Jason Kucel / Mr. Randolph
Though new to the Grotto stage, Jason is already
a proficient actor, most recently seen in the Karol Wojtyla Drama Club presentation of Pride and Prejudice in the role of
Mr. Darcy. In his musical debut, Mr. Kucel takes on the role of the evil baseball team owner, Mr. Randolph, who, after losing
his wife, loses his faith in everything, and is determined to make the lives of everyone he meets just as miserable. Obsessed
with money, Mr. Randolph overhears young Johnnie mention an inheritance of gold and is determined to aquire it himself, but
meets an unexpected obstacle in young orphan girl. Can she soften his heart before it's too late?....
Richard Palmer / Johnnie
In his theatrical debute, Mr. Palmer takes on the
role of Johnnie, a poor young man who was orphaned at birth and returns, 20 years later, to the orphanage where he was raised
to receive an inheritance that was left to him. But, while lost in the streets of Chicago, searching for the orphanage, Johnnie
meets Mr. Randolf, who speaks to him of a life of luxury, leaving Johnnie to determine which is more important: gold, or love.
Mary Rose Maher / Annette
Born in California, Ms. Maher has been around entertainment
media most of her life. Returning after her role as Angelina in Palla Eius, Mary Rose plays Annette, the sweet, lovable fianceé
of Johnnie. Though eager to begin her life with Johnnie once they've collected his inheritance, Annette finds herself
caught up in the middle of the fight for the gold, trying deperately to remind Johnnie that there's more to life than
Joseph Kucel / Slugger
Renowned for his one-man dramas in Greek, Latin and
English, along with other acting credits, Mr. Kucel is also a proficient pianist. After receiving rave reviews for his performance
as Peter VerHaughe in Palla Eius, Joseph returns to the stage as Slugger, the home run hitting star of the Tennessee Terrors
baseball team. But when the team's owner, Mr. Randolf, enlists Slugger to help him steal Johnnie's gold, Slugger feels
he must help...or else say goodbye to baseball forever.
Paige Pilarski / Suzie
In her first major role on the Grotto stage, Ms. Pilarski
plays Suzie, the prissy, fashionable girlfriend of Slugger, who is dragged into the plot to get the gold by contriving a friendship
with Annette. However, the girls quickly become friends, causing Suzie to regret her decision to help Mr. Randolph.
Felicia Teeter / Sister Maria
In her first musical production, Ms. Teeter
takes on the role of Sister Maria the lovable nun who has a special friendship with Little Miss Catherine, a sickly
orphan. So strong is their bond, that Sister Maria is prepared to go through great pains to try to save Little Miss Catherine's
Catherine Pilarski / Little Miss Catherine
Having made her theatrical debut
as the daughter of George and Angelina in Palla Eius, six year old Catherine takes on her first major acting role as Little
Miss Catherine, a young orphan, bound to a wheelchair. Beloved by all at the orphanage, Little Miss Catherine is especially
close to Sister Maria, and just might hold the key to soften Mr. Randolph's heart.