John Goss - Artistic/Managing Director/Vaudevillian ~ John started his musical/theatrical life with the Albuquerque boy's choir where he quickly became a featured soprano singer representing the U. S. in a European tour in 1976. Having caught the musical bug, he became very involved with the Community Theatre in Albuquerque, having performed in 20 different productions including Bye Bye Birdie where he played the title role.
His first professional job was with the Great American Melodrama in Pismo Beach, CA. where he not only played “Fernand” in The Count of Monte Cristo but had his first Vaudeville experience. John spent the next 12 years bouncing from small resort-type theatres performing in over 100 different plays/musicals with vaudeville type after shows. Having directed and created many of these shows, this is where he learned the art of putting together a fun vaudeville type revue.
His more prominent acting roles include; “Dr. Jykle” and “Mr. Hyde”, “The Beast”, In Beauty and the Beast, “Dr. Frankenstein”, “Will”, in Oklahoma, “The Dentist”, in Little Shop of Horrors, “Matt”, in Fantastick’s and “Raoul”, in The Phantom. He later found himself at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre going to and from there, to working in Denali, Alaska and performing on cruise ships.
The Crystal Palace brought John to the Roaring Fork Valley where he met some of the most talented people in the state and decided to finally plant himself in this beautiful setting where he has directed or performed in virtually every theatrical venue around. He has choreographed many shows for Aspen Community Theatre where he directed and choreographed "The Music Man" in 2009.
John has had the dream of opening a small vaudeville theatre for over twenty years and it has finally come to fruition. With a wonderful building, in a beautiful location and an incredibly talented cast he hopes this will eventually become an icon and focal point for the people of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Gary Daniel - Vaudevillian ~ Gary started a successful career in the theatre in 1974 at the Dallas Summer Musicals in the show "Take Me Along", starring Gene Kelly. In 1978 he moved to New York and later landed a role on Broadway and performed in several regional shows. He moved back to Dallas in 1980 to play major roles at the famous Theatre Three, including "Strider", "Little Mary Sunshine", and "The Gondoliers". By 1982 Gary was in Aspen and became a featured player at the Crystal Palace for over twenty years. He's also been seen locally in several other venues including ACT, The Broadway Players and Theatre Aspen. Favorite roles include "Cervantes" in Man of Lamancha, The "King" in The King and I, and "Daddy Warbucks" in Annie. Gary thanks his wife Meredith and family for encouraging him to once again hear the sweet sound of applause.
Tom Erickson - Vaudevillian ~ Tom is originally from Montana and acquired a bachelor's degree in music education. He performed at the Crystal Palace in Aspen for seventeen years. Tom has worked in professional theaters since he was thirteen years old, performing leading roles in Oliver, Evita, Westside Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Into the Woods, Grease and many more. Summer of '08 Tom played The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and The Cat in the Hat in Suessical with Theatre Aspen. Tom enjoys playing guitar, hacking at golf balls and playing Mr. Mom to his daughter Danielle.
Jennetta M. Howell - Vaudevillian ~ Jennetta grew up in Glenwood Springs and has been involved with Defiance Players, A.C.T. and Theater Aspen. She is a graduate from American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC. After touring the globe with Princess Cruise Lines, she moved to LA and kept busy doing theater, film, T.V. and yes the 1st commercial for spanks. Studied dance with “Fame” Choreographer Jamie Rodgers and stepped onto the stage at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in L.A. Credits include-Off Broadway:A Musical Review, Terry in Sideman, Regional Theater: Cabaret, The Wiz, Into the Woods, Cinderella, Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens, Dolores in The Wild Party, Run for your Wife, Colorado Credits: The Crystal Palace, Mayzie in Seussical with Theater Aspen , Ilona in She Loves Me and J.C. Superstar with A.C.T.
She is currently teaching music/drama at Carbondale’s Ross Montessori School. Is the President of Defiance Community Players and creative director for Stage Door Theatre and enjoys the experience of directing and choreographing local talent. Thanks to my family for letting me show my underpants to everyone we know. This wouldn’t be possible without you. Enjoy the show.
Julie Maniscalchi - Vaudevillian ~ Julie is excited to be apart of this new fun filled adventure. Julie has been performing professionally for more than 20 years in the valley. She spent 15 years performing at the Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre in Aspen Colorado and has also worked with the Snowmass Repertory Theatre, Aspen’s Theatre in the Park, The Vacant Lot’s Players, Aspen Community Theatre, and The Colorado Springs Theatre. Favorite roles include; Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific”, Wendy in “Peter Pan”, Anne Egerman in “A Little Night Music”, Luisa in “The Fantasticks” ,Rosemary in “How to Succeed in Business…”, Bebe in “Chorus Line”, and Luisa in “Lady Lou”. She has taught music at Basalt Elementary, Alpine Christian Academy, and Crystal River Elementary School and has been a director for children’s theatre productions throughout the valley. Julie is happily married and has two talented and beautiful daughters.
Alexis States - Vaudevillian ~ Alexis began performing at the ripe age of 9 in musicals, stage shows, variety acts, competitions and more (if you can name it, she’s probably done it). Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, she attended Drake University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Alexis has spent her entire life traveling from place to place to get the chance to be on stage. Alexis is thrilled to be a part of such a talented and fun filled experience like the Vaudeville. Some of her favorite roles include, Sandy in “Grease, Bombalurina in “Cats”, Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”, Hope Cladwell in “Urinetown”, Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”. Aside from performing Alexis enjoys staying active amidst the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and spending time with her husband, Dan. Alexis is so grateful to her family and husband for always supporting this dream!
Hunter McCallum - Vaudevillian ~
Vid Weatherwax - Pianist ~ Like every boy in 1966 Vid played in a rock band made up of his buddies, competing in battle of the bands with Detroit up and comers like Bob Segar, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop. Vid started his road career at the age of 18 as an accompanist for touring lounge singers and honed his “american songbook” chops over the next several years. Returning to Michigan and the Detroit music scene in the mid 70’s, Vid spent time as a studio musician as well as touring the country with different concert, club, and festival bands. Since moving to Glenwood in 2010, Vid has performed in all the Valley night clubs and occasional gigs in Denver. Vid is an avid swimmer and lover of the Hot Springs Pool, a river rat and a ski enthusiast.