Meet our Guys and Dolls!

DOUG BOTNICK (Arvide Abernathy) grew up in Los Angeles and is now a New Yorker. He is both a Grammy and an Emmy nominee. At the Hollywood Bowl, he performed in My Fair Lady (Alfred Doolittle), Jesus Christ Superstar (Herod) and South Pacific (Emile u/s). He was recently seen in Man of La Mancha (Cervantes/Don Quixote) and in the plays Chekhov Shmekhov, Michael Stroghoff and Off-Broadway in Beardo. “I am thrilled to be making my ABT debut and would like to thank ABT and my marvelous colleagues for their love and support.”

JOHN CARDENAS (Nathan Detroit) is ecstatic to be back on the ABT stage. Previous ABT credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Fiddler), Hairspray (Brad), West Side Story (Toro), and The Little Mermaid (too many sea creatures to count). John was last seen in The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Comedy of Errors, nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Ensemble. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Theatre Row: The Cadaver Synod, Brad Knows Nothing; Carnegie Hall: Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration. TOUR: Fiddler on the Roof (Fiddler).  REGIONAL: Hello Dolly! (Barnaby), Seven Brides (Frankincense), and Shrek (Pinocchio). Eternal gratitude to Cass and Kurtis. Wagner Grad. “Mom, you have the best seat in the house.” IG: johnnie_321 

CHAE CLEARWOOD (General Cartwright) is so excited to return to the Arizona Broadway stage! She most recently performed at ABT as Rosie in Mamma Mia! and was also seen in Mary Poppins, Titanic, and Bridges of Madison County. A few of her other favorite credits include Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Rizzo in Grease, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors. Chae recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City and also holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Montana State University – Billings. Chae would like to thank the numerous friends and family who have supported her dreams and ambitions over the years, without which none of this would be possible.

CHRISTOPHER CODY COOLEY (Harry the Horse) is excited to back at ABT! He was last seen in American in Paris. He holds a BA in Acting from Rider University. Past credits: Show Boat, Grease (Prather Productions); Crazy For You, Mamma Mia (Post Playhouse); Shrek The Musical, 42nd Street, The Fantasticks (Forestburgh Playhouse); Cole (St. Vincent Summer Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas (Toby’s Dinner Theatre); Our Town, Metamorphoses (Rider University). Check his music out on Spotify or iTunes and follow @playitcooley on Instagram! Love to friends and family for their support! 

CAELAN CREASER (Miss Adelaide) is thrilled to be back at ABT after being in Catch Me If You Can last summer! She recently graduated from Arizona State with her BM in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits: Jersey Boys (Francine Valli) and Newsies (Ensemble) at Phoenix Theatre, Legally Blonde (Elle Woods) at ASU, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount) at Hale Theatre (ariZoni Best Actress ‘17). Love and thanks to Kurtis and the Klaphakes, her ASU professors, Bloc Agency, and her family for supporting and always believing in her!  

CHRISTIE DABREAU (Mimi/Miss Adelaide u/s) is ecstatic to be making her debut at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Guys and Dolls was the first musical she ever did, and she is thrilled to return to it again! Other past shows include Kiss Me, Kate (Lois Lane), Legally Blonde (Margot), My Way (Woman #2), Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Seldon u/s), and Broadway’s recent Head Over Heels (OSF workshop)! Special thanks to my Mom, Dad, and Big Bud for the infinite love, support, and music. Shine bright, everyone!

OLIN DAVIDSON (Lt. Brannigan) Back for his 4th ABT production, previous shows include Catch Me If You Can, Sweeney Todd, Titanic. Other credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers National Tour, Bert (Mary Poppins), Lumière (Beauty and the Beast), Scuttle (Little Mermaid), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Andy Lee (42nd St); Les Mis, Ring of Fire, Nice Work, Forever Plaid, Shrek (PSST); Oklahoma, 42nd St., Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Hello Dolly! (Round Barn); Oklahoma, Pajama Game, 42nd St., Forever Plaid, Anything Goes (Prather Ent). He has been a dancer for Celebrity Cruise Lines and Debbie Gibson, and a vocalist for Barry Manilow. He was also a member of the Grammy-nominated Washington Chorus for their performance of the Berlioz Requiem. When not on stage he can be found playing keyboard in the pit of such shows as The Taffetas, Cats, Into the Woods, Next to Normal, and The Wizard of Oz. Thanks to his friends and family for all their support.

