Yewande O. Odetoyinbo (Featured Ensemble, evening) Yewande Odetoyinbo (Featured Ensemble) Yewande has enjoyed roles in regional theater productions of works that include Rent, Carmen Jones and Arsenic and Old Lace. Ensemble memberships include The Washington Revels Heritage/Jubilee Voice, the musical theater ensemble Standing Room Only and the sketch comedy troupe The Team. She’s also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women. A performer with Spirit of Washington Cruise, Yewande has be a docent at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre arts, with a concentration in musical theatre, from Howard University.
Becky Whitcomb (Pamela, evening) Becky is an American Musical and Dramatic Academy alumna and New York-based performer. She has been featured in several NYC productions, in roles such as Knut Vanklapp in The Hills Are Alive! (FringeNYC) and Caro in The Better Part. She’s also been seen in several cabarets and concerts in venues such as the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Duplex and the Poet's Den Theatre. Many thanks to God, family and friends, Talent Express Management, and Forecast Talent. beckywhitcomb.net
Lynn Flickinger (Mrs. Richards, matinee and evening) A wiz with accents, Lynn had to call up her Southern verbal cadence to create the role of Mrs. Richards for the world premiere of Fannie Lou shortly after performing in the British-set Sweeny Todd at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Her special skills include reading and singing in various languages, and playing piano, violin and viola, among others. She’s had starring or featured roles in productions such as Into the Woods, Man of LaMancha, Carousel and A Little Night Music. Lynn studied music and voice at Greensboro College, Princeton University and Westminster Choir College, Rider University. She soon will be seen on the big screen playing the role of Mrs. Gabor in the upcoming Tellstory Productions film adaptation of “Spring Awakening.”
Ke'John Ervin (Minister Young, matinee and evening) Nineteen-year-old Ke'John is a student at Gateway Community College. He's studying business management now, but he thinks he might change over to criminal justice. "I want to go into law enforcement. I just like to do right by others and help them," says Ke'John. As far as acting is concerned, Ke'John enjoys the challenge of performing onstage. "Singing inspired me to act -- trying to represent what I'm singing about," he says. Ke'John is a member of the Unity Boys Choir of New Haven and has performed in Black Nativity productions.
Darnell W. Ervin-Lucky (Timmy) is a ninth-grade student at Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, CT. He became interested in acting after seeing his older brother, Ke'John, perform in a Black Nativity production several years ago. "I thought it was really cool. I wanted to be like my brother," says Darnell, who enjoys sports (he plays football with the New Haven Steelers recreational team) and participates in a variety of community service activities, including his church's soup kitchen. Darnell, a top student, plans on becoming a neurologist and wants to attend Yale University.