"Tito" & "Beppo"
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 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!"
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"!
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.