We Will Rock You Cast


Chris Balestriere 

(He/Him) Chris is excited to be back on the DCT stage in his mainstage debut! When he is not on stage, Chris works as a Realtor on one of William Raveis’s top producing teams in Fairfield County. Some favorite previous credits include; Danny Zuko Grease, Jack Kelly Newsies, Cousin Kevin The Who’s Tommy, Lefou Beauty and the Beast, Bobby Strong Urinetown, Shakespeare Something Rotten, Rapunzel’s Prince Into the Woods and Phil Connors Groundhog Day. Chris wants to thank his friends and family for their continued support of his artistic endeavors and beyond. Their love gives him all he needs to ROCK YOU! IG:@chrisbal22


Corinne Marshall

Corinne is grateful to be returning to DCT’s Main Stage in a show she has loved for over a decade, since seeing it in Wales, UK in 2011! Corinne has been involved in the Cabaret’s TYA seasons for many years now, recently as Jack’s Mother – Jack and the Beanstalk, Jackie Frost – Santa Story. Some of her Main Stage credits include, Miss Hannigan – Annie, Tracy Turnblad – Hairspray, Alysha – American Idiot!. Corinne would like to give a special shoutout to her Galileo at home, Mike. Thanks for being the best off-stage scene partner a gal could ask for!


MayTae Harge

I’m thrilled to be returning to The Downtown Cabaret Theatre as Oz! It’s an honor to be a part of such an astronomically talented & generous cast; I’m eternally grateful for their unwavering support as well as the support from my family and friends! A huge thank you to this incredible creative team for taking a chance on me & giving me the opportunity to push myself! Favorite credits: Little Eva- ‘Beautiful: a Carole King Musical’, Serena-‘Legally Blonde’, Cha Cha- ‘Grease’, Beneatha Younger-‘A Raisin in the Sun’.


Anthony Laszlo

Anthony is extremely excited to be making his debut performance with DCT! Outside of theater he is a soccer coach for SoccerShots, a teaching artist for JEM Stars Performing Arts, he loves the outdoors, plants and he loves spending time with his godson and kitten. Previous credits at Curtain Call of Stamford include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfeé), Assassins (Zangara), and Groundhog Day the Musical (Ralph, Groundhog Mascot). Norwalk CT State credits include Prom (Barry Glickman), and Into the Woods (Baker). Toxic Avenger (White Dude) at Powerhouse Theater in New Canaan. You can catch Anthony again as Barry in the Prom at Ridgefield Theater Barn in September! Break legs and rock on, bohemians!! Much love to the production team and crew! We are the CHAMPIONS!!


Ashley McLeod

Ashley is thrilled to return to DCT after having performed in 9-5 last spring! Favorite past roles include The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Sister Mary in Disaster!, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Heidi in Title of Show (twice!), Janet in Rocky Horror (three times!), Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Gertrude in Seussical, The Witch in Into the Woods, Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, and most recently, Cheryl in Evil Dead. A huge thank you to Dre, Carly, Lauren, Mark, Olivia, Lesley, Kate, and Hugh, to the fabulous cast, crew, and band, and to Mom, Dad, Clint, and Caden for their love, patience, and support!


JoJo DeVellis

JoJo is beyond grateful to share the stage with so many rockin’ performers! You may have seen them as Cliff in Cabaret, Benny Southstreet in Guys & Dolls, or in any of this past season’s TYA shows. Other notable credits include Trunchbull in Matilda, Pulitzer in Newsies, and Pharaoh in Technicolor Dreamcoat with the 1214 Foundation’s NewArts program. Outside of theatre, Jojo works as an experiential educator and artist. insta: @whatsstudiojojo


Thomas Sullivan

Thomas is thrilled to be making a return to this stage after 15 years away! He received his undergraduate in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and performed in two Off-Broadway premieres as Michael Wiley in Susan Stroman’s Contact and Herakles in Sondheim’s The Frogs. Other credits include Seussical, 42nd Street, and Kiss Me, Kate. Thomas received his masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College in NYC, and now serves as the Executive Director of the Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye, NY (www.discoverwcm.org). Thomas is incredibly grateful to his wife Daniela and children Magnolia & Rex for supporting his self-care to sing and dance on stage again!


