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John Lina (Everett Montague)  is an active member of the Louisville acting community, having performed in more than 45 stage productions on several local stages as well as movies, commercials, and voice-over narrations. He lives in Louisville and has been “on stage” since 2010. He has appeared in dramas and musicals on several local theater stages, Little Colonel Playhouse, CenterStage and SCCT, among others. He was Dr. Seldon in CAROUSEL, the ensemble in SHAKESPERIENCE, and in four Whodunnit Dinner Theater shows last year.

Michael Schmid (Hamilton R. Bennett) is over the moon about making his third appearance here at HAC, previously featured in YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS (Father O'Hanlon) and THE KISS ME CURSE (Waddy Peytona).  Michael reprised his role as Waddy Peytona in the film adaptation of THE KISS ME CURSE, set to release in 2024.  He has also performed locally at LCP, his most recent credits including COWBOYS & IDIOTS (Zeke O'Malley) and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Teddy Brewster).  In between shows, he's had the pleasure of continuing his education with Jack Wann at SCCT.  Michael has a BA in Theatre & Drama from Indiana University Bloomington and has spent the better part of the last twenty years working in Indie Film while located in Chicago.  His move to Louisville brought him back to his theatre roots, and he is constantly amazed with all of the local talent and opportunities here in town.  He would like to thank his wife Lisa for her continued love and support. 

Shannon Corbett (Melissa Mulcahey) had a passion for acting and music through her high school years. After taking a break while she and her husband raised their two children she decided to jump back into it once they got older. Over the last four years she has been involved with many films, plays, and modeling opportunities, including the role as Lola in GHOSTS OF THE BIG SANDY, Agnes in TRAIN TO ESSEX JUNCTION, as well as many supporting roles in movies including RED RIGHT HAND, MR. MANHATTAN, DESPERATION ROAD, LOVE IS BREWING, MUZZLE, and JUST ONE LIFE.  Shannon has also worked in the thoroughbred industry for over 25 years. She loves animals of every kind, writing poetry and short stories, gardening, yoga, traveling, and snuggling with her fur babies.

Jake Rosenberger (Wilkie) is a local actor and comedian. Previous credits include Importance of Being Earnest (HAC), A Christmas Carol (HAC), Curse of The Blue Moose (The Bard’s Town).  He also once shook hands with Bigfoot. You can’t prove that didn’t happen.

Edward Johnson (Sebastian) Edward is very excited to be a part of All My Passions at the Highland Arts Center. A Louisville native, he has garnered multiple credits in Film, TV and stage throughout the midwest and in Los Angeles Most notably he played the role of Darren in Not a Fan. Commercials for Bryant Heating and Cooling , Liquor Barn and Mortenson Dental. And also appeared in The Drew Carey Show, Spider Man 2 and The Parkers. For fun, Edward enjoys playing tennis and working out with his two sons Myles & Dakota.

Tracey Dunn (Brick) was born in Southport, England and hails from a show business family. His mother is a former Rockette. Working on both sides of the Atlantic, Tracey’s stage career began at the tender age of 4, and blossomed into professional modelling, film and television work in front and behind the camera. His diverse and varied adventures in show business include producing and directing documentary films in the US and India, casting on motion pictures & tv, and professional writing for various entities. A former nationally ranked swimmer, and scholarship tennis player, Dunn hopes, one day to retire to Rome, to write his autobiography, “Jack of All Trades”

Leigh Nieves (Brandy) is stoked to be a part of her first production with Vin Morreale, Jr. at Highview Arts Center! She has been involved in dance & theater for over 25 years. Her film credits include an appearance on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS) and a co-starring role on THE MIDDLE (ABC). You may have recently seen her as an "Ethereal" in Drag Daddy Productions' award-winning rendition of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, as “Sleepy” in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DRAG QUEENS, or as “Jockey Dum” in ALICE IN DERBYLAND, for which she was described as “absolutely hilarious” by Leigh would like to thank Vin and the entire cast & crew for their hard work on this show!

Rita Hight (Eleanor) - is delighted to be working with Vin once again having appeared in his feature film, BREAKING AND ENTERING as the addled, Mary Sue Ralston. Rita was seen recently at the Highview Arts Center in Wayward Actors production of A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2.  She has performed at Stage One Family Theatre, Pioneer Playhouse, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Center Stage, Bunbury Theatre, and Who Dunnit Theatre. Favorite roles include Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY, Agnes in I DO I DO, Sister Mary Amnesia in NUNSENSE, Queen Elizabeth in THE BFG and Susie Hendrix in WAIT UNTIL DARK.  Rita can also be seen in local and regional commercials.

Susan Starr (Jaunita) I’m a cheerful vintage  inspired  entertainer who enjoys life to the fullest . I’m passionate about modeling, singing & cotton candy.

