Disney's Mary Poppins - May 06 - May 07, 2022

Baldwinsville Theater Arts Program


(Staff Biographies Continued) 


Paula Pickreign (she/they - Technical Director) was born and raised in the Syracuse area but has spent the last better part of a decade working in professional theater in Manhattan as a technical director, lighting designer, and sound designer. At the onset of the pandemic Paula returned to the Syracuse area and is now the Theater Manager at Baker High School getting to share her technical theater passions with a fantastic and enthusiastic group of students! Paula also spends school breaks working in theater in Manhattan and also still actively tours internationally with 'Broadway's Next Hit Musical.' Paula is excited to work with all of these amazing young theater artists and so incredibly lucky to be a part of the best production team she could ever dream of being a part of.


Jodi Bova-Mele (Choreographer): is delighted to once again be working with the Baldwinsville Theatre Arts Program, having previously choreographed Shrek and Cinderella for Baker High School. She has choreographed numerous shows for area high schools and theater companies over the years. Recent theater credits include Damn Yankees, Pippin, Spring Awakening and Cabaret (Choreographer) for Syracuse Summer Theatre at the On Center, Independence  (Kess) for Breadcrumbs Productions, 1918 (Performer) and A Christmas Carol: Retold (Movement Director) for Breadcrumbs Productions, and Lizzie Borden Took an Axe (Lizzie) for Covey Theatre Company. Jodi works as an audiologist at HearingLife, and is also the mother of two amazing boys. She would like to thank Colin, Lauren, Tallon,  Avery, and the entire Mary Poppins cast and crew for an absolutely magical experience!


Amy Lynch (Scenic Artist): started helping with scenic design and costumes at Reynolds Elementary with the Wizard of Oz about 10 years ago and moved up to Durgee  and Baker as her kids grew.  Amy has been doing faux finishing and murals for about 10 years.


Pat Van Wie (Costumer) is a self-employed seamstress in Oswego who has costumed with Syracuse Opera, Sterling Renaissance Festival, SUNY Oswego, Oswego Opera, Skylight Opera In Milwaukee, Philadelphia Opera Co., Oswego High School and I am proud to add Baker High School to this list. Thank you to the staff and cast of Mary Poppins for making my job a joyful challenge! A special thank you to my husband Tom for all your support in this work I love!


Steve Young (Set Design and Construction) loves making the "magic" happen on stage with creative set designs. He previously has worked on several shows and projects with BTAP such as Peter Pan, Shrek the Musical, Cinderella, and Moana Jr.




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