Production Staff

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.

 

Deb Rennicks: Production Coordinator / Stage Manager (Sr, Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class)
Deb worked stage crew for St Mary’s High School then became stage manager after graduation. She stage managed the SMH Alumni Association’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and MTC’s production of Oliver, both at Lancaster Opera House.
After many years away, Deb was bitten by the theater bug and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be part of a wonderful team with RHP for their 2013 season. In her first show back, she ran spot light as Sister Mary Myopia in Nunsense, as well as doing Props. After doing props and run crew for three seasons, Deb stepped into the stage manager role with Of Mice and Men,  A Few Good Men, It’s a Wonderful Life,  The Wizard of Oz & The Tales of Peter Rabbit and his Friends. RHP is starting a new chapter at the Williamsville Meeting House and Deb is happy to be Rocking Horse’s Production Coordinator for their first season as well as providing props and set dressing.  Many thanks to her friend, Doug, for adding her to his RHP Family. Her heart belongs to RHP!

 

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!

 

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.