Production Staff, 2020-2021 Theatre Season
Marie Eichhorn: Artistic Director / Director (The Odd Couple, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus (Radio Play), Forever Plaid)
Leigha is excited to celebrate her 15th 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 (The Odd Couple, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus (Radio Play), Forever Plaid, Murder on the Orient Express)
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 is 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: 2020-2021 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.
Derrik Reynolds: Director (Murder on the Orient Express)
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.
Ruth Strzelewicz, Technical Director.
Ruth is thrilled to once again be working with Rocking Horse Productions. She has a BFA in Theater Design and Technology from the University at Buffalo and spent five years at the Lancaster Opera House as the Assistant Technical Director where she had the privilege to do the lighting design for countless shows including several favorites with Rocking Horse (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Misérables, Of Mice and Men, Jekyll & Hyde, A Few Good Men). Ruth would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support and is proud to ‘officially’ be joining the Rocking Horse family.