Titanic The Musical
April 10, 1912: the RMS Titanic sets out from London on her maiden voyage, across the Atlantic. Billed as “The Largest Floating Object in The World,” the Titanic is already big news. April 15, 1912: Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship, sinks, killing over 1500 men, women and children. In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there. Spanning all classes, Titanic captures the stories from the whole range of humanity aboard the ship: from workers in the boiler room to first-class attendants, from the poorest passengers, who scraped together their life savings to purchase third-class tickets to America, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age, including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim. It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social structure, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.The musical tells the tragic story with a compassionate book, intelligent lyrics, and soaring melodies. Full of memorable characters based on the real men and women on the ship, Titanic is a powerful, complex look at the making of a tragedy.
Meet the Cast of Titanic
Amy is excited to be returning to the stage with Poiema Artistry. She graduated from Anderson University in 2019 earning her BFA in Musical Theatre. While attending college, Amy performed with Mill Town Players and choreographed for Stagecraft Children's Theatre. Upon graduation, She started working for Walt Disney World where she took several entertainment and management classes. Amy has previously appeared in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Big Fish (Sandra Bloom), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou). She currently works in childcare encouraging young minds as well as sales and social media. Amy would like to say a special thank you to her parents, Mike and Karen Blom, as well as her fiancé, Dillon Traphagen, for their continued support.
Mary Cameron is delighted to be back on the PoiemArtistry stage! She previously performed in Seussical the Musical (“Who”/”Nool Creature”). Mary Cameron graduated from Meredith College in December 2017 with a B.A. in Dance Studies. While at Meredith, she performed with the Meredith Dance Theatre, dancing in works by Carol Finley and Kelsey Riner. Mary Cameron would like to thank her parents for their love and support.
Daniella is excited to be making her Poiema PoiemArtistry debut in Titanic the Musical. She is a 6th grader at North Raleigh Christian Academy who loves to sing and act. Daniella played the role of “Fairy Godmother’s comedic helper” in Cinderella (Street Players Production) at Field of Dreams Performing Arts and will be appearing in NRCA’s upcoming production of Cinderella. Daniella has taken dance at Broadway Dance Theatre (North Plainfield, NJ) and Dance Dynamics (Wake Forest, NC). Daniella also has a love for art. Her paintings won “Best in Show” and “First Place” in the NRCA Art Extravaganza two years running. Daniella thanks her love for the arts to her art teacher, Amanda Cacella, and her vocal coach, Amanda Bailey, who both have taught her how to express herself with the gifts God has given her. Daniellla would like to give a special to all her friends, family, and my mother Kristina Civile.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
Darrio is performing in his debut show with PoiemArtistry. Darrio is from California and has been living in the Triangle for nine months. He studied theater at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. Darrio has performed in many theatre productions such as RENT, High School Musical, You Can’t Take it With You, Othello, Dream Girls, and a host of others. His television credits include “Moesha”, “Eye on LA”, “Infamy“, “Untold Stories of the ER”, and more. Darrio is so honored to work with so many beautiful, talented people at Poiema. His desire is to be in the future Poiema productions.
Michael is performing in his fourth production with PoiemArtistry. His PA stage credits include: The Great Day (“Vocal Soloist”), Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins (“Faithful”), and Seussical the Musical (“General Gengus Khan Schmitz”/”Wickersham Brother”). Michael recently graduated from Liberty University Online with a degree in Sports Management. He would like to thank his family for supporting him in everything he does, and his amazing voice teacher, Mrs. Lori Tomalonis, for stretching him vocally and believing in him.
Brighton is making her debut with PoiemArtistry and is very excited to be a part of Titanic the Musical! She has been cast in various musical productions including The Secret Garden (“Mary Lennox”), The Music Man (“Ensemble”), Peter Pan, and The Sound of Music (“Louisa”)! Brighton is currently a 10th grader at North Raleigh Christian Academy. She is so very grateful for everyone in her life who has helped her in all her shows! Brighton sends a special thanks to her family, friends, her voice teacher, Mrs. Fabio, and The Green’s for this amazing opportunity to perform in Titanic!
Louise is thrilled to play the wonderful “Ida Straus” in her first role with PoiemArtistry. She has enjoyed performing with several local theater companies over the past 12 years in the Wind in the Willows, Black Nativity, The Curious Savage and several other plays. Louise would like to thank her friends and family for their support of this late-in life adventure and the God of all creation and creativity.
Tom is excited to be part of his 2nd PoiemArtistry production. He appeared in Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins as “Mr. Legality”. Tom is excited to play the role of “First Class Steward Henry Etches” in Titanic the Musical. He currently works for FedEx Express and Grand Street Pizza.
