Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash

Murder Ballad

June 17 - July 3
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium



Musical Director
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Stage Manager
Randy White
Brain Smarzea
Lauren Helpern
Ellen McKay
Mike Price
Patrick Mero
Philip Christiansen
Ron Kadish
David Gulyas
Brian Smarzea
John Valdez
Annelise Cepero
Shaina Vencel
Donterrio Johnson
Will Skrip

Annelise CeperoAnnelise Cepero
is a native New Yorker, and a rising BFA Musical Theater senior at Montclair State University. She is beyond excited to be joining the Cardinal Stage Company family this summer in Murder Ballad! Regional credits include Liat in South Pacific at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and Diana Ross/Ensemble in Beehive: The 60’s Musical at the Arundel Barn Playhouse. University credits include Tribe in Hair, Gladys/Tap Ensemble in 42nd Street, and Woman 4 in Sing For Your Supper (Rodgers and Hart a Celebration!) Annelise would like to thank her friends and family for their endless supply of love and support!


Donterrio JohnsonDonterrio Johnson Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Denver Center) RENT (AGB)  Lookingglass Alice (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Jesus Christ Superstar Jeff Award (Theo Ubique); Ain’t Misbehavin’Jeff nominated, Golden Boy (Porchlight Music Theatre); The Color PurpleAvenue Q (Mercury Theatre); Rent (Brightside Theatre); Under A Rainbow Flag (Pride Films and Plays); Hairspray The Musical ITL Award winner (SRO Productions); UrinetownAladdin The MusicalInto The Woods and Kennedy The Musical (Broadway Workshop). Artistic Ensemble Member of Pride Films and Plays. Film/TV: USA’s “Sirens.” Commercials: McDonald’s McPick Two. Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles.

Will SkripWill Skrip is thrilled to be making his debut with Cardinal Stage. Based in Chicago, Will most recently appeared as Tony in West Side Story at the Paramount Theater. He has also been seen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane, Marriott Theatre and with the Peninsula Players in Door County. He is a proud Northwestern Alum. This fall, Will will return to Drury Lane in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Love and gratitude to Mom and Dad! More information at willskrip.com.



Shana VencelShaina Vencel is thrilled to be making her Cardinal Stage debut in such a unique show as Murder Ballad! A native of Ohio and a graduate of Kent State, Shaina has just celebrated eight fabulous years of living in NYC. Regional: WV Regional Premiere of Les Misérables (Fantine), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Hair (Black Boys Trio), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Arista), Kiss Me Kate (Kate/Lilli). Internat’l: Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, lead singer for Regent Seven Seas & Holland America Line. NYC: Oswald: The Musical & Mean the Musical (featuring the songs of P!nk.) Love to MCS for getting me out of my head, and as always, to la famiglia!