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What can we say?

We at The Alchemist Theatre have had an absolute BLAST bringing Milwaukee wickedly fun Halloween productions!

And if we're going to do JUST ONE MORE... 
     then it may as well be ROCKY HORROR!

We sincerely hope you join us to take this final step... to the left.

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in October
7:30 pm  (lounge opens at 6:30 for wicked cocktails)



Becky Cofta
Becky is thrilled to be working on her first production at the Alchemist Theatre! She grew up training at Young Dance Academy in various styles, and continues to teach and assist with classes there to this day. She has recently been seen in Little Shop of Horrors (All In Productions), and Spread the Nudes (Giant Spider Productions, LLC), along with roles in several local short films. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her often-wacky theatrical endeavors.

Sammi Dittloff
(“Junior Usherette/Transylvanian”)
Sammi is thrilled to be back for another Alchemist show, and especially thrilled to be back for the stage version of her favorite cult movie. If Sammi can count correctly, this is her 6th Halloween show, and 9th Alchemist show. She's looking forward to closing out Halloween with the people who have given her a home so many times before. Sammi has been seeing RHPS at The Oriental since she was 16, and she promises not to throw toast at the audience.
Sean Duncan
Rocky Horror marks Sean’s first time performing at the Alchemist Theatre. His most recent roles include “George Hay” in Moon Over Buffalo, and “Don Pedro” in Much Ado About Nothing, both at Summer Stage in Delafield this past June and July. Before that, he was “Captain Hook” in Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s newly-devised play, Nightmares and Lullabies: The Darker Side of Peter Pan, in April. Last fall, he played “Ash” in Milwaukee’s premier production of Evil Dead: The Musical, produced by Giant Spider Productions, LLC, at the Underground Collaborative. Sean has been performing in one medium or another for nearly 20 years. One of his earliest memories of the stage is performing in his second grade’s play, Little Red Ridding Hood, as “Pine Tree #2”.

Erin Hartman


After two years away, Erin is happy to be returning to The Alchemist's stage. Favorite roles include “Eliza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady, “Julia” in 1984, and “Elizabeth Stride” in Aaron Kopec's The Canonical Five of Jack the Ripper. Erin would like to thank Evan for his constant support, and Aaron and Erica for giving her the chance to finally take part in a show she has dreamed of doing since she was probably far too young to have been allowed to watch.

Bob Hirschi

(“Riff Raff”)

Bob is excited to be making his Alchemist debut in one of his favorite shows. He has appeared with various local theatre companies including Off the Wall, Skylight, and Windfall Theatres, Sunset Playhouse, and Splinter Group. Favorite roles include “Anatole” in Chess, “Stephano” in The Tempest, and the title role in Sweeney Todd. Bob also sings with the nine-piece classic rock cover band, Groove Therapy. Now, let's do the Time Warp again!

Amanda Hull


Amanda received BFA degrees in Acting and Musical Theatre from UW-Milwaukee. She works locally as an actor and as Production Manager for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group. Recently, Amanda appeared as “Clara Brandt” in the staged reading of 33 Variations with Soulstice Theatre, “The Angel City Soprano” in City of Angels at Windfall Theatre, and wrote and directed Hatter Madness at the Brumder Mansion. She is thrilled to be working on this awesome and quirky show with this incredibly fun group of theatre makers.

Jesse Kaplan


Jesse's credits include Theatre: Cabaret- "Bobby" (Carte Blanche, 2009); The Producers- "Ensemble" (Carte Blanche, 2009); An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein- "Lee" (Carte Blanche, 2010); Forbidden Broadway- "Various" (Bay Players, 2010); The Gospel According to Gary- "Peter" (Thomas Mamalakis, 2011); Free to be You and Me- "The Boy From the Town/Ensemble" (the Alchemist Theatre, 2012); Shel Shocked- "Arthur" (Carte Blanche, 2012); Night of Staged Readings- “Various” (Traveling Leumur Productions, 2015). Film: Broken Orbit- "Jay" (Pat Beck, started production in 2008); Mixed Connections- "Valet Attendant" (Gal Friday Films, 2010); Amateur Monster Movie- "Zombie" (Kyle Richards, 2011); Lorreta Learns a Lesson- "Party Planner" (Linda Cieslik, 2013).

Annie Lipski


Annie is thrilled to be back at The Alchemist. She previously appeared as “Syndy” in Another Tale of Eddie. Some of her other favorite roles include “Laker Girl/Killer Rabbit” in Theatre Unchained's production of Spamalot, and “Sarah O'Connor” in the no-budget film The Gluttonator. She got her start in theatre with Sensual Daydreams, Milwaukee's RHPS shadow cast.

