The Cast of Anton in Show Business
Carlet Langford (T-Anne/Andwynneth/Don Blount/Gate Manager) is excited to be a part of this production for Valley Players. She has been involved in musical theater and various choral groups in Southern California, Nevada, and in the Bay Area. In 2000, she was a part of the chorus for Barbara Streisand’s Millennial Concert in Las Vegas. Her most recent shows have been Sound of Music with Contra Costa Musical Theater, Scrooge the Musical (Mrs. Cratchit) and Sister Act (Mother Superior) with Bay Area Stage in Vallejo, Big River (Alice/Ensemble) with Lucky Penny Productions, and Helen of Egypt (Betty Verdine) with Sonoma Arts Live! in Sonoma.
June Alane Reif (Casey) is a founding member of Napa Valley’s newest theater troupe, Valley Players and serves as the company’s CEO. She is also a veteran actor, director and former Board member of Napa Valley Playhouse/Dreamweavers.She studied acting at Louisiana State University, in San Jose at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, in private classes with Ed Hooks and Barbara Titus and is also a graduate of Bay Area TheatreSports in San Francisco. Prior to her move to Napa, she worked with several community and semi-professional theater companies in the South Bay. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include Sarah in The Lover, Mac in Three Viewings, Elvira in Blithe Spirit and Bella in Lost in Yonkers.
Patt Quinn (Lisabette) enjoys performing and also serves as Valley Players’ CFO. Being part of Valley Players is a wonderful adventure that we all hope will be invigorating for the community. Patt’s been involved in theatre since 1991. She has performed in many plays as well as stage managed for troupes such as Dreamweavers, Riverfront Playhouse in Redding and St. John’s Lutheran Children productions. Working with this exceptional cast and crew is a real treat!
Sandra Lovelace (Kate) is delighted to be making her debut with Valley Players. Sandra’s mother was a playwright so she enjoyed performing for most of her early years. In Aspen, Colorado, she studied with the Los Angeles Film Actors Guild, served as properties mistress and worked with many of Hollywood’s finest actors. She also had her own TV show “The Snowmass Sportsman”, which she wrote and directed, highlighting mountain sports and the people who loved them. Here in California, she performed in Ladies of the Jury directed by Judith Drestch. She has served as stage manager for Dreamweavers Theatre and is currently attending June Alane Reif ‘s acting workshop in Napa. Sandra hopes you enjoy the show!
Bonnie Gamble (Wikewitch/Ralph/JoeBob) first studied acting at UC Berkeley where she obtained a BA in Dramatic Art. She has performed in many community theater plays and musicals in the North Bay, East Bay and San Francisco. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and Grandma in Lost in Yonkers. She is grateful to share the stage with her fellow veteran actors for this new innovative company Valley Players. She thanks her husband, family and friends for their undying support!
Debbie Baumann (Holly) is back on stage after a long hiatus. She feels good and ready for anything! After directing The Lover earlier this year, she got the bug to get up on the stage herself. Debbie has done a number of performances in community theater; her favorite role was Kate in Sylvia many moons ago, and she is thinking this role of Holly may just change her mind. Thank you all for your support of Valley Players and to everyone that helped put this production on stage (it has taken a small army). Currently serving as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Valley Players, she has first hand knowledge how much it takes to get the ball, or in this case the show, rolling.
Amy Soriano-Palagi (Joby) is excited to be able to perform with Valley Players and this hilarious cast of women in Anton in Show Business! Originally from Napa, she recently moved back home from Los Angeles where she received her BFA in Music Theatre from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Amy started performing at 3 years old when she saw her older siblings in theatre and couldn’t help but join in. Some of her favorite roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Rizzo in Grease and Emma Borden in Lizzie!. She’s performed in the Bay Area, LA and Santa Barbara and her next move will be to New York in 2018 to continue the journey. Amy wants to give her many thanks and love to her family and friends for their never-ending support!
Michelle Domingo (Ben/Jackey) formerly performed in the Napa Valley under the name of Louise and has made a recent return to the stage. As Louise she performed in Upper Valley productions that include: Night of the Iguana, A Piece of My Heart, Mini Pearl’s Opera, and the Vagina Monologues. She was in a Santa Rosa production of Anything Goes, and performed multiple years with many of the Mustard Festival events. Her favorite part of acting is the backstage comaraderie and, of course, the applause.