Staff

Staff

Photo of Lori Adams
Props, set dressing, backstage staff

Biographical Info

Working behind the scenes at CFCT with props, scene painting, and set dressing by night, Lori is employed in Clinical Nutrition at Covenant Medical Center by day. She enjoys Zumba, traveling, fun events with family and friends.

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Photo of Sharon Kelleher
Props Master

Biographical Info

A retired math teacher from Waterloo West High, Sharon earned her BA and MA from UNI. Besides spending many hours at the theatre on props, set painting, and set dressing, she volunteers at Community Meals, walks her dog Livy, and likes to read and spend time with her granddaughter Imari.

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Photo of Julie King
Office Coordinator

Biographical Info

Julie is the Office Coordinator for the Oster Regent Theatre and the CFCT. She has been with the organization for about 20 years. Julie graduated from UNI with her BA in Home Economics. She previously worked in the business department as an accounts receivable accountant at Breck Episcopal Private School in Minneapolis. Her duties included the account billing of over 1000 students. As the office coordinator at CFCT, Julie coordinates many of the theatre volunteers. Responsibilities include taking care of bookkeeping and payroll and preparing income/expense statements. Julie handles outgoing correspondence that includes postcards, newsletters, mailers, season ticket brochures, statements, etc. Julie coordinates ticket reservations and box office sales. She also handles the theatre master schedule, rentals and works with various volunteer crew and production heads. Julie is past co-chair and secretary of Janesville Wildcat Booster Club and past chair of the pastoral council at St. Mary Church in Waverly, Iowa.

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Photo of John C. Luzaich
General Manager

Biographical Info

John grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale High School where he later served on the School Board for six years.  He attended North Park in Chicago and earned his BA in theatre at the Tisch School of the Arts from NYU. John studied speech with Edith Skinner, mime with Johnny Seitz and Bob Stromberg, dance with Phil Black and Geoffrey Holder, acting with Lee Strasberg, David Garfield, Barbara Covington, David Gideon, Elaine Aiken, Gordon Phillips. John appeared in A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Godspell (Chicago, New York), Julius Caesar (New York, with Richard Dreyfuss) and numerous shows in Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. John created the role of the White Rabbit in the original production of Alice – A Musical Fantasy with Tony Award winner Donna Murphy and The Washington Square Players in NYC. With CFCT, he appeared in Inspecting Carol, The Wizard of Oz, The Silver Whistle, A Christmas Carol, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas, and Deathtrap. John managed the Off-Broadway Entermedia Theatre, (12th St & 2nd Av) where shows like Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started prior to Broadway. John has been the General Manager of the Oster Regent Theatre over 18 years and was an investor/producer for the 40th anniversary revival of GODSPELL at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway (next to WICKED).

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Photo of Michelle Luzaich
House Manager/Usher Coordinator
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Photo of Janene Marcussen
Makeup Stylist
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Photo of Liane Nichols
Artistic Coordinator, Director

Biographical Info

Liane was on the original board of directors for the Cedar Falls Community Theatre (CFCT) in 1978. Liane is the Artistic Coordinator for the CFCT and coordinates the selection of plays produced by the theatre. She earned her BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa and is retired from the Cedar Falls Community Schools where she taught English and Speech, and worked with students in drama. Liane has been the costumer or costume designer on many plays and has worked with multiple directors.  She has written and directed many CFCT Summer Sampler shows, including Buttons, Bows & Broadway and Oscar Musical Mix. Liane has directed many of the hit musicals and holiday plays over the years for CFCT that have included: The Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, Forever Plaid, The Wizard of Oz, Cheaper By the Dozen, The Homecoming, Man of La Mancha, I Do! I Do!, Singin’ in the Rain, Inspecting Carol, Plaid Tidings, Kiss Me KateNuncrackers, The Music Man, Uh Oh – Here Comes Christmas, Cotton Patch Gospel, Another Night Before Christmas, White Christmas, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, The Taffetas, Mary Poppins and many other plays.

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Photo of Ellen Pohl
Makeup/Hair Designer

Biographical Info

Ellen has worked on every CFCT show for the past nine years. A retired cosmetologist, she is a member of the Iowa Cosmetology Hall of Fame.  For over 25 years she was a wedding coordinator.

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Photo of Bill Sikula
Photographer

Biographical Info

Travel is a big pastime for this retired John Deere engineer when he’s not busy being photographer to the stars at CFCT. He and wife Teri took a South Caribbean cruise, took another cruise along the coasts of Maine and Canada, and like to travel to NYC & Florida just for some added fun.  He really likes golf, and we won’t mention the over 40 plays he’s been in… Ok, we mentioned it.

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Photo of Jim Taylor
Master Carpenter
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