Celebrate The Music & Magic of Las Vegas!
In Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre captures the excitement and energy of Las Vegas, while featuring the sweet refrains of yesterday’s and today’s legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, Donny & Marie, Garth Brooks, Cher and more.
No show highlighting Las Vegas entertainment would be complete without a bit of magic, so to fill that bill, Vegas Legends will include Gossamer Magic featuring Peter and Carol Gossamer. Peter is world renown for his electrifying performance of magic, dance, and theater and is considered a pioneer in magic because of his original concepts and fresh approach to the art of illusion. Carol Maccri Gossamer is a featured entertainer with numerous cruise lines, lead judge for the acclaimed national talent competition Starpower, and choreographer for USO shows.
In this family friendly show, we’ll highlight the best of Vegas variety with first-class music and dance, and mix in some show-stopping magic to create a truly entertaining event as we pay tribute to the famed entertainers who helped make Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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Cast & Orchestra
Ashlee Byers – Dancer
Ashlee is excited to be returning for her second season here at AMT! This past summer she had the opportunity to swing for AMT’s Crooners, to work with Silver Tree productions in Buffalo, NY, and to perform in AMT’s 2016 Christmas Show, Winter Wonderland. Ashlee would like to thank her family and friends for all of the constant support, the Hanover School of Ballet for her dance training, and everyone at AMT for making her feel at home on this wonderful stage!
Britnee Byers – Dancer/Show Captain
Britnee is thrilled to be making her AMT debut! She earned her BPA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and went on to perform in HersheyPark’s LiveWire!, followed by traveling through the Mediterranean and Caribbean onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam with Holland America Line. Most recently, Britnee performed all over the country with the national tour of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Mrs. Potiphar and ensemble. Big thanks to her family and wonderful fiancé, Jeremy, for the constant love and support!
Missy Clayton – Dancer Understudy
Missy is thrilled to be a part of Vegas Legends this summer season! Missy graduated from the American Music and Dramatic Academy in NYC where she studied musical theatre and dance. Previous regional credits: AMT Original shows 2010-current, Rock of Ages (young groupie), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), Chicago (Liz), 42nd Street (Lorraine), and A Chorus Line (Kristine). All my love to Mom, Dad, and Max!
Cassidy Colmary – Dancer
Cassidy is thrilled to be a part of her fourth show at AMT! She attends OAHS and trains in a variety of dance genres at her home studio, KMC Dance. Cassidy is a part of Beat Addikts United & FloMotion Dance Company. She has had the opportunity to dance aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, down Main Street USA in Disney World, in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many other venues with Illuminations Performance Company. Cassidy cannot wait to see where this journey leads her. She thanks God, family, friends, and AMT for their love and support.
Wess Cooke – Singer / Guitar
Wess is happy to be returning to AMT for his 16th year! He attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, has opened for many artists, and worked at other theatres prior to joining AMT. Originally from northern Virginia, Lancaster is now home.
Patrick Detloff – Singer
Patrick is honored and thrilled to be joining AMT for his first time. Originally from Texas, he fell in love with performing and attended Western Carolina University for a BFA in Musical Theatre. Recently he traveled with Carnival Cruise Lines as a Playlist Performer for three years, traveling to places like New Zealand, Hawaii, and Alaska. For more information on Patrick, visit his website www.PatrickDetloff.com.
Carol Maccri Gossamer – Magician Assistant/Dancer
Carol’s is a name that is quickly changing the face of choreography as one of the most sought after designers of motion today. She’s performed for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, and Disney Cruise Lines, Great Adventure, the USO International Show, and Legends in Concert. She’s been the Miss New Jersey Pageant choreographer and played the role of Ann-Margret in the international touring show of Elvis Lives. Carol is also a lead judge for Starpower National talent competition and currently is the lead assistant for Gossamer Magic.
Peter Gossamer – Magician
Peter is considered a pioneer in magic because of his original concepts. After graduating from Chavez College of Magic in LA he earned his BA in Marketing at KSU, then joined the cruise industry, soon becoming the youngest cruise director. Performances include Montreal, Seoul, Guam, South Africa, Tokyo, Caracas, Branson, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City. Peter appeared on numerous TV shows including NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic and continues to be in demand with entertainment buyers. Peter is thrilled to be with AMT this year!
