MARK ASHBY, Director
A veteran of the western Maryland theatre scene, Mark has appeared as an actor in productions such as The Odd Couple (Felix Unger), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate). He has written and performed with the comedy troupe Those Guys, who staged his full-length play How to Make a Baby in September 2012. He's also a professional audiobook narrator with nearly 100 titles available through Audible.com. He has directed shows for Apple Alley Players such as The Addams Family and The Wedding Singer. He is an unashamed fan of progressive rock music and hosts a podcast, Progtopia, which features interviews with (sometimes famous) musicians.
AMY MOYER, Production Assistant
Amy grew up with a love for musicals. There seemed always to be one playing in the house. She is happily married to Sean and mother to a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Lauryn. Amy has worked for the non-profit organization Western Maryland Food Bank for 28 years. She enjoyed acting in her teen years and is happy to be involved now with her daughter. Amy started volunteering with Acting Out during their production of The King and I. She is honored to be a part of such a wonderful team and looks forward to assisting in their important work.
TAMMY ALTER, Production Assistant
Tammy is the manager at Personal Best Athletics. She is serving as production assistant because the proceeds will be going to a very good cause. A cause that is extremely close to her heart. Her mother, Katherine Alter Hutzell, passed away from ALS over 20 years ago, and she saw firsthand how debilitating this disease is. Tammy is humbled by the opportunity to work with such talented young people who are willing to give of their time to contribute to such a worthy cause.
LEA ANN ALTER, Music Director
Lea Ann Alter has been the vocal and choral music director and music director for Braddock Middle School for the past 28 years. She has been the music director or pianist for many local theatre companies, including Apple Alley Players, Cumberland Theatre, Frostburg State University drama department, and the New Embassy Theatre. She is currently the music director and organist at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Cumberland. Some of the productions she has been involved in include The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Brigadoon, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Jerry's Girls, My Fair Lady, Once Upon a Mattress, Into the Woods, Annie, and Fiddler on the Roof.
TARYN CASEBOLT, Choreographer Taryn started dancing at Sally’s Dance Studio at the age of 5, training in tap, jazz, and ballet. She assisted in teaching classes at Sally’s through her years of training there. Her theatre debut was in Grease at Potomac State College, where she danced in the ensemble. She is currently co-choreographer of the YMCA Fusion dance crew, played one of Reno’s Angels in Anything Goes at the Embassy Theatre, and danced backup for Walt Maddox.
JILL KEITH, Choreographer/Assistant Stage Manager
Jill has been involved with theater since high school and has spent over 10 years working with various community theater groups both on and off stage. Two of her three children have participated in Acting Out shows, and she has unofficially assisted in our productions since 2015. She works for McFarland Candies in Frostburg and says she's very honored to be part of such an amazing company and to work with all the people involved.
JENNIFER ASHBY, Stage Manager/Costumer
A lover of Broadway musicals, Jennifer joined her husband Mark in the production of The Little Mermaid Jr., assisting with logistics and costumes. She grew up participating in community theatre starting at the age of 6, and continued through her college years. Although she loved being on stage then, her preference is to be behind the scenes ensuring that each production runs smoothly. She is an occupational therapist, and working with children is her passion. She and Mark reside in Rawlings, Maryland, with their two sons and two dogs. Among her favorite shows are If/Then, Wicked, Miss Saigon, and Rent, and she may be Idina Menzel's biggest fan.