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Aida Principals

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Daebreon Poiema
as Aida

Daebreon would like to extend her gratitude to the Moonlight family for welcoming her back to the stage. Last season, she was blessed to take on the fabulous role of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. It was a truly life changing experience, for which she whole-heartedly thanks Steve Glaudini, John Vaughan, and Lyndon Pugeda! From the pews to the pyramids, Daebreon is thrilled to be back with her dream team, again, for Aida. She believes God gave her a voice, and every opportunity to share it, is a gift, not to be wasted or taken for granted.

 

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Richard Bermudez
as Radames

Richard is beyond excited to return to Southern California’s most beautiful setting for live theatre. Richard was blessed to go down with the Titanic last summer as the stoker, Frederick Barrett. Other favorite Moonlight roles include Marius in Les Misérables, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Gerald in Me and My Girl, and Himself in Route 66 at the AVO Playhouse. Select Regional credits: Ché in Evita (Musical Theater West, Candlelight Pavilion), The King in King and I (Welk Resort), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Candlelight Pavilion), Houdini in Ragtime (MTW, Performance Riverside) and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing…(Welk Resort, Center stage).

 

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Bets Malone
as Amneris

Bets couldn’t be more proud of the journey she has taken thus far with Moonlight Stage Productions. She was a part of the very first production (Oliver) and has worked just about every year since in this beautiful amphitheatre. Four years ago, Bets was thrilled to move back “home” with her husband, producing artistic director Steve Glaudini, to start their next chapter. If you've been a patron long, you've seen her in Into The Woods, Grease, Big River, Evita, Children Of Eden, A Little Night Music, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Will Rogers Follies, Oklahoma (all three times), Annie Get Your Gun, Sweeney Todd, Big Fish and last year’s Titanic to name a few.

 

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Bill Ledesma
as Zoser

Bill is overjoyed to be part of this stellar cast and to be making his debut at The Moonlight, at last! Recent roles include Magaldi in Evita and Munkustrap in Cats. Other favorites: Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Al Deluca in A Chorus Line, Johnny Cantone in 1940's Radio Hour, and Sgt. Fogarty in Chicago (with Bebe Neuwirth). National Tours: The Will Rogers Follies, Pippin and Camelot. Bill has also performed for Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland and was a featured vocalist for Royal Caribbean Productions. Many thanks to everyone here at MSP for this fantastic opportunity.

 

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Terrance Spencer
as Mereb

Terrance hails from Washington, DC with a BFA in Dance Performance and Education from Towson University. Terrance has appeared in: the Broadway musical Wicked, Rock of Ages (Vegas), Julie Taymor’s opera, Grendel, Dreamgirls (feature film), Adam Lambert’s World Tour, and has studied under Debbie Allen, who selected him for his first understudy role in Twist: The Musical (as Boston). Now focusing on acting, he starred in Celebration Theatre's productions of The Color Purple (as Harpo), Revolver (as Jesus Christ/ Patrick), Pasadena Playhouse’s Kiss Me Kate (as Bill/Lucentio), Performance Riverside’s In The Heights (as Benny) and just finished TUTS run of Dreamgirls.

 

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Daebreon Poiema and Richard Bermudez

 

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Richard Bermudez, Bets Malone, and Dabreon Poiema

 

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Back row, left to right: Terrance Spencer, Bets Malone, Daebreon Poiema, Richard Bermudez, and Bill Ledesma
Front row, left to right: John Vaughan, Steven Glaudini,
and Lyndon Pugeda