Director - TIM STOLZ
Music & Lyrics - RAYMOND BERG
Choreography - JULIE MARIE MUSKAT
Set Design - TIM STOLZ & BRIAN PEKOL
Costume Design - NAOMI HAAG
Lighting & Sound Design - BRIAN PEKOL
Mr Fox - JAKOB GOMEZ
Mrs Fox - HEIDI FELLNER
Vince - MAXWELL EMMETT WARD
Badger - ROB WARD
Bunce - ALI DANIELS
Bean - CARL SWANSON
Boggis - MARC GILL
Jakob Gomez (Mr Fox) is very excited to make his Sidekick debut! His previous work has included such favorites as Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (Eagan Summer Community Theatre), Tom in The Glass Menagerie (4Community Theatre), and Emmett in Legally Blonde (Woodbury Community Theatre). He would like to thank his friends and family for the constant love and support.
Heidi Fellner (Mrs Fox) A South Dakota native, Heidi began her career performing at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. Favorite roles over the years include Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, and Liliane/Juliet at Park Square's Panic. Twin Cities theater-goers might also remember her as the frequently hysterical Bonnie from the recent production of The Last Schwartz at the Minnesota Jewish Theater. Outside of live theater, Fellner's body of work includes independent film, television, as well as the radio, where she can often be heard voicing national ads. However, perhaps her most surprising and fulfilling role of late is doing de-escalation training for regional law enforcement and DOC.
Maxwell Emmett Ward (Vince) is pumped to be joining Sidekick for his first children's show! Recent credits include Be More Chill (MMT), Spring Awakening (Shoot the Glass) and Legally Blonde (Lyric Arts). Maxwell thanks his loved ones for their support, the Fox team for the laughs, and his parents for his hair.
Rob Ward (Badger) has been performing in the Twin Cities since 2013. Selected productions include Alice in Wonderland with Daytrippers Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Second Verdict with Vintage Players, Full Metal Rabbit with Beta Fish Productions, The Last Bombardment with Oncoming Productions, Black Death the Musical with Apostasia Productions, The Goodbye Project with Upright Egg, History of the Devil with Shadow Horse Theater, and Flanagan’s Wake with Actors Theater MN. Rob is also an improviser who has appeared in Off Book and is a founding member of the improv troupe Reservoir Frogs. In addition to theatre, Rob has appeared in the short film Rob Super, the music video for Ringo by Atmosphere, and in several episodes of the award winning FunWitFunny Show.
Ali Daniels (Bunce) is a graduate of the BFA Musical Theatre program at University of WI- Stevens Point. She is a theatre, film, and commercial actor who has performed with Yellow Tree Theatre (The Diary of Anne Frank as Anne Frank), Open Window Theatre (The Potting Shed as Anne Callifer), Old Log Theatre (The Reluctant Dragon as Peter, Jack and the Beanstalk as Harper/Harpi), as well as countless other theatre companies in the Twin Cities. She's also worked extensively in film and you may have seen her as Christine the barista in a current television and Youtube commercial for Jeff Belzer. Find out more about Ali and her work at www.alidaniels.actor.
Carl Swanson (Bean) is excited to return to Sidekick Theatre where he previously appeared in Treasure Island. He originally hails from the small town of Hawley, MN and graduated from the University of WI in Stevens Point. Credits include: National Tour: NOEL the musical, Regional: Maples Repertory Theatre (Big River, The Curious Savage), Twin Cities: Artistry (The Drowsy Chaperone, and Wit), Old Log Theatre (The Reluctant Dragon, How I Became a Pirate), Theatre Elision (Ain’t it a Grand and Glorious Feeling), Lyric Arts (If/Then), Chameleon Theatre Circle (Chess, Little Shop of Horrors), Bethel Summer Theatre (A Year with Frog and Toad). Website: www.carldswanson.com Instagram: @carldswan
Marc Gill (Boggis) is a recent transfer from Memphis, Tennessee. While performing in the Mid-South, Marc has enjoyed roles at Playhouse on the Square (Rent; Kiss Me, Kate; Memphis; Sister Act; and Byhalia, MS); Theatre Memphis (Chicago; Six Degrees of Separation). In the Twin Cities he has worked with Sidekick Theatre (The Elves and the Shoemaker, Treasure Island, The Prince Meets His Match, Boogie Down to Bremen Town, Red Riding Hood), Minksy Theatre, WhatsNext Productions, and GTC Dramatics. Marc was also the recipient of the 2017 Diversity on Film and Stage Award for Supporting Actor in a Drama.
Tim Stolz (Director & Set Designer) is co-founder of Sidekick Theatre who has worked in theatre for many years, much of that time at the Old Log Theatre as a director, playwright, stage manager and general manager.
Raymond Berg (Music & Lyrics) is a Twin Cities theatre artist with over thirty years of experience performing, teaching and directing. Previously a jingle writer for radio and TV he later went on to direct, conduct, compose, arrange and perform on various area stages. His extensive stage credits include Dudley Riggs, Guthrie, Ordway, Chanhassen, Mixed Blood, Jungle, History, Illusion, Old Log and many others. His from-scratch vocal arrangements brought the Andrew Sisters songbook to life for the History Theatre’s Sisters of Swing and have been performed both nationally and internationally (most recently in Regensburg, Germany). He is the recipient of two Ivey Awards for Best Musical Direction for Love, Janis at the Ordway and Urinetown at the Jungle Theater. He also helped create the program of arts practice for the seminal charter school St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts.
Julie Marie Muskat (Choreographer) has taught dance for all ages across the US, Israel, and Italy, and her choreography has been set and performed nationally and internationally. She currently teaches at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy and dances with Threads Dance Project, Vox Medusa, faux pas (a collaborative duo with Betsy Schaefer Roob), and as a freelance solo artist. She has danced with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Compagnia AiEP (Italy), Revolution Dance Theatre (OH), Dance and Other Behaviors (MN), and as a guest for James Sewell Ballet (MN), Cities Classical Dance Ensemble (MN), St. Paul Ballet (MN), Ballet Arts Youth Ensemble (MN), and Central California Ballet.
Brian Pekol (Set, Lighting & Sound) Co-founder of Sidekick Theatre, Brian has been lucky enough to have made a lively career out of many facets of the performing arts, including as an actor, music director, playwright, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. Most recently seen on stage in Sweetland (History Theatre), Brian has also performed as a session musician across the US and Europe, and worked alongside Ed Asner, Jim Brickman, Chris Thile and many others. He always extends his gratitude to his parents, who in their infinite wisdom realized early on that Brian would never be a professional baseball player, and instead encouraged his creative endeavors.
Naomi Cranston Haag (Costume Designer) is an actor, voiceover artist, and designer based in Minneapolis. She holds a BFA in theatre from Viterbo University where she worked as a costume stitcher for 3 years. Some favorite costuming credits include Romeo and Juliet, Shout! The Mod Musical, The Taming of the Shrew, and Orpheus in the Underworld. When not performing or designing, she enjoys working with kids and eating chocolate.