Caroline DiGiulio

Caroline Anne DiGiulio (19) is delighted to be doing her first-ever show with Downtown Cabaret Theatre. She has been performing in musical theatre shows since she was 7. Some of her most recent productions include The Wedding Singer (Holly), Les Miserables (Fantine), Mean Girls (Cady Heron), and The Little Mermaid (Ursula). She is also a singer/songwriter and makes music as well as attending school at the University of Connecticut. Her music can be found on any streaming platform under the artist name RADR. 


Candice Sisbarro

Candice is thrilled to be back at DCT! She was last seen here in 9 to 5 as Roz! Some of her past performances include Evil Dead: The Musical, Groundhog Day: The Musical, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.



Ryan Romero is thrilled to be making his return to the DCT mainstage in We Will Rock You! Recent credits include (Christopher Robin) in Winnie the Pooh, (Angel) in Rent & (Victor) in Cabaret, He would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support & Dre, Carly, Olivia & Mark for making this another wonderful experience.



Tyler Panek (Ensemble) is a resident of Oxford who studied music and voice at UCONN. Some of his recent productions include Children of Eden (Father), Annie (Oliver Warbucks), White Christmas (Bob Wallace), and 9 to 5 (Joe). In addition to performing on stage, Mr. Panek has performed with ACDA National and International Honor Choirs in Chicago and London for the Pre-Olympic Ceremonies and has toured Europe with some of UCONN’s select ensembles. Tyler would like to thank his friends and family who show never-ending support for all his endeavors.


Zariya Paige

Zariya Paige (she/her) is a dancer, actress, director, and producer from Norwalk, CT. She graduated from Manhattanville College with a BA in Dance and Theatre. Theatre Credits include: Carrie the Musical (Norma), Twilight (Twilight, Angela King, Keith Watson, Gina Rae), Sleepy Hollow (Baltus Van Tassel), Prom (Ensemble), Whistleville (Betty Blanchard), The Bodyguard (Ensemble), Wedding Singer (Ensemble). When she is not rehearsing for a show, she is training as a dancer, working with the babies at a daycare or working as a teaching artist for JEM STARS, a performing arts company based in NY. She is excited to be working on her last show in CT with this amazing cast, before going to grad school in England. This show was is so much fun and we hope we will rock your socks off.


Celina Kestecher

Celina Kestecher is thrilled to be a part of her first show at Downtown Cabaret Theatre! She graduated with a BA in theatre performance from Western Connecticut State University. Some favorite credits include Avenue Q (Lucy), Little Women (Meg March), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti). She is currently working as a dance instructor. 


Zoe Anderson

Zoe Anderson is thrilled to be in her first Downtown Cabaret Theatre production! Some of her recent roles include but are not limited to Linda in The Wedding Singer, and Kaylee in The Prom. She has been a dancer her whole life and plans to pursue a career in the Musical Theatre field. She has loved getting to work with this cast and creative team and hopes you enjoy the show as much as she has enjoyed the process!



his is her first musical here at Downtown Cabaret Theatre! She is currently a musical theater major at CT State Norwalk. Some of her Past credits are: The Wedding Singer (Grandma Rosie)  PAF (Cell Block Tango), Pippin (Catherine), The Prom (Shelby) PAF (Nothing) and Little Women (Beth March Understudy/Clarissa). She’s currently a teaching artist at INTEMPO in Stamford! She’s also a proud student of Santaniello Vocal Studios since 2019! She’d like to thank the creative team and the cast for a wonderful first show here! She hopes you enjoy We Will Rock You!! 


Liz Buonicore

Liz recently performed in The Crabby Cabaret (singer/dancer) at the Bijou Theater, The Wizard of Oz (Glinda) at Curtain Call Theater, Guys and Dolls (Martha) and Elf (Charlotte Dennon) at Fairfield Center Stage Theater. Liz is a teacher at a private school and is currently directing and stage managing Into the Woods Jr. She sings in her church choir and enjoys spending time outside with her family. Liz would like to thank her family, especially her husband for supporting her and taking care of their two boys. 


Kelly Blute

Kelly is a Junior in high school at Sacred Heart Academy and is so excited to be a part of We Will Rock You! Recently, Kelly has been in productions such as Rock of Ages (Hilda) and Lord of the Flies (Ralph) at her school and has also performed with Fairfield Theater Company and Broadway Workshop. This is Kelly’s third production at DCT; she was in Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in middle school and is so excited to be back! She would like to thank Michelle Durkos, Mrs. Delaney, her family, and the company of WWRY!