NICO DiPRIMIO (Joey Biltmore) is thrilled to be making his Arizona Broadway Theatre debut! He is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. He was recently in the National Tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Other credits include Memphis, The Light in the Piazza, Hair, and Mary Poppins. He would like to thank his family for their endless amount of love and support! Instagram: @nicoo_d 

TRISHA HART DITSWORTH (Sarah Brown) could not be happier to return to this wonderful theatre. Favorite credits: Maria (The Sound of Music), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Martha (The Secret Garden), Percy (The Spitfire Grill), Crissy (Hair), Penny (Hairspray), Pickles (Trailer Park), Annabel (Lucky Stiff), Sarah (The Toxic Avenger), Catherine (Pippin), Enid (Legally Blonde), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), Caroline (Titanic), Eden (Bullets Over Broadway), Lucinda (Ella Enchanted). She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona and has lived and worked out of both New York and Chicago. She now resides in Phoenix and feels incredibly lucky to be part of such a lovely community of artists. She also enjoys spending time teaching voice lessons. For more information, message her at Thank you to Mom, Dad and Matravius for your endless love and support! 

BOB DOWNING (Big Jule) is thrilled to be back at ABT. After retiring from a 32-year sales career, Bob immediately pursed a lifelong desire to be on stage and has been involved in theatre ever since, appearing in two movies and one television show along with 35 stage productions. Bob was recently seen in A Bench in the Sun (Burt), produced by The Trilogy Players in The Encore Room at ABT. Other ABT credits include Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Senator Wingwoah), Kiss Me, Kate (General Harrison Howell), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Father), and The Odd Couple (Roy). He also appeared in Annie (The Butler), West Side Story (Officer Krupke), and Guys and Dolls (Big Jule) with Scottsdale Musical Theater Company. Bob thanks his wife Susan for her unwavering support and inspiration.

LIZ FALLON (Hot Box Girl) is so ecstatic to be back on the ABT stage! She recently finished a year and a half sailing around the Caribbean as Jennyanydots (and sometimes Jellylorum) in Cats on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Favorite Arizona Broadway credits include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, and Angel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Liz is a St. Louis native, who graduated in 2012 with her BFA in Musical Theatre/Dance from Millikin University. So much love and many, many thanks to the entire ABT family.

SAM HARTLEY (Sky Masterson) ABT Debut! National Tour: Elf (Buddy), Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Off-Broadway: The Lightning Thief (Lucille Lortel Theatre). Recent: Ragtime (Stanford White, Ogunquit Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf). Special thanks to Cassandra and everyone at ABT. All my love to Team Hartley. @samfred88

ALYSSA ISHIHARA (Hot Box Girl) is overwhelmed with gratitude to be back on the ABT stage for this production of Guys and Dolls after making her ABT debut in An American In Paris earlier this spring. Other credits include West Side Story; The Music Man; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and Mary Poppins. Alyssa is a recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s (AMDA)Dance Theatre program in New York. Much love and thanks to my family, friends, and the whole ABT team! @alyssaishihara

RENÉE KATHLEEN KOHER (Martha) is beyond excited to be a part of this classic! Some of her favorite ABT credits include Disney’s Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Kiss Me, Kate (Lily/Katherine), A Christmas Carol (Ghost Of Christmas Past), Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Doatsy Mae), Camelot (Nimue/Morgan LeFay), Carousel (Mrs. Mullins), Fiddler On The Roof (Fruma Sarah), Rock Of Ages, Hair, The Bridges Of Madison County, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Tarzan. Other favorite Regional credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), 9 to 5 (Violet), Pippin (Fastrata), The Secret Garden (Rose), Godspell, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change and Sister Act. Renee has worked for multiple years with Disney Cruise Line and Tokyo Disney Resort as a singer and aerialist in multiple shows on the high seas and in Japan. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Ryan, and boyfriend Nick for always supporting her dreams, to Cass, Kiel, and Kurtis for being such an incredible family, to Jim and Mark for being our fearless leaders, and to this amazing cast, crew and production team.

