Production Staff

Production Staff, 2018- 2019 Theatre Season

Marie Eichhorn: Artistic Director / Director
Leigha is excited to celebrate her ninth season with Rocking Horse Productions.  Her most recent credits include Legally Blonde: the Musical, California Suite and her all-time favorite show, Les Miserables.  She is, also, a proud member of the award-winning, a cappella Buffalo Gateway Chorus. Leigha wants to thank the amazing cast and crew for their incredible work and creativity and her loving family, friends and boyfriend Kevin for their support of her theatrical passion.


Jane Navarro:  Director / Stage Manager
Jane is pleased to be returning as a Director and for Rocking Horse Productions.  Jane directed A Few Good Men and Of Mice and Me for Rocking horse and she also has stage managed for numerous RHP shows including “Les Miserables”,  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, “Noises Off”, and “Barefoot in the Park”. Jane has worked as a stage manager and director for many other shows, a few of her favorites being “Chicago”, Wizard of Oz”, “Dark of the Moon” and “Peter Pan”.  Jane would like to thank Doug and the rest of her Rocking Horse Family for being such a special part of her life and to Joe, Joey, and John for all their love support!

Daniel Doctor:  Choreographer, 9 to 5 the Musical
Director, producer, actor, dancer and choreographer, Daniel has emerged on the scene as a creative force. Daniel’s love, appreciation and respect for the arts encompasses all complex forms of expression. Founding various community theatre and school theatre companies, Daniel has consistently elevated and honed his craft, leading him to the achievement of founding his own performing arts studio, West Side Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Dan Is thrilled to be joining the Rocking Horse Family


Deb Rennicks:  Stage Manager, It’s A Wonderful Life / Properties, 9 to 5 the Musical
Deb worked stage crew for St Mary’s High School then became stage manager for the school after graduation. She was stage manager for the SMH Alumni Association’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and for MTC’s production of “Oliver”, both at Lancaster Opera House. After many years away, Deb was bitten by the theater bug again and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be part of a great team with Rocking Horse Productions.  Deb played Sister Mary Myopia in “Nunsense”, where she ran spot light as well as doing Props. Deb has done props and worked run crew for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Les Miserables”. Deb would like to give a big thank you to Danielle, Emily and Dave for always lending a hand finding and building props with her and a HUGE thank you to Doug,  and the rest of the Rocking Horse crew for making her a part of their family!

Janet Ziehl :  Costumer
Janet is  pleased to be working with Rocking Horse ProductionsAgain this year. It is always a pleasure to work with Doug and crew, especially since  her husband Chuck and his coconspirators, John and Phil are creating the sets.  Shows Janet has enjoyed costuming in the past include, Gypsy and Camelot with Stage Struck Productions and, Barefoot in the Park and Last of the Red Hot Lovers with Rocking Horse Productions.  Janet is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts.


Elaine Heckler:  Costumer
Elaine is a Lancaster resident who began her theatrical career approximately 15 years ago.  She has performed in many productions from dinner theatre to comedy and dramatic roles. A few of her favorites include Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Self Help, Rudolph, The Gong Show, and Stuart Little.  Elaine has costumed many productions including numerous summer camp events at the Lancaster Opera House.   She also Stage Manages, acts as a Property Mistress and Technician and is a Lancaster Regional Players board member.   Elaine and her husband, Brian, have their own production company called The Fearless Players and have produced The Gong Show for 8 runs, and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.  Elaine works full time as a Receptionist at Millennium Funding in Williamsville.  Elaine and Brian live in the Village of Lancaster with Boo and Tinkerbell, their bull terriers and Pretzel, their cat.


Chuck Ziehl:  Illusions – Set Design,
Another season begins with “Rocking Horse Production” where does the time go. Its been over ten great years since Doug asked me to join the company. Some of our shows were “Noises Off” (biggest set we ever built),  “Christmas Story” “Odd Couple” “Joseph Technicolor Dream Coat” , “Les Miserables”, and “A Few Good Men” My favorite was “12 Angry Men” (the most detailed).  I would like to thank my wife  Janet for being my sounding board and adding her artistic touch to the set. I do it because I love it. I thank Doug and Leigha for the opportunity to be a part of this.   As always we thank the people that come to see our plays and musicals. You make it all worth while. Thank You!