Cast Bios

"Tito" & "Beppo"
Alex-Alexander Brooks

Alex - Alexander Brooks is no stranger to a stage, having been a part of almost every production crew in some capactiy at LTG since 2019, and has been in several production sporadically before then. While Alex usually participates as a scenic painter and/or costumer, this is his second onstage performance at the Little Theater of Gastonia, following his recent role as "Bob Cratchit"  in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Alex has vast performing and stage experience spanning from his college days at Appalachian State University to his day job as the Educational Director at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History. He would like to thank Lauren Parker for being the most amazing human in history, his mother for dressing him up as a sock for his first performance ever at age five, his son Wren for being his everything and Ali Pizza for keeping him presentably sane, somewhat lucid and very well fed.

Margaret Neely

 Margaret is delighted to be back on the LTG stage with old and new friends after a 6 year absence. This marks her 20th show at LTG. Other favorites include "Dixie Swim Club", "Girls of the Garden Club", and "Lend Me a Tenor" in which she also played the role of Maria Merelli, and "Lying in State" at KMLT, directed by Kevin Burke. Margaret is an active member of Southminster Church and enjoys volunteering with Gaston Literacy Council, playing tennis, and spending time with her precious granddaughter, Rowen. "Special thanks to Bryan, the cast and crew for making this such a fun experience, and to Mike for his encouragement and help. Thanks for supporting LTG. We hope you enjoy the show! Ciao!"

"Henry Saunders"
Jim Chandlier

Jim Chandler is appearing in his 60th show as an actor at LTG. He is reprising the role of 'Henry Saunders', which he also played in the LTG production of "Lend Me A Tenor" in 2011...He is pleased to be working again with Margaret Neely, who also appeared in the 2011 production. Jim last appeared here as 'Jacob Marley' in "A Christmas Carol" in 2022. He has been in a number of movies, such as "Glory" and in TV shows and independent films. He won the Best Actor Award here at LTG in 1998 ('McMurphy' in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"). He is also the only actor at LTG to span a century / millenium, acting in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" in 1999 and "1776" in 2000. Love to his wife, Susan, and doggie buddy "Charlee"!

KB-Kevin Burke

KB - Since 2005, KB has performed in more than 45 stage productions in the states of Tennessee, Illinois, Maryland, and North Carolina. Other LTG roles include Disaster! (2019), Don’t Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell (2018), Every Christmas Story Ever Told - and Then Some (2015), The House of Blue Leaves (2014), An Inspector Calls (2014), and It Runs in the Family (2013). At other theatres KB performed in Misery (2022), A Christmas Story (2022), Harvey (2022 & 2008), Four Weddings and An Elvis (2022), Anne of Green Gables (2021), The Time Machine (2019), The Entire American Revolution in 40 Minutes or Less (2019), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (2018), The Rocky Horror Show (2018), High School Musical (2018), The Fantastics (2017), and The 39 Steps (2016). KB also directed Lying in State (2018). KB twice received the “best actor award” (in Tennessee & North Carolina) and “stole the show” award (North Carolina). KB has acted in films – most recently as the sole actor in, “The Big Choice” (2022). He has appeared on television, web series, and commercials. KB adores and thanks his beautiful, humorous, and talented, Hall of Fame wife, Shelly, who tolerates his comedy exploits at home and elsewhere.


"Tatiana Racon"
Lauren Parker

Lauren S. Parker is an award-winning performing artist & director who was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. Lauren has been involved professionally in performance arts since 2014 and has worked with several non-profit organizations, schools and theatres in Gaston County and the surrounding areas. This is Lauren’s second appearance at Little Theater of Gastonia, previously seen as Annelle (STEEL MAGNOLIAS). Lauren would like to thank her friend and colleague, Bryan Rife, for deciding her Russian accent was “good enough”, the production crew and talented cast, and her incredible husband (Ethan) and beautiful children (Ariana, Roen). As always, I dedicate my work to my first supporter, Peggy “Baw Baw” Mincey – I love and miss you every day.


Alicyn Wiedrich

 Alicyn Wiedrich might be new to theater, but she has always loved being behind the scenes, in the audience, and even wrote a script! This is Alicyn’s third appearance on stage and hopes it will not be her last! She daylights as the Curator of the Gaston County Museum of Art & History and in her spare time loves to read and write fantasy, cuddle with her cat, and find great places to eat and drink! Alicyn would like to thank the cast for their advice on stage (particularly how to fall to her knees without bruising), her boyfriend for holding down the fort while she’s in rehearsal, and her pets for being so loving and hilarious.

Dylan Medlin

Dylan Medlin is excited to be back performing on the LTG stage! Medlin’s last season here was 2015/16 stage managing and designing lights. In 2016 Medlin started his professional performing career in the North Carolina Regional Premier of ‘Heather’s the Musical’ Since then Medlin has been performing; singing and dancing in multiple Theme Parks and Resorts in the US, including; Carowinds, Cedar Point, Holiday World, RWS Entertainment Group, and Busch Gardens. Performing at LTG is a full circle moment for Medlin, this is where his love for theatre began!

Ethan Parker

Ethan has once again been drug on to the stage thanks to marrying that weird theater kid he briefly stalked in college. Usually not seen during productions, Ethan has worked on the technical side of theater professionally since 2014, designing and building sets, lights and sound. Ethan has won two Regional Awards: Best Scenic Design in a Play or Musical (Disaster!, 2019) and Best Lighting Design in a Play or Musical (Something Rotten!, 2022) Occasionally, Ethan wanders onto the stage with his last appearances being Robin (SOMETHING ROTTEN!) and Sergei (MATILDA THE MUSICAL). This is Ethan's fourth role at LTG.