MATTHEW MELLO (Nicely-Nicely Johnson) Hello, Peoria!! Matt is glad to be back at ABT with this talented cast. Matt is now a local Peorian?? (Not sure if that term is used.)(If it isn’t, I just trademarked it.) He is excited to be here on the regular! This is his 5th production with ABT and hopefully not the last. Other ABT roles include J. Bruce Ismay in Titanic, Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Lonny in Rock of Ages. He is excited to start this new chapter in his life with his wife, Dana, and son, Aiden. Matt would like to thank his family, Cassandra Klaphake, Keil Klaphake, Kurtis Overby and everyone at ABT from the Box Office and beyond for welcoming him and his family. “Art is beautiful. Art is love. Art is life.”

ANNA NOVAK (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining ABT in their production of Guys and Dolls. She was most recently seen Off-Broadway in Angelina Ballerina the Musical. Regional credits include Phantom (Fireside Theatre) and Sense and Sensibility (Guthrie Theater). She grew up dancing with Minnesota Dance Theatre as well as performing with the company, in addition to attending summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre and Kaastbaan Ballet. Much love to Mom and Dad! IG: @anna_nova2

TYLER PIRRUNG (Benny Southstreet) is so happy to be returning to ABT for his sixth show! BA in Theatre from Florida State University. Previous ABT Credits: Show Boat (Frank Schultz), Titanic (Benjamin Guggenheim), and the ensembles of Funny Girl and Oliver! Other recent credits: Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo Brown), Young Frankenstein (Igor), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), and A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past). He would like to thank his family, Charlie, and his friends for their endless love and support and also Kiel, Cass, and Kurtis for bringing him back out West! To see what else Tyler has done and to find out what adventures await him next, visit!

DANIEL STANLEY (Angie the Ox) is excited to be returning to ABT after recently performing in An American in Paris. Recent shows include Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Tarzan, White Christmas, and Fiddler on the Roof. Daniel recently toured with Cirque Musica Wonderland as the associate choreographer. Thanks to his family, friends, and Lauren for the constant love and support. 

TAYLOR WRIGHT (Rusty Charlie/Sky u/s) is happy to join this show for my ABT debut! Select credits: A Chorus Line: Chinese Premiere, National Tour (Don); Afterglow (Swing) Off-Broadway; West Side Story (Riff) at New Bedford Festival Theatre; Gypsy (Tulsa) at Hangar Theatre. Thanks to the team here in Arizona, and always to my mother. @jtaylorwright / 

BRODY WURR (Calvin) is thrilled to be a part of Arizona Broadway Theatre’s amazing production of Guys and Dolls! It’s a dream come true! Brody was last seen on ABT’s stage as the Bellboy in Titanic: The Musical and as Andrew Jackson in Spotlight Youth Theatre’s production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Brody also performs with ABT’s incredible performance group, Sonic Revolution. Thank you for coming to see the show and supporting the performing arts at Arizona Broadway Theatre!

KARA ZIRINGER (Agatha/Sarah u/s) is thrilled to be returning to the ABT stage! NYC based, Florida State alumni. Some of her favorite ABT credits include An American in Paris (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (Ensemble/Mary u/s), Show Boat (Ensemble/Magnolia u/s), Sweeney Todd, and A Christmas Carol. Other favorite regional credits include A Chorus Line (Maggie) and Into the Woods (Rapunzel.) She would like to thank her family, friends, and the entire ABT team for their unwavering love and support.