Nicole is beyond thrilled to be making her Towle Theater debut with this amazing story! Nicole is a newer Chicagoan, originally from Boulder, CO and a graduate with her BM in musical theatre from Oklahoma City University. Most recently, Nicole has been seen in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Hairspray at Windy City Performs. Nicole would like to thank Jeff, Kevin, and Elizabeth for giving her this incredible opportunity and her friends, family and loved ones for their constant support and keeping her sane. Enjoy the show!
Stella Hoyt (Small Alison)
Gino Generelli (Bruce)
Gino is thrilled to be returning to the musical stage in his first production with Towle Theater. Some of his previous favorite roles include Giuliano (Big Love), Roberto/Ralph (Working), and Hero (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). Gino studies acting at Green Shirt Studio and writing at Chicago Dramatists. He is a member of The Collective group with the Agency Theater Collective and is busy writing a period musical set during the protestant reformation. When he isn’t performing, rehearsing or furiously scribbling in a notebook, Gino owns and runs a small technology consulting company and loves to play board games with his many nerdy friends.
Rebecca Buechel (Joan)
Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of this production of her favorite musical. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a M.M. in Vocal Performance in 2017, and from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance in 2015. Recently, she appeared as a member of the ensemble and understudied Lady Jane in Patience with The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, The Waitress in Speed Dating Tonight! with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore and The Duchess of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers with Madison Savoyards, #3 in Transformations and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with UW Opera Theatre. She currently teaches voice and piano at the British International School in Lincoln Park. She would like to thank her friends, family, and Stevie for all their love and support.
Jack Lopez (Christian)
Jack is delighted to be performing with Towle Theater for the first time. His last production was Big Fish the Musical at Lake Central High School. He is a freshman who has participated in two other productions there: Aesop’s Fables and Wiley and The Hairy Man. Jack has starred as Walter Hobbs in Elf Jr. The Musical. As well as We’ll Be Right Back After this Murder and Camp Twilight. He is thrilled to perform Fun Home with Towle Theater and can’t wait to produce more shows with them.
Derek Diehl (John)
Derek is thrilled to work with such a talented cast and director for his first show at Towle Theater. Recently, he has appeared as Noah Gellman in the SLATE production of Caroline, and Change and as Collin Craven in The Drama Group’s The Secret Garden. In addition to his interests on the stage, Derek is active in Boy Scouts and is a big Chicago Cubs fan! He would like to thank his family for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
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