Axelrod Performing Arts Center


Meet the Cast of THE NEXT BIG THING
  CHRISTINE AZIZ (Gayle Winters) is a graduate of McGill University and the Toronto Second City Conservatory Program. While at McGill, she studied Drama and Political Science, and voice at the McGill Conservatory. Her one-woman musical, ELLAmentary, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and won Best of the Fringe (Toronto). She also played Mae in the Canadian Premiere of Reefer Madness, and toured Ontario as a vocal impersonator. For television, Christine has played roles on The Listener (CTV), The Firm (NBC), Covert Affairs (USA) and 12 Monkeys (SyFy). An accomplished jazz singer, Christine performed regularly in Toronto, and as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Fest. She was recently a finalist in So You Think You Can Belt at the West End Lounge, and has been featured in two cabaret shows at The Duplex. She is very excited to be doing her first musical in the USA here at Axelrod!.
  SARAH CHAPIN (Tara Bronson) is thrilled to be performing in her first show with the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. A recent graduate from Yale University with a degree in Theater Studies, Sarah has worked professionally in both Washington D.C. and New York. Recent credits include The Lonesome West (Girleen) and Spring Awakening (Martha) at the Keegan Theater in D.C., as well as concerts of original work at Symphony Space in New York. Thank you to her family and friends for all their love and support.
  KYLE HUEY (Jerry Sparks) is delighted to be joining the Axelrod Theatre for the first time. Kyle recently concluded the national tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite regional credits include Cinderella; Big Band Beat with Tokyo Disney; Toy Story, the Musical and A Midsummer Night's Dream with director Gary John La Rosa. TV and Film credits, "Royal Pains" on USA and "Flesh and Bone" on STARZ. He has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from OBU. Thank you to mom, family, and Morgan for your continued support. More at, Instagram: kylehuey

MATTHEW KROB (Ron Farber) is very excited to be performing at the Axelrod PAC! He most recently appeared in The Music Man at the Sharon Playhouse. National Tour: West Side Story. Other credits: Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage Company), A Little Night Music (Princeton Music Festival), Philip Glass' Madrigal Opera (National Sawdust), Man of La Mancha (Ivoryton Playhouse), Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Thin Air Theatre Co.), Peter and the Starcatcher (Bristol Valley Theatre), The Secret Garden (Arizona Broadway), Spamalot (Roxy Regional Theatre). K, my love to you! Please visit for more!

  JON McHATTON (Len Johnson) is thrilled to be part of The Next Big Thing! He was last seen in Michigan playing Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison County. Regional credits include: Sir Dinadin/fight captain on the National Tour of Camelot, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Judd Fry in Oklahoma!, Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Bobby Strong in Urinetown, and Danny Zuko in Grease. Jon is a proud graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Huge thanks to the cast and production team and especially Gary John for seeing me as slick and sarcastic. Much love to all my friends, family, and the Big Guy!
  DAVID OWEN NAUGHTON (Scott Morland) grew up in Lake Tahoe, California, and recently moved to New York from the San Francisco/Bay Area. His favorite Bay Area credits include: Othello with Ubuntu Theatre Project, Into the Woods and Triassic Parq with Ray of Light Theatre Company, and Do I Hear a Waltz? starring the venerable Emily Skinner with 42nd St. Moon. Premiers include The Cable Car Nymphomaniac with FOGG Theater and Scrooge in Love with 42nd Street Moon. Upcoming projects include Dracula: Tale of Flesh and Blood with Moose Hall Theatre Company in October. A graduate of UC Berkeley and a national champion rower. Go Bears!
  MARK POPPLETON (Malcolm Stevens) is very glad to be in the northeast again having been in Florida for the last two months as Daddy Warbucks in Annie and before that in CA as Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off! Keep up with Mark and his projects at
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