Deborah holds a BFA in Acting with a Musical Theatre emphasis from Point Park University. She has performed or directed over 100 shows in Pittsburgh and throughout the state. Deborah was also a performer at Disney World and has performed at nearly every major theme park in the country.
In addition to running Paragon, she does dialect coaching for local high school musicals. Some of her favorite roles include: The Witch in INTO THE WOODS, Elizabeth Proctor in THE CRUCIBLE, Morticia Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Alice in THE SECRET GARDEN and Philia in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, writing and fostering kittens for Animal Friends.
Sadie holds the record for longest standing sudent at Paragon, having begun in our Performance Basics class at the age of three! She was most recently seen in Paragon’s adult production of DAMN YANKEES as a Newsie, and as Amy in LITTLE WOMEN. Sadie has performed in seventeen shows with the studio.
Sadie works at the Gap and also enjoys fashion, SFX makeup, and cats. She also student teaches levels 1 and 2 and was the Performance Basics instructor this spring. Sadie is a senior at North Hills High School.
Sophie was most recently seen in last year’s production of CHICAGO as Mama Morton. Other favorite studio shows are Oliver! and Little Women. She is also involved in North Hill’s High School musicals where she is in eleventh grade. In addition, Sophia participates in many clubs including: French Club, Service Club, Ski Club, and International Thespian Society.
She works at Panera and enjoys traveling, baking, and thrifting.
Katelyn was last seen on the Paragon stage as Annie in CHICAGO. Previous roles include Mrs. Kirk in LITTLE WOMEN, and the ensemble of SNOOPY!
A junior at North Hills High School, she participates in French Club, Thespian Society, Sewing Club, and Hands for Science. She also participates in the high school musicals.
In her spare time Katelyn is a member of Girl Scouts, Junior Ladies of Charity, and works at Plato’s Closet.
Logan was last seen on stage as Amos in Paragon’s production of CHICAGO. A junior at North Catholic High School, he is on the swim team and participates in the school musicals. He is a Life Guard during the summer months and likes to draw and play video games in his spare time. He has also appeared with Paragon as Schroeder in SNOOPY and the chorus of LITTLE WOMEN.
Regan is a junior at North Hills High School where she participates in French Club, Thespian Society, and North Hills Ambassadors. She is also very active in the high school musicals. Regan was last seen on the Paragon stage in Seussical. She works at Goodwill and enjoys thrifting, baking, and pintrest boards in her spare time.
A sophomore at North Hills High School, Addison is involved in marching band, French Club, Art Club, and History Club as well as participating in choir and the school musicals. Favorite shows at Paragon include: LITTLE WOMEN (old hag), CHICAGO (dancer, officer), and SNOOPY.
Addison also enjoys drawing, architecture, and playing video games.
Addison is a junior at North Allegheny High School where she attends the Beattie Cosmetology program and plays on the softball team. She was last seen as a Mona/dancer in Paragon’s production of CHICAGO, which was her first show!
In her spare time, Addison likes to read and crochet.
Nina is in eleventh grade at North Allegheny High School where she is a member of the French Club and Art Club. Shows at Paragon include: LITTLE WOMEN (troll), CHCIAGO (Hunyak, dancer), and DAMN YANKEES (newsie).
She also enjoys gaming, traveling, and writing. Nina currently works at The Milkshake Factory.
Ella is an eighth grader at Avonworth Middle School. She has been seen in Paragon’s productions of: CHICAGO (reporter), LITTLE WOMEN (troll), and SNOOPY (flower girl).
In addition to participating in her school’s musicals, Ella is also in the marching band as a color guards, plays softball and basketball, and is on the student council. In her spare time, Ella enjoys babysitting, crocheting, and cooking.
Tom was most recently seen on the Paragon stage as Applegate in DAMN YANKEES and Wadsworth in CLUE. When Tom isn’t on stage he can be found reading and writing about comic books. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Journalism. Tom is an Executive of Communications at Ansys. Other favorite roles include: Marc in ART, Oscar in THE ODD COUPLE, and Lee in TRUE WEST.
Kirk’s most recently roles at Paragon include Welch in DAMN YANKEES and Mr. Boddy in CLUE. He also performed in WORKING, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, AIDA, and TWELVE ANGRY JURORS. Kirk attended Bowling Green State University, majoring in Telecommunications and Math. He works as a website programmer. Kirk appears regularly on the Steel City Improv Theater stage.
