George Bailey - Gary Winterholler
Actor Gary Winterholler brings many years of Melodrama experience with him to the boards of the Delta
King. He and his bride co-owned and operated Prairie Dog Productions in Boise, ID. Some of Gary's favorite roles have
been Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (Big Idea Theatre), George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (Desert Star Playhouse),
The Grintch in The Grintch (Prairie Dog) and The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood (Prairie Dog). Gary would like to thank
this dedicated cast and crew, his friends at the Delta King, and YOU for making this production possible. Cheers!
Henry Potter - Gian Montesini
Gian Montesini started working in theatre in Brazil, back
in 1983 and has worked in many capacities: directing, acting, producing and teaching. Some of his favorite productions are:
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], Book of Days, Man of La Mancha, Copenhagen, Noises
Off, Hair, Kiss me Kate, The Mousetrap and Ópera do Malandro.
Mary Bailey - Bethany Hidden-Cauley
marks Bethany's first production with Sacra-Melo, but she has appeared on the Delta King before with Suspects
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. She was last seen as Lintilla in Hot Rod Radio's production of The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy and as Red Raven in the animated web series League of Supergays. Favorite stage
roles include Wanda in Carhops In Bondgae ('07, reprised '09), Bitsy Mae in Sordid Lives
('07, reprised '09), and Mo in The Kathy & Mo Show, all with The Lambda
Players. Bethy serves as a host for the Sacramento Horror Film Festival as well as being a current
cast member of the Trash Film Orgy and a former member of the ICUP Comedy Troupe. She
has appeared in several locally produced films including Doll Squad vs. Astro Zombies, Cheerleaders From Hell,
Monster From Bikini Beach, and occasionally on stage and screen for the nationally syndicated Cinema
Insomnia. A liquid eyeliner enthusiast, horror aficionado, and barista extraordinaire, she sends much thanks and
love to the wonderfully detrimental Cyn Lo, fellow Monkees appreciator Liz, the whole Sacra-Melo gang, and her awesome hubby
Violet Buxley - Denise Ivy
Sacramento City College student Denise
Ivy has filled many positions for us. She recently appeared in the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival’s performance of
The Taming of the Shrew and she filled in on multiple roles for our production of The Phantom of the Opera. We are glad to
have her up on the boards for this show!
Patricia Bailey - Sophia Wilhelmi
This is Sophia Wilhelm’s first experience on a community stage and she is super excited. When
she’s not in school she enjoys playing soccer, swimming, and playing the piano. She is also an avid reader. Sophia would
like to thank Gian for teaching drama at her school and for connecting her with this theater group. She also sends her thanks
to her family for their support.
Clarrisa - Jennifer Morrison
After a wonderfully successful run of "The Phantom of the Opera" as Christine Daee, Jennifer is delighted to be returning to the Sacra-Melo stage as Clarissa in "It's
a Wonderful Life ~or~ Winging in the Holidays". Other
appearances include Seussical, The Musical (The
Sour Kangaroo), Into the Woods, 110 in the Shade, Funny Girl!, Peter Pan and others. As always, she would like to deeply thank her mom, dad, Mary, and Aaron for their endless
love and support as well as her cast mates for making this whole experience unforgettably wonderful. Happy Holidays!
Junior Potter - Ernesto S. Bustos
Ernesto S. Bustos is proud to make his SacraMelo debut
with such a skilled and talented group. Ernesto recently finished work on "A Flea in Her Ear" with Main Street Theatre
Works in Jackson and has studied theatre locally as well as San Francisco. Some of his credits include Guard in "Antigone",
"Richard III" where he doubled as Brackenbury and Lord Rivers, "Talk Radio." Ernesto has also performed
with local internet comedy wunderkinds Smosh. Ernesto is grateful for the love and support of his family and friends, without
whom none of this would possible.
Uncle Billy - Angela Hogy
Angela Hogy is totally stoked to be joining Sacra-Melo
for this delightful production. By day, she is a Journalism major at Folsom Lake College and by night, a theatre fiend, scouring
the city for theatrical endeavors . She has performed at RPA Studios, Sutter Street Theatre, The Alternative Arts Collective
and RSP. Past roles include Harvey Johnson in Bye Bye Birdie, Lord Brockhurst in The
Boyfriend, Moose in Crazy For You, Demeter in The Golden Harp, Nikki in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Bernardo in Hamlet.
Angela has also directed and performed in two original works. Angela would like to thank the gods of theatre for this
Bertie Doorite - Katie Hulse
graduated from the University of California Davis in 2008 with degrees in Political Science and Dramatic Art. Katie
has previously appeared in American River College's Doctor Faustus as well as UC Davis's Brigid's Reign and Nights
at the Circus. In 2011 Katie worked as a stage manager on Big Idea Theatre's productions of Much Ado About Nothing
and Hurlyburly. This is Katie's first production with Sacra-Melo and she would like to thank Gary Winterholler and
Cyndi Lopez for this opportunity as well as the rest of her wonderful cast mates for always making her laugh (and
Melissa Bailey - Jaya Dardick
Jaya Dardick is 11 years old and is in the sixth grade.
Along with acting her hobbies include photography and playing competitive softball. Jaya has performed in her school plays
Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. She has dreams of becoming an actress and being on T.V.
She would like to thank her parents for driving her to rehearsals and to her friends and family for coming to watch the show!