Meet the Cast



Lily:
KELLY ALBRIGHT
Mary Lennox:
EMMA HARMON
Mary Lennox (11/3, 11/7 matinee & 11/14 matinee):
ISABELLA BAKER

IN COLONIAL INDIA, 1906:

Fakir:
JONATHAN TUALA
Ayah:
AMANDA CAMPOS
Rose (Mary's mother):
JACQUELINE WALKER
Captain Albert Lennox (Mary's father):
BRIAN HARDY
Alice (Rose's friend):
KAYLA HAMBLEN
Lieutenant Wright:
ADAM DUNSON
Lieutenant Shaw:
TODD THATCHER
Major Holmes:
JOSHUA MELTZER
Claire Holmes:
MARY BETH ZENTNER
Major Shelley:
SCOT BROWN
Mrs. Shelley:
STEPHANIE CLAYDON

AT MISSELTHAITE MANOR, NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1906:

Archibald Craven:
ARON SHANLEY
Dr. Neville Craven:
CODY SIMS
Mrs. Medlock (the housekeeper):
LEIGH CUNNINGHAM
Martha (a chambermaid):
CHERITY HARCHIS
Dickon (Martha's brother):
JORDAN MAZZOCATO
Ben (the gardener):
ROBERT LANGFORD
Colin Craven:
MAXWELL CLAYDON
Willian (the butler):
SCOT BROWN
Mrs. Winthrop (the headmistress):
STEPHANIE CLAYDON
Ensemble:
SCOT BROWN, STEPHANIE CLAYDON

KELLY ALBRIGHT (Lily)

Twenty years ago Kelly played Mary Lennox in Signature’s first production of The Secret Garden, and she is so grateful to be back in the Garden again! Favorite roles include: Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Violet (Violet), Lina Lamont (Singin’ in the Rain) and the title role in Cinderella where she met her real life Prince Charming. Kelly has also headlined at Tokyo Disneyland and toured with the Broadway show, The Music Man. Her love goes out to her handsome, talented, smart supportive husband and her 3 adorable babies!


ISABELLA BAKER (Mary Lennox Alternate)

This is Isabella’s third show with Signature, after having performed the role of Jane Banks in their production of Mary Poppins and Young Cosette in Les Miserables. Other credits include: Esther Jane (A Christmas Story), Little Mary (The Women), and Gretl (The Sound of Music). Isabella also sings the National Anthem for City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Academy ceremonies and fire station dedications. In addition to performing, Isabella enjoys playing soccer, writing and singing. She would like to thank Leslie, Shauna, and Karl for this opportunity, and her mom and dad for their love and support.


SCOT BROWN (Major Shelley/William/Ensemble)

Scot plays the role of the fabulous dreamer you were all wondering about (*yes, THATS the one…) Scot is a 2013 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and he is very excited to be participating in his second show with Signature Productions. Past credits include: Von Hussler (Mary Poppins), Schroeder (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown), Pharaoh (Aida), Clov (Endgame), company (Oliver!) and company (Ragtime).


AMANDA CAMPOS (Ayah)

Amanda is excited to be a part of her second show with Signature Productions and with such an amazing cast! She has recently received her BA from UNLV in Theatre Arts and has been singing since before she could walk. Her recent credits include Gertrude in James Seistrand’s production of Seussical the Musical, Katie Nana in Signature’s Mary Poppins and most recently Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Las Vegas Little Theater’s Avenue Q! She thanks the creative team and her amazingly supportive new husband Casper! Thanks for everything!


MAXWELL CLAYDON (Colin)

Max is over the moon to be performing in his first show with Signature Productions. He has performed in The Music Man with Huntsman Entertainment at Super Summer Theatre, as Alligator (Really Rosie) and Flick (A Christmas Story) with Las Vegas Little Theatre and in the children’s ensemble (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) with PS Productions at Super Summer Theatre. Max would like to thank Leslie for believing in him and giving him this spectacular opportunity. For those in the know, “Potato”.


