"Merchants of London"
Rob Orlando will portray Eli Fennius (Merchant: Clocksmith)
Rob considers the Southern Broadway stage ‘the best playground anywhere!’ and was last seen in Southern Broadway’s’ Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon’. He has also appeared in ‘Juror #7’, ‘Bunkhouse Blues’, ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Marooned on Madagascar’. Rob began his association with Southern Broadway as a set carpenter for ‘The Depot’. He has also worked behind the scenes as the Set Designer, Technical Director, Lead Stage Carpenter and Chief Stage Hand for the ESCC productions; ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling B’, ‘Godspell’, ’ South Pacific’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Oklahoma!’ Originally from the South he has lived in New York City, Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Mexico City and a number of placed in between. He is a single father of two wonderful boys and recently became engaged. He works for the United States Army as Ft Rucker’s Architect and is Co-Owner of Arkitekton LLC, a design building company. He is also licensed Architect and Contractor in the State of Alabama. Incidentally, he also designed the theater you are sitting in tonight.
Caroline Garcia-Osbourne will protray Penelope Rothchild (High scoiety aristocrat and well-known Philanthropist)
Caroline Garcia Osborne is a veteran of Columbus, GA’s Springer Opera House stage. Caroline is a proud alum of the Springer Theatre Academy and has been featured in To Kill A Mockingbird as "Mayella" and Big River as "Mary Jane" as well as The Diary of Anne Frank as "Anne" and A Thousand Cranes. She has served in many capacities for the Springer such as an actor, dresser and a variety of technical theatre roles, but most recently completed her third year on the teaching staff at the Academy. Caroline has a BS Ed. from Columbus State University in theatre education and was seen there in Junie B. Jones as "Junie B." and Nunsense. She made her Southern Broadway debut this time last year in Juror #7 as “Lindsey Walker”. She is currently a screenplay writer and actress with InnovaLearn, a company that creates training curriculum for corporations across America.
Alan Moore will portray Vinson Locklear alias Vinny Leery (Business mogul from New York City)
Alan is pleased to return to Southern Broadway. He was last seen on this stage as the tattooed pirate Vargas Winters in Marooned on Madagascar. He was also in A Pirate’s Catch and Hawkins Pass (where he got to perform with his oldest daughter Kylie). Alan directed Southern Broadway’s full stage production of The Depot. He teaches theatre arts at ESCC, where he directed South Pacific and Godspell. His last role on stage was with SEACT as Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker. An award-winning writer and filmmaker, Alan has appeared in several films and commercials. He is also a proud member of the Southern Broadway Actor 9-1-1 Club (reserved for actors who step onto stage to fill a role with little or no notice.) This production is particularly special because he gets to perform on stage with his youngest daughter, Allison. Alan is also a retired Army Warrant Officer who currently teaches new aviators to fly the UH-60M Blackhawk.
Cassidy Gibbs will portray Victoria Primrose Locklear (Daughter of British aristocracy and newly married with of Vincent Locklear)
“Merchants of London” will be the fourth Southern Broadway production that Cassidy Gibbs has had the pleasure of acting in. Her other Southern Broadway productions include “Juror #7,” “The Christmas Gift,” and “Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon.” She has also worked on other projects, including an Atlanta-based short film and an episode of “The Cowboy Way.” She hopes to one day see herself and entertain others on the big screen. When she isn’t on the stage or screen, Cassidy is a reporter with local newspapers, The Southeast Sun and the Daleville Sun Courier.
Gabriel Orlando will portray Oberon (Obi) Zephyr (Homeless boy who relies on the kindness of the merchants to survive)
Lucas was born in Boston and is currently a senior at EHS. He began his acting career with Southern Broadway in “The Depot”. He has been in several ESCC productions including “Oklahoma”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and “South Pacific”. He starred in the short film titled “Turtle”, which was nominated for most inspirational film at the ICFF. He has many years of experience in both dance and music. He plays 7 instruments proficiently and 8 other instruments less proficient. He enjoys composing and recording both contemporary and classical compositions. He composed the oboe instrumental solos he will perform live in each show.
Lydia Dillingham will portray Flora Tansy (Street Vendor: Sells flowers on the street corner of Marbury Lane)
As a co-owner of Southern Broadway, Lydia typcially works behind the scenes as the company’s playwright and cast director. Raised in the Washington, D.C. area, she has been an Enterprise resident since 1987, when her husband began employment at Fort Rucker. Studying music in her undergraduate work, she has played lead roles in numerous dramatic productions, and also traveled full-time with the U.S.O. in earlier years, singing and playing music in a 7-piece performance band. She graduated from law school in 2000 and continues to practice law part-time for the Coffee County Drug Court while aslo holding a full-time position on the faculty at Enterprise State Community College teaching legal studies. She has penned 22 stage plays to date and draws much inspiration from her family and friends and life experiences in general. It is her desire to both uplift and touch the human spirit with the charaters she creates and the stories she writes.
