Christopher Rimes – Ichabod Crane
Chris is very proud to be in another production of Theatre in Hamlin Park, having formerly appeared as The Sheriff of Nottingham in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Chris was most recently seen in Aurora Players’ Gave Her The Eye (Dex) and Amateurs (Nathan Monroe). “I would like to thank the cast, directors, crew, and my parents, family, co-workers, friends, for the amazing support!”
Isabel Deschamps – Katrina Van Tassel
This is Isabel’s first production with the Aurora Players and she is beyond excited to be involved with Theatre in Hamlin Park. She most recently played the parts of Brigid in ART’s Fall from the Grace of God and Winnie Verloc in Theatre of the Mist’s, Vintage Hitchcock Radio Play. Isabel is a junior biochemistry student at Niagara University. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless love and support!
Rick Peresie – Brom Bones
This is Rick Peresie’s first time working with Theatre in Hamilton Park and his first on stage performance. He’s appeared in some local Buffalo productions such as Ask Me to Dance and has worked in the AD department of several films and shorts. He also has a passion for writing for film and television.
Shelby Ebeling – Baltus Van Tassel
Shelby Ebeling is thrilled to be performing in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This is her second production with Theatre in Hamlin Park, the first being Alice in Wonderland (Cheshire Cat). Some of her favorite credits include Nosferatu (Lucy Westenra), Dearly Departed (Juanita), A Night of Dark Intent (Deputy Terry), and Romeo and Juliet (Gregory). She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.
Chris Best – Parson Van Houton
Chris is excited to be a part of his first Theatre in Hamlin Park production. Last appearing in the AP Main Stage production of Bright Star, Chris has appeared in over 60 theatrical productions in WNY. His favorite roles include George Bailey (It’s A Wonderful Life), Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird), Willie Loman (Death Of A Salesman), Archibald Craven (The Secret Garden), Otto Frank (The Diary Of Anne Frank) and Motel the Tailor (Fiddler On The Roof).
Lanie Shannon – Hans Van Ripper
Lanie has performed live theatre across New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Tennessee, in Paw Island audiobooks as Fifi LeGrume and on-screen in the comedy troupe Full Body Wag and PAX TV’s It’s a Miracle. This is Lanie’s first production with Theatre in Hamlin Park. Some of her favorite roles have been Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Othello in Othello. Lanie most recently appeared in Inclusive Theater’s As You Like It as Phoebe.
ENSEMBLE (Villagers/Storytellers/Sleepy Hollow Ghosts):
This is Penny’s debut in a Theatre in Hamlin Park production. Previous credits include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mrs. Graham) with Ghostlight Theater, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) with ITOWNY, Mousetrap (Miss Caswell) with George P. Liaros Productions, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Nurse Warren) with Rocking Horse Productions, and Out of Order (Pamela Willey) with Aurora Players. Penny is thankful to be sharing her passions with the unending support and love of Bill Baldwin and her boys.
Sadie Everhart is thrilled to be in this year’s production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Previous roles include Katheryn Schaub in Radium Girls and Pinocchio in Shrek The Musical both at the East Aurora High School. She has also been in Annie and The Music Man at Springville Center for the Arts. She has also participated in numerous plays through Inclusive Theatre of WNY.
Kelsey is overjoyed to return for her second time with Theatre in Hamlin Park. She was previously cast in THP’s debut production of Alice in Wonderland (Alice). Kelsey was recently seen with Rocking Horse Productions in Murder On The Orient Express (Greta) and prior shows including Clue: On Stage (Mrs. White), The Secret Garden (Lily), Anything Goes (Hope), Pirates of Penzance (Daughter), and It’s A Wonderful Life (Miss Carter).
Chris is so happy to be making his debut in a THP production! He is no stranger to the AP stage though, having recently played Lord Arthur in Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime, Roland Maule in Present Laughter, and George Spelvin in The Actor’s Nightmare. He would like to thank his parents, as well as Mary and Rick for giving him this wonderful opportunity to help create an amazing story!
Isabella is excited to return to the Theatre in Hamlin Park stage after previously appearing in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood in 2019. She has also appeared in multiple Aurora Players main stage productions, including Hair as Chrissy, Bus Stop as Elma Duckworth, and The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Logainne ShwartzandGrubeniere.
Sarah Schoeneman is thrilled to be in her first Aurora Players production. She is a junior in high school and has been in previous shows such as Radium Girls (Grace Fryer), Shrek the Musical (Gingy), and The Wizard of Oz. She would like to thank her family, friends, and fellow cast members for being such a great group to work with.
This is Chris; third Theatre In Hamlin Park production: he also appeared in Alice In Wonderland and The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. His other AP stage credits include Spider’s Web, Present Laughter, and most recently as Hubert in Hair. He works for the US Small Business Administration as an IT Specialist. “Thank you Rick, Mary, and everyone who helped bring this production to fruition and for another opportunity to be a part of this!”