STEPHANIE CLAYDON (Mrs. Winthrop/Mrs. Shelly/Ensemble)

Stephanie is very excited to be performing in her first show with Signature Productions. Some of her recent credits locally include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Music Man at Super Summer Theatre and Rumors at Las Vegas Little Theatre. Stephanie entertained for Paramount’s King’s Island, Opryland USA and The Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She spent four years at sea visiting all seven continents performing production shows for Holland America Cruise Line. Stephanie would like to thank Leslie for giving her this opportunity and her husband Paul for his love and support.


ADAM DUNSON (Lieutenant Wright)

Adam was stirred artistically, quite young, when he saw Dick Van Dyke’s performance in Mary Poppins. He attended the Las Vegas Academy where he studied percussion and performed with some of the country’s premier youth, Grammy- winning ensembles. He received his Bachelors in Music at the University of Nevada, Reno and his Masters in Music from the University of Oregon. Adam studied under Pius Cheung – regarded among the greatest percussion talents in the world – who celebrated Adam’s unique approach to music, claiming him to wield “theatric virtuosity”. This is Adam’s first ever theatrical production! Thanks for taking a chance on him.


KAYLA HAMBLEN (Alice)

Kayla is thrilled to be participating in her 7th show with Signature Productions. Favorite past roles include the title role in Mary Poppins, Betty Haynes (White Christmas), Amber (Hairspray), Annie Golden (The Leader of the Pack), Frenchie (Grease) and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz). Kayla would like to thank her husband, Jason, for his never ending love and support.


CHERITY HARCHIS (Martha)

Cherity is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful show! A Seattle native, she recently relocated to sunny Las Vegas with her husband of 24 years. Cherity began performing at age 7 and literally grew up onstage. She was last seen as Mrs. Corry in Signatures production of Mary Poppins. Other favorite roles include Doralee (9 to 5), Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Ado Annie (Oklahoma) and most importantly mom to her daughter. Cherity is a dance and theatre teacher at Astudia Dance World, a performing arts school in Henderson. If you happen to be a Las Vegas 51’s fan, you may have heard her singing our National Anthem. Enjoy the show and this amazing cast!


BRIAN HARDY (Captain Albert Lennox)

Brian is excited to be performing with Signature Productions again. Past credits with Signature include Benji in Saturday’s Warrior and ensemble roles in Children of Eden, Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof. Other credits include Goran (Vulgarian Spy) in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and George in Our Story Goes On. The greatest appreciation goes to Brian’s wife and four boys for their sacrifice in allowing him to be a part of this amazing show and to his parents for the years of dedication and support in cultivating his love for music and the arts.


EMMA HARMON (Mary Lennox)

Emma is extremely excited to be joining this cast in her first Signature Productions show! She has recently discovered a love of theatre and has previously portrayed Susan in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Tinkerbell in Peter Pan Jr. Emma is a 1st degree black belt and was recently awarded two Nevada state championship titles and a US southwestern district title in Taekwondo. She is so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and wants to thank the directors, producers, cast, and crew for being so wonderful to work with!


ROBERT LANGFORD (Ben)

Robert is proud to be in his fourth Signature Production having played Snoring Man (White Christmas), Arvide (Guys and Dolls) and Sir Castor (Camelot). Most recently, he was Sir Bernard Humphries in Explorers Club. Other previous roles include Henry Drummond (Inherit the Wind) and Jacques (As You Like It). Robert is a Master Scuba Instructor and loves anything in the water. He is also the proud father of two amazing young men, Harrison and Jackson, who bring him the greatest joy and love.


