Lindsey Mogensen Cardoza (Shelby Eatonton-Latcherie)

Lindsey is thrilled to participate in her first production with INNOVAtheatre! She is very grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with old and new friends and be a part of such a classic story. Recently, Lindsey appeared as Florence in Chess (Playhouse South), Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress (Playhouse South), and many ensemble roles in the Dayton area. She is very grateful for the love and support she always has from her husband and two awesome kids!

Angela Riley (M'Lynn Eatenton)

Angela is thrilled to return to the story of Steel Magnolias having played Shelby when she was 25. Angela lives in Dayton where she has performed with several community theatres, the Dayton Opera, and sings with the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, whose home is on the beautiful Schuster Center Stage. While with the DPOC, they had a performance on the Carnegie Hall Stage in NYC. She also has served the Dayton Community Theatres on and off stage in many capacities. Most notably in the Dayton Theatre Guild's performance of The Subject Was Roses playing the role of Nettie, which won a Daytony award for best overall performance. Recently, Angela has served the Columbus Theatre scene as a stage manager for Stage Right Theatrics' theatre festival. She had a passion for the performing arts since an early age. Performing in her childhood home, putting on shows for family and friends. She was singing in choirs by the 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Theatre became a part of her life during high school by participating in school plays and musicals. After high school, she began to pursue a BFA in theatre performance. During this time, she traveled with the international performing group, Up With People, performing in eight countries. Angela would like to thank her husband and children for their support in her endeavors.

Tori T. Tuccillo (Ouiser Boudreaux)

Tori, is thrilled to be taking the Stage with INNOVAtheatre, portraying, Ouiser, (a Dream Role) in this timeless story!  A proud  Philadelphia Native, Tori holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and has been performing for 50 years having first graced the Stage at the age of 5, as Gretel, in The Sound of Music!  Tori’s past performance credits include: Nancy Blake in The Women (DayTony Winner), Yente in Fiddler On The Roof, Mother/Grandmother in The Puppeteer (Future Fest 2017), Les Miserables and Working (DPH); Cummie Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, Urinetown, Songs for a New World and Merrily We Roll Along (BCT); Wonder of the World (DTG); Violet Newstead in 9 to 5, Ida in Honk (PHS), and many more!  When not on Stage, Tori enjoys reading and creative writing!  Thank You, Richard for this opportunity and a big Thank You to this Talented group of “Crazy Women” for sharing this Fantastic Joy Ride with me!  And, as “Always”, Bunches of Love to Carla, Jimmy and Ryan for their constant Love and Support!  
Welcome to Chinquapin, Louisiana!  Enjoy the Show!!

Rachel Smith (Truvy Jones)

Rachel Smith is excited to be checking Steel Magnolias off her bucket list by playing Truvy Jones. She has been in  X-ACT's productions of Play on! as Polly Benish and Arsenic and Old Lace as Elaine Harper. She appeared as Olivia Keegan in Troy Civic Theatre's production of Things my Mother Taught me last Spring. Rachel was honored by receiving an Orchid Award for her portrayal of Sheila is the Fairfield Footlighters' production of The Boys Next Door. A few of her other favorite credits include: Brookville Community Theater: The Importance of Being Ernest (Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax), Beauty and the Beast
Playhouse South: Arsenic and old Lace (Officer O'Hara), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl) Beavercreek Community Theater: Stepping Out (Sylvia) Dayton Playhouse: Scrooge! (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Thoroughly Modern Millie

Denise A Schnieders (Annelle Dupuy-Desoto)

Denise is a native Cincinnatian and is excited to be returning to the stage with INNOVAtheatre. Theatrical credits include: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Diva), Oliver! (Fagin), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Gymnasia), Spring Awakening (Fanny Gabor/Fraulein Grossebustenhalter), White Christmas, Blooming (Cricket), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), The Will Rogers Follies (Ziegfeld’s Favorite), Jekyll & Hyde, Evita, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and Anything Goes. Denise has also been the Sound Technician for Children of Eden, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Fiddler on the Roof. Denise made her directorial debut with 9 to 5: The Musical in March of 2018 with Loveland Stage Company. Film/TV credits include: the pilot episode of Dogwood Pass the Series (Cecily). Denise would like to thank all of those near and far who have supported and inspired her to follow her passion.

Faith Whitt (Clairee Belcher)
Faith is honored to be a part of this heartwarming production and to be portraying her favorite character.  She was last on stage performing in 86 Charing Cross Road at the Brookville Community Theatre.  Prior performances include The Addams Family at BCT in Beavercreek and Jekyll and Hyde at LSC in Loveland.  She’s excited to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast…. “as somebody always said . . . if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me”.


Jamie Pavlofsky
Production Stage Manager  

Malcolm Casey
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting Designer 

Jonathan Carrington
Run Crew

Jacqlyn Schott
​Lighting Engineer

Alex Ross
Sound Engineer

Tamar Fishbein
Costume Quick Changes