Ricky Howsare – Singer/Piano
Ricky has been performing for nearly ten years. As a uniquely diverse performer, his music has reached audiences in all kinds of venues. Originally from Bedford, PA, Ricky obtained a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Louisville. In 2012 he toured with the University of Louisville Symphony in Costa Rica. He has shared the stage with artists such as The Lettermen, The Platters, gospel singer Larry Ford, and many more. In 2014 Ricky was awarded the NATS Opera Award for his vocal division. For more info, visit www.rickyhowsare.com.
Isaac Hunnicutt – Dancer
Isaac began his training under the direction of Ms. Sandra Ballestracci, at the Eastern Virginia School of the Performing Arts. During his training he performed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He then went on to board the M.S. Zaandam, a part of Holland America Cruise Lines. Following his time at sea, Isaac joined Dublin Worldwide Entertainment and performed in numerous casinos throughout the US and Canada. This is Isaac’s third season at AMT, and he couldn’t be happier to be back!
Randy Jeter – Singer
Randy is thrilled to be part of Vegas Legends here at AMT! Randy received his training in Musical Theater and Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music. Favorite credits: Children of Eden (Father), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian), Tick, Tick…Boom! (Michael). Love to his family, friends, and wife, Abigail!
Chris Kane – Dancer
Chris is thrilled to return to the AMT stage! NYC: Fred Astaire in Castle Walk (NYMF). Ship: Fred Casely (Billy Flynn/Mary Sunshine U/S) in Chicago (RCCL). Regional: Mary Poppins, Hot Jersey Nights, West Side Story, Victor/Victoria, Hairspray, Grease, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CATS, and Happy Days. He served as dance captain for a number of those productions. Chris is also a three time, professional ballroom dance champion. Love to his friends and family for their eternal support and a big thank you to Andrea, Matt, and all at AMT for this opportunity!
Julie Keough – Singer
Julie is back to help bring you the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas! Hailing from Waldorf, MD, she earned her BA at McDaniel College and has made Lancaster her home since 2009. Julie is the co-founder of the Lancaster Theatre Alliance, and has recently performed for AMT, Dutch Apple, PRiMA and Fulton Theatres, St. James Church, and with her guitar at other spots around town. Check out Julie’s CD Dreams of Mine, featuring fellow AMT performers past and present, in the AMT gift shop. Love to Jacob, family, friends, and her “home base” AMT!
Annie Leigh – Singer
Annie feels like a high roller returning to the AMT stage since making her debut in The 2016 Christmas Show: Winter Wonderland. Previous credits include four seasons as Mrs. Claus in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Ugly Duckling in the international tour of Shrek the Musical. A big thank you to the entire AMT family and to her loving husband, Chris. Here’s an all-in wager that you’ll enjoy the show!
Kalie Martin – Singer
Kalie is thrilled to be making her AMT debut! Prior to moving to Lancaster, Kalie had the opportunity to travel the world while performing on board major cruise lines including Carnival, Norwegian, and Holland America. A few memorable places she’s travelled have been Australia, South America, and Alaska. Before AMT, Kalie performed professionally for Sight & Sound Theatres and PRiMA Theatre. Kalie holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support.
Sydney Raffellini – Dancer
Sydney has performed in the past two Christmas shows here at AMT. She is currently studying at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts and is delighted to be joining the cast for Vegas Legends. Sydney is thankful for her family, friends, the AMT cast/crew, and Andrea for giving her the support and opportunities to pursue her passion.
Anthony Salazar – Magician
Anthony developed his skill in the art of magic at a very young age and has since made this part of show business his life’s work. He would go on to perform his carefully blended combination of comedy, illusions, and audience participation for many casinos, theaters, and resorts around the country. Anthony also worked as a magic consultant for commercials and television shows. Most recently, he was chosen to represent the world famous Magic Castle to perform his award-winning sleight of hand magic on cruise ships around the world.