JORDAN MAZZOCATO (Dickon)

Jordan is elated to be telling another magnificent story with Signature Productions. He would like to thank Jeffery Skouson, Sandra and Serge Mazzocato, Erik and Emily Ball, Christine Harper, Christian Escobar, Keith Dotson, and Leigh Cunningham for their continued support and guidance. He loves you all very much. Special thanks to Leslie Fotheringham, Shauna Oblad and the rest of the amazing team working on Secret Garden. Enjoy the show! Credits: 2015 Vegas Valley Theatre Award Winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Lord Farquaad (Shrek), Nicely Nicely Johnson (Guys and Dolls), Bamatabois (Les Mis), and Laurie (Little Women).


JOSHUA MELTZER (Major Holmes)

Joshua is delighted to be in another show with Signature Productions having been in Les Misérables and Mary Poppins. He was also a part of Spamalot at SST, The Seagull at CSN, and Avenue Q at LVLT. In addition to being onstage, he has helped out behind the scenes with both Broadway Bound and The Asylum Theatre. He’d like to thank everyone who has made the desert a habitable and hospitable place in which he can live and grow!


ARON SHANLEY (Archibald Craven)

Aron is excited to be portraying the part of Archibald Craven for Signature Productions The Secret Garden. Aron has performed most recently as Linus Van Pelt in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, as a production singer in Donn Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, and as Luke in Altar Boyz. Having been lucky to be able to travel as a principle singer for Celebrity Cruise Lines, Aron is also an avid reader and amateur aerial silks artist. He wishes to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support and love.


CODY SIMS (Dr. Neville Craven)

Cody is ecstatic to be a part of this iconic production! Previous roles include the Baker (Into the Woods), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), the Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz), and Will (Oklahoma!). He has been involved in over 30 productions in various roles including tech, set design, performer, and director. Cody would like to thank his sister and mother for ‘forcing’ him to audition for the high school musical (this is all your fault), his family, his Cox Communications family, and a special thanks to his biggest supporter and fan, Brandy “So much”.


TODD THATCHER (Lieutenant Shaw)

Native of the Washington D.C. Metro area and new to the Las Vegas scene, Todd is delighted to be performing with the very talented Signature Productions team. Todd was mentored in Italian Voice by talented baritone, Jason Sterns of the Metropolitan Opera. He has had the opportunity to perform as special guest vocalist and lead vocalist in numerous productions with the Institute Choir of Washington, Maryland Family Theatre, and Loudoun Centre Theatre. One of Todd’s favorite concerts is his yearly performance for the Washington D.C. Temple Visitor’s Center, where he has been invited to perform every year for over 18 years. Todd is Thankful for the loving support of his dear family.


JONATHAN TUALA (Fakir)

Jonathan is incredibly excited to return in his second Signature Productions show! Jonathan currently is Assistant Music Director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and has spent the last few years traveling the world, living in NYC and playing for Cunard Cruise Lines. Recent stage credits include: Robertson Ay (Mary Poppins), Bricks Pig (Shrek), and Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). An accomplished pianist, Jonathan has recently played for Avenue Q at Las Vegas Little Theatre and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Onyx Theatre. Many thanks to MB, AS, family & friends.


JACQUELINE WALKER (Rose)

Jacqueline is honored to be a part of another Signature Production. She has previously played Cosette (Les Miserables), Tuptim (The King and I), and Ruth (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Her most recent and exciting role was Phyllida Spotte- Hume in Explorers Club. Other roles include Catherine (Pippin), Miss Teavee (Willy Wonka), and Miss Phillips (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Jacqueline is also a very proud wife to her husband Jeffrey and mother to her son Noah Lee whom without their love and support she could not be living her dream daily. Thank you to Leslie and the Signature family for always believing in me and giving me such a wonderful role to fall in love with yet again!


MARY BETH ZENTNER (Claire)

Mary Beth is happy to be back on the Signature stage in The Secret Garden. Previous Signature credits include Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Camelot and The Sound of Music. Mary Beth won the Las Vegas Valley Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for her role at Winifred Banks in last spring’s production of Mary Poppins. Many thanks to the cast and creative team for all the fun and to my family and friends for their love and support.


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