The story of this musical revolves around Spartan princess Léonide, whose love for Agis has been fired up by a single glimpse. To complicate matters, her throne was wrongfully gained by her family from, you guessed it, the object of her affection. Agis has been raised to be a man ruled by books and reason rather than passion by his passionless book-wise uncle Hermocrates and his aunt, the equally scholarly and sexless Hesione. Typical of such comedies, the princess, aided by her wily servant and conspirator Corine resorts to gender disguise to woo the prince out of his sheltered existence To further add to the plot's convolutions, we have Corine's counterparts in the prince's domain, a gardener and Harlequin to provide pratfalls and puns--the latter, in keeping with the set, heavy on gardening images
José "Chach" Snook
Erin Anderson - Princess Léonide
Erin Anderson has been performing for over a decade, first in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA and more recently as a Tucson transplant. She has had the privilege to take part in multiple musical productions in and around town, including Les Miserables (Eponine), World Goes Round (Woman 2), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra) and Curtains (Georgia Hendricks). An avid lover of jazz and blues, she has also taken part in concerts-style productions with ‘Lonely Street Productions and ‘Khris Dodge Entertainment’. When not on stage, Erin serves as a Crime Gun Intelligence Coordinator for the Tucson Gun Crimes Task Force (Tucson Police Department) and mother to bouncy baby girl, Murphey. She is excited to open her first show here at Roadrunner Theater Company -- enjoy!
Jodi Darling - Hesione
Jodi Darling is thrilled to be a part of this Triumph of Love production. She grew up in Tucson and earned a degree in vocal performance from NAU. She worked as a singer/actress for 10 years in NYC. Her favorite roles include “Laurie” in Oklahoma, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, and Magnolia on the National Tour of Showboat. She was a resident member of the Great American Playhouse in Oro Valley for two years. Last summer she performed in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change here at the Roadrunner Theatre Company. She just recently performed in a production of A Christmas Survival Guide for the St. Francis Theatre in the Foothills and A Christmas Carol for Standing O Productions at the Roadrunner Theatre. Jodi teaches musical theatre, Kindermusik and private voice. Her favorite productions are her kids Julia and Gabriel. Much love to her amazing husband Chach.
Kit Runge - Hemocrates
Kit is thrilled to be working with Roadrunner Theatre Company for the first time. A veteran of Tucson musical theatre, Kit has performed with various theater companies, including Arizona Onstage, Live Theatre Workshop, and St Francis Theatre. Favorite shows include Les Miserables (MAC award winner for Best Actor), Sweeney Todd, Sundays in the Park with George, Kiss Me Kate, Little Shop of Horrors, and No Way to Treat a Lady. Kit dedicates this performance to his incredible wife, Debbie, and three daughters, Savannah, Piper, and Indigo, who provide endless love and support (despite the fact that intake of fast and frozen food goes way up during a show!)
José “Chach” Snook - Harlequin
José “Chach” Snook is originally from Napa, California and has performed in 46 states and 13 countries. For almost 10 years, Chach lived in NYC as a professional singer/actor appearing and touring in a number of shows including Forever Plaid. While in NY, Chach was a member of the jazz a cappella group Pieces of 8 and recorded 2 albums. In Tucson, he has been seen singing with On Broadway, Lonely Street Productions, Arts Express, Mr. Bing’s Supper Club, and The 4Gents. Favorite roles include Enjolras in the Arizona Onstage Production of Les Misèrables and roles in the St. Francis Theatre: Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash and Working. For St. Francis Theatre in the Foothills, Chach directed the Holiday Hit, A Christmas Survival Guide and will be directing a production of Godspell in Spring of ’18. Additionally, he can be seen around Tucson judging various vocal competitions for Arts Express. Last summer, he directed and starred in a successful run of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with the Roadrunner Theatre Company (MAC Nominations for Best Musical, Best Director and Best Actor). And just when you thought he didn’t have anymore time, he sings regularly and is the Associate Music Director at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Chach has a Vocal Performance degree from Northern Arizona University and currently is the choir and drama teacher at Flowing Wells Jr. High School where he has directed over 22 plays and musicals. In 2013, he was named a Top 5 Teacher of the Year for the State of Arizona and this year last year he was named Latino Teacher of the Year for Arizona. Thank you to this phenomenal cast and crew! Many thanks to family and friends for their undying support and biggest thanks goes to his to family Julia, Gabriel and Jodi Darling.
