Meet the Cast: Dana Cherry and Joni DeGabriele

cropDana-CherryDana Cherry (Isabel) is delighted to be making her debut with Ross Valley Players. Dana is a native to Marin County where she has been performing since age 8. Some of Dana’s favorite roles include Gertrude in Seussical with Stapleton Theater Company, Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown with Novato Theater Company and Rocinante (Don Quixote’s horse) in Man of La Mancha with the Mountain Play. When not on stage, Dana is a therapeutic behavioral specialist with Sunny Hills Services.

cropJoni-DeGabrielleJoni DeGabriele (Mabel) is delighted to be performing Gilbert and Sullivan again with dear friends Norman Hall and Kathryn McGeorge. Favorite roles include Susannah (The Marriage of Figaro), Sally Plummer (Follies), Sarah (Guys and Dolls) and Mother (Ragtime) where she earned a Shellie award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also performed as the Minstrel in the Yosemite Bracebridge Dinners. Joni recently launched her business, “Musical Moments: Building Character Through Music” working with preschool and early elementary students, and is recording a children’s CD to be released this Fall.

Dana and Joni will appear in The Pirate of Penzance at Ross Valley Players, July 17 through August 16. Tickets are available HERE. Learn more about the production HERE.


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