Kate attended the Pittsburgh Career Institute, majoring in Specialized Technology. She is an Animal Care Technician at the University of Pitt. She was last seen on the Paragon stage in DAMN YANKEES. Other favorite roles include: Joy in CINDERELLA at CSP and Yvette in CLUE at Paragon. In her spare time Kate enjoys reading, nature walks and hanging out with friends.
Adam was recently seen as Joe Hardy in Paragon’s highly acclaimed production of DAMN YANKEES. Other favorite roles include Radames in AIDA (Paragon), Tommy Djilas in THE MUSIC MAN and Peter in PINKALICIOUS (Stage 62). He attended Geneva College as a vocal major and works as a Maintenance Technician for Seven Seas. He also plays volleyball at a competitive level.
Lisa has accrued a long list of shows over the years. Her favorite shows at Paragon include: DAMN YANKEES (Doris), OLIVER (Mrs. Corney), PIPPIN (Berthe), and TWELVE ANGRY JURORS (Juror #2). She is a homemaker and enjoys gardening and visiting wineries. Lisa is happy to still be part of Paragon since 2004!
Alex was recently seen as Sohovik in Paragon’s production of DAMN YANKEES and as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO. Other favorite roles include: Mr. Green in CLUE, Laurie in LITTLE WOMEN, and Frank Senior in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He holds an Environmental Science degree from the University of Scranton and works as a technical assistant at PPG. In his spare time, Alex likes to play video games, do escape rooms, and solve the NYT crossword puzzle. Alex also studies acting and voice at Paragon.
Rachel was recently seen as Lola in Paragon’s production of DAMN YANKEES. She is a graduate from La Roche University with a B.A. in English Communications. A former actor in Paragon’s student division, she has appeared in several Paragon productions including: AIDA (Nehebka), Seussical (Wickersham), and as the waitress in Paragon’s Mystery Dinner Murder at Flamingo Bay. Other favorite roles include Chris Gormon in RUMORS and Aslan in NARNIA. She also studied film with Nancy Mosser Casting. Rachel is a shift supervisor at Starbucks.
Bethany grew up as a student at Paragon and is now an active member of the adult company. In fact, she holds the record for most shows! Bethany was recently seen as Gloria in DAMN YANKEES and The Singing Telegram Girl in CLUE. Other favorite roles include: Scarecrow in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Laurie in OKLAHOMA!, and Aida in AIDA. She graduated from La Roche University with a B.S. in Business Management. Bethany is a seasonal store manager at Spirit Halloween. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with friends, organizing and working on latch hook.
Zack grew up on the Paragon stage and is returning for the first time as one of our adult actors! His notable roles include Curly in OKLAHOMA!, Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ and his most well-known role – P.T. Barnum in BARNUM.
Zack is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. He is currently a substitute teacher for Seneca Valley School District and is enrolled in a Masters of Education for Special Education. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, cooking and taking long naps with his cats.
Keri is a retired Army musician and is currently a medical laboratory scientist. She plays trumpet with The Brass Staff and is a bell ringer with Three Rivers Ringers. Keri was last seen as Meg in Paragon’s production of DAMN YANKEES. Other favorite roles include: Gertrude in SEUSSICAL and Sister Mary Hubert in NUNSENSE. Keri holds several degrees including a B.S. in Music Education, a B. S. in Medical Laboratory Science and an M.S. in Clinical Embryology and Andrology from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Amy was recently seen in Paragon’s production of DAMN YANKEES, which was her first production. She’s no stranger to Paragon, though, having seen both her husband and daughter perform in dozens of shows through the years. Amy studies voice at Paragon on occasion and enjoys travelling, reading, and showing dogs in conformation shows. She holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Bowling Green University and works as a veterinary technician supervisor.
Ryan made his debut on the Paragon stage as The Steward in INTO THE WOODS. He was seen last fall as “Old Joe” in Paragon’s production of DAMN YANKEES. His favorite roles over the years include: Juror #3 in TWELVE ANGRY JURORS, the General in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and Mal Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL. Ryan holds a degree in Computer Science from Pitt and works as a Database Administrator and Business Intelligence Analyst. In his spare time, he is avid aquarist (a person who raises fish).