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Ms. Michaela Shaffer
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2017 Lyons graduate. 2021 Nazareth College graduate with her B.F.A. in Musical Theater and Communications & Media. Currently works for Lyons Central School District. Planning to pursue M.A. in Music Education. 14 years curtain call experience, 6th year on staff. 

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Ms. Emily Howard
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B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, area director and choreographer since 2004. Director and choreo of Newark CSD productions.

Dance
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Ms. Natalie Acquista
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2019 Newark graduate.

2022 St. John Fisher College Graduate with her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Currently attending St. John Fisher University and working to complete her M. Ed. in Inclusive Childhood Education with plans to be a sixth grade science teacher. Spent 6 years as a student in Curtain Call, 4th year on Staff

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Miss. Lara Larsson
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BM in Music Education, MA in Arts Administration in Music. Former music director with the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts and Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival. Currently working with musicians PK-12 at Newark CSD. First year on staff with Curtain Call!

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Ben Cepulo
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2020 Newark graduate. 2022 FLCC Graduate with A.S in Music Recording Technology. Currently a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh double majoring in Music, and Music Arts Management. This is Ben’s 10th year at Curtain Call.

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Cody Acquista
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2022 Newark graduate. Attending Ithaca College to study Writing for Film, Television, & Emerging Media beginning Fall 2022. 4 years of Curtain Call experience.

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Mr. Alan Nesbitt
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2013 Lyons graduate.

Manager at Newark Wal-Mart. 

Apprentices
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Oliver Bornheimer

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Graduate of Lyons class of 2023. Bubbly explosion of chaos since 2005

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Kendra Stowell

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Lyons 2023 Graduate who looked forward and participated in Curtain Call every summer as well as the School Musical every year that it was possible for her. Serving as dance Captain for two years of her Highschool musical career.

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Emery Taylor

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 Graduate of Lyons Class of 2023, previous member of the Lyons Band Program, Grapevine Choir Program, and 2023 Addams Family Production

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Andrew Flock

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Graduate from Newark High School, FLCC to study music

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Joshua Edwards

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6-8 Follow

 Sophomore in college in esports management, help with events and set up with old high school and has participated in many musicals

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Elizabeth (Liz) King

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Currently going to SUNY Oswego for Adolescent Education specializing in English. Has done productions with the Community Schools Theater and Arts program such as Into the Woods (Jack) and Chicago (Liz)

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Kayla R. Ohlrich

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Graduated through an online program called ACE. Been in the curtain call program since third grade. Participated in the school's musical and Young Americans

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Mr. Holden Nesbitt

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6 years of Curtain Call combined as student and staff. Working as a Team Lead at Walmart. Working as a Teacher Aide and Modified Soccer Coach in Lyons starting in September

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Mr. Seth Nesbitt

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2019 Lyons graduate.

2022 SUNY Oswego graduate.

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Mr. Jacob Lindberg

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2021 SUNY Cortland graduate with B.S. in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. 7-8 Math Teacher at Onondaga Hill Middle School. 3 years of Curtain Call experience.

Office/Administrative Staff
Mr. Mark Wlodarczyk
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Co-Founder & Administrator

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 Retired vocal director of Lyons High School. Our fearless leader!

Caitlin Shaffer
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Administrative Consultant

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2019 Lyons graduate.

Dobbins Drugs employee. 10 years of Curtain Call experience; 3 as a Follow Apprentice. First year as the Administrative Consultant at Curtain Call.

Ms. Morgan Richardson
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Administrative Consultant

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Elementary Teacher (LES)

2023 SUNY Cortland graduate with her B.S. in Early Childhood and Childhood Education (B-6)

2020 Lyons graduate.

Spent 6 years as a student in Curtain Call, 5th year on Staff.

Isabelle Figueroa
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Photography/Media Assistant

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2021 Newark graduate. Works as Curtain Calls photographer. Currently attending University at Buffalo.  9 years of Curtain Call experience; 3 years on staff

"My favorite thing about Curtain Call is the inviting atmosphere from both the Staff and Students. The friends I made through Curtain Call have lasted years to follow!"

Cody Acquista, Apprentice

"It's so much fun... it has never really felt like a job. It's honestly more of a privilege."

Savannah Balch, Admin Staff

"Curtain Call taught me to be able to express myself on and off the stage. It was a great environment to let go and just be myself.

Jasmine David, Former Apprentice

"Testimonials are a great way to showcase positive feedback you've received. Click to edit and add yours."

Alyssa Wlodarczyk

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