Our Team

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Tamsen Brooke warner
Executive Director


Tamsen stepped into the role of Executive Director after previously playing such parts as Assistant Exec. Dir., Box Office Manager, and Stage Manager at the Opera House. She has been playing on the WOH stage since she was 12 years old, has been wielding a paintbrush here since Jekyll and Hyde, and scored a full time job here in 2014. Tamsen is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. She has also worked with Ogunquit Playhouse, The Muny in St. Louis, and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Tamsen is a Rotarian and board member of the Waterville Rotary Club.

Favorite WOH production: Mary Poppins

michelle sweet
assistant Executive Director


Michelle has been part of Central Maine’s community theater family as a volunteer performer since 2005. She began working for the Waterville Opera House in 2017 after a lengthy career in pediatric occupational therapy and is thankful to be part of the small but mighty team that works tirelessly to bring magic to the stage and her community. It’s a dream come true to work every day to ensure that this gem of a theatre continues to thrive.   

Favorite WOH Production: Young Frankenstein


emilienne ouellette
box office manager


Em is an artist, actor, and writer from Oakland, ME. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Maine at Augusta. A lifelong devotee of the Waterville Opera House, her five-year-old self still dances a little jig every time she comes to work. When she’s not selling tickets, Em can be found carrying out a variety of tasks around the Opera House or donating her time and creativity to other arts organizations in her community.

Favorite WOH Production: A Fox on the Fairway

tony gerow
technical director/
production manager


Prior to working at the Opera House, he was the Head Electrician of Marvel Universe Live produced by Feld Entertainment. Tony also worked and toured with The Young Americans, a nonprofit music outreach program based in Southern California. The Young Americans gave him the opportunity to teach children and perform all over the world.  Tony is honored to be a part of the WOH production team. 

Favorite WOH Production: Newsies


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james kuzio
carpentry technician


James has worked in theatres throughout New England and the Waterville Opera House has some of the best productions he’s worked on. He has trained in ALMOST every discipline of technical theater (sorry, costumes) and loves that he gets to work on carpentry, lighting, and sound. James grew up vacationing and camping in Maine and is excited to be living here full time!

Favorite WOH Production: Hello, Dolly!

AUDIO technician


Ben David Richmond is a conductor, composer, and audio engineer. Ben currently serves as a conductor with the Southern Maine Symphony, the USM Composers Ensemble, the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Maine Youth Orchestra.
As an audio engineer, Richmond has worked with Eighth Blackbird, InVoice Chicago Recording Studio, the University of Chicago, North Park University, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Navy Pier's Crystal Garden Ballroom, Victory Gardens Theater, and many others.

Favorite WOH Production: The Divine Sister


Erik Thomas, Program Manager, ethomas@operahouse.org

Jessica Franzose, Box Office Assistant

Dory Ames, Custodian

Fred Jobber, Ticket Taker


James LaLiberty, Chair
Jabar, LaLiberty, and Dubord

Elizabeth Finch, Vice Chair
Colby College Museum of Art

Sno Barry, Treasurer

Lori Roming, Secretary
Unity Foundation

Brian Clark
Colby College

Don Cragen
Thomas College

John Dalton
Northern Light Inland Hospital

Buffy Higgins
Maine General

Tammy Rabideau
Waterville Public Library

Debra Susi
Maine Central Institute