Tom Marks

(“Dr. Scott”)

Tom comes to Rocky Horror directly from appearing in the Village Playhouse production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Shortly before that, he appeared in Umbrella Group Theatre’s production of These Shinning Lives, just after directing and performing in the world premier of Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent with the Milwaukee Entertainment Group, where he’s the Associate Producer and Artistic Director. He was also recently seen in The Iceman Cometh with Cream City Theater, and The Petrified Forest with Windfall Theatre. As he completes his 58th year in the entertainment industry, Tom is most appreciative of all the talented and unique actors and artists he’s worked with over the years, and sends his ‘Bravos’ to each and every one.

Jim Owszarski

(“The Narrator”)

Jim's longest theatrical credit remains 14 years at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, eight as the villain in the scripted scene under the ever-patient direction of the Optimist Theatre's Ron Scott Fry. For the past several years he's been, on both stage and air, a proud member of Wisconsin Hybrid Theater. During the day he serves as Milwaukee's City Clerk. He sends particular thanks out to Ron Fry for never throttling him, Charles Sommers for understanding why a radio adaption of The Wasteland was necessary, Aaron Kopec for believing in real theatre, and his wife, Michelle, and son, Edward, for understanding why he has to work late nights putting on shows.

Anna Pfefferkorn


Anna marks Rocky Horror as her first show with the Alchemist Theatre! She made her professional debut last season in Skylight Music Theatre’s The Wizard of Oz. Anna most recently played “Rapunzel” in Skylight’s production of Into the Woods. Favorite credits include “Carrie” in Carrie: The Musical, “Fantine” in Les Misèrables, and “Lucy” in Dracula. While not onstage, Ms. Pfefferkorn enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, writing short stories, and collecting red shoes. Learn more at

Jason Powell


Jason is the writer/composer/lyricist of Fortuna the Time-Bender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom, which premiered at The Alchemist in 2012, produced by Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Powell wrote the text for Danceworks Performance Company’s 2014 production of Temptation’s Snare, in which he portrayed “The Devil”. His original musical, Invader? I Hardly Know Her, was featured at New York’s SoHo Playhouse as part of the city’s 2010 Fringe Festival.

Jasmine Ridgell


Jasmine is thrilled to join The Alchemist’s Rocky Horror ensemble. After earning a degree in Finance, her love for singing guided further study at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and theatre has become a natural progression. She’s recently enjoyed roles in the ensemble in Waukesha’s Les Misèrables, and as “Gary Coleman” in Kenosha’s Avenue Q. Jasmine would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support, as well as the cast and crew for an awesome time!

Hayley San Fillippo


Hayley holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from UW-Whitewater, and has been part of the Milwaukee theatre scene for the past few years. She was last seen at The Alchemist a couple summers ago in The Burden of Being, and is delighted to be back again, this time in one of her favorite shows! She was most recently in Little Shop of Horrors with All In Productions. Earlier this year, she was in Close to Home: a Musical X-File, Rent, and Bare. She can sometimes be found at Comedy Sportz, performing with "T.I.M The Improvised Musical", as well.

Nathan Wesselowski


“Frank” fulfills one of Nathan’s dream roles; no better time than now. Nathan has been previously seen at The Alchemist as “The Evil Headmaster” in Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s production of Fortuna the Time-Bender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom, written by the amazing Jason Powell (“Brad”). Nathan is pleased to be terrorizing Jason and everyone else in the cast for this run of The Rocky Horror Show. Coming up this season, Nathan is composing a new musical with Mondy Carter, A Twisted Carol, at In Tandem Theatre, in which he will play the role of “Cratchit”. He will also appear in Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Pirates of Penzance as “Samuel”, later this season. A huge thanks goes out to his family for allowing him to spend many nights away from home to inhabit this dream role, and to Everyone at The Alchemist for giving him such a sumptuous opportunity. Now, “Come up to the lab; And see what’s on the slab.”

Liz Whitford

(“Junior Usherette”)

Liz is thrilled to be a part of this production! She is a Milwaukee native, and loves making local audiences laugh, or cry, or experience any other random emotion in between. Most of all, she loves the amazing group of actors, directors, and theatre owners she gets to work with! Recently, in 2015 Liz portrayed “Nova” in The King of Pop at The Alchemist. In 2014, Liz portrayed “Lynn” in Suicide Sleep and “Dolly” in For Purely Elfish Reasons, both at The Alchemist. In 2013, Liz performed in the retelling of three horror productions at the Alchemist Theatre, in which she was in the original casts, years previous. Recent film projects include Four Years in Milwaukee’s 48hr Film Project, Pantry Todd, and The Spade County Massacre.