathy has served as a music director, director, costumer, and actor in over 75 productions. Cathy lives in Sellersburg, Indiana with her husband, Richard Ryan (The Captain) and her dachshund, Shortie.  Cathy would like to thank her family, Jenna Ryan, Jon Ryan, and Briner Ellis for their support and Chris Bundy for allowing her to revisit the stage in this production. This is indeed a far cry from Spring Mill Summer Stock where she last worked with Chris over 40 years ago!!!!!

Jeanne-Marie Rogers 
(Mrs. Cardoza)

Jeanne-Marie Rogers is excited to join TheatreWorks for the first time with Titanic.  She has been part of the local arts scene for many years as a vocalist, instrumentalist and music director, performing with CenterStage, Kentucky Opera, Music Theater Louisville and others. As founder and Grand Pooh-Bah of The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Louisville, she produced and music directed Trial By Jury, The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, Patience and sing-a-long versions of The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. She recently music directed The Mystery of Edwin Drood at The Alley Theater and looks forward to joining them again as music director for Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.  Love to my family for putting up with all this nonsense!

Megan Kubac
(Kate Murphey)

Megan is so excited to be making her stage debut with TheatreWorks! She is a recent graduate of U of L Theatre Arts program, and has just signed with Helen Wells Agency. Past credits include Silly Girl #2 in Beauty and the Beast, Desdemona in Othello, Trixie in Knuffle Bunny, and Mel from The Honey Harvest. She would like to thank her parents and boyfriend for all the love and support they give her.

Lora Anderson
(Kate Mullins)

Lora Anderson (Kate Mullins) is excited to be acting again. She has not been in an auditioned on-stage show in 6 years! Within those years, she never let her love for performing die. Lora attended University of Louisville and received a Bachelors in Music Education (Vocal). While studying she was blessed to be a part of a distinguished program with performing opportunities including Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Louisville Orchestra. After graduation she was hired at Paoli Jr/Sr High School at Music Educator and Choral Director of Choirs. During the last year and a half, Lora continues to grow her program she dearly loves. Before college, Lora attended New Albany High School and was able to be a part of many productions there and in the surrounding areas. Her favorite roles during these years were Baby June (Gypsy), Annie (Annie) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance). Lora intends to audition more in the next season at TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for such an adventurous, fun show to perform for her “first-time back” to the stage.

Colleen McGuirk
(Kate McGowen, Mrs. Astor)

Colleen is thrilled to be a member of the cast of Titanic: The Musical. Colleen graduated from New Albany High School and was a member of the theatre department and the choral department. Some of her favorite roles were Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Yum Yum in The Mikado and Tuptim in The King and I. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she was a four year member of the “Singing Hoosiers” and toured with them internationally in Australia. She is currently a member of the “Louisville Chorus.” Colleen teaches at Mount Tabor Elementary.

Katherine Haulter
(Caroline Neville)

Katie Maras Haulter has been a performing artist in the Louisville/Southern Indiana since moving to Louisville to attend Bellarmine University in 1999. She studied vocal performance while at Bellarmine, and music led her into teaching, which is her primary career. Katie spends her days working as a middle school English teacher, having recently finished her building administration license. She spends her evenings running her private music studio (Bella Voce), as well as directing and performing in local productions. Most recently, she played the part of Edna Klein in, Children of a Lesser God, and she is directing the summer children’s performances of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr., both at Clarksville Little Theatre. She is excited to share this stage with her very talented husband, Chris. Much love to our four daughters: Lala, Bear, Bugga, and Peanut Butter, and the tribe of caretakers who help us out.

Olivia Meyer Wohar
(Mrs. Thayer)

Olivia Meyer Wohar is an actress originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh for Musical Theatre. Wohar has performed in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Ensemble/Pianist), The Drowsy Chaperone (Mrs. Tottendale) at the Pittsburgh Playhouse where she also assistant music directed Into the Woods, two seasons of A Pirate's Tale (Swing) aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet, and The Music Man (Maud Dunlop) at the Derby Dinner Playhouse to name a few. Future endeavors include working as a music director this summer. Above all, she thanks the Lord and, also, her husband for always putting up with her.

Kota Earnhardt
(Technical Director)

Kota is a graduate of Floyd Central High School where he was involved in all aspects of the technical theatre program.  He was part of the F.C. tech team that presented the feature mainstage production of the Drowsy Chaperone at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He also contributed with set and sound design for Les Mis at F.C. as well as being involved with numerous other productions.  Kota attended the University of Louisville, majoring in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.  Kota is honored to be the technical director for TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana.

Chris Bundy
(Director)

Having worked in theatre for almost five decades, Chris has directed, designed or acted in four hundred plus productions during his career. He holds degrees in theatre from Indiana University and Northwood Institute, Performing Arts Division. His involvement in educational theatre spanned 39 years beginning with his teaching career at West Washington H.S., followed by Silver Creek H.S. and retiring from many years as Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central H.S. He was founder and artistic director of the popular Spring Mill Theatre for the Indiana State Parks System for a fourteen year run and has directed productions for a variety of community theatres as well as directing several shows featured at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska and four shows representing Indiana at The Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival. He is proud to have former students working in all areas of the performing arts from Broadway to L.A. and throughout the world. Awards include The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award; The Founder’s Award and Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame Honors; Arts Council of Southern Indiana Arts Advocate Award; WHAS ExCel Award, and I.U. Armstrong Teacher Educator Honors, among others.

Hannegan Roseberry
(Musical Director)

Hannegan is the theatre director at Community Montessori Public Charter School and has a degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Ball State. She finds theatre to be one of life’s greatest creative outlets. When she is not running around with her sons, she is busy performing and/or musical directing with the local theatre community, and specifically with Theatreworks of Southern Indiana, which launches its second season in June 2018. Hannegan lives with her husband, Jason, her three sons, and her three tiny dogs in a historic home in downtown New Albany.

Steven Belcher
(House Manager, Asst. to Director)

Steven is excited to have found a home here at TheatreWorks, having volunteered with the company since the beginning of the current season, served as a Production Assistant for Proof, and Stage Manager for Moon Over Buffalo​. He would like to thank the cast and crew of each production for their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise, and an even bigger thanks to each and every audience member – without you, we can't do what we love!