I see you Shiver…..

The Cast

Lyle Laney as Rocky Horror

(Producer, Co-Director, Co-Choreographer) Lyle is happy to bring this cult classic to the WNC stage. He has a degree in musical theatre, knows his way around the dance stage and dreams of flying helicopters someday.

Jacob Walas as Riff Raff

 (Co-Director, Co-Choreographer) Jacob is a native of North Carolina and has been working professionally in Asheville as a performer, teacher, director, and choreographer for the last 5 years. Jacob is the Academy Program Director for the Asheville Performing Arts Academy, and he shares his passion for the arts with many local theatres. Most recently Jacob was a feature dancer in the Asheville Lyric Opera’s production of West Side Story, and in the spring he played Bobby in A Chorus Line at Asheville Community Theatre.

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Bradshaw Call as Dr Frank-N-Furter

Bradshaw Call is so very excited to be part of this production. This is a dream role and he would like to thank Lyle and Jacob for this opportunity. Bradshaw has been seen in several productions in the Asheville area. Thank you for coming out to support live theatre and the arts in Asheville.

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Luke Haynes as Brad

Luke Haynes can’t wait to perform Rocky Horror in the city of Asheville. He has performed many shows in Asheville and wants to thank his family and friends for their years of support.

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  Taylor Aldrich as Janet

Taylor Aldrich is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA Drama ’13). Since graduating she has been in several regional productions, as well as New York City workshops. You may have seen her in town as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line at Asheville Community Theater, or Rosalia in West Side Story with Asheville Lyric Opera.

Tiffanie Boone as Magenta

Tiffanie  loves her family and  makes love to her elbows. Oh wait, and SHE’S LOUD! And she loves her pups “aka” el chicorones!

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Heather Gallagher as Columbia

Heather Gallagher is delighted to be sharing the stage with such a talented group of actors.  Though running the Asheville Performing Arts Academy full time is her passion, she loves the opportunity to be on stage when her schedule permits.  Thank you to Lyle, Lenora, and all of her cast mates for making this such a fun experience! And remember- “Don’t Dream It…Be It!”

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Chris Kirby as Eddie/Dr Scott

Chris is a middle school counselor in his spare time.  He is happy to channel his inner Meatloaf as he makes his WNC stage debut.  He has an irrational fear of Chainsaws!!

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Zacary Landolt as The Narrator

Zacary is thrilled to be a part of this outrageously talented cast. He’s previously appeared in productions at ACT and HART.

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 Tina Pissano-Foor as A Phantom

(Co-Choreographer) Tina Pisano-Foor grew up in Western NC and has been an active part of its colorful performing arts scene since childhood. She began her dance and theatrics journey apprenticing under WNC dance and vaudeville legends, Beale and Peggy Fletcher. Now she has been teaching the art of dance for 20 years. She has choreographed numerous musicals for local theaters including; Asheville Community Theater, UNCA Drama Department, Parkway Playhouse, and Asheville High Drama Department. She has taught dance technique and choreography for several local studios and has been a guest judge for Star Systems National Dance Competition. However, her greatest achievements are her husband of 17 years, Ricky, and their three beautiful daughters!

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Sarah Jane Gibbs as A Phantom

Sarah Jane Gibbs- Soprano from Asheville, North Carolina is excited to be performing in Rocky Horror Picture Show in her home town! Sarah Jane has loved singing and performing since she was a child. She has played roles such as Adelaide from Guys and Dolls, Amazing Maizy from Suessial the Musical, Vivviane from Legally Blonde the Musical, and most recently Velma from West Side Story. She has a Bachelors in Music Performance from Converse College and has been singing music of the classical/operatic genre and has been teaching locally as well as working at Minx Boutique on Lexington Ave.

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Dr. Lyndi Hewitt as The Usherette/ A Phantom

Lyndi Hewitt is an assistant professor of sociology at UNC Asheville, and mom to an extraordinarily talented 10-year-old daughter, Ellie. After many years away from theatre, Lyndi is thrilled about the opportunity to dust off her vocal cords and work with this incredible Rocky Horror cast. Ellie has promised to give her lots of advice.
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 Maximillion Koger as A Phantom
Maximilian is overjoyed to be joining this multi-talented, incredible artistic team for this show. You may have just seen Maximilian in The Shape Of Things as Phil with Different Strokes Performing Arts Center. A warm thank you goes out to his incredible friends and family, who provide a support system greater than anything of monetary value.
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Jeff has been a huge fan of Rocky Horror ever since he was a young boy shouting, “Asshole!” at the screen along with his mom. When not acting, Jeff can often be found playing video games, blogging, or struggling to acquire a taste for gin. He also enjoys bats, hugs, thai food, and the color red.
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Rachel Gordon as A Phantom
Rachel Gordon  is so excited to be a part of this production! What a wonderful group of people to work with! She loves performing and working back stage, and she hates tomatoes and writing about herself in third person. Have fun!!!
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Conner Hall as A Phantom
(Co-Choreographer) Conner has studied with the Asheville Ballet since the age of four. She has danced lead roles in performances such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Carmen. In May of 2015, Conner graduated from UNC Asheville with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Field Biology. This production of the Rocky Horror show is her first appearance in a professional musical, and would like to dedicate this performance to all those who have ever told her that she should only stick with dancing.
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Katy Hudson / Lighting Designer

Katy Hudson is a local lighting designer, a recent graduate (B.A. in Drama) and current student (2nd major in Atmospheric Science) of UNC-Asheville, and part-time barista in order to fuel it all. She enjoys working with artists who challenge theatrical conventions in purpose, production, and presentation.

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Janet Arias / Lighting Designer
Janet Arias is a recent UNC Asheville graduate. She is very excited to be able to do the lighting design for The Rocky Horror Show with her friend, Katy Hudson because this is her favorite show. Her past lighting design works include The Muckle Man at the Carol Belk Theatre, two dance shows at UNC Asheville, and The Santaland Diaries at 35 Below. She has also worked at the assistant lighting designer for Annie Get Your Gun and Spamalot at the Asheville Community Theatre. She would like to thank her friends, family, and former professors for all of their support.