Production Staff, 2019 – 2020 Theatre Season
Marie Eichhorn: Artistic Director / Director (Sr, Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, Forever Plaid)
Leigha is excited to celebrate her 12th season with Rocking Horse Productions. Her most recent credits include The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and his Friends, A Christmas Story, 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 casts and crews for their incredible work and creativity and her loving family, friends and boyfriend Kevin for their support of her theatrical passion.
Daniel Doctor: Choreographer, (Forever Plaid)
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
Janet Ziehl : Costumer (Sr, Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, Forever Plaid)
Janet is pleased to be working with Rocking Horse Productions Again 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.
Chuck Ziehl: 2019-2020 Season 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!
Cindy Bottoms-Noller: Music Director (Forever Plaid)
Cindy is excited to work with Rocking Horse again. She has music- directed shows including LUCKY STIFF, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, NUNSET BOULEVARD, DIVA BY DIVA…A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN, and GENTLEMEN PREFER DIVAS, and most recently A Very Diva Christmas with O’Connell & Company. She also music directed The Full Monty for Subversive theatre and Rocking Horse’s CHILDREN OF EDEN, in addition to playing keyboard in the orchestra for their production of JEKYLL & HYDE. Cindy holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Daemen College, and a Master of Arts and Humanities from SUNY at Buffalo. She is currently enjoying retirement from a 20-year career as a music teacher at Ken-Ton schools. Cindy wants to thank her friends and family, especially her husband Barry for their love, support and encouragement.
Mary Loliger: Choreographer, (Sr, Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class)
Mary is so excited to be a part of the Rocking Horse family this season. Onstage credits include: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (White Rabbit, Aurora Players Theatre in Hamlin Park), TREE WORLD (Phyllis, Aurora Players), THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (Mrs. Clark, Lancaster Regional Players), LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL (Judge/Ensemble, Rocking Horse Productions). She has directed EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD AND THEN SOME for Lancaster Regional Players and ACTS. As a choreographer, she has lent her talents to THE SECRET GARDEN (George Liaros Productions), GUYS AND DOLLS and the upcoming THE LITTLE MERMAID (Alexander High School) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE MUSIC MAN (Holland High School); ONE MAN, TWO GUV’NORS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Hamburg High School); THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Aurora Players); GODSPELL (ACTS). She is a dedicated dancer at the Fit Physique in Kenmore and a proud member of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Board.
Derrik Reynolds: Director (And Then there Were None)
Derrik is ecstatic to be back with Rocking Horse Productions. He was last seen in their production of The Wizard Of Oz. (Nikko) He have also performed Charlottes Web as Templeton, It’s A Wonderful Life (Mr. Martini) 9 to 5 the musical, A Few Good Men, Jekyll & Hyde, and Children of Eden all with RHP. Derrik is the assistant director of West Seneca Youth Theater Inc. where he works with some of Buffalo’s most talented children.
Jessica Moses: Stage Manager (And Then there Were None)
Jessica is thrilled to be working with RHP at the new venue in the Village of Williamsville! She fell in love with all things stage crew and tech related while in high school at Sacred Heart Academy. Jessica has been working with Rocking Horse for a few years and is grateful to have been asked to stage manage this show! Favorite shows behind the scenes so far have been Charlotte’s Web with RHP last season and The Secret Garden with another company.
John Szablewski: Music Director; (Sr, Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class) John is excited to be returning to work with Rocking Horse Productions for Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class.John has been seen on stage in A Few Good Men,(Downey),It’sA Wonderful Life(Bert), Moon Over Buffalo(Howard), The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood(Will), and Little Shop ofHorrors(Customer/ Skip Snip), to name a few. John has also sat in the directing chair, having directed the inaugural Theatre in Hamlin Park production of Alice in Wonderlandat Aurora Players and this Christmas’s Miracle on 34th Street, The Play. John has played in the orchestra for many musicals andis having a ball playing Father John! By day,John is an Art Teacher at St. Amelia School in Tonawanda