Kelli Workman - Corine
At age nine, Kelli Workman began performing professionally in Musical Theater for SALOC. At 11, she won the role of Baby Louise in Gypsy, with Tony award winner Betty Buckley playing Mama Rose. Throughout her teenage years, Kelli continued work in stage, film as well as the National Grammy Jazz Choir in New York. Standout experiences for her are 42nd St, West Side Story, Crazy for You, Arizona Onstage productions of Stars of David and Les Miserables, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with Roadrunner Theatre Company. She has sailed over 30 countries as a lead singer, dancer, and Cabaret artist for Crown and Royal Caribbean as well as toured 15 cities in China as a featured singer with Art-i-fact Dance Project. Kelli has also worked as a lead choreographer/singer/dancer for The Legendary Superstars at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Kelli is a founding member and current co-director/choreographer for Kids Unlimited. All the love to Kelli’s family, KU Family, and a little extra to her husband, BJ- they all continue to make performing possible. Triumph of Love is a new show for Kelli, which she has loved learning, as well as reuniting to share the stage with these talented friends. Enjoy!
Tyler Wright - Agis
Tyler Wright works as a software developer by day, but loves performing whenever he can get the chance. A Tucson native, Tyler studied musical theatre at Brigham Young University for three years before pursuing and graduating with a degree in computer science. He is happy to be back home in Tucson and grateful to have so many opportunities to perform again. Tyler was most recently seen in Roadrunner Theatre Company’s production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! Tyler has also performed locally with the Gaslight Theatre and with Arizona Onstage Productions in Les Miserables as Marius, The Story of My Life as Thomas, and The World Goes Round. Other roles include Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pete in Crazy For You. His favorite role has been husband to his best friend Danielle and father to a pile of hilarious boys, Calvin, Linus, Simon, and Gus.
Jeremy Vega - Dimas
Jeremy is thrilled to be playing the part of Dimas in TRIUMPH, and to be performing with his amazingly talented friends here at Roadrunner Theatre! He is currently the Choir and Percussion Director at Cienega High School, and is Director of Marching Percussion at the University of Arizona, where he got his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. Previoius Shows: Stars of David (Man 1), Rootin’ Tootin’ Hifalutin’ Wild West Review (Dusty Chaps), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Ricky), Beach Blanket Be-Bop (Mickey), Bad Jews (Liam Haber), Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Rufus Jeter), The World Goes Round (Man 1), The Story of My Life (Alvin Kelby) 2014 MAC Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Musical, Les Miserables (Babet, Joly, and Marius Understudy), Forever Plaid (Francis), Oliver! (Oliver), and Footloose (Ren McCormack). Thanks to his friends and family for their never ending support, and all his love and gratitude to his amazing fiancée for showing him that true love is possible. Now stay outta my garden, and enjoy!
Marie Sierra - Musical Director/Pianist
Marie Sierra is a pianist who performs collaboratively in over 40 concerts annually and is the pianist for the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and the touring trio Nota Bene. Marie has performed and recorded with Artists Michael Becker (trombone, Tucson Symphony Orchestra) and Viviana Cumplido (Flute, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra). She has also recorded extensively with Yamaha Artist and Saxophonist, Michael Hester, on Seasons and An American Patchwork and Nota Bene. Marie has enjoyed working with AZ Onstage with their performance of Sweeny Todd, Les Mis, and Stars of David. She has served on the faculties of the Belmont University in Nashville, and the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Marie earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Miami.
The Production Staff
Choreographer. . . . . . Kelli Workman
Costumes. . . . . . Jodi Darling, Linda Andresano, Kelli Workman, Carol Sottosanti, De Vercillo
Set Design/Construction. . . . . . Michael Woodson, Chach Snook, Marchus Lewis, Renata Rauchen
Light Design/Tech. . . . . . Diana Knoepfle
Sound Design/Recording/Pre & Post Show Music. . . . . . Alex Hupp
Light and Sound Operator. . . . . . Diana Knoepfle
Photographer. . . . . . Rebecca Pferdeort
House Managers. . . . . . Kathy Conte, Larry Fuller, Renata Rauschen