Elf - December 02 - December 11, 2022

Janesville Performing Arts Center

 Who's Who 

  • Charlie Hirsh head shot

    Charlie Hirsh

    as Buddy

    Charlie is honored to play such a lovable character as Buddy and overjoyed to return to JPAC, Prof. Bhaer in LITTLE WOMEN. He thanks his beautiful & talented wife Ashley, Tillie & Sage for leading Team Buddy, Nathan Burkart for selling us the dream of Janesville, Zach Miller for vocal coaching, the always supportive Mimi and, the world’s greatest Mom & Dad, Lydia & Geoff.

  • Jonathan Montes head shot

    Jonathan Montes

    as Santa

    Jonathan is here to bring Jolly Old Saint Nick to life in Elf! Jonathan began his theater days in high school and has continued later in life. Past shows include ALMOST MAINE, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CUSTOMER CIRCUS, IN THE HEIGHTS, CURTAINS, and SOMETHING'S AFOOT! He hopes to bring each character he portrays to life and bring joy to every audience!

  • Amanda Rodriguez head shot

    Amanda Rodriguez

    as Jovie

    Amanda Rodriguez is excited to be back on the JPAC stage! Most recently seen in Children’s Theater of Madison’s production of THE MOLE HILL STORIES.  Notable credits: Olive Ostrovsky (25TH ANNUAL…SPELLING BEE), Emily Webb (OUR TOWN), Mari Cruz (RETURN TO SENDER).  When not on stage, she is a teaching artist/performer in Whoopensocker.  www.theotheramandarodriguez.com

  • Ryan Koenig head shot

    Ryan Koenig

    as Walter

    As a former pastor and worship leader, Ryan is very familiar with song and stage. However, this is Ryan’s  very first theater role. When he heard that JPAC was presenting ELF the Musical, he jumped at the chance to audition. Ryan is a proud native of St. Louis, MO and now resides in Milton, WI along with his wife Kristin and their two children Jacob and Liv.

  • Laura Schuler head shot

    Laura Schuler

    as Emily

    Laura has recently been seen in SAVING SONNY’S (Gwen) and in JPAC’s Steadily Improv'ing troupe. Experience includes vocal directing for LITTLE WOMEN and THE WEDDING SINGER and teaching youth improv class. Laura teaches K-12 music in the Parkview School District and is the choir director at Nativity of Mary Parish. She is excited to work on stage with her daughter, Greta!

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