Chris Lape (Producer): coming soon!
Sarah Santilli (Stage Director): This is Sarah's eleventh year at Jones Middle School teaching Vocal and General Music and seventeenth year teaching overall. Local productions include Secret Garden (Rose) with BRAVO; Mary Poppins (Katie Nanna, Featured Dancer), Tarzan the Musical (Mother), The Little Mermaid (Atina), and Seussical (Bird Girl) with Westerville Civic Theatre; Mary Poppins with Butterfly Guild; and She Loves Me (Customer #1), Side Show (Venus de Milo/Violet US), and Les Misérables with Gallery Players. Sarah directed for the Columbus Children's Choir and has produced/directed several school and community shows in Central and Northwest Ohio. She has music education degrees from The Ohio State University and Capital University, where she also received Kodály Certification and recently taught graduate level Musicianship.
David Monseur (Music Director): David is thrilled to be starting his 21st year at Upper Arlington with his first Jones Fall Production! He also teaches at the High School and Hastings Middle School, where he has produced 36 staged productions. Previously he taught at The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and Grandview Heights High School. Prior to his music career, David studied acting at New York University's Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Westminster Choir College. He has conducted internationally at Ely Cathedral England, GALA Choruses Festival VII in Montreal, and St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. David has collaborated with such arts organizations as the Columbus Symphony, Opera Columbus, Ballet Met, and the Columbus Jazz Arts Group.
Amy Leacock (Music Director): biography coming soon!
Katie Widing (Vocal Coach): Katie, an alumnae of both Jones and UAHS, is in her seventeenth year teaching in UA. Her various instruments include piano, guitar, oboe, trombone, and bass. Mrs. Widing started her performing career in Fall Production as Curly in Peter Pan, Rose Seller in Oliver, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, and Eulalie in Music Man. She went on to play Mrs. Paroo in UAHS' Music Man and Cherubino in Wittenberg's The Marriage of Figaro. She has directed for various school and community organizations in the area. Katie received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University and Masters of School Counseling from the University of Dayton. Katie and her husband Andrew enjoy spending time with their young daughters, Charlotte and Elizabeth.
Megan Overly (Choreographer): This is Megan’s fifth year choreographing for Fall Production! She has choreographed Junie B Jones, Lion King KIDS, and Once on This Island, Jr. at Columbus Children's Theatre and several shows for Worthingway Junior High School in Worthington. Additionally, Megan is on faculty at CCT as a private dance instructor. Her recent appearances on stage in the Columbus area include Christmas in Columbus, Mary Poppins, The Pajama Game, Beauty and the Beast, and White Christmas. Megan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Cincinnati's College--Conservatory of Music, and a Juris Doctorate from the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. She is excited to be a part of Fall Pro, and loves working with all the kids at Jones! Thank you to the production staff and parents who work so hard to make this show happen!
Anthony Aleshire-Stype (Tech Director): coming soon!
Patricia Mendoza (Assistant Director): This is Patricia's 19th year teaching Spanish at Jones and 3rd year assisting with Fall Pro. She loves spending time with family, especially traveling together. Patricia enjoys trying new foods, listening to music, and dancing and playing tennis to stay active. Her family has two dogs including a new puppy! The JMS fall production crew is amazing and the students have definitely given her the theater bug!
Alice Aichele (Backstage and Technology Assistant): Alice teaches 8th Grade American History at Jones and has been working in UA for sixteen years. Although not a theatre veteran, Alice is an avid theatre goer and has a daughter who has been bitten by the theatre bug. Alice helps off stage with several of the logistical aspects of the show and is excited to be part of this great Jones tradition.
Parent Coordinators 2021:
Elaine Alicea and Allison Cummons