Matthew is thrilled to make his PoeimArtsitry debut in Titanic the Musical. Although he is new to Poiema’s stage, Matt is familiar with this musical as he was part of North Raleigh Christian Academy’s production of Titanic under Mr.Green’s direction in 2013. He appeared as “Edgar Beane”, and was awarded Best Male Supporting Actor. Since then, Matt has performed in numerous college choirs and barbershop quartets that have gone on tours both nationally and internationally. He currently works at Duke University’s Medical School as a Research Scientist. Matt would like to thank all the Poiema staff, his family, friends, and the Green Family for their wonderful support.
Chelsae is honored to be part of PoiemArtistry and Poiema Arts, Inc. Originally from Ohio, she grew up in Raleigh where she received her dance education through several studios in the area, as well as North Raleigh Christian Academy. In 2011, she graduated with a B.A. in Dance Studies from Meredith College. Upon graduation, she accepted a teaching position at NRCA, where she taught dance and was the Assistant Theater Director and Choreographer. Some of her favorite and most memorable shows to produce and choreograph have been Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, White Christmas, Secret Garden, and Mary Poppins. Chelsae and her family owned and operated a performing arts studio for 13 years before opening Poiema Arts in 2017. She has instructed hundreds of students in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, and musical theater. Chelsae is an ABT® Certified Instructor and has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive, Pre- Primary through Level 7, and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She currently serves as a member of the Poiema Arts Board of Directors, a member of the Communications Committee, and the Dance Director and Choreographer for PoiemArtistry.
Isaac has been around theatre since he was 4 years old and has been active in theatre since he was 11 years – acting, dancing, singing, and directing. Isaac is an accomplished tap dancer and enjoys all styles of dance. He has been a part of over 10 musicals including Pirates of Penzance (“Frederick”), Godspell (“Jesus”), Pride and Prejudice (“Mr. Bingley”), West Side Story, The Nutcracker Ballet, White Christmas, Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins (“Worldly Wiseman”), and Seussical the Musical as “The Cat in the Hat”. Isaac can also be seen later this spring as “Don Lockwood” in Singin’ in the Rain with PoiemArtistry! He has also had extensive training in stage flight operation, design, and directing. Isaac is thankful for the opportunity to work and perform with the cast and crew of PoiemArtistry!
Lyndsae serves as a founding member and the Associate Dance Director and Choreographer for PoiemArtistry. Lyndsae has been involved in dance and theater since she was 13. She has appeared in many stage productions including White Christmas, The Wiz, The Great Day, Seussical the Musical and The Nutcracker Ballet. As an accomplished dancer, she performs and instructs classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Modern dance styles. Lyndsae graduated from the Wake Technical Institute Culinary and Baking School in 2015 and works at a local bakery, Edible Art. Lyndsae also owns her own baking and photography businesses which keep her very busy especially during wedding season. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is especially excited about being an aunt to her nephew, Carter Hamilton Green.
Joey is performing in his second PoiemArtistry production in Titanic the Musical. He last performed as "Horton the Elephant" in PA's production of Seussical the Musical. Previous roles include “Captain William Long” in Live Out Loud Drama Ministry's The Legacy in 2010; ”King Mongkut” in Heart of Harnett Playhouse's production of The King and I in 2009. Joey is married to his beautiful wife, Rachel, and has two wonderful children, Belle and Brett. He is a member of Christian Life Fellowship Church and lives in Fuquay-Varina.
Delicia is a newcomer to PoiemArtisty, however not a novice when it comes to prophetic arts. Although Titanic The Musical is her first production with the company, she looks forward to performing on stage or assisting behind the scenes throughout this season. Delicia has been dancing since the age of 9, singing and acting since age 12. She began her professional training career in Philadelphia, PA at The University of the Arts. She has performed in many plays and musical videos. Delicia went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Science with a minor in Dance Education at William Peace University and has earned a double Master of Arts: Liberal Science and Peace & Conflict Studies, both at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the owner and artistic program director of Monet Dance Performing Arts Studio, LLC. Delicia gives all praise and honor to her Heavenly Father for her gifts and talents. Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior. Special thanks to the Green’s and Poiema Arts for their unique ability to bring out the “God” in everyone. Forever love and appreciation to her four heartbeats, Cymone, Justin, Solomon, and Christian (cast member). Bon voyage!
Sarah has been acting with the Greens since 2007. Besides many fun times in the ensemble, her favorite roles include “Lady Bracknell” in The Importance of Being Earnest, and “Lucy Van Pelt” in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She also performs with Field of Dreams Performing Arts studio, where she will be playing “Mrs. Phelps” in Matilda this spring. She’d like to thank Mr. Green, Chelsae, and Lyndsae, for helping develop her performance skills over so many years!