Leah Lancaster will portray Lottie Carmella (Merchant: Candy maker and chocolatier)
Leah Paige Lancaster is a recent graduate of Troy University and has loved music since the day she was born. First performing onstage at the tender age of three, Leah soon began singing regularly in churches, eventually going on to compete in national vocal competitions and winning 2009’s Enterprise Idol with her own rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” Her passion for theatre, in combination with her vocal talent, allowed her to play a number of ensemble roles in SEACT’s Les Misérables and won her the lead role of Elphaba in Troy University’s production of Wicked. She has most recently appeared in Southern Broadway’s Juror #7 and portrayed the shy songbird “Rose” in Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon. Miss Lancaster currently works as a reporter for the Enterprise Ledger newspaper.
Micaiah Davidson will portray Liam O'Bernagin (Merchant: Candlestick Maker)
Micaiah Davidson was last seen in "Soda Shop Hop" as Eugene Epstein. Micaiah was born in Knoxville, TN. He has spent most of his life as an Army brat. He lived in numerous states such as Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, and North Dakota. He has three siblings and enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include basketball, gaming, soccer, and tennis. He just graduated high school and is currently praying about the Lord’s direction for his life.
Chuck Wilkinson will portray Silas Hatcher (Merchant: Butcher)
Charles “Chuck” Wilkinson returns to the stage after a 24 year hiatus. He was last seen treading the boards at the Angelo Community Theatre in San Angelo, TX. Chuck is retired from the United States Army and now works for the Postal Service. He enjoys hiking, reading,, and spending time with family and friends.
Mike Kozlowski will portray Silas Hatcher (Merchant: Butcher - 3rd week)
Mike has a singular passion for the performing arts, as evidenced by his roles in theatre productions spanning 20+ years. His on-stage credits include SEACT’s “Oliver!” (2009), ESCC’s “South Pacific” (2015) and several original Southern Broadway dinner theatre productions. His on-screen credits include 2 feature-length films, “Writing Christmas Cool” (2010), and “Worth Fighting For” (2017), several independent short film productions and two television commercials. Mike’s favorite role to date is that of a World War II infantryman in “A Tribute to Soldiers”, honoring our past and present military service members. He and his bride of 33+ years, Kay, reside in Enterprise, Alabama. They have two grown sons – Mark and Nathan – and two daughters in-love – Marissa and Ally. They all live in Birmingham, AL…along with their newest member of the family – a grandson born to Nathan and Ally…Jack Michael Kozlowski!
Wayne White will portray Hans Shoemaker (Merchant: Cobbler)
Wayne White is making his third appearance with Southern Broadway. Wayne portrayed an Italian immigrant, Giuseppe Lorenzo, in “The Christmas Gift,” and a family lawyer, Mitchell Lloyd, in “Cabin at Yellow Wood.” Wayne enjoys singing, strumming a good guitar, and dabbling in the culinary arts.
Allison Moore will portray Lacey Shoemaker (Shop Worker: Granddaughter of cobbler)
Allison Moore is excited to return to the Southern Broadway stage. She was last seen in Southern Broadway’s Soda Shop Hop as Rita Walker. She has also appeared in Enterprise High School’s productions of Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Addams Family Musical. She is a senior and fourth year theatre student at Enterprise High School, where she is the former Co-President of their Drama Club and current president of their Thespian Society. She is also president of their FCCLA organization, and historian of the Junior Sesame Girl’s Club. She is an active member of HighPointe Church, and would like to thank God for the opportunity to share the stage with some of her best friends and her father.
Jeremy Thomas will portray Lucca Ciabatta (Merchant: Baker)
Jeremy Thomas has appeared in several Southern Broadway productions, having first appeared in “Hawkins Pass”. He was also in “Somewhere in Italy”, “Marooned on Madagascar”, “Coming Home”, “Bunkhouse Blues”, “Cabin at Yellow Wood”, “Jury #7”, “ The Christmas Gift”, and "Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon". He is an alumnus of Troy State University where he was a member of nearly every musical ensemble while in pursuit of a degree in music education. While at Troy, he was privileged to accompany great music artists such as The Temptations, Brian McNight, and Lee Greenwood. He was also a co-founder and member of Troy State's first ever, award--winning A Cappella group. He and his family often visit the Enterprise Nursing home to sing to the residents.
Carmen Hernandez will portray Bella Ciabatta (Shop worker: The baker's daughter)
Carmen is thrilled to be back on the Southern Broadway stage. She made her debut in “Soda Shop Hop” as Cha Cha Santiago. She has also been involved in multiple productions with Enterprise high school. Carmen is a senior this year. She’s involved with EHS French club, Drama club, Historian for her ASTRA girls club and Historian/Reporter for FCCLA. She hopes to pursue her dream of acting through furthering her education and future auditioning experience. She wishes that someday she’ll make a positive impact in someone’s life through her journey.