Cast

Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed.

KATIE GERMAN

as MARGE GELMAN

Abandoned at the altar, Marge is an aspiring dentist from Brooklyn who finds herself in the Catskills on what would have been her honeymoon weekend.

LAURA OLAFSON

as LOIS WARNER

An aspiring nightclub singer, Lois lives her life as if in a Betty Grable movie. She brings her best friend Marge up from Brooklyn to the Catskills for Labor Day Weekend.

DEBBIE MASLOWSKY

as ESTHER Simowitz

The owner of the mid-size hotel named after her (Esther’s Paradise), Esther is a survivor. Since the death of her husband, she has single-handedly kept the hotel afloat using crafty solutions, boundless energy and creativity to keep guests happy.

NELSON BETTENCOURT

as GABE Green


The clumsy, brainy and terribly shy Guy Friday at the hotel, Gabe is on a fast track to joining his father’s orthodontia practice. Lacking the self-confidence to perform his own music, Gabe is secretly the song writing genius behind the music Del claims as his own.

DARREN MARTENS

as DEL DELMONACO


An Elvis wannabe, Del will do anything to get ahead, including misleading Marge into thinking he loves her and stealing his cousin Gabe’s songs for his own use.

WAYNE BUSS!

as HARVEY Feldman

The resident “tummler” (comedian/social director) at Esther’s Paradise, Harvey is old-school Catskills. He is all about the punch line (and the set-up). A confirmed bachelor, Harvey spends most of his life cracking wise and avoiding any show of genuine emotion or vulnerability.

DORA CARROLL

as ENSEMBLE

Backup singer in the band and additional staff duties at Esther’s Paradise.

 JOSEPH SEVILLO

as ENSEMBLE, Dance Captain

Backup singer in the band and additional staff duties at Esther’s Paradise.