Chichi has been involved in PoiemArtistry three years and has appeared in two productions: Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins and Suessical the Musical. She currently takes voice and piano lessons at Central Baptist Academy of the Arts, and loves acting, singing, and dancing! ChiChi would like to thank her parents for pushing her and stretching her to be the best she can be. She would also like to thank Mr. Michael, Chelsae, and Lyndsae Green for creating a Christ-filled environment for everyone to discover the beautiful God-given gifts inside!
Micah is 11 years old and this is his second production with PoiemArtistry appearing first in Seussical the Musical. He loves tap dancing, singing and acting. Micah is currently a student at the Central Academy of the Arts, where he takes vocal and piano lessons. Micah loves Jesus and is grateful for a Christ-centered environment here at Poiema where he can continue to grow in his theater skills to use them for the glory of God.
Rebekah is appearing in her 3rd production with PoieArtistry. She performed ensemble roles in Similitude: the Great Adventure Begins and Seussical the Musical. Rebekah has taken dance classes for the last 13 years, and loves dancing, singing, and performing. She is incredibly excited to be a part of this production, and to bring the incredible story to Raleigh, and she hopes that the people who come to the shows will be impacted by not only the story of people on the doomed ship, but also the truth that through it all, God is in control. Rebekah would like to thank her Mom and Dad for always encouraging her to step out of her comfort zone, and the Green’s for showing her what she is capable of, and believing in her.
Christian is excited to be performing in his third PoiemArtistry production. He appeared as “Mimetus” in Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins and “Ensemble” in Seussical the Musical. Christian has participated in musical theatre since he was in the 6th grade. He has performed in shows such as The Little Mermaid, Music Man, Peter Pan, Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins, and Seussical the Musical. Christian is excited to be doing Titanic the Musical this year.
Tom is excited to make his debut with Poiema Arts in the production of Titanic the Musical. He has previously been in productions of Godspell, Oliver!, and Hair. Tom wants to thank the Poiema team for giving him the opportunity to be in this production.
Wesley is performing in his third production with PoiemArtistry. He appeared in Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins (“Prince Beelzebub”) and Seussical the Musical (“Wickersham Brother”). Wesley loves to play basketball and sing. He sings All The Time!!! His favorite thing about being with Poiema is that even though it’s a production company, Poiema is also family. Thanks to all of his Jones Aunties, his big sister Nzinga, and especially his perfect, most beautiful mother, Angela.
Carson is making his third appearance with PoiemArtistry in Titanic the Musical. He played the role “Phobos” in Similitude the Great adventure begins and “Yurtle The Turtle” and “Vlad Vladikoff” in Seussical The Musical. Carson loves theatre, because it brings out the best in you that you didn’t even know you had. His other interests are playing guitar and sports. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Mr. Michael Green.
Samantha is excited to be on stage again with PoiemArtistry. Samantha has performed two other shows with Poiema: Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins (“Dance Ensemble”) and Suessical the Musical (“Bird Girl”). Samantha has had 20 years of dance training with various studios in the Triangle as well as education with Dance Masters of America in New York. Samantha would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her. Without them and their constant encouragement, she would not be performing today. Samantha is currently working at Plantation Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist.
Brent is looking forward to making his return to PoiemArtistry in Titanic. This is his third show with the company including The Great Day (“Thief”) and Similitude: The Great Adventure Begins (“John Bunyan”). Prior to his Poiema experience, Brent was a part of the Squire Theater at North Raleigh Christian Academy where he performed in Fiddler on the Roof (“Avram”), Mary Poppins (“Bert”), How Love Wins (“Thief”), and Tarzan (“Tarzan”). Outside of Poiema, Brent enjoys singing and playing guitar on the worship team at Crossroads Fellowship. He would like to thank his family for always supporting him.
Bailey is appearing in her second production with PoiemArtistry. Her first performance with Poiema Artistry was Seussical. She has performed in several productions with Field of Dreams Performing Arts, appearing in roles including “Roxy Robinson” and “Waitress” in Bugsy Malone Jr., “Young Nala” in Lion King Jr., “Fairy Godmother” in Cinderella (Street Players Version) and “Peter Pan” and the “Three Blind Mice” in Shrek. Bailey has been trained in Broadway Dance, Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. She has also been involved in various films in her church’s children’s department. She loves to play the piano. Bailey is a certified scuba diver and in her free time, she loves to dive at Fantasy Lake. Bailey would like to thank PoiemArtistry for giving her the opportunity to do what she loves and to her loving family, who has constantly supported her in the arts.