MEET THE 2016 CAST
 
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KENNY WATSON
MAN 1 - JESUS
 
Kenny Watson, an accomplished musician who has toured nationally and internationally, has vocal versatility that spans across the genres of R&B, jazz, alternative, classical, and hip-hop. He is engaged in social activism with his music as the co-music director and headline performer with AfroFlow, a cancer awareness initiatives with the American Cancer Society. This is Kenny's fourth year playing role of "Jesus."
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VINCENT KELLEY
MAN 2 - PETER, SOLDIER 2, PRIEST 2
 
Originally from the Metro-Detroit area, he feels honored to be a part of something bringing such amazing art throughout the Detroit area. Most recently: 'Les Miserables' (Marius), 'Life Could Be a Dream' (Wally), and a vocalist with Celebrity Cruises Inc. Much love and great thanks to his wonderful family, friends, God, Nieto Productions, and the incredible team of TCTL!
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ASHLEY ROZANSKI
WOMAN 2 - MARY MAGDALENE
 
Ashley currently resides and performs throughout New York City, but is proud to originally be from Michigan. Her favorite roles include Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde” at the Detroit Actors Theatre Company for which she was the recipient of the DATCY Award for Best Actress in a musical, and Marta in “Company,” for which she was an Irene Ryan semi-finalist at KCACTF.
 
 
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BETH LACKEY
WOMAN 1 - THE BLESSED MOTHER & 
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Beth Lackey's recent stage roles include Rona Peretti in the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Lady of the Lake in “Spamalot,” and Big/Little Edie in “Grey Gardens.” She is a staff singer at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills.  When she's not performing, she works as a sales consultant at The Tux Shop On Woodward in Birmingham. Beth's greatest achievements are her three children - Kylie, Hannah, and Noah. This is Beth's third year playing "The Blessed Mother."
 
 
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BRADLEY ELLISON
MAN  3 - PONTIUS PILATE, PRIEST 1, SINGING SOLDIER & THOMAS
 
Bradley starred alongside Broadway superstar siblings Celia, Andrew, and Maggie Keenan-Bolger in a 2-year production of Carole King's “Really Rosie.” He recently played Marius in a local production of “Les Miserables” and Judas in the 2014 production of "The Cross and the Light". He is a graduate of Oakland University, where he studied musical theater and business administration. This is Brad's third year with TCTL.
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ARIELLE CROSBY
WOMAN 3 - MARY CLEOPHUS 
 
 
Arielle Crosby is a native Detroiter and graduate of Kentucky State University with experience singing opera, musical theatre, gospel, pop and R&B. She recently caught the theatre bug and has performed in four original gospel plays as well as local theatre productions of "Aida" (Aida), August Wilson’s ‘The Piano Lesson’ (Grace) "Mary Poppins"(Mrs. Corry/Ensemble), and was just recently cast in "Dream Girls."
 
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AL JACQUEZ
MAN 4 - JUDAS, THE HIGH PRIEST, SOLDIER 2
 
aL Jacquez has performed in many genres including rock, blues, musical, commercial, Gospel and theatrical productions.  His most recent stage work includes the premiere of Boulder Faith, The Glory of Christmas, and Amahl & the Night Visitors.  Al has also worked with Opera Lite and is grateful for the opportunity to join the team at The Cross & the Light.
 Al lives in Plymouth with wife Judy.
 
 
 
A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE ROLES
  • The Cross and the Light Tour has 7 singers who play all 12 character roles.
  • That means each singer plays multiple roles except for the role of "Jesus" and "The Blessed Mother."
  • So which character sings which songs? Click here to view the Scene List.
  • Are there costume changes? No costume changes, but watch for character transformations as the actors morph into different characters.
  • VIEW CAST ROLES: click here
 
WE WILL MISS OUR 2015 CAST MEMBERS!
 
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BLAKE GRONLUND
MAN 2 - PETER, SOLDIER 2, PRIEST 2
 
Originally from the Metro-Detroit area, he feels honored to be a part of something bringing such amazing art throughout the Detroit area. Most recently: 'Les Miserables' (Marius), 'Life Could Be a Dream' (Wally), and a vocalist with Celebrity Cruises Inc. Much love and great thanks to his wonderful family, friends, God, Nieto Productions, and the incredible team of TCTL!
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TIM BOWMAN JR.
MAN 4 - THOMAS, THE HIGH PRIEST
 
Tim Bowman Jr. is a rising star in the Gospel industry. His first CD, “Beautiful,” opened Top 10 on the Billboard Charts in 2012, and he was nominated for The Stellar Award. Tim is the son of smooth jazz legend Tim Bowman and nephew of gospel icons Vickie and CeCe Winans. Tim's first album, with hitmaker Rodney Jerkins and Capitol Records, makes its debut in April, 2015!
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CHRISTIANA PERRAULT
WOMAN 3 - MARY CLEOPHUS,
 
Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan, Christiana Perrault is no stranger to the stage. Having recently graduated from Oakland Early College, she plans to pursue a career in her passion of musical theatre. She hopes to use her work onstage to inspire and empower audiences of all ages. In her free time, Christiana enjoys playing the guitar, making YouTube videos, and people-watching in Starbucks.