Our Team

 
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Tamsen Brooke warner
Executive Director

twarner@operahouse.org

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.

Favorite WOH production: Mary Poppins

michelle sweet
assistant Executive Director

msweet@operahouse.org

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

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emilienne ouellette
box office manager

eouellette@operahouse.org

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

tgerow@operahouse.org

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: The Producers

 

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james kuzio
Theatre technician

jkuzio@operahouse.org

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!

Erik Thomas, Program Manager, ethomas@operahouse.org

Mel Chapman, Box Office Assistant, mchapman@operahouse.org

Dory Ames, Custodian

Fred Jobber, Ticket Taker

WATERVILLE CREATES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James LaLiberty, Chair
Jabar, Batten, Ringer, & LaLiberty

Elizabeth Finch, Vice Chair
Colby College Museum of Art

Sno Barry, Treasurer
BerryDunn

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