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Beth Swearingen

Sandy Apps
Connie Kincaid
Bart Garton


Bob Finnie


Wave Works


Mimi Kuntz


Jena Skinner

Beth Swearingen

Beth has been passionate about music, theatre and dance for most of her life. Her theatrical career has taken her to Broadway, around the nation, and around the world in such shows as CATS, A CHORUS LINE, JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, THE WORLD GOES ROUND, and many others.  

A graduate of CU with a degree in Music and Theater with a minor in dance, she has had the privilege of being a featured vocal soloist with the CO Symphony, and has sang the National Anthem for the Colorado Rockies.  She is also a part of the popular vocal trio “the Fabulous Femmes” and “The Vail Valley Band”. 

Beth has a passion for introducing people to the magic of theatre, and guiding, teaching and encouraging performers. She loves watching artists grow in confidence and ability, and is excited about increasing the performing arts opportunities available to residents here in the Vail Valley. 

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Charis Patterson

Charis Patterson has been involved with the Vail Valley Theatre Company for more than 20 years, and is an active member of the Board of Directors. Smoe of her roles include Velma in Chicago, the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun.  She is also an entertainer, performing with The Fabulous Femmes. ( Charis wants to give a huge shout out to her husband and children for their amazing support. 


Jena Skinner

Jena has been with the VVTC since 2008. Joining the company to expand her horizons and musical abilities (she still has issues with dancing AND singing (choreography...ugh) , but keeps reappearing in musicals because she loves the challenge. Normally singing with the local bluegrass band Hardscrabble, Jena is fnound throughout the valley enjoying the music that surrounds her.


Josh McCracken

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Jeff Apps

Jeff has been involved in music and theater since high school.  He is a financial planner/asset manager for clients by day and rock star (lead singer with “Rewind”) by night.  He is thrilled and excited to be involved with Vail Theatre again!!


Shiloh Liska

Shiloh Lgraduated from University of Northern Colorado with a minor in theatre in 2016 after being involved in theatre, ballet, and choir throughout high school. They currently work at the local animal shelter and enjoy spending their free time with their mini poodle and two black cats. Halloween is their favorite time of year and they're ecstatic to resume their theatre experience in A Rocky Halloween!


Saly Heredia

Saly started musical theater as a hobby in college, being part of Little Shop of Horrors and Mamma Mia productions, finding great joy in this art. After college she did a Performing Arts Course at Berkeley College (UCLA Extension) and an Intensive Acting Course taught by theater producer Alfredo Flores. She's been in the valley since 2021, working as an Architect, being really happy to go back on the stage with the VVTC.


Orlando Ortiz (he/el))

This will be Orlando’s first time in a play. He grew up in the border cities of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA in Business Management. He is a Personal Banker at MidFirst Bank during the week, serves at Vintage on the weekends and the Community Outreach Manager at Mountain Pride, the local LGBTQIA+ nonprofit. A local for 18 years, he loves to spend time with his family, travel, go to concerts, watch movies, eat, dance and sing.


Michelle Cohn Levy

Michelle serves as the Cantor of B’nai Vail Congregation, does freelance video production work, and plays live music at a variety of venues from around Eagle County and beyond. Additionally, Michelle volunteers as a victims services advocate for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, a chaplain at Vail Health, and as an actor for both the Vail Valley Theater Company and Porchlight Players where she has played in performances such as A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Avenue Q, Catch Me if You Can, and many VVTC Cabarets. Michelle lives in Gypsum with her three daughters Ziva, Maya, and Lila and her husband Seth. See more at 


Stephani Anson

Stephani is an Eagle County local, but just returned to the valley this year after studying theatre in Florida.  She has loved performing for as long as she can remember and has been is shows such as Noises Off and Clue. She would also like to thank her family for their unwavering support and enthusiasm.



Phoebe was involved in musical theatre 10+ years ago before she moved across the country to teach yoga in the mountains and snowboard. She had never imagined that she would be in vail doing musicals again.... but here she is, back in the theatre with her first VVTC show


Jonner Maurer

Jonner Maurer


Joslyn Sanchez

Joslyn has grown up in the Valley and has always had a passion for the arts. This will be her first musical production with VVTC. She is currently a dance teacher for Celebrate the Beat. When she is not teaching or in rehearsal she enjoys knitting, hula hooping, and spending time in nature. She is very excited to be a part of this production. Her favorite part of this experience was sharing the stage with such talented, amazing, and loving people. 


Bart Garton

Karaoke bars around the county are relieved that Bart finally has another outlet for his insatiable need to be heard in cacophony.  It's been a long time since appearing in way too few clothes in the Rocky Horror Show, and he's super psyched to be back with this fantastic group of old and new crazies.  A Long-time Local Lovingly Lending his Lilting Lullabies and Lovely Lyrics to Ludicrous Looks and Laughs, Bart says, "Long live Local Theatre!" 


Lance Schober

Lance is an original Vail native and has been a performer with VVTC and down valleys Porchlight Players  for many of their productions in the last 20 years. He currently works at the Golden bear and lives in Eagle  with his wife Lisa Schober and their 6 dogs.


Joe Pratt

Joe is a voiceover actor who decided it was time to step onto the stage.  If he’s not in his woodworking shop then he can be found fly-fishing or skiing. He is really good at skipping rocks.


Emily Mackson

This is Emily’s first show with the Vail Valley Theatre Company and she couldn’t be more excited. Emily grew up a competitive dancer and vocalist with a passion for musical theater. She now works in hospitality and spends most days snowboarding when it tis the season. She is stoked to get back into her passion and share it with everyone here! 


Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell


Desirea Chambers

This is Desirea's first rodeo with us at VVTC. She has been a local in the area for the last 8 years on and off, and in her free time she loves to ski/snowboard, play roller derby , go to any all the dance classes she finds. 

She has some drama experience and an extra in a short film called “Monsters on Main Street”. She grew up dancing hip hop with small communities groups in her hometown and performed couple shows. 

Says it feel great to be getting back into theatre. She ishonored to be apart of  the VVTC for this show,  nd hopefully many more in the  future!


Julian Farrer

Julian Farrer is preparing to wrap up his final year of high school and, as his agent has informed us, is thrilled to be a part of this show, alongside the wonderful people he's met through the production. Aside from performing on the stage, his passions include songwriting and the art of cinema. He loves the ideas of studying French and playing beautiful pieces of music on the piano (but he hasn't quite gotten around to either of these yet.)


Tierra Stansbury

Tierra just graduated college and has been looking for her way back into the performing world. She’s been performing for pretty much her whole life and hopes to continue forward in the performance world in community theatre and renaissance festivals.


Lauren Bonati

Lauren holds a B.A. in music theory and composition and is a classically trained pianist and vocalist. While a devoted musical theatre lover and performer in the past, Lauren’s career is in medicine and she practices at Mountain Dermatology Specialists in Edwards. She is overjoyed to be back on stage with this wonderfully talented cast and offers a special thanks to her family for their support during this production!

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