Ordinary Days opens tomorrow! Learn more about our amazing cast:
Sonia Neu (Claire) is thrilled to be back on stage for her first musical in 8 years. Ordinary Days has been on her bucket list to perform in ever since she stumbled upon the show about 5 years ago and she could not have asked for a better return to the stage. It has been a wonderful experience and has loved working with the entire team that has made this show a reality.
Sonia graduated from Westminster College with her BM in Music Education. She currently teaches private vocal and piano lessons in the Meadville and Titusville Area. When she is not teaching lessons you can find her behind the camera and editing photos for A Neu Image, her photography studio. In her spare time she loves playing board games and D&D with her amazing table-mates. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support over the years. Mitchell for his direction and guidance. Her amazing students who have been so accommodating with their schedules so she could participate in one of her dream shows. And last but certainly not least, her husband Ken who has been a saint during this entire process. “I would never have been able to do the show with out your unwavering love and support, and the meals you have shoved in my hands I leave for rehearsal. You are my rock and I am so grateful to you every day.”
Stefan Potts (Jason) has been part of the theater community for 12 years. Making his first appearance in The Wedding Singer, he has gone on to do many roles ranging from the comedic to the dramatic. When not on stage he enjoys spending time with friends playing Dungeons & Dragons, collecting vintage videogames, and playing copious amount of board games. His pride and joy is his daughter Ivy, whom he loves to spend the most time with.
Maribeth McCarthy (Deb) is so excited to be in another musical and sing loudly in people’s faces again! She was last seen at MCT as Maggie in Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees, which she also wrote! She’s also the author of The Best Day Ever series, a series of children’s books following the adventures of her forever companion, Colby Bear 🧸❤️ She can’t wait to introduce you all to Deb, and spend an entire show downing caffeine as she is expressly forbidden from ever doing so while at work because she’s kind of… Well… already a ball of hyperactive crazy 🙂 When not at the theater, she can be seen (and heard! Loudly!) as the front desk maven of One Federal Credit Union (hi Fam!) 🙂 She has absolutely loved being a part of this show, and working with some of her closest friends (especially O Link! and my hot girlfriend 😉 )
“Thank you so much to Mitch and Max for giving me a chance to do what I love, and for having the faith in me to pull off being 25 again;) All of my love to the entire cast and crew, and especially my family, the least Ordinary people you will ever find. Thank you all so much for coming tonight, and I hope this show helps you find something beautiful ❤️”
Benjamin Snyder (They/Them) (Warren) is thrilled to be playing long-time dream role, Warren, in MCT’s production of Ordinary Days. Growing up in Titusville PA, Ben’s parents served on the board of directors for both community theater organizations the town had. As such, they spent time year-round attending rehearsals, listening to show tunes, and observing the inner-workings of the theater arts. Their first show was as a baby in a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Once old enough, they began participating in as many productions as they could. To date, they have been a part of over forty productions in various roles such as actor, director, playwright, and tech. Most recently they have been performing with some of the Erie theater groups such as Dramashop with their staged reading of The Antipodes, and the Erie Playhouse with the 2021 production of Into the Woods where they played the Baker. In 2019, they graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Education. Ben will be furthering their education this fall at New York University, for a master’s in vocal performance with a focus in musical theatre performance. Next up for Ben is a performance of Hair as a part of the Hawaii performing art’s festival, this July.