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Dreamgirls Creative Production Team Bios











Biography: Ali Santos-Director

Ali Santos makes her Directorial Debut with Dreamgirls, yet she is no stranger to the stage. She has been performing since the young age of 6. Santos got her start with dance classes and slowly added both singing and theatre. This will be Ali’s 15th show with MunOpCo. She started her journey into the theatre world, right here at MunOpCo at the age of 14, back in 2005. Ali has been a volunteer, supporter, actor and now President for the company, and hopes to continue to assist where needed well after her time served on the board. She would like to thank the entire cast, crew and production team for their countless hours of hard work, determination and commitment to making a legendary show come to life! This show has been one that she has wanted to be a part of for as long as she can remember, but never as the director. Ali had one heck of a time getting this show together and could not have done it without each and every hand offered to her! With that, she hopes that you enjoy the show and learn and take one lesson away from this production…” There is always a choice, even if the alternatives don’t seem to be equal”.





 Biography: Karl DeBoeser-Music Director

Mr. DeBoeser, Music Director, is a vocal coach, choral conductor, composer, church musician, author, and scriptwriter. Having earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition and piano, he has written numerous works for a variety of instrumental combinations, including choral and orchestral ensembles, and for voice, piano, and instrumental soloists. His recently published book “Sola Gratia (ByGrace Alone)” is the basis for a musical play currently in development. He is married to Catherine who is a flutist and graphic artist. His greatest joy and legacy in life are his two adult children, Kara and Marc. 




 Crystal Williams-Choreographer

Crystal Williams is making her choreography debut with MunOpCo' s Dreamgirls. Crystal has performed with MunOpCo since 1992 debuting in Hello Dolly! She has been in many productions, including: Camelot, Pippin, Catch me you Can, West Side Story, and Shrek to name a few. When not performing she enjoys stage managing. Crystal wants to thank each cast member for all their hard work. They truly made this experience wonderful.  And a special thanks to her husband and family for their love and support. 



 David Mascari (born 1995 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a Pennsylvania-based conductor, pianist, and recent graduate of Bard College Conservatory of Music. He began his studies in piano at age 6, and conducting at age 19. Mascari studied with Maria Asteriadou and Peter Isaacson at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, earning his BA in 2018. While there, he was a chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and soloist. He recently finished his studies in 2021 with James Bagwell at Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he was heralded to have “produced a blooming bouquet for his first appearance at the podium,” by The Millbrook Independent. In 2014, Mascari was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Kutztown University. Currently, Mascari plans to pursue a successful career as a conductor and/or composer






Biography: Madison Williams-Stage Manager/Sweetheart

Madison Williams (she/her/hers) is a Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley based Stage Manager, Educator, Singer, and Actor. This past spring, she received her Masters of Arts in Musical Theater Studies from Temple University. During her time at Temple, she SM’d and ASM’D five productions, including Philadelphia Young Playwrights: New Voices. She was the Company Manager for Northampton Community College Summer Theatre. This past winter, she made her NYC Stage Management Debut with the show A Child’s XMAS in Walez. She has worked for notable places such as The Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Star of the Day Event Productions, Temple University, and JCC. When not stage managing, you can find Madison teaching voice at Burzynski Music Studio and being the director of the Pen Argyl High School Theatre Program. Her future plans include pursuing an MFA in Educational Theatre and Company Management. Many thanks to Ali Santos and the MUNOPCO Family for their guidance and support, the cast and crew of Dreamgirls, her students who continue to inspire her every day, the Walnut Fam, and Mom & Dad. 






Biography: Alanna McLaughlin-Assistant Stage Manager 

Alanna is thrilled to join this production as the Assistant Stage Manager. Her previous show credits at MUNOPCO includes Damn Yankees. She also proudly serves as the Actors Advocate for the Advisory Board. She would like to thank her loving husband Rob McLaughlin for being patient and supportive. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for their incredible work. 



Biography: Connie Santos-Costumes

Connie has been a seamstress for as long as her children have been alive, from custom

Halloween costumes to dance costumes and much much more. Her first endeavor for the theater was costuming for Shrek the Musical. She then costumed School of Rock, Hairspray and Damn Yankees. She is thrilled to be a part of not only the costume aspect of the shows but also the Munopco Board. She holds the Executive chair as Recording Secretary and the Box Office Chair. Connie would like to thank the production team, board, cast and crew for all of their help and support during her time with the company.

Biography: Nate Kuhns-Costumes

Nate C. Kuhns (Tru-tone, Dwight, Film Executive, Ensemble; Co-Costume Designer) Nate's theatrical career spans the past 27 years having performed or worked behind the scenes in numerous productions throughout PA, NJ and FL. His last MunOpCo credit was DAMN YANKEES back in September 2022. Some favorite roles include:  Sister Robert Anne NUNSENSE A-MEN!  Cogsworth DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,  Tim NOISES OFF, Teddy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE,   Professor Marvel/ Wizard  THE WIZARD OF OZ . Some favorite costume credits:  MAME, CHILDREN OF EDEN, THE WEDDING SINGER, 1776 and THE MUSIC MAN. Special thanks to family and friends for their constant love and support!  And to Connie Santos, for I couldn't have done this endeavor without-your hospitality, love, laughter and friendship will be a special gift!

Biography: Jonathan Tobias-Lighting and Sound Designer

Jonathan Tobias is a lighting and sound designer in the Lehigh Valley area and is currently a house designer at the Valley of Allentown Scottish Rite Cathedral.  Over the past 25 years, he has worked on hundreds of productions in theatre, dance, and music with a broad range of groups including community theatres, touring groups, academia, and theme parks.  While at The Pennsylvania State University, he earned awards for technical theatre excellence and was given the opportunity to compete as a lighting designer in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with several university productions.  He has been privileged to work with and learn from Tony Award winning designers and enjoys being able to bring some of their Broadway magic back to the local stage.  Jonathan is excited to work with the cast and crew of Dreamgirls with this production and he thanks MunOpCo and the Valley of Allentown for the opportunity to help support local community theatre.

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