Amber L. Hurst- I have been performing my entire life, singing and dancing since age two and acting since age eleven. I attended high school at Youth Performing Arts School as a Musical Theatre Major and have performed with several local theatres throughout the years. My most recent musical theatre performance is “Into the Woods” with Redline Performing Arts where I played Cinderella’s Mother. I recently graduated from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California with an Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Acting for Film. I’m happy to be working with Vin again in his play “All My Passions”.


Angela Grimm (Jaunita/Paulina)  is no stranger to the stage.  She has held numerous roles years ago but after a hiatus to be a mom, she has, again, found her love for the stage with her son.  She has been a parent helper for 5 of her son’s productions as well as a parent co-director for the production entitled SUPEROERO’S: WITH GREAT POWER COMES ORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY at SUMMIT ACADEMY OF LOUISVILLE.  Recently, she and her son have both acted in THE OUTSIDERS and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET of THE HARDIN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE of Elizabethtown, KY.  One year ago she added film to her career and can be seen in several independent films that have been filmed in and around the greater Louisville, KY area including upcoming films BROKEN INNOCENCE, PESADILLA, and BLOOD ON THE BLEACHERS.  This is her first production with HIGHVIEW ARTS CENTER and is looking forward to working with this talented cast.

Elliott Taylor (Eric Needleworth) is playing Eric Needleworth in ALL MY PASSIONS. He is a current student at BCTC for Film and Cinematography with plans to attend UCLA, he has written and directed 3 short films. As an actor, he has portrayed characters in musicals, short films, and murder mystery dinners. This is Elliott’s third time in a live production and he’s so grateful to work with such talented people

Beau Solley (Newman Forrester)  Beau has been treading the boards of local area theatres for nearly 40 years playing everything from leading men to leading maniacs! This will mark his 3rd HAC appearance, having played in Vin Morreales' "Kiss Me Curse" 💋  and David Traubs' "A Train To Essex Junction" Beau is very passionate about being part of bringing live theatre to the South End of Louisville...when even as a kid he had the question..."why no theatre out here mom!" Beau is also an internationally travelled Einstein lookalike/Impersonator. Check his site: In film Beau has worked with the likes of Jeremy Irons, Jon Voigt, Bo Derek, Nicholas Cage and Selma Blaire.

Lindsey Vertner (Pamela Kingsley) is an American actress, model and on-air personality. After a “fatal” wreck left her brain-dead & paralyzed, she made a full recovery & began captivating audiences as a motivational speaker. Not being new to the camera & lights, Lindsey began acting in January 2023. Taking the industry by storm, along with many featured background and supporting roles, Lindsey has already starred as lead actress in two feature films (FOLLOW THE BREADCRUMBS and A DISH BEST SERVED COLD) and will begin filming as lead in her third film in May 2024. Although consistent feedback has been & ”natural abilities”  & ”easy to work with”, she’s diligently studying her craft with various coaches to consistently improve her skills and take on the challenge of any new role. Connect with her at

Vin Morreale, Jr. Playwright/DIrector/Dallas Pittsburg  is an internationally produced playwright, with productions in 15 countries and translated into 5 languages. He is a Founding Member of THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER and the SENSELESS BICKERING COMEDY THEATRE, He has taught, directed and cast nearly 30,000 actors through VIN MORREALE CASTING and his nationally known BURNING UP THE STAGE Acting Workshops. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous film, TV & stage productions, including the upcoming films RED RIGHT HAND, THE KISS ME CURSE and UNSUNG HERO. This is Vin’s fourth production at Highview, and he is delighted to be working with such a talented cast.

Janice Walter Stage Manager – Janice is always excited to be near the stage, whether in the dark moving furniture and props, under the lights acting out a character, or in the booth making the lights and sounds work.  She’s thrilled to be stage managing for another Vin Morreale production at Highview, having been backstage for Kiss Me Curse, 2022. Active in theater since the start of the millennium, some favorite roles have included Miss Prism (It’s Earnest, Y’All – 2023), Neil Diamond (2023 10 minute play festival at Highview), Latrelle & Sissy (Sordid Lives – 2016, 2011, 2009), and Dotty/Mrs Clackett (Noises Off, 2010). She hopes you have as much fun watching this show as she does!

Jill Guelda (Set Designer) Jill Marie Schierbaum is a Louisville-based multimedia artist, designer, and creative. She is the creator behind Design Studio 749 and works as Digital Branding and Marketing Coordinator with Looking For Lilith Theatre Company. Since 2006, she has worked almost every tech job theatre has to offer here in Louisville, besides hanging lights- terrified of heights.

Bluegrass Productions (Lighting) Our mission is to provide technical assistance to the creative community and be a resource to produce the arts and preserve it for the future!

Colton Bachinski- Lighting Designer- Colton is thrilled to be working as the Lighting Designer for Highview Arts Center! He studied technical theatre and design at UofL and has since had the opportunity to work with Stage One Family Theatre, Pacific Conservatory Theatre, and many groups local to Louisville. Recent designs include First Date at CenterStage, Spongebob the Musical at Western Middle School, and The Unexpected Guest with Company OutCast. Thanks for supporting the arts!

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