Meet the Cast
Christine Wade (Jo) is a Twin Cities actor, vocal director, and voice teacher. Her recent credits with Sidekick Theatre include Missy in Marvelous Wonderettes and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and she will be premiering Ragtime Women with the newly formed Elision Theatre. She worked for eight months as a cruise ship production singer on the Celebrity Equinox, and appeared as a “dueling pianist” at Hersheypark. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she teaches students as far away as Russia and Israel through her Skype Voice Studio. Christine has her BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University, and has recently become a member of Actor's Equity Association.
Billie Jo Konze (Jackie) is a stage, on-camera and voice actor, originally from Wisconsin. In the Twin Cities, she has performed with the Guthrie Theater (Amadeus), Bloomington Civic (Chick in Crimes of the Heart), Lyric Arts (Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Chameleon Theatre Circle (Eurydice in Eurydice, Louise in The Underpants) as well as with the Old Log Theater, Illusion Theater, Candid Theatre, Shadow Horse Theatre, Theatre Unbound, No Refunds Theater and Workhouse Theatre. Billie Jo has also performed with N1 Theatre in NYC and Pioneer Place in St. Cloud. This is Billie’s first production with Sidekick Theatre. Find more info about Billie's upcoming projects at www.billiejokonze.com.
Bethany McCade (Raquel), Bethany is happy to be working with Sidekick Theatre again! She was last seen onstage playing Dizzy the Elf in ST's production of The Elves and the Shoemaker. Other credits include MN Fringe: The Pound - A Musical for the Dogs, Babylon Revisited; Unity Theatre: The Miss Firecracker Contest (Carnelle), A Piece of My Heart (Mary Jo), Laundry and Bourbon (Elizabeth), First Night (Meredith O'Connor), I Hate Hamlet (Deirdre), The Philadelphia Story (Tracy Lord), Steel Magnolias (Shelby); Texas Repertory Theatre: Bus Stop (Elma); Stages Repertory Theatre, Auntie Mame (Gloria Upson); Main Street Theater: The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Sunny); Houston Family Arts Center; Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Cinderella); National Repertory Theatre: The Shape of Things (Jenny). Education: The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, NYC.
Brian Pekol (Director / Sam) An actor, director, music director and pianist, Brian most recently composed and music directed Sidekick’s production of The Elves and the Shoemaker and directed Sidekick’s recent production of Baskerville. He also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors and Red Herring. In the Twin Cities, he appeared at the Old Log Theatre in Life Could Be A Dream, Almost Maine and A Year With Frog and Toad. He also served as Musical Director there for Life Could Be A Dream, Cowgirls and Freckleface Strawberry. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Brian has been part of shows featuring Ed Asner, Jim Brickman and many others. Brian extends his deepest gratitude to his parents for realizing he’d never have a career as a professional baseball player, and instead encouraged his creative endeavors.