Cameron Turner - Dancer
Cameron was born and raised in South Carolina where he began singing and dancing at the age of 7 at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Dancing aside, he recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS degree in Hospitality/Tourism Management. Cameron recently worked as a judge and choreographer for Dance Troupe Inc. competition for the Southeastern conference. He has traveled the world with Spirit Productions and Norwegian Cruise line. His recent credits include Vegas! The Show, Legally Blonde, Oklahoma and The Wizard of Oz. Now residing in NYC, he recently performed in Broadway Bares! Cameron is happy to make his AMT debut and sends love to all his family and friends! Instagram @crturner20
Jaren Angud – Drums/Percussion
Jaren, a Philadelphia native, has made a professional career as a touring Broadway musician. His credits include the international tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the national tour of Flashdance: The Musical, and the Celtic Thunder Symphony tour. Jaren has performed in many major countries and cities in Asia, Africa, Europe, Cuba, Canada, and the United States. Jaren received his MM in performance at Penn State University, and his BA in music education and performance at Rowan University. www.jarenangud.com @jarenangud
Michael Evangelista – Bass
Michael is very pleased to be joining the AMT Orchestra for the 2016 season! He has been performing and teaching in the Philadelphia area since graduating from Kutztown University in 2010. Michael attributes much of his musical development to studying with legendary bass players including Scott Lee, Buster Williams, and Kevin MacConnell. Michael’s professional career spans a wide variety of musical endeavors including extensive pit orchestra work, jazz ensembles, operas, wedding bands, and rock, pop, and funk groups.
Garrett Faccone – Trumpet/Horns
Garrett earned a Master of Music Performance degree from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Slippery Rock University. Credits include: 42nd Street the Musical (2016 US National Tour), In The Mood Live! (2015 US National Tour), Blast! The Show (2014 Japan Tour), Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Happenings, Streetlight Manifesto, Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk Big Band, the Capitol Bones Big Band, and the 2012, 2013, and 2015 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra.
Mark Huber – Keys 2 Sub
Mark is happy to be back for another season at AMT. As a veteran of local theater and jazz clubs, he’s been seen manning keyboards/piano at countless venues throughout the region. His recent AMT shows include Music of the Night, American Icons, Broadway: Now & Forever, The 2012, 2013, and 2014 Christmas Shows, Inspire, and Crooners.
Mike Lambertson – Violin
Mike is thrilled to return to American Music Theatre to perform in another amazing season of original productions. Enjoy the show!
John Lemke – Trombone/Horns
As a professional musician, John has performed with over 100 headliners including Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Bob Hope, Bobby Vinton, Dolly Parton, Barbara Eden, Helen O’Connell, Margaret Whiting, and Rosemary Clooney. His performances include scores of National Broadway touring companies. John recently retired from teaching Low Brass at Millersville University.
Andy Mowatt – Guitar
Seventeen shows and counting at AMT! A full-time musician with a music degree from Lebanon Valley College, Andy performs and arranges music for regional bands “Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam” and “Tuck Ryan Band,” and is adjunct instructor at Lancaster Bible College. www.andymowatt.com
Andy Roberts – Music Director/Conductor/Keys 1
Andy is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and lives in Central PA with his wife and daughter. He is happy to be a part of Vegas Legends with his friends at AMT. More info about Andy can be found on his website, www.antigravmuzik.com.
David Shultz – Woodwinds
David is delighted to be a part of Vegas Legends. Playing credits include: Kristin Chenoweth, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, Bob Mintzer, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Dave Stahl Band, and many others. Touring Broadway show credits include: Grease, A Christmas Story, Hair, Spamalot, Legally Blonde, Chicago, and many more.
Aaron Trasatt – Keys 2/Assistant Conductor
Aaron is honored to perform in his fifth show at American Music Theatre! He is a Lebanon Valley College alumnus and currently a Lancaster-based musician, artist, and designer. For over six years, Aaron has been performing with several regional bands in a variety of styles including funk, soul, jazz, and rock.
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